|The built-ins in the lounge|
As an aside, the painting you see above the bookcase is by a Victoria painter, Alesha Davies Fowlie. We saw it at a local art festival and fell in love with it.
On the top of the bookcase are a mix of books, from fiction through history to biography -
Howard Engel - The Ransom Game (A Benny Cooperman mystery)
Hakan Nesser - The Return
Terry Jones - The Barbarians
A.C. Baantjer - DeKok and the Death of a Clown
General Rick Hillier - A Soldier First
Val McDermid - A Darker Domain
On the bottom shelf, at the far end you can see one of Jo's memories of home in the UK; it's a carrying case with her father's jumper cables in them, kind of a neat item.
As to books, one of my high school favourite series is displayed in the middle; Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter of Mars series. I had to replace most of the original books over time as they got quite worn with all the travelling I did as a youngster. My Blog on the series was viewed quite heavily when the movie came out this year. Other authors displayed on this shelf include James Patterson - 4th of July and The 5th Horseman, Max Brooks - The Zombie Survival Guide, Simon Winchester - Outposts, Martin Cruz Smith - Stalin's Ghost, Georges Simenon - The Blue Room, Karen Irving - Pluto Rising and two Jeffrey Deaver's - The Cold Moon and The Bodies Left Behind.
Tom Robb Smith - Child 44
David Rotenberg (a great mystery series set in China) - The Golden Mountain Murders, The Lake Ching Murders and The Hamlet Murders
William Gibson - Spook Country
Stephen Donaldson - The Man Rides Through and The Mirror of her Dreams
James Patterson - Four Blind Mice
Jeffrey Deaver - The Sleeping Doll
David Benioff - City of Thieves
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
Jim Butcher - Grave Peril and Small Favor, David Brin - Heart of the Comet, Max Boot - War Made New, Simon Winchester - Krakatoa, Jo Nesbo - The Redbreast, Zoe Heller - Notes on a Scandal, Michael Connelly - City of Bones, Robertson Davies - What's Bred in the Bone and Christopher Golden - The Gatekeeper Trilogy.
Anyway, there you have it, another nice little bookcase, packed with joy. I'll leave this Blog with a piece of art, this is the painting by Alesha Davies Fowlie that sits above this peaceful corner.
Keep on reading and supporting your local book stores.