This is truly my favorite challenge. (The latest post on this challenge was 11/24/12.)
I just love to pour over the books that I own and are sitting on the shelves patiently waiting for me to read. If you are a long time reader of my blog, you might know that most of the books that sit on my shelves are books I have yet to read. I mostly give away books already read.
And with me having the upcoming book club choice, I am pouring over all the books I
want need to read this year!
So here’s what I got (for the WiaN6 challenge NOT book club – that is a SECRET (unless you want to tweet at me to tell: @BkClubCare)):
For UP/DOWN: I own the paperback of Up In the Air by Walter Kirn. I’ve already seen the movie. So Jeanne – should I? Dare I? but I also have Although of Course You End UP Becoming Yourself by DAvid Lipsky (about David Foster Wallace and I intend to read/listen to Infinite Jest this year…)
KITCHEN: I bought Kitchen Confidential for my husband because he is ALL a FoodNetwork junkie, a home-chef-wannabe, and a Bourdain fan. I can’t wait to read this. I have worked my share of years in the Restaurant biz.
For the PARTY category: How about a book titled EAT CAKE? Surely that conjures up a party theme, yes? I do not seem to own any other books that have the word ‘party’ in it so this will have to do.
For EMOTION – let me offer Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone. I admit, I think of Trish (aka HEY LADY! and TLC Book Tours? one of my very first book blogger buds who has gone on to be a major influence on the world of Book-Bloggin, imo) every time I look at this book or read the title or even hear of Wally Lamb, I think of Trish. Coming ‘undone’ sounds rather emotional, don’t you think? Please vote in your comments.
Or… Another Trish who has been an amazingly fun influence on my reading of late who sent me (cuz I apparently WON) a copy of Maman’s HOMESICK Pie. I craved this book because it had PIE in the title. I really need to read this. Homesickness is an emotion like none other.
Which brings us to:
the MISSING/LOST category: I own Stewart O’Nan’s Songs for the Missing and I have been wanting to read O’Nan for what seems like decades but that is like saying one year of a dog’s life is 7 human years. So for the 5 years of blogging, I have had O’Nan* on my tbr FOREVER. For that, I blame another TLCer: Lisa. She was my first blog comment. Would love to meet her but it seems it is cold in California right now and besides, she has teenage daughters who keep her wary and engaged on the parental front of duty. It was almost 60 degrees in Massachusetts yesterday. Weather is whacky.
You notice I have not yet mentioned the FIRE category?
Here’s where I offer THE OFFER:
If you would like a heavily post-it noted copy of FIRE SEASON by Philip Connors for your very own, to read for the FIRE category of the What’s-In-a-Name-Challenge-6 ,that was given to me by Nancy (the original post-it-noter) and read by me and given 5 stars, PLEASE comment something witty about fire and/or why you want.
DEADLINE to win FIRE SEASON is comment by THURSDAY, Jan 24!!!!
Also, if you have awesome suggestion in any other category, pls so let me know. x0x0x0x0x
* O’Nan has written a book with the word LOBSTER in the title. So has David Foster Wallace. Coincidence? or sign from the universe…