Bookhaul of 12/28/12

I went o the thrift store and found some books.
Historical Fiction

The Trouble With Brides by Deeanne Gist
{The Bride Most Begrudging, Courting Trouble, Deep in the Heart of Trouble}
Bind up books are awesome but in my case when I’m trying to cut down on books they are bad.

Empress by Shan Sa
Historical fiction that is not set in England is a dime a dozen.

Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George
The inside of this book has cool design.
Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
I need to read the other William Gibson book I have. Historical …thriller…science fiction…yes.

The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt
I hope I like it. Paranormal romance has not been good to me for a while.

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Bookhaul of 12/22/12

So I went to the thrift store and got more books. 10 to be exact.

Sure to Depress Me


Roots by Alex Haley
This will depress me so much but I could not pass it up.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse  Anderson

postapocalyptic

No Safety In Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
found out it is apart of a series. I just feel that it should be a standalone. How can the author keep the intensity for a book about a mall that has people quarantined inside a mall because  bombs? On the blurb it has that the supplies are running low for sustaining these people in the mall.

This Is Not a Test by Courtney summers

Historical Fiction

PompeII by Robert Harris

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Warlock by Wilbur Smith
turns out it is the third book in a series,awesome.

Speaking of books that far along in a series that I do not have the first one to.

With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George
The thirteenth book in the series.If my goodreads app was working, I could have avoided this.

Paranormal Romance
Holding out to see another good book for the romance genre period. Have not read one of those lately. I felt like I have a book by this author.


Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor

Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
Then I realized this book is by Sherrilyn Kenyon under a pseudonym so might be dumping them soon. The book I have by the author is The Warrior.

So I pretty much have not been into reading. First, I got the new Sims 3 games supernatural and seasons. Then I got back into Korean Dramas. I had to decide to take a break from reading until next year. I read bits and pieces here and there, but nothing full blown. I will not be finishing anymore books this year.

I Love Girls In Dresses

In the reading community specifically in young adult there has been a current trend, girls in dresses. Most people do not like this trend.
The reasons most people do not like this trend
-The covers have nothing at all to do with the contents of the book
-Ultimately, stands for all the bigger issues that young adult readers do not like about the genre (the recycling of plots,originality,etc.)

Honestly, seeing every book with a girl in a dress is boring and unoriginal. Even the coolest cover is old after seeing it on every book. I still like girls in dresses. I have something big and negative to say. First of all ya can be a good genre. However, most of the time young adult books make me angry. Most new ya is not good in my opinion. Most ya is not good because of the above and many more reasons. I’m getting side tracked.

Girls in dresses stand for something different to me. I love historical fiction and in this genre girls in dresses is a given. When I see a girl in a dress it makes me happy.I think of how awesome historical fiction is to me. Despite the annoyance I have with ya most of the time it has not killed my love of seeing girls in dresses. In thinking about the girls in dresses and the issues around it, many different challenges came to mind that I could do.  I thought I could start a challenge to help me bring down my TBR pile of books I own. My challenge will be called I Love Girls in dresses, which will have me reading the books I own of girls in dresses on the front cover.
To end this post I will show some of the books with girls in dresses I have read this year.

(P.s. I read Vixen because it came out on birthday which is December 14th, today.I read The Hobbit because the movie comes out today. I read Les Miserables  which  was supposed to come out on my birthday also but did not.)

December Update

1. Crooked by Laura and tom McNealthe
2. Lost in translation by Nicole Mones
3. On the street where you live by Mary Higgins Clark
4. Bury me deep by Megan abbot
5. Mistress of the art of death by ariana franklin
6. The fountainhead by ayn rand
7. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya angelou
8. A separate peace by john Knowles
9. Ramona by Helen hunt Jackson
10. great expectations by Charles dickens
11. hard times by Charles dickens
12. mommie dearest by Christina Crawford
13. prince jack frank spierring
14. the vampire lestat by Anne rice
15. leo@fergusrules.com by arne tangerlini
16. Aztec by Gary Jennings
17. Nicholas nickleby by Charles dickens
18. The weirdo by Theodore Taylor
19. One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
20. The confessions of charlotte Doyle by avi
21. Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris
22. A passage to India by e.m. foster
23. Lost and found by Carolyn Pankhurst
24. The rose labyrinth by titania hardie
25. Japanese Americans by harry h.l. kitano
26. The unknown warrior by Gerald Seymour
27. Waiting by ha jin
28. This other Eden by Marilyn Harris
29. The good earth by pearl s. buck
30. The Hindi bind club by Monica pradhan
31. Tess of d’urbervilles by Thomas hardy
32. the shack by wm. Paul young
33. beware, princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer
34. samurai by saburo sakai
35. zero Eric van lustbader
36. snow falling on cedars by David guterson
37. rising sun by Michael Crichton
38. the Japanese corpse by janwillem van de wetering
39. an American in japan, 1945-1948
40. everything must go by Elizabeth flock
41. when the elephants dance by Tess uriza holthe
42. the laws of evening by Mary yukari waters
43. Whispers by dean r. koontz
44. the great secret by Ron Hubbard
45. nine days a queen by Ann rinaldi
46. Ivanhoe by sir Walter Scott
47. The portrait of a lady by henry James
48. The count of Monte cristo by adam dumas
49. The Russian concubine by kate Furnivall
50. Neighbors from hell by frank field
51. V by a.c. crispin
52. The king of dragons by carol fenner
53. The secret of nimh by Robert c. O’brien
54. A vegetarian sourcebook by keith akers
55. Dragonwings by laURNCE YEP
56. The catcher in the rye by j.d. salinger
57. The queen of the damned by anne rice
58. Voyager by Diana gabaldon
59. the girl who played with fire by stieg Larsson Dumped
60. academy x by Andrew trees
61. bleak house by Charles dickens
62. the Anastasia syndrome and other stories by mary Higgins clark
63. beloved by toni Morrison
64. Mrs. Frisby and the rats of nimh by Robert c. o’brien
65. The birth of venus by sarah dunant
66. The joy luck club by amy tan
67. The thorn birds by colleen mccullough
68. Moby dick by herman Melville
69. Shadow of the dragon by sherry garland
70. Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
71. The lady Elizabeth by Alison weir
72. The winter queen by ris akunin
73. The sugar queen by sarah Addison allen
74. The rising by temple Mathews
75. The price of greed & malice
76. Laura rider’s masterpiece by jane Hamilton
77. The personal history of Rachel Dupree by ann weisgarber
78. Falling leaves by adeline yen mah
79. The runaway jury by john grisham
80. Bubbles a broad by sara strohmeyer Dumped
81. dragonfly in amber by Diana gabaldon
82. patience, princess Catherine by Carolyn meyer
83. The looking glass war by john le carre
84. Secrets of the Tudor Court: Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson
85. Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett
86. Silent Ocean Away: Colette’s Dominion by DeVa Gantt
87. A thread of sky by Deanna fei
88. candy by kevin brooks
89. kissed by an angel by Elizaebeth chandler
{Kissed by an angel, the power of love, soulmates}
90. the ladies of grace adieu and other stories by Susanna Clarke
91. the Mercedes coffin by Faye Kellerman
92. scruples by Judith
93. zoya by Danielle steel
94. two to conquer by darion Zimmer Bradley
95. the regatta mystery and other stories by Agatha Christie
96. A certain justice by p.d. James
97. A holiday for murder by Agatha Christie
98. A thin dark line by Tami hoag
99. A gentle feuding by Johanna Lindsey Dumped
100. The alibi by Sandra brown
101. The witching hour by Anne rice
102. Faeries gone wild by anthology:, Lois greiman, Michele hauf, leandra Logan
103. First blood by anthology: Susan sizemore, Erin McCarthy, Chris Marie green, meljean brook
104. Unicorn mountain by Michael bishop
105. The importance of being Ernestine by Dorothy cannel
106. The jasmine trade by Denise Hamilton
107. The red tent by Anita diamant
108. Leotas garden by Francine rivers
109. The triumph of Katie Byrne by Barbara Taylor Bradford
110. Life of pi by yann martel
111. The house of a thousand lanterns by Victoria holt
112. The sad truth about happiness by Anne giardini
113. Murder for Christmas by anthology
114. Abundance by sena jeter naslund
115. All together dead by Charlaine Harris
116. The book thief by Markus zusak
117. Wicked 2: {legacy, spellbound} by Nancy holder, Debbie vigue Dumped
118. Sex, lies, and vampires by Katie Macalister
119. The huntress by Susan Carroll
120. The other side of the mirror by marion Zimmer Bradley
121. Santa baby by Jennifer crusie, Lori foster, Carly Phillips
122. Stray by Rachel Vincent
123. Dead after dark by anthology
124. From dead to worse by charlain Harris
125. Gravesite by charlaine Harris
126. Night sins by Tami hoag
127. Christ the lord out of Egypt by Anne rice
128. Fancy by Norah Hess
129. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
130. Tempted all night by Liz Carlyle
131. Seduce me in shadow by shayla black
132. My wicked vampire by Nina
133. The scarpetta factor by Patricia cornwell
134. Crimson by Jordan summers
135. The immortal hunter by Lindsay sands
136. The house of Caine by ken eulo
137. Magic man by Patricia rice
138. Moonlight cove by sherryl woods
139. Dark nights dark dreams by savannah russe
140. Charmed & dangerous by Candace haven
141. Warriors of camlann by n.m. Browne
142. The real story by Stephen r. Donaldson
143. Voice of the heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford
144. A feast for crows by George r.r. martin
145. Lair of bones by David farland
146. Assassin by Anna Myers
147. The third translation by matt bonddurant
148. Savages by Shirley conran
149. Another thing to fall by Laura Lippmann
150. Paperquake by Kathryn reiss
151. Smack by Melvin burgess
152. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
153. The tribe by bari wood
154. The end of the alphabet by cs Richardson Dumped
155. Circle of magic by tamora pierce
156. Murder in the place of Anubis by Lynda s. Robinson
157. Inkheart by Cornelia funke
158. Missing Abby by lee weatherly
159. Poirot investigates by Agatha Christie
160. Congo by Michael Crichton
161. The alchemist’s cat by robin Jarvis
162. Girl in hyacinth blue by Susan Vreeland
163. Robots and empire by Isaac Asimov
164. Seduced by crimson
165. The Dante club by Mathew pearl
166. Exiles by Melanie rawn
167. A civil contract
168. False colours
169. (lady of quality & charity girl) by georgette heyer
170. The mystery of the blue train
171. Murder after hours by Agatha Christie
172. The last wife of henry VIII by carol Erickson
173. The road by Cormac McCarthy
174. Shades of Simon gray by Joyce McDonald
175. Phoenix rising by pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
176. Foundation and empire by
177. Foundation and earth by Isaac Asimov
178. Dianetics by l. ron Hubbard
179. Mona Lisa overdrive by William Gibson
180. The star scroll by Melanie rawn
181. Sugarplum dead by Carolyn hart
182. Through wolf’s eyes by Jane lindskold
183. Angry lead skies by glen cook
184. Distant waves by suzzane weyn
185. The time traveler’s wife by Audrey niffenegger
186. The red queen by Margaret drabble
187. High stakes by Erin McCarthy
188. The vampire Armand by Anne rice
189. The seventh tower by garth nix (the fall, castle, aenir)
190. Dead and gone by charlaine Harris
191. Seducing the succubus by cassie Ryan
192. Desperation by Stephen king
193. May the best man die by Deborah Donnelly
194. The winter oak by James a. hetley
195. The blooding by Patricia Windsor
196. Highland spirits by Amanda Scott
197. The snow queen by Joan d. vinge
198. Saint camber by Katherine Kurtz
199. The book of skaithckett by Leigh bracket
{The ginger star, the hound of skaith, the reavers of skaith}
200. Devious by Lisa Jackson
201. Lord of dance by Andrew m. Greeley
202. The moon flower by Phyllis a. Whitney
203. The hunt
204. The amulet
205. The dream by zoe Daniels
206. Allies of the night by Darren shan
207. Fire within by Chris d’ lacey
208. The quest for saint camber by Katherine Kurtz
209. The inside mind of Gideon rayburn by Sarah miller
210. The Bronte Sisters
{Charlotte: Villette, the Professor; Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall}
211. Sins of the Flesh by caridad Pinero
212. Tigana by guy gavriel Kay
213. The dragon token by Melanie rawn
214. The mirror of her dreams by Stephen r. Donaldson
215. The hunch back of Notre dame by victor Hugo
216. Lord of rage by Jill Monroe
217. World without end by ken follet
218. Good omens by Neil gaiman and terry prachett
219. The good fairies of new York by martin Millar
220. The Parsifal mosaic by Robert Ludlum
221. The oath by frank peretti
222. The monk downstairs by Tim farrington
223. Eli by bill Myers
224. Wild by Lori foster
225. A forest lord by Michael Williams
226. Lion boy by zizou corder
227. Girl, interrupted by Susanna kaysen
228. Curse of the wolf girl by martin Millar
229. QB VII by Leon Uris
230. Darkest longings by Susan Lewis
231. Impulse by Barbara Harrison
232. The warrior by kinley Macgregor
233. The house of lost souls by F.G. Cottam
234. The kissing gate by Pamela Haines
235. The chronicles of amber volume 1 by roger zelazny
{Nine princes in amber, the guns of Avalon}
236. The fire within by Ann coombs
237. The priest of blood by Douglas clegg
238. A good woman by Danielle steel
239. War of the oaks by Emma bull
240. The scroll of seduction by gioconda belli
241. Graveminder by Mellissa marr
242. A spell for chameleon by piers Anthony
243. Candles burning by Tabitha king and Michael McDowell
244. The last Templar by Raymond khoury
245. Ghost hunter by Jayne castle
246. The path between the seas by David McCullough
247. Possession by Jennifer armintrout
248. All souls’ night by Jennifer armintrout
249. A break with charity by an rinaldi
250. Jackdaws by ken Follett
251. Prior bad acts by Tami hoag
252. The quincunx by Charles pallister
253. Trinity by Leon Uris
254. Alyson Whitestarr by isobelle carmody
255. Conan the raider by Leonard carpenter
256. The world of tiers volume 1 by Philip Jose farmer
{The maker of universes, the gates of creation}
257. The summer queen by Joan d. vinge
258. Bloodline by Kate cary
259. Orphans of the sky by Robert a. Heinlein
260. Indigara by tanith lee
261. The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
262. The complete adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan doyle
263. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Crossi
264. Girl with the dragon tattoo by stieg Larsson Dumped
265. The twentieth wife by indu sundaresan
266. The robot novels by Isaac Asimov
{the caves of steel, the naked sun}
267. Secrets of the grave by Tami hoag
268. A cast-off coven by Juliet Blackwell
269. Now to face to face by karleen koen
270. The trouble with magic by Madelyn alt
271. The green hills of earth by Robert a. Heinlein
272. Until you by Judith mcnaught
273. The promise by chaim potok
274. Schrodinger’s cat by Robert Shea and robot Anton Wilson
{the universe next door, the trick top hat, the homing pigeons}
275. The illuminatus by Robert Shea and robet Anton Wilson
{ the eye in the pyramid, the golden apple, leviathan}
276. deadly little lies by Laurie faria stolarz
277. wicked{resurrection} by Nancy holder & Debbie viguie Dumped
278. ironside by holly black
279. the parliament of blood by Justin Richards
280. the seven dials mystery by Agatha Christie
281. the fiery cross by Diana gabaldon
282. misfortune by Wesley stace
283. heresy by s.j. parris
284. before I go to sleep by s.j. Watson
285. the lake by banana yoshimoto
286. dead reckoning by charlaine Harris
287. the book of lies by brad Meltzer
288. a breath of snow and ashes by Diana gabaldon
289. a game of thrones by
290. a clash of kings by George r.r. Martin
291. the fallen blade by jon Courtney grimwood
292. shadowland by peter straub
293. the stand by Stephen king
294. the Lincoln lawyer by Michael Connelly
295. servant of the bones by anne rice
296. the regulars by Richard bachman
297. the girl who loved tom Gordon by Stephen king
298. too rich for a bride by mona hodgson
299. anna Byzantium by tracy barrett
300. the thirteenth tale by diane setterfield
301. {east of eden , the wayward bus} by John Steinbeck
302. Palace circle by Rebecca dean
303. King Arthur and his knights by henry frith
304. Alls fair in love and war by Alicia fields
305. Comanche moon by larry mccurtyr
306. Sacajeawea by ann lee waldo
307. Legends II by anthology
308. Murder on the orient press by Agatha Christie
309. Soulmate by rosamond smith
310. The diamond age by neal Stephenson
311. Song of the sparrow by lisa ann sandell
312. Kill the messenger by tami hoag
313. The day of the locus by nathaneal west
314. The lies that bind by kate Carlisle
315. A day no pigs would die by Robert newton peck
316. Martin chuzzlewit by Charles dickens
317. Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by dai sijie
318. The serpent in the garden by janet Gleeson
319. Emma brown by clare boylan
320. The Victorian vanishes by Christopher fowler
321. On agate hill by lee smith
322. Tuck by Stephen lawhead
323. the kommandant’s girl by pan jenoff
324. the masque of the black tulip by lauren willig
325. unholy awakening by Michael gregorgio
326. Oscar wilde and a game called murder by gyles brandreth
327. The observations by jane harris
328. The last nightingale by Anthony flacco
329. A foreign affair by caro peacock
330. The bishop must die by Michael jecks
331. The virgin of small plains by nancy pickard
332. The secret history of the pink carnation by lauren willig
333. The dark water by david pirie
334. A beautiful blue death by chalres finch
335. The deception of the emerald ring by lauren willig
336. An instance of the finder post by iain pears
337. The greatest knight by Elizabeth chadwick
338. Fales inspector dew by peter lovesey
339. Mr. parker pyne, detective bny Agatha Christie
340. A scandalous countess by jo Beverly
341. The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest by stieg Larsson Dumped
342. The sultan’s wife by jane Johnson
343. The secret of the old clock by Carolyn keene
344. A Connecticut yankee in king arthur’s court by mark twaine
345. The shoemakers wife by Adriana trigiani
346. The skull of truth by bruce coville
347. The emperor’s pearl by Robert van gulk
348. The scarlet thread by Francine rivers
349. Whiteout by ken follett
350. Dragon’s pawn by carol l. dennis
351.The Tower Treasure by franklin w. Dixon
352. The salt road by jane johnson
353. Buffalo girls by larry mcmurty
354. Aladdin and other Arabian Nights
355. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
356. With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George
357. PompeII by Robert Harris
358. Sword of Darkness by
359. Knight of Darkness by Kinley Macgregor
360. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
361. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
362. The Physick book of deliverance by katherine howe
363. No Safety in numbers by Dayna Lorentz
364. Roots by Alex Haley
365. Warlock by Wilbur Smith
366.The Trouble With Brides {The Bride Most Begrudingy,Courting Trouble,Deep In The Heart of Trouble}
367. The Difference Engine by William Gibson,Bruce Sterling
368. The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt
369. Empress by Shan Sa
370. Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George

Update/Bookhaul

So my rest of November plan did not happen. I started reading a bunch of other books and went on a vacation by ship. I got one book on my trip because I thought it would be a good idea to not bring a book on my vacation. So I spent good idle time being bored and not reading. I finally broke down and bought a book.
Mini Bookhaul
Fevre Dream
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
A little over 19% thoughts
My first feelings about the book was that it was okay.
I did not feel really pulled into the book.
It seemed like a mans book.
I am only reading this far without putting it down and picking up another book, because I have no other book to read.

So now that I am at home I can just put it down and pick up one of my other books.  It is easier to just say I do not know what I will do next. Just see what happens. Before I left on my trip I was reading Alyzon Whitestarr by Isobelle Carmody, and got to more than half of it. I been reading Anna Karenina for a while. I started reading Aztec which is very long but good so far.

343: Inkheart

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Review: I liked this book at first. It is trully a book for people who love books.That is the best part of this book when it is showing different aspects of books and reading. Every chapter had a qoute at the beginning to a childrens classic which really made me want to read children classics more.Unfortunately, maybe because I switched to audiobook for the rest of this reading journey my excitement went down as the story progressed. The awesome bookiness was still there to keep me but it was not enough. For one thing the characters did illogical things a lot for no aparent reason. Maybe it was because I was listening to it. But I really feel like something was missing or I missed something. Then the realization Halfway through the book that I do not remember that much. After that the conclusion that came to mind is that nothing really happened.None of the awesomeness of the premise went anywhere. Then came to ultimate conclusion that it is really forgettable.
At the beginning of the book I was thinking it is better than The Eyre Affair ( which it still is by far) who I did not like either. But at the end of both I just felt like something was missing.

The Rest of November

For the rest of November I will be reading The Thorn Birds and Tigana. Knowing my addiction to reading millions of books at a time. I will probably start another book. I am also listening to Inkheart, only six or seven hours left.

 I think this book cover is better than mine. I have the television series  cover which is okay. So far the book is cool.

  My cover looks just like this except has some wear and tear. It is good so far.
I do not want to give away any spoilers so my feelings are vague on both books.
My Chart of Reading Plan
Date Chapter
11/19 9
11/20 10
11/21 11
11/22 12
11/23 13
11/24 14
11/25 15
11/26 16
11/27 17
11/28 18
11/29 19 (The Thorn Birds ends here)
11/30 20