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  1. I don't really have anything to say, so I'll just post up the next part of my 2009 list. Not a whole lot has been added. I slacked a little bit. :redface:

    * Read before
    **Read already this year.


    JUNE 2009

    Persuasion - Jane Austen
    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
    Talk to the Hand - Lynne Truss
    Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
    *What Do You Say To A Naked Elf? - Cheryl Sterling
    The Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
    Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
    Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
    Messenger - Lois Lowry
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

    JULY 2009


    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Kaimira: The Sky Village - Monk & Nigel Ashby
    His 'N' Hers - Mike Gayle
    Marked - PC Cast & Kristen Cast
    Betrayed - PC Cast & Kristen Cast
    Chosen - PC Cast & Kristen Cast
    Untamed - PC Cast & Kristen Cast

    AUGUST 2009

    Why We Suck - Dennis Leary (audiobook)
    Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz (Audiobook)
    Brother Odd - Dean Koontz (audiobook)
    Forever Odd - Dean Koontz (audiobook)
    Hunted - PC Cast & Kristen Cast (audiobook)
    Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (audiobook)
    Left Behind - Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins (audiobook)

    SEPTEMBER 2009


    **Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (audiobook)
    Down The Rabbit Hole - Peter Abrahams (audiobook)
    Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (audiobook)
    Speaker For The Dead - Orson Scott Card (audiobook)
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Jules Verne
    The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    OCTOBER 2009


    Heaven: Season One - Mur Lafferty (audiobook)


    I believe I'm currently at number 55 with Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I don't feel like I cheated with audiobooks because they are still technically books, plus the physicals books more than make 30. :)
  2. It's been awhile since I've posted, but I thought I might do another update on my resolution to finish 30 books by the end of the year. I did slack off quite a bit after January, but I'll definitely reach 30. I'm hoping to make up for lost time in the next few months and really make up for my lack of reading. Anyway, here's what I've read since the last post.

    MARCH 2009

    The Dresden Files: Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
    The Fool, The Stick, and The Princess - Rachel Pollack (short story)
    The Dresden Files: Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
    A Cold Dish - Lisa Tuttle (short story)
    Herding Instinct - Susan Dexter (short story)
    The Goblin King - Bruce Holland Rogers (short story)
    Hard Autumn - Bruce Holland Rogers (short story)
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story)
    Cool Air - H.P. Lovecraft (short story)
    The Beast In The Cage - H.P. Lovecraft (short story)
    Dark Jewels: The Invisible Ring - Anne Bishop

    APRIL 2009

    World War Z - Max Brooks

    May 2009

    Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
    Inkheart - Cornelia Funke (audiobook)
    Inkspell - Cornelia Funke
    Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke (audiobook)
    Coraline - Neil Gaiman
    Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

    JUNE 2009

    Persuasion - Jane Austen


    I've already read Inkheart and Inkspell, so I don't count them towards my 30, but I had to re read them in order to read the third in the trilogy, Inkdeath. I also don't count the short stories.
  3. As I have stated in my previous blogs, I made a New Year's Resolution to read at least 30 books this year. It seems I am well on my way to reaching that goal, and possibly even surpassing it. What follows is the list of books I've managed to knock of my list so far. I did not enjoy all of them, and you will find an asterik (*) next to them. If you wish for me to go into greater depth as to why I didn't like them, or what I like about those I did enjoy, do not hesitate to ask.

    Also, the first two books on the list, the ones under Dec 08 were not technically read in the 2009 time frame, however, I've deemed the reading time (after dec 27th) to be close enough, and after the initial decision of having a resolution, satisfactory enough to include them in the list. (holy run on sentence, batman.)

    I will post another list in the coming weeks or months to keep you updated (because I know you care so much :p).

    My Progress So Far:

    DECEMBER 2008


    *Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Abolm
    My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult

    JANUARY 2009

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
    Sweetness in the Belly - Camilla Gib
    *A Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    Conversations with a Fat Girl - Liza Palmer
    1984 - George Orwell
    Second Glance - Jodi Picoult
    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
    *The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
    Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov
    Foundation - Isaac Asimov

    FEBUARY 2009

    The Dresden Files: Resoration of Faith (short story) - Jim Butcher
    The Dresden Files: Storm Front - Jim Butcher



    Also, I'd just like to make a case for my dislike of 'A Brave New World'. The writing was the most difficult part to get past. It was terrible and most of the things written were unnecessary so it took me quite some time to make it through. I had to keep setting it aside to read other books. Also, the way the story was told could definitely have been better and more captivating. Had the plot line been more interesting, I would have found it easier to make it past the writing. In the end, I highly admire the message behind it all. This is what I loved about the book. I was left disturbed and worried for the future of humanity. And that, in itself, is enough to make me keep the book. I would not, however, read it again.
  4. for I have returned.

    Yes, I seem to have some sort of consitant internet access now. This mean I get to hang around here more often. Yay!

    Anyway, I don't have much to say right now, but I will be a more active member now that I have the tools and the time. Also, I'll soon be posting a list of the books I've read so far; putting those toward my New Year's Resolution goal.

    It's late, so I'm gonna stop now before things become incoherent. Just wanted to say it's good to be back.
  5. Some of you are probably thinking I fell of the face of the Earth. Some of you are probably thinking I may have gotten bored of the site. Some of you may be thinking nothing at all seeing as I wasn't around long enough to make a name for myself.

    The truth is, I lost my internet about a month back and haven't been able to get back on until now. I'm at the local library with a limited amount of time, so I won't be able to look around. It's a shame, I've been itching to get back on. I love reading these forums and I really miss it.

    I should be getting my internet back in about a month, so maybe I'll see you guys around then.

    Miss you,
    Mandie