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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2008, 07:24:47 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2008, 11:06:16 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
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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2008, 02:42:12 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
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
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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
(If you are wondering why it is taking me so long to read this book, it's because I don't want her to marry that overrated creep Clapton! I know it's going to happen, so I'm simply prolonging the inevitable, but still...)
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2008, 04:05:25 PM »

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2008, 04:55:25 PM »

1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2008, 12:51:09 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

I love taking a chance on a book in a clearance bin and having it knock my socks off. What a great read.
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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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2008, 05:01:10 PM »

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

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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2008, 10:32:06 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2008, 11:53:33 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2008, 04:37:04 PM »

Was it a good read, whigs? It looks interesting.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2008, 05:21:48 PM »

Mockingbird was fantastic. Can't recommend it enough. I learned so much -- not only about what went into writing Mockingbird, but also about the pivotal (and uncredited) role she had in the writing of In Cold Blood. I knew she went with Capote to Kansas to assist with research, but had no idea how large a role she played in cultivating the key relationships he was incapable of developing on his own -- relationships that would give them access to first-hand information from investigators. Capote was such a shitbird.

All of the insights into Lee -- her tenacity, stubbornness, rugged individuality, humor, complications -- just made me admire her that much more.

As is so painfully typical for me, I actually bought the book the day it came out (in 2006) so that I'd have a first edition -- and just read it now.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2008, 01:03:59 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2008, 02:57:44 PM »

Mockingbird was fantastic. Can't recommend it enough. I learned so much -- not only about what went into writing Mockingbird, but also about the pivotal (and uncredited) role she had in the writing of In Cold Blood. I knew she went with Capote to Kansas to assist with research, but had no idea how large a role she played in cultivating the key relationships he was incapable of developing on his own -- relationships that would give them access to first-hand information from investigators. Capote was such a shitbird.

All of the insights into Lee -- her tenacity, stubbornness, rugged individuality, humor, complications -- just made me admire her that much more.

As is so painfully typical for me, I actually bought the book the day it came out (in 2006) so that I'd have a first edition -- and just read it now.


That sounds excellent. I'm pitifully short of freetime presently, but when I get the chance to update to this list/start reading books again with regularity, I'll definitely look into getting a copy. Ta for the heads up.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2008, 08:42:06 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
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
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