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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Top Ten Books I'd like in my library

  1.  Issac Asimov's histories. They were library use only and have been long discarded before the electronic age.
  2.  No Rusty Swords, Letters from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Had them at seminary and foolishly let them go.
  3. Norton Anthologies. College literature books in American and World. I kept the Modern Poetry one. It came in handy when I was wooing my wife way back in the day.
My eyesight has been so poor that I've stopped reading hard copy books. Kindle lets me set the size of the font and puts less strain on them. I've had one eye's cataract removed and will get the other one done in a few weeks. I can tell the difference already and may go back to reading regular books. The biggest problem is room for new books. I have a one side of my garage full of books and the books cases in my house are overflowing.


Lydia said...

Yay! Someone else who likes to read anthologies! Nobody else has mentioned that yet this week. :)

Good luck with your cataract surgery. I hope it's successful and has a smooth healing process.


P M Prescott said...

Thank, Lydia. So for this one has been a snap. Can't wait for the other one.

Susan said...

I never want to see another Norton anthology again in my life! LOL. I used them a lot when I was getting my bachelor's in English. Too much, apparently!

Happy TTT!

Greg said...

Isaac Asimov's histories would be interesting, I would think. Good luck with your surgery in a few weeks- hope it goes smoothly!

P M Prescott said...

I felt that way too at the time, Susan, but when I remember what great stories were in them now I wish I still had them.

P M Prescott said...

Greg, they were written at an easy reading level, but were comprehensive in almost every detail.

Tena Stetler said...

Great books all! I'd forgotten about The Hobbit and SC Lewis. Loved Edgar Allan Poe short stores too. Thanks for sharing. Here is my list. https://www.tenastetler.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=7338&action=edit

P M Prescott said...

Yes they are, Tena, thanks for coming by.