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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:203,789
released in the wild:52,502
controlled releases:1145
releases caught:81,588
controlled releases caught:1117
books found:1583
tell-a-friend referrals:03
new member referrals:02
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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.


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.

Challenge 2: 70 books written by female writers

1- 3 Susan Johanknecht
2- 5 Sylvia Plath
3- 12 Wendy Roby
4- 13 Arabella Kenealy
5- 17 Susan Heller
6- 21 Sylvia Plath
7- 23 Kathleen Robbins
8- 25 Lauren Weisberger
9- 31 Erma Bombeck
10- 32 Ella D'Arcy
11- 33 Frances Spalding
12- 34 Christine Orban
13- 36 Agnieszka Biskup
14- 45 Jackie Batey
15- 47 Eleanor Fanjeon
16- 48 Yinka A. Amuda - DOUBTFUL
17- 51 Charlotte Beradt
18- 53 Jackie Kay
19- 56 Rosario Castellanos
20- 59 Anonymous (E. R. P.)
21- 61 Jackie Batey
22- 63 Wendy Cope
23- 65 Carol Ann Duffy
24- 69 Scarlett Thomas

Challenge 5: 3 Countries per month (except Spain, United Kingdom and The United States of America)

January: Korea (1); China (7); France (16)
February: Ireland (19); India (22); France (34); Soudan (39)
March: Germany (51); Mexico (56); France (67); Brazil (72)


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
22 Yadav Shobhnath, Jayant Parikh, Ramesh Tendulkar, Virag Vishesh, Ashok Hingorani, Anant Kumar Pashan, Virag Vishesh, Virendra Mishra Poetry from Bombay India 5
23 Kathleen Robbins (photographs) & Cynthia Shearer (short-story writer) Into the Flatland En 4
24 David Eagleman Sum Tales of the Afterlife US 8
25 Lauren Weisberger Revenge Wears Prada US 3
26 Harold Benjamin Burdekin – London Night UK 8
27 Havelock Ellis The Soul of SpainUK 6
28 Kevin Jackson, Hunt Emerson & John Ruskin How to Be Rich UK 5
29 Bill Brandt London in the Thirties UK 8
30 Ken Bruen Rilke on Black UK 7
31 Erma BombeckIf Life Is a Bowl of Cherries – What Am I Doing in the Pits US 3
32 Ella D'Arcy Monochromes UK 5
33 Frances Spalding Travelling with Roger UK 5
34 Christine Orban Emmanuel Ungaro Fr 8
35 Edward Gorey The Doubtful Guest UK 7
36 Agnieszka Biskup & Jok (Illlustrator) Vampires and Cells UK 9
37 Thomas H. Cook The Fate of Katherine Carr US 7
38 Martin Stephen Of Mice and Men UK 5
39 Ibrahim Salahi Ibrahim El-Salahi Soudan 5
40 John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men US 8
41 Robert Hunter The New Ghost UK 4
42 Alfred Douglas The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas UK 4
43 Edward Gorey Epiplectic Bicycle UK 7
44 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy and the Twelve days of Christmas US 4
45 Jackie Batey My Favourite Souvenir UK 6
46 Quill The Spinster's Dream & the Bachelor's Dream UK 5
47 Eleanor Fanjeon Mrs. Malone UK 9
48 Yinka A. AmudaCorrect English in 24 Hours UK 7
49 William March The Bad Seed US 8

Marzo – March

50 Larry Clark Tulsa US 8
51 Charlotte Beradt The Third Reich of Dreams (Das Dritte Reich des Traums) Germany 6
52 Anthony Masters Poltergeist (Ghostbusters 3) UK 5
53 Jackie Kay The Adoption Papers UK 9
54 Nicholas Awde I Saw Satan on the Northern Line UK 5
55 Donna Lou Kamu & Donna R. Kamu The Lost Rainbow Samoa 7
56 Rosario Castellanos The Nine Guardians Mexico 9
57 Dick King-SmithGodhanger
58 Paul Jasmin California Dreaming UK 3
59 Anonymous (E. R. P.) The Book Without a Name - Being the Eighteenth Century Journal of an English Lady to her Natural Son UK 8
60 John Steinbeck The Red Pony US 4
61 Jackie Batey Headroom UK 8
62 Paual Etienn Lincoln In Tribute to Madame de Pompadour and the Court of Louis XV Fr 2
63 Wendy Cope Poem from a Colour Chart of House Paint UK 5
64 Thomas H. Cook Red Leaves US 8
65 Carol Ann Duffy Wheee! UK 7
66 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as Master of Disguise US 9
67 Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac Vertigo (D’Entre les Morts) Fr 7
68 James Kahn Poltergeist En 7
69 Scarlett ThomasOur Tragic Universe UK 3
70 David Lodge Deaf Sentence UK 7
71 Leopoldo María Panero Guarida de un animal que no existe Sp 7
72 Bernardo Guimaraes La esclava Isaura (A Escrava Isaura) Brazil 7
73 Andy Riley The Bumper Book of Bunny Suicides US 8
74 Herman Lui, Lau Shiu Fan, Chan chun Wing, Yip Chow Wing, Ku Siu Cheung, Leung Miu Kay, Magh Yan Pak, Cheng Kwok Ming, Lem Chi Leung, So Tze Ching, Wong Chi Kwan, San Tin Pang, Man Wai Hin, Choi Hang Sang, Tang Kar Dat Trolls! Trolls! Trolls! UK 5
75 Larry Milne Ghostbusters US – 4
76 Ellen Galford Moll Cutpurse Her True Story UK – 9
77 Kathy Acker Hello, I'm Erica Jong UK 6


78 Paningua, Takornaq. Netsit, Qerraq, Tutlik, Kingmerut, Avané et allii Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland (Snehyttens Sange) Canada & Denmark 10
79 Christos Tsiolkas Loaded Australia 5
80 Terry Pratchett Maskerade UK 5
81 Juan Ramón Jiménez Laberinto Sp 6
82 Miguel Caamal Pueblo de perros y milagros Mexico 5
83 Dennis LehaneCoronado US 5
84 Claire Goll Diary of a Horse UK7
85 Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness US 4
86 Thomas H. Cook The Murmur of Stones US 8
87 Bret Witter & Vicki Myron Dewey – The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World US 9
88 Kwabena Nketia, Chief Dennis Osadebay, Khafu Hoh, Bakare Gbaamosi, Malam Hampate Ba, Gerombeeyi Adali Mortty and unknown An Affrican Antthology Ghana 8
89 Heather Phillipson Faber New Poets UK 7
90 Lisa Genova Still Alice US 7
91 Dean Koontz Strange Highways US 5
92 Cormac McCarthy The Road US 9
93 Samuel Beckett Not I Ireland 5
94 Jørgen Brekke Death Song Norway 4
95 C. T. Grey Fifty Sheds of Grey UK 8
96 Alessandro Boffa You’re na Animal, Vizkovitz (Sei Uma Bestia, Vizkovitz) Italy 10
97 Anne Zouroudi The Messanger of Athens UK 7
98 Mickey Spillane Vengeance Is Mine UK 3
99 Anne Page Lavender´s Blue and Other Poems UK 5
100 Angela Lorenz Urban Traces US 6
101 Jackie Batey Confidence UK 8
102 Sue Townsend The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year UK 9
103 Tony Saint Refusal Shoes UK 5
104 David M. Friedman Wilde in America US 7
105 Clive Barker The Scarlet Gospels UK 8
106 Bob Cobbing bill jubobe UK 5
107 David Antin, Robert Creeley, Robert Bly, Charles Stein, Anthony Hecht, Bilbert Sorrentino, Robert Duncan et allii (Artists and Writers Against the War in Viet Nam) Poems US 7
108 Robert Godfrey William Anderson The British Museum UK 8


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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