Category: Lists

List: Summer 2009 TBR List [Update V]

Posted 20 July, 2009 by Li in Lists / 0 Comments

  • David Anthony Durham’s Acacia
  • Greg Keyes’s The Born Queen
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (N)
  • Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy of Four
  • David Rotenberg’s Shanghai
  • Gary R. Ryan’s Blessings in Disguise (N)
  • Elizabeth Gaskall’s Wives and Daughters
  • Ariana Franklin’s City of Shadows
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Angel’s Game

Read another couple of books, dwindling my TBR list down to 9 books (which is probably the shortest I’ve seen it in a very long time, lol) 🙂 I succumbed to the temptation and bought Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Angel’s Game, lol. The last few books I’ve read were pretty interesting, a little hefty on the Eastern European front as the setting for these novels (I Served the King of England and The Lazarus Project).

I’m slowly reading through Rotenberg’s Shanghai, which has been okay so far although I feel like it keeps jumping back and forth between characters that I find myself a bit confused at times. 🙁 I’ve also started flipping a bit through Durham’s Acacia (because I didn’t want to bring Shanghai with me yesterday on my trip out of town) and I’m liking how intricate the history is in the world that Durham created. Should be an interesting read.

List: Traditional First Post

Posted 24 May, 2007 by Li in Lists / 0 Comments

I was debating about this for a bit…with summer rolling in and with me having no job and all these books piled up, waiting to be read, I decided, why not? Make a book blog to jot down my thoughts about the books I’m reading…it’s not like I’m doing much of anything else anyways…but I’ll try to post up a review whenever I can. For starters, and this shows up on my website, here’s my reading list as of today:

+ Book of War featuring Sun Tzu’s Art of War and von Clauswitz’s On War
+ Norman F. Cantor’s Civilization of the Middle Ages
+ Jane Austen’s Emma
+ Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic and Sister
+ Selected Works of Elizabeth I
+ Soren Kierkegaard’s Journals: A Selection
+ Steve Berry’s The Alexandria Link
+ Niall Ferguson’s Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
+ N.A.M Rodgers’s The Command of the Oceans: A Naval History of Britain, 1649 – 1815
+ Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita
+ Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink: The Power to Think Without Thinking
+ J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Hurin
+ Patrick Gardiner’s Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction