Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My New And Improved Personal Library

I think I have mentioned this previously, but due to the economic downturn--and because I opt to be terrible with my spending habits--I had to purge my personal library (twice) to get some cash when I needed (read wanted) it. I have been slowly rebuilding it--with hardcovers primarily--and I am doing rather well thus far. Take a look (Click Image For Larger View).

Roll call...
First Row: "Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, "2666" by Roberto Bolaño, "Tree of Smoke" by Denis Johnson, "Beautiful Children" by Charles Bock, "Sea of Poppies" by Amitav Ghosh, "Plato Collected Dialogues" (edited) by Edith Hamilton, "Glamorama" by Bret Easton Ellis, "Underworld" by Don DeLillo, "Against the Day" by Thomas Pynchon, "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, "How It Ended" by Jay McInerney, "Lowboy" by John Wray, "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Boat" by Nam Le, "Philosophical Investigations" by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Second Row: "The Pets" by Bragi Ólafsson, "Snuff" by Chuck Palahniuk, "How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone" by Saša Stanišic, "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller, "Animal Farm" & "1984" by George Orwell, "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell To Arms" by Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway, "The English Philosophers: From Bacon to Mill" (edited) by Edwin A. Burtt, "Shadow Country" by Peter Matthiessen, "The Boat" (signed and personalized galley copy) by Nam Le, "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon, "The City and the Pillar" by Gore Vidal, "Then We Came To The End" (signed and personalized galley copy) by Joshua Ferris, "The Savage Detectives" by Roberto Bolaño, "2666" (still bound three-paperbacks in a slipcase) by Roberto Bolaño, "The Rebel" by Albert Camus, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (personally annotated paperback) by Ernest Hemingway, "The Correction" by Thomas Bernhard.

Third Row: "Plato's Sophist" by Martin Heidegger, "Anarchy, State, and Utopia" by Robert Nozick, "The Wittgenstein Reader" (edited) by Anthony Kenny, "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, "Less Than Zero" by Bret Easton Ellis, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey, "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster, "Metamorphosis and other stories" by Franz Kafka, "Silas Marner" by George Eliot, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" by Tim Weiner, "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk, "The Stranger" by Albert Camus, "A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962" by Alistair Horne, "Out of my Skin" by John Haskell, "The Gay Science" by Friedrich Nietzsche. [Free Galley Copies: "The Lie" by Chad Kultgen, "In-N-Out Burger" by Stacy Perman, "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese, "Stone's Fall" by Iain Pears].

Four Row: [Books On Loan From Work: "Going To Extremes: How Like Minds United and Divide" by Cass R. Sunstein, "God Says No" by James Hannaham, "Yoga for Everyone" by Judy Smith, et al..
I can only hope I continue to find some worth-owning harcovers. Book Karma, keep them coming!

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