nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
2. Wanted: One Sexy Night by Judi McCoy
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
2. On Mexican Time by
3. Half-Breed by Maria Campbell
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Drawing a Blank by Daniel Ehrenhaft illustrated by Trevor Ristow (ARC)
2. Love and Longing in Bombay by VikramChandra
3. 4-Way Stop and Other Poems
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Spirits in the Wires by Carles DeLint (audiobook)
2. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
2. The Peacable Kingdom by Francine Prose
3. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
Just a few days late with last weeks books read.

1. Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
2. Skinwalker by DeFilippis, Weir, Hurtt, and Dela Cruz (graphic novel)
3. Agyar by Steven Brust
4. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophia Kinsella
5. The Riders by Tim Winton
6. Thud! by Terry Prattchet (audio book)
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1. Freedom's Gate by Naomi Kritzer
2. Freedom's Apprentice by Naomi Kritzer
3. Look For Me by Edeet Ravel
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
2. Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
3. The People's Republic of Desire by Annie Wang (ARC)
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Buhdda volume 1: Kapillavastu by Osamu Tezuka (graphic novel)
2. Hocus Croakus by Mary Dayheim
3. The Dragon of Doom: Moongobble and Me book 1 by Bruce Coville (audiobook)
4. The Weeping Werewolf: Moongobble and Me book 2 by Bruce Coville (audiobook)
5. Invasion by Robin Cook
6. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
This is the review I am working on for the firstlook program.

In her First Book, The Madonnas of Leningrad, Debra Dean brings us a magical story. The main charecter, Marina serves as a bridge between the modern day and war torn Leningrad during World War II. The modern day Marina, is old. She lives in America, has raised a family, and is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimers. She has numerous problems with her short term memory. She keeps forgetting who her children and their families are, and comparing the things that she sees now to how she lived during the war. She is slowly retreating into her memories and becoming her younger self in thought. The younger Marina is a museum tour guide, is in love, lives through much hardship, and finds herself struggling to keep herself, her aunt and uncle and her unborn child alive during a time of very little food.

As an artist and a former art history student I was blown away by the descriptions of the Hermitage Museum, and of the paintings that are described as Marina builds herself a memory palace of the museum so it does not get lost after the war ends. This was a sweet and moving story of love and hardship both during World War II, and in the present day as Marina's husband and children struggle to cope with her moving away from them into the past.

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Not sure if I am done with it yet though.
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (arc)
2. Once upon a time (she said) by Jane Yolen
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. The Pilots Wife by Anita Shreeve
2. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay (currently reading)
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. What Lies Beneath by various authors
2. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
3. The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
4. Ruse: Enter the Detective (Graphic Novel)
5. Bombay Time by Thrity Umrigar
6. Mystic Warrior: Book one of the Bronze Canticles by Tracey and Laura Hickman (audiobook)
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
1. Knitting Goddess
2. Trumpet by Jackie Kay
3. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
Books read the week of 20 January 2006

1. Hot Stuff by Carly Philips
2. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones
3. The Spellcoats by Diana Wynn Jones

Books read the week of 27 January 2006

1. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinnley
2. The Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Cristopher Moore
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Yesterday we went to see Runin: Banished.Oh was it fantastically good.

I totally recomend it. Chicagoans, you can see it at Facets Cinematheque until January 22, 2006
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I've been using left over coffee to dye paper for card making.

The scent of French Vanilla coffee follows me everywhere and makes my tummy hungry (along with the smell of the bean soup cooking in the slow cooker).
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
First books read post of the year :)

1. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
2. Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson
3. My Lord Vampire by Debbie Ralliegh
nimrodiel: (book-ish)
I recently finishd reading an advanced reade copy of I am not Myself These days for the Harper Collins Firstlook reader review program. Below is the review I sent in to the publishing company.

review )

The neat thing is the author commented on the thread I shared the review on. See it here
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