Thursday Thirteen #14 – Books!
For this edition of my Thursday Thirteen, I list the books on my current to-read pile.
There are plenty of other books in the house that I haven’t read and would love to read too. It just so happens that I bought the ones on this pile myself – mostly second-hand.
- New Moon – Book 2 of the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I just finished reading Twilight for the second time and I’ll probably start this one in a day or two. I gotta post about the recent two books I finished reading before I start another though.
- Eclipse – Book 3 of the Twilight Saga. Okay, it’s obvious that I already own all four books in the series. I figured I’d buy them at once while Fully Booked at Gateway still had paperback stocks. I actually had to reserve these via email. The first three books were picked up for me by my friend Vanette, while Breaking Dawn in paperback was restocked only last weekend. The CS peeps over at Fully Booked were kind enough to inform me that it was already available so I picked it up on Monday.
- Breaking Dawn – Book 4. Alfred is interested in reading the saga and I am encouraging him because it is rare that he shows interests in books. I’m not sure how he’d react to the cheesy stuff though.
- My Friend Leonard – James Frey. I had read A Million Little Pieces and was moved, sometimes disturbed, by the story. I don’t care if he embellished and if it wasn’t 100% truthful, he had very powerful words and he painted pictures that people should see. I am looking forward to this one, and I am assuming it will revolve around the same Leonard that was part of the first book. While I was at the bookstore, I found out about a third novel that Frey wrote. If I still like this one, I’d most probably be getting that too.
- Lirael – by Garth Nix. Book 2 of the Abhorsen series. It’s been years since I read the first of the trilogy: Sabriel. It’s a Young Adult Fantasy and I love it! The main character in the first book is a young girl. Lirael will continue on with what had happened after the events in the first book took place. I’m hoping I can dig out the first book so I could jog my memory a bit before I start on Lirael.
- Les Miserables – Victor Hugo. I’ve seen the concert, loved the songs and even sang them, but I’ve never read the book. I must admit it’s thickness is quite intimidating, but I think I can handle it 🙂
- Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey. You gotta take one when you take the other right? Haha. I wonder if I’ll understand much of what is written in these two books?
- Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy.
- PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern – Loved the movie, I’m sure I will love the book even more.
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin, Nicola Kraus. Here’s another title whose movie adaptation I enjoyed watching.
- The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg – I had read two or three of her novels before and I truly enjoyed them. So full of heart. I’ve already forgotten what this one is about, but I’m sure I will like it.
- The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella – I have missed her writing and woulld love to just sitback and enjoy some light reading again 🙂
- The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger – Can you believe that I didn’t see the movie? I’ll read this, and then watch.
There are at least two more titles upstairs that should be on this pile, including Scottoline’s Daddy’s Girl. I’d love to skip work and just spend entire days reading and then blogging about them (and maybe even giving them away if I could figure out the logistics for that). Then I’d have visits to the bookshops to look forward to again. I really love walking into bookshops and letting titles draw me in. I have not tried book shopping online because I know I’d be addicted. Maybe it’s a blessing that
Amazon books don’t deliver to the Philippines. 😉
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September 18, 2008 @ 11:51 am
The reason that the show Les Miserables was a success in every country except France was that the French remembered the very long, dull book they were forced to read in school! Are you sure you want to tackle it? 🙂
September 18, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
LOL! I’d like to at least give it a try. If it gets to a point where it may ruin my feelings towards the show, I’ll drop it. Hehe 🙂
September 18, 2008 @ 12:36 pm
Les Miserables, The iliad, and the Odyssey are three excellent books. Happy reading.
September 18, 2008 @ 9:00 pm
I still haven’t read Twilight, even though everyone I know who’s read it has loved it. One of these days….
September 18, 2008 @ 9:51 pm
All three of my teen daughters loved the Twilight series 🙂 Happy TT and thanks for stopping by!
September 18, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
THe Twilight series was really good! Don’t be intimidated by the size of Les Miserables, it is excellent as is Anna Karenina. Enjoy your reading and have a happy TT!
September 18, 2008 @ 11:38 pm
These sound like some great reads. Looks like you have a lot of reading ahead of you. Enjoy! Happy TT.
September 19, 2008 @ 1:31 am
These sound like some interesting books. Good list too!
My TT this is week is about the 13 Myths of Sarah Palin
The Gal Herself
September 19, 2008 @ 2:07 am
Let us know how you liked The Devil Wore Prada. It was one of the few times I liked the movie better. I thought Ann Hathaway was so much more likeable than the narrator. (Thanks for visiting my TT)
September 19, 2008 @ 6:40 am
That’s a hefty list. Enjoy the Tolstoy!
September 19, 2008 @ 6:42 am
Thanks for cheering me on, hehe 🙂 I will tackle both in good time.
September 19, 2008 @ 6:43 am
Yeah, I wonder where I’ll find more time to fit them all in? Thanks for dropping in!
September 19, 2008 @ 6:43 am
You’re welcome and thanks for checking out my TT too 🙂
September 19, 2008 @ 8:28 am
you have some exciting titles here. happy reading.
I’m so with you on the joy of book stores. I feel as much enthusiasm about libraries!
thanx for visiting my tt about the novel Matrimony. be sure and come back to enter the drawing for a copy next week.
September 19, 2008 @ 8:41 am
Take my advice. Makes sure you have a copy of Abhorsen handy for when you finish Lirael.
I’m just sayin…
September 19, 2008 @ 11:07 am
Interesting book list. Enjoy!
September 19, 2008 @ 11:13 am
I just saw Stephenie Meyer on Ellen Show. She’s the best author!
September 19, 2008 @ 7:45 pm
I hope I get to see a rerun of the episode. What is your impression of her from the interview?
September 19, 2008 @ 7:46 pm
I think you’re right, I don’t think I’d be able to handle it if I finish Lirael and find that there are no stocks of Abhorsen in the bookstore near me! 🙂
September 22, 2008 @ 1:39 am
I too have a lot of books on my shelf that I plan on reading one of these years. I read Les Miserables in my World Lit class back in high school and thought it was a really good story.