Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen
Genre: Historical Romance? (I’m really not good at this genre thing if it doesn’t tell me…)
I want to: Read it; maybe own it.
This is not a book I would normally pick up. Circus? Great Depression? No thanks. But then I found out that this was a NaNoWriMo novel that piqued my interest – a NaNo novel that was not only published but made into a movie? I need to read it!
Summary from Goodreads:
Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. …
A Song of Ice and Fire series
By George R. R. Martin
I want to: Own this series; the final books won’t be released for a while yet, though.
I will admit that I first heard about this series because of the series that will soon (not soon enough!) be coming to HBO, but only half way through the first book it’s one of my favourite books, if not my definite favourite. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this book and the series!
Summary from Amazon.ca:
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land.
The Divine Comedy
By Dante Alighieri
I want to: find a nice, old copy of this set (pre-1900)
I’ve wanted to read this for a long time but keep holding out for an old copy fit for my collection, but within my budget which means probably never. I realize I will probably need to just read this from the library or buy a cheap paperback if I want to read it at all this decade!
Summary from Amazon.ca:
The Divine Comedy begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity.
The Walking Dead series
By Robert Kirkman (Author), Tony Moore (Artist), Charlie Adlard (Artist), Cliff Rathburn (Artist)
Imagine Comics (Oct 12 2010)
Genre: Comic Book/Graphic Novel :)
I want to: buy this book new.
I loved the first series and want to read the original comics. What I’ve seen of it looks really good!
Chronicling the Zombie apocalypse. Are you prepared? (inspiration for the AMC show of the same name)
I just came across this weekly posting meme that I thought I’d jump in on.
Book Chick City is hosting this weekly post where participants post about books they have on their wishlists. I thought this would be fun, so here we go with my first post! I may not post only about books, but when I do, I will link back to BCC. Enjoy the series and feel free to talk about, or link to, your own wishes in the comments!
Star Wars Party Book
By by Mikyla Bruder, Frankie Frankeny (Photographer)
Chronicle Books (Jun 1 2002)
Genre: Cook Book :)
I want to: buy this book new or used.
C’mon, Star Wars and cooking? What’s not to love!?
Summary from Amazon.ca
From an Otoh Gunga Cowabunga (featuring “Bubble City Pops,… floating frozen confections”) to all that’s needed to enjoy “Jabba’s Movie Marathon” (including a recipe for “Salacious Crumb Couch Potatoes”), The Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions by Mikyla Bruder, photos by Frankie Frankeny, has fans of The Force covered. The hardcover-encased, spiral-bound volume offers party planning tips, instructions on how to make a “Death Star Pinata,” costume ideas and more; a gold sticker page winds up the volume. All ages.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Well that should really be “Window” Shopping – Window in quotation marks because when you’re browsing online there aren’t really windows… or maybe there are. I mean, you’re shopping in your browser window so I guess it works.
Now that we taken care of that, let’s get back to the post.
A couple of days ago I posted that I was going to take part in several Reading Challenges and last night (and a little bit this morning) I couldn’t resist going through my Amazon list, my bookshelves and even some other peoples lists and deciding what books I wanted to read. Of course I can change them at any time and I still have a few spots open, but I’ve pretty much planned out my reading list for the year. I just hope I have time to read them all! I just wish I could afford to buy them all. I’ll be relying on my local library and, probably, only buying books that I can’t get there, as well as a few must-haves.