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October 15, 2008



I haven't read A Place of Execution, but I enjoyed the recent dramatisation on TV.


Yay! Asterix. I'd never heard of him before meeting my DH. See all the fun us poor Ahmurrican kids miss? Great list, Nicholas!

The Gal Herself

Yeah, yeah, so I read Duddy Kravitz. But that's not why I'm excited. CODEX will come in very handy at Scrabble!


creative list,I wanna read The Codex.


What a great list of books. I'll have to remember this next time I play scrabble. I just love that game. Happy TT and thanks for sharing.

SJ Reidhead

I've read the Codex and Stargazey.

The Pink Flamingo


Interesting and Creative.

Lori, you Ive noticed you have issues with my last 2 posts...wanna brawl?? lol....Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

Ann Bruce

Hmm...I'm interested in reading Outfoxed.


Now, how did you come with all those?
Sad, I have not read any of those book:(
Happy T13

Adelle Laudan

I'm highly addicted to Scrabble, but sorry, I haven't read any of these titles. Clever list. Happy T13!

Nicole Austin

Another interesting book list. I've got to find more reading time somewhere!

Brenda ND

Again I've read none of these titles. Oh well, Happy TT anyway.


I love Douglas Preston.


I didn't realize that there was a book based on "Outfoxed". I own the DVD and found it to be very revealing. Because I like to get all perspectives, I do watch the Fox News Channel on occasion. However, it does get to be too much after awhile. I can imagine that any Republicans who watch MSNBC feel the same way.


Hrm. Perhaps the Codex, then the Code to Zero, since I've read Ken Follett before, then A place of execution just because it weaves the details of an actual crime into this story - I always love when it's more authentic details - and surprisingly enough: Asterix! And I have the most odd reason for that.... I never liked Asterix as a child/youth for some reason I can't pinpoint, so I'm curious to see what I think of it as an adult!


The Codex sounds like a fun read.


you go boy!

i have 13 of my fave jack handey deep thoughts!


Good to see Mordechai Richler on your list. Interesting starting point for a T13.

Hootin' Anni

I'm going to have to see if I can find one of the Asterisk's graphic 'novels'. They sound like fun reads. [I too continue to call them comic books!]

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my Thursday blog. You made my day!! Hope your day treats you well.


Are you reading all these? I remember seeing Duddy Kravitz at the movies in the early 70's. Played by Richard Dreyfus.


The only one I might have read is Code to Zero, and I'm not sure--I've read quite a few of Follett's, and they're not all here.


I haven't read any of those, but I did see the movie based on The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz...


I'm going to put "A Place Of Execution" on my own reading list! Sounds goodly :)


What a clever list! Too bad I can't use all these words in Scrabble. Love that game!


I love Asterix. I used to love reading those comics. I should check out a few from the library and reacquaint myself with his stories.

Happy TT!


I haven't read any of the books in your list but I've heard of some of them. I enjoy a good caper. Happy TT.

52 Faces

Ah, I always appreciate a literary one - and my best friend is a Scrabble addict!


Love your list! I've read pretty much all of Follet's books, including Code to Zero. I've read some of Douglas Preston. I'll have to check out Codex. I saw some interesting things in your side bar, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Matthew James Didier

I have to admit a certain amount of joy when you do a book list and many of the titles are already on my bookshelf... even Asterix And The Goths!


you might actually enjoy some of Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath or Of Mice and Men is a good place to start with him. As far as Daryl Hannah, well. We can agree to disagree ;).
Great list of books, there are a few in there I want to try and find!


Pretty creative! I never thought about it before, having the XYZ in the titles.


I haven't read any of these. I tried to read The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett but could not finish it. Interesting list. I'll have to check some of them out. Thanks for stopping by mine.


Happy TT and I like books by Ken Follett.


Even though I was an English major I never seem to be able to beat my dad at Scrabble. He's a math guy and a chess player, so while I'm trying to figure out how to spell "triskedekaphobia" on the board, he's calculating how to use his Q, X and Z on a triple word score to add up to 962 points and blow me out of the game.

Shannon H.

Ohhh what a great TT idea.


I don't remember the last time I read anything purely for the pleasure of a good read. It's been work-related or children's books now for years. Enjoyed your synopses immensely. Great TT!


See, I like getting those letters in scrabble, because I get more points!

Cindy Swanson

I love your novel (no pun intended! :)) ideas for books lists, Nicholas! This was another great one. Thanks for visiting my TT...have a great weekend!


I don't thing I've read any of these, but this is a great list. Thanks so much for sharing :-)


Um..I mean "think"...geesh..I need coffee


What a interesting theme! Great list! Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my place!

Wylie Kinson

I've always intended to read 'Kravitz'. Someday.
And I see on your sidebar that you've read Coben's 'Promise Me'. He's one of my fave authors, thought that particular book didn't grab me as some of his others. His latest 'The Woods' is a good read.


A wonderful list! I regret to say that I haven't read any though :( I need to beef up my reading list.

Diana M

WOW. What a list. I haven't read them but great list.


I'm sad to say that I haven't read a single one. But I need to hype up my reading. I'm falling behind and it looks like I might not read every book written by the end of my life.

I hope they have books in heaven!

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