From The Stacks

A lot has happened since my last post.

I need to admit full disclosure: I went to work for a publishing company, which technically, makes me one of them. I am an editor, but I'm working with already-published-books, deploying them onto a popular website. (The company owns all the content rights.) This will not affect my judgment, the reviews, or my desire to post about book publishing.

And, I've been reading. A lot (see below). It's the time of year when I hunker down and read all the books that have been sent to me before my deadline passes, which is early next week. So, that's why there's been an interruption in the news and views of BookADay and I will soon return regularly.

I got tagged by Karen and it's a fun one about books, so I thought I'd post it here. Feel free to post your own.

Meme instructions (I modified slightly): Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you might read, cross out the ones you won’t, put astericks by the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
*The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
*The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
*The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
*To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
*The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

(His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman)
*Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
*Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
*1984 - George Orwell
*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
*One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
*Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
*Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut

Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
*Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer - William Gibson
(Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson)
(The Secret History - Donna Tartt)
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
*Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
*Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
(The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
*The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
*Dune - Frank Herbert

So, play nice until next time. Also, I'm currently searching for nice quotes. Anyone have any?

Currently Reading:

The Litigators, Pg. 16

2006 Books Completed (in no particular order):

1. Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife, 288 pages
2. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, 272 pages
3. The iTetralogy, 365 pages
4. The March of the Frozen Martyrs, 404 pages
5. Noble Vision, 338 pages
6. Abrasoka, 197 pages
7. Athena's Forum, 329 pages
8. The Champion Maker, 270 pages
9. Cryptid: the Lost Legacy of Lewis & Clark, 299 pages
10. DiVerse, 123 pages
11. Letters to Allie, 178 pages
12. Liars Dice, 364 pages
13. A Castle in Romagna, 103 pages
14. Nocturne, 379 pages
15. Rocks That Float, 282 pages
16. The March of the Frozen Martyrs, 391 pages
18. The Time Keeper, 235 pages
19. Gardening Made Easy
20. Organize Your Closet
21. Beyond Business Casual, 192 pages
22. Real Style, 192 pages
23. What Should I Wear? Dressing For All Occasions
24. Before You Put That On, 384 pages
25. How to Gain The Professional Edge: Achieve the Personal & Professional
Image You Want, 155 pages
26. Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers, 288 pages

No links on that one, it's a lot of coding.

Total Approximate Pages Read: 5,537

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