Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I realized I haven't been listing the books I've read since I finished my list of 33 from the 101 things project in October of 2008. Here are 27 of them haphazardly categorized, but I might be missing a few:

Four Stars
Beneath a Marble Sky - John Shors
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert (The movie was good but not as good as the book. Believe the hype on this one.)
Midnight at the Dragon Cafe - Judy Fong Bates
My Name Is Memory - Ann Brashares (an unexpected birthday gift, but a great book)
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
The Private Papers of the Eastern Jewel - Maureen Lindley (just finished today)
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (another one where the movie was good but the book better)

Three Stars
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
Devil in the Details : Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood - Jennifer Traig (so funny that I forced Aaron to borrow it)
Digging to America - Anne Tyler
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner
Plan B - Emily Barr (Backpack is still my favorite book by Barr. They need to make at least one of her novels into a movie.)

Two Stars
Bookends - Jane Green
Cuba - Emily Barr
Driving over Lemons : An Optimist in Andalucia - Chris Stewart
Goddess for Hire - Sonia Singh
Jemima J - Jane Green
Notting Hell - Rachel Johnson (I need to read the sequel Shire Hell)
Tell Me Lies - Jennifer Cruisie
The Flawless Skin of Ugly People - Doug Crandall
The Last Summer of You and Me - Ann Brashares

Don't Remember Enough to Rate
Irish Girls About Town - Various
Scottish Girls About Town - Various
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club - Laurie Notaro (All I can remember is most of the stories involved drinking too much.)

Hated it
Wanderlust - Chris Dyer (The "e-mail message" style was annoying and the characters were way too shallow.)

Thanks to paperbackswap, my To Be Read shelf is overflowing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall 2010 Television

Show Channel Day and Time Premier Date
Survivor CBS Wednesday 7 p.m. Sept 15
How I Met Your Mother CBS Monday 7 p.m. Sept 20
Chuck NBC Monday 8 p.m. Sept 20
Mike & Molly CBS Monday 8:30 p.m. Sept 20
Raising Hope FOX Tuesday 8:30 p.m. Sept 21
Running Wilde FOX Tuesday 8:30 p.m. Sept 21
Parenthood NBC Tuesday 9 p.m. Sept 21
The Middle ABC Wednesday 7 p.m. Sept 22
Better With You ABC Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Sept 22
Modern Family ABC Wednesday 8 p.m. Sept 22
Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC Wednesday 9 p.m. Sept 22
The Big Bang Theory CBS Thursday 7 p.m. Sept 23
Community NBC Thursday 7 p.m. Sept 23
My Generation ABC Thursday 7 p.m. Sept 23
$#*! My Dad Says CBS Thursday 7:30 p.m. Sept 23
30 Rock NBC Thursday 7:30 p.m. Sept 23
The Office NBC Thursday 8 p.m. Sept 23
Grey’s Anatomy ABC Thursday 8 p.m. Sept 23
Outsourced NBC Thursday 8:30 p.m. Sept 23
The Simpsons FOX Sunday 7 p.m. Sept 26
The Amazing Race CBS Sunday 7 p.m. Sept 26
Family Guy FOX Sunday 8 p.m. Sept 26
No Ordinary Family ABC Tuesday 7 p.m. Sept 28
The Good Wife CBS Tuesday 9 p.m. Sept 28
Midseasons: Parks and Rec and Mad Love