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Seven Things: on my ‘To Read’ list

I’ve been a book worm since basically forever.  I remember one of the first books I learned how to read was Dr. Spocks Where Did I Come From (which probably speaks volumes about my parents and who I am today, but that’s a whole other topic).  I remember my dad reading The Jabberwocky and other poems to me before bedtime, and reading The Little House on the Prairie and The Wizard of OZ series’ to my parents every night.

And I was the kid who would take a flashlight to bed to read long after ‘lights out’.

One of the things I’ve always appreciated while studying math and science subjects is that I don’t get too burnt out to read for pleasure.  In fact it usually provides a much needed break from endless problem sets and numbers and letters that stand for numbers.

I usually have a stack of books to read sitting beside my bed. And an even longer list of books on my to read list.  Today I’m just going to high-lite the seven closest to the top.  (Which, being an avid library user, doesn’t necessarily mean these will be the next seven books I’m intending to read, you take ‘em when they come.) In no particular order:

7. The remaining books in the ‘Enderverse’ series that I have left to read.  Ok.  so right off the bat I’m cheating and listing more than one book, but really, this list wouldn’t be interesting, or reflective of my reading choices if it only contained these books.  So what do I have left? Ender in Exile.  First Meetings.  A War of Gifts.  Shadow of the Giant. All by Orson Scott Card.

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and the subsequent books in the trilogy.  I’ve only been hearing good things about this series and am excited to dive in for myself.

5. Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman.

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.  I’ll be honest.  I do not like Jane Austen.  I’ve never met a female character that I’ve liked, and I don’t much care for the male characters either.  And believe me, I’ve given her a chance.  I’ve read Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.  Blech.  But throw zombies in the mix and it might just be worth my while.

3. The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men by William Longgood and Pamela Johnson.  Bees are pretty cool.

2. Earth by John Stewart.  I read the first 10 pages of this and it had me laughing out loud every page

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  The second book to Hunger Games.  What can I say, I’m a sucker for both young adult literature, and distopia literature.  Combine the two, and I’ll be staying up till late hours of the night turning pages.

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2 Comments on “Seven Things: on my ‘To Read’ list”

  1. Jessi Says:

    bahaha…I remember the Where Did I Come From book! I believe I was given that to read shortly after you :P

  2. Kavisa Says:

    I read the Hunger games this week after seeing your entry. I LOVED it. Read it in 2 days (even though I was working 9-6 both days). I’m on the waiting list at the public library for the second one :)

    Thanks for the recommendation

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