Books

What’s On The Bookshelf? – VI

The sixth entry in the “What’s On The Bookshelf?” series is coming to you courtesy of the need to begin packing up the shelves in our study in preparation for a much larger event… renovations.

Last time around I gave you a warning, this is the double depth shelf, so the list is going to be pretty long. Read on at your peril.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K.Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K.Rowling
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Patrick – Stephen Lawhead
  • Scottish Trades and Professions ~ a selected bibliography – D.R.Torrance
  • A Song for Arbonne – Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Last Human – Doug Naylor
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Sailing to Sarantium – Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Darkest Road – Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Kodak Pocket Guide to Great Picture Taking
  • Legends – ed. Robert Silverberg
  • Espresso Tales – Alexander McCall Smith
  • Family Trusts ~ A New Zealand Guide – Martin Hawes
  • Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Early Socratic Dialogues – Plato
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness – Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Tao of Personal Leadership – Diane Dreher
  • The Complete Medicinal Herbal – Penelope Ody
  • Bonsai Basics – Christian Pessey & Remy Samson
  • Scholar Warrior – Deng Ming-Dao
  • The Awakened One ~ A Life of the Buddha – Sherab Chodzin Kohn
  • A Simple Path – The Dalai Lama
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • How to Have a Beautiful Mind – Edward de Bono
  • Leadership – Rudolph Giuliani
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs – John Heinerman
  • The Motley Fool Investment Guide – David & Tom Gardner
  • Cultivating Stillness – Eva Wong
  • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – John Gray
  • Intimacy & Solitude – Stephanie Dowrick
  • Return of the Primitive – Ayn Rand
  • Eat to Compete – Jeni Pearce
  • Women’s Tao Wisdom – Diane Dreher
  • The Robots of Dawn – Isaac Asimov
  • The English Assassin – Daniel Silva
  • The Right to Write – Julia Cameron
  • Dragons of Winter Night – Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • Dragons of Spring Dawning – Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • The Dragons of Krynn – ed. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • The Eat to Compete Cookbook – Jeni Pearce
  • First Things First – Stephen Covey & Roger Merrill
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families – Stephen Covey
  • The Rich List ~ Wealth & Enterprise in NZ 1820-2000 – Graeme Hunt
  • Grass – Sheri S.Tepper
  • The Bones – Sheri S.Tepper
  • A Plague of Angels – Sheri S.Tepper
  • Raising the Stones – Sheri S.Tepper
  • Sideshow – Sheri S.Tepper
  • Gibbon’s Decline and Fall – Sheri S.Tepper
  • Jinian Footseer – Sheri S.Tepper
  • The True Game – Sheri S.Tepper
  • Master Wolf – Rose Estes
  • The Price of Power – Rose Estes
  • The Demon Hand – Rose Estes
  • The Skies of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragonflight – Anne McCaffrey
  • Get off the Unicorn – Anne McCaffrey
  • The White Dragon – Anne McCaffrey
  • Crisis on Doona – Anne McCaffrey
  • Treaty Planet – Anne McCaffrey
  • Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  • Mort – Terry Pratchett
  • Johnny and the Dead – Terry Pratchett
  • Johnny and the Bomb – Terry Pratchett
  • Lords and Ladies – Terry Pratchett
  • Pyramids – Terry Pratchett (my favourite book and a good intro to Discworld)
  • Small Gods – Terry Pratchett
  • Sourcery – Terry Pratchett
  • The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett
  • The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett
  • Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett
  • Witches Abroad – Terry Pratchett
  • Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett
  • The Dark side of the Sun – Terry Pratchett
  • Strata – Terry Pratchett
  • Thud! – Terry Pratchett
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents – Terry Pratchett
  • Night Watch – Terry Pratchett
  • Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett
  • Maskerade – Terry Pratchett
  • Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
  • The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett (the original source of this blog title)
  • A Hat Full of Sky – Terry Pratchett
  • Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett
  • The Streets of Ankh-Morpork – Stephen Briggs with Terry Pratchett
  • The Discworld Almanak ~ The Year of the Prawn – Terry Pratchett and Bernard Pearson
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy – David Pringle
  • The Complete Book of Photography – John Freeman
  • Monet ~ A retrospective – ed. Charles Stuckey

So what do we learn through this shelf?

If I like an author’s style I tend to keep buying?
I am personally responsible for all of Terry Pratchett’s wealth and success as an author?
I like fantasy fiction, with a liberal sprinkling of dragons, magic and humour?

All of the above, I think is true.

In fairness a few of these books have been gifts, and a few have come into the house through the other half of the OhWaily couple. But, by and large they either reflect my individual taste or our joint taste (Mr Pratchett being the prime example of that.)

There are two more shelves to go, but thankfully for your sanity I have run out of storage boxes and that means I will get to those a little later in the week. Enjoy the break.

See you again at the next installment.

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