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galleycat

Age 65
Joined Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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"The covers of this book are too far apart." -- Ambrose Bierce

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My tastes: Mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, biographies, Top 100s ... and the occasional, change-of-pace Young Adult book to feed the Harry Potter monster in me

Books I've Read in 2010 (37 and counting)

Book/Author/My Rating

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest / Stieg Larsson / 10 ... Grand Larssony
The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins / 10 ... Deadly child's play
City of Thieves / David Benioff / 10 ... Eggs-cellent! :)
The Child Thief / Brom / 10 ... Peter Pan on steroids

The Chicago Way / Michael Harvey / 9
The Blonde / Duane Swierczynski / 9
Catching Fire / Suzanne Collins / 9

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold / John Le Carre / 8
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms / N.K. Jemisin / 8
The Unincorporated Man / Dani & Eytah Kollin / 8
Finnikin of the Rock / Melina Marchetta / 8
The Princess Bride / William Goldman / 8
The Imperfectionists / Tom Rachman / 8
The Angel's Game / Carlos Ruiz Zafon/ 8
The Way of Shadows / Brent Weeks / 8
The Maze Runner / James Dashner / 8
Bad Things Happen / Harry Dolan / 8
The Fifth Floor / Michael Harvey / 8
The Eyre Affair / Jasper Fforde / 8
Without Remorse / Tom Clancy / 8
Ship Breaker / Paolo Bacigalupi/ 8
The Tourist / Olen Steinhauer / 8
Incarceron / Catherine Fisher / 8
Black Fly Season / Giles Blunt / 8
Hood / Stephen R. Lawhead / 8
Graceling / Kristin Cashore / 8
The Alienist / Caleb Carr / 8
Daemon / Daniel Suarez / 8

Beautiful Creatures / Kimi Garcia & Margaret Stohl / 7
The Manual of Detection / Jedediah Berry / 7
The Name of the Wind / Patrick Rothfuss / 7
Snow Crash / Neal Stephenson / 7
Booked To Die / John Dunning / 7
The 25th Hour / David Benioff / 7
Breaking Blue / Timothy Egan / 7
The Passage / Justin Cronin / 7
Fortuna / Michael Stevens / 7

Reading now: The Child Thief / Brom

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How I rank my books **

10 Holy Wow!! ... Can't stop thinking about it. A personal favorite
.9.Unputdownable ... Mostly great. Minor nits not worth picking
.8.Tweener ... Somewhere 'tween OK and really, really good
.7.Ho-hum ... Not sure how or why I hung in 'til the end
.6.Good grief! ... Total dreck! What was I thinking!?

** Hey, wait!!! ... where's 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1? (Surely, you jest.)

My rays and rings

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Group I) (Done)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Group II) (Done)
The Hunger Games (Done)
City of Thieves (Done)
Catching Fire (Done)

Rays and rings I'm in/finished

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Done)
Young Adult Bookbox Crossover (Done)
Anything Goes Bookbox (Done)
Beautiful Creatures (Done)
Dead Until Dark (Done)
The Eyre Affair (Done)

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