I tend not to hang onto books I have already read. After all, what good is a library of books one has already read? Aside from a reference collection of art and craft books, I do have a small bookshelf of old friends that I just can't seem to part with. Some I save for sentimental reasons: they were stalward companions on a particular journey. Others just bring plain joy. While a later category introduce resonances that I cannot ignore.
Anyhow here's what's on that bookshelf
Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet On Becoming a person by Carl Rogers The Collected Writings of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje The Autobiography of Elaenor Roosevelt The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Leguin Cathedral by Raymond Carver The English Patient by Micheal Ondaatje WLT: A Radio Romance by Garrison Keilor Working by Studs Terkel Haunted Traveler by Barry Yourgrau A Man Jumps From an Airplane by Barry Yourgrau Always Coming Home by Ursula K Leguin Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bills, and Other True-life Tales by Lawrence Wechsler Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin by Lawrence Wechsler Letters of a Nation edited by Andrew Carroll The Norton Anthology of poetry Selected Poems by John Ashberry Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Rico Latvijas Brivdabas Etnografiska Muzeja A Cabinetmaker's Notebook by James Krenov The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking by James Krenov Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales edited by Lester Dek Ray and Risk Kesller The Craftsman by Richard Sennett Elbow Room by Danniel Dennett Meditations by Marcus Aurelius The Lady or the Tiger by Raymond Smullyan Catapult by Jim Paul Passions Within Reason by Robert H. Frank Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling Making Your Own Days by Kenneth Koch Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman Straits by Kenneth Kocch Anil's Ghost Micheal Ondaatje The Varieties of Religious Experience by Wililam James Mastery by George Leonard The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan Last Places by Lawrence Millman Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren The Forgetting Room by Nick Bantock The Museum at Purgatory Nick Bantock The Elements of Style by Stunk and White Wuthering Heights and poems by Emile Bronte Forty Stories by Anton Checkhov The Way of Chuang Tzu Thomas Merton The Paradoxes of Mr Pond by GK Cesterton The Library of Babel by Jose Luis Borges City of Quartz by Mike Davis The Telling by Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin Th Book of Laughter and Forgetting Milan Kundera Little Big by Jim Crowley A Pattern Lnaguage by Christopher Alexander The Timeless way of building by Christopher Alexander The Practical Cogitator by Charles P. Curtis Jr. and Ferris Greenslet Nature and Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson How To Design and Build Flying Models by Keith Laumer The Short Stories and Poetry of Dorothy Parker The Norton book of Personal essays Walden and Other Writing by Henry David Thoreau Burning Chrome by William Gibson Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman The World According to Garp by John Irving Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen The Universal Traveler by Don Koberg & Jim Bagnall The Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner The Egyptian Jukebox: A Conundrum by Nick Bantock Angry Candy by Harlan Ellison Deathbird stories by Harlan Ellison The Old Man and Mr. Smith by Peter Ustinov
Last updated: Jan 2010