Sunday, November 30
TSS - Attention Blog Readers Need YOUR Recommendations!
Hello to my blog readers, I need your help. Starting in January I'm participating in the 999 challenge, much like the 888 challenge. Link below.
One of my categories is recommended reading, which is getting a list of books recommended to be my friends, family, bloggers and Library Thing Recommended reading lists, then pick 9 books from a random draw. So the section will be selected by someone other then me.
Theres just a few things. I won't read graphic novels or children's books (Young Adult ie twilight aren't a big deal, but I'm not reading books for children under the age of 12, or graphic novels.)
Also, if it's in a series, then the thrid book in the series isn't the best choice, because I haven't read the others. But other than that, its a free for all.
Here's my other catagories, and books that are in them so far.
1001 Books Before You Die
1 Cancer Ward - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2 Amsterdam Ian McEwan
3 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
4 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
5 Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
6 Middlemarch George Eliot
War Time Fiction
1 - All is Quite on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
2 - A Thread of Grace - Mary Doria Russell
3 – Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
4 - Guns of August - Barbera Tuchman
D (Books Authors Name Begins with)
1- Bleak House – Charles Dickens
2 – The Vicomte de Bralegonne – Alexander Dumas
3- Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
4 - The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins
5 - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
1st, 2nd or 3rd in a Series
1 - Angels - Marian Keyes
2 - Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
3 - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel - Lisa See
4 – Orlando - Virginia Woolf
5 – The Birth House - Ami McKay
Philosophy, Religion, Mythology,Pop-Culture
1 Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale - James B. South
3 Harry Potter and philosophy: if Aristotle ran Hogwarts- David Baggett
4 - The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All - Gregory Bassham
5 - Introduction to Aristotle - Aristotle
6 - The Norse Myths - Kevin Crossley-Holland
7 King Arthur: History and Legend- John Matthews
8 Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers and Other Pagans in America Today - Margot Adler
1 - A Brave New Word - Aldous Huxley
2 - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
3 - A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
4 - The Children of Men – P.D. James
5 - The Road - Cormac McCarthy
6 - Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
7 - V for Vendetta - Alan Moore
8 – I am Legend – Richard Matheson
Last Years Leftovers
None yet (although, other categories will likely have a lot of "last years left overs :D)
So get recommending those books to me!
As for my reading for the day, currently reading Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth. And I have to say I'm not liking it very much. A good story is being ruined by grotesque scenes that aren't relevant to the book.