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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Challenge - R.I.P. VI


R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI
September & October
Hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

I'm so glad Carl is doing this one again. I picked up a book last year knowing it would be perfect for this challenge and than never did the challenge!
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.

There are several levels so you'll need to check out the challenge post.



I'm going for Peril the First and plan to read four books.

Why don't you join us?







unfinished List of Possibilities

Yellow Moon read and reviewed, 10-8
White Sleeper read 9-8, being reviewed
Cowboys & Aliens
Telling Lies read 9-7, review goes live 9-29
Haunting Jordan
any thing by Dick Francis or Vince Flynn
Janeology
The Traiteur's Ring
Sleight of Paw read 9-10, cozy mystery with a paranormal twist
Eyewall thriller involving a Cat 5 hurricane


~Challenge Completed~
September 15


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Terrific Tuesday


Have a great day!

Catching Santa . . . .

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

My index finger twitched uncontrollably. That’s how it always starts and it was starting again. I looked up at the classroom clock. It was twenty minutes before dismissal. No, this isn’t happening. Not after the day I’ve had. I tried to control my right hand, but it was no use. My pencil, captured by my hand like prey, was already rapidly sketching a comic of two commandos in armored battle suits. The scene took half the page. The commandos were crouched behind trees, dodging sharp icicles falling from the sky and return blasting a twirl of green-and-white energy from machines attached to their arms. It was the same battle scene I’d drawn last week. Now that the scene was sketched, my mind was being drawn in again—like the times before—into my comic, into the battle. Suddenly my head felt like it was being sucked through a vacuum. Then—just like that—the feeling was gone, but so was my classroom.
Catching Santa
Marc Franco






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Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Mailbox/Reading?

Jumping around the blog this week lead me to a story about one of the books I purchased this week. It seems that Texas Department of Transportation (DoT) has an anti-littering camphaign with the slogan "Don't Mess with Texas". Along comes Texas author, Christie Craig, with a new book, "Don't Mess with Texas".

To say that Texas DoT isn't happy is an understatement. See article here and here. Wish I could remember the blog that started all this for me.

Hope everyone has plans for a great week.


Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

A big Thank You to Gwen for hosting in July, the August host is Staci at Life in the Thumb (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:


Purchased:
The Knot Artist by India Wilson (kindle)
Shadowmagic by John Lenahan (kindle)
The Learning Curve by Matthew Lippart (kindle)
Don't Mess With Texas by Christie Craig (Target! I've got to stop going through their book aisles)






What are you Reading?

is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit, visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
Hell Dogs Squadron by A.R. Moler
Notice by M. Raiya (Dragon Shifters!)


Currently Reading:
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Telling Lies


Next up:


Reviewed:
Repairing Rainbows went live on the 25th

Need to Review-keep a running total and cross off as completed:
(this list is way too long and if they've been reviewed I didn't label them correctly!)

Spin the Plate, short story (current read)
A Modern Witch (current read)
Kekula (current read)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
True North
Whiskey Gulf
A Circle of Souls
P.A.C.E.
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Miracle in Sumatra
The Tallest of smalls
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night yea
Second Chance
Red in the Flower Bed


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thoughts on...Repairing Rainbows

I really should know better than to read these, I become immersed in a story. Luckily for me the author has set this book up with alternating chapters. A wonderful story of family then a dash of despair as we go from before and after.

The dedication says so much:

For My Mother and Sister

Rita Gordon Weinberg
September 23, 1030 - July 5, 1070

Carla Beth Weinberg
September 16, 1958 - July 5, 1970

Wendy Bonnie Weinberg
August 1, 1961 - July 5, 1970


And My Dad

Shloime Weinberg
November 2, 1925 - July 5, 1970 - October 15, 1999



Lynda takes us through the surprise, denial and pain of her experience. Her life starts with:
Our kitchen was full of chatter and laughter. We each appreciated the mealtime as an opportunity to talk about our day, hear about everyone else's, and discuss any news or happenings. We never fuelt rushed and, while my sisters and I may have bickered at other times, we never did so during meals. Eating together around our table was our time for solidarity. It was sacred and cherished.
Then a few chapters later, she hits us with:
Our "home" had become a house. A place to store our clothes. A place to sleep. A place where we could hide in our rooms and cry.

I haven't finished the book, just wanted to get some of my impressions down while fresh.

~back to reading~

Part two is all about the after. Twenty-four chapters of trying to deal with life afterwards. Thankfully they are short so I'm able to read a couple then do something life affirming before going back to read a couple more chapters. The father is basically a zombie trying to deal with settling estates and a lawyer the rest of the family don't like. I think, as does Lynda, that he got railroaded into accepting a deal. But having never gone through something like that I can't even imagine the logical thought process that is lost through grief.

~back to reading~

Finished.

Sad to be finished but extremely satisfied that I read Repairing Rainbows. This is a book about tragedy. It is also a book about hope and perseverance. A book about choices. Repairing Rainbows is a beautiful book.

Lynda and Barry are wonderful people. I'd love to be in their sphere of influence...maybe I can. I may not be able to work for, or with, her but there are lessons that she learned, lessons shared with us, lessons I can learn from.
We have choices. We always have choices.
I think I'll go scrub my kitchen sink with ajax....


Repairing Rainbows
A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices
by Lynda Fishman

from the website:

At thirteen years old, Lynda’s life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.

Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.

In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss. As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination. Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between “truly living” and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive.

A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with important lessons to help others overcome struggles and obstacles, and fulfill their lives. It is a powerful, captivating, riveting and easy-to-read story that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.


Repairing Rainbows
A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices
by Lynda Fishman


self-published
ISBN: 978-0986607400
272 pages
June 2010
Memoir
source: review book
available for purchase at:
Chapters/Indigo
also on the Kindle. Don't have a Kindle? Download the app and read it on your PC or MAC! I love this part ;-)


Thank you to Nicole of Tribute Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Monday!

Wow, what a week! Couple dinner for our anniversary. Lunch and shopping with my Mom and daughter. Dinner out with BFF Darlene. Dinner out with in-laws. New iTouch for our anniversary. AND....I made it to the gym ;-)

Hope everyone has plans for a great week.

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

A big Thank You to Gwen for hosting in July, the August host is Staci at Life in the Thumb (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:


Purchased:
Goddess of Legend by P.C. Cast
The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
The Brazen Bride by Stephanie Laurens






What are you Reading?

is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit, visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
Saddle Up 'N Ride, anthology
Trust Me by B.G. Thomas
Catch Me If I Fall by Riley Knox


Currently Reading:
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Telling Lies


Next up:


Reviewed:


Need to Review-keep a running total and cross off as completed:
(this list is way too long and if they've been reviewed I didn't label them correctly!)

Spin the Plate, short story (current read)
A Modern Witch (current read)
Kekula (current read)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
True North
Whiskey Gulf
A Circle of Souls
P.A.C.E.
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Miracle in Sumatra
The Tallest of smalls
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night yea
Second Chance
Red in the Flower Bed


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Finds


A Weekly Event hosted by mizb at Should be Reading
The idea is to share, every Friday, about books that you’ve recently discovered (never heard of before) that sound really good!

Every Friday, those who have blogs will write a post at their own blog, and then come back and leave others a link to follow on that week’s “Friday Finds” post here at Should Be Reading. For those who don’t blog, you can just tell us about your “Friday Finds” in a comment on that week’s post. )

Let’s try to keep this clean… that’s all I ask, okay?
I received an e-vite on facebook to a Fun Run fundraiser and I thought you'd like to see it too. Seems a girl was diagnosed with a brain tumor....check out the website for details. Why I wanted to tell you was because....."Author B.K. Bostick will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of his new book, Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure from October 1st -16th, 2011 to Alyssa and her family."

Cool, huh?


Huber Hill and the Deadman's Tresure

B. K. Bostick

Bonneville
October 8, 2011
288 pages
ages: 9-12?


When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated---until he opens Grandpa Nick's mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he's not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page.




my copy is in my shopping cart
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Purr-sday & Cat Thursday



a place to share the cute/funny/weird pictures I find while surfing....when I should be doing a whole range of things ;)







Someone has an actual meme for "Cat Thursday" so head over to The True Book Addict and see who else is sharing.


I love a rebel!





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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great Bookshelf Idea

I can imagine a long hallway filled with family pictures at eye level for an adult and these shelves below at the perfect height for a three or four year old.


I think I found Raising Olives jumping from the Read 52 books in 52 Weeks challenge blog but I'm not sure. I just happened to have some time and found these great bookshelves. She has a fabulous tutorial about installing them that is worth checking out even if you don't plan to use them yourself.



Now all I need is the long hallway....and the three or four year old ;-)





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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

Happy 26th Anniversary to me! It's hard to believe I've been married for so long. I certainly don't think I'm old enough to be married that long but then my darling daughter reminds me that she's 25 now.

My husband left a package on the computer with a note "Do not open until the 16th. One of them is mine." Well, it's the 16th now, do I open it?

Have a great day!

Repairing Rainbows and What's a Housekeeper to Do?. . . .

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?


I woke abruptly to an ear-piercing scream and staggered out of the bedroom I shared with my cousins. The apartment was still dim, but in my dazed state i made out shadows, bumping into furniture like lost ghosts. I stood in the living room doorway, rubbing my eyes, dopey and puzzled in the faint morning light. Like a camera lens shifting from blurry to focused, the scene before me slowly sharpened. My grandmother wringing her hands together, her eyes bulging, her nostrils flaring in fear. My aunt, uncle and grandfather wailing like ragged banshees in their pyjamas: gasping screams, high-pitched shrieking, guttural noises. But in between I kept hearing the same three words, over and over.

"Oh my God, oh my God."


Repairing Rainbows
A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices
Lynda Fishman





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Because Lally was the housekeeper, with a side order of helping him with his book research if required.

And Cameron was the boss. He was a little unconventional in his requirements at times, perhaps, because of his career as an author, but still the boss."
What's a Housekeeper to Do?
Jennie Adams



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Monday, August 15, 2011

Book list: 101 (813) Fantasy Titles



101 Fantasy Reading Challenge
perpetual
hosted by Michelle of
The True Book Addict
at it's own blog

My post about the challenge is here
This is "the list" of 813 titles.

Some weren't voted for at all but they were nominated so they're on the list. I have no idea, at this time, how I'm going to decide which ones to read for the challenge. Update: read the ones I currently own and/or are on my TBR list.



1. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – 255
2. MEYER, STEPHENIE – Twilight – 252
3. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone – 246 (I read the US title)
4. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban – 239
5. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince – 238
6. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire – 234
7. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix – 231
8. ROWLING, JK – Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets – 220
9. MEYER, STEPHENIE – Eclipse – 210
10. MEYER, STEPHENIE – New Moon – 208
11. MEYER, STEPHENIE – Breaking Dawn – 197

12. TOLKIEN, JRR – The Fellowship of the Ring – 188
13. NOEL, Alyson – Evermore – 183
14. TOLKIEN, JRR – The Return of the King – 177
15. TOLKIEN, JRR – The Two Towers – 171
16. NOEL, Alyson – Blue Moon – 166
17. TOLKIEN, JRR – The Hobbit – 161
18. LEWIS, CS – Chronicles of Narnia – 142
19. CLARE, Cassandra – City of Bones – 131
20. MEAD, Richelle – Vampire Academy – 123
21. CASHORE, Kristin – Graceling – 122
22. CLARE, Cassandra – City of Glass – 122
23. COLLINS, Suzanne – The Hunger Games – 122 ~ read 4-13-12
24. CLARE, Cassandra – City of Ashes – 117
25. MEAD, Richelle – Shadow Kiss – 115
26. MEAD, Richelle – Frostbite – 113
27. L’ENGLE, Madeline – Wrinkle in Time – 111
28. BRIGGS, Patricia – Moon Called – 108
29. SNYDER, Maria – Poison Study – 104
30. MEAD, Richelle – Blood Promise – 101
31. BRIGGS, Patricia – Bone Crossed – 98
32. MARR, Melissa – Wicked Lovely – 98
33. HARRIS, Charlaine – Dead Until Dark – 96
34. BRIGGS, Patricia – Iron Kissed – 96
35. BRIGGS, Patricia – Blood Bound – 96
36. DE LA CRUZ, Melissa – Blue Bloods – 88
37. SHAKESPEARE, William – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 87
38. ARMSTRONG, Kelly – Bitten – 87
39. PAOLINI, Christopher – Eragon – 82
40. HARRIS, Charlaine – Dead to the World – 80
41. SNYDER, Maria – Fire Study – 79
42. ARMSTRONG, Kelley – The Summoning – 79
43. FROST, Jeaniene – One Foot in the Grave – 78
44. DE LA CRUZ, Melissa – Masquerade – 78
45. DE LA CRUZ, Melissa – Revelations – 77
46. FROST, Jeaniene – Halfway to the Grave – 77
47. SNYDER, Maria – Magic Study – 76
48. GAIMAN, Neil – Stardust – 76
49. MARR, Melissa – Ink Exchange – 75
50. HARRIS, Charlaine – Club Dead – 74
51. WARD, JR – Dark Lover – 74
52. MCKINLEY, Robin – The Blue Sword – 73
53. VINCENT, Rachel – Stray – 73
54. RICE, Anne – Interview with the Vampire – 73
55. KENYON, Sherrilyn – Acheron – 73
56. HARRIS, Charlaine – From Dead to Worse – 72
57. HARRIS, Charlaine – Dead as a Doornail – 72
58. HARRIS, Charlaine – Living Dead in Dallas – 72
59. HARRIS, Charlaine – Definitely Dead – 72
60. WARD, JR – Lover Awakened – 72
61. FROST, Jeaniene – At Grave’s End – 71
62. HARRIS, Charlaine – All Together Dead – 71
63. MARR, Melissa – Fragile Eternity – 70
64. CARROLL, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 69
65. VINCENT, Rachel – Prey – 69
66. HARRISON, Kim – Dead Witch Walking – 68
67. BRAY, Libba – A Great & Terribly Beauty – 67
68. DE LA CRUZ, Melissa – The Van Alen Legacy – 65
69. VINCENT, Rachel – Pride – 64
70. VINCENT, Rachel – Rogue – 63
71. WYNNE JONES, Diana – Howl’s Moving Castle – 63
72. PULLMAN, Philip – Northern Lights – 62
73. MONING, Karen Marie – Darkfever – 62
74. MONING, Karen Marie – Bloodfever – 62
75. STOKER, Bram – Dracula – 60
76. PULLMAN, Philip – The Subtle Knife – 60
77. CARD, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game – 59
78. PULLMAN, Philip – The Amber Spyglass – 59
79. MCKINLEY, Robin – The Hero & the Crown – 59
80. WARD, JR – Lover Eternal – 59
81. MONING, Karen Marie – Dreamfever – 58
82. LEVINE, Gail Carson – Ella Enchanted – 58
83. WILLIAMSON, Jill – By Darkness Hid – 58
84. PIERCE, Tamora – Trickster’s Choice – 58
85. MURPHY, CE – Urban Shaman – 57
86. WARD, JR – Lover Revealed – 57
87. NIX, Garth – Sabriel – 57
88. WARD, JR – Lover Unbound – 56
89. HAMILTON, Laurell K – Guilty Pleasures – 56
90. PAOLINI, Christopher – Eldest – 55
91. BEAGLE, Peter S – The Last Unicorn – 55
92. KENYON, Sherrilyn – Night Play – 55
93. MEAD, Richelle – Succubus Blues – 55
94. BAUM, Frank – Wizard of Oz – 54
95. WARD, JR – Lover Enshrined – 54
96. MEAD, Richelle – Storm Born – 54
97. GAIMAN, Neil & PRATCHETT, Terry – Good Omens – 54
98. ANDREWS, Ilona – Magic Strikes – 53
99. MONING, Karen Marie – Faefever – 53
100.MCKINLEY, Robin – Beauty – 53
101.HARRISON, Kim – The Outlaw Demon Wails – 53


102.GAIMAN, Neil – Neverwhere – 53
103.HARRISON, Kim – Every Which Way But Dead – 53
104.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Fantasy Lover – 53
105.CARROLL, Lewis – Alice through the Looking Glass – 52
106.BRAY, Libba – A Sweet Far Thing – 52
107.PIERCE, Tamora – Trickster’s Queen – 52
108.MEAD, Richelle – Succubus Dream – 52
109.CAINE, Rachel – Glass Houses – 52
110.MEAD, Richelle – Succubus Heat – 52
111.HARRISON, Kim – The Good the Bad and the Undead – 52
112.ANDREWS, Ilona – Magic Bites – 51
113.MEAD, Richelle – Succubus on Top – 51
114.HARRISON, Kim – For a Few Demons More – 51
115.BRAY, Libba – Rebel Angels – 51
116.HARRISON, Kim – Fistful of Charms – 50
117.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Seize the Night – 50
118.GAIMAN, Neil – The Graveyard Book – 50
119.HARRISON, Kim – White Witch, Black Curse – 50
120.RIORDAN, Rick – The Lightning Thief – 50
121.LEGUIN, Ursula – A Wizard of Earthsea – 49
122.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Night Pleasures – 49
123.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Night Embrace – 49
124.MEAD, Richelle – Thorn Queen – 49
125.BRADLEY, Marion Zimmer – The Mists of Avalon – 48
126.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Dream Warrior – 47
127.VINCENT, Rachel – My Soul to Take – 47
128.MCCAFFREY, Anne – The Dragonriders of Pern – 47
129.CAINE, Rachel – Carpe Corpus – 47
130.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Unleash the Night – 46
131.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Dance with the Devil X – 46
132.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragonflight – 46
133.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Devil May Cry – 46
134.GAIMAN, Neil – Coraline – 45
135.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Kiss of the Night – 45
136.CAINE, Rachel – Feast of Fools – 45
137.BARRIE, JM – Peter Pan – 45
138.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl – 45
139.ANDREWS, Ilona – Magic Burns – 45
140.COOPER, Susan – The Dark is Rising – 45
141.CAINE, Rachel – The Dead Girls Dance- 45
142.NIX, Garth – Abhorsen – 45
143.KENYON, Sherrilyn – The Dark Side of the Moon – 44
144.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragonsong – 44
145.CAINE, Rachel – Midnight Alley – 44
146.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Dream Chaser – 44
147.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Bad Moon Rising – 43
148.MURPHY, CE – Coyote Dreams – 43
149.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Sins of the Night – 43
150.KENYON, Sherrilyn – One Silent Night – 43
151.CAINE, Rachel – Lord of Misrule – 43
152.JORDAN, Robert – The Eye of the World – 42
153.RICE, Anne – The Vampire Lestat – 42
154.KENYON, Sherrilyn – The Dream Hunter – 42
155.MURPHY, CE – Thunderbird Falls – 42
156.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragonsinger – 42
157.MONING, Karen – The Immortal Highlander – 42
158.MONING, Karen – The Dark Highlander – 41
159.BUTCHER, Jim – Storm Front – 41
160.NIFFENEGGER, Audrey – The Time Traveler’s Wife – 41
161.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Upon the Midnight Clear – 41
162.MONING, Karen – Spell of the Highlander – 41
163.PRATCHETT, Terry – Wyrd Sisters – 40
164.MCKINLEY, Robin – Sunshine – 40
165.RICE, Anne – The Queen of the Damned – 39
166.KENYON, Sherrilyn – Dragonswan – 39
167.NIX, Garth – Lirael – 39
168.HAMILTON, Laurell K – The Lunatic CafĂ© – 39
169.LACKEY, Mercedes – Magic’s Price – 38
170.MONING, Karen – Kiss of the Highlander – 38
171.JACQUES, Brian – Redwall – 38
172.MARTIN, George RR – A Game of Thrones – 38
173.RIORDAN, Rick – The Last Olympian – 38
174.LACKEY, Mercedes – Magic’s Pawn – 38
175.GOODKIND, Terry – Wizard’s First Rule – 38
176.VINCENT, Rachel – My Soul to Lose – 38
177.WREDE, Patricia – Talking to Dragons – 37
178.VERNE, Jules – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – 37
179.MAGUIRE, Gregory – Wicked – 37
180.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragonquest – 37
181.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Circus of the Damned – 37
182.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragondrums – 36
183.GAIMAN, Neil – American Gods – 36
184.RIORDAN, Rick – The Sea of Monsters – 36
185.LACKEY, Mercedes – Magic’s Promise – 36
186.PIKE, Aprilynne – Wings – 36
187.GOLDMAN, William – The Princess Bride – 36
188.WREDE, Patricia – Searching for Dragons – 36
189.WEIS, Margaret and HICKMAN, Tracy – Dragons of Autumn Twilight – 35
190.BUTCHER, Jim – Fool Moon – 35
191.UNKNOWN – Arabian Nights – 35
192.HAMILTON, Laurell K – The Killing Dance – 35
193.MCCAFFREY, Anne – The White Dragon – 34
194.PRATCHETT, Terry – The Wee Free Men – 34
195.WEIS, Margaret and HICKMAN, Tracy – Dragons of Winter Night – 34
196.HAMILTON, Laurell K – The Laughing Corpse – 34
197.MONING, Karen – The Highlander’s Touch – 34
198.WREDE, Patricia – Calling on Dragons – 34
199.MONING, Karen – Beyond the Highland Mist – 34
200.RIORDAN, Rick – The Titan’s Curse – 34
201.RIORDAN, Rick – The Battle of the Labyrinth – 33
202.PRATCHETT, Terry – Night Watch – 33
203.MURPHY, CE – Walking Dead – 33
204.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Obsidian Butterfly – 33
205.WEIS, Margaret and HICKMAN, Tracy – Dragons of Spring Dawning – 33
206.MONING, Karen – To Tame a Highland Warrior – 32
207.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – The Prydain Chronicles – 32
208.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Dart – 31
209.DICKENS, Charles – A Christmas Carol – 31
210.EDDINGS, David – Pawn of Prophecy – 31
211.PETTERSSON, Vicki – The Scent of Shadows – 31
212.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox – 31
213.BUTCHER, Jim – Grave Peril – 31
214.HOMER – The Odyssey – 31
215.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Blue Moon – 30
216.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Narcissus in Chains – 30
217.TWAIN, Mark – A Connecticut Yankee – 30
218.PRATCHETT, Terry – Guards! Guards! – 30
219.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code – 30
220.SHEARIN, Lisa – Magic Lost, Trouble Found – 30
221.MARTIN, George RR – A Clash of Kings – 30
222.FEIST, Raymond E – Magician – 30
223.PRATCHETT, Terry – Mort – 30
224.MOORE, Moira J – Resenting the Hero – 30
225.BISHOP, Anne – Queen of the Darkness – 30
226.SHEARIN, Lisa – Armed & Magical – 29
227.ROTHFUSS, Patrick – The Name of the Wind – 29
228.BISHOP, Anne – Heir to the Shadows – 29
229.ANONYMOUS – Beowulf – 29
230.BISHOP, Anne – Daughter of the Blood – 29
231.STROUD, Jonathan – The Amulet of Samarkand – 29
232.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Bloody Bones – 29
233.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony – 29
234.VONNEGUT, Kurt – Slaughterhouse-Five – 29
235.PETTERSSON, Vicki – The Taste of Night – 28
236.ANTHONY, Piers – On a Pale Horse – 28
237.ENDE, Michael – The Neverending Story – 28
238.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Danse Macabre – 28
239.HAMILTON, Laurell K – The Harlequin – 28
240.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Cerulean Sins – 28
241.HOBB, Robin – Assassin’s Apprentice – 28
242.MARTIN, George RR – A Storm of Swords – 28
243.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – The Black Cauldron – 28
244.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident – 28
245.PRATCHETT, Terry – Small Gods – 28
246.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Skin Trade – 27
247.STROUD, Jonathan – Ptolemy’s Gate – 27
248.WYNNE JONES, Diana – The Lives of Christopher Chant – 27
249.COLFER, Eoin – Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception – 27
250.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Incubus Dreams – 27
251.PRATCHETT, Terry – Soul Music – 27
252.MARILLIER, Juliet – Daughter of the Forest – 27
253.SHEARIN, Lisa – The Trouble with Demons – 27
254.SAGARA, Michelle – Cast in Shadow – 26
255.SAGARA, Michelle – Cast in Courtlight – 26
256.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Micah – 26
257.MARTIN, George RR – A Feast for Crows – 26
258.STROUD, Jonathan – The Golem’s Eye – 25
259.TOLKIEN, JRR – Children of Hurin – 25
260.ATWOOD, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale – 25
61.KING, Stephen – The Gunslinger – 25
262.HAMILTON, Laurell K – Blood Noir – 25
263.MCKILLIP, Patrica A – Riddle-Master of Hed – 25
264.PETTERSSON, Vicki – The Touch of Twilight – 25
265.STEWART, Mary – The Crystal Cave – 25
266.SAGARA, Michelle – Cast in Secret – 25
267.PRATCHETT, Terry – The Color of Magic – 25
268.PETTERSSON, Vicki – City of Souls – 24
269.TURNER, Megan Whalen – The King of Attolia – 24
270.PRATCHETT, Terry – The Truth – 24
271.GABALDON, Diana – Cross Stitch – 23
272.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – The Book of Three – 23
273.LEGUIN, Ursula – The Tombs of Atuan – 23
274.SMITH, L.J. – The Forbidden Game: The Chase - 23
275.STEWART, Mary – The Hollow Hills – 23
276.MURPHY, CE – Winter Moon – 22
277.EDDINGS, David – Polgara the Sorceress – 22
278.MOORE, Moira J – The Hero Strikes Back – 22
279.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – The High King – 22
280.KING, Stephen – The Dark Tower – 22
281.SWIFT, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels – 22
282.EDDINGS, David – Belgarath the Sorcerer – 22
283.CLARKE, Susanna – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – 22
284.TURNER, Megan Whalen – The Queen of Attolia – 22
285.BROOKS, Terry – The Sword of Shannara – 22
286.KLAUS, Annette Curtis – Blood and Chocolate – 22
287.WYNNE JONES, Diana – Charmed Life – 21
288.RICE, Anne – The Vampire Armand – 21
289.SAGARA, Michelle – Cast in Fury – 21
290.SMITH, L.J. – The Forbidden Game: The Hunt – 21
291.EDDINGS, David – Magician’s Gambit – 21
292.STEWART, Mary – The Last Enchantment – 21
293.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – Taran Wanderer – 21
294.SMITH, L.J. – The Forbidden Game: The Kill – 21
295.EDDINGS, David – Enchanter’s End Game – 21
296.SANDERSON, Brandon – Mistborn – 21
297.BISHOP, Anne – Dreams Made Flesh – 21
298.EXUPERY, Antoine de Saint – The Little Prince – 20
299.SCOTT, Michael – The Alchemist – 20
300.JORDAN, Robert – The Shadow Rising – 20
301.JORDAN, Robert – The Great Hunt – 20
302.WYNNE JONES, Diana – Castle in the Air – 20
303.ALEXANDER, Lloyd – The Castle of Llyr – 20
304.WYNNE JONES, Diana – Fire & Hemlock – 20
305.JORDAN, Robert – The Dragon Reborn – 20
306.WYNNE JONES, Diana – Witch Week – 20
307.WYNNE JONES, Diana – The Many Lives of Christopher Chant – 19
308.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Avatar – 19
309.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Dragonseye – 19
310.KITTREDGE, Caitlin – Street Magic – 19
311.LOVECRAFT, HP – Cthulu Mythos – 19
312.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Chosen – 19
313.LEGUIN, Ursula – The Farthest Shore – 19
314.JORDAN, Robert – The Fires of Heaven – 19
315.CHAUCER, Geoffrey – Canterbury Tales – 19
316.BROOKS, Terry – The Elfstones of Shannara – 19
317.WILLIAMS, Tad – The Dragonbone Chair – 19
318.DONALDSON, Stephen R – Chronicles of Thomas Convenant the Unbeliever – 19
319.STIEFVATER, Maggie – Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception – 18
320.HOBB, Robin – Royal Assassin – 18
321.MOORE, Moira J – Heroes Adrift – 18
322.WYNNE JONES, Diana – House of Many Ways – 18
323.MCMASTER BUJOLD, Lois – A Civil Campaign – 18
324.GALENORN, Yasmine – Witchling – 18
325.EDDINGS, David – Queen of Sorcery – 18
326.WREDE, Patricia – Mairelon the Magician – 18
327.SMITH-READY, Jeri – Wicked Game – 18
328.KAY, Guy Gavriel – Tigana – 17
329.PRATCHETT, Terry – Nation – 17
330.FEEHAN, Christine – Night Game – 17
331.BISHOP, Anne – The Shadow Queen – 17
332.DE LINT, Charles – Dreams Underfoot – 17
333.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Tarzan – 17
334.MCKILLIP, Patrica A – The Harpist in the Wind – 17
335.MCMASTER BUJOLD, Lois – The Curse of Chalion – 17
336.JACQUES, Brian – Mossflower – 17
337.EDDINGS, David – The Seeress of Kell – 17
338.HOBB, Robin – Assassin’s Quest – 16
339.FEEHAN, Christine – Mind Game – 16
340.GALENORN, Yasmine – Changeling – 16
341.RICE, Anne – Blood and Gold – 16
342.WYNNE JONES, Diana – The Magician’s of Caprona – 16
343.EDDINGS, David – The Redemption of Althalus – 16
344.FEEHAN, Christine – Murder Game – 16
345.RICE, Anne – The Tale of the Body Thief – 16
346.GALENORN, Yasmine – Darkling – 16
347.BISHOP, Anne – The Invisible Ring – 16
348.FEEHAN, Christine – Shadow Game – 16
349.EDDINGS, David – Castle of Wizardry – 16
350.GALENORN, Yasmine – Night Huntress – 15
351.VELDE, Vivian Vande – Heir Apparent – 15
352.RICE, Anne – Blackwood Farm – 15
353.JORDAN, Robert – Knife of Dreams – 15
354.JORDAN, Robert – A Crown of Swords - 15
355.BISHOP, Anne – Tangled Webs – 15
356.EDDINGS, David – Guardians of the West – 15
357.FEEHAN, Christine – Deadly Game – 15
358.NIX, Garth – Superior Saturday – 15
359.GABALDON, Diana – Dragonfly in Amber – 15
360.FEEHAN, Christine – Conspiracy Game – 15
361.SCOTT, Michael – The Magician – 15
362.JORDAN, Robert – Winter’s Heart – 15
363.GAIMAN, Neil – Anansi Boys – 15
364.EDDINGS, David – King of the Murgos – 15
365.CARD, Orson Scott – Enchantment – 15
366.FEEHAN, Christine – Magic in the Wind – 15
367.RICE, Anne – Memnoch the Devil – 15
368.MCKILLIP, Patrica A – Ombria in Shadow – 15
369.ANTHONY, Piers – A Spell for Chameleon – 15
370.FEEHAN, Christine – Predatory Game – 15
371.FEIST, Raymond E – Silverthorn – 14
372.WEEKS, Brent – Beyond the Shadows – 14
373.BROOKS, Terry – The Wishsong of Shannara – 14
374.FEIST, Raymond E – A Darkness at Sethanon – 14
375.GALENORN, Yasmine – Demon Mistress – 14
376.PRATCHETT, Terry – The Last Hero – 14
377.EDDINGS, David – The Diamond Throne – 14
378.EDDINGS, David – Demon Lord of Karanda – 14
379.MCKILLIP, Patrica A – Heir of Sea and Fire – 14
380.CARMODY, Isobelle – Obernewtyn – 14
381.JORDAN, Robert – Lord of Chaos – 14
382.EDDINGS, David – The Sapphire Rose – 14
383.FEEHAN, Christine – Oceans of Fire – 14
384.GALENORN, Yasmine – Dragon Wytch – 14
385.KING, Stephen – The Wastelands – 14
386.WREDE, Patricia – The Magician’s Ward – 14
387.EDDINGS, David – Sorceress of Darshiva – 14
388.LYNCH, Scott – The Lies of Locke Lamora – 14
389.KING, Stephen – Wizards and Glass – 14
390.NIX, Garth – Mister Monday – 13
391.EDDINGS, David – The Ruby Knight – 13
392.WREDE, Patricia – Thirteenth Child – 13
393.MANTCHEV, Lisa – Eyes Like Stars – 13
394.NIX, Garth – Lady Friday – 13
395.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Scion – 13
396.FEEHAN, Christine – Safe Harbor – 13
397.WEEKS, Brent – Shadows Edge – 13
398.VON GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang – Faust – 13
399.MOORCOCK, Michael – Storm Bringer – 13
400.DE LINT, Charles – Widdershins – 13
401.WELLS, Jaye – Red-headed Stepchild – 13
402.JORDAN, Robert – Crossroads of Twilight – 13
403.FEEHAN, Christine – Turbulent Sea – 13
404.JORDAN, Robert – The Path of Daggers – 13
405.GABALDON, Diana – Voyager – 13
406.NIX, Garth – Grim Tuesday – 13
407.WREDE, Patricia – Snow White and Rose Red – 13
408.GABALDON, Diana – The Drums of Autumn – 13
409.FEEHAN, Christine – Dangerous Tides – 13
410.NIX, Garth – Sir Thursday – 13
411.ABE, Shana – The Smoke Thief – 12
412.BROOKS, Terry – Magic Kingdom for Sale – Sold – 12
413.FEEHAN, Christine – The Twilight Before Christmas – 12
414.BRUST, Steven – Jhereg – 12
415.GABALDON, Diana – The Fiery Cross – 12
416.MAGUIRE, Gregory – Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – 12
417.NIX, Garth – Drowned Wednesday – 12
418.SMITH-READY, Jeri – Voice of Crow – 12
419.HAYDON, Elizabeth – Rhapsody: Child of Blood – 12
420.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Justice – 12
421.WYNNE JONES, Diana – Conrad’s Fate – 12
422.SMITH-READY, Jeri – Eyes of Crow – 12
423.KAY, Guy Gavriel – A Song for Arbonne – 12
424.WYNNE JONES, Diana – The Pinhoe Egg – 12
425.GABALDON, Diana – A Breath of Snow and Ashes – 12
426.LEIGH, Lora – Coyote’s Mate – 12
427.LIU, Marjorie – The Iron Hunt – 12
428.KAY, Guy Gavriel – The Summer Tree – 12
429.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – John Carter – 12
430.KING, Stephen – The Drawing of the Three – 12
431.BEAGLE, Peter – A Fine and Private Place – 12
432.KING, Stephen – Song of Susannah – 12
433.CAREY, Jacqueline – Kushiel’s Mercy – 12
434.WEEKS, Brent – The Way of Shadows – 12
435.SMITH-READY, Jeri – Bad to the Bone – 11
436.COELHO, Paul – The Alchemist – 11
437.MARILLIER, Juliet – Child of the Prophecy – 11
438.KOSTOVA, Elizabeth – The Historian – 11
439.KAY, Guy Gavriel – The Lions of Al-Rassan – 11
440.MARILLIER, Juliet – Son of the Shadows – 11
441.JACQUES, Brian – Mattimeo – 11
442.KING, Stephen – Wolves of the Calla – 11
443.HUFF, Tanya – Summon the Keeper – 11
444.HOBB, Robin – The Golden Fool – 11
445.RICE, Anne – Blood Canticle – 11
446.SCOTT, Michael – The Sorceress – 11
447.DE LINT, Charlies – The Onion Girl – 11
448.LEIGH, Lora – Dawn’s Awakening – 11
449.KAY, Guy Gavriel – The Wandering Fire – 11
450.SIMMONS, Dan – Hyperion – 10
451.BROOKS, Terry – The Talismans of Shannara – 10
452.LEIGH, Lora – Bengal’s Heart – 10
453.BROOKS, Terry – The Scions of Shannara – 10
454.LEIBER, Fritz – The Swords of Lankhmar – 10
455.ZINK, Michelle – Prophecy of the Sisters – 10
456.HOBB, Robin – Fool’s Errand – 10
457.LEIGH, Lora -Mercury’s War – 10
458.LEIGH, Lora – Elizabeth’s Wolf – 10
459.ANTHONY, Piers – For Love of Evil – 10
460.ANTHONY, Piers – With a Tangled Skein – 10
461.KAY, Guy Gavriel – The Darkest Road – 10
462.STEWART, Mary – The Wicked Day – 10
463.SMITH-READY, Jeri – The Reawakened – 10
464.HOBB, Robin – Fool’s Fate – 10
465.LEGUIN, Ursula – The Other Wind – 9
466.WREDE, Patricia – Dragonsbane – 9
467.WATT-EVANS, Lawrence – The Misenchanted Sword – 9
468.RAWN, Melanie – Stronghold – 9
469.LEGUIN, Ursula – Tehanu – 9
470.EDDINGS, David – The Hidden City – 9
471.RAND, Ayn – Atlas Shrugged – 9
472.LEIGH, Lora – Megan’s Mark – 9
473.WILSON, CL – Lady of Light and Shadows – 9
474.WREDE, Patricia – Shadows Over Lyra – 9
475.EDDINGS, David – The Shining Ones – 9
476.LEIGH, Lora – Jacob’s Faith – 9
477.WILLIAMS, Tad – Stone of Farewell – 9
478.RAWN, Melanie – The Dragon Token – 9
479.GOODKIND, Terry – Faith of the Fallen – 9
480.KERR, Katharine – Daggerspell – 9
481.HOBB, Robin – Ship of Destiny – 9
482.RAWN, Melanie – Skybowl – 9
483.EDDINGS, David – The Domes of Fire – 9
484.DONALDSON, Stephen R – A Man Rides Through – 9
485.MARILLIER, Juliet – Heir to the Sevenwaters – 9
486.LEIGH, Lora – Harmony’s Way – 8
487.GREEN, Simon R – Nightside: Something from the Nightside – 8
488.BROOKS, Terry – The Druid of Shannara – 8
489.LIVINGSTON, Leslie – Wondrous Strange – 8
490.WILLIAMS, Tad – Storm – 8
491.DONALDSON, Stephen R – The Mirror of Her Dreams – 8
492.BRUST, Steven – Phoenix – 8
493.HOBB, Robin – Ship of Magic – 8
494.ANTHONY, Piers – Being a Green Mother – 8
495.LEIGH, Lora – Tanner’s Scheme – 8
496.WINDLING, Terri – The Wood Wife – 8
497.ANTHONY, Piers – Wielding a Red Sword – 8
498.GOODKIND, Terry – Stone of Tears – 8
499.HOWARD, Robert E – Conan the Barbarian – 8
500.SANDERSON, Brandon – Hero of the Ages – 8
501.WILLIAMS, Tad – Siege – 8
502.ANTHONY, Piers – The Source of Magic – 8
503.HAYDON, Elizabeth – Prophecy: Child of Earth – 8
504.BRUST, Steven – Taltos – 8
505.LEIGH, Lora – Tempting the Beast – 8
506.SANDERSON, Brandon – The Well of Ascension – 8
507.KURTZ, Katherine – Camber of Culdi – 8
508.CAREY, Jacqueline – Naamah’s Kiss – 8
509.ANTHONY, Piers – Bearing an Hourglass – 8
510.LEIGH, Lora – Soul Deep – 8
511.LEIGH, Lora – Aiden’s Charity – 8
512.BRUST, Steven – Yendi – 8
513.CASTLE, Jayne – Ghosthunter – 7
514.BARKER, Clive – The Thief of Always – 7
515.MARTEL, Yann – Life of Pi – 7
516.HOBB, Robin – The Mad Ship – 7
517.KERR, Katharine – Darkspell – 7
518.HEARN, Lian – Across the Nightingale Floor – 7
519.WALKER, Shiloh – Interlude – 7
520.KAY, Guy Gavriel – Sailing to Sarantium – 7
521.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Weird of the White Wolf – 7
522.BROOKS, Terry – The Elf of Shannara – 7
523.McCARTHY, Cormac – The Road – 7
524.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Sailor of the Seas of Fate – 7
525.WALKER, Shiloh – The Beginning – 7
526.PAUL, Donita K – Dragonspell – 7
527.HAYDON, Elizabeth – Destiny: Child of the Sky – 7
528.WALKER, Shiloh – Heart and Soul – 7
529.BRUST, Steven – Orca – 7
530.ERIKSON, Steven – Gardens of the Moon – 7
531.WALKER, Shiloh – Malachi – 7
532.BRUST, Steven – Dragon – 7
533.LEIGH, Lora – Kiss of Heat – 7
534.MACDONALD, George – Phantastes and Lilith – 7
535.KAY, Guy Gavriel – Lord of Emperors – 7
536.WALKER, Shiloh – Hunter’s Pride – 6
537.BLOCK, Francesca Lia – Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books – 6
538.WALKER, Shiloh – The Huntress – 6
539.LEIGH, Lora – The Man Within – 6
540.WALKER, Shiloh – Hunter’s Edge – 6
541.SETTERFIELD, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale – 6
542.MIEVILLE, China – The Scar – 6
543.WALKER, Shiloh – Rafe & Sheila – 6
544.GOODKIND, Terry – Confessor – 6
545.BRETT, Peter V – The Painted Man/The Warded Man – 6
546.WALKER, Shiloh – Ben and Shadoe – 6
547.PAVER, Michelle – Wolf Brother – 6
548.FREIDMAN, CS – Black Sun Rising – 6
549.ANTHONY, Piers – And Eternity – 6
550.GOODKIND, Terry – Blood of the Fold – 6
551.PAUL, Donita K – Dragonfire – 6
552.KEYES, Greg – The Briar Knight – 6
553.WALKER, Shiloh – Hunter’s Salvation – 6
554.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna: The Unicorn Girl – 6
555.WALKER, Shiloh – Hunter’s Need – 6
556.MARILLIER, Juliet – Blade of Fortriu – 6
557.KANE, Stacia – Personal Demon – 6
558.GOODKIND, Terry – Temple of the Winds – 6
559.WALKER, Shiloh – Hunting the Hunter – 6
560.COLLINS, Suzanne – Gregor the Overlander – 6
561.LEGUIN, Ursula – Voices – 6
562.ANTHONY, Piers – Under a Velvet Cloak – 6
563.BRUST, Steven – Teckla – 5
564.GOODKIND, Terry – Naked Empire – 5
565.DEL FRANCO, Mark – Unquiet Dreams – 5
566.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s World – 5
567.KANE, Stacia – Demon Inside – 5
568.PAUL, Donita K – Dragonlight – 5
569.DEAN, Pamela – The Secret Country – 5
570.PAVER, Michelle – Soul Eater – 5
571.FORD, John M – The Dragon Waiting – 5
572.CHALKER, Jack – Midnight at the Well of Souls – 5
573.MACDONALD, George – At the Back of the North Wind – 5
574.DOUGLASS, Sara – Enchanter – 5
575.GOODKIND, Terry – Phantom – 5
576.DEL FRANCO, Mark – Unshapely Things – 5
577.GREEN, Simon R – Hawk and Fisher – Haven Of Lost Souls – 5
578.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorn’s Rebels – 5
579.DEL FRANCO, Mark – Unfallen Dead – 5
580.DONALDSON, Stephen R – Mordant’s Need – 5
581.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s Triumph – 5
582.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Magic of Recluce – 5
583.CONNOLLY, John – Book of Lost Things – 5
584.GOODKIND, Terry – Chainfire – 5
585.SIMMONS, Dan – Endymion – 5
586.PAUL, Donita K – Dragonknight – 5
587.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s Quest – 5
588.PAVER, Michelle – Spirit Walker – 5
589.KIRIKI HOFFMAN, Nina – The Thread that Binds the Bones – 5
590.MONETTE ,Sarah – Melusine – 5
591.HAYDON, Elizabeth – Requiem for the Sun – 5
592.PAVER, Michelle – Ghost Hunter – 4
593.CARMODY, Isobelle – Ashling – 4
594.FREIDMAN, CS – When Night Falls – 4
595.BEAGLE, Peter – Tamsin – 4
596.MONETTE, Sarah – The Virtu – 4
597.GOODKIND, Terry – The Pillars of Creation – 4
598.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s Search – 4
599.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s People – 4
600.DEAN, Pamela – The Dubious Hills – 4
601.SKYE, OBERT – Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo – 4
602.PAVER, Michelle – Oath Breaker – 4
603.KERR, Katharine – Dawnspell: The Bristling Wood – 4
604.CARMODY, Isobelle – Darkfall – 4
605.DEAN, Pamela – The Hidden Land – 4
606.KERR, Katharine – A Time of Exile – 4
607.MCLEOD, Suzanne – The Sweet Smell of Blood – 4
608.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Jewel in the Skull – 4
609.DART-THORNTON, Cecilia – The Ill-made Mute – 4
610.GOODKIND, Terry – Soul of the Fire – 4
611.MCCAFFREY, Anne – Acorna’s Children – 4
612.PAVER, Michelle – Outcast – 4
613.IRVINE, Ian – The Three Worlds Cycle – 3
614.COLLINS, Suzanne – Gregor and the Mark of Secrets – 3
615.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Sword of the Dawn – 3
616.JOYCE, Brenda – Dark Embrace – 3
617.CARMODY, Isobelle – Darksong – 3
618.FRIEDMAN, CS – The Madness Season – 3
619.BEAM PIPER, H – Lorad Kalvan of Otherwhen – 3
620.DART-THORNTON, Cecilia – Lady of the Sorrows – 3
621.SIMMONS, Dan – The Rise of Endymion – 3
622.HOWARD, Robert E – Tower of the Elephant – 3
623.COLLINS, Suzanne – Gregor and the Code of Claw – 3
624.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Runestaff – 3
625.GRANGE, Amanda – Mr Darcy, Vampyre – 3
626.HILTON, James – Lost Horizon – 3
627.DEL FRANCO, Mark – Skin Deep – 3
628.KURTZ, Katherine – The Bishop’s Heir – 3
629.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Mad God’s Amulet – 3
630.MARILLIER, Juliet – The Well of Shadows – 3
631.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Magic Engineer – 3
632.JOYCE, Brenda – Dark Seduction – 3
633.MONETTE, Sarah – Corambis – 3
634.MOORCOCK, Michael – The King of the Swords – 3
635.BRUST, Steven – Agyar – 3
636.KURTZ, Katherine – High Deryni – 3
637.COLLINS, Suzanne – Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane – 3
638.DART-THORNTON, Cecilia – The Battle of Evernight – 3
639.COLLINS, Suzanne – Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods – 3
640.DOUGLASS, Sara – BattleAxe – 3
641.SIMMONS, Dan – The Fall of Hyperion – 3
642.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Queens of the Swords – 3
643.SEE, Lisa – Peony in Love – 3
644.PEARSON, Mary – Adoration of Jenna Fox – 3
645.FREIDMAN, CS – Crown of Shadows – 3
646.JOYCE, Brenda – Dark Victory – 3
647.DEAN, Pamela – Whim of the Dragon – 3
648.DOUGLASS, Sara – Starman – 3
649.MODESITT Jr, LE – Fall of Angels – 3
650.MONETTE, Sarah – The Mirador – 3
651.MOORCOCK, Michael – The Knight of the Swords – 3
652.MARILLIER, Juliet – The Dark Mirror – 3
653.EDDISON, Eric Rucker – The Worm Ourobors – 3
654.KURTZ, Katherine – Saint Camber – 3
655.MOORCOCK, Michael – Vanishing Tower – 3
656.JOYCE, Brenda – Dark Rival – 3
657.CARMODY, Isobelle – The Farseekers – 3
658.MURAKAMI, Haruki – A Wild Sheep Chase – 3
659.DICAMMILLO, Kat – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane – 3
660.BROOKS, Terry – Wizard at Large – 3
661.MACDONALD, George – Lillith – 3
662.KERR, Katharine – Dragonspell: The Southern Sea – 3
663.KURTZ, Katherine – Deryni Rising – 3
664.MODESITT Jr, LE – Scion of Cyador – 2
665.DOUGLASS, Sara – Crusader – 2
666.MODESITT Jr, LE – The White Order – 2
667.DUNCAN, Dave – The Reluctant Swordsman – 2
668.BUCKLEY, Michael – The Fairy Tale Detectives – 2
669.HAYDON, Elizabeth – Elegy for a Lost Star – 2
670.KURTZ, Katherine – Camber the Heretic – 2
671.KURTZ, Katherine – The Quest for Saint Camber – 2
672.ONO, Fuyumi – Sea of Wind – 2
673.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Order War – 2
674.HARDINGE, Frances – Fly By Night – 2
675.KERR, Katharine – A Time of War – 2
676.BRIN, David – Infinity’s Shore – 2
677.DOUGLASS, Sara – Sinner – 2
678.KERR, Katharine – A Time of Justice – 2
679.CARMODY, Isobelle – The Keeping Place – 2
680.SEDGWICK, Marcus – My Sword Hand is Singing – 2
681.MURAKAMI, Haruki – Kafka on the Shore – 2
682.JOYCE, Brenda – Dark Lover – 2
683.WEST, Michelle – Sun Sword – 2
684.KURTZ, Katherine – Deryni Checkmate – 2
685.MODESITT Jr, LE – Ordermaster – 2
686.HORWOOD, William – Duncton Wood – 2
687.BLOCK, Francesa Lia – Necklace of Kisses – 2
688.BROOKS, Terry – The Black Unicorn – 2
689.ONO, Fuyumi – The Vast Spread of the Seas – 2
690.BROOKS, Terry – The Tangle Box – 2
691.DUNCAN, Dave – The Destiny of the Sword – 2
692.KURTZ, Katherine – The King’s Justice – 2
693.MODESITT Jr, LE – Magi’I of Cyador – 2
694.HOWARD, Robert E – The Song of Red Sonja – 2
695.ONO, Fuyumi – Sea of Shadow – 2
696.LEGUIN, Ursula – Lavinia – 2
697.GREGORY, Daryl – Pandemonium – 2
698.GRAY, Claudia – Evernight 2
699.KERR, Katharine – A Time of Omens – 2
700.FUREY, Maggie – Aurian – 2
701.HAYDON, Elizabeth – The Assassin King – 2
702.GREGORIAN, Joyce Ballou – Broken Citadel – 2
703.MILLER, Karen – The Riven Kingdom – 2
704.HORWOOD, William – Journeys to the Heartland – 1
705.OPPEGAARD, David – Suicide Collectors – 1
706.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Pirates of Venus – 1
707.MILLER, Karen – Empress of Mijak – 1
708.HOWARD, Robert E – Skulls in the Stars – 1
709.WEST, Michelle – Sea of Sorrows – 1
710.MODESITT Jr, LE – Natural Ordermage – 1
711.HORWOOD, William – Duncton Tales – 1
712.EVANS, Chris – A Darkness Forged in Fire – 1
713.HOWARD, Robert E – Rogues in the house – 1
714.DUNCAN, Dave – The Coming of Wisdom – 1
715.BUCKLEY, Michael – Tales from the Hood – 1
716.HAWKER, John Twelve – The Traveller – 1
717.MODESITT Jr, LE – Mage-Guard of Hamor – 1
718.HORWOOD, William – Duncton Found – 1
719.WEST, Michelle – The Uncrowned King – 1
720.GREGORIAN, Joyce Ballou – Castledown! – 1
721.BUCKLEY, Michael – Magic and Other Misdemeanors – 1
722.VUN KANNON, Marc – A Warrior Made – 1
723.MODESITT Jr, LE – Colors of Chaos – 1
724.HORWOOD, William – Ducton Quest – 1
725.HOWARD, Robert E – The Hills of the Dead – 1
726.HARPER, Molly – Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs – 1
727.MCKILLOP, Patricia – The Changeling Sea
728.ARTHUR, Keri – Full Moon Rising – 1
729.WEST, Michelle – The Riven Shield – 1
730.SMALL, Beatrice – Lara: Book One of the Word of Heta – 1 (read 1/11/14)
731.BUNYAN, John – Pilgrim’s Progress – 1
732.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Chaos Balance – 1
733.CAST, PC – Untamed - 1
734.DE LINT, Charles – Memory - 1
735.WELLS, HG – The Time Machine – 1
736.MCKILLOP, Patricia – The Forgotten Beasts of Eld - 1
737.DRAKE, Jocelyn – Night Walker - 1
738.GREFORIAN, Joyce Ballou – The Great Wheel – 1
739.BRUST, Steven – To Reign in Hell – 1
740.MILLER, Karen – Hammer of God – 1
741.HOGAN, James P – The Proteus Operation – 1
742.MODESITT Jr, LE – Wellspring of Chaos – 1
743.BROOKS, Terry – Witches’ Brew – 1
744.BUCKLEY, Michael – The Problem Child – 1
745.CASS, Kiera – The Siren – 1
746.BAKKER, Scott R – The Darkness That Comes Before – 1
747.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Pellucidar – 1
748.MILLAR, Martin – The Good Faeries of New York – 1
749.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Towers of Sunset – 1
750.HOWARD, Robert E – Shadow in the Tomb – 1
751.BUCKLEY, Michael – The Everafter War – 1
752.HORWOOD, William – Duncton Stone – 1
753.WILLIAMS, Charles – The Place of the Lion – 1
754.BROOKS, Terry – A Princess of Landover – 1
755.HIEBER, Leanna Renee – The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker – 1
756.BUCKLEY, Michael – Once Upon a Crime – 1
757.HORWOOD, William – Ducton Rising – 1
758.CARMODY, Isobelle – The Stone Key – 1
759.HOWARD, Robert E – The Moon of Skulls – 1
760.WEST, Michelle – The Shining Court – 1
761.LANAGAN, Margo – Tender Morsels – 1
762.FORD, John M – The Final Reflection – 1
763.MODESITT Jr, LE – The Death of Chaos – 1
764.HOWARD, Robert E – Kull the Destroyer – 1
765.BARZAK, Christopher – One for Sorrow – 1
766.DOUGLASS, Sara – Pilgrim – 1
767.HOWARD, Robert E – The Hand of Kane – 1
768.LENDER, Sandy – Choices Meant for Gods – 1
769.WEST, Michelle – The Broken Crown – 1
770.BUCKLEY, Michael – The Unusual Suspects – 0
771.MELUCH, RM – The Queen’s Squadron – 0
772.MORRIS, William – The Well at World’s End – 0
773.MCBRIDE, Bess – Love of My Heart – 0
774.FUREY, Maggie – Sword of Flame – 0
775.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Lost on Venus – 0
776.COOK, Glen – The Tower Of Fear – 0
777.SANDERSON, Brandon – The Gathering Storm – 0
778.MCBRIDE, Bess – A Train Through Time – 0
779.TAYLOR, Roger – The Return of the Sword – 0
780.FUREY, Maggie – Dhiammara – 0
781.HOWARD, Robert E – The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane – 0
782.SEDGWICK, Marcus – Witch Hill – 0
783.SMALL, Beatrice – The Twilight Lord – 0
784.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Escape on Venus – 0
785.HOWARD, Robert E – Kull: Exile to Atlantis – 0
786.SANDERSON, Brandon – Shifting Winds – 0
787.SHIELDS, Gillian – Immortal – 0
788.TAYLOR, Roger – The Call of the Sword – 0
789.BRIN, David – Brightness Reef – 0
790.HOWARD, Robert E – Solomon Kane – 0
791.MOSTERT, Natasha – Season of the Witch – 0
792.WATT-EVANS, Lawrence – Touched By the Gods – 0
793.EVANS, George – Bloody Good – 0
794.MELUCH, RM – Sovereign – 0
795.FRIEDMAN, CS – The Alien Shore – 0
796.MORRIS, William – The Glittering Plain – 0
797.MCBRIDE, Bess – Caribbean Dreams of Love – 0
798.TAYLOR, Roger – The Walking of Orthlund – 0
799.FUREY, Maggie – Harp of Winds – 0
800.HOWARD, Robert E – Riders of the River-Dragons – 0
801.JOHNSON, Kij – The Fox Woman – 0
802.SANDERSON, Brandon – Tamon Gai’don – 0
803.WILSON, Kathleen S – Rumer & Qix: The Race to Terra Incognita – 0
804.TAYLOR, Roger – The Fall of Fyorlund – 0
805.VUN KANNON, Marc – Unbinding the Stone – 0
806.SEDGWICK, Marcus – The Forshadowing – 0
807.BRIN, David – Heaven’s Reach – 0
808.MURAKAMI, Haruki – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – 0
809.SMALL, Beatrice – Sorceress Belmair – 0
810.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – Carson of Venus – 0
811.TAYLOR, Roger – Into Narsindal – 0
812.BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice – The Wizard of Venus – 0
813.SMALL, Beatrice – A Distant Tomorrow – 0




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Challenge - 101 Fantasy

I started the "paperwork" for this challenge but never got it posted! What the hey, I need another reading challenge!



101 Fantasy Reading Challenge
perpetual
hosted by Michelle of
The True Book Addict
at it's own blog




1. Pick the number of books you want to read. (from the list)

2. Create a list of the books you want to tackle. You can create a list now, or add them as you go. Completely up to you.

3. The challenge runs from 10/10/09 to 10/10/10 is perpetual.

4. Please post the direct link to your 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge post. (so that other participants can visit and see what you are reading)

5. Be sure to follow this blog because Bella created a fun meme and I will be posting that between now and the end of the challenge.


It all started when a couple of bloggers did a poll. They ended up with a list of 813 fantasy titles then they voted. This challenge is to read from that list. All of the top 10? sure. Five from each "10"? sure. You decide.

I'm going to list the top 101 whole list on a different post and mark which have been read and which I have no desire to read (rest of Twilight series). This is where I'll keep track of the ones I have read (ever), currently read and would like to read.

Titles I've read:
I've read 15 out of the top 20. Of those left, I have no desire to read three and own the other two. The list is way to long to repeat here, so view my copy of the whole list, I've read the ones in purple.


Titles I own or on my current TBR list:
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
City of Bones, City of Glass and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games (Catching Fire and Mocking Jay) by Suzanne Collins

Almost anything on the list by Sherrilyn Kenyon or Christine Feehan

That's the, very, short list....There are some authors on the list that I have no desire to read more of. They are:
Stephanie Meyers, Laurell K Hamilton, and Lora Leigh
There are also some authors that I haven't read but want to:
JR Ward, Christopher Paolini, Mary Steward, ...



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Happy Monday!

I've been tracking my package! This is scheduled before Monday arrives so I'm crossing my fingers the package gets here in time!

Hope everyone has plans for a great week.

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

A big Thank You to Gwen for hosting in July, the August host is Staci at Life in the Thumb (blog link, not post link).

Received for Review:
Kiss her, Kill Her by Lisa Dewar
Dear Bully: 70 authors tell their stories edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones


Purchased: (well, that was interesting...copied/pasted from my order form!)
Heart Search (Celta)
Heart Search (Celta) also,
The Thirteenth Chime (A Sense of Truth) by Emma Michaels (kindle)
The Learning Curve by Matthew Lippart (kindle)
250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know (kindle)





What are you Reading?

is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit, visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Why I Love Waiters by TA Chase
Double Feature
The Pizza Mystery (Boxcar Children)
Secrets of a Christmas Box
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night


Currently Reading:
Murder on Monday
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Telling Lies
The Lake


Next up:
a couple of cozy mysteries


Reviewed:
The Pizza Mystery
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night


Need to Review-keep a running total and cross off as completed:
(this list is way too long and if they've been reviewed I didn't label them correctly!)

Spin the Plate, short story (current read)
A Modern Witch (current read)
Kekula (current read)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
True North
Whiskey Gulf
A Circle of Souls
P.A.C.E.
Benny & Shrimp
The Right Side of the Tracks
Miracle in Sumatra
The Tallest of smalls
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night yea
Second Chance
Red in the Flower Bed


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction/Fantasy

The list is here. How many have you read?


I was going to say "out of the top ten..." but I own #11, have read #12....

In our home: 41.

I haven't read all of these and some listed as 1 is actually a series or trilogy so I'm sure I've read that many and more. There are even some on the list that I want to read but don't own yet.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Challenge Completed - Review-a-Thon



Monster
Review-a-Thon

Challenge Wrap up (updated)





My original post about the challenge. There were also six mini-challenges.

Quick recap:
The idea is to review as many books as you can during the week.

Final List:
The Pizza Mystery (Boxcar Children)
One Weekend ~ romance challenge
Tallest of the smalls ~ review book
Miracle in Sumatra ~ review book
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night ~ review book

Mini-challenge #1: Are you happy with your review format?
Yes I am but doing the mini-challenge made me take a hard look and justify the how to myself.

Mini-challenge #2: Cross Posting your Reviews
yikes, I don't do this nearly enough and it's mainly because I don't want to repeat myself. There's no reason why I can't so I just need to suck it up and cross post!

Mini-challenge #3: Setting up Future Review Posts
This isn't scheduling reviews for later, this is setting up the details so all I need to do is plug in my thoughts. Did one and I really like it. Now I have to get used to having drafts scattered around.

Mini-challenge #4: Update Review List
This wasn't as bad as I feared. The notebook and the online list almost matched.

Mini-challenge #5: Organizing Upcoming Reviews
This is where I need help! I'll be setting up empty folders on my hard drive for this but it's going to take some time

Mini-challenge #6: Organize Your Bookshelved
HA! I'm already working on this one but set it aside during this week hoping to get more reviews written. This is an ongoing and HUGE project



This was just what I needed, a good kick to jump start my reviews. I was able to get my minimum of four in but two were new reads. One completed a challenge so that was good and I was able to cross three things off my "plan".

Will I repeat the challenge next year? Yes, I'll be looking for it and wondering what mini-challenges they'll come up with. I also need to revisit periodically to keep myself on track.

update: {blush} I was able to get in another review! One from my short list too.


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Thoughts on...Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night by Christy Baldwin

This is a simple picture book but with layers. The illustrations are watercolor like and quite nice. Each spread has a simple statement, more advanced info and a scripture. The very youngest would like the pictures while an older child would like the picture and the more in-depth information available.

I can see myself curled up on a child's bed reading to them and then later, them reading to me. This book has that kind of growth potential.

I would purchase this in print format but that's just a personal preference.




Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night

by Christy Baldwin
Illustrated by Sarah Barnes

Tribute Books
2005
paperback/ebook
ages 3 - 8
24 pages


Product Description:
Nine Things Nathan Notice at Night discusses nine great things that happen when the sun sets for the evening.

Each page includes a statement about what is happening and then some fun facts and information about the event.

Written from a Christian perspective, the story describes how God made things when He created the Earth.


My copy was html from the publisher but it is available in several formats, there are links at Tribute Books


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the publisher

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Review-a-Thon - Mini Challenge #6

Monster
Review-a-Thon
Mini Challenge #6

Alright guys, this is the last mini-challenge! And there's just one more day of the review-a-thon after today. I hope you've been getting as much done as we have!

Organizing Your Bookshelves

Now that you've starting organizing your upcoming book reviews, it's time to look at your bookshelves, or e-bookshelves.

A few things I plan to do is:

Get my Kindle in order, create some different categories to put books in.

Shift my to-read shelves to create space for the books I've gotten this week and try to weed out books I don't think I'll ever get to.

Your plans may be way different then mine. Maybe it's time for a new bookshelf or time to shove some books in a box and put them in the attic. I'd love to see some bookshelf pictures when you guys complete this challenge. And if you have nothing you think you have to do, snap of pic of your miraculously awesome bookshelves and post it to complete the challenge.

To be entered into the giveaways, make a post or leave a comment letting us know what you've done to organize your bookshelves.



You must have seen my bookshelves. We had "popcorn" ceilings downstairs and finally upgraded (we also painted and replaced the carpet) but in order to do so, everything was moved out of the rooms. We had five bookshelves downstairs that all needed to be moved elsewhere. Luckily, there was safe space outside.

Once the bookshelves were back in place the books no longer fit on them - too many! Granted, one of the bookshelves was never brought back in but still there was more than one case left of books.

Since then I've started entering my books in LibraryThing and boxing them up. There is an extra bedroom here now that my daughter has moved out. I hope to clear out the room I'm using now and between the two of them, I should have a nice area to put my books.

Except of course, there are more boxes of books that I haven't gotten too and I'm not through yet! I already have over 2,200 books listed. This doesn't include three categories (read but unowned, give away/gone, wishlist). I have gotten rid of some but I'm going to have to do some serious weeding once they're all inputted.

I do have pictures of my storage unit. The books listed at LibraryThing have been boxed or donated. I'm using file boxes because they're a good size, uniform and don't get too heavy even when filled with hardbacks.

There is no way I can do more during this challenge.

I can work on my ebooks.



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Thoughts on...The Pizza Mystery (Boxcar Children)

Do you remember these books? They've been around forever, the first was published in 1924! Four children run away when the home they are placed in wants to split them up. Eventually, they end up meeting their legal guardian (Grandfather) and discover that he is a nice man.

So in this book, they are on their way home from a vacation and stop at their favorite pizza place only to discover it isn't like it use to be.

Easy to read. Fun to read. Layered so parents can stand to read it "one more time". True, this is a chapter book but I don't see why you can't read it out loud, maybe a chapter a night before bed.

I knew Mr. Irons was bad news by the way he was introduced but didn't realize he would be "the" bad guy in the story, or how things would turn out. I should have, I only remember happy endings.

While I am not the intended market, I still enjoy the adventure.

This is a series and I would recommend reading book 1 first, at the very least. If I remember correctly, each book mentions something from the previous book/adventure but they are all stand-a-lone titles.




The Pizza Mystery
Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Albert Whitman & Company
1993
Age Levels: 7-12
Grades: 2-7
Pages: 121


Product Description:
Who is trying very hard to put Piccolo's Pizzeria out of business?


Seriously? One sentence? They must think that everyone is familiar with the Boxcar Children! The whole thing started when a teacher needed books for her class. Books the children wanted to read....
One night, under a full moon, four orphaned children set out on their own and turned an abandoned boxcar into their home. So begins the story of the Boxcar Children, a series of unforgettable, now classic favorites. Originally, Gertrude Chandler Warner wrote 19 stories about the Alden children.

The Pizza Mystery is #33.

As the author wrote the story, she read it to her classes and rewrote it many times so the words were easy to understand. Some of her pupils spoke other languages at home and were just learning English, so The Boxcar Children gave them a fun story that was easy to read. Warner once wrote that the original book "raised a storm of protest from librarians who thought the children were having too good a time without any parental control! That is exactly why children like it!"

This title is available from several sources, in many formats, including paperback, hardcover and electronic. See here: Albert Whitman & Company. My copy is formatted for the kindle.


Disclaimer: This is a title from my personal library. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the publisher.

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