Pröper Gander

I Need a Longer Plank

I finally got around to putting up a bookshelf over my desk, but because I used a stud finder the brackets aren't spaced quite right for the shelf. It's OK for now, but a longer plank and more brackets would be handy so my shelf can bear the weight of judgmental cats who want to look down on me.

I originally wanted to put up my first editions of the Coldfire Trilogy and the collected stories of Roger Zelazny in six volumes, but my bookends aren't heavy enough to keep my books upright.

My speakers make good bookends, but I needed more books between 'em. So this is what I've got on the shelf over my computer.

  • Homer's Iliad translated by Robert Fagles
  • Zorro by Isabel Allende
  • Aristotle's Poetics
  • Bulfinch's Mythology
  • The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  • Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas
  • LaTeX: a Document Preparation System by Leslie Lamport
  • Classic Shell Scripting by Arnold Robbins & Nelson Beebe
  • Sed & Awk, 2nd Edition by Dale Dougherty & Arnold Robbins
  • Learning Perl, 3rd Edition by Randal Schwartz & Tom Phoenix
  • The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition by Brian Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie
  • The Unix Programming Environment by Brian Kernighan & Rob Pike
  • Unix: a History and a Memoir by Brian Kernighan
  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt & Ward Thomas
  • The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861 by David Potter
  • The Love Books of Ovid
  • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny
    • Volume 1: Threshold
    • Volume 2: Power & Light
    • Volume 3: This Mortal Mountain
    • Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon
    • Volume 5: Nine Black Doves
    • Volume 6: The Road to Amber
  • The Coldfire Trilogy by C. S. Friedman
    • Part 1: Black Sun Rising
    • Part 2: When True Night Falls
    • Part 3: Crown of Shadows
  • Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
  • The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

Definitely a middlebrow collection, but I'm not here to impress you.