Jenn's 12 in 12 attack

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Jenn's 12 in 12 attack

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Redigerat: jun 15, 2012, 4:29pm

Drum roll please...... the categories....

12 in 12 Challenge:

1. 6 Feet Under- Books from the 1001 Books to Read Before you Die List
2. Acrophobia- The awesome Mt. TBR
3. "X Marks the Spot" - Adventure
4. "What Magic Is This"- Time Travel
5. Bite Me- Vampire
6. The Lunarly Challenged- Werewolves
7. "Elementary, my dear Watson" - Mystery
8. The story of their lives- Biography
9. Purple Mountain Magesties- American History
10. "Wisdom begins wonder"- Nature/ Science
11. Courtly Love- Historical Romances
12. Shiny Baubles- Books that caught my eye

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1. 6 Feet Under- Books from the 1001 Books to Read before you Die List

Planned Reads:
1. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Vern
2. Blackwater by Joyce Carol Oates
3. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 2/26
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Can't wait to start thinking about the books for each category! Look forward to another year of reading with everyone.

okt 7, 2011, 8:12am

ha! Acrophobia made me laugh :)

okt 7, 2011, 11:12am

great categories! looks like lots of laughs and a few good bites!

okt 7, 2011, 2:41pm

Hi Jenn, lots of interesting categories, looking forward to following along with your reading adventures again this year.

okt 7, 2011, 5:08pm

Love your pictures!

okt 11, 2011, 12:16pm

Thank you everyone for your warm welcome to the group! I mostly definately will be taking recommendations. If anyone has a book that fits into a category they feel no one should miss please let me know....

dec 6, 2011, 1:04pm

I have added in some planned reads for each catergory. Oh the excitement- almost as fun as actually reading them all!

dec 16, 2011, 5:17pm

I hope you enjoy the Carringer books. I found them lots of fun. I look forward to reading your comments.

jan 12, 2012, 1:45pm

Janurary Reads:

1. Alex Haley The Man Who Traced America's Roots by Alex Haley
4 of 5 stars

I would almost be tempted to list this more as a 3 out of 5 stars but only because I wish is wasn't so short. We never actually get to touch much on the process of tracing America's Roots. To me it was definitely misleading. However I did thoroughly enjoy what story their was.

Redigerat: jan 16, 2012, 9:59am

Book 2

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
5 of 5 stars

This is my first novel by Jeffrey Archer and I am just sitting here wondering how I ever could have missed such an amazing mystery writer. This is bad news for my TBR pile as I can only imagine I will be running out to purchase more! :)

A mondern day spin on the premise of The Count of Monte Cristo done beautifully. This book grabs has you page one and holds on until the very last page. I had to read on to find out how Danny Cartwright was going to overcome the injustices against him.

From the Cover:

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe your side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.

However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny’s determination to seek revenge, and Beth’s relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives.

jan 18, 2012, 12:05pm

Book 3

Point Blank Protector by Stephanie Newton
2 of 5 stars

Donated.- Not much good to say about this one.

jan 18, 2012, 9:14pm

Book 4

500 Vegan Dishes by Deborah Gray
4 of 5 stars

I have made a couple recipes and was very happy with the result. I definitely like this cookbook more then some other vegan cookbooks I have come across. The recipes do not have as many unrecognizable ingredients as other vegan cookbooks without compromising on taste or health benefits.

jan 20, 2012, 10:40pm

Book 5

hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
4 of 5 months

At first I was really not sure about this book. It seems to disjointed. But it was a really quick read so I decided to hang in there... well the last 75 pages really pull everything together. I think I will have to check out the next ones from the library. Not sure if they are worth purchasing

Redigerat: jan 25, 2012, 9:13pm

Book 6

I feel bad about my neck by Nora Ephron
4 of 5 stars

A cute witty quick read. I have already passed it along to friends.

Redigerat: jan 26, 2012, 9:32am

Book 7

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
4 f 5 stars

I am also reading the Mercy Thompson series, so of course I love this little spin off of the werewolf pack. Already have the 2nd book in the Charles and Anna's story and am looking forward to it.

jan 27, 2012, 5:39am

feb 2, 2012, 7:45pm

Book 9

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
4 of 5 stars

feb 6, 2012, 10:12am

feb 6, 2012, 10:16am

book 11

Flash and Bones by kathy Reichs
5 of 5 stars

As all of Kathy Reichs books- LOVED IT.

feb 11, 2012, 4:34pm

Book 12

Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu
4 of 5 stars

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Book 13

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
4 of 5 stars

I am currently addicted to the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha and Omega series (can't wait for the next installment to be published in march).

feb 13, 2012, 8:19am

Book 14

On the Prowl by Patricia Briggs

Another book feeding the Alpha and Omega addiction.

feb 15, 2012, 3:11pm

@ 34 -- I've only read Moon Called, but I have several more Mercy Thompson books on the shelves. It's been a while since I read Moon Called, though, so I'm wondering -- do I need to re-read it before moving on to Blood Bound? Or will there be enough of a recap in Blood Bound that I'll be able to remember what's going on?

feb 16, 2012, 8:56am

I don't know how long it has been since you read Moon Called but I don't think you will need to re-read it. I waited almost a year before I read Blood Bound. So for the most part if you can remember the characters and overall concept Patricia Briggs gives you enought back plot re-establish were people are in relationships.

feb 16, 2012, 9:23am

Book 15

Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
5 of 5 stars

Loved it. It was everything I hoped it would be after The Glass Castle. Already have it on loan to friends.

feb 16, 2012, 8:57pm

Hi Jenn,
I finished Half Broke Horses in January for my 12 in 12. I enjoyed it too. I plan to read Glass Castle later this year. Sounds like you recommend it too.

feb 26, 2012, 2:31pm

Book 16

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
5 of 5 stars

My first book in the Utopian society category of science fiction and I loved it.

Book 17

Dragon by Clive Cussler
4 of 5 stars

Okay it's Clive Cussler so of course it was amazing. In my top 3 authors for action/adventure writing.

Book 18

Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
4 of 5 stars

There was a time that I was completely addicted to the Carpathian series. As with many long series I am growing a little bored with them. Still a good read, will definitely hang onto the book in case I want to read it again.

feb 26, 2012, 3:51pm

I enjoy Clive Cussler, too. Having grown up on or near the water, I dive (?!) into his books with relish.

mar 7, 2012, 10:21am

Book 19

Evening Star by Catherine Coulter
4 of 5 stars

Book 20

The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
3.5 of 4 stars

mar 8, 2012, 9:20am

mar 12, 2012, 10:53pm

Book 22

Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
2 of 5 stars

So disappointed.

Redigerat: apr 20, 2012, 10:10am

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.

mar 24, 2012, 3:14pm

Book 23

City of Thieves by David Benioff
5 of 5 stars

Just try to not love Lev and Koyla. One of the best books I have read this year.

mar 24, 2012, 3:15pm

Book 24

Shadow's Stand by Sarah McCarthy
3 of 5 stars

Disappointing. It's hard when books in series mirror each other... the frist 2 are amazing then its just redundant.

Redigerat: maj 11, 2012, 9:05am

Book 25

Love Stories of World War II by Larry King
4 of 5 stars

I loved that so many people were quick to share their personal stories of love and loss during wartime.

Book 26

Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
4 of 5 stars

apr 19, 2012, 10:58am

book 27

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
5 of 5 stars

This is definitely going to be one of my favorite reads for the year. Absolutely loved this book. Rebecca Skloot beautifully weaves together the biography of Henrietta and her family, along with the medical history and advances of the time, the racial tensions, and her own personal struggles encountered while researching.

apr 19, 2012, 11:05am

Book 28

Love and Hate in Jamestown by David Price
4 of 5 stars

Never before had I fully comprehended the completely ineptituded and laziness of the inhibitatants of Jamestown. Of course excluding Captain John Smith.

apr 19, 2012, 11:51pm

**passes through and reminds myself yet again to track down a copy of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks**

Looks like you have been reading an interesting variety of books!

apr 20, 2012, 10:16am

#51 Thanks Ikernah- my taste in books swing widely between topics LOL- which had doomed me to a enormous TBR pile.

Book 29
The Innocent Man by John Grisham

It took me a long time to finish this book. At times I was so frustrated I didn't even want to read anymore. At the opening of the novel, we are warned that the injusticies in Ronald Williamson's case will leave you in dismay. It was an understatement. True Crime Novels just aren't for me. My blood pressure was through the roof.

apr 24, 2012, 10:16am

@51 - me too!!

maj 6, 2012, 10:09pm

Book 30

Dawn by Elie Wiesel
4 of 5 stars

Book 31

Superior Death by Nevada Barr
4 of 5 stars

Book 32

Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
4 of 5 stars

maj 10, 2012, 8:18am

Book 33

The Jungle by Clive Cussler
4 of 5 stars

If you want a good adventure/action novel Clive Cussler never disappoints.

maj 15, 2012, 8:31am

Book 34

The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
5 of 5 stars

So I managed to start the series with book number 2. But I loved it so much I will be going back to the first book NOW! Such a cute read.

Book 35

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
5 of 5 stars

One of my favorite series... only now I have to wait FOREVER for the next book! :(

maj 15, 2012, 2:10pm

I love the Lauren Willig books -- have fun with the rest of the series!

maj 16, 2012, 12:03am

Willig's series is on my radar screen.... just need to find time to fit it in with all of my other reading!

maj 16, 2012, 2:44am

Glad you enjoyed the Willig book!

maj 23, 2012, 2:07pm

Book 36

The Rope by Nevada Barr
4 of 5 stars

jun 1, 2012, 11:05pm

jun 2, 2012, 11:39am

Glad to see you enjoyed the Willig book. Do you plan to continue in the series?

jun 2, 2012, 4:42pm

I haven't started the Willig Carnation series yet but keep on seeing good things about it! 5/5 looks good to me!

jun 2, 2012, 7:09pm

#63 -- I have 2 more novels from the series on my shelves so I will be digging into those shortly.

#64 -- Run out and start them now! Each book I completely fall in love with the characters - if real these girls would definitely be my friends.

Redigerat: jun 5, 2012, 10:22am

Book 39

Day by Elie Wisel

I am not exactly sure how I feel about this book. I have munched on it for awhile and find I am still torn. I like books that make you think and leave a lasting impact, so I am not sure if that means I love the book or not.

jun 6, 2012, 4:08pm

Over on the 75er thread a lot of us have been compling lists of our favorite books of this century (so far) and as I scrolled through my books I was amazed at how many books that I vividly remember and would include as a favorite now, I didn't rate that highly then. Sometimes mulling over our reads changes how we feel about them - both good and bad.

jun 10, 2012, 11:39pm

Book 40

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
A reread... loved it just as much the second time around or is this third time around.

Book 41

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
4 of 5 stars

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Book 42

Dark Prince by Christine Feehan

This is a reread... When I first read this book I remember it being a 5 of 5 stars. I had to immediately run out and get the next book in the series. Now year (and years) later I would say it's still a good book but definitely lost some of its original excitement.

jun 12, 2012, 2:39pm

Book 43

Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
4 of 5 stars

I love Dirk Pitt and the Numa Files. Clive Cussler does overseas adventure like no one else. When I pick up one of his novels I know exactly what I am going to get, never disappointing.

jun 16, 2012, 4:23pm

Book 44

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
4 of 5 stars

I only have one more book in the series on my shelves.... I have a feeling I will have some line jumpers shortly. :)

jun 20, 2012, 10:51pm

Book 45

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
5 of 5 stars

jun 21, 2012, 9:24pm

Book 46

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
5 of 5 stars

Absolutely delightful! I will be hitting up the Library/Book Store for additional novels in this series. Very enjoyable!

jun 28, 2012, 9:10am

book 47

Dark Melody by Christine Feehan
4 of 5 stars

jun 28, 2012, 9:12am

Book 48

Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
5 of 5 stars

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Book 49

Bodyguard by Jennifer Ashley
4 of 5 stars

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Book 50

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5 of 5 stars

I read Pride and Prejudice Scholastic version but then as I was older didn't exactly get around to reading it again. Until now, so glad I did. What I love the most about reading classics is the language. Modern vernacular is so very dull.

jul 11, 2012, 9:30am

jul 23, 2012, 10:34am

Book 52

The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
5 of 5 stars

I loved Letty's story!!! Already started on the next book in the series.

Book 53

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
4 of 5 stars

I have been addicted to the Sookie series for some time now.

jul 24, 2012, 12:05pm

I've been inching up the hold list for her latest. Just checked - I'm 4th on the list now. It shouldn't be too long now.

jul 24, 2012, 9:36pm

msg #80--

Since I can't wish anything bad to happen to fellow readers I will instead hope that they are all very fast readers! :)

Redigerat: aug 17, 2012, 9:04am

Book 54

On the Prowl by Christine Warren
4 of 5 stars

Very good little read. I will be checking to see if the library has any additional book in the series.

jul 30, 2012, 12:59pm

Book 55

The Seduction of Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
5 of 5 stars

I am so addicted to this series.... I am going to be broken hearted when I reach the last published book. It's just so hard patiently waiting for the next installment in the a beloved series.

aug 17, 2012, 9:01am

Book 56

Collapse by Jared Diamond
5 of 5 stars

I have a couple more Jared Diamond books that have been collecting dust on my shelf. That will be addressed very soon.

aug 17, 2012, 9:55am

Book 57

Highland Conqueror by Hannah Howell
4 of 5 stars

Cute little read.

Redigerat: aug 17, 2012, 10:04am

Book 58

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Vern
5 of 5 stars

Its Vern so of course it was good.

aug 20, 2012, 5:15am

glad you like Jared Diamond - I have a couple of his books on the WL that I'd like to get to

aug 27, 2012, 8:17am

Book 59

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
5 of 5 stars

Love this series!

aug 27, 2012, 8:18am

Book 60

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros
3 of 5 stars

Not to bad, a quick little read but not worth holding on to. So off the library donation bin and more room for new books! :)

sep 4, 2012, 12:55pm

Book 61

Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
2.5 of 5 stars

I finished it but I lost interest somewhere in the middle. Really glad I borrowed it from the library and didn't purchase this is one series that I won't be reading any further.

sep 4, 2012, 12:56pm

Book 62

Marked by P.C Cast
3.5 of 5 stars

Cute quick read... not bad... might even check out the next book in the series. Definitely won't be anything I would purchase. Donating my copy so more room on my shelves! Good news

sep 4, 2012, 2:01pm

Book 63

The Third Secret by Steve Berry
4 of 5 stars

okt 5, 2012, 11:48am

Book 64

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston
hated it...

Gave it half a book then tossed it.

okt 9, 2012, 2:33pm

Book 65

Darkness Everlasting by Alexandra Ivy
4 of 5 stars

I was surprised by this read... this poor book has been wasting away on my shelves for a number of years. I will definitely be checking out the library to see if I can get my hands on any others in the series.

okt 10, 2012, 8:23am

Book 66

THe Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig
5 of 5 stars

Still in love with this series!

nov 1, 2012, 12:45pm

Book 67

The lost Symbol by Dan Brown
4 of 5 stars

Overall a good book, I was getting slightly annoyed with the degree he felt he had to break down symbolism. Come up we are not idiots, move on already. Also his characters were taking way too long reach their eureka moment on come pretty obvious clues. Give your audiance a little more credit.

nov 1, 2012, 12:46pm

Book 68

Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson
4 of 5 stars

Book pretty much hooked me from the start. Loved the writing style.

nov 2, 2012, 12:48am

Darwinia looks interesting.

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Book 69

Blind Fall by Christopher Rice
1 of 5 stars

ughhhh... I gave it 100 pages. Just couldn't get into, wasn't much interested in the plot or characters. Donated and off shelves.

nov 10, 2012, 11:38am

Uh-oh. I have Blind Fall on Mt ToBe. Well, at least it's a bag sale find and I didn't pay hardly anything for it.

nov 11, 2012, 10:32pm

I wish you better luck with it :) but on the bright side if you don't you still cleared off space!

nov 12, 2012, 9:43am

True. I'll let you know...

nov 19, 2012, 11:10am

book 70

Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
4 of 5 stars

One of my favorite criminal mystery writers.

Book 71

Betrayed by P.C Cast
4 of 5 stars

Another good vampire read.... a young adult novel that manages to skip the redundancy that the twilight series has.

nov 25, 2012, 1:06pm

Book 72

The All of It by Jeanette Haien
3 of 5 stars

Not bad read. Nothing I would keep to read again so off to the donation pile. More room cleared (not much really this was a thin one).

nov 30, 2012, 8:49am

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Book 74

Black water by Joyce Carol Oats
4 of 5 stars

Great book. After reading it I had to look up the 1969 Ted Kennedy incident that it is based on. Anytime a book motivates you to learn more about a subject or history it had to have been well written and this was for sure. Probably more suspenseful for me since I didn't know the back story.

dec 15, 2012, 11:50am

Book 75

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
4 of 5 stars

Exactly what I needed a kind of cheesy, adventure thriller that wouldn't require much thinking on my part. Recovering from finals burn out. Fun little read.

Redigerat: dec 18, 2012, 6:43am

dec 20, 2012, 12:45pm

I am counting my text books this last semester since- I had to read them in there entirety.

Book 77
Microbiology A systems Approach by Marjorie Cowan

This is actually one of the better biology books I have had to read.

Book 78
Evolutionary Analysis by Scott Freeman

Book 79
Benson's Microbiological Applications by Alfred Brown

dec 23, 2012, 1:35pm

You read them, you count them!
I'm sure they weren't exactly light reading. I imagine microbiology is both fascinating and terrifying these days.