Sunday, July 24, 2005

Meme: The Book Baton

Well, King Cosmonaut has turned me onto the latest meme: the Book Baton. So here's my entry:

Number of Books on the Shelf:


I haven't finished cataloging my library, so I can't say for certain... but I'd guess that I have around 600 books. I do, however, know how many books I have in my Amazon wishlist (that's supposed to be a link that goes just to my books... it may not work, here's a link to my whole wish list).

Last Book Purchased:


The last book I purchased was Allan B Jacobs' "The Boulevard Book : History, Evolution, Design of Multiway Boulevards"

Book Reading Right Now:


I'm not reading a book right now... I'm waiting for a care package from my mom that contains Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Last Five Books Read:



Passing it Along to:


8 comments:

Privatjokr said...

How are the Edge Chronicles?

I just heard about them the other day. Are they worth reading from a more adult perspective? Or are they geared more for children? My friend found them as way to kill a day or two of the probably two year wait before hp7.

NFlanders said...

That is a ridiculously long wish list, Silus. 63 pages? I applaud you.

Silus Grok said...

Hehe... It's actually been pruned several times! If it reflected the sum-total of all the items I've put on it, it would be well over 2000.

I love books... I can't help it.

: )

The Edge Chronicles are WONDERFUL! They are some of the best youth fiction I've ever read. My only complaint is that in book four, they inexplicably switch storylines... I have no idea where this story occurs in the whole chronology, which is a little annoying — but I'm hoping it's resolved in book 5, which came out last month.

Silus Grok said...

Oh, hey... PrivateJokr: I see you're waiting for ELDEST to arrive.

Very cool.

I loved the first book... but he really needs a professional editor. The book could have been tightened-up, loosing 100 pages... but oh well. It's a great story!

Privatjokr said...

I agree with you 100% on Eragon. It was a bit rough around the edges. We will have to wait a few more weeks to find out if they have worked on that at all for Eldest.

I guess I'll check out the Edge Chronicles with a review like that. I've already passed your words on to my friend who asked me about them yesterday.

Thanks.

Silus Grok said...

My pleasure... and thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger!

Silus Grok said...

*losing 100 pages

(Speaking of needing a professional editor!)

Bryan said...

I haven't counted but probably around 400 or 500.

The last book I bought was Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds

Last book read was Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

Last five books
Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space

Dean King - Skeletons on the Zahara

Robert Kurson - Shadow Divers

Jeffrey Burton Russell - Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity

Lothar-Gunther Buchheim- Das Boot