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c-lando

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1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages

2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall - the Jersey Shore mob meets D.C. polling science. Good read.

(Now you see why I am SHOOTING to finish 25 books this year. I'm an appaulingly slow reader.)
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2008, 09:52:02 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2008, 12:39:31 AM »

8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake

About time  ;)
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2008, 12:32:26 PM »

8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake

About time  ;)

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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2008, 01:26:51 PM »

1) Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2) The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3) Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4) Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5) The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6) George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2008, 10:46:41 AM »

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2008, 12:02:26 PM »

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
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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
Still reading:
10. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2008, 07:48:43 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2008, 02:34:35 AM »

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2008, 10:49:39 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2008, 11:19:42 AM »

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

Either you're taking a class or you're a man who doesn't mess around. Sartre? Wow.
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1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall - the Jersey Shore mob meets D.C. polling science. Good read.

3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen - picked this up after reading CR's comments. Read it while I was waiting for the doctor to finally get around to my exam room today. Luckily, I finished it about 4 minutes before he came into the room since I was crying like a little baby. :( Good, quick read.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #87 on: March 22, 2008, 09:55:33 PM »

1.  Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
2. Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

This doesn't bode well for me reaching 50. Does the 3000 page user manual and hundreds of pages of technical specifications I'm reviewing at work count?
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2008, 04:07:50 PM »

Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2008, 05:18:00 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
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