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1EmScape
Editado: Jun 23, 2009, 10:01pm

When we last left Game Thread 3, tjsjohanna had just asked me, lilyfyrestorm, to go review Thief of Hearts by Katherine Stone. I have done so, and my review is here.

For tjsjohanna, I will now choose....Britannicus, Phaedra, Athaliah. It sounds interesting and there are no other reviews.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my unread tag. Thanks, and welcome to the new thread!

Edited to fix a broken touchstone

2whitewavedarling
Jun 28, 2009, 8:38pm

Wow, I'm embarrassed by how long I've been away, but I am back! My review of Next by Michael Crichton is posted, and I very much enjoyed it--it's one of those books, too, where the reviews are all over the spectrum in content, comment, and rating, which makes things interesting. Once I started it, I finished quickly, but school kept putting it off!

Anyway, lilyfyrestorm, I choose For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories by Nathan Englander--it's a collection of short stories that I'm always recommending, though some of them take some thought to get through I admit, so I'll be curious to hear what you think :)

For whoever chooses my next assignment, anything in my To Read collection works for me :) Just avoid the huge thousand page norton and heath anthologies if you don't mind!

3jimroberts
Jul 5, 2009, 9:49am

As requested here long ago by MissTeacher, I've reviewed Bad Language and my review is here.

whitewavedarling, please review The Glass Dragon by Irene Radford.

Whoever chooses for me, pick anything out of my library and I'll give it a try, except when my tags indicate that book isn't readily available, lost or lent out for example. Also, I prefer to review something that doesn't already have a vast number of reviews.

4Jenson_AKA_DL
Jul 5, 2009, 11:28am

I've finally read and reviewed Wolf Moon by John Holt. It brought back memories of reading Stephen King in high school which isn't entirely a bad thing although horror isn't really where my tastes run now.

jimroberts - We share a few of the Xanth novels which were some of my favorites back in high school. One of the most unique (IMHO) of the series was Night Mare which presently only boasts one review and I would love to hear your thoughts on the book.

For whomever chooses for me I'd appreciate a choice from my "challenge" tagged books, but if none of those strikes your fancy please feel free to choose from any tagged "tbr". Thanks!

5EmScape
Jul 8, 2009, 7:05pm

My review of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is here. whitewavedarling, thank you for suggesting it!

Jenson_AKA_DL: Please review The 10th Kingdom. I remember trying to watch the tv adaptation on VHS many years ago, but it was so long, and I had to turn it off. I'm pretty sure I ended up returning it to the video store before watching the rest, so I'd be interested to know whether the book is worth the effort. I'd imagine it probably is.

As always, next poster, please pick from my unread tag.

6Fourpawz2
Jul 11, 2009, 5:57pm

O.K., I give up. I surrender. I cannot even bring myself to pick up The Woman in White again. I have been at page 262 - exactly half way through this book - for about five weeks and I cannot - repeat cannot - go forward. I'm sorry. I have failed. Please, next person, forgive me and pick something from my To Read Collection and I will try and do better.

That done, lilyfyrestorm I have chosen House of Dreams
by Brenda Joyce for you. You have such a wealth of things in your unread category that I finally just picked the 21st book on the 21st page. Looks as if it might be one of those books that people read in the summer.

7Jenson_AKA_DL
Jul 12, 2009, 6:53pm

I finished off The 10th Kingdom in record time and have written a review. I quite enjoyed it!

Fourpawz2 - How about giving The King's Privateer a whirl? It looks like it will be a fun read. Maybe a bit lighter than The Woman in White.

I'd love another choice from my "Challenge" tag but am also happy for anything from my "TBR" books too.

8Fourpawz2
Jul 13, 2009, 12:25pm

Thank you, Jenson - I love Dewey Lambdin. It's a perfect choice!

9tjsjohanna
Editado: Jul 13, 2009, 3:29pm

Lilyfyrestorm, I put it off for awhile, but finally got around to reading Britannicus, Phaedra, Athaliah and was actually more entertained than I thought I would be. Maybe that was due to the translation, but the plays were very readable. I wrote a review for the overall collection here and for the individual works: Brittanicus, Phaedra, and Athaliah

Jenson_AKA_DL, how about Prince of Shadows?

For me, anything tagged TBRV (see "Waiting for Review" collection) Thanks!

10Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Jul 19, 2009, 6:17pm

tjsjohanna - looks like I'll be picking for you now! I've read and reviewed Prince of Shadows by Susan Krinard, it was a very fast read!

I went through all your TBRV books a couple times and was very tempted by all the Patrick O'Brian nautical tales. I had no idea there were so many in the series. However, since I'm not familiar with the order of the books and didn't want to make you skip around, I've finally opted for Double Exposure: Fiction Into Film by Joy Gould Boyum. I've always had a curiosity about film making and considered going into media communications in college. I'd like to see what you think of this book.

For whomever chooses for me please pick from my "challenge" tagged books or if you can't find anything there, my "tbr" tagged books.

11Fourpawz2
Jul 22, 2009, 12:53am

Finished The King's Privateer by Dewey Lambdin and the review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/318657/book/44816830

Jenson - I would like you to read The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling. I read it several years ago and I loved it. Hope you do, too.

For me, next person, please pick something from my To Read collection.

12EmScape
Editado: Jul 26, 2009, 9:39pm

I have read and reviewed House of Dreams by Brenda Joyce (although for some reason the touchstone wants to point to an Anne of Green Gables book, and will not be dissuaded.) My review is here.

Fourpawz, I decided to choose Holly River Secret for you, in spite because of the fact that I can't find any information about it anywhere. It has no reviews, no cover images, and no description (either here or at amazon). Since you've marked it children's, at least if it stinks, I assume it will be a short read.

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

13chilirlw
Editado: Jul 28, 2009, 6:18pm

Ok, here's my review of Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, one of my favorite books.

lily, I chose The Battle for the Castle for you to review, a book we share that doesn't have any reviews yet. (I checked to make sure you'd already read the first book in the series!)

Whoever chooses for me, please pick from my tbr tags. Thanks!

14Fourpawz2
Ago 1, 2009, 6:01pm

I've finished Holly River Secret and here is my review:
http://www.librarything.com/work/1547812/details/20154138

chilirlw - I've chosen The Journal of a Disappointed Man by WNP Barbellion for you to review. I think I remember my mother claiming that this was the best book ever. That may have been a horrible pile of boofus - it would have been just like her - but it just as easily could be true.

Next person please pick something from my To Read collection

15Jenson_AKA_DL
Ago 2, 2009, 9:29am

Fourpawz-Thanks for selecting The Bone Doll's Twin for me which I have read and reviewed. After a rather rocky start it turned out to be a facinating read. I'm hoping to get out to the bookstore tomorrow to pick up the next of the series.

After looking at all your TBRs I've decided on Cat Love Letters: Collected Correspondence of Cats in Love for you. It looks like a very cute book! It makes me wonder what kinds of things my own cats might talk about.

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

16Fourpawz2
Ago 2, 2009, 10:55am

Jenson - that's so funny. I just loaned that book to a friend, but I happen to have 2 copies so I will be reading it along with Jeanne.
Glad you liked The Bone Doll's Twin. I was very struck by it's uniqueness (and it wasn't a quest fantasy!)

17EmScape
Ago 2, 2009, 5:00pm

Fourpawz, I am so sorry you were so disappointed by The Holly River Secret! I will try very hard to choose something more fun and entertaining for you to read next time!

For myself, I have read and reviewed The Battle for the Castle. It was fun to read the prequel again and then read the sequel for the very first time!

Jenson, for you I choose Briar Rose. I read something recently by Jane Yolen in a short story collection and really enjoyed her work. I hope you do too!

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

18Fourpawz2
Ago 3, 2009, 12:18pm

Don't apologize lily - truth be told I really like writing reviews about bad books better than I do about good books.

19bell7
Ago 4, 2009, 10:28am

I've reviewed Show Me God, and my review is here.

Lilyfyrestorm, I choose Black Coffee by Agatha Christie for you. I've read a few of her mysteries, but haven't heard of that one and would be interested in what you think.

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

20Fourpawz2
Ago 9, 2009, 3:07pm

Jenson, I have finished Cat Love Letters: Collected Correspondence of Cats in Love and my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/598361

bell 7, I have chosen The Wind in the Willows for you. It's a favorite of mine, though I haven't read it in some time. Hope you like it.

Next person - please pick something from my To Read collection.

21tjsjohanna
Ago 10, 2009, 6:44pm

Jenson_AKA_DL, I've finished Double Exposure: Fiction into Film. My review is here. Thanks for suggesting it. Re-reading it almost 20 years after reading it for the first time was interesting - particularly as I had underlined and made notes for class. I was much smarter back then!!

Fourpawz2, will you please read The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity? I just finished reading a history book about the medieval period that touched lightly on this topic and am interested in what you think of this book.

Next person - please pick something from my "Waiting for Review" collection. If you want to narrow it down - just look at the ones tagged TBRV - it'll exclude all the mystery series and Star Wars books.

22EmScape
Ago 17, 2009, 1:08am

Bell7, I have read and reviewed Black Coffee for you. Don't waste your time, unless you're a huge Agatha Christie fan. Review is here.

tjsjohanna, for you I choose All is Swell. That cover sure is eye-catching!

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

23krin5292
Ago 21, 2009, 11:25am

A long time ago, someone asked me to read and review Practical Magic. Well, I read and reviewed it in March, but forgot to post here! My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, for you I choose The Devil in Massachusetts.

Next person - please pick from my "to read" collection. Thanks!

24VirginiaGill
Ago 24, 2009, 11:52pm

krin5292 I'm choosing for you Mathilda at the Speed of Light because its both first on your list and a cool title LOL

I'm tempted to put conditions on what to choose from my library for the next person so I don't end up reading one of my husband's books...but I will be brave!

25tjsjohanna
Ago 25, 2009, 11:10am

lilyfyrestorm, thanks for suggesting All is Swell. I've been meaning to re-read this trilogy and it was the perfect light reading! My review is here.

VirginiaGill, how about Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking. I confess I was looking at your books to be read for something with few if any reviews. I thought it sounded interesting, but if you don't want to read it, I'll be happy to pick something else!

For me, anything in my "Waiting to be Reviewed" collection is fair game. If you want to narrow it down, pick my "TBRV" tag - it will filter out all the Star Wars books and mysteries. Thanks!

26jimroberts
Editado: Ago 25, 2009, 2:15pm

Back at #4 Jenson_AKA_DL asked for a review of Night Mare. My review is here.

tjsjohanna, please review Grace Abounding by John Bunyan.

Whoever is next, choose anything of mine unless the tags or collection indicate that I can't get at it.

ETA: I have a To Be Reviewed collection, but don't let that influence you! I will get round to them sometime anyway: you can make me review something I didn't plan to.

27AnnieMod
Ago 27, 2009, 7:39am

OK, posting for the first time here so let me know if I do something wrong :)

jimroberts, please review No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer

28VirginiaGill
Ago 30, 2009, 6:33pm

Ok my review for Ratio: The Simple Craft Behind the Art of Everyday Cooking is posted.

AnnieMod - WELCOME! I'm fascinated that you own almost 200 books in Bulgarian! I can't even begin to type the titles so please choose any one of them...if any have been translated into English please choose one of those so the rest of us can explored the book as well.

29tjsjohanna
Sep 2, 2009, 4:25pm

jimroberts - thanks for suggesting Grace Abounding. I enjoyed it exceedingly! My review is here.

VirginiaGill, thanks for the review of Ratio: The simple craft. I might have to go get that book myself! Will you please read Falling off the Map? That sounds like a book I would pick up on a whim!

Whoever picks for me, please look at my "Waiting to be Reviewed" collection. If you want to narrow it further, select "TBRV" tag, which will exclude mysteries and star wars novels. Thanks!

30Jenson_AKA_DL
Sep 5, 2009, 6:21pm

I have read and reviewed Briar Rose by Jane Yolen. Another book that was much different than I anticipated, but was a worthy read all the same.

tjsjohanna - I share an interest in the Star Wars universe books and have picked Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn for you. It is the first of what looks like an interesting story arch with Han, Luke and Leah. I hope you enjoy it, I always like visiting that universe and those characters.

For whomever is picking for me, please pick from my "challenge" tag as I am really trying to get through these books by the end of the year. This group's help on this has been greatly appreciated thus far!

31lilisin
Sep 6, 2009, 9:52pm

Just read A Pale View of Hills which you can read the review here. It was chosen for me back in February but I kept it for a theme read that started in September.

jenson -
How about you read Into the Wild? Don't know what it is but I'm sure it's short and you'll get through it quickly.

As for me, please choose from my Colorado tag.

32EmScape
Sep 10, 2009, 1:47pm

I have finished reading The Devil in Massachusetts and my review is here. I am home sick today and not thinking terribly well, so if my review shows that, I'm sorry.

lilisin, I am amazed! From your catalog, it looks like you can read at least three languages, probably more! I choose Inside and Other Short Fiction for you to read, mostly because I'd like to be able to read your review! :)

For me, choose from my unread tag. Thanks!

33lilisin
Sep 10, 2009, 10:51pm

32 -

Ha ha. No matter what you choose I would have written in English so you could read the review.

My collection must be intimidating since it's always the ones written in English that are chosen! Too bad those are the ones I want to read the least. :( Oh well, I'll still read my choice.

34jimroberts
Sep 19, 2009, 10:39am

lilyfyrestorm, please review The Gold at the Starbow's End by Frederik Pohl.

This is my review of No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer, requested by AnnieMod here.

Next poster, please choose anything of mine, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of reviews already.

35GoofyOcean110
Sep 24, 2009, 6:02pm

I'm back! Prolly forgot about me here; it's been so long :)

Traceygilbert requested that I review Long Walk To Freedom (waaaaaaay back on May 1!, in Game Thread 3), and I'm really glad of it!

Here's my review: http://www.librarything.com/work/76776/reviews/44733215

Jim, I've taken you at your word and selected something that's not in your current To Review collection: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

Next player, feel free to select any of my tbr tags http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bfertig

Looking forward to playing again!

36tjsjohanna
Sep 25, 2009, 11:36am

Jenson_AKA_DL - thanks for recommending Specter of the Past - I love a good Star Wars book and it had been a long time since I read this. It was fun! My review is here.

bfertig - you have a lot of interesting books in your tbr collection. Would you please read Wildfire and Americans - seems timely given the CA fires.

For me - please choose anything in my Waiting for Review Collection. If you want to narrow it, just look at the TBRV tag which will exclude all the star wars and mysteries. Thanks!

37Jenson_AKA_DL
Sep 25, 2009, 2:30pm

you're welcome, tjsjohanna! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

38fyrefly98
Sep 29, 2009, 9:57pm

I'm back! (with my assignment from April. Shh.) Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing by Robert Wolff has (finally) been reviewed here. It was interesting, but the writing left a little to be desired.

tjsjohanna - How about Altered Land for you? It looks interesting, but not many members or reviews.

For whoever's picking for me, please pick from my TBR pile.

39EmScape
Sep 30, 2009, 10:09pm

Read and reviewed The Gold at the Starbow's End. Parts of it were good.

Welcome back Fyrefly! I'm so glad I get to pick for you! {I covet your shelves :)} For you I pick Al Capone Does My Shirts. That title made me laugh out loud. After I read the description, I just had to choose it for you. I suspect that upon reading your review, I will wish list it. Have fun!

Whoever chooses for me, please use my unread tag. Thank you!

40Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 4, 2009, 10:20pm

I've read and reviewed Into the Wild which was a very delightful story! lilisin, thanks for suggesting the book, I really enjoyed it.

Lilyfyrestorm, I know you just read an anthology, but this one seemed very seasonal and I can't resist suggesting Five Victorian Ghost Novels. Maybe it will get you in the Halloween mood :-)

For whomever picks next for me I'd appreciate anything in my library tagged "challenge". If nothing there looks appealing you can check out my "tbr" tag as well. Thanks!

41Samantha_kathy
Oct 6, 2009, 2:31pm

Lilyfyrestorm asked me to review Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie a while ago. I finally finished the book, and the review. I liked the book, althought there were some minor points that bugged me.

Jenson_AKA_DL, I'm normally not much into contemporary romance books, but one of the books in your library caught my eye: Hard Day's Knight, so that's the one I pick for you. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

For whomever picks next for me, please choose from the following books:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Mansfield park by Jane Austen
The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton
Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton
Five Go Off to Camp by Enid Blyton
Five Go to Demon's Rocks by Enid Blyton
The Famous Five and the Secret of the Caves by Claude Voilier
The Famous Five and the Cavalier's Treasure by Claude Voilier
The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton

42jemsw
Oct 6, 2009, 11:56pm

Long ago, I was asked to review Dahl's Someone Like You, and did so here.

Samantha, I'd like you to review The Castle of Adventure--sounds like a lot of fun!

For me, please pick from my unread tag--I could use a literary jumpstart.

43Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 14, 2009, 2:31pm

I've read and reviewed Hard Day's Knight by Katie MacAlister which was a fun read.

jemsw, how about reading and reviewing The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence? I've always found gypsies facinating although I'm not sure about reading Lawrence based on what I've heard about his style. I'm interested on your take of the book and his writing.

For whoever picks next for me, I'd like something from my "challenge" tag or if nothing there appeals, anything marked "tbr". Thanks!

44tjsjohanna
Oct 15, 2009, 9:59am

fyrefly98, I read Altered Land - thanks for suggesting it. Though I have a note that I have read it before, it was completely unfamiliar (did I make a mistake??). Very good book! My review is here.

Jenson_AKA_DL - how about Lily and the Lost Boy. Sounds interesting!

For me - you can look at my "Waiting for Review" collection. If you want to narrow the choices, search the tag "TBRV" to eliminate series books. Thanks!

45Samantha_kathy
Oct 25, 2009, 2:37pm

Jemsw asked my to review Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton. My review is done, and I gave it 3.5 stars. It was a nice, solid read, but not remarkable enough to give a higher score. It was a fun read, though.

tjsjohanna, I'd love to get your view of The Count of Monte Cristo. It's one of those books that I've always wanted to read, but haven't done so yet.

As for me, please pick a book from the following list:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Mansfield park by Jane Austen
Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton
Five Go Off to Camp by Enid Blyton
Five Go to Demon's Rocks by Enid Blyton
The Famous Five and the Secret of the Caves by Claude Voilier
The Famous Five and the Cavalier's Treasure by Claude Voilier
The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton

46Cecilturtle
Editado: Nov 1, 2009, 5:17pm

Hi I'm brand new so no one has asked me to review anything yet (I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes and doing this properly)

Samanta_kathy, your choices bring back fond memories of « Le Club des Cinq » which is how I originally read the Famous Five (I was stunned to find out at age 11 that they were originally written in English). Please review Five Go Off to Camp which I don't think I've read.

I read in both French and English and review in the language in which I've read the book. Please pick a book from my « À lire » (To Be Read) libraryhref>. Thank you

47tjsjohanna
Nov 2, 2009, 9:40am

I started re-reading The Count of Monte Cristo to review and realized I had already reviewed this book and I don't really want to re-read the entire book right now. I have updated the review a bit, based on re-reading the first 400 pages. You can read the review here

Cecilturtle - Welcome!! We're so glad to have another member "playing the game"! I want you to read Anne of Green Gables because it is my favorite book - but there are so many reviews already. So how about Extreme Vinyl Cafe instead? It has such an interesting-sounding title!

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

48Cecilturtle
Editado: Dic 31, 2009, 12:15am

My review for Extreme Vinyl Cafe is here. A delightful fun read!
tjsjohanna, I have added Anne of Green Gables to my "immediate" read list (ie migrated from my floor to my bedside table).

Please review Hedda Gabler and Other Plays. I read Hedda Gabler a long time ago (loved it) but do not know the other Ibsen plays mentioned.

Please pick a book from my « À lire » (To Be Read) library. Thank you

49EmScape
Nov 25, 2009, 4:46pm

I have _finally_ completed Five Victorian Ghost Novels. I've decided that Victorian is not really an era that appeals to me, literature-wise. Just a personal opinion! As my Last of the Crazy People. It sounds like it will be very interesting!

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

50EmScape
Nov 25, 2009, 4:49pm

I have _finally_ completed Five Victorian Ghost Novels. I've decided that Victorian is not really an era that appeals to me, literature-wise. Just a personal opinion! As my Last of the Crazy People. It sounds like it will be very interesting!

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

51EmScape
Nov 25, 2009, 4:50pm

I have _finally_ completed Five Victorian Ghost Novels. I've decided that Victorian is not really an era that appeals to me, literature-wise. Just a personal opinion! As my Last of the Crazy People. It sounds like it will be very interesting!

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

52EmScape
Nov 25, 2009, 4:50pm

I have _finally_ completed Five Victorian Ghost Novels. I've decided that Victorian is not really an era that appeals to me, literature-wise. Just a personal opinion! As my review indicates, however, it was not a complete loss.

Cecilturtle, I echo tjsjohanna in welcoming you to the game. I recommend for you Last of the Crazy People. It sounds like it will be very interesting!

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

53tjsjohanna
Nov 28, 2009, 6:12pm

Cecilturtle, I read Hedda Gabler and Other Plays. My review of the entire book is here. I also reviewed each individual play if you want to look here. Thanks for the assignment!

lilyfyrestorm, you've got a great list of books to choose from! How about The Raiders of the Lost Car Park? I have to admit, the title brought a smile to my lips!

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

54Samantha_kathy
Nov 30, 2009, 4:04pm

Jemsw asked me to read Five Go Off to Camp, which I did. It's one of the better ones in the series, and I liked it very much. I gave it four stars.

tjsjohanna, I'd like for you to review The Curse of the Pharaohs. I've always liked mysteries and Egypt, so I'm curious to see what you think of this book.

As for me, please choose from the following list:

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Famous Five and the Secret of the Caves by Claude Voilier
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton
The Big Four by Agatha Christie

55wandering_star
Dic 13, 2009, 7:26pm

It's taken a little while, but my review of Naked Brunch is up!

Samantha... I guess I will nominate Mansfield Park. Enjoy it!

Next person, please pick a book tagged jv.

Thanks.

56tjsjohanna
Editado: Dic 16, 2009, 9:32pm

Samantha_kathy asked me to review The Curse of the Pharaohs. My review is here. It's not my best review, but I find it hard to review series books sometimes. It was an entertaining read but there isn't much to say about it.

wandering_star, will you please read "Memories of Eden"? Lots of interesting books in your "Books to be Reviewed" pile!

Next person, please choose a book in my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

57Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Dic 20, 2009, 9:02pm

tjsjohanna - back in October you asked that I read Lily and the Lost Boy which I have finally read and reviewed. It was quite an interesting little story and I enjoyed it.

For you I have picked a tale that has always seemed like it would be an intriguing one, even though I personally can't get into the writing (if memory serves I think it is written in poetic verse, is that right?). Could you please read and review Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Whoever picks next for me please choose a book marked "tbr" from my challenge tag here:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Jenson_AKA_DL&deepsearch=challenge

I can't remember how to get just my challenge tagged books or the imbedded links at the moment.

58bell7
Dic 21, 2009, 2:26pm

Thanks, Fourpawz2, for suggesting The Wind in the Willows - it took me some time to get to it, but I really enjoyed it: see my review.

Jenson_AKA_DL, I think I found a book marked both tbr and challenge, but let me know if Dust doesn't work for you - I've only read one book by Elizabeth Bear in a different series, and would be interested in what you think about it.

To whomever chooses for me, please choose from my To Read Collection.

59EmScape
Dic 21, 2009, 9:20pm

tjsjohanna asked me to review Raiders of the Lost Car Park, which I was going to do, but realized it has a prequel, which I don't own. I messaged her to ask for a different book, which she was gracious enough to provide me with, The Little Voyage. My review is here.

bell7, you have a lot of non-fiction to read! I'd be interested to know if Graphic Novels: Everything you need to know actually contains everything one needs to know about Graphic Novels.

Next person in line, please pick from my unread tag. Thanks!

60Cecilturtle
Editado: Dic 23, 2009, 6:46pm

#59 - loved your comment about today's "must haves" in today's movies - I miss that subtle elegance too!

61wandering_star
Editado: Dic 26, 2009, 2:57am

Tjsjohanna, thanks for pointing me towards Memories of Eden - it was a very interesting read.

Lilyfyrestorm, can you review Bad Girls, please? Looks fun!

Whoever's next, please pick from my jv tag. Thanks!

ETA - don't know why the touchstone for Memories of Eden isn't coming up. My review is here.

62tjsjohanna
Dic 27, 2009, 5:12pm

Jenson_AKA_DL, I've read and reviewed Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. My review is here. The poetic verse is a little challenging, though I thought my translation by Marie Borroff was suprisingly readable. But, not my favorite type of reading for sure. Thanks for helping me get one of my books out of the queue, though!

wandering star, glad you liked Memories of Eden. I think I will put it on my wishlist. Looks like I'm picking for you again (sorry, if you don't like my choices!). How about Saddled with Darwin. Looks interesting.

Whoever's next, please pick from my Waiting for Review Collection. Thanks!

63Cecilturtle
Editado: Dic 31, 2009, 12:14am

My review for The Last of the Crazy People is here. A very powerful and intense read - I definitely recommend it, especially to lovers of Tennessee Williams (very reminiscent of his style and subject).

tjsjohanna, please review Boys who Became Prophets. Sounds intriguing.

Please pick a book from my « À lire » (To Be Read) library. Thank you

64LibraryLover23
Editado: Ene 3, 2010, 6:10pm

Been away for quite awhile but I finally finished and reviewed The Yearling.

Cecilturtle, how about Anne Of Green Gables? It's such a great story.

Whoever chooses for me please pick from my TBR or TBR Challenge tags. Thanks!

65krin5292
Ene 9, 2010, 8:54pm

I recently finished Matilda at the Speed of Light, a very interesting collection of Australian science fiction stories. My review is here.

LibraryLover23 - Please read and review The Book Thief.

66AnnieMod
Ene 10, 2010, 6:03pm

Way back in August, VirginiaGill asked me to review something in Bulgarian that had been translated. Unfortunately I was either reading an English book translated into Bulgarian or something that was not translated at all. So finally here is a book that is both originally Bulgarian and translated into English И други истории by Георги Господинов (And Other Stories (Writings from an Unbound Europe) by Georgi Gospodinov ) - a collection of 21 short stories written at the end of the last century and the beginning of this one. The review is on the work page now - not my favorite collection but not that bad either.

krin5292, please review Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley :)

Whoever chooses for me, please pick something from my "Your Library" collection.

67EmScape
Ene 12, 2010, 12:49am

I have read and reviewed Bad Girls. As I say in the review, I was expecting it to be much more fun. Still a good book, though.

AnnieMod, welcome back to the game! Trampoline caught my eye while scanning through your library, and I'd like to know what you think of it.

If the next person would be so kind as to choose from my unread tag, I would greatly appreciate it.

68tjsjohanna
Ene 15, 2010, 10:18am

Finished Boys Who Became Prophets which wasn't long, but I've been trying to finish up some other stuff. My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, how about A Sprig of Sea Lavender? You have so many good books to read, by the way!

For the next person, please pick from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

69bell7
Ene 26, 2010, 11:08pm

Stopped reading Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know. It's more of a reference tool than a book to read through, and I didn't finish it. But here's my review.

tjsjohanna, please review Great Expectations. I'm thinking of reading it soon and would like to know what you think.

For the person who picks for me, please choose from my To Read collection.

70tjsjohanna
Editado: Feb 3, 2010, 8:21am

bell7, I've finished Great Expectations and my review is here. It was a great book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

You have some great books in your "To Read" collection. How about Write from the Heart? I keep dabbling in the idea of writing and would be interested to know what you think about this book.

For the next person, please pick from my Waiting for Review collection.

71EmScape
Editado: Feb 4, 2010, 12:16am

tjsjohanna, I've read and reviewed A Sprig of Sea Lavender, and have to say I really liked it. Thanks for picking it for me!

For you I will choose Latter-day Patriots : Nine Mormon Families and their Revolutionary War Heritage. This is so far from anything I know anything about, but it seems right up your alley and hopefully very interesting.

For me, please choose from my unread tag.

edited to try to get the touchstone working for Latter-day Patriots, but couldn't. Sorry.

72LibraryLover23
Editado: Feb 14, 2010, 4:00pm

Read and reviewed The Book Thief. Thanks to krin5292 for suggesting it.

lilyfyrestorm you have an impressive list. How about Friday Night Lights? I love the TV show, I've always wondered how the book compares.

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

73KLmesoftly
Feb 16, 2010, 9:12pm

New to the thread, but this looks like fun!

LibraryLover23, I'd love to hear what you think of The Other Boleyn Girl. That's one I've been thinking of picking up, myself.

Please choose something for me from my review me! tag.

74Jenson_AKA_DL
Feb 18, 2010, 11:28am

Hi, krysbrezinski! Welcome to the game :-) I've checked out your wonderfully diverse "review me!" tag and ask that you review The Importance of Being Ernest, I see it made you laugh outloud and thought it would be a good one to re-read if you so choose.

Bell7 - It took me a while to get to Dust by Elizabeth Bear but I've now read and reviewed it. Thanks for the pick!

For whoever picks next from me, please choose something from my 1010 tag. Thanks!

75KLmesoftly
Feb 27, 2010, 4:44pm

All right, Jenson, The Importance of Being Earnest has been reviewed. Thanks for the motivation to revisit an old favorite!

As for you, I'd love to know what you think of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which is also on my TBR list. :

Whoever picks for me, please visit my review me! tag.

76wandering_star
Feb 27, 2010, 9:31pm

I'd like you to review Journey Into The Whirlwind, since it's on my wishlist!

With apologies to tjsjohanna, I couldn't get into Saddled with Darwin. Not that there was anything wrong with the book at all... it just isn't my thing. So the review is kind of short. I hope that's not cheating...

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

77tjsjohanna
Editado: Feb 27, 2010, 10:02pm

Finally read Latter-day Patriots - interesting but a little dated. My review is here.

wandering_star, I thought your review was good enough to let me know if it was something I might want to read (I think yes), so it was great! Most of my reviews are about that long!!

How about Women in the Wall for your next read?

Whoever picks for me, please choose something from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

78wandering_star
Feb 27, 2010, 10:43pm

Hey, not you again! Actually I went back and added to my review - originally it was just the first sentence...

Thanks for the pick, you always seem to choose me very interesting books.

79tjsjohanna
Feb 28, 2010, 6:40pm

Yeah, I know - sorry! Maybe next time you'll get someone else ...

80Jenson_AKA_DL
Editado: Mar 5, 2010, 8:48am

>75 KLmesoftly: krysbrezinski - glad you enjoyed your re-read!

I've read and reviewed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and was surprised I liked it as much as I did.

tjsjohanna - How about reading and reviewing Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm by Kevin J. Anderson? I loved the original Fantastic Voyage movie back when I was a kid and exploring an alien instead of a human sounds even more intriguing!

For the next person choosing for me please pick something from my 1010 tag. I wish I could give an easy link, but I can't figure out how to link to a particular tag in my library. However, there is an easy link from the tags listed on my profile.

81wandering_star
Mar 16, 2010, 7:39pm

tjsjohanna, thanks so much for directing me towards Women in the Wall! My copy has a very off-putting blurb, so I would never have picked it up otherwise, and it was a fascinating read.

Jenson, could you read Fortress Of The Golden Dragon?

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

82EmScape
Mar 19, 2010, 7:24pm

I have slogged through Friday Night Lights and my review is here. I guess it just wasn't the book I was expecting. I do intend to see the movie, though, and that might give me some more perspective...

wandering_star, would you please read Bombay Mix? (p.s. I was quite amused by your tag "i have it and you don't" both before and after I figured out {I think} what you're using it for.)

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

83ankhet
Mar 24, 2010, 6:07am

Lilyfyrestorm, I'd like to see you read and review The Birth House

Whoever chooses for me, please choose something from my "to read" collection

84reading_fox
Mar 24, 2010, 10:11am

Way way back in June 2009 (on thread 3! how out of touch I've been) lilyfyrestorm asked me to review St Cuthbert's swallet which I've now finally done. An Ereader caused me to lay aside all printed material for a while, but I'm back reading any format now!

Ankhet how about Prince of frogs that sounds fun!

For me, given the slightly sprawling nature of my collections anything my "Your Library" collection, that way I'll definetly own it!

85frithuswith
Editado: Mar 27, 2010, 4:51pm

I'm beating you, reading_fox - I was asked to review over a year ago! I have finally got round to reviewing The Innocence of Father Brown, which I read a year ago but have been failing to review successfully until now. Review here.

r_f, I'd like to hear what you think of Stardust - I really enjoyed the audiobook so would like to know how you find the paper version!

Whoever's picking for me, please choose from this lot. I am faintly optimistic none of them are in boxes in another city or something equally unhelpful.

86reading_fox
Abr 4, 2010, 1:47pm

Much faster this time as I'm on a re-read kick, waiting for some authors to release their ebooks. Stardust has my review HERE

LizT how about the man without qualities which is an odd title,and there are no reviews for it.

For me, given the slightly sprawling nature of my collections, best picks are from anything in my "Your Library" collection, that way I'll definetly own it!

87tjsjohanna
Abr 5, 2010, 1:30pm

Jenson - I finally read Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm. My review is here. Had to wait for an interlibrary loan request to come in!

reading fox - how about Reddish Newtown: Life Below The Steps, Memories From a Lost Community? Sounds interesting ...

For me, anything from my "Waiting for Review" collection is good.

88MissTeacher
Abr 6, 2010, 1:07am

I tried this game a year or so ago, but I just don't think I can bring myself to read Watership Down. I've heard too many sad things, and while I have no problem with sad human-related stories (Romeo and Juliet is my all-time favorite read), I cannot seem to handle anything even remotely heartbreaking concerning animals. So I ask you to take pity in a softie, and throw myself at your mercy again.

tjsjohanna - I'd like to see what you think about Prodigal Summer. I read it the summer before college as required reading, but strangely, never talked with anyone about it.

For me, please choose from my "TBReviewed" tag.

89EmScape
Abr 7, 2010, 2:11pm

I have read and reviewed The Birth House. What a lovely book! My review is here.

Miss Teacher, I'd be interested to know what you think of Quest Atlantis Two Worlds One Fate. It sounds very interesting and there are no other reviews.

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

90MissTeacher
Abr 9, 2010, 4:32pm

I read Quest Atlantis: Two Worlds, One Fate while in court yesterday. Here is my review: http://www.librarything.com/work/9779924/reviews/58528363

lilyfyre, I'm about to start Monster by Walter Dean Myers with my 7th grade students (and reread it myself this weekend), and I'd like to see what you think. It'd be cool to know someone is reading it the same time as me!

Please choose from my "TBReviewed" tag.

91madknitta
Abr 10, 2010, 2:19pm

Jumping in on this for the first time.

MissTeacher---I'm completely fascinated with Janice Dickinson and love that you have her memoir on your TBR list. So I'm picking Check Please! for you to review.

Anything from my lists is fair game.

92Fourpawz2
Abr 13, 2010, 5:44pm

Crawling back after a long, long time away, I have finally finished reading The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity and am quite mortified over the dreadful length of time it took me. Here is my review:
http://www.librarything.com/work/97921/book/14363147

For you madnitta, I've picked out Knit Fast, Die Young from your library. It only has one review, so clearly, it needs another. Hope I've chosen well.

For myself, next person, please pick something from my To Be Read collection. And be kind.

93EmScape
Abr 15, 2010, 4:49pm

I read Monster in one day! It just wouldn't let me put it down. My review is here.

Fourpawz, welcome back! For you I choose Adventures of Sir Goblin, Feline Knight. It looks like a lot of fun to read, judging by the cover.

Whoever is next, please choose from my

94MissTeacher
Abr 15, 2010, 6:02pm

Glad you enjoyed it, lily, and thanks for the review! I hope my students enjoy reading it as much as you did.

95fyrefly98
Abr 24, 2010, 9:19pm

I'm back! After being assigned Al Capone Does My Shirts an embarassingly long time ago, I finally got around to reading it (...and it only took me all of a few hours, of course.) My review is here... The short version is that while it was not what I was expecting, I still really liked it.

lilyfyrestorm - Your message is cut off, so I'm guessing that you meant for me to choose from your "To Read" collection? (If that's not the case, let me know and I'll pick another book for you.) I picked The One Left Behind by Willo Davis Roberts... I loooooved Girl With the Silver Eyes when I was younger, but I've never read any of her other books.

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

96ejd0626
Editado: Abr 25, 2010, 10:03pm

fyrefly98, please read Stiff. I read it recently & enjoyed it.

For me, please pick from my "plan to read" or "plan to re-read" pile.

Thanks.

97tjsjohanna
Abr 26, 2010, 8:26am

Miss Teacher, finally finished Prodigal Summer. My review is here. When I originally read it, I had not read her Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Now I have. It made such a difference (but not, for the better, I think). I was really tuned into her environmental message and it got in the way of my enjoyment of the story. I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it.

ejd0626, please read Blood Matters. That sounds very interesting!

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

Thanks!

98EmScape
Editado: Mayo 4, 2010, 8:02pm

fyrefly98, I too was a huge fan of The Girl with the Silver Eyes as a kid, and that's probably why I acquired The One Left Behind. However, I think I should have saved my money. My review is here.

Tjsjohanna, I seem to always end up picking for you! :) Please read Second Draft of My Life. It sounds interesting, and there's only one other review.

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

99ejd0626
Mayo 9, 2010, 1:36am

Here is my review of Blood Matters. I greatly enjoyed it.

lilyfryrestorm, please read The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from to be read or to be re-read.

Thanks!

100madknitta
Mayo 10, 2010, 11:13am

Here is my review of Knit Fast, Die Young: http://www.librarything.com/work/3079750/reviews/56251782

Ejd0626, please read Fugitive Denim.

Any book from my library is fair game.

101ejd0626
Mayo 11, 2010, 10:57am

Can someone repick for me? I cannot find that book ANYWHERE? Please pick from to be read or to be re-read. THANKS.

I am going to go ahead & pick for madknitta for the sake of keeping this moving. Please read The Time Traveler's Wife, one of my favorite books.

102tjsjohanna
Mayo 18, 2010, 10:01am

My review of Second Draft of my Life is here. It was entertaining, but something was missing.

ejd0626 - how about Can Love Last?

Whoever picks for me, please choose out of my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

103EmScape
Mayo 31, 2010, 1:42pm

I have read and reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter. I thought it was very well written.

tjsjohanna, please go review Shadow Song, it looks like a good summer beach book! :)

For me, please pick from my unread tag.

104ejd0626
Jun 8, 2010, 3:55pm

Here is my review of Can Love Last.

lilfyrestorm, read Escape.

For me, please pick from to be read or to be re-read.

105wandering_star
Jun 14, 2010, 2:28am

How about My Liar?

I have (finally) managed to read enough of Bombay Mix to write a short review. This was on my 'to re-read' shelves although I have no idea why!

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

Thanks!

106EmScape
Jul 4, 2010, 1:45am

I've read Escape by Carolyn Jessop. It was an excellent book, and I think you should all read it, especially if you like memoirs. My review is here.

Wandering_star, please read and review Before Night Falls.

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

107wandering_star
Jul 24, 2010, 11:52pm

Hi Lily, Before Night Falls is reviewed, although I didn't manage to read much of it...

Could you read Don't Look At Me Like That? I have a couple of unread Athills, and I think she's an interesting writer.

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

Thanks!

108EmScape
Ago 1, 2010, 10:20pm

Hey wandering_star. I've read and reviewed Don't Look At Me Like That, my review is here. Unfortunately it wasn't really to my taste.
I checked your catalog and A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties looks incredibly fascinating. Would you mind reading and reviewing it for me please?
For me, please choose from my unread list. Thanks!

109crazy4reading
Editado: Ago 21, 2010, 8:00pm

HI everyone!! I have been watching this game for awhile and have just now decided to join in on the fun.

Lily, I have looked at your list and would love for you to read and review Child of Darkness because I have a few V.C. Andrews books and would love to hear what you think of it.

Now I just have to figure out how to get this to work.

Please choose for me from my To Read list. Thanks

110onyx95
Ago 8, 2010, 2:34pm

wow, I can't believe this group has been here so long and I haven't found it. Sounds like so much fun to me so I joined. I would really like to play...

- crazy4reading for you I will pick Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks, I have been considering it also.

- for who ever is picking for me please don't pick something that already has a review and please don't pick from my wishlist (it is books I want to read but don't have access to it yet)

111tjsjohanna
Ago 10, 2010, 11:11am

lilyfyrestorm, I couldn't ever get a hold of Shadow Song - sorry.

onyx95, will you please read Beloved Enemy? (And I'm interested in what makes it a Harlequin Historical? Is it historical fiction?)

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks.

112fyrefly98
Ago 21, 2010, 12:36pm

My review of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (which was assigned in April... I'm so bad at this) is here.

tjsjohanna - Will you please read and review When the King Comes Home? I've read A College of Magics but not the rest of the series, and I'm curious to see what you think about where it winds up.

Whoever is picking for me, please pick from my TBR pile.

113crazy4reading
Editado: Ago 21, 2010, 8:07pm

I finished Nights in Rodanthe and my review is Here

fyrefly98 - Will you please read and review: Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot, The title just grabbed my attention.

Whoever is picking for me, please pick from my To Read

114wandering_star
Editado: Ago 22, 2010, 1:24am

crazy4reading, please read Good Cop, Bad Cop.

I've finished and reviewed A.L.I.E.E.E.N. - interesting, but not quite my sort of thing!

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

115fyrefly98
Ago 25, 2010, 9:19pm

Holy cow, I've managed complete an assignment in less than four months! Crazy talk!

I've read and reviewed Size 12 is Not Fat. I'm torn about how I felt about it, but my review is here.

wandering_star - please read and review No Country for Young Men - the title caught my eye, and I've liked Irish lit since high school.

Whoever is picking for me, please pick from my TBR pile.

116onyx95
Editado: Ago 27, 2010, 11:13pm

tjsjohanna, read and reviewed the book you picked for me, Beloved Enemy by Mary Schaller, love historicals and I have been reading a lot of paranormal lately, so thanks for asking me to read that one. I hope I was able to answer your question in my review.

- whoever picks for me, No wishlist items please (those are the ones not out yet or not available to me), but anything else that does not have a review on it already is fair game - thanks.

117onyx95
Ago 29, 2010, 11:56am

Ok, had computer problems and couldn't get through your TBR pile, but I didn't forget you fyrefly98....

I was hoping you could read The Secret Hour (Midnighters, Book 1), it has been on your list for a while and I know of the author, but have never heard of this book/series. Curious if it would be another YA that is comparable to his wildly popular Uglies series.

Thanks and again, sorry for the delay in posting my book choice.

118EmScape
Editado: Ago 31, 2010, 9:33pm

crazy4reading had requested I read Child of Darkness, but since it was the middle of the series, I asked if I could read the first book, Celeste. My review is here.

Onyx95, for you I choose The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. It sounds very interesting, especially as until recently I thought he was merely a fictional character from Harry Potter.

When picking for me, please select from my unread tag. Thanks!

119tjsjohanna
Editado: Sep 5, 2010, 11:01am

fyrefly98, I read When the King Comes Home and my review is here. It was better than I remembered. Also, I really liked your review of Size 12 is Not Fat. Way to be a critical reader! I'm afraid I just skimmed through that book without picking up on the dilemma. You can see I'm mostly reading for entertainment!

onxy95, I'm glad you liked your choice and yes, your review did answer my question - thanks!

whoever picks for me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection.

120Caramellunacy
Editado: Sep 2, 2010, 11:33am

tjsjohanna,

I think you may have forgotten to choose a book for lilyfyrestorm.

I would love to know what you think about The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell - I loved his Island of the Blue Dolphins and The King's Fifth when I was growing up, but I've never gotten a chance to read The Black Pearl. I'm looking forward to your reaction.

Whoever chooses for me, please pick a book from my London collection. Thanks!

121tjsjohanna
Sep 2, 2010, 1:46pm

lilyfyrestorm, sorry!! Where was my brain?? Will you please read The Beginning and the End?

122bell7
Sep 3, 2010, 9:18am

I've stopped reading Write from the Heart which (and I didn't know this when I bought it) isn't really intended to be read from cover to cover. So I didn't, after all. But here's my review in any case.

Caramellunacy, please read and review What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell. That's been on my TBR list for awhile, and I'm curious to know what you think of it.

For whoever picks for me, anything from my library that I haven't read in the past year or my to read collection is fair game.

123tjsjohanna
Editado: Sep 5, 2010, 11:01am

Caramellunacy - I've read The Black Pearl and my review is here. It's a really quick read and quite different from Island of the Blue Dolphins but there is something in the spare story. Thanks for suggesting it!

bell7 please read Death Benefits - I always like a good young adult read and am interested to know what you think.

whoever picks for me, please choose from my Waiting for Review collection.

124petersonvl
Sep 8, 2010, 12:34am

Hi tjsjohanna. Please read The Actual by Saul Bellow. I'm picking Bellow because I think I own a book by Bellow but I have yet to read anything by him.

I'm currently reading The Shadow of the Wind, am underwhelmed so far, and can't wait until I've finished it. I'd be happy for someone to choose something from my catalog (that isn't tagged "Read") because I haven't done too well recently picking for myself.

125onyx95
Sep 12, 2010, 10:06pm

lilyfyrestorm asked me to read The Alchemyst: The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. I did and posted my Review - here.
Thanks for asking me to finally read this one, I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next one now.

- petersonvl, looking through your list I realized that I haven't read any of the books you have listed so I will do my best here. Wow, you have several heavy books in your list, I was looking for something fun to have you read, I ended up choosing Janet Evanovich, she is always good for a laugh. You have several of her number series, but I didn't see #1, so I didn't want to recommend out of order. Instead you should read the short and fun Visions of Sugar Plums, it is one of the few between the numbers that I haven't read yet, but it looks to be just as fun as the others. I hope a light hearted books help to get you out from under the previous book.

- whoever picks for me, please choose from my tbr tagged list.
Thanks, I look forward to seeing what gets picked for me to read next.

126fyrefly98
Sep 18, 2010, 2:15pm

I've read and reviewed The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld. (My review is here.) onyx95, thanks for picking it for me! It's been a while since I've read Uglies, so it might not be an entirely fair comparision, but I think I liked The Secret Hour even better.

onyx - let's see if I can return the favor. Please go read and review Faeries Gone Wild by Mary Janice Davidson. The title made me giggle, and it doesn't have very many users/reviews yet.

Whoever picks from me, please pick from my TBR pile.

127teresakayep
Editado: Sep 19, 2010, 10:08pm

I've been watching this game for a bit, and it looks like fun! Hope no one minds my joining in!

Fyrefly, you have a great TBR pile, with some favorites of mine on it. I think Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson would be an appropriate choice today, given that there's been a lot of chatter online about efforts to ban it. It's a great book!

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBR collection. (But no books by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles or Margery Allingham, please. I'm reading those in order.)

128EmScape
Editado: Sep 24, 2010, 3:21pm

I've finished The Beginning and the End and my review is here. It wasn't really what I was expecting, but it was very informative.

Welcome to the group teresakayep! Please read and review The Chalet Girl. It seems like a fun book and there are no other reviews.

Next person, please choose from my unread tag. Thanks!

129jimroberts
Sep 24, 2010, 11:49am

lilyfyrestorm, please review Time is the Simplest Thing by Simak.

It's now a year(!) since bfertig asked me to review Innumeracy, but at last I've posted my review.

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

130teresakayep
Sep 24, 2010, 6:51pm

Thanks to a nasty cold for which a light romance was the perfect treatment, I have already read and reviewed The Chalet Girl, at lilyfyrestorm's request

jimroberts, please review Candleshoe by Michael Innes.

Next poster, please choose from my To Read collection. (But please no Cynthia Harrod-Eagles or Margery Allingham.)

131bell7
Oct 7, 2010, 6:32pm

I finished Death Benefits, and my review is here. It was an ER book, too, so thanks for the push, tjsjohanna.

teresakayep, please review Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance. It sounds interesting, but has no reviews so far.

Whoever chooses for me, anything from my To Read collection or my library (that I haven't read in the last year, please) is fair game. Thanks!

132EmScape
Oct 9, 2010, 8:43pm

I have read and reviewed Time is the Simplest Thing and you can find my review here. Very thought-provoking.

bell7, I haven't chosen for you in a while! Please read Solomon's Oak. It sounds quite interesting.

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

133jimroberts
Editado: Oct 14, 2010, 11:50am

lilyfyrestorm, please now review Colony by Ben Bova. (Hard luck on getting my choices twice running.)

My review of Candleshoe (requested by teresakayep) is here.

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

134Cecilturtle
Editado: Oct 17, 2010, 1:09pm

I have embarrassingly been gone for almost a year, but I finally made it and read Anne of Green Gables. I can't believe it took me this long... I loved it and have tucked it in my daughter's library for some bedtime reading! My review is here.

jimroberts, please review Butter Side Up. Any book that makes science sound fun must be worthwhile!

Please pick a book from my « À lire » (To Be Read) library. Thank you

135fmgee
Oct 29, 2010, 7:15pm

okay new member to this group so lets hope I have it right.

Cecilturtle please review Three Cups of Tea because I think it is a book everyone should read and I know you need something for Pakistan for your Global Challenge

Pick anything for me as long is it is in my library not not just on my wishlist.

136tjsjohanna
Oct 30, 2010, 1:14am

I was asked to read The Actual which took me awhile to get a hold of - the library put it on their "to acquire" list instead of just borrowing it from another library system. Anyhow, here is my review.

fmgee, please read Jane Franklin's Obsession: Exploring the Frozen North - sounds interesting.

Anything from my Waiting for Review collection is fair game.

137fmgee
Editado: Oct 31, 2010, 3:30pm

I was asked to read Jane Franklin's Obsession and I had a great time. My review is here.

tjsjohanna please read A Doctor's Visit: Short Stories by Anton Chekov. With a single five star rating and no review this is a piece of Russian literature that would be great to know more about.

Please select something from my To Review collection.

138bell7
Nov 8, 2010, 9:13pm

I've finished Solomon's Oak - here's my review.

fmgee, I'm interested in seeing what you think of Mrs. Mike, a book I read not long ago.

Whoever picks for me, please either choose from my To Read collection, or a book from the Your Library collection that I haven't yet reviewed.

139EmScape
Nov 9, 2010, 10:01pm

jimroberts, I don't feel at all unlucky to have you select books for me. It gives me a nudge to read more of the sci-fi I've got piling up around here. :) My review of Colony is here.

bell7, please read The Ring of Solomon. It caught my eye in your catalog and I'd like to know what you think of it.

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

140tjsjohanna
Nov 22, 2010, 12:38am

fmgee asked me to review A Doctor's Visit. My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, please read Benedict Canyon.

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

141Samantha_kathy
Nov 30, 2010, 2:44pm

I was asked quite a while back to read Mansfield Park. I'm sorry to say that I just can't seem to get through it. I'm quite stuck and have decided to give up for the time being. Perhaps at a later date I can try again, but right now, the book is just dreadfully boring and not keeping my attention at all.

Therefore, I respectfully ask for a new assignment. Any book that hasn't got a review yet can be chosen, except Jane Austen. I'm quite done with her for now :).

tjsjohanna, please read Hunt for the Red October. It's one of my favorite Tom Clancy books and also a great movie, so I'm curious how you like it.

142TheoClarke
Dic 1, 2010, 10:46am

Samantha_kathy: Your new assignment is The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit. This seems to be quite a long way from Mansfield Park.

143EmScape
Dic 8, 2010, 5:42pm

I have read and reviewed Benedict Canyon. It was a lovely book and just perfect for my vacation.

I assume I should choose a book for TheoClarke, so I have selected Harvest Adventure from your "To Read" collection, and hopefully you will enjoy it.

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

144bell7
Dic 17, 2010, 9:30am

I read and reviewed The Ring of Solomon - here's my review. Poor book had a lot to live up to, being the prequel to one of my favorite YA fantasies.

lilyfyrestorm, plesae read Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. I'm curious to see what your take on it is.

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

145Samantha_kathy
Dic 17, 2010, 2:17pm

I was asked to read and review The Elements of Mystery Fiction by TheoClarke. It was an average book, more helpful for some than for others. My review is here.

Bell7, please read Keeping a Princess Heart by Nicole Johnson. The book sounds very interesting, but the reviews are all over the place. I'm curious to see what you think of it.

Whoever picks for me, you can choose anything from my library except for books by Jane Austen or Diana Gabaldon.

146tjsjohanna
Dic 19, 2010, 11:45am

Samantha_kathy asked me to read The Hunt for Red October. It's been ages since I read anything by Mr. Clancy and I really enjoyed the re-read. Thanks for suggesting it! My review is here.

It looks like I'm picking for you now! How about Cleopatra by Carlo Maria Franzero. Looks like it could be interesting and there are no reviews.

For me, anything from my Waiting for Review collection is fair game. Thanks!

147onyx95
Dic 24, 2010, 12:21am

Message 126: fyrefly98 - I have finally gotten to read all of the anthology Faeries Gone Wild. My Review is here. I did a minor review of each of the 4 separate stories of the anthology. I had fun with the short stories, as usual, some of them were better than others, but I got a chance to read a couple new authors (to me) that I would like to read again. Thanks for the recommendation.

tjsjohanna, I get to pick for you now. Wow that is a big list you sent me too, but I think I am interested in hearing your thoughts on Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.

Who ever gets to pick for me, basically anything that doesn't have a review is good, but especially the books it my to read list.

148EmScape
Editado: Dic 27, 2010, 8:04pm

bell7 asked me to read Postmortem, which I especially appreciate because it was the first in a series I've been meaning to get to. I quite enjoyed it, and my review can be found here.

onyx95, please read Silver Hearts. I love western romances and I'd be interested to know if you think this one's worth picking up.

For me, please choose from my to read collection.

Edited to fix a really broken touchstone

149fyrefly98
Dic 28, 2010, 11:11pm

Way back in September, teresakayep asked me to read Speak. I've finally done so, and my review is here. It was really well done, but I didn't quite connect with it.

lilyfyrestorm, please read and review The Wizard's Daughter. I've only read one of Barbara Michaels's books, but it looks very different from this one, so I'm interested to hear your thoughts on it!

Whoever picks for me, please choose from my TBR pile.

150frithuswith
Ene 1, 2011, 3:12pm

I have finally conquered the monster Man Without Qualities! (It has a suitably monster review to go with it here.)

fyrefly98, please could you review What's Love Got To Do With It please? It looks interesting but doesn't have any real reviews yet!

Whoever's picking for me, please choose from this lot.

151llamagirl
Ene 3, 2011, 3:17pm

Hi there...

I was an active member of this group a while back but for whatever reasons sort of faded out of actually participating. I'd love to get back in the game if you'll all have me. I do have a To Read collection, but honestly anything in my library that hasn't already been reviewed is fair game...

LizT, how about Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales for your next review?

152onyx95
Ene 5, 2011, 11:23am

at the end of December lilyfyrestorm asked me to read Silver Hearts by Jackie Manning. I happen to have gotten it in 1999 when it was first released and never read it (how sad is that). While I enjoyed it, it was a bit slow so it would depend on what type of western historical romance books you like. Anyway, you can read my review here if you would like.

llamagirl, so nice to see you back. I really enjoyed going through your library to find a book to suggest to you. I finally decided on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

If the picker of my book could please get it from my to read list I would appreciate it.

153tjsjohanna
Ene 7, 2011, 4:31pm

llamagirl - welcome back!

onyx95, you asked me to read Message in a Bottle. I have to admit, Nicholas Sparks isn't one of my favorite authors, and re-reading this didn't make me like him any better. My review is here.

For you, how about The Enchanted Quest? It's number 5 in the series, but I didn't see any others on your list. If you haven't read an earlier book in the series and want to, you can read that instead.

Whoever chooses for me, anything with a TBRV tag is fair game.

154onyx95
Ene 7, 2011, 5:18pm

I haven't read Message in a bottle myself, I thought it sounded good, but thanks for your input.

I have read the previous 4, and reviewed them all, so I am very happy with this as a choice.

I hope your next selection is better for you.

155justicefortibet
Ene 7, 2011, 5:38pm

This sounds like it could be a lot of fun so I'd like to play, too. Hope this is the right way to participate. If not will someone please tell me? tjsjohanna, how about The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters? It's the first in a series so maybe it will get you started on it.
I haven't written many reviews and don't have a lot of my books in yet but plan to be adding lots more soon.

156EmScape
Ene 8, 2011, 1:43am

Welcome, justicefortibet! You are absolutely participating correctly. Please read and review Lady of Fire. There's not much information to be found about it, and a review would greatly improve that. Also, I thought it would be an enjoyable one for your first pick!

fyrefly98 asked me to read and review The Wizard's Daughter, which I have done. It wasn't what I expected when I picked it up, but I had an enjoyable time reading it.

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

157wandering_star
Ene 8, 2011, 11:59pm

I have finally admitted that I will not be able to get through No Country For Young Men and posted a short review explaining why...

Lily, please read and review Twice-Told Tales: An anthology of short fiction.

Whoever picks for me, please choose something tagged jv.

158AnnieMod
Editado: Ene 9, 2011, 4:27am

Back in January 2010 (when did this time pass?) lilyfyrestorm asked me to review Trampoline and my review is posted now.

wandering_star, how about John Donne: Life, Mind and Art?

It had been a strange year for me - moving halfway across the world without my books...

So please select from Your Library - tag #trr (I just marked all that need to be there): http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod&tag=%23trr&collection=1

(The edit is because of the reorganization of the library I just did)

159jimroberts
Ene 17, 2011, 8:43am

Back in #134, Cecilturtle asked me to review Butter Side Up, or, the delights of science. My (sadly) unfavourable review is here.

AnnieMod, please review The queen's head, or, if you prefer, the second in the series, The Merry Devils, which has no reviews yet.

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

160tjsjohanna
Editado: Ene 20, 2011, 5:53pm

justicefortibet asked me to read The Camelot Caper. My review is here. It was a fun and lighthearted read.

jimroberts, how about LIfe That Lives on Man. That title is so intriguing!

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

161llamagirl
Ene 25, 2011, 2:04am

Just posted my thoughts on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which onyx95 chose for me.

tjsjohanna (thanks for the welcome back by the way), how about reviewing Washington Square next? It's one of my favorites so I'm curious if you'd love or hate it...

162EmScape
Editado: Ene 27, 2011, 7:16pm

I have (finally) finished Twice-Told Tales: An anthology of short fiction. That touchstone is wrong, with no other suggestions. Go here for the right one and to read my review. This is really more for classroom use than pleasure reading, but I didn't hate it.

llamagirl, since you didn't indicate you preferred a choice from any tag or collection, I have chosen for you An Omnibus of American Humor, since it seems fun, it has no reviews as yet, and your tags indicate you intend to dig it out soon to provide a cover pic. Hope you enjoy!

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

163jimroberts
Feb 21, 2011, 11:55am

tjsjohanna (in #160) asked me for a review of Life that lives on man: here it is.

lilyfyrestorm, please review Genuine lies by Nora Roberts (no relation).

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

164fdholt
Editado: Feb 21, 2011, 9:52pm

#163 I'd like to join in and try to get more reviews done - and not agonize over them so much. So jimroberts, I looked at your library and this title was intriguing with no reviews yet - Why Can't Elephants Jump?

Any book in any subject can be chosen including needlework and even reference or textbooks. Either I read it in the recent past, read it long ago, use for reference or it's TBR or re-read, hopefully sometime in this lifespan. However, charts and patterns are difficult. If I haven't stitched, crocheted, sewn, tatted or knitted it, it's hard to evaluate. Those items are in collections "charts" and "patterns".

And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available.

Thanks

Edited to add last paragraph

165tjsjohanna
Editado: Mar 6, 2011, 9:37pm

fdholt - I'm sorry you've been hanging so long, waiting for an assignment!! How about Ailsa Page : a novel? No reviews - hopefully it's accessible. If not, let me know and I'll give you a different assignment.

I'm still working on Washington Square but hope to have it read in the next day or two so the next poster can pick anything in my To Be Reviewed collection.

Edited to add I've finished Washington Square and my review is here. Thanks for suggesting it, llamagirl!

166Samantha_kathy
Editado: Mar 6, 2011, 11:53am

tjsjohanna asked me to review Cleopatra and my review is here

I guess it's my turn to pick for you this time. (We do end up picking books for each other quite a lot. *smiles*) Please read Beowulf: A Prose Translation. It's on my TBR list and I'd like to know what you think.

For whomever picks my next book, anything in my TBR collection can be picked.

167tjsjohanna
Editado: Mar 10, 2011, 3:18pm

Samantha_kathy, thanks for suggesting Beowulf a prose translation. My review is here. I'm always happy when I've read something off my own shelves!

I tried to hold out - but I guess I'm going to pick for you again (I kept thinking someone would come back here with their review)!

How about The Atlantis Complex? I know there are already reviews - but I really like Artemis Fowl and wonder how the latest book is (I didn't even know it was out).

The next poster can pick from my Waiting for Review collection.

168EmScape
Mar 14, 2011, 11:10pm

I've read and reviewed Genuine Lies by Nora Roberts and my review is here. Thanks to Jimroberts for choosing it. Wouldn't it be cool if you really were related to Nora Roberts?

tjsjohanna, how about The Simple Prince? I see that it's a picture book, and won't take you very long, but I have some books by Jane Yolen I haven't gotten around to reading yet, and I'd be interested to know what you think of her.

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

169fyrefly98
Mar 15, 2011, 11:06am

Back in January, frithuswith asked me to read What's Love Got to Do With It?. I didn't wind up finishing it, but I included my reasons for not doing so in my review.

lilyfyrestorm, how about Pleasant Drugs for you? It's got no reviews (and not very many members), but the cover and the title caught my eye and I'd like to know more about it.

Whoever picks for me, please pick from my TBR pile. Thanks!

170GoofyOcean110
Mar 17, 2011, 3:24pm

A long long time ago I was asked to read and review wildfire and americans -- which I apologize, I still haven't done yet. It's been a crazy year and I am just getting back to LT and reading in general.

But I want to get back to the reviewing game, so want a new assignment, one that I can do fairly readily. I am hoping that this is ok. I will put in my review that I owe when I can.

fyrefly, it would be great to get a review of the PhD comics collection you have - Life is tough and then you graduate. Hard to believe no one else has reviewed it yet. PhD comics totally relieved stress during grad school for me (XKCD was another). There were moments when the comic eerily mimicked my life. Figure something nice and light will be fun.

I've made a shortened list of books I've already read and that I would like to review, and tagged them with GRTB!. Please pick one of these for me next so I can catch up. Thanks!

171lilisin
Mar 18, 2011, 1:20am

Please don't pick for me but just wanted to comment on how much I love PhD comics! He came to my school to talk and managed to have a whole presentation based on procrastination. Genius! Love his comics! Made me feel like I wasn't alone in grad school.

172tjsjohanna
Editado: Mar 18, 2011, 8:38pm

lilyfyrestorm, reviewed The Simple Prince - my review is here.

bfertig, glad to have you back in the game! How about reviewing The Honest Broker? You rated it fairly highly and it has no reviews. If you want something more fun, message me and I'll pick something else.

For me anything in my Waiting for Review collection is fair game.

173llamagirl
Editado: Mar 20, 2011, 4:33pm

I've finally finished/reviewed An Omnibus of American Humor. It was actually a really good pick. I like it, and it's been sitting unread on my shelf for years...

tjsjohanna, I debated between a couple of things for you, but Make Money Reading Books was too intriguing a title not to choose.

As usual, anything in my library that hasn't already been reviewed is fair game. However, if the person picking for me next would like a smaller list to browse through I do have a smaller (but still rather large) collection of books To Read. An even smaller collection, Life is full of tough choices..., are books I select from myself when I don't have the luxury of someone from this group doing it for me.

174EmScape
Editado: Mar 29, 2011, 9:40pm

fyrefly98, I have read and reviewed Pleasant Drugs. You can find my review here. Although it was not what I was expecting, I very much enjoyed it. Thanks for picking it for me!

llamagirl, I'd love to know what you think about Stories by Katherine Mansfield. It looks like a lot of people own it, but no one has reviewed it yet. (By the way, I love your collection title!)

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

175TequilaReader
Abr 3, 2011, 3:16pm

Hi! I'm new to the group so I hope I'm going about this right. This is such a wonderful idea for a group, by the way.

lilyfyrestorm, I'd love to see what you think of The Handmaid's Tale. It's a favorite of mine and started my love for dystopian novels.

For me, please choose something from my To Read shelf.

176fdholt
Editado: Abr 4, 2011, 8:38pm

tjsjohanna (#165) chose Ailsa Paige : a novel by Robert W. Chamber for me to review. My review is here. Thanks for allowing me to go back and re-read one of my grandmother's books. I really enjoyed it.

JennSicu, I noticed that Robin Cook's Mindbend is on your To read list. There is only one review and it's not in English. Since it is one I haven't read, I'd be interested in what you think of it. (And welcome to the group!)

For me, any book in any subject can be chosen including needlework and even reference or textbooks. Either I read it in the recent past, read it long ago, use for reference or it's TBR or re-read, hopefully sometime in this lifespan. However, charts and patterns are difficult. If I haven't stitched, crocheted, sewn, tatted or knitted it, it's hard to evaluate. Those items are in collections "charts" and "patterns".

To make it easier to pick a book, I’ve started a “to read” collection but can’t seem to find a way to put a link as I leave my library at “all collections”. And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available.

Thanks.

177tjsjohanna
Editado: Abr 5, 2011, 2:31pm

llamagirl - I finished How to Make Money Reading Books (had to wait on an interlibrary loan). My review is here. Unfortunately, it is pretty outdated.

JennSicu - welcome!

fdholt, will you read Our Hidden Heritage? Sounds interesting.

For me, please choose something marked TBRV. Thanks!

edited to remove the second assignment to JennSicu and to add an assignment to fdholt. We somehow posted at the same time!

178OtwellS
Abr 5, 2011, 4:39pm

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

179OtwellS
Abr 5, 2011, 4:44pm

tjsjohanna, please read Leverage Point. I was interested about the book but there is no review on it.

Please choose anything not on my wishlist! Thanks!

180crazy4reading
Abr 11, 2011, 10:40am

Up in message 114 wandering_star asked me to read and review Good Cop, Bad Cop I finally got to it and posted my review. I enjoyed the book. My review is here

Otwells please read The Golden Rose because I don't see any reviews for the book yet.

Whomever chooses for me please choose from my wishlist

181EmScape
Editado: Abr 22, 2011, 2:31am

I have finished The Handmaid's Tale and my review is here. I very much enjoyed it and was glad to be prodded to read it a little sooner than I might otherwise have.

crazy4reading, how about His Ruthless Heart? I'm a fan of Lindsey, but I haven't even heard of this one.

Next person, please choose from my unread tag.
Thanks!

182fdholt
Editado: Abr 25, 2011, 2:40pm

In #177, tjsjohanna asked me to review Our hidden heritage : Pennsylvania women in history, edited by Janice H. McElroy. The review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, we both share The Kennedy wit. There are no reviews and I'd like to see what you think of it.

For me, any book in any subject can be chosen including needlework, scores and even reference or textbooks. Either I read it in the recent past, read it long ago, use for reference or it's TBR or re-read, hopefully sometime in this lifespan. However, charts and patterns are difficult. If I haven't stitched, crocheted, sewn, tatted or knitted it, it's hard to evaluate. Those items are in collections "charts" and "patterns".

To make it easier to pick a book, I’ve started a “to read” collection but can’t seem to find a way to put a link as I leave my library at “all collections”. And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available.

Thanks.

Edited to fix typo

183EmScape
Abr 29, 2011, 8:53pm

fdholt, I read The Kennedy Wit in one day! It's definitely a quick one, but more suited to those familiar with the era, which is what I said in my review.

For you, I'd like to return the favor and pick something enjoyable. To continue with the theme of retro humor, and books that have no posted reviews, how about At Wits End by Erma Bombeck?

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

184llamagirl
Editado: Mayo 1, 2011, 2:41am

Hey Lilyfyrestorm, I just noticed that you have The G-String Murders in your unread collection and I can't resist picking it...mainly because I wish I owned it myself. I love old pulp novels in general and the film version of this one (Lady of Burlesque with Barbara Stanwyck). Hope it's enjoyable.

As for myself, I've reviewed Stories by Katherine Mansfield and am ready for a new suggestion. Anything from my library is fine. It doesn't much matter to me if anyone else has reviewed it so long as I haven't already...

185Samantha_kathy
Mayo 1, 2011, 4:24pm

Tjsjohanna asked me to review The Atlantis Complex. I hadn’t read the previous book in the Artemis Fowl series yet, so I did that first. So you get two reviews for the price of one! My review for Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox is here, and my review for Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex is here.

llamagirl, please read Cythera by Richard Calder. What an intriguing title! There no further information on LT about it, so I’ll be eagerly awaiting your review.

For whoever picks for me, anything that doesn’t have a review by me yet in my library is fair game. These books are easy to pick out, because they don’t have a star rating yet. Everything with a star rating is reviewed. If you want to narrow it down some, you can search through the books I haven’t read yet here.

186jimroberts
Mayo 3, 2011, 8:13am

In #164, fdholt asked me to do Why Can't Elephants Jump?: so here's my review, short but favourable.

Samantha_kathy, please review Death at Daisy's Folly
by Robin Paige. (In your review of the previous book in this series, you said, "I guess I’ll just have to pick up the next book to see if he’s truly stopped being stupid", so here's your chance!)

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

187OtwellS
Editado: Mayo 10, 2011, 9:34am

I was asked to review The Golden Rose, .

Jimroberts, please review A Comedian Dies.

Anyone below please pick a book from my To Read list with little or no reviews.

188AnnieMod
Mayo 11, 2011, 1:14am

Up in 159, jimroberts asked me to review The Queen's Head or The Merry Devils. I have no idea how the first ended up in my TBR pile - I had read it more than an year ago.But it needed a review so review added to it here and to the second book in the series here

OtwellS, what about Witchcraft - it does not seem to have any reviews yet

Whoever picks up next, please pick from my To Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/toread - preferably something with little or no reviews.

189fdholt
Editado: Mayo 23, 2011, 7:50pm

Deleted as it is a dup

190fdholt
Editado: Mayo 13, 2011, 7:55pm

In #182, lilyfyrestorm asked me to review At wit's end by Erma Bombeck. My review is here.

AnnieMod, the period of the War of the Roses was fascinating to me and I wrote a term paper on it in high school. (What can I say when I live near the rose cities of Lancaster and York in Pennsylvania!) Could you read: The Wars of the Roses: Politics and the Constitution in England, c.1437-1509 and tell us what you think of the book?

For me, any book in any subject can be chosen including needlework and even reference or textbooks. Either I read it in the recent past, read it long ago, use for reference or it's TBR or re-read, hopefully sometime in this lifespan. However, charts and patterns are difficult. If I haven't stitched, crocheted, sewn, tatted or knitted it, it's hard to evaluate. Those items are in collections "charts" and "patterns".

To make it easier to pick a book, I’ve started a “to read” collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fdholt/toread
(AnnieMod, thanks for the previous message which showed me how to get to that page!)
And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available.

Edited for html mistake!

191OtwellS
Mayo 17, 2011, 6:01am

In #188, I was asked to review Witchcraft by Bill Michaels. My review is here.

Please choose from my To Read Collection.

Fdholt, Please read Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr

192tjsjohanna
Mayo 18, 2011, 11:10am

OtwellS asked me to read Leverage Point. It took me awhile to get a hold of a copy, but I've read it now and the review is here.

Now I get to return the favor! OtwellS, will you read Death by Chick Lit? I loved the title!

Next up, please choose from my Waiting for review Collection. Thanks!

193Appliquetion
Mayo 20, 2011, 4:52pm

Hello, new to the group looks like fun to join in on.

tjsjohanna could you read Secrets of a Happy Life. I would love to know the secret to that myself and would love to hear what you think of David O. McKay's route to happieness is about.

Please pick a book for me out of my To Read section.

I look forward to many happy reviews with yall.

194EmScape
Mayo 20, 2011, 10:43pm

Hello, Appliquetion, welcome to the group!

I have read and reviewed The G-String Murders, as requested by llamagirl and my review is here. I enjoyed it very much!

Appliquetion, please read and review Legacy of Silence. It looks interesting and there are no other reviews for it.

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

195crazy4reading
Mayo 23, 2011, 9:29am

In #181 Lilyfyrestorm asked me to read and review His Ruthless Heart When I went looking for the book I realized that I didn't own the book nor would I be able to find the book. The book was published in Australia and I haven't been able to find a copy anywhere. I also realized that the book was just the combination of two books written by Johanna Lindsey. The two books are Tender Rebel and Love Only Once. So I read both those books and placed my review in His Ruthless Heart and in each respective book.

Here is my review of His Ruthless Heart.

Lilyfyrestorm please read So Many Kingdoms by Jeanne Williams. I don't see any reviews for this book.

For me, please choose from my to read list.

196fdholt
Mayo 23, 2011, 7:51pm

In message #191, OtwellS asked me to review Why we can't wait by Martin Luther King Jr. My review is here

Thanks for suggesting a re-read of a book I read in college.

crazy4reading, would you read and report on Kennywood : roller coaster capital of the world There are no reviews and it looks interesting.

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

And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available

197madknitta
Mayo 29, 2011, 6:17pm

Jumping back in after a long absence.

fdholt: I'd love to see a review of "The Story of Utopias" by L. Mumford.

For me: Please pick from my e-books list---anything that doesn't already have a rating (and, therefore, is unread).

198Appliquetion
Jun 2, 2011, 2:22pm

In 194 @lilyfyrestorm asked me to read Legacy of Silence by Belva Plain it was a surprisingly enjoyable read about a family's journey living through World War II. My review is here

madknitta please read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I have always been curious on that story.

For my next read please pick a book for me out of my To Read section.

199jimroberts
Jun 3, 2011, 7:24am

In #187, OtwellS asked me to do A Comedian Dies: so here's my review.

Appliquetion, please review Triple Detente
by Piers Anthony.

Next poster, please choose anything of mine in English or German, unless it's clear from the tags that I can't easily find it (e.g. wishlist, MISLAID), but preferably not something with lots of adequate reviews already.

200tjsjohanna
Jun 4, 2011, 11:30am

Finally finished Secrets of a Happy Life (thanks Appliquetion, for getting off my "To Read" list!). My review is here.

jimroberts, how about Murder by Experts? I've never heard of this series. If this isn't a good choice, let me know and I will choose again.

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

201TequilaReader
Jun 4, 2011, 9:46pm

In #176, fdholt asked me to review Mindbend by Robin Cook. My review is here.

tjsjohanna, please review Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.

For my next book, please choose something from my To Read shelf. Thanks!

202fdholt
Jun 7, 2011, 4:39pm

In 197 madknitta asked me to read Lewis Mumford's The story of utopias my review is here
Thanks for suggesting such a good book!

TequilaReader, could you read and review Susan Mallery's Only mine - I haven't read a Mallery in years but remembered enjoying them
And thanks for reviewing Mindbend.

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

And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available

203EmScape
Jun 7, 2011, 11:03pm

crazy4reading asked me to read So Many Kingdoms. When I finished, I turned to my husband and said, "This is a super book. Everybody gets raped." He said, "You should make that your review." I decided to expand a bit on that sentiment. ;)

fdjolt, how about Monty Python's Big Red Book? I can't believe it doesn't have any reviews yet! Should be a fun read for you.

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

204fdholt
Editado: Jun 16, 2011, 9:44pm

In message 202 lilyfyrestorm asked me to read Monty Python's big red book my review is here

Thanks for a nostalgic look at a favorite TV series.

To return the favor for lilyfyrestorm, would you read Sea Jade by Phyllis Whitney. Read it years ago and wonder what you think of it.

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

And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available. But I'm open to all suggestions!

Edited to fix html and a mistake, I think since 2 messages are 203? And now they are not?

205tjsjohanna
Jun 17, 2011, 11:19am

TequilaReader asked me to read Gulliver's Travels. My review is here.

fdholt, will you read This is the Way I Pass My Time? I liked the title!

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

206fdholt
Editado: Jun 27, 2011, 10:28am

In 205 tjsjohanna asked me to read This is the way I pass my time: a book about Pennsylvania German decorated hand towels by Ellen J. Gehret. See my review here.

I spent the week reading this book, working at understanding and stitching several examples and was inspired to read 2 more books on the subject:

Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans by Tandy Hersh review here
and Here in this garden : schoolgirl samplers of Berks County by Kathryn Lesieur review here

A few years ago in conjunction with a sampler exhibit at our local historical society, I stitched a sampler designed by a relative in the 1830s. However I re-charted it, correcting mistakes and had a friend re-color the threads and linen. So I decided to review that also:
Sarah Boone school sampler by Catharine Weidner the review here

tjsjohanna, this is the most enjoyment I've had in a long while and I thank you for suggesting I re-read the Gehret book. So I want to return the favor.

Would you read and review I Didn't Plan To Be A Witch : And Other Surprises of a Joyful Mother which I hope you will enjoy.

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

And I'd prefer to do reviews when there are few or no reviews available. But I'm open to all suggestions!

Edited for typo and missed paragraph

207AnnieMod
Jun 26, 2011, 8:04pm

In 190, fdholt asked me to review The Wars of the Roses: Politics and the constitution in England, c. 1437-1509. Reading the book ended up being the more enjoyable task (even though there was no way for me to read more than a chapter before putting it away); writing the review turned out to be even worse. More than once I was inclined to write just "Opinionated example of how not to write history". Don't get me wrong - I like opinionated history - but when facts get distorted... Finally settled for something longer....

Review is here .

fdholt,

How about Remembering Sinatra : a life in pictures?

Whoever picks up next, please pick from my To Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/toread - preferably something with little or no reviews.

208EmScape
Editado: Jul 5, 2011, 3:16am

In 204, fdholt asked me to read and review Sea Jade by Phyllis A. Whitney. It took me forever, but my review is here.

AnnieMod, I don't think I've ever gotten to pick for you before! Your library is fascinating! I finally decided to ask you to read and review When Knighthood Was in Flower by Charles Major.

For me, please pick from my unread tag, or if you'd like a smaller collection to choose from, I've started a tbrv tag. Thanks!

209fdholt
Editado: Jul 5, 2011, 9:33am

In #207 AnnieMod asked me to review Remembering Sinatra : a life in pictures. My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, this title caught my eye immediately: Evicted, a quirky, funny story about man, the Earth, the environment, and being evicted from it. Could you review it for us?

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

Edited for typo

210AnnieMod
Jul 8, 2011, 1:17am

Up in 208 lilyfyrestorm asked me to review When Knighthood Was in Flower and the review is here. A pretty enjoyable book if you know what you are getting into and I suspect a pretty bad one if you go with the wrong expectations. :)

fdholt, haven't chosen a book for you for a while... :) What about The Vintage anthology of science fantasy?

Whoever picks up next, please pick from my To Read collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/toread - preferably something with little or no reviews (and I need to add all the books that arrived after my last update).

211mtilleman07
Jul 11, 2011, 9:57am

Getting back in here after...literally years off. AnnieMod, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful by Deborah Kay Davies looks excellent and is yet to be reviewed here. Hows that sound?

I'd love if whoever is next would piick from my To Read collection -- http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mtilleman07/toread -- and if you pick something in German, you'd better send me cookies.

212EmScape
Editado: Jul 13, 2011, 10:59pm

Hey, all! I've read and reviewed Evicted. You can find that here. I really liked it. Please, do yourself a favor and get a copy.

mtilleman07, welcome back! Would you please read and review Queer in America? It sounds fascinating and there are no reviews as yet.

For me, please choose from either my unread books, or the smaller, more managable tbrv collection.

213mtilleman07
Jul 24, 2011, 3:33pm

I'm back, having read and partially digested Queer in America. You can read my review here. It blew my mind that nobody had reviewed the book, and if you have any interest in politics, activism, or queers, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

lilyfirestorm, thanks for the welcome, and let's keep the queer thing going - Revolutionary Voices looks like halfway-uplifting summer reading, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Whoever's next, have at my "To Read" collection.

214TequilaReader
Editado: Jul 27, 2011, 10:20pm

In #202, fdholt asked me to review Only Mine by Susan Mallery. This was the 4th book in a series and I hadn't read the first three yet, so I reviewed them all. My reviews of Chasing Perfect, Almost Perfect, Finding Perfect and Only Mine.

mtilleman07, please read Dune by Frank Herbert. I'd love to read your thoughts on this classic.

I've created a new collection, Current TBR, that only includes single titles and next in a series books I'm prepared to read. Whoever picks for me, please select something from there.

edited for link formatting issues.

215EmScape
Jul 31, 2011, 2:29am

mtilleman07, thank you for asking me to read Revolutionary Voices. I was enthralled and inspired. My review is here.

TequilaReader, please read The 19th Wife. I've recently acquired this book, and would be interested to know what you think in case I should move it up in the TBR list.

For me, please choose from either my very long unread list or the shorter, more manageable selection. Thanks!

216tjsjohanna
Editado: Ago 1, 2011, 7:46pm

fdholt asked me to read I Didn't Plan to be a Witch which I finished just before I went on vacation. My review is here.

lilyfyrestorm, would you please read The Story of Junk - the title sounds interesting :)

For me, please choose from my Waiting to be Reviewed collection. Thanks!

217bluehooloovo
Ago 2, 2011, 10:17am

First time player, so no review to contribute yet.

tjsjohanna, could you read The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy? It sounds fun. ^_^

For me, anything tagged Fiction that doesn't have a rating yet is fair game. :D http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bluehooloovo&tag=Fiction

218mtilleman07
Ago 4, 2011, 7:07pm

Welcome to the party, bluehooloovo! Why don't you read One Hundred Years of Solitude? It's been reviewed to death, I know, but it's also one of my favorite books and I think everyone should read it.

I had a lot of free time this week so I finished Dune by Frank Herbert in a couple days. My review is here. I forgot that it was a stock character device to make all the evil old men creepy homosexual predators.

As usual, pick anything in "To Read" and I'll go to town.

219lindapanzo
Ago 5, 2011, 7:12pm

I've just joined this group. Sounds like fun. Anyway, no review to contribute.

mtilleman07, could you please read Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen Ambrose? That one sounds interesting to me.

As for me, I've started adding books under a tbrv tag so please pick something from my tbrv tag. http://www.librarything.com/catalog/lindapanzo&tag=tbrv

220StevenTX
Ago 5, 2011, 7:26pm

I've just joined too.

lindapanzo, please read Death Before Breakfast. The title caught my eye because I'm getting hungry, and it looks like no one else has reviewed it yet.

Please pick anything from my To Read collection. There's lot's to pick from.

221bluehooloovo
Ago 6, 2011, 12:54pm

Welcome you guys! :D mtilleman07, sorry to say that I didn't think very much of One Hundred Years of Solitude. D= My review is here.

steven03tx, how about you try Arrow of God? I remember reading Things Fall Apart in high school; it'd be interesting to see what some of his other books are like.

For me, any unrated books tagged Fiction are open for assignment. ^_^

222EmScape
Editado: Ago 8, 2011, 10:32pm

I've read and reviewed The Story of Junk. It was fascinating, and my review is here. Thanks, tjsjohanna for suggesting it!

bluehooloovo, please read and review The Book of Wizardry: The Apprentice's Guide to the Secrets of the Wizards' Guild, it looks very interesting!

Whoever's next, you can either pick from the ridiculously large unread tag, or the smaller and more manageable tbrvselection. Thanks!

223mtilleman07
Ago 9, 2011, 12:38pm

Read Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen Ambrose. Rather blah review here. Great first suggestion, lindapanzo, welcome to the group.

Lilyfyrestorm, we meet again. This time, I'd love to read your review of The Good People of New York by Thisbe Nissen. First, the author is named after a character from Ovid's Metamorphoses, and second, it got rave critical reviews but has only been reviewed in Dutch here. That needs correcting.

Have at the "To Read" collection, whoever's next.

224isabelx
Editado: Ago 17, 2011, 3:57pm

I've just joined this group and it says to jump into the thread. mtilleman07 I would like you to read Only Revolutions so I can see if it it takes you as long to read as it took me.

Please could the next person choose something from my toread collection for me to review.

225fdholt
Ago 21, 2011, 9:27pm

Way back in #210, AnnieMod asked me to review The vintage anthology of science fantasy. Reading the book was easy - writing the review took weeks. Still not satisfied but review is here.

isabelx, welcome! I was intrigued by this title: The Story of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald
. Could you review this for us?

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

226bell7
Ago 28, 2011, 4:52pm

Way back in #145, Samantha_kathy asked me to review Keeping a Princess Heart in a Not-So-Fairy-Tale World by Nicole Johnson. I have done so here.

fdholt, please read The English Medieval Town. It sounds like it could be very interesting, but has no reviews.

Anyone picking for me, please do so from my collection.

227RidgewayGirl
Ago 29, 2011, 11:56am

bell7, I'm tagging you with The Pursuit of Alice Thrift as I have long wanted to read something by Elinor Lipman but have not yet gotten around to it.

Hi, everyone! I'm eager to join in the festivities, so would someone please choose something for me from here?

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/RidgewayGirl&tag=TBR%2BOAP

228tjsjohanna
Ago 31, 2011, 1:10pm

It's been awhile since I posted here - welcome to all the new players! bluehooloovo asked me to read The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy. My review is here.

RidgewayGirl, how about Word Court. It sounds like it could be interesting?

Whoever chooses for me, please look at my Waiting for Review Collection.

Thanks!!

229EmScape
Editado: Sep 4, 2011, 2:54pm

I have read and reviewed The Good People of New York, and you can find my review here.

tjsjohanna, looks like I'm picking for you yet again! :) How about Sense and Sensibility? I read it a couple years ago and could not figure out why I hadn't done so sooner! I'd be interested to know what you think of it.

For me, please choose from my unread books, or the smaller subset tbrv. Thank you!

230Samantha_kathy
Editado: Sep 11, 2011, 2:43pm

Way back in 186 jimroberts asked me to read Death at Daisy's Folly, saying In your review of the previous book in this series, you said, "I guess I’ll just have to pick up the next book to see if he’s truly stopped being stupid", so here's your chance!

I read and review it, you can find my review here, but I can say that despite the main characters being stupid for half the book, they finally managed to actually, you know, talk to each other! So hurray! (Also, I was very surprised that I was the first one to review this book.)

lilyfyrestorm, I had a hard time deciding which book to pick for you, but I ended up going for In Camelot's shadow by Sarah Zettel. It sounds really interesting, so I'm curious to see what you think about it.

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

231fdholt
Sep 15, 2011, 4:17pm

In 226, bell7 asked me to read The English mediæval town and review is here.

Samantha_kathy, i was intrigued by Prehistoric Cookery: Recipes & History. COuld you review it for us?

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

232frithuswith
Sep 16, 2011, 4:58pm

I have finally managed to wend my way through Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, which suited itself more to being dipped into than read in great chunks, hence the loooong time since I was asked to review it. My report is here.

fdholt, please could you review The Gadfly? It looks intriguing.

Whoever is choosing for me, please select from my horrifyingly large to read collection.

233tjsjohanna
Editado: Sep 20, 2011, 3:52pm

lilyfyrestorm asked me to review Sense and Sensibility. It's been awhile since I read it and I enjoyed it immensely, so thanks lilyfyrestorm! My review is here. I had a hard time thinking of something to say - everyone has already said it!

frithuswith, would you please read The Kingdom of God is a Party? The title is intriguing ...

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

234isabelx
Sep 23, 2011, 7:34pm

In message 225, fdholt asked me to review The Story of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald. I have now read it and my review is here

tsjohanna, please review Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy as it looks interesting.

Please could the next person choose something from my toread collection for me to review.

235StevenTX
Sep 30, 2011, 5:22pm

bluehooloovo asked me to read Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe. Here is my review.

isabelx, please read and review Ultima Thule by Mack Reynolds. I read some of his works many years ago, and perhaps this was one of them, but it has no reviews yet.

Let the next person please choose from my to read collection.

236TequilaReader
Editado: Oct 2, 2011, 12:58pm

In 215, lilyfyrestorm asked me to review The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. My review is here.

steven03tx, please read Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie. It's one of my favorites.

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

237EmScape
Editado: Oct 3, 2011, 4:17pm

I was asked by Samantha_kathy to read and review In Camelot's Shadow. It took me awhile, but my review is here.

TequilaReader, I had a hard time choosing; you have such interesting stuff! I finally settled on The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls. It sounds really, really interesting.

For me, please either choose from unread or the smaller selection TBRV

238isabelx
Oct 16, 2011, 4:28am

In message 235, steven03tx asked me to review Ultima Thule. I have now read it and my review is here

lilyfyrestorm, please review Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil as I really enjoyed it and it left me longing to visit Savannah, Georgia.

Please could the next person choose something from my toread collection for me to review. I've just started reading rather a long non-fiction book, so please could you choose fiction.

239EmScape
Oct 25, 2011, 10:44pm

I have read and reviewed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I can't believe I'd never read it before! I absolutely agree that I need to visit Savannah, now. My review is here.

isabelx, now it's my turn to pick for you! How about Land of the Golden Apple? Maybe you'll be compelled to take a trip to Greece!

For me, please choose from either unread or tbrv. Thanks!

240Samantha_kathy
Oct 28, 2011, 2:54pm

Back in 231 I was asked to review Jane Renfrew's Prehistoric Cookery by fdholt. My (not so favorable) review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/6678524/reviews/71121076

So, it's my turn to pick again! lilyfyrestorm, could you read and review Twice a Hero? I love time-travel romance, if done well, and I have not heard of this author before, so I am curious to see if she's any good.

For me, anything marked TBR is fine. Most of these books are in my to read collection. Thanks!

241dste
Oct 29, 2011, 11:24pm

I thought this group looked interesting, so I'm giving it a try.

Samantha_kathy, why don't you try A Wrinkle in Time? It's a book I quite enjoy.

As for me, I'm going to say that anything from any of my collections is fair game except the ones in read and never finished because there are reasons I never finished them.

242RidgewayGirl
Nov 5, 2011, 6:52pm

Back in message 228, I was asked to read and review Word Court. My review is here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/book/36302154

dste, would you please read and review Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451. It sounds intriguing!

For me, please choose among these books:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/RidgewayGirl&deepsearch=paris

243EmScape
Editado: Nov 19, 2011, 1:01pm

Samantha_kathy asked me to read and review Twice a Hero, a time-travel romance that I found more realistic than I expected. My review is here .

RidgewayGirl, how about It Was Gonna Be Like Paris? It has no other reviews, and looks interesting. Are you planning a trip, soon?

For me, please either choose from unread or the smaller selection TBRV

Thanks!

244RidgewayGirl
Nov 19, 2011, 1:13pm

No, I was lucky enough to live in Paris for a year. That was quite some time ago, but I still will buy a book because it's set in Paris (and, believe me, there are an awful lot of terrible books set in Paris!)

Thanks for choosing the book. I'll hop right on it.

245NielsenGW
Dic 19, 2011, 7:59pm

Four-and-a-half years ago, in "The Game Thread" (aka Game Thread 1), southernbooklady asked me to review The Necessary Angel: the review is here.

(tjsjohanna -- You have permission to repost this and all future reviews. This one is #29 in the wiki list)

For lilyfyrestorm, I choose Video Slut.

For those who choose for me, please select from those tagged "unread."

Thank you.

246isabelx
Editado: Dic 21, 2011, 3:29pm

Back in post 239 EmScape asked me to read and review Land Of The Golden Apple.

My review is here.

NielsenGW,please read The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule by Joanna Kavenna as it's a book that has been on my wish list for a while.

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

247Samantha_kathy
Dic 22, 2011, 2:35pm

Dste asked me back in message #241 to review A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’m not a science fiction reader at all, but I managed to finish this book without hating it, which says quite a bit about how good the book is. My full review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/4044/reviews/44712364

isabelx, please read Gulliver’s Travels, I remember reading it long ago and liking it quite a bit. I’m curious to see what you think about it.

When choosing a book for me, please pick one that is marked both TBR and Kindle (in the tag field).

248bluehooloovo
Dic 24, 2011, 4:27pm

Way, way, WAY back in August, EmScape asked me to read The Book of Wizardry: The Apprentice's Guide to the Secrets of the Wizards' Guild and though it took me a while, I have finally managed to get a review up here.

Samantha_kathy, how about A Cold Day for Murder? The title sounds interesting!

For me, anything tagged Fiction is fair game. :)

249NielsenGW
Dic 26, 2011, 3:58pm

As requested by isabelx, I have read and reviewed The Ice Museum (Review)

Longer review here: Lifelong Dewey

bluehooloovo -- I would like you to read Uncle Tom's Cabin. I'd like to get a perspective on it before I'm forced to read it myself.

When choosing for me, please choose from those tagged "unread"

250Bidwell-Glaze
Dic 27, 2011, 8:43am

Hi y'all, I've just joined the group. If I understand correctly, I ask the last person (NielsenGW) to read and review a book, I would like to know about, such as Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife and wait, with bated breath, both for the review and the request for me to review a book.
I don't have any unread in my collection, because I usually read books from the library before I buy them, but some books in my library are my husband's, so I may not have read them. This sounds like a good idea to read books with an eye towards what other people will need to know about them.
Thanks for allowing me to join.

251NielsenGW
Dic 31, 2011, 12:44am

Bidwell-Glaze directed me towards Spook. It was a little spooky, because I had already started the book before it was assigned -- Here's the short review.

Longer review here: Lifelong Dewey

Bidwell -- I would like you to read The Varieties of Religious Experience. It's a DDC Challenge book that I will eventually have to get to.

When choosing for me, please choose from those tagged "unread". Thanks!

252rabbitprincess
Ene 1, 2012, 10:03pm

Wow, NielsenGW, so many interesting books to choose from! How about Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945, by Leo Marks? I've been on a WW2 kick for most of 2011 and am curious about this title.

Whoever picks for me can pick anything in my "To Read" collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/rabbitprincess/toread
Thank you!

253Samantha_kathy
Ene 2, 2012, 5:00pm

In message 248 bluehooloovo asked me to review A Cold Day for Murder. I'm very, very glad you did because this book was nowhere near the top of my TBR stack but I absolutely loved it! My full review is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/296789/reviews/75807387

Rabbitprincess, could you read and review Spy Catcher by Peter Wright? Since you're on a WW2 kick anyway and I'm very curious to see what you think of it. I've seen the book in my library but wasn't sure if I should pick it up or not.

When choosing a book for me, please pick one that is marked both TBR and Kindle (in the tag field).

254EmScape
Ene 4, 2012, 9:08pm

I was asked by NielsenGW (which, welcome back and thanks for rescuing me!) to read Video Slut which was riotously entertaining. Review here.

Samantha_kathy, how about Masks by Evangeline Anderson. I see that it's free on kindle; if you like it, I'll probably have to snag myself a copy.

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

255TequilaReader
Ene 10, 2012, 7:26pm

In 237, EmScape asked me to review The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls by Wendy Delsol. My review is here.

EmScape, please read Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson. It's one of my favorite funny vampire series.

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

256tjsjohanna
Ene 17, 2012, 12:37am

isabelx asked me to read Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy and I've finally finished it. My review is here. It was hard reading!!

TequilaReader, will you read The Extinction Event - sounds interesting!

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

257fdholt
Ene 17, 2012, 9:57am

Way back in #232 in October, frithuswith asked me to read The gadfly and the review is here. Book was tough going and I restarted it several times.

tjsjohanna, this is the time in winter to think about spring so would you review for us Perennials for Dummies

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

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

258Bidwell-Glaze
Ene 17, 2012, 6:12pm

I have discovered that I do not know how to list a link to my review. I reviewed The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James for NielsenGW. It is a very dense book and I am not sure if my review will be helpful, but it is there.

If fdholt can review The library that would not die : the turbulent history of the Reading Public Library / by Louis J. Heizmann I would appreciate it.

259geitebukkeskjegg
Editado: Ene 21, 2012, 9:08am

This is my first post here, so please give me a hint if I'm doing this wrong. I'd like to ask Bidwell-Glaze to review Trance-portation : learning to navigate the inner world by Diana L. Paxson. The existing reviews are mainly aimed at those already knowledgeable in the subject matter; a few lines for us "just curious" types would be nice.

I've been on LT a couple of years without ever writing a review, so I need a kick in the behind to get started.

260mirrani
Editado: Ene 21, 2012, 7:24pm

It is also my first time and so I hereby kick you, geitebukkeskjegg... Hope it's not too hard. ;) Please go review The Graveyard Book as it is one of the books we share and I would love to know what you think of it. Thanks!

Anyone wanting to throw something at me, please pick one of the books under the "Reviewer" tag, because those are the most recent books from the Member Giveaways program that I have promised to review and they need to get done. I need to put one on top of my list. :) The ones I have not read are tagged WTR (for waiting to read). Please ignore the mess of my library, Even after all this time I'm still organizing it. Thanks in advance for your help!

261ForeignCircus
Ene 22, 2012, 7:09am

mirrani,
Since I'm living in Saudi right now, I'll task you with One Year in Wonderland about living in Dubai because I think it sounds interesting...

I'm another first timer but this seems like a great way to get myself moving on reviewing my catalog!

262mirrani
Ene 22, 2012, 12:18pm

ForeignCircus, my review is here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/79887835

I really enjoyed it. It's compiled from blog entries, so it's just a book about real life in another place and the writing is entertaining. It really helps someone who has never experienced living in another country to understand it from struggles to joys of discovery. I'd recommend it.

If I assume correctly that TBReviewed means you have not yet reviewed it, then please review The Lovely Bones as that is one we share and it was one of the books on my reading list for this month which got pushed backward by time. If I'm wrong about the tag TBReviewed, then please review The Last Unicorn, another we share. Thanks!

Anyone posting next, please follow my library to my "Reviewer" tag. Any of the books that ALSO have WTR (meaning waiting to read) are books that I need to review. If a book is tagged F it means I finished it and books that I finish are already reviewed. I also try to list if my books are completed in the comments section. Can't wait to find out what I'm reading next! :)

263EmScape
Ene 22, 2012, 6:43pm

I have read and reviewed Undead and Unwed and my review is here. It was really a fun book.

mirrani, how about Endless (Crescent)? I love dystopian fiction and would like to know if I should check this one out.

For me, please choose from my unread tag, or the smaller, less overwhelming tbrv. Thanks!

264fdholt
Editado: Mar 17, 2012, 4:04pm

In #258, Bidwell-Glaze asked me to read The library that would not die and the review is here.

EmScape, could you review Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?: Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits.

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

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

265rabbitprincess
Ene 29, 2012, 2:04pm

Samantha_kathy in msg 254 asked me to review Spy Catcher by Peter Wright, in deference to my extended WW2/spy kick. Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/80729667

fdholt, could you review Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court? I read it for a King Arthur class in university and would like to hear your thoughts.

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

Thank you!

266EmScape
Ene 30, 2012, 12:45am

At the request of fdholt in 264, I have read and reviewed Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? and my review is here. I love Bill Maher.

rabbitprincess, I don't believe I've had the pleasure of choosing for you, before. How exciting! That is All by John Hodgman caught my eye and I'd love to know what you think of it.

If the next person would select either from my unread or tbrv tags, that would be great. Thanks!

267geitebukkeskjegg
Editado: Feb 5, 2012, 1:11pm

Just finished and posted my first review here. It's The graveyard book, reviewed at the request of mirrani, who kindly kicked me in the right direction back in 260.

EmScape, could you please review Forbidden Area by Pat Frank for me? Just because I've never heard of it, and he wrote at least one other decent book.

If the next person would choose something with zero reviews, that might be nice trying. Some of my books have no English translation listed on LT, but don't let that stop you if you find something interesting by tags, like the cover or whatever. I'll write the review in both languages, and name the English translation if there is one.

268tjsjohanna
Feb 5, 2012, 11:12pm

fdholt asked me to review Perennials for Dummies. My review is here. Made me want to start planning ...

geitebukkeskjegg, how about After the Flames? You've got some great science fiction books listed but I'm on a post-apocalyptic kick right now, so I'm curious to know if I'd enjoy it.

The next person can choose a book from my Waiting for Review collection. Thanks!

269mirrani
Editado: Feb 7, 2012, 7:36pm

geitebukkeskjegg, glad you enjoyed The Graveyard Book, and EmScape, thank you for asking me to read Endless (Crescent). My review is here.

tjsjohanna, will you please read Comeback by Dick Francis? This is a book we share and I haven't gotten to yet. I'd love to have a preview. :) Thanks!

Anyone picking for me, please go to my Go Review That Book tag and chose among the books that I am desperately trying to finish and review. Thanks! (And please pardon my lack of organization there... still working on it.)

270EmScape
Editado: Feb 18, 2012, 2:27pm

geitebukkeskjegg, thanks for asking me to read Forbidden Area, it was quite educational. My review is here

mirrani, I'm glad you liked Endless (Crescent), and now I get to pick another book for you! How about Angel of Rage (Chronicles of the Creator)?

For me, please pick from either TBRV or unread. Thanks!

271RidgewayGirl
Feb 19, 2012, 10:51pm

Waaay back in message 243, EmScape asked me to read It Was Gonna Be Like Paris by Emily Listfield. I've finally read it and my review is here:

http://www.librarything.com/work/1274736

Fortuitously, I now get to choose a book for EmScape. EmScape, will you read Suicide Blonde by Darcey Steinke? I last read that book several years ago and loved it, but would like to see what you think.

For me, please pick from this list:

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

Sorry there's so many to choose from!

272NielsenGW
Feb 20, 2012, 5:28pm

In message 252, rabbitprincess challenged me to read Between Silk and Cyanide. My review is here.

For RidgewayGirl, I propose a look into Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. Hopefully, there is something in there worth talking about.

For me, please choose from books marked unread.

273Bidwell-Glaze
Editado: Feb 23, 2012, 8:31pm

Geitebukkeskjegg asked me to review Trance-Portation back at 259. It took me a while. The review ^ http://www.librarything.com/work/6023833/reviews/66273468^ . Obviously I still don't understand how to do the My review is here thing. Thanks for trying Fionna, I'm tech illiterate.

NielsenGW, you have GOT to read Beowulf. If this is the only way I can get you to read it then here I go. I suggest you review the book. Thanks:-)

274NielsenGW
Feb 24, 2012, 10:07pm

Yesterday, Bidwell-Glaze chided me for not having read Beowulf--chide no longer!

My LT review is here and my much longer blog review is here.

For Bidwell, I would like your take on The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Whoever chooses for me, please choose from those tagged unread in my library. Thanks.

275ninjafinity
Feb 26, 2012, 4:03pm

I've never played before, but I'll take a shot at it!

NielsonGW, I choose The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces for you to read/review. It sounds like a cool book.

For me, please choose something with the tag tbr in my library.

276mirrani
Editado: Feb 26, 2012, 11:25pm

First I will thank EmScape for picking Angel of Rage for me. My review is finally written and is located here:
http://www.librarything.com/review/82248796

Second, welcome ninjafinity!
Wow! We have several books alike in our libraries... But this time, I think I will pick one that we do not have in common... Please read and review Redwall as I would love to know more about the series and this seems a good place to start. If I might make one more request of you... As you read, please keep in mind that though I am sure that all rats in the book are depicted as evil things, out to kill and do all sorts of wicked stuff, rats are really smart, kind and loving little critters. ;)

Yikes! Forgot to put this... Whoever picks next for me, please take something from my GRTB tag please. Thanks!

277geitebukkeskjegg
Editado: Mar 1, 2012, 6:47pm

tjsjohanna, thanks for making me re-read After the Flames all the way back in 268. Quite interesting after all these years. The review is here.

Bidwell-Glaze and EmScape, thank you for your reviews, I'll definitely have to get hold of Forbidden Area.

mirrani, would you please review Spirits Rising (Spirit Caller Series) for me? Don't know anything about it, but it's on your GRTB tag and psychic 94 year old ladies rushing to aid a teenager being gatecrashed by "Viking spirits drinking and trashing his parents' basement" can't be half bad.

Whoever chooses for me next, I'd be grateful if you would pick a book with zero reviews.

278tjsjohanna
Mar 4, 2012, 7:03pm

Finally went and read Comeback - thanks mirrani. I'd forgotten how much I like a good Dick Francis novel. My review is here.

geitebukkeskjegg, you're welcome for the last reading selection. I'm glad you ended up enjoying it. I hope I can pick something else you want to read. How about The Wandering Unicorn? The title sounds interesting. If you don't like it, I'll try again :)

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

279mirrani
Editado: Mar 7, 2012, 8:49pm

We've got a nice cycle of us going here.. ;)

tjsjohanna, glad you liked Comeback. Making me want to pick up some Dick Francis now. ;P

geitebukkeskjegg, I put off reading Spirits Rising for a while in hopes that I'd give someone a chance to bust in here and throw us out of the loop a little, but I don't mind being where we are. :) I found the plot of the book interesting, but it needed a lot of focus, I think. A quick, easy read mostly... my review says the same thing here.

And well, tjsjohanna, we share 113 books together... so let's see... I actually liked the look of Ashling.. been in a very desert mood recently, after having finished Three Cups of Tea. ;) If Ashling is a bad choice for you, I'll throw in another.

To pick for me, please use this list: GRTB

280isabelx
Editado: Mar 14, 2012, 4:33pm

Back in post 247 Samantha_kathy asked me to read and review Gulliver's Travels.

My review is here.

mirrani, please read A Smudge of Gray: A Novel. I haven't heard of any of the books in your GRTB list, but I like the sound of this title.

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

281isabelx
Editado: Mar 14, 2012, 4:34pm

Edited to delete my duplicate post.

282NielsenGW
Mar 15, 2012, 3:51pm

In message 275, ninjafinity challenged me to read The Lightness of Being. After some slow going, I am finished and the review is here

For isabelx, I choose An Intimate History of Humanity--it looks like fun.

For me, please from among my unread collection. Thanks.

283EmScape
Mar 17, 2012, 12:52am

RidgewayGirl asked me to read Suicide Blonde, back in message 271. Unfortunately, I did not like it as well as she did. My review is here.

NielsenGW, how about Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba? I learned a couple of things just reading the description!

Next person, please pick from my tbrv pile.

284fdholt
Editado: Mar 17, 2012, 6:41pm

In #265, rabbitprincess asked me to read and review A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. Review is here

EmScape - how about Goody Hall - it sounds fascinating just by the title and cover image.

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

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

Edited to add assignment and collection info.

285tjsjohanna
Mar 20, 2012, 5:41pm

mirrani asked me to read Ashling - so of course I had to re-read the first two books in the series to get myself up to speed. Now I'm working my way through the rest of the series that I never read before. My review is here.

fdholt - how about Red Green Talks Cars. A little humor is always a good thing!

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

286Samantha_kathy
Mar 22, 2012, 12:04pm

Back in message 254, EmScape asked me to read and review Masks by Evangeline Anderson. It turned out to be a short story and you can find my (not so favorable) review here.

Tjsjohanna, how about Legend in Green Velvet? I only know Elizabeth Peters from her Amelia Peabody series.

Whoever choses a book for me, please pick one from my GRTB collection.

287fdholt
Mar 24, 2012, 1:47pm

In # 285 tjsjohanna asked me to read and review Red Green talks cars : a love story. Review is here.

Samantha-kathy, would you read Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. I'd like to know if it will help me so I am anxious to see your review.

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

However any unreviewed book is OK. Thanks.

288rabbitprincess
Mar 26, 2012, 8:29pm

Up in message 266 EmScape asked me to review That is All, the third in John Hodgman's COMPENDIUM OF COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE (his caps). This was probably my favourite volume of the three. Review is here: http://www.librarything.com/review/81549826

fdholt, how about John Mortimer and Paradise Postponed? My parents have most if not all of Mortimer's books and this title sounds familiar.

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

289RennyRoo
Mar 27, 2012, 9:06am

Hi all, I think I am ready to jump in the deep end :) So rabbitprincess, would you like to review A short history of nearly everything
by Bill Bryson? I read it and am interested about what you think about it.

Now, I aim to review all the books in my 'read' section so if you please pick something from there it would really help me. That doesn't mean that I won't need to read the book again as some of them I read years ago... Thanks! Renny

290Bidwell-Glaze
Mar 29, 2012, 3:06pm

NielsonGW chose the Epic of Gilgamesh for me to read. The review is at
www.librarything.com/work/6136605/reviews/66436003

Renny Roo, can you review Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour for me? It looks interesting.

291ninjafinity
Editado: Abr 1, 2012, 10:07pm

Hello there, everybody. NielsonGW chose Redwall for me to read. I loved it! I even had to sneak in the sequel, Mossflower, before I came back to get another book to read. You can see the review here.

Bidwell-Glaze, could you read and review The way of Zen = Zendō? I don't know much about Zen, but it looks like an interesting book.

EDIT: Please pick a booked tagged "tbr".

292NielsenGW
Abr 2, 2012, 8:08am

In 283, EmScape chose Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba for me. As a person of Hispanic descent, it was very interesting and my review is here.

For ninjafinity (great handle, by the way), I select Walden and Other Writings from your tbr pile.

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

293Samantha_kathy
Editado: Abr 5, 2012, 9:55am

In message 287, fdholt asked me to read and review Frumpy To Fabulous: Flaunting It. My full review is here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/129171#3330543, but I am definitely recommending it!

NielsenGW, I’d like to ask you to read and review Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe. That kind of thing has always interested me, but there are very few good, serious books about the topic. This one looks good, but it’s also more than ten years old, so I’m wondering if it’s still up to date enough.

For me, please choose from my GRTB collection: http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=Samantha_kathy&collection=18818...

294EmScape
Abr 7, 2012, 1:16pm

I was asked by fdholt to read Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt. It's not as good as her other book Tuck Everlasting, but I think it's my own fault for expecting it to be. Review is here.

Samantha_kathy, how about Circle of Bones? There are no other reviews yet and it looks interesting.

For me, please pick from my tbrv tag.

295NielsenGW
Abr 7, 2012, 6:15pm

Earlier this week, Samantha_kathy challenged me to read Michael Lemonick's Other Worlds. It was interesting, and only mildly out-of-date.

Short review: LibraryThing

Long review: Lifelong Dewey

EmScape -- I pick Strip City for you. I like how it falls into the Dewey Classification for "stage presentations".

For me, please pick from my unread collection.

296isabelx
Editado: Abr 12, 2012, 7:41am

Back in post 282, NielsenGW asked me to read and review An Intimate History of Humanity.

My review is here.

NielsenGW,please read The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man by Amir Aczel. When i was a teenager, I read a book of Teilhard de Chardin's letters (mostly concerning paleontology) because it was one of the few books available at our holiday cottage. Soon afterwards I read a couple of books of his mysticism and a lot later I read Steven Jay Gould's essay about T de C and Piltdown Man, so the title of this book caught my eye immediately.

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

297rabbitprincess
Abr 15, 2012, 11:09am

Back in message 289, RennyRoo asked me to review A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson. I greatly enjoyed it and ended up reading about half of it aloud to the boyfriend, even though he's already read it :P
Review: http://www.librarything.com/review/70474049

isabelx, would you review The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters? I read it last year and was unsure what to think of it. Would love a second opinion.

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