Thursday, June 05, 2014

Birthday Books

As some of you know, today is my birthday, and as usual when people asked me what I wanted, I said, "Books!" This has been my answer for more years than I like to think about. So, since many of you are book people, too, here are the ones I got as presents this year:







And as Livia said when I was sitting there looking through them, "Isn't it a shame you don't have time to read them?" Yes. Yes, it is. And one way or another, that's going to change.

8 comments:

Walker Martin said...

It's always a good birthday when you receive a pulp for a present! I've often been criticized for buying too many books, many more than I'll ever be able to read.

But I've always believed that it is far better to buy too many books, to have many more than you can ever read, than to be like most people and have too few books or even no books at all.

So which is worse, to have too many books? Or to have too few books? I think we all know the answer.

Charles Gramlich said...

After Reading the Zanthar book by Williams I am avoiding him like the plague. These look pretty cool, though. Happy birthday!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Reasoner!

Bill Crider said...

You can't go wrong with books!

Ed Gorman said...

Great line of Livia's! :) And Happy Birthday, James.

Keith West said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy the books.

RJR said...

So whataya want for Father's Day, James?

RJR

James Reasoner said...

I would say "Time to read the books I got for my birthday!", but I doubt if that's going to happen. I haven't asked for any other books, so I have no clue what I'm getting next week.