Wednesday, February 18, 2009

stacks o'books

I cleaned out a drawer in my bedside table recently. Look what I found. A stash of unread books.

Some I remember where I got them and some I don't have a clue about.

A couple are loaners. I ordered two of the used ones from Amazon after reading something by the same author. Lots were discovered at the thrift store. One is from my daughter and one from my daughter in law. Looks like I have some reading to do.

Have you read any of these? Did you like them or not? Any book reviewers out there?

How about you? Do you stash books in out of the way places waiting to find the time to read them? What's in your stack?

20 comments:

  1. Hey, Stevie, I just got through putting about 1,000 books in my new book cases! OMG ! No one should love books this much, but I do! " Fair & Tender Ladies" by Lee Smith is a great book! Lee is A North Carolina Author,anything by Nora roberts and Pearl Buck are great too!

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  2. WP, I've read most everything Pearl Buck wrote...I might have read these too...I'll know whenever I get started...the story always comes back. I read another book L. Smith wrote...it was fantastic. I'm not sure if I've ever read Roberts or not.

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  3. I've got four tall stacks surrounding my computer and really need to read some and maybe find a shelf spot for the others. It's comfy clutter, though.

    I've read all the Pearl Bucks, too.

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  4. Two things I can't believe...
    #1 That all those books came out of one drawer!

    #2 That I haven't read ONE of those books! Altho in my 20's I went thru a Pearl Buck bookathon so I may have read those but I can't say I remember...

    I almost bought that Amy Tan book today but didn't because my TBR pile is too big too...someday will jot down what is on it!

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  5. Stevie I haven't read any of these books. I read a story by Pearl Buck once and liked it, so I bought a book by her, but I couldn't get through it. Amy Tan wrote Joy Luck Club and I watched the movie but haven't read any of her books. So in other words, I can't help you out here. However, this looks like a very interesting assortment. I occasionally delve into true crime books, so the mysteriously complex case of Martha Moxley would appeal to me. I can't, however, read those scary kind of books just before bed...

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  6. Were you looking in my house? This is something I do. I have friends that keep giving me books and they read way more than me so I end up with them all. Then I go into reading streaks where I can't put the book down.

    I have read all Leon Uris books and he is a wonderful author!

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  7. My current stack:

    Green Leaf in Drought
    Treasure Island
    On the Banks of Plum Creek

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  8. I have a stack of books I have read. I usually just buy one book at a time, sad but true. It seems like you have a lot of reading to do. By the way, I did not eat supper tonight. The soup and grilled cheese look soooooooo good right now!
    denise

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  9. Hi Stevie

    I've read every Stephen King novel and The Green Mile was wonderful -- the movie was too! I've also read Robin Cook (he's a doctor turned suspense author so he usually writes about a medical mystery which I like), Fannie Flag and Pearl S. Buck are both great.

    Happy reading!

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  10. Daisy Fay and The Miracle Man should go to the top of the pile. It's delightfully good. I read a book about the Martha Moxley murder - but I don't think it's the same one you have and I've read the Green Mile and Wildfire - both are good reads.

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  11. Muse, I love Fannie Flagg myself. I think I've read everything else she's written. BTW, she is a hometown gal. Her books are peppered with place names from the area. In my youth, Fannie was the side kick to a TV host on the local morning show.

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  12. Do I have stacks??? You are kidding, right? I have stacks of stacks. The Lee Smith book in your photo reminds me I need to read that one as well.

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  13. As for as my stack;

    "Divisadero" by Michael Ondaatje

    "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger

    "I giardini della mente. Dalla selva alla creativitĂ " by Brianzi
    Claudia

    "Istanbul" by Hagop Mitzuri

    and,

    "Memories from my Father" by who;) President Obama:)

    Yeah, these 5 are standing as my bedside books.

    Heeeepiii readings & good profits in return Steph.

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  14. Oh, I have bought many books did not read on the go aside, it seems I have to go find. P.S: your blog template is very personalized.

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  15. NIhal, I've read The Time Travelers Wife. You'll like it. It's a good read.

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  16. That's funny. I found some forgotten books in my nightstand recently, too.

    I haven't read any of these though, but they look interesting. In fact, I feel like I haven't done any major reading in a while. Right now though I'm reading through a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie--they are so good! She's just the most amazing mystery writer!

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  17. Hi skywind, thanks for visiting. Make yourself at home.

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  18. Love stacks of books. They are like secret treasures. I have all my travel guides packed away. Should get them out again.

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  19. "Hi. My name is Sarah. I am addicted to John Grisham. And Tess Gerritsen."

    :)

    Enjoy those books, darling!

    Sarah

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  20. Oh yes, I have books I haven't read. I will read them some day. tee hee.... I love books.

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