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When Tuesday Lists Attack

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. You might want to be careful of the list this week. I think I saw it foaming at the mouth. We might need to call Crocodile Dundee to help corral it.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham, so please join me for a discussion of the book on Friday, September 7, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles.

The Monday Game (a.k.a. A Book By Any Other Name) has begun anew. The number is lower this week, and the forfeit has changed. Stop by and check it out!

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’m reading along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – I need to spend more time reading this one.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – I’m a whole page further along.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – Barely looked at it this week.

Mental_Floss (Sept./Oct. ‘07) – I love this magazine.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 28th August 2007
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The Tuesday List Affair

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. I would like to take this moment to say that I don’t know anything about any stolen art. Or any cute Irish guys that might have stolen it. Just get that thought out of your head right now.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, so please join me for a discussion of the book on This Friday, August 24, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles.

Have you noticed that I have a different Monday Game this week? Why not check it out?

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’m reading along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – I like the way he thinks.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – A lot of blood has been shed in Scotland.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I’ve only managed one more page.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 21st August 2007
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George of the Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. This week I suppose that I should ask George not to run into the shelves. Although…what he’s doing swinging around on a vine in here I just don’t know.

I still haven’t managed to read Stardust by Neil Gaiman, but I did see the film. I have to tell you that I loved it. It’s the sort of film that leaves you feeling satisfied. Actually, I want to see it again, if only for Robert De Niro.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, so please join me for a discussion of the book on Friday, August 24, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’ve finished Chapter one for the read-along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – Chapter one was quite good.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – A lot of blood has been shed in Scotland.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I know. So very surprising that I’m reading this.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 14th August 2007
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Matrix: The Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. Well, this week we seem to be in the Matrix. So…look out for the Tasty Wheat or slow moving bullets.

Just for your information, The Bourne Ultimatum film does not resemble the book, but it’s good. The hand held camera isn’t quite as bad as last time. The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film was pretty well adapted, but the credits are booooooooring. Don’t bother sitting through those credits.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, so please join me for a discussion of the book this Friday: August 10, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’ve finished Chapter one for the read-along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – This one looks really interesting.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – Complete with MacBeth .

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I know. So very surprising that I’m reading this.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – I’m on the last page!

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 7th August 2007
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Cold Comfort Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. I’m not sure how it is possible to have a Cold Comfort Tuesday List…unless you refrained from microwaving it, I guess. So, please don’t go reheating this Tuesday List. It might explode and get grody stuff on the roof of your oven.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, so please join me for a discussion of this book on Friday: August 10, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time aroud. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski – An excellent book of poetry written around an interesting concept.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – Only a couple of pages left.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 31st July 2007
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Tuesday Lists are Forever

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. The title this week would seem to indicate that you will see these lists for quite some time. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we? I blame my lack of progress this week on the 7th Harry Potter Book. Yes, I’ve already finished it. (psst… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be featured on Cover to Cover soon.)

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, so please join me for a discussion of this book this Friday: July 27, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Historical mystery this time.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – Almost done!

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I set it down somewhere…and now I can’t find it. But I read a couple of pages first.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 24th July 2007
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The Tuesday List That Ate Cincinnati

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. Technically this week’s Tuesday List title comes from a silly song about a movie, but it sounded good to me. Especially since my list seems to be growing without anything getting finished. Not even the magazines. Sigh.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, so please join me for a discussion of this book on July 27, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Historical mystery this time.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – I’ve made it halfway through.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I already know a lot of these. Hmmm…now why would that be?

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 17th July 2007
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Some Like it Tuesday (List)

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. And yes, some do like it Tuesday. (Oh, how I amuse myself. It’s okay, you can just nod and smile. That’s what everyone else does.)

By the way, It’s Alive! My laptop, that is. Now with a new, improved hard drive that is twice the size of the last one. I wonder how long it will take me to fill it up…

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Sabriel by Garth Nix, so please join me for a discussion of this book on July 13, 2007 (this Friday.) If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Sabriel by Garth Nix – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. I love this dark Fantasy.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – I really need to catch up on my magazines.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I already know a lot of these. Hmmm…now why would that be?

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I’m still working my way through.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 10th July 2007
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On Her Majesty’s Secret Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. This week, the Tuesday List seems to be some royal secret. (*Shhhh!* Don’t tell anyone that I’m the Queen of Merevia.)

In sad news this week…my laptop died. This means that I had to kick my husband off of his computer to post this. Eeek. Oh, well. Apparently he should have the new hard drive installed soon. (Thanks, Honey!)

The next Cover to Cover book is Sabriel by Garth Nix, so please join me for a discussion of this book on July 13, 2007. You have an extra week to get through the book this time as I am actually taking a wee vacation next week. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Sabriel by Garth Nix – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. I love this dark Fantasy.

But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child – A picture book that I saw at work today. I looks good.

Collected Poems by T. S. Elliot – Some of his poems are really quite extraordinary. And they used one of them on an episode of Doctor Who!

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – This one is quite entertaining.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I read a whole two chapters after my laptop died.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 26th June 2007
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The Forbidden Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’sTuesday List. If it’s forbidden, shouldn’t reading it give you some sort of naughty thrill? No? Oh, well. I tried.

The next Cover to Cover book is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, so please join me for a discussion of this book on June 22, 2007 (that’s this Friday.) If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. Another A Book By Any Other Name challenge has begun this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. It’s quite interesting so far.

Collected Poems by T. S. Elliot – Some of his poems are really quite extraordinary.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – *grin*

Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time: A Reader’s Companion edited by Stephen Hawking – I managed a whole few more pages this week.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – So very sonic.

Posted on 19th June 2007
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