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Book Geekdom

I have a bookcase I keep near my writing desk that keeps stuff I've been using recently.  To show you what type of a book geek I am, this is the list of books on just one shelf:

Viking Clothing by Thor Ewing  A serious study about the cut and fabrics involved with viking era garments.

Respect the Spindle  (a book on using a drop spindle)

Myths and Legends of Japan - Davis

Odysseus Unbound by Bittlestone A big fat book about Homer's Ithaca, and how the author thinks the modern island called Ithaca wasn't Odysseus' home.

The Aegean Bronze Age -Dickenson

Ancient Textiles: Production, Craft and Society ( a very serious book about the archaeology and such of ancient textiles)

Black Thorn, White Rose (modern adult-level fairy tales)

Prehistoric Cooking by Jacqui Wood

The Trojan War by Barry Strauss

British Forts in the Age of Arthur - one of those handy Osprey books

The Celtic Twilight: Faeries and Folklore -Yeats

The Great Fairy Tale Tradition - Ziper

A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures

The Quest of the Holy Grail

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales - Yeats

The Poetic Edda

Norse Mythology - Lindow

Visions of the Cailleach

Trades and crafts in Medieval Manuscripts

Lost Country Life - a book about the old English agricultural year.

A Glastonbury Reader - John Matthews

Scottish Place Names

The Odyssey (Fitzgerald translation)

The complete Bullfinch’s Mythology

The English Housewife - Gervase Markham (this is a reprint of an actual 17th century housekeeping book)

The Uses of Enchantment - by Bethlehem.  Another book on folk tale/fairy tales

Concepts of Arthur - Thomas Green

Women's Work - Barber

This, mind you, is the type of stuff I read for fun.  And this is just one shelf.  I have 8 full bookcases.  Now you know why I'm not quite normal....



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Jun. 25th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ooo...I have that book on the Caillach! And all of the Yeats books along with the Norse sagas, Bullfinch's Mythology, and the book on Japanese myths and tales! XD

Yes, our bookshelves would mesh quite nicely, LOL!

I also have books on Medieval Hunting, Beowulf, the Gaelic Otherworld, a book on the Druids by Peter Beresford Ellis (along with his giant book of Celtic tales), and a ton of Joseph Campbell. I'll have to take a picture since I'm too lazy to list them out, LOL! XD
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Celtic books?? :D :D
Jun. 25th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I got a lot of them...
Jun. 26th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Odysseus Unbound by Bittlestone A big fat book about Homer's Ithaca, and how the author thinks the modern island called Ithaca wasn't Odysseus' home.

This sounds AMAZING. I want this book IMMEDIATELY!
Jun. 26th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Amazon.com...that's where I found it.
Jun. 26th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
This has gone on my wishlist for sure <3 Thank you!
Jun. 26th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Black Thorn, White Rose (modern adult-level fairy tales)

This sounds so intriguing to me for whatever reason, LOL.

I think it's pretty cool that you have such wide-ranging interests and like to explore lots of different things. That doesn't make you weird, that makes you awesome! :P
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