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04 January 2014 @ 03:10 pm

Book List 2014






Italicized indicated a completed title, Bold indicates a completed month, ratings are out of 5.

January
1. The Invisible Man by HG Wells; 154 pgs; 154 pgs total; 3/5 rating; (Fic/Classic) [Ebook]
2. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood; 198 pgs; 352 pgs total; 5/5 rating; (Fic) [Kept] BOOKCLUB Bookish (Challenge W14 - Satire/Parody)
3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini; 404 pgs; 756 pgs total; 4/5 rating; (Fic) [kept] BOOKCLUB Bookish (Challenge W14 - Bestsellers)
Books/Pages: 3/756

February
4. The Round House by Louise Erdrich; 321 pgs; 1,077 pgs total; 3/5 rating; (Fic) [swapped] BOOKCLUB LAWFBC (Round Two NBCC)
Books/Pages: 1/321

March
5. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling); 455 pgs; 1,532 pgs total; 4/5 rating; (Fic) [kept] BOOKCLUB Bookish (Challenge W14 - RCMP)
Books/Pages: 1/455

April
6. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami; 190 pgs; 1,722 pgs total, 4/5 rating; (Fic) [kept]
7. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri; 198 pgs; 1,920 pgs total 4/5 rating; (Fic, Short stories) [swap shelf] BOOKCLUB LAWFBC (Round Three Pulitzer)
8. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy; 302 pgs; pgs total; x/5 rating (Fic) [Ebook/library] BOOKCLUB LAWFBC (Round Three NBCC)
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

May
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

June
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

July
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

August
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

September
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

October
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

November
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

December
#. TITLE by AUTHOR; xxx pgs; xxx pgs total; x/5 rating; (Fic/NF/O-500/Memoir/YA/Children's/Play/Short Stories/Classic) [Ebook/swapped/gave away/swap shelf/library/borrowed/kept] BOOKCLUB ABG/Bookish/LAWFBC/BCF
Books/Pages:

YEAR TOTAL:
Book/Pages: /


Incomplete as of the end of the year:

2014 Goal:
15,000 Pages
52 Completed Titles
5 Over 500 Page Titles
5 Non-Fiction/Memoir
5 Classic Titles
Give Away/Swap 75%

Other Books Given Away
 
 
Tamara
07 March 2017 @ 10:34 am

I am not currently accepting new friends.

 
 
Tamara
13 April 2013 @ 12:26 pm
Swimming lessons are at an average of 7.5 hours a week as of now! And, I have two NEW clients so far. Here's to hoping everyone else returns and I get a few more new people. At this rate, I anticipate having 10 hours of lessons confirmed by the end of next week. Then it's FIND NEW PEOPLE TIME! I have a friend who owns a water sports shop who offered to put my postcards up, another friend who is a teacher who said she'll try to find me clients, and Megan and her dance studio. So... there is hope yet!  
 
 
Tamara
28 February 2013 @ 03:41 pm
Found this in my Book List tag and decided to update this list (by eliminated read ones, not adding new ones) and will try to read 50% of those left from this list THIS year, purely because it's time to take them off the shelf if they've been there for 3 years!

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon




Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story by Laurie Lindeen



Town House by Tish Cohen



Candy Everybody Wants by Josh Kilmer-Purcell



True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes by Julie Cannon



White Heat by Wayne Johson I didn't read this but I did give it away



Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman



Loose Girl by Kerry Cohen



My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler




Malinche by Laura Esquivel



Elizabeth by Taraborelli (bio of Liz Taylor)



Peony in Love by Lisa See



Lady Oracle and Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood



French Women Don't Get Fat by Mirelle Giulliano I didn't read this but I did give it away



In A Sunburned Countryby Bill Bryson



Triangle by David von Drehle



Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman



Midwives by Chris Bohjalian



Ripped by Greg Kot



A Year in the World by Frances Mayes



A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle




Dark Star Safari and The Great Railway Bazaar and The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux



Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer



Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan



Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel



Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins



Summer Sisters by Judy Blume



Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte



Pigs in Heaven and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Prodigal Summerv  by Barbara Kingsolver



Little Altars Everywhere, The Divine Secret of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and Ya Ya's in Bloom by Rebecca Wells



High Fidelity by Nick Hornby



Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs



A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins



The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perotta



The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards



By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coehlo



The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank



The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland



The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde



Open House by Elizabeth Berg




Skinny Dip and Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen



Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro



Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus




Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman



Revelations of a Single Woman: Loving the Life I Didn't Expect by Connally Gilliam I didn't read this but I did give it away



Empire Rising by Thomas Kelly



Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett




The Yankee Years by Joe Torre



This Side of Paradise and Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald



French Milk by Lucy Knisley I didn't read this but I did give it away



A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut



Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler



She's Come Undon by Wally Lamb



The Post American World by Fareed Zakara



Sputnik Sweetheart and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami



Surfacing by Margaret Atwood



Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



Illusions by Richard Bach




The Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck



The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch



Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden



Sophie's Choice by William Styron



A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hilary Rodham Clinton by Carl Bernstein



Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell



A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Inner Purpose by Eckart Tolle



1984 by George Orwell



Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy




The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway



Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson



The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Reardon I didn't read this but I did give it away



Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth Friendsly Life by Sophie Uliano



A Small Town in Germany by Le Carre I didn't read this but I did give it away



Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez (read half way 5 years ago, never finished



Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte



The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco



Utopia by Thomas Moore



books 4-10 6-10 in the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison
 
 
Tamara
12 January 2013 @ 06:53 pm
Italicized indicated a completed title, Bold indicates a completed month, ratings are out of 5.

January
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; 512 pgs; 512 pgs total, rating 5/5 (O-500, Fic) BOOKCLUB - BCF
2. Remember Me by Norah Ephron; 135 pgs; 647 pgs total, rating 5/5 (Memoir NF)
3. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling; 503 pgs; 1,150 pgs total, rating 5/5 (O-500, Fic) [sold] BOOKCLUB - R&R
4. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean; 290 pgs; 1,440 pgs total, rating 3/5 (Fluff, Fic) [swapped]
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson; 318 pgs; 1,758 pgs total, rating 2.5/5 (Memoir NF) [sold]
6. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire; 309 pgs; 2,067 pgs total, 3/5 rating (O-500, Fic, Series) [swapped]
Books/Pages: 6/2,067

February
7. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo; 245 pgs; 2,312 pgs total, 3/5 rating (NF) [returned] BOOKCLUB - ABG (ONO)
8. The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; 272 pgs; 2,584 pgs total, rating 3.5/5 (NF) [swap shelf]
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein; 321 pgs; 2,905 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swapped]
10. The Water Children by Anne Berry; 319 pgs; 3,224 pgs total, 3.5/5 rating (Fic) [swapped]
11. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman; 245 pgs; 3,469 pgs total, 2/5rating (Memoir NF) [swapped]
12. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz; 335 pgs; 3,804 pgs total, 1/5 rating (Fic) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - ABG
13. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami; 209 pgs; 4,013 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic)
Books/Pages: 7/1,946

March
14. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler; 264 pgs; 4,277 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Memoir NF) [gave away]
15. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood; 462 pgs; 4,739 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic)
16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; 353 pgs; 5,092 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, YA) [Returned] BOOKCLUB - R&R (ONO)
17. Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robison; 288 pgs; 5,380 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Memoir, NF)
18. Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David von Drehle; 283 pgs; 5,663 pgs total, 3/5 rating (NF) [swapped]
19. Candy Everybody Wants by Josh Kilmer Purcell; 249 pgs; 5,912 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, YA)
Books/Pages: 6/1,899

April
20. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; 604 pgs; 6,516 pgs total, 3/5 rating (FIc, O-500) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - ABG
21. Watership Down by Richard Adams; 494 pgs; 7,010 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic, YA) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - BCF (ONO)
22. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; 194 pgs; 7,204 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Classics, Re-Read)
23. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison; 312 pgs; 7,516 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, YA)
Books/Pages: 4/1,604

May
24. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett; 353 pgs; 7,869 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - ABG
25. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson; 274 pgs; 8,143 pgs total, rating (3/5) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - BCNF
Books/Pages: 2/627

June
26. The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins; 374 pgs; 8,517 pgs total 5/5 rating (Fic, YA)
27. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman; 269 pgs; 8,786 pgs total 3.5/5 rating (Fic) [gave away] BOOKCLUB - ABG
28. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe; 209 pgs; 8,995 pgs total, 3.5/5 rating (Fic, Classic) [swapped] BOOKCLUB - RtC
29. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman; 307 pgs; 9,302 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, Fluff) [gave away]
30. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch; 206 pgs; 9,508 pgs total, 4/5 rating (NF, Memoir)
31. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler; 244 pgs, 9,752 pgs total, 3/5 rating (NF, Memoir) [swapped]
32. The Happiness Project by Grecthen Rubin, 310 pgs; 10,062 pgs total, 5/5 rating (NF, Memoir)
Books/Pages: 7/1,919

July
33. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seirstad; 320 pgs; 10,382 pgs total, 3/5 rating (NF) [gave away] CH13
34. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan; 340 pgs; 10,722 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swapped]
Books/Pages: 2/660

August
35. The Painted Girls by Cathy M. Buchanan; 357 pgs; 11,079 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [library] CH13
36. So Long See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell; 135 pgs; 11,214 pgs total, 2/5 rating (Fic) [library] LAWFBC
37. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; 488 pgs; 11,702 pgs total, / rating (Fic, Classic) [swapped] CH13
Books/Pages: 3/980

September
38. Moneyball by Michael Lewis; 320 pgs; 12,022 pgs total, 4/5 rating (NF) CH13 [swapped]
39. Class Action by Brad Slaight; 66 pgs; 12,088 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, Play) [borrowed]
Books/Pages: 2/386

October
40. The Light Between Oceans by ML Steadman; 343 pgs; 12,431 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swapped] ABG
41. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto; 152 pgs; 12,583 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swap shelf]
Books/Pages: 2/495

November
42. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins; 391 pgs; 12,974 pgs total, 5/5 rating (Fic, YA)
43. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; 270 pgs; 13,244 pgs total, 3.5/5 rating (Fic, Short Stories) [gave away]
Books/Pages: 2/661

December
44. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl; 80 pgs; 13,324 pgs total, 3/5 rating (Fic, Children's) [swap shelf]
45. Coraline by Neil Gaiman; 162 pgs; 13,486 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic, YA) [gave away]
46. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; 128 pgs; 13,648 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic, Classic) [swapped]
47. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins; 390 pgs; 14,038 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic, YA)
48. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson; 247 pgs; 14,285 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic) [swap shelf] LAWFBC
49. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; 181 pgs; 14,446 pgs total, 5/5 rating (Fic) [sell shelf]
50. Nine Stories by JD Salinger; 198 pgs; 14,664 pgs total, 5/5 rating (Fic, Short Stories, Classics)
51. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen; 304 pgs; 14,968 pgs total, 4/5 rating (Fic, YA) [swap shelf]
52. We're Just Like You Only Prettier by Celia Rivenbark; 288 pgs; 15,256 pgs total, 1/5 rating (NF, Fluff) [returned to Kate]
Books/Pages: 9/1,978

YEAR TOTAL:
Book/Pages: 52/15,256


Incomplete as of the end of the year:
Possession by AS Byatt
The 19th Wife by David Ebbershoft

Goal
15,000 Pages (15,256/15,000) COMPLETED
52 Completed Titles (52/52) COMPLETED
5 over 500 Page Titles (4/5)
5 Non-Fiction/Memoir (14/5) COMPLETED
5 Classic Titles (4/5)
Give Away/Swap 75% (13 kept = 25% kept!) COMPLETED

Gave away older books:
1. Coffee Will Make You Black
2. The Last Summer of You and Me
3. The Secret Life of Bees
4. The Mermaid Chair
5. Sick Puppy
6. Nature Girl
7. Skinny Dip
8. Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea
9. Boomerang Nation
10. The Edge of Reason
11. Breaking Vegas
 
 
Tamara
31 December 2012 @ 01:06 pm

Italicized title indicates completed book. Listed in the month completed. Follow me on goodreads nd read reviews on my blog. Comment or message if interested in a book available for swap and send me a list of books you are interested in swapping. Or, you can go to my paperbackswap account and request books from there.

January:
1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski; 562 pgs, 166 pgs this year; 166 pgs total (literary fiction)
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer; 754 pgs; 920 pgs total (over 500, YA, fluff)
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; 372 pgs; 1,292 pgs total (literary fiction)
4. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls; 288 pgs; 1,580 pgs total  (memoir)

5. Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison; 276 pgs; 1,856 pgs total (YA, fluff)
Books/Pages: 4.5/1,856

February:

6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer; 326 pgs; 2,182 pgs total (literary fiction)
7. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood; 199 pgs; 2,381 pgs total (literary fiction)
8. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut; 160 pgs; 2,541 pgs total (memoir)
9. Wired by Greg Kot; 250 pgs; 2,791 pgs total (non fiction)
Books/Pages: 4/935

March:

10. Bless Your Heart, Tramp by Celia Rivenbark; 208 pgs; 2,999 pgs total (fluff)
11. Town House by Tish Cohen; 276 pgs; 3,275 pgs total (fiction)

12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; 288 pgs; 3,563 pgs total (historical fiction)
13. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory; 504 pgs; 4,067 pgs total (over 500, historical fiction)
Books/Pages: 4/1,276

April:
14. Election by Tom Perrotta; 200 pgs; 4,267 pgs total (fiction)

15. Bossypants by Tina Fey; 275 pgs; 4,542 pgs total (memoir, fluff)
16. Home by Julie Andrews; 325 pgs; 4,867 pgs total (memoir (available for swap)
17. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; 230 pgs; 5,097 pgs total (YA)
18. The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland; 315 pgs; 5,412 pgs total (historical fiction)
19. Truelove and Homegrown Tomatoes by Julie Cannon; 278 pgs; 5,690 pgs total (fiction)
Books/Pages: 6/1,623

May:

20. 1984 by George Orwell; 267 pgs; 5,957 pgs total (classic)
21. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami; 180 pgs; 6,137 pgs total (memoir)
22. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey; 389 pgs; 6,526 pgs total (literary fiction)
23
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami; 925 pgs; 7,451 pgs total (over 500, literary fiction)
Books/Pages: 4/1,761

June:
24. Capital Girls by Ella Monroe; 288 pgs; 7,739 pgs total (YA, fluff, ARC)
25. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell; 304 pgs; 8,043 pgs total (non fiction, fluff)(available for swap)
26. The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman; 128 pgs; 8,171 pgs total (drama)
Books/Pages: 3/720

July:

27. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James; 514 pgs; 8,685 pgs total (fluff, over 500)
28. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James; 532 pgs; 9,217 pgs total (fluff, over 500)
Books/Pages: 2/1,046

August:
29. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James; 579 pgs; 9,796 pgs total (fluff, over 500)
30. Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; 352 pgs; 10,148 pgs total (non fiction)
31. The Lightning Theif by Rick Riordan; 375 pgs; 10,523 pgs total (young adult)
32. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan; 279 pgs; 10,802 pgs total (young adult)
33. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan; 312 pgs; 11,114 pgs total (young adult)
34. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan; 361 pgs; 11,475 pgs total (young adult)
35. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan; 381 pgs; 11,856 pgs total (young adult)
Books/Pages: 7/2,63

September:

Books/Pages: 0/0

October:
36. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; 328 pgs; 12,193 pgs total (classic) (available for swap)
37. I Feel Bad About my Neck by Norah Ephron; 160 pgs; 12,253 pgs total (memoir, fluff)
38. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; 248 pgs; 12,501 pgs total (classic) (available for swap)
Books/Pages: 3/736

November:

Books/Pages: 0/0

December:
39. Anna Kernina by Leo Tolstoy; 837 pgs; 13,338 pgs total (classic)
40. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; 247 pgs; 13,585 pgs total (classic)
Books/Pages: 2/1,084

Books Total: 40
Pages Total: 13,585
Fiction: 29
Non Fiction and Memoir: 11

Quit reading
June: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
 
 
Tamara
28 October 2012 @ 11:20 pm

I'm hosting a book swap here on my journal.

1. Post in in the comments the books that you want to trade for other books (or just give away to a friend).
2. Comment on other's comments with books of theirs you are interested in.
3. Let that person pick a book of yours that they are willing to swap for.

This can also go between more than just two people. Jane gives a book to Bob, Bob gives a book to Lucy, Lucy gives a book to Frank, Frank gives a book to Jane. So everyone gets a new book and gets rid of an old book. I know there are websites for this but I'm not digging their selection lately and have 30 books or so I'd like to be rid of to get new books for.

My list in the comments. Please invite your friends! This NOT a friends only post. All book lovers welcome.

 
 
Tamara
27 June 2012 @ 11:00 pm
I'm not going to be updating a lot. I haven't felt the need to write recently, and not sure if I will in the future. So, no hard feelings if you want to take me off your friends' list.

I do plan to get back to reading soon. I've been skimming but sorry for the lack of comments or acknowledgement. Love, love.
 
 
Tamara
31 May 2012 @ 11:25 am
My grades are FINALLY in. I hate waiting for grades. But, it was totally worth the wait!!!!

I got all A's! In all five classes. BOOYACKASHA!!!!!
 
 
Tamara
24 April 2012 @ 11:14 pm
Hey friends! If you're in the book club relaxnread please go to the next book poll and help us pick our next book! We're currently at a three way tie and we can't pick a book until one jumps ahead, so help! I need to get reading! All the choices are great.

Speaking of books, I've read Election by Tom Perrotta, Bossypants by Tina Fey, The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Home by Julie Andrews, and The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland since I last talked about books. I have been on a roll! I'm over the half way mark to my page goal with 5,412 pages read and 4,588 to go!

I'm currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (still), 1984 by George Orwell, and Truelove and Homegrown Tomatoes by Julie Cannon.

Go books!