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Stolen from tanyad - Books

1. Total number of books you own — Around 450. My cheap-o book shelves sag like bowlegged ladders. I'd say about a quarter of that 450 is composed of books I needed for classes for the years. I wouldn't call them textbooks really; they're books worth reading of their own value but purchased under the direction of a class.

2. The last book you bought — I'm vaguely ashamed to admit it, but it's Mike Caro's Book of Poker Tells, a poker book along with three other poker books I bought all at once. I figured since I'm spending time playing, I might as well be as prepared as possible.

3. The last book you read — Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown, an old childhood favorite I've read at least four times over. It's classified as a young adult's novel, but even reading it at twenty-six, it has some mature and developed themes. Plus, I will always have an affection for the main character Aerin.

I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods simultaneously with Neal Stephenson's The Confusion (second in the Baroque Cycle) and Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters by Kathleen Ragan, which is a collection of folklore and fairy tales from all around the world about women who were more than just the pretty object to be rescued.

4. Five books or series of books you couldn't bear to part with — Some of you may be shocked by this, but there is not one single book I own that I couldn't bear to part with. Oh, I have some favorites and even some specific copies that are battered, worn, and much-beloved. But part of the reason why I own so many books is so that I can loan them out and share my enjoyment with my friends. In fact, I have several books missing that I can't for the life of me remember who I loaned them out to and probably won't ever see them again. That's part of the risk though, one well worth taking considering the great emotional reward of passing on good literature.

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