I have some idea of how I accumulated so much non-fiction. I tend to get hyper-focused on an activity and it becomes all consuming. If I stick with a hobby or interest for a long enough period of time, I will accumulate a good number of books. My numismatic library currently includes (70) references.
I have often gravitated to self help books to get out of a rut. I am not sure if these are keepers or not.
I believe in Hinduism, but have only read (1) of the (8) books in my library. All keepers.
The cookbooks were fun, but my interest quickly passed.
I have often read business books, but have not owned very many. (2) of the (3) I am keeping were inscribed to me.
I was not surprised that I had (21) poker books considering my peak playing years spanned over a decade from 1999-2012. I have read most of them and a couple of them are collectible. I would like to sell most of these.
The Outdoors and Adventure section has turned into a hodgepodge with adventure racing, bicycling, mountaineering, reloading, running, scuba diving, triathlon and a smattering of random selections that total (30) works. I have read all but (7) of them. I could definitely thin this section out.
My (4) training books are primarily reference. Definite keepers.
The last (10) books according to Dewey are pretty random and mostly biographies that do not fit anywhere else. The only one I am ready to part with is the Grateful Dead book.
I was very pleased that all of the books I am keeping can now live on two bookshelves.
Self Help (10) Dewey 158 Applied Psychology
- Carlson, Richard. DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF... 1997. Paperback.
- Chopra, Deepak. THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS. 1994. Hardback
- Covey. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. 1989. Paperback
- Gray, John. MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. 1992. Hardback.
- Hart, William. THE ART OF LIVING VIPASSANA MEDITATION. 1987. Paperback
- Johnson, Spencer. WHO MOVED MY CHEESE. 1998. Hardback.
- Lakein, Alan. HOW TO GET CONTROL OF YOUR TIME AND YOUR LIFE. 1973. Paperback
- Markman, Stanley and Blumberg. FIGHTING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE. 1994. Paperback (two copies, donate one)
- Robbins, Anthony. AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN. 1991. Paperback.
- Tzu, Sun. THE ART OF WAR. 1993. Paperback.
Hinduism (8) - Dewey 200-299 Religion
- Chinmayananda, Swami. THE HOLY GEETA. Hardback. (Kewal Gupta personal copy)
- Howley, John. A SIMPLE INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM. 1998. Paperback.
- Parathasarathy, A. VEDANTA TREATISE. 1997. Hardback (from library of Kewal Gupta)
- Prabhupada, A.C.B. Swami. BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS. 1983. Hardback. (from library of Mukesh Contractor)
- Prabhupada, A.C.B. Swami. KRSNA THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD VOLUME I. 1972. Hardback.
- Prabhupada, A.C.B. Swami. KRSNA THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD VOLUME II. 1972. Hardback.
- Prabhupada, A.C.B. Swami. KRSNA THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD VOLUME III. 1972. Hardback.
- Vivekananda, Swami. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA VOLUME I. 1984.
Cooking (2) Dewey 641 Food & Drink
- Thomas and Lim. THE FEED ZONE COOKBOOK. 2011. Hardback
- Thomas and LIm. THE FEED ZONE PORTABLES. 2013. Hardback.
Business (Keep 3 of 6) Dewey 658 General Management
- Birla, Madan. FEDEX DELIVERS. 2005. Hardback.
- Birla, Madan. UNLEASHING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION. 2014. Hardback (inscribed by author to Sanjiv and Priya November 9, 2013).
- Bradbury and Greaves. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0. 2009. Hardback. (donate)
- Collins and Porras. BUILT TO LAST. 1994. Hardback (donate)
- Collins, Jim. GOOD TO GREAT. 2001. Hardback (inscribed to Sanjiv)
- Rath and Conchie. STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP. 2008. Hardback. (donate)
Poker and Gambling (21) - Dewey 794 Indoor Games of Skill
- Cappelletti, Mike. HOW TO WIN AT OMAHA HIGH-LOW POKER. 2003. Paperback. (donate?)
- Deppen, Dan. POT LIMIT OMAHA 8 REVEALED. 2010. Paperback
- Dittmar, Pat. PRACTICAL POKER MATH. 2008. Paperback. (sell on Ebay?)
- Dowling, Allen. THE GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME. 1970. Hardback
- Dowling, Allen. THE RAW, ROWDY WORLD OF POKER. 1973. Hardback
- Foster, R.F. FOSTER'S PRACTICAL POKER. 1905. Hardback
- Jones, Lee. WINNING LOW LIMIT HOLD'EM 2ND EDITION. 2000. Paperback.
- Goodman and Goodman. YOUR BEST BET. 1975. Paperback.
- Gordon, Phil. LITTLE BLUE BOOK. 2006. Hardback.
- Gordon, Phil. LITTLE GREEN BOOK. 2005. Hardback.
- Harrington, David. HARRINGTON ON HOLD'EM. VOLUME 1 STRATEGIC PLAY. 2004. Paperback.
- Hayano, David. POKER FACES. 1982. Hardback. Ex Library. (sell on Ebay?)
- King, Jack. CONFESSIONS OF A POKER PLAYER. 1940. Hardback
- King, Jack. UNDER THE ROUND TABLE. 1960. Hardback
- Krieger, Lou. HOLD'EM EXCELLENCE. 1995. Paperback.
- Othmer, Konstantin. SEVEN CARD STUD POKER. 1996. Paperback
- Thorp, Edward O. BEAT THE DEALER. 1962. Paperback
- Slanskey and Malmuth. HOLD'EM POKER FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS. 1994. Signed by Robert Larabee.
- Slanskey. THE THEORY OF POKER. 1994. Paperback. Signed by Troy Wilson.
- Yardley, Herbert O. THE EDUCATION OF A POKER PLAYER. 1957. Hardback. (donate?)
- Zee, Ray. HIGH-LOW-SPLIT POKER. 1994. Paperback.
Outdoors and Adventure (30) - Dewey 796 Athletic & Outdoor Sports & Games
- Ament and McCarty. HIGH OVER BOULDER 5TH EDITION. 1995. Paperback
- Ange, Michael R. DIVER DOWN REAL-WORLD SCUBA ACCIDENTS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM. 2006. Paperback.
- Anker and Roberts. THE LOST EXPLORER FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST. 1999. Hardback (inscribed by author to Sanjiv)
- Beresini, Erin. OFF COURSE INSIDE THE MAD MUDDY WORLD OF OBSTACLE COURSE RACING. 2014. Hardback.
- Breashears, David. HIGH EXPOSURE. 1999. Paperback.
- Butcher, Pat. THE PERFECT DISTANCE. 2004. Hardback.
- Caldwell and Siff. ADVENTURE RACING. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE. 2001. Paperback (signed by authors)
- Cavendish, Mark. BOY RACER. 2010. Paperback
- Coleman, Stuart Holmes. EDDIE WOULD GO. 2001 Hardback.
- Emery, Neal (editor). HORNADY HANDBOOK OF CARTRIDGE RELOADING 9TH EDITION. 2012. Hardback.
- Friel, Joe. THE TRIATHLETE'S TRAINING BIBLE 3RD EDITION. 2009. Paperback
- Graydon and Hanson editors. MOUNTAINEERING THE FREEDOM OF THE HILLS 6TH EDITION. 1997. Paperback
- Harding and Snalam. GET OUT OF TOWN. 1994. Paperback.
- Herzog, Maurice. ANNAPURNA. 1997. Paperback.
- Hinault, Bernard. MEMORIES OF THE PELETON. 1989. Paperback
- Hlawaty, Stephen. MOUNTAIN BIKE AMERICA COLORADO. 2000. Paperback. (donate)
- Hoad and Moore. THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ENDURANCE CHALLENGES. 2012. Hardback.
- Jordan, Jennifer. SAVAGE SUMMIT THE STORIES OF THE FIRST FIVE WOMEN WHO CLIMBED K2. 2005. Hardback. (inscribed to Anne?)
- Krakauer, John. INTO THIN AIR. 1997. Paperback.
- Krakauer, John. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY. 2010. Paperback.
- Kurson, Robert. SHADOW DIVERS. 2004. Paperback.
- Lear, Chris. SUB 4:00 ALAN WEBB AND THE QUEST FOR THE FASTEST MILE. 2003. Hardback.
- Mallett, Jef. TRIZOPHRENIA. 2009. Paperback
- Moller, Lorraine Mary. ON THE WINGS OF MERCURY. 2007. Paperback (signed by author).
- Murakami, Haruki. WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING. 2008. Hardback.
- Murphy and Mackenzie. UNBREAKABLE RUNNER. 2014. Paperback.
- PADI. ADVENTURES IN DIVING MANUAL. 2010. Paperback.
- Parker, Scott F. RUNNING AFTER PREFONTAINE. 2011. Paperback.
- Vordenburg, Pete. MOMENTUM: CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM. 2002. Paperback.
- Webster, Ed. SNOW IN THE KINGDOM. 2000. Hardback (inscribed to Sanjiv)
Training (4) - Dewey 796 Athletics & Outdoor Sports & Games
- King, Ernest J. Aviation Training Division United States Navy. GYMNASTICS AND TUMBLING. 1944. Hardback. Purchased via Abebooks.com 9/14/2016.
- Paoli and Sherbondy. FREE+STYLE. 2014. Hardback
- Rippetoe, Mark. STARTING STRENGTH 3RD EDITION. 2013. Paperback.
- Starrett, Kelly. BECOMING A SUPPLE LEOPARD. 2015. Hardback.
Other (10) - Dewey 920 Biography
- Buffett, Jimmy. WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT. 1992. Hardback. - ?
- Gandhi, M.K. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS IN TRUTH. 1927. Paperback. - Biography
- Gans and Simon. GRATEFUL DEAD PLAYING IN THE BAND. 1985. Paperback (donate) - Biography/History
- Germantown High School. THE SIGN OF A RED DEVIL FOOTPRINTS. 1989. Hardback. Yearbook
- Gleick, James. CHAOS MAKING A NEW SCIENCE. 1987. Paperback. - Science
- McDonald, Hamish. MAHABHARATA IN POLYESTER. 2010. Paperback (sell on Ebay) - Biography/History
- Poundstone, William. FORTUNE'S FORMULA. 2005. Hardback. (sell on Ebay?) - ?
- Reinfeld, Fred. THE COMPLETE CHESSPLAYER. 1953. Paperback - Chess
- Solotaroff, Paul. THE BODY SHOP. 2010. Hardback (?) - Biography
- Whitehead, John C. A LIFE IN LEADERSHIP. 2005. Hardback - Biography