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Children's Books

Well, I've spent the morning happily putting all 400 of our children's books onto my LibraryThing catalogue. (Which takes my total book tally to 2869; wonder when I will break 3000?)

I'm sorry to go on about the UnSuggestions, but some of them for classic children's books are too good not to share:

Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr Seuss - Unsuggestion: Olympos, by Dan Simmons (at least until the system realises that I own both).
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr Seuss - UnSuggestion: Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky
Dr Seuss's ABC and Fox in Socks, by Dr Seuss - UnSuggestion (1) (2): The Complete Stories, by Franz Kafka
Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?, by Dr Seuss - UnSuggestion: No Logo, by Naomi Klein

When We Were Very Young
, by A.A. Milne - UnSuggestion: Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan (again, this will change once the system realises I own both)
Now We Are Six, by A.A. Milne - UnSuggestion: Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz

Pippi Longstocking
, by Astrid Lindgren - UnSuggestion: The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins
Pippi in the South Seas, by Astrid Lindgren - UnSuggestion: The Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

Esio Trot
, by Roald Dahl - UnSuggestion: A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin (though again, I have both)
The Tale of Two Bad Mice, by Beatrix Potter - UnSuggestion: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (as before, I have both)

Five Children and It
, by E. Nesbit - UnSuggestion: Being and Nothingness (L'être et le néant), by Jean-Paul Sartre

and this last one is rather poetic, though, alas, it too will probably vanish once the system realises I have both:

Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting - UnSuggestion: Getting Things Done, by David Allen.


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Dec. 17th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we have at least three copies of "Now we are six", and at least one copy of "Learning Perl", possibly two. However, I don't have time to use LibraryThing.

It's actually a rather bizarre juxtaposition: geeks like Winnie the Pooh, in my experience...
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
geeks like Winnie the Pooh, in my experience...

Yeah, but embryo geeks who are just learning perl presumably are less likely to have retained their childhood copies of Pooh, and are not yet at the stage of buying it for their own children!
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry? There are geeks, even embryonic ones, who don't keep books?
Dec. 17th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe the embryonic geeks' siblings bagged Winnie in the divvy up?
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Now We Are Six, by A.A. Milne - UnSuggestion: Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz Now that one I kind of get but most of the others are a bit bizarre to me, as you point out, it is quite easy to own both.

the Pippi Longstocking unsuggestions seem especially daft though. The anarchism of Pippi seems to gel fairly well with a questioning outlook in later life that the two unsuggestions would reflect.

Dec. 17th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Strangely, we own a copy of both Now We Are Six and Learning Perl somewhere in our collection.
Dec. 17th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Dratted community property! - sort of.
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