Bookshelf 1:2

A couple weeks ago I posted the first in this series of what’s on my bookshelves. Now we’re moving on to Bookcase 1, Shelf 2.

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Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
The 13th Floor Complete Collection by Christine Rains
The K-Pro by Yours Truly
The World Ends at Five by Me
The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
The Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton
Subliminal by Leonard Moldinow
World of Hummingbirds by Erik Hanson
Hop On Pop by Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson, Jane Shattuc (eds.)
Velocities by Stephen Dobyns
Cemetery Nights by Stephen Dobyns
A Glass Half Full by Felix Dennis
The Top 500 Poems by William Harmon (ed.)
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

The Jasper Fforde books should actually be on my husband’s shelves, but I think he’s hoping I’ll give in and read them. I did read the first Thursday Next book and liked it all right. The one Jasper Fforde book I really, truly enjoyed I don’t own—Shades of Grey. Keep waiting for more of those books, but that seems less and less likely to happen. Sigh.

Remember the fuss over Imagine? I read the book before the scandal. Basically, Lehrer made up some quotes and attributed them to Bob Dylan. Very, very wrong, and when you do something like that, it throws your entire book into question. Which is a shame because the book makes some good points. But who is going to trust your data after that?

I used to read all the Kathy Reichs Bones books, but I couldn’t keep up. I go in cycles with things like that. I went through a Patricia Cornwell/Kay Scarpetta phase as an undergrad.

As for the “artifacts” on the shelf: a kind of ugly Tenth Doctor, Prince John from Disney’s animated Robin Hood, a replica of the music box from the animated feature Anastasia, a Jan Hagara* music box that plays “La Mer,” Anna from Frozen that should probably be in my daughter’s room but maybe she gave it to me and I just don’t remember, and another Tenth Doctor. Cuz I love him.

*I worked for Jan Hagara as an undergrad. The music box was a gift from a friend, though, because I love the X-Files episode “Beyond the Sea.”

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