Ever-higher TBR Pile - 2012 thru 2015

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murraymint11
Joined: 06 Dec 2005, 19:42

01 Feb 2012, 09:20 #1

So far for 2012 I've amassed:
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Invisible Ones
The Sisters Brothers
Into The Darkest Corner
The Birthday Boys (for F2F Group)
Afterwards
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wernoclue
Joined: 03 Feb 2005, 01:08

01 Feb 2012, 20:20 #2

I've added several books to my shelves recently but the one I'm most looking forward to is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Since I bought it my local indie has listed it as a V.I. B. (Very Impressive Book) and it's gotten several good reviews. (Which, we all know, isn't always a good thing! LOL)
Karen
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more” – Patricia A. McKillip
  
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sthurner.bookchatcentral
Joined: 30 Oct 2008, 20:10

02 Feb 2012, 00:43 #3

A month or so ago a friend loaned me book and set of CDs that are conversations between Jackie Kennedy and Arthur Schlesinger. I didn't know if I'd want to read them, but today I drove a 35 minute trip to my hometown to research dead ancestors, and had the first CD in the player. I'm afraid I am hooked. It's fascinating to hear her voice, her hesitations, emphasis, everything. There are six more CDs - I may have to travel more to scour microfilm and walk cemeteries, just to be able to drive and listen to these insights into the Kennedy White House.
Currently reading: Before the Fall
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wernoclue
Joined: 03 Feb 2005, 01:08

02 Feb 2012, 01:53 #4

Ah, I've seen that for sale at Costco, Sherry, and been mighty tempted.
Karen
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more” – Patricia A. McKillip
  
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riverblue
Joined: 21 Nov 2002, 10:08

02 Feb 2012, 09:29 #5

Karen, I've seen good reviews of "The Snow Child" and it's on my list to get hold of. I'd love to hear what you think of it.
Barb
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Olle
Joined: 26 Aug 2004, 01:39

05 Feb 2012, 02:05 #6

Snagged from the library:



Nevada Barr "The Rope" which purports to tell an early Anna story. That's all I gleaned from the blurb before I closed the cover.



CJ Box "Back of Beyond" and I'm not an uberfan of this series, but like the location (Wyoming). We'll see how this one goes.
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wernoclue
Joined: 03 Feb 2005, 01:08

07 Feb 2012, 15:40 #7

As usual, too many from the library on my pile -- and these are due by the end of the week! With long waiting lists so I can't renew!



The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (I'll finish this today)

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

I am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

The Gendarme by Mark Mustian (this one I can probably renew)
Karen
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more” – Patricia A. McKillip
  
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murraymint11
Joined: 06 Dec 2005, 19:42

14 Feb 2012, 17:57 #8

Yay! My copy of Trick of The Light arrived from Amazon this morning!



Also, took the train up to London, and spent the WHOLE DAY in the largest bookstore in Europe - Waterstone's in Piccadilly. Hours of happy browsing, and lunch in the 5th view cafe - on the 5th floor!



Waterstone's Piccadilly



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Olle
Joined: 26 Aug 2004, 01:39

14 Feb 2012, 19:38 #9

wow Jane, what a shop. is it overwhelming when you're there? too much to see? how was the food?
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Blanchard
Joined: 21 Nov 2002, 13:10

14 Feb 2012, 20:41 #10

Wow! That's one huge bookstore! I saw a mention of six floors; is that the height or is it higher?
Betsy
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