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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.


  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.

  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. :-)

  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.

  4. What a lovely pile of books!

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

  6. 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...

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!