Bibliomania

Not my library, but I wish!

 Books––you sensuous things, you, filling us with longing!

    Bibliomania, per Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, represents an extreme preoccupation with collecting books.
A bibliomaniac would then be the person afflicted by Bibliomania. In both cases, that would be me.

     I will share with you––one by one, post by post–– titles and authors that occupy bookshelves in my home and writing life.




Art:      
            The Art Spirit                                        Robert Henri
            Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art James Hall
           The Art of the Bookplate                        James P. Keenan 
            

Fiction: 
            The Monkey Wrench Gang Edward Abbey
Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow
My Ántonia Willa Cather
  Book Doctor Esther Cohen
Homer & Langley E. L. Doctorow
The Red Thread Ann Hood
Loving Frank Nancy Horan
The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert
Love Me Garrison Keillor
Wobegon Boy "
Journey Into the Land of the Wingless D.M. Littlefield
            Bel Canto                                              Ann Patchett
            State of Wonder                                            "
            Run                                                                "
The Cobra Event Richard Preston
Swamplandia! Karen Russell
Earthly Possessions Anne Tyler
Old School Tobias Wolff
Between Shades of Gray Ruta Sepetys
The Guernsey Literary and Potato  Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Peel Pie Society


Short Fiction: 
           Stories: Contemporary Southern Short Fiction        Ed: Donald Hays
           I Sailed With Magellan Stuart Dybek
The New Desert Reader Ed. Peter Wild
McSweeney's 15 McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, 2004

History: 
Nom de Plume Carmela Ciuraru

Honeybees: 
Honeybee C. Marina Marchese
Letters from the Hive Stephen Buchmann; Banning Repplier
The Practical Beekeeper Michael Bush
The Queen Must Die William Longgood

Humor:  
Biblioholism Tom Raabe
This Is A Book Demetri Martin  

Language: 
Our Greek and Latin Roots James Morwood and Mark Warman

Memoir/Biography:
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
Finding My Voice Diane Rehm

Nature:
The Earth Moved Amy Stewart
The Writer in the Garden ed. Jane Garmey
Noah's Garden Sara Stein
Glen Canyon Betrayed Katie Lede
Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey
Down the River Edward Abbey
Fire on the Mountain Edward Abbey

Poetry: 
Valentines Ted Kooser
Second Space  Czeslaw Milosz
Ad Book of Luminous Things ed. Czeslaw Milosz
American Primitive Mary Oliver
Thirst Mary Oliver
Bicycles Nikki Giovanni
Good Poems Garrison Keillor
Ten Thousand Voices Rick Kempa
Still, the Mountain Lola Haskins
The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath ed. Ted Hughes
Haiku:This Other World Richard Wright
Selected Poems of May Sarton ed. SSHilsinger/LBrynes
Vignettes in Violet Marion Perham Gale  
The Mail from Anywhere Brad Leithauser
Beautiful & Pointless David Orr

Quotations: 
Words on Words David Crystal/Hilary Crystal
The Quotable Writer ed. Lamar Underwood
Good Advice on Writing William Safire/Leonard Safir
12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Gail McMeekin


Writing: 
Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose
A Poetry Handbook Mary Oliver
Until It Moves the Human Heart Roger Rosenblatt
The Sound on the Page Ben Yagoda
Hooked Les Edgerton
Stein on Writing Sol Stein
Beautiful & Pointless David Orr
Nothing Rhymes With Orange Bessie Redfield with Hope Vestergaard
Dictionary of Anagrams Michael Curl
Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary Marc McCutcheon
The Forest for the Trees Betsy Lerner
The Writer's Essential Tackle Box Lynn Price
The Essential Guide to Getting Your
Book Published Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Steery
The Right to Write Julia Cameron
Bird by Bird Anne Lamott
Bryson's Dictionary for Writers Bill Bryson