Posted on June 4, 2009 by thekoolaidmom
saw this over at Shelley’s, and thought it sounded like a great question for all of you:
“This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.”
Fifteen books that will always stick with me, right off the top of my head…. K, here goes:
- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
- Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- The Pearl by John Steinbeck
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
- Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
Now, not all are on my top 10 list, oddly enough, and not all of them are what I’d call “great novels.” Of course, there are many others that will also stick with me, but I’ve written this post while Gwen and Maggie are fighting and tattling, my friend came over to chat and The Departed is playing on the TV, so we’re all lucky Dick and Jane wasn’t the only book title I could think of.
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Posted on February 28, 2009 by thekoolaidmom
After a two week interruption in my home internet service, an interruption that forced me to suffer the limitted resources of the library’s computer (though it’s wonderful that we have such access in our town), I am finally back online at home. !! \O/ YaY \O/ !!
So now, belatedly, I will announce the winner of Mt. TBR’s drawing for a personalized, autographed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin.
Congratulations to Amy! She has won the contest :-)
Thank you, everyone, for visiting Mt. TBR and be sure to come back!
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Posted on February 19, 2009 by thekoolaidmom
Okay… I have my review for this book written… BUT, my internet at home is out, so I’m forced to come to the library for a while. And the stupid computers here won’t convert my Works doc, so I have to go home and save it in a format it CAN use. >:-(
HOWEVER! I wanted to make sure to post the giveaway announcement!
Seriously, Matrimony by Josh Henkin is an amazing book. I will never part with my copy, and plan to reread it… again and again. It’s more than a great story with tangible characters, but it’s that kind of book that changes you and inspires you to action.
MATRIMONY was a New York Times Notable Book, and Josh has also been participating in a lot of book group discussions of MATRIMONY, so he’s available to participate in book group discussions. http://www.joshuahenkin.com
AND YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED, AUTOGRAPHED COPY!
Simply comment on this post for your official entry, then comment on the review (hopefully, I’ll be able to post it tomorrow) for a bonus entry. Blog and link this giveaway, then post the link here for a bonus 5 entries. So you have the chance to have 7 entries!
This contest is open to anyone, anywhere :-) Josh will send it worldwide :-D
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