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BruceAlexander

From Cloudcroft, New Mexico USA

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Joined Friday, July 25, 2003

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Meowza! And Welcome To My Bookshelf!

Books read in 2011:

1 - Time Bomb (Jonathan Kellerman)
2 - Terminal Freeze (Lincoln Child)
3 - Cat Among the Pigeons (Agatha Christie)
4 - The Scarecrow (Michael Connelly)
5 - The Peacock Feather Murder (John Dickson Carr)
6 - A Holiday For Murder (Agatha Christie)
7 - Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (Chelsea Handler)
8 - Second Child (John Saul)
9 - An Overdose of Death (Agatha Christie)
10 - Cemetery Dance (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
11 - The Chinese Orange Mystery (Ellery Queen)
12 - Thr3e (Ted Dekker)
13 - Impact (Douglas Preston)
14 - The Trial of Alex Cross (James Patterson)
15 - Death Match (Lincoln Child)
16 - The Terminal Man (Michael Crichton)
17 - Stranglehold (Jack Ketchum)
18 - The Throat (Peter Straub)
19 - The God Project (John Saul)
20 - The Broken Window (Jeffery Deaver)
21 - Ransom at the Opera (Fred Hunter)
22 - Reliquary (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
23 - The Wolfman (Jonathan Maberry)
24 - Fever Dream (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
25 - Wicked Prey (John Sanford) - R
26 - Dark of the Moon (John Sanford) - R
27 - Act of Treason (Vince Flynn) - R
28 - Cold Fire (Dean Koontz) 5/10 - boring, too much filler
29 - The Pied Piper (Ridley Pearson) - R
30 - The Zero Game (Brad Meltzer) - R 9/10 wonderful book
31 - The Serpent Club (Tom Coffey) - 2/10 terrible book
32 - The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (Carter Dickson) - 3/10 too far-fetched (man is strangled and left to drown in H20 but survives? Laughable but insulting to the reader)

Books I gave up on: The Front (Patricia Cornwell), Mr. Parker Pyne (Agatha Christie), Dead Watch (John Sanford), The Upright Man (Michael Marshall), Desperation (Stephen King), Murder She Wrote: Trick or Treachery (Jessica Fletcher), The Throat (Peter Straub)

Books read in 2012:

1 - Utopia (Lincoln Child) 6/10 ~ good, but not as stupendous as some reviews state it to be
2 - Dead Sleep (Greg Iles) 4/10 - terrible plot, boring main characters, too much dialogue and filler, lackluster, graphic, chauvinistic author!
3 - The Kills (Linda Fairstein) (R) - 3/10 [audiobook] - in a word: awful
4 - Daniel X: Watch the Skies (James Patterson) (R)
5 - The Three Coffins (John Dickson Carr)
6 - The Vanished Man (Jeffery Deaver) (R)
7 - The Burning Wire (Jeffery Deaver)
8 - The Sleeping Doll (Jeffery Deaver) - (R)
9 - The Other Side of Death (Jan Price)
10- Cowboys & Aliens (Joan D. Vinge)
11 -Fade Away (Harlan Coben)
12 -The Tutor (Peter Abrahams)
13 -10th Anniversary (James Patterson)
14 - The Lost City of Z (David Grann)
15 - Hold Tight (Harlan Coben) - (R)
16 - Long Lost (Harlan Coben) - (R)
17 - Swimsuit (James Patterson) - (R)
18 - A Grief Observed (C. S. Lewis ) - (M)
19 - Buried Prey (John Sanford)
20 - Once A Spy (Keith Thomson)
21 - City of Whispers (Marcia Muller) - (R) ~ good
22 - Caught (Harlan Coben)
23 - Killing Time (Linda Howard) - (R)
24 - Unlock Your Psychic Powers (Dr. Richard Lawrence) - quit
25 - Cold Vengeance (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
26 - The Innocent (Harlan Coben) (R) - quit
27 - Hide (Lisa Gardner) 6/10 very contrived
28 - Mystery (Peter Straub) - quit
29 - Compulsion (Jonathan Kellerman) - quit (R)
30 - True Detectives (Jonathan Kellerman) - quit (R)
31 - Sail (James Patterson)
32 - Red (Jack Ketchum)
33 - Heaven is for Real (Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent)
34 - Poirot Loses a Client (Agatha Christie) - 5/10 not one of her better ones
35 - Play Dead (Harlan Coben) - 4/10 one of Coben's worst (so say a lot of readers!)
36 - Son of Holmes (John Lescroart) - quit
37 - Now You See Her (James Patterson) - 3/10 ~ too farfetched, coincidental
38 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscenses of John H. Watson, MD (Nicholas Meyer)
40 - Hell's Corner (David Baldacci) (2/10 ~ one of Baldacci's worst)
41 - A Walk With Christ to the Cross (Dawson McAllister)

Books read in 2013:

1 - Worst Case (James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge) - 5/10, trite, stale story
2 - Final Theory (Mark Alpert) (R)
3 - The Message (Lance Richardson)
4 - Toys (James Patterson and Neil McMahon) - 1/10 ~ far-fetched, mindless garbage
5 - Hardball (Sara Paretsky) (R) - quit
6 - Dark Summer (Iris Johansen) - 2/10 ~ terrible: too much dialogue and sex
7 - Shock Wave (John Sandford) - good 7/10
8 - Phantom Prey (John Sandford) - 2/10 ~ terrible
9 - The Third Gate (Lincoln Child) (R) ~ 9/10 awesome
10 - Cross Fire (James Patterson) - 8/10
11 - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
12 - Private Games (James Patterson, Mark Sullivan) - quit
13 - The Brass Verdict (Michael Connelly) - 7/10
14 -The Woods (Harlan Coben)
15 - Private (James Patterson, Maxine Paetro) - 5/10
16 - The Murder Book (Jonathan Kellerman) ~ 3/10 too convoluted, too many characters, too confusing and long-winded
17 - Up For Grabs (A. A. Fair AKA Erle Stanley Gardner) ~ 2/10 lame ending
18 - Blasphemy (Douglas Preston)
19 - The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) (M) ~ in progress
20 - The Twelfth Card (Jeffery Deaver) (R) ~ excellent
21 - Tell No One (Harlan Coben) ~ good
22 - A Faint Cold Fear (Karin Slaughter) - 2/10 - too much rape and crude language
23 - The Call (Os Guinness) - excellent 10/10
24 - The Betrayal of Trust (Stanley J. Grenz and Roy D. Bell)
25 - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife (Eben Alexander, M. D.) - terrible book, fake, not a "scientific" account 2/10
26 - Swimsuit (James Patterson) ~ good book but poor ending 6/10
27 - Back Spin (Harlan Coben) ~ 8/10
28 - Snuff (Chuck Palahniuk) ~ in progress
29 - NYPD Red (James Patterson, Marshall Karp) ~ quit
30 - Prayers for Rain (Dennis Lehane)

Books read in 2014:

1 - Monkeewrench (P. J. Tracy)
2 - Worth Dying For (Lee Child)
3 - Ordeal by Innocence (Agatha Christie) - 2/10 (not one of her better ones)
4 - Second Honeymoon (James Patterson, Howard Roughan)
5 - Leaving Church (Barbara Brown Taylor) ~ 10/10
6 - The Myrtles Plantation (Frances Kermeen) ~ 9/10
7 - Say Goodbye (Lisa Gardner) - 1/10 - choppy, corny, poorly written, terrible dialogue
8 - Life in Year One (Scott Korb) - in progress
9- A Very Strange Trip (L. Ron Hubbard and Dave Wolverton) - quit (juvenile)
10- Void Moon (Michael Connelly)
11 - Hello From Heaven! (Bill Guggenheim and Judy Guggenheim) ~ in progress
12 - The Empty Chair (Jeffery Deaver)
13 - Lament for a Son (Nicholas Wolterstorff) - (M) excellent
14 - House (Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker)
15 - Under the Lake (Stuart Woods) - lackluster - 5/10
16 - A Dead Man Out of Mind (Kate Charles) - 8/10
17 - Black Creek Crossing (John Saul) - 6/10
18 - Blindman's Bluff (Faye Kellerman) 2/10 ~ bad ending, too many characters, too much detail, dragged on and on endlessly
19 - Murder on the Ghost Walk (Ellen Elizabeth Hunter) ~ 3/10 poor character development, no viable clues, lame ending
20 - Inferno (Dan Brown) (R)
21 - The Cereal Murders (Diane Mott Davidson) - (M) 8/10 good story, disappointing ending
22 - Hark! (Ed McBain) - (R) 8-9/10
23 - The 11th Hour (James Patterson) - (R)
24 - Heat Lightning (John Sandford) - (R)
25 - Offspring (Jack Ketchum) - (M) 9/10
26 - The Frumious Bandersnatch (Ed McBain) - (R)
27 - The Last Child (John Hart) - (M) ~ in progress
28 - Who Will Cry for Staci? (Milton Shapiro, Marvin Weinsten)
29 - My Sweet Audrina (V. C. Andrews) ~ 10/10 riveting, suspenseful, great ending
30 - The Ghost in Love (Jonathan Carroll) ~ 5/10 odd, rambling, convoluted, trite

Books Read in 2015:

1 - Loves Music, Loves to Dance (Mary Higgins Clark) (M) 4/10
2 - Velocity (Dean Koontz)
3 - Deeper than the Dead (Tami Hoag) (R) 8/10
4 - Murder on the Links (Agatha Christie) (M)
5 - The Day After Roswell (Col. Philip J. Corso) 5/10 (reads like a textbook)
6 - Mistress (James Patterson, David Ellis)
7 - A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley) (M) 9/10
8 - True Blue (David Baldacci) 2/10- AWFUL
9 - A Reliable Wife (Robert Goolrick) quit after reading Amazon reviews
10 - Blue Zone (Andrew Gross) (R)
11 - White Fire (Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child)
12 - Lizzie (Frank Spiering) (M) ~ in progress
13 - The Trouble With Harriet (Dorothy Cannell)
14 - The Gods of Guilt (Michael Connelly) 10/10
15 - When the King Was Carpenter (Maria Von Trapp) (M) ~ in progress
16 - 15 Seconds (Andrew Gross)
17 - Bones in Her Pocket (Kathy Reichs) (R)
18 - Chill Factor (Sandra Brown) (R)
19 - If There Be Thorns (V. C. Andrews) (M)
20 - 1984 (George Orwell)
21 - Gideon's Corpse (Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child) ~ quit after 2 tries
22 - Superstition (Karen Robards) ~ (R) 9/10 - 10/10
23 - Cops and Robbers (Donald Westlake) ~ quit close to page 100; stupid, childish
24 - Towards Zero (Agatha Christie)
25 - The Presence (John Saul) 5/10
26 - Return From Tomorrow (George G. Ritchie, Elizabeth Sherrill) 10/10
27 - Old Bones (Aaron Elkins) ~ quit
28 - The Face (Dean Koontz) ~ quit; too wordy, too detailed
29 - Dark Places (Gillian Flynn) ~ 10/10 awesome
30- The Murder of Muriel Lake (Shannon OCork) 3/10 corny, immature, trite
31 -The Black Box (Michael Connelly) - 8/10 (filler is why its score is lowered)
32 - Polar Shift (Clive Cussler) (R)
33 - Joyride (Jack Ketchum) (M)
34 - Dead Man's Mirror (Agatha Christie)
35 - Two Graves (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child) 6/10
36 - Apple Turnover Murder (Joanne Fluke) (M) 2/10 - terrible: no character development, lackluster ending, consists of endless trite conversations over endless cups of coffee
37 - Body Work (Sara Paretsky) (R) ~ quit (not very good)
38 - Drop Shot (Harlan Coben) ~ 9/10 excellent
39 - Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung (Martha Mason)(M) ~ in progress
40 - The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)
41 - The Tree of Death (Marcia Muller) ~ 3/10 predictable ending
42 - All By My Selves (Jeff Dunham)
43 - Fiddlers (Ed McBain) ~ quit: way too sexually demeaning and disrespectful
44 - Conversations with God (Neale Donald Walsch) ~ in progress
45 - The Ghost Way (Tony Hillerman) ~ lackluster 5/10
46 - Don't Blink (James Patterson, Howard Roughan)

Books Read in 2016:

1 - Next Victim (Michael Prescott) ~ too long, too much filler 6/10
2 - Death-Watch (John Dickson Carr) ????? bad whodunit
3 - I Will See You in Heaven (Friar Jack Wintz)
4 - The Postcard Killers (James Patterson, Liza Marklund) ~ 4/10 bad ending, amateurish writing, no suspense
5 - A Killing in the Hills (Julia Keller)
6 - The Last Day (Glenn Kleier) 9/10
7 - The Secret Adversary (Agatha Christie) 5/10 slow-moving
8 - The Slave Dancer (Paula Fox)
9 - Mr. Mercedes (Stephen King)
10- The Time Keeper (Mitch Albom) ~ 10/10 outstanding
11- Escape from Camp 14 (Blaine Harden) ~ 10/10
12- Gone For Good (Harlan Coben)
13- Invisible (James Patterson, David Ellis)
14 - We Are Not Forgotten: George Anderson's Messages of Love and Hope from the Other Side (Joel Martin, Patricia Romanowski)
15- Help, I'm a Prisoner in a Chinese Bakery! (Alan King) 10/10 hilarious
16 - The Prayer of Jabez (Bruce H. Wilkinson)
17 - The Racketeer (John Grisham) - awful
18 - Precipice (Tom Savage) ~ in progress
19 - Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal (Sheri Rose Shephard)
20 -10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job) (Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas) 10/10
21 - Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (Parker J. Palmer) 7/10
22 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) ~ 8/10
23 - From Cradle to Grave: The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children ~ in progress
24 - 14th Deadly Sin (James Patterson, Maxine Paetro)
25 - Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard)

Books read in 2017:

1 - Cast A Blue Shadow (P. L. Gaus) ~ 1/10 CRAPPIEST book ever, no exaggeration
2 - Nightlife (Thomas Perry) ~ 2/10 horrible
3 - Old Flames (Jack Ketchum) - 8/10 (first story was OK; second was better)
4 - The Plain Old Man (Charlotte Macleod) ok 6/10
5 - The Prairie Grass Murders (Patricia Stoltey) 7/10
6 - The Husband's Secret (Liane Moriarty) 10/10 outstanding
7 - And I Don't Want to Live This Life (Deborah Spungen) ~ in progress
8 - The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins) 7/10 OK
9 - Butterbox Babies (Bette Cahill) (M) 10/10
10-The Drop (Michael Connelly) ~ 3/10 (took 2 months to finish - it was that boring...)
11-Shackled (Ray Garton) ~ quit (too detailed, graphic)
12-Mind of Winter (Laura Kasischke) 9/10
13-Private Down Under (James Patterson, Michael White) ~ 5/10 mediocre
14-The Obsidian Chamber (Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston) ~ 9/10
15 -Poodle Springs (Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler) ~ 2/10 trite, dated
16 -The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 8/10
17- The One Year Bible - started in 2014!!!!! 9/10
18-Master of the World (Jules Verne) ~ great classic but w/a far-fetched ending 5/10
19-Passenger to Frankfurt (Agatha Christie) ~ in progress
20-Room [M](Emma Donoghue) ~ in progress


Books read in 2016: 23 (in progress: 1)
Books read in 2015: 48, R: 5 (Quit: 1), M: 6, Quit: 5, in progress: 4
Books read in 2014: 32, R:5, M:4, Quit: 1, in progress: 4
Books read in 2013: 31, R: 3, Quit: 3, in progress: 2
Books read in 2012: 23, M:1, R: 9 = 33, quit: 6, in progress: 2
Books read in 2011: 32 (doesn't include the ones given up on)
Books read in 2010: 34
Books read in 2009: 29

Generous BCers who have shared their RABCKs with me (please PM me if I've forgotten to add your name):

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I have wild released books in the following North American cities:

Abilene, Texas
Alford, Florida
Altoona, Iowa
Amarillo, Texas
Ames, Iowa
Andrews, North Carolina
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Benson, Arizona
Boerne, Texas
Bogalusa, Louisiana
Bondurant, Iowa
Brandon, Florida
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Brooksville, Florida
Cameo, Colorado
Charlotte, Vermont
Clayton, New Mexico
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado
Covington, Louisiana
Dallas, Texas
Daytona Beach, Florida
Destin, Florida
Des Moines, Iowa
Dothan, Alabama
Durango, Colorado
El Paso, Texas
Flagstaff, Arizona
Fort Worth, Texas
Fountain, Florida
Fredericksburg, Texas
Grand Junction, Colorado
Gulfport, Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hemphill, Texas
Irving, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Lacombe, Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana
Longview, Texas
Luling, Louisiana
Mancos, Colorado
Mandeville, Louisiana
Many, Louisiana
Marianna, Florida
Metairie, Louisiana
Milam, Texas
Mobile, Alabama
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Naples, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Norcross, Georgia
Ormond Beach, Florida
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Palisade, Colorado
Panama City, Florida
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Pearl River, Louisiana
Pensacola, Florida
Peru, Indiana
Picayune, Mississippi
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Pueblo, Colorado
Richton, Mississippi
Roswell, New Mexico
San Antonio, Texas
Sarasota, Florida
Shamrock, Texas
Shreveport, Louisiana
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Slidell, Louisiana
Sun City Center, FL
Tampa, Floridas
USAF Academy, Colorado
Venice, Florida
Vidalia, Louisiana
West Des Moines, Iowa
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Wichita Falls, Texas


As far as around the world goes, I have mailed books to Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Sweden and, of course, the U.S.A.

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