spiralngphoenix: (literacy)
I have a confession to make.

I have not had a library card for the last 6 or so years. (Yes, yes...as a librarian's daughter this is a sin nearly as grievous as saying I haven't read a book in years, which is probably ranked somewhere between swearing at a nun and spitting on a saint's grave...It's just not done.) In my defense, I never intended to stay in any of the towns I have ended up in for very long, and so didn't figure on being around long enough to bother getting one. I have an extensive book collection of my own, and no qualms about re-reading things, so really, what was the point?

Well, today I finally acknowledged that I am likely to be here for a bit and with my personal collection residing nearly an hour's drive away, this is somewhat problematic. So, while I and the boy were out running errands I stopped at the town library and got myself a library card.

I didn't realize how much I'd missed that library smell...
spiralngphoenix: (literacy)
Huh. So, Amazon seems to have a shiny new thing for ebooks...A free Kindle application for the computer. Of course, being the girl with roughly seven bookcases worth of books in storage and a dire reading issue* lately, this is seeming like it may be a good idea to get my hands on some newer books than what's on Sacred Texts or Project Gutenberg. While I much prefer the feel of paper and ink under my fingertips, space is at a premium so technology** may be the right track for me to go right now?


*I've read all of the brain candy in my room seventeen times over and after a year of reading exclusively textbooks, I'd like to read something a bit lighter for a bit. Seriously, I'm currently rereading Mercedes Lackey books to satisfy my need to not read about the digestive tract or anatomy texts.

**I know, I know...mixing me and technology is probably not the best idea I've ever had, but beggars can't be choosers. Much. ;)
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Perhaps reading years' worth of information about zombies, Entities, the Underworld, and other such things is not the brightest idea while in the midst of fighting a losing battle to a delayed sleep cycle and resulting insomnia.

On the other hand, it leads to very interesting dreams, when combined with additional mythic reading ventures. (Finally picked up a copy of Catherynne M. Valente's "The Orphan's Tales: In The Night Garden". Loving it.)
spiralngphoenix: (literacy)
The book list is short this week, but probably a bit more interesting. Might be more later on, (more in the box to catalog) but I'm busy with getting ready for Endgame.

The Mist-Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers by Frank MacEowen

The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey

Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron (has a few things underlined here and there throughout. This one is also a hardcover.)

Unicorn & Dragon by Lynn Abbey

Books 1 & 2 of the Pit Dragon Series by Jane Yolen
Dragon's Blood and Heart's Blood

Sword and Sorceress, volume 4 by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Beachcombing For a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer

As usual, feel free to repost
spiralngphoenix: (literacy)
Yet again, I get a random email from BookCrossing that reminds me "Hey, I have a BookCrossing account! I should do something with that!"...

So, yeah...there are also more books here, though I'm not entirely sure where in the Storage Unit of Doom they are at this exact moment in time. However, I will be there again next week, so I will be looking for it, if anyone's interested in any of those.
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Edit: The links should be fixed now...

Okay, so this may be a larger project than I had anticipated it to be. So, here is Part 1: The Book Box. Some of them are things I've read, some where things given to me that I've never read, some are my mom's that I inherited and have been collecting dust ever since. I've tried to put the closest edition possible to the one I've got, and all are in decent to good shape. (Some are really old, and as such do have the standard wear and tear associated with age. All have solid bindings and intact covers.)

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. )

Also, feel free to repost this list as you please, if you know of folks who might be interested. As a note, I will also be cross-posting this list at my other site Corvus Rising, so if something vanishes it may have wandered off from over there.

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