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But then there are the books that have been on the shelves for years, decades even. Will anyone ever open them again? But they take up space needed for new books. I have promised myself to discard 10 of these every month, and record that here to prove that I did it.
Many of my 'discards' spend some time near the front door and it takes a while to find the right person or entity to gift them to. Sometimes they get passed on to family or LT friends. Others get put into my booth at the antique mall. Occasionally, I've donated to the local library sale and now there are Little Free Libraries to place them.
I might even ignore this thread so I can't see what you are disposing. Now I want to read that first one on your list!
No, you don't. 1950s escatology rewarmed in the 1960s. These books are ones that are landing in the paper recycling.
One of the 10 books I took off the shelf will make it back there because I ended up rereading it - picked it up and couldn't put it down.
I married you
I need to finish working on the pile and then replentish to replace the one(s) I decided to keep.
What is calculus about?
Baptême, eucharistie, ministère : convergence de la foi
Contemplating the word
Thoughts in solitude
Good morning - it's Margaret
For what it's worth:
The calculus book from 1961 was brought home from the boys' school after the school discarded it. Noone here does calculus these days, and if so would use a computer for most of it.
I have a copy of BEM in English, and I don't read French.
I'm not a big Merton fan, and this book is falling apart of old age.
The other two are not bad books, just past their use by dates and I have more recent books that I'd rather read.
September discards finished.
My brother-in-law, a Lutheran minister, said just the other day, "I don't really need to read most of this theology stuff anymore. I know it."
The access data base is where I give the books their call numbers, so I have to keep it up.
With the web, I don't need a World Almanac any more, and if I did, this one is out of date. It is worth noting that over twice as many people have entered this one than the current one.
2 Meistergesänge Fastnachtsspiele Schwänke
These three are all Reclam editions which I loved as a student because they were cheap and small. Now I prefer larger print. Two we have other editions of, and they are certainly available on the web.
This was the English copy. If either of us ever decides to pick it up again, we will use the MHD/NHD copy we own and not read it in English.
XXX Medieval Culture and Society
No. This is a nice selection of documents. I'll keep it for now.
Mozart Die Hochzeit des Figaro (just German)
Mozart Die Zauberflöte
Strauß Die Fledermaus
Verdi Aida (just German)
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Which makes up my 10, and then a bit more.
Well, for the record, I entered the first one, but the process is too difficult. The others are just being discarded without ever having been in LT. That's life.
October discards finished.
Very painful. But I have bought more cookbooks, and two tall 80cm bookcases are all the space I have for cookbooks. Something has to give.
1 Das grüne Kochbuch
From a supermarket. three stars. This one I can manage.
2 Claire's Corner Copia cookbook
Apparently I gave this one 4 stars, but I have plenty of vegetarian cookbooks that I occasionally look at. This was acquired second hand. Bearable.
3 Ken Hom's vegetables & pasta book
I could probably bear discarding the other two I have of his as well. No, no, not today. But this one goes.
Reading my review, I think I ought to look this one through again. Doesn't go this time.
4 Vegetables from an Italian Garden
Another one I gave 4 stars to and reviewed, and haven't touched since. Looks complicated. It can go.
Off to get another stack.
Well, thank goodness for reviews. I wrote that it has a lot of British steamed puddings. Not going. Do I have dates? I could try the date and walnut pudding.
5 Slow Cooker Meals (121 Favorite Comfort Foods)
6 Slow Cooker Recipes : Season's Best Comfort Foods
7 Real food from your slo-cooker
8 Slow Cooker Meals : 120 Satisfying Recipes
Back when I got my first slow cooker I bought several books to use with it, but most weren't very good. There are a few worth keeping, but I can easily do without these.
9 Microwave fish cookbook
Much earlier I bought several cookbooks to try to cook with the microwave. I use it a lot, but not usually as the main method of cooking. This is the only book to have survived this long. Won't be missed.
10 One hundred bread machine recipes
11 Bread machine magic
The bread machine was my condition for being willing to move to Geneva, as I didn't think I could live on white baguettes. Our second son became very adept at using it, and baked most of our bread for the three years. But back in Vienna with excellent bakeries I don't need to bake bread regularly, and when I do, I prefer to do it by hand. The machine is down in the basement.
12 The ultimate fat-free cookbook
Let's be honest. Cutting the fat means cutting flavour.
November discards finished.
It worked. Tastes good.
13 The White Tiger
off my hands.
A few more have gone straight into the paper recycling. The rest will go to a swap library next week.
I tried to get rid of most of my Doonesbury cartoons, but then I started to re-read them ... I'm hoping to get rid of most of them after this re-read
I think I should get rid of some of the old cross stitch books. That will give me space for the newer knitting, spinning and weaving books.
2 Picture it in Cross Stitch
3 200+ Holiday Quickies
It turns out this one hadn't been entered, so I have entered it to discard it.
4 Celtic Art in Cross stitch
5 Inspirational Cross-Stitch
This was a gift, and I have only kept it because of the dedication. Time to clear it out.
6 501 Cross Stitch Designs
Most of these were also some of the very first books I entered in LT. The entries looked like that, too. Enough for tonight, I'll find more in the morning.
8 Simple folk instruments to make and to play
Both had to be entered before they could be discarded.
And two more cross stitch books
9 500 cross stitch charted designs
10 The Best of Just CrossStitch
Now these had been added back when I was new to LT. They both required a lot of editing and combining.
BTW, Charts have gotten a lot easier to read in the past 20 years.
1 Gotische Grammatik
2 Die Götterlieder der älteren Edda: Auswahl
3 Altnordisches Elementarbuch
4 Mittelhochdeutsches Taschenwörterbuch
If you have to tear the pages out of an old textbook for recycling, is it more repectfull put those pages in the old paper collection or to tear them up and feed them to my worms?
Adventures in Sourdough Cooking
Ken Hom's east meets west cuisine
My husband thinks I should make supper, so I'll do the rest later.
8 Carlton Fredericks' New low blood sugar and you
9 The Sonoma diet
10 The sugar solution
And another two books I found during the past few weeks:
11 Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
12 Curiosa iuris germanici
Those two can go to the book exchange at the recycling centre. The others are already in the paper recycling.
There is also a small pile of books on the floor to get rid of. One was a duplicate. Another was missing the final pages. The rest are books that must have been brought into the house by our son, but don't interest us. As he hasn't lived here in several years, I'm not bothering to enter or keep them.
At one point I thought I might do some water colour painting. Not really likely. The books had never been entered.
1 Das schnelle Aquarell : skizzieren und malen : Urlaubsgrüße,…
2 Watercolor : a new beginning : a Holistic approach to painting
3 The big book of painting nature in watercolor
4 Basic techniques for painting textures in watercolor
Last time I was at the recycling centre I got bawled out for leaving more books than I took. I solved the problem by taking a stack of outdated guide books to tear apart and throw in the paper recycling. However, I think I have other homes for books worth saving.
The next three go straight into the paper recycling.
5 Calculus Vol. 1: Introduction with Vectors and Analytic Geometry
6 Physics (Parts I & II)
7 The new Emily Post's Etiquette
2 Bibel Sakramente Liturgie
3 A Common Calling
4 Katholisch und Evangelisch : Informationen über den Glauben
5 Evangelisch, katholisch, muß das sein?
Outdated books on ecumenism. I think it says something that for three of them, I am the only person to have entered them. One more has one other member. These are going straight into the paper recycling.
6 Glaubensverkündigung für Erwachsene
7 Was wir glauben : eine Auslegung des Apostolischen Glaubensbekenntnisses
These are a bit more popular, but I don't think I have read either one, and if I were going to read something like this in German, I would chose something more recent. Again, for the paper recycling.
Again, very old, only copy on LT. When I bought it I was trying to learn French.
9 I believe in the Holy Spirit
10 I believe in the Church
These two I also have in an anthology. They are probably worth passing on, as I have a suitable venue.
I have a worm composter down here, but I want a second one, and need space for it. Besides, it is really time to clean things up.
1 The World in your Kitchen
2 How to make Bruschette
3 Sainsbury's masterclass : step-by-step to classic dishes
4 Family Favourites
5 365 easy one-dish meals
6 365 great 20-minute recipes
7 Süße Klassiker
8 Sophie Grigson's herbs
9 Weihnachten : Die schönste Zeit zum Backen
10 Epices et aromates : mode d'emploi
6 Rice cookbook
7 The Best seafood recipes
8 Low-fat meals in minutes
9 The Quick-cook Book
10 Light and luscious summertime cookbook
OK calling it quits for this month, I guess. September will be late, as we will be on holiday. In England, so when we get back I will be looking for bookcase space.
I'll get that one off to >50 .Monkey.: next week, then. I think I have the address.
Dune: complete chronology
Dune. The Butlerian jihad by Brian Herbert (1)
The Machine Crusade (Legends of Dune, Book 2) by Brian Herbert (2)
The battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert (3)
Dune. House Harkonnen by Brian Herbert (6)
Dune. House Corrino by Brian Herbert (7)
Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert (9)
Dune messiah by Frank Herbert (10)
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert (12)
OK, I found two more books down there that I will never read again, but that I don't have to ask Jerry about.
9 Time Traders
This year I have had to opt out due to health problems. I am missing it less than I expected, probably because I really am on a rollercoaster trying to get meds sorted out to the point that I can actually predict how I will be feeling an hour from now. Added to which comes the probability that I will have to be operated on for a cataract sometime next year.
Anyway, over that period of time I have bought several books to use with the children. There is little point in these occupying shelf space here, so I need to pack them up and drop them off for the school library.
I don't think listing them here is necessary. Ten books are going into the bag.
George McDonald Fraser
3-9 Various Flashman titles
11 The Devil's Disciple
12 Perfect Match
13 Der heilige Leopold
14 Dial M for Merde
15 Half of a Yellow Sun
The bag is at least as heavy as it ought to get, so enough for now.
Culinaria :China in German. That one alone weighs a ton.
The Time-Life American regional cookbook
365 all-American favorites
365 ways to cook fish and shellfish
365 ways to cook vegetarian
An American series from the 1990s. I've kept some that have recipes we use now and again.
Traité du pois chiche
Le mezzé libanais : l'art de la table festive
Two books in a case. I still think I'd really enjoy these if I could read them.
Classic Indian cooking
Classic Indian vegetarian and grain cooking
My reviews for these both read "Julie Sahni is for the days when you want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are good, but much more complicated than most other Indian Cookbooks." Maybe that's why I never use them.
Seductions of rice
Good job. Now I can shelve my recent purchases.
Yes, of course, that's what I'll do!!
I stood in front of the shelves for a while this evening and came up with a few.
For the paper recycling:
1) The Americans
2) National Geographic's Guide to the National Parks (1992)
3) The Waterways of Britain and Europe (1990)
4) Vienna by MAK
The rest will be passed on:
5) The vegetarian barbecue
6) Japanese Cookery
7) Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden
8) A Feast of Scotland
9) Oh, Fudge!
(Don't tell Tim. I was surprised to see it on the shelf. I don't think I ever read it. It has my unmarried name in it.)
>66 MarthaJeanne: On the minus side, I bought several books today including two cookbooks. I wasn't supposed to let my to reads go above 290. Currently at 286 so ... OK, one of the cookbooks is already entered. I just have to change details to show that I now own it. But I saw this other great cookbook. And Frick's is closing their branch on Kärtnerstraße, so they are selling off lots of books at very low prices. And saw another great book marked way down somewhere else. I mean, what is a person supposed to do?
I guess I'll start entering the first few books.
But you are working (generally) in the direction you desire.
7) The social history of art : Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque (vol 2)
8) Lust auf Mehr... Mini Cakes (already spoken for)
9) The Secular and Ecclesiastical treasuries
10 American Indian design and decoration
10 Children's object lesson sermons : based on the Common Lectionary Year B Ugh! Probably also ugh 30 years ago.
I'm very proud of myself. I went to the local branch today to return my books instead of the big main library. I even managed to leave without borrowing any more books to add to the pile I already have out.
Of course, they just weeded out a lot of books that hadn't been borrowed for 7-10 years, and were giving them away. Make that 284.
I'll try again next month.
1 Sweetmeats as they are made in Venice
2 Fish as it's cooked in Venice
Souveniers of a visit to Venice. Book(let)s are 20 years old.
3 All the Recipes Pasta of Italian Cuisine
4 The Complete Illustrated Tuscan Cookery
Similar, just bigger.
5 Food FAQs: Substitutions, Yields & Equivalents
6 Kürbis bringt Farbe in Ihre Küche
7 Kürbis bringt Farbe in Ihre Küche, Teil 2
Published by farmers to help sell more pumpkins.
"180 european fishes in 26 european languages"
9 Prue Leith's Dinner Parties
10 Brot backen
11 Memories with food at Gipsy House
My recollection is that this was a good read.
1 Quickcheck French
2 Duftpelargonien : auswählen und genießen
Yes, I still shop at Frau Bach's, but don't need this.
3 Nie mehr Schnecken
If only it had helped!
4 Ungarisch für die Reise
5 Recipes for an Arabian Night
6 Book of Lavender
7 The Basil Book
A Multitude of Mints
Whoops, I think I'll keep this one.
8 The World of Rosemary
I remember the day I bought this. I had looked forward to visiting Caprilands for a long time, and made the reservation. Neither Jerry nor Mom was enthusiastic, and the baby was sickening. I did it, but it wasn't as enjoyable as it should have been.
9 This Little Puffin
10 Confessions of a Sneaky Organic Cook
11 1001 Foods
6 Our endangered values
7 The Psychology of Computer Programming
I offered a friend two knitting books for babies. She turned them down. I won't use them again.
8 Itty-bitty nursery
Um. I guess I'll keep the other a bit longer. I gave it a really good review including, 'This is a keeper.'
But in putting that one back I found:
9 Getting started in Punch needle
10 Eco colour
To read is at 266. I seem to attract books somehow.
The three I counted but aren't entered yet are two library books: One about the Danube, the other an exhibit catalogue about old geographic treasures from the National Library. I didn't even go into the book stacks. I returned books (http://www.librarything.com/topic/245149#6192855), got the Edith Stein back, asked a librarian to reserve me a few books from the banned list. Then I picked out a few movies to watch, and the two books jumped out at me from the displays on my way back to the elevator. I really couldn't help it.
And as we went walking in Laxemburg park yesterday I picked up a book about all the little follies in the park. About 1800 the Kaiser decided he needed a medieval castle with suitable grounds... We go there once or twice a year, and I want to know more about the things we see. Especially if we take guests.
Maybe I ought to do my entering.
Pulled this out to see if we should keep it. My first reaction was that it might be interesting to reread. After opening the book and seeing the yellowing paper and the tiny unclear font I realized that if either of us rereads it, it won't be this copy.
10) 101 things you didn't know about Shakespeare
11) Witch Child
In the process of finding these, I also threw away a few dozen CDs.
To read is at 269.
1 Streetfood indisch
Jerry and I have also sorted through the math books and we can do without
2 Mathematician's Delight
3 Makers of Mathematics
4 Mathematics in fun and in Earnest
5 The treasury of Mathematics: 2
6 Foundations of modern analysis
7 Naive Set Theory
9 introduction to Algebraic Topology
and we are also getting rid of a lot of old comic books. These were Steven's, but he didn't bother putting them into his boxes in the attic, and he hasn't been back for years, so I'll be hard.
10 Weirdos from another planet!
11 Yukon ho! : a Calvin and Hobbes collection
Two other Calvin and Hobbes that had never been entered.
12 The tenth Garfield treasury
13 The Simpsons Forever - never entered
14 Enormously Fox trot
15 Wrapped-up Foxtrot
Another unentered Foxtrot
Well, now I won't feel quite so guilty about whatever happens at BuchWIEN later this week.
To read is at 266. Maybe I should keep just a little guilt? Of course, throwing old books away doesn't help the To read numbers, just makes space on the shelves for the new books.
From death-camp to existentialism: a psychiatrist's path to a new therapy
The doctor and the soul
I am not likely to ever start reading Frankl, and if I do, it will be in German.
Kinder sind Brücken zum Himmel: Worte über Kinder
Another book that I am unlikely to ever decide to read. If I change my mind, the library has it.
This has allowed me to move books around enough that most of the newest books are no longer in a box on the floor, but on a shelf. Of course, only if I read faster than I buy.
So the process doesn't just free up shelf space. It also gets us to see some items in our collections that we had forgotten about.
This is not a bad cookbook, but I need space for vegetable cookbooks, and this is as big as two or three others. I looked a bit, and noticed that there is a long essay on how wonderful chard is, followed by one recipe (with another elsewhere.) No, I can use the space.
BTW, I also recognized several books on the tables. Probably several of these will be back there next year. Luckily there was free wifi, so I was able to access LT. There were several more I would have been interested in...
1 The Great Barbeque Cookbook
2 Food to go
3 Pies & tarts
4 Easy Greek-style cookery
DDR magazines. Not entered (by me, but in LT)
See new reviews. These are quite old.
7 Harrods cookery book
8 The Kitchen Book
9 Früchte im Glas
10 Easy Meals
1 Producing your own power
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising sequence. I need to find a good home for these. As ever, I am willing to mail within the EU. ETA: Books taken.
7 Why Switzerland?
8 Switzerland : Insight Guide
9 Signspotting 2
10 Self-Catering Afloat
The other books are all so out-dated (if they were ever of any use whatever) that they should probably go in the recycling.
1 Windmills and waterwheels explained
2 The Industrial Revolution explained
3 Steam Railways Explained
4 Bridges Explained
5 The science of Harry Potter
6 Swiss Family Robinson
7 Skating Shoes
8 The Giver
9 The Phantom Tollbooth
10 The Number Devil
11 The sugar-plum Christmas book
12 The Wind in the Willows
To Read is going back down. 262
Real Fast Food
The Museum : Behind the Scenes
Around the world in 80 treasures
Weihnachtsschmuck aus Böhmischen Glasperlen
Two of these are provisional until I have reread them.
Back to cookbooks this month.
Best of the Best 1
Best of the Best 6
Problem with these is that even if I would like the recipes there is nothing getting me into the cookbooks. I remember making the Nutella cookies once. They were good, but we never did it again.
Limonaden, Summerdrinks & Co.
A Taste of Thyme
6 al dente
7 Veneto cuisine
I enjoyed this one ten years ago, but without Venetian ingredients It wouldn't taste the same. My husband has decided that I couldn't cope with Venice any more. He's probably right.
That seems to be enough progress for today.
1 Eisvergnügen am Stiel
2 Cooking the dutch oven way
3 Good Seafood Book
5 Cooking on the Go
6 American Heritage Cookbook
7 House of India Cookbook
8 The Tassajara bread book I don't need this anymore, but it is the book I first learned to bake bread from.
9 Indian Sweet Cookery
10 Indian Vegetarian Cookery
11 Indian Meat & Fish Cookery
Most of these books are ones I have had for decades. They were good cookbooks in their day. But not only has our taste changed. So have our shops. Recent Indian cookbooks don't have to make as many adjustments to be usable in Western kitchens.
I did finally get the bag of books to the school, and the librarian was very happy with the books I had chosen for her.
Today I pulled the Greek and Hebrew books based on German from my shelves. I hope I have a place to donate them where they will be used. 5 books plus the answer booklets to 2 of them.
6 (8) The Golden Circle
Plus six travel guides that are over 10 years old. Those go in the paper recycling. Not all had been entered, but I'm not bothering.
September is done.
I needed space to put a book away, so we agreed on discarding
The adventures of Don Quixote
Draußen vor der Tür und ausgewählte Erzählungen (I'm guessing that the combining across languages there is inaccurate, but not going to touch it.)
Today I decided that it was time to get rid of the pile of used clothing I've been building. Shirts I never wear, Disney and Harry Potter sheets now that our youngest has been out of the house for several years ... I checked with my husband about large plastic bags to hold them. That sent him up to clear several things out, too. Fine with me! But after a while he called me to look, 'Do you know what this is?' Yes, even before he opened it out, I recognized the quilt I have been missing since we moved in here about ten years ago. My MIL embroidered 32 redwork squares as a child/teenager and then made them up into this lovely quilt. I have been heart broken that it was missing. He had noticed a large plastic bag that was disintegrating, and pulled it out to investigate. I am so happy to have the quilt back. And just in time to put on the guest bed for my mother's visit next month.
And yes, we loaded three bags of used clothing/house linens into the donation boxes. But not the quilt, of course.
1 - 3 I pulled a pile of books from the basement to see why they were in that pile. None had been entered. Three went into the discards bag. The fourth was entered and is now in To Read.
Cleaning up for guests makes you see things that have been lying around.
(Unless you tell me that I can't count his discards.)
I am giving the old one away because I bought the newer edition (by mistake). The new one is set better, but otherwise I don't see changes in a quick look through.
2,3 I'm not listing these right yet, as they are going off to someone who sometimes checks this thread out.
2 Vegetarian Epicure
3 Madhur Jaffrey's world vegetarian
These three all went to the same person. The second and third were ones LT thought she should borrow but I never open any more.
Of course, it's fun going through and seeing my donations - including some that I bought there last year and gave back since. I did not accept change from the large bill I handed them, and found a few small items to buy at other stalls. Part of my Christmas charity giving, and giving to me as well. Some of the books look quite good. And a few chicklits that I would never buy at their real price.
6 On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi
Good book, but I'll never read it again.
7 Ethnology of religion
Why did I read it once?
8 Dictionary of true etymologies
9 Only begotten daughter
10 Küchengerät des 20. Jahrhunderts: Kochen mit Stil und Styling
11 Blood and Beauty
Whether or not these were worth reading once, they are not worth a reread.
Looking for space on the history shelf
1 Mittelhochdeutsche Grammatik
2 Das tägliche Leben im spätmittelalterlichen Niederösterreich
3 Sir Gawain We are still keeping the copy edited by Tolkien.
4 The Medieval World
These are all going into the paper recycling.
Acts of Worship (1960)
Bread for the journey (1981)
Sing and pray and shout hurray! (1974)
Women Included (1991)
I have to say, that even knowing that these were good collections at the time, now many of the prayers just make me cringe.
I also decided not to keep an old BCP/Hymns Ancient and Modern.
This is being discarded because our copy has print too small for our eyes to read.
Do give us a count of the books, at least.
I'm not counting. I was hoping for some extra shelf space, but it keeps being used up. My certificate now has space without having books behind it. I moved several Bibles from the head of my bed where there was always 'stuff' in front of them to a place where they are easy to get to. This also meant giving that shelf more height, so I'll lose a shelf in this unit, which I'll probably be OK with. So I guess I will have gotten rid of one shelf worth in a seven (now 6) shelf unit. Adding in a narrow shelf for non-books that need a place to live.
Add in the fact that the whole section has been cleaned, and this has been a useful exercise.
I'll list a few more that others might be interested in. Ie these aren't going straight into the recycling.
The Church If I read it again, it will be in German.
Mary : Mother of Reconciliation
Penguin Dictionary of Saints - recycling. Not only is the internet a better resource, but this copy has water damage.
As the books get older you also find that the examples used get less and less relevant.
The Church women want
Women in Christianity
St Francis and the Song of Brotherhood
And I was just going to buy a pepper mill at Babette's (cookbooks and spices), which we needed because the electric one gave up the ghost. And I just started looking around while the saleswoman served other customers, and somehow two books and a tin of tahine spice landed on the counter next to the pepper mill.
This must have been one of Dad's books. It may have been useful 60 years ago.
Ein Winter in Wien Fairly short simple book taking place in Vienna, 1910. This would be good for someone new to Vienna and learning German at an intermediate level. Available if someone wants it (eu only).
6 Schlaraffenland & Gaumenlust : so schmeckt Niederösterrreich
7 Transylvanian Cookbook
Add to that that I did very little discarding in February due to health issues.
Besides, now and again I come across a book that isn't a good fit for me (any more), but does fit well for someone else I know.
Creating a learning church
Jesus Rediscovered - Wait a minute, this is falling apart. Altpapier after all.
2) China Dog
3) Belle du Seigneur
4) Talk to the Snail I'm going to include this in a package I should have mailed months ago.
Jerry and I looked at a few rows of fiction together. That makes decisions easier.
I just decided to add my whole Gerald Durrell (and Jacquie) to the stack. That's another 9 books. I started reading these in 1967. I may reread Beasts in my Bed before it goes in the discard bag, but none of these have been read since I joined LT, so time to pass them on.
2 Alpenblumen in Kreuzstickerei
3 Calligraphie : Carnet de point de croix
Jardin (Bonnin) Oops, No, changed my mind.
4 Harry Potter : points de croix But this one can go.
5 A New Twist on Tatting
6 Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book
and a few more:
7 Father B's Book of Stitches
8 The Needlepoint Book
9 Needlepoint by design
10 More Needlepoint by design
11 Le point de Beauvais
5) The new Crewel
6) Counted Thread Embroidery II
7) The Needlework Doctor My review starts, 'This book is a very good guide to best needlework practices in 1982.'
8) The Open Canvas I've added a review.
9) Needlecraft Treasury As this was listed as To Read, I did so, and added a review. This is by far the best of this stack, but the charts are very hard for me to read.
Eine Prise Weisheit BTW No idea what happened to the Lemon Balm Schnapps.
1) Die Chronik Österreichs
2) Internationaler Atlas = The international Atlas = El Atlas internacional
3) Chronicle of America
4) Stadtchronik Wien
5) A USA road atlas from 2000 that I'm not going to enter.
8) Road Atlas Europe 2009 Love the fact that it has a date on the cover!
9) World of Networks This was a big photo book put out by WWF in 2002 or earlier. No ISBN. Nobody else has entered it here, and I don't want to change that.
10) Weltstadt im Land der Barbaren
Well, this was useful. Got rid of a fair amount of dead weight (most of it very heavy) on the shelf, and I have entered several books that are worth keeping, if only for sentimental reasons.
I left The man who cycled the world on a charity table in a British hotel. It disappeared within an hour. I hope the new owner likes it better than I did. I didn't pick up any books there, but the next hotel had a better selection.
I pulled a group of three cookbooks from the shelf. One will be used tomorrow night, but Ainsley Harriot doesn't appeal as he did twenty years ago. Besides, I have many books with similar recipes. Several of the marked recipes use things we can no longer digest.
Ainsley Harriott's meals in minutes
Ainsley Harriott's all-new meals in minutes
also Ainsley Harriott's barbecue bible
Ainsley Harriott's gourmet express
Ainsley Harriott's gourmet express 2
After trying two recipes
Fast meals for Two Not bad, just not things I need a cookbook for.
Sorry, wir haben die Landebahn verfehlt : Kurioses aus dem Cockpit
Sorry, wir haben uns verfahren
Even in the beginning, I read quite a few ebooks - back then mostly from Gutenberg. In the meantime my library has OverDrive, so instead of getting culture in the form of older books, I read a lot of recent chicklit. The ebook readers I have seen are just all so small. I'm a fast reader, so I want a screen large enough that I'm not constantly swiping for the next page. My catalogue says 527 ebooks, and I don't enter those until I have finished reading them. In the beginning it was only about one a week, but in the last three weeks I have finished twelve (and 16 real books).
Rather than buy all the other individual books, I bought the omnibus Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery. It's a lovely book, BUT it's big and heavy. So do I discard Crewelwork and Blackwork because I have them in the big book, or do I keep them because they are much easier to work from?
I'm not going to list them here as they are going into paper recycling, but there are more than 10. Good! Those shelves had books thrust in horizontally because the shelves were too full. Now it all fits.
Enemy of God
Does this count?