Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obscure Book Meme

Via Andrew Wheeler, this seems the perfect way to chew up a few minutes between classes.

What ten books do you own that you think no one else on your friends list does?
  • All Fishermen Are Liars: True Adventures at Sea by Linda Greelaw
  • The Book of the Sword, Richard Burton
  • The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them), Peter Sagal
  • The Complete Tightwad Gazette, Amy Dacyczyn
  • Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz
  • Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World, Kenneth Kamler
  • Don't Call Me Brother: A Ringmaster's Escape from the Pentacostal Church, Austin Miles
  • Ghost of the Hardy Boys, Leslie McFarlane
  • How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders, Bill Fawcett
  • I Watched A Wild Hog Eat My Baby: A Colorful History of Tabloids and Their Cultural Impact, Bill Sloan
  • On Fencing, Aldo Nadi
OK, that's eleven. So sue me. Prove me wrong! Do you have any of these?

6 comments:

Andrew Wheeler said...

My wife has The Complete Tightwad Gazette! (And the original three books as well, separately.)

Karen Burnham said...

Blast! Proved me wrong. I should have guessed that I wouldn't be the only person embracing the frugal lifestyle nowadays.

Darn handy book series, isn't it?

Paul Kincaid said...

And we have Confederates in the Attic, which Maureen loves and I still haven't managed to get around to reading.

Karen Burnham said...

Paul - Interesting! It's a great book; an honest & in-depth look at some of those Southern folks that the rest of us can hardly believe still exist. What does the KKK look like nowadays? A lot different than 100 years ago, that's for sure.

I'm surprised though, I wouldn't have thought that book would be of interest to folks overseas; it seems like such a uniquely American phenomenon. I'm glad Maureen enjoyed it!

Paul Kincaid said...

Karen, you have to remember that I've co-written a book on the American Civil War and Maureen is a student of American literature (most specifically, at the moment, native American literature), so it's exactly the sort of book we're likely to have around the house.

Karen Burnham said...

Paul - that's very cool, I didn't know that! My father is big into Civil War history, so I absorbed a lot of it growing up. He was working on a history of our small Maine town's involvement for years. We'll have even more to talk about the next time I see you both.