January 4, 2012

New Year, New Book Challenge


A New Year, A Fresh Challenge --nice and simple!

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11 comments:

  1. The Mom here!

    My first book of 2012 is a juicy hardcover full of bookish fun. Books: A Living History by Martyn Lyons just posted a photo --click here to check it out or to post a photo of what you are reading on our Facebook page!

    Happy 2012!!!

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  2. The Little Sister here:

    My first book, mom is reading to me

    Geronimo Stilton The Secret of Cacklefur Castle FUN!!!

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  3. Laura L3:03 PM

    Gods & Generals by Jeff Shaara...I've been on a Civil War binge, mixing up historical accounts with historical fiction.
    Gods & Generals views the war from the (fictionalized) personal viewpoints of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and other commanders from both sides of the fence.

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  4. My first read of the year was Stephen King's 11/22/63 :-) brilliant

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  5. One click : Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

    A book about another company, like Apple or Google, that changed the world as we know it.

    Happy 2012!

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  6. i just read The Best Book, entitled Cloak, by James Gough. Move over, Rowling and Riordan!! This was one of the best YA books I've EVER read!!

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  7. Just Kids by Patti Smith. Yeah, the hard-rockin' 2011 RockHall inductee. THAT Patti Smith. A present from Daughter M, it has the holiest beginning of any book I've read. Wow!

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  8. I'm reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. It's for my book group. I read it many years ago, when it first came out, so this is my second go-round with it. I have to say, it's a dazzling display of writerly skill and storytelling, but there's something about it that's wearing me down. Not just because it's long. Partly, I think, because of the tone. It's satirical, I suppose. But I think it's that Franzen doesn't seem to have compassion for his characters. There's something, maybe, cold about it. And then being a writer myself, I begin to feel that I could never even come close to the bravura of his performance, so . . . that's the start of 2012 for me.

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  9. clinestar12:03 PM

    My first book for the year was Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce. On a bit of an Aberystwyth kick atm - just read the other two I hadn't come across as well: From Aberystwyth With Love, The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still. Simply brilliant. Of course if you know anything about Wales or are a fan of writers such as Jasper Fforde, then you'll love them too :)

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  10. My first read was a comic poetry books called "Haiku for the Single Girl" by Beth Griffenhagen. Very funny if you are currently single or remember being single. :) I have a book review coming up for it soon.

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  11. My first books of 2012 are Hunger Games and The Paris Wife (a sister book with Hemmingway's "A Moveable Feast"). Looking for some good inspiration. Thanks Books for Walls! Love.

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