Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Thirteen #160

Today, I thought I'd offer up a list of some of the books in my "to read" pile. I haven't read them so these aren't recommendations.

1. A Writer's Book of Days, by Judy Reeves. "A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life."

2. Voices, by Ursula K. Le Guin. "Themes of revenge, family legacies, personal morality, and a humanistic magic redolent more of earthy mysteries than flashy sorcery."

3. The Power of Story, by Jim Loehr. "Rewrite Your Destiny in Business and in Life."

4. How to Write Mysteries, by Shannon OCork. "The howdunits of whodunits are no longer a mystery. Inside you'll learn how to spin intriguing yarns guaranteed to keep your readers in suspense until the very last word."

5. A Break With Charity, by Ann Rinaldi. "A story about the Salem Witch Trials."

6. Breathtaking, by Lorin Roche, Ph.D., "Lessons in Breathing to Enhance Your Health and Joy of Living."

7. The Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, ed. by Susan Burmeister-Brown & Linda B. Swanson-Davies. "In excerpts from interviews conducted over a sixteen-year period, and preserved by the editors of the highly respected literary quarterly Glimmer Train Stories and its newsletter Writers Ask, contemporary writers who rarely discuss their craft present you with eye-opening techniques, diverse perspectives, and genuine encouragement."

8. Yoga for Dummies, by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. and Larry Payne, Ph.D. "A tremendous service for yoga enthusiasts and health professionals."

9. 8 Minute Meditation, by Victor Davich. "Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life."

10. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. "An epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diege Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR and J. Edgar Hoover."

11. Becoming Queen Victoria, by Kate Williams. "The tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch."

12. The Lindar Diamond, by Katie Hickman. "A gripping historical tale of love and avarice in Venice."

13. Snowbound, by Richard S. Wheeler. "A haunting novel about hubris and its consequences."

My "to read" pile is rather large; actually, probably, the largest it has ever been as this is just the tip of it. I definitely don't need another trip to the bookstore anytime soon.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here.  I've been playing for a while and this is my 160th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I'm almost ready to submit my next book, which means I reward myself with reading time to read at least one book. Then I am diving into the NaNoWriMo waters for the 4th year.
    Happy Reading.
    Happy T13!

  2. Wish I could tell you anything at all about your books, but I've not read any of them. Have you read Sara Gruen yet? Water for Elephants or her latest Ape House. I oh-so-loved them.

    Happy TT!

  3. I am embarrassed to say that I am a Dummies reader.

    Have a great Thursday!

  4. I love to read books about writing and writers memoirs.

  5. I haven't read any of these yet, but I've heard of several of them, and that they were good.

  6. I just don't get to read many "grown up" books! This list gives me hope, though! Thanks for sharing!
    HEre is my list of "to reads"!

  7. I love getting a peak at other people's TBR piles. I only have a few left on my TBR, but my TBB(To Be Bought) pile is ridiculous. We may have to live on ramen for a month or two in order for me to catch up *grin*

    Happy TT,

    A 13 Paragraph Sneak Peak into Secrtes of Night

  8. There isn't enough time in the day, is there? :) I have a stack of books next to my bed (the only time I have to read is after everyone else is fast asleep!) that have been calling my name next to forever.

  9. The Pindar Diamond was really good. My TBR pile is also quite mountainous, yet it never seems to stop me from buying new books. If only I could read faster! *grin*

  10. I like Glimmer Train. That should be a good book.

    I also have the biggest pile of books-to-read than I've ever had. I think it's because I'm always "reading" on the computer nowadays--blogs, news, websites, my barrel racing chat board. Hey, at least I don't play Mafia Games!

  11. Looks like a great stack of books, Anita. I think a pile of unread books is a thrilling thing. I do hate it, though, when they're library books and you have the pressure of a deadline.


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