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When I started this place it was primarily for book reviews and thoughts on all things literary. Well the book reviews are still here, but somehow it's grown into a place for me and others to practice short fictional writing and of course a place where I can give my thoughts and opinions on virtually any subject that might take my fancy.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another List!

This is the beginning of my reading list for next year, cheap because I have all of the books listed so I don't need to buy any more for a few weeks, but then when did the fact that I don't need to, ever stop me? (There are a couple that aren't in print yet but that won't stop me either :p)

  • Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling

  • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks by Christopher Brookmyre

  • The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

  • The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

  • At The Mountains of Madness by H P Lovecraft (Omnibus 1)

  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

  • Tarka The Otter by Henry Williamson

  • Cold Skin by Albert Sanchez Pinol

  • Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay

  • Rapscallion by James McGee

  • Hinterland by James Clemens

  • Shadow Fall by James Clemens

  • Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Non Fiction/Biography
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

  • Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser

  • Marley and Me by John Grogan

  • Dear Fatty by Dawn French

  • That's Another Story: The Autobiography by Julie Waters

  • Pendragon: The True Story of Arthur by Steve Blake

  • The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch

  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

  • Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Jerome K Jerome

  • Don Quixote by Cervantes

  • Louise de Valliere by Alexandre Dumas

  • Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

  • The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

  • The Iliad by Homer

  • The Odyssey by Homer

  • The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

  • The Vicomte de Bragellone by Alexandre Dumas

  • Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas

I will write a post soon about me, family, dogs, what's on tv, what I overheard on the bus who knows... and it won't include books, I promise!


  1. hi jacquie
    a very interesting list. are you actually going to read them or do you just like making lists?

    The only one I've read is the Dumas and that was as a kid, in an abridged form.
    Dickens I never got on with
    Out of respect to Antonia Frazer and Harold I'm now going to have a Pinteresque moment or three

  2. I am going to read them and review them, as this is supposed to be a book review site [pause] [laughter], but I like making lists too.


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