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Title: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 02, 2009, 09:59:04 AM
I'd really like to accomplish this one. So far, I'm off to a good start.

1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: vizzah on January 02, 2009, 01:01:02 PM
I'm almost positive I won't reach 50, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

1.  Idiot Girls' Christmas: True Tales From the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 02, 2009, 02:35:54 PM
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer - boy, is Bella dense. And I had to laugh at the thanks to Muse in the author's acknowledgments.

Any guesses what is next? :D
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on January 02, 2009, 09:50:31 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
Currently reading:
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 03, 2009, 04:33:05 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2009, 08:22:27 AM
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Juliana on January 05, 2009, 12:09:57 PM
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer - boy, is Bella dense. And I had to laugh at the thanks to Muse in the author's acknowledgments.

Any guesses what is next? :D

yes, yes, Bella is dumb.  SUPER dumb.  Stupid girl...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 05, 2009, 01:15:41 PM
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
4. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

I actually liked the last one best. Maybe because I could make them older in my mind and not 18. Harry Potter is still better, though, and Diana Wynne Jones still writes the best books (with Robin McKinley in a close second).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2009, 02:17:34 PM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Hell Toupee on January 06, 2009, 10:52:01 AM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25.

I like your goals better.

1. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 08, 2009, 11:52:32 AM
1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld (hmm.  Reading a 500+ page adult novel - as opposed to a 200 page young adult novel - takes more time to finish!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 08, 2009, 12:56:13 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
adding
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
This is an extremely heartwarming and uplifting true tale about a library cat who charms the bejeeebus out of some townsfolk in Iowa. You know what the ending will be before you get halfway through the first chapter, but don't let the inevitable sadness distract from what's inbetween. Lovely little book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 08, 2009, 03:20:38 PM

2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
This is an extremely heartwarming and uplifting true tale about a library cat who charms the bejeeebus out of some townsfolk in Iowa. You know what the ending will be before you get halfway through the first chapter, but don't let the inevitable sadness distract from what's inbetween. Lovely little book.

yeah, it's that inevitable sadness that has thus far prevented me from reading this one.  I keep picking it up at the library and in bookstores, and saying 'no!'
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on January 11, 2009, 10:07:34 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
Currently reading:
3. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 12, 2009, 10:11:07 AM
1. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs - Next time I go the bookstore, I'm going to check if this is shelved under humor, religion or self-help since its definitely all three.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on January 12, 2009, 11:15:14 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
Adding:
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
Currently reading:
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 14, 2009, 08:53:29 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
adding
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
Always been intrigued by these pocketbook 33 1/3 tomes and MK snagged me a couple for Crassmess. This one is perhaps a lousy 'introduction' to the series. The author is artistically so far up his own and Bowie's arse, his literary illusions about how the thin white duke recorded the first of his "Berlin Trilogy" albums becomes boring and distractive. Wilcken is far better transcribing the facts about Bowie's (& Iggy's) drug-fullled few months working "minutes from the Wall" than he is trying to always faux-intellectually second guess David's influences.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on January 14, 2009, 09:24:21 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
Adding:
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
Currently reading:
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: kcneon on January 14, 2009, 09:29:04 AM
1  - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
2  - An Unsuitable Job For A Woman - PD James
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 18, 2009, 02:29:14 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on January 20, 2009, 09:59:58 AM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 20, 2009, 11:40:40 AM
1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld

2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck (a re-read from my youth.  I forgot how bizarre this book was.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 20, 2009, 11:49:11 AM
2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck (a re-read from my youth.  I forgot how bizarre this book was.)
Is that the one with
the mannequins that come to life?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 20, 2009, 01:38:10 PM
2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck (a re-read from my youth.  I forgot how bizarre this book was.)
Is that the one with
the mannequins that come to life?

You'd THINK so, and that's what I remembered, but not actually.  A gang of runaways lives in the store.  It's like some big allegory about society.  Like animal farm in a mall for kids. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 20, 2009, 01:39:32 PM
Oh, that's right. They learned how not to move during the day, right?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 20, 2009, 05:03:21 PM
Yes, they could become sort of mannequin-like when necessary, and they all wore costumes/clothing particular to one department or display for this purpose. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 22, 2009, 01:21:30 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 22, 2009, 11:46:47 AM

1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld

2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck

3.  Cost - Roxana Robinson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2009, 08:49:22 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
Adding:
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
Currently reading:
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on January 23, 2009, 09:18:22 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
Adding:
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
Currently reading:
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift

Miss K, we haven't had a book review from you in a long time.....      ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 24, 2009, 07:04:20 PM
1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld

2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck

3.  Cost - Roxana Robinson

4.  Everything beautiful in the world - Lisa Levchuk
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 25, 2009, 06:35:04 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2009, 04:09:18 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 29, 2009, 01:48:13 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 29, 2009, 03:15:32 PM
1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck
3.  Cost - Roxana Robinson
4.  Everything beautiful in the world - Lisa Levchuk

5. Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind - Suzanne Fisher Staples
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on January 29, 2009, 05:50:22 PM
RBS, Suzie is a longtime friend of my family's. My parents and her parents ("Aunt Helen" and "Uncle Bob") were very, very close friends. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Doug on January 29, 2009, 06:40:59 PM
All this book talk has me itching to chime in on this thread, so I'll give it a go.

So far, for this year...

1) Duma Key - Stephen King
2) Scarecrow Gods - Weston Ochse

Currently reading:
3) I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

On deck:
4) The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on January 29, 2009, 08:33:04 PM
RBS, Suzie is a longtime friend of my family's. My parents and her parents ("Aunt Helen" and "Uncle Bob") were very, very close friends. :)

Wow!  Small world.  I thought her book was excellent, and I'm looking forward to reading the 2 sequels.  It was heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time - a hard combo to muster.  I never thought I would care about some camels so much. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2009, 08:49:25 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
adding
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
If this is what passes for writing a book these days, then I should write a book. The author has watched a few episodes of comedy shows on TV and constructed a tome about how 'cringeworthy humour' is the new rock & roll... or some such nonsense. The book is split into *ahem* definitive articles on the awkwardness shows such as "The Office" or "Little Britain" contain.  Unfortunately 'memorable' skits are given a name but not described, co-star names are mentioned with no reference points and everything feels merely culled from other articles and books on the subject matters. It all comes across as no more than a badly edited wikipedia entry.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on February 01, 2009, 11:46:41 AM
Finally getting on the board in 2009!

1. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer

Dense 500-page bio-tome about a haunting, complicated soul. Took all of January to get through it -- not because it was boring or poorly written -- quite the contrary -- but because I wanted to soak up every word of the Southern Gothic tragedy spanning generations well before and after Parsons' brief life. A brilliant read. Worth every second of the time it took to read it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 02, 2009, 08:20:10 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
Adding:
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
Currently reading:
7. The Lighthouse Stevensons: The Extraordinary Story of the building of the Scottish Lighthouses by the Ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson by Bella Bathurst
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on February 02, 2009, 02:53:17 PM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
"It rained that afternoon and all evening, the kind of rain that stings when it hits your skin. And that felt just about right."
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on February 03, 2009, 12:28:50 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 03, 2009, 08:22:56 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
Adding:
7. Torched by April Henry
Currently reading:
8. The Lighthouse Stevensons: The Extraordinary Story of the building of the Scottish Lighthouses by the Ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson by Bella Bathurst
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: vizzah on February 03, 2009, 10:12:41 AM
I'm almost positive I won't reach 50, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

1.  Idiot Girls' Christmas: True Tales From the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro
2.  Our Iceberg Is Melting!  by John Kotter

My boss has just assigned an entire library of motivation books to me, so my list should fill up pretty well this year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2009, 10:24:29 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
Adding:
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
Currently reading:
9. The Lighthouse Stevensons: The Extraordinary Story of the building of the Scottish Lighthouses by the Ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson by Bella Bathurst
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 07, 2009, 07:24:12 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
adding
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
Intriguing mind-f***ing thriller
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 07, 2009, 01:45:22 PM
1. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs - Next time I go the bookstore, I'm going to check if this is shelved under humor, religion or self-help since its definitely all three.
2. In a Time of War (The Proud & Perilous Journey Of West Point's Class of 2002) - Bill Murphy Jr. - I have always had strong feelings about the folks in the military. I was supposed to sign up for the army after I graduated from high school and I couldn't do it. I literally sat there with the pen in my hand at the recruiter's office and I fucking chickened out. I apologized to the recruiter and walked back to my car and drove home. My parents were glad I didn't sign up but I never have been able to forgive myself for being such a coward. Anyways, I had a dream a few months ago about being at a bar and talking to a veteran and the question he kept asking me was what have I done to justify the loss of so many young lives in the middle east? And I had no answer. It haunted me for a few days and I finally realized I can at least find out about the bravery that is happening and make sure to pass on these stories to future generations. At least by passing on the stories these heroes and their actions will live on. And maybe even when they hear how even the loss of one life can cripple so many other lives they will see why war should always be an absolute last option. Its a bit far fetched but at least I can reconcile with myself that I am doing something. I realize it is almost insulting to a veteran to say this is even something compared to their sacrifice, but its a shame I will just need to live with.

So now that I've explained why you'll be seeing so many of these books showing up in my list this year, on to the review of the book. This book follows the lives of about 20 soldiers from their first year at West Point to the present. Tragically, this book deals with their survival as well as their deaths. There are two highlighted deaths, Lt. Todd J. Bryant and Lt. Tim Moshier. The author deals with the awful way that Todd Bryant was killed by an IED by including every bloody detail. But even worse, he also writes about the funeral and how Bryant's death affected his wife in the most horrible way. Even included in the book is the goodbye letter that Todd wrote to his wife in case he didn't make it back. I think it took about an hour to get through those maybe 20 pages because of how difficult it was to read. The story of Lt. Moshier death is much less heroic but not any less difficult to accept. His death showed why the job of these soldiers is so difficult. There is no time when someone over there can feel safe. There has to be constant vigilance at all times. He was on a routine survelience mission when his Apache helicoptor was shot down by a "one in a million" shot from the ground. A brand new father was gone and now one more child was going to grow up with out their mother or father. Another young promising life extinguished too soon.

The other stories retold here are one's of survival ( Lt. Andrew Sloan recovered from injuries that fractured almost every bone in his body including his entire face while on patrol for another more inexperienced soldier), one's of perserverance ( Joe DaSilva, president of the class of '02, failed Ranger training and never led a batalion in action until the very end of his second tour) and one's of constant stress and worry (Lt. Tricia Leroux Birdsell who was a medic for her husband's platoon and also had one brother serving on top of dealing with the daily stress of massive injuries and death).

This is not an easy book to read but it is one of many that we should all read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on February 08, 2009, 11:04:00 PM
1. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer

2. Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story, Laurie Lindeen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on February 10, 2009, 02:50:08 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
trixi, I borrowed this title from your list. I'm almost half-way through it. Thanks for the (unintentional) recommendation. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2009, 03:51:50 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on February 10, 2009, 10:56:26 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
trixi, I borrowed this title from your list. I'm almost half-way through it. Thanks for the (unintentional) recommendation. :)
you're more than welcome :)  She's written others if you like this one. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on February 11, 2009, 03:54:58 PM
you're more than welcome :)  She's written others if you like this one. 
I see that. She also lives in Atlanta. Hey, maybe I've run into her at the grocery store and didn't even know it. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 12, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
adding
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
Somewhat ironic that a french dude should write about hygiene, but he does it in a way that can scare the crap out of the rest of us
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 13, 2009, 08:04:22 AM
1. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs - Next time I go the bookstore, I'm going to check if this is shelved under humor, religion or self-help since its definitely all three.
2. In a Time of War (The Proud & Perilous Journey Of West Point's Class of 2002) - Bill Murphy Jr.
Click: What millions of people are doing online and why it matters - Bill Tancer - 200 page ad for the software "hitwise" which tracks search engine entries. The person who recommended this book to me is going to get a beating.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 13, 2009, 09:42:07 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
Currently reading:
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann


I have given up on The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst. I do not understand the praise for this book and this author. She's dreadful.

What should be an interesting story (how the Stevenson family built the Scottish lighthouses in the 1800-1900's) is mired down in a garble of time-jumping and some serious over-fawning of the Stevenson (Robert Louis) who refused to enter the trade set forth by his ancestors.

Jeeebus lady, just tell the story! But NO! Take all those notecards of information and shuffle them about. Now shuffle them again. Once more for good measure. Now start with the note on top and work your way through them from top to bottom, with no regard to the actual order of the story. There's a good girl.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2009, 01:52:23 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 19, 2009, 10:28:48 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
adding
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
The second disappointing book in this 33 1/3 series I have read this year. I don't think I am eager to read any more of them now. Courrier does as good as he can with what IS a very difficult album, but he cobbles too much source material from other (far superior) sources, then intermingles it with - what feels to me - as pretentious 'arty-farty' crap
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on February 19, 2009, 11:21:41 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 20, 2009, 07:44:52 AM
1. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs - Next time I go the bookstore, I'm going to check if this is shelved under humor, religion or self-help since its definitely all three.
2. In a Time of War (The Proud & Perilous Journey Of West Point's Class of 2002) - Bill Murphy Jr.
3. Click: What millions of people are doing online and why it matters - Bill Tancer
4. Don't Just Stand There - Elissa Stein
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on February 23, 2009, 04:02:47 PM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
"It rained that afternoon and all evening, the kind of rain that stings when it hits your skin. And that felt just about right."
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
"But that night, I clung to the faith that he'd surprise me and show up. I imagined the gauzy, backlit scene. Our eyes locking and the crowd parting as he found my lips, right at midnight. Just like in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY."
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 24, 2009, 08:11:36 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
Adding:
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
Currently reading:
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 26, 2009, 12:17:51 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
adding
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
Pretty good indepth reporting on how the music industry has continued to shoot itself in the foot each and every time new technology comes along. Scary how an industry so once focused became so utterly irrelevant.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on February 26, 2009, 01:09:46 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
Adding
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
Currently reading:
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on February 28, 2009, 01:34:26 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on March 03, 2009, 10:20:39 PM
1. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer
2. Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story, Laurie Lindeen

3. Such a Pretty Fat: Or Why Pie Is Not the Answer, Jen Lancaster
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 09, 2009, 01:44:02 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
adding
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
Extremely fascinating insight into the life of one of Britain's better known stalwart radio DJ's. You think he's been on BBC for ever until you read this and realise his career with "Auntie" has been spotty, to say the least. Ups and downs with drugs, booze and more make this a fast-moving tale which is well-written and a fabulous fast read
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 09, 2009, 02:18:57 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
Adding:
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
Currently reading:
14. Johnny Walker: The Autobiography by Johnny Walker
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 09, 2009, 10:30:21 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 12, 2009, 03:16:44 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
Adding:
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
Currently reading:
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2009, 03:21:16 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave


Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: redbobsled on March 12, 2009, 03:59:26 PM
1.  American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
2.  Secrets of the Shopping Mall - Richard Peck
3.  Cost - Roxana Robinson
4.  Everything beautiful in the world - Lisa Levchuk
5. Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind - Suzanne Fisher Staples

Oh god, I haven't been keeping up.  I will never remember what I've read, but here goes an attempt:

6. A Curse Dark as Gold - Elizabeth Bunce
7. Marvel Zombies 1
8. Marvel Zombies 2
9. Next to Mexico - Jennifer Nails

That's all I remember.  I'm sure there were more.  :(
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Doug on March 12, 2009, 05:25:34 PM
1) Duma Key - Stephen King
2) Scarecrow Gods - Weston Ochse
3) I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
4) The Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Currently Reading:
5) The Road - Cormac McCarthy

...most depressing book ever.  And I'm only about 10 pages in.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 12, 2009, 07:07:36 PM


Currently reading:
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
How is it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 14, 2009, 04:10:07 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
adding
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
A "page-turning political thriller" says the cover. "A page-turning political thriller with a ludicrous and somewhat unnecessarily-farcical final chapter" says CR, evidently pissed that he wasted part of his vacation reading this utter shite
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 14, 2009, 10:32:41 AM


Currently reading:
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
How is it?

Started a little slow but he found his stride early and made it a fun read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 14, 2009, 10:34:29 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
Adding:
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
Currently reading:
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 15, 2009, 06:21:19 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 16, 2009, 06:07:29 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
adding:
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
currently reading:
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on March 16, 2009, 03:10:57 PM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly - LOVED IT!!! My favorite book of his so far!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Rafe on March 16, 2009, 03:47:55 PM
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly - LOVED IT!!! My favorite book of his so far!

No Wizzay! I'm reading that at the moment! It's my "work" book, which I take in and read on my lunch break.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on March 16, 2009, 03:56:11 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
adding:
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
currently reading:
18. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on March 16, 2009, 06:21:19 PM
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly - LOVED IT!!! My favorite book of his so far!

No Wizzay! I'm reading that at the moment! It's my "work" book, which I take in and read on my lunch break.
YAY! Same here, though I did read a bit at home. Hopefully you'll also like it if you dig Bosch and Haller. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on March 17, 2009, 08:18:00 AM
OK. I'm still only shooting for 25. We'll see if I have a better year this year.

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly -
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 20, 2009, 12:52:32 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 22, 2009, 10:09:22 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
adding
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
Funny, but not as funny as I was perhaps expecting given this writer's online presence
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Rafe on March 22, 2009, 05:36:58 PM
YAY! Same here, though I did read a bit at home. Hopefully you'll also like it if you dig Bosch and Haller. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it...

It was a fun read, as usual. A little bit of a lame last couple of chapters and ending, but I generally enjoyed it. Bosch remains a great character (I think he stole the show by just being in the book)!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on March 23, 2009, 02:50:01 PM
It was a fun read, as usual. A little bit of a lame last couple of chapters and ending, but I generally enjoyed it. Bosch remains a great character (I think he stole the show by just being in the book)!
Totally agree on all points! I definitely wanted more Bosch.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 23, 2009, 10:59:45 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on March 29, 2009, 01:37:49 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 30, 2009, 02:01:48 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
adding
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
A Brit reworking of Barbra Ehrenreich's "Nickel & Dimed" book about living and working below the poverty level. OK, but could have been a lot more insightful IMHO
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on March 31, 2009, 08:08:28 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton - 2nd in the Anita Blake books. I want to sink my teeth into this entire series.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on April 01, 2009, 10:15:02 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
Adding:
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
currently reading:
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on April 03, 2009, 10:36:13 PM
1. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer
2. Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story, Laurie Lindeen
3. Such a Pretty Fat: Or Why Pie Is Not the Answer, Jen Lancaster

4. Something Rising (Light and Swift), Haven Kimmel

Not sure if this will make any sense -- but I never quite knew if I liked it, yet I couldn't put it down.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on April 04, 2009, 10:03:51 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
Adding:
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on April 04, 2009, 10:54:15 PM
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
So, what'd you think?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: whigsgeek on April 04, 2009, 11:34:36 PM
1. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer
2. Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story, Laurie Lindeen
3. Such a Pretty Fat: Or Why Pie Is Not the Answer, Jen Lancaster
4. Something Rising (Light and Swift), Haven Kimmel

5. The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on April 06, 2009, 02:42:44 PM
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
So, what'd you think?

I thought it was one of the better young adult books that I've read. The characters were believable and it was an interesting story, plus I really liked the ending.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on April 06, 2009, 11:22:13 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 07, 2009, 09:34:29 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
adding
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
A lovely - and fitting - tribute to the late and much-missed comedienne Linda Smith who may just have been Britain's finest female comic before she was tragically taken by cancer in 2006. A combination of small tributes by fellow entertainers twinned with a selection of her stand-up routines and TV/Radio skits.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on April 09, 2009, 02:13:31 PM

1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford - "The general wisdom in Hollywood is that the locals never refer to it as this town, much like the old axiom that no one who is truly from San Francisco would ever refer to it as Frisco, but the simple fact is that if I had a nickel for every time someone who lived here used the term this town, I could finance an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie."
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2009, 04:32:05 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on April 15, 2009, 10:28:35 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 17, 2009, 07:56:33 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
adding
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
Avowed pop/indie addict - and critic - Hunter, spends a couple of months getting into and trying to understand Classical music, traveling Europe to underscore his interest and meeting with people in the classical music industry. Funny, informative and entertaining in equal measures, Hunter succesfully straddles seriousness with cynicism. Recommended - and not just because he announces himself early on as a Southampton FC supporter and thanks Claus Lundekvam in his acknowledgements.
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
Recognised expert on obesity spells out a few home truths about 'going large'. Nothing I didn't already suspect, but still good to have it verified.
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
Good taut rollercoaster of a thriller which I read very quickly (looong time since I page-turned quite so eagerly!). Held its own until the final chapters when, for me anyway, the story seemed to unravel itself too quickly and far too unbelievably. Nice writing style though and its made me want to read more of this guys work, so that's good. "Safer" would make a respectable film if the ending can be cleaned up a little, even if the subject matter has kinship with "Lakeview Terrace".
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on April 24, 2009, 08:17:04 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
Adding:
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
Currently reading:
24. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on April 27, 2009, 03:07:30 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton - "Her hands stopped scratching me. They beat against my arm like dying butterflies." - I think I liked this one the least of the series. But, an afterword for the book gives me LOTS of hope for what is to come in The Lunatic Cafe.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 28, 2009, 02:05:46 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
adding
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
Somewhat fascinating and insightful
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on April 30, 2009, 02:00:40 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
adding:
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
Currently reading:
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 01, 2009, 11:20:11 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
adding
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on May 12, 2009, 07:01:47 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on May 14, 2009, 11:01:08 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on May 15, 2009, 09:36:50 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
adding:
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
Currently reading:
26. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on May 25, 2009, 11:16:50 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 30, 2009, 07:01:07 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
adding
21 • Jeff Bell- Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 03, 2009, 12:28:46 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on June 03, 2009, 05:42:11 PM
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
How was it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 03, 2009, 09:51:40 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
adding
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2009, 02:13:12 PM
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
How was it?
Ehh....
If I'm being TOTALLY honest here, it was a book on CD. But, it was like 12 discs long. That's some committment and I'm counting it as a book that I have read. Anyway, it was alright. I hated the daughter and can't imagine having a teenager.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2009, 02:15:01 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block - my FIRST time reading any Matthew Scudder books. I'm HOOKED. This was a wonderful crime novel. No fat. Lean and beautiful. If he never told you how much the hookers charged, you'd have no idea that this book is 33 years old. BRILLIANT.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Juliana on June 04, 2009, 05:00:58 PM
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block - my FIRST time reading any Matthew Scuder books. I'm HOOKED. This was a wonderful crime novel. No fat. Lean and beautiful. If he never told you how much the hookers charged, you'd have no idea that this book is 33 years old. BRILLIANT.

Kwyj will be super excited.  He's a big Lawrence Block fan.
Have you read Hit Man yet Clando?  Do it!!!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 05, 2009, 08:08:48 AM

Have you read Hit Man yet Clando?  Do it!!!

I have not. Is it also a Block novel?
I will add it to the list! THANKS!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on June 07, 2009, 08:56:29 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 07, 2009, 09:51:33 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
adding:
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
Still reading:
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 07, 2009, 10:26:28 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
adding
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 07, 2009, 11:06:48 PM
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block - my FIRST time reading any Matthew Scudder books. I'm HOOKED. This was a wonderful crime novel. No fat. Lean and beautiful. If he never told you how much the hookers charged, you'd have no idea that this book is 33 years old. BRILLIANT.

Okay, we need to talk.  Love, love, love Lawrence Block.  The Scudder novels are great, the last two or three are kinda not so much but the first 12 or 13 or whatever it is are every bit as good as Sins of the Fathers.  I actually read the entire series straight through just before the last one came out.  Took me about six months but it was worth it.  The great thing about that series is that the series starts with a young Scudder and you follow his life as the series progresses and there is absolutely no repetition of content (take that Koontz!).

Julie mentioned the John Keller series, they're about a Hit Man going through a midlife crisis.  They're both comical and suspenseful.  There's also the Burglar series about Bernie Rhodenbar, who's always in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Those are mostly on the lighter side.  You'll love Bernie, I know you like that wacky Nick and Nora type comedy.  He's got a couple of other character based series but they're not as good as those three.  I haven't really been in love with any of his one offs, though Small Town was actually really good.  He just put out a memoir about his race walking (?!?) hobby but I haven't read it.

He was on Craig Ferguson's show recently, he's been on there several times actually, Craig is a fan.  He announced he's not writing anymore novels.  He's like 70 or something so you kind of have to let him have his retirement.  His last few books have been less than stellar anyway, so you can tell his mind is elsewhere.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 08, 2009, 10:39:07 AM
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block - my FIRST time reading any Matthew Scudder books. I'm HOOKED. This was a wonderful crime novel. No fat. Lean and beautiful. If he never told you how much the hookers charged, you'd have no idea that this book is 33 years old. BRILLIANT.

Okay, we need to talk.  Love, love, love Lawrence Block.  The Scudder novels are great, the last two or three are kinda not so much but the first 12 or 13 or whatever it is are every bit as good as Sins of the Fathers.  I actually read the entire series straight through just before the last one came out.  Took me about six months but it was worth it.  The great thing about that series is that the series starts with a young Scudder and you follow his life as the series progresses and there is absolutely no repetition of content (take that Koontz!).

Julie mentioned the John Keller series, they're about a Hit Man going through a midlife crisis.  They're both comical and suspenseful.  There's also the Burglar series about Bernie Rhodenbar, who's always in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Those are mostly on the lighter side.  You'll love Bernie, I know you like that wacky Nick and Nora type comedy.  He's got a couple of other character based series but they're not as good as those three.  I haven't really been in love with any of his one offs, though Small Town was actually really good.  He just put out a memoir about his race walking (?!?) hobby but I haven't read it.

He was on Craig Ferguson's show recently, he's been on there several times actually, Craig is a fan.  He announced he's not writing anymore novels.  He's like 70 or something so you kind of have to let him have his retirement.  His last few books have been less than stellar anyway, so you can tell his mind is elsewhere.
COOL!
I had never heard of him somehow until I recently saw him on Ferguson. That's why I searched for his book. I'm so glad that Craig has authors on the show so often. YAY!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 08, 2009, 12:07:55 PM
I've got a bunch of doubles of his paperbacks.  If I can find time to get around to it and go through them I'll send you any extras I've got.  His stuff is usually pretty plentiful at used book stores as well.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 08, 2009, 02:00:06 PM
I've got a bunch of doubles of his paperbacks.  If I can find time to get around to it and go through them I'll send you any extras I've got.  His stuff is usually pretty plentiful at used book stores as well.
You've got a bunch on your plate. I'll just try to get as many as I can from the library. I'll let you know if one becomes difficult to find. THANK YOU!!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 11, 2009, 07:51:24 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
adding
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Fascinating insight into the emotions and triggers associated with food, and how the restaurant industry and others deliberately manipulate menus and ingredients to satiate those desires. Very easy to read, but finished FAR sooner than I imagined, because the last SEVENTY pages were mere reference notes.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 11, 2009, 07:56:33 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
Adding:
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
Currently reading:
30. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Hell Toupee on June 12, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
Man, I need to read more.... :(

1. David Sedaris - "When You Are Enguled In Flames"
2. Daniel Levitin - "This Is Your Brain On Music"
3. Chuck Palaniuk - "Pygmy"
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 15, 2009, 07:56:38 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
Adding:
30. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
31. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
Currently reading:
32. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 15, 2009, 08:52:30 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
adding
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
Hugely enjoyable romp through the bizarre events the Improv Everywhere mob have been responsible for. From the annual New York "No Pants!" subway ride to the clever Best Buy prank. For me though the funniest is the story about "Agent Rob" getting lost in Yankee Stadium - resulting in entire sections of unsuspecting baseball fans chanting his name. Very quick read and hugely recommended.

25 books and less than halfway through the year! Can I do it this year? (Probably not)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 16, 2009, 01:23:00 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel - lovely memoir of one women's struggle with her body image, weight, dieting, etc. Really helped me to feel like I'm on the right path with my "get healthy" plan.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 16, 2009, 03:42:10 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
30. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
31. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook[/quote]
adding:
32. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft

*Boy howdy, but this guy cannot write. Stories sounded more like acid trips than "frightening true ghostly encounters."

Currently reading:
33. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 19, 2009, 01:05:38 PM

1. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs - Next time I go the bookstore, I'm going to check if this is shelved under humor, religion or self-help since its definitely all three.
2. In a Time of War (The Proud & Perilous Journey Of West Point's Class of 2002) - Bill Murphy Jr.
3. Click: What millions of people are doing online and why it matters - Bill Tancer
4. Don't Just Stand There - Elissa Stein
5. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead - David Shields - This was basically a biography and autobiography mixed with trivia of human biology. The author exames his life and his father's life and how he has never quite measured up to the life his father led. The author's father is one of those larger than life people that we all know at least one of in our own lives. The book's timeline follows the life of the author from young boy to present with comparisons of his father's life at the same age with basic human biology facts of development at each stage in life as well. It doesn't always paint the father in a very good light so its definitely not a father's day present type of book. I couldn't really identify with the author since I never felt like I lived in my father's shadow, so I never really got into it. So, unless you had a father like the author's, I would skip this book, or just borrow it from the library if you can't think of any other book to get.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 19, 2009, 05:38:28 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
adding
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
Clift compares the national furore over Terri Schaivo's condition with that of her terminally-ill husband. I really tried to comprehend the religious right's arguments for keeping Schiavo alive - as illogical as they all seemed - before accepting that the attention for her was more for (scummy) political posturing than anything else. Republicans everywhere should be ashamed of their own ilk.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on June 21, 2009, 03:31:37 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on June 21, 2009, 06:11:08 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster (I'll be buying this book from the library. Ozzie ate the cover and most of the bottom right-hand corner. Luckily, I could finish reading it and I LOVED it. Must read more of her books)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 21, 2009, 09:17:47 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
Adding:
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
Currently reading:
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 09:38:57 AM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring

I stopped reading b/c I intended to study for an accredidation exam. Then I realized I wasn't studying at all, so I put that off and started reading again. I've read LotRs about 3 times so it's not like this is new... it was just there and I just started it. I dunno.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on June 24, 2009, 08:53:06 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
Adding:
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Currently reading:
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: clemsonfan on June 24, 2009, 10:30:16 AM
1. Night Elie Wiesel

Moving. This short read has really got me thinking about the Holocaust again. In a few years, when Ethan and Alex can handle it, I will have the Holocaust discussion with them. I will take them to the Air Force Museum and we will really talk about the Holocaust exhibit. I will also take them to the National Holocaust Museum in DC. Hopefully they will read this book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on July 01, 2009, 08:01:30 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Adding:
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
Currently reading:
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on July 02, 2009, 11:28:33 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 03, 2009, 02:01:17 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
adding
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
An awful pun for a title hides a relatively pleasing book about Mr Raised Eyebrow and his career from obscurity to cinema icon and beyond. Refuses to say anything bad about fellow thespians but if you read between the lines you can tell who he disliked over the years. (Helloooo, Grace Jones!). More a collection of vignettes than a constructed storyline, but works nevertheless as a snappy little read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on July 05, 2009, 07:34:32 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
Adding:
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
Currently reading:
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 08, 2009, 09:20:09 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
adding
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
Tacky little cut'n'paste job about the confrontational comedian
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: clemsonfan on July 09, 2009, 05:09:46 PM
1. Night Elie Wiesel


2. Always Looking Up Michael J. Fox
I really like Michael J. Fox, so that's why I read this one. It's a really interesting view of his life with Parkinson's.

3. Little House On The Prairie Laura Ingles Wilder
Loved this book! I immediately checked out her other books that my local library had.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on July 10, 2009, 10:17:14 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2009, 10:01:09 AM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers


You know, I've never figured out which are the two towers from this story. It's like, clearly, Orthanc in Isenguard has got to be one of them, but what's the other? Is it Minas Ithil? That barely plays a role other than they walk near it. Is it Barad-dur where Sauron dwells? That's only referenced. Is it the two towers that guard the black gate? Those are only mentioned in passing. Very confused.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on July 11, 2009, 05:11:08 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
Adding:
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
This is one of the best accounts of the Holocaust that I have read. The author was a teenage girl when she and her family went into hiding with two other families. They lived for over 18 months in a crawl space under a house in Zolkiew, Poland, while Nazi soldiers slept in the rooms above their heads. Clara kept a diary, which is now on permanent display at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. This book fleshes out the diary into a full narrative of what she and the others endured. Now 82 years old, Clara still travels the world as a Holocaust educator. This book is so gripping that it is very difficult to put down, so give yourself plenty of time to devote to it. A must read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on July 13, 2009, 08:16:40 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on July 19, 2009, 11:49:53 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2009, 09:21:57 AM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King


I love the end of that book. Not the whole "bad guy dies" end, but more of all the stuff that happens afterward.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on July 22, 2009, 08:35:36 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
Adding:
37. The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn
Currently reading:
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 28, 2009, 03:21:45 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
adding
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
BRILLIANT! My book of the year so far. Fascinating stuff from start to finish
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
There's been countless numbers of biographical tales about people who move from the big city to the countryside, but Viner puts a nice anecdotal spin on his version, preferring to concentrate on the positives than the negatives. His storytelling is top notch, his self-deprecating humour wildly entertaining right from the first page. This is an easy read, perfect for the beach or plane.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2009, 09:22:46 AM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2009, 12:19:12 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 02, 2009, 04:17:00 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
adding
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
Humourous, camp, and sometimes cringe-worthy tale of how a far from ordinary boy made it from the concrete confines of Reading, England to dressing windows and being a style icon in Manhattan. Some nice observations about England in the 70's and a few genuinely funny moments.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on August 02, 2009, 06:18:07 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on August 03, 2009, 08:15:06 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton (my favorite of the series so far -AMAZING!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on August 03, 2009, 08:33:26 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn
Adding:
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Currently reading:
39. The Madness of Mary  Lincoln by Jason Emerson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 07, 2009, 02:52:29 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
adding
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
One hilarious anecdote after another, this book is everything his own earlier - and much too serious - biography wasn't. Whilst that one concentrated on his brushes with death and his subsequent born again christian attitude, this one just tells stories in very much his own voice. You can hear him telling them, you can 'hear' his deadpan face and you can hear him laughing along with you when the punchline arrives. It's all fascinating stuff too... with debauched tales of touring in exotic overseas locales, his alcoholic stories, meeting Fidel Castro and Ronnie Biggs and much more besides. I note that a second volume is in the offing so it looks like he has even more memories up the sleeve of his oversized wizard's cape?
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
Fascinating photo-insight into the history of Cincinnati's influential record label.
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
My anticipation for this book was high. The reality of it was disappointment. Lots of the names mentioned were people I knew or had met from my own time in the UK retail industry, and it felt sad that the overwhelming mood from most of them was 'pessimism'. Whilst Jones had many anecdotes at his fingertips, his manner of presenting them is scattershot, whilst his telling of the industry's 'troubles' in the past decade presumed too much of your average joe. A better explanation of them may have made readers understand the max exodus from Britain's High Streets a lot more clearly
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on August 11, 2009, 06:46:16 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass


Ahh! My heart still feels ripped out for the way he ended this. Aahhhhhh! So sad.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on August 17, 2009, 09:14:54 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Adding:
39. King Records of Cincinnati by Randy McNutt

Still working on:
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2009, 12:09:51 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
13. Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on August 18, 2009, 01:14:44 PM
I'm never going to make my goal. I think I've started 3 books and then just turned them back into the library. Did the same thing with my last movie, even though I had it for about 3 weeks before I finally started to watch it. BOOOOOOOO.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on August 24, 2009, 02:17:52 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Rafe on August 24, 2009, 03:48:31 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
Is that Harlan Coben book good? I've read a few of his, would be interested to know.

I just finished reading three books By George Pelecanos. Don't remember the names, but it was a solid trilogy, based in DC. I've read a shit ton of books this year, those were pretty stand out, though. I'm reading a book based in plague-era England just now. Very good it is, too.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on August 25, 2009, 11:15:44 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on August 26, 2009, 08:12:03 AM
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
Is that Harlan Coben book good? I've read a few of his, would be interested to know.
I really liked the Harlan Coben book. It's the first book of his that I've read. But, apparently Myron Bolitar is one of his series characters. Loved him, but REALLY loved his buddy, Win. A good read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 26, 2009, 01:10:27 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
Hicks is not, in the truest sense of the word, a comedian. He simply made me - and many others - laugh heartily at "the truth". This book consists almost entirely of transcripts of his live perfomances and whilst many subjects are repeated from one year's shows to the next you begin to see and understand how they evolved in his head, and how he pushed the envelope a little more with each consecutive concert. I found this book to be a very fascinating read, and actually more fulfilling than the 'billography' ("American Scream" by Cynthia True) which came out a few years ago.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on August 27, 2009, 09:00:24 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched by April Henry
8. Plan Bee by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati by Randy McNutt

Adding:
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories by Rick Wakeman

Currently reading:
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 04, 2009, 07:30:02 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
There's a certain irony about borrowing this book from the library. Anderson gives a fabulous indepth insight into the world of "free" and how it works - and contnues to work - in our society, both online and in the high street. Its a book that makes you realise just how much we all rely on "free" and how it has spurred so many industries, some logically and some illogically. Well-written, quick and 100% fascinating read.
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
I've never been heavily into Pink Floyd, at least not as much as I know others are. However, I kept noticing reviews all over the place saying Mason's book was akin to the consumate band bio. The reviews were right. This book is a fascinating trawl through his career as Floyd's drummer, from the early art house psychedelic years through to the Live8 reunion concert in 2005, all via the downfall of Syd Barrett and the general dysfunction with Roger Waters. Given the iconic fanboy nature of the band, Mason succeeds in staying on the right side of humble merely telling things as they were, without getting bogged down in over-technicalities or feeling the need to particularly justify their success. Mason's chapters on how albums like "Dark Side of the Moon" came to fruition make you feel that it really was all luck rather than judgement that propelled the band from university dorms to a wider population, whilst his ironic humour helps diffuse some of the more uncomfortable tales that need to be told. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on September 08, 2009, 03:31:06 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on September 09, 2009, 12:10:16 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on September 11, 2009, 09:16:47 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
Adding:
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
Currently reading:
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on September 11, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
Trixi, did you enjoy Under the Paw?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on September 13, 2009, 10:01:30 PM
Trixi, did you enjoy Under the Paw?

I did, though I want a picture with all the cats identified :-)  Some of the tales are quite amusing, especially in regards to how the cats interact with each other.  I'd love to have seen a picture of the large cat he adopted and then had to give back.  Sounded like a monstrous sweety. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on September 14, 2009, 01:19:03 PM
I agree, I'd like to see that big guy.

I have to say that from the photos on his blog, I never expected The Bear to look as unassuming and innocent as he does!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on September 18, 2009, 08:15:16 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Hell Toupee on September 18, 2009, 08:57:49 AM
Pathetically, I've read 2 books ("Pygmy" and "Outliers") this year, but I'm starting Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" so that I have something to do while stranded in Minneapolis for two weeks.

Then someone pointed me to the Dan Brown plot generator (http://www.slate.com/id/2228327/), and I found that reading a book about Scientologist sects in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, sounded better than his current book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2009, 03:12:30 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
13. Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
14. Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on September 24, 2009, 01:17:24 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 25, 2009, 04:57:34 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
A no-nonsense biography of Germany's greatest musical export, starting with their early beginnings in Dusseldorf taking you through to the more recent, and previously unheard of, stadium tours. Fascinating insight into how Ralf & Florian think, keep the world and media at bay, and a lot more besides. Lots about bicycling (they're mad for it apparently) and plenty on how some of their iconic albums, projects and sleeves were put together. I always think that the best books about musicians make you want to revist all the material again and that's exactly what this did for me. I have been listening to their classic releases all week long, remembering how important the group were to me when the albums first came out from the mid-70's onwards. So many other bands own a debt of gratitude to this lot.
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
Given that Jeffrey Ross' most well-known media moment is his 1-week appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" I have to say that it's probably a little to early in his career to have written an autobiography. That said, it's not without its hugely entertaining moments, mostly surrounding his involvement in the Friars Club roasts and his self-acclaimed title of Roast Master General. He peppers the book with genuinely funny anecdotes and side-splitting gags culled from his years on the stage and as a guest on almost all of the late night talk shows. It's a very honest read and one gets the impression that even if he did ever cross over to greater stardom and public acclaim the fame would not necessarily go to his head.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 02, 2009, 10:39:34 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
Adding:
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
Currently reading:
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 02, 2009, 09:01:09 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
Adding:
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
Currently reading:
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 04, 2009, 06:45:48 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
I like Maconie as a broadcaster a lot. His shows on BBC radio are informative, entertaining and ever so slightly irreverent... pretty much what I am after whenever I tune in. His previous 'travel book' ("Pies & Prejudice") dealt with the North of England, an area Maconie grew up in, knew and was probably used to talking about a lot. It was very funny indeed, his natural humour never floundering. This sequel finds him on the road (or maybe not: first he says he doesn't drive, the next he tells us he is driving about using a GPS) poking around in both the physical and metaphorical region of Britain regarded as "Middle England". This book starts off well, Maconie's rounded prose raising a smile or two. Along the way though he seems to get lost in his own writing, tangents become ever more 'off' and the subject matter almost repetitive. It feels as if he got slightly 'bored' with the project himself, forcing information on us that we otherwise didn't need to know. When it’s purely observations he's reporting he gets back on track, but they're broken up by him obviously researching something and then merely presenting us with the results. Perhaps like him I lost quite a bit of interest in the final third or more of the book, which felt a shame. When all is said and done though, Maconie is still a cut above many other so-called "travel writers" - even if this one was a bit of a 'blip'
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on October 06, 2009, 01:03:11 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 06, 2009, 09:42:26 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
Lampanelli is one of the best comedians on the circuit these days, her "lovable queen of mean" tag rightly earned. I don't blame her for wanting to cash in on her current high profile with this memoir - it's just a shame that her stage act 'performs' badly as the written word. Reading her racial epithets is nowhere near the same as hearing her venomously spit them out on stage. As such it proved a disappointing book, as honest and revelatory as it was.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on October 07, 2009, 09:02:56 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben - what a mind f*ck!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 11, 2009, 11:47:03 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
Adding:
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
Currently reading:
46. Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 12, 2009, 09:20:00 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
(sound of screeching breaks)
Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes

Whoa! Someone thinks she can write because she's a college professor and "teaches" a course in indie culture. That they now have courses in indie culture is laughable enough in itself, but I'd hate to be one of her students if her teaching is comparable with her writing. I had to give this book up after two chapters because the writing was forced, stilted and too mired down in trying to prove that she knows what she is talking about. To those of us who were there - she obviously doesn't because she wasn't.

Currently reading:
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on October 14, 2009, 01:48:26 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
22. Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 14, 2009, 06:00:28 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
The Talking Heads' frontman takes you along on what can only be described as an "artist's journey" through the streets and biking paths of cities as diverse as New York, Paris, Buenos Aires and Manila. Along the way he meets other musicians, artists and transportation experts, whilst always musing on cycling culture around the world. Fabulously stylish piece of work that deserves a much larger audience than its likely to receive. Very much recommended.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 16, 2009, 05:54:38 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
Adding:
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak

Currently reading:
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on October 19, 2009, 09:13:21 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
22. Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline
23. Two Minute Rule - Robert Crais
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 19, 2009, 09:02:07 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak

Adding:
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Currently reading:
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on October 19, 2009, 11:11:38 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 20, 2009, 10:44:10 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
A few interesting tales, but by the end of the book they all blur into sameness. Remarkably few memories of the actual music, almost everyone concentrating on the "event"
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 23, 2009, 09:59:13 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Adding:
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
Currently reading:
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on October 26, 2009, 10:57:18 AM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
22. Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline
23. Two Minute Rule - Robert Crais
24. Just One Look - Harlan Coben
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 29, 2009, 06:22:55 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
This book explores the grassroots movement which is emerging from the level of traffic congestion which is increasingly occurring in cities and town all over America. It looks at how Portland, Oregon has emerged as a progressive forward thinking 'calm' in all the madness and at what steps could be taken to replicate its friendliness towards cyclists (and pedestrians) in other conurbations. It's a passionate tale, but one which equally seems to accept the apparent ignorance towards cyclists which most car and truck drivers mete out when trying to share the road. For me it proved the perfect accompaniment to David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries" which I read just a few weeks ago. The combination of the two has me wanting to return to cycling with the same regularity I did when I was a teenager. I picked up a cycle helmet the other day... all I need now is a decent enough bike to once again get me back on the saddle!

Blimey... 44 books read, meaning I need just a half-dozen to usurp the '50' by December 31st. Will I actually do it this year?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on October 30, 2009, 12:33:06 PM

44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
This book explores the grassroots movement which is emerging from the level of traffic congestion which is increasingly occurring in cities and town all over America. It looks at how Portland, Oregon has emerged as a progressive forward thinking 'calm' in all the madness and at what steps could be taken to replicate its friendliness towards cyclists (and pedestrians) in other conurbations. It's a passionate tale, but one which equally seems to accept the apparent ignorance towards cyclists which most car and truck drivers mete out when trying to share the road. For me it proved the perfect accompaniment to David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries" which I read just a few weeks ago. The combination of the two has me wanting to return to cycling with the same regularity I did when I was a teenager. I picked up a cycle helmet the other day... all I need now is a decent enough bike to once again get me back on the saddle!

NYC is doing a lot to add bike lanes throughout some of the major corridors... at least in Manhattan... due to a new bike-friendly policy instituted by the DOT Commissioner that was brought in last year. I heard at the time she was all about bikes bikes bikes but now I'm seeing the results of her labors and have to admit I'm quite impressed.

Very cool.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 30, 2009, 12:58:10 PM
NYC is doing a lot to add bike lanes throughout some of the major corridors... at least in Manhattan... due to a new bike-friendly policy instituted by the DOT Commissioner that was brought in last year. I heard at the time she was all about bikes bikes bikes but now I'm seeing the results of her labors and have to admit I'm quite impressed.

Yes, there's quite a bit about NYC in the book and the changes its been making. Very interesting indeed.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 30, 2009, 02:58:22 PM
You can add all the bike lanes you want but they don't help if no one will use them.  There are bike lanes in several local areas (Tylersville, Florence) but once you're out of the retail areas they end.  I've never seen anybody on a bike in either place, and Florence has had theirs for 15 years or more.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: foolsgold on October 30, 2009, 03:16:56 PM
You kind of hit upon a big reason.  There are a number of lanes around Cincinnati, but they only cover relatively short distances.  To truly encourage use, there needs to be dedicated lanes that follow the length of heavily traveled primary roads (like Montgomery/Madison/Reading in town.)  Having a series of 1/2 mile stretches with no real rhyme or reason won't give cyclists a sense of safety nor will it do anything to make motorists used to sharing the road with us.

That said, given the cost of such an endeavor, it is unlikely that such a notion will happen anytime soon.  For now, cycling advocacy groups are focusing their attention on education and PSAs alerting motorists that a) we're out there b) we're allowed to be out there.

And, for cyclists part, we really need to do a better job not pissing motorists off.  Riding side by side on a single lane road, blowing through stop signs/traffic lights, failing to keep a line, being a Critical Mass douchebag are behaviors that do not help the cause.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 30, 2009, 03:52:59 PM
Exactly, which is why I mentioned it.  I've never really understood what they thought they were gaining... it's a good thought, but not great in practice.

Which goes hand in hand with people bitching about there not being a good bus system outside of downtown.  I'd love to take the bus, but once I get off at the Montgomery Road exit (or wherever) where the hell am I going to go?  Take off on foot?  There's a hell of a lot of infrastructure needed to support such a thing.  I can't imagine what all of these douchebags that whine about public health care would have to say about spending money for a bus system that they wouldn't ride on a bet.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 30, 2009, 07:13:57 PM
Tennessee actually is getting quite a few bike lanes. I was really surprised when I saw them on 11W between Kingsport and Rogersville. Google Maps street view of them (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=rogersville,+tn&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=32.748002,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rogersville,+Hawkins,+Tennessee&ll=36.520656,-82.698984&spn=0.008174,0.01929&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=36.520533,-82.699239&panoid=s-qJuce8rD6xTgZIEe-Fdw&cbp=12,246.19,,0,9)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on October 31, 2009, 05:30:11 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
Adding:
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff

Currently reading:
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on November 03, 2009, 12:55:14 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 03, 2009, 04:26:36 PM
Trixi, what did you think of Clara's War? Were you as amazed as me with antihero Becks? That guy had balls of bloody iron.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 03, 2009, 04:35:04 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
Jacobs follows up his previous 'themed' guinea pig notions (living biblically for a year & reading the complete encyclopedia) with a book dedicated to other 'challenges' he has put himself through for Esquire magazine. Amongst these are living by the rules of George Washington, outsourcing his day-to-day life to an Indian call center, trying NOT to multitask and preparing for a naked photo shoot. He's an enjoyable enough writer, not as bizarrely extreme about his subjects as (say) Dave Barry might be, but not serious either. His much beleaguered wife also gets a chance to shine in the final chapter when he agrees to do anything she tells him to in one month. In summation, a nice easy to read little novel.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on November 03, 2009, 09:51:57 PM
Trixi, what did you think of Clara's War? Were you as amazed as me with antihero Becks? That guy had balls of bloody iron.
I really couldn't believe all the stuff he got away with.  And that he didn't slip up in one of his drinking binges.  I felt sorry for his wife.  Glad they stayed in touch after the fact too.  It'd be interesting to go to the house.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on November 05, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner (audio)
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
22. Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline (audio)
23. Two Minute Rule - Robert Crais (audio)
24. Just One Look - Harlan Coben
25. Train - Pete Dexter (audio)

I made my goal of 25 books! WOOHOO!!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 08, 2009, 10:34:13 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
A "good enough" book by Nick Hornby is usually better than a whole crapload of critically-acclaimed "brilliant" novels by a bunch of other less worthy authors. This is a "good enough" book but hardly stretches the reader's imagination very much. Following the movie successes he's had you can't help feeling he's now writing books with one eye firmly on the screenplay. An enjoyable enough romp but a little too calculated and far from his best.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 12, 2009, 02:30:00 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff

Adding:
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
Currently reading:
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 17, 2009, 02:37:35 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
So Mr Grisham, you decided to write one of your lawyer-based thrillers without an ending eh? I can't believe the utterly craptastic conclusion to this novel. Perhaps a publisher deadline loomed and you really couldn't be arsed, or maybe you subbed the ending out to "Who Gives a Toss Inc", ghostwriters to the clueless? Feh. The last Grisham offering I will ever pick up.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 17, 2009, 02:46:52 PM
Trixi, I just noticed that you read one of the Beauty books. Have you read the others, and are they available at the library in anything other than download?

A friend loaned me the trilogy in college after she learned that I enjoyed Interview and Vampire Lestat. What an eye opener those were compared to the vampire books!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on November 17, 2009, 07:00:26 PM
Yes, the library has all 3 in print.  I'm just starting the last one.  For the longest time, we didn't have them.  They are quite something. >:-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 21, 2009, 11:14:05 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
"Freaks & Geeks" creator Paul Feig recounts his 'virginity years' through high school and college with hysterical clarity. Very fast - and very funny - read
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 22, 2009, 05:37:57 PM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
Adding:
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick

Currently reading:
53. Superstud - by Paul Feig
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on November 22, 2009, 05:57:10 PM
MK, was that the first time you'd read a Wrinkle in Time?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 23, 2009, 11:27:53 AM
Yes, I've had it on my "to read" list for a long time but I never got around to it until now, thanks to the Newport Library's honor book shelf. I always have a nose around the honor books (you don't have to check them out and can keep them indefinitely) and noticed that they had all three of them, so I took it as a sign that I should get them.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on November 23, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
If you enjoyed them... and are feeling about 11 years old, I recommend a little-read Madeleine L'Engle book called "Many Waters". It uses a couple of her recurring characters but is basically a book out on its own. It's stuck with me for years after reading it. Maybe I was impressionable and it sucks to an adult - I don't know - but I loved it when I read it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 27, 2009, 09:20:04 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick

adding:
53. Superstud - by Paul Feig
Currently reading:
54. A Wind in the Door - by Madeleine L'Engle
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on November 28, 2009, 01:25:53 AM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on November 28, 2009, 06:12:32 PM
Trixi - would you agree that Tom Buergenthal really WAS a lucky child?! Crazy lucky. I thought his book was awesome.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on December 01, 2009, 12:58:16 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
13. Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
14. Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
15. Bill Simmons - The Book of Basketball
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on December 01, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
2. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
3. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
4. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
5. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
6. The Joker - Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
7. The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee Lankford
9. Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Robe of Skulls - Vivian French
11. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner (audio)
12. The Sins of the Fathers - Lawrence Block
13. Thin is the New Happy - Valerie Frankel
14. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
15. The Lunatic Cafe - Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Bloddy Bones - Laurell K. Hamilton
17. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
18. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster
19. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
20. The Family Man - Elinor Lipman
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
22. Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline (audio)
23. Two Minute Rule - Robert Crais (audio)
24. Just One Look - Harlan Coben
25. Train - Pete Dexter (audio)
26. Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism - Georgia Byng
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 03, 2009, 02:10:28 AM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
49 • Micahel Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma - A Natural History of Four Meals
I quite enjoyed two-thirds of this hefty investigative tome into "what we should eat", but Pollan lost me in the final section where his personal quest to be a forager and hunter left me stone cold. His discussion about corn and how it and the industrial complex has completely transformed our dinner plate however was utterly fascinating. Likewise his captivating research into the vast differences that exists between big organic and small organic farming enterprises, which by itself has me wanting to find out where the meat I eat actually comes from, and where I can source healthier alternatives. His conclusion that most food travels 1500 or so miles across America before reaching our plates seems scary and something of an indictment on how agribusiness has a huge hold on us all.

Looks like I am going to make it to 50 for the first time EVAH?!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on December 03, 2009, 08:17:03 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick
53. Superstud - by Paul Feig
Adding:
54. A Wind in the Door - by Madeleine L'Engle
Currently reading:
55. Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary - edited by Nancy Disher Baird
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on December 03, 2009, 08:53:45 AM
Looks like I am going to make it to 50 for the first time EVAH?!
wOOOOOOOOOhOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

(I can't believe you actually typed "EVAH". Ha.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 04, 2009, 03:51:02 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
49 • Micahel Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma - A Natural History of Four Meals
50 • Albert Jack - Pop Goes the Weasel - The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
Next time I have to endure another tuneless rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at a baseball game I will at least know – thanks to this fascinating and well-researched little tome – that the song’s origins are that of an 18th century English drinking song! I’ve also learned that “Humpty Dumpty” was actually a powerful cannon used by Royalist forces during the English Civil War and that “Jack & Jill” may actually have been Louis XVI of France and his queen, the infamous Marie Antoinette. I was already aware that “Ring-Ring O’Roses” was about the Great Plague of London, but had no idea that the innocent “Rub-A-Dub-Dub” was a reference to 19th Century gay peep shows. A suitably informative book for my 50th read of 2009.

YaYYYYY - Fiddy!!!! Where's my prize? It's not another bloody book is it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: c-lando on December 04, 2009, 03:55:39 PM
YaYYYYY - Fiddy!!!! Where's my prize? It's not another bloody book is it?
Your prize is being that much smarter after reading ALL those books. :) That's what my mum would say.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on December 13, 2009, 11:33:57 PM
Trixi - would you agree that Tom Buergenthal really WAS a lucky child?! Crazy lucky. I thought his book was awesome.
Indeed he was.  Some of the stuff he lucked into was amazing.  He's be very interesting to talk to. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on December 13, 2009, 11:36:23 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 21, 2009, 03:16:53 PM
Quote
1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
49 • Michael Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma - A Natural History of Four Meals
50 • Albert Jack - Pop Goes the Weasel - The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
51 • Michael Robotham - Shatter
Taut psychological thriller that raced nicely along to a satisfactory conclusion. Never heard of this author before but the book came recommended by Stephen King in "Entertainment Weekly" magazine and the storyline sounded intriguing to me. Good ol' Newport library came up trumps again!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on December 21, 2009, 08:19:16 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
89.  Notes from the Dog--Gary Paulsen
90.  Best Friends Forever--Jennifer Weiner
91.  Rosie and Skate--Beth Ann Bauman
92.  Change Up:  Mystery at the World Series--John Feinstein
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: MissKitty on December 23, 2009, 08:56:03 AM
1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick
53. Superstud - by Paul Feig
54. A Wind in the Door - by Madeleine L'Engle
Adding:
55. Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary - edited by Nancy Disher Baird
Currently reading:
56. A History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786, Washington County 1777-1870 - by Lewis Preston Summers

Gonna be reading this one for awhile. It's like a million pages.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 25, 2009, 09:20:18 AM
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1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
49 • Michael Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma - A Natural History of Four Meals
50 • Albert Jack - Pop Goes the Weasel - The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
51 • Michael Robotham - Shatter
52 •  Craig Ferguson - American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
I remember seeing Craig doing stand-up as "Bing Hitler" many years ago at London's Comedy Store. Now he's yet another celebrity ex-alchoholic who quit the booze and then found success. I suppose given his quick wittedness on his late night chat show I was expecting a little more 'fun from this autobiography. Sure there's a few laughs and some humoured anecdotes but I couldn't get the distinct feeling of "quick cash in" out of my head.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on December 30, 2009, 10:30:19 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
89.  Notes from the Dog--Gary Paulsen
90.  Best Friends Forever--Jennifer Weiner
91.  Rosie and Skate--Beth Ann Bauman
92.  Change Up:  Mystery at the World Series--John Feinstein
93.  Once Was Lost--Sara Zarr
94.  Psych Major Syndrome--Alicia Thompson
95.  Ice--Linda Howard
96.  Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)--Denise Vega
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: trixi on January 01, 2010, 05:38:49 PM
1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
89.  Notes from the Dog--Gary Paulsen
90.  Best Friends Forever--Jennifer Weiner
91.  Rosie and Skate--Beth Ann Bauman
92.  Change Up:  Mystery at the World Series--John Feinstein
93.  Once Was Lost--Sara Zarr
94.  Psych Major Syndrome--Alicia Thompson
95.  Ice--Linda Howard
96.  Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)--Denise Vega
97.  Angry Management--Chris Crutcher
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2009
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2010, 07:15:17 PM
1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
13. Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
14. Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
15. Bill Simmons - The Book of Basketball
16. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera

Sixteen books is considerably better than 2008's grand total of nine. I don't know what this means other than that I'm prouder of myself. Yay.