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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. Eisenhower: the White House Years (biography) by Jim Newton
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (science fiction) by Jason Fry
3. Bloodline (science fiction/ Star Wars) by Claudia Gray

Books I've read in 2018:

1. Realityland: True Life Adventures at Walt Disney World (nonfiction) by David Koenig
2. Eisenhower: the White House Years (biography) by Jim Newton
3. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (literary/ essays) by Margaret Atwood
4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (fiction) by Jason Fry
5. We Wear the Mask: 15 True stories of Passing in America (nonfiction/ essays) edited by Brando Skyhorse and Lisa Page
6. Bloodline (science fiction / Star Wars) by Claudia Gray
7. Catalyst: A Rogue One novel (science fiction/ Star Wars) by James Luceno
8. Tarkin (science fiction/ Star Wars) by James Luceno

Sprinkled throughout the year:

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



Books Started and not finished:

1. Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb (nonfiction) by William Poundstone
2. After the Ball: (nonfiction on the Gilded Age) by Patricia Beard

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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