I decided not to wander out after lunch but to laze around and read.
I've been tagged by Diddums
Total number of books owned
I haven't got a clue! I reckon somewhere over 1500
Last book bought
Well it would have been Thursday. I bought four books
C J Cherryh - Chanur's Legacy. I really can't believe I haven't read it before. Intelligent Space Opera by one of the best writers of the past 30 years. I'll have to go back to the Foreigner Universe soon.
Terry Brooks - Armageddon's Children. How it all began in the Shannara world. Hope its better than the last book Brooks' wrote.
Hakan Nesser - Borkmann's Point. Apparently a well regarded Swedish Crimewriter. Won lots of Scandanavian awards.
Karin Alvtegen - Another Swede. I thoroughly enjoyed the other two i wrote.
Last book read
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen. That had my friend Min wondering if I had been abducted. You know the plot "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.". I found myself engrossed and even though I know the plot from the TV adaptation I wanted to know what happened. Interesting slice of middle class life in regency England. I'll read some more.
Five books that mean a lot to you
I take it to mean important to me as opposed to favourite.
RSPB Handbook of British Birds - Holden and Cleeves
The book that got me started in birds 5 years ago.
The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
I had read the more famous Asimov Novels (Foundation Trilogy and I Robot) but this one made me want to devour him!
Black & Blue - Ian Rankin/The Wire in the Blood - Val McDermind
Two for the price of one. The two books that got me into mystery novels.
England's 1000 Best Parish Churches - Simon Jenkins.
If you've read this blog for a while you won't need me explaining.
Eive go to Smuggler's Top - Enid Blyton
The sound track to the young Pete!
If anyone wants to do this they can consider themselves tagged