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1ireed110
Editado: Jun 30, 2008, 5:59am

Welcome to the new Thread!

I have finished and reviewed Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. I liked it.

ElizaJane, please read and review Big Stone Gap.

If you're choosing for me, please follow the tbr tag.

2ElizaJane
Jun 30, 2008, 11:03am

Yeah, thanks for picking that one!

3dulcibelle
Jun 30, 2008, 2:44pm

I've finished Island of the Sequined Love Nun and my review is here

ireed110 - Please review We are their heaven. It looks interesting and there's only one review.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

4timepiece
Jul 2, 2008, 1:17pm

I am joining the game for the first time.

dulcibelle, go review The Forgotten. It's your most popular tbr book which has not yet been reviewed.

Whoever picks for me, pick anything NOT tagged "unread". For me, unread="not intending to read anytime soon".

5bookcrushblog
Editado: Jul 2, 2008, 4:50pm

I've posted my review for The Tower by Tristan Hughes.

Timepiece, you had many books to choose from! A delightful library.

How about The Roaring Twenties: A Spicy Pop-Up Book for Adults Only? Looks like a can't miss.

(Sorry, many of my touchstones aren't working for some reason.)

Any book on my list is fair game.

6timepiece
Jul 2, 2008, 4:57pm

Ah, my mistake. It's difficult to review wishlist books, as I don't actually have them yet. I guess I should have eliminated those from consideration as well.

7elbakerone
Editado: Jul 2, 2008, 9:31pm

Assuming bookcrush will repick something for timepiece, I guess that means I'm choosing for bookcrush.... How about A Model World and Other stories by Michael Chabon?

And my review of Heaven's Net is Wide is here. Its a shorter review than I typically write because it was a little hard to summarize such a complex book without going into crazy spoiler-ville. Lian Hearn is one of those writers that I can really get lost in and I did enjoy it a lot. Thanks to whoever picked it for me on the last thread!

Whoever's choosing next please pick something tagged TBR with the warning that my ARCs are first priority right now so I might be taking another multi-month break from this game. ;)

8bookcrushblog
Jul 3, 2008, 5:51pm

sorry timepiece: how about Buried Diamonds by April Henry? Love a good Portland story.

Whoever goes next, remember you are selecting for elbakerone.

9LibraryLover23
Jul 3, 2008, 7:40pm

I've finished Little House In The Big Woods, a fantastic children's story.

elbakerone you had a lot of good ones but I'm going to go with Animal Farm, a classic that I hope you enjoy!

Whoever chooses for me please pick anything tagged TBR. Thanks!

10tjsjohanna
Jul 3, 2008, 8:33pm

So, I was asked to review either Brave New World or 1984. Since the first was a quick read and the second was one I haven't actually read before, I decided to read them both and get a view of some classic dystopia novels side by side. Here are my reviews for 1984 and Brave New World.

LibraryLover23 how about Eat, Love, Pray? I recently read it and would like to know what you think of it.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my TBRV list. Thanks!

11fyrefly98
Jul 5, 2008, 1:25am

I finally (finally!) finished Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell. My review is here, but overall I was unimpressed.

tjsjohanna - how about The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon for you? I love The Westing Game, but I've never read any of her other stuff.

Whoever's picking for me, please choose from my TBR tag.

12EmScape
Jul 5, 2008, 3:41pm

Oh! You guys! I love Ellen Raskin! I read The Westing Game once a year...

I have finished The Property of a Lady and my review is here. It was pretty decent.

fyrefly98, I have read the Abhorsen Trilogy, and I see that you have too. I didn't know that Across the Wall existed until I saw it in your library, and now I have to have it! I'd like to know what you think of it, too.

Whoever chooses for me, please use my tag unread.

13mtilleman07
Editado: Jul 6, 2008, 10:23pm

New to the thread and to the game, which seems like just the sort of thing I need to be getting started on at this point - need some encouragement to pick up things in the library I've had around a while.

Lilyfyrestorm, I'm glad someone likes The Westing Game because that book brought me to the brink of quitting reading in middle school.

For you I choose A Streetcar Named Desire, mostly because I started at the end of the alphabet and went until i found a play - people don't read enough of them!

I'm open to reviewing anything in my library, but if you ask me to review the German Constitution (Grundgesetz) or The Economics of Financial Markets or something really dry I will make voodoo dolls. You've been warned.

14ireed110
Jul 7, 2008, 6:23am

We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us is read and reviewed. I'm sorry that it didn't live up to my expectations.

Welcome, mtlleman07 -- please read Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling, since you are the rare sole owner of this book, and let us know if more of us should own it. I sure hope it's not too dry!

Please choose for me from those books tagged "tbr."

15sjmccreary
Jul 7, 2008, 1:41pm

I finished People of the Book and loved it - it's as good as everyone says and I recommend it to anyone else who hasn't read it yet.

ireed110, will you review Timbuktu by Paul Auster? Your tags indicate that this is about a dog, and I thought that sounded like an appropriate middle-of-the-summer book.

For me, anything tagged currently reading or tbr, please.

16EmScape
Jul 12, 2008, 5:59pm

I've read A Streetcar Named Desire and was eminently unimpressed. My review is here.

sjmccreary, would you please read No Choice But Seduction? I saw this in your list and wishlisted myself a copy. I'm a huge fan of Lindsey's Malory family!

Whoever chooses for me, my tag is unread

17book_maven
Editado: Jul 13, 2008, 6:49pm

I've read The Compass Rose and my review is here. It was difficult to narrow down what I'd said in a much longer livejournal review, which is why it took so long (that and having finals right after). I like LeGuin but in this case the story quality varied and the collection had nothing to hold it together, nor were the stories placed in the best order.

Lilyfyrestorm, it was hard to pick just one, but I finally settled on The October Country by Ray Bradbury for your next review. Your collection is impressive! Most of the books on your list are ones I've either read or want to read.

Whoever picks for me, please go with the to be reviewed tag if possible. Otherwise, you can select any unreviewed book from my library that has a star rating and is not marked "reference".

18retropelocin
Editado: Jul 13, 2008, 9:07pm

OK! I'm new here but it sounds like fun! I think I have this right.

book maven, please read and review Vows by Peter Manseau. It looks very intriguing!

Can't wait to get mine! I hope you choose something a bit off the beaten path. But anything will be fine! After all, they're all my choices in the first place.

PS
Sweet!
Thanks #19

19tjsjohanna
Editado: Jul 13, 2008, 8:55pm

I remembered loving The Westing Game as a kid, but had never read The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I mean Noel). My review is here. Amusing and a short read.

retropelocin, welcome! I hope you have fun! Will you please read Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers? That sounds intriguing!

Whoever chooses for me, please choose from my
TBRV group. Thanks!

20krin5292
Editado: Jul 15, 2008, 11:42am

I finished Night Frost a few weeks ago. My review is here.

tjsjohanna, please review The Poisonwood Bible.

For my next book, please choose one tagged on deck. Thanks!

21CarlosMcRey
Jul 15, 2008, 7:01pm

Okay, my review of Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco is up. I really enjoyed the book. It particularly appealed to me since I live ~45 min outside of SF.

krin, how about Wyvern? It looks interesting, and the only existing review is rather thin.

Anyone picking for me, please pick from my GRTB pile.

22tshay
Jul 15, 2008, 11:49pm

Hi all
my first time here
CarlosMcRey Please review The Alienist by Caleb Carr I read it years ago and would like to know what you think.

anything is fair game for me

23SlySionnach
Jul 16, 2008, 9:21am

I just finished my review of The Difference Engine by William Gibson. Find that here (dunno how to do links, I apologize):
http://www.librarything.com/work/612/reviews/31616343

Welcome, tshay. Would you mind reviewing Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light by Tanya Huff? I have a collection of her books and I want to see if any others are awesomely amazing.

For me, anything tagged "unread" please!

24sjmccreary
Jul 17, 2008, 8:43pm

I finished No Choice but Seduction by Johanna Lindsey. Lilyfyrestorm, I think you're going to love it.

For you, SlySionnach, how about Good Omens by Neil Gaiman. My husband is currently reading this, but is being pretty tight-lipped about it. Maybe I can find out something from your review, instead!

For me, anything tagged "currently reading" or "tbr".

25ireed110
Jul 18, 2008, 7:32pm

I have finished Timbuktu by Paul Auster, and I really enjoyed it. Recommended for all dog lovers.

sjmccreary, how about The Last Patriot: A Thriller for you? There are no other reviews and it sounds interesting.

Please choose for me from my tbr tags, and avoid those that also have the tag "loaned," if you could. 8-)

26ejd0626
Jul 19, 2008, 5:07pm

Here is my review of For Her Own Good. Greatly enjoyed this book.

ireed110, how about reading White Noise. I read that for a class & greatly enjoyed it.

For me, anything tagged both "to be read" (or re-read) & owned is up for grabs!

27tjsjohanna
Jul 21, 2008, 6:52pm

"krin" thanks for having me read The Poisonwood Bible. I really didn't want to re-read it, but I really enjoyed it this time. My review is here.

ejd0626, how about Krik? Krak!. The title is totally intriguing!

For me, anything in my humongous TBRV list is fair game.

28flyingcamel
Jul 21, 2008, 10:32pm

Hi, I'm new!

tjsjohanna, how about The Restless Sea? There are no other reviews, and exploration stories are usually pretty cool.

Anything in my library (except for the lone book I've reviewed, of course) is fair game.

29jemsw
Jul 21, 2008, 11:25pm

New here too! flyingcamel, why don't you go review "Heartland" English : variation and transition in the American Midwest?

Cheers!

30fyrefly98
Jul 23, 2008, 9:53am

I've finished Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories, and my review is here. It's one of the more consistently enjoyable short story collections I've read (even the stories I didn't like as much were not unenjoyable), and lilyfyrestorm, I think you'll definitely enjoy it.

jemsw - How about reviewing Someone Like You by Roald Dahl? I've never read any of his non-kids stuff, so I'd be interested to hear more about it.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR list.

31reading_fox
Jul 24, 2008, 9:42am

Medusa has finally been read and reviewed An average thriller / melodrama set in the Med.

Fyrefly - I was gonig to suggest Hawkspar but it's on your profile as being currently read so that's no fun. How about dirt undress: which could be interesting.

For me anything that isn't tagged Unowned will be fine.

32ejd0626
Jul 28, 2008, 6:12pm

Here is the review of Krik? Krak!.

reading fox, read Foucault's Pendulum. I always have trouble w/ Eco.

For me, anything tagged "owned," "to be read"/"to be re-read" is fair game.

33whitewavedarling
Jul 28, 2008, 10:25pm

I've posted the review of the graphic novel The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman (the touchstones don't work, but I'm sure you can search by Gaiman. Not bad, but a bit simple compared to Gaiman's usual works--I'd almost term it young adult if not for a few fairly graphic scenes.

ejd0626--how about Cat Counsellor: How Your Cat Really Relates to You by Vicky Halls. I'm a fellow cat lover, so I'd love to hear your opinion (especially as another busy student too).

As for me, anything unreviewed is fine--though, please no huge norton/thousand page anthologies or it may be a year or so before you hear back...

34Kirconnell
Editado: Jul 29, 2008, 12:40am

I have finally finished Heaven Lake and written my review. I am sorry that it took me so long, but because of my mother's recent hospitilization and problems with the book (described in my review) I just didn't make it through this one very quickly.
That said, I am ready for another assignment. Whoever chooses please select one marked TBR. I am trying to work on my stack. Lol.
Whitewavedarling, how about reading Anansi Boys: A Novel by Neil Gaiman? This one is in my stack too and I would like to hear what you think of it. Thanks.

35reading_fox
Jul 29, 2008, 4:21am

ejd0626 - unfortunetly Pendulum is "unowned" one of the first books I purged when I decided to free up some shelf space - I really didn't like it much. Please can you pick another? anything that doesn't have the tag "unowned" on it.

36sjmccreary
Editado: Jul 30, 2008, 1:43pm

I finally got a review posted for The Last Patriot by Brad Thor. One of his best so far, I think.

Kirconnell, I loved looking at your library. You have a little of almost everything, and I had trouble deciding. I finally chose The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great by Andrew Chugg. However, if this is too heavy for summertime, I'm willing to have you review Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart, instead. Your pick.

For me, anything tagged tbr or currently reading.

reading fox, would it be OK for me to suggest another book for you? It looks like ejd0626 is off reading Cat Counselor and may not be back for a while. I think you should read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - you've already read the earlier books and seemed to like them, so you may as well finish the series.

37frithuswith
Ago 3, 2008, 2:33pm

My review of Wuthering Heights is up here, although I reckon the review below is superior and says roughly what I wanted to say, if in a slightly more spoilerific way.

sjmccreary, could you review The terra-cotta dog please? I've been eyeing up the series for a while so would love to hear what you think!

Whoever's picking for me, please choose from books tagged unread, although a shorter list to choose from is

38ejj1955
Editado: Dic 2, 2008, 6:29pm

My review of The Hobbit is here.

LizT, please review Brideshead Revisited--seems like now would be a good time.

Whoever picks for me, please just make sure it's in English! And nothing too heavy, please--work is brutal now.

Edited because of tag wonkiness--but I don't know how to fix it! (Okay, edited again because I think I finally get it.)

39tjsjohanna
Ago 3, 2008, 11:44pm

My review of The Restless Sea is here.

ejj1995 would you please read one of your Trixie Belden books? I loved them when I was young and would enjoy your opinion. Also - hopefully they won't be too taxing!

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBRV list. Thanks!

40EmScape
Editado: Oct 2, 2008, 3:16pm

Book_maven, thank you so much for suggesting I read The October Country! I loved it! My review is here.

Tjsjohanna, I have mentioned before my love of Ellen Raskin, therefore it is my great pleasure to suggest you read Figgs and Phantoms.

Whoever chooses for me, my tag is unread

Edited to fix my crappy html code

41ejj1955
Editado: Ago 5, 2008, 3:24pm

My review of Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Mead's Mountain can be found here.

Lilyfyrestorm, please read A Choice of Gods by Clifford D. Simak--I'm always looking for good sci fi, so I'll be interested in what you think of this one.

For me, the request is the same as the last one--something in English and not too heavy, please.

And, I feel rather dense, but could someone explain to me exactly how to just say the review is "here" and get the link to work? I did try Wiki first, honest . . .

Edited to apply my lesson in tagging; many thanks, ReadingFox!

42reading_fox
Editado: Ago 5, 2008, 11:19am

Well some year and a bit later than everyone else I've finally read deathly hallows you can find my requested review here Enjoyable but still fundamentally trite.

Ejj1955 - what a superb collection of books awaitng your review. Very hard to pick one, but I'll settle for Alternate realities - 3 very thought provoking short stories from a superb author that I thoroughly enjoy. I'm always very curious as to what other people think of them.

To link to a review:
You need the review number found by clicking on the chain icon in 'your reviews' on your profile. You then enter that as a html command of the format
{a href="/work/reviews/#####"}Your text here{/a}

replacing the {} with chevrons.

Picking for me - please choose anything not tagged "unowned"

43exlibrismcp
Ago 6, 2008, 2:05am

Hi - new member here. I must say this looks like an interesting group to get involved in.

Wow, reading fox, I sure had a tough time trying to pick a book from your library since you already had so many reviews for so many of your books.

I finally settled on Original Sin by P.D. James. The reason being, not just an hour before I signed on to LT I came across a reference to him by the main character in the book I am currently reading (People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks). So when I saw his name on your list I thought it was an interesting coincidence.

My Book Picker - feel free to choose anything tagged TBR, fiction or non-fiction.

44retropelocin
Editado: Ago 7, 2008, 12:21am

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45retropelocin
Ago 7, 2008, 12:20am

Okay, my very happy review of Stiff is up and available for your perusal.

exlibrismcp, please read Corrie, the Lives She's Touched. I enjoy a biography and this one has no reviews yet.

For the next contestant, please pick from my TBR tags.

Thanks.

46ireed110
Ago 7, 2008, 10:00pm

I have finished White Noise and I'm afraid I didn't "get" it. I found it to be rather vanilla.

retropelocin, I'd like to learn Why You Should Read Kafka Before You Waste Your Life. Please go review that book.

Please choose for me from my tbr tags.

47Fourpawz2
Ago 8, 2008, 12:37pm

New person here. What a great game! I really like the idea of somebody else having to pick out my books for me.
ireed110, you should read The Gun Seller. I read it last year and loved it.
Pick out whatever you like for me, preferably from the TBR tags - please be kind.

48carlym
Ago 9, 2008, 11:54am

I have FINALLY finished and reviewed Birds' Nests in Their Beards. Review is here. Please choose something tagged "tbr" for my next assignment.

Fourpawz2, welcome! I am very interested to hear about The Promise of the New South.

49LibraryLover23
Ago 9, 2008, 4:17pm

I too have finally finished my book, Eat, Pray, Love, and my review is posted.

carlym (love your profile picture) please read The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. I read it recently and thought it was a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy it too!

Whoever chooses for me please pick anything tagged TBR. Thanks!

50tjsjohanna
Ago 10, 2008, 8:26pm

I finished Figgs and Phantoms and my review is here.

LibraryLover23, how about My Family and other Animals?

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my TBRV list. Thanks!

51literarysarah
Ago 13, 2008, 2:21pm

I just discovered this group and think it will be a lovely way to rediscover some of my own books as well as learning about many others.

tjsjohanna, I'd like to read a review of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. Charlotte has long been one of my favorite authors but I've always been interested in her lesser known sister.

52SlySionnach
Ago 13, 2008, 9:41pm

I am so sorry this took so long! Thesis stuff caught up with me so whoever requested the review to Good Omens, here it finally is: http://www.librarything.com/review/31687676

Literarysarah, how about some...20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

For whoever picks me, anything marked "unread" please!
(I promise it won't take so long this time!)

53bell7
Editado: Ago 14, 2008, 10:37am

I have finished The Solitary Envoy and the review is here.

SlySionnach, I'd like to see what you think of Ender's Game. It's one of the few science fiction books I've read, and I really enjoyed it (no pressure to like it too, though!).

For whoever picks for me, please choose from my to read tag.

Edited to fix my bad html.

54Kirconnell
Ago 17, 2008, 9:28pm

I have finished Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart. Thanks for suggesting it sjmccreary! It is a light little beach read. I really wanted to read The Lost Tomb of Alexanderthe Great and I intend to get to it as soon as things slow down around here. My mother is out of the hospital and improving daily so maybe tomorrow....
Bell7, how about The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper? I read it this year and would like to see if your impressions match mine. Thanks.
Anyway I am ready to accept a new assignment. Anything marked TBR will lessen my leaning Pisa of a TBR stack. Lol.

55mtilleman07
Ago 18, 2008, 11:24pm

I have FINALLY finished reading Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling by Maura Stanton. My generally pleased review is here. I think many of you would like it, although I'm no longer the only owner, as I was when i was sent to review the book.

On a side note, never commit to do anything, including writing a review, while moving. Just FYI!

Kirconnell, you've got quite the library - after a good bit of browsing, I've settled on Story of the Irish Race. Happy reading!

I'm willing to review anything, but be warned that I've still got two boxes in storage (stupid moving) so I might message you off the thread if what you've asked for is in a box!

56EmScape
Ago 19, 2008, 5:40pm

I thoroughly enjoyed A Choice of Gods and my review is here. What a fascinating story! (Thanks, Ejj1955)

mtilleman07, why don't you read The East End: four centuries of London life. It sounds quite interesting.

Please choose from my unread tag when picking for me!

57whitewavedarling
Ago 19, 2008, 7:19pm

lilyfyrestorm, how about Cat Chaser by Elmore Leonard? He's an author I used to enjoy (and had somewhat forgotten about), but that's one I haven't heard about, so I'd love to know what you think :)

As for me, I've read and reviewed Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman and enjoyed it heartily--vivid and fun! For me, anything that's not already been reviewed is up for grabs--just please no thousand page anthologies!

58SlySionnach
Editado: Ago 21, 2008, 8:52am

My Review for Ender's Game is right here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/825739/reviews/31130403

And can I say, Why did I wait so long?

For whitewavedarling, how about Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult? I've never read her and since you loved Anansi Boys, I want to see your opinion.

For me, anything marked "Unread" please!

(edited because my message got half erased...)

59tjsjohanna
Editado: Ago 22, 2008, 4:34pm

My review for Agnes Grey is here. A quick read, for a classic.

SlySionnach, will you read Something Wicked This Way Comes?

For me, anything marked TBRV. Thanks!

60ejd0626
Ago 23, 2008, 12:11am

Here is my review for Cat Counsellor. I greatly enjoyed it.

tjsohanna, please read The Great Gatsby. It's my favorite book.

For me, anything tagged to be read, to be re-read & owned is open. Thanks!

61Fourpawz2
Ago 23, 2008, 3:21pm

Thanks, carlym, for picking The Promise of the New South for me. I'm glad I read it - finally - and the review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/177582/book/25761221
ejd0626 - I would really like it if you (and Felix) would claw The Forbidden Woman down off the shelf and have a go at that.

Pick anything marked TBR for me. Thanks.

62bell7
Ago 23, 2008, 8:47pm

Kirconnell, thanks for picking The Dark is Rising for me. I enjoyed it -- here is my review.

Fourpawz2, please read The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime. The title is intriguing.

Please pick something from my to read tag for me.

63Kirconnell
Ago 24, 2008, 10:39am

I have finished and reviewed The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great by Andrew Chugg.
Hi Bell7! Such a coincidence that I should be choosing for you again. I am glad that you enjoyed The Dark is Rising. Maybe something a little more challenging this time? How about The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester. I love his books, but I haven't read this one. Would love to get your take on it. OK?
Anyone choosing for me please select from TBR tag. Thanks.

64Caspettee
Ago 25, 2008, 8:45am

Hi Guys joining in for the first time.

Kirconnell please read Sandstorm by James Rollins or if it comes in from Amazon your Matthew Reilly book!

Anyone choosing for me please pick from the TBR tag thanks.

65carlym
Ago 25, 2008, 11:51am

I have read and reviewed The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. My review is here.

Caspettee, welcome, and please read Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. (Sorry the touchstone isn't right--I don't see the correct one in the list.)

Please choose something tagged "tbr" for me.

66sjmccreary
Ago 26, 2008, 1:43pm

I finally got the review posted for Terra Cotta Dog - I don't know why I put this book off for so long - it was delightful and I really enjoyed it. Recommended for fans of serial mysteries.

carlym, I enjoyed browsing your library - you have lots of fascinating-looking nonfiction. But since your last book was nonfiction, I decided to have you review Dr Strangelove by Peter George - another book that has always interested me, but I've never read. Only one review already posted, so I'm looking forward to yours.

For me, choose anything tagged "currently reading" or "tbr". My pile is currently rather small, but hopefully you'll find something good.

67timnog
Ago 26, 2008, 7:16pm

What a great idea this group is! Sjm, I challenge you to go read Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I like the title and the synopsis sounds good.

Please pick from my TBR tagpile. Cheers!

68whitewavedarling
Editado: Ago 28, 2008, 4:52pm

timnog, how about Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin? She's one of my favorite authors and I've heard great things about that work, but it's still on my tbr pile as of now, so I'd love to hear your opinion.

On my end, I can report that I've finished Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult, but I'm afraid that while I was excited to read it and the plot sounded fascinating, it was one of the more ridiculous books I've read--sorry if I'm stepping on the toes of anyone who loves her here!--and will be my first and last Picoult novel. Still, I'm glad that I gave her a try since I see her work mentioned so often. For me, anything unread/unreviewed is fine--just please avoid the thousand page anthologies!

69wandering_star
Editado: Ago 28, 2008, 7:45pm

I've finally read and reviewed Occupational Hazards - a really enjoyable and interesting read and a devastatingly clear picture of what it was actually like trying to build democracy in Iraq, day by day.

Whitewavedarling, can I suggest Music From Big Pink? I'm intrigued by the 33 1/3 books and I'd like to get one or two of them myself.

For me, please choose a book tagged grtb. Thanks!

70literarysarah
Editado: Ago 31, 2008, 3:15pm

I've finished my review of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It had been a while since I read it, and this time around I found myself doing quite a bit of skimming toward the end.

Wandering_star, I'd be interested in reading your review of The Witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble. It looks intriguing.

For me, anything that isn't tagged "loaned to . . . " is fair game.

Edited to fix touchstones.

71whitewavedarling
Sep 1, 2008, 10:58am

I've finished my review of Music From Big Pink though this touchstone leads to the cd! Find the review at http://www.librarything.com/work/1192208/book/25989289 (I hope--I've never added a link before). It was a fun read--the perfect antidote to come home to after starting a new program at a new school.

Literarysarah, how about Broken April by Ismail Kadare? There really aren't reviews posted (the only one is a link somewhere else) and that's one of those books I'm rather curious to hear about.

For me, anything that's not a thousand page anthology and is unreviewed is fair game...

72bell7
Sep 4, 2008, 7:31pm

I've finished The Meaning of Everything and the review can be found here.

Whitewavedarling, please review When We Were Orphans. Your reviews of Ishiguro books I've read reflect my own thoughts, so I'm curious what you think of this one.

Go ahead and pick anything that I haven't already reviewed; the only book I own that I'm currently reading is The Poisonwood Bible.

73fyrefly98
Editado: Sep 5, 2008, 12:58pm

Okay, I'm crying "uncle" on Dirt, Undress, and Difference. It is way, way more academic than I thought when I picked it up; I've been fighting with it for months and am still not even 1/4 of the way through. My brief "couldn't finish it" review is here.

bell7 - how about Why You Say It by Webb Garrison for you? I enjoy etymology, and it doesn't have any reviews.

Anything on my TBR list is fair game, but I'd like to ask for something that I'm not going to get bogged down by, if possible.

74tjsjohanna
Sep 6, 2008, 4:36pm

I've finished The Great Gatsby and while I probably appreciated it more than I did in high school, I'm afraid it doesn't really rank as the "Great American Novel" with me. Here's my review.

Fyrefly98 - (hi! we traded comments about The Host and the Twilight series) how about Into the Wild. I don't remember it being difficult reading, but I did find it interesting and wonder what you will think

Anything on my TBRV list is fair game!

75pilgrimess
Sep 7, 2008, 2:01am

Hi all!
I'm new to the group but you all look like you're having fun so I thought I'd jump right in. I have so many books to read and hardly anything in my library that I've reviewed, so this looks like a fun, random way to increase the number.

tjsjohanna - How about The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits? Anyway, I don't know anything about it but I liked the title. And I own rabbits. :o) - not 400 of them though, fortunately... Would be interested in hearing if the book is worth a look.

Anything tagged TBR in my library is fine for me.

76ireed110
Sep 7, 2008, 10:48am

I have read and reviewed The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie and quite liked it.

Pilgrimess - welcome! I'd like you to read and review
Prince by Ib Michael.

Please choose for me from my ample tbr pile.

77Fourpawz2
Sep 7, 2008, 3:59pm

I finished and reviewed The Island of Lost Maps - good book. The review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/15056/reviews

ireed, how weird is this, I get to pick your next book. The Bear Who Went Over The Mountain looks pretty good to me. How about it?

I've got piles and piles of TBR stuff - pick what you like.

78retropelocin
Sep 7, 2008, 8:35pm

Finally posted my review for Why You Should Read Kafka Before You Waste Your Life.

Fourpawz2: I thought I'd choose something a bit obscure on LT, so, how about The Little Bugler.

For me---anything marked TBR or TBRv

79fyrefly98
Sep 8, 2008, 9:14pm

I finished Into the Wild this afternoon, and apparently had a lot to say about it! My review is here, or if the fact that LT is randomly removing paragraph breaks from my reviews makes it hard to read, it's also on my blog here.

retropelocin - How about Schrodinger's Baby by H. R. McGregor for you? It caught my eye because I got picked to read Schrodinger's Ball by this group a while back, and I really liked it, so hopefully you'll like yours... plus it's got no reviews.

Whoever's picking for me, please chose from my TBR list.

80carlym
Sep 8, 2008, 10:36pm

I finished Dr. Strangelove, and my review is here.

Fyrefly98, please read Throwing Shadows. E.L. Konigsburg is one of my favorite young adult authors, but I haven't read this one.

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

81fyrefly98
Sep 9, 2008, 6:48pm

I feel a little silly coming back in here right away, but I read Throwing Shadows in about an hour this afternoon. My review is here.

carlym, please read The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating by David Buss. I've read several of Buss's papers, but have never had the chance to pick up his book; I'm curious to see what you think of it.

Heh, you assign me 150 pages of kids' short stories, and I give you evolutionary psychology. Seems fair. :)

Whoever's picking for me, please chose from my TBR list.

82EmScape
Sep 10, 2008, 12:37pm

Here is my review of Cat Chaser. As stated in the review, I quite enjoyed reading something so far out of my preferred genres.

fyrefly98, how about tackling The Book of Night With Moon? I started reading it in Mexico a few years ago (with Hurricane Wilma raging outside my hotel room door, no less) but just couldn't get into it. Which is odd, because a book about talking cats who are also wizards seems right up my alley. I'd be interested to know if you have more luck with it...and if I should maybe try again.

My tag is unread for whoever's picking for me. Thanks!

83sjmccreary
Sep 12, 2008, 10:16am

I finished Behind the Scenes at the Museum. It is pretty good for the kind of book is it is, but not the kind I like best, so I'm sort of lukewarm on this one.

lilyfyrestorm, how about Last Six Million Seconds by John Burdett. An intriguing title with not many review.

For me, anything tagged "currently reading" or "tbr", although right now the pile is pretty small.

84reading_fox
Sep 13, 2008, 5:42pm

Finally ploughed thorugh James's Original Sin the review is here

Sjmccreary - I wouldn;t normally pick a midseries book for anyone, but you've tagged it tbr so i assume it's fair game - rescue me has only 1 review so how about that.

For me anything that isn't tagged unowned will do. I'm quite happy to expand on the short reviews that some books have.

85Kirconnell
Sep 14, 2008, 6:10am

Having survived Hurricaine Ike I also succeeded in reading and reviewing Sandstorm by James Rollins. I loved it! Thanks Caspetee for picking it.
Reading_fox, how about The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier. I adore her books, but I am not familiar with this one and it has no reviews yet. Would you read and review it for me?
To the next player: Anything from my TBR collection would be great. Thanks.

86Fourpawz2
Sep 14, 2008, 11:08am

Finished The Little Bugler and my review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/1144978/book/21912299

Glad to hear you are in one piece, Kirconnell (Henry too, I hope). Why don't the two of you curl up with A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly? I hope Henry is a good reader or is at least well-behaved during the reading process. My Willie is not.

As for me - anything marked TBR is fair game.

87krin5292
Sep 14, 2008, 5:41pm

I finished Wyvern by A.A. Attanasio a few weeks ago. My review is here.

Fourpawz2, please review The widow's war by Sally Gunning.

For me, pick anything marked tbr. Thanks!

88SlySionnach
Sep 15, 2008, 1:42am

Review of Something Wicked This Way Comes is right here: http://www.librarything.com/review/31555467

for Krin5292, can you review Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman? I've heard good and bad things about it.

For me, anything marked 'unread' would be great!

89ireed110
Sep 16, 2008, 6:36am

I have finished and reviewed The Bear Went Over the Mountain. It was quite good!

SlySionnach, how about Edenborn for you? It looks pretty interesting!

Please choose for me from my tbr tags.

90mtilleman07
Sep 16, 2008, 8:21pm

I finished The East End: four centuries of London life and really enjoyed it. My review is here.

ireed110, review Tokyo Cancelled - it looks fascinating!

I'll review anything in the library, so go to town!

91CarlosMcRey
Sep 16, 2008, 9:41pm

Well, I finally wrote up my review of The Alienist, which you can find here.

mtilleman, how about reviewing The Roaring Nineties? I'm a fan of Stiglitz' work, and this is one I haven't read.

Please choose from my GRTB or 888 tags. Thanks!

92sjmccreary
Editado: Sep 17, 2008, 11:13am

I reviewed Rescue Me and posted the review. I didn't like it at all. One star. However, the other reviewer loved it and rated it 5 stars. Actually, her review is better written than the book!

CarlosMcRey, your library is interesting, and includes lots of things that I'm totally unfamiliar with. I finally settled on Four Short Novels by Herman Melville.

For me, anything tagged tbr or currently reading.

93carlym
Sep 18, 2008, 12:46pm

I have read and reviewed The Evolution of Desire. My review is here.

Sjmccreary, please review Silence of the Grave.

Please choose something tagged "tbr."

94literarysarah
Editado: Sep 18, 2008, 9:15pm

I've finished my review of Broken April. As I said in the review, it's relentlessly bleak but worth a read.

Carlym, I had a very hard time choosing from your tbr pile. There are so many great books there. How about Rough Crossings? I love Simon Schama but that's one of his books that I haven't yet read and I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.

For me, please choose something tagged "tbr" or "currently reading."

95tjsjohanna
Sep 19, 2008, 12:33am

My review of The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits is here. I really enjoyed the re-read!

literarysarah (hi!) will you please read About Alice. I like memoirs - would I like this one?

Please choose something tagged TBRV. Thanks!

96fyrefly98
Sep 19, 2008, 10:56am

My review of The Book of Night with Moon is here. Might have been better had I been a cat person.

tjsjohanna, please read and review Dead in the Cellar.

Whoever's picking for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

97literarysarah
Sep 19, 2008, 5:12pm

It's me again. It took me almost no time to read About Alice.

Fyrefly98, how about Shield of Three Lions? It could certainly use another review.

Once again, for me please choose something tagged "tbr" or "currently reading."

98Fourpawz2
Sep 21, 2008, 3:50pm

I finished The Widow's War in the wee hours and I totally loved it! Thanks, krin5292. literarysarah, how about The Europeans? It hasn't been reviewed by anyone - hope that isn't a sign. (By the way, where did you get that neat Amazon wishlist icon from? I haven't ever seen it before. Is it something the computer challenged - like me - can put on her own page?)

Next person, please pick from the TBR bunch.

99tjsjohanna
Sep 21, 2008, 10:03pm

fyrefly98, I find that I can't get my hands on a copy of Dead in the Cellar - which is kindof a bummer, because I was thinking I might just read the series! But neither my library, nor any of my neighboring libraries has this author. So until I can track a copy down, I'll have to decline the challenge to review the book. Could someone give me another book to review? Please pick from the TBRV list.

Fourpawz2, would you please read The Known World?

100sjmccreary
Editado: Sep 22, 2008, 11:56am

I finished Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason and have posted my review. You may have to scroll down a ways to find mine, as several excellent thumbs-up reviews are already here. I enjoyed the book very much, and am looking forward to the next in the series, which I am expecting as an Early Reveiwers book any day now.

tjshohanna, for you I chose Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini. I've read several of the Elm Creek Quilt books. This was one of my favorties and doesn't have many reviews. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

For me, anything tagged "currently reading" or "tbr". There isn't much there right now, which is beginning to worry me. What if I run out? I only go to the library once a week, as it is almost 2 miles from home. ;-)

101bell7
Sep 25, 2008, 7:05pm

I am no longer reading Why You Say It, and my review is here. I didn't finish it, and I tried my best to explain why in the review. Sorry, fyrefly, I usually enjoy this sort of book.

sjmccreary, please review The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I have not read it yet, but have heard very good things about it.

For me, I'll take anything that's unreviewed, whether it's tagged "tbr" or not.

102EmScape
Editado: Sep 26, 2008, 12:23am

I sort of pretty much kinda finished The Last Six Million Seconds and my review is here. A great premise, though.

bell7, in an effort to choose something you'll enjoy more than the book you just read, I suggest you read Airframe. I read it recently and liked it, and I'm interested to know what you think.

Whoever chooses for me, please select from my unread tag. Thanks!

103Fourpawz2
Sep 28, 2008, 10:40am

Finished The Known World and my review is here - http://www.librarything.com/work/18258
lilyfyrestorm - wow - what a HUGE number of books to choose from! For no reason other than the cute tigers on the cover, please read Regenesis by Julia Ecklar. Hope it's good.
For me - please pick from my TBR tag.

104whitewavedarling
Sep 28, 2008, 9:41pm

Fourpaw--please read Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams. We seemed to feel pretty similarly about The Known World judging from you review (though I was a bit harsher), and this should be a nice change that I'd love to hear about.

For my part, I've finally finished When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro and gotten up a review--it was a wonderful book, but I'm afraid starting school up again has drastically curtailed my reading. For me, anything unreviewed is up for grabs, though please do avoid thousand page anthologies or it might be some time before you see me again....

105Caspettee
Oct 1, 2008, 10:30am

Whitewaverdarling baring in mind you are back at school again and probably dont want to be reading anything heavy (I know I didnt when at school) I pick Next by Michael Crichton as it is sitting on my TBR pile as well :)

I have just finished Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella and I have posted my review http://www.librarything.com/work/3546797/book/27172628.

Please select anything marked TBR or Amazon Order for me.

106Kirconnell
Editado: Oct 2, 2008, 1:41am

Hi Caspe! We meet again on the thread. I am glad that you are back from Singapore. After looking through your library I couldn't find any books that didn't have reviews, but I know that you love Terry Pratchet, so how about The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable. I mean, you're still on vacation so why not read something that you enjoy especially since Remember Me? was a bit of a bust.
For myself,I have finished A Free Man of Color and written my review. To the next player, anything marked TBR is fine.

107mtilleman07
Oct 3, 2008, 10:15pm

I just finished The Roaring Nineties, and it couldn't have been more timely. My review is here.

Kirconnell, I'd love to hear about American Earth - I usually enjoy environmental writing, and would love to know if it should be on my shopping list.

Anything not tagged "read" is fair game out of my library!

108Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Oct 7, 2008, 2:16pm

It has taken many months but I have finally read and reviewed A Robin McKinley Collection! I've been kind of iffy about her stories, but I have a greater admiration for her writing now.

mtilleman07 - How about reading and reviewing A Romantic Education? It sounds like an interesting memoir and has no reviews yet.

For whoever is picking for me I'm suggesting picking from my "challenge" tag. I know these are slim pickings from the rest of my tbr pile (21 as compared to 250+), but I've signed on to a couple different challenge threads and would like to try and work through those first.

edited to add
If nothing looks good under the "challenge" tag please feel free to choose one from the "tbr" tag!

109LibraryLover23
Oct 7, 2008, 7:56pm

Finished and reviewed My Family And Other Animals. Even though it took me a long time to read it I enjoyed it very much.

Jenson, how about The Picture Of Dorian Gray? I read it for the first time last year and I really liked it, I hope you do too!

Whoever chooses for me please pick from my TBR tag. Thanks!

110moneysaver3
Oct 8, 2008, 12:09am

I'm brand new to this game, but it sounds like lots of fun! It will give me a chance to re-read some books in my library and read ones I've yet to enjoy.

LibraryLover23, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season (which is already here if you walk into your local store), how about "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham? I read that the year after it came out and really enjoyed it.

Amy

111Fourpawz2
Oct 8, 2008, 1:25pm

Hey Amy (moneysaver3) - Which ones of your books do you want the next person to pick from - any one of them?

112moneysaver3
Editado: Oct 10, 2008, 4:10pm

Sorry. I didn't know I should specify. I see now that I need to. Yes, any of them are fine. Thanks for asking.

The only books I have reviewed thus far are, "The Sitting Swing", an LTER book, and "What Your First Grader Should Know".

Amy

113reading_fox
Oct 11, 2008, 6:57am

Flight of the Falcon is reviewed Not really my cup of tea.

Moneysaver3, how about Listening to crickets.

For me anything that does not have the tag Unowned is fine. I'm happy to expand some of the short reviews.

114grizzly.anderson
Oct 11, 2008, 12:53pm

This looks like fun. I'm in.

Reading_fox, you're a tough one. That's a lot of reviews already. I'm trying to pick something where you haven't already reviewed a bunch of other books by the same author, so how about Consider Phlebas?

As for me, pretty much anything unreviewed in my library is fair game. But if you pick one of my college textbooks it might be a really long wait while I slog back through it ;-)

115Fourpawz2
Oct 11, 2008, 2:54pm

Finished Tailchaser's Song and the review is here - http://www.librarything.com/work/41574

For you grizzly.anderson, I've chosen The Madness Season by C.S. Friedman. I've just come off a really stupid vampire read and would like to hear about something a little more promising.

Next person, please pick from my TBR stuff or, if you want, anything else I haven't reviewed.

116Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Oct 13, 2008, 3:06pm

I finished The Picture of Dorian Gray, or at least the version I had access to which, as it turns out, probably isn't much like the original story as indicated in my review. Anyway, I've made a mental note to check out the original version of the story someday and am happy to have at least gotten an idea of the story itself.

Fourpawz2 - I saw that you have The Tower of Ravens by Kate Forsyth in your TBR pile, which is also in mine. It has 156 owners but no reviews so that would be my suggestion.

For anyone picking next for me please either pick from my "challenge" tag (preferred) or if you can't find anything to suggest there you can check out the rest of my "tbr" tagged books.

117tjsjohanna
Oct 13, 2008, 5:54pm

Well, I took awhile to get around to reading Round Robin - too many books in my stack to read that needed to go back to the library! Anyhow, I have finally re-read it and quite enjoyed the experience. My review is here.

Jenson_AKA_DL, would you please read Staying Dead? I'd be interested in knowing what you thought of it.

Anyone picking for me, please choose from my TBRV pile. Thanks!

118bell7
Oct 14, 2008, 10:08am

I finished Airframe, and my review is here. It was a very quick read once I got going on it.

tjsjohanna, you have quite a varied library! I finally decided on Lost in a Good Book, a book I am hoping to read soon myself. Hope you enjoy it!

Anyone picking for me - I only ask that you choose something I haven't read in the past year. Other than that, I'm up for anything.

119reading_fox
Oct 17, 2008, 12:58pm

consider phlebas is reviewed didn't go down that well. an opinion shared with many other reviewers.

Bell7 how about Final Harvest: Poems

For me anything that hasn't been tagged unowned.

120klarusu
Oct 21, 2008, 6:37am

The Double Helix is reviewed (at long last!)

reading_fox, how about The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein? I've only just discovered him and would like to know what you think of this one, then maybe I'll track it down and buy it.

For me, anything from my Status: To Be Reviewed tag. Thanks.

121Fourpawz2
Editado: Oct 22, 2008, 5:03pm

I've finished my review for The Tower of Ravens (thanks very much, Jenson aka DL, for picking it for me) and the review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/1998260
For you klarusu, I've pawed around among your bazillion books and chosen The Liar and the Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry. I know it is humor and that, in my experience, can be tricky - it is such a subjective genre, I think - but there are no reviews, no ratings and hardly anybody owns it. But you put it in your library klarusu, so I
want you to Go Review That Book, please. (Hope it's a good one.)
For me you can pick from my TBR tags or really anything else.

122ireed110
Oct 23, 2008, 6:04am

Fourpawz2 - please read and review Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas. It has high ratings but only one review to speak of. It appears to be a little to the side of your normal fare - I hope you enjoy it.

I have read and written a short review of Tokyo Cancelled. Lots of potential for this book, but for me it fell short.

Please choose for me from my tbr tags. 8-)

123literarysarah
Oct 23, 2008, 4:42pm

I finally got around to reading and reviewing The Europeans. Meh. It's a short review but it's also a very short book.

ireed110, how about reviewing Going to Extremes by Joe McGinniss? There's hardly any information on the work page and it looks like an interesting book.

For me, please choose anything tagged currently reading or tbr. Thanks!

124dulcibelle
Oct 23, 2008, 5:10pm

literarysarah - how about reading Sylvia's Lovers. There's only one short review, and the book sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

I FINALLY got The Forgotten (by Faye Kellerman - the touchstone is wonky) finished. I got caught up in reviewing some ARCs and, to be honest, had trouble finding the book. I still haven't unpacked all of my library from my move and had to figure out where this one was.

I've posted a review here: http://www.librarything.com/work/8261/reviews/19607580

I liked the book, but I'm not happy with my review so I plan on going back in a couple of days to fix it.

Please choose from my tbr tag.

125Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Oct 25, 2008, 7:59pm

>121 Fourpawz2: FourPawz2 - Glad you enjoyed the pick!

dulcibelle - I discovered a book called The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman in your tbr collection. Lots of copies owned but no reviews and a very interesting book description. It might be one I'd be interested in reading myself. So, that would be my suggestion for your next read. Hope you like it!

I've read and reviewed Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman and am ready for my next pick. Please choose from my "challenge" tag, or if you don't find anything interesting there, my "tbr" tag. Thanks!

126grizzly.anderson
Editado: Nov 1, 2008, 9:54am

>115 Fourpawz2: - Fourpawz - I've re-read The Madness Season and the review is up: http://www.librarything.com/work/91706/reviews/8713564 I probably haven't read that in over ten years so it was interesting to re-read. When I originally got it I probably would have rated it a 4. If my review makes you think it won't satisfy your vampire needs, may I suggest you check out Fevre Dream?

Jenson, for you I've selected Fire. I really enjoyed Sebastian Junger's Perfect Storm (never saw the movie) so I'm curious to see how this one holds up.

As for me, anything in my library that isn't tagged "mooched away" is fair game. But you might have a really long wait if you want me to review an old college textbook.

127ejd0626
Nov 4, 2008, 6:14pm

Here is my review of The Forbidden Woman

grizzly.anderson, please read Snow Crash. That was assigned to me once & I found it impossible to get through.

For me, please read anything tagged to be read/to be re-read & owned.

Thanks.

128Fourpawz2
Nov 9, 2008, 3:01pm

Thank you, ireed110, for picking Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas for me. It was very, very good. The review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/44774

ejd0626, I've picked out The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen for you. Over 200 people seem to have it, but it has only got one review. Hope you and Felix like it.

For me, please pick from my tbr tag or whatever else you like.

129EmScape
Nov 9, 2008, 4:04pm

Fourpawz2, you are the one who chose Regenesis for me to read, and I very much enjoyed doing so. My review is here.

For you I choose Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. This book is in my unread pile as well, and depending on what you think of it, I may read it sooner than planned.

Anyone choosing for me, please use my unread tag. Thanks!

130LibraryLover23
Nov 10, 2008, 7:48pm

I finished Skipping Christmas, a cute story.

Lilyfyrestorm you have an impressive library and for you I choose Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan because she's one of my favorite YA authors. I hope you like it!

Whoever chooses for me please pick from my TBR tag. Thanks!

131grizzly.anderson
Nov 13, 2008, 9:30pm

I've reviewed Snow Crash here. I've read it so many times I didn't actually re-read it to review it. Instead I tried to review why it is I re-read it so often.

Library Lover, for you I've chosen Roald Dahl's Kiss, Kiss. There are only 6 reviews out of nearly 500 people, and I've always enjoyed Roald Dahl and a good short story so I'm very interested to see what you think of the collection.

As for me, anything in my library that isn't tagged "mooched away" is fair game. But you might have a really long wait if you want me to review an old college textbook.

132tjsjohanna
Nov 16, 2008, 12:53pm

I have finally read (re-read) Lost in a Good Book. Very enjoyable! My review is here.

grizzly.anderson will you read The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica. I've done a little reading about Antarctica and would like to know what you think of this.

For me anything marked TBRV is fair game. I've been trying to pare it down a little, since it is such a huge list. Sorry!

133ireed110
Nov 21, 2008, 7:14pm

I have finished and reviewed Going to Extremes by Joe McGinness. I enjoyed it quite a bit!

tjsjohanna, I'd like you to read The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas. There are no reviews, and who could ignore that title?

Whoever chooses for me please select from my tbr tags.

134fancett
Nov 22, 2008, 6:06am

ireed110, could I ask you to read and review - The Earth Moved (on earthworms). It has a couple of favourable reviews and 4 stars on LibraryThing but only 1.5 stars on AmazonUK so I'd be interested to hear what you think.

For me please chose something with the tag 1, which means I actually own it (quite a bit of my library consists of books I'd possibly like to read or buy but don't actually have). That leaves quite a choice, but please don't pick any science fiction or fantasy as those are mostly my husband's books and check that your choice doesn't have a 'date started' date (as this is something I have read in the last few years). Other than that I look forward to the serendipity of seeing what is picked for me.

135Fourpawz2
Editado: Nov 22, 2008, 10:20am

lilyfyrestorm, Doomsday Book was a really great choice - so far you guys have not picked even one turkey for me - and I enjoyed it very much. My review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/27022
For you, fancett, I've chosen Jean de Florette & Manon of the Springs by Marcel Pagnol. A lot of people seem to own it and it gets a lot of stars, but nobody has reviewed it. Hope you like it.
For me please pick something marked TBR - or really anything you like that I haven't reviewed already.

136fancett
Nov 22, 2008, 10:46am

As I have explained to Fourpaw via our profile pages, I'm unlikely to be able to read and review Jean de Florette until next February or later, so could Fourpawz2 please pick again and the next person ignore me and pick something for fourpawz2.

Sorry about this, but will eventually review Jean de Florette as well as whatever else is chosen for me now.

137Fourpawz2
Nov 22, 2008, 3:08pm

O.K. - I think I've got it straight now, fancett. How about The Girl at the Lion D'Or by Sebastian Faulks? 373 people own it, but there are only two reviews. One reviewer gave it 4 stars, the other gave it 2. I passed it up at the book store this morning for the second time, mostly because people on LT seem to be a little ambivalent about it. Will you be the deciding vote? I look forward to hearing what you think.

And again, for me, choosing from my TBR tags or anything else not reviewed, is just fine by me.

138literarysarah
Nov 23, 2008, 5:14pm

At long last, I finished Sylvia's Lovers and posted my review. In my opinion, it certainly wasn't Elizabeth Gaskell's most engaging book.

Fourpawz2, how about reviewing Dickens by Peter Ackroyd. I just acquired that book as well and I'm looking forward to finding time to read it. In addition, the other reviews are extraordinarily short so it could use a better analysis.

For me, anything that is tagged tbr is fine.

139EmScape
Nov 26, 2008, 12:05am

I have read Don't Look Behind You and unfortunately did not really enjoy it. It was a quick read, though. My review is here.

Literarysarah, your library is very different from mine! The only book on your tbr list that we share is Burmese Days by George Orwell, so I choose that for you to read and review.

As always, please pick from my unread tag. Thanks!

140Jenson_AKA_DL
Nov 26, 2008, 10:43pm

I've read and reviewed Fire by Sebastian Junger. I thought it was good for what it was, but not really my cup of tea.

lilyfyrestorm - We share a few books (66), a couple of them are favorites of mine. Shortly before joining LibraryThing I discovered the book What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? by Cheryl Sterling that I really enjoyed which also happens to be one we share and is on your unread list. So, if you could please read that one.

My tags of choice are "challenge" (preferred) or "tbr". Thanks a bunch :-)

141fyrefly98
Nov 27, 2008, 9:10pm

Okay, I've struggled with Shield of Three Lions for two months now, and I just cannot get into it. I don't know if it's the writing or the story or what, and I'm not sure I even have enough to say about it to write a review other than "I couldn't get into it." Can I cry "uncle!" and request a new assignment?

Jenson - How about There's a Porcupine in my Outhouse for you? It looks funny, and has no reviews yet.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR list.

142tjsjohanna
Editado: Dic 17, 2008, 10:12pm

So, I've finished The Chili Queen. It is really good! I can't believe I'm the only one to review it. It reminded me of a literary "Matchstick Man". I hesitated to say much for fear of giving away too much of the plot. My review is here.

fyrefly98, you have some great books on your list. I'm going with a sentimental favorite - will you please read Rose Daughter? I'm a sucker for Robin McKinley and hope you enjoy it.

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBRV list. I'm trying to pare it down - sorry it's so long!!

143cornpuff12
Nov 30, 2008, 4:19pm

if you tell me where the tbrv list for you is, then i can do that!

144tjsjohanna
Nov 30, 2008, 11:15pm

I've tagged my books with TBRV. You can find it here. Thanks.

145dulcibelle
Dic 1, 2008, 12:20pm

Jenson_AKA_DL - I've read The Quality of Mercy and the review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/182191/reviews

I don't know enough about the time period to know how accurate the history is, but I enjoyed the book. Hope you do too!

tjsjohanna - I really would like you to read and review There's an Enemy sub in Potter's Pond. There are only 5 owners and no reviews or descriptions - but the title is irresistable.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my 'tbr' tag.

146jimroberts
Editado: Dic 1, 2008, 5:56pm

dulcibelle,
Please review The Gutbucket Quest by Piers Anthony.

I've been lurking here for ages, it's high time I joined in!

Pick anything you like out of my library and I'll give it a try. Except, my tags indicate that a few of the books aren't readily available, they're lost or lent out for example. Also, I'd prefer to review something that doesn't already have a vast number of reviews.

ETA: fancett (see following message) - I will be happy to find a few words in praise of Alan Coren and A Year in Cricklewood .

147fancett
Dic 1, 2008, 4:58pm

I've finished and reviewed The Girl at the Lion d'Or and liked it - a lot more readable than I'd expected from the cover blurb.

I had a look through your extensive humour/humor section jimroberts and have picked A year in Cricklewood by Alan Coren, which doesn't seem to have any reviews. I was sorely tempted by Yoga for chickens too!

For my next read/review, please pick something i actually own (tagged 1), but avoid anything also tagged ste (not easily accessible), with a start/end read date entered (read in the last few years) or too heavily science fiction/fantasy (more my husband's interests than mine). That should still leave plenty to choose from so take your pick!

148reading_fox
Dic 2, 2008, 6:39am

I'm abandonning my request for Arbor Alma because it's in Latin. my Otherhalf reads it and I don't. It's got simple line drawings which is as far as I made through it.

Fancett how about AN IMAGINATIVE EXPERIENCE as there are lots of owners but no review yet.

For me anything that isn't tagged "unowned" should be fine.

149ejj1955
Editado: Dic 2, 2008, 6:41pm

I've finally finished my reading and review of Alternate Realities by C.J. Cherryh. It's here.

Reading_Fox, how about Eon by Greg Bear?

Edited to say, whoever picks for me, please avoid books not in English; otherwise, anything is fine.

150PortiaLong
Editado: Dic 2, 2008, 10:29pm

I am new to this group so I hope I get this right -

>149 ejj1955:
ejj1955 -
an easy one: Please review The Highly Trained Dogs of Professor Petit by Carol R. Brink she is one of my favorite children's authors (and no one has reviewed this book yet).

For anyone picking for me: tag "dno" = do not own - anything else is fair game

151Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Dic 7, 2008, 8:56am

I've done my review for There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse which was a very enjoyable book! The review can be found here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/6804416/reviews/21374560

Portia-I enjoyed looking at your catalog, you have a great sci-fi collection! For your reading pleasure I have picked out The Avatar by Poul Anderson which is owned by 221 members but reviewed by none (yet).

For the next person choosing for me please pick from those tagged "tbr". Thanks!

152aviddiva
Dic 7, 2008, 11:50am

I have to confess, I started Ellis Island and Other Stories, read the first story (which I enjoyed), put it down and now cannot locate the book. I fear it must remain unreviewed by me even though I share it with one of the Legacy Libraries.

Whoever chooses for me, my physical library is a bit in disarray at the moment, so give me a backup choice in case I can't locate the first one. Any book is fair game except those tagged Mark, which belong to my husband, but you'll see a review much more quickly if you avoid the poetry and short story collections.

Jenson, please let us know about The Frog Prince: a Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults by Stephen Mitchell. It looks like a treat to me, so I hope you enjoy it.

153cornpuff12
Dic 7, 2008, 6:57pm

the accomplice or the abyssinian. the accomplice is the backup, btw.

whoever chooses for me, i don't really care what book you pick for me, just as long as it is in my library. thanks!

154reading_fox
Dic 9, 2008, 10:58am

eon is read and reviewed it's aged badly but still quite classic.

Cornpuff how about aria of the sea

For me anything that isn't tagged 'unowned' will be fine.

155ireed110
Dic 10, 2008, 6:38am

reading fox, would you review Gardening from Scratch? There's absolutely no information on it in LT, and it looks very interesting.

I have read and reviewed The Earth Moved; on the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms - I learned quite a bit!

Please choose for me from my 'tbr' tags.

156cornpuff12
Dic 10, 2008, 10:13pm

aria of the sea is reviewed nicely for my review readers. thank you, reading_fox, for telling me to review it.

i choose brother fish for you, ireed110.

Please choose from my library. any book.

157EmScape
Dic 11, 2008, 10:34pm

Jenson_AKA_DL: Thank you so much for suggesting What do You Say to a Naked Elf? for me! My review is here.

cornpuff12, for you I choose Bras & Broomsticks. It sounds highly entertaining!

Whoever chooses for me, my tag is unread. Thanks!

158frithuswith
Editado: Dic 12, 2008, 8:06am

I finally got round to Brideshead Revisited having put it off with all the trauma of thesis writing and starting a new job etc and so forth. Anyway, the conclusion is: why did I ever put off reading it? It was wonderful. Review here.

lilyfyrestorm: I'll Never Be Young Again doesn't have any reviews and it's one we share. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it!

Please choose from books either tagged unread or smp if you'd like a slightly shorter list to choose from!

159fancett
Dic 13, 2008, 1:03pm

I've now read and reviewed Mary Wesley's An imaginative experience, and enjoyed it though I didn't think it was as good as some of her other books.

LizT, could I ask you to read and review Whisky Galore, which we both share on our unread lists and which seems to have only one rather brief review.

As before, for me please pick something I actually own (tagged 1), but avoid anything also tagged ste (not easily accessible), with a start/end read date entered (read in the last few years) or too heavily science fiction/fantasy (more my husband's interests than mine).

160cornpuff12
Dic 13, 2008, 8:19pm

i would review that one, lilyfyrestorm, but the problem is, i already had it reviewed before you told me to. please choose another book. thank you.

161horacewimsey
Dic 18, 2008, 2:41pm

Just jumping in here.

fancett, read Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.

If you're picking for me, anything in my library's fair game. I've not allowed myself to add things I don't own yet because I don't want my list to get unmanageable.

162fancett
Dic 18, 2008, 4:44pm

Stepehn.andrew.brown - do you mind if I ask you to chose a different book as I did read A short history of nearly everything in 2005 and it already has plenty of reviews - mostly fairly favourable. I didn't do a full review, but my comments when I read it were 'Very readable and interesting, with lots of comparisons, though don't tend to remember all that many facts afterwards' and I gave it four stars. If you suggest another title for me (see message 159 for what to avoid) then that should put you at the end of the list again ready for someone to chose for you.

163tjsjohanna
Editado: Ene 7, 2009, 11:15pm

I've finished There's an Enemy Sub in Potter's Pond. My review is here.

stephen.andrew.brown will you read Losing My Mind : An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's?

whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBRV tag. Thanks!

164wandering_star
Dic 20, 2008, 4:49am

I've (finally) reviewed The Witch Of Exmoor - review here.

Tjsjohanna, what about Crows Over The Wheatfield?

Whoever picks for me, please choose a book tagged grtb. Thanks!

165Jenson_AKA_DL
Dic 20, 2008, 10:09pm

I've read and reviewed The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults, which wasn't exactly what I expected.

Wandering_star - How about reading and reviewing Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing which is owned by over 100 people with no reviews. I have been reading some gay fiction and would be interested in your comments on this one.

For whoever choses for me, please pick from my "tbr" tag. Thanks!!

166ejd0626
Dic 22, 2008, 11:37pm

Here is my review of The Last September. Sadly, I could not get into it at all.

Jenson--read Wuthering Heights. I keep meaning to read it but have put it off.

For me, please pick something tagged "to be read" or "to be re-read" & "owned."

167fyrefly98
Dic 23, 2008, 9:06pm

My review of Rose Daughter is here. There were... a lot of roses.

ejd0626, how about The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton for you?

Whoever's choosing for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

168mtilleman07
Editado: Dic 24, 2008, 1:24pm

I finally finished A Romantic Education by Patricia Hampl while waiting for sauce to cook for Christmas Eve dinner. My review is here. fyrefly98, why not review Demian by Hermann Hesse - I've read much of his stuff, but not that one.

Please pick something not tagged "read" for obvious reasons, whoever comes next!

169elleayess
Dic 25, 2008, 7:20pm

I am new to this game, so I have no prior review to report.

So, while I am laying in wait of my review request, mtilleman07, how about reviewing The Fall by Camus. I loved The Stranger and would love to hear about this book!

To the next picker, please choose from my "tbr" tag, which is books not read, obviously!

170reading_fox
Editado: Dic 28, 2008, 8:54am

Gardening from Scratch is reviewed here

Kimfdim how about Amistad Which sounds like it's something I should know more about than I do.

For me anything which isn't tagged 'unowned' is fine.

171frithuswith
Dic 28, 2008, 1:33pm

Whisky Galore is read and reviewed here.

reading_fox, I see you have a Cherryh unread! So please read and review Exile's Gate.

For me, please choose either from books tagged unread, or smp if you'd like a (marginally) shorter list to choose from!

172reading_fox
Dic 30, 2008, 12:28pm

That was easy LizT I was already 1/2 way through Exile's gate which is reviewed here

For you how about Sarraounia as I know nothing about nigerian fiction.

For me as usual, anything that isn't tagged unowned.

173bell7
Dic 31, 2008, 10:12am

I've (finally) reviewed Final Harvest: Poems, and the review is here.

reading_fox, wow, you've reviewed so many already! Please review Jingo by Terry Pratchett.

For me, you can choose from my tbr if you want, but please don't choose anything tagged "old book collection" since I don't want to damage them.

174elleayess
Ene 3, 2009, 8:55pm

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

175elleayess
Ene 3, 2009, 8:59pm

Amistad is read and review is posted (click on touchstone for the books title...I couldn't figure out how to post a link to the actual review!)

bell7, how about a review for 68 Knots: A Novel? There are no reviews for it!

Anything from my tbr list is fair game to choose from!

176dulcibelle
Ene 5, 2009, 12:06pm

The Gutbucket Quest is finished. I've posted my review on the book page.

kimfdim - Schindler's Legacy looks really interesting. There are no reviews on LT and very few reviews on Amazon. Could you remedy that?

Anything labeled 'tbr' is fine for me, but if it also says 'office' in the comments, I'll be able to find it more easily.

177tjsjohanna
Ene 7, 2009, 11:20pm

Here's my review of Crows over the Wheatfield. I really enjoyed this re-read!

dulcibelle, would you please read The Immortals? I've heard of Tamora Pierce but never read anything.

Please choose from my TBRV tag. Thanks!

178frithuswith
Editado: Ene 8, 2009, 6:17pm

Here's my review of Sarraounia, which I enjoyed but am going to revisit sometime in the future when my French has improved a bit more :-)

tjsjohanna, could you review The Masked Rider: Cyling in West Africa by Neil Peart please? I've been to that part of the world and there's only one very short review there at the moment so it would be great to hear what you think!

Whoever's choosing for me, please pick from either unread or smp tagged books (if you'd like a slightly shorter list). Thanks!

179wandering_star
Ene 10, 2009, 5:25am

Review of Mrs Stevens hears the mermaids singing posted.

LizT, how about Let The Wind Speak?

Whoever picks for me, please choose a book tagged grtb. Thanks!

180EmScape
Ene 11, 2009, 12:13pm

Re: Message 160: cornpuff12, I'm sorry I didn't come back to the thread until now and see that you had requested a different book! I will choose The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place and hopefully you will have no objection to that.

I have (sort of) read and reviewed I'll Never Be Young Again. Sadly, I was not terribly impressed.

wandering_star, how about The Child That Books Built? I see it's also tagged borrowed, so I thought maybe you'd want to read it sooner rather than later, and it looks quite interesting.

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

181PortiaLong
Editado: Ene 18, 2009, 9:14pm

I have read and reviewed The Avatar by Poul Anderson (picked for me in message 151). Review is found here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/49155/reviews/18394588

Permission to copy my review on my profile.

lilyfyrestorm - please read Monkey Sonatas by Orson Scott Card. 91 of us own it and it doesn't appear to have been reviewed. It is a collection of short stories - I know reviewing collections/anthologies can be difficult so if you could just let us know your overall impression and maybe your least and most favorite story?

For anyone picking for me: tag "dno" = do not own - anything else is fair game.

182ejd0626
Ene 21, 2009, 6:07pm

Here is my review of The Bluegrass Conspiracy.

PortiaLong, read Life of Pi. It's on my list, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

For me, anything tagged "to be read"/"to be re-read" & "owned" are up for grabs.

183tjsjohanna
Ene 25, 2009, 11:01pm

I managed to track down a copy of my assignment (The Masked Rider) - thank you interlibrary loan! My review is here.

ejd0626 would you please read The Meaning of Wife? It sounds very interesting and there are no reviews for it.

For me, anything tagged TBRV, please. Thanks!

184reading_fox
Ene 26, 2009, 6:29am

Jingo is read and reviewed. Not Pratchett's best work, but far from being bad - and very relevant to today's international politics.

tjsjohanna how about the dutchess of Malfi for you - I think I know this one, but as there are no reviews for it I'm not sure.

For me anything that isn't tagged 'unowned' is fine.

185bell7
Ene 26, 2009, 1:33pm

68 Knots is unfinished but reviewed. (I tried, really)

reading_fox, how about Hong Kong by Stephen Coonts. There are no reviews for it yet.

For whoever chooses for me, I'll take anything though you can use my "tbr" tag if you like. If it's tagged "old book collection" it may just take me awhile because I'll borrow it from the library. :-)

186xicanti
Ene 26, 2009, 10:09pm

It took me about nine hundred years, but I've finally finished and reviewed The Unicorn by Nancy Hathaway. My review is here.

bell7, how about a review of Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis?

Whoever chooses for me: almost anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine, but I'd prefer not to reread any of my Agatha Christies just yet.

187Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Ene 27, 2009, 4:31pm

I've read and reviewed Wuthering Heights which was much more interesting than I had expected. I really enjoyed reading it! My review is here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/1538/reviews/16005246

xicanti - How about R&Ring I was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block. I read this book last year and thought it was quite different.

For whomever chooses for me please pick from my "challenge" tag. I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone so to speak since I'm doing a few different challenges here on LT.

188jaesley
Ene 27, 2009, 11:26pm

All right, I have finally braved up enough, as it were, to jump in on my own in this game. Being new, I bring no review of my own to the table just yet.

Jenson_AKA_DL, how about reviewing Archangel Protocol by Lyda Morehouse. I'm a fan of angels and cyberpunkish themes, so it sounds pretty interesting to me now.

For whoever picks mine, feel free to choose any book in the collection.

189EmScape
Editado: Ene 28, 2009, 12:20am

I have read and reviewed Monkey Sonatas by Orson Scott Card. A pleasurable experience, as I am a huge fan of his. The review is here

Jaesley, welcome to the group! I am glad you are here. For you, I choose The Summer of the Bonepile Monster. I couldn't resist that title, and no one has reviewed it yet.

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my unread tag. Thanks!

Edited to fix html

190dihiba
Feb 3, 2009, 1:09pm

I'm new at this - hope I am doing this correctly.

lilyfyrestorm, would you please read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey?

If someone choses for me, please check my TBR tag - lots to choose from!

191xicanti
Feb 5, 2009, 4:04pm

My review of I Was A Teenage Fairy is here.

dihiba, would you please review The Republic of Love by Carol Shields?

Whoever picks for me: anything I haven't reviewed yet is fine, with the exception of my Agatha Christies. I'm not quite ready to reread those yet.

(I'm really sorry if this shows up multiple times. The Internet connection here is pretty bad).

192wandering_star
Feb 7, 2009, 9:14am

The Child That Books Built is reviewed.

Xicanti, Her Kind sounds interesting.

Whoever picks for me, please pick a book tagged grtb.

193reading_fox
Feb 8, 2009, 4:30pm

Hong Kong is reviewed

Wandering_Star how about Salt and Saffron which sounds tasty!

For m anything thatisn't tagged unowned will be fine.

194jimroberts
Editado: Feb 8, 2009, 5:58pm

I've (nearly) finished my review of A Year in Cricklewood. It has taken a long time, but as I say in the review, this isn't a book to be read all at once. ("Nearly", because I see that <blockquote> isn't working, so I'll try to find a workaround.) If any of you have suggestions for improvement, let me know.

reading_fox, please add a review of Why Call Them Back from Heaven to your impressive array of reviews.

Pick anything you like out of my library and I'll give it a try. Except, my tags indicate that a few of the books aren't readily available, they're lost or lent out for example. Also, I'd prefer to review something that doesn't already have a vast number of reviews.

ETA: I've replaced blockquote by "--- start quote ---" and "--- end quote ---" for now as a quick fix.

195Jenson_AKA_DL
Feb 9, 2009, 9:43am

I have read and reviewed Archangel Protocol by Lyda Morehouse.

jim - at first I intended to ask you to review one of Piers Anthony's books as his Xanth series is one of my favorites from high school. However, when I saw Alien Pregnant by Elvis in your library, I just had to suggest this instead! I look forward to your review!!

Please choose from my "challenge" tag. Thanks!

196Widsith
Feb 9, 2009, 12:09pm

Hi all -- just joined this group, what a great idea. I hope this is right:

Jenson – I'll nominate Joyce Carol Oates's Sexy, please.

As for me, I'll review anything in my library that I've rated (virtually all of them).

Would also love any thoughts on my existing reviews. I haven't done many, but they mean a lot to me! Thanks guys..

197dihiba
Editado: Feb 11, 2009, 4:37pm

My review of The Republic of Love by Carol Shields is on the book page here on LibraryThing.

Thanks, xicanti, for suggesting I review it.

Widsith, please review The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes - I've had it on my TBR list for years and want to know what you think of it!

I will review books that are tagged TBR in my library.

198corcra
Feb 12, 2009, 7:46pm

Hello
I just joined.

dihiba, after looking through all your TBR books,Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George looks very interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

As for me, any books in my
TBR
are up for grabs.

199Fourpawz2
Editado: Feb 13, 2009, 10:32am

Done at last!
Here is my review of Dickens as requested: http://www.librarything.com/work/19245

corcra, I have chosen Classic Celtic Fairy Tales
by John Matthews for you. It has only one review and could surely use another. Hope you like it.

For me please choose something from my TBR books.

200dbolahood
Feb 13, 2009, 4:13pm

Hello Everyone,

I'm back after a very long break - in April of last year I was assigned Strangers in the Night by Linda Howard last year but unfortunatly I am unable to find the book... all my books are still in boxes from when I moved and I have searched through all the boxes and cannot find it. I keep hoping my husband will hurry up and finish my built in bookshelves so that I can finally unpack all my books and find it but alas they are still in the pre-stuck to the wall stage. If it's okay I'd like to jump back in and start out with a new book.

Fourpawz2 - would you please read and review Green Darkness by Anya Seton. I read the book a couple years ago and though I really enjoyed it - it was not what I was expecting. I'd appreciate hearing your take on it.

As for me please recommend anything tagged fiction that has not been rated.

Thanks!

201wandering_star
Feb 14, 2009, 12:43pm

Salt and Saffron reviewed.

dbolahood, please review Morality Play.

Please pick me anything tagged grtb...

202dulcibelle
Feb 14, 2009, 9:06pm

The Immortals is reviewed here: http://www.librarything.com/work/1761523/reviews

I really enjoyed it, and need to read the rest of my Tamora Pierce soon.

Wandering_star, please read Naked Brunch. That sounds really fun, and it hasn't been reviewed.

Please chose anything from my TBR tag. If it also includes a location in the comments field, it will be easier for me to track down.

203lilisin
Feb 16, 2009, 3:34pm

I haven't played this game in a while so I thought I'd join in again.

dulcibelle -
We don't really have the same reading tastes so I sort of went by how the cover looked and how many reviews it had. :) So I chose Off the Wall at Callahan's for you.

For me, please choose from my Colorado tag and avoid the books in Spanish (only because those are some fairly hefty tomes).

Thanks!

204LibraryLover23
Editado: Feb 17, 2009, 7:57pm

Finally finished Kiss, Kiss, I really enjoyed it.

lilisin, how about A Pale View Of Hills? I've heard good things about Ishiguro although I've never read him myself.

Anyone choosing for me please pick from either my TBR Challenge or TBR tags.

Thanks!

205dulcibelle
Feb 17, 2009, 10:06pm

Off the Wall at Callahan's is finished and reviewed. It was a short read - mostly made up of epigrams, puns, and other sayings from the customers at Callahan's Crosstime Saloon. It's been a long time since I read anything by Spider Robinson and it was fun to visit again.

LibraryLover23 - The Yearling is on your TBR Challenge. I have fond memories of my 5th grade English teacher reading this to us every day after lunch. I hope the book brings you as much enjoyment.

Please choose from my TBR tag. If the comment includes a location, it will be easier for me to find the book.

206dihiba
Feb 18, 2009, 9:21am

#197, corcra, hope you don't mind if I do the Mary Queen of Scots book by the same author - I've already started it!

207tjsjohanna
Feb 18, 2009, 2:43pm

I've finished The Duchess of Malfi. Thanks, readingfox, for suggesting it. I'm not sure I would have picked it up on my own! My review is here.

dulcibelle, would you please read Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned: A Novel. Sounds interesting and there are no reviews. Also, I enjoyed your review of The Immortals Quartet - I'm going to put it on my list to read!

Whoever is next, please choose from my TBRV tag. Thanks!

208elleayess
Feb 22, 2009, 4:42pm

I have finally finished Schindler's Legacy by Elinor J. Brecher. I don't know how to post a link to the actual review, but I believe if you click on the book title above, you can look at the reviews (mine is the only one!). Thank you so much to dulcibelle for asking me to read and review this book. I have been wanting to read it but was afraid that it was a waste of time read. Boy was I wrong!!!

tjsjohanna, please read Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln in the spirit of the just passing birthday : It would be nice if the leaders today would adopt the beliefs that this great president had.

Whoever is next in line, please choose from my "tbr" tag! Thanx-ya!

209corcra
Feb 22, 2009, 5:12pm

#206 dihiba, no problem. Enjoy the book.

210Fourpawz2
Feb 23, 2009, 11:03am

Finished Green Darkness and my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/42395

kimfdim, will you please read The Horrors of Love by Dutourd Jean. It has five stars, but no reviews.
For me, please choose from my TBR tag. Thanks.

211EmScape
Editado: Feb 25, 2009, 11:47pm

I have read and reviewed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. As I had recently read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test it was good to read this sooner rather than later. I can't believe I never had to read it for school or anything!

Fourpawz2, would you please review I am Legend for us? I would be interested to know how it stacks up to the movie, if you've seen it.

Please choose from my unread tag when picking for me. Thanks!

Edited to fix touchstones...

212Jenson_AKA_DL
Feb 28, 2009, 12:17pm

I have read and reviewed Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates. The review can be found here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/227262/reviews/31386344

Lily - Coincidentally we were discussing Dandelion Wine the other day at work and it made me think of the book by Ray Bradbury. I know I read this years ago in school but remember nothing of the story. I look forward to reading your review and seeing if it sparks any recognition!

For whoever is up next, please choose from my "challenge" tag. Thanks :-)

213jimroberts
Mar 9, 2009, 1:35pm

Jenson_AKA_DL: I've reviewed Alien Pregnant by Elvis as you requested, review here. (I'll probably tweak the formatting yet.)

As it turns out, you now get a request from me. Please review Between You and I.

Whoever's next, pick anything you like out of my library and I'll give it a try. Except, my tags indicate that a few of the books aren't readily available, they're lost or lent out for example. Also, I'd prefer to review something that doesn't already have a vast number of reviews.

214ejd0626
Mar 11, 2009, 12:04am

Here is my long overdue review of The Meaning of Wife. It's been an incredibly busy month.

JimRoberts, please read Inverted World. It's in my library but I'm having trouble remembering why.

For me, please pick something tagged to be read or to be re-read and owned.

215ejd0626
Mar 11, 2009, 12:08am

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

216Fourpawz2
Mar 15, 2009, 11:48am

I've finished I Am Legend and my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/819161

For you, ejd0626, I would like to hear your take on Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

For my next read, please pick something from my TBR books.

217frithuswith
Editado: Mar 20, 2009, 2:25pm

I've finally managed to get through Let the Wind Speak which was intriguing but rather hard work. Review here. (Warning: it's kind of an essay-review. But not a particularly long one.)

FourPawz2, please read and review The Woman in White. I read it a couple of years ago and loved it!

Whoever's picking for me, please choose something not too taxing as my brain is fried by thesis writing, from either my unread or smp tags. Thanks!

218fancett
Mar 21, 2009, 1:25pm


I'm afraid never did get round to adding a full review for A short history of nearly everything (see messages 161 and 162) as I didn't really feel I could add anything to my brief notes there without re-reading it and the time just hasn't been right to do so (too many other books I haven't read yet!).

However, I feel like something different to read, so please could someone pick something in my library tagged 1 (books I actually own), but avoid anything also tagged ste or steb (not easily accessible), with a start/end read date entered (read in the last few years) or too heavily science fiction/fantasy (more my husband's interests than mine). That should still leave plenty to choose from so take your pick!

LizT, how about The innocence of Father Brown for your next read. Hopefully, it's not too taxing, and although it has over 200 people with in it their library (including me) it only has 3 reviews. I've not read it yet so maybe you'll persuade me to add it to my to be read soon list!

219elleayess
Mar 22, 2009, 9:58pm

Review for The Horrors of Love by Jean Dutourd can be found here: http://www.librarything.com/work/856443/reviews/34251381

Fancett - Wow...what a library you have! I think I have book-envy now! Anyway, Please read for us Chronicles by Jean Froissart. If C.S. Lewis and Patton had this book, I think I may want to read it! Lots of owners, no reviews.

For the one who will choose for me, please choose from my tbr list. Thanks!

220jimroberts
Editado: Mar 23, 2009, 4:14pm

My review of Inverted World is here. ejd0626, thank you for choosing this, I enjoyed getting back to it.

kimfdim, please review Armageddon: Appointment with Destiny.

Whoever's next, pick anything you like out of my library and I'll give it a try. Except, my tags indicate that a few of the books aren't readily available, they're lost or lent out for example. Also, I'd prefer to review something that doesn't already have a vast number of reviews - unless you happen to think that the existing reviews are seriously inadequate.

221MissTeacher
Mar 27, 2009, 9:54pm

Hi all, I just found this group and am already loving it!

Jimroberts, I am eagerly awaiting your review of Anderson's Bad Language.

To whomever is next:
I'm up for reviewing any book which has not already been reviewed by me, except ones that I have read this year (those have the tag 2009). I can't wait!

222Jenson_AKA_DL
Mar 29, 2009, 8:43pm

Welcome, MissTeacher! I checked out your TBR tagged books and found Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams. I adored Watership Down when I was younger but never knew there was another volume based on the book. I would love to hear your thoughts and see if I might want to pick this one up in the future as well.

Today I finished and reviewed my most recent GRTB pick, Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English by James Cochrane and I'm ready for another.

Whoever picks for me please pick from either my "challenge" tag or my "tbr" tag. I prefer the challenge ones, but am happy to get anything off of my rather overwhelming tbr pile.

223EmScape
Abr 2, 2009, 4:07pm

I have read and reviewed Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. It was lovely to read a book about summer while in the midst of a seemingly endless winter (another 9 inches yesterday, an excellent April Fool's joke, if only it was...)

Jenson, we meet again! I'd like you to review After Glow by Jayne Castle. I read the series last summmmer, and hope you will, too! (I assume you have read the previous book in the series, After Dark, because it's tagged 'Mooched', but maybe that means you've mooched it and haven't gotten it yet. If so, send me a comment, and I will pick something else).

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

224fyrefly98
Abr 4, 2009, 12:18am

Crap. This is the third time this thread that I'm calling uncle, but it's been over three months and I have had no motivation to pick up Demian, let alone read it. My TBR pile's getting purged this weekend, and that's one of the ones that's going - I'm not sure how it even ended up on my bookcase in the first place. Giving up isn't fun, but I'd like to get back in the game, so can I have a new pick, please?

lilyfyrestorm - How about Snakebite Sonnet by Max Phillips for you? I read it too long ago to remember a lot of the details, but I remember liking it, and it's got no reviews!

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR pile. I swear, this one I'll read and review.

225reading_fox
Abr 7, 2009, 7:14am

I've finally finally managed to get around to reading why call them back from heaven it's a short book only a few hours reading, but not one of Simak's best. The review is here

FyreFly how about the outlaws of Sherwood Maybe that will appeal. I'm certainyl interested to see what a fantasy author has to say about Robin Hood.

For me anything that isn't tagged unowned is fine.

226MissTeacher
Abr 7, 2009, 9:09am

**Sorry to interrupt, but how do I add a link into a post? Please look to #225 to continue the game. Sorry.**

227tjsjohanna
Abr 7, 2009, 7:22pm

Well, I finally finished Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln. It wasn't because I didn't get started right away, because I did. I'm just a fiction girl at heart and had to bribe myself with novels between speeches!! (That is just sad to admit!) Here's my review.

reading fox, would you please read Reynard the Fox or the Ghost Heath Run. Wow - lots of great reviews!

For me, anything tagged TBRV is great - thanks!

228elbakerone
Editado: Abr 9, 2009, 3:27pm

I *FINALLY* read and reviewed Animal Farm (can't even remember when it was requested of me). My review is here.

tjsjohanna - Since you're a fiction girl how about The Sword of Shannara next? I read that one ages ago but I seem to remember it was pretty good.

And for whoever picks for me, choose from my TBR tag please. :)

********
#226 MissTeacher, to create links, the simplest way I can explain it is to type
{a href="http://www.librarything.com"}LibraryThing{/a}
except use the triangle brackets (on the keyboard where the period and comma are) instead of the squiggly ones {} If you copy what I just typed and substitute the right brackets you would get: LibraryThing
You can use this example for any text, just replace the web address with the link you want and the "LibraryThing" text with the words you want linked.

229Samantha_kathy
Editado: Abr 13, 2009, 2:49pm

I'm back from being gone, but I don't have a review to offer. After the book was picked for me to review my personal life took some crazy twists and turns, and now that I'm back, I don't even know which book was appointed to me...

So, I humble request someone pick me another book. Anything from my TBR tag is fine: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Samantha_kathy&tag=TBR

As for elbakerone, I'd like you to review Sorcerer's Legacy, I'm very curious about that one.

230EmScape
Editado: Abr 15, 2009, 6:35pm

I have completed Snakebite Sonnet and quite loved it, actually. Review here.

Samantha_kathy, you have a HUGE amount of Agatha Christie books marked TBR! I have chosen one of them, Ordeal by Innocence for you to go review.

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

231Jenson_AKA_DL
Abr 20, 2009, 7:16pm

Hello again, Lily :-) I've finished your pick for me, After Glow and have posted the review. I did read After Dark around a year ago and it was nice to pick back up with the characters. Thanks for picking the book for me!

For you I'll suggest The Calling by Jennifer Ashley which was actually a past GRTB pick for me.

For the next person choosing for me please pick from my "challenge" or "tbr" tag. Thanks!

232fyrefly98
Abr 21, 2009, 9:07am

I finished The Outlaws of Sherwood and enjoyed it much more than I was expecting to. Review here.

Jenson - how about In a Wild Wood by Sasha Lord for you? The cover caught my eye, and it's got no reviews.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

233Rubbah
Editado: Abr 21, 2009, 2:08pm

Hi, I'm new here:)

Fyrefly98 please read Exodus by julie bertagna I read it a few years ago and would love to see what other people thought about it.

Whoever picks for me please pick a book that doesn't already have a zillion reviews:)

234fyrefly98
Abr 29, 2009, 9:24am

Rubbah - Welcome to the group! I'm sorry we've left you hanging so long without an assignment... but I'm back, having finished Exodus (review here), and really enjoyed it... so let me see if I can return the favor!

How about you review The Princess and Curdie? It doesn't have a star rating - so maybe you haven't read it yet? - plus it's only got three reviews.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR tag.

235GoofyOcean110
Abr 30, 2009, 10:20am

I found this group actually after joining the Reviews Reviewed group. This looks like a fun game. I've been meaning to write more (and hopefully improved) reviews, and this will help me revisit some of my library and encourage me to get to that TBR stack. So whoever is next, feel free to pick whatever. We'll see if I'm up to the challenge of surprise!

Fyrefly, I'm glad you happen to be next, it was fun browsing through your library - we share a lot of similar interests!

I chose Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing for you - it looked interesting, had generally favorable ratings, but only 1 other short review.

236Traceygilbert
Mayo 1, 2009, 5:40am

Hi there,

I'm joining this for the first time. It looks like a fun idea and I really want to write more reviews.

bfertig - go and review Long Walk to Freedom.

All the best, Tracey

237GoofyOcean110
Mayo 1, 2009, 9:34am

Thanks Tracey, I stole this one from my brother almost 2 years ago, and now I have a good reason to actually getting around to reading it. Looking forward to it!

238bell7
Mayo 2, 2009, 3:52pm

I've (finally) reviewed Till We Have Faces (review found here).

Traceygilbert, please review Middlesex. I've heard a lot of praise for it, and am curious what you think.

Whoever chooses for me, you can choose from my "tbr" tag if you'd like, but I'll take anything. :-)

239tjsjohanna
Editado: Mayo 6, 2009, 5:20pm

Finally finished Sword of Shannara (too many other books clamoring for attention!). My review is here. Thanks elbakarone for getting me back to re-read a series I remembered really enjoying!

bell7 will you please read Show me God. You have an interesting list of books to review - I almost asked you to read something about Tolkien!

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my TBRV tag. Thanks!

240chilirlw
Mayo 7, 2009, 5:14pm

Oh! I have finally (after a year or more!) finished and reviewed Unsuitable for Ladies. I should have known better than to put a tbr tag on an anthology, knowing how long it takes me to get through them! It's like volunteering to read and review the dictionary! My review is here

tjsjohanna, please read and review Tyler's Row. I have a couple of Miss Read books that I haven't gotten into yet, and I'd like to know what you think of her!

Next reviewer, please choose a book tagged tbr

241EmScape
Mayo 12, 2009, 11:01pm

Jenson: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your suggestion of The Calling for my GRTB read! I loved it! (Unfortunately, I do not already own the rest of the series and am now frantically chasing them down on various swapping sites ;)) My review is here.

Chilirlw: For you I have chosen Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream. It sounds quite interesting and entertaining!

To whoever picks for me: please choose from my unread tag. Thanks!

242Jenson_AKA_DL
Mayo 14, 2009, 7:44am

I'm glad you liked it, Lily! I guess I'm picking for you again so will go with something different, Black Bodies and Quantum Cats. I'm always interested in potentially finding a quantum physics book that I actually understand so would like to see what you think of this one. On the other hand, you came really close to having a "Jossverse" book picked for you :-)

I finished my review of In a Wild Wood which can be found on the book page. Since LT changed the review page format I'm not sure how to link the review directly.

To the person who picks next for me, please pick from my "challenge" tag as I am falling way behind on all of those. Thank you!

243reading_fox
Mayo 25, 2009, 1:33pm

I've finally summoned up the courage to tackle the 1920s poetry of Reynard the fox and have reviewed it here It's quite different from Goethe's version!

Jenson we meet again. How about wolf moon for you.

For me, anything that isn't tagged unowned is fine.

244tjsjohanna
Mayo 29, 2009, 12:39am

Finished Tyler's Row (thanks again to interlibrary loan!). My review is here.

reading fox, please read Jade Tiger. I've never heard of Craig Thomas and am interested to see what you think.

For me, anything tagged TBRV is good.

245reading_fox
Jun 4, 2009, 10:07am

This group has slowed down a bit!

I've now finished jade tiger and the review is here

Chraig Thomas is best known for firefox which was almost famous for a while and I think inspired a film. Jade Tiger ins't anywhere near as good.

tjsjohanna, how about the seventh sinner for you. It has no reviews at the moment.

For me anythign that isn't tagged unowned, should be fine. Although I've just got a new Ereader, and hence might not pick up a paperbook for a while.

246EmScape
Jun 5, 2009, 12:49am

I finished Black Bodies and Quantum Cats, and now my brain hurts, but in a good way, I think. I'm ready for some light reading next, I think! My review is here.

reading_fox, for you I choose St. Cuthbert's Swallet. It sounds interesting and you are the only one who owns it, so let us know whether we should all go get a copy! :)

Whoever posts next, please choose from my unread tag. Thanks!

247RLMCartwright
Jun 11, 2009, 4:45pm

Hi all , decided to join the game since i probably need to be told to review books as I am mostly reluctant to do so.

Lilyfyrestorm for you I choose Dove and Sword: A novel of Joan of Arc , it caught my eye (on the 11th page lol) and I would be interested to know what you think of it.

Whoever picks one for me please feel free to choose from anywhere in my library except the Borrowed tag as most of those have been returned. Thanks!

248EmScape
Jun 13, 2009, 8:12pm

Hello, LadyViolet, welcome to the game! Unfortunately, things seem a bit slow here right now. Fortunately, though, I have managed to read Dove and Sword in the last couple of days, and my review is here.

Since your pick for me was a fictionalized account of the life of a historical figure, I have kept with that theme in choosing for you Claudia: Daughter of Rome. Enjoy!

As always, those picking from me would be best served by perusing my unread tag. Thanks!

249tjsjohanna
Editado: Jun 16, 2009, 10:15pm

Finished Seventh Sinner - thanks reading fox - I picked up the whole series and am enjoying it. My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, would you please read Thief of Hearts. (I'm reading fun stuff so everyone else should too!!)

For me, anything tagged TBRV would be great.

250EmScape
Jun 23, 2009, 9:45pm

Hi, everyone! As this is the 250th post, I've decided to start a new thread. Join me over there, will you please? (oooh, I've always wanted to start a new game thread! ;p )