abbie_g 's list for 2011

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abbie_g 's list for 2011

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tammikuu 5, 2011, 11:02 pm

I plan on doing a bunch of reading this year, whilst I am on the bus to and from work. This is my attempt to stay on track.

So far, I have read:
The River Wife - Jonis Agee I gave this one 5 stars, and it appears that there were many varied reviews on it.

I just started The White Queen - Philippa Gregory which seems promising so far and is part of a 3 part series. I am big fan of historical fiction.

tammikuu 5, 2011, 11:16 pm


tammikuu 5, 2011, 11:34 pm

Oh yes, and I can't forget Pope Joan by Donna Cross - I think I am a convert to the idea that there was a female Pope during the 9th Century... and the book was excellent! 5 stars!

tammikuu 9, 2011, 9:29 pm

Just finished The Red Queen, and I liked it, but found it much more difficult to relate to the main character, and I don't believe it was a very accurate portrayal of Margaret Beaufort.

Next up, The Captive Queen

helmikuu 5, 2011, 10:15 am

Finished the book mentioned in the previous post, and I have to say, I prefer the biography by Alison to the fiction.

I started reading Emma, but I am hardly through the introduction. While I admire the awesome power of Jane Austen, I must move on to read books that get me through the sometimes long Denver winter bus commute.

So, I read another book by Philippa Gregory, The Queen's Fool. Although it isn't base on a singular person but was rather a story told to reflect the plight of Jews in Europe during The Spanish Inquisition (in part), it was told in such a sweeping fashion, with extraordinary clarity, I could almost see the battle of a walled city unfold in front of my eyes. I gave this one 4 stars, the first time I have done that for a book from this author.

The next book will be The Virgin's Lover, and I very much look forward to it!

I the meantime, I have to mention that I have also read 4 back-issues of "The Pastel Journal", a specialty magazine for Pastelists, which I am.

helmikuu 17, 2011, 8:17 pm

Finished The Virgin's Lover by Philippa, and I can tell you that I look at Queen Elizabeth in a while new light.

Just read two great mysteries by Karin Fossum, He Who Fears the Wolf and The Indian Bride which were both fantastic mysteries. I love the characters and although the author leaves things somewhat open ended, I find them truly enjoyable. I can never wait to get to the end.

I now have several more Pastel Journals to read as well.

Coming up, I have two books by Sophie Hannah, The Truth Teller's Lie and The Dead Lie Down

I read little snippets of them at the library and I think I am going to like them.

huhtikuu 23, 2011, 10:31 pm

huhtikuu 28, 2011, 8:18 pm

Recently read two books by Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone, and Dead in the Family.

I have 4 more books lined up:
1) The Heretic Queen, which is proving to be a promising piece of historical fiction on Nefertiti's niece; VERY fascinating!
2) The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
3) Rasputin's Daughter, by Robert Alexander
4) Earthly Joys by Phillppa Gregory

toukokuu 7, 2011, 9:06 pm

I just finished The Kitchen Boy so that I could read the sequel. I also expect to read very soon Cleopatra's Daughter and Nefertiti. I also have on hold at the library Water for Elephants

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 10, 2011, 11:44 pm

I have several polymer clay books I am reading right now, as well as another book by Michelle Moran and I just finished another book by Charlaine Harris, Dead Reckoning.
1)Faux surfaces in polymer clay : 30 techniques & projects that imitate precious stones, metals, wood & more Irene Semanchuk Dean
2)Encyclopedia of polymer clay techniques : a comprehensive directory of polymer clay techniques covering a panoramic range of exciting applications Sue Heaser
3)Polymer clay extravaganza Lisa Pavelka
4)Quick & easy gifts in polymer clay Lisa Pavelka
5)Dreaming the divine : techniques for sacred sleep Scott Cunningham


I have on hold at the library the following:
6) Nightwatch Sergei Lukyanenko
7) Madame Tussaud : a novel of the French revolution Michelle Moran
8) The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
9) Ancient modern : polymer clay + wire jewelry Ronna Sarvas Weltman
10) CBAP, Certified Business Analysis Professional : all-in-one exam guide Joseph Phillips

And of course, I have included the sequels to Nightwatch in my library list, but have not actually put them on hold yet...I do have a system.

I also just acquired a snazzy compendium of H.P Lovecraft's finest horror stories, hard-cover and gold pages! I have never read his work, but have heard enough about the stories and him to know that it is a must read.

Earlier in the year, I read The metamorphoses by Franz Kafka

kesäkuu 11, 2011, 8:59 am

Hi abbie, what did you think of The Physik Book of Deliverance Dane? I listened to that one on tape while knitting and really enjoyed it! I love books set in Salem, MA!

kesäkuu 26, 2011, 9:36 am

I loved it! I have never been to MA or the east coast, but I felt an interest in visiting that area after reading it. There was a spooky atmosphere to the book that wasn't overdone.

kesäkuu 26, 2011, 9:51 am

I decided not to look at the CBAP book, since it would suck the life out of my soul.

I have read several short stories by H.P.Lovecraft
1) The Beast in the Cave
2) The Alchemist
3) The Tomb
4) Dagon
5) A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
6) Polaris
7) Beyond the Wall of Sleep
8) Memory by H.P.Lovecraft
9) Old Bugs
10) The Transition of Juan Romero
11) The White Ship

In addition to those short stories, I have been reading the Night Watch series, by Sergei Lukyanenko
1) Night Watch
2) Day Watch - currently reading
3) Twilight Watch -yet to read
4) Last Watch -yet to read

since I am still pretty low on the list for the Hunger Games, and Madame Tussaud. I'll keep myself busy reading.

Night Watch and Day Watch are also movies, which I will put on my Netflix queue. The books are interesting, and I want to see how they were envisioned by someone else.


Muokkaaja: marraskuu 14, 2011, 10:31 pm

recently read H.P. Lovecraft
1) The Street by H.P. Lovecraft
2) The Doom that Came to Sarnath H.P. Lovecraft
3) The Statement of Randolph Carter
4) The Terrible Old Man
5)The Tree
6) The Cats of Ulthar
7) The Temple
8) Facts Concerning the Late Arther Jermyn and His Family
9) Celephais

In addition to reading HP Lovecraft in the background, I have just started reading How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne Sarah Bakewell

Dao De Jing: Making This Life Significant a philosophical translation -Laozi

This above was most likely the absolute best book on the dao de jing i have read. highly recommended.

marraskuu 14, 2011, 10:35 pm

H.P Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 27, 2011, 5:45 pm

recently read a couple of Science Fiction books:
1) Eyes to See by Joseph Nassisse
2) The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein

soon to finish reading
3) The Templar Chronicles
which includes three books in one:
*The Heretic by Joseph Nassise
*A Scream of Angels
*Tear in the Sky