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1isabelx
Editado: Abr 22, 2012, 3:23am

As Game Thread 4 is now a lot longer than Game Thread 3, I decided to start a new thread.

Back in post 297 of Game Thread 4, rabbitprincess asked me to read and review The Little Stranger.

My review is here.

rabbitprincess, please read The Abominable Man, as I have read a few of the Martin Beck books, but I don't remember if I have read this one before.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

2Bidwell-Glaze
Editado: Abr 26, 2012, 2:43pm

In game 4, message 291, ninjafinity asked me to review Zen = Zendō by Alan Watts. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this old friend for this review. http://www.librarything.com/work/16710/reviews/80016976

isabelx, please review Larry Nivin's Integral Trees. I liked this book, but it has been ages. I will be interested in seeing what you think of it.

I have started a collection called TBReviewed in case my whole collection is intimidating to choose a book from, but I will review from any book you find. I'll figure out how to link to reviews and collections eventually, I guess.

3whitewavedarling
Abr 28, 2012, 9:07am

Bidwell-Glaze, would you review Interworld by Isidore Haiblum? Just based on the cover, it looks like a cross between sci-fi and horror, which have become some of my favorite novels; it also doesn't have any reviews yet :)

Meanwhile, long long ago, someone asked me to read The Glass Dragon by Irene Radford--I hesitate to search for when or who, it was so long ago. FINALLY, I finished it. And, I should say, it wasn't because I put the book off. Now, though, I'm finally back here to report and anxious for another assignment! The review, meanwhile, is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/136240/reviews

For the person choosing for me, just choose anything that's not already reviewed! Some of my unreviewed books are in my "To Read" collection, but many books which I added before the collections feature never got noted as such, so either way! And, kindly, I'll ask you to avoid those thousand page anthologies for obvious reasons...

4tjsjohanna
Abr 29, 2012, 4:02pm

Awhile back Samantha_kathy asked me to review Legend in Green Velvet. Had to wait for interlibrary loan, but here is my review. Thanks for assigning it!!

whitewavedarling, how about Flight from Slaughter?

Whoever chooses for me, please look at my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

5EmScape
Mayo 9, 2012, 11:23am

In Game Thread 4, NeilsenGW asked me to read and review Strip City and it was fascinating! I was actually on a road trip at the time and tried to get to some strip clubs, but the closest I came was Coyote Ugly in Memphis. Anyway, thanks for the great suggestion! My review is here.

tjsjohanna, how about Persuasion by Jane Austen. I haven't read it either, and I'd be interested to know what you think.

For me, please choose from my tbrv pile. Thank you!

6rabbitprincess
Mayo 10, 2012, 9:58pm

In the first message on this thread, isabelx asked me to review The Abominable Man, since she had read a few Martin Becks and couldn't remember if she'd read this one. Oddly enough, I myself had read this one a few years ago but remembered nothing of it, so I was glad of the opportunity to refresh my memory. When I was finished I had only one question: how could I have forgotten it? Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/81147954

EmScape, does Galápagos, by Kurt Vonnegut, suit? I read it fairly recently and enjoyed it, and would be interested to hear your thoughts.

Whoever chooses my next read can pick from the to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thank you kindly!

7isabelx
Mayo 14, 2012, 3:58pm

In message 235, Bidwell-Glaze asked me to review The Integral Trees . I have now read it and my review is here

rabbitprincess please review Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons because that is the first Doctor Who story that I actually remember watching as a child. I have a few faint memories of the third Doctor's previous assistant Liz, and one mental picture of the second Doctor and Jamie walking through a railway tunnel, but the third Doctor and Jo Grant are the first ones I remember properly.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

8rabbitprincess
Mayo 19, 2012, 11:03am

Hi, isabelx! Thanks for picking Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons for me! It was great fun to read, very easy to picture too -- I think I must have seen a clip of it on Youtube or somewhere. And it was quick (as evidenced by how fast I returned to the thread :P).
Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/70473705

Today it's nice and sunny where I am (expected high: 27 degrees Celsius), so I thought a "light" read might suit: Right Ho, Jeeves.

For me, pick from the to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

9fdholt
Editado: Mayo 19, 2012, 8:17pm

In Game Thread 4, message 288, rabbitprincess asked me to review Paradise postponed. Book was read in early April but review was unavoidably delayed. It is here.

Now I get to return the favor. rabbitprincess, will you read How to save the world in your spare time - the title is intriguing and I'd like to know what you think of it.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

10EmScape
Mayo 30, 2012, 9:07pm

Rabbitprincess also asked me to review a book, Galapagos, in message 6. I quite enjoyed it and my review is here.

fdholt, I had a hard time choosing for you, you have so many interesting books! How about The Dangerous Book for Dogs? Looks like fun!

For me, please choose from my tbrv books. Thank you!

11tjsjohanna
Jun 2, 2012, 10:49am

EmScape, you asked me to read Persuasion. It was such a fun re-read. My scanty review is here

Now I get to choose for you! How about Collision Course - I don't think I've ever read anything by him.

For me, please choose from my Wating for Review Collection. Thanks!

12mirrani
Jun 3, 2012, 12:36pm

Way back in post 280 of the last thread, isabelx asked me to read and review A Smudge of Gray. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/83733622. It took a long time for me to post because I'd forgotten to come back here and do it... or rather I'd dreamed I'd done it or something because I was convinced I'd posted it here. Woops! Sorry. ;) This was an interesting book with an interesting concept. I enjoyed reading it, or rather having it read itself to me. :)

For tjsjohanna, I will say, "How about Frankenstein?" It's sort of an oddball pick, but today I've encountered four references to the book (or the movie) and it's only lunchtime. I will take this as a sign. ;)

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my Go Review That Book set. Thanks!

13fdholt
Jun 3, 2012, 4:14pm

In #10, EmScape asked me to read and review The dangerous book for dogs : a parody by Rex & Sparky. The review is here.

mirrani, how about Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel - sounds like a fun book and one that my grandchildren might like - waiting to see your review.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

14NielsenGW
Jun 4, 2012, 3:20pm

In Game Thread 4, message 296, isabelx asked me to read and review The Jesuit and the Skull. The review is here. I have also posted a longer review at my blog (Lifelong Dewey)--here.

Now...for fdholt I choose Richard Lederer's The Miracle of Language. It looks very interesting, but then again, I'm a language nut.

For me, please choose from my unread collection. Thanks!

15isabelx
Jun 8, 2012, 3:54pm

In message 8, rabbitprincess asked me to review Right Ho, Jeeves. I have now read it and my review is here

NielsenGW please review The Mystery of Love: Saints in Art Through the Centuries because I really enjoyed Sister Wendy Becket's tv series about art.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

16EmScape
Jun 9, 2012, 11:17am

tjsjohanna chose Collision Course for me in message #11. I really enjoyed it, and my review is located here.

isabelx, I just read a book nominally about manifest destiny, so I thought it coincidental that one of the first books I saw on your list was Manifest Destiny by Barry Longyear. Would you review it, please?

For my next selection, anything tagged unread is fair game. Thank you!

17fdholt
Jun 9, 2012, 5:35pm

In #14, NielsenGW asked me to read The miracle of language and the review is here. Interesting book!

EmScape, I get to choose for you again. I always thought George Burns was a character. (Do I have to admit I watched the TV show that he did with Gracie?) Saw his book How to Live to Be 100. Could you read and review?

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks

18NielsenGW
Jun 10, 2012, 10:21pm

In message 15, isabelx asked me to read and review The Mystery of Love by the esteemed Sister Wendy Beckett. It was a nice short (but still interesting) romp through religious art history. My local review is here, but the full blog post is at Lifelong Dewey. Thank you for the fun choice!

Sorry, fdholt, you're stuck with my pick again, but this time I'd like to see a review of John Noble Wilford's We Reach the Moon. It seems like an interesting book on Apollo 11 from a technological rather than a sociological point of view.

For me, please choose from my unread collection. Thanks!

19rabbitprincess
Editado: Jun 15, 2012, 4:55pm

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20EmScape
Jun 14, 2012, 10:34pm

fdholt, thanks for asking me to read and review How to Live to be 100, and I really wish that I had seen the show he did with Gracie. From reading this, I'm sure it was pretty entertaining. Here's my review.

NielsenGW, you have a very scholarly collection! I did; however, manage to find a titillating(!) title. How about Cleavage: Essays on Stars, Sex and Aesthetics?

When picking for me, please choose from unread, tbr or tbrv. Thanks!

21rabbitprincess
Editado: Jun 15, 2012, 4:56pm

Whoops, EmScape and I both ended up picking books for NielsenGW! I'll retract my choice and pick for EmScape instead. Hopefully that will set the thread to rights again ;)

In Message 9, fdholt asked me to review How to Save the World in Your Spare Time, by Elizabeth May. Many thanks for the nudge to read it -- it's been on the shelf for five years. Review is here. http://www.librarything.com/review/70474179

EmScape, would The Fry Chronicles, from your tbr collection, do? I'll probably borrow it from the library eventually but would like to hear an opinion on it.

For my next assignment, please pick from my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thank you!

22TequilaReader
Jun 20, 2012, 12:48pm

In 256 of Thread 4, tjsjohanna asked me to review The Extinction Event by David Black. It was awful. My review is here.

rabbitprincess, please read Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie. I've been on a Christie kick lately and it's one I haven't read yet.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Current TBR.

23tjsjohanna
Jun 20, 2012, 8:59pm

TequilaReader, do I dare pick another book for you?? I'm sorry the last was such a fail. Since you are on a Christie kick, how about Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks?

mirrani asked me to read Frankenstein. My review is here. It was a good re-read.

For me, please look at my Waiting for Review Collection. Thanks!

24RidgewayGirl
Jun 21, 2012, 9:33pm

Waaay back in message 272 of the last thread, NielsenGW asked me to read and review Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, an amazing and slender book. It took me so long to report back because I lost the book soon after starting it and it was only when I took my son back for another haircut, that I found it again, underneath the Peoples and Modern Brides in the waiting area.

Anyway, my review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/45492

tjsjohanna, would you consider reading The Moon by Night by Madeleine L'Engle? I so loved that book as a teenager. I'd like to see what you think of it. It's the second in a series that begins with Meet the Austins.

Please choose something from here for me:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/RidgewayGirl&tag=TBR+OAP&collection=...

25isabelx
Editado: Jun 25, 2012, 4:30pm

In message 15, Emscape asked me to review Manifest Destiny. I have now read it and my review is here.

RidgewayGirl please review Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller because Iceland is one of my favourite places to go on holiday, but I haven't read any of this author's books and would like to see if you think they are worth reading.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

26rabbitprincess
Jun 26, 2012, 8:59pm

In message 22, TequilaReader asked me to read Passenger to Frankfurt. This is definitely one of Agatha Christie's weirder books, but I did have that sort of expectation going in. Review is here

So, isabelx, we meet again! ;) Great choice for RidgewayGirl! For you, how about continuing the Iceland theme with A Girl's Ride in Iceland?

Whoever picks for me, have a look at my to-read collection. Thanks!

27fdholt
Editado: Jun 30, 2012, 12:54pm

In #18, NielsenGW asked me to read and review We reach the moon - review here. There are so few events that define an era. For my mother, it was Pearl Harbor; for me, the Kennedy assassination; for many of my early college students, the Shuttle disaster. For many others, it was the walk on the moon, with the wonder of it all. Thanks for the look back in time!

rabbitprincess, E=mc2 A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation looks like an interesting book. Looking forward to the review.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited to fiddle with the e=mc2 touchstone. Finally got it to work!

28mirrani
Jul 16, 2012, 8:56pm

fdholt asked me to read Exiled back in June. I love to read this book and yes, I highly recommend it for any readers, young and old alike. The writing is just brilliant, sharp but easy to follow.. it's a quick read but very touching. My review is here.

And now I get to pick for you... Hm... How about The Wright brothers and their development of the airplane? Being from NC, that kind of sticks at my heart right now as something I'd like to hear about.

Whoever picks for me, I have a tag for books that are up for posting on this thread... it's here. Thanks.

29fdholt
Jul 24, 2012, 9:14pm

In the last message, mirrani asked me to read The Wright Brothers and their development of the airplane by Barbara Craig - my review is here. I really enjoyed it as an introduction to the history of flight.

Now I get to return the favor: how about The Brave and the Bold, Book 1 (Star Trek). It looks like a book that involves all the captains which should be interesting. Can't wait to read your review.

I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

But you may pick any unreviewed book. Thanks.

30isabelx
Editado: Ago 7, 2012, 6:14pm

In message 16, Emscapes asked me to review A Girl's Ride in Iceland. I have now finished it and my review is here

fdholt please review American lit relit : a short history of American literature for long-suffering students, for teachers who manage to keep one chapter ahead of the class, and for all those who, no longer being in school, can happily sink back into illiteracy because the extremely long title caught my eye : )

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

31mirrani
Ago 8, 2012, 1:33pm

I read both books of The Brave and the Bold. The review for the first one is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/76471835 and the review for the second one is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/76471851. I enjoyed reading about all of the series put together into one set of short stories. I felt like the solutions were sometimes a little easy. The covers are misleading. Some of the captains are in the book quite a lot, others hardly make an appearance. Janeway gets a few lines while Tuvok spends his time with the maquis. That sort of thing.

isabelx, I pick The Good Fairies of New York for you because I'm two days away from going to the city myself. It seemed like a matter of fate. :)

Whoever would like to hunt through my books, please pick from my GRTB tag. Thanks.

32EmScape
Editado: Ago 10, 2012, 11:51am

In message 21, rabbitprincess asked me to read and review The Fry Chronicles. It took me some time, as I also felt I needed to read Mr. Fry's first memoir, Moab is my Washpot. My review for the proscribed book is here, and in case you are interested, the other is here.

For mirrani, I choose Sons of the Wind. It has no reviews currently and looks very interesting.

For me, please choose from my unread or tbrv tags. Thank you!

Edited for grammar.

33rabbitprincess
Ago 16, 2012, 9:48pm

In message 27, fdholt asked me to review E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, by David Bodanis (hyperlink because the touchstone is fussy). It was indeed very interesting, and I also enjoyed discussing the concepts with my boyfriend (whose book this actually is… and he hasn't read it yet). Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/71472584

Me again, EmScape! Your review of The Fry Chronicles will send that one higher up the list of books to request from the library :)
How about Capital Crimes, by Lawrence Sanders, from your unread collection? I'm a fan of Sanders' Archy McNally series but don't think I've read any of his other books.

Whoever picks for me can pick from my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

34RidgewayGirl
Sep 4, 2012, 9:47am

In message 25, Isabelx asked me to read and review Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason. I have done so and it was excellent -- thanks for the push. My review is here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/6763640

rabbitprincess, you have some great reading there on your TBR! I was tempted to tell you to read The Hobbit before the movie comes out, but in the end, I'd like to ask you to read The Last Canadian because it looks intriguing and I'd like to read a proper review of it.

For me, please choose from the books here:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/RidgewayGirl&deepsearch=canada%7CGermany...

35bell7
Editado: Sep 4, 2012, 8:35pm

Back in message 227 of Thread #4, RidgewayGirl asked me to review The Pursuit of Alice Thrift. I finally picked up the book yesterday - here's my review.

So now I get to return the favor! RidgewayGirl, please read/review The Book Thief by Martin Zusak. I've read it myself & am interested in what you think of it.

For me, please choose from my to read collection.

Edited to correct my html tag so the rest of the message would show... sorry!

36EmScape
Editado: Sep 4, 2012, 9:13pm

In message 33, rabbitprincess asked me to read and review Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders. Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as I liked the last book she chose for me. My review is here.

Welcome back, bell7. How about The Genesis Trilogy by Madeleine L'Engle. I've only ever read A Wrinkle in Time by her and would be interested in what you think of her other work.

For me, please pick from either my tbrv or unread collections. Thanks!

37Samantha_kathy
Sep 7, 2012, 12:05pm

Back in thread #4, EmScape asked me to read and review Circle of Bones by Christine Kling. I managed to read the prologue and three chapters before deciding this book was not for me. A full review with all the reasons why can be found here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/129171#3581179

EmScape, it seems it’s my turn to pick for you! Please read and review Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott.

For the one choosing my next book, please select one from my GRTB collection (http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=Samantha_kathy&collection=18818...)

38isabelx
Editado: Sep 11, 2012, 3:56pm

In message 31, mirrani asked me to review The Good Fairies of New York. I have now finished it and my review is here

Samantha_kathy please review Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead, which I chose because of the attention-grabbing title.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

39tjsjohanna
Sep 12, 2012, 11:18am

I finally tracked down a copy of The Moon by Night - and while I was waiting for the library to acquire it, I read the other books in the series before it. My review is here. I always like Ms. L'Engle's books.

isabelx, how about reading Earthlights:Towards an Understanding of the UFO Enigma? Looks like it could be interesting ...

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

40rabbitprincess
Sep 12, 2012, 7:34pm

In message 34, RidgewayGirl made the excellent suggestion of The Last Canadian, by William C. Heine. It met my expectations in every way and I am pleased to review it here: http://www.librarything.com/review/79636519

EmScape I am sorry my last pick for you didn't work out! Note to self: stick to Lawrence Sanders's McNally novels.

tjsjohanna, I see a lot of plays in your Waiting for Review collection. How about The Misanthrope and Other Plays, by Molière?

Whoever picks for me can choose from the To-Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

41mirrani
Editado: Sep 13, 2012, 9:34pm

A while back EmScape asked me to review Sons of the Wind, which I read quickly, but have only just now had the time to review. It's a simple review because this is the kind of book that is more an example of history than actual novel or whatever. This is written to record the storytelling tradition of a people, meant to record the traditions that are dying.

So, my review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/2120608/reviews/41390059.

Rabbitprincess, I am looking at your books now and I think that we both share the book The Moonstone and I'd like to know what you think of that one, please.

Anyone picking a book from my list can try and muddle through my tag specifically for this group: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mirrani&tag=GRTB.

42tjsjohanna
Sep 30, 2012, 11:38pm

rabbitprincess asked me to read The Misanthrope and Other Plays. It's been awhile since I first read Tartuffe and I enjoyed it much more now than I did twenty years ago. Here is my review.

mirrani, how about Honeymoon with Harry - I like the title! :)

for me, please pick from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

43NielsenGW
Oct 7, 2012, 3:59pm

In message 20, EmScape had me read Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics. While I can't say I was completely taken by the message, the writing was brilliant.

Local review: LibraryThing

Full review: Lifelong Dewey

For tjsjohanna, since I'm a nonfiction person, I would be grateful for your thoughts on Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Papers

For me, please select from my unread collection

44isabelx
Editado: Oct 8, 2012, 4:27pm

In message 39, tjsjohanna asked me to review Earthlights:Towards an Understanding of the UFO Enigma. I have now finished it and my review is here

NielsenGW please review Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America, which I have chosen because 149 loafers, loungers, slackers and bums have registered this book on LibraryThing but they are all (apart from you of course) too lazy to write a review of it.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

45EmScape
Oct 9, 2012, 1:16pm

I was asked by Samantha_kathy to read Book of Shadows in message 37. I have done so, and my review is here.

isabelx, how about The Darfsteller and Other Stories. I confess I am quite curious to know what a Darfsteller is!

For me, please pick from my tbrv tag. Thanks!

46rabbitprincess
Oct 14, 2012, 1:06pm

In message 41 mirrani asked me to read The Moonstone. It had a good start but I eventually gave up and read the ending on Wikipedia. But still, I am glad for the push to finally give it a shot! Review is here.

EmScape, how about The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, by Robert Heinlein? That title struck me as interesting as I just read an installment in the "Cat Who" series by Lilian Jackson Braun. I know they're probably nowhere near the same thing but the similarity was too good to pass up ;)

For me, anything in the to-read collection is fair game. Thanks!

47EmScape
Oct 15, 2012, 9:17pm

Ack! It looks like I erroneously left The Cat Who Walks Through Walls in my tbrv collection even though I've already reviewed it. My review is here. It is decidedly different from the Lillian Jackson Braun books, although I own it because my mother knew I was reading those books and picked it up thinking it was part of the series. Consequently, this was my first, but certainly not last, Robert Heinlein book.

So, I guess I'll pick for rabbitprincess and the next person can pick something different for me. How about Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories Not for the Nervous? I have a couple of the others in that series and am wondering whether to acquire more.

For me, please pick from my tbrv tag, which I promise I've just gone through and removed everything I've already reviewed. Sorry! And, thanks!

48RidgewayGirl
Oct 17, 2012, 9:33am

bell7, The Book Thief was amazing. Thank you for the push to read it! My review is here, but it's the seventh review down:

http://www.librarything.com/work/393681/book/42998738

EmScape, you have a diverse and intriguing collection of books on your TBR. It took me a while to choose (pleasurably spent, rummaging through your piles). Please read Out of the Girls' Room and into the Night by Thisbe Nissen. It has but two reviews, and those reviews disagree violently with each other. We need a tie breaker.

For me, please choose from here:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/RidgewayGirl&deepsearch=canada%7CGermany...

49NielsenGW
Oct 17, 2012, 9:17pm

In #44, isabelx put me through the hard work of reading Doing Nothing. It was an interesting history of a group of people who tried not to accomplish a whole lot.

Local review: LibraryThing

Full blog post: Lifelong Dewey

For Ridgeway, I'd like to see your opinion of Eiffel's Tower. It's on the list for my current project, so I hope it's good.

For me, please choose from my unread collection

50isabelx
Editado: Oct 24, 2012, 4:16am

In message 45, Emscape asked me to review The Darfsteller and Other Stories. I have now finished it and my review is here

NielsenGW please review Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer which I have chosen because I'm interested in alchemy and the 17th century.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag.

PS: Emscape, a darfsteller is a method actor.

51rabbitprincess
Oct 25, 2012, 7:27pm

In message 47, EmScape kindly picked out Alfred Hitchcock's Stories Not for the Nervous, a delightfully weird collection with an excellent cover, and fortunately for me not actually super scary. Review here.

Isabelx, my pick for you is On Aggression -- I have very noisy neighbours and they are driving me up the wall at present.

Whoever chooses for me can have their pick of the to-read collection. Thanks!

52EmScape
Oct 27, 2012, 12:03pm

RidgewayGirl, I read Out of the Girls Room and Into the Night and find myself leaning more towards the positive reviewer than the negative. You can read more here .

Rabbitprincess, it looks like I'm picking for you again! How about Three Bits of Fry and Laurie? You had earlier in this thread suggested I read Mr. Fry's memoir, and as I enjoyed it very much, I thought I'd return the favor.

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you.

53nordie
Oct 30, 2012, 2:08pm


Newbie on the list, so first time poster etc

EmScape, I challenge you to read Through the Ice by Piers Anthony. Anthony is what got me reading Sci Fi all those years ago, but I havent read him for decades...

Meanwhile, the list of my outstanding books to read is my TBR list (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/nordie&tag=TBR&collection=-1)

54Kathadrion
Nov 3, 2012, 10:10am

Another first time poster here!

nordie, how about Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson?

(as for me, feel free to pick anything from my library)

55NielsenGW
Nov 5, 2012, 5:47pm

Yay! It's nice to see a few new faces around here!

Well, I've finished Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer as directed by isabelx. Not many people would try to assert with a straight face that alchemy lead to the greatest discoveries in classical physics, but this one sure tried.

Local review: LibraryThing

Blog post: Lifelong Dewey

For Kathadrion, I choose Det svenska samhället 1720-2006 : böndernas och arbetarnas tid. I don't have a book on Scandinavian history and I'm eager to hear your opinion of this one.

For me, please choose from my unread collection

56EmScape
Nov 15, 2012, 6:50pm

I second NielsenGW's welcome to the newcomers. I love to have new libraries to look through!

I have completed reading Through the Ice by Robert Kornwise and Piers Anthony. Thank you, Nordie, for suggesting it. I had just finished a long series by Anthony and was kind of tired of him, but since this is a collaboration, it ended up being better than I expected. My review is here.

NielsenGW, your library is much more literary and academic than mine, but I tried to find you something fun. How about Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists?

I'll ask the next person to pick from my unread tag.

57nordie
Editado: Nov 19, 2012, 8:06am

Well Kathadrion asked me to read Case Histories: a Novel by Kate Atkinson and my review is here: Librarything Review

Emscape - i've had a brief look through your list and have seen a couple of books that I've read and would be interested on your take on them, but I've chosen The Lace Reader by Bruonia Barry. I listened to this as an audiobook about a year ago, so be interested in your take on it.

My to read list can be found here: To Be Read

58EmScape
Dic 10, 2012, 12:59pm

Well, nordie, it seem's no one has posted since you asked me to check out The Lace Reader. I have finished it and you can find my take on it here. I read your review, as well and liked it. I'd be interested in having a discussion with you about your impressions, if you are so inclined.

For you, I'd like to choose Beloved, which is one I have read and am curious what you might think about it.

The next person (and hopefully we'll get some more action over here!) can please choose from my unread books.

59TequilaReader
Dic 16, 2012, 11:50pm

In 23, tjsjohanna asked me to review Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran. My review is here.

EmScape, please read If Looks Could Kill by Kate White. It's the first book in a series I really enjoyed.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

60EmScape
Dic 25, 2012, 5:15pm

I've read and reviewed TequilaReader's suggestion If Looks Could Kill, and really enjoyed it.

For you I will choose Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh and hopefully return the favor!

I would appreciate a selection from my unread books when the next person happens along. Thank you!

61isabelx
Editado: Dic 27, 2012, 3:54pm

In message 51, rabbitprincess asked me to review On Aggression. I have finally finished it and my review is here.

EmScape please review The Last Flapper because George Zuckerman was the last author when I sorted the books tagged "unread" alphabetically by author.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my read soon tag. In January I will only be re-reading books I have read before, so I've updated the books tagged "read soon" to reflect this.

62LibraryLover23
Dic 29, 2012, 10:33am

I'm ashamed to say how long it's been since I was asked to read and review The Other Boleyn Girl, but I've finally gotten around to it!

>61 isabelx: isabelx, I'm not familiar with many of the books on your list so I picked at random--how about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

Whoever chooses for me, anything marked to read is fair game, although I would ask that you don't pick anything by Stephen King as I'm reading those in a specific order for a separate challenge. Thanks!

63Samantha_kathy
Ene 7, 2013, 8:06am

Back in message 38, isabelx asked me to read and review Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead. It took me a while, but that had nothing to do with the book, since that was a fun read. My review can be found here.

LibraryLover23, would you please read and review The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett? It's somewhere on my TBR stack and I'm curious what you'll think of it.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick something from my GBRT collection.

64EmScape
Ene 9, 2013, 1:56pm

isabelx asked me to read The Last Flapper and I had a hard time deciding what to say about it in my review, but this is what I came up with.

Samantha_kathy, how about If Fried Chicken Could Fly, just because that title caught my eye -- it sounds really fun!

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you!

65isabelx
Editado: Ene 10, 2013, 1:34am

In message 62, LibraryLover23 asked me to review Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. I have finished it and my review is here.

EmScape please review Confessions of a Shopaholic because it sounds very different from the last one I chose for you.

As it's still January, I am only re-reading books I have read before, so please could whoever chooses for me, pick from my "acquired to read again" or "not reviewed yet" tags:
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/isabelx&tag=acquired%2Bto%2Bread%2Bagain
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/isabelx&tag=not%2Breviewed%2Byet

66rabbitprincess
Ene 12, 2013, 1:47pm

In message 52, EmScape picked 3 Bits of Fry and Laurie for me, and it was an excellent bedside read. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/88181980

Isabelx, I'm going to go with The Martian Chronicles -- lovely cover and hey, it's Ray Bradbury. :)

Whoever picks for me has free reign over the To Read Collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

67krin5292
Ene 22, 2013, 8:42pm

A long, long time ago (January 2013), AnnieMod picked Murder at Government House for me. I finally read it last month and my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/424237/reviews/3586766

rabbitprincess, please review Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.

My To-Read list is available for the next person to pick my next book for me to read! :)

68isabelx
Editado: Ene 24, 2013, 3:32pm

In message 66, rabbitprincess asked me to review The Martian Chronicles. I have finished it and my review is here.

krin5292 please review Virtual light because I really enjoyed reading the Bridge Trilogy and I hope you do too.

I'm going to give you a bigger choice of books this time. Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

69TequilaReader
Ene 30, 2013, 1:47pm

In 60, EmScape asked me to review Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh. My review is here.

isabelx, please read The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I've been meaning to pick it up after loving Oryx and Crake.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

70rabbitprincess
Feb 2, 2013, 6:53pm

In message 67, krin5292 asked me to review Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach. A most enjoyable task. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/72737566

TequilaReader, how about Artemis Fowl? I'm considering starting that series and would appreciate an opinion :)

For me, anything in the to-read collection is fair game: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

71EmScape
Feb 2, 2013, 8:14pm

Isabelx suggested I read and review Confessions of a Shopaholic, not really my cup of tea, but a pretty decent read nonetheless. My review is here.

Rabbitprincess, could you please read A Dustbin of Milligan? It looks really funny and I've never heard of this comedian.

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you!

72tjsjohanna
Feb 22, 2013, 6:24pm

I haven't finished my assignment, but I'm moving on ... I'll finish it when I finish it ...
EmScape - how about Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own - I used to love to read Erma Bombeck when I was a teen!
For me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection.

73LibraryLover23
Feb 23, 2013, 1:19pm

Back in message 63 I was asked to read and review The Pillars Of The Earth which I just finished.

tjsjohanna, how about The Bad Beginning? I see you have the whole series in your list, I know from experience they're quick, funny reads!

Anyone picking for me please choose anything marked to read with the exception of the Stephen Kings since they're for a separate challenge. Thanks!

74EmScape
Feb 26, 2013, 11:53am

I was asked by tjsjohanna to read Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own. It was a fun, quick read and my review is here
LibraryLover23, could you read and review The Beginning: The New Girl/The Surprise Party/The Overnight (Fear Street Collector's Edition #1)? I used to read some R.L. Stine back in the day, and am interested to know what you think about them.

If the next person would choose from my unread books, that'd be great. Thanks!

75TequilaReader
Feb 28, 2013, 8:38am

In 70, rabbitprincess asked me to review Artemis Fowl. I loved it and my review is here.

EmScape, please read State of Fear by Michael Crichton. It's one of my favorites of his.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

76tjsjohanna
Feb 28, 2013, 11:52am

LibraryLover23 asked me to read The Bad Beginning. It was a fun and quick re-read and has gotten me started reading the whole series again - which will be helpful in completing my "Books off the Shelf" challenge for 2013 - so Thanks! Oh and my review is here.

TequilaReader, how about reviewing Scandal in Fair Haven. You've got a bunch of mysteries I hadn't heard of, so I'm curious to get your take on this one - I'm always looking for a new author to read :)

Next up, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

77mirrani
Feb 28, 2013, 6:29pm

I'm alive! After emergency back surgery, here I return with a review! Back in 42, tjsjohanna asked me to read and review Honeymoon With Harry. I did, the review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/86832342 I didn't give it too much credit, really. I think it's really one of those books people write knowing it'll get turned into a movie. It'll probably be a better movie. Who knows?

And fate would have me pick for you also... so perhaps Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life after Death? I'm not a religious person myself, but with many celebrating resurrection this time of year... I thought it might fit as well as any other choice.

Anyone picking for me, please visit the GRTB tab in my library:
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mirrani&tag=GRTB
Thanks.

78isabelx
Editado: Mar 11, 2013, 8:59am

In message 69, TequilaReader asked me to review Year of the Flood. I have finished it and my review is here

mirrani please review The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal because I''ve read books with theories about our past evolution, but not about how we might evolve inthe future.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

79EmScape
Mar 11, 2013, 6:17pm

TequilaReader asked me to read one of her favorite Michael Crichton books, State of Fear but unfortunately I did not like it as much as she does. Still an interesting read, though.

isabelx, how about Pastures of the Blue Crane. I see you have it tagged 'read soon' and it certainly caught my eye. I'd love to know what you think!

For me, please pick from my unread books. Thanks!

80tjsjohanna
Mar 12, 2013, 9:23am

mirrani asked me to read Life Everlasting - my review is here. Thanks for getting me to read something that I probably would never have picked up otherwise - but it was a gift to my grandparents and it was fun to read all the notes from their friends on the inside covers. The book is a bit dated but there were some interesting things in it.

EmScape, how about Pardon Me, You're Stepping On My Eyeball. I've been reading YA lately and I remember this title from my childhood but nothing about the actual story! You've got a lot of books I remember from my childhood :)

For me, please pick from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

81TequilaReader
Mar 13, 2013, 5:33pm

In 76, tjsjohanna asked me to review Scandal in Fair Haven. My review is here.

My turn to pick for you tjsjohanna! I've recently been trying to catch up on the classics I missed growing up, so Little Women by Louisa May Alcott jumped right out at me for you to read.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

82rabbitprincess
Mar 17, 2013, 1:46pm

In message 71, EmScape asked me to review A Dustbin of Milligan. It was a good book to dip in and out of, but perhaps not a place to start out with Milligan's work. Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/88181947

TequilaReader, how about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I'm in need of a Dahl fix but don't have any of his books immediately accessible. ;)

Anything in my to-read collection is fair game: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

83TequilaReader
Mar 20, 2013, 11:15pm

In 82, rabbitprincess asked me to review Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. My review is here.

rabbitprincess, please read Othello by William Shakespeare. I believe it to be one of Shakespeare's most accessible plays.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf

84EmScape
Mar 21, 2013, 12:53pm

tjsjohanna asked me to take a step back into my childhood by reviewing Pardon Me, You're Stepping On My Eyeball. I didn't connect with it now as much as I did when I read it as a kid, but I think it still holds up for today's youth.

TequilaReader, The Accidental Virgin was a title that caught my eye right away! I'd love to see what you think of it.

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you!

85isabelx
Mar 26, 2013, 8:18am

In message 79, EmScape asked me to review Pastures of the Blue Crane. I have finished it and my review is here

EmScape, please review Nana because I read and enjoyed it a long time ago (after studying another of Zola's books at school.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

86krin5292
Mar 31, 2013, 2:40pm

This time, it didn't take me two years to read the book isabelx asked me to review in message 68: Virtual Light. My review is here.

isabelx, please review Time Out of Joint.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection

87TequilaReader
Editado: Abr 1, 2013, 1:17pm

In 84, EmScape asked me to review The Accidental Virgin by Valerie Frankel. My review is here.

krin5292, please read The Trouble with Magic by Madelyn Alt. I really enjoy that series.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf

88tjsjohanna
Editado: Abr 3, 2013, 11:11am

Finally finished my assignment from TequilaReader to read Little Women - my review is here.

TequilaReader, I'm choosing for you now :). Will you review Angel?

For me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection? Thanks!

89Murphy-Jacobs
Abr 6, 2013, 11:28am

Ok, I'm joining into the fun (or making trouble, as the case may be).

tjsjohanna, would you please review Thunderball? I haven't started reading Fleming, so I'm interested to know what's in there!

For me, please chose from my (forgive me if I don't make proper links, I haven't learned it all yet) Currently Reading or To Read collections (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Murphy-Jacobs)

90rabbitprincess
Abr 11, 2013, 9:41pm

In message 83 I was tasked with reading Othello. This is a play I think would work better for me on stage than on the page. Review here: http://www.librarything.com/review/70473633

Welcome aboard, Murphy-Jacobs! I saw you had some books tagged as To Read 2013, so I tried to bear that in mind ;) Would you mind reading Iain M. Banks' Excession? I've heard a lot about him but never read anything by him.

For me, anything in the to-read collection is fair game: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

91Africansky1
Abr 12, 2013, 3:48pm

This tempts me to connect and see new books and also myself to be encouraged to review . Just joined this group . I enjoy English pub food and myself have a collection of English, Welsh, Scottish topography books and London too so I,d love a review of The Ploughman's lunch as not yet reviewed and appeals . Thanks

92isabelx
Editado: Abr 14, 2013, 5:27am

In message 86, krin5292 asked me to review Time Out of Joint. I have finished it and my review is here.

Hi Africansky1, welcome to the group. As you don't seem to have a collection or a tag for unread books, I will just chose a book that you haven't reviewed or rated. So please read Georg Jensen Jewelry. If you don't have access to this book and can't review it, please set up a tag for me to choose from and update post 91 with the tag name, and I will choose something else.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

93Africansky1
Abr 14, 2013, 10:17am

Greetings and thanks for the reply and great idea to review Georg Jensen Jewellery ... An old favourite in my library and not touched for some time and not reviewed so yes I shall rise to the challenge. Lovely. what is the expected time to get a book reviewed ?

94fdholt
Editado: Abr 14, 2013, 3:11pm

Way back in #30, isabelx asked me to read American lit relit by Richard Armour. After all these months, here it is.

I get to pick for isabelx: how about They Twinkled Like Jewels by Farmer.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edit: Grumble, grumble, trying to fix html!

95Africansky1
Abr 14, 2013, 4:04pm

Well with the enthusiasm of a new group member, a beautiful book to review,an admired jeweler (and successors) in a stunning exhibition it meant that the Georg Jensen book now reviewed and can be located on Facebook and also my catalogue, Georg Jensen Jewelry . If you are keen on the subject of design or jewelry history it is a book worth getting and I think fairly obtainable in the USA. I'd welcome feedback on the review . http://www.librarything.com/work/3098125/book/84096490#

FDHolt may I request a review of Gems of American architecture . And I am happy if someone picks one of my architecture books from my collection for me to review.

96EmScape
Abr 16, 2013, 6:14pm

In message 85, isabelx asked me to read and review Nana, which I have done. My review is here
Africansky1, how about Life in the English Country House?

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thanks!

97Africansky1
Abr 17, 2013, 3:46pm

Thanks Emscape . How about for your next review The Women who broke all the Rules ? I see no reviews and is a feminist item which interests me, Enjoy

98fdholt
Editado: Abr 18, 2013, 12:17pm

In #95, Africansky1 asked me to read and review Gems of American architecture. My review is here.

Thanks Africansky1 for an enjoyable read.

To return the favor, could you read and review In Shakespeare's land : a journey through the landscape of Elizabethan England. Sounds interesting and there are no reviews yet. (Since you didn't have a to read" or a "to review", I assume that anything in your library that you haven't already reviewed is OK. If not let me know and I'll pick something else.)

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited for misspelling.

99isabelx
Abr 18, 2013, 3:08pm

In message 94, fdholt asked me to review They Twinkled Like Stars. As it's a short story I was able read and review it rather more quickly than usual, and my review is here

fdholt please review The surprising adventures of the magical monarch of Mo and his people. Since the new Oz film is out, it's probably a good time to read one of the author's non-Oz books.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

100LibraryLover23
Abr 18, 2013, 8:33pm

Back in message 74 I was asked to read and review Fear Street Collector's Edition #1, a fun trip down memory lane!

isabelx, I admit I'm not familiar with a lot of the books on your list so I picked one that looked interesting to me: how about Bloodsong?

Anyone choosing for me, please pick anything tagged to read with the exception of any of those by Stephen King as I'm reading them for a different challenge. Thanks!

101rabbitprincess
Abr 18, 2013, 8:46pm

In message 91, Africansky1 asked me to review The Ploughman's Lunch and the Miser's Feast, which was a delicious read indeed. A few recipes will make their way into my kitchen. Review here: http://www.librarything.com/review/96862686

LibraryLover23, how about The Bourne Identity?

Whoever ends up picking for me can go through my To-Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thank you!

102Africansky1
Abr 20, 2013, 7:18am

thanks fellow readers for the reviews on the Ploughmans Lunch ( I can add that a Ploughmans lunch was always my choice when travelling in England and stopping for a bite and a pint at a pub ). And Gems of American architecture .. Both titles worth looking for, based on the reviews . I am now finding that the pleasure of this group is reading the reviews written by intelligent members . I shall get on with my two assigned books for review .. Both being good titles .

103mirrani
Abr 20, 2013, 9:04am

tjsjohanna, I'm glad you enjoyed Life Everlasting. It is always interesting to share a gift like that. I love those kinds of experiences and I'm glad that you enjoyed it as well!

isabelx asked me to read The Third Chimpanzee and my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/94541043
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book and I learned a lot about other animals as well as humans. Toward the end though... it gets a little off the subject of evolution and why we do what we do and focuses on the end of the world. That was much less interesting, but the first 3/4 of the book made up for it very well. :)

rabbitprincess, how about The Wind in the Willows, since I had such a very hard time picking from your list and it's one of several books we share? (That's my fallback plan if I can't pick only one book I'm most interested in hearing about.)

Whoever picks for me, please use my GRTB tag:
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mirrani&tag=GRTB
Thanks!

104Africansky1
Editado: Abr 21, 2013, 2:04pm

Request from Emscape - Well , its great pleasure to review the Mark Girouard Life in the English Country house - a book I have owned and enjoyed over the years, but first time I pressed myself into a review and here it is http://www.librarything.com/work/64252/book/82841852. turned into a pleasant Sunday evening task.

Next person to pick for me please pick something from my art history collection. I still have the Shakespeare England to review but for the moment I am not putting my hand on it and I'd like to try something else as well. I like to review a book where there are not many other reviews as it then does add to common knowledge . So if you can please pick a book with few or no reviews as a further consideration..

Mirrani - looked at your books and cant get into your GRTB link but what about the T Devine book on Scotland's Empire. Devine writes so well and I would love hearing your views of this book.

105tjsjohanna
Editado: Abr 21, 2013, 5:47pm

I've finished Thunderball and my review is here.

Africansky1, how about Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves - it sounds interesting!

For me, please choose from my Waiting for Review Collection. Thanks!

106Africansky1
Abr 25, 2013, 2:34pm

http://www.librarything.com/work/106536/book/95382723
I have just read and enjoyed thoroughly The Art of the Steal- so here is the review and I'd welcome comment. Next task will indeed to be to read and review Magpies Squirrels and Thieves.

107Africansky1
Abr 25, 2013, 2:46pm

Hello tjsjohanna - what an interesting collection of TBReiewed books - How about trying the Philosophy of the Enlightenment - no reviews and Ernst Cassirer is a worthwhile author? thanks
I have just reviewed The art of the Steal - because I liked the book
http://www.librarything.com/topic/136156#- here is the review.

Next enjoyable task will be tackle Magpies Squirrels and Thieves

108TequilaReader
Abr 25, 2013, 7:04pm

In 88, tjsjohanna asked me to review Angel by Garry D. Kilworth. My review is here.

Since it seems tjsjohanna and Africansky1 already have assignments, I have no one to choose for.

I guess whomever stops by next, please pick something for me from my Needs Review shelf.

109fdholt
Abr 26, 2013, 8:57am

In #99 Isabelx asked me to read The surprising adventures of the magical monarch of Mo and his people. Review here.

TequilaReader, could you read and review This symbiotic fascination. No reviews yet and it looks interesting.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

110EmScape
Abr 27, 2013, 1:42pm

I was asked by Africansky1 to read and review The Women Who Broke All the Rules. I highly recommend it, and you can read my review here.

fdholt, I can't believe that Monty Python and the Holy Grail has no reviews! How about you give us one? :)

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you!

111Africansky1
Mayo 1, 2013, 9:13am

http://www.librarything.com/work/11921790/reviews/95232405 Here is my review of Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves - by J Yallop, a longish review but a book that provokes thought and I recommend it.
EmScape - how about a review of the Oxford book of Science Fiction?

112fdholt
Mayo 8, 2013, 7:13pm

In #110, Emscape asked me to read Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Review here.

Afrcansky1, as a librarian, I'm interested in David Bland's A history of book illustration. Could you read and review?

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

113Africansky1
Mayo 10, 2013, 6:28am

http://www.librarything.com/work/120347/book/82939313
Here is the review of the Bland book on Book illustrations A History of Book Illustration

FDHolt my recommendation is to suggest please a review the book Poldark country by Clarke as I adored the Poldark novels and Cornwall is a favourite place . would that suit you ? I see there are no reviews.

114isabelx
Editado: Mayo 13, 2013, 7:18am

In message 100, LibraryLover23 asked me to review Bloodsong. I have finished it and my review is here.

AfricanSky1please review The land God made in anger : reflections on a journey through South West Africa, which I chose just because I like the title.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

115fdholt
Mayo 13, 2013, 12:51pm

In #113 Africansky1 asked me to read Poldark country. Review here.

Isabelx, could you review A book of ghosts? I am unfamiliar with this author and would like to know more.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

116Africansky1
Mayo 15, 2013, 3:40am

117TequilaReader
Editado: Mayo 17, 2013, 2:31pm

In 109, fdholt asked me to review This Symbiotic Fascination by Charlee Jacob. My review is here.

Africansky1, please review The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc. As a mom of 4, that one definitely caught my attention and I'd love to see what you think of it.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

118Africansky1
Editado: Mayo 18, 2013, 4:20am

http://www.librarything.com/work/4103676/reviews/87268862... This is the review of the Belloc the Bad child's book of Beasts

Tequila Reader. Please review gaming the Vote by William Poundstone as the maths theme sounds interesting .

Next pick for me something on Turkey please thanks

119Samantha_kathy
Mayo 21, 2013, 8:34am

EmScape asked me in message 64 to read and review If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton. I loved it! My full review is here.

Africansky1, please read and review The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk. I've heard much about the author, but have never read anything by him. I'd like to see what you think of him.

Whoever picks for me, please select a book from my GRTB collection, thanks!

120fdholt
Mayo 24, 2013, 6:19pm

In #116, Africansky1 asked me to read A gallery of American samplers : the Theodore H. Kapnek Collection. Review here.

Samantha_kathy, could you read and review Sea Scoundrel? No reviews yet and it's an author that I haven't read.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

121TequilaReader
Mayo 24, 2013, 6:38pm

In 1118, Africansky1 asked me to review TGaming the Vote by William Poundstone. My review is here.

fdholt, please review The Once and Future King by T.H. White. I've only recently been hearing a lot about it and wonder how it is.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

122Africansky1
Mayo 26, 2013, 4:05pm

Samantha kathy requested this review http://www.librarything.com/work/6133948/details/84995745
here is my review of The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk.

TequilaReader please read and tell us about Salman Rusdie
Satanic Verses as I've not read it despite the controversy.

Whoever picks for me please select something from my Africana library.

123TequilaReader
Jun 4, 2013, 8:38pm

Africansky1 asked me to review The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. My review is here.

Africansky1, please read African Game Trials by Theodore Roosevelt.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

124EmScape
Jun 14, 2013, 2:09pm

In message 110, Africansky1 suggested I read and review The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories. It's a pretty big book with teeny-tiny font, so it took quite a while, but I've finished and found it a most rewarding experience. You can read my review here.

TequilaReader, how about Doing It Right by Mary Janice Davidson? I've read some things by her before, but not this one.

Whoever chooses for me, please select from my unread books. Thank you!

125tjsjohanna
Editado: Jun 16, 2013, 7:19pm

I FINALLY finished The Federalist Papers (still working on The Philosophy of the Enlightenment. My review is here.

EmScape, how about The Obsidian Oracle? I'm a Troy Denning fan and interested in what you think.

Whoever chooses for me, please select from my Waiting for Review collection (but please be kind and pick something a little lighter??)

126fdholt
Jun 19, 2013, 11:16am

In #121, TequilaReader asked me to read The once and future king. Thanks to ReadaThing, I finished re-reading it and the review is here.

tjsjohanna, you asked for lighter and I am interested in this series of quilting mysteries. The first one you have listed is The Cross Country Quilters which is number 3 in the series. Could you review?

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

127isabelx
Editado: Jun 19, 2013, 5:12pm

In message 115, fdholt asked me to review A Book of Ghosts. I have finished it and my review is here.

fdholt please review Famous science-fiction stories : adventures in time and space because I'm an sf fan.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my not reviewed yet tag, as July is re-read month so I would like you to choose something I've read before but never reviewed.

128NielsenGW
Jun 27, 2013, 11:48pm

Waaaaay back in message 56, EmScape encouraged me to check out Verbatim by Erin McKean. It took me while to get to it, but it was a fun collection of linguistics essays (even a bit of humor in there, too). My review is HERE.

For isabelx, let's have a gander at The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe. The cover was enough to get me interested.

For me, don't worry that my books seem dull: all the books in my unread collection are fair game and I like the random choices handed out so far. I'm a nonfiction nut, so pick away!

129TequilaReader
Jul 2, 2013, 3:09pm

In message 124, EmScape asked me to review Doing it Right by MaryJanice Davidson. My review is here.

NielsenGW, please read The Complete Book of Greed: The Strange and Amazing History of Human Excess by M. H. Goldberg.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

130Africansky1
Jul 3, 2013, 12:35pm

Hooray, I am back in the country and written the review for African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt.

TequilaReader what about a review of the Great Train Robbery by Crichton please.

Next person to pick for me please choose a book about the middle East, as in Egypt or Turkey as most topical and I have a few. thank you.

131rabbitprincess
Jul 7, 2013, 8:42pm

In message 103, mirrani asked me to review The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. It was delightful! Review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/90486950

Africansky1, I looked through your books tagged "Egypt" and thought it might be interesting to see a review of Descent to Suez: Diaries 1951-56 by Evelyn Shuckburgh.

Whoever picks for me has the run of my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

132Africansky1
Jul 19, 2013, 9:00am

Hello here is my review of the diaries of Evelyn Shuckburgh http://www.librarything.com/work/8368842/reviews/85752924

Rabbitprincess may I return the favour and request a review of Simon Winchester - who is a favourite and that you review Atlantic Great sea battles etc. sounds interesting

I'd be happy if someone picked for me from my Johannesburg books - find in my collection via the tag please. Many thanks!

133isabelx
Editado: Jul 22, 2013, 5:45pm

In message 128, NielsenGW asked me to review The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe. I have finished it and my review is here

AfricanSky please review Witwatersrand gold--100 years : a review of the discovery and development of the Witwatersrand Goldfield as seen from the geological viewpoint. I chose this because one of my relatives was a gold prospector and was known in the family as Klondike Dan.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To read collection.

134NielsenGW
Jul 23, 2013, 4:34pm

In message 129, TequilaReader asked for a review of The Complete Book of Greed. It was a scathing look at the lives of the famously wealthy, but perhaps a bit one-sided. My review is here.

For isabelx, I chose something that looked interesting and had no reviews to date. Let's have a look at The Unknown Mayhew.

For me, please choose from my unread collection. It's a nonfiction bonanza, but I'm looking forward to each one of them.

135tjsjohanna
Jul 23, 2013, 6:19pm

Finished The Cross Country Quilters. Thanks fdholt for choosing such a fun read! My review is here.

NielsenGW, will you read Wallace Stevens: Musing the Obscure? You have a number of books about him, so I thought I'd give you a nudge! By the way, my grandparents' spelled their last name Nielsen too - I'm always on the lookout for this less common spelling :)

For me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

136fdholt
Jul 23, 2013, 7:22pm

In #127, isabelx asked me to re-read Famous science-fiction stories : adventures in time and space. The review is here.

Thanks isabelx for the memories!

tjsjohanna, I get to pick for you again. 'Tis baseball season (but we will not speak of the dismal Phillies) so I spotted this in your list: The Burgler Who Traded Ted Williams Could you review it for us? (And tell us if it is about baseball cards?)

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

137TequilaReader
Editado: Jul 26, 2013, 8:43pm

In message 130, Africansky1 asked me to review The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton. My review is here.

fdholt, please read The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain as it is a classic I have recently added to my own TBR list.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

138LibraryLover23
Ago 3, 2013, 7:16pm

Back in message 101 rabbitprincess very nicely asked me to review The Bourne Identity. Unfortunately I couldn't quite get into it so I'm abandoning it in hopes someone will pick something else. (For what it's worth, I have seen and very much enjoyed the movie!)

TequilaReader I really enjoyed looking through your choices, how about Of Mice And Men? It's short and one of my favorites, I hope you like it too.

Anyone choosing for me, please pick anything tagged to read with the exception of any of those by Stephen King as I'm reading them for a separate challenge. Thanks!

139mirrani
Editado: Ago 4, 2013, 11:57am

All the way back when this was # 104, Africansky1 asked me to read Scotland's Empire and the Shaping of the Americas, 1600-1815 by TM Devine. It wasn't exactly what I was hoping it would be, but I did find it interesting, even though it was rather more like a textbook than I had been prepared for at the time. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/97316974
I have no idea why it took me so long to come and post this here, other than I was certain I had already done it! :p

Now I get to pick for LibraryLover23 and I think I will ask for The Red Pyramid, as we have that in common and I hope to read it soon myself. I would love to get a preview. :)

Anyone picking for me, please pick from my Go Review That Book tag: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mirrani/GRTB
For some reason, people usually have a hard time following my links, so you're looking for the tag that says "GRTB" if the link doesn't work. Don't know how to post links to groups of books on here, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's so frustrating.

140Africansky1
Editado: Ago 8, 2013, 3:08am

http://www.librarything.com/work/12708662/reviews/86887928 here is my review of Witwatersrand Gold at request of Isabelx and remembering her relative Klondike Dan.

Strange coincidence that I get to pick for Mirrani- what about The Diary of a Nobody - a book we share and I think on the WTR list - I know the story of that book is a strange one so would be nice to read a review.

Next member to pick for me- something perhaps from my art history collection would be nice . thanks

141fdholt
Editado: Ago 24, 2013, 2:09pm

In #137, TequilaReader asked me to read The prince and the pauper. The review is here.

Africansky1, could you read and report on Goddess of Love: Birth, Triumph, Death and Return of Aphrodite. The title is intriguing.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited for clarity and html mistake (which I still can't fix). But now I think it's OK.

142tjsjohanna
Ago 21, 2013, 4:52pm

Finally read my assignment - The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams. My review is here (and it is only tangentially related to baseball, sorry to say ... one in a series of mysteries starring a burglar).

fdholt, will you please read Stitches for God : the story of Washington Cathedral needlepoint?

Next in line - please choose from my Waiting for Review collection? Thanks!

143fdholt
Editado: Ago 24, 2013, 2:08pm

In #142, tjsjohanna asked me to read Stitches for God : the story of Washington Cathedral needlepoint.
The review is here.

To return the favor, tjsjohanna would you read and review B Is for Burglar.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Danged html! But I think it's fixed.

144SatchelPooch
Ago 25, 2013, 11:44am

First: many thanks to africansky1 for the invitation to join this group, and apologies if I get something wrong.

fdholt, I'd love to read a review of The song of the library staff.

I have only a few books to review but I'm a bit stuck, so if anyone wants to give me a shove in the right direction I'd be grateful! http://www.librarything.com/catalog/SatchelPooch

145fdholt
Editado: Sep 13, 2013, 3:29pm

In the last message, SatchelPooch asked me to read and review The song of the library staff. Took longer to review than to read!

SatchelPooch, would you read and review Kissing Bowie. It might be easier to pick for you if you added more of your books to your library.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited to fix you know what and a misspelling.

146Africansky1
Sep 13, 2013, 4:41pm

In August fdholt invited me to review The Goddess of Love by Geoffrey Grigson. The task completed and review written.

fdholt, Please could you kindly review the Karen Blixen from the Ngong Hills, as I visited her farm near Nairobi a few years ago and found it a memorable and poignant experience .

Next person to choose for me ... Please to pick something from my London collection . Thank you

147rabbitprincess
Sep 17, 2013, 7:51pm

Somewhere up there Africansky1 asked me to review Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean, by Simon Winchester. It took me a while to swim through it, but overall it proved interesting. Review here. http://www.librarything.com/review/100046673

And now I get to return the favour. What a fine collection of London books! I'd like to know more about Walks in Old London, by Peter Jackson. I'm always looking for places to check out when I visit that fine city so let me know if the book mentions anything particularly interesting. :)

Whoever picks for me has the run of my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

148fdholt
Sep 18, 2013, 4:36pm

In #146, africansky1 asked me to read From the Ngong Hills. The review is here . I've had the book for years; glad I finally read it.

rabbitprincess, I was surpnised to see that Long time no see by Ed McBain has no reviews. Could you read and review.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

149tjsjohanna
Sep 19, 2013, 12:04pm

Finally finished my assignment B is for Burglar and my review is here.

fdholt, will you please read and review Shoot an Arrow to Stop the Wind?

Please choose from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

150isabelx
Editado: Sep 21, 2013, 5:08pm

In message 134, NielsenGW asked me to review The Unknown Mayhew. I have finished it and my review is here. I rated it 5 stars and it is well worth reading if you are interested in social history or Victorian England.

tsjohanna please review Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters because I like the title and I've always liked the sound of that series although I haven't read any of them yet.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read soon tag, as I am trying to read more books by female authors.

151Africansky1
Sep 29, 2013, 1:46am

http://www.librarything.com/work/376220/reviews/84191482 Here is my review of Peter Jackson Walks in Old London

Isabelex please read Elaine Morgan The Aquatic Ape

next member to pick for me please choose from my Travel and exploration section .

152fdholt
Oct 14, 2013, 4:05pm

In #149, tjsjohanna asked me to re-read Shoot an arrow to stop the wind. I loved it years ago and loved it today. The review is here .

Africansky1, from your travel & exploration section, The golden isthmus sounds interesting. Could you review it for us?

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

153rabbitprincess
Oct 17, 2013, 8:36pm

In message 148, fdholt asked me to provide a review of Long Time No See, by Ed McBain, which shockingly had no reviews. I have corrected this; review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/78617034

fdholt, I would love to know what the Monty Python's The Life of Brian book is like. Haven't seen the movie in a long time.

Whoever picks for me has the run of my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

154isabelx
Oct 22, 2013, 8:19am

In message 151, Africansky1 asked me to review The Aquatic Ape. I have finished it and my review is here

rabbitprincess please review Moon Over Soho because I've read the first book in that series and should be getting round to the second bty the end of this year.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read soon tag, as I m trying to alternate books by male and female authors for the rest of the year.

155tjsjohanna
Nov 6, 2013, 4:44pm

I've been AWOL - I did finish my assignment awhile ago. My review of Seeing a Large Cat is here.

isabelx, will you read Take One Young Man - I like the title!

Whoever chooses for me please see my Waiting for Review collection.

156rabbitprincess
Nov 14, 2013, 9:39pm

In message 154, isabelx asked me to review the delightful Moon Over Soho. I love Peter Grant's London and am glad to now be finally caught up. (I read the series out of order -- 3, 1, 2.) My review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/98147826

tjsjohanna, could you review Further Chronicles of Avonlea? I'm curious about LMM's non-Anne, non-Emily works.

Whoever picks for me can pick anything from the to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

157fdholt
Nov 18, 2013, 1:47pm

In #153, rabbitprincess asked me to read and review Monty Python's The life of Brian (of Nazareth) / Monty Pythons Scrapbook - the review is here.

To return the favor, would you report on The state of Quebec; a journalist's view of the quiet revolution. It is an older book and I wonder if perspectives have changed.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

158isabelx
Nov 21, 2013, 7:48am

In message 155, tsjohanna asked me to review Take One Young Man. I have finished it and my review is here

fdholt please review Amanda goes west : a journal of fashion history through paper dolls because my sister and I always enjoyed playing with paper dolls when we were children.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read soon tag, as I m trying to alternate books by male and female authors for the rest of the year.

159TequilaReader
Nov 21, 2013, 10:02pm

In message 138, LibraryLover23 asked me to review Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. My review is here.

isabelx, please read Get Your Act Together: A 7-Day Get-Organized Program For The Overworked, Overbooked, and Overwhelmed by Pam Young as it sounds like something I need to read.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

160fdholt
Editado: Dic 2, 2013, 10:28am

In #158, isabelx asked me to review Amanda goes west : a journal of fashion history through paper dolls and review is here.

TequilaReader, would you review Murderers Prefer Blondes, the first Paige Turner mystery. I'm unfamiliar with this author and would like to learn more.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited for typo

161tjsjohanna
Dic 3, 2013, 10:13pm

rabbitprincess asked me to review Further Chronicles of Avonlea - my review is here.

fdhold, would you please read Advice is-- for listening to, not necessarily taking!!. It sounds interesting :)

Whoever chooses for me please see my Waiting for Review collection.

162TequilaReader
Dic 5, 2013, 1:06pm

In message 160, fdholt asked me to review Murderers Prefer Blondes by Amanda Matetsky. My review is here.

tjsjohanna, please read Little Men by Lousia May Alcott as it has been sitting on my shelf for years and I'm finally considering reading it.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

163Africansky1
Dic 12, 2013, 5:21am

In message 152 fdholt requested me to review The Golden Isthmus . That was back in October. Here is the review http://www.librarything.com/work/1869940/reviews/85819702

TequilaReader could you please read Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth .

Next person to select for me please to pick something from my cartography/map collection.

164isabelx
Editado: Dic 12, 2013, 7:58am

In message 159, tequilareader asked me to review Get Your Act Together: A 7-Day Get-Organized Program For The Overworked, Overbooked, and Overwhelmed. I have finished it and my review is here

Africansky1 please review Infinite Perspectives: Two Thousand Years of Three-dimensional Mapmaking. Who knew people had been makng 3D maps for that long?

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read soon tag, as I m trying to alternate books by male and female authors for the rest of the year.

165Africansky1
Editado: Dic 17, 2013, 2:14pm

http://www.librarything.com/work/346530/reviews/83949726 Review as requested above of Infinite Perspectives Two Thousand Years of Three-dimensional Mapmaking

Isabelz please review Mrs Frances Trollope The Domestic Manners of the Americans -and interesting history to this book and not much liked in America when it was published. She was a famous literary mother of an even more famous literary son.

Anyone picking for me --- perhaps something in my Africana collection. thanks.

166fdholt
Dic 18, 2013, 2:17pm

In message 161, tjsjohanna asked me to read Advice is-- for listening to, not necessarily taking!! and review is here.

Africansky1, would you read Diamonds are dangerous? I thought they just sparkled. Anxious to read your review.

To make it easier to pick a book for me, I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

167TequilaReader
Dic 18, 2013, 5:06pm

In message 163, Africansky1 asked me to review An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore. My review is here.

fdholt, please read The Children of Men by P.D. James. I remember really enjoying it years ago.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

168mirrani
Dic 31, 2013, 8:11pm

WAY back in 140, Africansky asked me to read The Diary of a Nobody. It took me an AGE to write the review, but that is now posted here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/74612563
It isn't long, but it's a review. I really enjoyed reading. Thanks for picking it for me!

I had a very hard time picking for TequilaReader, because we have many books in common and I was drawn to pick a lot of them, but in the end I chose Hawksong, because I'm curious to see what you think. :)

Whoever picks for me can try to follow this link:
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mirrani&tag=GRTB
and if that doesn't work, go to my library and click on my GRTB tag. Thanks!

169TequilaReader
Ene 2, 2014, 10:03pm

In message 168, mirrani asked me to review Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. My review is here.

mirrani, please read The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It's a children's classic I have never read.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

170Samantha_kathy
Ene 5, 2014, 5:40pm

In message 120, fdholt asked me to review Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair. It's got lots of humor and I liked it very much. It was a four star read for me. A full review of this book can be found here.

TequilaReader, please read The Red Tent by Anita Diamond. I've heard much about it and I'd like to know what you think of it.

Whoever is choosing for me, please pick one of the following books:

Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Separation of Power by Vince Flynn
Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson
A Thing of Beauty – poetry collection of various authors throughout time, edited by Menno Wigman
Crisis Four by Andy McNab
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert
How to Write a Mystery by Larry Beinhart
After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals by Donald Prothero
Kansas Troubles by Earlene Fowler
A Soul’s Calling by Scott Bishop

171fdholt
Ene 10, 2014, 3:52pm

In #167, TequilaReader asked me to review The children of men by P.D. James. Review is here.

Samantha_kathy, I get to pick for you again. I am intrigued by the poetry collection - A thing of beauty. The German subtitle is interesting. Could you read and report?

As always, I have my “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

172tjsjohanna
Ene 11, 2014, 11:08am

tequilareader asked me to review Little Men. I really enjoyed revisiting the March family and my review is here

fdholt, will you please read Terra Cotta Warriors. The book sounds quite interesting!

Whoever chooses for me please see my Waiting for Review collection.

173Africansky1
Ene 12, 2014, 1:41pm

http://www.librarything.com/work/12695103/reviews/86762479. My review of Diamonds are Dangerous by J H Du Plessis . I was asked to read this book by FDHolt in December .

tjsjohanna please read the Philosophy of the Enlightenment by Ernst Cassirer . I am interested in the history of the 18th century so sounds interesting .

Next person picking for me please select from my Architecture collection. Thank you.

174isabelx
Editado: Ene 17, 2014, 8:26am

In post 165, Africansky1 asked me to read and review Domestic Manners of the Americans.

My review is here.

Africansky1, please read Houses for Africa, an aspirational source book for building and finishing your home, as I like the colourful thatched house on the cover!

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To Read collection.

175Mithalogica
Editado: Ene 17, 2014, 7:15pm

New reviewer jumping in here! (Please let me know if I miss anything!)

isabelx, I'd love a review of The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles (Ack, just realized that has reviews already - how about... The Memoirs Of Laetitia Horsepole instead? (Sorry!)

Whoever chooses for me, pick what you like (i don't think there's much on my list I don't have easy access to... :)

176TequilaReader
Ene 20, 2014, 9:00pm

In message 170, Samantha_kathy asked me to review The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. My review is here.

raven_moon, please read Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell. I loved it in high school.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

177Mithalogica
Ene 21, 2014, 11:32pm

In 176, TequilaReader asked me to review Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four. My review is here

TequilaReader, I'd love a review of The Assault on Reason.

When choosing for me, go wild, unless I've already reviewed it, I'm game!

178crazy4reading
Ene 22, 2014, 10:20am

In Message 196 of the 4th thread fdholt asked me to read and review Kennywood. My review is here

raven_moon, I'd love a review of The Changing Faces of Jesus

When choosing for me, please pick from my To Read shelf

179fdholt
Ene 22, 2014, 1:48pm

In #172, tjsjohanna asked me to review Terra cotta warriors. Review is here.

crazy4reading, I get to pick for you again. How about In the Valley of the Shadow: An Elegy to Lancaster County? It's the county to the west of Berks.

As always, I have my “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

180Africansky1
Ene 24, 2014, 6:45am

In # 174 isabelx invited me to read Houses for Africa - here is my review and I'd welcome feedback http://www.librarything.com/work/12319266/reviews

fdholt please read the Paul Scott The making of the Jewel in the Crown as I am a fan of that trilogy and watched much of the TV series.

Next person to pick for me - perhaps something on Architrecture that has not been reviewed, as I am on a roll with reading from that collection. Thank you.

181Mithalogica
Editado: Ene 26, 2014, 4:49pm

In #178, crazy4reading asked for a review of The Changing Faces of Jesus. My review is here.

Africansky1, please review The Builders of Florence!

Whoever picks next, feel free to suggest anything I haven't reviewed! :D

182Africansky1
Ene 28, 2014, 8:06am

In # 181 Raven_moon I was asked to review The builders of Florence, a rare and unusual book - here is my review http://www.librarything.com/work/12306728/. What a pleasure

Raven_moon what about a review of the Dante's 11 Letters by Latham- as there is a connection to my Florence book.

Anyone picking for me please choose a book that has not been reviewed yet , possibly from the Maps and cartography collection as I am doing a lecture on that theme soon. thanks

183mirrani
Ene 29, 2014, 8:22am

TequilaReader asked me to read The Black Stallion and my review is here

For Africansky1 I will pick Britain before the Norman Conquest because of the request to pick from maps and because my inlaws are British and I am fascinated with the whole package the title suggests. :)

Whoever picks for me, please take a book from my GRTB tag. If the link doesn't work, just wander on to my library and click the tab there. Thanks.

184fdholt
Feb 6, 2014, 1:09pm

In #180, Africansky1 asked me to read The making of The jewel in the crown and review is here.

mirrani, could you review Seredy's The white stag?

I have a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

185isabelx
Editado: Feb 8, 2014, 11:47am

In post 175, raven_moon asked me to read and review The Memoirs Of Laetitia Horsepole by Herself.

I’m afraid I couldn’t get into this Book due to the Way every Noun was capitalised, and didn’t finish it, but my ‘why I didn’t finish it’ Review is here.

fdholt please read Possible worlds of science fiction, as I like science diction short stories.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To Read collection.

186Mithalogica
Feb 10, 2014, 11:48am

In post 182, AfricanSky1 asked me to review Dante's Eleven Letters, which presented some interesting challenges! Nevertheless, my review is here, and explains some of those challenges.

isabelx, since I'm back to you, I'll go for that review of The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles :D

Whoever chooses next, go wild - if I haven't reviewed it yet, I'm game; find whatever you like!

187mirrani
Feb 13, 2014, 2:26pm

fdholt asked me to read The White Stag and my review is here.

raven_moon, I have wandered past the shelves on your library and chosen The Hiram Key
by Christopher Knight for you to review, just by clicking on random tags. :)

Anyone picking for me, I have a GRTB tag for books that are on the top of my reading list, but I'm open to anything in my library.

188Mithalogica
Feb 15, 2014, 9:46pm

In 187, mirrani asked me for a review of The Hiram Key. I've had it long enough I had to go back and look it over; that was...interesting. The review if here.

mirrani, I'd love a review of Folk-Lore and LegendsScotland

189TequilaReader
Editado: Feb 17, 2014, 12:37pm

In message 177, raven_moon asked me to review The Assault on Reason by Al Gore.

My review is http://www.librarything.com/review/55557398

raven_moon, please read Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show. I'm a huge Buffy fan.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

190Africansky1
Editado: Feb 28, 2014, 10:48pm

http://www.librarything.com/work/1173321/reviews/84502637 no 183 above Mirani requested a review of Before the Norman Conquest - Ordinance Survey - map book here is my review. thanks

TequilaReader what about a review of one of those mamoth blockbusters, - the Forsyte Saga by Galsworthy. I think it a wonderful book and when I read it I loved and lived it for weeks ( but never wrote a review).

When choosing for me something please from my Africana books please

191reading_fox
Feb 25, 2014, 12:08pm

Jumping back into this after a few year's absence caused by ereaders, I'm currently on a re-reading pbook theme, so any of my fiction that needs a full review (some of the one-sentance ones can be expanded) would be a good choice.

Meanwhile Africansky1 - why don't you try: A year in the WIld

192Africansky1
Feb 28, 2014, 10:47pm

http://www.librarything.com/work/12313452/reviews/83313295
Here is my review of a Year in the
Wild by James Hendry

Reading_Fox how about Alnwick Caste in Great Houses of Britain series by Colin Shrimpton as many years ago I did research in the archives of Alnwick castle and Alnwick remains a favourite castle.

Next person to choose for me I'd welcome something from my art history collection.

193TequilaReader
Mar 10, 2014, 1:22pm

In message 190, Africansky1 asked me to review The Forsyte Saga by John Galswothy.

My review is http://www.librarything.com/review/56393422

Africansky1, how about Greek Art: Its Development, Character and Influence by Robert Manuel Cook?

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

194mirrani
Editado: Mar 30, 2014, 3:55pm

In 188, raven_moon asked me to review Folk-Lore and Legends Scotland, which I was very happy about, since it was nearing Saint Patrick's day and I needed a Scottish book to read on the 17th. (Family thing, Scottish, not Irish, orange not green... etc) So thank you, raven_moon for the awesome choice! My review is here: https://www.librarything.com/review/74450120

Holy cow, TequilaReader, we have a lot of books in common! But I think I'll pick Cat's Cradle at random based only on the fact that we just attended our favorite band's concert at a place by the same name. :)

Anyone picking for me, please aim for my GRTB tab, but anything will do.

195isabelx
Abr 25, 2014, 7:49am

In message 186, raven_moon asked me to review The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles. I have finished it and my review is here

mirrani, please review A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, because who it sounds irresistable.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read & review tag, as I am trying to read 50% books by female authors this year and I am a bit behind.

196TequilaReader
Mayo 6, 2014, 12:02pm

In message 194, mirrani asked me to review Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

My review is http://www.librarything.com/review/56453102

isabelx, how about Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson?

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

197UtopianPessimist
Mayo 8, 2014, 4:18pm

I haven't been assigned a review yet, but TequlaReader - how about reviewing The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve?

When you choose mine, please don't choose a book with a "D" or any form of "donate" in the tags. It means I no longer have the book.

198isabelx
Mayo 17, 2014, 2:03pm

In message 196, TequilaReader asked me to review Comet in Moominland. I have finished it and my review is here.

UtopianPessimist, please review The Year of the Flood, because it was one of my favourite reads of last year, and I hope you will like it as much as I did.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my female author - read & review tag, as I am trying to read 50% books by female authors this year and have almost caught up with my target after a big push this month.

199EmScape
Mayo 19, 2014, 4:25pm

An embarrassing amount of time ago, tjsjohanna asked me to read and review The Obsidian Oracle by Troy Denning. Unfortunately, I couldn't get through it, despite several attempts, but my review is here.

isabelx, how about Geek Love? I recently read this book and would be interested to know what you think of it.

For me, please choose from my Unread tag. Thank you!

200TequilaReader
Mayo 30, 2014, 5:15pm

In message 197, UtopianPessimist asked me to review The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve.

My review is http://www.librarything.com/review/55937759

EmScape, how about Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen? It's one of those books everyone should experience.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

201mirrani
Editado: Mayo 31, 2014, 12:54am

I thought I had done this WAY back when I wrote the review, but I guess I didn't. How odd!

>195 isabelx: asked me to read A Natural History of Dragons and my review is here:
https://www.librarything.com/review/107986687

Tequila Reader... I always have such a hard time picking for you because there are so many books we have in common or so many I'd like to hear about... But since the Belmont Stakes is coming up, how about California Dreaming for California Chrome? :)

Whoever picks for me, please use my GRTB tag.

202isabelx
Jun 7, 2014, 1:30pm

In message 199, EmScape asked me to review Geek Love. I have finished it and my review is here.

Mirrani, please review Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, because it caught my eye immediately when I looked at you GRTB list, and it is completely different from the last book I chose for you.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my female author - read & review tag, as I am aiming to read 50% books by female authors this year.

203mirrani
Jun 12, 2014, 8:08pm

isabelx asked me to review Strong in the Rain and my review is here.

I now get to pick in return... and I think I'll take... The Last Man, since it is one we have in common. A friend of mine is also doing this "mostly women" read for this year. I am methodically going through the books that were shortlisted or won the Women's Prize for Fiction (once called the Orange Prize). Some day I will read them all. :)

Whoever is picking for me, please take a book from my GRTB tab.

204bell7
Jun 27, 2014, 5:58pm

Back in >36 EmScape: asked me to review The Genesis Trilogy by Madeleine L'Engle. Turns out the omnibus edition of these three books took me longer than expected to read, but I did finally finish and review it.

>203 mirrani: Could you please review On the Map by Simon Garfield? It looks fascinating, and I'm curious to know your thoughts!

Anyone picking for me, you can choose anything from my To Read collection or anything that is in my library unreviewed.

205mirrani
Editado: Jun 30, 2014, 7:27pm

In the post right above this, bell7 asked me to read On the Map, by Simpn Garfield. I read it, LOVED it and will probably make sure I read his other one about fonts as well after this experience. If you're truly curious, I made some notes here, at the World Reading Circle group. My review, all by itself, is here.

For you I pick Scotland in the time of Shakespeare, because I am going there soon and I love Shakespeare and the whole thing as a package just seemed fated to me. :) (I also might be interested in tracking it down. Sounds like something I'd enjoy. :)

Whoever gets to pick for me, please pass me a book from my GRTB shelf. Thanks!

206EmScape
Jul 2, 2014, 5:26pm

Isabelx, thank you for prompting me to finally read Pride and Prejudice. It was very enjoyable and I am quite embarrassed that it took me so long to peruse this classic! My review is here

mirrani, how about A Daughter of the Snows by Jack London? I've read his more popular works, but never heard of this one and I'd be interested to know if you think I should seek it out.

For me, please choose from my unread books. Thank you!

207bell7
Jul 4, 2014, 3:04pm

I finished and reviewed Scotland in the Time of Shakespeare which unfortunately was not all that I'd hoped it to be.

EmScape, for you I've chosen The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I remember enjoying it when I read it in college and am curious to know your thoughts.

Here's my To Read collection, but really anything unreviewed in my library is fair game.

208TequilaReader
Jul 16, 2014, 9:09pm

In message 201, mirrani asked me to review California Dreaming by Zoey Dean

My review is http://www.librarything.com/review/56453598

bell7, how about The Red Tent by Anita Diamant? It's a book I often recommend to people.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

209EmScape
Jul 17, 2014, 4:35pm

In 207, bell7 asked me to read and review The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which I really enjoyed. I'm so glad you forced this one up my tbr list, bell7!! My review can be seen here.

TequilaReader, how about The World is Full of Married Men? It looks like a good beach read for summer!

For me, please pick from my unread books.

210isabelx
Editado: Jul 25, 2014, 4:41pm

In message 203 Mirrani asked me to review what is possibly the dullest book in the whole world, The Last Man. I didn't manage to finish it, but my review explaining why I didn't finish it is here.

EmScape, please review Me and My Little Brain, because it has the highest rating out of your unread books, so I don't think it will be dull, at least.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my female author - read & review tag, as I am on target to read 50% books by female authors this year.

211Samantha_kathy
Jul 25, 2014, 2:20pm

Up in message 171 fdholt asked me to review A Thing of Beauty, which is a very interesting poetry collection. I gave it four stars and the full review is here.

Isabelx, could you please read and review Gods and Myths of Northern Europe? I love mythology and am curious what you think of this volume.

Whoever picks for me, please choose something from my GRTB collection.

212mirrani
Editado: Ago 17, 2014, 5:59pm

>206 EmScape: asked me to read Daughter of Snows. I finally managed to get through it, and my review is here.

>211 Samantha_kathy:, for you I choose Dragonfly in Amber for no other reason than I recently got back from Scotland. :)

Whoever picks for me, please take a book from my GRTB tag. Thanks.

213isabelx
Ago 19, 2014, 8:15am

>211 Samantha_kathy: asked me to review Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. It was a pleasure to re-read this book, and my review is here.

Mirrani, please review The Sea and the Silence. I know nothing about it, but it has a nice calming title.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my female author - read & review tag again.

214klarusu
Editado: Sep 15, 2014, 3:28pm

>213 isabelx: please review My Invented Country. I love Allende's fiction but haven't read any non-fiction so I hope it's enjoyable.

Whoever picks for me, anything's fair game really. I'm looking for a truly random pick.

215rabbitprincess
Sep 21, 2014, 5:59pm

Way back when, fdholt asked me to review The State of Quebec: A Journalist's View of the Quiet Revolution, by Peter Desbarats. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/88387405

Klarusu, I decided to pick a book that you'd labelled "to be reviewed" and that we share. So how about South Riding, by Winifred Holtby? I read it a few years ago and liked it, and am thinking of rereading it soon.

Whoever picks for me can pick anything in my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thanks!

216TequilaReader
Sep 23, 2014, 11:36am

In message 209, EmScape asked me to review The World is Full of Married Men by Jackie Collins

My review is http://www.librarything.com/work/179851/reviews/56393032

rabbitprincess, how about Airframe by Michael Crichton? I love his lesser known books.

When choosing for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

217EmScape
Sep 28, 2014, 1:16pm

In 210, isabelx requested that I review Me and My Little Brain by John D. Fitzgerald. This is the third book in a series, and due to my move this last year, it took me some time to track them down. I really enjoyed looking back at a book series I'd read as a child, and thanks to LibraryThing was able to track down the rest of them. My review is here.

TequilaReader, looks like I get to pick for you again! How about In One Year and Out the Other? It doesn't have any reviews yet and I'd like to know what you think.

For me, please select from my unread books. Thanks!

218mirrani
Editado: Oct 7, 2014, 8:48pm

>213 isabelx: isabelx asked me to review The Sea and the Silence and my review is here.

>217 EmScape: EmScape, please read The First Four Years because it was the first book that came up that is on both of our library lists. :)

Anyone picking from my books, please use my GRTB tag. Thanks.

219Samantha_kathy
Editado: Oct 29, 2014, 12:02pm

In message 212, mirrani asked me to read and review Dragonfly in Amber. However, I've had to reserve that book for a challenge next year and it won't be getting read until next June. So I humble ask for another book assignment in the mean time.

Mirrani, could you please read The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs? It's sounds extremely interesting.

As for picking out another book for me, please pick a book from this list:

Pompeii by Robert Harris
Minx by Julia Quinn
Rachel's Secret by Shelley Sanders
De Duivelsbijbel by Richard Dubell
Men of Maize by Miguel Angel Asturias
Empress of Ice Cream by Anthony Capella
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
How to Write a Mystery by Larry Beinhart
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert
Crisis Four by Andy McNab
Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson
Separation of Power by Vince Flynn
The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Twilight War by Winston Churchill

220rabbitprincess
Editado: Nov 6, 2014, 10:23pm

In message 216, TequilaReader asked me to review Airframe, by Michael Crichton. It was my pleasure to do so. Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/102194458

Hi Samantha_kathy! How about reviewing The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick? I've been meaning to try a book by her sometime and would like to know how this one is.

Whoever picks for me can have the run of the to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

221isabelx
Nov 9, 2014, 3:34am

>214 klarusu: asked me to review My Invented Country by Isabel Allende, which is a wonderfully written memoir of exile. My review is here.

Rabbitprincess, please review Wobble to death which I chose because the silly title caught my eye.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my female author - read & review tag. I'd prefer a novel this time rather than non-fiction.

222rabbitprincess
Dic 30, 2014, 8:55pm

In message 221, isabelx asked me to review the amusingly titled Wobble to Death, by Peter Lovesey. It was a treat and now I am looking forward to reading other books in the series. My review is here. http://www.librarything.com/review/112662716

Isabelx, could you review Last Rituals, by Yrsa Sigurdadottir? I've been meaning to try that series and would be interested to hear what it's like.

Whoever chooses for me can pick anything from my to-read collection, with the exception of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts -- I'll be reading the whole set over the course of the year.

Thanks!

223isabelx
Mar 28, 2015, 1:31pm

>222 rabbitprincess: asked me to review Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdadottir, an Icelandic murder mystery which was the author's first adult novel after starting her career writing children's books. I finally got round to reading it last week, after recovering from a bit of a reading slump. My review is here.

Rabbitprincess, please review Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency because it is very funny

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my female author - read & review tag.

224EmScape
Abr 1, 2015, 11:45am

I was asked by mirrani in message 218 to read The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Since I never got around to reading any of the Little House books as a child, I very much enjoyed being prompted to make up for that (of course, I had to read them all in order!). My review of the final volume is here.

isabelx, The Battersea Park Road to Paradise looks like a fun and funny book and it doesn't have any reviews yet. I'd like to know what you think of it.

For me, please choose from my Go Review That Book (GRTB) tag.
Thank you!!

225mirrani
Abr 20, 2015, 10:02am

In message 219 Samantha_kathy asked me to read The Keys of Egypt, which was an amazing adventure through history that I couldn't put down. My review is here.

For EmScape I pick Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close because this is on my list of things to read at some point and I am curious.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my GRTB tab. Thanks!

226isabelx
Editado: Ene 1, 2016, 9:40am

>224 EmScape: asked me to review The Battersea Park Road to Paradise, a humorous self-help memoir by Isabel Losada, and my review is here.

Mirrani, please review Think Like an Egyptian: 100 Hieroglyphs as it looks interesting.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my

227TequilaReader
Dic 1, 2015, 1:32pm

Well over a year ago, in message 217, EmScape asked me to review In One Year and Out the Other. I have finally done it! My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/56391756

Isabelx - if you're still looking for a suggestions, read Emma by Jane Austen.

And if anyone wanders into this thread and still wants to participate, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

228isabelx
Editado: Ene 1, 2016, 9:48am

>227 TequilaReader: asked me to review Emma by Jane Austen, and my review is here.

Hi TequilaReader, it's me again. Please review Bridget Jones' Diary as it has a lot of references to another of Jane Austen's books. I don't read much chick-lit, but I still enjoyed it due to its humour.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my to read collection.

229mirrani
Ene 13, 2016, 1:17pm

In 226 isabelx asked me to read Think Like An Egyptian I did it a while ago, but hadn't posted the review. That review is now up and is located here.

For her I pick.... Snow Blind and hopefully I went to the right place to pick. At first I think it took me to your whole library, so I went into the to read folder. Sorry if I made the wrong choice. :)

For me, please pick from my GRTB tag which should be on that link, but if it isn't, anything that is not tagged F (for finished) will do. :)

230isabelx
Editado: Ene 31, 2016, 11:09am

>229 mirrani: asked me to review Snowblind, which was a good choice as I am going to Iceland on holiday later in the year. My review is here.

mirrani, please review The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook as it sounds interesting and I haven't read any of the fiction you have tagged GRTB.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick another book from my to read collection.

231TequilaReader
Feb 16, 2016, 8:11pm

In 226, Isabelx asked me to review Bridget Jones's Diary. My review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/54988302

Isabelx - I pick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick for you.

Whoever picks for me, please pick something from my Needs Review shelf.

232rabbitprincess
Feb 17, 2016, 6:32pm

Many, many moons ago I was asked to review the BBC Radio audio dramatization of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams. That review is finally here: https://www.librarything.com/review/93813965

TequilaReader, I'd appreciate a broadening of my knowledge of Judy Blume with a review Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.

Whoever picks for me has free rein of my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

233isabelx
Editado: Abr 26, 2016, 8:12am

>231 TequilaReader: asked me to review Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I have now re-read it and my review is here.

rabbitprincess, please review The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Robert Kellogg, as I have just started reading Njal's Saga. You don't have to review the whole collection, just choose a saga that looks interesting to read and review. I recommend either Egil's Saga (lots of poetry & fighting - a fun read) or Laxdaela Saga (hell hath no fury like a woman scorned).

Whoever chooses for me, please pick a book from my to read collection that hasn't been reviewed yet.

234jimroberts
Jul 23, 2016, 6:18pm

isabelx
I've taken a long break from this group, but I would like to get back.
Please review Nostradamus Ate My Hamster
Choose anything at all that I've catalogued, unless it's clear that I don't have access to it, such as tag MISLAID. However, I would prefer to review something that is not already adequately supplied with reviews.

235bell7
Nov 12, 2016, 9:09am

I believe over a year ago I was asked to review The Red Tent and I have finally done so. I believe I was in the minority of rather disliking it.

jimroberts, please review Yoga for Chickens. It looks intriguing and has no reviews.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my To Read Collection.

236whitewavedarling
Dic 19, 2016, 6:49pm

Too long ago, I was asked to review Flight from Natchez--it shouldn't have taken me so long, but between my at first having it packed into a box for moving, and then putting it off because of its small print... well, it took quite a while! But, I finally got to it this month, and actually really enjoyed the escape of it, so there's a positive review written, and I'm glad I got pushed along to read it!

Meanwhile, bell7, would you review Scholar's Plot from your to-read books? It's got no reviews at the moment, and one of my goals for this coming year is to read more YA fantasy, so I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Whoever chooses for me, as others have said, just choose from my To Read collection at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/whitewavedarling/toread All I ask is that you avoid giant anthologies and the drama/language workbooks (since I tend to wander in and out of both). My goal will be to get to whatever's chosen much faster than I did this past time!

237LisaMorr
Ene 10, 2017, 11:55am

Ok, I'll bite! Thanks whitewavedarling for the link on your page to this group.

From your link above, I choose 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill - the first book I came across that's also on my TBR.

For me, my unread books are in my To Read collection. I'd prefer that you don't pick reference books, but otherwise everything else is pretty much fair game. Thanks!

238AnnieMod
Ene 10, 2017, 5:49pm

Do we need a new thread? :) Guess I can as well come back and start again...

LisaMorr,

How about The Reluctant Sorcerer?

As I am in the middle of unpacking books, please select for me from http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/kindle&tag=to%2Bread (which I can get my hands to easily enough)

239geitebukkeskjegg
Editado: Ene 20, 2017, 4:31pm

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

240LisaMorr
Feb 5, 2017, 3:19pm

Hi Annie, I've read and reviewed The Reluctant Sorcerer.

From the link you posted, I've chosen Red Star Tales: A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction; I'll be interested to see what you think.

For me, my unread books are in my To Read collection. I'd prefer that you don't pick reference books, but otherwise everything else is pretty much fair game. Thanks!

241whitewavedarling
Editado: Feb 10, 2017, 11:31am

Lisa, I finished 20th Century Ghosts, and it was wonderful!

Edited--I must have gotten away from Lisa's 'To Read' collection somehow, so I'm coming back to offer an edit for something that's already on her shelves. Lisa, how about The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk--that's one I've meant to read for ages, so I'd love to hear what you think of it!

For the next person who'll choose for me: my unread books are listed in my To Read collection. Ideally, please avoid reference book and giant anthologies...

242rabbitprincess
Feb 12, 2017, 12:34pm

In message 233 I was asked to review The Sagas of Icelanders. I got partway through Egil's Saga and must confess defeat -- I don't have the time or the headspace to give this book the attention it deserves. Nevertheless, I have provided a partial review, which I hope is useful: https://www.librarything.com/review/70473991

whitewavedarling, how about reviewing The Graveyard Book? I am just about to read it myself on audio and would love to hear what you think of it as well :)

For me, anything goes in the To Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess

Thanks!

243isabelx
Editado: Mar 3, 2017, 8:10am

>234 jimroberts: Back in July last year, I was asked to read Nostradamus Ate My Hamster and after being made redundant and settling in to a new job I finally got round to it, and my is review here.

I would like rabbitprincess to read We, the Drowned because I agree with you about it having a great cover.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick a book from my to read collection that I haven't reviewed yet.

244Tess_W
Editado: Abr 5, 2017, 8:34am

Well, I'm new here so probably will mess something up!

But as I understand it, I need to ask Isabel to please read Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) as it's on her to be read list.

Whoever chooses for me, please also choose from my to read collection here: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/tess_schoolmarm

245rabbitprincess
Mayo 31, 2017, 3:03pm

>243 isabelx: It was my pleasure to read, at the request of isabelx, We, the Drowned. This great cover contains an excellent book. Review is here: https://www.librarything.com/review/121627863

Hi Tess! Great to see you here in this group! How about reading Dead Wake, by Erik Larson? I think we had a discussion about this and another Lusitania book a while back.

Whoever picks for me has the run of my To Read collection: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

246Tess_W
Editado: Jun 24, 2017, 6:17am

247EmScape
Editado: Ago 15, 2017, 5:31pm

In message 225, mirrani asked me to read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Since then, I have moved 3 times, started a new job, gotten divorced and moved in with my new boyfriend. Anyway, I'm glad to be back to a somewhat calm state of life that's much more conducive to reading and am excited to jump back into this thread. Here is my review.

tess_schoolmarm, for you I've chosen Samson's Deal. It looks interesting and there aren't any reviews yet. I look forward to seeing what you think!

For me, anything tagged GRTB is fair game :)

248isabelx
Editado: Sep 15, 2017, 8:16am

>244 Tess_W: In March, I was asked to read Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers and I finally read it last month while I was on holiday. It was much more enjoyable than I was expecting, so thank you for forcing me to read it. My review is here.

>247 EmScape: Please read The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. I hope it is as good as his book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick a book from my To read collection that I haven't reviewed yet.

249Tess_W
Sep 9, 2017, 4:00am

>247 EmScape: It might be a month or so before I can begin Samson's Deal, but it's next on my pile!

250SDaisy
Editado: Nov 22, 2017, 11:00pm

>248 isabelx:: How about A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling? I read many of his other books, and really enjoyed them, but never even heard of this one before and would love to see your review for it.

When you pick a book for me, please pick a book from this list:

Gold Ship by Mark Philipson (You can find it on Amazon, but it does not seem to be on LibraryThing. Or maybe I just missed it. But I'd review it in other places.)
Inventors and Imposters by Daniel Diehl
Mask of Sanity by Joseph Appel
Surviving 'Uncle Hitler' by Dorothea Wollin Null
Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib (not yet released, but coming soon)
The Locke Cipher by Gabriel Kron
Sitka by Louis L'Amour
The Ruins (Nick Randall #1) by Robert Rapoza
The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
Essential Spices and Herbs: Turmeric by Joseph Veebe
Preserving Patients by Tom Parsons
From a Blood Red Sea by Paul Brown

251LisaMorr
Nov 24, 2017, 5:30pm

In message 241, I was asked to read and review The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk, which I have finally done!

>250 SDaisy: Please read and review Preserving Patients: Anecdotes of a Junior Doctor by Tom Parsons.

For me, my unread books are in my To Read collection. I'd prefer that you don't pick reference books, but otherwise everything else is pretty much fair game. Thanks!

252rabbitprincess
Nov 24, 2017, 6:32pm

>243 isabelx: isabelx: It was my pleasure to read, at the request of isabelx, We, the Drowned. This great cover contains an excellent book. Review is here: https://www.librarything.com/review/121627863

Lisa, how about The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor? I read that several years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see it in someone else's library :)

Anyone picking for me has the run of the To Read collection: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

253LisaMorr
Nov 25, 2017, 12:05pm

>252 rabbitprincess: Sounds good - my Dad gave that to me a few years back, I'll pull it out!

254SDaisy
Editado: Nov 25, 2017, 11:38pm

>251 LisaMorr: Thank you for the suggestion. I'm in the process of getting a copy but I do not have it yet... I'll definitely let y'all know when I read/review it, though! Very fun game, by the way. Loving the idea! :-D

255EmScape
Ene 8, 2018, 3:39pm

In 248, I was asked by isabelx to read City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. While not as entrancing as his Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I nevertheless enjoyed it. My review is here .

Rabbitprincess, for you I choose Arcadian adventures with the idle rich, which sounds like a fun book to read and doesn't have any reviews as of yet.

For me, please choose from my Go Review That Book tag.

Happy Reading!

256whitewavedarling
Ene 25, 2018, 10:32am

Back in message >242 rabbitprincess:, I was asked to read The Graveyard Book. I've got mixed feelings, compared to other books by Gaiman which I've absolutely adored, but I'm still glad to have finally read it. Full Review posted if you're interested!!! Thanks, rabbitprincess!

>255 EmScape:, How about Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony? He was one of my favorites when I was younger, though I haven't read him in ages and have lately been thinking I want to revisit his works. I never got around to this one, so I'd love to hear your thoughts!

For whoever picks for me: Please pick something from my 'To Read' Collection at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/whitewavedarling/toread
All I ask is that you try to avoid things like reference books and Norton collections with thousands upon thousands of pages! Come to think of it, most of my anthologies are in boxes, so if you avoid those and reference works in general, that might be best. There's still plenty to choose from, though :)

257rabbitprincess
Editado: Mar 11, 2018, 5:25pm

In >255 EmScape: EmScape asked me to review Arcadian Adventures of the Idle Rich, by Stephen Leacock. This was a delight to read and would be a good companion piece to Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Review is here: https://www.librarything.com/review/130510820

whitewavedarling, how about Isaac’s Storm, by Erik Larson? It’s a Larson I haven’t heard of, and it looks really interesting.

Anyone choosing for me has the run of my to-read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

258EmScape
Abr 2, 2018, 1:05pm

In message 256, whitewavedarling suggested I read and review Piers Anthony's Shade of the Tree, which I have done. I'm generally pretty "meh" about Anthony as I feel he tells good stories, but has issues with female characters. My reading of this novel supported that opinion, but I am glad to have read it.

rabbitprincess, you have quite a lot of Doctor Who books! I just finished watching the reboot series last year, have started watching the old series from the beginning (what there is of it available) and have been wondering how the books are, since I own a lot of them in electronic format. Could you please read The First Doctor Adventures - Volume 1 (Doctor Who - The First Doctor Adventures) (I tried to pick something that was at the beginning of a series, but if you'd like to do a different one, feel free).

If the next person could please choose from my GRBT tag, I'd very much appreciate it. :)

259isabelx
Editado: Abr 12, 2018, 7:38am

>250 SDaisy: In March, I was asked to read A Diversity of Creatures a book of Rudyard Kipling short stories and poetry that was published during Workd War I. A good variety of subjects, with a few humorous tales sprinkled in among the more serious stories, so thank you for choosing it for me to read. My review is here.

>258 EmScape: Please read I'm perfect, you're doomed by Kyria Abrahams. It was top of the page when I clicked onto your GRTB books, and it certainly has an eye-catching title.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick a book from my To read collection that I haven't reviewed yet.

260rabbitprincess
Mayo 26, 2018, 5:31pm

In >258 EmScape: I was asked to review The First Doctor Adventures, Volume 1, one of many Doctor Who items in my collection. I had somewhat complicated feelings about it. I loved David Bradley's performance as the First Doctor (he is well worth listening to), and the audios capture the spirit of the original TV series, but the second story was set in NYC and I found the American accents dubious. Your mileage may vary. Full thoughts here: http://www.librarything.com/review/150957699

isabelx, I believe you have not yet started the Fire and Ice series by Michael Ridpath. Would you like to try Where the Shadows Lie? This is one of several books we share :)

Anyone picking for me has the run of my to-read collection. EmScape, I've added three more Doctor Who novels today :D

261EmScape
Editado: Jun 3, 2018, 12:53am

>259 isabelx: My review of I'm Perfect, You're Doomed by Kyria Abrahams is here. Thanks, isabelx, for the prompt. I've been looking forward to reading that one for a while, and while I didn't enjoy it (well, her) as much as I thought I would, it was still an interesting read :)

rabbitprincess, I didn't realize the work I prescribed was an audio drama. How fascinating! I'm glad you enjoyed some of it. I tried to pick an actual book for you this time; how about The Man in the Yellow Raft by C.S. Forester?

For me, please choose from my GRTB tag. Thanks!

262Watry
Editado: Jun 6, 2018, 10:25pm

I had a fantastic time looking through your library, Emscape; it seems we have similar taste (we share 193 books out of my 550-ish, and that's just the ones on my physical shelves right now.) I choose Old Man's War. I enjoy his nonfiction and I liked Redshirts, but military fiction is not my thing, so I'm curious to see what you think!

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my collection that houses my not-Buffy TBR , as I'm reading the Buffy books in order.

263rabbitprincess
Jul 19, 2018, 9:33am

>261 EmScape: Thanks for the pick of The Man in the Yellow Raft, by C.S. Forester. It was great! Recommended for fans of Alistair MacLean as well as of Forester. Review is here: https://www.librarything.com/review/149484052

Hi Watry, how about The Lost Books of the Odyssey, by Zachary Mason? We share this book and I have not yet read it.

Whoever picks for me gets the run of my to-read collection: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread

Thanks!

264whitewavedarling
Editado: Feb 27, 2019, 12:52pm

>263 rabbitprincess:, you actually picked out Isaac's Storm for me, quite a while back in message 257, and it took me ages to get to it, but holy cow... this may be the most compelling and terrifying nonfiction I've ever read. It's certainly made me a fan of Larson. The book isn't for the faint of heart, but it's worth reading. Full review written, of course!

Meanwhile, how about you take on In the Wet by Nevil Shute? I was so impressed by the one book of his I read, I'd love to hear what you think of another; I've been meaning to get back to him, and haven't heard of this one...

Whoever picks for me can also pick from my 'to read' collection; all I ask is that you avoid giant anthologies! Link: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/whitewavedarling/toread

265EmScape
Abr 6, 2019, 10:22pm

>262 Watry:
Watry, thanks so much for prompting me to read Old Man's War! I absolutely loved it! My review can be found here.
whitewavedarling, it surprised me to see that Twilight's Child by V.C. Andrews doesn't have any reviews! I know it's in the middle of the series, but if you're up for it, you're in for a treat!! I'd love to know what you think.
For me, please choose from my GRTB tag. Thanks!
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