Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2000-12-05
Date Read (thru) - 2000-01-01

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2000-12-05   The River King
(Hoffman, Alice - 2000)
Magical/Mystical For more than century, the small town of Haddan, Masascusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night, after an inexplicable death, the two worlds are thrust together, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity...Carlin Leander...Betsy Chase...August Pierce...Abel Grey.  
2000-12-04   Fitgerald's Storm The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
(MacInnis, Dr. Joseph - 1998)
Non-fiction Wreck. Of the Edmund Fitzgerald  
2000-12-03   Lea's Book of Rules For the World
(DeLaria, Lea - 2000)
Essays Ramblings from a really out-there dyke.  
2000-12-02 4 One Fearful Yellow Eye
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Glory Geis married a dying rich Doctor who liquidated all of his assets before death. Travis steps in to find out why.  
2000-12-01   The Turquoise Lament
(MacDonald, John D. - 1974)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Bought long after reading. Pidge, short for pigeon whose coo she would imitate as a child, a young woman who once lived in the marina with her sunken-treasure-hunting professor father calls Trav from Hawaii asking for help with her husband whom she thinks is trying to kill her. After having sex with her, Travis takes on the case.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-11-04   The Scarlet Ruse
(MacDonald, John D. - 1973)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book, bought after reading. Stamps go missing from an investment collection which may belong to a mobster. Meyer brings in Travis McGee to take a look. And take a look at naked Miss Mary Alice McDermott's he does. But is she what she seems?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-11-03   The Night Listener
(Maupin, Armistead - 2000)
Fiction Radio personality turned author attracts young fan with AIDS. It seems to be just what they both need.  
2000-11-02   The Two Towers
(Tolkien, J. R. R. - 1955)
Fantasy Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor and Gollum joins them; Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli go in search of Merry and Pippin. In the end Frodo has been paralyzed and captured by Orcs while Sam frets about how to free him.  
2000-11-01   The Kid
(Savage, Dan - 2000)
Memoir What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant  
2000-10-03   The Fellowship Of the Ring
(Tolkien, J. R. R. - 1954)
Fantasy Bilbo grows old in The Shire and then disappears in a puff of smoke after a grand birthday party. Gandalf comes to The Shire and informs Frodo that he has a mission to get rid of the ring. The fellowship to accompany Frodo is formed in Rivendell. The book ends when the fellowship disintegrates - Boromir snaps, Merry and Pippin get captured, and the rest of the party splits up.  
2000-10-02   General Class License Manual
(ARRL - 2000)
Technical/Reference Study guide for the General class license exam.  
2000-10-02   Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
(Fielding, Helen - 1999)
Brit Lit Further adventures in the life of Bridget Jones. Things heat up with Mark.  
2000-09-04   Now You're Talking: Discover the World of Ham
(American Radio Relay League - 1991)
Technical/Reference Study guide for the technican class license exam. This edition is from before the FCC eliminated the novice class license. It was missing the information about radio wave exposure safety. Still worked just fine to prepare for the exam.  
2000-09-03   Take the Cannoli
(Vowell, Sarah - 2000)
Essays A collection of short stories. I think that they may be non-fiction.  
2000-09-02   Texasville
(McMurtry, Larry - 1987)
Fiction Jacy Farrow returns to Thalia after being a film "star" in Europe. Duane is married to Karla, having become weathly in oil but facing bankruptcy with 12 million in debt for rigs and the price of oil falling. Jacy and Karla strike up a friendship. Duane's chaotic family moves in to support Jacy in her grief over the death of her young son, Benny.  
2000-09-01   Yakuza Diary
(Seymour, Christopher - 1996)
Non-fiction Nonfiction account of one young journalist's experiences interviewing and hanging around with the Japanese version of the Mafia.  
2000-08-08   As Nature Made Him
(Colapinto, John - 2000)
Non-fiction True story about David Deimer, born an identical twin but surgically and socially reassigned to live as a girl after losing his penis during a botched circumcision.  
2000-08-07   Holidays On Ice
(Sedaris, David - 1997)
Essays A very small collection of twisted Christmas short stories.  
2000-08-06   Geeks
(Katz, Jon - 2000)
Non-fiction Journalist follows move of two internet geeks out of Idaho to Chicago in search of a better life.  
2000-08-05   Audrey Hepburn's Neck
(Brown, Alan - 1996)
Fiction Young Japanese man obsessed with American women leaves small island town to draw for a cartoon in Tokyo.  
2000-08-04   Unspeakable
(Brown, Sandra - 1998)
Fiction Escaped criminal vows to get revenge on those responsible for putting him behind bars. Characters include life-long cop forced into retirement, his neglected wife, a grizzled old rancher, his beautiful deaf widowed daughter-in-law, her cute-as-a-button son, the mysterious hire hand, and of course the psychopathic criminal and his spooky retarded albino partner.  
2000-08-03   The Queen of Whale Cay
(Summerscale, Kate - 1997)
Auto/Biography Real life story of Joe Carstairs, Standard oil heiress who passes for a man in the 20s and 30s.  
2000-08-02   About a Boy
(Hornby, Nick - 1998)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Will Freeman pretends to be the divorced father of two-year-old Ned in order to pick up women at SPAT - Single Parents Alone Together.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-08-01   High Fidelity
(Hornby, Nick - 1995)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Rob Fleming has just broken up with his latest girlfriend, at roughly age 35. This is his hilarious analysis of love and life. There is a John Cusack movie which is very very true to the book - whole streams of dialogue seem to have been left unchanged. One HUGE bonus is that the book is ENGLISH and is stuffed with wonderful turns of a phrase.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-07-05   On the Rez
(Frazier, Ian - 2000)
Non-fiction White-guy wannabe hangs out with indians, mostly on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  
2000-07-04   Certain Prey
(Sandford, John - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Unknown.
Prey series book 10. Icequeen criminal defense lawyer, Carmel Loan, hires a hitwoman to take out the wife of the man she'd like to screw. And screw him she does.
2000-07-03   Geek Love
(Dunn, Katherine - 1983)
Fiction Carnival owner and his wife decide to breed their own family of freaks by giving the wife a cocktails of chemicals during pregnancy. The brood includes Arturo the flipper boy, an albino dwarf daughter, Ellie and Iphy the siamese twins, and Chick the relatively normal looking telekinetic boy, and a collection of only partially successful attempts kept in glass jars.  
2000-07-02   Bright Orange for the Shroud
(MacDonald, John D. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Sweet placid Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a vixen who lured him in as the most recent mark of a bunch of swindlers. Travis McGee tries to rebuild the man as well as recover some of his lost fortune. Boo Waxwell is the evil muscle-man.  
2000-07-01   The Dreadful Lemon Sky
(MacDonald, John D. - 1975)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Bought after reading. Yet another of Travis McGee's one night stands, Carrie Milligan, appears on his houseboat unannounced. She is bearing a box full of money which she'd like him to hide. The box, less a fee for McGee, should go to her sister in the event she doesn't return or send word within the month. Days later she is mowed down by a truck, a seeming accident or is it? Does a swindle or marijuana fit into the picture?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-06-10   The Toughest Indian In the World
(Alexie, Sherman - 2000)
Fiction Short Stories.  
2000-06-09   Cinnamon Skin
(MacDonald, John D. - 1982)
Crime/Mystery Meyer's niece, Norma Lawrence, perishes at sea when a bomb blows up his boat. Meyer and Trav trek around Texas and Mexico on the trail of the killer.  
2000-06-08   Your Trellis Garden
(Kramer, Jack - 1976)
Technical/Reference How to Build It, How to Grow It, How to Show It  
2000-06-07   Smart Yard: 60-Minute Lawn Care
(Ball, Jeff and Liz - 1995)
Technical/Reference The subtitle's 60-minutes-per-week claim will only take effect a year or more after they make the initial investment in time and effort to renew or replace their lawn by improving the soil, choosing appropriate grass varieties, aerating and dethatching, eliminating most herbicides and pesticides, and assuring frequent but "tall" mowing that leaves the grass around two inches high. The result will be a healthier lawn that will resist drought, diseases, and pests and ultimately demand less pampering.  
2000-06-06   Landscape Magic Tricks & Techniques for Rejuvenating Old Yards & Gardens
(Green, Douglas - 1995)
Technical/Reference His magic depends on compost, pruning shears and shovels, plus the knowledge and the motivation to use these tools. Green, who runs a commercial nursery in Ontario, tells how to rejuvenate annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, roses, evergreen shrubs, vines, trees, small fruits and lawns. Describing himself as a "lazy gardener".  
2000-06-05   The Chemical-Free Lawn
(Schultz, Warren - 1981)
Technical/Reference The Newest Varieties and Techniques to Grow Lush, Hardy Grass  
2000-06-04   Trellising
(Hart, Rhonda Massingham - 1992)
Technical/Reference Sections of the book cover: Climbing advantages, Materials, Trellis designs, Clinging vines (vines that grow food), Espaliered fruit trees, and Ornamental vines.  
2000-06-03   Bridget Jone's Diary
(Fielding, Helen - 1996)
Brit Lit Very British and fun. Love the slang.  
2000-06-02   The Green Ripper
(MacDonald, John D. - 1980)
Crime/Mystery The love of McGee's life (?!) Gretel is, uh, damaged, by a poisonous bb and the blame appears to lie with a mysterious cult.  
2000-06-01   Bloodsucking Fiends
(Moore, Christopher - 1996)
Fiction Here's something different: a vampire novel that's light, funny, and not at all hackneyed. Between scenes of punks bowling frozen turkeys on the graveyard shift in a supermarket, or snapping turtles loose in a loft and gnawing on designer shoes, this novel has comic charm to spare.  
2000-05-05   The Hook
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2000)
Crime/Mystery One writer guy is having career problems due to slipping sales which resulted in smaller orders of the next book and so on in a vicious cycle ending in his adopting several pen-names to break free of the stigma. Another writer guy is blocked and stuck in the middle of a nasty divorce. They get together and crimes ensue. Okay, one crime, but let's not get picky.  
2000-05-04   The Two Faces of January
(Highsmith, Patricia - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Con-man and his young wife vacation in Europe when the swindling business back home takes a turn for the worse and he kills Greek cop in pursuit. Young man shows up intrigued by the man who looks like his jerky father and gets sucked into a plot with this icky man. The young man could be Ripley, what with his newspaper fixation and gift for languages.  
2000-05-03   Rich Dad, Poor Dad
(Kiyosaki, Robert T.)
Non-fiction Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend.  
2000-05-02   Coyote Blue
(Moore, Christopher - 1994)
Magical/Mystical Some guy named, uh, Samuel Hunter, (oh, yeah, Sam Hunts Alone) had to leave the reservation cuz he thought he pushed an asshole off of a dam to his death. He's transformed himself into a successful insurance salesman when Coyote, the trickster, shows up to mess up his life.  
2000-05-01   Personal Injury
(Turow, Scott - 1999)
Crime/Mystery For years, Feaver has been bribing several judges in the Common Law Claims Division to win favorable judgments. Now that U.S. Attorney Stan Sennett has uncovered Feaver's dirty little secret, he wants to use Feaver to get at the man he believes to be at the center of all the legal corruption in the metropolitan area, Brendan Tuohey, Presiding Judge of Common Law Claims and heir apparent to the Chief Justice of Kindle County Superior Court.  
2000-04-04   The Boy Who Followed Ripley
(Highsmith, Patricia - 1980)
Crime/Mystery A troubled runaway appears in Villeperce. Ripley is drawn into Berlin's seamy underworld and into a kidnapping plot. Ripley is transformed into a generous and compassionate protector.  
2000-04-03   The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
(Moore, Christopher - 1999)
Magical/Mystical Pot head cop tries to figure out what's happening when a magical morphing sea monster crawls out of the water and starts eating people.  
2000-04-02   The Millionaire Next Door
(Stanley, Thomas J. and William D. Danko - 1996)
Non-fiction The surprising secrets of America's wealthy.  
2000-03-05   A Boy's Own Story: The Beautiful Room is Empty
(White, Edmund - 1988)
Fiction this tale of the grappling of a youth over questions not only of sexuality but of coming of age in social, religious, educational, dream vs reality strikes chords in all of us. His unnamed narrator is in a way the Everyman of Youth.  
2000-03-04   Darker than Amber
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Purchased after reading library book. "We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody dropped the girl off the bridge." Travis investigates a murder/prostitution ring.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-03-03   Illumination Night
(Hoffman, Alice - 1987)
Magical/Mystical Set on Martha's Vineyard the stories of six people are woven together. A little boy who wants to grow, an elderly woman at the end of her life, a blond giant who hides his terrifying height and his beauty, a young couple twisted apart by fear and desire, and a teenaged girl with a ruthless passion.  
2000-03-02   O is for Outlaw
(Grafton, Sue - 1999)
Crime/Mystery This time, the alphabet series star will take on the toughest case to date: her past. What begins as arandom phone call from a "storage space scavenger" (someone who buys the contents of defaulted storage units) leads Kinsey to a box of old papers and personal effects that her ex-husband, Mickey Magruder, left behind. Inside, she finds a 15-year-old unsent letter from a bartender that, among other things, reveals her former hubby was having an affair. The letter also contains details about the murder of a transient--a crime for which Mickey was blamed.  
2000-02-05   Local Girls
(Hoffman, Alice - 1999)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Bought after reading. "Hoffman charts the always unexpected progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time Gretel is a young girl already acquainted with betrayal and grief, until she finally leaves home." People involved in Gretel's life include beautiful best friend Jill, romance-addicted cousin Margot, cancer-afflicted mother Franny, and drug-addicted brother Jason.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2000-02-04   White Oleander
(Fitch, Janet - 1999)
Fiction The experiences of Astrid in foster care after her mother, Ingrid, is jailed for poisoning the boyfriend who dumped her (the mother, not Astrid).  
2000-02-03   Anna and the King of Siam
(Landon, Margaret - 1943)
Non-fiction After being widowed, Anna Leonowens accepts a position teaching the children of the King of Siam. The (slightly embellished) true story on which is based the musical "The King and I".  
2000-02-02   Ripley Underwater
(Highsmith, Patricia - 1991)
Crime/Mystery In which sinister American neighbors, the Pritchards, move into Villeperce and start fishing (so to speak) around in Tom Ripley's past.  
2000-02-01   Ripley's Game
(Highsmith, Patricia - 1974)
Crime/Mystery In which Tom Ripley arranges help Reeves Minot by setting up picture-framer Jonathan Trevanny to murder a Mafia button man in a subway station. Then Tom Riply helps Jonathan murder one and maim another Mafia guy on a train.  
2000-01-03   The Talented Mr. Ripley
(Highsmith, Patricia - 1955)
Crime/Mystery In which Tom Ripley kills rich Dickie Greenleaf, sporadically assumes his identity, and eventually manipulates the situation to inherit Dickie's trust fund.  
2000-01-02   Black Notice
(Cornwell, Patricia - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Kay's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner suffers from the backstabbing manipulations of new Deputy Chief of Police, Diane Bray. Kay, still lost in a fog of grief over the year-past death of her lover, Benton Wesley, has barely realized that perhaps her professional position is in danger when she gets drawn into the investigation of an unidentified and badly decomposed body in a shipping container just arrived in Richmond from Belgium.  
2000-01-01   Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
(Mullen, Kary B. - 1998)
Essays Collection of short essays and anecdotes by Nobel Prize winning Chemist Kary Mullen.  
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