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To-Read Book List

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Same idea as my To-Watch Movie List, here's my To-Read Book List:

Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin — I've actually read this one (an English translation), but it was a long time ago. I wanted to read it again. My parents have the 3-volume original, unabridged Chinese version.

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett — on its way from bellajellybean, THANKYOU!!! =)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling — review. I still have the Chinese versions of Book 1 and 2 if I'm super bored.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien — I think I've officially given up on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Cultural Osmosis will just have to do.

The Discourses and Sayings of Confucius
      Published by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission
      No. 5, Hsu-Chow Road,
      Taipei, Taiwan,
      Republic of China
      ISBN 801100074-8
      SKU 9 788011 000745

[Dad rec.]

[X]  His Dark Materials Trilogy, Phillip Pullman [kiad rec.] — review

[X]  The Tiger in the Well - Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3, Phillip Pullman

[ ]  The Ruby in the Smoke - Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1, Phillip Pullman

[ ]  The Shadow in the North - Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 2, Phillip Pullman

[ ]  The Tin Princess - Sally Lockhart Trilogy (spin off), Phillip Pullman

[ ]  The Time Quartet, Madaleine L'Engle [aliasa & buttaflii rec.] — Oh! This is the one about the tesseract, isn't it? I actually remember being assigned to read this book in 5th grade and couldn't get into it. I'll have to try it again.

[ ]  A Wizard of Earthsea Sextology, Ursula K. Le Guin [pne rec.]

[ ]  Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker <— talk to xinit about getting that title recommendation in the Afterword of White Light...

[ ]  Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Philip K. Dick [xinit rec.]

[ ]  The Pillars of the World, Anne Bishop

[ ]  Pride and Prejudice (Chinese ed.), Jane Austen — I can't quite decide if I want to read the English first or dive right into the Chinese.

[ ]  Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert — ya just gotta have respect for a guy with a name like "Flow Bear". =) I'm not sure how different this is from Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence. I got half way through LCL and wasn't that impressed. I was even imagining it with Dougray Scott. No dice. =P

[ ]  The Science of Vampires, Katherine M. Ramsland [nicosian rec.]

[ ]  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai

[X]  Bel Canto: A Novel, Ann Patchett

[ ]  Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell [radiata_prime rec.]

Other recommendations welcome =)

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