Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bookcase status

One thing I'm trying to control about my reading habit is succumbing to the temptation of buying more books than I can carry in my luggage when it's time to move to a permanent place. The bookcase I got is space-limited, city-ish. My hoarder instinct makes it a major object in my daydreams: ship the contents home when I'm finally through with Bangkok.

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These are book(s) in my bookcase I read:

...devour more like
1. Harry Potter 1-7 by JK Rowling

passage by passage
2. A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

in less than 4 hours
3. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

to satisfy my curiosity
4. Empty Promises Vol. 7 and other true cases by Ann Rule

to pass the time away
5. Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Story by Wendy Leigh

for entertainment
6. The Complete Neurotic by Charles A. Monagan
7. You Don't Say I forgot the author but it's about identifying people who should be credited for famous quotations we know, like some of Shakespeare's lines we think are his but they can actually be traced back to someone else before him
8. Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do by Kate White

as insomnia pills
9. Compendiums of Bronte and Austen novels
10. Short Stories from the 19th Century compiled and introduced by David Stuart Davies

because it's necessary and I enjoy them at the same time
11. How to Negotiate Anything with Anyone Anywhere Around the World by Frank L. Acuff; Communication Research Measures edited by Rubin, R.B., Palmgreen, P. & Sypher, H.E.; Anthropology: exploration of human diversity (international edition) by C.P. Kottak

and these are books I'm reviewing for a cousin's 8-year old bookworm son
12. Jesus in Blue Jeans by Laurie Beth Jones
13. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex by Contact Publishing


  1. I really liked the Harry Potter books. I've never read the Da Vinci Code. I think everyone else in the world has going by the sales numbers. :)

  2. Excellent books. Number 8 sounds especially interesting :) All I have in my bookcase are manuals LOL :)

  3. Actually I like Anne Rule :) Interesting list, I will have to check out some I have not heard of before.

    Here is my Thursday 13

    Hope you can drop by and say hello!


  4. I've only read one on your list...that's the Da Vinci Code...but this Jesus in Blue Jeans sounds intriguing. Is it good?

    Here is my T-13 Notable Irish
    [scroll down below my Thursday 13]

  5. Interesting list--I've read the Harry Potter books and Anne Frank's tales from the annexe--oh and the DaVinci Code (didn't care for that one). We're alike in that I hoard books too!

  6. Although I don't have as serious a storage/space problem, I do have a problem giving them up when new ones come in the door, something has to go out. Great list.

  7. Jesus in Blue Jeans sounds interesting.

  8. I agree with Thom...again...

  9. Thanks so much for your recent post and for mentioning my book Jesus in Blue Jeans. Blessings on your path. Laurie Beth Jones

  10. I have HP on my bookshelf too. I want to re-read them this year before the final movie comes out.

    I just finished reading The Curse of the Good Girl. Your book about Gutsy Girls sounds interesting and along similar lines.

  11. Good luck with the books vs. space problem. I know whereof you speak.

    And Harry Potter. Totally agree.


  12. I really want to have a book exchange party. I love that idea.
    That's quite the diverse selection of reading. Enjoy!
    Happy T13!

  13. Shelley, I haven't read DaVinci yet, either -- although there's a copy on the TBR mountains.

  14. Great choice....
    my last book was Da Vinci Code !!



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