Thursday, June 03, 2010

Thursday Thirteen: Books!!

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(Some are "keepers", some are on my TBR list)

1. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

This YA book has been getting raves, including from people I know whose opinions I trust. So, I'm giving it a go. It's a TBR.

2. Photoshop for Dummies

My biz partner at Goddess Fish Promotions currently does 99.9% of the Photoshopping because she knows how. I don't like anyone being irreplaceable, though, so I'm trying to learn at least some of it so I can take up the slack when necessary. It's both a TBR and a Keeper.

3. Remember Me by Laura Moore

This is a keeper on my Nook. A reviewer whose opinion I greatly respect (she's tough and smart and very, very picky about what she likes) gave it a "Best Book" rating and then proceeded to email me and rave about it (the review is here, if you're interested). I was sold... and so was the book. I hopped on to the Nook and nabbed a copy. Now, if I could only find the time to read it!

4. Right Where I Need to Be by Wendi Zwaduk

Wendi is a friend of mine whose first book recently came out and I got me an autographed copy of it. It's on my TBR and my Keeper shelf (I have a special row just for signed books).

5. How To Sew a Button : and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew by Erin Bried

This author has a video on YouTube that actually managed to FINALLY show me how to fold a fitted sheet. I know, I know, not earthshattering, but I've been trying to learn for YEARS. So, yeah, this book is SO on my TBR shelf.

6. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

This was recommended to me by my SIL and it's a great concept -- making bread dough that's slightly wet and keeping it in your fridge for a couple of week, making it easy to grab some and cook it every day as needed. They have some pretty incredible tips for baking bread, a list of tools, additions to make your whole grain bread more palatable and so much more. It's a great book. I've read it once, but plan to do so again and again, because I know I missed stuff AND I want to absorb their wisdom. Because, who doesn't like fresh-baked bread?

7. WordPress for Dummies

I've been hearing things about Blogger... and while I've never had any trouble with them, I figured it couldn't hurt to be prepared. So, I'm going to learn WordPress, because it confused the pogees out of me.

8. Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson

I love this author. She's SO funny and talented and has never disappointed me and I can't WAIT to read this.

9. The Third Rose by Jean Hart Stewart

Goddess Fish Promotions recently did a tour for Jean, and her book sounds so good I had to get myself a copy! It's on my Nook and I can't wait to dive in.

10. The Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick

The next book in her Arcane Society series. I have it... it's calling... I just need to find the time.

11. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

The latest in her "The Bride Quartet" series. I've really enjoyed these books, and while this one wasn't my favorite, it was still good and sits firmly on my keeper shelf.

12. Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Any list that includes keepers for me wouldn't be complete without this book. IMHO, this is the best book Jenny Crusie wrote ("Bet Me" is a close second) and I read it over and over whenever I need a giggle.

13. Be #1 on Google by Jon Smith

As part of my job as webmistress for The Long and the Short of It and Goddess Fish Promotions, I have to learn how to publicize us -- this book is a no-brainer for that, and I'm enjoying reading it!

What are some books that are keepers for YOU? And what's sitting on your TBR list?



Brandy said...

I have that Jennifer Crusie book on my keeper shelves as well. For me Fast Women is my second best favorite. *g* I have a few J.D. Robb books on my keeper shelves as well as Ilona Andrews 'Magic' series and her newest series starter On the Edge. Trick of Light by Rob Thurman is also a keeper.
I don't have a TBR pile, or even a stack right now. But, my list? Is LONG. *g*

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Tori Lennox said...

What does it say about me that I have hundreds of book that I consider "keepers"?

Kristina Koutsouvilis said...

I see a trend or learning and improving your life here. I like the "How to sew a button" book best, it sounds really good.