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Thursday, November 5, 2009

An Excursion

Yesterday, we went to the library, and these are the books I came out laden with:
  • The Visitation, by Frank Peretti (like all of Peretti's books, utterly amazing)
  • The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, by Robert Andrews (SO excited to read this...I am a complete quotation junkie)
  • The Deep, by Helen Dunmore (boring book...)
  • The Indian In the Cupbard, by Lynn Reid Banks
  • The Secret of the Indian, by Lynn Reid Banks
  • The Mystery of the Cupbard, by Lynn Reid Banks
  • The Tapestry Book One, by Henry H. Neiff
  • The Tapestry Book Two, by Henry H. Neiff
  • Daily Life in Victorian England, by Sally Mitchell
  • Everest Book One, by Gordan Korman
  • The Revenge of the Shadow King, by Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis ("J. S. Lewis"...sound familiar?)
  • The Tolkien Companion, by J. E. A. Tyler (I'm re-reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and thought this would be good to have)
  • The Illustrated Library of World Poetry (Not a big poetry fan, but this book was so thick [literally, like three inches thick] and the font so tiny [at the most, size nine, and the font is Times New Roman, so that makes it worse] that I had to get it...shows how nerdy I am, but whatever. *shrugs*)
  • Laylie's Daring Quest, by Kersten Hamilton (I normally don't get books with such incredibly boring titles, but I couldn't resist. I've read this book several times and love the storyline. But I admit it, the title of this book needs to be re-thought out. And replaced.)
  • Red Rock Mysteries Book Five, by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry
  • Red Rock Mysteries Book Nine, by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry

Sixteen books. Six genres, if you count Quotations as one. Mysteries, Fantasy, Fiction, Non-fiction, Mystery, and (possibly) Quotations.

And I'm going through The Synonym Finder and jotting down awesome words so I can look back and use them in Midnight. I really need to get around to reading the dictionary, too.

NaNo Update: as of now, my story is 6,028 words, 18 pages. My format is double-spaced with 1 1/2 inch margins, and the font Georgia size ten.

Later,

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2 replies:

Abigail Kraft said...

Wow....Bekah, I am in awe of your perfectly amazing book devouring skills. lol! I totally wish I had them! As a matter of fact, you and Hannah have inspired me. I've been picking up books again lately. I'm working on getting some good reading time in every day, and I'm really enjoying it. :) So, thanks!

Rock on,
--Abigail

Marissa said...

Wow. I do that ALL the time. Come out of the library with a HUGE pile of books. I get a lot of weird looks. lol!
And I LOVE the red rock mysteries! There awesome. =D

And Frank Peretti.. ahhh. Love his books! Have you read anything by Ted Dekker?

love ya!
--Marissa

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