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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

To all the books I’ve loved before, well in the last 6 months

Edited to add: I linked this post up with Sarah at Real Life Blog's Your Life Your Blog.
Fun Fun Fun!!

I’m a big reader. You may be aware of this fact. You may not be aware that I hit publish with only a title in this post. Well, I did.

Other than that, this is turning out to be a brilliant post already. I can just feel it.

I’m listing all of the books in The Book of Books. It was named the book book before tonight, but I like the new name better. Here it is.

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I love this little diary. My BFF, Pam gave it to me for my birthday last year.

I’m religious about writing a book in it once I’ve finished it. I have even started adding an “a” beside titles for audiobooks, and if I really like a book, I’ll make a note in this pretty little suede-bound journal. Look, even the pages are pretty!

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I realize I’m awfully wordy. HA!!! I just made myself LOL. Wordy. In a post about books! Ahh. Sometimes I kill me.

I started keeping this log in June of 09.

This is what I read. ~My personal notes are in italics.

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ~Excellent!
  2. Little Heathens by Margaret A. Kalish
  3. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  4. How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill ~I want to work there now
  5. Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver ~As Bridget Jones would note v.g. (very good)
  6. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding ~v. f. (funny)
  7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver ~v.g.
  8. The Lost Painting (a)udiobook by Jonathan Harr ~liked the history
  9. All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg
  10. A Parchment of Leaves (a) by Silas House
  11. Booked to Die (a) by John Dunning ~good series
  12. A Supremely Bad Idea by Luke Dempsey ~ARC (Advance Reader Copy) funny birder book
  13. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon ~v.g. mystery set in Spain
  14. The Bookman’s Wake (a) by John Dunning
  15. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  16. The Bookman’s Promise (a) by John Dunning
  17. The Sign of the Book (a) by John Dunning
  18. Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay ~ARC
  19. The Bookman’s Last Fling (a) by John Dunning
  20. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena DeBlasi ~my crack (I adore destination memoirs)
  21. Stalin’s Children by Owen Matthews ~ARC good history
  22. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ~great story-had to see for myself
  23. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  25. Mad Church Disease (a) by Anne Jackson ~v. timely
  26. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson ~g.
  27. Flickering Pixels (a) by Shane Hipps ~great book
  28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (a) by J.K. Rowling
  29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (a) by J.K. Rowling
  30. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  31. Eragon (a) by Christopher Paolini ~g.
  32. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling ~my favorite one
  33. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ~g.
  34. Eldest (a) by Christopher Paolini ~g.
  35. PJs Til Noon by two crazy BFF bloggers

This last book was my Christmas gift from my BFF, Pam. I must say she is a wonder. Here’s what she did that brought me to tears. Literal, falling down my face, weeping, sobbing tears.

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Isn’t she the best? I don’t have to tell you which book is my favorite, do I? Sheesh. Harry Potter doesn’t stand a chance. Could you read the title? No?

Diary of a Friendship

Oh, and this was on the wrapping paper. “To make a permanent record of our 15 minutes…. Everybody deserves to be published!”

And that’s just what she did. She published our blog. How cool is that?

This book lives on my nightstand.

I love it, and I love you BFF Pam!

6 comments:

Joshua said...

wordy..hee hee! You're so funny--one of the many reasons I heart you! Nice list...one of my mini-goals is to break out of my reading rut right after I finish four years of college...sigh...oh well! I loved this post..nice job :) Can't wait to see ya this weekend!!!!

The P in PJs til Noon said...

oops..on the family computer and accidentally posted above comment under son's log on...hee hee..I mean he does love you Jen and I sincerely hope he plans on finishing four years of college AND getting out of his reading rut of fantasy/sci-fi fiction :) Ha ha ha!

jen said...

Haha! Tell Josh that I also hope he plans on finishing four years of college, but he can read whatever he wants, far as I'm concerned, and give the boy my love. All them chulren of yourn. :)

jen said...

Oh and you as well. Give yourself my love. That just looks weird.
See you in 2 days!

VanderbiltWife said...

So amazing to have such a wonderful friend. And what a wonderful reading list!! This was your first Harry Potter reading? Bliss!!

Lynn said...

I just came across your blog today. So far, I love it, and I have now become a follower! Hmm, Pj's till noon..the title alone grabbed me. I just wish I could stay in my pj's till noon, but those that I work with wouldn't appreciate that as much as I would!