Another Book Meme

Taking this meme from Carl.

The Books You’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Dracula, by Bram Stoker – I started it, but never finished for some reason.
How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson – It’s been sitting at my desk at work for a few years. I think I’ve only read a few chapters.

The Books You’ve Been Hunting For Years Without Success
Well, not for years, but I have been searching for this hardback set: Nancy Drew Boxed Set 1-6 or something similar for cheap.

The Books Dealing With Something You’re Working On At The Moment
If there was a book on writing better RFP responses I might read it… or pretend to.

The Books You Want To Own So They’ll Be Handy Just In Case
How to Marry an Ambitious, Successful, Handsome, Tall, Fit, Funny, Christian Man… And Where to Find Him

How to Stop the Aging Process

The Books You Could Put Aside Maybe To Read This Summer
Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks
Young Bond: Silverfin – Book #1, by Charlie Higson
Alien Nation: Extreme Prejudice , by L.A. Graf – Found this at the Dollar Store. I’ve actually found quite a few good books there.

The Books You Need To Go With Other Books On Your Shelves
I love old hardback books and displaying them. I especially enjoy finding different hardback editions of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. I’m not like the character Mel Gibson played in Conspiracy. I don’t have to buy every copy I see. But it is my favorite book; and my favorite edition is a beautifully illustrated over-sized old hardback.

The Books That Fill You With Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
Any spy novels such as:
James Bond novels, by Ian Fleming

Jack Ryan novels, by Tom Clancy

And James Rollins

20 thoughts on “Another Book Meme”

  1. Angela, I’ve always wanted to read The Count of Monte Christo; this year I’m really trying to fill in a deplorable gap in my classic literature background. Right now I’m reading A Tale of Two Cities which is such incredible writing along with a great story line, as most people already know and I’m just figuring out.

    Your comment about finding a great, handsome Christian man made me smile. After my first husband died, I also prayed for another Christian man with character and committment; which I got in spades. Sometimes when I’m critical, I wonder why I didn’t include the quality of humor…at any rate, I want you to find what you are looking for, and who the Lord has prepared for you. It helped me to find my husband at our church. God be with you, B.

  2. Angela, I have just added The Count of Monte Cristo to my TBR list. As I was reading your blog entry I randomly asked two co-workers if they had read it and they said “yes! and it was fabulous”.

  3. I’ve always wanted to read Jane Eyre. I love the story and have seen the movies, but have never actually read the book. I need to do that soon. The Counte of Monte Cristo is another good one I’ve always heard was cool, but haven’t actually read it. I think I have it somewhere…

  4. Bellezza – I don’t know that I’ve read Tale of Two Cities all the way through yet either. I know I own it, but…
    And thanks. And I’m glad you found someone special!

    Amy – I’m sure you’ll love it! The movie was pathetic in comparison.

    Christine – I don’t think I’ve read Jane Eyre either. Just too many classics!

  5. Tall, Fit, Ambitious, Funny Christian man. I know him and Angela he’s single. Apparently, Canadian men are quite well sought after. I have one but I mean I was after a British guy sooo….

    No I am serious, I do know him and he’s my husband’s best friend. He’s a great guy.

    I love Jane Eyre. LOVE IT. I love the Count of Monte Christo as well … OMG great book. I’m stealing your meme for my blog entry tomorrow since I’ll be out of town.

  6. Your ‘handy’ books were written by the same author as mine. If only we could track him/her down!

    And yes, you are exactly like the Mel Gibson character…don’t deny it!!! I’m the same way with Edgar Allan Poe. I am constantly buying books of his works simply because I like the way the book looks.

  7. I always liked the Jack Ryan novels, but my favorite novel of Clancy’s was Red Storm Rising which described a conventional war between the US and the USSR (and seemed feasable at the time… though there is some irony in what the conflict was about 🙂

  8. After reading your comment, I’m going to have to add The Count of Monte Cristo to my list, I enjoyed the movie, so I’m curious to find out if the book is better.

  9. The obsession here is Lord of the Rings so I can completely understand where you’re coming from when you say you collect the editions of Monte Cristo.

    If someone wrote a book on how to stop the aging process, I think that would be a best seller in literally minutes. 😉

  10. I loved Count of Monte Cristo and most of Dumas novels. Frankenstein was a revelation.

    I always find great books at the used book stores around here, but then again, we have great used book stores around here.

  11. I’ve probably started Emma five times or more. And I’ve checked out Mansfield Park multiple times and never made it past the middle. I LOVE Jane Austen, but these are busy, distracting times, and I find she takes too much effort right now. I definitely plan on getting back to these books though. I want to read all of them.

  12. Michelle – Great! I’m going to see if any of my friends have a membership..

    Christine – That’s usually how I describe myself. LOL

    Alyssa – That’s a good way to put it.. There are a lot of good classics out there that I want to read, but they do take so much effort!

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