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Reading is Fundamental

I own these books. I haven't read them yet. Does this mean I will stop buying more books? Not likely ....(When I first typed this list up there were only 112 books on it. As you can see, it keeps growing.)

Why the two lists? The page started out as a static page and I haven't been happy with that. I'm slowly working on entering the information into the database. It would go a little faster if I didn't keep buying more books!

  1. The Rules of Engagement, Anita Brookner
  2. Little Children, Tom Perrotta
  3. Kings of Infinite Space, James Hynes
  4. Lost in the City, Edward P. Jones
  5. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  6. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict, John Baxter
  7. Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
  8. The Thackery T. Lambshe Pocket Guide to Eccentric Discredited Diseases, Jeff Vandermeer & Mark Roberts (editors)
  9. The Perfect Mile, Neal Bascomb
  10. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, Gordon S. Wood
  11. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
  12. Empire Falls, Richard Russo
  13. 44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith
  Title Genre Added C
[1] Border-Line Personalities, Various Authors 0
[2] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert Pirsig 3
[3] Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss 1
[4] Stalin and Stalinism, Martin McCauley 0
[5] Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America, Alma Guillermoprieto 0
[6] Why We Can’t Wait, Martin Luther King, Jr. 0
[7] My American Century, Studs Terkel 0
[8] We’re Right, They’re Wrong, James Carville 0
[9] What Should I Do with My Life?, Po Bronson 0
[10] Computer Ethics, Deborah G. Johnson 0
[11] Swimming Across, Andrew S. Grove 0
[12] Child Rights and Remedies: How the US Legal System Affects Children, Robert C. Fellmeth 0
[13] Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project, Betsy McAlister Groves 0
[14] Vecindarios Excentricos, Rosario Ferré 0
[15] My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk 0
[16] Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston 0
[17] Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara, Jorge Castaned Biography 0
[18] Che: La Vida Por Un Mundo Mejor, Pacho O'Donnell Biography 0
[19] The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, Gordon S. Wood Biography/History 0
[20] Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact on Sanctions and War, edited by Anthony Arnove Current Affairs 0
[21] Gun Violence: The Real Costs, Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig Current Affairs 0
[22] Ismael y la Salvacion de la Tierra, Daniel Quinn Fiction 0
[23] Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safron Foer Fiction 09/25/05 0
[24] Caramba!, Nina Marie Martínez Fiction 10/09/05 0
[25] The Perfect Mile, Neal Bascomb History 0
[26] Malcolm X on Afro-American History, Malcolm X History 0
[27] Portraits of “The Whiteman”, Keith H. Basso History 0
[28] Voices of a People’s History of the Unites States, Howard Zinn History 0
[29] Barrel Fever, David Sedaris Humor 0
[30] Gideon’s Trumpet, Anthony Lewis Law 02/04/06 0
[31] Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton Memoir 0
[32] American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, Marie Arana Memoir 0
[33] The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Catherine Millet Memoir 0
[34] Crossed Over, Beverly Lowry Memoir 0
[35] Revenge of the Paste Eaters, Cheryl Peck Memoir 10/31/05 0
[36] Confieso Que He Vivido, Pablo Neruda Memoir 0
[37] My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays, Jonathan Ames Memoir 0
[38] Catch Me If You Can, Frank W. Abagnale Memoir 12/21/05 0
[39] Twisted: Collected Short Stories, Jeffrey Deaver Mystery 0
[40] Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs Non-fiction 0
[41] The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom Non-fiction 0
[42] To Be Real, edited by Rebecca Walker None 0
[43] A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberg None 0
[44] The Words of a Woman, Christine Mary McGinley None 0
[45] Walden, Henry David Thoreau None 02/04/06 0
[46] In Cold Blood, Truman Capote None 01/31/06 0
[47] The Boys on the Bus, Timothy Crouse None 02/04/06 0
[48] Soñar en Cubano, Cristina Garcia None 0
[49] Las Hermanas Agüero, Cristina Garcia None 0
[50] De Amor y de Sombra, Isabel Allende None 0
[51] La Casa de los Espiritus, Isabel Allende None 0
[52] Cuentos de Eva Luna, Isabel Allende None 0
[53] The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Waugh None 0
[54] Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, & Cultural Shifting, None 0
[55] Latina: Women’s Voices from the Borderlands, None 0
[56] Antigua Vida Mía, Marcela Serrano Novel 0
[57] Fashionistas, Lynn Messina Novel 0
[58] The Alphabet Sisters, Monica McInerney Novel 0
[59] Educating Waverly, Laura Kalpakian Novel 0
[60] Flight of the Swan, Rosario Ferré Novel 0
[61] Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri Novel 0
[62] Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie Novel 0
[63] The School of Beauty and Charm, Melanie Sumner Novel 0
[64] Echo House, Ward Just Novel 0
[65] Gossip Hound, Wendy Holden Novel 0
[66] The Human Stain, Philip Roth Novel 0
[67] The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne Novel 0
[68] The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne Novel 0
[69] Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Short Fiction, Stephen Crane Novel 0
[70] The Crimes of Love, Marquis de Sade Novel 0
[71] Caligula and Other Plays, Albert Camus Novel 0
[72] Howards End, E. M. Forster Novel 0
[73] Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison Novel 0
[74] As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner Novel 0
[75] Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien Novel 0
[76] In the Beauty of the Lilies, John Updike Novel 0
[77] The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver Novel 0
[78] The Winshaw Legacy, Jonathan Coe Novel 0
[79] The Right Man for the Job, Mike Magnusun Novel 0
[80] Songs in Ordinary Time, Mary McGarry Morri Novel 0
[81] The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel 0
[82] Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel 0
[83] The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton Novel 0
[84] Old New York, Edith Wharton Novel 0
[85] Mules and Men, Zora Neale Hurston Novel 0
[86] Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy Novel 0
[87] After many a summer dies the swan, Aldous Huxley Novel 0
[88] Rites of Passage, William Golding Novel 0
[89] Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift Novel 0
[90] Women in Love, D. H. Lawrence Novel 0
[91] The Virgin’s Lover, Philippa Gregory Novel 12/03/05 0
[92] The Love Wife, Gish Jen Novel 12/21/05 0
[93] El Honor del Samurai, Takashi Matsuoka Novel 01/10/06 0
[94] La Muerte de Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes Novel 01/10/06 0
[95] La Piel del Tambor, Arturo Perez-Reverte Novel 01/10/05 0
[96] El Zorro: Comienza la Leyenda, Isabel Allende Novel 01/10/06 0
[97] The Goddess Rules, Clare Naylor Novel 02/04/06 0
[98] Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence Novel 0
[99] The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope Novel 0
[100] Three Short Stories, Fyodor Dostoevsky Novel 0
[101] The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky Novel 0
[102] Great Expectations, Charles Dickens Novel 0
[103] Shirley, Charlotte Bronte Novel 0
[104] Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther Novel 0
[105] The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros Novel 0
[106] The Frog King, Adam Davies Novel 0
[107] Mystic River, Dennis Lehan Novel 0
[108] The Center of Everything, Laura Moriarty Novel 0
[109] Out, Matsuo Kirino Novel 0
[110] The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri Novel 0
[111] Fires in the Dark, Louise Doughty Novel 0
[112] Love, Toni Morrison Novel 0
[113] Discipline & Punish, Michel Foucault Philosophy 0
[114] Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm Philosophy 0
[115] El Anticristo, Friedrich Nietzche Philosophy 0
[116] Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophy 0
[117] Las Doce Llaves de la Filosofia, Basilio Valentin Philosophy 0
[118] The Portable Nietzsche, edited and translated by Walter Kaufmann Philosophy 0
[119] Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzche Philosophy 0
[120] Deterring Democracy, Noam Chomsky Political Science 0
[121] Power and Terror, Noam Chomsky Political Science 0
[122] Propaganda and the Public Mind, Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian Political Science 0
[123] The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics, Ted Halstead, Michael Lind Politics 0
[124] The Man with a Shattered World, A. R. Luria Psychology 0
[125] Robot Visions, Isaac Asimov Sci-Fi 0
[126] Jobs That Don’t Suck, Charlie Drozdyk Self-help 0
[127] Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki Self-help 0
[128] Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach Self-help 0
[129] People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts, Robert Boton Self-help 0
[130] Outside the Law: Narratives on Justice in America, edited by Susan Richards Shreve Short Stories 0
[131] Writers Harvest, Collection of Fiction, edited by William H. Shore Short Stories 0
[132] The Best American Short Stories 2002, edited by Sue Miller Short Stories 0
[133] Kissing in Manhattan, David Schickler Short Stories 0
[134] La Replubica de East L.A., Luis J. Rodrigues Short Stories 0
[135] Speaking with the Angel, Nick Hornb Short Stories 0
[136] A Curtain of Green, Eudora Welty Short Stories 0
[137] The Laws of Evening, Mary Yukari Waters Short Stories 02/04/06 0
[138] The Eternal Husband & Other Short Stories, Fyodor Dostoevsky Short Stories 0
[139] ¿Sabés Qué, Teresa?, Ana Gloria Silva Spanish 0
[140] El Ocho, Katherine Neville Spanish 0
[141] El Hombre de Villa Tevere, Pilar Urbano Spanish 0
[142] Lorca-Dali: El Amor Que No Pudo Ser, Ian Gibson Spanish 0
[143] Ahora Hablare De Mi, Antonio Gala Spanish 0
[144] La Chica del Trombon, Antonio Skarmeta Spanish 0
[145] Antigua Vida Mia, Marcela Serrano Spanish 0
[146] La Frontera De Cristal, Carlos Fuentes Spanish 0
[147] Siempre Quiso Ser Marlene, Blanca Alvarez Spanish 0
[148] The Greatest Game Ever Played, Mark Frost Sports 09/25/05 0
[149] Hold the Enlightment, Tim Cahill Travel 12/21/05 0
[150] A Fortune Teller Told Me, Tiziano Terzani Travel Memoir 0
[151] No Disrespect, Sister Souljah Women's Studies 0
[152] The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler Women's Studies 0
[153] Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons, Lynn Peril Women's Studies 0
[154] Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, Inga Muscio Women's Studies 0
[155] Skin Deep: Black Women & White Women Write About Race, edited by Marita Golden & Susan Richards Shreve Women's Studies 0
[156] Jane Sexes it Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, edited by Merri Lisa Johnson Women's Studies 0
[157] The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan Women's Studies 0
[158] Come Se Escribe Una Novela, Silvia Adela Kohan Writing 0