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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #120 on: May 04, 2008, 10:15:58 PM »

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1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields

13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller

Magnificent!
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #121 on: May 05, 2008, 09:56:13 AM »

1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
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13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
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14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #122 on: May 06, 2008, 09:53:13 AM »

1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor

25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #123 on: May 10, 2008, 06:41:46 PM »

1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood


19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #124 on: May 11, 2008, 10:13:06 AM »

1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller

14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #125 on: May 11, 2008, 09:52:52 PM »

1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd

15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #126 on: May 11, 2008, 10:52:01 PM »

1.  Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis
2.  Slam - Nick Hornby

It hasn't been too good a year for books so far... but I am reading Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan and I've read a fuckton of Joss-verse comics.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #127 on: May 11, 2008, 11:11:18 PM »

1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #128 on: May 12, 2008, 09:10:11 AM »

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2 Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #129 on: May 12, 2008, 11:07:17 AM »


1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor
25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington

27. Cold Cocked -- Lorna Jackson
28. The Lake Effect -- Les Roberts
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2008, 01:02:21 PM »

1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol

20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #131 on: May 16, 2008, 09:53:08 AM »

1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow

16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #132 on: May 18, 2008, 06:30:15 PM »

1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich

17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #133 on: May 20, 2008, 12:51:03 AM »

1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
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1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay

5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
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