What EP Series Have You Been Reading? (10-Book Trends)
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I thought it would be fun to see what series people are actually reading. I'm not interested in long-term tallies--just, say, the last ten books (that way, we can post multiple times and see the changes in what people are reading).
Here are my last ten:
4 books from the Reader's Choice sets
2 books from the Collector's Library of Famous Editions
1 book from the Library of Travel Classics
1 book from the Signed Modern Classics
1 book from the Signed First Editions
1 book from the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written
I think we need to at least include titles. I mean to say you have recently read something in the 100 Greatest series it merely begs the question if what!
We already have a "What Easton Press book are you reading now?" thread (for those who wish to post there). I'm more curious about which series are being read the most. Lately, my EP reading has been a little biased toward the Reader's Choice books--mostly because the photographing of some of these books (for my "guide" to the series) puts me in the mood to read them...
As I said, I'm curious which EP series are actually read the most. I suspect that the 100G series tops the list, perhaps along with Famous Editions and maybe the Masterpieces of Science Fiction. Or not!...it would be interesting to know, don't you think? I bet most members are not actually reading their Deluxe Limited Editions!!
If you are interested in the specific books that I've read, you can follow my reading progress here on LibraryThing by viewing my catalogue and sorting it by date read (I like to click on the "Covers" button and view my reading history graphically). I have entered reading dates going back 30 years -- although I still have a few hundred books that have not yet been logged, of which I have read maybe a hundred. I also still need to add two recent reads (not EP books) to my library; otherwise, the three or four years' reading is, I believe, accurate.
At any rate, I'd love to know what series people read the most, if it's not too much trouble...
Yeah but posting the titles together with the series won't stop you from getting the data you want... but it will also allow people interested in the titles to see who is reading what :)
Ok, now that I understand the objective, it sounds quite interesting. Unfortunately, the last EP books I've read were not part of any of the major series. I am currently reading the World War II Leaders set by EP (titles are listed in the link you provide to the other thread above), prior to that the 5-volume Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and immediately prior to that I read the Churchill 6-volume Second World War and before that the Churchill 6-volume First World War set (I don't think those are the correct names but most people will know the books I assume). So perhaps I am not the target audience since I've never read anything in the 100 Greatest or Famous Editions just yet (at least not those versions anyway). I'll get there eventually but so much history and so little time....
1 book from 100 greatest
3 books from DLEs
4 books by Tolkien
1 book MoSF
1 book from Adventure series
OMG Wootle you actually read the DLEs cover to cover? I am a little surprised by that. I thought they were only for taking pictures and making me spend money :-)
Which ones (if I am not getting Silent's thread off topic) have you read? I was curious how they are for reading rather than just admiring and showing off to uninterested friends!
I've read 451, vol 1 of Da Vinci, vol 1 of Lincoln, currently reading Gullivers, read about the first 25 pages of Kelmscott last year. I really enjoy reading the best editions I can get. Not many people for me to show them off to, so I buy them to read instead of to show. I do believe I will eventually read them all. Since they are starting to slow down production, I'll be able to get some more of them finished before the next comes out. I'm looking forward to getting into the Lincoln set entirely.
>9: Of the DLEs I've only read Midsummer and 451 cover-to-cover, only dipped into the others that I have (afraid to breathe too heavily on them, much less risk bending the pages, smudging the covers, etc.). I do wish EP would ease off on releasing them too often, as my (and others') bank accounts are feeling the pressure. Once or twice yearly (at the holiday season?) would be fine by me.
I've been on a Greek kick lately.
The Iliad (Franklin)
The Odyssey (Franklin)
The Oresteia (Easton) - 100 Greatest
The Republic (Franklin)
Also, The Analects of Confucius (Easton) -100 Greatest
...now on to The Aeneid (Easton) - 100 Greatest
And to top out the last four before that:
The Good Earth (Franklin)
Robinson Crusoe (Franklin)
Tortilla Flat (Franklin)
War & Peace (Easton) - 100 Greatest
Seems I've been a one trick pony, as of late.
My reviewed list on the left of the blog, if you're interested at all:
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