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January 28, 2009



Wow...I haven't read any of these, but about half of them are also on my "want to read" list - which is of course, a constantly growing beast. ;)


Glad to see you are back at it. I haven't read any of these, either. Which likely comes as NO surprise to you! :)

Adelle Laudan

Nope, haven't read any of these. Happy reading & Happy T13!


Hmm, I guess we have something in common. I haven't read any of these either (smile).


I have read only 3 of them. Can't believe you haven't finished Dawkins yet. Funnily I mentioned his book on my own T13 list today. ;) I liked it for the most part, but he is a bit too radical for my taste.
"Life of Pi" was great. It's been quite a while since I read it, but it's still vivid in my mind, so it must be really memorable. The premise didn't sound too interesting to me at the time, but once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down again.
Finished "Blaze" just recently. Can't say that I was blown away, but I kind of liked it. Not King's usual stuff at all, just a story about a guy who kidnaps a baby. It even has a "kind of"-happy-end. ;)
Let me know what you think of Crichton's "Prey" once you get around to reading it. It's been on my "someday maybe"-list for a while. Not usually much of a Crichton fan, but that one sounds intriguing.

Matthew James Didier

Today, I've only beat you on two...

Life Of Pi - Had to read it after all the awards and reviews... and the CBC proclaiming it to be THE BESTEST BOOK EVAH! It was fairly good and enjoyable to read.

Prey - Just 'cuz. I wasn't in love with it, but it was still a decent read.


I NEED to read No Room For Secrets... I'm a huge fan of Lumley's and she is a fascinating woman.


Hi Nicholas!! Welcome back to TT! I'm glad to see you're participating in the new TT! =)

I've only read Life of Pi on your list, twice, and I can tell you I loved it both times! In fact, the second time more than the first!

The God Delusion is on my TBR too, it sounds like something I'd love. I'd really be interested to know what you think of it after you finish it.

Happy TT, Nicholas! Thanks for dropping by my blog!


I think I read Prey, but don't remember much about that good or bad LOL!

Brenda ND

I am looking for something new to read too.


life of pi is really really good. i read it four years ago and couldn't put it down. happy tt! :)

Janet F

I want to read Life Of Pi and Quicksand, Great list.


Some interesting ones on your list that I will have to add to my TBR list!!

Re: The quote on my TT.... Frank may have quoted Mae. ;)


hey! M missed TT! and I miss you too. :)
great list to start the new TT version. :)

Alice Audrey

Welcome back to TT!

Iris Johansen is good, but she tends to be very heavy on dialog and light on description.


I've read John Saul. Great author. Though I haven't read this book. I'll have to add it to my book list. Very intriguing book titles. You have a lot of reading to do. LOL!! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my place. Take care.


I'll join the throng saying that I've read Life of Pi. I liked it, but I don't remember LOVING it. It was certainly interesting.

I've not read the Dawkins book, but I've heard him a couple of times on the radio. He's generally a bit more extreme in his views than I am, but at heart, he's probably right in what he says.

Eaton Bennett

Iris Johansen is one of my favorite authors. I haven't read this one though.
Ha ha! I guess peoples with lots of snow might want some of our heat just like a little snow would be welcome right now.
The heat isn't as bad as the whining kids and that's the teenagers not the little ones. Thanks for visiting. Happy TT! :)


I've never read any of these either. They all look interesting though.

Thanks for stopping by mine :)


I have not read any of these books but after looking at your list, I added a few to my own list as well!! Every read Nelson Demile? The newer ones I am not so impressed with but I really liked Charm School.


Just bought Blaze by Stephen King for hubby who is a huge fan but have not read any of your others on the list.

Thanks for visiting my T13 and for your comments!

Tookie Tail

There are many interesting books you have listed that I'd love to add to my TBR list as well.
Thanks for stopping by my site!


Hey thanks for stopping by. Nice to "meecha!"


hmmm. I can't believe there is a RB/SK book I haven't read. Curiouser and curiouser. :-) Going hunting now Happy TT!
Veeery cute TT! Up with WoW in Thornesworld


Hey N! Long time no...

I think I'm the only person in the world who couldn't get in to Life of Pi. I started it twice but it didn't keep me.
I've read Iris, but not that one.
Enjoyed Prey, but not one of his best (may he rest in peace).
Haven't read John Saul since I was in my 20's. His uber-creepy stories used to keep me up into the wee hours reading. Suffer the Children anyone?
And I've read a Block and a Martini, but can't recall the names. Enjoyed them both, for what it's worth :)


Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday- I haven't read any of the books on your list (yet) although I have read most of Stephen King's books & highly recommend them all.


Life of Pi is on my pile as well - have heard good things from readers I trust. I like the sounds of that Burgler book though.

Melissa Multitasking Mama

We certainly don't have the same taste in books LOL! Happy reading though and thanks for stopping by my blog!


I'm quite curious to read No room secrets, now. Sadly, I have read none of these books, so I can give you no advice on the topic.


Your T 13 (which, by the way, I'm thrilled is back!) has come at a perfect time for me- as I'm laden up in bed with a pile of library books big enough to keep me sane over the 'contagious stage', your list will be closely scrutinized!

I have read Life of Pi and enjoyed it very much, although all the hype put me off a little as I prefer to go in cold turkey, without knowing anything about it. It was beautifully written though, not everyone cup of tea but should definitely have a taste.

As for Iris Johansen...I only discovered her last week and have just this very moment (well, 10 mins ago) finished Blind Alley. (I do like coincidences.) I really enjoyed it and will be reading more- in fact I have Stalemate right beside me. I love thrillers, the creepier the better; and tho' this wasn't that creepy, I enjoyed how she brought roman history into the present day. Her characters were very believable and I read it straight through.

The only thing I didn't like? I felt that she 'told me', rather than 'showed me' at times. But I recommend trying her...I'd be interested to know what you think.

bella :)

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