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Books you have bought but haven't read yet

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Daniel Bell, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. angerball

    angerball Active Member

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    Currently Reading:
    The Famous Five series - Enid Blyton
    I have plenty; way too many to list. :rolleyes: Looking at my LibraryThing account, there are 186 of them, most of them purchased more than 5 years ago. :rolleyes: On the plus side, I've stopped buying so many books, and am trying to stop borrowing more, so I can make a dent in all these books. :D
     
  2. annewhitfield

    annewhitfield New Member

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    I have so many book to read.
    Here a some-
    Maeve Binchy - Whitethorn Woods
    Isolde Martyn - Fleur-De-Lis
    Bill Clinton - My life (non fiction)
    Austin Woolrych - Battles of the English Civil War (non fiction)
    A Rose For The Crown - Anne Easter Smith
    Ireland - Edward Rutherfurd
     
  3. -@k-

    -@k- New Member

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    My list of unread books:

    -Stormcaller Tom Lloyd
    -A Dirty Job Christopher Moore
    -The Book Thief Markus Zusak
    -Eragon Christopher Paolini
    -The Sea of Trolls Nancy Farmer
    -A Simple Plan Scott Smith
    -Corrupts Absolutely Alexa Hunt
    -Odd Thomas Dean Koontz
    -Dragon Tears Dean Koontz
    -Artemis Fowl #3 / #4 / #5 Eoin Colfer
    -Operation Typhoon Shore Joshua Mowll
    -Ptolemy's Gate Jonathan Stroud
     
  4. Teignmouth

    Teignmouth New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
    Haven't read yet these.

    Vampire hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
    Spring Moon - Bette Bao Lord
     
  5. Fennicy

    Fennicy New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Ricochet by Sandra Brown
    Texas Sage by Sandra Brown
    Another Dawn by Sandra Brown

    I always read my books right after I buy them so there aren't usually very many.
     
  6. Stewart

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    Here's my list, fully browsable, since there's 307 of them. There's probably more and I jus haven't logged them yet.
     
  7. Fennicy

    Fennicy New Member

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    @Stewart: Wow I love how you organized those books and there's so many of them. xD

    Are you a big romance fan?
     
  8. Stewart

    Stewart Active Member

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    Er, no. Where would you get that crazy notion?

    EDIT: Ah, because of the Penguin Great Loves series. Still, no.
     
  9. Fennicy

    Fennicy New Member

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    Oh well I was looking through a little bit of your unread books and there were a bunch of romance books. But maybe I was just misguided by their titles or something. ^^jj
     
  10. Oday

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    Iron in the Soul - Jean-Paul Sartre
    God - Alexander Waugh
    The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Candide - Voltaire
    Roads to Freedom - Jean Paul Sartre's triology
     
  11. Stewart

    Stewart Active Member

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    Was there? :eek:

    Don't believe a title.
     
  12. arnuld

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    Faith by Joe Vitale
    1. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson
    2. The Triumph of Politics — David A. Stockman
    3. Who Owns America — Walter J. Hickel
    4. Death of Air India Flight 182 — Salim Jiwa
    5. 1984 — George Orwell
    6. In Contempt — Christopher Darden
    7. A Scanner Darkly — Philip K Dick
    8. Hackers — Steven Levy
    9. For the Record — Ronald T. Reagan
    10. The Tower Commision Report — Tower, Muskie and Snowcraft
    11. Restoring the American Dream — Robert J. Ringer
    12. Free to Choose — Milton Friedman
    13. Family Ties — Michael Woloschuk
    14. The Ruling Class — Eric Felten
    15. A Civil Action — Jonathan Harr
    16. Up’till Now — Eugene McCarthy
    17. The Liberal Papers — edited by James Roosvelt (1962)
    18. Blind Eye — James B. Stewart
    19. Please Help Me God — St. Mary Rose McGeady
    20. Poverty & Progress — Stephan Thernstrom
    21. To Renew America — Newt Gingrich
    22. The Dance of Legislation — Eric Redman
    23. Among School Children — Tracy Kidder
    24. The Closing of American Mind — Allan Bloom
    25. The Canadian Polity — Ronald G. Landes
    26. Puttin’on Ole Massa — edited by Gilbert Osofsky
    27. An American Renaissance — Jack Kemp
    28. The Great Indian Dream — Arindam Choudhuri
    29. Charged Bodies — Thomas Mahon
    30. Sex, Lies and Politics — Larry Flynt
    31. To Serve the Greatest Number — Walt Crowly
    32. and more by andy roony — Andrew R. Rooney
    33. Precinct 19 — Thomas Larry Adcock
    34. Undercover — Donald Goodard
    35. America’s Prisons (opposing viewpoints series) — Greenhaven Press
    36. The Beans of Egypt, Maine — Carolyn Chute
    37. The Acquisitors - volume 2 (The Canadian Establishment) — Peter C. Newman
    38. Rough Justice — David Heilbroner
    39. Lines & Shadows — Joseph Wambaugh
    40. The Real Thing — Catherine Alliott

    I will buy 10 more this Sunday :D
     
  13. tjaa

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    My Favourite Wife by Tony Parsons
    Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
    Capella, Antonia - Amore, amore!
    Chang, Jung - Wilde Schwäne
    Cook, Thomas H. - Das Gift des Zweifels
    Dickens, Charles - Ein Weihnachtsmärchen
    Dickens, Charles - Best Ghost Stories
    Diverse - Das große Buch der skandinavischen Weihnachtsgeschichten
    Dürrenmatt, Friedrich - Der Richter und sein Henker
    Dürrenmatt, Friedrich - Der Verdacht
    Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
    Fletcher, J.H. - Der Ruf der roten Erde
    Frank, Anne - Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
    Friedländer, Vera - Die Kinder von La Hille
    Fyfield, Frances - Let's Dance
    Gavalda, Anna - Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part
    Goby, Valentine - Sommerfantasie
    Gordimer, Nadine - The Conservationist
    Gordon, Noah - Der Schamane
    Jochimsen, Jess - Bellboy oder: Ich schulde Paul einen Sommer
    Kayitesi, Annick - Wie Phönix aus der Asche
    King, Stephen - The Shining
    King, Stephen - Friedhof der Kuscheltiere
    Kuttner, Sarah - Die anstrengende Daueranwesenheit der Gegenwart
    Lessing, G.E. - Emilia Galotti
    Mankell, Henning - Wallanders erster Fall
    Mankell, Henning - Die weiße Löwin
    Mehari, Senait G. - Feuerherz
    Moers, Walter - Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher
    Moore, Ann - Abschied von Irland
    Morgan, Robert - Das Land des Herzens
    Murakami, Haruki - Dance Dance Dance
    Murakami, Haruki - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
    Murakami, Haruki - Mister Aufziehvogel
    Pearse, Lesley - Faith
    Poppe, Grit Andere - Umstände
    Roberts, Nora - Born in Fire/ Born in Ice/ Born in Shame
    Rushdie, Salman - Der Boden unter ihren Füßen
    Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel - Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
    Shepherd, John Scott - Die Liste meiner Verfehlungen
    Welsch, Wolfgang - Ich war Staatsfeind Nr. 1
    Wilson, Laura - Ein kleiner Tod

    Most of them are German, some are English and few French.
    Don't want to look them all up for the English title ;)
    All in all that's 14575 pages.
     
  14. Robert

    Robert Active Member

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    My list of books that I have purchased by not yet read is very long so I won't bother trying to post it. Just the Zane Grey books I picked up in a yard sale alone number at least 50 not yet read, then there is some Dudley Pope, Louis L'Amour, some classics picked up at an auction, and numerous books I picked up at library sales, gifts, and picked up on the internet. If my spreedsheet is up to date, the total is 149 books waiting to be read.
     
  15. pontalba

    pontalba Well-Known Member

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    dithering...
    I've only listed about a third of my books on Good Reads so far, but it shows I have 622 books on my "to-read" list, that is probably most of that list. Maybe another 100 or so lurking upstairs.
     
  16. Peder

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    Wow, Pontalba! Well, after seeing that number maybe there is still some competition for second or third place here. :cool:
    GoodReads tells me 375 books unread, with another 25 that I have decided not to read. 400 total. :sad:
     
  17. Migey

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    ive got the whole malloreon waiting for me,but im too busy reading classics and garth nix
     
  18. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    You have 400 unread books sitting at home?!??! :blink:

    This is the unread wing of the peder home library...
    View attachment afarm1.static.flickr.com_203_508500856_388b094e55_o.jpg
     
  19. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    I wish! But nah, I count that out to about 1,000. Maybe 50 shelves with about 20 books per shelf, maybe 25. 50x20=1000.
    Pretty picture though.

    And anyway I have about 200 books read, so I'm not too far behind. :whistling:
     
  20. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    There are too Many Books

    The question is not entirely new, so I thought I would put this up. Some have seen it before.

    There are Too Many Books
    There are too many books, by almost any measure.
    There are too many books, even if not yet in all parts of the world.
    There are too many books published to know them all.
    There are too many books in the library to think of reading them all.
    There are too many books in my local bookstore to buy them all.
    There are too many books with pretty covers to look at them all.
    There are too many books with interesting stories to know them all.
    There are too many books that I buy to read them all.
    There are too many books to remember the ones I have read.
    There are too many books that I have forgotten and can't remember.
    There are too many books that I do remember to list them all.
    There are too many books that I have started to finish them all.
    There are too many books that have thrilled me to name the best.
    There are too many books that are outstanding to read the best.
    There are too many books to even name the best.

    But is there yet that next book that will rapture me anew?
    And is there yet that next book that will still cause tears to flow?
    And is there yet that next book that will cause me to understand anew?
    And is there yet that next book that will open my heart wider than now?
    And is there yet that next book that will cause me to see anew?

    So let them yet come that I may see them, and have them, and hold them,
    And have more time still on the following day,
    Because the reading is more rewarding than the finishing of them.
     

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