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Thursday, June 05, 2008

TT #102

Thirteen Books from My Shelves
that fit the June Challenge

The June TBR Challenge is to read a book with fewer than 250 pages.

Note: some of the links are to my reviews, some to B&N if I read them before I started reviewing, but I've read all of them.
  1. Death Drop by Alina Adams

    233 pages

  2. The Norby Chronicles by Janet and Isaac Asimov

    185 pages

  3. Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections by Robert Asprin (#6)

    200 pages

  4. Rapid Fire by Donna Ball

    236 pages

  5. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (#9)

    181 pages

  6. Taltos by Steven Brust

    181 pages

  7. Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (#11)

    158 pages

  8. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (#16)

    218 pages

  9. Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

    181 pages

  10. Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

    92 pages

  11. The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler

    248 pages

  12. Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague De Camp (#40)

    208 pages

  13. Yesterday's Spy by Len Deighton (#44)

    222 pages

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. KC: unused names
  2. Julia: H
  3. Melody: Booking Through Thursday
  4. Wylie Kinson: when the book is done
  5. Buck Naked Politics: New York zoos
  6. Tempest Knight: stress relievers
  7. Puss Reboots: the spy who read me
  8. On a Limb with Claudia: before I die
  9. Susan Helene Gottfried: awards
  10. Heather: music
  11. Di: if money were no object
  12. Tink: goddess signs
  13. Robin: June holidays
  14. Jennifer McKenzie: YouTube videos
  15. Ann Bruce vows not to...
  16. Robin Renee: At Risk
  17. Dave Agnos
  18. Slender Octopus
  19. Candy Minx
  20. Ann: LOLCats
  21. You're next!

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!



Hmm - most of the books you listed, am not familiar with...except for Jennifer Crusie *grin*.

But this is easy challenge and am sure I be able to find a book requirement ;) ;)

Great TTs! I did mine this week!
I have not read any of them! Like Julia, I'm not familiar with some names except...let's see... Isaac Asimov, Michael Crichton, Jennifer Crusie, Ray Bradbury & Clive Cussler... I'm looking forward to reading your reviews on them.
It's increasingly hard to find fiction of mid-length. The big NY pubs seem to like lots of padding!

Good luck with the under 250 challenge :)
I don't think I have heard of any of them. Interesting list.
Happy T13
Julia, this challenge should be right up your alley, since you've been having trouble finding time to read.

Melody, LOL! You recognized almost half of them. Maybe I shouldn't have stuck to the beginning of the alphabet--they seem pretty heavily skewed toward sf/f and mystery--back to my reading roots.

Wylie, I've actually read 2 books already this month that fit the challenge-women's fiction is often shorter length, as is YA fiction. And of course a lot of ebooks are shorter, too.

KC, they're mostly older, but you can click on the titles and see if any of them sound appealing to you. :)
What a cool idea and list!
Great books! I remember reading Martian Chronicles when I was in high school. Heh! Good luck with your challenge! ;)
I've read #11. Happy TT.
I've read Martian Chronicles but that's about it. I'm amazed at how much you read Darla - it's a real skill. You are a gifted reviewer as well. Could you make a living doing it? Stars and Strips?

Happy TT!
Ooh, Taltos. I can't remember if I've read that or not, but I've got Yendi and Teckla here, waiting for me.

I have seen that challenge floating around. I think if I'd planned for it, I'd have joined in. After a killer May, when I read 11 books, I have yet to finish a June book. :(
Interesting mix of titles - I've only heard of two or three of them!
Thanks for visiting mine...just a warning...I had RK about 8 years ago and my vision regressed to the point where I need glasses for distance again. It's still better than needing to reach for glasses just to see the clock by the bed!
Asimov, Chrichton, Clarke... great picks!
Thanks for visiting my TT, Goddess Rhiannon! ;-)
I've read a few Clive Cusslers lately - I've always enjoyed a good spy novel, so I was delighted to find them on the giveaway shelf at my local library (whose selection of English books is severely limited).
Oooo "Eaters of the Dead" great book!!!!!!
I'm still waiting for #10 to be re-released.
I've heard of a few like Clive Cussler, Ray Bradbury and Michael Crichton, but the rest would be new to me.
The novel 'Eaters of the Dead' is one by MC, that I haven't read, so Thank you Darla.
Thanks, Claudia--the problem is (setting aside whether S&S would even be interested in the idea) that I'm chronically behind, and I suspect if I HAD to write reviews, I'd freeze up.

Robin, that's a good find--Cussler's books are so much fun.

Ann, don't hold your breath. Crusie's not about to give anyone permission to reprint Sizzle. :)

Robin, Eaters of the Dead was renamed The Thirteenth Warrior. It's the book the movie was made from, and they didn't like "Eaters of the Dead" for the movie, so they changed the book name so people who liked the movie could find the book. I think the latest version is changed back, but I'm not positive.
I've never read them..know the names though!
I love books!
What a cool set of books. I love the idea of reading shorter novels...a good idea for the weather too or holidays.
Interesting list, I've read 3 and 11 (I think- I went through a Cussler phase a while back), and have heard of most of the rest of them. Good luck with the reading challenge.
Interesting choice of books; Crichton's Eaters of the Dead is a good revamp of the Beowulf story, and better than McTiernan's The 13th Warrior.

Fun blog, keep it up! :)
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