- How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas Foster - because of this review by Rebecca
- The Sixteen Pleasures, by Robert Hellenga - I'm not sure about this one, but Trish had great things to say and I'm intrigued
- The King's Daughter, by Sandra Worth - British royalty is always interesting, and according to this review the author gives lots of additional info in her note at the end - I love that!
- The Lieutenant, by Kate Grenville - historical fiction set in Australia - according to Marg it will be released in the US in Feb. 09
- The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell - a few weeks ago I put Vowell's other book, The Wordy Shipmates, on my Friday Finds list - I still haven't read anything by her, but Nan's review of this book makes me think I'll really love her
- The Ice Diaries, by William R. Anderson - 5 Minutes for Books really enjoyed this book about the underwater exploration of the North Pole - since I enjoyed Shackleton's South Pole experiences so much, I'm thinking that this will be a good book for me -
- The Illiad, by Homer - yes, I mean the REAL Iliad - Rebecca's been reading some mighty hefty tomes over at her blog and her comments on this book have me very interested in reading it - in fact, I'm committing to read it (or listen to the audio version) in 2009
Additions to Kiddo's TBR list
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson - I remember parts of this classic story, but Nan's review reminded me that kiddo has never heard it - it's a must-read-together book for this Christmas season
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, by Penelope Lively - I've never read any of her books (although a good friend has recommended them to me) - after seeing Dewey's review I think kiddo would enjoy this somewhat creepy tale - NOTE: it makes me so sad to know that this is probably the last book I've added to my list that I can directly attribute to Dewey. I could always count on her for interesting recommendations. She will be missed.
- Shadowmagic, by John Lenahan - kiddo really enjoys audio books, and this book was MADE for audio - Grasping for the Wind did a great recap/review of it - I think both kiddo and I will really enjoy this one
- The First Thanksgiving of Low Leaf Worm, by Richard Scarry - I know Thanksgiving is over, and I know this book is a bit young for kiddo, but come on people! It's about Lowly the Worm! Lowly, aka Low Leaf, was my very favorite Richard Scarry character and I still enjoy reading about him as an adult. He brings back such lovely memories. When I saw this post about Thanksgiving books I was so thrilled to see Lowly that I had to put this book on kiddo's list. Hmm, maybe it really belongs on Momma's list ...
- The Island of Mad Scientists, by Howard Whitehouse - if Semicolon's review made me laugh I can only imagine how funny this book must be! It will be a tongue twister for read-aloud time I'm sure - and kiddo LOVES when I get mixed up because of crazy wording.
That's not such a long list considering that my last Friday Finds post was on 11/14/08 and that I've been adding titles steadily since then!
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