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Comments for On My Wishlist: March 05, 2011
Last week I was so burried in school work I hard read anything except text books and picture books for one of my class projects. If I'm not reading, I'm not crossing books off my wishlists. I was also too busy to read any of the book blogs I like so I didn't add many new wishes either.
My ten new wishes are still from January. I was on vacation back then and actively keeping up with the book blogs.
Telling Tales edited by Faye Yong and Chloe Citrine (recommended by The Forbidden Planet International)
Contains (via Worldcat)
Author: A True Story by Helen Lester (Recommended by my son)
So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (Recommended by Midnight Book Girl)
Rachel has always been the good girl- until her thirtieth birthday, when her longtime friend Darcy throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiance. Rachel is completely horrified. She pretends it didn't happen, maybe it will all go away-and so will her feelings for this guy.
She prays for fate to intervene, but when she makes a choice she discovers that the lines between right and wrong are blurry, endings aren't always neat, and you have to risk all to win true happiness.
Something Blue by Emily Giffin (Recommended by Midnight Book Girl)
Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane good girl, steals her fiance, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life with a baby on the way.
Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply.
It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Something Blue is a novel about one womans surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.
Don't Die, Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton (Recommended by iLive iLaugh iRead)
After getting kicked out of school and sent to live with her grandmother, Sabine Rose is determined to become a "normal" teenage girl. She hides her psychic powers from everyone, even from her grandmother Nona, who also has "the gift." Having a job at the school newspaper and friends like Penny-Love, a popular cheerleader, have helped Sabine fit in at her new school. She has even managed to catch the eye of the adorable Josh DeMarco.
Yet, Sabine can't seem to get the bossy voice of Opal, her spirit guide, out of her head . . . or the disturbing images of a girl with a dragonfly tattoo. Suspected of a crime she didn't commit, Sabine must find the strength to defend herself and, later, save a friend from certain danger.
Last Dance by Linda Joy Singleton (Recommended by iLive iLaugh iRead)
Sabine can't wait to show off her new boyfriend at the upcoming school dance, but she's also worried about her grandmother, Nona, who's suffering from a fatal hereditary illness. The only cure lies within a remedy book, lost long ago.
Determined to save Nona, Sabine goes to Pine City to visit a distant relative who may have clues. But there's someone else clamoring for Sabine's attention: a fifty-year-old ghost named Chloe who's been appearing in her dreams.
Celebrated by Pine City every year on the anniversary of her tragic death, Chloe has become a town legend. Despite death threats and missing the school dance, Sabine must use her psychic skills to solve the mystery surrounding Chloe's untimely demise . . . and lay her soul to rest.
The Return of Sherlock Holmess and His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle (Recommended by my husband)
This is the book that Nicholas Meyer and Laurie R. King are pulling from for their versions of Sherlock Holmes. It's also the one book I somehow haven't read. I want to read it to better understand the spin-offs.
The Child Thief by Brom (Recommended by Escapist)
With this haunting, provocative, relentlessly thrilling reconsideration of a timeless children's classic, the acclaimed artist Brom dramatically displays another side of his extraordinary talent. Exploring the stygian blackness that gathers at the root of the beloved Peter Pan legend, he carries readers into a faerieland at once magically wondrous and deeply disturbing.
Fourteen-year-old Nick would be lying dead in a Brooklyn park—murdered by drug dealers—had Peter not sprung out of the trees to save him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him into a strange and unsettling mist swirling around the bay. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, nowhere in New York City is safe for him now. And what more can he possibly lose?
There is always more to lose.
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater (Recommended by Yggdrasil Birnbum)
(I saw it mentioned in The Yggyssy. So yes, I'm taking recommendations from fictional characters!)
Leonard's life at his new junior high is just barely tolerable until he becomes friends with the unusual Alan and with him shares an extraordinary adventure.
One Day by David Nicholls (Recommended by Midnight Book Girl)
Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.
Comment #1: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 14:18:56
I loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I heard that they are turning Something Borrowed into a movie with Ginnifer Goodwin as Rachel and Kate Hudson as Darcy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now :)
Comment #2: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:08:41
Thank you for the info on the movie. I'll rent it when it comes out on DVD.
Comment #3: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 14:37:09
Thanks for commenting (:
Great picks - I really want to read Emily Griffin's books, too.
Comment #4: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:10:43
I enjoyed Baby Proof which is why I put these two on my list.
Comment #5: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 15:08:32
I just got Something Borrowed after seeing the movie trailer.
One Day sounds really interesting.
Comment #6: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:15:50
I haven't seen the trailer but I don't watch much TV and I haven't been the movies in more than a year.
Comment #7: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 15:46:02
I loved the Giffin books! I hope you get a chance to pick them up soon.
Comment #8: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:28:54
Thanks. If they don't fall into my hands I'll find them via the library as I work my way through my wishlist.
Comment #9: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 16:22:27
I have a friend that really loves Emily Griffin's books. ONE DAY looks like a good book. Did you know it's going to be made into a movie with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess? I'm excited to see it and now I want to read the book. Great picks! and thanks for visiting my blog!
Comment #10: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:29:02
I do now. I haven't been the movies in more than a year so am pretty much out of the loop of what's coming up.
Comment #11: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 18:00:30
Did you see they made Something Borrowed into a movie? It looks really good. Hope you get these books soon! Have a great weekend! Here's mine As the Pages Turn Blog
Comment #12: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 19:30:20
I do but I haven't haven't seen the trailer.
Comment #13: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 22:38:18
Great wishlist!! I haven't read any of the Emily Giffin books, but I really want to read them!
Comment #14: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 19:43:23
I liked Baby Proof so I want to read the other two.
Comment #15: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 23:06:09
One day is also on my wishlist! along with hundreds more books.
Comment #16: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 19:45:30
I have about 700 books on my wishlist. I only highlight ten a week.
Comment #17: Sunday, March, 6, 2011 at 10:52:29
Don't Die, Dragonfly and One Day look amazing!
Comment #18: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 19:47:05
I will be turning in my project this weekend. Then things will go back to normal for a little while.