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#50670 - 03/09/11 12:03 AM First Five Books
Jake999 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 2230
What are the first 5 books left to right on the bookshelf closest to you? Be honest. Just list the 1st 5 books.

1. The Age of Uncertainty - John Kenneth Galbraith
2. A World of Ideas - Bill Moyer
3. The Complete Book of Erotic Art - Kronehausen and Kronehausen
4. The Pop Up Kama Sutra - Bonanza Pop Up
5. Cosmos - Carl Sagan
Bury your dead, pick up your weapon and soldier on.

#50671 - 03/09/11 12:18 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
6Satan6Archist6 Offline

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 2513
I don't have a bookshelf but the night stand by my bed has a few on it:

Welding Principles and Applications - Sixth Addition - Larry Jeffus
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Under the Dome - Stephen King
The Anarchist Cookbook - William Powell
Satan Speaks - Anton LaVey
No gods. No masters.

#50672 - 03/09/11 12:20 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Clarence Offline

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 61
Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture 8th ed. - Uncle Fester

The Torture Garden - Octave Mirbeau

The Curse of Lono - Hunter S. Thompson

Total Synthesis II - Strike

The Illustrated Story of O - Doris Kloster

#50678 - 03/09/11 03:50 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Woland Moderator Offline
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Registered: 08/28/07
Posts: 766
Loc: Oslo, Norway
This is gonna be strange; I promise you...

How to be a domestic Godess - Nigella Lawson

Stor Kokebok for større og mindre husholdninger - Henriette Schønberg Erken

Large Cookbook for major and minor households - written in 1914.)

The Silver Spoon - Editoriale Domus

Karin Larsson och blommorna i Sundborn - Christina Høgardh-Ihr

(Translation: Karin Larsson and the flowers of Sundborn.)

The 1940s Look - Mike Brown

Highly occult and mind-expanding scriptures, INDEED!


Contra Mundum!

#50680 - 03/09/11 04:06 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Woland]
Diavolo Offline

Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 4997
Vergilius - De zwerftochten van Aeneas

(Translated: Virgil - The Aeneid)

James G Cowan – The Aborigine Tradition

Umberto Eco – Vijf Morele Dilemma's

(Translated: Five Moral Pieces)

John Brockman - What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty

Robert C. Solomon – Dark Feelings and Grim Thoughts: experience and reflection in Camus and Sartre.


#50681 - 03/09/11 04:52 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Hegesias Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 725
Bill Hicks: Love All the People
Mein Kampf
Liber Falxifer

I don't have many books, less than 50 I'm sure. I spend most of my side money on books, I don't have much money after I buy all my food and stuff.

#50684 - 03/09/11 07:05 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Hegesias]
Jason King Offline
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Registered: 10/24/10
Posts: 731
Loc: 65?1%833Q!92A24 (It's a code)
Closest bookshelf to my computer:

The Rediscovery of the Mind - John Searle
In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks - Gerard 't Hooft
Buddhism (Flamarrion Iconographic Guides) - Louis Frederic
How the World Can Be the Way It Is - Steve Hagen
Superstrings and the Search for The Theory of Everything - F. David Peat


#50685 - 03/09/11 08:29 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Damis Offline

Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 60
Loc: England
From left to right...

1) CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide: Seventh Edition. by Mike Meyers

2) The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

3) The Saga of the Volsungs

4) The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

5) Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P Lovecraft.
Leben ist krieg.

#50686 - 03/09/11 10:02 AM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Zorg Offline

Registered: 08/30/09
Posts: 44
Loc: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
1. The Coming of the King- Nikolai Tolstoy
2. Playback- Raymond Chandler
3. The Great International Math On Keys Book- Texas Instruments
4. Carrie- Stephen king
5. Satan Speaks- Anton LaVey

There is also a stack of Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Playboy and Maxim magazines.
"The average person thinks he isn’t" Father Lorenzoni

"Plato was a bore."
Friedrich Nietzsche

#50706 - 03/09/11 02:33 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Phobos Offline

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 50
Loc: France
Bookshelves being out of arm reach, I'll just give the titles of five the books which are piled up on my desk:

Jacques Julliard - La Reine du monde. Essai sur la démocracie d'opinion (Queen of the World. Essay on the democracy of opinion)

Sarah Kane - Complete Plays

Friedrich Nietzsche - Par-delà bien et mal (Beyond Good and Evil)

Anton Chekhov - La Cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard)

Alexander Pushkin - Boris Godounov | Théâtre complet (Boris Godunov | Complete Plays)
La République ne reconnaît, ne salarie ni ne subventionne aucun culte.

#50718 - 03/09/11 04:05 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Gattamelata Offline

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 46

John Milton: Paradise Lost

Charles Bronson (aka Michael Gordon Peterson): Solitary Fitness

Dante Alighieri: De Monarchia

Ibn Khaldun: Muqaddamah

Miguel Serrano - El Cordon Dorado
Society : an inferno of saviors. —Emil Cioran

#50720 - 03/09/11 04:21 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: Gattamelata]
SkaffenAmtiskaw Moderator Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1318
"Tales of Mystery and Madness" by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gris Grimly

"Dog's Life" (a compendium on the keeping of hunting dogs)

"Small Game Hunting and Trapping"

"Camouflage and Discovery - revealing factors of hunter and prey"

"Unlimited hunting"

-What? I keep my books on hunting way up there! The shelf directly below it was way cooler.
"I'd rather be right than consistent" - Winston Churchill

#50725 - 03/09/11 05:55 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: SkaffenAmtiskaw]
HeimiricIX Offline

Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 75
Loc: Mexico City.

"Faust" J.W. Goethe

"The Antichrist" F. Nietzche

"La saga de Cthulhu" Various

"El gato demoniaco y otros cuentos Irlandeses" W. B. Yeats

"The Vampyre Encyclopedia" by Matthrew Bunson
HeimiricIX - Made you look

#50727 - 03/09/11 07:03 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
ta2zz Offline
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Registered: 08/28/07
Posts: 1552
Loc: Connecticut

1. Tony Compolo: 20 hot potatoes Christians are afraid to touch
2. Gentry Lee: Garden of Rama
3. Betty Edwards: The new drawing with the left side of the brain
4. Isaac Asimov: Nemesis
5. Uncle Johns Unstoppable Bathroom Reader 16th edition from 2004

In that order for no particular reason. A nice bit of reality, fantasy and humorous reality.

We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams. ~Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

#50730 - 03/09/11 07:52 PM Re: First Five Books [Re: Jake999]
Nemesis Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2175
Loc: US
Nothing profound on my shelf.

"A Land Remembered" by Patrick D. Smith

"In The Land Of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey Into the Saudi Kingdom" by Qanta A. Ahmed, M.D.

"The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future Of the Human Animal" by Jared Diamond

"Empress Orchid" by Anchee Min

"Holistic Guide to a Healthy Dog" by Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown, D.V.M.

Because when you feed your dog raw, you want to make sure you're providing the right nutrients and proteins, lol.

Edited by Nemesis (03/09/11 07:54 PM)
Edit Reason: Stupid iPad auto-correct
Nothing is sacred.

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