Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Picks

There are so many great possibilities for this challenge! Because the rules allow me to choose the number of books I read, I've decided to list all the titles I'd like to read - and then we'll see how far I get!

Note: I will be cross-listing my "In Their Shoes" picks with the Triple 8 Challenge (in - surprise, surprise - my "In Their Shoes" category). Because I have to read eight books in each category to complete that challenge, I am committed to read at least eight of these titles in 2008.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Athena's List

Hello, here's my preliminary list, and I'm still open to suggestions of course. I've been on keen on memoirs and biographies before, but it's been awhile since I've read a lot of them. I blog at aquatique,net. Good luck everyone!

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
William Shakespeare or Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
No Reservations: around the world on an empty stomach by Anthony Bourdain
Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832 by Stella Tillyard
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jumping The Gun

I posted a review of James Tiptree: The Double Life Of Alice B. Sheldon at my blog. If you haven't finalized your list yet, please consider adding this one. If you HAVE finalized your list, sneak it on. This is an excellent biography. No kidding.

This was on my list (coming soon!) for the Challenge, and I truly meant to hold back from reading it until 2008, or at least the waning hours of 2007, but I just couldn't.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Kristina's List of Possibilites

Ok so here is my list and I'm hoping to get thru at least 6.....hopefully 8. There are a lot on this list that I really really would love to read, just to have read them. I'm probably going to change this list as new books come out, or my interests change...which happens quite a lot lol.

1. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia - Elizabeth Gilbert
2. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
3. Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife - Irene Spencer
4. It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life - Denise Jackson
5. You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Duane "Dog" Chapman
6. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Biography - Sidney Poiter
7. The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House - Nancy Gibbs
8. Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Antonia Fraser
9. The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith - Stephen Baldwin
10. My Paper Life - Tatum O'Neal
11. Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood - Teri Garr
12. Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination - Neal Gabler (2008)
13. Lucky Man - Michael J. Fox
14. Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir - Bich Minh Nguyen
15. The Brotherhoods: A True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia - Guy Lawson and William Oldham
16. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life - Steve Martin (Nov 2007)
17. His Bright Light - Danielle Steel
18. Mosaic - Amy Grant