xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Oct 6 01:21 AM
Oct 6, 2010: Lighthouse Literature
C'mon, fess up, at some point you thought it would be cool to live in a lighthouse. Of course you grew up with radio, most with TV, and even some of you young'uns, with internet. But what about being posted to a lighthouse all alone, or with a bagpipe player, before any of those things?
Ripley, M. M., CAPTAIN FRACASSE FROM THE FRENCH OF THEOPHILE GAUTIER. New York. 1880. 411 p
Willert, P. F., THE REIGN OF LEWIS XI. New Yord. nd. c.1880. 300 p
Lamont, James. SEASONS WITH THE SEA-HORSES; OR, SPORTING ADVENTURES IN THE NORTHERN SEAS. New York. 1861. 282p
Taylor, Bayard. AT HOME AND ABROAD – A SKETCH-BOOK OF LIFE, SCENERY AND MEN. New York. 1893. 500 p
Torpelius, Z., THE SURGEON’S STORIES – TIMES OF CHARLES XII. Chicago. 1884. 349 p.
Frazer, R. W., BRITISH INDIA. New York. 1897. 399 p
Chaillu, Paul Du. MY APINGI KINGDOM: WITH LIFE IN THE GREAT SAHARA, AND SKETCHES OF THE CHASE OF THE OSTRICH, HYENA, &c. New York. 1870. 254p
Duffy, Bella. THE TUSCAN REPUBLICS (FLORENCE, SIENA, PISA, AND LUCCA) WITH GENOA. New York. 1893. 456 p
Mahan, A. T., THE GULF AND INLAND WATERS. [Volume III of the Three volume set of The Navy In The Civil War. New York. 1883. 267 p
By the looks of that case and books, I think I'd want more than one handle.
Kolbenfresser Wednesday Oct 6 04:37 AM
Fixed the missing handle for you, check the pic on the right side again :-)
GunMaster357 Wednesday Oct 6 08:09 AM
That kind of lighthouse?
Shawnee123 Wednesday Oct 6 10:01 AM
I think I just had a bookgasm! That cabinet didn't hinder me, either.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Oct 6 10:31 AM
Pete Zicato Wednesday Oct 6 11:44 AM
That list goes to prove that when you're bored enough, you'll read anything.
Shawnee123 Wednesday Oct 6 11:51 AM
It's not just the material...it's the look and feel and smell of an old book. I've had a lifelong love affair with old things (I hear the jokes already), but old books especially.
spudcon Wednesday Oct 6 01:35 PM
Shhh, Shawnee, don't let our secret out.
casimendocina Wednesday Oct 6 07:27 PM
You know how the stomach has a separate compartment for desert that isn't affected by how much savory stuff you've eaten. Well, my finances work in the same way. No matter how many bills there are, I will never discount the possibility of buying a book because there's always money available for that and it has no impact on the rest of my budget.
Juniper Wednesday Oct 6 07:35 PM
Shawnee, I've got a whole big bookcase full of old books I inherited dating from the 1870s. I'm not interested in reading them, but they're cool to have. My mom was so happy that I fell in love with books same as she did, so she could be sure I'd hang on to them.
footfootfoot Wednesday Oct 6 09:12 PM
Elspode Wednesday Oct 6 11:34 PM
Shawnee123 Thursday Oct 7 08:49 AM
casimendocina Thursday Oct 7 09:07 AM
My folks have a copy of the ORIGINAL Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. I think my grandfather bought and it got passed on. From reading this I learned not only how to make food for invalids (i.e. toast), but also that a housemaid should lift chairs and dust the bottom of the legs. BTW, has anyone read the children's book Susannah of the Mounties?
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 7 09:11 AM
Susannah of the Mounties? No, but I saw the movie.
casimendocina Thursday Oct 7 09:13 AM
Was there a movie? Seriously? What year was it made? Was it any good? I loved the book when I was a kid. It was up there with The Faraway Tree.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 7 09:15 AM
It's a Shirley Temple movie, which means it's been on TV here a gazillion times.
Shawnee123 Thursday Oct 7 09:17 AM
I have a book about the history of America. It was written after WW1 but before WW2. It's really interesting to read about The War to End All Wars. They were saying that it was too early to judge the effects of that war (just called THE World War) and how it would take time for history to look back and make proper assessments.
casimendocina Thursday Oct 7 07:04 PM
Shawnee, I'll grab a pic of the original and also the republished edition that I bought a couple of months ago.
casimendocina Saturday Oct 9 06:20 PM
Shawnee, I started reading the republished version of Mrs Beeton's last night. What it has over the original is that it provides explanations of various things.
Shawnee123 Monday Oct 11 09:07 AM
That does sound interesting!
casimendocina Wednesday Oct 13 11:31 PM
Cool. Thanks for that. The website looks great.
Cloud Thursday Oct 14 12:04 AM
ooh, alone with a bagpipe player . . . I can think of a few things to occupy the time