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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

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

Sprinkled throughout the year:

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



Books Started and not finished:


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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