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Meme: Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’d Want On A Deserted Island

November 13, 2012 4 comments

The meme Top Ten Tuesday topic of the week (via the Broke and Bookish blog) is:

Top Ten Books I’d Want On A Deserted Island!

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So hard to choose! I finally decided that if I were stuck alone on some island, I’d want some friends (i.e. beloved books I wouldn’t mind re-reading) with me 🙂

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee : I’ll probably be needing some inspiration from Scout and Atticus
  2. Hamlet by Shakespeare: I’ll need one from Shakespeare to take along, and this is the play I like best.
  3. The Bible: I’m not particularly religious, but I think I’d need some comfort from the Bible!
  4. Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco: One of the most engrossing but complex books I’ve ever read, figure this would be good to read when I’m mind-numbed with boredom!
  5. Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey: There’d be plenty of time to daydream about my first literary crush – F’lar!
  6. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett: The first Discworld book I read and still my fave – Captain Vimes of the City Watch, Carrot, Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler! All old friends!
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert: This is one book I will NEVER tire of re-reading. I even got the 40th Anniversary Edition just because!
  8. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King: In case you didn’t know, yes, Stephen King took time out from his busy horror schedule to write an AMAZING fairy tale. Loved it as a kid. Love it still.
  9. 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien : I’m going to cheat and pretend I managed to drag along a boxed set to some island 😉 I just couldn’t pick one from the set – they’re all like the ultimate in fantasy!
  10. Jurassic Park: A Novel by Michael Crichton: Because reading about dinosaurs will never get old!

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Meme: Top Ten Tuesday – Vampire/Zombie Apocalypse Books (Any Topic Week)

November 6, 2012 6 comments

The meme Top Ten Tuesday topic of the week (via the Broke and Bookish blog) is:

Top Ten Books Freebie! Your time to pick whatever topic you’d like!

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The vampire/zombie apocalypse books are a new genre for me, i.e. I haven’t read a lot of these yet, but those I did have really hooked me in! The Walking Dead TV series is one of my fave things right now. I’m including some books that are in my WishList too!

  1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson : This is a classic in the genre and remains one of my all time faves.
  2. The Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin: I read it since it was hyped as this amazing new literary horror novel, and wow, did it live up to it! The cliff-hanger ending had me dying for the sequel.
  3. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks: I first borrowed this from the library, but it was so good that I had to buy my own copy. Super realistic accounts of a zombie apocalypse!
  4. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King: Okay, this isn’t really apocalyptic since it only concentrates on Jerusalem’s Lot (a small town in Maine), but it’s easy to imagine the vampire takeover spreading worldwide!
  5. The Walking Dead by Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman, Charles Adlard and Cliff Rathburn: I started reading the comics because of the TV series. Super violent but oddly compelling.
  6. Cell by Stephen King: A very frenzied, gory, blood-spattered horror novel from the master.
  7. Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry: I haven’t read this, but my brother swears this military thriller is fantastic, and has lent me his copy.
  8. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts: I’m cheating a bit, since this one doesn’t have zombies/vampires, but the outbreak here causes ordinary people to turn into homicidal maniacs, so it still counts, right? I really liked the teenage survivors in the book.
  9. Plague of the Dead (Morningstar) by Z.A. Recht: I haven’t had the chance to read this yet, but the series was highly recommended to me, and I do have a copy given to me on my Birthday.
  10. Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne: I haven’t read this yet either, but the reviews are great and I love that this is supposed to be a “handwritten journal depicting one man’s struggle for survival”. On my wishlist for sure!

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Meme: Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

December 20, 2011 4 comments

The meme Top Ten Tuesday topic of the week (via the Broke and Bookish blog) is:

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

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  1. In Memory of Todd Woods by Tom Taylor: I read the sample of this coming-of-age self-published book and got hooked immediately! Added it to the blog’s Kindle wishlist immediately.
  2. The Mystery of the Missing Everything by Ben H. Winters: I’m a big fan of The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman (the first book) where seventh-grader Bethesda Fielding finds out her teacher may be a rock star, so am really looking forward to the second book!
  3. Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger: The reviews about this gay romantic comedy about ‘the one that got away‘ are so good, I want to read it too!
  4. Brother/Sister by Sean Olin: Given the good reviews despite the difficult subjects it covers, hopefully, this one lands on my Kindle!
  5. Handpicked by Siew Siang Tay: This award-winning novel about a mail-order bride sounds just right for me (except for the price!)
  6. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel by S. J. Watson: I’ve wanted to read this thriller about a girl who loses her memories every night ever since it got spotlighted as Amazon’s Best Book of the Month for June 2011.
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Almost everyone it seems has read this coming-of-age novel… I feel so left out!
  8. The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi: I’ve seen the movie and loved it, now need to compare it to the book!
  9. Micro: A Novel by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston: I’m vaccilating between wanting to read this or not, since Crichton didn’t really write this, right, (even if it’s based on his notes)… but if it’s a gift, how can I say no?
  10. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines: Sounds like it’s inspired by the success of the Hunger Games, but I do find the idea of girl gladiators oddly appealing 🙂

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Weekly Meme: Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc.

June 28, 2011 6 comments

The weekly Top Ten Tuesday topic of the week (via the Broke and Bookish blog) is:

Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc.

It’s my first time to join this meme, and I’m definitely checking out other people’s lists. I just know this one is going to be a goldmine! 🙂 Okay, other than blogs, here are some book related websites I always check out!

  1. AMAZON (Free for Kindle Bestseller List) – because I make it my business to find out what’s free for my Kindle! 🙂
  2. Audiobook Community – They hold a SyncSummer every year and offer two free YA audiobooks weekly (until August 17th!)
  3. BoingBoing (Reviews) – This is a well known aggregator website, but my favorite is when they feature reviews. Majority of the book reviews are written by Cory Doctorow (the SciFi/fantasy author) and I get a lot of ‘must reads’ from his recommendations.
  4. Baen Free Library – Yup, all free SciFi books from Baen! Great way to find another new fave author.
  5. MobileRead.Com’s Patricia Clark Memorial Library – Lovingly edited public domain books by book lovers from the MobileRead forum, shared freely to anyone interested in major book formats
  6. HarperCollins (BrowseInside) – They have a bookshelf where you can have full access to certain really popular books (i.e. Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, etc), the only catch is you have to read it online
  7. Hachette Book Group (Open Access) – This is similar to HarperCollins’ BrowseInside, you get full access to certain books but you can only read them online
  8. Fantastic Fiction – Super helpful when you’re reading a series that’s already on it’s nth book. Quick book info with painless searching.
  9. Inkmesh – Easy place to look for free eBooks for the Nook, the Sony, etc  (like I said, I make it my business to find out any freebies!)
  10. Dropbox – Okay, this online ‘cloud locker’ is not necessarily bookish, except that the way I use it is definitely bookish. I only upload books to the account and I can read the books anytime on my iPod Touch! If you don’t have one yet, sign up for a FREE account!

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