12 April, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

This picture was taken at the second-hand shop where I usually buy most of my books. So here are thirteen books I have on my bookshelf that I am yet to read.
  1. Silent spring - Rachel Carson
  2. The sound of one hand clapping - Richard Flanagan
  3. Cry freedom - John Bailey
  4. My brilliant career - Miles Franklin
  5. The unbearable lightness of being - Milan Kundera
  6. Maya - Jostein Gaarder
  7. The grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck
  8. The magus - John Fowles
  9. Self - Yann Martel
  10. The sea - John Banville
  11. Eucalyptus - Murray Bail
  12. The Canterbury tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
  13. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
And that is nowhere near all of them...!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, please use the auto-link. And comments are always much appreciated. Leave a comment and I will visit your Thirteen in return.



Blogger Paige said...

What an interesting collection!

12:48 am  
Blogger Alice said...

Sounds like you need to swap the tropics for somewhere that has cold, snowy winters, then you could curl up on the couch and read your books ... but I guess you would patchwork, instead.

PS: Tanya, I need links, pleeaase.

6:33 am  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

I only recognized the classics, btw the blog olympics is this weekend and I think you were mentioned in The Blog Blabber! My TT is up.

1:50 pm  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I've yet to read any of those... My TT is up now too!

4:22 pm  
Blogger ivoryfrog said...

I haven't read any of the books you have mentioned but I do have a pretty huge colection of books myself. I buy mine in charity shops or at car boot sales mostly. Now DP has banned me from buying anymore till I get rid of some. :-(
I have loads...a full cupboard and ho knows how many boxes full in the attic!

Planning to "bookcross" them hen I have read them.

Great list! Happy Thursday!
Take Care
Ivoryfrog x

4:49 pm  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Oh - my - I just know one book of your 13 list - the last one...

4:54 pm  
Blogger WendyWings said...

I have read three of the 13.
Happy TT thanks for stopping by mine earlier.

6:08 pm  
Blogger Scouser said...

I haven't read anyof them myself, while I'm here I should let you all know my T13 is up.

7:15 pm  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

And a great collection of books you have!! We buy a lot of books too!---kinda a hobby with us. I do love reading Steinbeck!

My T T is up

7:59 pm  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...


I pretty much "grew up" in our local library and second hand book store. My whole family, little boys included, absolutely LOVE books.

Interesting list!

8:38 pm  
Blogger Denise said...

That's quite a list!

Mine are up!

8:48 pm  
Blogger Carmen said...

I think it's a great thing to read, and your list is a deep one. Grapes of Wrath I read in school. I don't know if it would be one of the ones on my list. :) I need to escape with brainless books. :)

My list is up

9:42 pm  
Blogger Leanne said...

That's a big shop - and a big list! I hope you get through them all!!

My 13 is up, you can find it here! :)

10:06 pm  
Blogger Norma said...

Don't waste your time on Rachel Carson. She can be credited with the death and disability of millions of 3rd world people by getting the DDT scare started. All that stuff has been discredited, but her inheritance lives on to the grief of millions in the 21st century.

Thanks for visiting my TT. I too have many books on my shelves unread.

10:59 pm  
Blogger stacey said...

Great list! I love to read, I think it's such an important and enlightening pasttime.
my TT is up.

11:10 pm  
Blogger Strong Enough said...

That is a GREAT list!

11:11 pm  
Blogger Sheri said...

Now that's my kind of bookstore!

Thanks for stopping by my 13.

11:18 pm  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Gee, I feel not very well read and I read all the time. Keep up your good smarty pants work, kid. :):)

My TT are up too. Happy Thursday!

11:19 pm  
Blogger FrogLegs said...

Man-- I've read a few of them, but more that I haven't read... bummer! Another list to make! :) Happy TT!

11:20 pm  
Blogger ladydaria said...

Oh, I loved The Grapes of Wrath, have read it like 9 times, lol.
I also spend lots of time at the local book exchange.

Happy TT!

Almost An Angel

11:21 pm  
Blogger EmilyRoseJewel said...

There are some real classics in there. I need to pull out some books of my shelf that I have to opened yet as well. Thanks for the motivation! My TT is up!

11:29 pm  
Blogger doubleknot said...

I have read four of the books on your list. When my room mate and I decided to throw our lots in together a year and a half ago after the hurricanes here I had to let go of a lot of my books - I had help putting three big boxes in my truck and when I arrived at the library the man had to use a hand cart to haul them in. After taking a peek in the boxes the libranian was all smiles because these were good books - now I try to go to the library instead of buying - there just is no room and I still have lots left.

11:30 pm  
Blogger Cat Lady said...

That's a great list! I love books of all kinds. We have so many, my husband says he is going to devote a room to be our personal library! Thanks for stopping by my list.

11:53 pm  
Blogger Kell said...

I have read none of those books either! Went to see the Canterbury Tales at the theatre the other week though. Very amusing!
Thanks for commenting on my blog even though I didn't get the link thing right.

12:39 am  
Blogger Melli said...

Well... I have read The Canterbury Tales - in senior high school - and if you can understand it without the aide of your 12th grade English teacher, more power to ya! LOL! I had the worst time getting through that! I have read Anna Karenina - which is a wonderful story! I have NOT read Grapes of Wrath - though I think I have read about everything else Steinbeck wrote -- you can't go wrong with him! GREAT LIST! Get busy reading!

My list is up!

1:47 am  
Blogger TNChick said...

That is a alot of reading. Looks like you have plenty to do/read if ever you have nothing else to do :)

1:49 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

I love to read too, but stick with mysteries. You'll have to do reviews of those - maybe I'll branch out if one sounds good!

2:06 am  
Blogger Michelle said...

You definitely need to read #7 and 13. I couldn't get through 12. Have you read East of Eden by Steinbeck? It is one of my favorites.

2:20 am  
Blogger Sherri said...

ooh, I LOVE used book stores! Happy reading!

..my list is up:)

2:40 am  
Blogger Ames said...

great list - where is the book store?

my T13 is up :)

2:49 am  
Blogger Libragirl said...

A little lite reading. Nothing to heavy in that list.

Email me when you finish the sound of one hand clapping. I keep looking at it, but never getting it. Hope you enjoy it.

3:27 am  
Blogger YellowRose said...

Loev books!! Have you checked out http://www.paperbackswap.com yet? Very cool site!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

3:56 am  
Blogger Suzy said...

Wow. I've only read ONE of those. Some librarian I am. Sheesh!

4:44 am  
Blogger Kelly said...

Grapes of Wrath and Anna Karenina are on my list to read!

4:57 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

I LOVE having a stack of books that I've yet to read, knowing that when I'm done whatever book I'm currently reading I have another one to dive into.

5:21 am  
Blogger Just Expressing Myself said...

Not a clinker in the lot.
My list is up.
Take care and look forward to seeing next week's list.

6:18 am  
Blogger Jen said...

Ooh, I did a book theme this week, too, but mine's not nearly so pretty!

I always have TONS of books piled up waiting to read. I never have enough time...

My list is up!

6:32 am  
Blogger Sonya said...

I love 2nd hand shops. I wish I read more.

6:39 am  
Blogger Natsthename said...

I was so mad after I read Anna Karenina that I never wanted to pick up another Tolstoy. And I haven't. tee hee.

Now, get reading!!

7:16 am  
Blogger LibertyBelle said...

I looooooooooooooove books! Great 13
Thanks for some great inspiration!

7:32 am  
Blogger TheMartins said...

Haven't read any of those, but they sound excellent!

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

8:04 am  
Blogger Lifecruiser said...

Books are great - as your list! I Love books, but I dont read as much any longer as I did when I was younger. I read all the time then, sometimes even when I was eating...

My TT:

8:08 am  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Thursday sure does come around fast...And I don't read as much as I should...I spend a lot of time reading blogs instead of books and now that it's getting warm here, the blog reading will slow up and I will go outdoors more.

9:53 am  
Blogger Lauren said...

Well, I've heard of the Grapes of Wrath.

My TT is up.

10:16 am  
Blogger kristarella said...

That's the best looking Secondhand bookshop I've ever seen!

I hated the movie My Brilliant Career, I think the book would be better. As long as you're not a hopeless romantic like me.

10:59 am  
Blogger Magnolia_Mom said...

Interesting TT this week. Mine is up also!


11:56 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

I've only read one of those, but it was a good one, Grapes of Wrath. Great list! Thanks for visiting my T13 today. Come on back for the Blog Olympics Training Camp this Saturday!

12:09 pm  
Blogger ems said...

Interesting list. I haven't read any of them. :(

Thanks for visiting my list.

2:02 pm  
Blogger Ma said...

Great 13 list. Cry Freedom is really good.

I'm up

2:33 pm  
Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

I haven't read those either... I best get my rear in gear!

10:41 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Great TT - mine is up and about the Thirteen books I could read over and over again.

At one point I was forbidden to buy more books as I still had over 100 unread...

5:35 pm  

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