good question! im 58 now. how many books can i safely enjoy. at least 50 i hope. anyway its 60 inches of books. i think the five foot shelf is something annemann came up with in the jinx.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Ya wan'em stacked, standing or layin' down?
Hmm...Why not just jump over the magic cafe and search for "Favorite books" "Desert island book", etc.
You'll find enough lists to last you a lifetime.
I think I'll use these as a starting point. Could be these represent some of the best of the east, mid-west, and west coasts and i think richard kaufman in a way represents the south (hand over heart) since his digs are just south of the line. if you could choose just one of the carney books do you have an opinion on this????Dave Shepherd Said:
The five Card College volumes by Roberto Giobbi (far and away the most significant new card publication)
The new CD ROM by M. Close, Closely Guarded Secrets
Carneycopia and The Book of Secrets, both by John Carney
Jennings '67 by Richard Kaufman ...
That's a tough one; they're both good. Carneycopia is written by Stephen Minch and has not only some good card stuff, but also some other material that's great.Originally posted by -=tabman:
if you could choose just one of the carney books do you have an opinion on this????
Have ya seen Pit Hartling's "Card Fictions"? FANTASTIC new book, and not just a re-hash. Seven effects, and two essays -- some of the most well constructed magic out there.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Taberooo... you've been out of the stream for 10 years.
There hasn't been a good book written in that span. NOthing but re-hashing of the real stuff.
haha!!! funny how that always happens!!!! and i was wondering how long it was getting and you've done the cypherin' for me. thanks!!!!!Richard Hart said:
Well Tabster, with those last two, your five-foot shelf is now 23 feet four inches.
Is this the origin of the "Five Foot Shelf" then? this certainly predates ted annemann. could you look and see if in the preface its the original idea of harvard classics or some idea they maybe borrowed???Lisa Cousins said:
I actually have the Harvard Classics "Five Foot Shelf of Books" which appeared in 1909 and 1910 .....