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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #210 on: December 31, 2011, 08:03:40 AM »

I went to a white elephant gift exchange party, but had to leave early, so I ended up with the least desired gift - two dime store novels. One had a hulky fireman's chest on the cover and the other had a naked girl holding a knife. Naturally I couldn't let this hilarity pass without at least a little bit of effort on my part so I said I would at least try to read one. And the one CLEARLY was the one with the naked girl on it, duh. It was a crappy novel that takes place in more or less the modern world but with sword and sorcery style magic and spells and stuff. I took the challenge to finish it, and alas I did. It was the 3rd book in the series, so I had no idea what she was referring to half the time but I plowed forward regardless. There is no recommendation for this book because it's a crap story that doesn't hide itself as such. I think this review is already more coverage than it deserves.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #211 on: December 31, 2011, 06:42:35 PM »

120: “33 1/3: Court and Spark” by Sean Nelson

And yet another 33 1/3 concludes my reading for 2011. 

I am not a Joni Mitchell fan, and can only recall ever hearing one track from this album.  But I tend to most enjoy the volumes of the 33 1/3 series that are about albums with which I am not already familiar.

Unfortunately, the bulk of Nelson's track-by-track analysis assumes readers have an extensive history with  “Court and Spark”.  I appreciate the author's enthusiasm (perhaps even obsession) with the album at hand, but he is preaching to the choir of miles of aisles of Mitchell fans.

The book is much stronger in the passage preceding the track-by-track analysis, where the author gives a brief summary of Mitchell's history prior to this album, and another passage that follows, in which the author analyzes her career afterwards.  The concluding passage is especially interesting, in that the author has some pretty harsh things to say about Mitchell's transition to jazz fusion and the alarming change in the viewpoint expressed in her lyrics.  It is at this point that Nelson sets aside his fawning adoration and offers some truly critical assessment.

Alas, I feel this final passage was too little and too late.

Recommended? Only to existing Joni Mitchell fans.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #212 on: December 31, 2011, 09:56:29 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
16.  Please Ignore Vera Dietz--A.S. King
17.  Lockdown--Walter Dean Myers
18.  Almost Perfect--Brian Katcher
19.  The 10 p.m. Question--Kate De Goldi
20.  A Little Wanting Song--Cath Crowley
21.  Tell Us We're Home--Marina Budhos
22.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--JK Rowling
23.  Mostly Good Girls--Leila Sales
24.  The Other Side of the Island--Allegra Goodman
25.  Toys--James Patterson
26.  The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon--Sara Beitia
27.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets--JK Rowling
28.  The Boy in the Dress--David Walliams
29.  Purple Daze--Sherry Shahan
30.  Kissing Game: Short Stories--Aidan Chambers
31.  Karma--Cathy Ostlere
32.  Stolen--Lucy Christopher
33.  B Negative--Vicki Grant
34.  Ship Breaker--Paolo Bacigalupi
35.  13 Little Blue Envelopes--Maureen Johnson
36.  I'll Walk Alone--Mary Higgins Clark
37.  Last Little Blue Envelope--Maureen Johnson
38.  10th Anniversary--James Patterson
39.  Glimmerglass--Jenna Black
40.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--J.K. Rowling
41.  Shadowspell--Jenna Black
42.  Abandon--Meg Cabot
43.  Soul Mining: a Musical Life--Daniel Lanois
44.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire--J.K. Rowling
45.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix--J.K. Rowling
46.  Sisterhood Everlasting--Ann Brashares
47.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince--J.K. Rowling
48.  Now You See Her--James Patterson
49.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--J.K. Rowling
50.  Sirensong--Jenna Black
51.  Shine--Lauren Myracle
52.  Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last--Israel Meir Lau
53.  Violin of Auschwitz--Maria Angels Anglada
54.  Notes from the Blender--Trish Cook
55.  I Will Always Love You--Cecily Von Ziegesar
56.  Prey--Linda Howard
57.  Rafa: My Story--Rafael Nadal
58.  Popular--Alissa Grosso
59.  Kill Me If You Can--James Patterson
60.  Tighter--Adele Griffin
61.  The Year We Were Famous--Carole Estby Dagg
62.  The Best of Me--Nicholas Sparks
63.  The Christmas Wedding--James Patterson
64.  Uncle Tom's Cabin--Harriet Beecher Stowe
65.  Sarah's Key--Tatiana de Rosnay
66.  Kill Alex Cross--James Patterson
67.  Litigators--John Grisham
68.  Skank--Teresa McWhirter
69.  Name of the Star--Maureen Johnson
70.  What Happened to Goodbye--Sarah Dessen
71.  Berlin Boxing Club--Robert Sharenow
72.  Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance--Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #213 on: January 03, 2012, 06:30:46 AM »

Here's the full list of what I read in 2011:

1: “Ex Machina: Volume 5” by Brian K. Vaughan
2: “Ex Machina: Volume 6” by Brian K. Vaughan
3: “Ex Machina: Volume 7” by Brian K. Vaughan
4: “Ex Machina: Volume 8” by Brian K. Vaughan
5: “Ex Machina: Volume 9” by Brian K. Vaughan
6: “Ex Machina: Volume 10” by Brian K. Vaughan
7: “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris
8: “33 1/3: Kid A”
9: “The Bel Jar” by Sylvia Plath
10: “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” by David Sedaris
11: "Star Island" by Carl Hiassen
12: "DMZ: Vol. 1: On the Ground" by Brian Wood
13: “BFI Film Classics: Spirited Away” by Andrew Osmond
14: “How to Wreck a Nice Beach” by Dave Tompkins
15: “Disney War” by James B. Stewart
16: “The Walking Dead Book 1” by Robert Kirkman
17: “The Walking Dead Book 2” by Robert Kirkman
18: “100 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die” edited by Stephen Jay Schneider
19: “The Walking Dead Book 3” by Robert Kirkman
20: “The Walking Dead Book 4” by Robert Kirkman
21: “The Walking Dead Book 5” by Robert Kirkman
22: “Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark” by John Einarson
23: “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” by David Sedaris
24: “Skippy Dies” by Paul Murray
25: “The Great Movies III” by Roger Ebert
26: “The Grift” by Debra Ginsberg
27: “An Object of Beauty” by Steve Martin
28: “Air Vol. 1: Letters from Lost Countries” by G. Willow Wilson
29: “The Walking Dead Book 6” by Robert Kirkman
30: “The Mother Tongue:  English  and How It Got That Way” by Bill Bryson
31: “Something Rotten” by Jasper Fforde
32: “The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles” by Michael Alan Nelson
33: “I Hate People:: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job” by Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon
34: “Hunter's Moon” by James L. White, Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso
35: “Moby-Duck: the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them” by Donovan Hohn
36: “33 1/3: Master of Reality” by John Darnielle
37: “Tourquai” by Tim Davys
38: “151 Best Movies You've Never Seen” by Leonard Maltin
39: “Area 10” by Christos Gage and Chris Samnee
40: “Amberville” by Tim Davys
41: “Tron: Betrayal” by a committee
42: “One Step Behind” by Henning Mankell
43: “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore
44: “The Bronx Kill” by Peter Milligan and James Romberger
45: “The Worst Thing” by Aaron Elkins
46: “33 1/3: Swordfishtrombones” by David Smay
47: “I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett
48: “Daytripper” by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
49: “Dark Entries” by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'Edera
50: “Nine Stories” by J.D. Salinger
51: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
52: “33 1/3: Chocolate and Cheese” by Hank Shteamer
53: “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction” by J.D. Salinger
54: “Thursday Next: First Among Sequels” by Jasper Fforde
55: “Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger
56: “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon
57: “Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson
58: “Stephen King's N.” by Marc Guggenheim and Alex Maleev
59: “One of Our Thursdays is Missing" by Jasper Fforde
60: “The Mansion on the Hill” by Fred Goodman
61: “The Devil's Candy” by Julie Salamon
62: “33 1/3: Born in the U.S.A.” by Goeffrey Himes
63: “33 1/3: Tusk” by Rob Trucks
64: “Shock Value” by Jason Zinoman
65: “Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records” by James Nice
66: “Inside Scientology” by Janet Reitman
67: “Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time” by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton
68: “Fool” by Christopher Moore
69: “BFI Modern Classics: The Exorcist” by Mark Kermode
70: "Firewall" by Henning Mankell
71: “Gone” by Mo Hayder
72: “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland” by Patton Oswalt
73: “33 1/3: Pretty Hate Machine” by Daphne Carr
74: “Axe Cop” by Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle
75: “2030” by Albert Brooks
76: “The Psychopath Test” by Jon Ronson
77: “BFI Modern Classics: Withnail & I” by Kevin Jackson
78: “The Lost Beach Boy” by Jon Stebbins and David Marks
79: “Citizen Vince” by Jess Walter
80: “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson
81: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
82: “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
83: “The Pyramid” by Henning Mankell
84: “Drive” by James Sallis
85: “Unexpectedly, Milo” by Matthew Dicks
86: “33/13: Some Girls” by Cyrus R.K. Patell
87: “The Silent Land” by Graham Joyce
88: “33 1/3: Marquee Moon” by Bryan Waterston
89: “How to Make Friends with Demons” by Graham Joyce
90: “BFI Film Classics: Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari” by David Robinson
91: “Indigo” by Graham Joyce
92: "The Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell
93: “The Griff” by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson
94: “Let Me In: Crossroads” by Marc Andreyko, Patric Reynolds and Dave Stewart
95: “BFI Film Classics: The Third Man” by Bob White
96: “The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye” by Jonathan Lethem
97: “Blood Work: An Original Hollows Graphic Novel by Kim Harrison, Pedro Maia and Gemma Magno
98: “Deep Focus 1: They Live” by Jonathan Lethem
99: “The Big Over Easy” by Jasper Fforde
100: “BFI Film Classics: Les Enfants Du Paradis” by Jill Forbes
101: “The Walking Dead Book 7” by Robert Kirkman
102: “Steel and Other Stories” by Richard Matheson
103: “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout” by Lauren Redniss
104: “Axe Cop Vol. 2: Bad Guy Earth” by Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle
105: “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett
106: “The Final Testament of the Holy Bible” by James Frey
107: “33 1/3: Achtung Baby” by Stephen Catanzarite
108: “Deep Focus: Heathers” by John Ross Bowie
109: “Other Kingdoms” by Richard Matheson
110: “33 1/3: Dummy” by R.J. Wheaton
111: “Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History” by Ben Mezrich
112: “Just My Type” by Simon Garfield
113: “BFI Modern Classics: Blade Runner” by Scott Bukatman
114: “Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare and UFO's” by Mark Pilkington
115: “33 1/3: Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace” by Aaron Cohen
116: “Neonomicon” by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
117: “Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness” by Geoff Brown
118: “Kahawa” by Donald E. Westlake
119: “The Visible Man” by Chuck Klosterman
120: “33 1/3: Court and Spark” by Sean Nelson
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #214 on: January 08, 2012, 08:39:27 PM »

1. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?: Final Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
2. Pandora Gets Jealous (Pandora Series, #1) by Carolyn Hennesy
3. Pandora Gets Vain (Pandora Series, #2) by Carolyn Hennesy
4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
5. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
6. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
7. Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) by Suzanne Collins
8. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
10. Pandora Gets Lazy (Pandora Series, #3) by Carolyn Hennesy
11. Pandora Gets Heart (Pandora Series, #4) by Carolyn Hennesy
12. Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler
13. Blood Brothers, exp. ed. by Elias Chacour
14. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
15. Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
16. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6) by Jasper Fforde
17. A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
18. Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm, #4) by Michael Buckley
19. The Nine Pound Hammer (The Clockwork Dark, #1) by John Claude Bemis
20. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1) by Ann Brashares
21. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #2) by Ann Brashares
22. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, #3) by Ann Brashares
23. Pandora Gets Angry (Pandora Series, #5) by Carolyn Hennesy
24. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #4) by Ann Brashares
25. Bewitching Season (Leland Sisters, #1) by Marissa Doyle
26. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares
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27. Betraying Season (Leland Sisters, #2) by Marissa Doyle
28. Room by Emma Donoghue
29. The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen
30. Louise's War by Sarah R. Shaber
31. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
32. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
33. Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen
34. Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings by Mark Twain
35. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
36. Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris
37. Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris
38. Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris
39. Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) by Charlaine Harris
40. Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6) by Charlaine Harris
41. All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7) by Charlaine Harris
42. From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8) by Charlaine Harris
43. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) by Charlaine Harris
44. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris
45. Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess #1) by Jessica Day George
46. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
47. The Lady Most Likely...: A Novel in Three Parts by Julia Quinn
48. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris
49. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
50. We Don't Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government from Radically Improving by Ken Miller

There was one other, but I can't remember the title and haven't been able to successfully google the title.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #215 on: January 08, 2012, 10:25:10 PM »

Uh, didn't update this after April...so here's the rest

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1. Middlemarch   George Eliot
2. Decade of Nightmares: The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America   Philip Jenkins
3. Two Underdogs and a Cat: Three Reflections on Communism   Slavenka Drakulic
4. My Life in France   Julia Child
5. The Sociopath Next Door   Martha Stout
6. Tales of the Komets   Blake Sebring
7. A Town Abandoned: Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization (Suny Series in Popular Culture and Political Change)   Steven P. Dandaneau
8. Northern Drift: Sketches on the New York Frontier   John  Golden
9. White Trash   John King
10. Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President   Edward McClelland
11. The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet   Jill Conner Browne
12. Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America   Kate Zernike
13. Zeitoun -- Dave Eggers
14. For the Love of Art -- Janet Goodfriend
15. Stayin' Alive -- Jefferson Cowie
16. O: A Presidential Novel -- Anonymous
17. Dreaming Suburbia -- Amy Maria Kenyon

18. Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice   Bill Fletcher Jr.
19.The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James   Scott Raab
20. Hip: The History (P.S.)   John  Leland
21.A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future   Jennifer Granholm
22.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan   Lisa See
23.The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle   Haruki Murakami
24Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own   Doreen Orion
25.What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election   Bob Fitrakis
26.Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade   George Packer
27.Confidence Men   Ron Suskind
28.The Reluctant Fundamentalist   Mohsin Hamid
29.Midnight Hockey: All About Beer, the Boys, and the Real Canadian Game   Bill Gaston
30.The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin   Joe McGinniss
31.Stoner   John     Williams
32.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle   David Wroblewski
33.The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas: Stories   Davy Rothbart
34.Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)   Mitchell Stevens
35.1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About   Joshua Clover
36.Love is a Mix Tape   Rob Sheffield
37.Blood, Sweat and Hockey: 17 Years in the NHL   Býýrje Salming
38.Hate: A Romance   Tristan Garcia
39.The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement   Miriam Pawel
40.Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business   Gary Rivlin
41.You Must Go and Win: Essays   Alina Simone
42.Ten Thousand Saints   Eleanor Henderson
43.The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry   Jon Ronson
44.Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer   Antonino D'Ambrosio
45.Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism   Richard C. Longworth
46.That Summertime Sound   Mathew Specktor
47.Libra   Don DeLillo
48.Twentieth Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape   Owen D. Gutfreund
49.Junky   William S. Burroughs
50.The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin   David Plouffe
51.The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power   Geoffrey Dunn
52.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society   Annie Barrows
53.Pike (Switchblade)   Benjamin Whitmer
54.A Visit from the Goon Squad   Jennifer Egan
55.American Fan: Sports Mania and the Culture That Feeds It   Dennis Perrin
56.33 Revolutions Per Minute   Dorian Lynskey
57.Evel    Leigh Montville
58.In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic   Professor X
59.The Believers   Zoë Heller
60.The Indie Cred Test   Henry H. Owings
61.Wading Home   Rosalyn Story
62.Gabby   Bruce Boudreau
63.The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor   Steve Early
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #216 on: January 09, 2012, 12:43:13 PM »

hey it's me Kruschev from the woxy boards.  anywhoos, i kinda forgot what number i left off with before shit went dizzown.  i think i was at, oh and if any you jerks got that saved from the woxy boards (the googleplex) that'd be tits cuz i've forgotten a few books i read

23.  don quixote- miguel de cervantes ****
24.  holidays on ice- david sedaris *****
25.  candide- voltaire ****
26.  the time machine- hg wells ****
27.  the invisible man- hg wells ****

i just ended the year on such a high note.  
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #217 on: January 12, 2012, 10:26:51 AM »

hey it's me Kruschev from the woxy boards.  anywhoos, i kinda forgot what number i left off with before shit went dizzown.  i think i was at, oh and if any you jerks got that saved from the woxy boards (the googleplex) that'd be tits cuz i've forgotten a few books i read

23.  don quixote- miguel de cervantes ****
24.  holidays on ice- david sedaris *****
25.  candide- voltaire ****
26.  the time machine- hg wells ****
27.  the invisible man- hg wells ****

i just ended the year on such a high note.  

forgot one

28.  decision points- george bush jr ***1/2
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #218 on: April 02, 2012, 02:21:11 PM »

28. Room by Emma Donoghue
I just started reading this, LMNOP. What did you think of it?
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #219 on: April 02, 2012, 02:33:43 PM »


forgot one

28.  decision points- george bush jr ***1/2

How were the illustrations?
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« Reply #220 on: April 02, 2012, 04:11:04 PM »

28. Room by Emma Donoghue
I just started reading this, LMNOP. What did you think of it?
It worked well as a bookclub selection as it generated a lot of discussion. I enjoyed it, but would give it a 7/10. I can still remember details nine months later, so it's definitrly one that sticks with you!
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2012, 09:33:29 AM »


forgot one

28.  decision points- george bush jr ***1/2

How were the illustrations?

sadly no illustrations.  i'm going to make it a point to read presidential memoirs from here on
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