Tuesday, September 6, 2011


During my life, I have had books that have come and gone as I've moved; and believe me, I haven't moved all that often.  My brother - Gabe - has moved more than I have and he has really streamlined his book collection to the books that he absolutely needs.  
However, with each move I've made, there have been books that have been a constant in my collection; ones I just can't toss out or live without.  And here's the list of them in no particular order:
'LOTR' by JRR Tolkien 
'The Stand' by Stephen King
'The Dead Zone' by Stephen King
'Christen' by Stephen King
'The Five People You Meet In Heaven' by Mitch Albom
'House on the Hill' by Estelle Pinney
'Magician' by Raymond E Fiest
'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Trilogy in Four Parts' by Douglas Adams
'The Human Animal' by Desmond Morris
I know my list isn't very long, however, some of these have been in my collection for a very long time.  I've had the LOTR (this one is one volume from 1978 which I found at The Book Barn in Mullumbimby, NSW years ago) for about seventeen years now.  I've loved 'The Stand', 'Christine' and 'The Dead Zone' since high school and 'The Human Animal' has been in my collection since I was around twenty years old (it was a Christmas gift from Mum and Dad).  
Some of my children's books are still in my collection today; as Mum kept them for me in storage.  Some of those titles are:
'The BFG' by Roald Dahl
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl
'More About Amelia Jane' by Enid Blyton
'Blinky Billy' by Dorothy Wall
'The Secret Garden'
'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis
'Brer Rabbit Again' by Enid Blyton
'The Mystery of the Tolling Bell' by Carolyn Keene
So, how many of your favourites have stayed in your collection - either from your childhood or your recent past? - or have you renewed all of your books in your collection completely so you have new books to read all the time; year after year?  I do enjoy having my older books around, but I do enjoy reading new ones as well.  Until my next post, happy reading.

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