Well, I have a different
blog, but I figure I might as well sync it here, because... I don't know... whatever, I'm doing it anyway.
I just finished Life of Pi
by Yann Martel. It was... interesting. I'm not yet sure what to think of it -- the whole thing has to process.
Life of Pi
is my third finished book for the 2009 50 Books Challenge. I've also read The Average American Male
and Everything is… Continue
Added by KATY! on January 31, 2009 at 9:36am —
So, I'm going to start writing more blogs as requested. But I lack ideas. For now, I'll just recount a 'mission' given to me by John Green.
Back story (trust me, it's much more interesting this way):
John signed three copies of Paper Towns
for me in Columbus, two of which I mailed
to my closest Ning friends - Christian… Continue
Added by Jenn on January 30, 2009 at 1:00am —
[R] = re=read
midnight sun partial draft
6. Go Ask Alice
7. tales of Beedle the bard
9. Water for elephants
Added by Lanie on January 27, 2009 at 11:00pm —
This is a lengthy response to John's recent YouTube video about the state of the book industry. It really struck a chord with me, and I found the response space to be not nearly enough to fully explore my feelings. Here is a link
to the video in question.
Quite frankly, (and especially as someone who works in the book industry), I'm terrified by the current lack of respect for books. I have loved books… Continue
Added by Kristen on January 27, 2009 at 10:18pm —
Yes, I’m attempting the 50 books in a year challenge. Here’s my list so far, suggestions are more than welcome. Some of these are re-reads, I’ve decided that those count.
* = Re-reads
- Neil Gaiman
- Neil Gaiman
Franny & Zooey
- JD Salinger
- Neil Gaiman
5. Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
6. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
Added by Kelsey on January 27, 2009 at 10:00pm —
So, i've had my own blog for a few months now, and I'm really getting into it. I like the idea of getting more involved here, on the ning that's made of awesome, but it's too hard to write two blogs, so would it be okay to copy my one blog over to this blog?
I don't suppose there's a convenient way of linking the two, but what if I just "borrowed" (from myself) the blog posts that I really like?
So, if that's allowed/not allowed, leave me a comment!
I generally… Continue
Added by Laura on January 27, 2009 at 5:42pm —
Added by Deus Ex Machina on January 27, 2009 at 3:38am —
So I'm a linguistics/YA Lit Nerdfighter (YA Lit is Young Adult Literature...like John writes) and today, I was offered a big step in the YA Lit Nerdfighter ranks. I've been asked to present at a convention! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Its the OCTELA (Ohio Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts) Annual Conference and I get to do a presentation on YA Lit! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Ok, backstory
I was in this awesome class last year, Adolescent Literature, that was pretty much the coolest… Continue
Added by Cassie on January 26, 2009 at 5:46pm —
Added by Deus Ex Machina on January 24, 2009 at 1:12am —
I just finished The Red Necklace. So, here is my list so far:
1. The Princess and the Hound
3. Forever Princess
4. The Off Season
5. Princess of the Midnight Ball
6. My Fair Godmother
7. The Red Necklace
Next is "Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy".
Added by Mallory on January 22, 2009 at 2:48pm —
i found 87 little pieces of paper 2 days before new years so um now i'm going to read 87 books in 09 (old or new!)
1.paper towns by (guess who) john green
2.an abundance of katherines by (yet again) john green
3.artemis fowl the graphic novel based on the book by eoin colfer
4.artemis fowl by eoin colfer
5.artemis fowl the arctic incident by eoin colfer
6.artemis fowl the eternity code by eoin colfer
7.artemis fowl the opal deception by eoin… Continue
Added by The nerd who must not be named on January 22, 2009 at 10:50am —
Book 2: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox
Finished: January 21, 2009
Genre: Historical Fiction (YA)
Synopsis: It’s 1840. Jessie Bollier is living in New Orleans with his mother and sister, earning some pennies with occasional fife playing, when one evening, he is kidnapped and pressed into the crew of a slaver ship. This book tells the story of his journey to Africa to pick up a cargo of slaves for sail, and his encounters with the avaricious captain, the sadistic… Continue
Added by Matt G on January 21, 2009 at 9:56am —
I haven't been making much use of this blog lately. I've mostly been vlogging on YouTube. (I'm bandgeek8408 and vlogdriver for those who aren't aware. Shameless plug, I know. But back to the blog.) But I've decided to use this blog for one of my book reading projects.
I'm attempting, in the year 2009, to reread books that I have placed on my ambiguous "favorites" list. Some of them, like the subject of this review, have been placed there recently, but others have been on there for… Continue
Added by Matt G on January 18, 2009 at 2:18pm —
the pirate king - r. a. salvatore
watchmen - alan moore
the blue girl - charles de lint
*octavian nothing II - m.t. anderson
*the coming plague
*the book thief - markus zusak
Added by Elise on January 18, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I have a lot of projects going in 2009. It's almost silly.
I'm doing a photography project, a writing project, maybe another writing project, maybe a video project and now a book project.
Some people in Nerdfighteria have started a 50 book project. 50 books are more books than I've read in my life. My whole life. So I'm starting slower.
I'm starting with 12 books. That will be one book per month.
This ensures a few things. One. That I finish my goal.… Continue
Added by Austin on January 17, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Well, this seems to be a trend in recent Nerdfighter blogs, and being the literary fiend that I am, I'm jumping on that bandwagon as well. I am therefore going to list all the books that I read this year, in order by completion date. Hopefully I can remember to keep up with this.
*Edit: I've been reading a lot of picture books lately, mostly for library storytimes, but I've decided not to include those here because there are too many. I'm only including novels and graphic novels… Continue
Added by WhitneySkyWalker on January 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I'll be 24 years old this year and i love reading. I'm not going to bore you with excuses such as not having enough time or not being focussed enough, i just want to read more. Inspired by the 50 book challenge 18.104.22.168 that some of you Nerdfighters are doing, i thought it would be a good idea to set myself a similar, and for me more realistic, goal: 24 books for 24 years. :)
Here is my list:
•1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger • Finished: january 12 (ENG)
•2. The… Continue
Added by Dory on January 15, 2009 at 6:00am —
I'm taking up Allison in Wonderland's 50 Book Challenge 22.214.171.124
I got off to a good start, but I was on vacation, so I hope I can keep it up now I'm back at work... I don't plan my reading at all, so here is all I have so far:
1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon (finished & very highly recommended!)
2. The Dark Bride -… Continue
Added by Nephtys80 on January 13, 2009 at 10:26am —
My twin sister isn't one a person whom you expect to join an online book club. I mean, she's a football manager, is obsessed with Kathy van Zealzand and Dooney and Burke purses, and shops at American Eagle frequently. Yet, she did. Sure, her books are like "The Clique" and "Gossip Girl", but she's reading.
I became aware of this fact after my mom told me about it. My mom was on my and my sister's laptop. She went to something on our bookmarks (she was looking for a bulldog website… Continue
Added by Mallory on January 11, 2009 at 10:09am —
This is just a place to keep track of the books I have read so far for this challenge. Suggestions are always welcome but priority goes to my books-to-be-read-I-mean-seriously-how-long-have-you-had-that list.
1. An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green
by Scott Westerfeld
3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes
by Maureen Johnson
by Scott Westerfeld
5. Let it Snow
by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren… Continue
Added by Kirsten on January 11, 2009 at 9:00am —