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Juliana

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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2010, 09:41:38 AM »

1. Under the Dome- Stephen King. REALLY liked this one.  Super fast paced.  I hated to put it down
2. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry.  This guy is riding the Dan Brown wave.  Good "at work between calls" kind of read
3. Death of a Blue Movie Star- One of Jeffrey Deaver's non Lincoln Rhyme books.  I liked this a lot.  Good for a quick "at work" read
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 10:59:12 PM »

1. John Updike - rabbit, run
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 04:04:09 PM »

1. R.J. Ellory - A Simple Act of Violence
2. James Lee Burke - Rain Gods
3. Michael Harvey - The Chicago Way
4. Alison Rattle & Allison Vale - Remember The Alamo?
5. Jo Nesbø - The Redbreast

6. Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet

A re-read of an old favourite.

7. Jo Nesbø - The Redeemer

Like the one I read of his a few days ago, another intelligently written, top notch crime thriller-type book.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 12:42:15 PM »

1.  Perfect Fifths--Megan McCafferty
2.  Sunset Boulevard--Zoey Dean
3.  Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan--Morgan Robertson
4.  Beach Trip--Cathy Holton
5.  Ruined--Paula Morris
6.  Hold Still--Nina LaCour
7.  Swimming--Nicola Keegan
8.  Click Here (to find out how I survived seventh grade)--Denise Vega
9.  Museum of Mary Child--Cassandra Golds
10.  Second Skin--Jessica Wollman
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2010, 01:45:29 PM »

1. Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask - Jancee Dunn
2. Last Words - George Carlin with Tony Hendra
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 01:48:01 PM »

1. Under the Dome- Stephen King. REALLY liked this one.  Super fast paced.  I hated to put it down
2. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry.  This guy is riding the Dan Brown wave.  Good "at work between calls" kind of read
3. Death of a Blue Movie Star- One of Jeffrey Deaver's non Lincoln Rhyme books.  I liked this a lot.  Good for a quick "at work" read
4. Utterly Monkey- Nick Laird. It was okay.  Not awesome, not bad. Another good "at work" book
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 02:26:32 PM »

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1 • Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol
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2 • Dave Thompson - London's Burning - True Adventues on the Front Lines of Punk 1976-1977
Dave Thompson has here penned a VERY honest account of what 'punk' was really like during its formative years. Two years when the UK was going through vast social upheaval and where a 'destructive' new style of music almost seemed destined to happen. Thompson paints himself  as a relatively naive teenager who often bunked off school to see concerts, becoming more and more fascinated with music. His life changes when he sees Patti Smith on The Old Grey Whistle Test TV Show. What then follows represents a unique 'punk primer' written in a style that fails to be as po-faced and boringly 'intense' as other books on the same subject. Thompson talks in a memoir style and even manages to acknowledge the influence of Jamaican reggae on punk, discussing seeing Bob Marley as much as he does The Ramones. As someone who was a teenager myself at the time - albeit one who was working for Virgin Records - I could totally identify with almost everything he is talking about here... the musical excitement, the social fear, the anticipation, the long hot summer of '76 and the whole Queen's Silver Jubilee fuss and nonsense. Maybe I am biaised in that respect but this was a GREAT read and I really can't recommend it enough.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2010, 11:50:14 AM »

Sounds like an awesome read, CR!

1. Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail - Christopher Dawes (just had to re-read to kick off 2010!)
2. We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives - Paul Shaffer (audio book)

Was a little frustrating in parts due to the way he bounces from decade to decade sometimes, but he usually made his point by the end of a chapter.  I grew up watching Second City and SNL from the start so it was fun to learn how Paul got in with all those whacky characters.  Nice insight into music and pop culture from the inside as told by someone who witnessed it like a fan.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2010, 10:20:30 PM »

1.  Perfect Fifths--Megan McCafferty
2.  Sunset Boulevard--Zoey Dean
3.  Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan--Morgan Robertson
4.  Beach Trip--Cathy Holton
5.  Ruined--Paula Morris
6.  Hold Still--Nina LaCour
7.  Swimming--Nicola Keegan
8.  Click Here (to find out how I survived seventh grade)--Denise Vega
9.  Museum of Mary Child--Cassandra Golds
10.  Second Skin--Jessica Wollman
11.  Penny Pinchers Club--Sarah Strohmeyer
12.  They Never Came Back--Caroline B. Cooney
13.  Punkzilla--Adam Rapp
14.  Hollywood is Like High School with Money--Zoey Dean
15.  Mare's War--Tanita S. Davis
16.  Posh and Prejudice--Grace Dent
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2010, 10:46:08 PM »

Let's see if I can actually do this in 2010.

1. Let Sleeping Rogues Lie - Sabrina Jeffires
2. Don't Bargain with the Devil - Sabrina Jeffries
3. Wed Him Before You Bed Him - Sabrina Jeffries
4. Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and me - C.M. Rubin
5. Bones of Betrayal - Jefferson Bass
6. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7. 206 Bones - Kathy Reichs
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2010, 01:55:43 PM »

1. Under the Dome- Stephen King. REALLY liked this one.  Super fast paced.  I hated to put it down
2. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry.  This guy is riding the Dan Brown wave.  Good "at work between calls" kind of read
3. Death of a Blue Movie Star- One of Jeffrey Deaver's non Lincoln Rhyme books.  I liked this a lot.  Good for a quick "at work" read
4. Utterly Monkey- Nick Laird. It was okay.  Not awesome, not bad. Another good "at work" book
5. Crisis- Robin Cook.  Good Medical thriller meets sort of legal thriller thrown in.  I like Robin Cook a lot though.  And I like legal thrillers....so, yeah, there you go. This was very fast paced, which was nice.  Almost didn't want to put it down between breaks at work.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2010, 06:26:18 PM »

1. Mercury in Retrograde - by Paula Froelich
2. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
STILL reading:
3. The History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786 & Washington County 1777-1870 - by Lewis Preston Summers
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2010, 01:13:57 PM »

1. Beautiful Boy - David Sheff
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010, 09:37:02 AM »

1. Mercury in Retrograde - by Paula Froelich
2. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
3. Thank You for Not Smoking - Arlo Flinn
STILL reading:
4. The History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786 & Washington County 1777-1870 - by Lewis Preston Summers
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 06:17:31 PM »

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1 • Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol
2 • Dave Thompson - London's Burning - True Adventues on the Front Lines of Punk 1976-1977
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3 • David Gilmour - The Film Club - A Memoir
Broadcaster David Gilmour offers up a short memoir of how he 'educated' his drop-out son via the medium of classic movies. What starts off as a three times a week film treat soon transforms into much heavier father/son subjects like girlfriends, drugs and the meaning of life. A nice read but almost instantly forgettable.
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