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1Joles
Edited: May 18, 2009, 12:35pm Top

As I read the books I'll X out in front of them. As of now these are books I have "planned."

Graphic Novels/Manga/Picture Books:
X1. Legends of the Dark Crystal Vol. 1 by Jim HensonX
2. Return to Labyrinth Vol. 2 by Jake Forbes
X3. Ocarina of TimeX
4. The Hobbit
X5. Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim BurtonX
6. Return to the Labyrinth Vol. 1 by Jake Forbes
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Books not finished:
1. Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
2. Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
3. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
4. American Creation by Joseph J. Ellis
5. Hard Day's Knight by Katie MacAlister
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Urban Fantasy:
1. Tithe by Holly Black
X2. Ill Wind by Rachel CaineX
X3. Heat Stroke by Rachel CaineX
4. Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
5. Windfall by Rachel Caine
6. Firestorm by Rachel Caine
7. Thin Air by Rachel Caine
8. Gale Force by Rachel Caine
9. Cape Storm by Rachel Caine due out Fall 2009 (hopefully in time)

Vampire:
1. series by P.C. Cast
2. Dead Until Dawn by Charlaine Harris
X3. Twilight Movie Companion by Mark Cotta VazX
4. Companion to the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
5. newest Morganville vamps Rachel Caine
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Music:
1. Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
2. This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
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Hubby's Books:
1. Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
X2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. RolwingX
X3. The Glister by John BurnsideX
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YA:
X1. Enter Three Witches by Caroline CooneyX
X2. Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanX
X3. Sea of Monsters by Rick RiordanX
X4. The Titan's Curse by RIck RiordanX
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Scripts:
X1. Little Shop of HorrorsX
X2. White ChristmasX
X3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryX
X4. Big RiverX
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Biography/History:
X1. Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine BlevinsX (fictional but historically based)
X2. The Lennon Prophecy by X
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2sjmccreary
Oct 17, 2008, 6:01pm Top

Do you plan to read books your husband bought for himself? I've never been able to get through anything my husband picked out. The only time we read the same books is when he reads something I brought home for me. He must like them, because more and more he asks me to get him something new to read!

3Joles
Oct 28, 2008, 11:54am Top

So, I'm starting mine now...I just can't wait until January, but I'm only giving myself until 9/9/09 to finish. So that's still under a year... I think that's fair.

4tututhefirst
Oct 28, 2008, 1:14pm Top

Thanks Jolene for the suggestion to X the books we've read. I've been trying to figure out how we will know when someone has read a book. I've promised myself to put the completed date in the book record if I own it, and do a review, but several books on my list are coming from the public library (after the last month, i'm certainly not rich enough to buy every book i want to read). I often buy a book AFTER i've read it the first time, so I only add books that I want to stay close to in my personal library. Looking forward to seeeing your list fill out.

5RidgewayGirl
Oct 28, 2008, 3:57pm Top

I like the music category. Are you only doing non-fiction, or are you also looking at fiction with a musical theme?

6Joles
Oct 28, 2008, 4:16pm Top

I'm undecided on the Non-Fic/Fic side of my music category. Most of the Fiction books in that category I have already read and I have a ton of Non-Fic sitting around to be devoured, which was my purpose of adding the category to begin with. So I'll probably stay with the Non-Fic books, only because I already have tons of them to work on.

7_Zoe_
Oct 28, 2008, 8:57pm Top

>4 tututhefirst: Another option is using strikethrough: (strike) book title here (/strike), but with triangular brackets

8ShannonMDE
Edited: Oct 28, 2008, 10:32pm Top

The Soloist by Steve Lopez probably makes the top 5 for my best reads for this year.

9Joles
Oct 29, 2008, 12:47pm Top

Ya know, I saw that in the store and thought about picking it up, but I'd already spent so much already. I never get away with less than $100 when I go to a bookstore even if I only go in for one thing!!!

10cyderry
Dec 23, 2008, 9:46am Top

Hi, Jolene.

Finally getting a chance to read all the threads. I see that you have a category for biography/history.
Have you thought about the US Presidents Challenge? You could fill in the entire category and still have room for more next year(2010).

We'd love to have you join us.
Cheli

11Joles
Dec 23, 2008, 11:50am Top

I'll have to look into the US Presidents Challenge, but I don't know that I could deal with that right now. Eventually I'd like to read about all of them, but with what I have on my shelves right now biography-wise I have my work cut out for me. I'll have to point my mom in that direction. She's always been interested in reading about the presidents.

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