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Booktime! [Mar. 21st, 2007|09:55 am]
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Cowboys herding cats... I don't know why it entertains me so much, but it does. So there you be. :)

Did you know:

Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the 10th century caried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels that were trained to walk in alphabetical order.


If you had one back pack, and that was all you had for your book collection, which books would you insist in having in it, that you couldn't do with out? Imagine your standard backpack size backpack. :) I'm curious. If it's not too crazy and I have time I'll put together a list of our combined backpack, for the ones that were listed the most often.

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[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2007-03-21 03:15 pm (UTC)
I don't read much... but I kinda did in the past... so one of them would have to be Santa Paws! ... I love doggies... so probably any cool book with dogs in them... that don't die would be nice :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:33 am (UTC)
Aww. I hate when pets die in books.:(

I haven't read Santa Paws. I'll keepan eye out for it. :)
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-03-21 03:16 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't they be catboys, not cowboys?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:34 am (UTC)
LOL. Why yes. Yes it would!
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[User Picture]From: leilia
2007-03-21 03:16 pm (UTC)
I want those camels!

Oh dear, that is extremely tough.

Timothy Zahn - Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command
David Eddings - Regina's Song
Mercedes Lackey - The Lark & The Wren, Burning Water
Piers Anthony - With a Tangled Skien, Being a Green Mother, For Love of Evil
Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha
Anne McCaffery - The Ship who Searched, The City Who Fought
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I could probably get more in there, but I'm not going to be too greedy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:38 am (UTC)


*clears throat*

What I mean to say is... good choices. *does the golf clap*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:40 am (UTC)
I've never actually read it in it's entirety. Jabberwocky of course and bits and peices here and there. I will read it all one day. I'm gonna work all through my classics once the last Harry Potter is out, and the next Kushiuel, and when I can finally finish Son of A Witch... I just can't getinto it,so all my other ones areon hold until afterthis summer. ClassicshereI come then, though.

And Spacebar MUST DIE.
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-03-21 03:27 pm (UTC)
In the Medieval days portable libraries were not uncommon among the wealthy. The libraries were in a case that opened up to show the listing of books under the lid. The case was usually painted or covered with leather and had the same design as the books within. I googled for a picture but only came up with this for a portable library.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:44 am (UTC)

That picture kicked my ass. I was expecting a random little like drawing from some 80's book... I was not expecting that. Heh. Thanks for that. :)
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[User Picture]From: troubleinchina
2007-03-21 03:29 pm (UTC)
I can give you the exact list because I did that trick. I hauled them across two continents and an ocean.

Let's see...

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Uppity Women of Medieval Times
Touch, by Gayleen Froese
Short Term Adventures (it's a book about jobs you can get around the world)
Working Your Way Around the World
Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Man of his Word series (it's four books)
In a Sunburned Country (which is about Australia)

Yup... that's about what I brought, plus various guide books.

Ah, books.

I'm so glad there are bookstores in Australia. ;)
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-03-21 04:00 pm (UTC)
"Reading Lolita..." was an interesting book.

I'm more of a Bookcrossing sort myself, since traveling with books can make one's luggage quite heavy, especially when you have musical instruments to carry, too.
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2007-03-21 03:30 pm (UTC)
My books would be:

Celestine Prophecy
She's Come Undone
Shopaholic Series
White Oleander
In Her Shoes
Good In Bed

Ha ha ha I am such a girl!!
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2007-03-21 03:33 pm (UTC)
I am missing one, its about a girl who is murdered & looks down on her family members, the person who killed her & her friends from Heaven.

I cannot remember what it is called....
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[User Picture]From: manintheboat
2007-03-21 04:57 pm (UTC)
I need only one book:
Velocities by Stephen Dobyns

It is new and perfect every time I read it.
It had been with me around Europe, the US and anywhere I travel.

I went to Seattle last weekend; a few days before leaving I realized my book was packed. I tore through boxes for hours to find it.

"the sea repeats your name to the desireless sand"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 03:53 am (UTC)
Never even heard of it. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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[User Picture]From: sixstringcat
2007-03-21 06:03 pm (UTC)
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.
I will never get sick of that book, it is the quintessential fantasy novel.
We've all seen the movie...but, the movie ends less than halfway through the book. SO MUCH happens after that, I think all of you should check it out.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 04:01 am (UTC)
I really need to readthat. I need to read that and The Princess Bride. And soooo many other books.
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-03-21 07:01 pm (UTC)
"The Count of Monte Cristo"
"Pyrates" by George MacDonald Fraser
"The Princess Bride"
"The Compleate Marquis de Sade"
"Harry Potter" series. *blushes* i couldn't live without him!
"Enduring Love" by Ian McEwan

When i move... the books are going to take some time to pack.
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[User Picture]From: my_badgers_27
2007-03-21 07:19 pm (UTC)
My books would be...

All the Harry Potter books. God... that may take up the whole backpack.
The Shopaholic series.
Anything by Nicholas Sparks which includes the Notebook, a Walk to Remember, at First Sight.
Artemis Fowl books.
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[User Picture]From: rawrockills
2007-03-21 07:31 pm (UTC)
Fahrenheit 451
The Giver
The Master and Margarita
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lord of the Rings
Rocket Boys
Brave New World
The Pigman
Slaughterhouse Five
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 04:06 am (UTC)
I have almost all of those... And haven't read them. I am the suck. I must get on that.
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2007-03-21 08:31 pm (UTC)
The Bible
The Purpose Driven Life
Many different Rick Steves travel books
Spanish/English dictionary
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 04:08 am (UTC)
Oooh! I want a French/English one in mine. :)
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From: i_love_soup
2007-03-21 09:09 pm (UTC)
1) east of eden
2) east of eden (incase the first one falls in the ocean or gets eaten by a dragon)
3) heart of darkness
4) something shakespeare (because there are so many details it never gets old)
...i feel sad that there aren't more books that i have fallen in love with
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 04:14 am (UTC)
Have you seen the Jane Seymour version of East of Eden? I haven't thought of that in years. Used to watch it with my Mom all the time. I need to see if I can find it anywhere.

That said, Yay Steinbeck!

What's Heart of Darkness? It sounds like somethingI totally know but just can't place right now.

And absolutely. I'd bring a complete Shakespeare collection. They come all in one huge book with iiiiiiiitty bitty writing.
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[User Picture]From: renbeard
2007-03-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
I would have to take my Lord of the Rings books and probably my Harry Potter books. Can't get enough. :)

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-22 04:15 am (UTC)
You'd still have room in your bag! :)
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-03-21 09:57 pm (UTC)
"Cats Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
The first four in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
"Invisable Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk
"Caesar and Christ" by Will and Ariel Durant
"Life in Greece" by Will Durant
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson
"Invitation to a Beheading" by Vladimir Nabokov
"Idylls of the King" Lord Tennyson
and the Viking Portable Medieval Reader.

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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-03-21 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, Id also try to fit in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.... most definitely...
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