Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Today's Count 480 books but not including reference books, Bibles and study tools, textbooks,etc
Books read 13.5%
Canadian Literature 32 books
Most unread author is Alice Munro. I have 3 of her books, all unmarked..
American Literature 30 books
I have a beautiful copy of Moby Dick and The Bounty Trilogy. (Too beautiful to mark?)
English Literature 19 books
I have copies of Shakespeare from University days and Dickens, of course. etc
Other Literature 14 books
Joyce's Dubliners story, Three Sisters, stumped me. It is very marked but the collection is unfinished.
Fiction 18 books
I was introduced to Maeve Binchy and go to her if I need to.
Anthropological Nonfiction 6 books
I was really in the mood for Aku-Aku.
Historical/Political 11 books
Funny collection of cartoon style books on Marxism for Beginners, Nicaragua for Beginners and Peace for ...
Philosophy 14 books
One day I will actually read one of these, perhaps Plato in 90 Minutes.
Poetry 14 books
Such beautiful words have been written. I have a collection of Sylvia Plath's poems and Ted Hugh's Birthday Letters in response to her words. I have enjoyed The Best Loved Poems of the American People which a friend of mine detests but it has entertained me in the past. Then there is a collection of poetry written by schizophrenics.
Mythology 4 books
After reading Metamorphosis, I obtained a few more books from antiquity, except I can never remember if I have the Odyssey or the Iliad while in the middle of a bookstore.
Religious Books (self-help, fiction) 59 books
I once hosted a religious book party where only my roommate and I were present. The salesperson said not to worry as she usually didn't make so many sales.
Entertainment 4 books
A couple of books on old movies and the origin of theatre.
Photography 4 books
I have a beautiful book called Islands at the Edge. It is about Queen Charlotte's Island which is located off the coast of British Columbia. My husband and I traveled there on our honeymoon.
Children 23 books
I have books ranging from birthday party ideas to how to deal with teenagers.
Marital 13 books
So far I haven't needed the help. Just kidding. My favorite title is Intimate Enemy. I also have, as must every bargain shopping wife, Being Married Happily Forever by Ernest Borgnine's wife. It has a great cover and even some sound advice but I only got as far as chapter 4.
Humor 2 books
What can I say?
Self Help 53 books !!
It is difficult to pass up a possible cure for some lingering problem areas. Great titles are Creative Agression ( I felt I had to hide this from my husband along with the Intimate Enemy) and Brain Building.
Business 14 books
I was at a garage sale and the owner who was a retired salesperson thought I needed advice and gave me a bunch of free books.
Exercise 9 books
I read 44.4% of my exercise books, which is a record of all the other categories.
Diet 4 books
My dieting days are over, I hope, but what is left is meager in comparison to what I once owned on this subject. My favorite one in this category, which doesn't necessarily mean I read it, is Losing It:America's Obsession with Weight and The Industry That Feeds On It (by Laura Fraser for those interested).
Beauty 7 books
What clothes to wear( from the 80's) and how to do my nails, which I don't have time to actually do but which my 13 year old daughter might appreciate. She used black marker on her toes the other day. Shh...
Speaking 5 books
I am sure there are great ideas in there.
Writing 12 books
More great ideas sitting there.
Art/Creativity 35 books
My favorite title is So You Want To Be a Rock Star and 50 Great Scenes for Student Actors. Hey ,there is a lot you don't know about me !
Time/Money Management 16 books
I sometimes get real keen on finding the perfect balance and sometimes not.
Native Indian 27 books
I keep my native books in my native accessorized bedroom. They look great with my husband's westerns.
Neuroses 17 books
This section is kept beside my bed, hopefully in such a private spot no one would dare to browse through.
There is a huge used book sale on right now at a mall nearby. I have been there already and only spent $3.25. I overheard another shopper say that she already spent $50 that morning and here she was back again in the afternoon. She exclaimed, "and the week is only beginning."
Some people just cannot control themselves!
I plan on taking the kids tomorrow...