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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments My goal this year, is to read 100 books, at the very least.

I am currently reading:
Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving With Twins and Sextuplets
The Prestige Movie Tie In

When I have finished these two, I plan to move on to:
Eclipse
The Sweet Far Thing


message 2: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Finish one yet?


message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Yup, finished Multiple Blessings last night and will probably be able to finish The Prestige today, so long as it doesn't get too busy here at work. I brought along The Sweet Far Thing, so I could get started if I finish early.


message 4: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments well, you better hurry with it, b/c it's 3rd on my TBR list now!!!


message 5: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Okay, okay. I'll hurry up with The Prestige (it's at a really slow point) and get started on The Sweet Far Thing. It's like 700+ pages!


message 6: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments I know. But you've got a bit of time. I'm trippin next week, so I won't be gettting too much redaing done.


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Woohoo!


message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished The Prestige Movie Tie In.

Currently reading:
The Sweet Far Thing

Up next:
Eclipse (finish this)
The Princess Diaries

Tentative, after above three:
Take the Cannoli
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (have put this off for several months)
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate


message 9: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Let me know when you need Breaking Dawn (it's in the basement on the bookshelves if you need it desperately!


message 10: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I don't think I should, but I will remember that! When are you all getting back from FL? The last three books I've listed are all shorter books.


message 11: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Wednesday night, but I head out to PA on Thurs pm/Fri am. But Jordan will be around!


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I figure I can just get it when I give you back The Sweet Far Thing.


message 13: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Okay, so I threw in an extra book this weekend, a quick read though that I've already finished.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small stuff : Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

I also got a few pages into The Princess Diaries last night. It's cute. I'm still working on The Sweet Far Thing, which I read mostly at work and on the train to and from, so this will take a bit longer.


message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished The Sweet Far Thing this morning. Will be working on finishing The Princess Diaries, then Eclipse. I'd like to get both of those done before the end of the month. I'll be cutting it close.


message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished The Princess Diaries. Started Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story and have Eclipse in my bag to read, too.


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story last night. I decided to wait on Eclipse until February, so I can count it as a read on Pick-A-Shelf. I did decide to start Take the Cannoli Stories From the New World -- funny, so far. One section of it reminds me so much of when I was a kid -- only I was a dancer and not a band geek.


message 17: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Take the Cannoli Stories From the New World this afternoon. Fun read. I'm planning on really digging into Eclipse during these long hours at work this week. After this, I can't decide what I want to move on to next. I have two books on hold at the library -- one being a TNBBC read: The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. I guess I should try to get to the library to pick it up soon.


message 19: by Melissa (last edited Dec 22, 2009 08:44AM) (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Melissa's 2009 A-Z Title Challenge

A- Angela's Ashes, The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
B- Baby Happy Baby Sad, Birthday Monsters!, The Book of Other People, Breaking Dawn, Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
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D- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small stuff Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life, Dirt on My Shirt
E- Eclipse, English as a Second F*cking Language How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life
F-The 5th Horseman, Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 5 People Who Died During Sex and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
G- Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun, Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story, The Graveyard Book
H- Happiest Toddler on the Block How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old Revised Edition, Hey! Wake Up!, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I- It's Not Me, It's You Subjective Recollections from a Terminally Optimistic, Chronically Sarcastic and Occasionally Inebriated Woman
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L- Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
M- Midnight Sun, Multiple Blessings Surviving to Thriving With Twins and Sextuplets
N- Naptime Is the New Happy Hour And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down, No No Yes Yes
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P- The Prestige Movie Tie In, The Princess Diaries, Pajama Time!
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R- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Revenge of the Spellmans
S- Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom, The Sweet Far Thing
T- Take the Cannoli Stories From the New World, Tickle Monster, The Time Traveler's Wife
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W- Which Lie Did I Tell?
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Y- Yo, Millard Fillmore!
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message 20: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Eclipse this morning. I'm wishing I had brought Breaking Dawn with me. Instead, I have The Graveyard Book and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder with me. Should be another late night at work.


message 21: by Melissa (new)


message 22: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I stopped reading The Audacity of Hope until I can actually get out and buy the book. I felt rushed, but really want to take my time on it. This weekend, I finished Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom and English as a Second F*cking Language How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life. Not sure what I'm going to read next. I'd like to finish The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Adventures in the World of Chinese Food.


message 23: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I finished 5 People Who Died During Sex and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists. For another challenge, I'm reading The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Adventures in the World of Chinese Food strictly on the train. I haven't been making much progress on it because the past two days I've only ridden the train in to work, so I've only had one opportunity to read it. I'm also working on Midnight Sun -- this is an e-book, so I'm reading it here at work. I'd like to finish it before I finish Breaking Dawn, so I can get a better feel for Edward, because I really don't see what's so great about him!


message 24: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I finished both Midnight Sun and The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. Might take a short Stephenie Meyer break so I can read Plum Spooky and Angela's Ashes.


message 25: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I finally finished Angela's Ashes A Memoir of a Childhood -- I did all of the reading on the train to and from work and ended up having three Fridays off in a row, so I feel like I fell really behind. I'm planning on getting back into Breaking Dawn and reading Plum Spooky in the evenings during the two week Senate recess.


message 26: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Are you off now???


message 27: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Nope. It's hell week (aka budget week) here at the Senate. I'm off next week and the week after. I'll be sleeping under my desk here at work.


message 28: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments No reading got done during the two week Senate recess. I should be finishing Breaking Dawn maybe today. I'm thinking about picking it up in a couple minutes. I only have about 75 pages left. She sure does wait until the last minute to get things going, huh?!

I brought in The Tipping Point, so I will start that. I keep putting other books on top of Plum Spooky, so I forget about it. I should pull that out and put it by my purse tonight, so I remember to bring it tomorrow. I think I need a quick read.


message 29: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Ummm, Stephanie Plum is the definition of quick read. Throw that in front to give you a sense of accomplishment. While sitting watching the carpet soak, I started Aunt Dimity and the Duke for the same reason.


message 30: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments So, did you go to work, or did you have to take off? What a sucky day . . . seems to be that way for everyone!


message 31: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments 1/2 day. Jordan just called b/c he realized that wet carpet could = mildew in basement. Don't know what he thought would happen. Guess this might be what causes us to pull the trigger on new carpet.


message 32: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I guess that wouldn't be a bad thing if you really getting moving on trying to sell.


message 33: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I finished Breaking Dawn! I would definitely say that this was the best of the last three books. I was annoyed at how the book had nothing happen until the last 80 pages!! Ugh! I don't know if I'll be able to bring myself to read The Host A Novel.


message 34: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Just finished Plum Spooky. I left The Tipping Point in my desk at work, so I grabbed Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason off of my nightstand. I'm hoping to finish The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy this week, too, because I just got The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in the mail yesterday.


message 35: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy today! I'm still working on finishing Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason, which is my train ride book.


message 36: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason this morning!


message 37: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments That makes 24 books, so far this year. Not bad. Not bad.


message 38: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Wow, I'm a slacker!! I haven't read much in the last month! The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove


message 39: by Melissa (last edited Jun 26, 2009 07:54AM) (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I just finished reading The Book of Other People. It was all right. Overall, I enjoyed it, but some of the stories were confusing, others were down right boring, and some were just bad. But, some were GREAT, and I really wish they were longer than they were. Really neat concept.

Am picking up Shoot the Moon again. Had planned on reading it in the hospital, when I had Chris last year, but only got about two pages in.


message 40: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I put down Shoot the Moon, when Julie asked me to toss Revenge of the Spellmans to the top of my to read list. Finished that yesterday and started Naptime Is the New Happy Hour And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down. This is a quick read, as I'm already 72 pages in. Once I finish that, I'm going to hook up with Julie, so I can get Finger Lickin' Fifteen!


message 42: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments I finished that piece of crap A Dad-sized Challenge Building a Life-changing Relationship With Your Son. Have moved on to something that is intentionally funny . . . The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.


message 43: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Last week, I finished The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and today I finished The Devil and Miss Prym A Novel of Temptation. Now, I'm reading a bit of fluff for a challenge in one of the groups I belong to: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas.


message 44: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. I brought another quick read to work to read, too: The 5th Horseman. I'll most likely finish that tomorrow. Stupid debate on a nomination they already know they'll be confirming. UGH! Anyways, after that, I'm contemplating Something Borrowed. I'm trying to keep my reading at the moment to fluff stuff. I don't seem to have the brain power to keep up with more involved books.


message 45: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Amen sista! I put Coraline in my bag--thought I'd read that (a youth book) then see the movie. Not sure where to go after that...have a laundry list (not to mention over 4 dozen books at home) TBR

I also have some books to pass off for you to put on BookMooch.


message 46: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Cool! I put my Bookmooch account on "vacation" for a while, but I was planning on opening it back up this month. Awesome. Okay, so instead of grabbing Something Borrowed, I picked up Love Walked In -- I had started this book back in the fall or winter and then put it down. I should finish The 5th Horseman today, since we're going to have another LOOOONG day here at work.


message 47: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Didn't finish the The 5th Horseman until last Friday -- the Senate went on recess, so I was enjoying all of my free time with Chris. While on recess, I also read Finger Lickin' Fifteen. I am currently reading Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun.


message 48: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Finished Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun this morning. A little disappointed in this one. I mean, her writing has never been stellar (I feel like I'm reading something I wrote back in high school when I read her books), and I didn't get the creeps in this one like I did her first two. But, it wasn't a bad light read. Planning on starting The Time Traveler's Wife . . . FINALLY! I'm also taking my time reading Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman -- it's sitting on my nightstand. I think I'll bring this in with me next week. The chapters are short.


message 49: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melitious) | 254 comments Just finished The Time Traveler's Wife. Pretty good book. It was a bit hard to follow, when I first started it, but it was a wonderful story. Now, I'm hoping to finish Which Lie Did I Tell?.


message 50: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 116 comments Glad you enjoyed it. It's gotten REALLY mixed review from people on GR (especially in TNBBC), but I liked it.


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