Thursday, June 30, 2011

The #spbkchat Canadian lit list

Last night's Canadian Lit topic sparked a very interesting discussion and a lot of titles and authors were bandied about. :-)

On to the list:

Wild Trek
Big Red
Snow Dog
Swamp Cat
Desert of the heart
Clara Callan
Larry's Party
Beautiful Losers
The Diviners
The Bronze Horseman
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Never Cry Wolf
Deptford Trilogy (series)
The English Patient
Blood Ties (series)
Four Quarters (series)
Running in the Family
Scott Pilgrim (graphic novel)
A Complicated Kindness
Bruno & Boots (series)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)
Little Criminals
Vanishing and Other Stories
The Shipping News
Beatrice and Virgil
Life of Pi
Griffin & Sabine (series)

Jim Kjelgaard
Emma Donoghue
Jane Rule
Nalo Hopkinson
Inge Ashe Wolfe
Cory Doctorow
Candas Dorsey
William Gibson
Nalo Hopkinson
Tanya Huff
Spider Robinson
Margaret Atwood
Charles de Lint
Richard B. Wright
Kelley Armstrong
Carol Shields
Leonard Cohen
Robert Sawyer
Margaret Laurence
Robertson Davies
Farley Mowat
Michael Ondaatje
Tanya Huff
Pauline Gedge
Jean Little
Miriam Toews
Gordon Korman
Heather O'Neill
Tara Moss
Deborah Willis
Alice Munro
Mary Novik
Philip K Dick
David Adams Richards
David Malouf
Timothy Findley
Guy Gavriel Kay
Robertson Davies
Dionne Brand
Elisabeth Vonarburg
Ivan E. Coyote
Bryan Lee O'Malley
Nick Bantock
R J Anderson


Thursday, June 23, 2011

The #spbkchat Polar list

We were talking Polar lit on #spbkchat last night, and a very interesting discussion it was, too :-)

Pole to Pole
Improbable Eden
Dry Valleys of Antarctica
HMS Ulysses
Give Me My Father's Body
This Cold Heaven
The Terror
The Worst Journey in the World
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
The thrall's tale
Antarctic Navigation
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Little Match Girl
Little House Books (series)
Kalak of the Ice
Snow Dog
Caribou Island
Death and the Penguin
Sherlock Holmes (series)
Mark the Mountain Guide
The Compass Adventure
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Snow Falling on Cedars
Murder on the Iditarod Trail

The Frozen Deep
Mars trilogy
Midnight Breed (series)
Ice Station Zero
Bear Island
The Call of the Wild
Into the Wild
At The Mountains Of Madness
Northern Lights
His Dark Materials (series)
The Ice Beneath My Feet: My Year in Antarctica
Riddle of Frozen Phantom
Illustrated History
War & Peace
Snow Queen
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Dance with the Devil
Phoenix Rising
Drifting at the Bottom of the World
The Tenderness of Wolves
The Wide White Page
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Coming into the Country
The Ice Cave: A Woman's Adventure from Mojave to Antarctica
In Cold Pursuit

Michael Palin
Patrick Ness
Green & Potton
Gretel Ehrlich
Dan Simmons
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Sara Wheeler
Judith Lindburgh
Elizabeth Arthur
Ursula LeGuin
Anna Kavan
Jim Kjelgaard
Chris Riddell
David Vann
Andrei Kurkov
Kim Stanley Robinson
Wilkie Collins
Sue Henry
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Lara Adrian
Matthew Reilly
Alistair MacClean
Jack London
H P Lovecraft
Phillip Pullman
Jay Lake
James Michener
Cherry Adair
Diana Patterson
Eoin Colfer
Margaret Mahy
Marcia Stenson
Alfred Lansing
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Polly Dunbar
Pip Ballentine
Auden Bailey
Stef Penney
Bill Manhire
John McPee
Lucy Jane Bledsoe


Thursday, June 16, 2011

The #spbkchat Philippines list

This week's chat focused on the literature of the Philippines. I have to admit, I don't think I've ever read any literature from there, but it's on my list now - just one of the many services we here at #spbkchat offer: extending your TBR pile ;p

Anyway. On to the list:

Tall Story
Filipino Martial Arts
Filipino Fighting Arts: Theory and Practice
Blue Bloods (series)
Falling Together
El Filibusterismo
America Is In the Heart
The Hagette
The God Equation and Other Stories
Waking the Dead, a collection of short stories
Fairy Tale Fail
Poems by Lope de Vega
Noli me Tangere
Saving Francesca
In the Company of Strangers
Foreign Studies
Filipino Ghost Stories
Baby Jesus Pawnshop
Banana Heart Summer
Eating Fire and Drinking Water

Candy Gourlay
Dan Inosanto
R. Zamora Linmark
Arlene Chai
Carlos Bulosan
Katrina Ramos Atienza
Michael AR Co
Yvette Tan
Mina V. Esguerra
David Mitchell
Michelle Cruz Skinner
Lola Basyang
Shusaku Endo
Alex Paman
Miguel Syjuco
Lucia Orth
Budjette Tan
Colleen McCullough
Marisa de los Santos
Melissa de la Cruz


Thursday, June 9, 2011

The #spbkchat history list

Last night's chat was all about history and it engendered a very lively discussion, which we like to see. :D

The list:

Asterix (series)
TinTin (series)
The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard
Mates & Lovers
Encircled Lands
The Roman Mysteries (series)
The Henderson Boys
Rowan of Rin
Roland Wright Future Knight
Pagan's Crusade
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Bronze Horseman
Josephine B (series)
Claude and Camille
Luncheon of the Boating Party
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Alice I Have Been
The Red Tent
Kirov Saga
Sunne in Splendour
Here be Dragons
The Tudor Secret
Master of Verona
Mistress of Rome
Gravity's Rainbow
Madame Tussaud
Felix Holt
The Last Queen
Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Codex Alera (series)
A Bride's Story vol.1 (manga series)
The Help
Wolf Hall
The Belgariad (series)
The Thorn Birds
Highland Clearances
Clans & Tartans of Scotland
Highland Landscape
Cloud of Sparrows
Autumn Bridge
Falco (series)
The Larnachs
Pride and Prejudice (graphic novel)
Emma (graphic novel)
Otori (series)
The Hangman's Daughter
The Winter Sea
The Wild Hunt
Scarlet Lion
The Samurai
India Black
To Defy a King
A Place Beyond Courage
Daughters of Rome
The Greatest Knight
The Tea Rose
The Winter Rose
The Rose Garden
A Gathering Light
Silent in the Grave
The Dark Enquiry
Lady of the English

Marcia Williams
Gregory Rogers
Geronimo Stilton
Chris Brickell
Judith Binney
Rosemary Sutcliffe
Ronald Welch
Caroline Lawrence
Robert Muchamore
Emily Rodda
Tony Davis
Catherine Jinks
Kate Ellis
A S Byatt
Sandra Gulland
Anne Perry
Susan Vreeland
Vanora Bennet
Diana Gabaldon
Melanie Benjamin
Sharon Kay Penman
Cynthia Harrod Eagles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Laurie King
CW Gortner
Anita Diamant
David Blixt
Kate Quinn
Jean Plaidy
Paullina Simons
Robert Low
Magnus Magnusson
D MacKenzie
CW Gortner
Michelle Moran
Jane Austen
Philippa Gregory
Dorothy Dunnett
Neal Stephenson
Thomas Pynchon
Sara Donati
Jim Butcher
Jules Watson
Susan Holloway Scott
Kaoru Mori
Hilary Jordan
Katherine Stockett
Mary Renault
Ronald Welch
Aaron Fletcher
David Eddings
J Prebble
R Bain
WH Murray
Lindsay Davies
Owen Marshall
Ransom-David Malouf
Christopher Gortner
Kate Grenville
Lian Hearn
Susanna Kearsley
Y S Lee
Carol K Carr
Patrick Suskind
Elizabeth Knox
Hilary Mantel
Lisa See
Jennifer Donnelly
Deanna Raybourn
Oliver Pötzsch
Elizabeth Chadwick


Friday, June 3, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, last night was another lively chat. It was a general chat so among other things we talked about what we're currently reading, books we're looking forward to, E-readers, and the eternal debate: E-books vs. paper books.
On to the list...


A Monster Calls
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Master of Go - Kawabata
River Marked - Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson series)
Deadline - Mira Grant
Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson
The Housekeeper and the Professor - Yoko Ogawa
The Hunter - Tom Wood
Little Sister
Red Spikes - Margo Lanagan
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse series)
The Ottoman Motel - Christopher Currie
Succubus Blues - Richelle Meads
Kiss of Snow - Singh
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
Homeland Lost - Ale Liubinas
Lyrics Alley
The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
The Diary of Anne Frank
Crime and Punishment
Annabel - Kathleen Winter
The Memory of Love
The Hunger Games
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
Tales for Canterbury (anthology)
Quakebook (anthology)
Phryne Fisher series - Kerry Greenwood
The Emerald Atlas - John Stephens
If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Where She Went
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Skinwalker - Faith Hunter
God of the Hive - Laurie King
Hungry for Your Love (anthology)
Scott Pilgrim comics
City of the Dead - Sara Gran
Angel Burn - L.A. Weatherly
Phoenix Rising - Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Original Sin - Beth McMullan
Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865
Dreams of Joy - Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Peony in Love
Shanghai Girls


Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Michael Thomas Ford
Robert Low
Alex Gray
Chris Crutcher
Alafair Burke
Mark Billingham
Claire DeWitt
Geraldine Brooks
Jodi Picoult


Tales for Canterbury
ebooks vs. paper books (Eco-Libris)
It's a Book - Lane Smith (video)


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