Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is “how many books do you own the most from”. I’m gonna be totally unscientific here and just take some wild guesses.

  1. Jo Walton. I own all her books, often in several formats. I think this one’s a safe bet.
  2. Ngaio Marsh. I have all those omnibuses. Omnibii?
  3. Robin Hobb. I’ve been reading everything she writes since I was, uh, thirteen ish?
  4. Guy Gavriel Kay. Again with the multiple formats.
  5. Ursula Le Guin. I don’t own everything she’s done, and I don’t usually have multiple copies, but I think she might still outnumber eveeeryone else. She’s just so good, I’m willing to try anything she’s done.
  6. Steven Brust. This is Jo Walton’s fault. I haven’t even read most of them yet.
  7. Tanya Huff. This is a guess, but I’m pretty sure I’m right. I’ve bought most of her books, though I haven’t read them all yet.
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien. Everything bar the twelve volume history of Middle-earth, I think. Multiple editions.
  9. The Gawain-poet. Whoever he (or she?) was. I own so many translations — probably at least nine?
  10. The Beowulf-poet. I’m not quite as big a fan as I am of the Gawain-poet, but still. I’ve got a facing translation one, Heaney’s, Tolkien’s… the list goes on.

So, what about everyone else? Strangely, Dorothy L. Sayers does not make the cut, because I borrowed my copies to read.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I love Hobb, but I only own the Tawny Man trilogy as physical books. Then I have two Liveship Traders on my Kindle (currently reading that series), but I don’t own the Farseer trilogy in any form! I would have bought it a while ago, but it wouldn’t fit on my shelves. I haven’t read anything else by her, yet, although I count her as one of my favourite writers.

  2. +JMJ+

    Our Tenners have J.R.R. Tolkien in common. =) I’m embarrassed to say that a friend gave me a Ngaio Marsh novel several years ago and I still haven’t read it. (Gasp!)

    • Oh, I do like Ngaio Marsh, I recommend her work if you’re into mysteries. It’s not on the level of, say, Dorothy L. Sayers, but it’s at least Agatha Christie level, and entertaining.

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