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randyt

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I was thinking about this earlier. I have core interests but my book shelf has many subjects. I was looking over my selections and have a bunch of books on placer mining. One is a book on making a gold rocker. Chances ae I will never make it to placer country but I will never trade off that book. I thought that was weird LOL. Inquiring minds must know
 

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my book shelves are full of various items...mostly centered on subjects i get or was interested in along with how to books and more.

falconry was a great interest at one time.
 

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I have alot of cookbooks, but most are not general books. Food production section, great depression era, wartime cooking era, dehydrating, fermenting...you get the idea. And then there's the prepper fiction. And a little bit of amish romance fiction. I also have a section of books on homemaking from a long time ago. And general fiction from the early 1900's.
 

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Mine is fairly diverse too. Since coming to Alaska late in life over a decade ago, I have been spending a great deal of time learning about Alaska‘s history and the folks who originally settled the place (native, Russian, America). I have perhaps 100 books on this. I also have books on various scientific disciplines, military history, Christian history, philosophy, American history and the classics (Steinbeck, Hemingway, etc). I went through a phase in the 1990 where I read almost every book by Drucker. If you read his book on Post Capitalist Society, you will see how prophetic he was, but he certainly didn’t anticipate how corrupt those who controlled “knowledge“ would become. He certainly did not advocate for how the “post capitalist society“ would morph and be corrupted by the new world order and the select global elites. Who knows, maybe he did but I missed that connection.

I have really enjoyed my “prepping” books, but the they are atypical. They mostly are books by anthropologists who studied and wrote about pre-contact tribal knowledge, old school agriculture practices, edible and medicinal plants, and even though I am not a mormon, some of their books on their history relating to how the settles and survived during their migration west. I do have some of the often mentioned modern prepping books, but I’ve been very disappointed in almost ever one of those.
 

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I left most of my books behind when I left South Africa, that was one of the harder things to let go.
I am once again collecting them, and seem to have a pretty odd lot so far. Heavy on the practical and historical. Cooking, canning, herbal medicine, gardening and agriculture, tracking, tree bird plant identification, construction and maintenance. The Firefox series which I enjoy. As to modern survival books, not so much, just a few like the SAS one. The most random titles are probably 100 uses of Baking soda and the Symbolism of flowers 🤔
Fiction wise has all been digital at the moment.
 

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My library is quite diverse. Several old school books, including collage engineering books. Lots of history, military, medical, gardening, herbal medicinal, photography, old maps, lots of local history books of families that settled and lived in this area in the 1700/1800's, Ham radio, antenna building. Very good stock of different bible versions, and reference books to go with them. And plenty of fictional books as well. Plus nearly 1000 books on my Kindle or all kinds of topics.
I wish I time to read more.
 

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core interests?!
Apples, pineapples and drilling...
 

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most of my books have a connection to prepping and survival in some form, gardening, keeping animals, cooking, bushcraft, tracking, bird and animal spotting, etc.etc.
 

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