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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments I have ~1,500 books in my TBR pile! YIKES! And a wish list probably that long again! I join an alpha title & author challenge every year, and my personal rules are that the books have to come out of my TBR pile if possible (sometimes I don't have an author starting with Q or X -- they're difficult.)

I will enjoy meeting this challenge too -- and getting all those books read!


message 2: by Kate (last edited Mar 01, 2012 12:00PM) (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read in January & February:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan

Currently reading:
1. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
2. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

That's a good start, Kate. Good luck with the challenge, and happy reading!


message 4: by Geevee (new)

Geevee Kate wrote: "I have ~1,500 books in my TBR pile! YIKES! And a wish list probably that long again! I join an alpha title & author challenge every year, and my personal rules are that the books have to come ou..."

Good luck Kate and you've made my TBR of c800 look like a mole hill :)


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley

Currently reading:
1. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
2. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard


message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard

Currently reading:
Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Lowry


message 7: by Kate (last edited Mar 12, 2012 09:49AM) (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter

Currently reading:
Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Lowry
Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig


message 8: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
18. Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Lowry
19. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
20. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson

Currently reading:
The Bolter by Frances Osborne


message 9: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
18. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
19. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
20. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
21. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith

Currently reading:


message 10: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
18. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
19. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
20. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
21. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
22. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser

Currently reading: The Bolter by Frances Osborne


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

You're putting me to shame here, Kate. :)


message 12: by Jemidar (new)

Jemidar | 358 comments I think she's putting everyone to shame!


message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jemidar wrote: "I think she's putting everyone to shame!"

I just want to hit 100 books this year, & I haven't the past couple of years. Things get busy, I get bogged down -- and pfft! I miss the mark. The faster I can get my alpha authors & titles challenge met, the faster I can get to reading the Nevada Barr series, from beginning to end. Or the Hamish McBeth series-- I've got them both stacked up waiting for me.


message 14: by Lee (new)

Lee (leekat) You have the entire set of both series? Wow! Have you read any of them before? I'm in the middle of Nevada Barr and have always wanted to tryt the Hamish McBeth books.


message 15: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Yes,I have the entire set of both series. (Did I hear someone say "compulsive"?) Except for the very newest ones -- I bagged what I thought was the newest Hamish at my local UBS, only to find out that another one has just come out.

Yes, I've read a good many of both series, but am really looking forward to reading them in the order they were written, to see the development of the characters. Look how Anna has changed over the years!

I think you'll love the Hamish series -- it's great fun. I loved the tv series, such great acting! Except Robert Carlyle is NOT Hamish, imho!


message 16: by Lee (new)

Lee (leekat) I'm definitely in the mood for a comfort read so maybe I'll see if the first Hamish book is available at the library.

I wasn't happy with the last Anna book, the one set in New York. I'm hoping she gets back to the wilderness.


message 17: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's 10 Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks
9. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
10. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
11. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
12. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
13. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
14. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
15. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
18. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
19. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
20. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
21. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
22. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
23. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
25. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty

Currently reading: Queenan Country by Joe Queenan


message 18: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Lee wrote: I wasn't happy with the last Anna book, the one set in New York. I'm hoping..."

I haven't read that one yet, but I won't be happy with a New York setting either. Oh well ...


message 19: by Geevee (new)

Geevee Kate wrote: "I think you'll love the Hamish series -- it's great fun. I loved the tv series, such great acting! Except Robert Carlyle is NOT Hamish, imho!..."

Kate is that because you read the book before seeing the tv prog/film and have built a mental picture of the character. I do this and so for example while Joan Hickson fitted my picture of Miss Marple, Geraldine McEwan didn't seem right to me.


message 20: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Well yes, because in the books Hamish is described as being a tall,fiery-red haired man with hazel eyes. Robert Carlyle is gorgeous, but he's not tall, nor does he have red hair. It just wasn't the same -- LOL!

And I agree completely about Joan Hickson -- she was the definitive Miss Marple. Gwen McEwan was brilliant in the Mapp & Lucia series, but just ghastly as Miss Marple (imho).


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

I think McEwan got some bad scripts, too. The newer adaptations were a bit off-putting to me. Now, David Suchet is hercule Poirot.

Do you think Hamish is a bit younger, too, than Carlyle? I haven't watched the series, but I've seen pictures.


message 22: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Yes, a bit younger but not noticeably so. Age wasn't jarring for me, but the height, hair color, etc. certainly were!

She might have gotten bad scripts, but she essentially always plays what I think of as "bird-like" characters. That seems to be her forte & she does little else. Rather like Hugh Grant ... she does what she does well, but I don't happen to like bird-like characters!


message 23: by Geevee (last edited Mar 29, 2012 03:36PM) (new)

Geevee Jeannette wrote: "I think McEwan got some bad scripts, too. The newer adaptations were a bit off-putting to me. Now, David Suchet is hercule Poirot..."

Oh so right Jeannette and with wonderful sets too, especially the interior of his flat (apartment) in Whitehaven Mansions.


message 24: by Geevee (new)

Geevee I think Robert Carlyle will always be imprinted for me as Francis Begbie (Trainspotting) rather than a genial copper.


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

I haven't seen the newer seasons, but Poirot is very well done. The apartment is perfect, Suchet is perfect, and I love Hastings and Miss Lemon, too.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes, Geraldine McEwan does play bird-like characters. Was she like that in Mapp & Lucia? I really have to watch that someday!

My all-time favorite GM show was a short-lived series titled "Mulberry". Have either of you seen it? It ran in the UK, and I saw it in the US on public television.

I always say, that Hugh Grant plays Hugh Grant, every film. Two of his later films, "Music & Lyrics", and "About a Boy" were a bit of a departure from his usual performance. And, I still have to watch American Dreamz one of these days. (He plays a Simon Cowell type of character.)


message 27: by Kate (last edited Mar 31, 2012 03:04PM) (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson

Currently reading: Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble


message 28: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jeannette wrote: "Yes, Geraldine McEwan does play bird-like characters. Was she like that in Mapp & Lucia? I really have to watch that someday!

My all-time favorite GM show was a short-lived series titled "Mulber..."


Yes, she was somewhat bird-like in Mapp & Lucia, but it seemed to suit the character. Or maybe it's only because I haven't read the books in years -- that characteristic might be as inappropriate as it was for Miss Marple. But this is one of my all time favorite shows -- love to watch it again. Barchester Chronicles was delicious too -- Alan Rickman is tremendous, as is Nigel Hawthorne.

I haven't watched Mulberry because she's in it. But I put it on my Netflix queue, so we'll see. Of course, it's #430, so it will be a while before it bubbles to the top of the list!

I just watched Kingdom, with Stephen Fry. It was SO good I bought the series. Well, season 2 & 3. Season1 isn't available on DVD, which is highly annoying!

I do like Poirot, and David Suchet does own that character! Gorgeous sets. Always a treat when that's the Masterpiece Mystery.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

I loved Barchester Chronicles. The odious Obadiah "Slop"! And Nigel Hawthorne was wonderful.

Mulberry is a series that only the British could have pulled off.

Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead joins the staff in her creaky manor house, becomes her personal servant, and endeavors to help her enjoy life during the three month extension grudgingly granted by his dad. What will happen when winter ends and spring arrives? Will life go on?

The actor who plays Mulberry is really funny, and McEwan is at her bird-like best. It only ran 13 episodes, but how could you really end a series like this? I hope it bubbles up quickly. Do you watch movies at the same rate you read books?


message 30: by Jemidar (new)

Jemidar | 358 comments My copy of the Barchester Chronicles DVD arrived the other day :-).


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Have you watched it before? Either way, you are in for a treat!


message 32: by Jemidar (new)

Jemidar | 358 comments No, but I've always meant to. Now all I gotta do is find time!


message 33: by Kate (last edited Mar 30, 2012 09:34PM) (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jeannette wrote: "I loved Barchester Chronicles. The odious Obadiah "Slop"! And Nigel Hawthorne was wonderful.

No, Jeannette, not quite as fast. I only watch them at night, & I often have meetings or grandkid things that keep me out at night. I watch maybe 2 or possibly 3 a week, & hopefully read more books than that. I'm really picky about what I watch -- no violence, no horror, no cops, no reality, etc. Mostly English stuff, or else "feel good" stuff. I want escapism! I get enough gritty reality just reading the papers every day!

Although actually I like David Kelly's stuff -- loved Boston Legal, & am really starting to like Harry's Law (not as good as Boston Legal, but not bad). I really enjoyed 6 Feet Under too.



message 34: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jemidar wrote: "No, but I've always meant to. Now all I gotta do is find time!"

You will love it! The acting is so good (well, that went without saying!) that you will just be mesmerized. At least I was.


message 35: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Kate Harper | 18 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson
26. Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble
27. The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm with you there, Kate: I'm really picky about what I watch -- no violence, no horror, no cops, no reality, etc. Mostly English stuff, or else "feel good" stuff. I want escapism! I get enough gritty reality just reading the papers every day! Except, I tend to avoid the newspapers, too.


message 37: by MichelleCH (new)

MichelleCH (lalatina) Jeannette wrote: "I'm with you there, Kate: I'm really picky about what I watch -- no violence, no horror, no cops, no reality, etc. Mostly English stuff, or else "feel good" stuff. I want escapism! I get enough gri..." me too! although I do like to be scared once in a while - but only if I have my hubby with me.


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

My hubby is a bigger chicken than I am! Or, at least he was. It may be changing as we get older.


message 39: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson
26. Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble
27. The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood
28. Spence and the Holiday Murders by Michael Allen

Currently reading:
Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp
A Hobby of Murder by E.X. Ferrars


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Did you review The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm? I have it on my tbr list.


message 41: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jeannette wrote: "Did you review The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm? I have it on my tbr list."

http://2012a2z.blogspot.com/2012_03_0...
and scroll down -- books in alpha order by author


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Excellent! :)


message 43: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jeannette wrote: "Excellent! :)"

And I did really enjoy the book. Not quite desert island, but very close!


message 44: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Wonderful... fodder for next year's challenge!


message 45: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson
26. Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble
27. The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood
28. Spence and the Holiday Murders by Michael Allen
29. A Hobby of Murder by E.X. Ferrars

Currently reading:
Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp
1066 and All of That by R.J. Yeatman & W.C. Sellar


message 46: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson
26. Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble
27. The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood
28. Spence and the Holiday Murders by Michael Allen
29. A Hobby of Murder by E.X. Ferrars
30. 1066 and All of That by R.J. Yeatman & W.C. Sellar
31. Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr

Currently reading:
Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp
Permission to Proceed by David Giwerc
Father Water, Mother Earth by Gary Paulsen


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll look for your review of Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks. I could use a good book on this subject.


message 48: by Kate (new)

Kate | 82 comments Jeannette wrote: "I'll look for your review of Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks. I could use a good book on this subject."

I'm still reading it -- reading one "entry" every day, but this isn't a book to gulp down, it's one to dip into slowly, with time for reflection. Very Zen that way.


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These kinds of books need time for reflection.


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Kate | 82 comments Books read:

1. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
2. England, England by Julian Barnes
3. Ashes and Bones (An Emma Fielding Mystery) by Dana Cameron
4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
6. Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World by Sandra Felton
7. A Grave Disturbance by D.M.Greenwood
8. The Tao of Time by Karen Hunt
9. Foolish Ways by D.M.Greenwood
10. The Old Gods Waken by Manley Wade Wellman
11. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan
12. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
13. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins
14. Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard
15. Hula Done It? by Maddy Hunter
16. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
17. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays by Judith Larner Lowry
18. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men by Donald McCaig
19. Death in Fashion by Marian Babson
20. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
21. The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser
22. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
23. Scar Across the Heart by Bob Prouty
24. The Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland by Warren Rovetch
25. The Perfect Summer: England Just Before the Storm by Julie Nicholson
26. Tottering in My Garden by Midge Ellis Keeble
27. The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood
28. Spence and the Holiday Murders by Michael Allen
29. A Hobby of Murder by E.X. Ferrars
30. 1066 and All of That by R.J. Yeatman & W.C. Sellar
31. Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr
32. Father Water, Mother Earth by Gary Paulsen
33. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
34. A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark
35. Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp
36. Ladies Paradise by Emile Zola

Currently reading:
Sick of Shadows by Sharyn McCrumb
Permission to Proceed by David Giwerc


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