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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

How Well Read Are You?

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.10.2009

I got this from Ladette Kerr (thanks, Ladette!)

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.
5) Another one: put a # by those you've started but not finished.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen x+
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien x+
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte x
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling x+
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible x+
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens x
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare #+
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien x
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger x
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger *
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy #
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams #
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll #
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame #
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis x
34 Emma - Jane Austen x+
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen x+
36 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
37 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
38 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden *
39 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
40 Animal Farm - George Orwell
41 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown x
42 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
44 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
45 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery x
46 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
47 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood #
48 Lord of the Flies - William Golding x
49 Atonement - Ian McEwan
50 Life of Pi - Yann Martel *
51 Dune - Frank Herbert #
52 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
53 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen x+
54 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens #
57 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley x
58 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
59 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
61 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
62 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold *
64 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas x
65 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
66 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding x
68 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
69 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
70 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71 Dracula - Bram Stoker #
72 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett x
73 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
74 Ulysses - James Joyce
75 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
76 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77 Germinal - Emile Zola
78 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79 Possession - AS Byatt
80 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens x
81 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
83 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
84 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
85 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86 Charlotte’s Web - EB White x
87 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
88 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle x
89 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
92 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93 Watership Down - Richard Adams x+
94 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
96 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas #
97 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl x
98 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo #
99 A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett x+
100 Twilight series - Stephenie Meyer *

X (read) = 26
# (not finished) = 11
* (plan to read) = 5

Camy here: The original list had a few redundancies, and I’m a bit anal about that so I removed them. I added a few extra books, too. If you do this, feel free to add a few more!

I guess I’m not terribly well-read. There are some books that are “classics” that I simply have no desire to read.

My philosophy is that life is too short to waste on a book you don’t particularly want to read. If a storyline doesn’t sound interesting to me, I don’t feel a need to read the book, even if it’s a classic or bestseller.

So while my tastes might be a bit plebian, I really don’t care. I’d rather spend time with a nice romance than some weighty classic or a book I “ought” to read.

What about you?

Comments

Reihaisha said…
Camy,
I read 47 of them,don't have any that I started but did not finish and plan to read 5 more. There were 5 more i was not sure if I read. When I have vacation, I try to read one "meaty" book and the rest fun stuff - for me that is chaos theory, cook books, japanese language acquisition and all kinds of fairy tales.
There were a number of books on the list that I simply cannot read because of the content so they are my Do Not Read list.
I think I will do this onmy facebook page and see how well read my frinds are.
tricia said…
Love what you said about not wasting time on a book you just don't want to read. I have a number I have tried to read (some on this list, some not) because I felt pressure that I "had" to read it - but just could not interest myself. Sometimes I feel like a slacker for reading so much chick-lit these days, but I am engaging my mind and reading and setting a good example for my kids just by reading and now I can say, "plus Camy said I don't have to read it" :)
Camy Tang said…
Reihaisha, WOW you are very well read!

Tricia--Suuuuuuuuure blame the author! ;)

Camy
I've only read 10 of these books.
Now if they were asking which movies you've watched according to this list well that then I've probably watched quite a lot more. I tend to read Love Inspired and Smart chic lit. I agree with you Camy if the back cover and excerp does't grb me then I probably won't read it.

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