Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Media Inventory

First things first: on the right is the Graceling cover for the Portuguese language edition published by Alfaguara Infantil & Juvenil in Portugal (not to be confused with the Portuguese language edition that will be published by Rocco in Brazil). ---->

Okay, ready?

Book most recently read and enjoyed:
Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey.

Book I'm currently reading (and enjoying):
The Magic Thief: Found, by Sarah Prineas.

Next book I'll read:
Well, these things are impossible to predict, but The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco, is calling to me.

Book most recently purchased:
Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald.

Book not yet published that I've ordered from my local indie:
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. (duh)

A random 7 of the 14 books I have checked out from the library:
Territory, by Emma Bull.
Should We Burn Babar?: Essays on Children's Literature and the Power of Stories, by Herbert Kohl.
Scars, by Cheryl Rainfield.
Nation (sound recording), by Terry Pratchett.
Agincourt, by Bernard Cornwell.
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton.
Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, edited by Robert E. Krebs.

A random 3 of the 6 books I have on hold at the library:
Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters, by Jeannine Atkins.
No Exit and Three Other Plays, by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Woman in Mind: December Bee, a play by Alan Ayckbourn.

A happy 6 from the 78 books in my TBR pile that fall into none of the categories above (I was going halfsies before, but I'm not about to list 39 books) (Hey, did you notice I've made quite a dent in my TBR pile since the last time I blogged about it?):
Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane.
Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett.
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, by Alexander McCall Smith.
Kingdom of Twilight, by Tui Sutherland.
Trent's Last Case, by E.C. Bentley.
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, by Francisco X. Stork.

On my DVR:
So You Think You Can Dance
, starring many talented youngsters, a few annoying yappers (god, Nigel, don't ask a 19-year-old on live TV if she's ever been in love. Especially if your reason for asking is because you think the answer is no and you want to use it as your explanation for why, in your opinion, there wasn't any emotion in her performance). *...* Wait. Where was I? Oh yes! And most importantly, starring The Return of Pasha. PASHA!!!!!!! *flails*

DVD just returned to Netflix:
Leverage, Season 2.

DVD just received from Netflix:
The Madness of King George.

DVD next in my queue:
The Hurt Locker.

Randomly:
The word "queue" is one of my favorite words to type. Queue. Queue. Queue.

And how about you?

This media inventory has been brought to you by my need to remind myself that there are more stories in my life than the one that occupies the majority of my time every day.