Monday, August 22, 2011

Living Room Classics And A Few Other Things...

My husband and my daughter are playing baseball on the Wii, and since I went through and made a list of these books earlier today, I thought I'd go ahead and post it.  So here is the list of all the books in the living room.   Most of them are classics, but not all.  I've read some of these, and I'll put an asterisk in front of those titles that I have read.

*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
*The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
*Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
*The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty by William Bligh
*Billy Bud and Other Tales by Herman Melville
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
Four Great Plays by Ibsen
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
We The Living by Ayn Rand
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
*White Fang by Jack London
*The Call of the Wild by Jack London
*Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell
*The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
*The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes by John H. Watson, M.D.
1984 by George Orwell
*Dracula by Bram Stoker
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
*The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
*Macbeth by Shakespeare
Henry IV Part 1 by Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
*Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare
*Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
*The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
*The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
*The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchanan
Moby Dick  by Herman Melville

The Laura Ingalls Songbook
Little House in the Ozarks by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Death of a Stranger by Anne Perry
*Keeping Chickens by Jeremy Hobson & Celia Lewis
*Harper's Pictorial History of The Civil War
*Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey

So there is the list of the books that are in my living room today...46 in all.

Here are few quotes from some of the authors listed above.

"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!"
William Shakespeare
(Source:  Goodreads)

William Shakespeare


"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
Jack London
(Source:  Goodreads)

Jack London


"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects."
Herman Melville
(Source:  Goodreads)

Herman Melville

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