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2014 READS

 

Since I completed a book tonight, New Year's Eve ,2013, I decided to go ahead and list it in the 2014 thread. 

 

~~~All books will be clickable to the review post it's listed on .~~~

 

1- The Book of Ebenezer LePage - G. B. Edwards    5/5

2- Thunder Over the Prairie  --- Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss   5/5

3- Year of Our Lord  : Faith, Hope and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta    -- T R Pearson  3/5

4-The Bottoms  --- Joe Lansdale  5/5

5-The Constance Fisher Tragedy - Bob Burris 3/5

6- The Observations  -Jane Harris 5/5

7. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters 4/5

8-Whistling in the Dark - Lesley Kagen 4/5

9-Good Graces - Lesley Kagen 4/5

10- Running the Books : The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian 4/5

11-American Boy - Larry Watson 3/5

12-Final Argument - Tom Bucy 4/5

13-To He** on a Fast Horse - Mark Gardner 3/5

14-Whistling Past the Graveyard -Susan Crandall  4/5

15-Coffins of Little Hope -Timothy Schaffert 2/5

16-When We Were the Kennedys : A Memoir from Mexico, Maine - Monica Wood  5/5

17- Echoes of My Soul -Robert Tanenbaum 4/5

18- Handcarved Coffins - Truman Capote 4/5

19 - Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter - Barbara Robinette Moss  5/5

20- Pray for Silence - Linda Castillo  4/5

21- My Cousin Rachel - Daphne DuMaurier 5/5

22. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man - Fannie Flagg 4/5

23 - The Storied Life of A J Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin 5/5 *

24-Dead End Gene Pool -Wendy Burden  4/5

25 .Lost in Shangri-La  - Mitchell Zuckoff 4/5

26 -What the Deaf Mute Heard - G D Gearino 4/5

27-Summer House With Swimming Pool  -Herman Koch 4/5

28-The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel

29-Every Day is a Holiday - George Mahood  4/5

30-The Tale of Halcyon Crane -1/5

31- Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey - 4/5

32-The Skeleton Crew - Deborah Halber 2/5

33-Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea - Morgan Callan Rogers  6/5 (Best of the year )

34 -We Are All welcome Here- Elizabeth Berg 2/5

35  -The Visitors - Sally Beauman 4/5

36 -That Bear Ate My Pants - Tony James Slater 4/5

37 -Shadow on the ill ;The True Story of a 1925 Kansas Murder - 3/5

38  -Deaths on Pleasant Street - Giles Fowler 3/5

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No Challenges. 

:I-Agree:

 

Ok, I'm breaking my own rule here a bit . I found this easy Bingo challenge online. It should be easy enough to fit the books I read this year into the slots. They are pretty varied .

 

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Typed out list of Bingo Card :

 

A book with over 500 pgs -The Little Friend (paperback has 510)

Forgotten Classic -  Book of Ebenezer LePage  (forgotten to me, I'd never heard of it )

Became a Movie -My Cousin Rachel

Published this year -Final Argument

Number in the Title -

Author age under 30 -

Non-human characters -

Funny -Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

Female author --Whistling in the Dark

Mystery -Echoes of My Soul (real life mystery)

One word title -

Short stories -

Different continent-Lost in Shangrila

Nonfiction - Running the Books

First book by a favorite author -The Bottoms (Joe Lansdale -- just bought 2 more by him ! )

Heard about it online -American Boy ( found it on Amazon )

Bestseller list -When We Were the Kennedys (Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award)--Close enough !

Based on a true story -  Year of Our Lord

Bottom of my TBR -  Thunder Over the Prairie ( One of the first books I put on my Kindle )

Book your friend loves - The Observations (Bobblybear loved it ! and so do I )

Book that scares you -The Constance Fisher Tragedy

More than 10 years old-Handcarved Coffins

Second in a series -- Good Graces

Blue cover -Coffins of Little Hope

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Aw, nice. :D

 

I`m thinking of picking 12 must-read books for next year, books which I`ve had for ages in my TBR, and having the rest of my reading as a free-for-all. :smile:

 

Oops, can I post in this thread yet ? :blush2:

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HiYa Pixie

 

 Of course you can ! No worries at all .

 

Yea, I think I need to take the pressure off my reading or it's not fun ,so this next year, no rules .     :)

 

 Good luck with reading the 12  books you want to complete ! 

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Love. This. Thread!

 

:readingtwo:  Yup, reading's the thing. 

 

Although I would like to finish off Sherman before the end of the year, hate to bring the bugger forward to another year. /sigh/

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Thanks Kate !

 I decided to try a new approach this coming year.   ( Hope you get Sherman out of the way before then , if not, toss it if it's too much .

Life's too short to waste on books you're struggling with .  

 

 

Chalie,

Thanks

  I think this might just prevent a bit of the sliding mojo and reading slumps that have been all too common this year. It sounds like lots of  folks in here have experienced the same lately . Better luck for next year, huh ?

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Hi Julie  :grinhat:  love your chilled out approach to next years reading. Hope you read lots of good books next year & i look forward to popping on to your shiny new thread to read all about them  :friends3:

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This is a great approach Julie. :D I hope to do something similar - just have a general list of books I want to read but no time limits or pressure. Hope you have fun with it!

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Hi Julie  :grinhat:  love your chilled out approach to next years reading. Hope you read lots of good books next year & i look forward to popping on to your shiny new thread to read all about them  :friends3:

Thanks very kindly KM  :coolsnow:   I think more of a chilling out approach will work better for me . Thanks for stopping in .

 

This is a great approach Julie. :D I hope to do something similar - just have a general list of books I want to read but no time limits or pressure. Hope you have fun with it!

Thanks ,and I agree, I have a huge pile of books on my Kindle, but I have it set up so they are sort of invisible unless I want to see them all the time, so I don't have physical books sitting here staring me in the face .    :icon_eek: 

Good luck next year to you too .

 

 

:thankyousigna2:   for stopping by ,guys !

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This thread made me smile! Sounds like a good plan Julie. :)

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HiYa Pixie

 

 Of course you can ! No worries at all .

 

Yea, I think I need to take the pressure off my reading or it's not fun ,so this next year, no rules .     :)

 

 Good luck with reading the 12  books you want to complete ! 

Thank you ! Now I just have to pick them... :readingtwo:

 

Hope that 2014 is good for you, reading and otherwise. :D

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Sounds like a good plan Julie - I haven't even thought about next year yet !  

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Thank you ! Now I just have to pick them... :readingtwo:

 

Hope that 2014 is good for you, reading and otherwise. :D

 

Thank you Pixie ,and I wish you the same for the coming year  :)

Sounds like a good plan Julie - I haven't even thought about next year yet !  

I really hadn't either, until I saw the post that said we could set up our thread ,so I thought I might as well . You did well this year on your book totals, didn't you ?

 

:yes: Sound attitude to take Julie!  :smile:

Thanks, Marie !

 

Made me chuckle. :lol: Best of luck with your 2014 reading Julie. :friends3:

Thanks so much Ben, and same to you !

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Thanks Kate !

 I decided to try a new approach this coming year.   ( Hope you get Sherman out of the way before then , if not, toss it if it's too much .

Life's too short to waste on books you're struggling with .  

 

 

 

Very true!

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Thanks Kate !

 I decided to try a new approach this coming year.   ( Hope you get Sherman out of the way before then , if not, toss it if it's too much .

Life's too short to waste on books you're struggling with .  

 

I'll echo James..... :D 

 

The Sherman book is one of those, probably.  The only possible difference is my ingrained prejudice against Sherman.  I don't want to allow that to color my finishing, or not finishing the book.  Interestingly enough, the book is based on Sherman's own diaries and letters.  Apparently the man kept everything!  So, that alone should make it more.....interesting?  Insightful?  Yeah, all of that.

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Not book related , but I'm not much of a stickler on my book threads .

 

Tattoos . Seriously thinking of getting one,so I've been doing an informal survey to ask others if they have one, what it is and where .

Kate brought up a good point :

As you AGE , your PARTS start to sag .

 

 

Before :

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AFTER

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I'd hate to have George Clooney on my butt cheek ,then wake up one day with Jimmy Durante .  :(

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Awwwww, but I love Durante!! 

 

Thank you, Mrs. Calabash, where every you are!!!  :D

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Yes, I remember Jimmy too, but I was trying to picture someone that had a really old wrinkly face, so he was the first one I thought of .

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