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Friday, September 21, 2007

Current Stack of TBR

Here is the most current stack.
Treasure Box - Orson Scott Card (recommended by Chris; Cardathon Challenge; R.I.P. Challenge)

First Meetings - Orson Scott Card (for the Cardathon Challenge)

The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley (R.I.P. Challenge)

Renfield: Slave of Dracula -- by Barbara Hambly ( recommended by Chris; R.I.P)

The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms - by Amy Stewart (recommended by It's a Book Thing)

The Lace Reader -- by Brunonia Barry (an Advanced Reader's Copy sent by Gary at Flap Jacket Press)

Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales-- by Marie Louise Von Franz (R.I.P. Challenge & Unread Author's Challenge)

The Zookeeper's Wife -- by Diane Ackerman

Without a Map: A Memoir- by Meredith Hall (sent by Anna? darn, I don't remember, and it doesn't have a card in it, but it is a Beacon Press book)

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (from Emily at Simon & Schuster)

Oops, left this one off the stack: Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - by Mark Kurlansky (recommended by Kim at Mouse Medicine).

I now have 3 books to review...must buckle down and do it.

18 comments:

  1. Great stack, Jenclair! You make me nervous ;) I hope you enjoy the books I recommended, I thought they were both good reads!

    Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales...that sounds really good! Can't wait to hear about that one. First Meetings is a really cool little book. Lots of back info on Ender and his parents and the original Ender's Game short story is in there as well.

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  2. Now that's just scary, Jenclair. I posted a stack of twelve this morning, plus two that I missed, and we don't have a single duplicate.

    Do I dare look too closely at your TBR stack? That's what keeps getting me into so much trouble already. :-)

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  3. Chris -- I'm looking forward to them! I really need to reread Ender's Game, but maybe the short story will suffice. No, I need to reread the novel!

    Sam -- :) I missed one, too: Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, which as titles go, is almost as good as The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms! We'd better get busy , Sam, if we are going to make it through our respective stacks.

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  4. That's a great stack of books! Lots of great stuff there, I'm envious :)

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  5. Stefanie - I'm eager to read each of them. Some for challenges and some just because. :)

    Gentle Reader -- From Renfield to earthworms! I've started The Zookeeper's Wife and am finding it fascinating. Now if I can just finish two more reviews...

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  6. That's a great pile of books!! I just got a copy of The Lace Reader myself. It looks really good!

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  7. Stephanie -- I think it looks good, too! Hope we both enjoy it.

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  8. Nice stack of books! I love new books even though I have no more room anywhere.
    I've been hearing about The Zookeeper's Wife in a few places lately. Very tempting.

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  9. Hmmm ... the earthworm book sounds really interesting!

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  10. Cod was a lot of fun. I also have Salt by the same author, which I haven't read yet.

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  11. tanabata -- The Zookeeper's Wife is really moving; I'm really liking it so far.

    Dorothy - I'm interested in this from a practical standpoint, too; earthworms are so good for my garden!

    Bybee -- I'm glad to hear that you thought it was fun; I'd heard of Salt, but had never heard of Cod before kimy suggested it. The title was a clincher.

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  12. I just ordered The Zookeeper's Wife yesterday and then find it here on your list. From the comments above, it looks like it will be a good read.

    I also have the first of the Sisters Grimm books. I'll get to that one sometime. Have fun with your list!

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  13. Kay -- Ackerman is usually good, especially when writing about animals and nature, so it is not a surprise that given the subject matter of a zoo, a war, and courage, she would would pull us in.

    I'll be interested in what you think about the Sisters Grimm.

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  14. Loved Cod and I can't wait to start The Zoo Keeper's Wife!

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  15. Maggie -- Love The Zoo Keeper's Wife and can't wait to start Cod!

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  16. The Mark Kurlansky book should be good Jenclair. I read his one on "Salt" and gosh, I learned so much! I would also like to read "The Basque History of the World", I don't know much about the cultural or social history of the Basques so this book should be pretty useful. Enjoy "Cod" and let us know what you learned.

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  17. Lotus -- I'm putting Salt and The Basque History of the World on my list for nonfiction. I'd heard of Salt, but not Cod; however, several people have mentioned enjoying Cod so I expect to enjoy it as well!

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