Cubbyhole Beneath The Stairs

The Journal Of A Very Lazy Reader Who Yearns To Read More

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Name: B. Dragon

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Great Illustrated Classics

Great Illustrated Classics


The following books are in my collection:

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling
Christmas Bedtime Stories
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table - Howard Pyle
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty - William Bligh
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE: Old and New Testament
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

I found my rather dusty old collection of Great Illustrated Classics books. I remember reading them ages ago but the sad thing is, I don't have a clue what any of the books were about. Vaguely if at all! I remember trying to collect every single one I could find. Most of them came from K-B Toys in the early 90's.

To my surprise, there's around seventy of these books now! Eesh. I believe my books will be given to my nephew one day when he's old enough. I'll have to do some serious cleaning up before I give these books away.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just thinking...

I've been looking over my books to figure out what next to read. I guess the most obvious choice would be "Dragonriders of Pern". Maybe I can re-read the Harry Potter books one after the other. I was given a set of Narnia books that I've been meaning to read because of the movies. I read the first book but couldn't get into the second book. I can't find my Harry Dresden book. Hmm...

I did manage to get my hands on 3 more Xanth books but they're 8th (Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn) , 9th (Golem in the Gears), and 10th (Vale of the Vole) in the series. I'm not sure if I want to read them or just try to keep looking for 'Castle Roogna' and the others in order. The two closest used bookstores didn't have anything and the 3 Xanth books came from a book seller at a flea market.

I guess I'll read Pern next. I'll admit, I don't think I'll be interested in it. Kind of a bad attitude when heading into a book but hey, I had the same attitude before I wandered into Klah and Xanth.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First Entry

There's no end to my interest in blank journals. I always want to fill them up but I have no content to put in them. I stumbled upon a type of journal where people jot in what they've read and their opinions about what they've read.

I have no patience when it comes to reading. I really wish I did though. I figure I could open this nifty little blog and at least try to make an effort. We'll see how it goes!