Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ On Deck...

THURSDAY THOUGHTS...



There used to be this great meme called Thursday 13, but the creators decided to stop it in December 2008 due to an illness in the family. We decided to continue on with our own version:



Edition #4:


THURSDAY THOUGHTS from THE BUMBLES -

Having just finished Edgar Sawtelle and halfway through Anna Karenina, Molly is in need of a break from the epics. Andy would just like Molly to take her nose out of a book now and then which she promises to do. Therefore, she would like to know, of the following selection of books from her To Read pile, what book you think she should read next (shhh - don't tell Andy)...

1. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World - Vicki Myron

2. Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky

3. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly New England Patriots: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping & Gut-wrenching Moments from New England Patriots History - Sean Glennon

4. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler

5. The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent

6. Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead - Saralee Rosenberg

7. Open Net - George Plimpton

8. Janeology - Karen Harrington

9. The Wordy Shipmates - Sarah Vowell

10. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

11. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind

12. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

13. A Well Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports - Brad Snyder


Keeping in the spirit of the original T13, the purpose of this post is to share some random thoughts from our lives each week with you so you continue to get to know us better. If you would like to do the same, leave a link to your blog post where you’ve shared your Thursday Thoughts or, if you don’t have a blog, share them in the comment section at the end of this post. Or just be a lurker - we don't mind. Some links of others like us still continuing the T13 tradition are here.

26 comments:

Adelle said...

We're on the same wavelength this week My T13 is my TBR list
Happy Reading!

Alice Audrey said...

Didn't you mention that library cat one before? It sounds interesting to me. Personally I'd avoid Bell Jar. Plath can be hard to take.

Alyce said...

I've heard good things about The Heretic's Daughter.

thornesworld said...

Hmmm. The Bell Jar is the only one that I know, so I'll have to give it a pitch. It's pretty heavy, but what do you expect from a suicidal poet? LOL

thornesworld said...

Okay, so 2 TT's for the price of one. Hehe.

Cindy said...

I would have a verry hard choice to make, not much help here, sorry!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I don't know all the titles, but based on what you've been reading, I would recommend Dewey. Its quick, its sweet, and you'll get a good cry at the end (but in a good way). I couldn't recommend Suite Francaise enough, but it is not light.

Brenda ND said...

Of this collection, I've only read the Bell Jar, but I'm always looking for something else to add to my to-read pile. Happy TT!

Betty said...

Oh, I vote for Perfume!! The subject matter is about murder, but the book itself, the writing, is so artistic.

My T13 today was stolen from your T13 last week! (I changed my mind again about posting last week.) =D

Uncle Steve said...

I second Betty. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. No question about it.

jeanjeanie said...

The only one of those I've read is The Bell Jar. I wouldn't read that one unless you're in the mood for something depressing.

Happy TT! I did one on both of my active blogs this week.

Paige Tyler said...

I'd got with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Book!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Nicola O. said...

Well, you're far more ambitious than I am. I can recommend Kiss of Demon King by Kresley Cole, but that looks a bit off your usual path, LOL.

Janet said...

I vote for #10 - Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

I read #11, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind. It was ok...

How did you like Edgar Sawtelle? It was one of my top 3 fav books of 2008 :-)

The Bumbles said...

So far, #1 Dewey is leading the way with 2 votes.

#12 Bell Jar had 2 yes and 2 no's to offset - seems that people like it but think it would be a little too dreary for me right now.

The only other multiple vote getter is #11 Perfume - 2 yes and 1 OK which seems to offset one of the yes. So back down to one.

Anybody else want to vote?

Vicki said...

From that list...Janeology would be my choice!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Any book about The Patriots will have to be good!

You'll love Dexter... the first book and the second were great! (Then it fell off a cliff.)

storyteller said...

I'm not going to be much help because the only one I've read is THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath and others have shared similar thoughts to my own.
Hugs and blessings,

Eaton Bennett said...

Oh gosh, I have not even heard of one of those books. Thanks for visiting my TT! :)

The Bumbles said...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I've put myself on the waiting list for Dewey. Since that I could take a while I will look for Dexter or Perfume when I return my current read next week. If all else fails, we own the Patriots book which can easily be interrupted when one of the others becomes available. I hope to get to all of these and more throughout the year!

colleen said...

I read the Bell Jar many years ago. Other than that none on the list here.

sherry said...

"Dewey!"

Betty said...

Hey, that's not fair! An OK for Perfume isn't a No, so it shouldn't offset one of the Yeses! I demand a recount! ;D

Lynn said...

I think Dewey the library cat sounds like a good choice. I haven't read it but have heard good things about it. The only one on your list I've read is #13, the Curt Flood book that was recommended by you :) I'm glad I read it, but it sounds like you need something light and bright after Anna Karenina, and A Well Paid Slave isn't light. I ordered Suite Francaise from the library a couple months back, but much to my chagrin, I discovered after it arrived that I'd clicked on the French version. I don't think my superb translation skills gleaned from high school French II would have been quite enough so that one, alas, is still unread.

FickleMinded said...

I'm thinking of buying the book of Chelsea Handler, I think she's funny. :)
Thursday13

ANovelMenagerie said...

This is totally SPOOKY! We both have a Monday's Movie MEME and a Thursday's Thoughts MEME! I'm trippin! My Thursday's Thoughts Meme is located at http://www.thursdaysthoughts.wordpress.com. It's a MEME with a give-a-way.

We're like twin brain sisters!