Post your July reviews here!

1. raidergirl3 (Hotel du Lac)
2. alisonwonderland (Dark Assassin)
3. Vasilly (Understanding Comics)
4. perfect on paper(bookworm)
5. raidergirl3(Water for Elephants)
6. scandalous love(bookworm)
7. Garden Spells (review by Laura)
8. Bobbi\'s Book Nook
9. Wendy (People of the Book)
10. The Dead and the Gone (review by Becky)
11. The Catcher in the Rye(Embejo)
12. Sharon (where the Heart Is)
13. Sharon (The Cat Dancers)
14. Sharon (Spider Mountain)
15. Sharon (Rhett Butler\'s People)
16. Sharon (Fearless Fourteen)
17. Sharon (Child of a Dead God)
18. raidergirl3(The Night Watch
19. like lightning(bookworm)
20. Sharon (Three Men in a Boat)
21. Sharon (Swine Not?)
22. Kelsey (Slaughterhouse-Five)
23. The Glass Castle (review by Laura)
24. Wendy (The Poisonwood Bible)
25. Kimmie
26. Lisa Quing
27. raidergirl3(Crow Lake)
28. bookworm (love in the time of cholera)
29. raidergirl3(Running With Scissors)
30. Wendy (The White Mary)
31. Sharon (Winter Study)
32. bookworm (sisterhood of the traveling pants)
33. Tiny Librarian (Dead Until Dark)
34. bookworm (The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
35. Ingo (review by Laura)
36. raidergirl3(Maus I and II)
37. Jaime (The Plot Against America)
38. Jaime (Driving Force)
39. Jaime (Twisted)
40. Kelsey (Midnight\'s Children)
41. Kelsey (Swallows of Kabul)
42. Wendy (Hotel Du Lac)
43. bookworm (Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist\'s Wife)
44. Wild About Books (review by Laura)
45. bookworm (wicked ties)
46. Bobbi (Bobbi\'s Book Nook)
47. Bobbi (Dracula)
48. Bobbi (Mysterious Benedict Society)
49. Bobbi (Fearless Fourteen)
50. Bobbi (Allie Finkle\'s Rules for Girls)
51. Yati (Black Swan Green)
52. CafeShree
53. CafeShree (Death in th Andes
54. CafeShree (I Didn\'t Do It for You)
55. CafeShree (Ex-Libris)
56. CafeShree (Dissolution)
57. raidergil3(The Snack Thief)
58. bookworm (pay it forward)
59. Kimmie(Anna Karenina)
60. raiderigirl3(The Birth House)
61. Aga
62. Kristina (My Life as a Doormat)
63. Kristina (The Prophet of Yonwood)
64. Tammy (X-Men: The Last Stand)
65. Sharon (Blood Trail)
66. Sharon (Moon Pies and Movie Stars)
67. Sharon (Kill Clause)
68. Sharon (Annie Freeman\'s Fabulous Traveling Funeral)
69. Sharon (Stop Dressing Your 6 Year Old Like a Skank
70. Sharon (Moon Called)
71. Jaime (The Neon Rain)
72. Cafeshree (As Meat Loves Salt)

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Posted by 1morechapter at 7/31/2008 03:02:00 AM 0 comments

Computer Down

Sorry for the fact there have been no updates recently - computer crashed and I am in the process of buying a new computer.

Hope to be up and running again in a couple of weeks.

Posted by SueFitz at 7/30/2008 03:08:00 PM 0 comments

Books to be read by Aga

Ok, now I'm trying to create a list, which is not so easy as you know ;) After some time of thinking I hope to reach 8 books in all of those 8 categories above. I already wrote some books in a few categories as I'm sure I would like to read them in this year. Some categories are empty and I'll be very flexible during next months to fill them :) So...
I. Already owned:
  1. "Elephants can remember" by Agatha Christie
  2. "The clocks" by Agatha Christie
  3. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo
  4. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote
  5. "Uśmiech Dalidy" by Dominika Cosic
  6. "Panther in the Basement" by Amos Oz

II. Around the World:

  1. "Snow Flower and the secret fan" by Lisa See (02.08.08) - review here
  2. "Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin (13.08.08) - review here
  3. "Forbidden City" by William Bell
  4. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
  5. "Porte De LA Paix Celeste" by Shan Sa (14.08.08) - review here
  6. "Dreams Of Trespass: Tales Of A Harem Girlhood" by Fatima Mernissi

III. Books in Polish:

  1. "Tata, one i ja" by Manula Laicka ("Dad, them and me")
  2. "Zniewolony umysł" by Czesław Miłosz ("Subdued mind")
  3. "Trzepot skrzydeł" by Katarzyna Grochola
  4. "Jadąc do Babadag" by Andrzej Stasiuk

IV. Books in English:

  1. "Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome (11.08.08) - review here
  2. "Bollywood Nights" by Shobhaa De (09.08.08) - review here
  3. "Bergdorf Blondes" by Plum Sykes
  4. "Notting Hell" by Rachel Johnson
  5. "South of the Border, West of the Sun" by Haruki Murakami
  6. "The fifth woman" by Henning Mankel

V. Exchanged books (via or

  1. "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore (in PL)
  2. "Dangerous Liaisons" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (in PL)
  3. "Winter's Tales" by Karen Blixen (in PL)
  4. "The last promise" by Richard Paul Evans (in PL)
  5. "L'Anneau du pêcheur" by Jean Raspail (in PL)

VI. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (my proposals for today only!):

  1. "Jacques the Fatalist" by Denis Diderot
  2. "The Monk" by M.G. Lewis
  3. "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
  4. "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf

VII. Classics:

  1. "Crime and punishment" by Fiodor Dostoyevski (31.07.08) - review here
  2. "Plague" by Albert Camus

VIII. Popular Reads:

  1. "The Nanny Diaries" by Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin

So, now just need to read 64 books and write reviews, easy :D

Posted by Agnieszka Tatera at 7/28/2008 10:20:00 AM 4 comments

LisaQuing's List

Here is my EDITED list (as of 7/13/08). I have 39/56 so far. I'm sure I'll read more than 56. Last year, I read 86 books.

I have no overlaps in my list, which I hope then allows me to skip a couple if needed. I do own many of these books already.

I will be posting reviews and updates on my movie & book review blog - Mirkwood Reflections. I have bolded the choices I have completed and changed the font to green.

I am really looking forward to this challenge! A lot of times I can't figure out what I want to read, so this should help with that dilemma.

I did find some books that weren't on my original list that I wanted to read. When I read it, I just added the new book to the beginning of the list and kept the original books. So some of my lists now have more than 8.

Books Recommended to me by others
1. Hide – Lisa Gardner (my mom) 2-2-08
2. Austenland - Shannon Hale (sister Christy) 2-10-08
3. Beauty - Robin McKinley (Marta) 2-23-08
4. Courting Trouble – Deeanne Gist (Mom) 7-13-08
5.The Furies of Calderon – Jim Butcher (sister Christy) – couldn't get into it
6.Vineyard series – Philip Craig (mom) – couldn't get into it
7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (sister Janet)
8. librarian series (Christy)

Young Adult Fiction
1.ttyl – lauren myracle 1-2-08
2.Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer 1-7-08
3.ttfn – lauren myracle 1-14-08
4.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: a novel in cartoons – Jeff Kinney 2-24-08
5.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 5-7-08
6.Holes – Louis Sachar
7.Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze – Elizabeth Enright
8.Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer
9.Eragon – Christopher Paolini
10.Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
11.Magic by the Lake – Edward Eager

Non-fiction - This category has been completed!
1.Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom – Ursula Nordstrom 1-20-08
2.Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe – Todd Wilson 1-24-08
3.The Well-fed Writer – Peter Bowerman 2-8-08
4.Careers for Bookworms 3-22-08
5.Into the Wild 6-21-08
6.Back for Seconds – Peter Bowerman 6-22-08
7.Cockatiels for Dummies 7-8-08
8.Eat This, Not That! 7-8-08
9.Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald
10.Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs: 62 Digestible Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life – Joe Schwarcz
11.Walk Away the Pounds : The Breakthrough 6-Week Program That Helps You Burn Fat, Tone Muscle, and Feel Great Without Dieting – Leslie Sansone
12.Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published - Julie Beard
13.I Saw the Angel in the Marble - Chris Davis and Ellyn Davis
14.Making God's Word Stick – Emmett Cooper & Steve Wamberg
15.Life Management for Busy Women – Elizabeth George
16.Family Fragrance: Practical Intentional Ways to Fill Your Home with the Aroma of Love – J. Otis & Gail Ledbetter

Books I Want to Reread - Eek! Better get moving on these!
1.Drums of Autumn – Diana Gabaldon 1-31-08
2.The Bible
3.Out of this Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis
4.Perelandra – C.S. Lewis
5.That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
6.Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
7.She's Gonna Blow: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger – Julie Ann Barnhill
8.Mark of the Lion trilogy – Francine Rivers (3 books)
9.The Fiery Cross – Diana Gabaldon (audiobook)

Books about Tolkien or Lord of the Rings - I need to get moving!
1.Finding God in Lord of the Rings – Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware
2.The Gospel According to Tolkien – Ralph C. Wood
3.Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings – Matthew Dickerson
4.Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of Lord of the Rings – Mark Eddy Smith
5.The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
6.The Origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth for Dummies – Greg Harvey
7.Walking with Frodo: A devotional journey through Lord of the Rings – Sarah Arthur
8.J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century – Tom Shippey

Romance Novels - one more!
1.Love's Haven (Steeple Hill Love Inspired) – Catherine Palmer 2-27-08
2.Finding Hope (Steeple Hill Love Inspired) – Brenda Coulter 3-15-08
3.Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 3-16-08
4.Finding Hope – Brenda Coulter 03-15-08
5.A Season of Forgiveness – Brenda Coulter 04-08-08
6.Strapless – Leigh Riker 6-1-08
7.Persuasion – Jane Austen 7-12-08
8.Taking a Chance (Heartsong Presents) – Kelly Eileen Hake
9.Once Upon a Family (Love Inspired) – Margaret Daley
10.The Stranger (Harlequin Superromance) – Kathleen O'Brien
11.The King's Mistress (Harlequin Historical) – Terri Branson
12.Unforgettable (Heartsong Presents) – Janet Lee Barton
13.Danver's Touch (Silhouette Classics) – Elizabeth Lowell
14.Perfect - Judith McNaught
15.Christmas on the Prairie: Take Me Home/One Wintry Night/The Christmas Necklace/Colder Than Ice (Christmas Anthology) - Tracey V. Bateman, Pamela Griffin, Maryn Langer, Jill Stengl

New Books by Favorite Authors - one more!
1.T is for Trespass – Sue Grafton 1-11-08
2.Plum Lucky – Janet Evanovich 1-20-08
3.Candy Cane Murder – Joanne Fluke 1-19-08
4.Charley's Web – Joy Fielding 04-12-08
5.Carrot Cake Murder – Joanne Fluke 4/23/08
6.Sleeping Doll – Jeffrey Deaver 4/29/08
7.Fearless Fourteen – Janet Evanovich 6/28/08
8.Buckingham Palace Gardens (Thomas Pitt Mysteries) – Anne Perry
9.Skeletons at the Feast – Chris Bohjalian
10.Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

Christian Novels - one more!
1.The Martyr's Song – Ted Dekker 1-1-08
2.Brothers – Angela Elwell Hunt 2-4-08
3.Claire Knows Best – Tracey Bateman 04-05-08
4.I Love Claire – Tracey Bateman 04-18-08
5.Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers 5/5/08
6.Doesn't She Look Natural – Angela Elwell Hunt 5-12-08
7.Journey – Angela Elwell Hunt 7-8-08
8.Showdown – Ted Dekker (didn't like it)
9.Once Upon a Cross – Thom Lemmons
10.Catching Katie – Robin Lee Hatcher

Posted by Lisa at 7/13/2008 11:03:00 PM 1 comments

Vasilly's wrap-up post

Finished - 7/3/08
Titles in italics are overlaps. Thanks, 3M, for hosting this challenge. It was one of my favorite challenges this year.

Books , books, and more books
Comfort - Ann Hood
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
Dinner with Friends - Donald Margulies
The Arrival - Shaun Tan
All of us - Raymond Carver

What now? Ann Patchett

In the moment
Dinner with Friends - Donald Margulies
Proof -
Steel Magnolias - Robert Harling
The Sandman Vol 1. Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
Fables Vol. 4 March of the Wooden Soldiers
Time and Materials - Robert Hass
The Well-Adjusted Child - Rachel Gathercole
The Sufi Book of Life - Neil Douglas -Klotz

Books I can escape to
Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exile - Bill Willingham
Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
The Arrival - Shaun Tan
Fables Vol. 2 Animal Farm -Bill Willingham
Fables Vol. 3 Storybook Love
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

When I was a little girl…children’s books
Into the Woods - Lyn Gardner
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fables Vol 1. Legends in Exile - Bill Willingham
Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Diary of a wimpy kid - Jeff Kinney
Flower - John Light
The Book eating Boy - Oliver Jeffers

My name is Natasha and I’m addicted to books
52 projects - Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Every Monday Matters -
Not quite what I was planning - by the editors of Smith magazine
Persepolis 2 - Marjane Satrapi
Courage and the Craft - Barbara Abercrombie
Monsters of Templeton - Lauren Groff
The End of the Alphabet - CS Richardson
Understanding Comics- Scott McCloud

Size doesn’t matter: Novellas, short stories, poetry, plays, and graphic novels
The Book of Other people - Zadie Smith
The Braid - Stanley Kunitz
Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi
A good man is hard to find - Flannery O’Connor
Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry
Time and Materials - Robert Hass
Goodbye, Chunky Rice - Craig Thompson

All of us - Raymond Carver

What am I going to read next?
Eating heaven - Jennie Shortridge
The Happiness Code - Amy Herrick
Goodbye, Chunky Rice - Craig Thompson
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore
All of us -Raymond Carver
Love walked in - Marisa de los Santos
The Resurrectionist - Jack O’Connolly
Wit: a play - Margaret Edson

Everything but the Kitchen Sink….Books I feel like reading for no reason at all
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Julia’s Chocolates - Cathy Lamb
The Devil Wears Prada
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
Horns and Wrinkles - Joseph Helgerson
Diary of a wimpy kid - Jeff Kinney
Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician - Daniel Wallace
Penelope - Marilyn Kaye

Posted by Vasilly at 7/03/2008 07:45:00 PM 3 comments

alisonwonderland's progress

completed books are linked to my reviews.

as of july 3: 28/64 (including four overlaps) with two categories completed
(since the year is half over, i ought to be at 32 books, i guess. but i'm still hopeful that i'll accomplish my goals for this challenge.)

as of may 2: 24/64 (including four overlaps) with one category completed

as of march 9: 15/64 (including two overlaps) with one category completed

as of january 26: 7/64 (including one overlap)

  1. Oh, To Be Young Again! (young adult or older children's novels)

  2. Escapism Reads (books from the genres of mystery, suspense thriller, science fiction, fantasy, chick lit, or maybe even romance)

  3. In Their Shoes (memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies)

  4. Bee Bonanza (books from the 2008 Beehive Book Nominees)

    • Bella at Midnight

    • Dairy Queen

    • Fairest

    • Library Lion*

    • Pieces of Georgia

    • The Rhyming Season

    • She's All That: Poems about Girls

    • Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

  5. Salt Lake County Library Reader's Choice (books from either the 2008 nominees or past winners)

  6. Banned Books (books from the many that have ever been challenged or banned)

  7. IRL Book Club Picks (picks from those chosen for my in-real-life book clubs)

  8. Books about Books (books - fiction or non-fiction - about books or reading)
note: overlapping picks are marked with an asterisk.

Posted by alisonwonderland at 7/03/2008 10:00:00 AM 2 comments

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