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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments An Aficionado’s Guide to the top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time

1 The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
2 A Game of Thrones
3 The Harry Potter Collection
4 The Name of the Wind
5 Mistborn: The Final Empire
6 The Eye of the World
7 Robin Hobb Collection: Farseer Trilog - Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's Quest
8 The Dark Tower Series Collection: Gunslinger, Drawing of the Three, Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, the Dark Tower
9 Gardens of the Moon
10 The Belgariad, Vol. 1: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit
11 Daughter of the Empire
12 Wizard's First Rule
13 The Color of Magic
14 The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
15 Good Omens
16 Elric of Melniboné
17 The Great Book of Amber
18 Magic Bites
19 The Dark Elf Trilogy Collector's Edition
20 The Dragonlance Chronicles/Dragons of Autumn Twilight/Dragons of Winter Night/Dragons of Spring Dawning
21 A Wizard of Earthsea
22 Howl's Moving Castle
23 The Last Unicorn
24 The Fionavar Tapestry
25 Kushiel's Dart
26 Chronicles of The Black Company
27 The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda
28 Magician
29 His Dark Materials
30 The Mists of Avalon
31 Daughter of the Forest
32 Daughter of the Blood
33 The Complete Chronicles of Conan: Centenary Edition
34 Legend
35 Perdido Street Station
36 The Way of Kings
37 Dead Witch Walking
38 The Chronicles of Narnia
39 The Lions of al-Rassan
40 The Dark Is Rising Sequence
41 Moon Called
42 Darkfever
43 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
44 The Princess Bride
45 Storm Front
46 The Night Angel Trilogy
47 The Blade Itself
48 The Neverending Story
49 Sabriel
50 The Iliad
51 The Deed of Paksenarrion
52 Night Watch
53 Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy
54 American Gods / Anansi Boys: Coffret 2 volumes
55 Queen's Own
56 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
57 Interview with the Vampire
58 The Curse of Chalion
59 The Once and Future King
60 The Talisman
61 The Lies of Locke Lamora
62 A Spell for Chameleon
63 Hounded
64 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set
65 Watership Down
66 His Majesty's Dragon
67 The Black Prism
68 The Odyssey
69 Mary Poppins
70 Neverwhere
71 Stardust
72 Tigana
73 The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
74 The Warded Man, Demon Cycle #1
75 Fool's Errand
76 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
77 The Liveship Traders Trilogy: Ship of Magic + Mad Ship + Ship of Destiny.
78 Elantris
79 Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr
80 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
81 Furies of Calderon
82 The Children of Húrin
83 The Eyes of the Dragon
84 Redwall
85 The Dragonbone Chair
86 The Magic Kingdom of Landover: Volume 1
87 Best Served Cold
88 Dead Until Dark
89 Alanna: The First Adventure
90 On a Pale Horse
91 The Last Herald-Mage
92 Charlotte's Web
93 The Divine Comedy
94 Graceling
95 Black Sun Rising
96 Dragon Wing
97 Priestess of the White
98 Swords and Deviltry
99 The Book of Three
100 Dreams Underfoot


My Fantasy Challenge List 2012
(subject to spontaneous change)

1 Mistborn: The Final Empire – I really need to read this, too
2 Robin Hobb Collection: Farseer Trilog - Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's Quest – read the first one need to finish the rest
3 The Dark Tower Series Collection: Gunslinger, Drawing of the Three, Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, the Dark Tower – read the first 4 and need to read the rest…probably need to start over again
4 Gardens of the Moon – really need to start
5 Daughter of the Empire
6 Wizard's First Rule
7 The Color of Magic – started but I never get far
8 Good Omens
9 Elric of Melniboné
10 Magic Bites
11 The Dark Elf Trilogy Collector's Edition
12 The Dragonlance Chronicles/Dragons of Autumn Twilight/Dragons of Winter Night/Dragons of Spring Dawning
13 Howl's Moving Castle
14 The Fionavar Tapestry – really need to read
15 Chronicles of The Black Company – read the first book, need to finish the rest
16 Magician - read about 1/3 of the first half. Will try again
17 Daughter of the Forest
18 Daughter of the Blood
19 The Complete Chronicles of Conan: Centenary Edition
20 Perdido Street Station
21 The Way of Kings
22 Dead Witch Walking
23 The Lions of al-Rassan
24 Moon Called – need to finish series, read the first 2
25 Darkfever
26 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
27 Storm Front – need to finish series
28 The Night Angel Trilogy – will start soon! 2012
29 The Neverending Story
30 Sabriel
31 The Deed of Paksenarrion – read one and ½ and need to finish up
32 Night Watch
33 American Gods / Anansi Boys: Coffret 2 volumes
34 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
35 The Curse of Chalion
36 The Once and Future King
37 The Talisman
38 Hounded – read the first and need to finish series
39 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set
40 His Majesty's Dragon
41 The Black Prism
42 The Odyssey
43 Mary Poppins
44 Neverwhere
45 Stardust
46 Tigana
47 Fool's Errand
48 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
49 The Liveship Traders Trilogy: Ship of Magic + Mad Ship + Ship of Destiny.
50 Elantris
51 Furies of Calderon
52 The Children of Húrin
53 Redwall
54 The Dragonbone Chair
55 The Magic Kingdom of Landover: Volume 1
56 Dead Until Dark
57 The Divine Comedy
58 Graceling
59 Black Sun Rising
60 Dragon Wing
61 Priestess of the White
62 Swords and Deviltry
63 The Book of Three
64 Dreams Underfoot



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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Challenge ##: Read Books I Already Own Challenge




I want to challenge myself to read books I have already paid for. This is not the same as my - somewhat incomplete - TBR Decimation Challenge. ;-) I just need to read some of this dang books I have already paid for!

For this challenge any book that is purchased in 2012 does not count.

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1. The Gods of Dream - purchased 12/28/10
2. The Vampire's Warden - won via Goodreads 07/12/11
3. Midnight Man - ??
4. Midnight Run - ??
5. Midnight Angel - ??
6. Bound for the Holidays - 12/01/11
7. Always - 11/30/11
8. Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels - 09/23/11
9. A Little Harmless Sex - 05/14/11




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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments


Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels Challenge

I've been reading Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels for a while now. It’s funny and cute but I can’t seem to get through it because she put an entire [shopping] list of different romance books that she quotes at the back of the book! Arrrgh! You can see my dilemma, right? I read for 5 pages and then I just happen to wander off to read a new book or author that she mentions… That’s how I first read Jennifer Crusie’s Agnes and the Hitman and Bet Me – both of which I loved!

I am starting the challenge with books that she directly quotes in the book – but I think I’ll also expand to include every romance book that catches my fancy and I run off to buy. ;-)

Shopping List
1. Bet Me
2. Caressed By Ice
3. Dark Needs at Night's Edge
4. Devil in Winter
6. Heaven and Earth
7. Instant Attraction - Total MEH fest
8. Just One Of The Guys
9. Last Night's Scandal
10.Lord of Scoundrels
11.Rising Tides
12.Unveiled

Extras (Books not on the "shopping list" but are still mentioned in the book)
1. Agnes and the Hitman
2. Talk Me Down
3. Faking It
4. Natural Born Charmer


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Challenge ##: Book Review Challenge

I want to challenge myself to review at least 3 out of every 5 books I read. I started off pretty decent in 2011 but I tapered off toward the end of the year.




1.The Geek Job - reviewed 1/6/12: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
2. Dark Love - reviewed 1/7/12: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... (This is a very short story so I am not counting it toward my yearly total. I am counting it towards my review & self-pub challenges because it does fit both.)
3. Midnight Man - reviewed 01/14/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
4. Midnight Run - reviewed 01/19/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
5. The Gods of Dream - reviewed 01/19/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
6. Midnight Angel - reviewed 01/19/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
7. The Vampire's Warden - reviewed 01/22/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
8. Welcome to Temptation - reviewed 02/02/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
9. Always - reviewed 02/07/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
10. Talk Me Down - reviewed 02/09/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
11. Needing Nita - reviewed 02/10/12 quickie review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
12. The Courage to Love - reviewed 02/10/12 quickie review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
13. Legend - reviewed 02/13/12 -quickie review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
14. Faking It - reviewed 02/13/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
15. Fast Women - Reviewed 02/17/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
16. Don't Look Down - reviewed 02/20/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
17. Incubus Hunter - reviewed 02/21/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
18. Natural Born Charmer - reviewed 02/25/12 http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...
19. The Troll Hunter - reviewed 02/26/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
20. Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels - reviewed 02/29/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
21. Divorced, Desperate and Delicious - reviewed 03/01/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
22. Just one of the Guys - Reviewed 03/03/12 - http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...
23. Heaven and Earth - Reviewed 03/08/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
24. Face the Fire - Reviewed 03/11/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
25. Instant Attraction - reviewed 03/20/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
26. Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run - Review is written but needs some polishing
27. Ruling Passion - reviewed 04/13/12 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
28. Beautiful No Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives - reviewed 04/16/12 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...
29. The Corpse King - Reviewed 04/16/12 http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...
30. Spell of the Highlander - reviewed 04/17/12 - http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...
31. A Little Harmless Sex - reviewed 04/24/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
32. Black Smoke reviewed 04/25/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
33. Submission - reviewed 04/30/12 -http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...
34. The Cinderella Deal - reviewed 04/27/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
35. Gatekeeper - 04/27/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
36. Changing Times - reviewed 04/27/12 - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...




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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments book blog challenge reserved




1. The Geek Job
2. The Vampire's Warden
3. Welcome to Temptation
4. Always
5. Talk Me Down
6. Faking It
7. Natural Born Charmer
8. The Troll Hunter
9. Just One of the Guys
10. Dragons and Cicadas
11. Spell of the Highlander
12. The Corpse King
13. Submission


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Challenge ##: Indie Book Challenge


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I want to try to increase my self-published reads. I think I only read 1-2 self-published books last year (not counting Courtney Milan's Unlocked which I think doesn't count).


1. Dark Love - 01/07/12
2. The Geek Job - 01/06/12
3. The Gods of Dream - 01/19/12
4. The Vampire's Warden - 01/22/12
5. Delicate Freakn' Flower - 02/03/12
6. Always - 02/07/12
7. Needing Nita - 02/10/12
8. All's Fair - 02/10/12 *This is a super short that was great! Until the end. The end is not an ending and there is no HEA or even a freaking HFN. :-(
9. The Troll Hunter 02/26/12
10. Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run
11. The Corpse King




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Can I post now? You didn't specify. If not, just delete this. Or I can delete it. Just couldn't help myself!!!


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments lol!!


Posting is now allowed. :-D

I need to put in my other challenge for the top fantasy books... but I want to get my books unpacked first so that I can re-do my list making sure to notate which books I own, which I will buy and which ones I will library loan.


*goosebumps!!!*


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I do find it amusing that you posted your list in MY thread. LOL!


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments lol! I'm all over the place, aren't I?


Yeah, I can delete that for you, lol.


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No need to delete it. I like that my new thread feels "lived in" already! :-)


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Christa ♥☺♥ wrote: "No need to delete it. I like that my new thread feels "lived in" already! :-)"

You know Loosheesh and I like to make ourselves at home.


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Yes, and that's one of the reasons I love this place. :-)


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Christa ♥☺♥ wrote: "Yes, and that's one of the reasons I love this place. :-)"

:-D


Homeinmyshoes | 851 comments Such an interesting list to look through.

The Colour of Magic. Pratchett. Hmmm...might be a tough one to chew on for a starter even though chronologically it makes sense. I was instantly engaged in Pratchett's satire and wit. Perhaps something like Equal Rites might be a better starting point if you're having trouble with that one.

Wizard's First Rule. Some people like Terry Goodkind and many don't. I have read all of the 8,000+ pages in The Sword of Truth series. Definitely good in places, long-winded in others. Then again I'm a weirdo and persistent and obsessive to extremes sometimes. :)

The Magic Kingdom of Landover. I've read too much Terry Brooks as well. An enjoyable read with an entertaining storyline.

Neverwhere and American Gods. Both on my list of probable reads and one of them might usurp Galloway on my challenge list this year, but I read a lot of Gaiman last year and I really enjoyed the Galloway I read this year.

The Talisman.I think it's almost been a decade since I read a Stephen King book and this might have been the last one (prior to me keeping IRS audit suitable traces of my reading). I used to love Stephen King and I just stopped reading after a while. I think I discovered fantasy authors whose first name was Terry or something.

The Wonderful World of Oz. This was on my list for a while and it got bumped. Sorry Frank.

Perdido Street Station. I'll be watching for your review on this one. I've been contemplating it for a while.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Homeinmyshoes wrote: "Homeinmyshoes | 11 comments Such an interesting list to look through.

The Colour of Magic. Pratchett. Hmmm...might be a tough one to chew on for a starter even though chronologically it makes sense. I was instantly engaged in Pratchett's satire and wit. Perhaps something like Equal Rites might be a better starting point if you're having trouble with that one.

Wizard's First Rule. Some people like Terry Goodkind and many don't. I have read all of the 8,000+ pages in The Sword of Truth series. Definitely good in places, long-winded in others. Then again I'm a weirdo and persistent and obsessive to extremes sometimes. :)

The Magic Kingdom of Landover. I've read too much Terry Brooks as well. An enjoyable read with an entertaining storyline.

Neverwhere and American Gods. Both on my list of probable reads and one of them might usurp Galloway on my challenge list this year, but I read a lot of Gaiman last year and I really enjoyed the Galloway I read this year.

The Talisman.I think it's almost been a decade since I read a Stephen King book and this might have been the last one (prior to me keeping IRS audit suitable traces of my reading). I used to love Stephen King and I just stopped reading after a while. I think I discovered fantasy authors whose first name was Terry or something.

The Wonderful World of Oz. This was on my list for a while and it got bumped. Sorry Frank.

Perdido Street Station. I'll be watching for your review on this one. I've been contemplating it for a while. "




I'm not sure I'm reading PSS - I've just read a review a friend wrote and in the review he's sworn off of all things Melville...


Ken | 33 comments Although I have not been a big fan of fantasy novels, I have several from your list that I have and will attempt to read this year (as part of the spur of the moment read list).

Probably start with either Wizard's First Rule or The Colour of Magic.

Ken


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Loosheesh wrote: "I've been meaning to ask you and I keep forgetting - do you use FictFact.com? I use it to manage my series, and they send me weekly emails when there are new books in the series I'm following."

I do use fictfact! :)

I haven't been too good about updating lately...I need to catch up with it. I'm soooo behind.


Caleb Blake (Caleb72) | 402 comments MrsJoseph wrote: I'm not sure I'm reading PSS - I've just read a review a friend wrote and in the review he's sworn off of all things Melville...


You do realise that them's fighting words!


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Caleb wrote: "MrsJoseph wrote: I'm not sure I'm reading PSS - I've just read a review a friend wrote and in the review he's sworn off of all things Melville...


You do realise that them's fighting words!"


:-D

His review: http://osgabookreviews.wordpress.com/...

But I realize that he must have sworn off of Melville after a different book...


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Thread's updated!

I'm also now starting The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson which I bought last year sometime.


Caleb Blake (Caleb72) | 402 comments Hmmm - I have The Gods of Dream but was put off the author by a couple of misfires (in my opinion). Tell me what you think.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Caleb wrote: "Hmmm - I have The Gods of Dream but was put off the author by a couple of misfires (in my opinion). Tell me what you think."

Welp. I'm 3% in and already thinking about moving on to the next book.

It's...something that I can't put my finger on that I don't like. It feels like it should be categorized as YA and not adult fantasy.

I'm only in chapter two and have been introduced to the main protagonist & his sister. I have to say his sister disgusts me a little - which kind of makes me feel bad because I can tell I'm supposed to feel sorry for her. She's suicidal but it feels very selfish to me. She's a twin and all the family he has left in the world but she tries to kill herself regularly. I don't know if it's just Daniel going wrong with writing female characters or something but it bothers me.

So far the world-building is pretty nice but the dialogue is childish. I'm for early in and the plot already feels predicable. It kind of reminds me of Narnia in a way - but not really a good way.


Caleb Blake (Caleb72) | 402 comments How's his prose? I had some big issues with that the past.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments I'm...not feeling it. I have to admit to letting my eyes skim after a short period of time.


Caleb Blake (Caleb72) | 402 comments For me I read really descriptive paragraphs that evoked rich imagery/feelings followed by others that were completely unimaginative particularly in the use of verbs.

It felt like an adult was writing some parts of the book and a highschool student was writing others.

Very off-putting - and it made me think that parts of the book were rushed just to get it "out the door". Not an impression I want to have.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Caleb wrote: "For me I read really descriptive paragraphs that evoked rich imagery/feelings followed by others that were completely unimaginative particularly in the use of verbs.

It felt like an adult was wr..."


There is some of that going on as well...All in all...there's not too much that makes me want to keep reading this book...except the fact that I have "met" Daniel.


Mikaela (lindmikaela) | 58 comments I liked it, but it wasn't perfect. It felt like a fairy tale, in many ways. Still, it could have benefitted from another round of edits. But then I picked it up when it was free. *grins*


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Mikaela wrote: "I liked it, but it wasn't perfect. It felt like a fairy tale, in many ways. Still, it could have benefitted from another round of edits. But then I picked it up when it was free. *grins*"

lol! I bought it first...then it showed up for free on Amazon. I might feel differently if it was solely free.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Updated read books and reviewed books. Still no new indies finished but I'm working on an indie novella right now.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Updated read books and reviewed books. Realized that I'd read a self-pubbed earlier.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Updated counters! I finished reading and reviewing a book I won via GR. I have one more to read/review but I'll get to that eventually.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments 7. Lessons in Seduction - purchased during the harlequin sale. I saw it on the DA/SBTB best seller list. I...wasn't as impressed as I expected to be, lol. But it was quick and cute.


Homeinmyshoes | 851 comments Looks like you're really picking up the pace now.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments :-D

Yeah, but I'm still two books behind, lol.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Exactly! I've read some pretty hot HPs so I was confused. lol


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments 8. Bet Me 5 Stars! I loved this book and definitely felt satisfied by the end of it.


Mikaela (lindmikaela) | 58 comments MrsJoseph wrote: "8. Bet Me 5 Stars! I loved this book and definitely felt satisfied by the end of it."

Bet me is one of my favorite books. :). But my Swedish paper copy is a bit worn, so I need to replace it with.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Loosheesh wrote: "Hmm, you're supposed to report book purchases in your Decimation challenge, ma'am ;-) "

...


:-D

I was hoping you'd miss that, lol!


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Who, moi?

*bats eyelashes*


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Updated tickers and reviewed a book.

I actually have another book to review but I'm thinking I liked it waaay too much to review it. Cause I'll want to read it again. And I'll gush, lol. Bet Me


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Updated tickers


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments :-D


I am not sticking to lists at all. For some reason I've been a super moody reader lately. I've been pretty impatient with my books and very unforgiving... I think I'm starting to mellow out again. Yaaay! I think it's helping that I've been reading a lot of romance lately.


Homeinmyshoes | 851 comments ^Haha. I'm finding 26 books to be rather large to keep on track with. I've done really well with the list so far, but there's just so many options for other reads. I haven't even gotten into any non-fiction stuff yet.


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments Homeinmyshoes wrote: "^Haha. I'm finding 26 books to be rather large to keep on track with. I've done really well with the list so far, but there's just so many options for other reads. I haven't even gotten into any no..."

List? I don't need no stinking list!


LOL! I am finding this "list" thing to be a complete failure so far. I don't think I've read a single thing that I was "supposed" to.

But I'm having fun while doing it!


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments oh, updated lists/tickers


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MrsJoseph | 1676 comments So, I have good news and I have bad news.

The Good News:

I was at MR and was given a rec for an self-pub: The Troll Hunter. He seems to be a kindle only guy so I could not find him anywhere. PO'd, I fired off a very politely worded email to the author stating that I wanted to buy his book but I could not locate it anywhere besides Amazon. I asked him to stick me on a list and let me know when it becomes available elsewhere.

BTW, I don't own a kindle and I gave up before installing the calibre plugin for Amazon. Christa happened to be NO WHERE AROUND when I needed her to extract me from the mess I made. *pouts* :-D

Lo and behold - he sent me a free copy! Yaaaaay! I'm going to have to push this book up my TBR list. The author really made me feel good about this book. I hope I enjoy it as much as Tysonblue suggested and that I'm not let down by my SUPER excitement.


The Bad News:

I ran unto another book I just have to buy while reading Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels. I've been reading this damn book for MONTHS and can't. get. through it! This time it's not Jennifer Crusie distracting me, it's Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl. Dammit! >.< lol

So here's the issue: It's an Agency6 book (boooooo!) and I have been holding rather firm to my decision to only buy used DTB versions of Agency6 books (hey, I gotta get my fix but I don't have to support them the way they want at the same time). It's looking like Talk Me Down is only published in MMPB and/or ebook format. The used copies I've found so far are almost $5 where as the new book is the usually Agency6 price.

So what do I dooooooo? I'm tempted to buy the dang ebook so I can start reading it today. But then I've broken my own Agency6 rule. But the used book is $5! And I'm assuming shipping when I have a Prime membership.


HELP!


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