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Comments for On My Wishlist: October 22, 2011

On My Wishlist: October 22, 2011: 10/21/11

On My WishlistI finished The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat and Elsie's Bird. Sadly Sarah Court by Craig Davidson has to go back onto the wishlist because I didn't get a chance to read it before it came due at the library.

I also finished the Pirate King by Laurie R. King which I adored. It's by far my favorite of the Holmes and Russell series.

I am still chugging along through The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan and The Mermaid's Mirror by by L. K. Madigan. I've also started reading How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner; it's a lot of fun.

I still plan to start Schenectady by Don Rittner — which I've said three weeks in a row now. I also want to start Flood and Fire by Emily Diamand.

My wishlist is at 960 books, up 5 books from last week.

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

  • Schenectady by Don Rittner
  • Flood and Fire by Emily Diamand
  • The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern
  • xxxHolic Volume 17 by CLAMP
  • Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
  • Of all the stupid things by Alexandra Diaz
  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  • How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • The night bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Featured Wish for October 22, 2010:

cover artRin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

"So begins Susan Orlean's sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin's improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog's first blockbuster film and over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow. The canine hero's legacy is cemented by Duncan and a small group of others who devote their lives to keeping him and his descendants alive.

"At its heart, Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. But it is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society. Almost ten years in the making, Susan Orlean's first original book since The Orchid Thief is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling—the ultimate must-read for anyone who loves great dogs or great yarns."

I've watched a bunch of the Rin Tin Tin movies as a kid and I had a collection of Rin Tin Tin inspired books. That alone would make me want to read this book but it's an added bonus that it's written by Susan Orlean.



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Comment #1: Saturday, October, 22, 2011 at 02:32:00

The Crypt Keeper

Great pick! Your featured pick sounds really interesting. I saw on your list of Upcoming Wishlist Reads that you have The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan on there. That book is on my wishlist too, I just forgot to add it to my first On My Wishlist post. :)



Comment #2: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:41:23

Pussreboots

I have a copy of Son of Neptune on my TBR right now but I need to clear through a few library books first. Also I want to finish Throne of Fire.



Comment #3: Saturday, October, 22, 2011 at 06:08:44

roro @Roro Is Reading

coool stories
hope you get them soon



Comment #4: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:43:00

Pussreboots

All the books on the list I have. The other 900 or so I still need to find and read.



Comment #5: Saturday, October, 22, 2011 at 15:01:42

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

I've herd great things abut this one and been so tempted...but I'm so afraid that books about animals will be too sad!



Comment #6: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:46:50

Pussreboots

Susan Orlean writes with humor. I don't expect the book to be sad.



Comment #7: Saturday, October, 22, 2011 at 17:07:12

Hannah Mariska

I haven't read any of the books on your wishlist...I do want to read Hex Hall though!



Comment #8: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:47:10

Pussreboots

I just picked up Hex Hall from the library.



Comment #9: Saturday, October, 22, 2011 at 23:43:58

Cathy Keaton

This is really cool! I love dogs... Hope you get to read it real soon.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #10: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:49:34

Pussreboots

At the rate I'm going, I probably won't get to it until Fall 2012.



Comment #11: Sunday, October, 23, 2011 at 05:20:54

Sarah Brown

hi thanks for the follow, I'm following back



Comment #12: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:50:52

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading and welcome to my blog.



Comment #13: Sunday, October, 23, 2011 at 09:30:47

The Book Diva

Aw! I love dogs!



Comment #14: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:51:33

Pussreboots

I'm more of a cat person but I liked the old Rin Tin Tin movies as a kid.



Comment #15: Saturday, October, 29, 2011 at 09:59:57

rogier

hope you get it soon



Comment #16: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:54:35

Pussreboots

At the rate I'm reading, it will probably be late next year.



Comment #17: Sunday, October, 23, 2011 at 13:48:57

Tiffany

I have actually never seen Rin Tin Tin or any of the shows. But I do love a good dog story so I may have to check this out. I've also never read anything by Susan Orlean that I know of so it would be great to find a new author.

Thank you for stopping by Book Cover Justice!



Comment #18: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:56:34

Pussreboots

I used to watch them on cable at my grandmother's house. Susan Orlean wrote The Orchid Thief was the inspiration behind the movie, The Adaptation.



Comment #19: Sunday, October, 23, 2011 at 17:27:50

Melissa (Books and Things)

Oh this sounds like something I'd enjoy. Hope you enjoy it as well!



Comment #20: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00:22

Pussreboots

Maybe we'll both read it.

Comment #21: Wednesday, October, 26, 2011 at 11:20:53

Moonlight Gleam

I haven't heard of this read but thank you for sharing! You must read Hex Hall Asap!!!! Thank you for stopping by!



Comment #22: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:01:12

Pussreboots

I have Hex Hall checked out. I'll get to it soon.



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Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
Bait by Robin Aurelian
Banana by Ed Vere
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
The Best Birthday Ever by Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise Mericle Harper
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Chasing Demons by R.L. Geerdes
Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno
The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes
F U, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier
Fullmetal Alchemist 10 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
How You Got to Be So Smart by David Milgrim
I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
Magpie Magic by April Wilson
Monster Hunt by Rory Storm
Older than the Stars by Karen C. Fox
Once I Was a Cardboard Box, Now I'm a Book About Polar Bears by Anton Poitier
One Halloween Night by Mark Teague
Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Sea Gifts by George Shannon
Shape Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
xxxHolic 04 by CLAMP

Misc
What Are You Reading? (October 31) What Are You Reading? (October 24) What Are You Reading? (October 17) What Are You Reading? (October 10) What Are You Reading? (October 03)

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