My Current “To be Read” (TBR) pile

Here’s what’s on my agenda for the next two months or so; probably in the order I’ll finish them.  As always, I’m accepting other recommendations…

1. The House Divides (I MUST finish this “Project: Civil War” book before the end of the month or I will be behind schedule for the first time this year)

2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – less than 200 pages to go on this one, and I will finally be done with the “Millenium Series” – at least until the ghost writing begins

3. At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream. – My book club’s June Selection.  I have to read this before our meeting on June 24th…  Better get hoppin’

4. Gulliver’s Travels – Part I down, Parts II – IV to go

5. A Prayer for Owen Meany – Just bought this about a week ago.  Have been wanting to read it for a long time.  Now, someone in my club has also added it to our “Bookshelf” (list of eligible picks – it may or may not get picked, but I want to read it anyway)

6. 100 Years of Solitude – Have been wanting to read this ever since I read Love in the Time of Cholera a few years ago

7. The Antiquary – Book 3 of my “Sir Walter Scott Project”

8. New Moon – Book 2 of the Twilight Saga; may or may not continue there.  Haven’t decided 100% yet, but probably will continue.

What about you?  What’s on your TBR list?  Have you read any of mine?  Thumbs up/down/neutral?  Would love to hear about it…

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Just bought another book via my nook® reader

I just downloaded Beastly by Alex Flinn.  I think I am going to make this my next read.  I need to read something ‘modern’ after trudging through Sir Walter Scott (but I still love ya, Wally!) the past few weeks.

Here’s the blurb from the B&N ebook overview:

“A beast. Not quite a wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way.  The place is New York City.  The time is now.  It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can  break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me.  Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you.  I’ll tell ou how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life.  And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly… beastly.”

This story is also coming out as a movie this summer.

The movie trailer reminded me somewhat of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (I’m working on a post on that book and hope to have it up soon…)