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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2011, 08:31:24 AM »

1. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - Walter Mosley - FANTASTIC! Great way to kick off 2011.
2. My Hollywood - Mona Simpson
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2011, 01:24:29 PM »

1. Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall
2. Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns

Sad sad sad, yet so beautifully written. The man can write that's for sure.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2011, 01:13:53 PM »

1.  Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov
2.  Last Chance--Christy Reece
3.  Bright Young Things--Anna Godbersen
4.  No Chance--Christy Reece
5.  Freefall--Mindi Scott
6.  Love Drugged--James Klise
7.  Second Chance--Christy Reece
8.  Yummy: the last days of a Southside shorty--G. Neri
9.  Ninth Ward--Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 08:28:12 AM »

1. Hit and Run - Lawrence Block

Much better than LB's last few books and definitely better than the previous book in the Keller series.  I liked this one a lot, even if it was a tad predictable.

Alright... I'll see this thread again in six months or so.  LOL
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 09:07:25 AM »

1. Life - Keith Richards
2. Thanks for Nothing - Jack Dee
3. Boy Island - Camden Joy
I've had this book on my "to read" list for years - simply because it involves one of my favorite bands of all time: Camper Van Beethoven. But wow, what a huge disappointment. Yes, I knew ahead of time that it was a fictionalized account of their demise and the subsequent rise of Cracker, but I thought there'd be a little more substance to it. This book is nothing more than a published version of fan fiction - with the author putting himself on the stool as the band's drummer. If I was a member of the band I'd be highly insulted - especially Johnny Hickman, who is reduced to nothing more than a whiney masterbator throughout. Just terrible.

Almost finished with:
4. Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw
(yes, I started this in October but am still slogging away at it a little at a time, as it's not the best bedtime reading, but is too heavy to lug back and forth to work)
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 10:37:34 AM »

Almost finished with:
4. Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw
(yes, I started this in October but am still slogging away at it a little at a time, as it's not the best bedtime reading, but is too heavy to lug back and forth to work)
Have it mentioned where he lost the other ball?
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2011, 06:45:15 PM »

1.  Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov

Fantastic book.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2011, 06:48:18 PM »

Going to see how far I get in this this year.  Trashy novels not included.

1.  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- Steig Larsson
2. Mark Twain's Autobiography (1924 ed)
3. Street Gang

4. Earth (the Book): A Visitors Guide to the Human Race -- John Stewart and Co.
Does this really count as a book?  Eh, I suppose so.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 02:51:07 PM »

1. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - Walter Mosley
2. My Hollywood - Mona Simpson
3. In The Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff
Makes me want to take the Tenement Museum tour whenever I make it back to NYC. Also, I don't think I had ever heard of the General Slocum disaster before reading this book.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2011, 12:24:17 PM »

1 Dave Haslam - Young Hearts Run Free - The Real Story of the 1970s
2 Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Not a patch on the first two parts of the famed trilogy. Everyone is bitching about how poor the recent movie adaptation of this novel is and I can now see why... it must be as dull as hell?! It reads like a disappointing episode of Law & Order, miles away from the action and excitement of it's predecessors.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2011, 06:57:25 PM »

1.  Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov
2.  Last Chance--Christy Reece
3.  Bright Young Things--Anna Godbersen
4.  No Chance--Christy Reece
5.  Freefall--Mindi Scott
6.  Love Drugged--James Klise
7.  Second Chance--Christy Reece
8.  Yummy: the last days of a Southside shorty--G. Neri
9.  Ninth Ward--Jewell Parker Rhodes
10.  Nothing--Janne Teller
11.  A Time of Miracles--Anne-Laure Bondoux
12.  Freaks and Revelations--Davida Wills Hurwin
13.  Zora and Me--Victoria Bond
14.  Will Grayson Will Grayson--John Green and David Levithan
15.  Tick Tock--James Patterson
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2011, 02:35:49 PM »

1. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - Walter Mosley
2. My Hollywood - Mona Simpson
3. In The Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff

Abandoned book -
Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life - Suzanne Beecher - bleh. Sounded cute and clever. It wasn't.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 10:55:49 AM »

1. Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall
2. Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns
3. Spike Milligan - Rommel? : Gunner Who?

I think I don't really like his books, and I announced this at the ski house we were at this weekend as I was reading this latest. My friends comments later were "for a book you don't like, you sure do laugh a lot."  So yeah, I guess it's pretty funny.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 11:32:51 AM »

1. The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
2. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
3. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde

Here's my list so far. Currently reading about 5 different books at once for school.

Are you guys on goodreads.com? The more I use that site, the more I like it. I find it really good for recommendations when you see something a friend has read and loved.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011, 03:58:23 PM »


Are you guys on goodreads.com? The more I use that site, the more I like it. I find it really good for recommendations when you see something a friend has read and loved.

Hadn't heard of it, but checking it out today.  I stopped using bookcrossing a long time ago.  I have found LinkedIn to be a good source for business books in the same way, so will give this a go.
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