Your Year in Literature

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Post by Breeze » January 1st, 2015, 9:52 pm

I think I started reading some of these last year. I need to keep a better record. Some are just a case of a book that I have read vaguely fitting the question, but not necessarily giving a very accurate answer.
Describe yourself: Nobody by Susan Warner Librivox
How do you feel: My Desire by Susan Warner I want it to be on LV
Describe where you currently live: Joyfully at Home by Jasmine Baucham
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Bolivia Travel Guide
Your favourite form of transportation: The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
Your best friend is: Station Life in New Zealand by Mary Anne Barker
You and your friends are: Can't think of anything
What’s the weather like: Ditto
You fear: Eighteen Months in the War Zone by Kate John Finzi Librivox
What is the best advice you have to give: The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence by William A. Alcott Librivox This is almost finished. There is still PLing, probably editing and cataloging to be done.
Thought for the day: Macaulay's History of England Librivox, haven't finished it yet
How you would like to die: In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty
Your soul’s present condition: The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan I didn't exactly read this. And it was mostly the second half that I did. I should listen to the finished project sometime.
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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2015, 2:53 am

let me check my bookcase..

Describe yourself: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Describe where you currently live: Where Serpents Sleep by CS Harris
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Byzanz by Sebastian Fleming
Your best friend is: The Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw
You and your friends are: What Looks like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes
What’s the weather like: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
You fear: What Darkness Brings by CS Harris
What is the best advice you have to give: Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
How you would like to die: After You With the Pistol by Kyril Bonfiglioli
Your soul’s present condition: The Girl with the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

i am noticing i hardly read any classics last year, but lots of stuff from the 70s and 80s.. ill have to challenge myself this year :)
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Post by annise » January 2nd, 2015, 3:21 am

I always ead and enjoy these threads and never contribute , so here is my list from LV books I have made a cover for

Describe yourself: An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Opperheim
How do you feel: Just Sixteen by Susan Coolidge
Describe where you currently live: Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill
Your favourite form of transportation: The Time Machine by H.G.Wells
Your best friend is: Buff: A Collie by Albert Payson Terhune
You and your friends are: The Box-car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
What’s the weather like: Midsummer by William Cullen Bryant
You fear: Dancing Mania by Justus Hecker
What is the best advice you have to give: Bethink Yourselves by Tolstoy
Thought for the day: Love me not for Comely Grace by John Wilbye
How you would like to die: Better Far to Pass Away by Richard Dennys
Your soul’s present condition: A Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman

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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 3rd, 2015, 10:39 pm

I like this game. An interesting way to look back on our past year in books.
If only I could remember more of what I read, I might be able to come up with better answers -- but here's the best I can manage with what comes to mind.

Describe yourself: An Excellent Mystery (Ellis Peters)
How do you feel: Quiet (Susan Cain)
Describe where you currently live: An Altar in the World (Barbara Taylor Brown)
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The Little World of Don Camillo (Giovanni Guareschi)
Your favourite form of transportation: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Farley Mowat)
Your best friend is: A Diary Without Dates (Enid Bagnold)
You and your friends are: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (Alexander McCall Smith)
What’s the weather like: Snow in the Cities (Blake McKelvey)
You fear: The Inspector-General (Nikolai Gogol)
What is the best advice you have to give: Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)
Thought for the day: God Has a Dream (Desmond Tutu)
How you would like to die: One Came Home (Amy Timberlake)
Your soul’s present condition: Small Victories (Anne Lamott)

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Post by Cori » January 2nd, 2016, 12:47 pm

Some new questions this year, courtesy of Bruce Gargoyle (though tweaked slightly):
All in all, I would describe last year as being:
I could have cried when:
I would love to have some respite from:
The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved:
A recurring dream I had last year featured:
My non-bookish friends would say I:
If you looked under my couch you would see:
If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably:
Something most people don’t know about me is:
My motto for 2016 will be:
I am most looking forward to:
I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be:
All in all, I would describe last year as being: Small Victories

I could have cried when: Men Explain Things To Me

I would love to have some respite from: The Time Paradox

The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved: A Fortnight in September

A recurring dream I had last year featured: The Storytelling Animal

My non-bookish friends would say I: Lean In

If you looked under my couch you would see: The Empty Space

If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably get into: The Night Circus

Something most people don’t know about me is: Howard's End is on the Landing

My motto for 2016 will be: Better than Before

I am most looking forward to: A House in the Country

I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by wib66 » January 2nd, 2016, 1:24 pm

All in all, I would describe last year as being: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I could have cried when: Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

I would love to have some respite from: The Girl in the Mirror by Cecelia Ahern

The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved: The Accidental Family by Rowan Coleman

A recurring dream I had last year featured: Long Lost by SS Lange

My non-bookish friends would say I: You Drive me Crazy by Carole Matthews

If you looked under my couch you would see: Enquire Within Upon Everything by Robert Kemp Philp

If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably: Die Trying by Lee Child

Something most people don’t know about me is:Crawling from the Wreckage by Eddie Kidd

My motto for 2016 will be: Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon

I am most looking forward to: The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Shopaholic on Honeymoon by Sophie Kinsella
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Post by lvictoria » January 2nd, 2016, 3:56 pm

All in all, I would describe last year as being: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

I could have cried when: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I would love to have some respite from: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved a: Thread of Hope by Jeff Shelby

A recurring dream I had last year featured: The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For a Little While by Catherynne M. Valente

My non-bookish friends would say I'm: The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

If you looked under my couch you would see: Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye

If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably be: In the Woods by Tana French

Something most people don’t know about me is: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My motto for 2016 will be: Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson

I am most looking forward to: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: The Lakota Way by Joseph M. Marshall III
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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 2nd, 2016, 7:55 pm

Ah! New and different questions this year!

All in all, I would describe last year as being: Windswept (Marq de Villiers)
I could have cried when: When Books Went to War (Molly Guptill Manning)
I would love to have some respite from: The Wreckers (Bella Bathurst)
The most unexpected thing that happened last year: Anything Can Happen (George and Helen Papashvily)
A recurring dream I had last year featured: The Inner Voice of Love (Henri Nouwen)
My non-bookish friends would say I'm: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (Alexander McCall Smith)
If you looked under my couch you would see: The San Francisco Earthquake as Reported in the Newspapers of that City
If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably be: Nothing Daunted (Dorothy Wickenden)
Something most people don’t know about me is: My Discovery of England (Stephen Leacock)
My motto for 2016 will be: Imagine the Angels of Bread (Martin Espada)
I am most looking forward to: The Great Good Thing (Roderick Townley)
I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Humans of New York (Brandon Stanton)

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Post by barbara2 » January 3rd, 2016, 5:25 am

Many of these are re-reads:


All in all, I would describe last year as being: The Age of Scandal

I could have cried when: Tragically, I Was an only Twin

I would love to have some respite from: The Roar of the Butterflies

The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved: Flesh Wounds

A recurring dream I had last year featured: The Road to Little Dribbling (true)

My non-bookish friends would say I: Don't Look Back

If you looked under my couch you would see: What to Look For in Winter

If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably get into: Beethoven

Something most people don’t know about me is: The Secret History

My motto for 2016 will be: Career of Evil :twisted:

I am most looking forward to: The Garden of Heaven :9:

I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Les 100 citations et locutions pour ne pas perdre son latin

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Post by J_N » January 3rd, 2016, 6:30 am

All in all, I would describe last year as being: Edge of Eternity
I could have cried when: The Man [Who] Mistook His Wife for a Hat
I would love to have some respite from: The Cuckoo's Calling
The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved: God and My Neighbour
A recurring dream I had last year featured: Three Men in a Boat
My non-bookish friends would say I (am): Headstrong
If you looked under my couch you would see: A Spool of Blue Thread (could be true... my cats store their treasures under the couch)
If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably: [The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I] Run Long Distances
Something most people don’t know about me is: The Last Unicorn
My motto for 2016 will be: What If?
I am most looking forward to: The Lake House
I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
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Post by RuthieG » January 3rd, 2016, 4:35 pm

I love doing this. These all from my bookshelves or borrowed from the library over the past year:

All in all, I would describe last year as being: Trainwreck: My Life as an Idoit [sic] [Jeff Nichols]

I could have cried when: Standing in Another Man's Grave [Ian Rankin]

I would love to have some respite from: Dancing Naked in the Mind Field [Kary Mullis]

The most unexpected thing that happened last year involved: Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog [P. Robert Smith]

A recurring dream I had last year featured: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon [Mark Hodder]

My non-bookish friends would say I am definitely at: The Edge of Madness [Michael Dobbs]

If you looked under my couch you would see: Inhuman remains [Quintin Jardine]

If I could no longer LibriVox, I would probably: Cross and Burn [Val McDermid]

Something most people don’t know about me is: I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay [Toby Litt]

My motto for 2016 will be: Freedom [Daniel Suarez]

I am most looking forward to: The End of the Monsoon [John Lathrop]

I'm tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: The Mesmerist's Apprentice [L.M. Jackson]

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Post by Cori » January 8th, 2016, 12:50 pm

:shock: Do you actually select books throughout the year with this activity in mind, Ruth?! It's surely the only explanation. :lol:
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by RuthieG » January 8th, 2016, 1:24 pm

Heh, my one regret is that I didn't borrow L. M. Jackson's previous book, which would have been a perfect fit for this question:

My non-bookish friends would say I am: A Most Dangerous Woman

Now off to the library catalogue to order it...

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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 8th, 2016, 2:38 pm

RuthieG wrote:Heh, my one regret is that I didn't borrow L. M. Jackson's previous book, which would have been a perfect fit for this question:

My non-bookish friends would say I am: A Most Dangerous Woman

Now off to the library catalogue to order it...

Ruth :lol:
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It's hard to read the last word at the bottom, but it says "Women Who read Are Dangerous" !

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Post by RuthieG » January 8th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Oh, I do, I do. I REALLY need one of those :lol:.

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