Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 105 - 13 of My Favorite Books

1 - A Canticle For Leibowitz

2 - Dracula

3 - Dune

4 - Firebird

5 - Freaks Amour

6 - Little, Big

7 - Night Watch

8 - Nine Princes in Amber

9 - Outlander

10 - Rumors of Spring

11 - Tempting Fate

12 - The Winter King

13 - The Witching Hour

Janet says Freaks Amour! That cover, wow, I haven't seen that in YEARS!!!

Journeywoman says Get out of my bookcase! I mean it, Get out!!!

Nicholas says I have Winter King, Enemy of God and Excalibur all lined up on my TBR shelf to read one after the other.


Janet said...

OMG I read Freaks Amour! That cover, wow, I haven't seen that in YEARS!!!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

How many will you read this summer I try to read 6-8

MsSnarkyPants said...

Oh I do so love The Witching Hour. Actually pretty much anything Anne Rice. I *heart* her! hehe

Journeywoman said...

Get out of my bookcase! I mean it, Get out!!!

Seriously, one of my favorites is Outlander and my husband is a Dune Freak.

Happy tt

jenn said...

I haven't heard of any of these books...I think I need to broaden my horizons.

Nicholas said...

I am a great Cornwell fan, and I have his, Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur all lined up on my TBR shelf to read one after the other.

anthonynorth said...

Some great books there, with more than a hint of the delectable dark side.

I am Harriet said...

Great choices!

Mia Celeste said...

Hmm. Some of these I've never read. I'll have to add to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Cook said...

Wow cool list. I must admit I've never read any of those though. I'll have to check them out.

Thanks for sharing, Happy TT!

Ire said...

Cool collection!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm surprised at how varied our reading tastes are, Julia. I wouldn't have expected it!

Kailana said...

That's a great list of books!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Janet - I used the criteria of always having scenes from these books remain in my mind, no matter how long ago I read them.

Marcia - I'm not a very quick reader, except when I'm doing a review. Then I hurry it up. I'm lucky to get one book done a month.

Ms Snarky Pants - I haven't read the sequels to this one, if you can believe it. I've got the books, though.

Journeywoman - (tee hee)

Jenn - What do you usually read?

Nicholas - Cornwell is heavenly.

Anthony - 'Delectable dark side' - that's me.

Harriet - I had no problem coming up with this list, that's for sure.

Brenda - Some of them are very poetic, some are straightforward. But all of them are vivid.

Sue - I hope you like them!

Nikki - This is truly the tip of the iceberg...

Susan - I'm nothing if not curious!

Kailana - Thanks! I'd love to know what your favorites are...

Travis Cody said...

I think it's all in the arrangement of the words to the title of this post. If you were to ask me to name my 13 favorite books, I couldn't do it.

But I definitely can say 13 of my favorite books...because I just have too many favorite books!

You do have a couple of my favorites on your list, The Witching Hour and the Amber book.

Thomma Lyn said...

I love The Witching Hour! Also love Dracula, Dune, and Outlander, and I have A Canticle for Leibowitz on my TBR list. :)

Unknown said...

Wow, with all the books I've read, I've only read one of those books, Outlander.

Who influenced your reading choices the most when you were younger? Did you have friends or family who shared your reading tastes?

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Travis - Yes, the 'of' is rather liberating!

Thomma Lyn - After you read this book, you'll never look at another grocery list the same way again:

'Six bagels, a pound of hamburger, a spool of number one white sewing thread.' - the building blocks of the future...?

Anne - I was generally indulging in my own whims in choosing books. I did seem to hang with people who shared my taste in reading, strangely. And one look at the mountain range of books in my future husband's possession really did it for me!

Kelly Boyce said...

What's a Canticle?

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Kelly - a canticle is: 'A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.' And Blessed Leibowitz is an engineer who finds refuge in the Catholic Church after the novel's Flame Deluge destroys much of the world. He becomes the symbol of intellect that - ironically - a sect of the church attempts to preserve from the ensuing persecution of anyone seen to read or show learning of any kind.

Dorte H said...

So you have outgrown your children´s books :D