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From Temple, Texas USA
Age 53
Joined Tuesday, July 02, 2002
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In my experience, well-read people are less likely to be evil.
-- Lemony Snicket's The Slippery Slope

. . . I suddenly had a little epiphany: all the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. -- Nick Hornby's The Polysyllabic Spree

I absolutely love to read books and read at least a couple each week. I'll read almost anything - especially if it's recommended by someone whose opinion I trust. As you can probably tell from my ratings, I find very few books worth a 10, but as far as I'm concerned, anything above a 5 is probably worth your time to pick up - especially at this price! I do get excited about books and tend to talk about them all the time, so I appreciate this chance to spread the word(s).

Thanks Cliff!

Currently reading:

Ballistics by Billy Collins

Currently listening to:

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore, read by Fisher Stevens

Books I've read in 2008:

46) A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
45) Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
44) Jesus Out to Sea by James Lee Burke
43) Up In Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard
42) The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck
41) The Signing of the Magna Carta by Debbie Levy
40) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
39) The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
38) The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
37) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
36) When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
35) The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois
34) Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
33) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
32) Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
31) Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
30) Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
29) M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
28) Tales From Silver Lands by Charles J. Finger
27) Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
26) The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
25) The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes
24) Neighbors by Thomas Berger
23) The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
22) Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
21) The Bell by Iris Murdoch
20) The Blue Star by Tony Earley
19) Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
18) The Trouble Begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman
17) The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
16) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
15) Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire by Derek Landy
14) Wrack and Ruin by Don Lee
13) Sailor Song by Ken Kesey
12) Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
11) Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero
10) Letters From the Earth by Mark Twain
9) Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs by Barbara Mertz
8) Leonardo da Vinci by Kathleen Krull
7) A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
6) A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull
5) The Pearl by John Steinbeck
4) People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
3) Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
2) Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
1) The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

Audiobooks listened to in 2008:

2) The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters, read by Barbara Rosenblat
1) The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters, read by Barbara Rosenblat

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