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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Books to look for, books to read next.

It's too annoying to keep having to log in and change that list on the left, so I am going to just paste them here and 'comment' myself updates as I come across things!
If by any chance, you are someone who sees this and would like to recommend a book to me, comment away!

(TITLES THAT ARE ITALICIZED HAVE NOW BEEN READ/WATCHED)

Books

Fiction
The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry
American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson
The Gone Away World, by Nick Harkaway
Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
Pillars of the Earth / Ken Follet
Death and the Lit Chick G. M. Maillet (mystery)
The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphreys (historical fiction)
Show of Hands by Anthony McCarten (lit fic)
The Swap - Antony Moore
One Second After By Forstchen, William R. thriller
This year's model Carol Alt
Spoiled : stories / Caitlin Macy.
Heroic Measures - Ciment, Jill (Author) post-9/11 New York City on panic-alert.
prayers for the dying o'nan
Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock by Edna Ferber
The Rapture / Liz Jensen (apocalyptic thriller)

NonFiction
Deluxe : how luxury lost its luster , by Dana Thomas
Touch Me, I'm Sick: The 52 Creepiest Love Songs, by Tom Reynolds
Buy*ology , by Martin Lindstrom
Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale, by Chris Ayers
Just How Stupid Are We?: Facing the Truth About the American Voter, by Rick Schenkman
Spook : science tackles the afterlife / Mary Roach
NINE LIVES :Death and Life in New Orleans By Dan Baum
Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, and More by Danielle Fox
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials by Betz White
What We Leave Behind by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBayCatalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping by Robin Cherry
Watching the English, by Kate Fox Non fiction
Toy monster : the big, bad world of Mattel / Jerry Oppenheimer. Nonfiction
The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details by Stan Williams
Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever by Walter Kirn
$20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives by Steiner, Christopher
Weddings of the Times: A Parody /by Dan Klein
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
Are You Experienced?
American Shaolin
everything by Tony Hawks
Yes Man - Danny Wallace
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food - Jennifer 8. Lee
America Unchained - Dave Gorman
Friends Like These - Danny Wallace (The new book from the author of Yes Man - He tracks down his childhood friends all over the globe, and invites them outside to play.
Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business by Tim Cahill.
Travels with My Donkey: One Man and His Ass on a Pilgrimage to Santiago by Tim Moore
'Round Ireland with a Fridge
Chuck Thompson's Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer.


YA
My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald YA
Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog By Barry, Dave

Envy: A Luxe Novel By Godbersen, Anna YA




Anonymous said... An AbeBooks.com poll of British customers about the funniest books they've ever read yielded this laughable list:
1. Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (1933)
2. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
4. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (1889) ,
5. Wilt by Tom Sharpe (1976),
6. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980) ,
7. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (1954),
8. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse (1938)
9. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (1996) ,
10. Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan (1971)http://www.abebooks.com/books/funniest-books.shtml


MOVIES

Anonymous said...
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Summary: follows 10- to 15-year-olds competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest who, unlike adult Eurovision, write and compose their own entries in their mother-tongue. Blockbuster factor: the unwitting comedy provided by the children's efforts will pull at the heartstrings. Afghan StarSummary: follows two men and two women in Afghanistan as they risk all to win Tolo TV's X Factor-style series.Blockbuster feature: seeing pop culture where you'd least expect it to be is surprisingly entertaining.

Valentino: the last emperor
Summary: a look at the relationship between Valentino and his business partner, Giancarlo Giametti, during the final two years of their careers. Blockbuster factor: glitz and behind-the-scenes looks into couture's most hidden quarters will excite anybody with an interest in fashion. Release date: out now in US. Release date in the UK to be confirmed.

All Tomorrow's Parties
Summary: a jigsaw of footage taken by filmmakers, fans and musicians on mobile phones, camcorders and Super8 showing performances at the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. Blockbuster factor: features performances from a huge list of music artists including Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Mogwai, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grinderman and Battles.Release date: premieres on 24 June at Edinburgh Film Festival.

The September Issue
Summary: tells the story of the renowned Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her huge team of editors as they prepare for the September 2007 issue, the single largest issue of a magazine ever published.Blockbuster factor: a chance to see ambition in its purest form — gives an insight into one of the biggest fashion power houses in the world.Release date: September 2009.

Documentary: Malls R Ushttp://icarusfilms.com/new2009/mall.html

Forgetting Sarah Marshall




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Lexi said...

Death and the Lit Chick
G. M. Maillet (mystery)


The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphreys (historical fiction)

A Show of Hands by Anthony McCarten (lit fic)

BrandiRae said...

Spook is very high on my list of things to read soon too! We could have our own two person book club ;)

Anonymous said...

What We Leave Behind by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay

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Anonymous said...

Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping (Hardcover)
by Robin Cherry

The Swap - Antony Moore

Anonymous said...

My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald YA

Anonymous said...

Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog
By Barry, Dave

Envy: A Luxe Novel
By Godbersen, Anna

Show of Hands
By McCarten, Anthony

One Second After
By Forstchen, William R.

Anonymous said...

Documentary: Malls R Us
http://icarusfilms.com/new2009/mall.html

Anonymous said...

Watching the English, by Kate Fox

Non fiction

A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society. Putting the English national character under her anthropological microscope, Fox finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and bizarre codes of behavior. Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments-even using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig-Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness.

Anonymous said...

This year's model
Carol Alt

Anonymous said...

Toy monster : the big, bad world of Mattel / Jerry Oppenheimer.
Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009.


Spoiled : stories / Caitlin Macy.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, 2009

mpaulson said...

Check out The Swedish Gypsy by Mary Paulson

Lexi said...

Thanks - that looks good!

Anonymous said...

Heroic Measures - Street Smart
Contributor(s): Ciment, Jill (Author)


ISBN: 0375425225 EAN: 9780375425226
Publisher: Pantheon Books
US SRP: $ 23.00 US - (Discount: REG)
Binding: Hardcover - Other Formats
Pub Date: June 2009
Street Date: June 30, 2009
Annotation: From the author of "The Tattoo Artist" comes a taut, moving, accomplished work, set in a fraught, post-9/11 New York City on panic-alert.

Anonymous said...

The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details (Hardcover)
by Stan Williams (Author)

Lexi said...

prayers for the dying o'nan

Anonymous said...

Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock (Paperback)
by Edna Ferber

Anonymous said...

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (Hardcover)
by Walter Kirn (Author)

Anonymous said...

Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2008) More at IMDb
documentary about junior Eurovision contest

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Anonymous said...

Ground Up by Michael Idov

Anonymous said...

Retail Hell: How I Sold My Soul to the Store Confessions of a Tortured Sales Associate
by Freeman Hall

Anonymous said...

The loving couple by Virginia Rowans 1957 (patrick dennis)

Anonymous said...

shoptomism by lee eisenberg

Lexi said...

About a Mountain by John D'Agata
From “one of the most significant U.S. writers” (David Foster Wallace), an investigation of Yucca Mountain and human destruction in Las Vegas. When John D’Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government’s plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas. Bearing witness to the parade of scientific, cultural, and political facts that give shape to Yucca’s story, D’Agata keeps the six tenets of reporting in mind—Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How—arranging his own investigation around each vital question.

Yet as the contradictions inherent in Yucca’s story are revealed, D’Agata’s investigation turns inevitably personal. He finds himself investigating the death of a teenager who jumps off the tower of the Stratosphere Hotel, a boy whom D’Agata believes he spoke with before his suicide.

Here is the work of a penetrating thinker whose startling portrait of a mountain in the desert compels a reexamination of the future of human life. .

Anonymous said...

American Subversive: A Novel
~ David Goodwillie
In David Goodwillie's thrilling debut, the lives of a young radical and a failed journalist intertwine in the wake of a botched terrorist bombing.

Anonymous said...

You couldn't ignore me if you tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and their impact on a generation, by Susannah Gora

The Hole We're In by Gabrielle Zevin
ficiton about debt

Anonymous said...

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
~ Rick Smith

Lexi said...

Scorch Atlas Blake Butler

Lexi said...

This World We Live in by susan beth pfeffer

the line by terri hall

both ya dystopias

Lexi said...

Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.How the Working Poor Became Big Business
~ Gary Rivlin

Lexi said...

The Flooded Earth Peter Ward

Lexi said...

Requiem for Detroit, documentary.