A meme ripped fromt he pages of Anjel's blog

1. Total number of books I own:
I honestly have no idea. If I count the ones on another continent, around 12-14 boxes worth in my parent's basement. As for the ones here in Aus, probably only around 30-40, but that number is growing quickly!

2. Last book I bought:
Herbal Remedies byMary Thorne Quelch, published 1945 was the last book that was rung up on my book shopping trip with Anjel and Dalim.

3. Last book I read:
Fiction: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (I needed to read a no-brainer book).
Non-Fiction: Mediumship: A Beginner's Guide by Leo Gough (It wasn't as wretched as I expected it to be!)

4. Book you intend to read next:
Fiction: The Lives of Shadows by Barbara Hodgson
Non-Fiction: Occult Investigation: Real cases from the files of X-investiations

5. Five books that mean a lot to me:
All five of the Dark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper:
Under Sea, Over Stone
The Dark is Rising
Greenwitch
The Grey King
Silver on the Tree

and if that just counts as one...(hehe
The Trixie Belden Series
The Secret Teachings of the Ages by Manly P. Hall
Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein
The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper

2 comments:

Greetings, I am April said...

I've never read any Robert Heinlen, but I always see his name scattered about in my friends blogs and journals. I should probably pick up one of his books.

Also, do you have a favorite Susan Cooper book? Of the series, I think the Grey King is my favorite. I really love Bran's awakening.

Constance Parker said...

Heinlein means a lot to me, but some of his books get to be a bit much -- he has a very, shall we say, unique view of women. All of his female characters are a special kind of superwoman -- they can do just about anything. However, no matter how capable and skilled they are, they ALWAYS want to stay home, care for the house, and raise the kids...because that's what women DO, you see? I'd suggest Friday as a first read of his -- you can meet my favorite superwoman/babymachine.

Oh, I love the Grey King. But I think my favorite may be Greenwitch. I love when Jane gets to go to the making. And I love her conversation with the Greenwitch.