Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2003-12-05
Date Read (thru) - 2003-01-01

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2003-12-05   Last Summer
(Ford, Michael Thomas - 2003)
Fiction Among the bevy of characters Ford introduces is Josh Felling, who flees to a friend's guesthouse to mull over his boyfriend's recent infidelity, though a day later he's already lusting over Reilly Brennan, the soon-to-be-married guesthouse repairman who might not be so straight after all.  
2003-12-04   Burning Chrome
(Gibson, William - 1986)
SciFi Ten brilliant, streetwise, high-resolution stories from the man who coined the word cyberspace. Gibson's vision has become a touchstone in the emerging order of the 21st Century, from the computer-enhanced hustlers of Johnny Mnemonic to the technofetishist blues of Burning Chrome.  
2003-12-03   Core Servlets and Java Server Pages
(Hall, Marty - 2000)
Computer Just like the title says.  
2003-12-02   Count Zero
(Gibson, William - 1986)
SciFi Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected.  
2003-11-04   Neuromancer
(Gibson, William - 1984)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book purchased after reading this. Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation. Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way--and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2003-11-03   Tortilla Flat
(Steinbeck, John - 1935)
Fiction Tortilla Flat follows the exploits of Danny and his paisano friends, who live in squalid poverty and blissful idleness near Monterey, California.  
2003-11-02   Cannery Row
(Steinbeck, John - 1945)
Fiction "Cannery Row" is about a blue-collar community of people who lead simple lives.  
2003-11-01   Carioca Fletch
(McDonald, Gregory - 1984)
Fiction Fletch in Brazil  
2003-10-02   The Grapes of Wrath
(Steinbeck, John - 1939)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Purchased after reading. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family. Then he set them down on a westward-running road, local dialect and all, for the world to acknowledge.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2003-10-01   Small Ceremonies
(Shields, Carol - 1976)
Fiction On the surface, there's nothing about Judith Gill that would recommend her as an ideal protagonist. She's ordinary: wife of a rather remote academic, mother of adolescents she no longer really knows, biographer of arcane subjects. But Shields's gift is in making the ordinary compelling.  
2003-09-04   Moving On
(McMurtry, Larry - 1970)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$8.60 Kindle book, bought after reading. A long, rambling story with young Patsy Carpenter at the center of a large cast of characters that includes graduate students, ranchers, rodeo cowboys, a Hollywood writer, Haight-Ashbury hippies, and wealthy Texans - both new and old money.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2003-09-03   Confessions of a Shopaholic
(Kinsella, Sophie - 2001)
Chick Lit Brit girl can't stop shopping. Even if she has to swindle or max out yet another charge card.  
2003-09-02   I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
(Angelou, Maya - 1969)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
Bought Kindle book as part of a collection long after reading. Through her story, you can really come to understand the life of an American black female in the 1930s. From the first years of Maya Angelou's childhood, life was very difficult. Shipped away from her parents to live with her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas, pretending for years that the reason she lived with her grandmother was because her parents were dead...then finding out that her parents were in fact alive, making it seem as if Maya was not wanted.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2003-08-08   Crazy With Cotton
(Leone, Diana)
Technical/Reference Crazy/scrap quilting.  
2003-08-07   Scrap Quilts: The Art of Making Do
(Horton, Roberta)
Technical/Reference About 1/2 traditional layouts, and 1/2 free-form applique.  
2003-08-06   Liberated Quiltmaking
(Marston, Gwen)
Technical/Reference Guidelines for many different techniques.  
2003-08-05   Quilting By Machine
(Singer (Sewing Reference Library))
Technical/Reference Intro to quilting basics.  
2003-08-04   To The Nines
(Evanovich, Janet - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Samuel Singh skips visa bond. People keep getting shot in the head and Stephanie gets white & red carnations.  
2003-08-03   Almighty Me
(Bausch, Robert - 1991)
Fiction Clearly, Bruce Almighty ripped off this book, even though the actual story line has nothing in common with this book, the idea is the same.  
2003-08-02   Touch the Top of the World
(Weihenmayer, Erik - 2001)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See. Mountain climbing.
2003-08-01   Robinson Crusoe
(Defoe, Daniel - 1719)
Fiction Defoe was one of the first to write stories about believable characters in realistic situations using simple prose. He achieved literary immortality when in April 1719 he published Robinson Crusoe, which was based partly on the memoirs of voyagers and castaways, such as Alexander Selkirk, who spent on his island four years and four months.  
2003-07-02   How I Learned to Snap
(Read, Kirk - 2001)
GLBT Gay coming of age story.  
2003-07-01   Probable Future
(Hoffman, Alice - 2003)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Purchased long after reading. The women of the Sparrow family have lived in New England for generations. Each is born in the month of March, and at the age of thirteen, each develops an unusual gift. Elinor can literally smell a lie. Her daughter, Jenny, can see peoples' dreams as they're dreaming them. Granddaughter Stella, newly a teen, has just developed the ability to see how other people will die.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2003-06-06   Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer
(Annunziato, Jose, Stephanie)
Computer I'd like to come back to this one when I figure out how to use a database. Chapter 17, and maybe the project in chapters 21-24.  
2003-06-05   Mr. Commitment
(Gayle, Mike - 2000)
Fiction Aspiring stand-up comic Benjamin Duffy suffers from a typical single-male afflictionDan extreme aversion to marriage. When Mel, his girlfriend of four years, presses him to make the proverbial commitment, Duffy wavers and spends the rest of the book trying to figure out whether he's the marrying kind.  
2003-06-04   Rocket Boys
(Hickam, Homer H. - 1998)
Memoir Inspired by Werner von Braun and his Cape Canaveral team, 14-year-old Homer Hickam decided in 1957 to build his own rockets. They were his ticket out of Coalwood, West Virginia, a mining town that everyone knew was dying--everyone except Sonny's father, the mine superintendent and a company man so dedicated that his family rarely saw him. Hickam's smart, iconoclastic mother wanted her son to become something more than a miner and, along with a female science teacher, encouraged the efforts of his grandiosely named Big Creek Missile Agency. He grew up to be a NASA engineer.  
2003-06-04   To Kill A Mockingbird
(Lee, Harper - 1960)
Fiction Classic  
2003-06-03   Tales of Burning Love
(Erdrich, Louise - 1996)
Fiction The wives of Jack Mauser.  
2003-06-03   A Year At The Movies
(Murphy, Kevin - 2002)
Memoir The guy's from here, and did Mystery Science Theater.  
2003-06-02   Say When
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2003)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Griffin's wife Eileen has an affair.
2003-06-02   How to be Good
(Hornby, Nick - 2001)
Fiction In Nick Hornby's How to Be Good, Katie Carr is certainly trying to be. That's why she became a GP. That's why she cares about Third World debt and homelessness, and struggles to raise her children with a conscience. It's also why she puts up with her husband David, the self-styled Angriest Man in Holloway. But one fateful day, she finds herself in a Leeds parking lot, having just slept with another man. What Katie doesn't yet realize is that her fall from grace is just the first step on a spiritual journey more torturous than the interstate at rush hour. Because, prompted by his wife's actions, David is about to stop being angry.  
2003-06-01   10th Grade
(Weisberg, Joseph - 2002)
Fiction Written from the perspective of a 15-year-old, Weisberg's debut is the journal of a New Jersey boy as he enters and progresses through 10th grade in 1981 or thereabouts. The conceit here is that the prose is supposed to mirror the syntax, vocabulary and punctuation one might find in such a teenagers journal.  
2003-05-06   Green Angel
(Hoffman, Alice - 2003)
Magical/Mystical The book centers around the emotional plight of a young girl whose parents and sister fail to return home after a day spent working in the city. After word reaches the young girl that a catastrophe has occurred and many are lost, she goes through various stages of grief. The young girl tries to find her way and a place for herself and encounters many events and other people shattered by a world gone mad.  
2003-05-01   Stupid White Men
(Moore, Michael - 2002)
Non-fiction Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), and he's serious when he advocates ousting Bush.  
2003-04-09   Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529
(Pomerantz, Gary M. - 2001)
Non-fiction True story of the crash of a commuter prop plane.  
2003-04-08   Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
(Capote, Truman - 1950)
Fiction Duh.  
2003-04-07   The Handyman
(See, Carolyn - 1999)
Fiction Handyman gets involved in his customers' lives.  
2003-04-06   Sun Certified Programmer and Developer for Java 2 Study Guide - Exams 310-035 & 310-027
(Sierra, Kathy and Burt Bates - 2003)
Computer Exam topics covered in addition to review questions.  
2003-04-05   Bringing Down the House
(Mezrich, Ben - 2002)
Non-fiction MIT students work out a system to take millions from casino blackjack tables. True story.  
2003-04-04   Empire Falls
(Russo, Richard - 2001)
Fiction Life in a declining Maine factory town.  
2003-04-03   Come Together
(Lloyd, Josie and Emlyn Rees - 1999)
Brit Lit Amy and Jack finally find each other in the dating pool.  
2003-04-02   Quite a Year For Plums
(White, Bailey - 1998)
Fiction Quaint small town lives kind of thing.  
2003-04-01   Sun Certified Programmer and Developer for Java 2 Study Guide - Exams 310-035 & 310-027
(Sierra, Kathy and Burt Bates - 2003)
Computer Exam topics covered in addition to review questions.  
2003-03-05   The Innocent
(Taylor, Robert - 1997)
Fiction Vietnam war gay fiction.  
2003-03-04   The Last Time I Wore a Dress
(Scholinski, Daphne - 1994)
Memoir True story. Daphne is put in a mental hospital where she is diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder.  
2003-03-03   The Lodger
(Gummerson, Drew - 2002)
Fiction Gay Brit love story. Honza, nephew Nicholas, and lodger Andy.  
2003-03-02   In Her Shoes
(Weiner, Jennifer - 2002)
Fiction Lawyer Rose Feller, Slutty sister Maggie Feller, mom dead, dad bland, and stepmonster.  
2003-03-01   Catch Me If You Can
(Abagnale, Frank W. - 1980)
Memoir True story of 16-year-old paperhanger and poseur.  
2003-02-05   The Best Little Boy In the World Grows Up
(Tobias, Andrew - 1998)
Memoir Follow up auto-biography.  
2003-02-04   Bel Canto
(Patchett, Ann - 2002)
Fiction Diplomats taken hostage after opera performance.  
2003-02-03   True To Form
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2002)
Fiction Continuing story of Katie, the army brat whos mom has died. Now dad is remarried and they're in Missouri.  
2003-02-02   The Dive From Clausen's Pier
(Packer, Ann - 2002)
Fiction Carrie Bell's live changes completely when fiance Mike has an accident. Carrie escapes with Kilroy and Simon.  
2003-02-01   The Secret Life of Bees
(Kidd, Sue Monk - 2001)
Fiction White girl Lily Owens and her black nanny/housekeeper Rosaleen run away from abuse and racism and find refuge with the black family of keeper August and her sisters May and June.  
2003-01-03   Me Times Three
(Witchel, Alex - 2002)
Fiction Sandra Berlin finds out that her boyfriend and fiance of 9 years, Bucky Ross, is engaged to two other women.  
2003-01-02   That Night
(McDermott, Alice - 1987)
Fiction Everyday lives of suburban neighbors are suddenly interrupted by a dramatic confrontation by the pregnant neighboor girl's estranged boyfriend and hot-rodding friends.  
2003-01-01   Q is for Quarry
(Grafton, Sue - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Kinsey works with two older cops to investigate the long unsolved mystery of an unidentified body of a buck-toothed girl.  
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