I spent way too much time picking out pretty flower pictures last week, (but it was fun, lol), so for today’s Thursday Thirteen, a simpler random selection of some non-fiction books on my reference shelves. Non-writing craft this time:
- The History of Pirates by Angus Konstam
- Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by W.B. Yeats
- Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier by Alan K. Bowman
- Twin Telepathy by Guy Lyon Playfair
- The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages by J.E. Kaufmann and H.W. Kaufmann
- Survival Skills of the North American Indians by Peter Goodchild
- Ancient Inventions by Peter James and Nick Thorpe
- The Lord of the Rings Weapons and Warfare by Chris Smith
- The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, recovery and Growth by Glenn R. Schiraldi
- Gunpowder- Alchemy, Bombards, & Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive that Changed the World by Jack Kelly
- A Knight and His Horse by Ewart Oakeshott
- Stonehenge – A History in Photographs by Julian Richards
- Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology by James MacKillop
Hmmm, does it looks like I might write fantasy? Or maybe it’s a book addiction.
What are some interesting or favorite reference books on your shelves?
What do your shelves say about you?
Photo: Sanja Gjenero
12 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen – Back to the Books”
Great list, Babette! 🙂 Happy Thursday!
Oh, oh, oh! I want number 6 lol I visit the library or online when researching. I’d need to sell one of my children to pay for all the books I go through when researching if I didn’t lol Great list! Happy T13!
I think I might have something similar to #5 and could I borrow #11? I have a list on a previous Tales blog of my research books. Of course, I keep adding to it much to hubby’s dismay.
Very cool list!!!
Mine isn’t so extensive and is mostly set in the Regency, but I’ve got the reference section thing going too.
I don’t go much for non-fiction, but those sound really interesting!
My TT is at http://tinyurl.com/4zejcp
I think I need the book on Twin Telepathy for an upcoming book I’m planning. I have a lot of reference books on Georgian and Regency social history. That sort of thing fascinates me.
I like 10, 12 and 13 off the bat. Always fascinated with those things.
I have #2 and #5, but I want number #4. I’ll have to see if I can find it on line.
I’ve got a collection of Italian proverbs with their translations into Italian dialects from around the country.
A collection of Reggiani proverbs translated into proper Italian. (LOL)
A few photobooks which show what this city looked like from around 100 years ago – up through to the late 1970s.
I have a grammar book for my teaching job – which gives English grammar exercises and explanations in Italian for my lower-level students.
A copy of National Geographic with a big article on the city of Bologna.
And a copy of Locker Room Photos: Dieux du Stade. That’s research too, right? 😉
Happy (belated) TT!
Some of these sound interesting, but should we be worried by the gunpowder book? *G*
I love your list. I’m really into all types of mythology so that’s what you’ll find on my shelves.