Wendy Wendy's Comments (member since Mar 16, 2009)


Wendy's comments from the The Next Best Book Club group.

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Apr 22, 2009 03:44PM

1218 25.6 Monarch : The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II by Lacey
I learned a lot about Queen Elizabeth II, which surprised me as I thought I was relatively knowledgable. I was in Paris when Princess Di died so I thought that the part about the Queen's take on Di's death was more balanced than portrayed in the media. It all goes to show that the media cannot be trusted to give a balanced perspective.

pts. 25

total points 320
Apr 20, 2009 08:37PM

1218 Donna Jo wrote: "Jamie wrote: "Donna Jo - Congrats on finishing the challenge already! Wow! So, what was your favorite book that you've read for the challenge?"

I Really liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and ..."


Congratulations. Hopefully by 5/31 I'll be there!!!
Apr 20, 2009 08:35PM

1218 25.9
39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There by Tom Davis
25 points

The most fun to read!!!!
Total 295
Apr 20, 2009 08:29PM

1218 15.2 Hate That Cat
15 points
Total 270

Apr 20, 2009 08:27PM

1218 10.8 Broken Prey
10 points

Total 255
Apr 20, 2009 08:26PM

1218 5.4 Echo Park
5 points

total 245
Apr 20, 2009 08:24PM

1218 Cynthia wrote: "Slayermel wrote: "Oh, I'm so sad I missed this challenge it looks like so much fun. I will definitely join in if you guys do another one for the summer. :0)
What a great idea!" It's never to late..."


I also read 5.1 Salmon of Doubt for 5 points
Total 240. (thanks again for all your incredible work, esp. with people like me!!!)
Apr 20, 2009 10:39AM

1218 Irish Author
Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke HA HA HA (Excellent recommendation from Barbara at Putterham Library)

10 points

I am repeating the Doyle book because my total and yours differ!!

Get to Know the author
Kellerman True Detectives
Interview was on Audible
15 points

TOTAL 240
Apr 18, 2009 08:46AM

1218 Irish Author
Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke HA HA HA (Excellent recommendation from Barbara at Putterham Library)

10 points
total-225
Apr 17, 2009 11:09AM

1218 I edited my 4/15/09 post.

Women's History Month
The GIRL who Married a Lion by McCall Smith
5 points

Total 215.
Apr 15, 2009 06:36PM

1218 Spring Cleaning
Team of Rivals by Goodwin
5 points
All that reading so few points for it!!!

Sacrifice for Easter
5 points
Persuader by Child

Book recommended by mother
Outliers by gladwell
10 points

Location to visit
The Associate
15 points

220 total
Listopia (42 new)
Apr 14, 2009 08:36AM

1218 Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "But do you use the lists to guide your reading? I guess my question wasn't very clear."

The lists are often referenced in the Spring Challenge for example. I have really enjoyed participating in this challenge and I have been drawn to lists that I ordinarily might have missed.
Apr 13, 2009 07:01PM

1218 Dorie wrote: "Wendy wrote: "Thanks for the info. I just downloaded it to my ipod touch!!!"

You're welcome, Wendy. How are you liking your ipod touch? I'm totally jealous of anyone who has an electronic devi..."


Last week one of my students needed help with a book she was reading, so I downloaded The book immediately on my Kindle app and presto I began to read. I love my ipod touch. I mostly use it for audible.com downloads, which I also love. On any given day I have five audio book downloads, two kindle books and three paper books going on. I love books of all kinds. I bought mine used on Ebay.

Apr 13, 2009 12:05PM

1218 Thanks for the info. I just downloaded it to my ipod touch!!!
Apr 11, 2009 09:07AM

1218 Replacement for audio book in a car

Echo Park by Michael Connolly

10 points # 9
TNBBC Top Books List
51. Water for Elephants by Gruen

Total 180

1218 The Jester by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
De Luc, seeking revenge, disguises himself as a jester in order to infiltrate the duke's court, where he believes his wife is being held. He is aided in his quest by an enigmatic young woman named Emilie, who has more to risk by assisting De Luc than he can imagine. Very engaging.
Apr 07, 2009 06:34PM

1218 Cynthia wrote: "Wendy wrote: "The Red Tent counts in the biography of an insprational woman category. The book Sarah by Orson Scott Card was also excellent."Actually Wendy it wouldn't count as biography because i..."

Oh right. Sorry.What was I thinking????
Apr 06, 2009 03:55PM

1218 Night and Day by Parker
The Hard Way by Child
Rhymes
15 points

Replacement for audio book in a car
Water for Elephants by Gruen

Total 170

Apr 06, 2009 03:23PM

1218 As of April 6-
Gathering Blue by Lowry
Rip Van Winkle by Irving
25 points for Karen’s Task

Book Thief by Zusak
10 points for Australian author

Brisingr by Paolini
Maximum Ride by Patterson
25 points for 2 YA books

The Surrender Tree by Engle
25 points
Bonnie’s task
Outside of my normal read

The Fool by Moore
5 points
Humorous book

The Land by Taylor
10 points
Earth day

Devil in the White City by Larsen
15 points
Color White
Two white foods- mushrooms and onions in Chinese food.

The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman
15 points
Virgo (born 8/31)
Book about a virgin

Salmon of Doubt by Adams
5 points
Science Fantasy

The Hard Way by Lee Child
5 points
Audio book in a car

Monkey’s Raincoat by Crais
5 points
Arbor Day Audio book

Mostly Harmless by Adams
Born in April
10 points

155 points so far

Apr 01, 2009 07:12PM

1218 Heather wrote: "I teach 7th grade language arts, so these may or may not be appropriate for your age group. Here are a few I've suggested to our social studies teacher who also focuses on world geography:

AK, ..."

Awesome list. Thanks for sharing.



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