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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read.

I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction, and nonfiction; but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.

I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable.

I also blog about graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

A to Zed Challenge II

I don't officially participate in this challenge now. But every year I like to play along and see how I do without actually trying to get all the letters, I just fill them in as I go along. Last year I came away with 4 missing authors (Q, U, X, Z) and 3 missing titles (X, Y, Z).

This year I've crept a little closer to the finish line with 3 missing authors (Q, X, Z) and 2 missing titles (Q, X). I'm reading a lot more manga now so hopefully next year I'll find some Asian authors to get me those troublesome Q, X and Z!

AUTHORS LIST

A ~ Kate Atkinson (When Will There Be Good News?)
B ~ Dale E. Basye (Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go)
C ~ Charlotte Chandler (She Always Knew How: Mae West, A Personal Biography)
D ~ Kate DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux)
E ~ Julie Andrews Edwards (The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles)
F ~ Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)
G ~ David Grann (The Lost City of Z)
H ~ Shannon & David Hale (Rapunzel's Revenge)
I ~ Daisuke Igarashi (Children of the Sea Vol. 1)
J ~ Carol A. Johmann (The Lewis & Clark Expedition)
K ~ e. l. konigsburg (The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World)
L ~ Yiyun Li (The Vagrants)
M ~ Owen Matthews (Stalin's Children)
N ~ Jo Nesbo (Nemesis)
O ~ Jim Ottaviani (T-Minus: The Race to the Moon)
P ~ Caro Peacock (A Dangerous Affair)
Q ~
R ~ Kathy Reichs (Devil Bones)
S ~ Robert Louis Stevenson (A Child's Garden of Verses)
T ~ Ann Tompert (Saint Patrick)
U ~ Lisa Unger (Die For You)
V ~ Fred Vargas (The Chalk Circle Man)
W ~ N.D. Wilson (100 Cupboards)
X ~
Y ~ Laurence Yep (Later, Gator)
Z ~

TITLES LIST

A ~ American Rust by Philipp Meyer
B ~ Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
C ~ Coming Home (The Amazing Spider-Man) by J. Michael Straczynski
D ~ The Doll People by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
E ~ Eagle Mask: A West Coast Indian Tale by James Houston
F ~ Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin
G ~ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
H ~ Here's the Story by Maureen McCormick
I ~ If You Lived with the Hopi by Anne Kamma
J ~ Jed Smith: Trailblazer of the West by Frank Latham
K ~ King Lear by Shakespeare (English translation)
L ~ Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown
M ~ The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
N ~ The New Americans: Colonial Times, 1620-1689 by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
O ~ Otherwise by Farley Mowat
P ~ Pieces of my Heart by Robert J. Wagner
Q ~
R ~ The Runaway Dolls by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
S ~ The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
T ~ Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon
U ~ Until the Stars Turn Cold by J. Michael Straczynski
V ~ The Valentine Cat by Clyde Robert Bulla
W ~ Wolves in the Wall by Neil Gaiman
X~
Y ~ Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
Z ~ Zamora's Ultimate Challenge by M.K. Scott