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May 07, 2008



I read His Way quite awhile ago, but the rest are all new to me. Happy TT and have a great rest of the week!


Very clever idea for a list! I've never read any on this week's list, but I do have The Handmaid's Tale on my shelf - that's an H ;-).

Hootin' Anni

I am not sure now if I know I'm doing my complaining correctly. Hmmmmmmm.

Come on over and view my 13 this week. We both have a Heinz mixture --we're both on #57


Glad to see King on the list. Although this one isn't a horror collection, he's the best horror writer since the master, Poe.


I've not read one of them!

I had a friend email a piece of historical trivia that might make an excellent horror story - as in H is for Horror?

The Pink Flamingo


How to be an alien is calling my name. How to get a spaceship is the sequel, I hope.

Ann Bruce

I adore Westlake! His Dortmunder series is so comedic.

On a Limb with Claudia

I think there should be an O level for 'how to complain' - don't you?

Chelle Y.

I am curious. How many books do you read a week?

I am not linked yet because it won't "accept" me any more. It has not the last three weeks. I do not know what is wrong.


“How To Be An Alien” sounds like a funny little book...I'd like to read that!

The Gal Herself

I read His Way (I hadn't known much about Dolly Sinatra before that book) and am happy to see you included Donald Westlake (again). Loved The Hot Rock ("Afghanistan bananastand") also wonder why he hasn't had more commercial success. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Adelle Laudan

I haven't read any of these. You must have quite the book collection. Happy T13!


Hearts in Atlantis is on my TBR pile. Happy TT.

Susan Helene Gottfried

I read the Hook last fall and loved it. Westlake's wonderful.

The others... many are new to me. *sigh* So much for getting my wishlist under control...

Linda R. Moore

I've read Hearts in Atlantis, but didn't think much to it. The others...nope.

I have three TTs this week: (scroll back a bit)
what to do when your battery explodes
13 favorite pics from April-- pick one!
13 favorite historic landmarks in April


I don't know any of them! I'm too lazy to go look downstairs to see if I have any starting with H. Oh...but over here on my nightstand is "How to Make Money in Stocks." I should probably read that.


Well, I havent read any of those books either. At least we had one book in common that we both loved:) Happy TT my friend. I hope all is wonderful in your world.

Alice Audrey

Yep, that's a mixed bag.


I have never read a single one of those, but imagine I would enjoy His Way. How to Complain looks interesting by the cover art alone!

Happy TT - I am tiring of the alphabet theme, but I vowed to make it through, I'm up to N

Wylie Kinson

Oh my... I believe this is the first time I've not read one book on your list! **hangs head in shame**

Amy Shipp

Great list! I need to read the one called "How to Complain"
Is your WIP on WWI your first book? Way to go! I want to write a book.... :D


I need to get the Alien one. It strikes me as a book that would make me chuckle. I'll have to give the Holocaust title to my daughter who reads anything about it that she can get her hands on.

Once again, you've got a great list, Nicholas! Have a great time on vacation!

Em Dy

My favorite books that start with the letter H are the Harry Potter series.


That's alot of books Nicholas!
You should take a few on the plane with you lol

I love Stephen King Books, and Dean Koontz as well.

It was my great blogging friend Tammy at Mom Knows Everything that hopped over from my place. Shes such a sweetie.

Happy Thursday!


I just LUV Donald Westlake, and "The Hook" is prob'ly one of my favorite titles by him! (I prefer the stand-alones to his Mortimer series, actually)

Great list, as always!
Happy Reading,


Wow--there isn't one on the list that I've read. I don't think that's happened before. I'm intrigued by the Westlake book--I'll have to check it out.


I would love to read "How to Complain!!" LOL...sounds interesting, nevertheless... I went to Stephen King's house for Halloween when we lived in Maine-- but I've never read any of his books. Happy TT!


I am probably going to have to buy Hostile Witness. That has become my kind of read. I am wondering if you have read Harlan Coben and what you think of his books if you have.

Have a great Thursday!


Daily Mish Mash

I haven't read any of these yet, but I wouldn't mind reading The Hook or Hearts in Atlantis. They both sound interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!


You never seem to run out of books. Do you have shelves covering every wall of your home? If so, I am jealous.
I was surfing the internet the other day and came across a hotel that was built to be a library. The rooms were arranged according to the dewey decimal system and each room held a great collection of books by theme. Sounded wonderful to me! Doesn't seem like you'd need to leave home to have a library vacation though. :-)


you own more books than i do!


The only one on today’s list that I’ve read is Hearts in Atlantis … but I’m intrigued by How to Complain and might see if my local used book pusher can find me a copy ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


Great list Nicholas. I'll have to check some of these out... Happy TT!


I am mightily impressed by your personal library, and quite intrigued by the How to Complain book.

Thanks for stopping by my TT.


I envy you! Blogging AND still have time to read all these books? Great list, I wish I had more time to read though, there are a couple of books there that would interest me!


I want to learn "How to complain" properly. It sounds like a fun book.

Happy TT!

Sandy M

Never read any of those... great list though.


Great list...but I have a completely different opinion of "Hearts in Atlantis" - the Vietnam references annoy me, but the underlying story of the ties between childhood friends kept me hooked.


interesting list!


I think Hearts in Atlantis is the only one of those I've heard of before, though I can't say I've read it. I've only read Night Shift, Pet Cemetary, the Dead Zone and The Eye of the Dragon by King. How to be an Alien did give me a giggle, and made Sting's song Englishman in New York come to mind... "I don't drink coffee, I'll take my dear... I like my toast done on one side..." One of my favorites by him, though I have many. ;)


I'm often amazed with the systems and rules you set for yourself to come up with these lists. Very creative.

Joyce T.

Hunt Royal, The House of War and H.M.S. Ulysses all sound like books I'd enjoy. Good idea for a post.


~ Very interesting list ~


Very intereting of "H" titles you got there :)

I think that “The House Of War” by CATHERINE GAVIN sound interesting, I might check that one out and read it :)

Happy TTs and I hope you have a good weekend ahead :)


I haven't read any of these books, but they all sound good.

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