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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Everybody Reads

I gave you my little list on Monday. Here is Sybok's list. Pretty impressive from his list last year (see comments), when he was known as C.H.U.B. C.H.U.D. I think Sybok was a lit major back in the day. Right Sybok?

1. Gather Darkness - Fritz Leiber
2. The Holmes-Dracula File - Fred Saberhagen
3. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
4. An Island Called Moreau - Brian Aldiss
5. The Complete Gothic Tales - Ray Russell
6. Let's All Kill Constance - Ray Bradbury
7. Conjure Wife - Fritz Leiber
8. First Blood - David Morrell
9. The Goodbye Look - Ross Macdonald
10. The Secret - Rhonda Byrne (K. made me)
11. The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler
12. The Italian Secretary - Caleb Carr
13. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
14. The Alienist - Caleb Carr
15. Psycho House - Robert Bloch
16. The Businessman - Thomas Disch
17. Lingard - Colin Wilson
18. Fletch - Gregory McDonald
19. The Hawkline Monster: a Gothic Western - Richard Brautigan
20. The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver
21. Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley
22. Deadline at Dawn - Cornell Woolrich
23. The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
24. Lost Souls (also known as Psychlone) - Greg Bear
25. The Synthetic Man (also known as The Dreaming Jewels) - Theodore Sturgeon
26. Always Leave 'Em Dying - Richard S. Prather
27. Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper - Robert Bloch
28. Dead Lines - Greg Bear
29. Heads - Greg Bear
30. Heroes and Horrors - Fritz Lieber
31. The Swarm - Arthur Herzog
32. Incubus - Ray Russell
33. A Stir of Echoes - Richard Matheson

Monday, December 31, 2007

Books 2007

My goal for 2007 was to read 12 books. Today I reached that goal! I read 4 memoirs, a general fiction book, but the rest were mysteries.

1. Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Novel -- Walter Mosley (Feb.)
2.Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless -- Susan Jane Gilman (March)
3. Crow Lake -- Mary Lawson (April)
4. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder (May - August)
5. Con Ed -- Matthew Klein (June)
6. Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund The Second Dixie Hemingway Mystery -- Blaize Clement (July)
7. The Good Daughter: An Angela Matelli Mystery -- Wendi Lee (July)
8. Skinny Dip -- Carl Hiaasen (August)
9. Little Chapel On The River A Pub, A Town, And the search for what matters most -- Gwendolyn Bounds (Sept.)
10. Ultraviolet -- Nancy Bush (Oct.)
11. Eat, Pray, Love One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia -- Elizabeth Gilbert (Oct. - Dec.)
12. The Ice House -- Minette Walters (Dec.)

Also read chapters of --

We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People by Dan Gillmor

The Dog Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training by Norma Eckroate, Paul Owens

My goal for next year is to stay in the 10 - 12 range, with an increase in total pages.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Books 2006

I've continued my push to read more books. In fact, I surpassed this year's goal.
KM will be proud, she was the one person that pooh-poohed my 8.5 book goal (up one from last year) and urged me to read an even 10. Of course, I refused to commit to that number on the spot, and of course, I am now proud to have reached it.

My 10.5 book (3,021 pages)list.
Sorry, no annotations this year. I will say I was surprised with the amount of non-fiction I read.

The 1/2. FINALLY finished Motoring w/ Mohammed by Eric Hansen in March.
1. Candy Apple Red - Nancy Bush (Feb./march)
2. Cowboys are my Weakness - Pam Houston (March)
3. Sea Glass - Anita Shreve (July)
4. The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers -Eric Hansen (July)
5. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter - Blaize Clement (July 31-Aug.2)
6. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt (August)
7. In Summer - Jeremy Jackson (Sept.)
8. Electric Blue - Nancy Bush (Nov.)
9. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Barack Obama (Dec.)
10. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson - Mitch Albom (Dec.)

PS: For those of you (MC) who read 5 books during one vacation - please don't judge.

PSS: My 2007 goal is twelve.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Movies and the Golden Globes

Another reminder that I have not seen many movies this year (sigh). Of all the nominees I have only seen Thank You for Smoking and Little Miss Sunshine. They are both absolutely wonderful - my two favorite movies this year. :)
I do hope to see Queen and possibly Departed.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

For the love of family, friends, and music...

I have burned 2 CD's in as many days. The first was a baby shower gift. It included Rosemary Clooney, Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Isaac Hayes, The First Time Ever I Saw your Face. Additional tracks by Ben Folds, Harry Nilsson, Ane Brun, Lux, Macy Gracy and other lullaby like songs. The second is a Christmas present for my soon to be 12 year old (or is it 11?) niece. Her CD had a total different vibe, it is mainly high energy and includes Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back (rapidly becoming a guilty pleasure of mine) and Say it Right by Nelly Furtado. There is also a couple of tracks by Fergie, Beyonce, Gwen, etc.

Creating these masterpieces takes lots of thought and time on my part, but there is more to it then just the music - there is the presentation too. At first look I was intimidated by this whole process, then I found Audio Label.
This software labeling software is SO easy to use AND they are currently offering a 15 day trial. Sweet! Thank you Audio Label for making my labor of love look good too.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Step Away from the Cake!

65 Grams of Fat?! There are somethings I am better off not knowing.

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