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PokPok

From Vista, California USA
Joined Monday, December 23, 2002
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In January 2009, I hosted my first readalong, for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. See this thread for details. Thanks to all participants!


Here's a link to the article I wrote on
How To Host a Nonfiction Virtual BookBox





Recommended reads (8 stars or above):

1. Revelation (historical mystery) by C. J. Sansom
2. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (nonfiction) by Ben Macintyre
3. Heartstone (historical mystery) by C.J. Sansom
4. Master and Apprentice (Sci fi/Star Wars) by Claudia Gray
5. Nine- and death makes ten (mystery) by John Dickson Carr (Carter Dickson alias)
6. Becoming Superman (autobiography) by J. Michael Straczynski --10 stars. The best autobio I've ever read, the best bio I've ever read, and the best book I've read this year.
7. Houdini (bio / exhibit companion) by Brooke Kamin Rapaport
8. Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship (nonfiction / sociology) by Kayleen Schaeffer
9. And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life (biography) by Charles J. Shields (9 stars)
10. Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed With Them (science) by David MacNeal
11. Thrawn Treason (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn (9 stars)
12. Dark Disciple (Star Wars) by Christie Golden




Books I've read in 2019:

1. Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books (nonfiction) by Aaron Lansky
2. Wild Things: the Joy of Reading Children's Literature As An Adult (nonfiction) by Bruce Handy
3. Revelation (historical mystery) by C.J. Sansom
4. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (nonfiction) by Ben Macintyre
5. Sovereign (historical mystery) by C.J. Sansom
6. Heartstone (historical mystery) by C.J. Sansom
7. Master and Apprentice (sci fi/Star Wars) by Claudia Gray
8. We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program (nonfiction) by Richard Paul & Steven Moss
9. Wool (dystopia) by Hugh Howey
10. Shift (dystopia, Silo trilogy part 2) by Hugh Howey
11. Dust (dystopia, Silo trilogy part 3) by Hugh Howey
12. Nine-and death makes ten! (mystery) by John Dickson Carr (Carter Dickson alias)
13) The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets (nonfiction / entertainment / science) by Simon Singh (yes, that Simpsons!)
14. Becoming Superman (autobiography) by J. Michael Straczynski --10 stars. The best autobio I've ever read, the best bio I've ever read, and the best book I've read this year.
15. Houdini (bio / exhibit companion) by Brooke Kamin Rapaport
16. Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship (nonfiction / sociology) by Kayleen Schaeffer
17. Cleaning the Kingdom (nonfiction) by Ken Pellman and Lynn Barron
18. The Case of the Amorous Aunt (mystery/Perry Mason) by Erle Stanley Gardner
19. And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life (biography) by Charles J. Shields
20. Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed With Them (science) by David MacNeal
21 The Wilder Life: My adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prarie (nonfiction/memoir) by Wendy McClure
22. Labyrinth of Evil (Star Wars) by James Luceno
23. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars) by James Luceno
24. Thrawn Treason (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn
25. Dark Disciple (Star Wars) by Christie Golden
26. A New Dawn (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller


Sprinkled throughout the year:

1-- The China Challenge (politics/ nonfiction) by Thomas Christensen

Rereads/Reference:

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Books Started and not finished:

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Here is my rough book rating system:

10 An exceptionally good book
9 Super, couldn't put it down
8 Very good
7 Good
6 Enjoyed parts of it
5 I didn't particularly like it or dislike it; mixed or no real interest
4 An "okay" book, possibly draggy or too light, not my thing
3 Poor; lost interest - a chore, possibly put it down
2 Awful - quite possibly didn't finish
1 Horrible, didn't finish it, would advise others to avoid it.






Wild or OBCZ catches:

America and Americans
Hungry Hill
Fade to Black
The Second Confession
Inspector Ghote Draws a Line
The Queene's Christmas
The Pearl
The Log From the Sea of Cortez
The Wrath of Khan
Accusations (Babylon 5)
The Q Continuum (Star Trek)
The Goddess and the Bull
The Fugitive Queen

Special bookring hosted by firegirl, for her trip along the Appalachian Trail:
Eat Pray Love

Special bookring hosted by me, to discuss our views on religion and our relationship with a higher power:

The Sparrow and A Sunday Sermon

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