Like all bibliophiles, I tend to buy more than I need. It's good to have books on deck for when I finish the one I'm currently reading. You never know what you'll be in the mood for. Here is a rather obnoxiously long list of SOME of my choices....enjoy and feel free to make suggestions..
  1. Just for shits and grins here is a shot of my corner of the apartment including my grouping of windowsill books. This part of the apartment is mine and really the only part that has been allocated to me and my needs.
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  2. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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    I've never read them. Like most people, I have seen Disney's version and 7 year old Travis enjoyed it. These versions were published in 1916 when Kipling still utilized a swastika in his covers.
  3. Adventures on Other Planets by various authors
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    I had previously purchased the sequel More Adventures on Other Planets by various authors years ago and loved it. Vintage scifi is great because back then we had no clue as to what was out there so imaginations were free to go wild, and boy did they....
  4. All the Traps of Earth by Clifford D. Simak
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    I love a book of short stories. Hard as shit to write because you're obviously constrained, but wonderful to read because the investment as far as your attention is short.
  5. Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson
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    Wonderful story. My pop would read to us kids when he wasn't deployed because of the navy. This was one of the many he read to myself, my little sister and little brother when he was home. I keep starting it and then putting it aside for something else. I'm not usually the type to do that. If I start a book I owe it to the author to follow through...
  6. Give Us This Day by Sidney Stewart
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    I enjoy WWII story's. I think it really began when I started building WWII model airplanes. I have a BFA in drawing and painting from Central Washington University and building models was a way that I could still be creative without having to think about composition, concepts or any of the other art jargon. It allowed me to still make but also learn history as well. This story is about the Bataan death march which, well, sucked pretty bad.
  7. Commando Extraordinary by Charles Foley
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    Another WWII story. I'm German so I always enjoy learning about the various Germans in WWII.
  8. Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut
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    I've 16 other books by Vonnegut and I loved every one. Especially Welcome to the Monkey House which is a collection of short stories. If you haven't read it, drop whatever your doing, even if your holding a newborn, and go get that book...
  9. Collected Short Stories by Graham Greene
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    When I was in college. A friend that made one poor life choice after another gave me a copy of A Gun for Hire by Graham Greene and I just thought it was the cats pajamas. I figured if that was good, he's short stories couldn't be to bad...
  10. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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    How on earth I've reached the age of 33 and never read this I don't know. I blame this kid that lived next door to me when I was 7 and I do that for no reason whatsoever, fucking asshole Kurt. I bought this novella for a buck and really need to just take 30 minutes and get it out of the way...
  11. Waking by Henry David Thoreau
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    Another short read I feel horrible about owning and still not reading. Thoreau apparently quoted from this work a lot and myself having the values of a naturalist and knowledge of an amateur ornithologist thanks to my Ma feel like a complete heel for not taking the half hour out of my time to read it....
  12. Lucrezia Floriani by George Sand
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    I ordered her book Devils Pond, at least I think it was called that. I got this instead. It's supposed to be scandalous...
  13. Cabin Road by John Faulkner
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    The summary on the back cover sounded intriguing and I really hope it is. Yet another one purchased but put to the side for more thrilling novels...
  14. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
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    I purchased this around the same time I purchased Cabin Road. The irony is not lost on me but I have yet to pick this one up. I know little about it and pray it wasn't money wasted...
  15. Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey
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    I loved One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and I lived in the great northwest for a spell. This book is about a loggers strike and I think he could make it interesting. I hope he made it interesting...
  16. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
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    What's not to love? Plague, a journal, a year?
  17. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
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    A satire on Communism when it was weakening in the Soviet Union, it was also another book I ordered and then received another version. Ordered the novel, got the play...
  18. On the Yard by Malcolm Braly
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    A book much like the show Oz or Orange is the New Black four from yesteryear. It features a ginger protagonist and the first chapter didn't seem bad but them I ended up starting something else.
  19. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard
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    A recent addition, I've read She and King Solomans Mines and they were great. I'm sure it will be wonderful epic when I finally pick this up.
  20. The Mission by Dean Brelis
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    Another book from when people still couldn't get enough of WWII. I'm actually almost done with this and seem to read it when figuring out what to start next.
  21. The Infinity Box by Kate Wilhelm
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    Author of a wonderful dystopian novel, this book features some of her short stories.
  22. The Alien by Raymond F. Jones
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    From Galaxy magazine, one of my favorite vintage radio shows called X Minus One got a majority of their radio plays from the publication. A free podcast by Andrew Rhynes on iTunes has an amazing selection. He also does Westerns, horror, comedy, military and strange tales. For a long drive when you want something other than music they come in handy....
  23. The Northern Farm by Henry Beston
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    A naturalist author who also wrote The Outer Most House about a year spent in a self made shack on Cape Cod.
  24. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndam
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    Another vintage sci-fi of the "crap the worlds going to shit" persuasion.
  25. Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
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    A wonderful movie about some guy important enough to have a blood clot, tumor or whatever taken out by scientists shrunk down to the size of red blood cells in a tiny submarine. This is the book it was based on...
  26. Other Worlds, Other Times by various authors
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    I love collections of short stories of the sci-fi genre...
  27. Invaders From the Infinite by John W. Campbell
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    Aliens land and need our help. Our scientists go with them into space and explore world after world with them. That's kind of an abridged and dumbed down version from what I read on the back of the book.....nice cover though....
  28. Shellbreak by J. W. Groves
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    A guy wakes up in 2505 only to discover his invention of an impenetrable shell to protect the city has been "protecting" it for the past 400 years. No one has experienced rain, sun, or even knows if the nuclear bombs from long ago even actually had been dropped. Well shit....