Which are you dreading?
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Most I'm dreading because they're fields that don't really interest me-some of the Ds, most of the Ts and Ss, and of course U and V.
Some I'm dreading just because I can't find anything-CN, RV, RX, RZ, SK, for example.
Some of the topics I thought I'd be dreading I've actually managed to find interesting books on in my library. I found interesting ones for CE and CS and lots of neat ones for the Qs.
But for RZ, I've got:
The Way of the shaman by Michael harner. Sort of an alternate way of religion and exploring your deeper self.
"Feng Shui and health : the anatomy of a home: using Fench shui to disarm illness, accelerate recovery" by Nancy SantoPietro - my wife has this and has a small collection of Feng shui books.
For SK, RV, RX, and RZ I suppose sooner or later I'll come across something historical or ethnographic that would be OK, but I don't know what as yet. In the case of RX, Copeland's Cure looks like it might be mildly interesting.
I read a lot of social history, and you can write social history about anything - I expect that's what some of the Ss, Ts, and Vs will be in my case: e.g., Wooden World by Nicholas Rodger for VA.
Thanks for the RZ and CN suggestions. :) That's why I posted-I figured in every subject, there has to be someone who's read enough in that heading to have a favorite.
T: Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel
The Pinball Effect
The Way Things Work
TD: The Control of Nature (John McPhee to the rescue again; this is a really interesting book and I highly recommend it)
TK: Where Wizards Stay Up Late
The Radioactive Boy Scout -- TBR but I've read a lengthy excerpt
TL: Bunches and bunches. History of the space program stuff falls here. Promised the Moon might be interesting for people without much of an interest in the field.
I also have as a note in my file that books about wine and beer and so on fall under TP.
TA Transportation Engineering - even the Touchstone won't come up
TF - The Streetcars of New Orleans. this 1975 very pre-Katrina is a very nice guide to a part of New Orleans.
TG - Bridges in China - somewhat technical, but really osbscure.
TJ - The Observer's Book of Railway Locomotives of Britain - for trainspotters only.
TR - Life: the first decade - a review of photos from the weekly magazine in the 20's & 30's.
TS - Barbie : her life and times and the New Theater of Fashion by Billy Boy - my wife's book, kind of specialized.
TT - The Knitting Way: a guide to spiritual self discovery, other knitting books are in this call number, none of which I've read, but my wife has.
TX - Larousse Gastronomique - an encyclopedia of French cooking, a wonderful volume to leaf through.