Unboxing the Past – Box 3

Time for the next box of goodies.  Looks like another box of mostly books (I promise that they aren’t all books…).

Shame of Man by Piers Anthony – book two of the Geoddysey series, a really cool series of books that chronicles the evolution of man and cultures throughout history, but told through fictional stories following the same characters and families reborn again and again through history.

Hope of Earth by Piers Anthony – book three of the Geoddysey series.

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub – really great book cowritten by two really great authors about a kid who travels back and forth between a parallel world as he travels west across America in order to save his sick mother.  Cool Alice in Wonderland / Wizard of Oz style story through the eyes of Stephen King.  Also ties into the Dark Tower series.

Geis of the Gargoyle by Piers Anthony – book eighteen of the Xanth series

Zombie Lover by Piers Anthony – book twenty two of the Xanth series

Split Infinity by Piers Anthony – book one of the Apprentice Adept series, a pretty cool series of books about two parallel dimensions, one that is governed by science and one that is governed by magic, and their interactions.

Wielding a Red Sword by Piers Anthony – book four of the Incarnations of Immortality series.  This one follows the incarnation of War.

And Eternity by Piers Anthony – book seven of the Incarnations of Immortality series.  This one tells the story of the incarnation of Good.

Greenwitch by Susan Cooper – book three of the Dark is Rising series, a really cool fantasy series based on Arthurian myth about the struggle between the forces of light and the forces of darkness.

Double Destiny by Piers Anthony – book two of the Apprentice Adept series.

Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony – book two of the Incarnations of Immorality series.  This one follows the incarnation of Time.

Muse of Art by Piers Anthony – book four of the Geoddysey series.

Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony – book four of the Apprentice Adept series.

Yon Ill Wind by Piers Anthony – book twenty of the Xanth series.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – no description necessary

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett – an awesome and hilarious book about the coming of the Antichrist and the apocalypse written by two equally awesome authors.

Everything We Had by Al Santoli – an oral history of the Vietnam War by 33 American soldiers who fought it.  This was bought for a freshman writing class on war.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles – a novel about a bunch of friends at a prep school in New England during World War II.  This was also bought for my freshman writing class.

The Particle Garden: Our Universe as Understood by Particle Physicists by Gordon Kane – this book was bought for a freshman writing class on theoretical physics.

The rest of the box is filled mostly with college textbooks:

Principles of Instrumental Analysis

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Student Solutions Manual to a freshman Chemistry textbook

Essentials of Economics

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Experiments

Everyday Conversations in German

Communicating in German: Intermediate Level

The only other stuff in the box includes:

– a blank pad of lined white paper – why this was boxed I have no idea

– a folder of assignments from German 12

– a notebook from some German class

– a notebook with single page of Economics notes, a few pages in the back of notes from some Chemistry class (or possible research) and this anime style self portrait on the first page:

– travel guide and instruction manual to the PC game Grim Fandango.  Wonder if the game will turn up in one of these boxes…

Well, looks like that’s it for this time.  Seems like I went through a pretty serious Piers Anthony Phase.  Come back next week for another box, of which I can only hope is more than just books…

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