Friday, February 26, 2016

Books to Library - February  26, 2016 AD

I am cleaning out the office and have decided to get rid of as many books as I can force myself to do.  Many of these books are unread - partially read, started and dropped, or just plain skipped.  I was raised that this is a mortal sin - but we shall see!

Loving Frank - Nancy Horan - book about Frank Lloyd Wright, OK, sad fire murder, read parts.
Holy Bible - God? - got at dollar store - print is too small to read - but can't throw it away!
Mr. Churchill's Secretary - Susan Elia MacNeal - good WWII fiction intrigue book from SIRS
Bowling Across America - Mike Walsh - who cares - read parts
The Year That Changed the World - Michael Meyer - 1989 - fall of the Berlin wall - read in parts
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan - gift from Brett - long, slow moving series - many books - I read about half of this and gave up - sorry Brett.
Windows XP Pro - who cares
Webster's New World Dictionary - use the internet
animate Journal - book from Bible study - never used - sorry, God.
Disciplined Minds - Jeff Schmidt - about graduate students beind abused and killing professors - Dwight Nicholson case discussed at length as well as Stanford murder - from Fletcher Goldin
Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity - John Stossel - too arrogant - never read!
Kathy Reichs - Deja Dead - Bones originator but too long, too depressing - never read.
Life Animated - Ron Suskind - one of two copies - about GKTW founder, holacaust survivor.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen - chick lit? - I did not read
Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman - during my self betterment phase bought this book - never read it!
The Couples Comfort Book - Jennifer Louden - too late!
IBS For Dummies - Carolyn Dean - didn't help!
Abdication - Juliet Nicolson - a gift about England in the 1930's - I did not read - mea culpa.
White Mischief - James Fox - saw a movie - bought book - couldn't get into it. About 1930s Englich diplomats in Africa - based on a true story - murder unsolved!
Hong Kong Step by Step - bought for Dan's trip.
The Weird Sisters - Elanor Brown - Diane read - I didn't.

Fifty Shades of Grey - E. L. James - bought for Diane who read it - I read book 1 - got bored!
Practical Classics - Kevin Smokler - bought at his SIRs talk - couldn't get into!
LIFE Picture Puzzle - didn't like - giving away.
The Character of Physical Law - Richard Feynman - gift from Bill Berner - read a long time ago
QED - The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Richard Feynman - from Berner - don't know if I read it?
Wild Frie - Nelson DeMille - never read - some sort of action adventure book with conspiracies?
What Do You Care What Other People Think? - Richard Feynman - from Berner - read a long time ago
Anthen - Neal Stephenson  - beats me?
Eye of the World - Robert Jordan - more unread Wheel of Time
Idiot's Guide - Father of the Bride - summary - "shut up and pay, pay, pay!" - been there done that
The UltraSimple Diet - Mark Hyman - simple my ass!
Hero At Large - Janet Evanovich - romance - don't know if I ever read it.
Twenty Wishes - Debbie Macomber - don't remember?
The Castaways - Elin Hilderbrand - beach murder mystyer - not bad
Imagining Space - Launius and McCurdy - space picture book


  1. Yeah for purging and getting rid of books that you no longer read/need. I don't feel like it's a mortal sin to pass books along to others who might read them, especially when I'm clearly not going to read them, but I do have a hard time starting a book and not finishing it. Or, heaven forbid - listening to a book instead of reading it (cheating! cheating!). So, those are my mortal book sins.

  2. I found Life Animated a fascinating book. See my review of it at

    The holocaust survivor who was instrumental in founding Give Kids the World is Florida is a different book. We were given a copy when Alex stayed at GKTW in 2004.