Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11: Neglected Books

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Another book list this week. This one inspired by Danielle.

13 Books I wanted to read this year (but didn't get around to)

The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
Natural Flights of the Human Mind - Clare Morrall
number9dream - David Mitchell
Suite française – Irène Némirovsky
The Birth House - Ami McKay
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
Inkheart (and Inkspell) - Cornelia Funke
Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
Mercy Among the Children - David Adams Richards
Across the Nightingale Floor, etc. - Lian Hearn
Sabriel, etc. - Garth Nix

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21 comments:

  1. Don't actually know any of those... Makes me feel a right philistine again... Oh well...
    Merry Christmas by the way :-)

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  2. Sorry to say, I don't know any of those.

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  3. Sounds like a good New Year's Resolution, then! :) Good luck getting around to them.

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  4. Those all sound good. I am adding them to my too read list!

    My 13 is up on Working at Home Mom

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  5. Ha, this is great. I have so many books I wanted to get to this year but didn't. The Birth House and Night Watch are two of them. There's always next year! :)

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  6. Jeannine- Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

    Nicholas- Having seen some of your previous book lists, I'm not terribly surprised. I'm pretty sure we have very different tastes in reading material. :P

    Darla- I will try to get to at least some of them next year. But there always seem to be new ones that jump in front.

    Bloggers- Sorry I was lazy and didn't do links for the books.

    quintarantino- A mild understatement! ;)
    Only I do wish I could read faster!

    Iliana- I thought it was a great idea when I saw Danielle's list. Hope she doesn't mind I 'stole' it! And yes, there's always next year! :)

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  7. Boy, I have fallen off the reading wagon this year. Thank for the suggestions. Although... Tale of Genji? That I've read before! ;)

    Happy TT!

    My TT is up: Reasons my life sucks! ;)

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  8. I don't know any of these either, but I wish my neglected list was that short.

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  9. I've neglected all of those but Inkheart! Happy TT to you...

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  10. It is always interesting to see what people read as it says a lot about them. Thanks for sharing them with me. :-)

    You have a very informative blog!

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  11. Claudia- Well Tale of Genji should count for at least 10 books! ;)

    Lisa- Sadly these aren't the only books I've been neglecting, just the ones I intended to read this year but didn't. Let's not talk about all the others still waiting!

    ellen b.- I've heard lots of good things about Inkheart. Hopefully next year.

    Dave- Hmm.. so what do my book choices say about me I wonder? :)

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  12. Haven't heard of a one of these, but my reading is pretty basic. Have a great TT. :)

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  13. Since seeing the previews for the movie, I want to read Inkheart and Inkspell, too!

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  14. Hey, at least you've got your New Year's resolutions all worked out... I don't know any of these, but some definitely sound intriguing. You usually do have good recommendations, I'm finding.

    thanks for visiting mine...

    13 Extraordinary Winter scenes

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  15. Well, I've read one of those and have three others sitting around waiting for me to get to them (read Suite Francaise and have Inkheart & Inkspell, Purple Hibiscus and The Birth House). Love the kitty banner. Thanks for the smile. :)

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  16. Sandee- Thanks for stopping by.

    Janet- I haven't seen any previews. I'm not even sure I knew it was being made into a film, but it seems like such a book-lover's book.

    Damozel- Some of my New Year's resolutions anyways. :)

    Nancy- Harlekwin makes great TT banners! She's got some other kitty ones I'll have to use at some point. :)

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  17. You have three books on the list that I wouldn't have minded getting to this year, but it wasn't meant to be. I guess there's always next year . . . :-)

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  18. Wendy- Yes there's always next year. Luckily books are patient about waiting for us to pick them up. :)

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  19. gee I don't knwo any of these--better get these onto my library list!

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  20. d. chedwick bryant- LOL! Let me know what you think of any ones you get around to reading.

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