“If you are like me, you like to snoop through other people’s libraries to see what they are reading.”
Hope said it; I confess it.
One thing I’ve (re)learned about myself:
Acquisition is a thrill.
I have more books on my Kindle than I could read in…forever.
But I love knowing they are there.
A Gentle Madness.
1. A friend gave me his Kindle; I’ve kept his titles, marked with *. (* = not necessarily free)
2. I winnowed my Paperbackswap Wish List, erasing any titles I could get free on Kindle.
3. I’m reading my Bible on Kindle. Good for reading, not for studying.
4. My favorite is the underline feature. I can go to “My Clippings” for the underlined bits.
5. I don’t think I’ve spent more than $5 on Kindle books.
6. For the record, I still prefer reading print books.
7. But I like getting books I don’t have to store.
8. Why no Shakespeare? I ask myself.
9. Why no Trolllope? I can fix that.
My Kindle Library
1928 Book of Common Prayer
Adventures of Prickly Porky :: Thornton Burgess
Adventures of Reddy Fox :: Thornton Burgess
Alarms and Discursions :: G.K. Chesterton
All Things Considered :: G.K. Chesterton
An Altar in the World :: Barbara Brown Taylor *
American Lion: Andrew Jackson :: Jon Meacham *
Among the Tibetans :: Isabella Bird
The Art of the Commonplace :: Wendell Berry
Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog :: Laurie Sacher *
Boundaries :: Henry Cloud & John Townsend *
Brothers Karamazov :: Fyodor Dostoyesvsky
Burgess Bird Book :: Thornton Burgess
Changes That Heal :: Henry Cloud *
Classic Westerns: 18 Novels by Zane Grey *
Creative Habit ::Twyla Tharp *
Crime and Punishment :: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Essays in the Art of Writing :: Robert Louis Stevenson
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains :: Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
Farthest North :: Dr. Fridtjof Nansen
The First Tycoon :: T. J. Stiles
French Women Don’t Get Fat :: Mireille Guiliano
Grace Notes :: Philip Yancey *
The Greatest Hits of G.K. Chesterton
(Flying Inn, Innocence of Fr. Brown, Man Who was Thursday, Napoleon of Notting Hill, Wisdom of Fr. Brown, Heretics, Orthodoxy)
The Hawaiian Archipelago :: Isabella Bird
Her Fearful Symmetry :: Audrey Niffenegger *
Holy Bible, New Living Translation *
Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible
In Defense of Food :: Michael Pollan *
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century :: Geert Mak
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl :: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Jesus Wants to Save Christians :: Rob Bell and Don Golden *
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Leaves of Grass :: Walt Whitman *
Love Wins :: Rob Bell *
Made to Stick :: Dan Heath *
Manalive :: G.K. Chesterton
Middlemarch :: George Eliot
The Mind at Work :: Mike Rose *
The Mountains of California :: John Muir
Notes on Old Edinburgh :: Isabella Bird
The Omnivore’s Dilemma :: Michael Pollan *
Orthodoxy :: G.K. Chesterton
Penrod and Sam :: Booth Tarkington
The Rainbow Trail :: Zane Grey *
Rumors of Another World :: Philip Yancey *
The Rustlers of Pecos County : Zane Grey *
Sense and Sensibility :: Jane Austen
The Spirit of the Border :: Zane Grey *
The Splendid Idle Forties :: Gertrude Atherton
Tales of Lonely Trails :: Zane Grey *
The Thirty-Nine Steps :: John Buchan
A Thousand Days in Tuscany :: Marlena De Blasi *
Through the Brazilian Wilderness :: Theodore Roosevelt
The Victorian Age in Literature :: G.K. Chesterton
Wide Awake :: Erwin Raphael McManus
The Wild Knight and Other Poems :: G.K. Chesterton
The Worst Journey in the World :: Apsley Cherry-Garrard