Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 135: Recently Read



Here's what I've been reading the past few months. Books read so far this year: 72 -- that puts me three away from my goal of 75. I still have one classic to read for the Casual Classics challenge, and the book chosen for that will also fit the Christmas Reading Challenge that runs November 26 - December 31.













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Adelle Laudan * Alice Audrey * Mary Quast
Emily Ryan-Davis * Elise Logan * Nikki * A. Catherine Noon
Shelley Munro * Cate Hart * Darla M Sands
Ms Menozzi * Calico Crazy * Colleen * Deb * Paige Tyler
Harriet * Storyteller * Irish Coda

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29 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Wait, is Prisoner of Azkaban where your started the series? Shouldn't some of the others be on this list? Or was that a previous list? I'm all confused.

Adelle Laudan said...

That's quite the list. I haven't read near as much as I used to. I think I better rectify that.
Happy Turkey Day!

Heather said...

Alice ~ Wow, the mind reallt is the first thing that goes, LOL. Books 1 & 2 were on a previous list, dear. I'll get to book 4 sometime in 2010. My reading is all about Christmas now until NYD!

Adelle ~ I've always been a voracious reader, though I don't read nearly as fast as I used to. For one, that J-O-B thing keeps getting in the way (though I did finish the last two chapters of a book there today. Shhh...don't tell!

Elise Logan said...

Some excellent choices. What are you going to read for the last classic?

Heather said...

Elise ~ Thanks! Book four of the Casual Classic Challenge of 2009 will be Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory. Of course, I also found a Betty Neels in the TBR yesterday, and that could be counted as a classic too, yes? *g*

A. Catherine Noon said...

I am very impressed by your list! I like how varied it is - Nora Roberts and Ernest Hemingway in the same place!

I also have to say, I like the tag line of your blog, that it's both in words and pictures. For some reason, I find that to be even more interesting than just words, because it gives me something to look at. I loved that you posted the pictures of the covers; it was fun to see all the different ways that a book could be packaged.

Happy TT!

Mary Quast said...

I almost picked up a copy of "I Scream, You Scream". How was it?

Happy TT and Happy Turkey Day!

Nikki M said...

What a great idea to show the book covers! I love it.

That Nora Roberts is probably about the only one of hers I didn't actually read this year.

I'm familar with some of the other authors on your list, but haven't read the books you actually posted. My TBR pile is actually on the thin side at the moment, so this'll give me some ideas. Thanks!

Heather said...

Catherine ~ Aw, shucks... Now you've got me all chocked up. Thank you. I do try to vary my reading. I find if I stick to all one genre, I get bored. So...I try to mix it up a bit, though I mostly read in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.

Mary ~ It was actually pretty good. I had seen I Scream, You Scream mentioned in a newsletter, then several people at Goodreads recommended it. The denouement was a bit contrived, but it was otherwise good. I would definitely read something else from this author. I actually used it in a Teaser Tuesday a few weeks ago. Stuck on Murder was by far the funniest of all the books here.

Heather said...

Nikki ~ Thanks, I love seeing the different covers myself. Of course, were I more ambitious I would link them to B&N or Amazon. LOL I couldn't imagine having a small TBR. My pile has grown way out of hand, but at least I have plenty to read during those times I can't afford to buy a lot of new ones. You can never have too many books, right? *VBG*

Shelley Munro said...

The only one I've read here is Harr Potter. Some of the cozy's might work for me. I'm off to investigate.

Ms Menozzi said...

I have *got* to ramp up my reading! I don't know how, though, since when I'm writing, I read very little.

Any suggestions? LOL!

Darla M Sands said...

I'm impressed!

Heather said...

Shelley ~ As you can see, I'm just making my way through the HP books, and have really been getting into the Berkley Prime Crime more lately. A lot of those center around crafts, but I also like Sheila Connolly's apple orchard series, and there's a fun witch series by Madelyn Alt waiting at top of the TBR.

Ms Menozzi ~ How to increase reading... Well, I always carry a book with me, I try to read a couple chapters every day, and joining challenges or book clubs can also help push your reading.

Darla ~ Thank you! *VBG*

Calico Crazy said...

What a great and varied selection of books. I'm on a marathon read of Under the Dome as I only have it until next Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Calico Contemplations

Deb said...

OK, I'm guessing you like murder/mysteries! I love the pictures, something simple but different.

Paige Tyler said...

Love Harry Potter! Great list!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

storyteller said...

Wonderful ;-)
I used to read like this once upon a time (before blogging). My list is MUCH shorter these days. I've shared 13 things at Sacred Ruminations and Small Reflections this week ... just because.
Hugs and blessings,

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful reading list!
Have a great Thursday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/11/thursday-thanksgiving-13-facts-and.html

colleen said...

I'm too full with turkey and pie to even remember one book I read this year!

Heather said...

Calico Crazy ~ Thank you. I've never been a fan of King, but hope you are enjoying his new book.

Deb ~ How'd you guess? LOL - Yes, my prefered genres are mystery, thriller and suspense - with or without romance or paranormal elements.

Paige ~ So I recall, lol!

Heather said...

Storyteller ~ There was a time I coule read at least twice this many books in a year - I used to devour 350 pg Johanna Lindsey's in a day!

Harriet ~ Thank you, I do try to mix it up a bit. *G*

Colleen ~ I can't imagine a life without books. They're too much a part of who I am!

Irishcoda said...

Wow, 72 books this year, that's awesome! Where would I find the Christmas reading challenge? Thanks!

Heather said...

Irishcoda ~ Thanks, I'm actually on book 74 now. Moving right along, lol. There is a link to the Christmas Book Challenge in my sidebar. Just look for Santa Claus. *wink*

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Yes, my mind is gone. I guess I was thinking your were going through them so fast you'd be done with the whole thing in no time.

Heather said...

Alice ~ Although they are fast reads, I unfortunately do not yet have the last four in the series. I've been watching the local UBS for the paperbacks, but I really prefer the mass market size to trade size. In any case, my reading is all about the holidays now until the end of the year. *goes back to A Dog Named Christmas*

Betty said...

I loved The Old Man and the Sea! And 1984 is on my TBR. Some of the other books look interesting too!

jillconyers said...

I just bought my first of the Sookie series by Charlaine Harris. I'm a big fan of the TV series and a friend said the books are even better (no surprise).

My goal for this year was 50 books and I'm reading #65 now.

Heather said...

Betty ~ Those were both books I missed in HS, and am glad to have picked them up, though 1984 was disturbing on many levels.

Jill ~ Your friend is right--the books are much better than the TV series. I resisted reading them for quite a while myself, but was glad I had bought the 7-book box set when I did, so I could devour them one after another. Congrats on exceeding your reading goal for this year! I'm just starting book 75, so I have officially met my goal for the year.