Prison Pete

Tuesday, November 09, 2004
  The contents of my locker.
I thought that I would list the contents of my locker (i.e. all my worldly possessions) as I prepare to move on from this wonderful location.

Since I am still in limbo, I will not be able to take much of my worldly possessions with me. I have to decide what I want to spend postage on to send home, what to donate, and what to "sell" to other inmates.

It is against policy to give, trade, or sell anything of value to another inmate, but I know that if I "give" my stuff away to an inmate, like my radio and headphones, he will turn around and sell them when it is convenient to do so.

So while the books are either going be donated to the inmate library or sent home to form the basis of my personal library once I am released, some of my other assets will hopefully allow me to leave Club Fed with a few dollars to use once I get to my next location.

So maybe I have a few books over the ten-book limit. There have been numerous comments about my reading habits. The following is only those books that are currently in my possession. There are many more books that are making the rounds of other readers, in a storage closet, or have already been donated or sent home.

My locker is a two-door model with three shelves on one side, and the other side open from top to bottom. The locker is 24" wide, 36" high, and 18" deep. There is a panel that divides it in half vertically.

So here is a list of the books that I currently have access to. Some have been read, some have been partially read, and some are still waiting their turn to be devoured.

o Nine editions of the New York Daily News from various dates in the last three weeks. Yes, I scanned them all yesterday and removed the crossword puzzles and several articles that I thought might be of interest to others.
o Dragon Lance Tales, Vol 3 - Love and War
o Leave it to Cleavage - Wendy Way (Yeah, I know it sounds like a bad porno movie, but the plot is based on a bra manufacturer. Honestly. Do you think Wendy Wax is her real name?)
o The Man Who Died Laughing - Davis Handler
o Jerusalem Inn - Martha Grimes
o Destiny Unleashed - Sherry Woods (A USA Today best selling author, whatever that means?)
o Kissing the Bride - Sara Bennett
o Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman - Richard P. Feynman
o In Your Arms Again - Kathryn Smith
o Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
o Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with his Daughter - Barry Holsten Lopez
o My Life in Court - Louis Nizer (1963)
o Never Kill a Client, a Mike Shayne Mystery - Brett Halliday (1963)
o Holy Bible NIV
o The Harper Collins Study Bible New RSV
o Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary 2nd edition
o Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
o Roget's II The new Thesaurus (2003)
o Random House Monster Crossword Puzzle Omnibus Vol. 1 (1,000 Puzzles)
o MCM (an In One company) Catalog #49 (http://www.mcminone.com/) electronics/audio/video
o North Carolina DMV Driver's Handbook
o Slightly Sinful - Mary Balogh
o Hodge's Hardbrace Handbook Rev. 13th edition
o Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John LeCarre
o The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Logic Puzzles - Norman D. Wills
o Murder, Mayhem & Mistletoe - Terrance Faherty et. al.
o The Pursuit of Marriage - Victoria Alexander (Not a how to/ it is a novel)
o Spiritually Correct Favorites - Chris Farry
o An Adventure in Prayer - Ben Johnson
o The New York Times Crossword Answer Book (list 2 - 7 letter words using 2 letters as a key)
o If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I doing in the Pits? - Erma Bombeck
o The Dogs of War - Frederick Forsyth
o 500 Great Irish Jokes - Jay Allen
o The Anastasia Syndrome & other Stories - Mary Higgins Clark
o Shadowlands - Richard Attenborough
o The Old Contemptibles - Martha Grimes
o Thunderbird - Susan Slater
o The New York Times Toughest Crossword Puzzles Vol. 7 (Yeah they are tough!)
o Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook - Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
o The Edict - Max Ehrlich
o Thinking with Your Soul - Richard Wolman, Ph.D.
o The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
o The Following Ian Fleming James Bond Titles: Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, Doctor No, From Russia with Love, Diamonds Are Forever

Well, there you have it. I guess it is more than a little over the ten-book limit!

Actually I forgot to list the books waiting to be sent out which are sitting in a box under my locker.
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