Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #91

I'm stocking up on short fiction for the Read-a-thon on June 28. These are just a few that I have on the shelf right now. The last two are loaned by my niece, the rest are library books. There are more on the way from the library so I may not resist the temptation overcoming me as I handle the books while making this list to go ahead and start one.

Ummm. It is not that I expect to read thirteen or more books in 24 hours. I just like choices. Besides, I feel a fiction binge coming on. And since I struggled so hard with a long, complex novel recently I am going to treat myself to stories I can read in a day or two for awhile and the day of the Read-a-thon I am dedicating to fiction.



13 Short Novels in My Read-a-thon Pool

1. Keeper and Kid by Edward Hardy--294p
2. The Dangerous Age by Annette Williams Jaffee--171p
3. The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk--161p Recent Nobel Prize for Lit winner.
4. Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire--151p A children's chapter book by the author of Wicked and Son of a Witch
5. Mr. Spaceman by Robert Olen Butler--223
6. Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde--288p Yes, the movie starring Haley Joel Osment was based on this novel.
7. Earthquake Weather by Catherine Ryan Hyde--230p
8. Incantation by Alice Hoffman--166p
9. Foretelling by Alice Hoffman--167p
10. The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman--211p
11. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman--244p The book came before the movie! This will be a re-read for me which is quite rare for me and I may not actually re-read it. I think I was bit by nostalgia for the enchantment of the first reading when I sent for it.
12. Seven Tears Into the Sea by Terri Farley--279p Loaned to me by my 14 year old niece who has been begging me to read it for over a year.
13. Impulse by Elen Hopkins--666p A novel in verse. Also loaned to me by my niece about a year ago. And like The Historian, I started it once last fall and got distracted. Thanks to my niece I've read two other of Hopkins' verse novels: Crank and Burned. See my post about Hopkins' work here.

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12 tell me a story:

Chelle Y. 6/18/2008 3:49 PM  

I have never heard of any of those books. I just finished reading "The Pillars of the Earth." It was really good!

Susan Helene Gottfried 6/18/2008 5:14 PM  

Alice Hoffman's a great choice for this sort of thing. Easy to read in that it's pleasant and relatively effortless, but you get a great experience in terms of plot and characters.

Good luck with it! You know I'll be lurking!

SandyCarlson 6/18/2008 5:50 PM  

I'll take your recommendations with Susan's and give this author a try!

Melli 6/18/2008 5:54 PM  

Alice Hoffman is a great choice! You can't go wrong there! What is the Read-a-thon FOR?

Carol 6/18/2008 6:18 PM  

Hmmm...I don't suppose I've ever read any of those. I own The Historian, but have yet to begin.

So many books, so little time!

Maisie 6/18/2008 8:53 PM  

Oh boy. That's a lot of reading you have planned. Looks like you're well stocked for the read-a-thon. I haven't read any fun fiction in awhile. It's about time.

Hootin' Anni 6/19/2008 4:44 AM  

White Castle is awesome. At least I thought so.

My 13 is posted, come join me?
Happy Thursday.

Heather 6/19/2008 8:53 AM  

I remember enjoying Pay it Forward

Denise Patrick 6/19/2008 12:56 PM  

Good luck on the Read-A-Thon. It sounds like you have some fun and interesting books ready to go.

Happy TT!

marcia 6/19/2008 3:06 PM  

Good luck that sounds fun

Dewey 6/20/2008 9:05 AM  

I can't tell you how pleased I am that you pimped the readathon to the gigantic TT crowd! :)

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