Tuesday, December 19, 2006

FIRC update

:-( I'm afraid I have come to the conclusion that there is no chance I will be able to read the missing books for the FIRC challenge until Dec 21 :-( It is a sad thing, this, but maybe next year I'm not as busy and my life is not as hectic as the past months have been. Then I'd love to join in again...

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

2007 TBR Challenge

I decided to take part in mizbooks' 2007 TBR Challenge and so I checked my TBR list for 12 books I want to read between January 1 and December 31 in 2007.

List of books I want to read:

01. Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity Digs In
02. Enid Blyton - Malory Towers omnibus 5 or 6 (depends on whether I'll read 5 in Dec 06 or not)
03. Harlan Coben - Drop Shot
04. Theodor Fontane - Frau Jenny Treibel (German classic)
05. P.J. Tracy - Dead Run
06. Stephanie Barron - Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
07. J.D. Robb - Naked In Death
08. Tamar Myers - The Ming & I
09. Ann Brashares - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
10. Janet Evanovich - Seven Up
11. Julia Spencer-Fleming - In The Bleak Midwinter
12. Anita Shreve - Light On Snow
13. Jayne Anne Krentz - Hidden Talents

I picked thirteen books, in hopes to finish them all. I may put one on hold as extra credit before December 31, 2006, though.

ticker update

I thought it was time to update my tickers so that they fit the current status:

FIRC update

I'm still reading L'Ombre Sur Montparnasse, but I finished a few books, so it really is ime for me to update my FIRC info.

My up-to-date list of books to read till December 21, 2006 is:

want to's:

L'Ombre Sur Montparnasse
Sue Grafton: C is for Corpse
Cameron West: First Person Plural
Laurell K. Hamilton: The Laughing Corpse

extra credit:

Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita In Tehran
Jeanne Ray: Julie and Romeo
Meryl Sawyer: Lady Killer

Right now I'm reading some other books, but I hope to get to C Is For Corpse soon and to get back into L'Ombre Sur Montparnasse soon. As my French course starts on Thursday, I should have good chances for L'Ombre as it could be a nice way to have some French in my life more constantly...


Maria Beaumont - Mis(s)Fit; 426 pages (F)

If a book ever didn't hold up to expectations for me, this is one! I already read Marsha Mellow & Me a while ago and totally loved that one, but Mis(s)Fit was a huge disappointment. It just wasn't worth my time :-( Lucky for me, I had borrowed this book from a friend, so I just gave it back to her. I don't even know what the story actually was about. All I remember is a half-Greek woman living in London who is single, still lives with her parents and works at a fitness studio.