Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kanab... still there.

I went to my parents' house yesterday with Chelsea. I figured since I'm meeting her entire family today, I should start introducing her to mine. It's only fair, right?

It went fairly okay and I survived. That's about all I'll say about the visit itself. I'm still processing, and the rest may stay internal. That's just how I roll sometimes.

While in Kanab, my parents were willing to give me some books. I know, I really needed more, right? I already have a rough time every time I move just with what I have. However, my dad was born in 1933, and he's been acquiring books for quite some time.

Several of the books hadn't been moved in a very, very long time. The dust was thick as any I've seen in a long time.

So what books did I bring home? Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious Living. I know. Hilarious, right?
  2. The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
  3. Poems of Byron, Keats and Shelley, Selected and Edited by Elliott Coleman
  4. Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. The Lost World of Quintana Roo by Michel Peissel
  6. The Deaths of the Bravos by John Myers Myers
  7. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  8. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  9. Robin Hood penned and pictures by Louis Rhead
  10. Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge
  11. Grimm's Fairy Tales
  12. Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare
  13. King Arthur and His Knights compiled by Sir James Knowles
  14. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  15. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. Hans Anderson's Fairy Tales
  17. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  18. A book containing The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Now I have much to read. They've been added to my stack of books waiting to be read.



refugee from reason said...

Interesting selection of books and I hope you enjoy them. Keats is among my favorite poets, as is Shelley. Classics, which many of those volumes are, are good for the soul.

Herzog, by Saul Bellow, is probably my favorite book every, and Bellow's my favorite author, modern anyway. He's not an "easy" read, but a great one (pardon me, if I've mention this before). While Hemingway isn't one of my favorites, his "Moveable Feast," stories of his time in Paris, is just great book.

Hope your Thanksgiving was good one and all went well with Chelsea.

Adam said...

I'm excited to read them. Herzog is actually the second or third in the "to read" stack. Looking forward to it.

"A Moveable Feast" is the only Hemingway book I've read, coincidentally.

Thanksgiving was fun. I survived the encounter with Chelsea's family. It was quite fun, actually.

Hope your day was pleasant as well! Thanks for the comment.

refugee from reason said...

Sorry, then, for repeating myself. "Moveable Feast" is wonder. I've spent a lot of time in Paris, often wishing it was the 30s, but alas...Survival's a key to any relationship.
Take care