When I was reorganizing my bookshelves I used a new method. Instead of organizing by genre or style, I organized by how I categorized them. Thus my unread books went on my unread bookshelf, my favorite books went on my favorite bookshelf, my portuguese, chinese, latin and strunk and white went on my language shelf. I love to create stories with the books on my book shelves. Before parties I always spend some time organizing my books to make funny jokes (to me) with the titles. This shelf isn't particularly funny. (Two books in the bedroom right next to each other are; How to Be, and How to be Good.) I particularly like that pairing.
Anyway, here's a virtual glimpse of my favorite books bookshelf.
- Last Call by Tim Powers
- Who's Afraid of Schroedinger's Cat
- The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
- Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
- Das Energie by Paul Williams
- Goblin Market by Rosselli
- The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
- Cosmicomics by Italio Calvino
- A poetry anthology by T.S. Eliot
- Selected Works - E.A. Poe
- The Sorcerer's Crossing - Taisha Abelar
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
- Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
- The Fire from Within by Carlos Castaneda
- Trouble on Triton by Samuel Delaney
- Vellum by Hal Duncan
- The Vertical Oracle by Antero Alli
- More than Human by Mez (Ramez Naan)
- Envision Information by Tufte
- Pronoia by Rob Brezsney
Some of these are more favorites than others. (I love love love More than Human, Last Call, Dune, Ficciones and Goblin Market.) While others are bibles (Art of the Start, Fire from Within). But you can probably get a pretty good idea my styles run science fiction, technology and esoterrorism.
Actually recently I've been reading a lot of war books. I've probably just finished one about Los Alamos and the Atomic Bomb project. And I'm about to get a bunch of Pressfields books (under the guise of getting them for my dad) but yeah - war books are interesting!
So, based on these books, do you have any suggestions for me?
ps. good reads anyone?