Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2005-12-05
Date Read (thru) - 2005-01-01

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2005-12-05   Farewell, My Lovely
(Chandler, Raymond - 1940)
Crime/Mystery Philip Marlowe gets sapped and his employer killed while trying to pay the ransom for a stolen jade necklace.  
2005-12-03   Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
(Brende, Eric - 2005)
Memoir For his masters degree at MIT, Brende and his wife turned the tables and went to live "off the grid" with an unidentified group of Amish and Mennonites who had no electricity or running water. The stress of their previous lives dissipated. Their slower lifestyle afforded them more tiem with each other and newfound friends.  
2005-12-02   Serenity
(DeCandido, R.A. - 2005)
SciFi Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$1.07 Kindle book, bought after reading. Based on the motion picture screenplay by Joss Whedan.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-12-01   Assassination Vacation
(Vowell, Sarah - 2005)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. More babbling. Focused on dead presidents.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-11-04   East of Eden
(Steinbeck, John - 1952)
Fiction Sprawling historical novel spanning several generations. Mostly set in the Salinas Valley in CA near Monterey Bay.  
2005-11-03   The Closers
(Connelly, Michael - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Aunt LA lent it to me.  
2005-11-02   Broken Prey
(Sandford, John - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 16. Aunt LA lent it to me.
 
2005-11-01   Early Bird: A Memoir of Early Retirement
(Rothman, Rodney - 2005)
Memoir Rodney tells a story of "retiring" to a Florida senior community after losing his job in television - at the age of 28.  
2005-10-03   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
(Rowling, J.K. - 2005)
Fantasy Potions book with notes by the half-blood prince. Suddenly, with the notes, Harry is good at Potions.  
2005-10-02   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(Rowling, J.K. - 2003)
Fantasy Fighting the Death Eaters. They're growing up.  
2005-10-01   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(Rowling, J.K. - 2000)
Fantasy Tri-Wizard Contest.  
2005-09-09   Stormbringer
(Moorcock, Michael - 1977)
Fantasy It was really fun to read the series again.  
2005-09-08   Peculiar Passions, or the Treasure of Mermaid Island
(Vise, Ruby - 2003)
GLBT Uh, kinda light-porn.  
2005-09-07   The Bane of the Black Sword
(Moorcock, Michael - 1977)
Fantasy *sigh* Good times...  
2005-09-06   The Vanishing Tower
(Moorcock, Michael - 1970)
Fantasy Well, I read them in order of the series, but some were previously published all or in part, so the date written doesn't necessarily dictate it's place in the series.  
2005-09-05   The Weird of the White Wolf
(Moorcock, Michael - 1977)
Fantasy Dreaming of college, but mostly high school.  
2005-09-04   Sailor On the Seas of Fate
(Moorcock, Michael - 1976)
Fantasy Kewl.  
2005-09-03   Elric of Melinibone
(Moorcock, Michael - 1972)
Fantasy Felt like catching up with my high school / college years.  
2005-09-02   Taft
(Patchett, Ann - 1994)
Fiction Black guy, former musician, now runs a bar. Tries to keep in touch with his ex-wife and son.  
2005-09-01   The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims: A Man's Journey Through Ireland
(O'Hara, Kevin - 2004)
Memoir A guy's trip, walking around the entirety of Ireland with a donkey & cart. He did it in the 70s, but just now wrote it.  
2005-08-07   How to Make Love Like a Porn Star
(Jameson, Jenna - 2004)
Memoir A young woman from Vegas makes it in a big strip club and becomes a porn star. Girl on girl action - plentiful and unprintable. Waaaay too much information [really?? is that possible?], but fascinating.  
2005-08-06   Flu
(Kolata, Gina - 1999)
Non-fiction The story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918.  
2005-08-05   Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas
(Earley, Pete - 2000)
Non-fiction History of Vegas from empty desert to 2000.  
2005-08-04   The Partly Cloudy Patriot
(Vowell, Sarah - 2000)
Essays A collection of essays.  
2005-08-03   Only the Ball Was White
(Peterson, Robert W. - 1970)
Non-fiction Negro Baseball A history of legendary black players and all-black professional teams before black men played in the major leagues.  
2005-08-02   Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
(Mayle, Peter - 1999)
Memoir More stories of living in France.  
2005-08-01   The Olive Season: Amour, A New Life, and Olives, Too...
(Drinkwater, Carol - 2003)
Memoir More stories of living in France.  
2005-07-05   The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France
(Drinkwater, Carol - 2001)
Memoir Interesting story about an actress and her producer fiance who buy a decrepit olive farm in the south of France.  
2005-07-04   Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball
(Pallone, Dave - 1990)
Memoir Gay major league umpire talks about his experience.  
2005-07-03   Born Again AT the Laundromat
(Carty, Dave - 1992)
Non-fiction Essays about the west by some outdoorsy writer guy.  
2005-07-02   The Hopes of Snakes & Other Tales From the Urban Landscape
(Couturier, Lisa - 2005)
Non-fiction Purportedly a naturalist type of book.  
2005-07-01   Going the Other Way: A Life In and Out in Major League Baseball
(Bean, Billy with Chris Bull - 2003)
Memoir Story of closeted life as a major league player.  
2005-06-09   Watch Your Back!
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Their fence, Arnie, meets an obnoxious rich guy hiding form his ex-wives' divorce settlement sopoenas & gets the Dortmunder gang to rob his NYC apartment. Their planning place, the OJ bar, is taken over by the mob.  
2005-06-08   More Mouse Tales
(Koenig, David - 1999)
Non-fiction A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland  
2005-06-07   Mouse Tales
(Koenig, David - 1994)
Non-fiction A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland  
2005-06-06   Last Man Down
(Picciotto, Richard - 2002)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A Firefighter's Story of Survivial and Escape from the World Trade Center. Firefighter Richard Picciotto relives his experiences during the World Trade Center's 9/11 collapse, when he became trapped in the rubble while rescuing civilians.
 
2005-06-05   Riding the Bus with my Sister: A True Life Journey
(Simon, Rachel - 2002)
Memoir Yep, it's the Rosie O'Donnell and Andi McDowell TV movie. DO I SCARE YOU? BOO! BOO! BOO!  
2005-06-04   Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicles
(Swofford, Anthony - 2003)
Memoir A marine's experience in the first Gulf War.  
2005-06-03   Firehouse
(Halberstam, David - 2002)
Memoir Saw author on TV. It's non-fiction.  
2005-06-02   A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
(Smith, Betty - 1943)
Fiction A young girl in a shabby neighborhood lived with dreams in an innocent time before the war.  
2005-06-01   Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-43
(Library of Congress)
Photo From the FSA/OWI Collection, the Library of Congress. The Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) hired photographers to document post-depression America. Most pictures were in black and white, but a handful experimented with the nwe Kodachrome film.  
2005-06-01   Candy and Me
(Liftin, Hilary - 2003)
Memoir Book about candy - she loves Bottlecaps! Note: same woman who wrote letters to friend in Africa.  
2005-05-07   Howard Hughes: The Untold Story
(Brown, Peter Harry and Pat H. Broeske - 1996)
Auto/Biography This may be the book that Leonardo DiCaprio read which inspired his movie "The Aviator".  
2005-05-06   Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana
(Tattlin, Isadora - 2002)
Memoir Family assigned by work to live in Cuba.  
2005-05-05   Big If
(Costello, Mark - 2002)
Fiction Vi Asplund has accepted the high-stress position of guarding the vice president during his New Hampshire primary run.  
2005-05-04   Enslaved by Ducks
(Tarte, Bob - 2003)
Memoir Living in the country. Lots of pets. Some of them ducks.  
2005-05-03   Turtle Moon
(Hoffman, Alice - 1992)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Divorced lady moves to Florida. Her son has trouble with the divorce and the move, but he finds a baby who changes everything.
 
2005-05-02   The Ice Queen
(Hoffman, Alice - 2005)
Fiction Don't remember...  
2005-05-01   Under the Gun
(Lake, Lori L. - 2002)
Crime/Mystery From qlib  
2005-04-06   Hard-Hatted Women: Stories of Struggle and Success in the Trades
(Martin, Molly)
Non-fiction Qlib  
2005-04-05   The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
(Obmascik, Mark - 2004)
Non-fiction How many different birds can you see in one year? It's a competition!  
2005-04-04   Blackbird House
(Hoffman, Alice - 2004)
Fiction Stories about a house on the coast out east.  
2005-04-03   White Horses
(Hoffman, Alice - 1982)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Brother & Sister, Silver and Teresa.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2005-04-02   Practical Magic
(Hoffman, Alice - 1995)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Two girls grow up with two aunts.
 
2005-04-01   Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
(Dahl, Roald - 1972)
Fiction More Charlie. Less chocolate factory.  
2005-03-05   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(Dahl, Roald - 1964)
Fiction A classic.  
2005-03-04   Gun Shy
(Lake, Lori L. - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Qlib. Lesbian cops in St. Paul.  
2005-03-03   Dykes and Sundry Carbon-based Life Forms to Watch Out For
(Bechdel, Alison - 2003)
Humorous More of my graphic novel friends.  
2005-03-02   102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
(Dwyer, Jim and Kevin Flynn - 2005)
Non-fiction Interviews of people who survived the tragedy of 9/11/2001 inside the World Trade Center.  
2005-03-01   The Phoenix and the Carpet
(Nesbitt, E. - 1904)
Magical/Mystical E. Nesbitt inspired Edward Eager.  
2005-02-06   Magic or Not?
(Eager, Edward - 1959)
Magical/Mystical When the family moves to Connecticut, twins James and Laura make new friends and begin a series of unusual adventures after discovering an old well that seems to be magic in their backyard. (From amazon.com - is this right?)  
2005-02-05   The Nanny Diaries
(McLaughlin, Emma & Nicola Kraus - 2002)
Fiction Novel based on the experiences of a coupla nannies.  
2005-02-04   The Well-Wishers
(Eager, Edward - 1960)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
James, Laura, and Deborah along with their friends Kip, Lydia, and Gordy relate their experiences when the unpredictable old wishing well in the backyard continues to involve them in a variety of magical adventures.
Source: Library.
 
2005-02-03   Always Have, Always Will
(Brockton, Quinn - 2004)
Fantasy A "Queer as Folk" novel. Life after college brings a lot more freedom -- and a lot of new problems.  
2005-02-02   The Time Garden
(Eager, Edward - 1958)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Bought after reading as a $16.83 Kindle book in a collection of his first four books, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic. Four cousins spending a summer in a house by the sea discover a magic thyme garden from which they embark on a number of adventures back and forth through time.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-02-01   Magic By The Lake
(Eager, Edward - 1957)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Bought after reading as a $16.83 Kindle book in a collection of his first four books, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic. On a vacation with their mother and stepfather, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha find themselves overwhelmed with a lakeful of magical adventures after Mark captures an ancient turtle that seems to have extraordinary powers.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-01-07   Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
(Hill, Lynn - 2002)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
World champion free climber, Lynn Hill writes about her life climbing. Free climbing is climbing without equipment to help you up the hill, but you can use equipment for safety in case you fall. Mountain climbing.
 
2005-01-06   Knight's Castle
(Eager, Edward - 1956)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Bought after reading as a $16.83 Kindle book in a collection of his first four books, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic. Four cousins, Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack, have an extraordinary summer when, after an old toy soldier comes to life, they find themselves transported back to the days of Robin and Ivanhoe.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-01-05   Half Magic
(Eager, Edward - 1954)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Bought after reading as a $16.83 Kindle book in a collection of his first four books, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic. Magic coin: Well, it's not totally magic--it's only (you guessed it) half magic. That means there's a certain logic to the wishes one must make to generate a desired outcome. Imagine the results emerging from inaccurate efforts: half invisible, half rescued, half everything!
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2005-01-04   Mostly Magic
(Chew, Ruth - 1982)
Magical/Mystical From the day Pete comes to fix a leak in the house and his miniature ladder opens into a full-size one, a brother and sister experience a series of magical adventures.  
2005-01-03   No Such Thing As A Witch
(Chew, Ruth - 1971)
Magical/Mystical Tad and Nora are convinced that their neighbor Maggie is a witch. As their friendship with the old woman grows, she gives them enchanted fudge. One piece makes people love animals, two pieces allow them to understand animal language, three pieces make them act like animals, and four pieces....watch out!  
2005-01-02   Do It Yourself Magic
(Chew, Ruth - 1987)
Magical/Mystical Mythical medieval world of knights and castles that 20th-Century Scott and Rachel enter through a magic hammer that comes with their building kit.  
2005-01-01   Time On Fire: My Comedy of Terror
(Handler, Evan - 1996)
Memoir Harry Goldenblatt!!! Evan Handler has expanded his off-Broadway play about surviving leukemia into a captivating memoir.  
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