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message 1: by Charity (last edited Jan 15, 2009 10:49AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3


message 2: by Charity (last edited Jan 15, 2009 10:50AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5


message 3: by Charity (last edited Jan 15, 2009 10:50AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1/7


message 4: by Charity (last edited Feb 26, 2009 02:25PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1/7
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 1/9


message 5: by Karol (new)

Karol Welcome, Charity! You've got some interesting titles so far this year . . .


message 6: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Thanks, Kay! Looking forward to having another good reading year. :-)


message 7: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1/7
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 1/9
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones 1/16


message 8: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1/7
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 1/9
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones 1/16
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1/17


message 9: by Charity (last edited Feb 26, 2009 02:44PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY

1. The Ruins by Scott Smith 1/3
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman 1/5
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1/7
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 1/9
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones 1/16
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1/17
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky 1/27
8. Misery by Stephen King 1/29
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl 1/30


message 10: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker 2/19
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck 2/20
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis 2/21
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster 2/26


message 11: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2728 comments How was "Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman"? This is a topic that interests me.

And also I was thinking of picking up Revolutionary Road, but know very little about it. What did you think?


message 12: by Charity (last edited Feb 28, 2009 04:40PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Hey Dawn!

I thought Rumspringa was okay, but the title is a little misleading. It has a lot more to do with Amish lifestyles in general than rumspringa, specifically. Maybe because I've lived in Ohio and been around the Amish here and there for a while now, I didn't find much that was altogether shocking or new.

Then again, maybe it was because the book was written by a documentarian, rather than a typical biographer, that I found the flow a little off. The research that was gathered was first put into the documentary, The Devil's Playground, and then they continued on with the research for the purpose of the book. However, I don't think Shachtman actually pulled it off that well in the book.

The Devil's Playground is a fabulous documentary though and I'd recommend it over the book any day. The film is much more keyed in on the time of rumspringa than the book and is really more insightful overall (maybe it is the 'seeing it' vs. 'reading about it' aspect? who knows? but, when you see Amish kids partying it up, it has a greater effect than just reading about it).


As for Revolutionary Road, I REALLY enjoyed it! The story primarily focuses on the dysfunctional marriage of Frank and April Wheeler. What made the book overly compelling to me was that it was written by Yates in the early 1960s and set in the suburbs. For him to write about that kind of marital strife in suburban America at that time seems very...pardon the pun...revolutionary to me. Nowadays it unfortunately seems a little too commonplace, but for that time period...wow!

I just couldn't help but get sucked into their lives (and I felt almost like a voyeur...that's how realistic it seemed at times) and I enjoyed the characters, warts and all. They weren't very likable most of the time, but Yates developed them so well that you really got a chance to know them.

I'd love to hear your thoughts if/when you get around to picking it up.


message 13: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2728 comments Am going to look for Revolutionary Road soon. Spent WAY too much money this past weekend on Coach boots and LOTS of other books. I would have bought it then (since the husband was in such a buying mood), but never saw it. Bummer. Can't wait to read it though!!


message 14: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Coach boots?!?! I'm so jealous! :-)


message 15: by Charity (last edited Mar 19, 2009 07:04PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck 3/2
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe 3/2
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck 3/2
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck 3/2
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck 3/3
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen 3/4
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce 3/5


message 16: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck 3/2
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe 3/2
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck 3/2
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck 3/2
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck 3/3
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen 3/4
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce 3/5
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk 3/7
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 3/8


message 17: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY
1. The Ruins by Scott Smith
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
8. Misery by Stephen King
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

APRIL
27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


message 18: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2728 comments Is The Pearl a re-read or did you read it for the first time? What did you think? I read it in school and totally embarrassed myself by bawling through most of it.

Going to the States this weekend and hope to pick up Revolutionary Road then. I am really looking forward to reading that. And The Reader which I have also heard is really good.

To Kill a Mockingbird and Great Expectations are two of my most favorite books. Of all time. LOVE THEM!!!

How are things??


message 19: by Charity (last edited Apr 16, 2009 02:22PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Actually, The Pearl, Great Expectations, and To Kill a Mockingbird were all re-reads for me.

The Pearl I read when I was in middle school, but remembered very little except the ending. I agree...heartwrenching!

Great Expectations I read in 9th grade and even though I remembered the majority of the plot points and main characters, I thought it was due for a re-read. Plus, several of my friends were planning to read it, so I thought I should join in.

This was my third reading of To Kill a Mockingbird and it gets better each and every time. I think that I'm actually able to take different things away from it each time because of where I am in my life when I read it. Very interesting.

I think you'll enjoy Revolutionary Road. Let me know what you think when you end up picking it up.


message 20: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

APRIL

27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver


message 21: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

APRIL

27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff


message 22: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

APRIL

27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


message 23: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulagrin) | 148 comments Oi, now I'm going to have to find my copy of The Pearl (from gradeschool, too) and reread it! Thanks... :)


message 24: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) You definitely should, Paula! It was like hanging out with an old friend. I can't seem to get enough Steinbeck.


message 25: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

APRIL

27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


message 26: by Charity (last edited May 02, 2009 08:10AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

APRIL

27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
34. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
35. The Secret People by John Wyndham


message 27: by Charity (last edited Jun 01, 2009 06:41AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY
1. The Ruins by Scott Smith
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
8. Misery by Stephen King
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

APRIL
27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
34. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
35. The Secret People by John Wyndham

MAY
36. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
37. March by Geraldine Brooks


message 28: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel


message 29: by Angie H (new)

Angie H Charity wrote: "BOOKS OF 2009

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel"


I loved this book!!! what did you think of it??


message 30: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) I enjoyed it. Great adventure story.


message 31: by Charity (last edited Jun 17, 2009 08:44AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
39. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
40. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra


message 32: by Charity (last edited Jul 10, 2009 03:47PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY
1. The Ruins by Scott Smith
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
8. Misery by Stephen King
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

APRIL
27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
34. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
35. The Secret People by John Wyndham

MAY
36. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
37. March by Geraldine Brooks

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
39. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
40. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
41. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
42. The Cost of Living by Arundhati Roy

JULY
43. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster


message 33: by Charity (last edited Oct 03, 2009 09:17AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY
1. The Ruins by Scott Smith
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
8. Misery by Stephen King
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

APRIL
27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
34. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
35. The Secret People by John Wyndham

MAY
36. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
37. March by Geraldine Brooks

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
39. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
40. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
41. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
42. The Cost of Living by Arundhati Roy

JULY
43. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
44. Mandala: A Novel of India by Pearl S. Buck


message 34: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) BOOKS OF 2009

JANUARY
1. The Ruins by Scott Smith
2. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
8. Misery by Stephen King
9. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

FEBRUARY
10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Ralph Parker
11. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form by John Steinbeck
12. Dead Babies by Martin Amis
13. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

MARCH
14. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
15. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
17. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
19. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
21. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

APRIL
27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
28. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Translated by William Weaver
29. This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
31. Watership Down by Richard Adams
32. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
34. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
35. The Secret People by John Wyndham

MAY
36. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
37. March by Geraldine Brooks

JUNE
38. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
39. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
40. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
41. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
42. The Cost of Living by Arundhati Roy

JULY
43. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
44. Mandala: A Novel of India by Pearl S. Buck

AUGUST
45. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
46. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
47. Testing Kate by Whitney Gaskell
48. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

SEPTEMBER
49. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
50. sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling
51. Mommywood by Tori Spelling
52. She, Myself & I by Whitney Gaskell
53. Pushing 30 by Whitney Gaskell
54. Mommy Tracked by Whitney Gaskell
55. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
56. Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates
57. Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
58. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
59. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins

OCTOBER
60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon


message 35: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2728 comments Hi Charity!

What do you think of the Sookie Stackhouse books?


message 36: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Sadly, I've been pretty disappointed so far. I'm a HUGE fan of the show, but I haven't been able to get into the books yet.


message 37: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) OCTOBER
60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
61. True Love (and Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell


message 38: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 2728 comments Well, I hope that you keep at them. I LOVED the books and was slightly disappointed with the show. I think because I read the books first. I do think they get better as you go. They get pretty deep at certain points. My hubby read them as well and really liked them We are currently reading Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden Series and LOVING those. He likes them even more than Sookie.


message 39: by Charity (last edited Oct 11, 2009 08:19AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) OCTOBER
60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
61. True Love (and Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell
62. The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; Translated by Sonia Soto


message 40: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) OCTOBER
60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
61. True Love (and Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell
62. The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; Translated by Sonia Soto
63. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike


message 41: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
I'm not a Sookie Stackhouse fan but I did get a coupon that Borders is having a sale on these books. I think it was buy one get one 50% off. Not like I need any new books!...hahah


message 42: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) I hear ya about the book buying! I bought the boxed set of the Sookie books (first 7 books) and after reading the first 2 books, I haven't had much desire to pick up the other 5 in my set. Ho hum.


message 43: by Charity (last edited Oct 31, 2009 07:34AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) OCTOBER
60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
61. True Love (and Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell
62. The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; Translated by Sonia Soto
63. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
64. Good Luck by Whitney Gaskell
65. Magic and the Modern Girl by Mindy Klasky


message 44: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (stacieh) | 1788 comments Charity wrote: "I hear ya about the book buying! I bought the boxed set of the Sookie books (first 7 books) and after reading the first 2 books, I haven't had much desire to pick up the other 5 in my set. Ho hum."

Well, the good thing is that the books are popular enough that it should be easy enough to find them a good home and recover some shelf space (I hate it when I buy books that I wind up not liking... I can't make myself throw away a book so they wind up on my shelf until I can find someone to give them to!)



message 45: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
I give away all my books after I read them, I can always find a way to pass them on to someone I know or donate them. There are so many books I want to read that I can't picture ever wanting to read the same book twice!


message 46: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Well, the good thing is that the books are popular enough that it should be easy enough to find them a good home and recover some shelf space.

Very true. I think they'll end up in the next batch of books that I take over to the used bookstore. Might as well give someone else the thrill of finding them cheap than having them collecting dust here. I'm sure they will be adopted into a more loving home soon. :)


message 47: by Charity (last edited Nov 01, 2009 03:53PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) NOVEMBER
66. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby
67. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby


message 48: by Charity (last edited Nov 02, 2009 09:49AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) NOVEMBER
66. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby
67. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
68. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi; Translated by Mattias Ripa


message 49: by Charity (last edited Nov 08, 2009 05:14AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) NOVEMBER
66. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby
67. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
68. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi; Translated by Mattias Ripa
69. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi; Translated by Anjali Singh


message 50: by Charity (last edited Nov 08, 2009 05:15AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) NOVEMBER
66. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby
67. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
68. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi; Translated by Mattias Ripa
69. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi; Translated by Anjali Singh
70. Salaam, Paris by Kavita Daswani


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