Monday, November 24, 2008

Possible New Feature?

Over at Bookshelves of Doom (a blog that I idolize) there's a completely awesome "Big Read" feature where you get to read her reactions to a certain book section by section. It's a cool way to look at a book and I'm thinking that it might be fun to do something along those lines on my blog. Read a modern classic or currently hyped book and post section by section reactions? Does that sound interesting to any of you? Possible book options:
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
All of these are books I haven't read but want to. I think they could each make for some interesting reading. Does this seem like a fun idea to you? Would you read the posts? And if so, which book do you think I should read? Any suggestions other than the ones I listed? Give me some feedback!


  1. Well, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would be cool b/c I've read it before and I really loved it...

    As for another book that would be cool, but i have NOT read yet is What I Saw and How I Lied.

    I think it sounds like a fun idea!!!


  2. I think it sounds interesting. I'd definitely read it!

    My choices would be

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (awesome book--why is his second so expensive on Amazon?)

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (this goes super fast! I read it in just a couple hours)

    The Lovely Bones

    The Da Vinci Code


    The Bell Jar (lovelovelove it)

    Just because those are the ones I've read. :)

  3. Ignore my comment about Mark Haddon's second book being expensive on Amazon. I just checked my wish list and I accidentally had the audio wish listed instead of the paperback!

  4. Totally off topic, I saw in your possibly coming up widget on the right some milkweed edition books! that's awesome!

  5. I would enjoy it! Wicked by Gregory Maguire would be cool. :-) I'd probably be tempted to try to read along with ya, which would be fun.


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