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What I’m Going to Read: Round 7

January 8, 2010

I am kind of ludicrously excited that The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett won. Kelly has been pushing this book for MONTHS, people, and I keep meaning to read it and then forget about it (story of my life).

Can I just say how much I appreciate all your suggestions? I have totally loved doing this thing and it would be so incredibly lame if only two or three people made suggestions.

Ahem, in less cheesy-group-hug news, the other nominations:

Horrifingly, I have read exactly ONE book on this list. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, which is one of my favorite books. Oh, I love this book. But, really? ONE?!?! Must step it up. Perhaps I’ll secretly read every book on this list this month and than laugh like a loon when I have read over half the recommendations next month.

Or perhaps I won’t.

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  • Reply tootie January 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love when you do this because it's fun to read all the suggestions! I'm always looking for good books.

  • Reply nancypearlwannabe January 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I totally want to steal this idea for my blog. People of the internet! Decide what the librarians read!

  • Reply Bart January 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love it when you laugh like a loon!

  • Reply Jenny January 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Only ONE?!
    (I'm secretly kind of relieved–you have as much reading potential ahead of you as most of the rest of us)

  • Reply Alison Stewart January 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I have this on my to read list…..can't wait to see what you think!

  • Reply Lisa January 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    GREAT list this month! Lots of good suggestions.

  • Reply poodle January 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    yay!! i'm so glad you loved Ender's Game. i really wanted to hear what you thought of it, because i've loved every single book you've recommended. now i'm not even upset that mine didn't get picked!

  • Reply Becky January 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    How cool! Hope you enjoy the winning book.

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy January 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    In an unrelated comment–I posted that list.

  • Reply Peaceful Reader January 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Laughing like a loon…love it!! Making me laugh on a Friday afternoon!

  • Reply emandtrev January 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    "In less-cheesy-group-hug-news…"


    I personally am going to save this list for the next time (read: never) I don't have a stack of books lined up to read. Seriously, though, I **always** need new recommendations, because let's face it, I hate when I read something and am not so enthused about it!

  • Reply Abby January 9, 2010 at 1:26 am

    If you get the chance to listen to audiobooks, Bloody Jack is a great recording! Katherine Kellgren narrates and she is AWESOME!

  • Reply Ari January 9, 2010 at 2:03 am

    You've never read Life of Pi? That book creeped me out for days! And get reading girl! 🙂

  • Reply Kelly J. January 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Obviously, I was too busy to BE RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED YOU GET TO READ THIS ONE!!!

    I love being a winner. And I see you next weekend. And you're reading my book!

  • Reply alisonwonderland January 9, 2010 at 4:23 am

    It looks like I've read nine of those … but I'm going to make sure the rest are on my to-read list. Happy reading!

  • Reply Angiegirl January 10, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Have you read any Patchett before, Janssen? I absolutely adore BEL CANTO.

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