DouglasReay has 6000+ books at this home just north of Cambridge, many of which are science fiction or fantasy, and has a room set aside as a library, whose main purpose is to contain them all. They occasionally escape, blocking roads and attempting to bite nearby pedestrians, if they get too bored because they have not been read recently enough. Books are people too!
In an attempt to stave off this terrible fate, his friends have rallied around, helping out by borrowing as many of these odd critters as they can find time to read. This page contains a partial list of which books people have borrowed over the past two decades, and even a few reviews.
If you spot any you'd like to borrow, whether that's just a handful or a couple of boxes brim full of them, please please get in touch. I can drop books off at GamesEvening, if that's convenient, or you are welcome to come visit the house to spent an hour or so browsing (there are many many more books that didn't get photographed or barcode scanned, including the whole graphic novel section and children's library).
I read 'A Phule and his money' and was disappointed by it. Is 'Phule me twice' any better? --Angoel
I like them all, so I'm not the best person to ask - SunKitten
Well, it wasn't bad, but 'Phule's Company' and 'Phule's Paradise' are so much better than it. --Angoel
I liked them, but then again there is quite a bit of trash I like. --DR
The pride of Chanur
Reap the Whirlwind
Charrette: Timespell, A prince among men, Wizard of Bones, Eye of the Serpent
Scott Card: Ender's Game (+), Wyrms
Green: Mistworld, Ghostworld, Hellworld, Something from the Nightside
I think Mistworld is the best of those three. They lead onto the death stalker series. --DR
Durgin: Barren Lands
Cook: First Truth
Clayton: Drum Warning
Chester: Reign of Shadows, Shadow War, Realm of Light
Christian: The Truthsayer's Apprentice
Moon: Change of Command, Remnant Population, Once a Hero, Trading in Danger
Several of those are parts of series, I believe. I liked Trading in Danger --DR
All but Remnant Population are. Trading in Danger is pretty good, but then, Moon invariably writes her best books at the beginning of series. Similarly, Hunting Party and Once a Hero are my two favourites in the horses InSpace series. --Angoel
Zhuangzi Speaks - Returned RaymondSmullyan?, The Tao Is Silent - Returned RaymondSmullyan?, Forever Undecided - Returned Lent: DeathNote 8-10 ElfQuest? vol 1-8 (returned) Courtney Crumrin (vols 1-4) Lent: Top 10 by Alan Moore (books 1 and 2) - DR has borrowed them from Alex (Returned) Lent: Miki Falls, by Mark Crilley - Yay, thank you, was excellent! Lady Mechanika vol 1-2
Babylon 5 series 5 - Returned Thraxas - Returned So you want to be a wizard - Returned Deep Wizardry - Returned local custom - Returned arrows of the queen -Returned dvd player - Not to return Arrow's Fall -Returned Arrow's Flight -Returned The Oathbound - Mercedes Lackey -Returned Agent of Change - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -Returned Conflict of Honors - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -Returned Scout's Progress - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -Returned Plan B - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Carpe Diem - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - Returned Battlestar Galactica : Miniseries - Returned Battlestar Galactica : Season 1 - Returned Oathbreakers- Mercedes Lackey - Returned Highlander 1-3 - Returned Battlestar Galactica original series - Returned The Curse of the Mistwraith - Janny Wurts - returned War for the Oaks - Emma Bull - Returned Wizard of the Pidgeons - Megan Lindholm -Returned Spiderman 2 ( DVD ) - returned
Tom Clancy without remorse Fritz Leiber swords series 1 Battlestar Galactica new series seasons 1 and 2 (1 returned) The Games People Play Twisting the Rope - R A MacAvoy? Prince of Persia 3D (game) The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the ring (Game)
The Phoenix Guards - Steven Brust Sundiver, Starting Rising. Brightness Reef, The Uplift War - David Brin Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman Helliconia Winter - Brian Aldiss The folk of the air - Peter Beagle Yhe Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin Mercedes Lackey - Magic series (3) Katherine Kerr series of 10 Ocean's Twelve (returned)
"Heros Die", by Mathew Woodring Stover "Blade of Tyshalle", by Mathew Woodring Stover (returned) "Thraxas", by Martin Scott (returned - do you want the rest of the series?) "A point of Honor", by Dorothy J. Heyd (returned) Incorrectly returned: "Factoring Humanity" owned by Mr and Mrs Wakeling Buffy, seasons 1, 2 and 3, 4 & 5 - lent and returned, 6&7 now passed to SusanThomas? Thraxas at the Races The Misenchanted Sword, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Mercedes Lackey - The Oathbound - Returned Master & Commander- Returned Fiddler on the roof- Returned Nausicaa- Returned Domino- Returned The Mask of Zorro- Returned Gladiator- Returned Carlito's Way- Returned The Good, The Bad and the Ugly- Returned Spiderman 2- Returned Th Negotiator- Returned Otherland 2 - trasd willians charles stross - jenner morgue, the atrocity archive
Borrowed: DVD "Brotherhood of the Wolf" Professionsals DVDs - 4 seasons
Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives Charles Stross - The Jennifer Morgue David Gemmell - Shield Of Thunder
Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake series 1-4 - will borrow in future Kristin Cashore, Fire & Graceling - will borrow in future Charles Stross, Halting State, Rule 34 - will borrow in future Brian Vaughan, The Last Man 1-10 - returned Carey Gross, Lucifer 1-11 -returned Cj Cherryh - Fires of Azeroth, Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan
2015-07-17 Gifted VHS tapes:
Heat First Knight Red Dwarf 1 & 2 Deadly Engagement Who will love my children?
Annoyingly, Library Thing wants $25 if you have more than 200 books. -DR
DouglasReay is about to move house, and thus also move all his books. Now is the time to scan them in! Has anyone got a barcode reader, or know where I can get hold of a cheap one? What I'd actually really like is for someone to sit down with me and Louise's laptop, and help get things set up to the point where I can scan a couple of books, then press a button, and have them automatically added to a database or website of choice - ideally using info [Amazon] or [google books] or similar to categorise them. Anyone done this?
We have one, though I'd have to find it. It needs a (real, not one of those little USB adapters) keyboard port. - MoonShadow
Thank you. Though, since Kitiara's laptop only has USB I purchased one for myself. It works, and enters into a notepad a digital number corresponding to the ISBN encoded in the book's barcode. Now to [try to do something useful] with that. --DR
Ok, I've now got this to the point where it can generate useful SQL so I need a database, accessible over the net, and without cost. Anyone know of a website that supplies this? --DR