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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Friday...Blog hops 10/7/11

TGIF, hosted by GReads, question of the week:
How big is your pile? Which book keeps getting pushed down the stack, but you keep meaning to read it?

I have the ability on my library catolog to create personal and public resource lists.  When I find a book I want to read, if it is in my library,  I add it to my personal "I want to read list." I currently have 45 books on that list that I really want to read someday but most of them keep getting shoved off to the side in favor of the "popular" books of the day. Eight of these books have been on the virtual "pile" for a long time:
  • The Radioactive Boy Scout: the frightening true story of the whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactor by Ken Silverstein*
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers*
  • The Burn Journal by Brent Runyon*
  • A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  • The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whelan Turner

Quite a diverse list, if I do say so myself.  *Books are nonfiction.  I wonder if there is a correlation between that and continually getting shoved to the bottom of the pile?  Hmmm.....


Follow Friday hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
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Q.If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

Easy answer: Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice or Emma Woodhouse in Emma both by Jane Austen.


  1. Old follower, just saying hello and hopping through. i like that so far that I'm seeing so many different answers to the question. Come visit me as well.

  2. Great answer! Jane Austen definitely has great characters!

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  3. Radioactive Boy Scout is a fabulous title. I definitely want to look it up.
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  4. I would love to be Elizabeth too, just for Mr. Darcy! And because Lizzie is just a fantastically outspoken independent and strong woman!

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  5. Ahhh, yes, I definitely keep putting books aside for the more recent ones. I definitely need to change that. I haven't read it in a few year, but Dessen's Dreamland was great.

    Happy weekend!

  6. anything by sarah dessen keeps getting put to the back of my to read list. i haven't ever read anything by her!

  7. Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great choice :)

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    Have a nice weekend, Sharon

  8. Ooo, Elizabeth Bennet is a great choice :-)

  9. I chose Elizabeth Bennett as one of my choices also, she's a great character!

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  10. I'd definitely love to be Elizabeth. Great choice!

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  11. Hopping through. A great pick. New Follower.

  12. The Dave Eggers book is really good, but it takes some time to read. It's worth it, though.

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  13. I've been meaning to read Dreamland as well, but I keep putting it off because there are so many new books coming out that distract me!

  14. North of Beautiful is on my TBR shelf. Daughter read it, but doesn't count for me.

  15. Only 45 books? I wish I only had 45 books, lol. I have over 900 on my "I want to read list." I don't think I'm going to get to them all before I die.

  16. I love these books! Awesome choices.
    New follower.
    Thanks <3,

  17. I love the title of this book: "The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things". LOL. Totally sounds like something I'd like to read. I do the same thing you do, things I personally want to read keep getting shoved in favor of the popular books of the day. I want to get to them so bad though, but there's so many hours in the day.

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  18. thanks for stopping by and following :) I'm a new follower :)

  19. I also picked Lizzie and Emma. :)


  20. Oh Mr Darcy! I think I may just be able to put up with Mrs Bennet if it meant I got the delicious Darcy out of it. But only just!

    I picked Veronica Hobbs from the Newbury and Hobbs series by George Mann, awesome steampunking adventure! And Sir Maurice Newbury is broodingly yum

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  21. A kid who built a nuclear reactor? Seriously? I'd like to read about that one...

    Sorry for being late, had a very busy weekend. I see on the sidebar you liked HHGTTG. Sw33t! Glad to know the classics still get respect. ^_^

    Shooting for the Moon


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