Booking Through Thursday: Live In

If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

 My immediate thought was The Lord of the Rings, but I am awfully fond of plumbing… so I’ll say Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, because it gives me a loophole where I can live within several novels. And still have plumbing.

Booking Through Thursday: 2009 in Review

What were your favorite books of the year? (Books that were new to you in 2009, if not necessarily published this year.)

This year, I started The Literary Omnivore. I’ve been a voracious reader for years, and I decided book blogging would be a wonderful creative outlet for me somewhere in October, after a presentation at my school about “e-portfolios”. The book blogging community has been more than welcoming- thank you, ladies! It’s been one of the best things about this year, up there with the inauguration, Dragon*Con, and my first semester of college.

In order to answer this question, I’ve put together a top ten list of the books I read this year. I try to read widely, but I must admit- I have a predisposition for fantasy and strong female characters, which shows in this list.

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Review: The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde



I’ve heard of the Thursday Next series off and on–I’ve seen fellow students walking around with a copy, and, of course, it was recommended in Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust. (I must mention that I drew up a great deal of my reading list from Pearl’s Book Lust and More Book Lust, which is why it pops up in my reviews so often.) The more I heard about it, the more I liked it–alternate history, a dash of science fiction, a dollop of detection, and a heaping spoonful of action/adventure… it’s almost perfectly engineered for me. It’s a marvel I haven’t gotten around to reading them before! Obviously, I started off with the first in the series, The Eyre Affair.

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