Adventures of Leanne the Book Hoarder
I’ve read both versions and truth to tell I can’t cite any specific differences between the two. All the major plot points are the same anyway.
I also disregard all criricisms of “Starship Troopers” except for those concerning that horrible film version.[/quote]
Alright, I see. So there’s no extra chapter or something then?
Also, I think for the sake of full-disclosure, I should at least list off MOST of the books already in my collection, at least, the ones I haven’t already officially listed.
Note: This list IS missing quite a few entries.
Jedi Search by Kevin Anderson - I’ve owned it about forever and still haven’t read it.
Nebula Award Stories Seven - Bought it in a previous book sale.
Magic Kingdom for Sale by Terry Brooks - Also from a book sale, and still unread.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - One of the books I’m currently reading. Still on chapter 2.
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler - Another one I’m currently in the middle of. Quite good.
Myths and Legends of Japan - Technically I’m reading this one too, but it’s a lower priority.
Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson - Part of a set given to me as a graduation present from the teacher who sponsored our school’s Anime club.
The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson - Also part of that set.
The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson - This too, is part of that set.
The Wounded Land by Stephen R. Donaldson - This was around the time I started buying the books for myself. These ones were kind of depressing.
The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson - but I kept buying them.
White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson - Though, I never finished this one.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anime Explosion by Patrick Drazen - Not a perfect book by any stretch of the imagination, but it does make for an interesting read when you’re supposed to be filing those death certificates or eating your lunch in a cafe.
The Alt.Cyberpunk.Chatsubo Anthology - I haven’t read a lot of anthologies, but this one was pretty good.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - I quite enjoyed it.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman - Still haven’t gotten around to reading it.
Smoke & Mirrors - Good short story collection.
Fragile Things - Currently reading this one. Pretty good so far.
Count Zero by William Gibson
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Virtual Light by William Gibson - Still haven’t quite finished it.
Idoru by William Gibson - Enjoyed it quite a bit.
Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman - Bought it in a book sale, haven’t cracked it open yet.
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Areas of my Expertise by John Hodgman - I got quite the kick out of reading this.
The Stand by Stephen King - I got it in a book sale, but I’m not sure it has all its pages.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Stole it from my Junior High, but shhh… don’t tell anyone.
The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin - Book sale, sounds interesting.
The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft - Really neat and it adds another level to the reading material.
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft with notes from S. T. Joshi
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe - A play I enjoyed reading immensely.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - Still haven’t finished it, and bought it well before I caught word of a movie adaptation.
Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained by John Milton
The Hollow Lands by Michael Moorcock - Book sale again.
Market Forces by Richard Morgan - Heard about it from Unshelved and thought it sounded interesting. It’s pretty good so far.
Batman: No Mans Land by Greg Rucka - I thought it was a good read. The Joker is a bastard.
The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore - Yes, all three books in one tome, at book sale prices! I think I still need to read the last book.
Vampire$ by John Steakley - I don’t know what it is I like about this book, but I do. I’ve read it more times than any other book I own, I believe.
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson - As I said before: Snow Crash is awesome. I actually saw it on the “gifts for mom” table a while back.
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - Haven’t read it yet.
Interface by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George - sigh Yes, I’m still reading this one.
Birthday by Koji Suzuki - Still reading all the stories.
Ring by Koji Suzuki - Neat little book.
Spiral by Koji Suzuki - Wait, what just happened?
Loop by Koji Suzuki - So wait, then the… what?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - I read it back in Junior High. Had trouble finding places to stop since each section took longer to read than I usually had free time, at the time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Probably the book that’s been in my collection for the longest. I no longer remember what happens in it.
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis - A little slow to start, but it’s a good book.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Volume 1: After the Long Goodbye by Masaki Yamada - Another book I quite liked. Not sure what the volume 1 refers to, as, as far as I can tell, no others have been written.
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas - Wow, this one was also part of my graduation gift. It’s another quite neat read.
Myth and Literature: Contemporary Theory and Practice
The Notenki Memoirs by Yasuhiro Takeda - Basically a biography of Studio Gainax. Pretty cool.
The Sandman Papers: An Exploration of the Sandman Mythology by Joe Sanders and Neil Gaiman
The Sandman Companion: A Dreamer’s Guide to the Award-Winning Comic Series (Sandman (Graphic Novels)) by Hy Bender
I have left quite a few out.