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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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4 weeksall time

books registered:153,741
released in the wild:392,478
controlled releases:0143
releases caught:51,555
controlled releases caught:0114
books found:13580
tell-a-friend referrals:03
new member referrals:02
forum posts:02,343

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Bienvenidos a mi estantería
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Retos:
1- 300 libros
2- 70 libros de escritos por mujeres (se cuentan también colecciones, co-autoras, pero no traductoras)
3- 50,000 páginas
4- Al menos 15 libros por mes.
5- 3 libros cada mes de cualquier país del mundo excepto: España, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos de América.




Retos:
1- 300 libros
2- 70 libros escritos por mujeres (se cuentan también colecciones, co-autoras, pero no traductoras; se pueden repetir las autoras)
3- 50,000 páginas
4- Al menos 15 libros por mes.
5- 3 libros cada mes de cualquier país del mundo excepto: España, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos de América.

Challenge 2: Woman writers

1- Susan Johanknecht (3)
2- Sylvia Plath (5)
3- Wendy Roby (12)
4- Arabella Kenealy (13)
5- Susan Heller (17)
6- Sylvia Plath (21)

Challenge 5: Countries (except Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America)

January: Korea (1); China (7); France (16)
February: Ireland (19); India (22);




2016

Enero / Janurary

1 Ŭn Ko Beyond Self (Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems) Korea 10
2 Guy Piran Spoof UK 9
3 Susan Johanknecht Sub Text Localities UK 4
4 Anonymous The Life and Adventures of a Cat UK 5
5 Sylvia Plath The Water Ship US 4
6 Matt Haig Brand Failures UK 7
7 Xiwo Chen The Book of Sins China 8
8 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Stars as the Matchmaker US 7
9 Leopoldo María Panero Así se fundó Carnaby Street Sp 8
10 Ian Hamilton Finlay Picabia UK 8
11 Peter Conradi & Mark Logue The King’s Speech UK 8
12 Wendy Roby Universally Challenged Quiz Contestants Say the Funniest Thin UK 5
13 Arabella Kenealy The Whips of Time UK 4
14 B. S. Johnson The Unfortunates UK 8
15 Francisco Ibáñez Mortadelo y Filemón: El Trastomóvil Sp 7
16 René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo Asterix el galo (Asterix le Gaulois) Fr 7
17 Susan Heller Sisters of Menon UK 5
18 Tom Reynolds (Brian Kellett) More Blood, More Sweat + Another Cup of Tea UK 7

Febrero / February

19 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield Ireland, 6
20 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as Man's Best Friend US 8
21 Sylvia Plath The Green Rock US 8
22 Yadav Shobhnath, Jayant Parikh, Ramesh Tendulkar, Virag Vishesh, Ashok Hingorani, Anant Kumar Pashan, Virag Vishesh, Virendra Mishra Poetry from Bombay India 5
End of year




READING CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS

I would like to recommend books which I feel that they are good Reading Club material because they offer ideas, concepts, speak about this and that. I will have not necessarily loved them, but I found they have interesting ideas or discuss important topics. Having said that, I cannot promise that you will like them, of course, but I will not torture with books I found boring or uninspiring. What I can promise is that these books treat important books.

I am listing them down in alphabetical order taking out articles and such. I am including between brackets what I feel they are the main topics in that book.

- Answering Back, edited by Carol Ann Duffy [Sexuality, Age, Social importance of Literature, History, Gender]

- The Art of War by Sun Tzu [Social class, War, Power, Philosophy]

- Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [Justice. Punishment. History. Autobiographies]

- Basic Instinct by Richard Osborne [Sexuality, Violence, Psychology, Question of authority, Art, Professional vocation]

- Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath [Feminism, Psychology, Sexual mores, Art, Professional life]

- Belwether by Connie Willis [Advertising, Science, Research, Modern life, Geniality, Pressure at the workplace]

- A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul [Post-colonialism, Racism, Capitalism]

- Book Borrower by Rebecca Makkai [Sexual mores, Education, Religion, Innocence vs experience]

- Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller [Ecology, Militarisation, Religion, Folklore, Disability]

- Carrie by Stephen King [Bullying, Education, Religion, Popularity]

- Cartas desde el infierno by Ramón Sampedro [Suicide, Depression, Euthanasia, Medicine, Masculinity, Crime]

- Censored Poems by Martin Sorescu [Dictatorships, Socialism, Freedom of speech, Cynicism, Religion, Art]

- The City & the City by China Miéville [Brainwashing, Social pressure, Education, Democracy, Peer pressure, Question to authority]

- A Closer Look at Ariel by Nancy Hunter Steiner [Feminism, Depression, Friendship, Art, Professional Vocation, Teenage angst, Rape, Abortion]

- Clublife by Rob the Bouncer [Modern entertainment, Masculinity, Sexual mores, Drugs]

- Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas [Sexuality, Nazism, Travelling, Art]

- Doll House by Henrik Ibsen [Individual in society, Sexual mores, Marriage, Capitalism, Women's lives, History]

- Drowned World by J. G. Ballard [Ecology, Survival, Society vs individuality, History]

- Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey [Age, History, Psychology, Sibling rivalry]

- Equus by Peter Shaffer [Psychology, Ecology, Masculinity, Teenage angst]

- Falconer by John Cheever [Social rehabilitation, Sexual fluidity]

- Flatland by Edwin Abbott [Class, Society, Education, Abstract art, Religion]

- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway [Human nature, Politics, Society and individuality, War]

- Full Monty by Wendy Holden [Real economy, Masculinity, Sexuality, Women's life, Modern families]

- A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o [Democracy, Colonisation and post-colonisation, Individual and society]

- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [Post-colonialism, Racism, Psychology, Clash of cultures]

- Horns by Joe HIll [Sexual mores, Psychology, Revenge, Real economy, Friendship, Folklore, Relition]

- House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros [Sexual mores, Latin people in USA, Women's life, Clash of cultures, Ambition, Education, Innocence vs experience]

- Incertas memorias dun home lobo by Alfredo Conde [Sexuality, Justice, History, Men's and Women's lives, Violence, Sanity]

- El Jarama by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio [Realism, Sexual mores, Democracy, Innocence vs experience, Teenage angst]

- Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta [Third world, Marriage, Women's life, Traditionalism, Education and upbringing]

- Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez [Women's lives, Multiculturalism, Finance, Marriage, Religion]

- Laberinto griego de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán [Humour, Sexuality, Women's life, Modern life, Culture]

- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist [Bullying, Sexual mores, Addiction, Pederasty]

- The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon [Feminism, Sexual mores, Economy, Power in a marriage, Motherhood, Religion, Importance of aesthetics, Ambition]

- The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson [Modern life, Safety, Tourism, Humour, Village life]

- M by Martin Calinescu [Disability, Economy, Relationship father-son, Marriage]

- Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fire [Modern life, Education and upbringing, Innocence vs experience]

- Made in Galicia by Sechu Sende [Linguistics, Modern life, Innocence vs experience]

- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [Sexual mores, Ambition, Women's life, Power, Money and society, Psychology]

- Mon père est femme de ménage by Sophia Azzidine [Money and society, Teenage angst, Education, Masculinity]

- My Booky Wook by Russel Brand [Sexuality, Modern life, Relationship, Mass media, Professional career, Politics]

- My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pilcher [Multiculturalism, Racism, Education, Innocence vs experience, Family life]

- Myra Breckindridge by Gore Vidal [Sexuality, Cinema, Real economy, Education, Power, Innocence vs experience]

- Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [Education and upbringing, Violence, Psychological problems, Question to authority]

- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri [Multiculturalism, Sexual mores, Marriage, Immigration, Cultural clash, Women's life]

- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [What makes us human, Education, Peer pressure, Sexual mores, Advances in medicine, Innocence vs experience]

- Oil by Upton Sinclair [Capitalism, Religion, Ecology, Sexual mores, Ambition, Real economy]

- Old School by Tobias Wolff [Education, Writers an Literature, History, Ideology, Childhood]

- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan [Sexual mores, Innocence and experience, Professional life, Ambition]

- Paula by Isabel Allende [Medicine, Family life, Democracy, Culture clash, Immigration, Women's life]

- Pearl by John Steinbeck [Money, Society, Human nature, Superstition, Religion, Medicine]

- Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman [Immigration, Innocence vs experience, Education, Poverty, Women's life]

- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [Sexual mores, Real economy, Women's lives, Class, Education]

- Property by Valerie Martin [Slavery, Psychology, Sexuality and morality, History, Economy, Society, Children's lives, Women's lives, Race, Prostitution]

- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda N. Adichie [Violence, Innocence vs experience, Post-colonialism, Religion, Women's lives, Children's lives]

- Push by Sapphire [Education, Racism, Sexual mores, Single mothers, Violence, Education, Women's life]

- Queen of Angels by Greg Bear [Human identity, Technology, Social discrimination]

- Quiet American by Graham Greene [Sexual mores, Alcoholism, Post-colonisation]

- Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid [Sexual mores, Imperial culturalism, Psychological problems, Ambition]

- Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr [Addiction, Art, Family life, Mass media, Modern life, Teenage angst, Real economy, Psychology, Age]

- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates [Marriage, Sexual mores, Real economy, Professional life, Innocence and experience, Ambition, Stream of consciousness]

- Sally Heathcote by Mary Talbot [History, Women, War and peace, Social Movements, Feminism]

- Santiago by Mike Resnick [Democracy, Sexual mores, Freedom of speech]

- Satellite City and Other Stories by Alecia McKenzie [Cultural Imperialism, Poverty, Violence, Education, Sexual mores, Third World, Emigration, Women's life, Capitalism]

- Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta [Marriage, Money, Sexuality, Children, Modern and traditional Ways of Life, Race, Class]

- Shirley by Charlotte Brontë [Capitalism, Religion, Sexual mores, Innocence vs innocence]

- Short Stories by Dorothy Parker [Racism, Sexism, Money, Society, Sexual and Love Relationships, Women in the Workplace]

- Starship Troopers by Robert M. Heinlein [Totalitarism, Violence, Militarisation of society]

- Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule [Psychology, Crime and punishment, Women's life, Biography]

- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein [Religion, Individualism vs socialisation, War of sexes]

- Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith [Sexual mores, Violence, Psychology, Economy, Marriage, Money and power, Film adaptation]

- Stuart A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters [Poverty, Mental problems, Society, Family, Childhood, Abuse, Pederasty]

- Suite Française by Irène Némirovski [Nazism, Art, Freedom of speech, Judaism nowadays, Feminism, Writers' compromise]

- Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin [Sexuality, Marriage, Capitalism]

- Talking Heads by Alan Bennet [Sexuality, Family life, Women's life, Masculinity, Real economy, Professional life]

- Teacher Man by Frank McCourt [Education, Society, Women's life, Vocation]

- Testament of Mary by Colm Toíbin [Religion, History, Women's lives]

- Time Traveler's Life by Audrey Niffenegger [Human nature, Sexuality, Marriage, Women's life]

- Under the Skin by Michael Faber [Power, Social classes, Mercy, Sexuality, Men's lives, Ecology]

- Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett [Football influence, Ambition, Universities, Humour]

- El vendedor de naranjas by Fernando Fernán-Gómez [Cinema, Money, Capitalism, Humour]

- When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr [Nazism, Innocence vs experience, Immigration, Cultural clash, War, Politics, Education, Race, Nationality]

- Where I'm Calling from by Raymond Carver [Modern life, Crime, Sexuality, Marriage, Real economy, Power]

- Wine's Republic by Mo Yan [Psychology, Dictatorship, Crime, Alcoholism, Surrealism, Art and fame]

- Yes Man by Danny Wallace [Masculinity, City life, Positive versus Negative outlooks in life, Modern Mysticism]

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