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Books (window to the soul?)

Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by coastie, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. coastie

    coastie Hallelujah Adonai Yeshua!

    Hi all,

    Mark Twain once said that you could look into a person's soul simply by looking at what book they have on their shelves.

    For me, I have a lot of Jack London, Muir, Emerson, Thorough, Clancy, and I have about a half dozen copies of Melville's Moby Dick. Between my wife and I we probably have ten different versions of the the Bible (most are presents) :)

    What do you have on your shelves?
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  2. lucypevensie

    lucypevensie Not drinking the kool-aid Supporter

    Oh my1 My husband and I must have very large, or very cluttered :D , souls!

    We have in this room everything from Hardy Boys to Mad Magazine to Economics to Healing With Vitamins to Shakespeare to school yearbooks to the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich to Boatbuilding With Steel to sappy romace novels ;)

    We have more books than we really need
  3. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'


    I couldn't begin to make a list. I got books in every room of the house. And a couple in the car, too.
  4. ph

    ph New Member

    A whole range of books, including Bibles, Shakespeare, books on American History, non-fiction Christian books, The Left Behind series, dictionaries, thesarus, etc., etc., etc.
  5. coastie

    coastie Hallelujah Adonai Yeshua!

    Maybe you'd prefer eclectic to cluttered. :)

    just a thought :idea:
  6. lucypevensie

    lucypevensie Not drinking the kool-aid Supporter

    Yeah...eclectic...that's me:)
  7. AngelAmidala

    AngelAmidala Legend

    Me too!

    Got workbooks (GRE books), health books (Dieting for Dummies, Vitamin encyclopedia), Left Behind series, a few fantasy series, Michael Crighton, STAR WARS, some writing handbooks...probably more. Gotta sort through them when I move...
  8. Blackwing

    Blackwing Music Man With Black Wings(duh...)<img src="http:/

    Bible books, Classic literature( i love edgar allan poe).

    Old school books, Grishnam, Ayn Rand(i don't believe in her philosophy don't worry)
  9. amie

    amie Survivor

    I have a ton of medical and science books, also I really like epic poetry...Gilgamesh...I absolutely love anything ever written by Voltaire...Candide was my favorite, but I prefer to read that one in its original french, sometimes some things just get lost in the translations...but I highly recommend it...also alot of psychology books and sociology, and many books about angels...
  10. solo66 man

    solo66 man Well-Known Member

    I have never read a book in my entire life. (only kidding)
    I am reading A Child Called It though.
    I find it anxietous, sad, anc gut wrenching. I am reading it as suggested from amie.
    Actually, the part that made me cry the most is the very beginning. It describes his rescue and I remembered my childhood and asked why I could not have been rescued like him. But then upon reflection, I realized God has His hand in all that is for His children. Then I found peace again.
  11. Annabel Lee

    Annabel Lee Beware the Thought Police

    Religion, classics, Shakespeare, poetry, science fiction, novels ect.Every college textbook I ever had. Boxes and boxes of science fiction that I keep dragging around with me. It's everywhere, in every room.
    Did I mention science fiction?

  12. Annabel Lee

    Annabel Lee Beware the Thought Police

    I grew up in NYC near a place called Poe Park..It had a small white framed house of Edgar Allan Poe's that had been turned into a museum. I read a lot of Poe back then.
    Hence the online name..
    Annabel Lee
  13. two feathers

    two feathers of the wilderness

    nature field guides; wilderness survival and tracking guides; the writings of muir, thoreau, abbey; various books on everest, the cuban revolution, the zapatista rebellion, 18th century history, the theft of north american indian land and so on and so on...
  14. Blynn

    Blynn Well-Known Member

    United States
    I have a nice collection of Christian books by various authors. Bibles. Nutrition books. Novels. Many medical and child rearing books. I also belong to two different book clubs.

    I love books!!!
  15. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

    um, mostly fantasy and science fiction novels, and recently have been adding Christian novels and devotional books to my growing amount of books (i hope!).
  16. SeRapH&CheRi

    SeRapH&CheRi Sassy GurlMember!

    Books! Books! Books! I am the Ultimate Book NERD! I epitomize the Bookworm! :clap: Okay, well, I'm not that nerdy :sigh: But I love books! Hmmm....let's see, where shall I start?

    I have a bunch of Jane Austen books :sigh: What can I say? I am such a romantic! My favorite is "Pride and Prejudice".

    C.S. Lewis is always a classic read....Chronicles of Narnia anyone?

    What about Shel Silverstein? "A Light in the Attic" is a shoe in for some giggles :D ; yet "The Giving Tree" will bring tears to the eyes. :cry:

    Philip Yancy and Max Lucado are good reads.

    Currently reading "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Hmmm...what else? Too many books to name.....I have a myriad of books in my shelf, however the above are probably the main reads and authors whom I adore.
  17. leytonstones

    leytonstones Senior Contributor

    Great thread that needs reviving!!!

    We have several book cases - lots of books.

    Bibles, biblical commentaries, dictionaries, gardening and cookery books, some history and travel....:)

    Oh, I almost forgot - we have some of the classics too - Austen, Bronte, Hardy and Shakespeare :)