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The Appeal and I’m in the of In Odd we Trust. Will probably read Rhapsody next. 15 hours ago
The tale of how four Spaniards became shipwrecked on the Texas coast in 1528 and went from conquerors to slaves to drug-dealers to medicine men, and spent 8 years walking from Galveston to the Sea of Cortes across the deserts of the Southwest.
This book also covers my boot camp goal to read a book about someone I respect: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, who gets my vote as the first nameable Texan, not to discount the illustrious tribes that have inhabited our great state such as the Jumanos or the Karankawas. 1 week ago
My biggest problem is that I get distracted by books from the library or from friends and family that have something I really want to read.
Also, I have a LOT of books. I’ve been cataloging them and I have over 400 so far and that doesn’t include two book cases of fiction I haven’t gotten to yet, any of the reference books on my desk I use for writing, or the book case full of nonfiction books.
ps – I’m not including my sweetie’s Nora Roberts books in this goal. Her writing turns my stomach. 4 weeks ago
more difficult then I thought. I have lots of unread books, maybe around 20-30, so it might take even a year, but sooner or later I will complete it.
Soon I will list all the books I have and start reading them. 4 years ago
Sold maybe 20 in all to 1/2 Price Books and got 17.00. I want to use the proceeds to buy only one book, “The Useful and Edible Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest” so that I can utilized it for another goal on here.
I am at school now but I was thinking that I would even make a checklist of the remainder of core books when I get home just so I know what I am up against.
The wife has expressed a desire to go to bed earlier on a regular basis so maybe I can institute a policy of reading in bed, which I never do because I am usually bleary-eyed from watching a few too many episodes of Battle Star Galactica, et al. 1 month ago
The fewer books I own, the quicker that this’ll be done. A while back I had a “Media Sale” at which I sold all the books and music that people were willing to buy so the only books that I have left are either the ‘leftovers’ from that sale or the ones that have intense sentimental value. I could probably whittle these down to about 1/3 of my current collection and, as a result, I’d have only the ones that I sincerely want to read. I mean, right now I think the only reason I haven’t discarded them yet is because I want to make my bookshelf look justified. 1 month ago
This year I’m reading faster than last ones. However I’m now very used to reading e-books (which are very practical to read on the train) so I still have lot of unread paper books and from time to time I can resist and buy new ones.
Books to read: 47 1 month ago
Ryszard Kapuscinski/The Emperor (1978)
Richard Lee Marks/Three Men of The Beagle (1991)
John Preston/Mr. Benson (1983) 2 months ago
A revelation. Everyone, I mean EVERYONE seems to have read it. The movie is currently being shot in France.
A novel that seems to speak to all. It cuts through people’s characters, motivations and histories, so effectively that I often wish I had had those words to slash back at whoever has ever pissed me off.
It speaks for me. And makes me want to write. I’m no aspiring author but it shows you that that ugly ball of baggage can be neatly and elegantly untangled.
The novel features a mother-dearest. An incandescent yet empty older sister. An underdog, late-bloomer heroine. Men who yearn for acceptance and who have bought their way through women’s hearts. Who now yearn for authenticity. Children and their unique way of perceiving the world. An ambitious adolescent man-eater, biatch in-the-making. Blue bloods. Blue collars. French white trash. What moves men, women, children and young adults. Money, love, power, social mobility. Romantic and parental rejections… and budding love.
Hard to describe what this book does to me. So very touching! 2 months ago
This one was hit and miss for me.
On one hand incredibly boring (my ADD was through the charts) in all her tedious descriptions of butchery and on the other, a wealth of insights on her female mind. Sensuality, fantasy, obsession whilst remaining human, flawed and accessible.
I’m sure the butchery bits were a metaphor for something… If only I cared enough to figure it out… 3 months ago
I have decided I need to sort through my books and give some of them away on Freecycle. I think I will be more likely to finish this goal if I get rid of the excess. 4 months ago
Lolita , the last 2 Dark Tower books (1st series I read with that many books), High on Arrival And am finishing up Rules of Prey and the 3 Stooges Book. Also I finished Forever Odd.
This goal is taking much longer than I thought.
Lolita isn’t the easiest book to read but it’s not that long so if your looking for a classic might as well try it. 4 months ago
This goal sounds great. I own some books I should start reading because I’m pretty sure I’ll like them, I just can’t bring myself to actually START reading something new.
The problem is that I love Egypt and once started buying many, many books about it. Mainly romance.
I don’t like romance and I started reading one of those books and it was soooo boring. I have like 30 of these and spent a lot of money on them.
Let’s see if I’ll bring myself to read those books. ;) 4 months ago
Darieck Scott/Traitor to the Race (1995)
Jonathan D. Spence/The Question of Hu (1989)
Jeanette Farrell/Invisible Enemires: Stories of Infectious Disease (1997) 4 months ago
Feels good. Whether I’ll get it finished this year is unknown, I think it’s rather unlikely, but I can make a good dent in it, I’m sure! 4 months ago