Monday, July 28, 2008

Whatcha readin' NOW?

Here, I have a question: what are you reading this week?

I'm reading -- and re-reading -- brain candy while I try to write.

Case in point:
FEARLESS FOURTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
THE UNFINISHED CLUE by Georgette Heyer
NO WIND OF BLAME, by Georgette Heyer
ESSAYS ON TYA, by Moses Goldberg.

And I'm about to startNICK OF TIME by Ted Bell.

There, that's what I'm reading this week, and you?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Deciding the List

So, the list is long and we haven't even started yet. But I want to take this opportunity to ask that those of you who are planning on participating (for real, now) start perusing the list and then comment to this post telling me that you want to participate (officially) and then give me your top three choices out of the books we've listed, and two choices for short stories/poems/etc. All of the choices have to be books you've never read before. (You can pick your own suggestion if it's also something you've never read.) 5 nominations total.

I will be brave and post mine first. But you can wait, because I'm sure we'll have more to follow.

Fun Quiz

List of Books for Consideration (At Present)

Here are all the suggestions I've recieved thus far. (And the votes)

Turtle Moon - 1
The Thirteenth Tale - 4 (FIRST BOOK TO READ)
The Last Continent
The Wee Free Men
Ship of Magic - 2
Barcester Towers
Trade Winds
Native Tongue - 1
Grendel - 4
The Dead
Brave New World
Wuthering Heights - 1
A Prayer For Owen Meany
The Bluest Eye
The Truth About Forever
All Over But The Shoutin'
Running With Scissors - 1
The Lovely Bones
The Virgin Suicides
Water for Elephants - 1
Atlas Shrugged - 1
The Hobbit
Oh the places you’ll go! (I like this suggestion.)
Myrtle the Turtle
The Last Battle
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 2
Cien AƱos de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
- 3
The Pilgrims Progress
FlatLand: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Fruits Basket (Volume 1)
The Last Unicorn - 1
Cat's Craddle
The Outlaws of Sherwood (or Rose Daughter)
Howl's Moving Castle - 1
The Wooden Breeks (play) - 1
The Violet Hour (play)
- 1
Talley-Ho, Jeeves! (Or any short P.G. Woodehouse novel)
The Cider House Rules
The Little Prince
The Scarlet Pimpernel
A Room with a View
The Hunting of the Snark - 3
The Light Princess (MacDonald)
The Sword and the Stone
Poe Short Story (Mystery of Marie Roget, Purloined Letter, etc...)
Genji Monogatari (selected stories)
Sula (or another Toni Morrison novel)
Interview with the Vampire
Wizard of Earthsea (book one)
Mediator Series (book one)
Secret Life of Bees - 2
Girl with the Pearl Earring
The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Life of Pi - 2
The Phoenix Guard
Peter Pan
The Spiderwick Chronicles - 1
- 2
The Edge Chronicles
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico (very short)
Fifth Chinese Daughter by Jade Snow Wong - 1
My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain
American Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
Dorothy Parker's poetry - 1
Denise Levertov's poetry
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene (nonfiction)
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Cahill - 3
Henry David Thoreau’s Essay on Walking - 1
Nightwood, Djuna Barnes
Last of the Mohicans
The Regent's Ring
Quest for the Haven
Before the Darkest Dawn
The Bronze Bow
Nightmare Academy
The Cat of Bubastes - 1
Johnny Tremain
The Golden Goblet
Mossflower (Redwall Series)
Tale of the Body Thief
In the Forests of Sere
Ombria in Shadow - 2
The Book of Lost Things
- 1
Arsene Lupin
Poetry of Sara Teasdale - 1

I probably won't take any more suggestions at this time, just votes. Thanks.