Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Popular this month on LT: Do you look at this list? Do you get ideas on what to read from it?
Have you read any of the books on the list right now? Feel free to link to any reviews you've done as well.

Here's the list and my answer:

1.The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2.Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron*
3.Nation by Terry Pratchett
4.Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
5.Anathem by Neal Stephenson
6.American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
8.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski
9.Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
10.Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer

I did read and review the Guernsey book (an ARC from LT), and the Sawtelle book (from the public library). I used to check the list every time I was at LT. But since August I have been accepting ARCs from publishers as well as Early Reviewers and I've had to concentrate on reading them. So I'm out of the habit and relying more on litblog recommendations. Except for Dewey, which I finally won a copy of and am looking forward to receiving, the rest on the list are not my usual reading material. But I will be watching the list and checking out the reviews again thanks to Marie's reminder.


  1. I am beginning to think that every book I read about is my usual reading material! LOL Obviously that can't be the case but I am obsessed, that's why I am buried under my TBR list.

  2. grrr.. sad- i have not read anything from this list :(

  3. I've read Guernsey and Dewey. I can't decide whether to tackle Edgar Sawtelle or not - I've read as many bad reviews as good reviews. I am interested in The Graveyard Book, though.

  4. The only one on this list that I've read is "Guernsey". I really enjoyed it even if I didn't review it at all. None of the other ones are the list are on my own TBR. (I've decided against Edgar Sawtelle).

  5. I'm definitely in the habit of relying on blog recommendations, too. It's neat to have all these different viewpoints. :-)

  6. Sawtelle is on my 'list' to read.I think. Not that I have bought it yet.
    I see that you gave at a good review...and as I said in my TT post, it was the only book on Amazon's best 10 and 10 most popular. Critical and popular approval!

  7. The various reactions to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle are interesting to me because I posted the review a week before it was announced as an Oprah pick. I was glad to have my opinion validated. I had read it 2 or 3 months before and recommended it to people. I was just lazy about writing it up. Now that there's all the hype, some have decided against reading it. My advice is always to borrow it from the library or a friend, then buy it if you feel it's a keeper for you. The thing to know about this story is that it is a tragedy, in the literary sense. The main character will suffer, either because of his own flaws or because he cannot cope with adverse circumstnces. That's why it's being compared to Hamlet, who could not deal with his father's death and acted rashly as a result. Perhaps this and my review will help someone decide.

  8. Dewey looks sweet and I love cats (obviously), but let's see if I get around to reading it. My TBR is nightmarish by now...

  9. I like the idea of this list, I always like to have someones opinion on what is new. Then I can make up my own mind.

    Thank-you for adding me to the blogs you follow, I will add you to mine, like your blog a lot :}

  10. I am reading Eclipse now, having finished New Moon this morning. I can't believe how enticed I am by Teen Romance (and, a little embarrassed ;).

  11. Hi Sandra, this isn't book related but since I follow your blog I just wanted to invite you come and visit me at
    http://kayespenguinposts.blogspot to see the new Sweet Saturday recipe sharing idea. You can leave a link to your blog and I am keeping a link list and every Saturday in December bloggers can post a new recipe. I'm just asking that you link back to my blog so I can keep the link list. It should be a lot of fun. I hope you can join in. Watch for the Sweet Saturday logo and instructions posted tomorrow, Dec 1st.

  12. I *really* want to get to Guernsey before the end of the year!



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