Karen Karen's Comments (member since Jun 02, 2010)

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Jan 15, 2014 10:00AM

12544 I have a question and apologize as it may not be relevant for this specific group, but not sure where to ask. I noticed that now my email digests from Goodreads have huge book cover pics. I hate this! Do you know if I can change settings somewhere in Goodreads to change it back to the old digest, or is anyone else having this issue? Thank you! Karen
Jan 02, 2014 11:35AM

12544 Loved Ready Player One and The Dinner was pretty good, too!
Jan 02, 2014 11:34AM

12544 I loved Into Thin Air and it was good on audio, too!
Jan 02, 2014 11:21AM

12544 Anne, I loved Ready Player One! The Last Child was good, too. Happy reading!
Jan 02, 2014 10:42AM

12544 Lea wrote: "Karen, I've read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and IQ84 and I enjoyed all three of them. The rest of your list looks great. I'm hoping to read I am Malala thi..."

Thanks Lea! IQ84 is a long one, so I have downloaded that and will read it on my iPad (not so intimidating that way) ;)
Jan 02, 2014 10:41AM

12544 Alondra wrote: "I have half of those on my TBR, which reminds me of how huge it is. I need to really get cracking on reading everything...but... once you get past 500 on the TBR, it ends up growing by leaps and bo..."

Alondra, I hear you and I have the same problem! I have stacks of books at home and virtual stacks on my TBR pile. I am looking forward to reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein--I preordered it and just received it today! (Too bad I didn't add it to this 2014 Challenge list!) Her first book, Code Name Verity is amazing.

I am looking forward to The Brothers K and The Secret History most from my list. I loved the Goldfinch. What about you?
Jan 02, 2014 10:39AM

12544 Miriam wrote: "You have some great reads on your list! I read The Brothers K this year (it sat on my TBR pile for years) and enjoyed it quite a bit. Cutting for Stone is a fabulous read, although I hated the last..."

Miriam, The Brothers K was in my 2013 Challenge list, but I just couldn't squeeze it in, so moved it to the top for this year! :) Thanks!
Jan 02, 2014 10:31AM

12544 I would like to nominate Rose Under Fire Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein by Elizabeth Wein

Thanks and Happy New Year!
Jan 02, 2014 10:30AM

12544 Colleen wrote: "Winter's Tale."

I second Winter's Tale!
Dec 31, 2013 08:40PM

12544 I'm looking forward to 2014 and these books:

1. The Brothers K - David James Duncan
2. The Reason I Jump - Naomi Higashida
3. Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster
4. Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
5. Traveling Light - Katrina Kittle
6. Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
7. The Dead in their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley
8. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
9. I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai
10. Paddle Your own Canoe - Nick Offerman
11. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
12. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

13. Iron House - John Hart
14. IQ84 - Haruki Murakami
15. Before the Storm - Diane Chamberlain
16. Secrets She Left Behind - Diane Chamberlain
Dec 26, 2013 07:16PM

12544 Laura wrote: "1. Journal 64 The Purity of Vengeance. This is first because it comes out Dec 31st and I've been waiting awhile for the translation of a new novel. I love his books.
2. [book:The..."

#2,4,& 6 were all awesome!
Dec 26, 2013 07:03PM

12544 Sarah wrote: "1) The Name of the Wind
2) Graceling
3) The Golden Compass
4) The Knife of Never Letting Go
5) The Art of Racing in the Rain..."

Your list is awesome! The Kite Runner and The Name of the Wind are two of my favorite books of all time! I hope you love them, too. Graceling was also a nice surprise and quick read!
Dec 26, 2013 07:02PM

12544 Amalia wrote: "1. The Book Thief
2. One Breath Away
3. The Tea Rose
4. The House At Riverton
5. Sam's Letters to Jennifer
6. [book:And The Mo..."

Wow, you have some great books on your list! #1 and 6 are wonderful, as is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The Kindness of Strangers was hard to read but very well done.

But The Kitchen House is amazing! It is quite sad, but one of my favorite books, great storytelling.
Dec 26, 2013 06:58PM

12544 Allison wrote: "1.Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

2. Winter in Full Bloom

3.[book:All That Ails You: The Adventu..."

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was fun to listen to on audio!
Dec 26, 2013 06:58PM

12544 Melissa wrote: "1. East of Eden
2. Beach Music
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
4. Gone Girl
5. The Brothers K
6. Cane River
7. Cutting For Stone
8. The Memory Keepers Daughter
9. Tara Road
10. Lord of the Flies

Great list!
Dec 26, 2013 06:56PM

12544 Ella's Gran wrote: "Didn't get the alternates read from 2013, so they move over to the 12 along with some patient bookcase dwellers and a new entrant on the bookcase. These will be joined by a few non-fiction I've bee..."

Loved #7 and #11! Great list!
Dec 26, 2013 06:52PM

12544 Susan wrote: "1. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3. [book:I Am Malala: The G..."

Did you read Moloka'i too?--GREAT book! (Just realized you have Honolulu as as backup)
Dec 26, 2013 06:50PM

12544 Susan wrote: "1. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3. [book:I Am Malala: The G..."

Mudbound was a great book! I enjoyed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, too.
Dec 26, 2013 06:41PM

12544 I did pretty well in 2012's Challenge but failed miserably in 2013. 2014, here I come with a new list and new resolve! 12 books isn't the issue, it's squeezing in 12 + 2 book club reads per month, plus all the new titles that come out that I drop everything for to read, too! :)

Looking forward to reading everyone's 2014 Challenge list!

Thanks Mary and Happy Holidays!

Jan 10, 2013 07:40AM

12544 Lea wrote: "Karen, I love your list. I have already read The Princess Bride, Life of Pi, My Sister's Keeper, A Game of Thrones and City of Bones, and there isn't a bad one in the bunch. The rest of your list..."

Thanks Lea! Happy New Year!
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