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From North Port, Florida USA
Age 61
Joined Sunday, March 05, 2006
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My open bookrays:
Freedom Writers Diary
Good Omens, Gaiman and Pratchett

2009 Reads I plan to do the A-Z author challenge again this year. My progress can be found here.
66. Candide, Voltaire (1001)
65. Leaping Beauty, Maguire (library)
64. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Evanovich (Sarah)
63. Beloved, Morrison (1001)
62. Cheese Monkey, Kidd (library)
61. Watchmen, Moore (library)(1001)
60. Disquiet, Leigh (library)
59. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl
58. My Cousin Rachel, du Marier (Laura-bookring)
57. The Professor and the Madman, Winchester
56. Messenger, Lowry (library)
55. Between, Georgia, Jackson
54. A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor, Capote (library)
53. The Ice Queen, Hoffman (Laurie)
52. Lost & Found, Sheehan (Dolly-bookring)
51. Gathering Blue, Lowery (library)
50. Where the Heart Is, Letts
49. The Reptile Room, Snicket (library)
48. 21 Nights, Prince (library)
47. Death of a Salesman, Miller (library)
46. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
45. Bonk, Roach (library)
44. Last Chapter and Worse, Larsen
43. The Snowflake, Libbrecht and Rasmussen (library)
42. One Piece, Vol 1, Manga (library)
41. Equal Rites, Pratchett (Jim)
40. Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky (1001)
39. Neverwhere, Gaiman (audio, library)
38. The Bad Beginning, Snicket (library)
37. Adverbs, Handler (library)
36. Breaking Dawn, Meyer (Jim)
35. The Essential 55, Clark (Sarah)
34. The Tipping Point, Gladwell
33. Yellow Jack, Russell
32. The Host, Meyer
31. Blackbird House, Hoffman (Laurie)
30. Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun, Mahoney
29. A Walk in the Woods, Bryson
28. Elizabeth and Mary:Cousins, Rivals, Queens, Dunn (library)
27. What Makes a Child Lucky, Timpanelli (Laurie)
26. Matilda, Dahl
25. Middlesex, Eugenides
24. The Bell Jar, Plath (1001)
23. Do Dead People Watch you Shower?, Bertoldi
22. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Hamid (1001)
21. Living with the Dead, Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Rock Scully (library)
20. Garden Spells, Allen (Laurie)
19. What the Dickens, Maguire (library)
18. Plum Spooky, Evanovich (borrowed from Christine)
17. Hot Stuff, Evanovich (library)
16. Eclipse, Meyer (library)
15. The Giver, Lowry
14. New Moon, Meyer
13. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde (1001)
12. Like Water for Chocolate, Esquivel (1001)
11. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Smilingheron bookring rec'd 1/21
10. Sandman: Endless Nights, Gaiman (library)
9. The Heretic's Daughter, Kent
8. Little Women, Alcott (borrowed from Bonnie)(1001)
7. I Was A Really Good Mom before I Had Kids, Ashworth and Nobile (borrowed from Sarah)
6. Kitchen, Yoshimoto (library)(1001)
5. Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, Hyde (library)
4. The Alchemist, Coelho
3. Deck the Halls, Clark
2. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Brashares
1. The Agency, O'Brien

My Rating system is from a handfull of BCers and think it's a great way of rating books.

10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, challenged me profoundly, or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not my type of book.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.

Where books registered by me have been:

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2008 reading goals - not so much as quality this year. Would like to try some 'classics'. Read Anna Karenina from 1/1 - 5/11. Started To Kill a Mocking Bird on 7/20/08 and finished on 7/26/08-awesome read!
June 2008-joined the A-Z Author Challenge, finished Sept 26. Click here to see my reads~it was great fun!

2008 Reads:
56. The Maytrees, Dillard (borrowed from Laurie)
55. The Thirteenth Tale, Setterfield
54. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-book 1, Brashares
53. In Cold Blood, Capote (1001)
52. Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, Buchan
51. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams (1001)
50. Christmas Carol, Dickens (audio)(1001)
49. The Gargoyle, Davidson
48. Gift From The Sea, Lindbergh
47. The White, Larsen
46. Peony in Love, See
45. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Moore
44. A Step from Heaven, An Na
43. 6th Target, Patterson
42. Hold Tight, Coben
41. Songs of the Humpback Whale, Picoult (bookring-Thank you ladybug74!)
40. Charlotte's Web, White
39. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Shaffer and Barrows
38. grace, Ullmann (library)
38. Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut (1001)
37. People of the Book, Brooks
36. Ovation by Death, Young (library)
35. Break No Bones, Reich
34. Change of Heart, Picoult
33. Suite Francaise, Nemirovsky(1001)
32. Little Lady, Big Apple, Browne (library)
31. Vivialdi's Virgins, Quick (library)
30. Sky Burial, Xinran (library)
29. You've Been Warned, Patterson
28. Dead as a Doornail, Harris
27. Sleep No More, Isles
26. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Flagg
25. A Respectable Trade, Gregory
24. Animal Farm, Orwell (not registered)(1001)
23. To Kill a Mocking Bird, Lee (1001)
22. No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Smith
21. Fearless Fourteen, Evanovich
20. The Quickie, Patterson-perryfran bookring-sent 7-19
19. Stalemate, Johansen
18. smashed:Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Zailckas
17. Alias Grace, Atwood (1001)
16. The Little Lady Agency, Browne
15. Anansi Boys, Gaiman
14. Twilight, Meyer
13. Running From the Law, Scottoline
12. Maximum Ride-Final Warning, Patterson(borrowed from ChrisW)
11. Anna Karenina, Tolstoy (1001)
10. Velocity, Koontz
9. Nickel and Dimed, Ehrenreich
8. Before You Know Kindness, Bohjalian
7. Falling Angels, Chevalier
6. Freedom Writer's Diary
5. The Last Days of Dogtown, Diamant
4. Plum Lucky, Evanovich
February-nothing completed! still working on AKarenina
3. The Light Fantastic, Pratchett
2. A Lifetime of Secrets, Warren
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseni (borrowed from Cheryl @ work)

2007 Reads: (2007 was a GREAT reading year!)
December Not a good reading month!
60. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Lewycka (1001)
59. Because of Winn-Dixie, DiCamillo
58. The Boleyn Inheritance, Gregory
57. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie
56. Time Traveler's Wife, Niffenegger-BabyFlyLady book ring-THANK YOU!
55. The Book Thief, Zusak/book ring from classicfox-THANK YOU!
October 2007
54.The Color of Magic, Pratchett
53. Plain Truth, Picoult
52. Water for Elephants, Gruen
September 2007
51. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific-istop4books~THANK YOU!
August 2007
50. Send: The Essential Guide to Email, Shipley and Schwalbe (library)
49. Gilead, Robinson
48. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See
47. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier, Rivenbark-MyssCyn bookring--Thank you!
46. Full Bloom, Evanovich
45. HP and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling
July 2007
44. No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub, Ironside-bookring by Redhouse-THANK YOU!
43. Vendetta Defense, Scottoline
42. The Kite Runner, Hosseini
41. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Fluke
40. Full Blast, Evanovich
39. Lean Mean Thirteen, Evanovich
June 2007
38. Neverwhere, Gaiman
37. Girl With a Pearl Earring, Chevalier
36. Secret Lives of Men and Women, Warren (library)
35. Nineteen Minutes, Picoult (borrowed)
34. The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood (library audio book) (1001)
33. Chill of Fear, Hooper
32. Earthly Joys, Gregory-IWISHIWAS bookring. rec'd 5/18/07-THANK YOU!
May 2007
31. Holidays on Ice, Sedaris (library)
30. Anyone But You, Cruise
29. Skinny Dip, Hiaasen (library audio book)
28. Queen's Fool, Gregory
April 2007
27. More Lives Than One, Purves-Bookring by Awakeagain. Thank you!
26. Death's Acre, audio book Dr Bill Blass
25. Full Speed, Evanovich
24. Full Tilt, Evanovich
23. Good Omens, Gaiman and Pratchett
22. Full House, Evanovich
March 2007
21. Brother Odd, Koontz
20. The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed, Bach
19. The Tenth Circle, Picoult
18. Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral, Radish
17. Glass Castle, Walls (borrowed from my sis)
16. Step on a Crack, Patterson
February 2007
15. Naked in Death, JD Robb (borrowed from a co-worker)
14. Bookring-Under the Banner of Heaven-Lolamarie (invoked the 50page rule)
13. Shoot the Moon, Letts
12. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Patterson
11. Plum Lovin', Evanovich
10. The Red Tent, Diamant
9. A Redbird Christmas, Flagg
January 2007
8. In the Company of the Courtesan, Dunant
7. Possible Side Effects, Burroughs
6. Dawn, Wiesel
5. Cross, Patterson
4. Motor Mouth, Evanovich
3. gods in Alabama, Jackson
2. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time,Haddon (1001)
1. Twelve Sharp, Evanovich

2006 Reads I remember:
1-11 Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum series
Visions of Sugar Plums, Evanovich
Metro Girl, J Evanovich
The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory
Judge & Jury, Patterson
Sam's Letters to Jennifer, Patterson
The Midnight Club, Patterson
Beach Road, Patterson
Mary, Mary, Patterson
The 5th Horseman, Patterson
Dying to Please, Howard
Odd Thomas, Koontz
Forever Odd, Koontz
Life Expectancy, Koontz
Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sedaris
Naked, Sedaris
Running With Scissors, Burroughs
Dry, Burroughs
Blue Shoe, Lamott
Life of Pi, Martel (1001)
Davinci Code, Brown
Angels & Demons, Brown
King of Torts, Grisham
Son of a Witch, MacGuire
Confessions, MacGuire
Nobody's Baby But Mine, Phillips
Memoirs of a Geisha, Golden (1001)
The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd
Marley & Me, ?
Tuesdays with Morrie, Albom
Esperanza Rising, ?
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Flagg
A Dog's Life, The Story of a Stray, ?
Stingray Shuffle, Dorsey
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