Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2012-12-04
Date Read (thru) - 2012-01-01

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2012-12-04 3 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
(Orlean, Susan - 2012)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for January 2013. Sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin's journey from abandoned puppy to movie star and international icon. Spanning almost one hundred years of history, from the dog's improbable discovery on a battlefield in 1918 to his tumultuous rise through Hollywood and beyond.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-12-03 5 Remembrance of Things I Forgot
(Smith, Bob - 2011)
GLBT John is middle-aged gay man in NYC, not sure he's happy with where his life has gone and considering dumping his recently turned Republican boyfriend who just invented a time machine. He gets thrown back in time, and gets distracted by his younger self and trying to change history.  
2012-12-02 7 The Hobbit
(Tolkien, J. R. R. - 1937)
Fantasy Bilbo joins a company of dwarves to go retrieve the dwarve's fortune and kingdom stolen and occupied by the dragon Smaug.  
2012-12-01 7 Exile in Guyville
(White, Dave - 2006)
GLBT How a punk rock redneck faggot Texan moved to West Hollywood and refused to be shiny and happy.  
2012-11-05 4 Conversations with Sherman Alexie
(Alexie, Sherman - 2009)
Non-fiction A collection of interviews with Sherman Alexie. I got to page 42 - the John Purdy interview.  
2012-11-04 7 Face
(Alexie, Sherman - 2009)
Other Book of poems.  
2012-11-03 5 Bird by Bird
(Lamott, Anne - 1994)
Non-fiction A nearly perfect work - tart wise advice on the writing life.  
2012-11-02 5 Turn of Mind
(LaPlante, Alice - 2011)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for December 2012. Dr. Jennifer White is in the mid stages of Dementia. Someone has killed her prickly neighbor, and as a surgeon, she is the prime suspect because the murderer cut off 4 of the victim's fingers. But did she do it? The answer is revealed as we spend time in her swiss-cheese mind.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-11-01 4 The Worst Hard Time
(Egan, Timothy)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
The untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2012-10-04 7 Blasphemy
(Alexie, Sherman - 2012)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book, bought after reading. New and Selected Stories
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2012-10-03 5 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(Chbosky, Stephen - 1999)
Youth Wow. I didn't know this book has been around for so long.  
2012-10-02 5 Untied
(Baxter, Meridith (Baxter-Birney) - 2011)
Auto/Biography A memoir of family, fame, and floundering.  
2012-10-01 2 Shadow of Night
(Harkness, Deborah - 2012)
Fantasy Sequel to A Discovery of Witches.  
2012-09-07 4 Graveyard Special (Mill City Book 1)
(Lileks, James - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.99 Kindle book. Trattoria Restaurant, 3 AM. One waiter, one customer. The overnight fry cook rambles up to the pie case to take his nightly hit of dessert-topping propellant. It's not a complete surprise when he falls to the floor; the stuff gives him the spins. That's the point. It's a bad moment for the boss to arrive, though. It's worse when the cook turns out to be dead - from a bullet no one heard.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2012-09-06 6 The Wettest County in the World
(Bondurant, Matt - 2008)
Fiction Novel based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurant Boys. The movie Lawless is based on this book. Nick Cave did a good job of adapting the book to the screenplay.  
2012-09-05 4 The Wedding
(Sparks, Nicholas - 2003)
Fiction Noah and Allie were the main characters of "The Notebook". Now Allie has died, and Noah is a grandfather. His granddaughter is getting married, and Noah's daughter and son-in-law are scrambling to plan a wedding on short notice. The joyful event is shedding light on the problems in their own marriage.  
2012-09-04 7 The Year of Pleasures
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2005)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. The familiar protagonist of Berg's 13th novel is a Boston widow of several months, 55-year-old Betta Nolan, who fulfills her dying husband's dream of moving out to the Midwest and starting a new life.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2012-09-03 4 The Complete Decorated Journal
(Diehn, Gwen - 2012)
Craft A Compendium of Journaling Techniques.  
2012-09-02 6 Raw Art Journaling
(McDonald, Quinn - 2011)
Craft Ideas for arting up your journals.  
2012-09-01 7 Rules of Civility
(Towles, Amor - 2011)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for September 2012. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set 1930s New York City alight.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-08-05 3 Steal Like an Artist
(Kleon, Austin - 2012)
Non-fiction 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative  
2012-08-04 5 Deadlocked
(Harris, Charlaine - 2012)
Magical/Mystical What are these books ever about? In this one, Sookie catches Eric ravenously feeding off of a hot young woman who later ends up dead in his yard, supes band together to solve the mystery, and Sookie becomes more aware of the importance of the Cluviel Dor.  
2012-08-03 6 how to get a girl pregnant
(Jiménez, Karleen Pendelton - 2011)
GLBT Memoir by butch lesbian of her quest to get pregnant and have a baby.  
2012-08-02 6 Snow Crash
(Stephenson, Neal - 1992)
SciFi Cyberpunk. Hiro Protagonist, pizza delivery guy and hacker, hooks up with young skateboard messenger, Y.T., to look into mysterious happenings on "The Raft".  
2012-08-01 6 Bookshelf
(Johnson, Alex - 2012)
Art Funky fancy imaginative bookshelves.  
2012-07-05 4 The Sense of an Ending
(Barnes, Julian - 2011)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2012. Boy grows up in the UK in the 50s/60s. Grows up, finds girls, grows apart from his friends, grows old, reminisces, tries to reconnect with his past.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-07-04 4 Bond Girl
(Duffy, Erin - 2012)
Fiction Whip smart college grad toughing it out in a pressure-filled entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm in 2008. Sparkling, smart, snappy, but never weighed down by financial terminology.  
2012-07-03 4 The Scourge of God
(Stirling, S.M. - 2008)
Post-Apocalyptic Rudy McKenzie continues his trek across the USA - destination: Nantucket.  
2012-07-02 5 tiny beautiful things
(Strayed, Cheryl - 2012)
Essays Suggested By: Author.
BooksAndBars for Oct 2012, but I had already read it. Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-07-01 4 Paris in Love
(James, Eloisa - 2012)
Memoir Two profs and their kids live in Paris for a year.  
2012-06-06 8 Ready Player One
(Cline, Ernest - 2011)
SciFi Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for August 2012. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-06-05 3 The Big Cat Nap
(Brown, Rita Mae - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Life in a smallish Virginia town. Farmer Lady, "Harry", finds several employees of a local car repair shop murdered at various places around town.  
2012-06-04 5 Welcome to My World
(Weir, Johnny - 2011)
Auto/Biography Autobiography of the Olympic Skater.  
2012-06-03 6 Every Step You Take
(Soto, Jock - 2011)
Auto/Biography Auto-biography of Jock Soto, principal dancer for the New York City Ballet. He's 1/2 Navajo, and 1/2 Puerto Rican.  
2012-06-02 6 More Sweet Tea
(Allen, Sarah Addison and others - 2005)
Short Stories Collection of short stories about the American South.  
2012-06-01 5 Sacré Bleu
(Moore, Christopher - 2012)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
"The Colorman" and his slave/muse "Bleu" feed off of the creative talents of painters in Paris circa 1863-1891.
2012-05-03 7 The Art of Fielding
(Harbach, Chuck - 2011)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for June 2012. At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-05-02 7 Wild
(Strayed, Cheryl - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
BooksAndBars for Oct 2012, but I had already read it. From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Impulsively decided to hike the 2663 mile PCT: no hiking experience, too-large backpack, and too small boots.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-05-01 6 The Lucky One
(Sparks, Nicholas - 2008)
Chick Lit After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat.  
2012-04-03 7 Once Upon a Time, There Was You
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2011)
Fiction Sharing nothing in common except their 16-year-old daughter, divorced parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during their marriage.  
2012-04-02 5 Other People's Dirt
(Rafkin, Louise - 1999)
Essays A Housecleaner's Curious Adventuers  
2012-04-01 7 A Great Day to Fight Fire Mann Gulch, 1949
(Matthews, Mark - 2007)
Non-fiction I wanted to know more about the guys James Keelaghan sings about in Cold Missouri Waters. In 1949, only 3 of 66 men fighting a wildfire in Montana's Mann Gulch survived.  
2012-03-04 4 The Sisters Brothers
(DeWitt, Patrick - 2011)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for April 2012. Two hitmen brothers in the Old West travel to San Francisco for an assignment.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-03-03 4 The Paper Chase
(Osborn, John Jay Jr. - 1971)
Fiction Book which inspire the movie and TV series.  
2012-03-02 5 Toast
(Slater, Nigel - 2003)
Memoir Celebrated U.K. foodwriter strings together memorable meals from his past, with a glossary for Yanks (fairy cakes = cupcakes). Toast is a stirring tale of troubled childhood.  
2012-03-01 5 The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
(Various - 2011)
Youth Short stories, purportedly written to complete an illustration and a snipped of story.  
2012-02-05 6 Without Fail
(Child, Lee - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Secret Services picks up Jack Reacher to help with threat against the Vice President elect.  
2012-02-03 6 We Bought A Zoo
(Mee, Benjamin - 2008)
Memoir Looking for adventure, family buys zoo with inheritance left by their father.  
2012-02-02 4 An Invisible Sign of My Own
(Bender, Aimee - 2000)
Magical/Mystical Math teacher makes a hobby of quitting things. She is reluctant to take up with the science teacher who has taken a shine to her.  
2012-02-01 4 Arcadia
(Groff, Lauren - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for April 2013. Bit grew up in a Vegan hippie commune. The book spans his life from about age 3 to about 53.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2012-02-01 5 Way To Go, Smith!
(Smith, Bob - 1999)
Memoir Bob Smith is that rare phenomenon: a hilarious Gentile  
2012-01-05 6 Make the Bread, Buy the Butter
(Reese, Jennifer - 2011)
Cookbook Reese, a passionate cook, took a good look at her pantry a coupla years ago and though, "I bet it's cheaper to make some of this stuff myself."  
2012-01-04 7 sheepish
(Friend, Catherine - 2011)
Memoir Two women, fifty sheep & enough wool to save the planet.  
2012-01-03 5 Unmeasured Strength
(Manning, Lauren - 2011)
Memoir Lauren Manning's own story about her recovery from horrific burns at the World Trade Center.  
2012-01-02 4 Geroge & Sam
(Moore, Charlotte - 2006)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Two Boys, One Family, and Autism. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
2012-01-01 5 As Always, Julia
(Child, Julia and Avis DeVoto - 2010)
Non-fiction The letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto. Edited by Joan Reardon. She comes booming back to life in these daily missives between Child in Paris and her New York penpal Avid DeVoto, written from 1952 to 1961.  
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