100 books in 2014: Round Two for dwhodges01

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Set 1, 2014, 2:46 am

August was hot so I stayed inside a lot and read more than usual. So here goes my round 2 on the 100 books challenge.

101. The Waif of the “Cynthia” — Jules Verne, Andre Laurie
102. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street — Herman Melville
103. Harold and the Purple Crayon — Crockett Johnson
104. Only an Irish Boy: Andy Burke’s Fortunes — Horatio Alger
105. Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch — Henry Rider Haggard
106. Hector’s Inheritance, Or, the Boys of Smith Institute — Horatio Alger
107. Montezuma’s Daughter — Henry Rider Haggard
108. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World — Jules Verne
109. Paul Prescott’s Charge — Horatio Alger
110. A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland — Mary Platt Parmele
111. Moon of Israel: A Tale of the Exodus — Henry RIder Haggard
112. Paul the Peddler, or the Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant — Horatio Alger
113. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm — Alice Walker
114. Phil, the Fiddler — Horatio Alger
115. Randy of the River The Adventures of a Young Deckhand — Horatio Alger
116. Risen from the Ranks Harry Walton’s Success — Horatio Alger
117. Morning Star — H. Rider Haggard
118. Mr. Meeson’s Will — H. RIder Haggard
119. It Can’t Happen Here — Sinclair Lewis
120. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town — Kimberly Willis Holt
121. M.C. Higgins, The Great — Virginia Hamilton
122. The Summer of the Swans — Betsy Byars
123. The Midwife’s Apprentice — Karen Cushman
124. Robert Coverdale’s Struggle Or, On The Wave Of Success — Horatio Alger
125. Out of the Dust — Karen Hesse
126. Nada the Lily — H. Rider Haggard
127. Rufus and Rose Or, The Fortunes of 128. Rough and Ready — Horatio Alger
129. The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Bennett

Set 28, 2014, 9:58 pm

130. Pygmalion — George Bernard Shaw
131. Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens
132. The Young Outlaw or, A drift in the Streets — Horatio Alger
133. Robin Hood — Henry Gilbert
134. Sam’s Chance And How He Improved It — Horatio Alger
135. Pearl-Maiden — Henry Rider Haggard
136. Slow and Sure The Story of Paul Hoffman the Young Street-Merchant — Horatio Alger
137. Pinocchio — Carlo Collodi
138. The Store Boy — Horatio Alger
139. Queen Sheba’s Ring — Henry Rider Haggard
140. Struggling Upward, or Luke Larkin’s Luck — Horatio Alger
141. The Telegraph Boy — Horatio Alger
142. Timothy Crump’s Ward A Story of American Life — Horatio Alger
143. The Tin Box and What it Contained — Horatio Alger
144. Red Eve — Henry Rider Haggard
145. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part 2. The Great
146. Navigators of the Eighteenth Century — Jules Verne
147. Introduction to Marine Biology — Barry Fell
148. Tom, The Bootblack or, The Road to Success — Horatio Alger
149. Try and Trust — Horatio Alger
150. A Wrinkle in Time — Madeleine L’Engle
151. Wait and Hope A Plucky Boy’s Luck — Horatio Alger
152. A Wind in the Door — Madeleine L’Engle

This was an interesting groups of books. I picked up ten books between two bookstores while on a short vacation. I added a couple books to my author collections while exploring Bound Together Bookstore in Haight Ashbury and eight more books to my youth collection when I happened on a bookstore closing in Long Beach.

As I have mentioned sometime before, I am interested in finding mentions of ancestors and or relatives while reading. This month two books honored by ancestors with mentions. Jules Verne's Navigators of the Eighteenth Century names two of my family members. William Hodges, a relative, is mentioned multiple times as a landscape painter who accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage. This is collaborated in the Hodges Genealogy which I read earlier in the year. Verne also mentions Admiral Hawkins who is an ancestor of my grandfather's mother.

The other read of the month which honored an ancestor with a mention is Robin Hood. One of the five knights who traveled with the king to find Robin Hood is one of my ancestors, this time on my mother's side. Now I have one more reason for wanting to visit Sherwood Forest.

I can see that my reading soon list is getting shorter. I should be able to complete Henry Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, and Horatio Alger by the end of the year. That will leave me some space to explore some new authors to que up for the next year.

Out 26, 2014, 8:05 pm

153. Walter Sherwood’s Probation — Horatio Alger
154. A Swiftly Tilting Planet — Madeleine L’Engle
155. The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus — Horatio Alger
156. The Young Adventurer or Tom’s Trip Across the Plains — Horatio Alger
157. The Young Bank Messenger — Horatio Alger
158. Many Waters — Madeleine L’Engle
159. Regeneration Being an Account of the Social Work of The Salvation Army in Great Britain — Henry Rider Haggard
160. An Acceptable Time — Madeleine L’Engle
161. The Young Explorer — Horatio Alger
162. The Young Miner or Tom Nelson in California — Horatio Alger
163. The Young Musician ; Or, Fighting His Way — Horatio Alger
164. Smith and the Pharoahs, and other Tales — Henry Rider Haggard
165. Young Captain Jack Or, The Son of a Soldier — Horatio Alger, Edward Stratemeyer
166. Stella Fregelius — Henry Rider Haggard
167. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century — Jules Verne
168. Swallow: A Tale of the Great Trek — Henry Rider Haggard
169. The Brethren — Henry Rider Haggard
170. Cudjo’s Cave — J. T. Trowbridge
171. The Drummer Boy — J. T. Trowbridge
172. The Ghost Kings — Henry Rider Haggard
173. The Lady of Blossholme — Henry Rider Haggard
174. Father Brighthopes An Old Clergyman’s Vacation — J. T. Trowbridge
175. The People of the Mist — Henry Rider Haggard

This month saw two milestones passed. Reading lists for Horatio Alger and Jules Verne were completed after some two years. Five more titles remain on the Henry Rider Haggard list.

Out 28, 2014, 6:31 pm

You are flying through the books!

I've only read a couple of the Haggard books (She and the other popular one) and I thought they were pretty fun. She would make a great movie, if it hasn't been turned into one already.

Nov 1, 2014, 1:02 pm

IMDB list four movies based on H.R. Haggard novels:

She (1935)
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

There is also a take-ff on She: The Vengeance of She (based on characters created by - as Sir H. Rider Haggard) (1986)

I think there could well be another twenty movies made from other titles if a producer had a taste for adventure and romance.

Nov 2, 2014, 5:40 pm

Well, there goes my movie fortune! Apparently I'm about 80 years too late.

Dez 1, 2014, 12:42 am

176. The Man Who Stole A Meeting-House 1878, From “Coupon Bonds” — J. T. Trowbridge
177. The Virgin of the Sun — Henry Rider Haggard
178. The Wanderer’s Necklace — Henry Rider Haggard
179. The Wizard — Henry Rider Haggard
180. The Young Surveyor; or Jack on the Prairies — J. T. Trowbridge
181. When the World Shook; being an account of the great adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot — Henry Rider Haggard
182. The World’s Desire — Henry Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
183. The Motion Picture Chums at Seaside Park The Rival Photo Theatres of the Boardwalk — Victor Appleton
184. The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast Or, Showing Up the Perils of the Deep — Victor Appleton
185. The Moving Picture Boys at Panama Or, Stirring Adventures Along the Great Canal — Victor Appleton
186. Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure — Victor Appleton
187. The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front Or, The Hunt for the Stolen Army Films — Victor Appleton
188. Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, or, the Secret of Phantom Mountain — Victor Appleton
189. Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters, or, Battling with Flames from the Air — Victor Appleton
190. Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or, the Naval Terror of the Seas — Victor Appleton
191. Helen of Troy — Andrew Lang
192. Tom Swift and His Air Glider, or Seeking the Platinum Treasure — Victor Appleton
193. Tom Swift and His Air Scout, or, Uncle Sam’s Mastery of the Sky — Victor Appleton
194. Tom Swift and His Airship — Victor Appleton
195. Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel, or, the Hidden City of the Andes — Victor Appleton
196. Adventures Among Books — Andrew Lang
197. Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails — Victor Appleton
198. Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle; or, Daring Adventures in Elephant Land — Victor Appleton
199. Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout, or, the Speediest Car on the Road — Victor Appleton
200. Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon, or, the Longest Shots on Record — Victor Appleton
201. Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope — Victor Appleton
202. Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution — Avi
203. Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, on the border for Uncle Sam — Victor Appleton
204. Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat, or, the Rivals of Lake Carlopa — Victor Appleton
205. Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle, or, Fun and Adventures on the Road — Victor Appleton
206. Alfred Tennyson — Andrew Lang

That about does it for my 2014 challenges. I finally finished three authors I set out to read.... Henry Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, and Horatio Alger. I may finish Victor Appleton in December, in any event will continue until done. My granddaughter is visiting for December, but it will probably be another year or two before she appreciates the Andrew Lang fairy tale books. I have books for her birthday and more coming for Christmas. Maybe in a few years she will enter her own reading challenges. I hope so. (She will be one year old next week.)

Dez 1, 2014, 5:50 am

Congratulations on the 200+ books! And I'm sure your granddaughter will be a great reader, too.