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Nov 22, 2013 12:48PM

35559 Karen wrote: "lol Jessica-Robyn! That is quite the title

I have Let it snow on my TBR - you have inspired me to read it this December! Harold Fry is a great book and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl is also on my TB..."

Yay! I think seasonal reading is always the best and I'm really looking forward to reading everything I've picked up from this trip. I'm hoping that these books will help me get out of this inexplicable reading slump I've been in.
Nov 21, 2013 05:55PM

35559 I've got some real gems here! I mean, Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime?!

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime by Mizuki Nomura Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

Really though, I'm looking forward to December so I can finally break my Let it Snow curse. Every year I plan to read Let it Snow for Christmas and every damn time the book disappears only to be found in January. For real, its been three years running! I will break the curse!
Sep 04, 2013 06:27PM

35559 Nicole wrote: "Jessica-Robyn wrote: "I got this bunch after my first real trip to my new library. I had gotten so use to seeing the same-old, same-old at my last library that it was just so interesting to explore..."

That's great to hear! I could not believe when I saw it on shelf.
Sep 04, 2013 04:52PM

35559 For me the The Secret World of Og was read to me by my second grade teacher and completely stole my heart. Also, The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series (Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining). They used to sell them at the grocery store and I just had to check if there was a new one every single time my mom took me shopping.
Sep 04, 2013 04:23PM

35559 ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) wrote: "I liked Agnes and the Hitman, Jessica-Robyn..hope you enjoy that one. It was cute.

I have a few books from the library right now:

Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) by J.D. Robb (reading now)


I've been wondering which book I should start up first! Agnes and the Hitman will have to be my next read. I've been looking forward to it for a while now.
Sep 04, 2013 12:37PM

35559 I got this bunch after my first real trip to my new library. I had gotten so use to seeing the same-old, same-old at my last library that it was just so interesting to explore and find new stuff. Hardly anything was familiar. I'll probably end up doubling my to-read list by the end of the month just from new finds. :D

The Haul:
OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn Let's Pretend This Never Happened  A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny  Lawson The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
Mar 08, 2013 07:48PM

35559 Thank you so much Cathie! I'm totally looking forward to checking it out! :D
Mar 08, 2013 11:24AM

35559 Cathie wrote: "Hey Jessica-Robyn :-). No I have not read the original Peter Pan story but have read many derivatives of it; that's a great idea to read the original alongside Tiger Lily!"

Of all the retellings I haven't seen a lot about Peter Pan, which has me excited to check them all out. Do you have any favourite derivatives of the story?
Mar 08, 2013 12:01AM

35559 Cathie wrote: "My library checkouts are: Tiger Lily , One Breath Away , Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas , Take Me There , The Postman Always Rings Twice , Love, an Index , Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Den..."

Great selection! I've heard a lot of great things about Tiger Lily. Have you read the original Peter Pan? I've been putting it off till I can get around to both of them.
Jan 13, 2013 03:49PM

35559 Valerie wrote: "This is a perfect challenge for me...I do this on my own already! I have a spreadsheet with all my favorite authors and a list of their books in order of publication. That's the only way I could ..."

Spreadsheets are possibly the best thing ever! I do the same thing to keep track of which books are up next for me. I would get so confused without a proper list to follow!
Oct 18, 2012 06:45AM

35559 Barb wrote: "I'm really enjoying Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, and I have to read The Pawn for this month's F2F book club. I've not heard many *good reviews of The Casual Vacancy, but I'm going to give it a..."

I've got The Casual Vacancy on hold right now and your right I've seen a lot of mixed reviews, but I'm still looking forward to seeing what it's like.

The Book Thief is one of those titles that I know it's going to be good, I know I'm going to enjoy it, but it's been sitting on my list for so long that I'm just avoiding it now because of my expectations. However, it is going to get read... in 2013.
Oct 18, 2012 04:05AM

35559 Tori, I hope you enjoy The Book Thief. I'm been meaning to read that book for years. :)

And Barb, what an incredibly haul! I'm adding Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and The End of Your Life Book Club to my list right now.
Oct 06, 2012 11:25AM

35559 I just went to the library for the first time in over a month. I've been so busy with school reading even the tinest bit was completely off the table. But I have returned! triumphant!

Check Out:
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1) by Jenny Han Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby The Door by Margaret Atwood Dingo (Newford #22) by Charles de Lint

All of these books have been on my to-read list for months now. I'm so excited to finally do some reading! The only question is... where should I start?
Aug 08, 2012 06:16PM

35559 So many series!! I have 35 books on my series-in-progress shelf and 60+ series that are just waiting to get started.

Charles de Lint, Newford Series (3/24)
The Blue Girl (Newford) by Charles de Lint Little (Grrl) Lost (Newford) by Charles de Lint Dingo (Newford) by Charles de Lint
Meg Cabot, The Mediator Series (4/6)
Shadowland (The Mediator, #1) by Meg Cabot Ninth Key (The Mediator, #2) by Meg Cabot Reunion (The Mediator, #3) by Meg Cabot Darkest Hour (The Mediator, #4) by Meg Cabot
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games Series: (1/3)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
Agatha Christie, Miss Marple Series: (4/15)
At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple #11) by Agatha Christie Nemesis by Agatha Christie The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) by Agatha Christie 4.50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8) by Agatha Christie
J.K. Rowling, The Harry Potter Series: (3/7)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Series (4/9)
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle
Louise Rennison, Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Series (2/3) On Going Series
Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #1) by Louise Rennison A Midsummer Tights Dream (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #2) by Louise Rennison
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine Series (1/2) On Going Series
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series (1/3) On Going Series
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
Stacey Kade, The Ghost and the Goth Series (2/3)
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth, #2) by Stacey Kade
Lisa Lutz, The Spellmans Series (4/5) On Going Series
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) by Lisa Lutz Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2) by Lisa Lutz Revenge of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #3) by Lisa Lutz The Spellmans Strike Again (The Spellmans, #4) by Lisa Lutz
Ally Carter, Heist Society Series (2/3) On Going Series
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1) by Ally Carter Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2) by Ally Carter
Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson Series (2/5)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan
Philip Pullman, Sally Lockhart Series (1/4)
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, #1) by Philip Pullman
Alan Bradley, Flavia de Luce Series (1/6) On Going Series
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley
Laura Whitcomb, Light Series (1/2)
A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1) by Laura Whitcomb
Aug 07, 2012 04:17PM

35559 Began: August 2012
Completed: ----

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
The Taming of the Shrew - March 2013
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale

King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Richard III
Henry VIII

Romeo and Juliet - October 2012
Titus Andronicus
Timon of Athens
Julius Caesar
Macbeth - March 2014
Troilus and Cressida
King Lear
Antony and Cleopatra - January 2013
Jul 17, 2012 02:42PM

35559 Allison wrote: "I am going to the Library tomorrow or today to check out a few Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. I just took The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham back after having it forever."

Are you a Stephen King fan? I've been wanting to do the same and grab some of his stuff, but it's hard to pick where to begin.
Jun 16, 2012 05:00PM

35559 I've been in a bit of a reading ditch so I tried to get some of the books that I know are well loved. When it came to Grave Mercy I requested it the moment I saw my library had it! ASSASSIN NUNS! How did no one think of that sooner?!
Jun 16, 2012 04:46PM

35559 Come rain or shine I will go above and beyond to get to my library! Including walk in aforementioned rain, which was a lot more like the heavens had just opened up completely. These should hopefully hold me over until the sun resurfaces.

Check Out:
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman Reunion (The Mediator, #3) by Meg Cabot Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison Kimi ni Todoke  From Me to You, Volume 10 by Karuho Shiina Kimi ni Todoke  From Me to You, Volume 11 by Karuho Shiina Kimi ni Todoke  From Me to You, Volume 12 by Karuho Shiina Kimi ni Todoke  From Me to You, Volume 13 by Karuho Shiina Mamotte! Lollipop 1 by Michiyo Kikuta Mamotte! Lollipop 2 (Mamotte! Lollipop) by Michiyo Kikuta Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick.
May 03, 2012 04:33PM

35559 I'm crowning myself the reigning Queen of going overboard! *SHABAM!*
A Sickness In The Family
Happy Cafe, Volume 1
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1
Fruits Basket, Vol. 15
Fruits Basket, Vol. 16
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Volume 4
Heads You Lose
Ninth Key
Twenties Girl: A Novel
Pride and Prejudice
Knack Cycling for Everyone: A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Yesterday's Tomorrows

Waiting for Fruits Basket, Vol. 14 to still come in before I can read the ones I've got.

Adding these to the titles I already had from my last few trips I have somewhere around 22 books to choose from and all on some sort of deadline. Although a large majority are graphic novels/manga, so it really doesn't seem all that bad, but still pretty bad, or in my case pretty good, because I now have endless selection!

Any thoughts on where should I start?
May 02, 2012 09:54PM

35559 But. it. gah! Just talking about The Fault in Our Stars, it's has been on the NYT list for 15 weeks. You have to really be purposely not buying YA to ignore that. If I lived in your area, we would totally be storming that castle together!
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