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?


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?

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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.