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Editat: nov. 26, 2007, 7:41pm

Well, okay, if no one else will, then I will. Fyrefly2 is next up for a pick, everyone. Pick a from here:

I started Animal Dreams at lunch today, looks like a good one. I'm very happy with your choice -- thanks!


All right apparently I don't know how to post a link on here.

nov. 26, 2007, 7:39pm

Here's the link to my TBR pile. Cheers!

nov. 26, 2007, 7:40pm

LOL -- thanks!

nov. 27, 2007, 6:51am

A short History of Everything is read and reviewed

readable, and probably useful if you're not previously familiar with the topics but hardly enlightening.

I think I'm supposed to be selecting for fyrefly - how about The Paradise War (Song of Albion, Book 1 in my mind one of Lawhead's best works. But I'm always curious as to how others view this.

nov. 30, 2007, 9:14am

The Golden Compass is read and reviewed.

OK readingfox, I couldn't pass up this title. I'd like to read your review of How To Fossilize Your Hamster

When chosing for me, please pick from my 'upnext' tag.

nov. 30, 2007, 7:38pm

Hmm... I'd like to know what you think of Lirael. I read the first book of the series awhile ago, but never got around to finishing the rest of the series.

For me, I don't have all that many books cataloged yet, but feel free to choose any fictional work, read or unread.

des. 1, 2007, 2:47am

bookaddict68: ok, this might sound totally facetious, but I'd like you to review Green Eggs and Ham. You have so few books up and we have seemingly different tastes and the fact that you had a Dr. Seuss caught my eye...

As for myself, Tex and Molly in the Afterlife has been read and reviewed. I'm up for anything I haven't already reviewed for my next pick.

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des. 2, 2007, 8:07pm

Hi everyone--what a fun idea this group is. llamagirl, I'd like you to review The Ourobouros by Coale--the title is so exotic.

Editat: des. 2, 2007, 9:04pm

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver has been read a reviewed ­ here. I thought this was a great book!

chilirlw, I chose for you from your unstarred books - hope that's okay - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Please pick for me from my TBR tags. Thanks!

des. 3, 2007, 8:07pm

I've finished Gone with the Wind and will post my review tomorrow hopefully. Thanks for making me read it dbolahood - there's no way I would have attempted another looong book this year but it flew by!

ireed110: Could you review Norwegian Wood please? I read it a while ago and remember finding it interesting so I'd love to hear what you think!

To the person choosing for me, please can it be from my books tagged unread. Thank you!

des. 3, 2007, 9:52pm

I love the idea for this group! =)

LizT....please read The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier next. I read that one a while ago and I thought it was a beautiful story and would love to see what you thought of it.

For the person who picks for me please choose from the tag 'to be read' or any book without a star rating. (I ran the tag search and it pulled up some books that I've read.)

des. 5, 2007, 2:38pm

Just finished the review for Alias Grace hope this link works!! I enjoyed the book!

des. 5, 2007, 2:44pm

Irisheyz77 I'm picking Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norell for you. I attempted to listen to it on an audiobook but couldn't get through it. I just bought a paperback copy to try it again. I will be interested to see what you think. Enjoy!!!

For the person choosing for me please select from "TBR".

des. 5, 2007, 7:18pm

mccin68 - good timing! I just finished a book on the train today and was thinking about what I should read next. Now I just need to find which pile I stuck that one in =)

des. 6, 2007, 9:02am

My review of The Paradise War is posted, here. I wanted to like it more than I did, but it wound up just not being my cup of tea.

mccin68, how about Shantaram for you? I'd never heard of it, but it looks interesting.

Whoever's picking for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

des. 6, 2007, 1:36pm

shantaram it is, it does sound interesting--I think most of the book David Roberts wrote in prison.

Editat: des. 6, 2007, 6:03pm

Finished Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen. Review here

firefly-Please read Patricia Highsmith's People Who Knock on the Door which I didn't know existed and has no reviews.

Next person, please pick from my TBR tag as well. Thanks!

ETA firefly's pick and the link to my TBRs

Editat: des. 7, 2007, 9:28am

I finally finished Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh. The review is up, but I won't post a separate link because the touchstone appears to be working and I don't know how to do the link other than pasting the url, which never looks right.

nancyewhite, how about The Patron Saint of Red Chevys? I have a red Chevy, so I'm intrigued :)

Please choose a book with a TBR tag when choosing for me.

Editat: des. 7, 2007, 6:47pm

To Kill a Mockingbird read and reviewed.

carlym, I want you to read The Semi-Attached Couple, one of the books we share. I really liked it; I hope you will too!

Next person, please choose from my TBR tags.

des. 7, 2007, 7:57pm

All Quiet on the Western Front is read and reviewed.

chili, how about Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror and Fantasy? I'm a big fan of horror/dark fantasy stories.

Whoever picks for me, feel free to pick from anything in my library. I do have "unread" and "on deck" (top of my queue) tags if you want to narrow the field a bit.

Editat: des. 9, 2007, 11:20am

I just finished People Who Knock on the Door, review is here.

Carlos, how about Strange Forces for you? Very few LTers have it, and it looks interesting.

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBR pile. Gotta get that list below 100 in time for the holidays! :)

des. 9, 2007, 2:02pm

I'm new, so I hope I'm doing this right. fyrefly98 - please read and review Island of the Sequined Love Nun!

For the next person - please pick from the books tagged "on deck". Thanks!

Editat: des. 10, 2007, 10:13am

Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror and Fantasy read and reviewed. (I'm not really that fast a reader--I just happened to be halfway through the book already when it was assigned).

krin5292, welcome to the group! I'm new too. I'd like you to read Psychoshop by Alfred Bester

Please pick a book tagged TBR for me-thanks.

des. 13, 2007, 4:50pm

Here's my review for The Book of Flying by Keith Miller. Sorry, it took me forever to finish it.

chilirlw, please read and review Making Love: A Conspiracy of the Heart for me!

To the person choosing for me: Please pick a book tagged "tbr" and please pick one that isn't too heavy and too thick as I'm in the middle of my finals and don't have as much time (and brain...) to read as I would like.

Editat: des. 18, 2007, 12:47pm

I just finished reading and posted my review of The Forget-Me-Not Sonata by Santa Montefiore selected for me from the original Game Thread #216.

Thalia - I'm selecting Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up for you. I remember finals from my college years and a little humor will be needed along the way.

If you're picking for me please select from my TBR tags. If it's tagged as part of a series selecting in order would be much appreciated.

Happy holidays everyone!

Review is posted at

Editat: des. 18, 2007, 1:13pm

I've finished Island of the Sequined Love Nun, the review is posted here.

Woodbear, how about Leonardo's Swans for you? I like historical fiction, and have recently started to get interested in art history, so it looks pretty interesting.

Whoever's choosing for me, please pick from my TBR tag. If it's after Thursday, any picks that aren't on my "winter break" list will have to wait until after the holidays when I get back to my bookcases. :)

Editat: des. 19, 2007, 4:55pm

Finally Underground is read and reviewed! I'm sorry it took so long... I kept dipping in and out of it.

Fyrefly - how about A Natural History of Sex? I just couldn't resist that one!

Whoever is picking for me, please pick a book tagged 'grtb'. Thanks!

Editat: des. 20, 2007, 6:49am

Wandering Star, I'd like to see what you think of Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez.

I have finished and reviewed Norwegian Wood.

Whoever's up next, please select from my TBR tags. I can't wait to start a new book!

Editat: des. 20, 2007, 7:40pm

Never mind -- just saw I must post a review to do this.

des. 20, 2007, 7:46pm

Hi Megi53. If this is your first post here, then you don't have to review anything yet. You can pick a book for me, then someone else will pick one for you. Welcome!

Editat: des. 20, 2007, 9:35pm

ireed110, please review The Bone Lady--it looks fascinating!

I have read and reviewed The Semi-Attached Couple here . I loved it.

Please choose from by TBR tags.

des. 22, 2007, 1:58pm

carlym, I'd like to see your review of The Singapore Grip. I read Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapurr earlier this year and really enjoyed it.

I have read and reviewed Lirael .

Please choose from my 'upnext' tag.

touchstones are not working. grr.

Editat: des. 24, 2007, 9:02am

Eliza Jane - please read True History of the Kelly Gang.

Here's my review of Psycho Shop.

For the next person, please pick from my "on deck" tagged books. Thanks!

des. 24, 2007, 9:16am

I'm not quite finished with The Bone Lady, but I've got enough of it under my belt for the review.

krin5292 I'd like to see what you think of A Dark Adapted Eye, as this is on my TBR list as well.

Please choose for me from my TBR tags.

des. 25, 2007, 3:41pm

Here's my review for Dave Barry is not making this up.

ireed110 please read and review Dead Men Do Tell Tales.

Please choose from my tbr tags.

des. 25, 2007, 11:29pm

My review for Sick as a Parrot is posted here...

Thalia please read and review Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is my absolute favourite book and I would like to know what you think of it.

For whoever picks for me please choose a fiction book that is not rated yet.


des. 26, 2007, 4:53pm

I've finally got round to posting my review for The Virgin Blue here, having finished it half way through last week. I blame Christmas :-)

Danielle, could you review Skin Tight please? It looks like fun!

Whoever's choosing for me, please pick from my books tagged unread. If you'd like me to start reading it before about Jan 4th, you'll have to pick one tagged christmas 2007 as well. Thanks!

des. 26, 2007, 8:08pm

My review for Strange Forces is up.

Liz, could you review Fictions? I'm a big fan of Borges.

Usual message, choose anything. Unread & on deck tags available if you'd like to narrow the options.

Editat: des. 28, 2007, 11:28am

Here's my review for Making Love: a Conspiracy of the Heart. Carlos, how about reviewing Heisenberg Probably Slept Here--I'd love to know if it's worth reading--sounds interesting!

Please choose for me from my TBR tags--thanks!

sorry touchstones aren't working I guess.

des. 30, 2007, 5:38pm

New member, so I hope I'm doing this right.

chilirlw, I'd like to hear what you think of The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery.

des. 30, 2007, 9:24pm

My review for skin tight is posted here...

xicanti please read and review the book of Werewolves it sounds interesting.


des. 30, 2007, 9:45pm

I'm a new member but I want to play the game!

dbolahood, I'd like to hear what you think about The Forget-me-not Sonata (.

des. 31, 2007, 1:59pm

Here is my review for The Patron Saint of Red Chevys

tjsjohanna - Welcome! Please read and review Possession by A.S. Byatt as I've been thinking of buying it. I did my best to select something that it looks like you've not previously reviewed. Let me know if there is some tag that you'd prefer I used to make the selection.

Whoever selects for me, please choose from my TBR tag. Thanks!

des. 31, 2007, 3:10pm

Hi, I'm new to this group and it looks fantastic!

Nancyewhite, I'd love to have you review The God of Small Things. I love that book. So much!

Editat: gen. 1, 2008, 6:08pm

#44 - Weener: I'm choosing Roadshow: Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle for you. The title caught my eye as I was trolling your library.

Well I was finally able to read my book Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex chosen for me by Fyrefly98 back at message #26. I enjoyed this book and will be posting my review on Thursday of this week.

If you're selecting for me please choose anything tagged "Go Review".

Happy New Year fellow readers!

Editat: gen. 1, 2008, 10:26pm

Woodbear, don't feel like a procrastinator about getting your review in...I just finished summing up my thoughts on The Ouroboros (No touchstone, that's odd) which was selected for me way back at #8. These holidays sure don't provide a lot of spare time for reading...

Anyhow, I enjoyed it and it's now among my reviews.

Why don't you reviewVictoria Victorious, woodbear? I picked it because, well, I do love alliteration!

47erkie2007 Primer missatge
gen. 2, 2008, 5:27am

Hello all. I'm new to this group and ready to read.

Llamagirl, please read Pale Fire. I have it too and haven't read it so I'll read it as well and then see what you think.

Whoever chooses for me: check under my TBR tag and try to find something you have read and liked. Thank you!

Editat: gen. 8, 2008, 7:38pm

I finished Dead Men Do Tell Tales last night and will post a review before bedtime tonight. 8-) Edit -- the review's up. I liked this book!

Erkie2007 - Welcome! Please read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - it's one of my all-time favorites, and a whole new world away from the movie. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

Please choose for me from my tbr tags.

Editat: gen. 9, 2008, 3:18pm

I finished A Natural History of Sex this afternoon, after substantial holiday-related delay. The review is here. I was probably a little harsher on it than I might have been if it weren't my area of specialization, but it just didn't hold up to comparison with other similar books I've read.

ireed110 - How about As Nature Made Him for you? Maybe it's because I just reviewed a book about sex and mating, but looking at it from a cultural as well as a biological perspective sounds interesting to me at the moment. :)

Whoever's choosing for me, please pick from either my shorter on deck list (gotta polish off some of my christmas presents!) or my longer TBR list (gotta get it back under 100!).

gen. 10, 2008, 8:22am

I have finished The Singapore Grip and am about to post my review.

Fyrefly, how about Schrodinger's Ball? You've tagged it with both "physics" and "humor," which seems like an interesting combination.

Please pick one for me that has a "tbr" tag.

Editat: gen. 10, 2008, 8:28pm

I'm new to the group - will post an introduction shortly - I think this sounds like a fun idea, although I really hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew, with this and all my challenges for the year. :)

carlym - I have always really wanted to read Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and I see that it is on your TBR list, so, if you don't object, I task you with reading and reviewing it. Can't wait to see what you think!

Please pick one for me that is either tagged TBR or TBR2008. Can't wait to see what (else) I'll be reading next!

ETA: Ok, I have requested The Bone People from the library and will read and review it, as per instructions!

gen. 10, 2008, 8:18pm

I finished A Dark-Adapted Eye today. Here's my review.

fannyprice - please read and review The Bone People. I heard of it, but don't know much more.

Please pick a book for me that's tagged on deck.

Editat: gen. 11, 2008, 6:06pm

Arctic Dreams reviewed - a (mostly) fascinating read.

Krin5292 - Hell West and Crooked, please - how could I resist a title like that?

Please pick one for me tagged GRTB.

gen. 14, 2008, 11:38am

wandering_star, please read Little Big Man. I love the movie, and am curious to know how the book compares.

For the next person, I have a TBR tag, but really, any novel in my library is fair game.

gen. 14, 2008, 6:09pm

My review for The Forget me Not Sonata is here...


Please read and review Time and Again by Jack Finney. Although I read and enjoy fantasy I'm not really sure where to start with Sci-Fi and I would be interested to know your opinion on it.

For those picking for me please choose a fiction book which is not yet rated.



Editat: gen. 16, 2008, 2:03pm

Heh, Danielle, we meet again ;-)

Can you review Sleep Tight please? It looks entertaining!

I've posted my review of Jorge Luis Borges' Fictions now. The summary is that I thought the book was amazing!

To whoever's chosing for me: please can you pick from my books tagged unread. If you'd like more guidance (ohh, one day the tbr pile will be less mountainous!) you could pick from the books tagged 888, which is slightly less overwhelming!

gen. 17, 2008, 4:38pm

Hi LizT, I found this group when I was looking at your library, so it's only fair that I get to pick for you! i'd like to see your review of Kim by Rudyard Kipling. I read it recently and enjoyed it.

Whoever picks for me, you can choose anything. I've read most of my library, but some things not for years, and I haven't reviewed 99% of it, so go wild.

Editat: gen. 17, 2008, 6:30pm

I've finished Schrödinger's Ball, and my review is posted here. Quick version? I loved it. Not all that often that a book about quantum mechanics makes you laugh out loud - repeatedly.

Aviddiva, how about Land of the Blue Flower for you? A Little Princess is one of my all-time favorite books, but I've never heard of this one, and it doesn't have any other reviews.

Whoever's picking for me, please pick from the shorter on deck list or my longer TBR list .

gen. 18, 2008, 4:22pm

I just finished Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy and will be posting my review later today. It was a very tedious book to read.

#58 Fyrefly98 please read The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. It was one of my favorites from last year.

If you're picking for me please choose from my "Go Review'' tags.

gen. 20, 2008, 10:53am

As Nature Made Him is finished and reviewed. Not the best-written book ever, but one that everyone should read.

Woodbear, I'm choosing Jodi Picoult's Harvesting the Heart for you, because it seems to stand out as something different from your other tbrs. I've never read Picoult myself, but I've heard she's very good!

Please choose my next book from my TBR pile.

gen. 20, 2008, 11:08am

My review of The Closing of the American Mind is here. I did not read the whole thing; as I state in the review, I read the intro, first chapter, and random pieces here and there to see if it got better later on. It didn't.

ireed110, I'm picking Guinevere for you.

Please choose a book tagged "TBR," and I hope I don't have any more stinkers in that pile :)

gen. 20, 2008, 12:07pm

I've re-read Possession and reviewed (I don't know how to make a link to my review. If anyone wants to tell me how to do it, I would be grateful.) I can't believe how long it took me to re-read it!

carlym, I'm picking Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books. I want to know if I've ruined my life!!

Anything not reviewed is fair game.

gen. 23, 2008, 12:18am

I'm jumping back in here after a couple months hiatus. I can't seem to pick up my assigned book Fever 1793 anymore because it reminds me of sad times - even though I was enjoying it. But I'm willing to jump in with something new!

tjsjohanna, for you I pick The Paradise Snare by A.C. Crispin - because everybody needs a little Han Solo in their lives. Hope you have fun with it!

For me, anything that is tagged DC and is unreviewed is fair game!

Editat: gen. 24, 2008, 1:52pm

I've posted my review for Sleep Tight here

Unfortunatly I wasn't able to finish it despite my best efforts. I hope I was able to effectively explain my reasons in my review which surprisingly is incredibly long considering I only read 150 pages of the book. I should have known I was in trouble when the author described the heroine as smelling like sex which she further described as being (excuse the language) warm and pissy (as in urine). No joke really.

So Carmellunacy, how about you read and review Love:A Users Guide: A novel of Romance with Attitude by Clare Naylor. It looks like it would be light and fun.

For those picking for me please choose a fiction book that is not rated.



Edited because I still haven't learned to proof read my posts.

gen. 24, 2008, 3:43pm

I've finished reviewing The Land of the Blue Flower and posted it on my page. Dbolahood, why don't you read The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett? It's the first in one of my favorite series of historical novels -- I'll be interested to hear your thoughts about it!

gen. 24, 2008, 9:40pm

My review of Ruined by Reading is here. I definitely enjoyed it.

Aviddiva, how about Ellis Island and Other Stories? I read another Mark Helprin book, Freddy and Fredericka, and loved it, so I'm curious about this one.

Please pick something tagged "tbr."

gen. 25, 2008, 1:12am

carlym--why don't you read The Color Purple. It's one of my favorite books--absolutely stunning.

Please pick something "plan to read" or "plan to re-read."

gen. 25, 2008, 7:41pm

Heisenberg Probably Slept Here is read and reviewed. I studied physics in college, so none of the science was revelatory but I think they did a good job of laying it out. The biographic aspect was well done--I never realized how big a role WWII played in the lives of major physicists.

ejd - I have to admit I was conflicted. It looks like you have some interesting books, but I felt guilty asking you to review something really heavy. I tried to split the difference with In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis.

As usual, I've got "on deck" and "unread" tags, and also "888" which is my reading challenge for the year.

Editat: gen. 25, 2008, 10:38pm

I finished The Birth of Venus on the plane this afternoon; my review is posted here.

Carlos, how about Cien Años de Soledad for you? I feel like I'm the only person in the world that didn't like it, and I wonder if it would be better if I read it in Spanish.

Whoever's picking for me, please pick from the shorter on deck list or my longer TBR list... although I probably won't get started for at least a week - I've got some library books to polish off first.

gen. 27, 2008, 11:01am

True History of the Kelly Gang has been read and reviewed. What an amazing book! So glad I read it.

fyrefly, I love your on deck list, so many good ones to choose from. How about you read The Summer Tree, I've been meaning to read his books but still haven't got around to it yet.

When picking for me please choose from my upnext tag.

Editat: gen. 28, 2008, 11:37am

I finished The God of Small Things and the review is here.

ElizaJane - How about A Great Deliverance? I have the first books in a million series around here and would like to know if you think I should add this one.

Whoever picks for me please select from my TBR tag and if you want to be really nice, from my 888 tag. Thanks!

Editat: gen. 28, 2008, 12:59pm

My review for Love: A User's Guide is here

Nancyewhite - Why don't you read Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging? I love the title, and I remember reading it a few years back and enjoying myself. Hope it'll be fun!

Picking for me, please use my DC tag as those are the books I have with me. Anything unreviewed is fair game...

(and could somebody tell me how to make my tag nice and clickable?)

edited to add: I give up on touchstones

gen. 28, 2008, 12:53pm

>72 Caramellunacy:

You have to use HTML to make the link; LT doesn't do tag touchstones.

The basic code is:
<a href="LINK">TEXT</a>

so you would want to type in something like:
<a href="">My DC tag</a>

to get this:
My DC tag

gen. 28, 2008, 12:57pm

Thanks fyrefly!

gen. 29, 2008, 2:24pm

The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould is read and reviewed!

Caramellunacy, please read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. I really enjoyed it when I read it a few years back.

Whoever chooses, for me: anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine.

feb. 3, 2008, 1:59pm

I have read and reviewed The Color Purple. The review is here.

Xicanti, I'm picking The Tale of Four Dervishes and Other Sufi Tales for you. (Please let me know if your intriguing comments count as a review, and I'll pick something else.)

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

Editat: feb. 6, 2008, 3:59pm

My review of Kim is here. It was good fun, but also had depth to it in directions I wasn't expecting.

carlym, I'm having trouble choosing, you have such an interesting range of books to look at :-) I think I'm going to ask you to review Tibet, Tibet though, it looks really interesting.

Whoever chooses for me, please can you pick from my books tagged unread, or if you'd like a smaller collection to choose from, those tagged 888. Thanks!

feb. 7, 2008, 9:37pm

LizT, you should read The Man Who Was Thursday. I read it recently, and it rocked my world.

Whoever picks for me, anything is fine. This will be my very first review ever, so please be gentle.

Editat: feb. 10, 2008, 2:04pm

I have finished reading Guinevere and you can find my very mean review here.
I did not like this book.

pscindy, welcome! I'd like you to read and review Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. I read it years ago and enjoyed it.

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBR tags, but avoid the ones that also are tagged "loaned," as, well, they are currently loaned out and unavailable to me. 8-)

feb. 10, 2008, 12:45pm

I finished The Tale of the Four Dervishes and Other Sufi Tales last night. My review is now up.

ireed110, please read and review Song of Solomon by Toni Morrisson.

Whoever picks for me, anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine.

feb. 14, 2008, 3:55pm

Here (at last!) is my review for The Story Girl.

xicanti, Back to the Stone Age by Burroughs sounds fun--let us know what you think of it.

Please choose for me from books tagged TBR

Editat: feb. 14, 2008, 9:34pm

It's been a long time since this was picked for me, but I've finished The Summer Tree; my review is here.

Chilirlw, your TBR pile contains almost nothing that was familiar to me at all - made for some interesting browsing! How about a review of Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travelers?

Whoever picks for me, please pick from either the longer TBR list, or the shorter on deck list.

feb. 16, 2008, 4:13pm

I finally read The Paradise Snare. It's been years since I read it for the first time and I have read many Star Wars novels since then, so it was fun to go back and read it. Who can resist Han Solo?

Fyrefly98 how about reading The Book of Flying. I just recently read it and wonder what you think of it.

Whoever picks for me, anything not reviewed is fair game.

feb. 17, 2008, 2:28pm

OK, I think I've got the hang of this game, so I'm jumping right on in.

Johanna, The Handmaid and the Carpenter caught my eye so I'd like to know your review of it.

Anything in my library that hasn't already been reviewed and isn't just labeled "WANT" is fair game for me!

feb. 17, 2008, 10:44pm

Well I finally finished Time and Again, my review is on my profile. I'm going to drop out of the game for awhile because I want to read the Dark Tower series straight through.

feb. 18, 2008, 1:25am

Here is my review of Still Life With Woodpecker.

Looks like I get to pick for kaelirenee. You have so many interesting-looking books! I think I'm going to give you The Venetian's Wife by Nick Bantock.

I'd like something tagged "tbr," please. (If you see something tagged both "tbr" and "unread," I've never read it. If it's just "tbr," I haven't read it in a long time, and I'm willing to reread.)

feb. 18, 2008, 1:33am

Hello all! I'm new to the game but I have a massively long list of books to read and I can't choose. I'm trying to complete the 1001 Books you Must Read Before You Die list so choosing anything marked 1001 Books would be helpful. Other than that I'm pretty much willing to re-read anything in my library.

As for pscindy, I'd like to see what you think of The Invisible Man by HG Wells. It's something I intend to read soon so I'd like a few other opinions.

Thanks...looking forward to my book!

feb. 18, 2008, 5:02pm

Dreamlikecheese, can you review Be near me by Andrew O'Hagan, I just finished it and my experience is very different from the reviews. I'd like to know what you think. (not one of the 1001, sorry)

feb. 18, 2008, 5:46pm

That's all right least it's unread so it'll be new for me.

feb. 20, 2008, 8:17pm

My review of The Book of Flying is here. It's going back on the shelf to try again in a few years when I'm in a different mood - lovely writing but I didn't connect with it at all.

Marvas - I didn't know if you had something specific in mind, so I picked something unrated from your catalog for you to review: Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale. I hope that's okay!

Whoever picks for me, please pick from either the longer TBR list, or the shorter on deck list.

feb. 21, 2008, 1:31pm

Oooh I loved Notes from an exhibition, thank you. (My catalogue only has books I have read.) Expect my review in a couple of days.

feb. 21, 2008, 1:46pm

My review of Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging is here. A very fun and cute little book.

Fyrefly - I'm going with Ella Minnow Pea because I have seen many recommendations for it on LT and want to know if it is worth the hype.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from either my full TBR list or if you'd like to be kind, my 888 Challenge TBR list.

I love this group! Thanks.

feb. 21, 2008, 8:06pm

Here is my review of Hell West and Crooked by Tom Cole.

nancyewhite - please read and review Inkheart.

feb. 23, 2008, 8:37pm

Yay! OK, I love this game. I've had The Venetian's Wife on my TBR pile forever, so having the motivation to read it is great. I love Nick Bantock (to the point that much of my family actually thought I named my son Gryphon after his Griffin and Sabine books, so it amazes me a book of his has been in my pile so long.
My review is here.

Krin, I'll suggest Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell for you-you seem to have it in a bunch of challenges and it's one in my TBR pile too.

Whoever selects for me, choose anything in my library that isn't just labeled "Want", particularly, anything tagged To Be Read.

feb. 24, 2008, 12:47pm

A Great Deliverance has been read and reviewed. What a great book!

Kaelirenee, I choose Daily Life in the Inca Empire for you.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my upnext tag.

Editat: feb. 25, 2008, 5:04pm

I finished The Handmaid and the Carpenter. My review is think - I'm still not sure how to put a link to my review. ElizaJane how about Alias Grace? I just recently read it and wonder what you think of it.
Anything not reviewed in my catalog is fair game.

feb. 26, 2008, 7:14pm

Hi everyone. I just joined the group.

Tjsjohanna, I choose Gap Creek for you. I like historicals and that one doesn't seem to have very many reviews.

My library has GLBT genre fiction. So far it's very small and mostly full of romance books because I didn't bother to catalog the books I read in the past. For the one choosing for me, please ignore the books tagged "~Wishlist" and "~Abandoned".

This is the rest of the tags.

feb. 26, 2008, 7:23pm

My review for Back to the Stone Age by Edgar Rice Burroughs is now up.

Ryes, please give us your opinion of A Gentleman of Substance.

Whoever picks for me, anything I haven't yet reviewed is fine.

Editat: feb. 26, 2008, 9:35pm

I've finished Ella Minnow Pea, and my review is posted here. Short form: Very clever and fun; Nancy, you should definitely pick it up.

Xicanti - how about Good Omens? Most people I know love it, so I'd be interested to hear why you didn't.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from either the longer TBR list, or the shorter on deck list.

feb. 26, 2008, 11:26pm

firefly98--I chose The God of Small Things for you. I read it recently & loved it.

I chose to read Islam and my review is posted here. I had trouble finding In the Beginning, so I subbed in another Armstrong book.

Please pick a book tagged "to be read" by me.

feb. 27, 2008, 9:18pm

Reviewed A Gentleman of Substance. I can't see it there yet, but maybe it takes a while to appear.

Ejd0626, please review History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom. It looks like it'll be interesting!

My library has GLBT genre fiction. For the one choosing for me, please ignore the books tagged "~Wishlist" and "~Abandoned". This is the rest of the tags.

feb. 28, 2008, 9:31pm

Here is my review of The Invisible Man.

Ryes, I'd like to hear about Details of the Hunt.

For me, please pick something tagged "tbr."

feb. 29, 2008, 6:20am

Here is my review of Song of Solomon. This is a review that will likely change over time as I mull this book over. Nutshell -- very good, very deep, much symbolism and a lot to think about.

pscindy --I'm Not Stiller looks like a fascinating read; I'd like to see what you think of it.

For me, choose from tbr tags, please.

feb. 29, 2008, 11:31pm

Hi everyone I'm new to this group, and I need a book to read!

ireed110, I also own The Pillars of the Earth but haven't read it yet, and would like to hear what you have to say about it.

For me, please choose from my Have Not Read tags.

març 2, 2008, 3:11pm

I finished The God of Small Things, and my review is here. I can see why it won the Booker Prize, but it was not my speed at all.

lam85 - for you I pick The Changeling of Finnistuath by Kate Horsely - I read and enjoyed her Confessions of a Pagan Nun a few years ago, so I'd like to hear some more about one of her other books.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from either the longer TBR list, or the shorter on deck list.

març 2, 2008, 4:31pm

I've finally finished and reviewed The Man Who Was Thursday, here.

fyrefly98, can you read and review All Quiet on the Western Front please? I'd be interested to hear what you think of it!

Anyone picking for me, please can you choose from the rather long unread list or the shorter 888 list, avoiding already rated books in the latter. Thanks :-)

març 2, 2008, 5:39pm

Little Big Man (finally) reviewed. Don't know why it took me so long to get round to it - I loved it as soon as I started reading it!

LizT, how about The Pillar of Salt?

Whoever chooses for me, please pick one of my books tagged GRTB - thanks!

març 2, 2008, 6:36pm

Gap Creek is reviewed. See my review here. I read this first seven years ago and I vaguely remembered enjoying it. It was such a good re-read. Thanks so much for suggesting it Ryes.
For wandering_star, please read On Trying to Keep Still. The title sounds interesting.
Anything not reviewed in my library is fair game.

Editat: març 3, 2008, 1:46am

The Changeling of Finnistuath is reviewed (I had actually finished this book about a week ago, but forgot to change the tag in my library...but the review is new).

The review is here

For tjsjohanna, I think you should read White Oleander...If you've already read it, please let me know and I'll recommend another! :)

For me, please recommend anything from my library with the Have Not Read tag...

març 3, 2008, 7:57pm

I have reviewed Tibet, Tibet here.

lam85, please let us know How to Abduct a Highland Lord.

Please choose from my TBR tags.

març 4, 2008, 1:04pm

My review for Good Omens is now up here.

carlym, please read and review Count Belisarius by Robert Graves.

Whoever chooses for me: almost anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine, but I'd prefer not to reread any of my Agatha Christies just now.

Editat: març 7, 2008, 8:07am

I finished All Quiet on the Western Front this afternoon, review is here.

xicanti, looks like I'm picking for you again... how about Beyond This Dark House? I had no idea that Guy Gavriel Kay even wrote poetry!

Whoever picks for me, please pick something from my TBR list.

ETA: Crud, sorry for the delay. I wrote it, and then managed to completely forgot to post it.

Editat: març 10, 2008, 8:53am

#112 fyrefly98 I pick name of the rose by Umberto Eco for you to review. Having read it myself a million years ago I'd like to see how you view it.

Here's my To Be Reviewed list.

març 10, 2008, 4:09pm

>113 JacInABook: bookimp, I'd like to hear what you think of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, as I recently read it for a class.

To whoever picks for me, it'd be nice if you could pick something off my to be reviewed list, but you can also choose any book not tagged "reference". (And, of course, not reviewed already.)

Only a few of my sub-collections are on here so far, but I couldn't resist a review game!

març 11, 2008, 9:54am

My review for Beyond This Dark House is now up.

book_maven, please read and review The Compass Rose by Ursula K. Le Guin. It's on my TBR list too, and I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it.

Whoever picks for me: almost anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine, but I'd prefer not to reread any of my Agatha Christies right now.

març 13, 2008, 12:17pm

Well, I think I'm finally going to jump in now that I've got my head above water with grading!

Xicanti, I know it's marked as reference, but even if you just read portions and browse through, I'd really love to know what you think of The Unicorn by Nancy Hathaway, so I'm hoping you won't mind reviewing that one. It's been on my TBR pile for a long time now, and I think I've never gotten around to it because the last book on myths and legends I read just wasn't all that entertaining. I need to read this one though--people know me so well, I've gotten four copies for birthday/Christmas over the last few years which I've regifted or taken to the local used book shop!

As for me, my library is fairly self-explanatory. If it's got stars marked, it's got a review, and I've read it. Most of the books I've read and own are still in storage, so I'd say 4/5ths of my library hasn't been read or reviewed yet. My only request: please don't pick one of the Norton Anthologies (or any of the other thousand page anthologies I've collected for lit. classes)! They'll get read eventually, but in bits and in pieces...

març 14, 2008, 12:05pm

Whitewavedarling - I saw that you have the novelization of The Adventures of the Librarian and remember having watched the movie with Noah Wylie. I also remember thinking at the time there seemed to be a bit missing and that reading the novelization would be fun. So, that would be my suggestion.

For myself, it has been a very long while since I've posted here. I've been feeling pretty sheepish because I just couldn't finish the last book assigned to me which was Love in the Time of Cholera. However, with a bit of encouragement, I've decided to post a review on what I was able to read and hope that it is still okay to ask for another book? My tbr pile is filled with books which are very different than what I usually read so I hope no one is offended if I don't like a book that is chosen for me.

All my unread books are tagged "tbr" in my library. Thanks :-)

Editat: març 17, 2008, 9:43am

Jenson-Who are you people jumped out at me from your TBR pile, so that's my suggestion for you.

I went to the library to get A Daily life in the Inca Empire, and it's gone to the great black hole that librarians just love. Is it possible to get a new book? And to be on the safe side, one tagged To Be read that doesn't have the tag IPL (that's my public library-they tend to get lost more there than at my library-those have the West tags). Thanks!

març 17, 2008, 11:24pm

Kaelirenee, you had a ton of great choices, and I'm picking The Importance of Being Lazy for you.

Here is my review of Count Belisarius.

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

Editat: març 19, 2008, 5:01pm

I FINALLY finished White Oleander by Janet Fitch. It got stuck behind Atlas Shrugged which took forever to read! Here's review of the book.

Carlym, how about The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin? It's a quick read and I'm interested to know what you thought of it.

For whoever chooses for me, anything without a review is fair game!

març 20, 2008, 1:05pm

I finally managed to finish Outlander. Sorry, it took me so long, but school got in the way... Anyway, here's my review.

tjsjohanna, why don't you read and review Candide: Or Optimism by Voltaire? I read it ages ago in French for school and liked it a lot.

Please pick something with a tbr tag. And if it's a long and/or complicated book, it will probably take a while until I finish it... (school again)

març 23, 2008, 4:59pm

On trying to keep still read and reviewed. I loved reading it - thanks for pushing it up the TBR pile!

Thalia, what about The Power of Darkness? I read a lot of E Nesbit as a kid but didn't know she'd written ghost stories too.

Whoever picks for me, please pick something tagged GRTB.

març 26, 2008, 11:32pm

My review of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is here. Definitely a thumbs-up on that one.

wandering_star, please tell us about Butter Chicken in Ludhiana.

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

Editat: març 29, 2008, 11:25am

I finished The Name of the Rose last night, review here. Short version: Not for me. At all.

carly, how about It Must've Been Something I Ate? Maybe I'm just missing the Food Network since we got rid of cable, but I think it looks really interesting.

Whoever picks for me, please pick something from my TBR list.

març 30, 2008, 3:48am

I finally finished Cien años de soledad/A Hundred Years of Solitude, and my review is here.

fyrefly, how about reviewing Magician: Apprentice.

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBR pile.

Editat: abr. 1, 2008, 10:42am

Finished Candide. My review is Here .
CarlosMcRey, how about The Hollow Man?

Anything I haven't reviewed is fair game.

abr. 1, 2008, 1:38pm

I finished The Pillar of Salt at the weekend and have managed to cludge my thoughts into a slightly lengthy review here.

tjsjohanna, could you review Njal's saga? I've been wondering about getting a copy and would like to hear what you think!

Please can people pick either from unread or the slightly shorter but slightly more cryptic smp.

abr. 8, 2008, 5:07pm

LizT - I noticed in another thread that you've started War and Peace. I'm new to the group, and would be happy to make that your "assignment" so I can join in the fun.

Folks, please pick from anything tagged TBR.

Editat: abr. 9, 2008, 10:29am

Finally reviewed Inkheart here.

Dulcibelle, please review The Beautiful Cigar Girl. I recently added it to my wishlist, and it would be great to know if it is worth moving further up the list.

Please pick from my TBR or if you'd like to be kind, my 888 TBR tags.

Edited for punctuation.

abr. 11, 2008, 10:24am

Finally, two months later I've managed to get through A Game Of Kings. My review is here


How about reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

I know alot of people love Terry Pratchett but for me this book was just okay. I'd be interested to know your opinion on it.

For those picking for me please pick a fiction book which does not have a rating yet.


abr. 11, 2008, 7:22pm

My review of It Must've Been Something I Ate is here.

Dbolahood, how about Lady Be Good?

Please choose something tagged "tbr." I will probably take a while getting to the next one because I need to read my Early Reviewers book (and finish a couple of other books that I've already started).

Editat: abr. 11, 2008, 10:36pm

I finally finished Njal's Saga. My review is here.

carlym, why don't you read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4. (I tried to pick something I thought you could read fairly quickly and also enjoy!).

As always, anything not reviewed is fair game. See TBRV.

abr. 13, 2008, 5:08pm

Finally finally some 6 months after being requested I've given up waiting to do the experiments and have just skimmed the details of a few in how to fossilise your hamster which has never touchstoned. My review is here

Anything not tagged "unowned" and that I've not reviewed is good for me - or even one with a short review that you'd like to see expanded.

Editat: abr. 13, 2008, 5:49pm

After a brief hiatus from this group, I posted my review of Pale Fire (along with a couple other reviews I've been meaning to get around to for months, if you're at all curious).

Reading fox, great review of the hamster book by the way, I think I'd like you to review When Jack sued Jill please.

Anything in my library that I haven't reviewed yet is free reign for whoever picks for me next. Thanks!

(Just editing to add that my review may contain "spoilers" for those who haven't read the book. I really don't think I gave anything away (or could in such a non-linear novel) but I realize some people are understandably sensitive to that sort of thing.)

Editat: abr. 13, 2008, 10:38pm

I got skipped! :) Would somebody please give me a book to review? See TBRV. Thanks!!
Oh, and llamagirl will you read You Only Live Twice.? I've never read any Ian Fleming and I'm interested in your opinion.

abr. 14, 2008, 11:22pm

awww...tjsjohanna, too bad you got skipped. I realize it's not my turn, but I figured you shouldn't have to wait & wait for a selection & since no one else has chosen for you I thought I'd take the liberty...

How about If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him? An intriguing title, I'll give it that...

I'll be starting You Only Live Twice tonight. Thanks for the adventurous choice of bedtime reading. =)

abr. 19, 2008, 7:44pm

I'm not sure whether there's anybody who still need to be chosen for. If I've missed somebody, please let me know.

In the meantime, here is my review for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
I also watched the Tim Roth/Gary Oldman movie, which was really awesome. I loved when Gary Oldman makes the newspaper propeller airplane... or the stirring device. Very cool.

Whoever chooses for me next, please pick something from my DC tag

abr. 20, 2008, 8:24am

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

abr. 20, 2008, 9:08am

>137 Caramellunacy: Caramellunacy - you have a great deal of books that are also on my TBR list! One I recently picked up but haven't read yet is Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu which is my suggestion. Hope you're up to reading a romance :-)

My review of Who Are You People by Shari Caudron is up. I enjoyed it very much!

For whoever picks for me, please choose from my books tagged as "tbr" in my catalog. Thanks!

Editat: abr. 20, 2008, 12:04pm

#139 Jenson AKA DL I notice you have a lot of dragon books. I just finished reading Eragon and Eldest a couple weeks ago, and I have Brisingr on reserve at my local bookstore. I absolutely love the series, so I'm picking Eragon for you. :-D

Whoever picks for me, I haven't tagged any of my books read, TBR, or no longer own. My TBR list is on my profile page. Someday I'll get around to tagging my library appropriately... and I've been slowly working on it, usually adding tags to what I've just finished reading along with my reviews.

EDIT: I have now got the unread, read, TBR, and no longer own tags in place.

abr. 21, 2008, 4:24am

I've reviewed When Jack Sued Jill short but fun.

thekoolaidmom - how about Wisdom of the 90s from your unread book?

For me - anything that I've not reviewed (apart from unowned) or that you'd like to see an expanded review of is fine.

Editat: abr. 21, 2008, 3:02pm

I don't have a review to bring here, as I'm new, but I have seen an interesting book on your list, reading_fox: Empress (Godspeaker)

abr. 21, 2008, 3:37pm

Okay, many weeks later, I've finally finished Magician: Apprentice. It was... uninspiring, sadly. The review is here.

Samantha, welcome! How about reading and reviewing The Blessing Stone?

It's somewhat of a limited selection, but the books I have with me at the moment can be found here. If whoever's picking for me would like to pick from my (much) longer TBR list, that would be fine, although I won't be able to get to it for another few weeks at least.

abr. 22, 2008, 6:11am

Well, one week shy of a year ago, reading_fox asked me to review The Bafut Beagles. I'm pleased to say, I have completed my assignment...come on! Two hundred and three pages is a real challenge! It's here for your consideration.

Okay, so, fyrefly98, The Darwin Conspiracy has to be an improvement on The DaVinci Code, right? I look forward to reading about it.

For me, preferably a book that hasn't got a "date read" entry, but it can be anything I haven't reviewed, which given I've managed the grand total of two reviews makes for a fair selection.

Editat: abr. 24, 2008, 9:39pm

The Darwin Conspiracy is finished, the review is here. Short version: Historically accurate, and a fun read.

Inigo, how about Beasts by John Crowley for you? I've heard a lot about Little, Big, but Beasts doesn't have any reviews.

It's even more of a limited selection now, but the books I have with me at the moment can be found here. If whoever's picking for me would prefer to pick from my (much) longer TBR list, that would be fine, although I won't be able to get to it for another two weeks or so.

abr. 24, 2008, 10:48pm

I finished and reviewed George Burns' Wisdom of the 90s. It was a fun visit with one of the greatest comedic legends, and I had more than a couple chuckles.

Ooh-Ooh-OOH! fyrefly98, I've been wanting to get The Zookeeper's Wife for a while now... It's on my BM wishlist. I'd love to see what you think of it. :-D

abr. 25, 2008, 11:02am

This is my first post to this group. I am excited to see what is assigned to me!

thekoolaidmom: Nice to see you here, too. It's good to already 'know' people when you join a new group! To continue the line of books titled "The (somebody interesting)'s (family member)" I'd like to know what you think of The Gun Runner's Daughter by Neil Gordon.

abr. 25, 2008, 6:57pm

Welcome, lilyfyrestorm. How about Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood?

I have read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4, and my review is here.

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

abr. 27, 2008, 6:49am

I finally managed to finish The Power of Darnkness. Tales of Terror. Sorry, it took me so long, but school got in the way... again. Anyway, here's my review.

carlym, why don't you read and review Hunting Unicorns by Bella Pollen? The title sounds intriguing.

Please pick something with a tbr tag. And if it's a long and/or complicated book, it will probably take a while until I finish it... (school again)

abr. 27, 2008, 12:25pm

Thalia, why don't you read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe? It's one of my favorites - both funny and truly touching. I'd love to hear what you think about it.

My review of Tiger Eye is here. Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was nice to try something new, and it was certainly a fun ride.

Whoever chooses next, anything not reviewed at My DC tag is fair game, though I'd prefer something fluffy since it's exam time. Thanks!

abr. 27, 2008, 4:22pm

I finished The Beautiful Cigar Girl and quite enjoyed it. My review is here: .

Caramellunacy - why don't you read The Illyrian Adventure. That one sounds like fun, and should be fluffy enough to read around exams.

Anyone choosing for me, anything tagged TBR is fine. However, if it has "office" in the comments, it will be a little easier for me to find. I recently moved, and much of Mount TBR is still in boxes.

abr. 27, 2008, 5:57pm


We don't really have similar tastes but I did notice that you have Zorro by Isabel Allende which I read last year and you have "office" in the comments so it's perfect.

Hope you enjoy!

My semester is over in a week and a half so I want to look forward to a nice read finally! :)
Please choose from my "Colorado" tag and don't choose one of my Spanish books 'cause those are quite long and I'd like to read them on my own time. Oh, and I'm reading "La reine du sud" right now so don't choose that one either.

Sorry for all the specifications.

abr. 27, 2008, 9:05pm

I've finished and reviewed Eragon which I enjoyed quite a bit.

lilisin - Quite an impressive library! One of the few that I recognized is a story I've always been partial to, even though I really liked the Disney ending better :-) How about Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Hope that works for you!

If you're picking for me, please pick from my "tbr" tagged books. Thanks!

abr. 28, 2008, 8:28am

My review for Beasts is up. Thank you, fyrefly98 for assigning it to me. I did enjoy it very much.

Jensen, a nice review of Eragon. As you have turned you mind to things French in your assignment to lilisin, how about a review of Voltaire's "Candide" (which, for some reason, won't touchstone)?

To whomever is choosing my next book, it can be anything except the three I've already reviewed, although preferably fiction (I'm still reading Peter Ackroyd's London: The Biography as my other book-on-the-go-at-the-mo) and one that doesn't have a "date read" entry.

Editat: abr. 28, 2008, 10:24am

Inigo, great name! But I'm disappointed you don't own The Princess Bride.

Anyway, how about Don Quixote? (It does have a 'date read' entry but it was in 1989, so maybe you're up for a reread. If not, Dracula.)

I'm up for reading anything in my library that isn't already reviewed, though I prefer fiction.

edited to close my parentheses.

abr. 28, 2008, 10:39am

My review for The Zookeeper's Wife is up here. It wasn't bad, but it didn't really convince me that its existence was justified, if that makes sense.

jesslyn - It's not fiction, but Unfortunate English: The Gloomy Truth Behind the Words You Use has too good of a title to pass over... plus, I always like etymology, so I'm interested to hear what you think about this one.

The selection of unread books keeps dwindling (although I'm going to the used book store this afternoon), but the books I have with me at the moment can be found here. If whoever's picking for me would prefer to pick from my regular TBR list, that would be totally fine, although I won't be able to get to it for another two weeks or so.

abr. 29, 2008, 7:22pm

I am very embarrased to admit that I can't find my copy of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana - I think it might be in the box in the loft that is buried under a whole pile of other boxes, but until I do my summer clear-out I'm not going to be able to get close enough to find out! However, I have instead posted a review of the same author's The Romantics. I hope that will do - and when I find Butter Chicken I'll do a bonus review.

Fyrefly, would you mind if I picked Sexual Selections from your regular TBR list? It looks fascinating!

Whoever's picking for me, please pick a book tagged GRTB. I'll do my best to find it this time!

abr. 29, 2008, 11:24pm

#155 jesslyn, it is to my shame that I've never read The Princess Bride. I have the movie script and a few copies of the film which are fairly worn though. I have cheated a bit and scanned Don Quixote again in order to write the review. As it is a bit of a cheat, and thus not true to the honour of the knight, I'll do you another one for free.

wandering star, given his recent nomination for the glitter and gold with another book, maybe you can tell us how good or otherwise Chabron is by reviewing Mysteries of Pittsburgh: A Novel (P.S.).

Despite the lack of power edit, I have gone through and marked up my TBR books to make life easier for everybody, although I don't mind re-reading/refreshing and writing reviews for books I've already read.

abr. 30, 2008, 6:33am

My review of the Blessing Stone can be found here It was a wondeful book, and gets 5 stars!

As for you, InogoMontoya, I'd love it if you would review Room for a Single Lady by Clare Boylan

abr. 30, 2008, 6:43am

Empress is reviewed another great character driven work of high fantasy by Karen. It's light and easy reading, somewhat in the style of Feist.

Samantha - as a change from all those detective stories, why don't you try pompei by Lundgren.

maig 1, 2008, 6:11am

Details of the Hunt has been reviewed here. I had fun reading it. I hope the review helps you decide, Jenson :)

Reading fox, how about Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan?

To anyone choosing for me, any book is fine, except the ones labeled abandoned or wishlist.

maig 3, 2008, 9:38am

I've finished and reviewed Candide, or, Optimism. A very interesting book!

Ryes - I enjoyed your review of Details of the Hunt, thanks :-) I would definitely get it if the cost wasn't so prohibitive *sigh* How about reviewing Heros & Ghosts next? (sorry, it doesn't seem to want to touchstone).

For whoever is choosing for me, please choose from those tagged "tbr".

maig 4, 2008, 10:44am

I've finished and reviewed The Librarian: Quest for the Spear by Christopher Tracy. It was a fast read when I had time for it, though I enjoyed the movie more. I got slowed down by final exams and grading papers, but I should get through the next book someone chooses much more quickly now that the semester is done. Anything unreviewed is fine, though please avoid the thousand page lit. anthologies (Nortons and etc.)! They'll get reviewed eventually, but I can't face reading one in one stretch...

Jenson_AKA_DL: How about The Calling by Jennifer Ashley? I saw it on your TBR pile, and it's one that I've thought about picking up quite a few times, so I'd love to know your thougts on it...

maig 4, 2008, 11:44am

I finished Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Here's my review.

whitewavedarling, why don't you read and review Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami?

Please pick something with a tbr tag. And if it's a long and/or complicated book, it will probably take a while until I finish it...

maig 4, 2008, 3:14pm

I just posted my review for You Only Live Twice. It may have redeemed the adventure genre for me!

Thalia, I always giggle a bit when I see an Ethan Hawke book on the store shelves. Nothing personal to Mr. Hawke, but I'd have a problem taking any Gen-X hunk's foray into the literary world seriously. I'd like to see if he has the chops to back him up but as I don't really want to read the book to find out I'm going to leave the task to you. Please review Ash Wednesday.

Anything in my library without a review is free range for my next pick. Thanks!!

Editat: maig 5, 2008, 9:09am

I've finished up The Importance of being lazy and posted my review!

Llama, would you please review If you can't live without me, why aren't you dead yet?!-though there were several titles I wanted to pick for you.

Anything in my library tagged to be read is great (but I'll get to it MUCH faster if it's also tagged Own or @West...ones with Want or IPL will take longer). Thanks!

edited to fix the touchstone

maig 5, 2008, 10:16pm

Here is my review of Hunting Unicorns.

Kaelirenee, A Short History of Rudeness sounds interesting and only has one review so far.

Please choose something with a "tbr" tag when picking for me. Thanks!

Editat: maig 6, 2008, 6:01pm

My review for The Gun Runner's Daughter.

carlym How about reading A Writer's House in Wales (National Geographic Directions). My family's from Wales, and I've been studying up on the country and my heritage. This book looks really great.

Could the next person pick from my TBRs this time? The last two came from the unread list, Gun Runner being absolutely horrid. Thnx!

maig 6, 2008, 6:20pm

thekoolaidmom, how about Honestly, Katie John!? I have to admit that the exclamation point got to me... I MUST know how that book is.

Most of my books are free game, but I'd prefer if you stayed away from the anthologies. Thanks!

Editat: maig 9, 2008, 12:35pm

I finally finished If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (being a little obsessive, I felt I needed to re-read the books that came before in the series - though I finally gave up on my library holds). My review is Here.

"bookcrushblog" how about 1776? I have it sitting in my library waiting to be read and I'd like your take on it.

Please pick from my tag TBRV

Editat: maig 9, 2008, 7:55am

tjsjohanna, how about Mansfield Park? I enjoyed it so I'm happy to pick it!

Could you pick from my To Be Reviewed tag?


Editat: maig 9, 2008, 12:36pm

klarusu, when you listed Mansfield Park I thought "why is that in my TBRV list? I'm pretty sure I just read it". Well, I did just read it but neglected to write a review. So, I've written the review and you can see it here.

klarusu, will you read A River Runs Through It, and other stories? (you have a great list of books, by the way - I had a hard time picking!)

For whoever picks for me, please pick from my tag TBRV


maig 12, 2008, 12:28pm

Hi, I'm new here. Since I joined LT, I've been trying to force myself to begin writing reviews for the books I've read - with mixed success. I thought joining this group might be a fun way to keep up the effort - especially since I see that InigoMontoya will be keeping track!

tjsjohanna, you've got lots of interesting-looking books on your TBRV list - I'm having a hard time choosing. Why don't you review The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman. I've always been interested in his books, but never have read any - I'm looking forward to your comments and recommendations.

My library isn't so neatly organized (yet, anyway). I read mostly from the library, so anything tagged "on hold" is something I don't have access to yet. Everything else is fair game, and the "currently reading" and "tbr" tags are books I have here.

maig 12, 2008, 12:44pm

Aquest missatge ha estat marcat com abús per més d'un usuari i ja no es pot veure (mostra)

maig 12, 2008, 12:46pm

Aquest missatge ha estat marcat com abús per més d'un usuari i ja no es pot veure (mostra)
bitch bitch

maig 12, 2008, 12:54pm

You are very welcome, sjmccreary. I'm sorry that your debut has coincided with some silliness.

I'm still reading Room for a Single Lady, albeit I'm procrastinating because I'm not loving it, but hopefully the next poster will be along soon to assign you a book from your library. I just didn't want you to think we were of the Basil Fawlty-type in our hospitality to new arrivals.

maig 12, 2008, 1:03pm

Thanks for the welcome - I was surprised that someone posted so soon as I was expecting to have to wait a day or two for an assignment. I was even more surprised to open the thread back up and see just what my "assignment" was! I'm glad to know it's not some bizarre initiation! :-)

maig 13, 2008, 1:30am

Well, that was an interesting welcome aboard note for sjmccreary, wasn't it? I'm glad to see you're not taking it as an indication of how the people in this group operate in general. For the most part, there's much less name calling.

Would you read the willoughbys by Lois Lowry? I've only read The Giver and I'd be interested in what her other writing is like.

I've just posted a review of If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?!. That was an easy one.

Can't wait for my next pick. Thanks in advance to whoever chooses.

Editat: maig 14, 2008, 11:43am

I've read and reviewed Immortals: The Calling.

Llamagirl - I've always been interested in tales of demons and angels, but haven't read about them in a context outside of paranormal romances. So, I'm curious to see what you think of The Revolt of Angels which looks very interesting. It might be one I'll have to pick up and read myself, just for a change of pace.

For the person choosing for me, I have tagged my unread books "tbr" in my catalog. Thanks!

maig 14, 2008, 7:08pm

I FINALLY finished Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I liked it well enough, but I didn't think is was made of diamonds and gold like some others do.

Jenson AKA DL -- how about Other Lives: The Story of Reincarnation for you? There are no reviews and it looks interesting.

I've got lots of good books in my TBR list -- please choose for me from that. I am behind in my ER reading though so my start may be a little delayed - however I am looking forward to receiving a new assignment.

Editat: maig 14, 2008, 10:42pm

I finished The Willoughby's by Lois Lowry. Thanks for such a quick and easy book for my first time out - I'm feeling pretty confident now!

ireed110 - I wish I could browse your real-life library. I wanted to sit right down on the floor and begin pulling books off the shelf - especially all your Alaska books. But as much as I want to travel to Alaska, I like reading mysteries and thrillers and couldn't pass up this title. I'm dying to know what Flesh and Bone: a Body Farm novel by Jefferson Bass is about. ETA "no pun intended"

The only off-limits books in my library are tagged "on hold" - I haven't gotten them from the library yet. "tbr" and "currently reading" are all still here.

BTW InigoMontoya, you may post my reviews.

maig 15, 2008, 6:11am

Great pick for me by tjsjohanna - thoroughly enjoyed A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. You'll find my full review here Reviews Page.

sjmccreary, how about Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life. I'm working in biological science so I'd be really interested to know if this one's a good read!

Could the next person along pick from my To Be Reviewed tag?

Many thanks and look forward to the next one!

Editat: maig 15, 2008, 1:50pm

I have finished Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood. Thanks, carlym! My review is here.
I was moderately pleased with the book. I am not a big reader of biographies, but after this, I am thinking I should be.

klarusu, why don't you read Autobiography of a Geisha? I'd be interested to know how it compares to Memoirs of a Geisha...

Anything tagged unread is fair game for my next assignment!
Also, now that I have a review to post, InigoMontoya, you are free to post them on the wiki.

Edited to fix broken link

maig 15, 2008, 5:00pm

lilyfryestorm: Read Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's one of my favorites.

As for me, please pick something tagged both owned, plan to read/plan to re-read. I had trouble tracking down the last book suggested to me, so I'm restarting! I hope that's not cheating.

maig 15, 2008, 7:51pm

ejd0626, please read For Her Own Good. It looks interesting!

I have read and reviewed A Writer's House in Wales, and my review is here.

For me, please choose something tagged "tbr"--thanks!

maig 16, 2008, 9:01am

Voice of the Gods is read and reviewed

Carlym how about: Birds' Nests in their beards which is a great title.

AFor me anything that isn't tagged 'unowned' is fine.

maig 16, 2008, 3:18pm

Zorro is read and reviewed here. Lilisin, thanks for choosing it for me. It was great fun, and the first Allende I've read. I'll have to get more of her books.

Reading_fox - how about reading Not on the label by Felicity Lawrence? It sounds really interesting.

Anything tagged 'tbr' is fine for me.

maig 18, 2008, 10:36am

I've added my review of Lady Be Good to the wiki (I think I did it right) it's number 256 or you can read it here

dulcibelle - Can you please read Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. I'm a big fan of the Dresden files and I would be interested to know your opinion on this one.

Whoever picks for me please choose a fiction book that has not been rated.


Editat: maig 18, 2008, 10:49am

Oops! Was too slow, and overlapped with dbolahood :)

Dulcibelle, I've removed mine from the list.

maig 18, 2008, 12:26pm

I've only just joined the game, so if I've got it wrong, let me know :)

dbolahood, please can you review Rhapsody:Child of Blood. I like fantasy, and haven't ready any of Elizabeth Hayden's books yet.

I'm going through a thrifty nostalgic stage and re-reading my library, so whoever picks for me - anything other than Academic would be great.

maig 18, 2008, 7:10pm

Paperstone - Riptide looks good - how about that?

I've read and reviewed The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh - I'm afraid it's a short review, but I didn't have a lot to say about it!

Whoever picks for me next, please pick a book tagged 'GRTB' - thanks!

maig 21, 2008, 6:40pm

wandering_star - my first in this game.

I will give this a try. I've been making an effort to review each book as I read it, but am a bit behind.

Please select from those tagged "own" and none from "handle with care".

maig 21, 2008, 7:02pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

maig 21, 2008, 7:03pm

hey there Muzzie, welcome to the game! You also need to pick a book for me to read & review next...

maig 21, 2008, 7:12pm

I'll get the hang of it eventually.

I picked one I think I would Like to read.

Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq
by Rory Stewart

maig 23, 2008, 5:37am

Here's the review of Not on the label already beginning to be out of date, but an informative insight into the UK supermarket processes.

Muzzie - Hard time choosing, you have an obscure library and we have very different library tastes! How about Winter Fire by Lowell by an author I've at least heard of, and it doesn't have any other reviews.

maig 23, 2008, 7:29pm

reading fox, How about To Kill a Mockingbird you've rated it but it doesn't have a review.

I've reviewed my book Alias Grace. When choosing for my please pick from my upnext tag.

maig 23, 2008, 10:22pm

reading fox

That's a good one. It's been around for a while and I've been meaning to get to it.

Editat: maig 23, 2008, 10:44pm

ElizaJane, can you please review Pig Island by Mo Hayder?

I'm willing to read something new from my TBR list or read and review an old favourite. (Just maybe not Dostoyevsky, please.))

Edited to add: hi everyone! *waves* I'm new to the game. :)

maig 24, 2008, 1:33pm

Just finished Autobiography of a Geisha - good pick by lilyfyrestorm, I've tried to address how it stood up in comparison to Memoirs of a Geisha as you did wonder! You'll find my full review here on my Reviews Page.

twilightlost, Welcome to the game! How about Atonement? I haven't read it yet and would be interested to know what you think about it!

Could the next person along pick from my To Be Reviewed tag?

Many thanks and look forward to the next one!

maig 24, 2008, 4:25pm

Hey all. I'm new to the game.

klarusu will you review The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson?

The only thing I ask is that you don't ask me to review any of my Walter Farley books since it's been so long since I've read them.

Editat: maig 28, 2008, 10:53am

dbolahood - Furies of Calderon read and reviewed here . Thanks for suggesting this. It's been on my shelf for quite a while, and I just hadn't gotten to it. Of course, now I have the rest of the series to buy and read!!

Facetious_Badger - I've been having so much fun browsing your library! I read all of Walter Farley's stuff when I was young (MANY years ago) and seeing all those titles lined up in your library brought back happy memories. Please read Seabiscuit : An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. I want to see if you enjoy it as much as I did. BTW - thanks so much for all you do for this country, and please be careful in Afghanistan.

The next person choosing for me - please stick to my TBR tag.

maig 28, 2008, 7:55pm

Hi everyone! So even though I'm in the middle of reading two books and I haven't added all the books I own to my library yet, I came across this group and decided to join anyway!

I think I have the hang of it--dulcibelle I would like you to read The Book Thief because it's one that I have too and I'm curious to hear what you think of it.

Whoever chooses for me please pick from my TBR tag, and like I said, I'm slowly adding to my library but luckily most of what's in there now I haven't read yet. Thanks!

maig 28, 2008, 10:07pm

So, I finally got to the book I was asked to review: The Ghostway. My review is here. (I just can't jump into the middle of a series without at least an attempt to read the books that came before - and it was fun, I have to say!)

LibraryLover23 please review How to Make an American Quilt. I had a hard time choosing - you had a lot of good books on your list!

Whoever chooses for me please choose from my TBRV list. Thanks!

maig 29, 2008, 11:35am

I actually finished my book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell a month ago, but kept forgetting to post a review.

tjsjohanna - please review Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

For my next book, please pick from the books tagged on deck. Thanks!

maig 29, 2008, 8:49pm

I've posted my review of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life - but I don't know how to do the link thing. I actually didn't finish the book (and so tagged it "abandoned" in my library), but got far enough that I felt comfortable reviewing it.

krin5292, will you review Night Frost

For my next book, please choose from "tbr" tags.

maig 30, 2008, 10:29am

A month later, I've finally finished Marlene Zuk's Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn about Sex from Animals. The review is here.

Sjmccreary, how about Windswept for you? Also, the code for making text links is <a href="LINK">TEXT</a>, for future reference. :)

Whoever's picking for me, please pick from my TBR pile... and I'd prefer fiction, if possible.

maig 31, 2008, 1:07pm

So, I've finally finished my review of Maja Lundgren's Pompéi, and my review can be found here

Fyrefly, can you review Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell? I've heard of the book, and I'm curious to see what you think of it.

Whomever picks for me, you can pick any book you like, except for the ones tagged PDNC, or where the comment read-a-thon is given.

juny 1, 2008, 11:16am

*waving to everyone*
Hi, I am new to this group, but I would love to play the game. I think that it would help me choose from my TBR list as opposed to going out to the bookstore for a new read. I am currently in the process of adding to my library listings so please be patient.

Hi Sam. How about The Archimedes Codex. I heard about this and would love to learn more. Anxiously awaiting your review/recommendation.

To the next player, you should have plenty to choose from. Just look for the TBR tag. Ones I have read are starred.

Editat: juny 1, 2008, 11:23am

ejd0626, thank you so much for suggesting I read Breakfast at Tiffany's. I enjoyed it immensely, and am about to go watch the film for the first time! You can find my review here.

Kirconnell, welcome to the group! *waves back* I'd like you to read Eleven Minutes. It's also in my TBR pile and would like to know if I should move it up the list.

When choosing for me, anything tagged unread is fair game!

ET: Fix spelling.

juny 1, 2008, 4:35pm

I've finally finished War and Peace! My review is here. In short, there's a reason everyone raves. It's rave-worthy.

lilyfyrestorm, I love your profile pic! Can you review The Fox by D.H. Lawrence please?

When choosing for me, please can you choose from books tagged unread, or if you'd like marginally less to wade through, there's the cryptically named smp collection.

juny 1, 2008, 8:04pm

Hello all! I've been watching this group for a long time, and I think I'm finally at a place where I can start participating in this.

LizT, I'd be curious to read what you have to say about Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I read it in high school and thought it was fascinating.

For the person who chooses for me, can you please choose from my TBR tag? That would be most helpful.

I'm really looking forward to this.

juny 3, 2008, 5:21am

To Kill a Mockingbird is read and my review joins the other 223 of this great work.

Shootingstar: how about The Alcestiad just because it's a got a strange name and isn't reviewed by anyone.

For me please choose anything not tagged unowned.

juny 3, 2008, 11:35am

My review for Rhapsody is posted in the wiki #307.

Reading Fox how about reviewing the Bafut Beagles by Gerald Durrell

For those choosing for me please pick something that has not been rated.

juny 3, 2008, 10:35pm

I posted my review of Windswept by Ann Macela. Fyrefly98, thanks for choosing it. My library pile is overwhelming and this would probably have gone back unread, since the cover wasn't very convincing. But I really liked it, and will be watching for others by this (new for me) author.

dbolahood, I enjoyed browsing your library. We've read lots of the same books, but since they are pre-LT, I don't have them in my library. Since you say you like romances best, I want you to review Strangers in the Night by Linda Howard. She is one of my favorite authors, but I don't think I've read this one yet.

For my next book, choose something tagged "currently reading" or "tbr".

juny 4, 2008, 9:42am

I've read Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards. You can read my review here. I haven't read The Lord of the Rings in awhile, so it got me thinking maybe it was time to re-visit it!

sjmccreary, will you read Night Work? It sounds familiar, but I can't place it!

If you are picking for me, please choose something tagged TBRV. Thanks!

juny 6, 2008, 8:22pm

I've read and reviewed How To Make An American Quilt.

tjsjohanna will you read At Home In Mitford? I found it enjoyable, I hope you like it too!

Whoever picks for me please choose anything tagged TBR. Thank you!

Editat: juny 7, 2008, 9:21am

I've read and reviewed Other Lives: The Story of Reincarnation by I.G. Edmonds, which can be found here:

LibraryLover - how about R&Ring The Serpent Never Sleeps by Scott O'Dell. I've read a couple of his books in the past, although I've never heard of this one. It sounds very interesting and has not been reviewed yet.

If your choosing for me, please choose from those tagged tbr in my library. Thanks!

juny 7, 2008, 5:55pm

My review for The Fox is here. I'm afraid I just feel very indifferent about it. But, it was a quick read, so I'm ready for the next.

Jenson_AKA_DL, I'd like you to read Sabriel by Garth Nix. I'd apologize about starting you on a trilogy, but I'm sure once you've read it, you won't be sorry! (I, personally, started reading this before the third book came out, and had to wait for it, quite impatiently! Fortunately, you won't have that problem!)

Whomever chooses for me, please select from books tagged 'unread'

juny 8, 2008, 1:05am

Here is my review for 1776 at Took me a while to get to it and I'm afraid it's brief. But at least it's done!

Lilyfyrestorm, how about Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night? Looks awesome and there are no reviews for it!

Any books on my list are fair game.

juny 9, 2008, 12:11pm

Just posted my review of The Alcestiad, which honestly, I probably never would have read without this prodding. And I really enjoyed it.

Bookcrushblog: why don't you review The Tower by Tristan Hughes? It looks like it needs some love and attention.

For me, please select books tagged tbr. It's nice to be able to cross those books off.

juny 9, 2008, 9:19pm

OK, shootingstarr - I have to go with The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. It's one of my faves so let me know if you like it too.

And for those wondering if I'm new around here, I'm not. I've just been MIA because I finally *FINALLY* got around to reading and reviewing Avoid Boring People by James Watson. I put it off for a long time due to issues that I have with the author (I touched on them in my review here) but overall it wasn't an entirely terrible work. And feedback on my reviews is always appreciated. Not sure if I was too harsh or too easy on him....

But yeah, glad to be back in the game!! Whoever picks for me, anything tagged TBR is fair game. (Preferably something fun, as my last one was a doozey....) ;)

*side note thanks to Inigo for creating the Wiki page and reminding me that I had this outstanding assignment and that it's never too late to get back in the swing of things!*

juny 10, 2008, 8:48am

Hi lilyfyrestorm! Thanks for your great pick of Eleven Minutes: A Novel. I have finished it and written my review on my profile site. I would definitely recommend that you move it up in you TBR pile. I probably wouldn't have gotten to it for a while if not for your suggestion and I would have missed a great read. Raves for this group. A great idea.

Hi elbakerone. I am in HE too so I will see you over there I hope. You are the one who got me into this group so thanks so much. I'm sorry about your last book being so tedious. When I read one like that I choose something fun and light next. So how about Hello Gorgeous! by MaryJanice Davidson. Maybe it will help on your Alphabet Challenge too. (By the way, love your library pic, sigh.)

For the next player, I have been busy adding to my library so feel free to pick from the ever mounting TBR stack. *walks away chuckling*

juny 12, 2008, 12:13am

Kirconnell, I'd love to know what you think of Heaven Lake by John Dalton--there are two reviews up, but they're short and don't really say much beyond what I could gather from the book jacket. It's been on my TBR pile for a while, but for whatever reason I keep passing it over (maybe because it's on a top shelp above my head I'm realizing now...).

As for me, I've read and posted a review of Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and I truly enjoyed it. I don't often reread books, but I feel sure I'll reread this one in the future. Simple and sweet story with absolutely beautiful writing, and memorable characters and situations. One to read, keep, and reread if you get around to it. I should say though--based on my experiences, it is wholly different from Murakami's other work. But, just as worthwhile.

For anyone picking for me, anything unreviewed is also unread and up for requests. Please do avoid the huge anthologies (like Nortons!) as those will get read eventually, but in pieces considering their weight and tiny writing. For now, I'm off to start packing for a big move I've got coming up next month...

juny 12, 2008, 4:39pm

Well to make up for my half-year hiatus I finished my assignment in under a week. ;) My review for Hello, Gorgeous! is here. Thanks for picking it, Kirconnell - it was a fun silly summer read. Exactly what I expected from a Davidson romance. :)

whitewave, liked your review of Norweigian Wood! Nicely written. I have so many people telling me to read Murakami that I'm going to have to listen. For your next one, how about The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman? Not sure how hard/easy it is to review a graphic novel but Gaiman typically rocks my socks off and that's one of his that I'm unfamiliar with. Good luck with moving too, hope it's not too much of a pain or a hassle!

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my TBR tag! Thanks! :)

Editat: juny 14, 2008, 6:24am

Hey there I've been lurking her for a while & I just had to join in (I really need practise in writing reviews) - my 'blog' of reviews went to nothing cause I was so crap at them. This should do it for me.

elbakerone - I've been reading Tales of the Otori for a while but I've never read Heaven's Net is Wide - I'd really love it if you could tell me what you think of it and whether it's worth the reading time.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my tbr list as all the other books I've catalogued are packed in boxes & I've made a rule for myself that I can't open them under any circumstances until I move - supposed to be in August - looking more like next Jan/Feb now - please!! don't ask. If you wanted to be REALLY kind you could pick from ones also tagged 2008 as those are ones I specifically want to read this year, however the shelves they're on are next to one another so either list is fine.

(edited to get link to tbr working - took 3 tries but finally got it - need more coffee)

juny 14, 2008, 9:22am

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juny 15, 2008, 12:45am

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night has been read (mostly late at night) and reviewed here. It's a decent book. I suggest you check it out.

ireed110, how about Lullaby? I read it while on vacation last year and really enjoyed it. I'm a huge fan of Palahniuk's work.

Whoever chooses for me, my tag is unread.

Editat: juny 15, 2008, 7:08pm

LibraryLover23 thanks for asking me to read At Home in Mitford. It's been awhile since I spent some time in Mitford and I loved being back. I'm going to have to re-read the whole series again! My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, will you read The Great Gatsby? I'm trying to convince myself that it is time to re-read it and I'd like your opinion.

Whoever chooses for me, my tag is TBRV. Thanks!

juny 15, 2008, 4:03pm

I've read and reviewed The Serpent Never Sleeps, which I thought was good but not great.

tjsjohanna - we meet again! For you I choose The Secret Life Of Bees which I really enjoyed, I hope you like it too!

Anyone choosing for me, please pick from those tagged TBR. Thanks!

juny 17, 2008, 7:18am

I've read and reviewed Sabriel by Garth Nix. It was an enjoyable read.

Hi LibraryLover, I guess I'm choosing for you again. We'll go with something different than a YA book this time (although you have some very good ones on your TBR list). How about reading Whispers by Dean Koontz?

My books to be read are also tagged "tbr". Please and thank you!

Editat: juny 17, 2008, 9:46am

Well the second GoReviewThatBook request for a The Bafut beagles review, and my second GRtB Gerald Durrell is completed HERE I hope it measures up to the standards set so superbly by InigoMontoya back at the groups beginnings.

Jenson How about A Robin McKinley Collection I've heard the name on LT, but know nothing about his (could be her?) works.

For me anything that isn't tagged unowned is good, I don't mind expanding an exisiting short review if you feel it needs it.

edit to fix HTML.

juny 18, 2008, 7:02pm

Reading-Fox, please review Contact by Carl Sagan; I'm a bit curious about how it compares with the movie based on it.

Anyone picking for me, please stick to the books in English--my French is rusty and my Latin was never very good at all.

juny 19, 2008, 8:50am


Please read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

To whoever picks for me - please pick something tagged "to read."

juny 19, 2008, 11:38am

Dear belll7 (from post 234): I just joined both LibraryThing and this group. I'd like you to read John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, from your "to read" tag. I first read this book in high school, and, well, enjoyed is the wrong word for this kind of book, but I do love it. Then I discovered that it was one of the books I could choose as part of my curriculum as a 9th grade English teacher. I taught the book for about 7 years, and both I and my 9th graders loved it. I'd be really interested in your review of it. We seem to share a love of Tolkien and Austen, by the way.

As far as my own reviews go, would the person picking for me please also pick one of the TO BE READ books? I get many of my books from the public library, as I'm an impoverished school teacher, and it may not be possible for me to find one of the books in my catalogue again, though I'm game to try, if there's a book on my list you really want to see reviewed.

juny 20, 2008, 4:20pm

I've finished my review of The Secret Life of Bees. The review is here.

RachelfromSarasota, would you please read Founding Mothers: The women who raised our nation. It looks interesting!

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBRV list.


juny 20, 2008, 4:44pm

tjsjohanna, I think you need to read Brave New World. Or 1984. I know, that probably is against the rules, but I couldn't decide. Okay, the first.

As you might have guessed, I am new to this game. I think I have it figured out, though. In my catalog, generally anything that I have not rated I have not read. There is plenty to choose from as I have been adding ridiculous amounts of books in the last six months or so - see "Librarything is evil" thread :).

juny 21, 2008, 4:02pm

I have finished Of Mice and Men. My review is here.

emaestra, please read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I'm curious about it.

Whoever picks for me, please do so from the "to read" tag (sorry, I can't get my library to have a nice URL for just that tag...).

Editat: juny 22, 2008, 10:54pm

Finished The Book Thief and have posted the review here: . Thanks, LibraryLover23 for suggesting it. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and am sorry I waited this long to read it.

bell7 - please read The Solitary Envoy. It sounds interesting and has only one review posted.

When choosing for me, please use my 'tbr' tag.

*ETA a link to my reviews. It will be easier to find the review of The Book Thief there than to scroll thru the 200+ reviews on the work page.*

juny 22, 2008, 7:00pm

I have read The Great Gatsby and my review is here. It's not a very well written review because my husband is watching The Sopranos really really loudly and I wasn't able to concentrate very well. :P

Dulcibelle, I'd like you to read Island of the Sequined Love Nun. I read that title, and just could not resist! I have to know what it's about!

My unread list now numbers over 1,000, so whoever chooses for me will have plenty to choose from!

juny 23, 2008, 9:25am

I finished The Archimedes Codex, and it's really, really good. It's not often I give a non-fiction book a five point rating, but I did with this one. You can check out my review here.

lilyfyrestorm, I'd love for you to read The Property of a Lady, it sounds very good.

Anyone choosing for me can pick anything that's not tagged PDNC

juny 23, 2008, 11:22am

Hi, I'm new here! This game sounds awesome.

Samantha_kathy, can you read The King of Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland? I've read his book of myths and loved it, so I want to see if his YA fiction is just as good!

Whoever picks for me, anything marked "unread" would be great!

Editat: juny 23, 2008, 11:28am

ejj1955 I've not seen the film so I don't know how it compares although I understand the ending if different. My review of contact is here. I've tried to review the ending without spoiling it for those who don't already know it.

Samantha Kathy how about Cooking by moonlight which sounds fascinating (perhaps literally!). What does PDNC mean? edit: too slow SlySionnach: How about the bastard king.

For me anything that isn't tagged unowned is good, I don't mind expanding an exisiting short review if you feel it needs it.

Editat: juny 24, 2008, 9:15am

I finished Night Work before I left for vacation a week ago, but didn't get it reviewed until this morning, so I'd already lost some of the details - what remains is a more lasting impression, though. Not my best review, IMO. Thanks for assigning it, tjsjohanna, I'd really been looking forward to it, and it didn't disappoint.

Reading_fox, you've got so many books, I was pretty overwhelmed by your library. I see that you have the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. I've heard a lot about these books, but have never read any. Please review Killing Floor and let me know if it is worth all the hype!

ETA please choose something for me tagged tbr or currently reading.

juny 24, 2008, 7:25pm

I've read and reviewed Whispers. In a word: terrifying!

sjmccreary, I choose People of the Book for you. I read it a month or so ago and loved it, I hope you feel the same way!

Anyone choosing for me please pick anything tagged TBR. Thanks!

juny 25, 2008, 3:50pm

How about

Little House in the Big Woods

for you next review? (I was tempted to pick Vanity Fair, but that is quite a commitment)

Editat: juny 27, 2008, 7:20am

Killing Floor is reviewed here If you enjoy thriller / action / mystery novels to any degree at all then you ought to read all of these. Series order is pretty irrelevant though Killing Floor is the first published.

Jnyrose: how about the ebony tower.

For me anything that isn't tagged unowned is good, I don't mind expanding an exisiting short review if you feel it needs it.

Editat: juny 27, 2008, 10:26am

The Bastard King review is the only one on it's page here . Not the best fantasy book of all time, in my opinion. Harry Turtledove should stick to alternative history...

Ah! Reading_fox...for you, perhaps... Medusa byHammond Ines?

ETA: Touchstone for Medusa lead to something else...

juny 28, 2008, 3:58pm

My review of The Lord of the Flies is up. It's an interesting read, although I wasn't totally convinced by it if I'm honest.

SlySionnach, how about The Difference Engine by William Gibson? It sounds pretty cool, I'd love to hear what you think!

Whoever's picking for me, can you choose from books tagged either unread or smp, which is pretty much a subset, if you want a shorter list :-)

juny 29, 2008, 4:49am

My review of The Hollow Man is here. Bottom line, it was okay but not one of Simmons' best.

Liz, how about Wuthering Heights? I just read it a couple months ago, and would like to see your opinion on it.

Whoever is picking for me, please pick from my books tagged GRBT. Not all of them are unread, but I wouldn't mind revisiting a book so I can write a review of it.

Editat: juny 29, 2008, 4:09pm

My assignment has been read and reviewed. You can read my reveiw here: Pig Island by Ho Hayder

CarlosMcRey, How about reading Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco? It has a very interesting title and no reviews yet.

Whoever picks for me please pick from my upnext tag

juny 29, 2008, 5:36pm

Don't choose a book for me -- I already have one that I still need to pick up. I just thought I'd suggest that the next person to choose a book (remember: not for me) start a Game Thread 3 since this one has already hit the 250+ mark.

juny 30, 2008, 5:53am

Okay, I'll post a new thread. Everyone go to "Game Thread 3" to see what I picked for ElizaJane and to find my review.