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Been a long while since I last attended to this thread. Many a book has been added/weeded from my library in that time.

ADDED

  • The Amazing Spider-Girl #8 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Batman: Thrillkiller (Howard Chaykin)
  • The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (published by Ballantine Books)
  • Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song (Graham M. Schweig)
  • Black Hole (Charles Burns)
  • Books of Blood: Volumes 1-3 (Clive Barker)
  • Books of Blood: Volumes 4-6 (Clive Barker)
  • Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  • Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
  • The Complete Gospels (edited by Robert J. Miller)
  • The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
  • The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories (Philip K. Dick)
  • The Glass Castle (Jeannette Wells)
  • Hellboy: The Wild Hunt (Mike Mignola)
  • Holy Bible (New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition) (published by Catholic Bible Press)
  • Interzone (William S. Burroughs)
  • Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (Mordecai Richler)
  • Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (published by Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Mad Special #9 (various)
  • Mad Special #15 (various)
  • Mad Super Special #18 (various)
  • Mad Special #21 (various)
  • Mad Special #24 (various)
  • The Man in the High Castle (Philip K. Dick)
  • Marvel Two-in-One (Vol. 1) #50 (John Byrne)
  • Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (William S. Burroughs)
  • Our Animal Hearts (Dania Tomlinson)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #2 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #3 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #4 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #5 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #6 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #7 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #8 (John Byrne)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol. 1) #31 (John Byrne)
  • Simpsons Comics: Big Bonanza (edited by Bill Morrison)
  • Simpsons Comics A Go-Go (edited by Bill Morrison)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #34 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #35 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #36 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #37 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #38 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #40 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #41 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #42 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #43 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #44 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #47 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #48 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #49 (Tom DeFalco & Pat Olliffe)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #61 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #62 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #55 (Tom DeFalco)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #56 (Tom DeFalco)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #57 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #58 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #59 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #86 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #87 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #88 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #95 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #97 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #98 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Spider-Girl (Vol. 1) #99 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Saga (Mike W. Barr)
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (Timothy Zahn)
  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Timothy Zahn)
  • Star Wars: The Last Command (Timothy Zahn)
  • Superman/Aliens #3 (Dan Jurgens)
  • Ubik (Philip K. Dick)
  • The Uncensored Mouse #1 (Floyd Gottfredson)
  • The Uncensored Mouse #2 (Floyd Gottfredson)
  • The World of M. C. Escher (edited by J. L. Locher)
  • X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Chris Claremont & John Byrne)

WEEDED

  • Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties #1 (Chuck Dixon)
  • Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties #2 (Chuck Dixon)
  • Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties #3 (Chuck Dixon)
  • Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
  • Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version) (published by William Collins Sons & Co., Inc.)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  • The Penal Colony (Franz Kafka)
  • The Return (Bentley Little)
  • Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (Alan Dean Foster)
  • Star Wars: A Long Time Ago…, Vol 3: Resurrection of Evil (various)
  • Star Wars: Dark Empire #1 (Tom Veitch)
  • Star Wars: Dark Empire #3 (Tom Veitch)
  • Star Wars: Dark Empire #4 (Tom Veitch)
  • Star Wars: Dark Empire #5 (Tom Veitch)
  • Star Wars: Dark Empire #6 (Tom Veitch)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear #2: City of the Dead (John Whitman)
  • Star Wars: I, Jedi (Michael A. Stackpole)
  • Star Wars: The Jabba Tape (John Wagner)
  • Star Wars: Lando (Charles Soule)
  • Star Wars Tales, Vol. 4 (edited by Dave Land)
  • Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Collection (Tom Veitch)
  • The World’s Greatest Horror Stories (edited by Stephen Jones & Dave Carson)

Divergent Universes
Dreams of a Randy Git-Fiend
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I had a bookcase with a shelf dedicated soley to the work of David Eddings, including a little crystal rose that sat there, based on one of his fantasy novels magical mcguffins.

Since learning Eddings and his wife both did time in prison in the 70s for child abuse, and had their kids taken from them, I don’t have the same warm fuzzies and have taken that collection and stored it with old textbooks in the garage.

The shelf has been a general mishmash since then, but I miss the look of a themed shelf.

Now debating whether that shelf should be Classical Mythology, or Dungeons and Dragons stuff (gamebooks and novels).

TAFKA TheBoost

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ADDED

  • Adam, Eve, and the Serpent (Elaine Pagels)
  • The Amazing Spider-Girl #2 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • The Amazing Spider-Girl #3 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • The Amazing Spider-Girl #4 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • The Amazing Spider-Girl #5 (Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz)
  • Batman: Haunted Gotham (Jeph Loeb)
  • Chariots of the Gods? (Erich von Däniken)
  • The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka (Roald Dahl)
  • Crash Go the Chariots (Clifford Wilson)
  • The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (John Dominic Crossan)
  • Misquoting Jesus (Bart D. Ehrman)
  • Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #26 (Tom DeFalco)
  • Spider-Man: Life Story (Chip Zdarsky)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise: The First Adventure (Vonda N. McIntyre)
  • Star Trek: My Enemy, My Ally (Diane Duane)
  • Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky (Margaret Wander Bonanno)
  • Star Wars: I, Jedi (Michael A. Stackpole)
  • The Star Wars Trilogy (various)
  • Superman: Kal (Dave Gibbons)

WEEDED

  • The Best of Trek #3 (edited by Walter Irwin & G. B. Love)
  • The Dune Encyclopedia (compiled by Willis E. McNelly)
  • I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)
  • More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World (Arielle North Olson & Howard Schwartz)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
  • Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza (edited by Bill Morrison)
  • The Transall Saga (Gary Paulsen)
  • Ubik (Philip K. Dick)
  • The Walking (Bentley Little)

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ADDED

  • The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham’s Treasure (Hergé)
  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Stephen King)
  • Collected Poems of Robert Service (published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited)
  • Consumed (David Cronenberg)
  • Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
  • If It Bleeds (Stephen King)
  • Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (Marcus J. Borg)
  • Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
  • Star Trek Annual (Vol. 1) #3 (Peter David)
  • Star Trek: Swordhunt (Diane Duane)
  • Star Trek: Honor Blade (Diane Duane)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Mirror (Diane Duane)
  • Superman: The Coming of the Supermen (Neal Adams)

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ADDED

  • The Art of Star Trek (Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens)
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation and Study Guide (Nicholas Sutton)
  • Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (published by William Morrow)
  • The Castle (Franz Kafka)
  • Empire (Samuel R. Delany)
  • The Essential Rumi: New Expanded Edition (translated by Coleman Barks)
  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (edited by Brooks Atkinson)
  • Faust (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  • God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita (Paramahansa Yogananda)
  • The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith (Marcus J. Borg)
  • Holy Bible (Authorized Version) (published by Thomas Nelson & Sons)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Emil Ferris)
  • The Second Coming of Christ (Paramahansa Yogananda)
  • Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1 (various)

WEEDED

  • Alien (Alan Dean Foster)
  • Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories (The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Vol. I) (published by Penguin Books)
  • Cujo (Stephen King)
  • The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit (Gary Larson)
  • Star Trek: Doctor’s Orders (Diane Duane)
  • Star Trek: The Lost Years (J. M. Dillard)

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Added:

5th printing (1989). I was recently reminded that I didn’t own a copy, so I fixed that. Would like to get the “Absolute” edition some time for the extra content.

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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A few years ago I started trying to keep up by adding books to my Goodreads account under an “owned” bookshelf. It’s a bit clunky to use that site but works decently enough for a rough cataloguing. This doesn’t have all of my multiple editions for certain things like James Bond novels and Hardy Boys collections.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7572960-spencer?order=d&shelf=owned&sort=date_added

…I can’t say no to cheap books…it’s a weakness of sorts…

Jefferson put it best: “I cannot live without books.”

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
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  • Batman Black and White, Vol. 1 (various)
  • Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories (various)
  • Captain Hero Comics Digest Magazine #1 (published by Archie Comic Publications, Inc.)
  • The Case for God (Karen Armstrong)
  • The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky)
  • The Evil Dead Companion (Bill Warren)
  • Eye in the Sky (Philip K. Dick)
  • Doctor Faustus — Second Edition (Christopher Marlowe)
  • Gilgamesh: A New English Version (Stephen Mitchell)
  • A History of God (Karen Armstrong)
  • Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women (Sarah Bessey)
  • MAD About Star Wars: Thirty Years of Classic Parodies (Jonathan Bresman)
  • Transformation: The Breakthrough (Whitley Strieber)

WEEDED

  • 1984 (George Orwell)
  • 24 Hour Comics (edited by Scott McCloud)
  • Batman: Year 100 (Paul Pope)
  • Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)

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A while ago i bought a bunch of IDW comics editions of some Al Williamson Secret Agent Corrigan and Alex Raymond Rip Kirby. I also have the Al Williamson Russ Cochran publishing Star Wars on the same shelf. And the deluxe limited edition of The Star Wars. That was a gift. The Art of Return of the Jedi first edition. The Star Wars and Return of the Jedi portfolios by Ralph McQuarrie.

Some random Dark Horse, Marvel and DC stuff i have in a box of comics. And i have a whole shelf of books on Icelandic Sagas, Mythology and a whole Tolkien and Robert Jordan shelf of books i haven’t touched in years.

I had a much bigger Star Wars and Tolkien collection i gave away to the library and friends/family. It all takes up too much space. I gave away my first editions of Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. All my Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks still sit on a shelf or are in boxes. My first edition of a Princess of Mars is in a draw somewhere. I have all the Frazetta books from the John Carter series. I have only a couple of the Venus series.

I found i have some stuff i never knew i had or had forgotten as well. Like Star Wars illustrated screenplays, radio drama scripts a bunch of EU. Laurent Bouzereau annotated screenplays. The making of return of the jedi, a journal of the empire strikes back once upon a galaxy. Empire strikes back notebook etc.

I gave away my first edition of Rinzler’s making of Star Wars. Large coffee table book took up space, i enjoyed reading it though the one time i did.