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Thanks to Paperbackswap, I have a ridiculously huge to-be-read pile of books. Ridiculous. I have SO MANY BOOKS, and so many that I would love to read at the same freaking time. Sometimes I want to swim through the piles of my books like Scrooge McDuck swims through his gold, lol.

Right now books that I am looking forward to reading once I'm done with the 2 books I'm currently juggling (a collection of Jane Yolen short stories Kurt recently got for me, and "The Great Bridge" by David McCullough about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge) is the Ring trilogy by Koji Suzuki and the three "Forever Knight" books published in the '90's. I cannot abide the Ring movies, when I got dragged to the first one by my BFF years back, I felt that the kernal idea of the movie was intriguing, but the execution was garbage. When I found out that not only was this an adaption of a Japanese movie, but that the Japanese movie was an adaptation of a Japanese book i thought, well, perhaps the book is worth reading. Of course, what I ended up reading was still a translation, but hey. Excellent! Also really enjoyed the sequel, "Spiral". I recently receivd the final book, "Loop" last week and I am almost quivering with anticipation to read all three back to back, and finally see where the story ends.

Hokey as it could be, I love the "Forever Knight" series. When I found out that there were three novels published taking place in that world, THEY HAD TO BE MINE. Took a while but thanks to paperbackswap and ebay, they are mine and I want to sit on top of them the way a dragon sits on top of gold, muahahahahaha.

EDIT:

BOOO!!! I just found out thanks to poking around Amazon.com that there is a 4th "Forever Knight" book, "On Holy Ground" by Jean Graham. This book is unavailable on amazon, no one is offering it on Ebay, and it doesn't even exist in the Paperbackswap database. I have to figure out how to get my grimy mitts on a copy. Hmm, might be time to check Abe books....
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Thanks to Paperbackswap, I have a ridiculously huge to-be-read pile of books. Ridiculous. I have SO MANY BOOKS, and so many that I would love to read at the same freaking time. Sometimes I want to swim through the piles of my books like Scrooge McDuck swims through his gold, lol.

Right now books that I am looking forward to reading once I'm done with the 2 books I'm currently juggling (a collection of Jane Yolen short stories Kurt recently got for me, and "The Great Bridge" by David McCullough about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge) is the Ring trilogy by Koji Suzuki and the three "Forever Knight" books published in the '90's. I cannot abide the Ring movies, when I got dragged to the first one by my BFF years back, I felt that the kernal idea of the movie was intriguing, but the execution was garbage. When I found out that not only was this an adaption of a Japanese movie, but that the Japanese movie was an adaptation of a Japanese book i thought, well, perhaps the book is worth reading. Of course, what I ended up reading was still a translation, but hey. Excellent! Also really enjoyed the sequel, "Spiral". I recently receivd the final book, "Loop" last week and I am almost quivering with anticipation to read all three back to back, and finally see where the story ends.

Hokey as it could be, I love the "Forever Knight" series. When I found out that there were three novels published taking place in that world, THEY HAD TO BE MINE. Took a while but thanks to paperbackswap and ebay, they are mine and I want to sit on top of them the way a dragon sits on top of gold, muahahahahaha.

EDIT:

BOOO!!! I just found out thanks to poking around Amazon.com that there is a 4th "Forever Knight" book, "On Holy Ground" by Jean Graham. This book is unavailable on amazon, no one is offering it on Ebay, and it doesn't even exist in the Paperbackswap database. I have to figure out how to get my grimy mitts on a copy. Hmm, might be time to check Abe books....

Tudors

Jul. 5th, 2009 05:30 am
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It's bordering on ridiculous how many novels I've read about Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I, and how many are still on my to-be-read pile. I've got a few non-fiction on Queen Elizabeth I on the list to be read, as well. And of course, books on the other wives of Henry the 8th read/waiting to be read...

THIS IS FASCINATING SHIT, YO.

Tudors

Jul. 5th, 2009 05:30 am
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
It's bordering on ridiculous how many novels I've read about Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I, and how many are still on my to-be-read pile. I've got a few non-fiction on Queen Elizabeth I on the list to be read, as well. And of course, books on the other wives of Henry the 8th read/waiting to be read...

THIS IS FASCINATING SHIT, YO.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Body Drama
This book looks like a FABULOUS one to share with girls/tweens/teens.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Body Drama
This book looks like a FABULOUS one to share with girls/tweens/teens.
yolen: (Croc Valentine)
Today has been an utterly shitty day, I can't even get into it here. Trust me, SHITTTTY. But I'm feeling better, so I guess that's good. Am flagrantly accepting any and all good thoughts and energy that a potentially crappy situation will be avoided. Thanks.

But, yesterday was a nice Valentine's Day :). [personal profile] fings got off of work early and I met him in Hoboken. We had a nice dinner at Maxwell's and and sort of sat there a little goofily, marveling over the fact that we've been married for almost 2 years! Our anniversary is a little under 4 months away, still, it seems to be going fast! We walked home, picked up some groceries along the way. When we got home we couldn't really agree on something to watch, but that was ok, he worked on some computer stuff and I crawled into the recliner with many blankets and a book ("The Other Boleyn Girl", it's really good!). After a while I got sleepy and sort of conked out. Fings almost gave me a heart attack when he woke me, even though he tried to be gentle. I was really sleeping! It was just a really nice and companionable low-key evening.

Oh, and I picked up some new books at B&N before I met with Fings, I had a $40 gift card from Christmas. They had a buy 2, get 1 free table and I picked up a biography on Jimmy Stewart, "The Female Brain", and "The Life of Language". It was $34 and some change---I am so brutally spoiled by paperbackswap.com where I am getting so many fabulous books for the price of media mail postage, or worst case paying $3.50 for a credit. SPOILED because I felt scandalized by the price even though it was a pretty decent deal considering the prices of new trade paperbacks at B&N (I should have paid closer to $50 for those 3 books). Oh, paperbackswap, how I LOVE you.
yolen: (Croc Valentine)
Today has been an utterly shitty day, I can't even get into it here. Trust me, SHITTTTY. But I'm feeling better, so I guess that's good. Am flagrantly accepting any and all good thoughts and energy that a potentially crappy situation will be avoided. Thanks.

But, yesterday was a nice Valentine's Day :). [personal profile] fings got off of work early and I met him in Hoboken. We had a nice dinner at Maxwell's and and sort of sat there a little goofily, marveling over the fact that we've been married for almost 2 years! Our anniversary is a little under 4 months away, still, it seems to be going fast! We walked home, picked up some groceries along the way. When we got home we couldn't really agree on something to watch, but that was ok, he worked on some computer stuff and I crawled into the recliner with many blankets and a book ("The Other Boleyn Girl", it's really good!). After a while I got sleepy and sort of conked out. Fings almost gave me a heart attack when he woke me, even though he tried to be gentle. I was really sleeping! It was just a really nice and companionable low-key evening.

Oh, and I picked up some new books at B&N before I met with Fings, I had a $40 gift card from Christmas. They had a buy 2, get 1 free table and I picked up a biography on Jimmy Stewart, "The Female Brain", and "The Life of Language". It was $34 and some change---I am so brutally spoiled by paperbackswap.com where I am getting so many fabulous books for the price of media mail postage, or worst case paying $3.50 for a credit. SPOILED because I felt scandalized by the price even though it was a pretty decent deal considering the prices of new trade paperbacks at B&N (I should have paid closer to $50 for those 3 books). Oh, paperbackswap, how I LOVE you.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Oh, historical fiction--how I love you <3.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Oh, historical fiction--how I love you <3.
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The Paradox of Choice

This gentleman discusses and hits on points that have occurred to me over the years. I hope to pick up his book sometime soon.
yolen: (Look at dis!)
The Paradox of Choice

This gentleman discusses and hits on points that have occurred to me over the years. I hope to pick up his book sometime soon.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand.

I've put an asterisk by the books I have on my To Read pile.

Read more... )
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand.

I've put an asterisk by the books I have on my To Read pile.

Read more... )
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Ha, what does it say about me that I'm delighted by Guillotine: It's Legend and Lore but am rather bored by The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 4 (1944-1947). I guess I lose girly points or something. Oh well.

I am rather disappointed by Lost by Gregory Maguire. I really enjoyed other books of his (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Mirror, Mirror). Then again, I heard poor things about his sequel to "Wicked". Well, on to better books after I'm done with this one.

It's been a while since I've juggled so many books at once. Am fully reacquainted with why I rarely do this; it sucks for me, each books distracts me from the other and then I just feel all over the place and like each book is taking forever to finish. My husband seems to juggle books as a matter of course, I don't know how he does it. Bah, I don't think I'm going to bother finishing Nin's diary.
yolen: (Reading is for awesome people!)
Ha, what does it say about me that I'm delighted by Guillotine: It's Legend and Lore but am rather bored by The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 4 (1944-1947). I guess I lose girly points or something. Oh well.

I am rather disappointed by Lost by Gregory Maguire. I really enjoyed other books of his (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Mirror, Mirror). Then again, I heard poor things about his sequel to "Wicked". Well, on to better books after I'm done with this one.

It's been a while since I've juggled so many books at once. Am fully reacquainted with why I rarely do this; it sucks for me, each books distracts me from the other and then I just feel all over the place and like each book is taking forever to finish. My husband seems to juggle books as a matter of course, I don't know how he does it. Bah, I don't think I'm going to bother finishing Nin's diary.
yolen: (La Boheme)
I had this dream this morning:

I was in an off-white corridor, and I knew that I was in a hospital even though I saw nothing but a long hallway, no doors or people or anything. I walked down the hallway until I saw a woman lying on a hospital bed wearing a hospital gown; she was on her side and facing the wall. She was dead (there was no reason to believe she was anything other than sleeping, but in the dream I knew she was dead). Then all of a sudden my mother was standing there, very sad and holding what I knew to be a dead infant wrapped in a towel. She told me not to worry, that she was praying for me to make sure that I would have no dead babies and I would in no way have to worry about dying like that woman had; that I would be a-ok in that department. I don't remember how the scene changed, but next thing I knew I was told by someone (don't remember who) that I had been granted a job interview, and to hurry or I would be late. They gave me the address and I rushed off in a panic. I was in the section of Jersey City where I lived all of my life until recently (only it looked a bit different of course, much busier and bigger) and was lost, I had no idea where the hell this place was. I showed the scrap of paper I was holding to some random dude who said "Oh! You are looking for the Christopher Columbus 10/15 Restaurant! It's over on 1515 St., you should know where that is!". I think at this point the whole thing was too ridiculous for my brain because I woke up. And of course, after waking up I lay in bed for a few minutes wondering if this was some sort of "sign" that I'd be having a baby in October, even though I don't really believe in that sort of thing. This made me feel like an ass :P.

So great, between my baby fever and reading "Stiff: The Curious Live of Human Cadavers" it would seem my subconscious is in overdrive. Sheesh!!
yolen: (La Boheme)
I had this dream this morning:

I was in an off-white corridor, and I knew that I was in a hospital even though I saw nothing but a long hallway, no doors or people or anything. I walked down the hallway until I saw a woman lying on a hospital bed wearing a hospital gown; she was on her side and facing the wall. She was dead (there was no reason to believe she was anything other than sleeping, but in the dream I knew she was dead). Then all of a sudden my mother was standing there, very sad and holding what I knew to be a dead infant wrapped in a towel. She told me not to worry, that she was praying for me to make sure that I would have no dead babies and I would in no way have to worry about dying like that woman had; that I would be a-ok in that department. I don't remember how the scene changed, but next thing I knew I was told by someone (don't remember who) that I had been granted a job interview, and to hurry or I would be late. They gave me the address and I rushed off in a panic. I was in the section of Jersey City where I lived all of my life until recently (only it looked a bit different of course, much busier and bigger) and was lost, I had no idea where the hell this place was. I showed the scrap of paper I was holding to some random dude who said "Oh! You are looking for the Christopher Columbus 10/15 Restaurant! It's over on 1515 St., you should know where that is!". I think at this point the whole thing was too ridiculous for my brain because I woke up. And of course, after waking up I lay in bed for a few minutes wondering if this was some sort of "sign" that I'd be having a baby in October, even though I don't really believe in that sort of thing. This made me feel like an ass :P.

So great, between my baby fever and reading "Stiff: The Curious Live of Human Cadavers" it would seem my subconscious is in overdrive. Sheesh!!
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[personal profile] fings and I are hopelessly addicted to www.paperbackswap.com; if you are an avid reader with books that really could stand to be culled from your library, this is the site for you! Go check it out!
yolen: (Bookish Me)
[personal profile] fings and I are hopelessly addicted to www.paperbackswap.com; if you are an avid reader with books that really could stand to be culled from your library, this is the site for you! Go check it out!

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