Posts by: Lianne


Meme: 2009 Books Overview

Posted 29 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 0 Comments

Snagged off book_memes:

1. What was your favourite book of 2009? If this question seems too hard, feel free to list your three favourite books, or your five favourite, or ten….
LOL, this is too hard, I could only narrow it down to 14 😛

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (totally forgot I read this book this year and not late last year)
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda
  • The City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
  • Winter in Madrid by C.J. Samson
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
  • The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax

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Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 29 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 6 Comments

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Should Be Reading

Here’s my teaser for this week: “Not surprisingly, perhaps, he had lived by himself for the last six yeats, long enough to be almost used to it. In that six years he had woken up along every single day so that it had come to feel quite normal, and not because he had never had the opportunity to take someone to bed with him.” – p. 10, On the Fifth Day by A.J. Hartley.

I had picked this book up on a whim from my mum’s bookshelf (she’s into books by James Rollins, Steve Berry and the like). I have a third of it left to go and it’s all right, not as good as Steve Berry IMO.

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 22 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 1 Comment

It’s been a very long while since I’ve done this…

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Should Be Reading

Here’s my teaser for this week (and I’m cheating a bit and giving the full, four-sentence paragraph because it’s a much better teaser than just two of the four sentences): “She nodded. ‘That was the reality of the Egyptian campaign. A bloody, hard-fought conquest. But I assure you, what happened there is why you and I are having this conversation.'” — p. 31, The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry.

Dude, I was so pumped for this instalment since I heard of the title and I’m glad that I can read it now (while I’m on Christmas vacation). It’s an intriguing mystery that touches certain subjects that are in some ways very relevant to today’s events. I’m halfway through and it’s been pretty awesome! Can’t wait to read what happens next 😀

Meme: Novelists, Playwrights and Authors

Posted 18 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 0 Comments

Am bored and since I have no classes, I decided to fill out this meme, hehehe 🙂 Found it over at book_memes:

For those of you wondering ‘who decides these things?’, the list below is from the book The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time (Checkmark Books/Facts On File, Inc.: New York, 2001), written by Daniel S. Burt.

Put an [ X ] against the authors you’ve read, total them up, and resolve to read more (if you can be bothered).

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