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On My WishlistOn My Wishlist: March 26, 2011: 03/26/11

I've decided to approach the "On My Wishlist" meme differently. I had been doing ten a week with the hope of catching up to the end of my list. It was a completely folly to think I could. I read hundreds of blogs a week and add ten or more wishes in an average week. Catching up under those circumstances isn't possible.

So instead of continuing with listing ten wishes added two or three months ago, I shall just highlight the most recent wish, whatever it may be. I will also make updates on my progress to read books off the list because that's a lot more fun!

This week I have been busy with school work, trying to get as much done before the start of Spring Break. With school work as my priority I didn't get as much reading done off the list. In fact, I only finished one wishlist book: The Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov. I added that book to my list back in 2009.

My current wishlist read is Dazzle of the Day by Molly Gloss. It's the story of an a slow ship run by Quakers with the goal to colonize a new planet. I'm about a quarter of the way through it and I hope to finish it either this weekend or early next week (my vacation).

Upcoming wishlist reads include:

  • The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie
  • Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand
  • Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (recommended by my son)
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison
  • The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  • Wesley the Owl by Stacy O'Brien (Recommended by At Home with Books)
  • The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

The upcoming list contains all the books I currently have out from the library that were on my wishlist. I don't expect to read them all this coming week. My goal is to finish Dazzle of the Day and The Widow's Season.

The Featured Wish for March 26, 2010:

cover artA Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly (recommended by Read with Tea - My Books)

"It is 1833. In the midst of Marti Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evening's festivities are interrupted by murder. And soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben, for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat."

I added this book to my list during this week's Book Blogger Hop. It was listed on Read with Tea - My Books as an answer to the question, "What book or series would you like to live in?" In this case, the entire Benjamin January series was listed for its setting, Civil War era New Orleans. The main character is a doctor and a musician. I had to add at least the first book to my list.

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Comment #1: Saturday, March, 26, 2011 at 07:02:44

Barbara @ Basia's Bookshelf

I completely understand the need to shorten your wishlist! You had some amazingly long, complex lists.

This sounds like it'd be an interesting series. Setting it in New Orleans rather than one of the usual places you'd expect in a Civil War book about a free black man is a nice twist.

Comment #2: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:57:10


The lists weren't complex but they did take a long time to put together. I just don't feel like spending that amount of time on a meme!

Doesn't the series sound fascinating?

Comment #3: Saturday, March, 26, 2011 at 15:42:14

Barbara @ Basia's Bookshelf

I agree about the time thing - my lists were only four or five things at the start, but I decided to drop it to one or two because coming up with the pic, pasting in the description and formatting the thing was just silly. Now I keep a wishlist at Amazon and pull from there earlier in the week and just set the post to auto-publish. :)

It does sound fascinating - setting the stories in New Orleans opens up all sorts of possibilities you wouldn't get in other places and I like that January is a doctor. It's a great dynamic.

Comment #4: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:41:54


My blog isn't set up to autopublish but I do write most of my content ahead of time. I mostly wanted to have time and space to talk about one wish instead of feeling like I had to rush through them. Plus I wanted to highlight my progress in actually reading wishlist books.

Comment #5: Saturday, March, 26, 2011 at 16:07:26

Melissa (Books and Things)

Sounds interesting. Hope you get it!

Comment #6: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:43:00


I will eventually. I'm reading through my wishlist and am currently reading through the wishes I made in January 2010. So by the summer of 2012 I will probably be reading this week's wish.

Comment #7: Saturday, March, 26, 2011 at 19:49:20

Kah Woei

Wow, enjoy. Isn't it great to be able to read the books on your wish list ... and you have so many of them. LOL.

Comment #8: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:54:34


It is fun to read the wishlist books. I currently have just shy of 600 wishes I would like to read plus the list I posted of books actually in my possession that I will be reading in the next few weeks.

Comment #9: Saturday, March, 26, 2011 at 21:08:25


Like the new design! I haven't read Barbara Hambly, but have several of her books in my TBR pile. A Free Man of Color sounds like another good one!

Comment #10: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:56:10


Thank you. It was mostly a tweak of the style sheet than a complete redesign.

Comment #11: Sunday, March, 27, 2011 at 09:10:06


Great pick! Thanks for visiting my my blog!

Comment #12: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:58:31


You're welcome.

Comment #13: Sunday, March, 27, 2011 at 09:43:20

кєяo's Book Blog

Is it a historical fiction? I have read only a few books of this genre.

Comment #14: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 15:58:34


It's a mystery with a historical setting.

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