Friday, February 24, 2012

The #spbkchat South American lit book list

It was a quieter chat this week but still informative.

Next week is a general chat. :-)

The list:

Corinne Solomon (series)
Book of the New Sun (series)
The Prisoners of the Sun
The Shooting Star
TinTin & Picaros
Journey to the River Sea
Company of Swans
Eva Luna
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
The Law of Love
Like Water for Chocolate
Amazon Adventure
Kiss of the Spider Woman
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Love and Other Demons
Collected Fictions

J A Jance
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Gene Wolfe
Ann Aguirre
Eva Ibbotson
Alison Kent
Bruce Chatwin
Isabelle Allende
Mario Vargas Llosa
Laura Esquivel
Willard Price
Jorges Luis Borges
Fabio Fernandes
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Octavio Paz
Gabriella Mistral
Angelica Gorodischer
Carlos Fuentes


Saturday, February 18, 2012

The #spbkchat Steampunk list

Steampunk was a fun, involved chat.

Next week: South American Lit. (Feb 21 is Mardi Gras)

The list:

Prehistoric Clock
The Girl with the Steel Corset
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
His Dark Materials (series)
Clockwork Century (series)
The Iron Duke
Under Her Brass Corset
Phoenix Rising
Elemental Masters (series)
The Steampowered Globe
A Clockwork Christmas
The Book of the New Sun (series)
Gormenghast (series)
Leviathan (series)
Dark Vow
Perdido Street Station
Asher's Invention
The Scar
Nightside (series)
Paraso Protectorate (series)
Howl's Moving Castle
The Steampunk Bible

Robert Appleton
Kady Cross
Philip Pullman
Cherie Priest
Tez Miller
Meljean Brooks
Mercedes Lackey
Phillippa Ballantine
Gail Carriger
Gene Wolfe
Tee Morris
Scott Westerfield
Shona Husk
Mervyn Peake
Annie Seaton
China Mieville
Elizabeth Sladen
Simon R Green
Jules Verne
H G Wells
Vandermeer and Chambers


Friday, February 10, 2012

The #spbkchat gateways book list

Nearly all of us remember one book that got us reading in a new genre, and it sparked a great discussion this week.

Next week, we're talking Steampunk :-)

Right. On to the list.

Flight of the Intruder
The Other Boleyn Girl
Eagle of the Ninth
Mark of the Horse Lord
The Kitchen Boy
Game of Kings
Battle Royale
The Hunger Games
Flowers of Adonis
Girlfriend/Cosmo/Cleo (magazines)
That's Not My ... (series)
Children of Men
The Handmaid's Tale
The Book Thief
Anna and the French Kiss
Hornblower (series)
The Lantern Bearers
Lord of the Rings
The Winter Sea
Anne of Green Gables (series)
The Monster at the End of This Book
Hairy MacLary
Grover's ABC
Grover's Guide to Good Manners
Kiss the Girls

Once Upon a Time in the Meadow
The Bronze Horseman
The Babysitter's Club (series)
Goosebumps (series)
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (series)
Point Horror (series)
Fear Street (series)
Sweet Valley High (series)
Tiger Eyes
Virgin River (series)
Flowers in the Attic (series)
My Sweet Audrina
Mercy Thompson (series)
Kitty (series)
Outlander (series)
True Blood (series)
The Magic Faraway Tree (series)
Glory Gardens (series)
Thomas the Tank Engine (series)
The Hobbit
A Confederate General at Big Sur
Rocket to Limo
Have Spaceship Will Travel
Sherlock Holmes (series)
Nancy Drew (series)
The Day of the Triffids
Oliver Twist
Dune (series)
Vampire Academy (series)
The Vampire Diaries (series)
Animorphs (series)
Redwall (series)
Nightworld (series)
Dr Who (series)
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
The Diamond Throne
V for Vendetta
Black Jewels (series)

Rosemary Sutcliffe
Barbara Catland
Alistair MacLean
 C S Forrester
Patrick O'Brian
Alexander Kent
Dorothy Dunnett
Ronald Welch d'Aubigny
Anthony Price
Mary Renault
Kyle Onstott
Lance Horner
Douglas Reeman
Bernard Cornwall
Christian Jacq
Janet Evanovich
Susanna Kearsley
James Patterson
Harlan Coben
Michael Connelly
Lee Child
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
Christopher Pike
Anne Rice
Michael Thomas Ford
Paullina Simons
Alistair McCall Smith
Diana Gabaldon
Sharon Pellman
Elizabeth Chadwick
R L Stine
Lynley Dodd
Judy Blume
V C Andrews
Patricia Biggs
Carrie Vaughn
Enid Blyton
Roald Dahl
Patrica Leitch
Charlaine Harris
Laurell K Hamilton
Beatrix Potter
Bob Catell
Raymond E Feist
The Rev W Audry
Richard Brautigan
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Andre Norton
Alan E Nourse
Robert Heinlen
James Blish
L J Smith
J R Ward
Tamora Pierce
Anne Brashares
Art Spiegleman
Margjane Satrapi
David Eddings
Anne Bishop
Jonathon Kellerman

Links: (as @KayJonesNZ said on twitter, there's no gateway if the door is shut.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The #spbkchat books to movies (and TV) list

Books to Movies generated a lively discussion. :-)

Next week - Gateway books. Times here:

NB: Please hit me up on twitter:!/justaddbooks if I've missed any - my hashtag stream has been a bit dodgy lately. Thanks. :-)

On to the list.

The Eagle (film)
Centurion (film)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Straits
The Great Gatsby
The Handmaid's Tale
Saving Francesca
Eagle of the Ninth
When Eagles Dare
On the Jellicoe Road
The Piper's Son
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Finnickin of the Rock
Eragon (series)
Looking for Alibrandi
Little Women
The Handmaid's Tale
Mysterious Skin
Rumble Fish
Jason Bourne (series)
Anne of Green Gables
One Day
The Outsiders
Tristram Shandy
The Age of Innocence
Wuthering Heights
Gone with the Wind
Great Expectations
Pride & Prejudice
Never Let Me Go
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Angels & Insects
Sherlock Holmes
Dragonriders of Pern (series)
Where the Wild Things Are
Battle Royale
Warm Bodies
The Hunger Games (series)
Red Sonja (series)
We Bought a Zoo
The Shining
The Princess Bride
The Help
He's Just Not That Into You
The Shipping News

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Twilight (series)
Mean Girls
The Descendants
10 Things I Hate About You
Bride and Prejudice (film)
True Blood (TV series)
Sense and Sensibility
Mr Darcy Wants a Wife
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Stephanie Plum (series)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
The Little Princess
Lost in Austen
Buffy (TV series)
Angel (TV series)
Iron Man (series)
Thor (series)
Winter's Bone (film)
The Avengers (series)
The Bronze Horseman
Lost Girls
Clash of the Titans
Jane Eyre
Red Riding Hood
Watchmen (series/film)
V for Vendetta (series/film)
Lemony Snickett (series)

The Amazing Spiderman (series/film)
His Dark Materials (series)
Bridget Jones' Diary
Mary Barton
Like Water for Chocolate
Slumdog Millionaire (film. NB book title Q&A)
The Book Thief
Anna and the French Kiss
Friday Night Lights
Going Postal
Mortal Instruments (series)
Phryne Fisher (series)
The Fault in Our Stars
Peter Pan
The Secret Garden
Brokeback Mountain
The Notebook
The Hobbit
I Am Number Four
The Woman in Black
The Time Traveller's Wife
Dr Who (series)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Interview with the Vampire
The Life of Pi
Game of Thrones (series)
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Red Dog
Dead of the Night
A Single Man
Harry Potter (series)
Tomorrow When the War Began (series)
War Horse
101 Dalmations
The Guernesy Literary and Potato Peel Society
Anna Karenina

Alistair MacLean
Rosemary Sutcliffe
T S Eliot
Margaret Atwood
Scott Helm
Ian Fleming
S E Hinton
Laurence Sterne
Charles Dickens
Ellmore Leonard
P D James
Danielle Trussoni
A S Byatt
Robert E Howard
Maurice Sendak
Benjamin Mee
Annie Proulx
Janet Evanovich
Louis de Bernieres
Alan Moore
Paullina Simons
Diana Gabaldon
Philip Pullman
Frances Burney
Elizabeth Gaskell
Laura Esquivel
Tad Williams
Mr Sir Terry Pratchett
Kerry Greenwood
Neil Gaiman
J R R Tolkien
Susan Hill
Audrey Niffenegger
Agatha Christie
Ann Rice
Lionel Shriver
Christopher Isherwood
John LeCarre
John Marsden
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dodie Smith
John Green