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Comments for On My Wishlist: August 20, 2011

On My Wishlist: August 20, 2011: 08/20/11

On My WishlistLast week I was up in the mountains with no internet. So this week's post reflects two weeks of wishlist progress. While on vacation I finished three wishlist books: Tall Blondes: a Book About Giraffes by Lynn Sherr, Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer, and Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. I am currently reading The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade and The Wrong House by Steven Jacobs.

I have not been to the library to pick up any new wishlist books. As school starts up for me next week, I will probably have less free time to read.

My wishlist is at 908 an increase of 9 books.

Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):

  • Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language by Katherine Russell Rich
  • Agatha H and the Airship City: a Girl genius novel by Phil & Kaja Foglio
  • The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Dandelion Fire by N. D. Wilson
  • Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan

The Featured Wish for August 20, 2010:

cover artJane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford

"Life was a lot easier for Jane when she was just an unknown, undead bookstore owner in a sleepy hamlet in upstate New York. But now the world embraces her as Jane Fairfax, author of the bestselling novel Constance—and she’s having a killer time trying to keep her true identity as the Jane Austen a secret. Even the ongoing lessons in How to Be a Vampire, taught by her former lover Lord Byron, don’t seem to be helping much. Jane can barely focus on her boyfriend, Walter, while keeping him in the dark about her more sanguine tastes.

"To make matters worse, Walter announces that his mother is coming for a visit—and she’s expecting Jane to be Jewish. Add in a demanding new editor, a convention of romance readers in period costume, a Hollywood camera crew following Jane’s every move, and the constant threat of a certain bloodsucking Brontë sister coming back to finish her off, and it’s enough to make even the most well-mannered heroine go batty!"

I read the first book in the series, Jane Bites Back, when I was on our roadtrip to the mountains. It was so much fun that I want to continue reading the series.



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Comment #1: Saturday, August, 20, 2011 at 16:28:40

Samantha

Sounds like you picked a good read for your wishlist. Hope you enjoy it!



Comment #2: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:09:02

Pussreboots

I think I will. The first book was hilarious.



Comment #3: Saturday, August, 20, 2011 at 18:01:02

Lisa @ Lost in Lit

Hope you get your book soon! :)

My Wishlist



Comment #4: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:11:20

Pussreboots

Thanks. I have so many other books on my list. It will probably be a while until I get to this one.



Comment #5: Saturday, August, 20, 2011 at 18:35:40

Barbara

lol - This title may have a double meaning since it sounds like maybe you went a little batty from boredom up in the mountains? ;)

I love your pick, it sounds very funny!



Comment #6: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:14:38

Pussreboots

I wasn't bored at all in the mountains. I had a great time. I spent my extra time enjoying nature and taking photographs.



Comment #7: Sunday, August, 21, 2011 at 00:47:05

Bella @ Beguile Thy Sorrow

LOL this sounds like a fun read, I might check it out next chance I get at the bookstore



Comment #8: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:17:04

Pussreboots

If you do, start with Jane Bites Back.



Comment #9: Sunday, August, 21, 2011 at 04:38:57

Sharon Goodwin

Jane Goes Batty sounds quite a fun read really - not sure the title does it any favours though!



Comment #10: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:20:43

Pussreboots

The title is part of its charm.



Comment #11: Sunday, August, 21, 2011 at 08:20:01

Safari Poet

Hope you get your hands on it soon :-)



Comment #12: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:21:22

Pussreboots

I probably won't. I have so many other wishlist books that have been waiting even longer to be found and read. I want to get to them first.



Comment #13: Sunday, August, 21, 2011 at 16:20:39

Melissa (Books and things)

Oh I enjoy Jane retellings. I'll have to check this one out. Great choice!



Comment #14: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 23:23:23

Pussreboots

This one is different in that it's about Jane Austen, not a retelling of one of her books.

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Month in review

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10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
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Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma
The Best Cat in the World by Lesléa Newman
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Donorboy by Brendan Halpin
The Doorbells for Florence by Andrew Losowsky
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Flotsam by David Wiesner
Fullmetal Alchemist 06 by Hiromu Arakawa
Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin
Kraken by China Miéville
Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul
Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead by Albert E. Cowdry
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
The Night Owls by Peter Timony
Nylon Road by Pasua Bashi
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The Sign Painter by Allen Say
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The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
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