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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

~Two Steps Forward and One Step Back~

This is the list of books in the stack I have to finish before ordering any more books or bringing any home from the library. Four completed, one in progress, two yet to be started. I'm having a hard time with The Savage Detectives and am not sure yet whether or not to set it aside. The reviews are excellent, but the book is just not calling me to go on.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (F) -- finished

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales -Kate Bernheimer (editor) (NF)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (F) -- finished

Without a Map: A Memoir by Meredith Hall (NF)

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (F) -- in progress

Shadow Cities by Robert Neuwirth (NF)

Jubilee Trail (just realized it isn't in the picture) by Gwen Bristow -- finished

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot -- finished

I need to review Water for Elephants and Jubilee Trail, but since I've been so busy lately and having computer difficulties, I simply haven't gotten around to that chore.

AlthoughI haven't ordered from Amazon or been to the library, five additional books have shown up - ARC's and Bookmooch are to blame. And Jill is sending me 3 Campion mysteries that I'm so eager to read that I'm pretty sure they will edge themselves ahead of others.


  1. Oh I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Water for Elephants and The Savage Detectives.

  2. Isn't it funny how certain books just appear on your radar out of nowhere? I just had someone tell me they really liked Water for Elephants, and I'd never heard of it before, and now I see you're reading it.

    I like how you make yourself finish books before buying more or checking more out. I need to be more disciplined that way...

  3. Do I ever understand that concept--two steps forward and one step back. Haha I also am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Water for Elephants. I noticed it was out in paperback now and decided it was time to pick up a copy. Everyone said I should. LOL

  4. iliana - I'm not at all sure about The Savage Detectives...but I loved Water for Elephants.

    G.R. - I do try to finish my stacks, but I don't always succeed before getting something else!

    L.F. - Water for Elephants was interesting for the story, the characters, and the circus history. I'm really glad I got that one!