Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ BBAW...



Edition #45

Thirteen Things about THE BUMBLES -

and, in honor of the upcoming Book Blogger Appreciation Week, some of the books we have found or have come to love through book blogs...

1. The Help (fiction) by Kathryn Stockett (5 *'s) discovered on At Home With Books

2. The Wordy Shipmates (non-fiction) by Sarah Vowell (3 *'s) discovered on You've GOTTA Read This!

3. Three Day Road (historical fiction) by Joseph Boyden (4 *'s) discovered on Goodreads via the Constant Reader Group

4. Shelf Monkey (fiction) by Corey Redekop (3 *'s) discovered on A Season To Read

5. The Time Traveler's Wife (fiction) by Audrey Niffenegger (4 *'s) discovered on Goodreads via Donna @ From Little Acorns

6. Perfume - The Story of a Murderer (fiction) by Patrick Suskind (2 *'s) discovered on Betty's Books

7. The Book of Lost Things (fiction) by John Connolly (5 *'s) discovered on At Home With Books

8. Suite Francaise (historical fiction) by Irene Nemirovsky (5 *'s) discovered on Amazon and encouraged by Sandy @ You've GOTTA Read This!

9. Dewey: The Small Time Library Cat Who Touched The World (non-fiction) by Vicki Myron (3 *'s) discovered on Monniblog

10. Albert The Fix-It Man (kid-lit) by Janet Lord (4 *'s) discovered on Beth Fish Reads

11. Water for Elephants (fiction) by Sara Gruen (3 *'s) discovered in a newspaper review but encouraged and discussed in detail with Betty on Betty's Books

12. The Handmaid's Tale (fiction) by Margaret Atwood (5 *'s) discovered via Molly's Mom and discussed passionately in the You'll Love This One group on Goodreads created by Jenny at Sunny Sweet Pea

13. Pretty much ALL of our To Read titles come from the Teaser Tuesdays weekly meme brought to you by Miz B @ Should Be Reading - the reason our blog was created!!!


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is not only encouraged, it is part of being a Thursday Thirteener! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun!




23 comments:

Heather said...

The only one on your list I've read is The Handmaid's Tale,
but I have books 9 and 11 in my never-ending TBR pile.

I'm talking about Madison this week

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

I've only read the Time Traveler's Wife and really enjoyed it. I want to read the Dewey one after catching it on Teaser Tuesday this week. Maybe after I finish Little Women I can see about Dewey. It is the book that never ends. LOL

Alyce said...

I'm more than a little embarrassed to admit that I still haven't read The Book of Lost Things (which you discovered on my blog). Oops! Looks like I need to move it up the list, especially since it's been waiting almost a year now. The Handmaid's Tale is also sitting on my shelf waiting patiently.

Great list!

Candy Minx said...

Excellent idea for a TT list. Isn't it awesome how many books yoou can find out about through web sites and blogs. It's really cool. I haven't done a TT list in a long time, I've got to get back into the fun.

Sandy Nawrot said...

What a wonderful way to honor BBAW and the joy of a discovered book! I am personally thrilled if I can influence one person to read something I've enjoyed. What an excellent list! Thanks for the mention!

Paige Tyler said...

Sound interesting!

*hugs*
Paige

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

colleen said...

I don't know how bloggers find so much time to read. My reading has been cut way back to make way for writing.

jehara said...

i just finished reading Time Traveler's Wife last week. i really liked it. i have been an avid fan of margaret atwood since high school. she writes great dystopian fiction.

monnibo said...

What a great list of books! I didn't know you discovered Dewey on my blog! You must comment next time so I can visit you in return :) Good thing for GoogleAlerts

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great way to honor other blogs! I wish I kept such good records. It's hard enough to keep track just of the names of the books I've found through blogs!

becky68 said...

I'm taking notes, I've only read The Handmaid's Tale & Perfume from your list & I'm always looking for new books to check out.
Funny about Perfume, it's not a new book, I read it when it was first released in 1988, no one had heard of it then, now more than 20 years later I find it on many people's favorite book lists.

Jennifer said...

Ooooh! This list sounds good! I'm going to have to check some of these titles out, myself!

Calico Crazy said...

Cool list of books, lots of new reading for me to check out.

Calico Contemplations

life's journey said...

I like Handmaid's Tale...Happy T13.

Amanda said...

I absolutely loved The Time Traveler's Wife. It is such a beautifully written book. I can only imagine how hard it must have been to write it. Very cool list. =)

jillconyers said...

I've read a few of these. I'm always looking for good reads so i added a few of these to my B&N list.

Nicholas said...

Embarrassed to say I haven't read any of those.

shopannies said...

great list of books my friend could definetly use your help when she was looking for great book to read

Alice Audrey said...

Great list. Makes me want to bookmark this post.

Beth F said...

Really great list of books. I've wanted to read the the Wordy Shipmates ever since I saw it on Sandy's blog.

And I'm the last in the world to not have read Water for Elephants....

So pleased to see Albert made your list.

Sarah said...

I havent read any of these book,s but now you have suggested them i think i might have to :) great list!

The Gal Herself said...

Ah, The Dewkster! He was quite a cat, wasn't he? I keep hearing good things about The Time Traveler's Wife. Someday, when I make a dent in this TBR pile, I'll pick it up.

Jules said...

I've read the Handmaids Tale, Time Traveller's Wife and Suite Francaise and loved all three.

I've been meaning to read Perfume, Water For Elephants and Dewey. All are ones I've found so many great reviews from, which is why I want to check them out.