A goal of mine for 2010 is to read more books. I'm going through lists right now and finding good sounding ones. Fiction, non fiction, children's/teens/young adult fiction, help books, travel books, anything useful sounding. I'm requesting and holding them now (some aren't in our local library so I need to ask them if they'll buy it, or look elsewhere), because then I'm much more likely to actually get to the library soon, unlike last year when months would go by without any Library access. Unfortunately my library card will only let me request or hold 10 books at a time, so I need to make a list to remind me. Perhaps you'll want to do the same?
Laura Charlotte- a picture book that was my brother's favourite when he was little. I want to reread it! The Neverending Story- I don't know if I've read this or not. The Princess Bride- I've read it before, but I think I want to own it, or at least read it again. Bring the Jubilee, Ward Moore- Alternative Fiction about the South winning the Civil War
The Catcher in the Rye, because I've not read it yet What I saw and How I Lied One of those Twilight Parody books Pagan's Daughter ... I think I disagree with the book being written and Pagan having a daughter, but I do still sorta want to read it. I might want to rant about it though. The '100 Ideas' books for education Little Brother- I really like dystopian kinds of books. Saturn's Children, about a sexbot after the humans have died out. Zoe's Tale The Last Colony Books by Lois McMaster Bujold Thunderer Briefs for the Reading Room by Dan Marvin The Magicians The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency The Handmaid's Tale- read it before, but I want to read it again. The Time Traveller's Wife... I'm not totally sure on this one but I'll give it a go. Before I Die - if I'm wanting a tearjerker. More of the Jeeves and Wooster stories The Invention of Hugo Cabret Up the Down Staircase- about teaching To Sir With Love More books by Mark Billingham, one of the guards in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. He writes crime novels. A book by Hugh Laurie. I forget what it's called, it's a detective story The Picture of Dorian Grey Books by Dickens Gods Behaving Badly Galex-Arena A book that has stuck with me since my early teens. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict The Brief History of the Dead Geek Love, Catherine Dunn Catch 22 Buying Time Starship Titanic (again) The Difference Engine Diary of Anne Frank The Minpins Something Beginning With
And I'm sure, much much more. Which books do you think I'd like?
This blog was originally created to document my trying to help out my best friend in his endeavours to get back to Australia.
It now talks about the websites we work on together, my life, the books I read, student teaching, Australia in general, and anything else I can think of.
He and I drink tea together. I'm going to miss it a lot.
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