Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bad blogger!!!!!!

ok.. so im not so good at this blogging thing.. i have a hard time keeping up.. finding time ,.. and thinking of things to say...i still think its a fun way to carry on about all the good and bad things i read .. and so i will continue.

for starters, this year i have decided that im not going to do a weird personal challenge like reading only books that were written by women.. i spent some time before the new year started and i found a really good, and hard challenge.. its 8 of 08.. ie, 8 books in each of 8 category's, in the year 2008.. very cool... i found it here on this site

here is what i picked, to read.. the pink ones are done...and im having a blast doing it!!!

8 of 2008 challenge

old dead guys
sir walter scott- Ivanhoe
john Steinbeck- Cannery Row
F. Scott Fitzgerald- Tender is the night
Ernest Hemmingway- a farewell to arms
D. H. Laurence- lady Chatterley’s lover
charles dickens- a tale of two cities
mark twain- a yankee in king Arthur’s court
James Joyce- Ulysses

Crazy dead ladies
Virginia Wolffe- Mrs Dollaway
edith Wharton- the old maid
Iris Murdoch- Under the net
Jane austen- Mansfield park
edna Ferber- giant
pearl s. buck- pavilion of woman
irène Némirovsky-suite francaise
george elliot- Middlemarch

Mystery Mystery
Sir Arthur conan Doyle- Sherlock Holmes
Agatha christie- and then there were none
janet evanovich- four to score
sue graffton- h is for homicide
laura lipman- the last place
kate mosse- the labyrinth
kate atkenson- one good turn
8. l.j. sellers- the sex club

The books that take up shelf room
1. J. D salenger- Fanney and Zooey
2. Zadie smith- The autograph man
3. John Barth- The Floating Opera
4 wally lamb- shes come undone
5. sue monk kidd- the secret life of bees
6 Rohinton Mistry- A fine balance
7. Kent haruf- eventide
8. Tim o’brien- The things they carried

Something new
1. Elizabeth Noble- Things I want my daughters to know
2. Jasper fforde- Thursday next
3. mark Helprin- Freddy and Fredericka
4. rebecca wells- the ya-yas in bloom
5. Mark Helprin-
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
6. Gregory Maguire- son of a witch
7. Geraldine brooks- March
CArlos Ruiz Zafón- Shadow of the wind

Books I waited all of 2006 to read
1. John Kennedy o’toole Confederacy of dunces
2. banana Yoshimoto- kitchen
3. umberto echo- the name of the rose
4. jonathan saffron foer-
everything is illuminated
5. Nicole krauss- history of love
6. Christopher moore- the stupidest angel
7. joanne harris-coastliners
8. Arturo perez reverte the Flanders panel

Sci fi/ Fantasy
1. Stephen King- Duma Key

Robert A. Heinlein- Stranger in a strange land
J. k. Rowling- Harry Potter
4. J.rr Tolkien- lord of the rings(the fellowship)
5. ray Bradbury- Fahrenheit 451

6. Audrey Niffinegger- the time travelers wife
7. phillp Pullman- the golden compass
8 gregory Maguire- wicked

Books to movies
Anne prolux- The Shipping News
Boris Pasternak- Dr. Zhivago,
3. mona simpson- anywhere but here
4. Toni Morison- Beloved
5. Charles Frazer- cold Mountain
6. Richard Russo- Empire Falls
7. Candice bushnell- lipstick jungle
8. chuck Palahniuk-fight club


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