Being for the benefit of +Anthony Deaver and +Daniel Koeker  (and anyone else I can persuade/cajole/guilt into participating) I am  Making A List Of Books.

I do this a lot, because I am always ambitious and so rarely follow through, but my personal failings aside, I make lists of books.   Here's the deal:

You're going on a trip through time and space, only you don't get a TARDIS or an ENTERPRISE.  For assorted science fiction reasons to create inconvenience, you have to select a physical book library for your trip, limited to 30 volumes max, purely for your own entertainment and edification.  Because you are a smart person, and it's going to be a very long trip, you decide to take 15 books you know and love, and 15 books you've wanted to read but just haven't read yet.

Create your library [Create your own post and tag some folks to play along].  Comment about the selections in, uh, the comments [don't post your lists there, but say if you've made one].

It strikes me I should ask +Curt Thompson +Isaac Sher +Shaun Duke +Pamela Lynn +Violante de Rojas and +Rob Pearson to play.  Also +Matthew Graybosch +Rick Wayne +Karen Conlin and +Sarah Pinsker and +Donna Buckles  and...oh, hell, if you see this and you have the time, make a list!


Here's My List.

Books I Love
1. The Left Hand of Darkness
2. Persuasion
3. Pride & Prejudice
4. Forerunner Foray
5.  Dhalgren
6. Jane Eyre
7. The Grand Sophy
8. The Complete Sherlock Holmes
9. Perdido Street Station
10. Still Life with Woodpecker
11. Beauty
12.  The Beekeeper's Apprentice
13. The Bridge of Birds
14. Tigana
15. The Complete Robot

Books I Want To Read
1. Don Quixote
2. Waverly
3. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
4. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
5. The Black Company
6. Crimson Petal and the White
7. To Your Scattered Bodies Go
8. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
9. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
10. The Silver Metal Lover
11. The City and the City
12. Woman on the Edge of Time
13. True Grit
14. The Years of Rice and Salt
15. The Borderlands of Science

It is not easy to make a list like this.  As i said, I am an ambitious, if not an accomplished, reader.
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