2006/10/21

The cross-oceanic library

I thought I'd make a list of the books I'm taking with me. An inventory might be handy in case something goes astray in transit. It's kind of an odd selection, consisting largely of books that I haven't read that were easily accessible (not packed in boxes in the basement). There are also a few I've read before but feel like reading again.

In my carry-on bags:
Coyote — Allen Steele
The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies — John Scalzi
China — Eyewitness Travel Guides
Culture Shock! Beijing — Kay Jones & Anthony Pan

In checked baggage:
The Queen of Springtime — Robert Silverberg
Dance, Dance, Dance — Haruki Murakami
A Deepness in the Sky — Vernor Vinge
Coyote Rising — Allen Steele
The Rough Guide: First-Time Asia

In a box to be shipped:
What If? — ed. Robert Cowley
Broken Angels — Richard K. Morgan
Dark Matter — ed. Sheree R. Thomas
The Tale of Genji — Lady Murasaki
The Star Dwellers — James Blish
Three Famous Short Novels — William Faulkner
Illegal Alien — Robert J. Sawyer
Forward the Foundation — Isaac Asimov
Shadow's End — Sheri Tepper
Flights — ed. Al Sarantonio
The Intuitionist — Colson Whitehead
Musashi — Eiji Yoshikawa
Brightness Reef — David Brin
The Europeans — Henry James
The Weird Colonial Boy — Paul Voermans
The Killing Thing — Kate Wilhelm
The Four-Gated City — Doris Lessing
Hidden Talents — David Lubar
Mountains of Majipoor — Robert Silverberg
Phases of the Moon — Robert Silverberg

I had sort of hoped to take more of Silverberg's Majipoor books, but they're buried a little too deep in the basement boxes to get at without a taking more time than I have.

As I prepare for leaving, I've been using available moments finishing up Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Told by Herself by Harriet Jacobs. It belongs to my sister, and I'd like to read it all before I have to return it.

1 comment:

  1. Message from Your Girl1:53 AM, October 25, 2006

    Howler from your Wife....

    I've been reading your blog and realized. I have no books to plan my trip to China or anywhere on that side of the world, nary a one. I guess, its off to the library again. I was wondering where the "Culture Shock" book went. I've been so busy with school. I wasn't able to revist the book at least one more time.

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