Musing Mondays

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your wishlist….

Last week we talked about keeping a wishlist. Why not pull out that list and show us some of the books you’ve been eyeing?

Like a lot of people I have both a TBR pile and a wishlist, though apparently I differ in what constitutes both of those piles. My TBR pile is composed of books I have bought, received, swapped, etc. and haven’t yet had the opportunity to read. My wishlist is composed of books I’d like to read or own. I’m planning on only posting 5 books here, but knowing me, I might do more. Here goes:

undead-and-unwedUndead and Unwed – Betsy the Vampire Queen “Undead” Series by Mary Janice Davidson. I’ve heard really great things about this series from my patrons at the library, sounds like just the series to comfort me while I wait for the next Sookie Stackhouse novel!

Homework for Grown-Ups: Everything you Learned at School and Promptly Forgot by E. Foley

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Even though I’m only 22, I know I’ve forgotten tons of information from grade school, and this looked like an interesting read to see how much I’ve forgotten.

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

angels-game I loved Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind, and this looks to be another great book from him.

Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns  Florey

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As I’ve mentioned before on here, I’m a bit of a pen and handwriting nerd, so this book is right up my alley.

imgme-talk-pretty-one-day2Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Since I love Augusten Burroughs’ memoirs, my friends constantly tell me I need to read David Sedaris. I just received his first 2 memoirs via PaperBackSwap the other day, so hopefully I shall get to see what all the fuss is about soon.

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure by Joseph C. Jenkinsthe_humanure_handbook_a_guide_to_composting_human_manure_third_edition-img-0964425831

Back when I was a shelver at UVA, this book passed through my hands and I was immediately intrigued. I’m environmentally-inclined and have genuinely wondered why human manure has never been composted, recycled, etc. Though I’m sure few others share my curiosity in this matter, haha.

cradle_to_cradleCradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

Another environmentally-themed book. I became acquainted with Mr. McDonough by watching one of his lectures on TED.com Ideas Worth Spreading, a great nonprofit that posts videos of lectures and talks from the greatest minds on the latest in technology, entertainment and design. I loved McDonough’s speech, and then discovered that he was a big time architect, as well as a professor of architectural design at my own UVA! Very intelligent man with wonderful and creative ideas on how to more intelligently design more environmentally friendly buildings and products.

After going through my list, I noticed that I mostly posted non fiction books, which I find amusing because there is a ton of fiction I want to read, but apparently these NF titles caught my eye more for posting than the other titles. Interesting. What books do you have on your wishlist(s)?

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