Ah, the bookshelf . . . what an interesting place these nooks hold in the universe as a reflection of taste, wonder and intrigue. Last time, I started with bookshelf #2 and #3. Today we are double dipping again with #4 and #5. Bookshelf #4 is . . . no books, but a party amongst toys and miscellaneous objects, only. These toys and things don’t like books:
The Wizard of Oz is a local yard sale pickup, being printed in 1982. I’ll be saving this for our daughter when she is old enough to read it and not rip it to shreds.
Duma Key a 2nd & Charles used book pickup was one I DNF’d because it seemed like a lot of ramblings . . . I didn’t DNF it straight out of rage or pure boredom, just seemed like my time was better spent doing something else besides reading this book.
The Vampire Armand is not one I have read. At all.
The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy of Personal Transformation – IF you are willing to open your mind to worldly comparisons to attempting to form gold from other metals, in relation to personal transformation, this book is a great starter. I haven’t finished it or formally practiced anything said here.
Art & Wonder: An Illustrated Anthology of Visionary Poetry – I’ve pulled an example or two out of this for Friday Fun Trifecta. Its a great thumb through reference, at the very least.
MOMENTS FOR FABULOUS FATHERS book is $30 on Amazon. 🤯
Mini Moments for Christmas is another book by Robert Strand. Mother’s gifts to me which I value highly.
I didn’t realize until I went looking for an edition number, that this is actually mine when I was a boy scout. Unfortunately, there is no edition number because the first page is torn out. The Big Bear Cub Scout Book.
Well, it looks like whoever made the decision to serve out this crappy image works in a Toxic Workplace! because why wouldn’t someone want to share a high quality cover image of your book? That would be silly and after all, it’s not that great of a cover to begin with. I haven’t read.
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast Series Book 8)‘s was one I stopped reading, just because I wasn’t serious about reading at the time. It was good stuff from what I remember, something about ancient artifacts and monkey magic. I like when these authors get together and make a bunch of words on a bunch of pages.
No More Mr. Nice Guy – This was a very serious book for me at the time when I bought it. I had a problem telling people no and putting other people before myself in completely the wrong time and place. This book really helped me cope with that shortcoming in my life. It could probably use another study. Now, I feel comfortable telling people no without any explanation at all, which should be considered a skill in itself and proves quite handy at times.
The Smuggled Atom Bomb, this is my second, hard back copy of this book. I ordered it when I thought I had lost my original 50c copy, featured in another bookshelf post somewhere. This author ended up being hired by the government, which would be cool to research how that turned out for him.
999: New Stories Of Horror And Suspense . Now, here’s another one where they insist on serving a crappy version of the cover to people that are trying to share knowledge of a book:
Leap into Darkness – this is a holocaust survival book.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Liberation Through Understanding in the Between. I am absolutely, however as you may have gathered about me, I am more of an open Christian than some and that leads me to study about other religions such as Buddhist, being covered here, in an ease to help the transition into the afterlife.
Modern Man in Search of a Soul – I’m going to classify this as artwork even though it is regarded as non-fiction. It’s essential for food for thought.
Misty picked this one up. The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazis.
Jack the Ripper: Hell Blade Vol. 2 – I have no idea why I only have Vol. 2? All I remember about it, it was a worthy read.
Tolkien: a Biography by Michael J. White – I haven’t read, but I absolutely LOVE reading success stories about people.
Eragon Book 1 – I have no idea?
How to Have More than Enough: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Abundance – I keep meaning to read this one, but I don’t quite have enough to have time to read about how to have enough. It’s a catch-22. I’m joking. I will read at some point, if I live until I’m 104.
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts. I have mixed feelings about this book and the concept. However, it is of quality.
399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young – this book is amazing if you want something more than a crossword puzzle.
I hope enjoyed this bookshelf post. Some of my books aren’t on the bookshelf at all, of course. These bookshelf posts prove to be quite the chore, however I enjoyed it. 🧐 Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.