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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2011, 10:40:16 PM »

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

4. Ghostopolis - Doug TenNapel

Left one off my list earlier! This is a quick read, a cute little graphic novel, which caught my eye at the library a few weeks back. Got the email a few days ago that it was due back today, so I read it on Sunday.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2011, 02:09:11 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.
4. The Postcard Killers - James Patterson & Liza Marklund - a quick read I picked up between library holds. Not awful but not great either. I can see why he's an airport favorite. I read this in 4 days during lunch breaks.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2011, 11:55:32 AM »

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2011, 09:49:52 PM »

1. Life - Keith Richards
2. Thanks for Nothing - Jack Dee
3. Boy Island - Camden Joy
4. Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw
FINALLY! Well worth the time and effort it took to get through this fascinating, thoroughly-researched tome.

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5. Shiprocked: Life on the Waves of Radio Caroline - Steve Conway
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2011, 06:24:59 PM »

1. Life - Keith Richards
2. Thanks for Nothing - Jack Dee
3. Boy Island - Camden Joy
4. Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw
5. Shiprocked: Life on the Waves of Radio Caroline - Steve Conway
Great little book about Radio Caroline's lesser known phase as a pirate radio ship in the 1980's. Very well-written and engaging. Highly recommended.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2011, 02:26:45 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.
4. The Postcard Killers - James Patterson & Liza Marklund
5. The Distant Hours - Kate Morton - lovely and dark fairytale/mystery for grown-ups.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2011, 03:35:37 PM »

Do you recommend it? I have a queue of books that's much too long, but that sounds intriguing.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2011, 04:17:33 PM »

Do you recommend it? I have a queue of books that's much too long, but that sounds intriguing.
I thought it was a wonderful escape. It was definitely too long and could have used a more thoughtful edit. Not sure if it was too girly or not. But, I'm going more with "not". This is the first book I have read by this author and I cannot remember how it ended up going into my queue. But, I'm glad that it did.

Oh...and the author is cute. Ha.

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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2011, 08:58:06 PM »

1. Life - Keith Richards
2. Thanks for Nothing - Jack Dee
3. Boy Island - Camden Joy
4. Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw
5. Shiprocked: Life on the Waves of Radio Caroline - Steve Conway
6. White Collar Woman - Nicholas Maze

I really hope that Nicholas Maze is a pseudonym, because I cannot imagine how ANYONE would willingly put their name to this piece of one-dimensional shite. Worst book I have EVER read.

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7. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 12:52:54 AM »

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2011, 08:53:37 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.

5. One of our Thursdays is Missing-- Jasper Fforde
Excellent read, but read some of his others first.
6. At Home: A short History of Private Life-- Bill Bryson
Loved it!
7. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption-- Laura Hillenbrand
Read it in one sitting.  An account of a soldier who is gunned down over the Pacific, survives on a raft for 40+ days, and then goes two years as a POW in Japan.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2011, 02:47:28 PM »

These are actually in reverse-order of when I read them, because I downloaded the list so far from Goodreads:

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
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2011, 03:25:22 PM »

1. Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall
2. Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns
3. Spike Milligan - Rommel? : Gunner Who?
4. Bill Bryson - Notes From a Small Island

Funny and witty, it took me a while to get into the groove of what this observational travel memoir of Bryson's trip through England, Scotland, and Wales was really supposed to be, but once I did I enjoyed it very much.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2011, 08:47:40 AM »

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.
4. The Postcard Killers - James Patterson & Liza Marklund
5. The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
6. Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King - This is the only King book I've read aside from MISERY. 4 "short" stories that really examine how different people live with guilt and regret or escape feeling any regret at all. The man can paint a creepy picture.
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Re: 50 Books in 2011
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2011, 09:21:01 PM »

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

5. The Magicians - Lev Grossman
6. New Media - Terry Flew
7. The Unruly Woman: Gender and Genres of Laughter - Kathleen Rowe
8. Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas  - Garth Ennis
9. Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre - Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Finished 3 books for this semester, got another one almost done. Also for fun, read Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" which is like a fucked up Harry Potter. I really enjoyed it. Cept for one kind of gross part that squicked me out. No spoilers on that, though.

Also, finally finished the first volume of Garth Ennis's "Preacher." I enjoy it but as far as his series go, I have so far enjoyed "The Boys" much more.
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