Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Finally posting my TBR list....

I'm off to a slow start, but at least I'm not the only one! Here are my picks:

1. From Historia's list, 84 Charing Cross Road, because ages ago when I worked at the library Elaine told me I'd love it.

2. From Becky's list, These Happy Golden Years, even though I did read it a long time ago. This will be an excellent excuse to listen to Cherry Jones read the audio edition. Besides, this time I will read in the context of Beckiness. ;)

3. From Little Willow's list, The Neverending Story, because I've only seen the movie.

4. From Wendy's list, The Borrowers, because in anticipation of choice #5, I'm going to need a shortie, and it just seems like someone who sells children's books ought to be someone who has read The Borrowers.

5. And even though I know darn well I will live to regret this, my final pick is the very enormous A Short History of Nearly Everything from Raidergirl3's list, because I've had it on my shelf for at least two years now and I'm tired of feeling guilty every time I see it.

Plus, if I get really ambitious, I'll read Jane Eyre (Kathrin's list) because my Aunt Wanda gave me a copy at least ten years ago and I'm very embarrassed to admit that I Still. Haven't. Read. It. (But don't feel bad, Aunt Wanda -- Uncle Bob gave me The Hobbit when I was 13 and I didn't read it until after he died.)


valentina said...

Happy reading!But don't leave Jane Eyre lying there unread for too long!

Keetha said...

84 Charing Cross Road has been on my TBR list forever! I can't wait to hear about it!

raidergirl3 said...

Good luck with the 'short' history of everything. There are definite divisions in the book - geology, chemistry, biology, etc, so it would be easy to read chunks at a time.
I am reading Jane Eyre right now and really enjoying it. I thought it would be like Pride and Prejudice, but it feels more like Anne of GG to me. Not really the same, but same feel?

Madame Rubies said...

I am reading Jane Eyre right now. I am head over heels in love.

Kathrin said...

Oh Sarah, I just read your post and realized that the link goes to my old blog :) Thanks!