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message 1: by Bettie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 01:54AM) (new)

Bettie 27 kilometers (88,580 ft)

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims (The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer)


“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.” ― Joseph Joubert

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ― Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

TOTAL LOGGED TBR @ 01:01:2013 = 812

No re-reads.
Only books stored before 2013 admissable
No radio unless it is a production of an already stored read.




E-BOOK FICTION

32. Boris Gudunov
33. Tara
45. Look Back on Happiness
46. Under the Eagle
59 Growth of the Soil
65. Pierre and Jean
66. Esther Waters
69. The 100 Year Old Man
72. Wool
100. The Ebony Tower
105 The Trembling of a leaf
108 The Forest
110 The Restraint of Beasts

HARDBACK FICTION

8. Leviathan
17. The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin Mysteries #1
19. Sacrifice
27. The Prague Cemetary
36. Beyond All Frontiers
54. Celestial Harmonies
85. Bone Mountain


PAPERBACK FICTION

6. Peter James Roy Grace #4
15. January Chill Dublin charity shop purchase whilst squiffy.
18. Gloriana's Torch
21. Hill of Bones
26. The Two Faces of January
28. The Manual of Detection
34. Midwinter Sacrifice
35.The Snowman
37. The Map of Love
38. Dead Tomorrow
42. Waterland
43. The View from Castle Rock
47. The Dinosaur Feather
57 I Curse the River of Time
61 Here Be Dragons
67 Gabriela
70. At Swim Two Birds
71. Haunted Ground
75. The Mutilated Mink
94. The Maggot
106. A Narrow Corner
107. Katherine
111. One Hundred Years of Solitude

ADOBE FILES FICTION

7. Albrecht

AUDIO FICTION

3. Coyote by Allen Steele
5. The Pox Party
9. Redwall #1
14. Two Little Girls in Blue
24. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
31 Ice Limit
39. Red Bones
40. Blue Lightening
41. A Small Town in Germany
44. Hacker
49. The Queen of Air and Darkness
51. The Homing
52. The Eye of the Tiger
53 A Demon in My View
55 The Copper Peacock and Other Stories
56 Borges: Selected Fiction
58 Pale Fire
60. A Wild Sheep Chase
62 Amazonia
68 Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon #5)
74. Blood Sinister
76. The Good Earth
77. Galápagos
78. Narcissus and Goldmund
80 World Made By Hand
83 Matter
84 Feast Day of Fools
86. The Humanoids and With Folded Hands
102. Scarlet Sash
103 Mason and Dixon
104. Crocodile on the Sandbank
112 Wake The Dead
109 Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
112 Holiday Memory - Dylan Thomas
113 Cut Out
114 Dragon Man
115 Kittyhawk Down





E-BOOK NON-FICTION

1. The Dixie Book of Days Sheesh, I wish I could have found a better book of days - suggs?
30. The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide

HARDBACK NON-FICTION

2. My Golden Road from Samarkand
22. Sea Dog Bamse
63. Hitler and Stalin Parallel Lives

PAPERBACK NON-FICTION

16. The Shetland Bus
79. The Orientalist
101. The Vikings

ADOBE NON-FICTION

23. Myth in Human History
29. The Boozy Baker
50. Rome and the Barbarians (audio and pdf)

AUDIO NON-FICTION

4. Teacher Man McCourt, like the Energizer Bunny, bangs On and On
10. Don't Know Much About Mythology
11. The Mental Floss History of the World
12. Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
13. Storm of Steel Mars IS a kewl connection for this list though, eh?
15. The Greeks: A Great Adventure
20. Packing for Mars
25. The Hot Zone
48. Religion for Atheists
64. Elizabeth
88. Third Reich in Power
110 History of the Conquest of Mexico




message 2: by Bev (new)

Bev | 328 comments Mod
Love the visual! :-)


message 3: by Bettie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 01:35AM) (new)

Bettie Bev wrote: "Love the visual! :-)"

Isn't that photo amazing!
:O)


message 4: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Bev wrote: "Love the visual! :-)"

Just a quick question as you are Queen of Quests/Challenges - is there a re-read challenge anywhere? My re-read shelves are now creaking and I would love an annual target challenge along the TBR lines.

If I had an incentive to 'do' 10-20 a year it would be great but maybe I am alone...

thanks!
:O)


message 5: by Bev (new)

Bev | 328 comments Mod
Don't know of any off the top of my head....will keep an ear to the ground for you.


message 6: by Bev (new)

Bev | 328 comments Mod
Bettie wrote: "Bev wrote: "Love the visual! :-)"

Just a quick question as you are Queen of Quests/Challenges - is there a re-read challenge anywhere? My re-read shelves are now creaking and I would love an annua..."


Just surfed through A Novel Challenge (blog devoted to challenges)....and didn't see anything. You could start one! And call it, "Read It Again, Sam" (with a photo of Humphrey Bogart from Casablanca :-) ). If I weren't already managing four challenges (and this one in two places--here and the blog), I'd be tempted to host....


message 7: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Ha Ha! Good one, Bev.


message 8: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Thanks for looking Bev, that's mighty good of you, and how innovative your title and theme would be; for now I shall just add a new shelf and challenge myself to a realistic 10.

:O)


message 9: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Hayes wrote: "Ha Ha! Good one, Bev."

clever!
:O)


message 10: by Bev (new)

Bev | 328 comments Mod
:-D


message 11: by Julia (new)

Julia (mizzelle) | 46 comments I read the first Richard Castle tie-in book Heat Wave awhile back -- have the next two on Kindle but have little interest in tackling either. They really made the team-up rather unappetizing compared to the series, which was surprising.


message 12: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Julia wrote: "I read the first Richard Castle tie-in book Heat Wave awhile back -- have the next two on Kindle but have little interest in tackling either. They really made the team-up rather unappetizing compar..."

We have been watching episodes of the TV series - really fluffy stuff.
:O)


message 13: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Julia wrote: "I read the first Richard Castle tie-in book Heat Wave awhile back -- have the next two on Kindle but have little interest in tackling either. They really made the team-up rather unappetizing compar..."

We enjoy that too, Bettie, although I prefer "Bones". I can watch both in English on the satellite, fortunately.

I'll pass on reading them, thanks for the heads up Julia.


message 14: by Julia (last edited Jan 14, 2013 02:06PM) (new)

Julia (mizzelle) | 46 comments If they were actually Castle adventures, I might have been interested. Or even the real Nikki Heat books Castle talks about in the show. These feel like ugly compromises in between. The show can fluffy and fun, at least the one off episodes. It loses me when it goes out all dark and arc-y though.


message 15: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Julia wrote: "If they were actually Castle adventures, I might have been interested. Or even the real Nikki Heat books Castle talks about in the show. These feel like ugly compromises in between. The show can fl..."

Yep - I happily slung my one!
:O)


message 16: by Bettie (new)

Bettie DigiReader wrote: "Your presentation is awesome! So creative."

Thanks DigiReader - I've just sat a couple of inches taller in my chair. Such a lovely thing to say.
:O)


message 17: by Bettie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 01:49AM) (new)

Bettie WATCHED THE FILM - CHUCKED THE BOOK

1. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
3. Russia : A Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby
4 Richard Castle TV series
5. #7 Dry Bones That Dream
6. #8 Innocent Graves
7. #11 Cold Is the Grave 2*
8. #12 Aftermath
9. #14 Playing with fire
10. #15 Strange Affair
11. #17 Friend of the Devil
12. The Russia House - this screenplay by Tom Stoppard
13. Frankenweenie - Tim Burton
14. Tara Road - Maeve Binchy
15. Inglourious Basterds
16. Diana
17. Thornbirds
18. Last Orders - Graham Swift


ABANDONED: although not counted, it IS good to see what was dumped before the end, and it brings home the fact that there is a reason why some items languish lengthily on the shelf.

Saturday by McEwan
Jack Maggs by Carey
Frozen Heat
Boomerang
Who I Am
Sister of My Heart
The Fly on the Wall
Shoot Him If He Runs
Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
The Wise Man's Fear
Ghost Dancer
The Bodies Left Behind
Faces of Fear by John Saul
The Bodies Left Behind
Faces of Fear by John Saul
Hoax
Invisible Monsters
Give a corpse a bad name
Blind Descent
The Orphan Master's Son
Amsterdam
Player Piano


message 18: by Bettie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 01:50AM) (new)

Bettie OFF TBR AND INTO WPB:

Mirrorshades
Discourses on Livy
Merchants of Doubt
Outliers: The Story of Success
How We Decide
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Hank the Cowdog collection (books 2-16)
Tigana
Geronimo Stilton (books 1-3)
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin
Pointed Roofs
Navajo Mysteries books 2-14
Mossflower #2
Mattimeo #3
Mariel of Redwall #4
Salamandastron #5
The Bellmaker #6
Outcast of Redwall #7
Pearls of Lutra #8
The Long Patrol #9
Marlfox #10
The Legend of Luke #11
Lord Brocktree #12
The Taggerung #13
Triss #14
Loamhedge #15
Rakkety Tam #16
High Rhulain #17
Eulala! #18
Doomwyte #19
The Sable Queen. #20
Palindrome
Grass Roots
Chiefs
The Run
A Countess from Canada
Wild Justice
All of Plaidy (what a huge dump that was - heh)
Forever Amber
All of Grisham (another dump)
David McGowan Inside Laurel Canyon - synthesized voice - not for me
As I Lay Dying - Steinbeck is my man; not keen on Faulkner
The Naked and the Dead
The 6th Target
A Man Without a Country
Nevada Barr Series


message 19: by C. (Never msg. Just comment! Email if private.) (last edited May 18, 2013 11:44AM) (new)

C.  (Never msg.  Just comment!  Email if private.) (riedel) Glad to meet you Bettie. You're in Ireland? South central Canada here. :) If you find a theme you like (Irish, Canadian, Scottish, paranormal, mystery, witch, children's...) notice most hosts / hostesses allow re-reads.

Rather than seeking or forming a group, pick themes you like for re-reading incentive. I have (see my thread in level 4) a collection that is taking a lifetime to explore once! For you, all but "off the shelf" types will fit. :) Carolyn


message 20: by Bettie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 02:03AM) (new)

Bettie C. wrote: "Glad to meet you Bettie. You're in Ireland? South central Canada here. :) If you find a theme you like (Irish, Canadian, Scottish, paranormal, mystery, witch, children's...) notice most hosts /..."

Hah! hello there Candian Carolyn. I missed your message earlier. I am based in Sweden.

Have four weeks of travelling around coming up so I have challenged myself to intersperse each new read with an old treasure.

Off to look at your TBR mountain.
Thanks for the contact
:O)


message 21: by Bettie (new)

Bettie *idea from Chris Ethier*

ONES THAT ARE A CUT ABOVE:

Waterland
Pale Fire
History of the History of Mexico


message 22: by Bettie (last edited Aug 17, 2013 10:10AM) (new)

Bettie PAPERBACK FICTION

120. Justine
126 The Castle
127 The Savage Altar

AUDIO FICTION

116 Snapshot
117 The Mummy's Case
119 A Body in the Bathhouse
122 Lion in the Valley
123 A Damsel in Distress
124 84 Charing Cross Road
125 Desolation Island
128 Ruling Passion
129 out of the sun
130 son of stone
131 The Eye
132 The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
134 The Blood Detective
135 Gone Tomorrow
136 Transparent Things
137 A Burnt Out Case
138 Table Talk Oscar Wilde
139 Dirty Beasts

E-BOOK NON-FICTION

133 How France Built Her Cathedrals

PDF NON-FICTION

118. The Complete Valley of the Kings
121. Poe a life cut short

ABANDONED:

The Painted Bird
A Lady of Quality


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