Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bookmarks Magazine

March/April 2007
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
Signed Mata Hari by

May/ June 2007
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Death of a Red Heroine by qui Xiaolong M
Remainder by Tom McCarthy
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin M
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Axis of Time Trilogy by John Birmingham SF
Over Clocked by Cory Doctorow SF SS
Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart NF
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali NF

March/April 2007
The Accidental by Ali Smith
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge SF
The Quantum Zoo by Marcus Chown NF
Books About Books
House of Paper by Carlos Maria Dominguez
Ex-Libris by Ross King
Reading Diary by Alberto Manguel NF
Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books by Paul Collins NF
Ex-Libris by Ann Fadiman NF
Yellow Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

July/August 2005
Revenge by Stephen Fry
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

S =Scott
Nf = Nonfiction
SF = Science Fiction
M = Mystery

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Barnes & Noble Wish List

Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem
Nam-A-Rama, Phillip Jennings
The Priest of Blood (Vampyricon), Douglas Clegg
Thousand Years Good Prayers, Yiyun Li
Golden Boy, Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood, Martin Booth
Literacy and Longing in L.A., Jennifer Kaufman
The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein, Dorothy Hoobler
Orientalist, Tom Reiss
Here is Where We Meet, John Berger
Sea, John Banville
Counting Heads, David Marusek
Magus, John Fowles
Singularity, Bill DeSmedt
Birds without Wings, Louis de Bernieres
Le Colonial, Kien Nguyen

Friday, February 22, 2008

In the beginning

This blog has existed for a long time as a place to test different things before I tried them on the book club or food blog. Lately I have been reading lots of great blogs by avid readers and using Library Thing to keep track of books but have been searching for a way to keep my wish list of books on line so I can access them from anywhere. B & N's limit of 25 is just not adequate (even though I have 2 lists), I don't want to use Amazon (I am a B&N stockholder you know) and I don't want to mix up books I may want to consider reading with those I have read in my Library Thing library. Finally it dawned on me that all these great blogs that I read have wish lists on them and I could easily do the same thing with this. So after I dusted this old neglected blog off, picked a new format, brightened up the colors and added some sections - here it is my new place to keep track of books.

Moreover, I may even consider putting my book diary on line. I have kept a book diary for some time in which I write a page about each book I read, why I read it, what I thought about it etc. When our house got broken into last year one of the strangest things the thief took, in addition to a mold of my husbands teeth, was the book diary. Luckily I got it back but a thief couldn't easily steal a blog. Of course it could get whipped out by some cybernetic catastrophe. Hmmm. We'll see.