Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cardathon Challenge Completed

I reviewed these books:

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
Empire by Orson Scott Card
The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Ray Bradbury:
Martian Chronicles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Isaac Asimov:
Prelude to Foundation
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
Foundation’s Edge
Foundation and Earth
Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell
Midnight Falcon by David Gemmell
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen
Dingo by Charles De Lint
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain

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1 comments:

stuffasdreamsaremadeon.com 11:58 PM  

Wow! You really read some books for this one! The man really does have great taste in books.

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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