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:


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.


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