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  1. Thanks --- I've been on a roll lately, that's for sure . I bet you've read a ton yourself !
  2. Thank you Frankie I'd say the 2 that really stand out are : I'm Down by Mishna Wolff -- it's a memoir that is so funny ! and This is Not My Beautiful Life, by Victoria Fedden ... I got it from NG and just finished it ,so not sure of the publication date . Its also a memoir . Ive read several of them this year .
  3. Noll, Several of them are ARC's -so have yet to be published . I need to take the time to put authors and reviews up . It just looks like a big task when I'm this far behind !
  4. Nothing wrong with that We all like to read at different paces . Sometimes I slow down, then speed up, depending on my moods I guess or what else is going on that needs attention .
  5. Sounds like you have a nice stash to keep you busy for awhile I actually have no clue how many I have . I don't keep track very well anymore. I've read a lot from my Kindle , so it's probably down around 150 . Then I read books for Netgalley and have maybe 30 in there that need read and reviewed. Plus I have maybe 100 audiobooks .
  6. Thanks, Athena , I still haven't gotten any reviews up . Will try to get them posted soon . Yes, I guess I have read several books I enjoyed. I don't usually finish books I am not enjoying, though . Too many books, not enough time , you know ? Lots of good ones out there to waste time on the ones I have to MAKE myself keep reading . I just move on to the next . At least it's helping to bring down my TBR pile to a more manageable number .
  7. Nope. just using my 5 as a top rating . I'm probably a lot more liberal at giving out a 5 , or maybe I HAVE read more really good books than I realized so far this year . I'll work on getting reviews up soon . It's grey and rainy here today so I sorta took a nap .
  8. Wow, those cards might be collectibles someday !
  9. Yea, I've been on a roll so far this year . Reading on my Kindle doesn't make my fingers catch fire though . The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio is a really cute story. This is the second time I've read it . It's a pretty fast read , too .
  10. I keep wondering what we all did BEFORE cell phones and computers ? I know I was around back then, but it seems weird to think about how we kept occupied before we had a computer running in front of us all day ...
  11. Good luck on your Literary Tour of the US , Will . I hope you enjoy the trip .
  12. That's one of the nice things about books -- we can live in a lot of other lands and meet other people without leaving our chair !
  13. I haven't read any of this author's books yet, but have heard others who have struggled with this one . I hope you find something else to hold your attention more . Nothing wrong with only reading 8 ! We all read and enjoy books at different paces .
  14. Yea, you brought up a good point about the phones. It's weird if you are out in public and watching people very much . Almost everyone seems to be talking , texting, or fiddling with their phones no matter where you are . It always amazes me when I am grocery shopping ,and there are lots of people shopping while carrying on conversations on their phone . It's funny, sometimes I wonder if they stop to think that everyone in the store is listening to their half of the conversation ?
  15. I guess maybe the original question here might have been whether we read more fiction or nonfiction . Nonfiction would definitely win for me. I used to read a lot more fiction, but like reading memoirs ,travel and true crime, and some historical books, so I'd say NF for the most part . ( Or even fiction based on a true story )
  16. May- August 77 Bulletproof 78 Queen of the Oddballs 79 The Last Resort 80 Mo, Me and America 81 Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere 82 Remembering America 83 A Man Called Ove 84 Stephen Fry in America 85 Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws 86 Nobody's Fool 87 You Had One Job 88 Wind Cries Mary 89 America's Boy 90 To Kill a Mockingbird (reread) 91 Bandit : A Daughter's Memoir 92 Hollywood Haunted 93 Chiefs 94 Lost in Place 95 NPR Road Trips 96 NPR Favorite Driveway Moments 97 Cheaper By the Dozen 98 Weird o pedia 99 Follow Me Down 100 This is Not My Beautiful Life
  17. No challenges or special order for these . Some are audiobooks, some are from my Kindle and some are advanced reader's copies for NetGalley review , so it's a bit of everything tossed in together . I'll put reviews and links up as I get time . January - April 1- Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend -- 3 *** 2- Missing Mom : A True Crime, True Family Story --- 4 **** 3- It's a Long Story :My Life -- 5 ***** 4- The Innocent Killer : The True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath --4 **** 5 - Kamikaze Kangaroo -- 4 **** 6- Supernatural Serial Killers --- 2 ** 7- Running on Red Dog Road -- 4 **** 8- Fighting the Devil --2 ** 9- Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio -3 10 - A Death in Canaan -4 11- David Copperfield (Reread ) - 5 12 - Diary of a Nobody -- 3 13- Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood - 3 14- Jake & Clara : Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder -4 15- Operation Ironman - 4 16-The Last Resort - 4 17- Can I Kiss Her Yet ? - 4 18 - Things Like the Truth - 3 19- In the Backwoods of Nowhere - 3 20- Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - 3 21 - A King in a Court of Fools - 3 22- Amish Confidential - 4 23 - That Bear Ate My Pants - 4 24 - Don't Need the Whole Dog - 4 25 - Gone : The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence - 3 26- Murder of Bessie Shepherd - 3 27 - Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - 3 28 - Don't Get Me Started, We'll Be Here All Day - 4 29 - The Wrong Shade of Yellow - 4 30 - Alligator Candy - 5 31 - The Life We Bury - 4 32 - Cry From an Unholy Grave - 2 33- Dark World, Into the Shadows - 3 34 - Midnight Assassin - 5 35 - X Child Stars - 4 36 - 10 Worst Serial Killers -3 37 - In The Company of Evil - 4 38 - Gitchie Girl - 3 39 - The Dark Tourist - 3 40 - Jumping in Mud Puddles - 2 41 - The Phantom Killer - 4 42 - The Christmas Letters - 3 43 - 84, Charing Cross Road - 3 44 -Harry Trumans Excellent Adventure - 3 45 - The Lost Girls - 3 46 - Death on the Nile - 3 47 -Morgue A Life in Death - 3 48 - Girl By the Side of the Road - 2 49 - English Creek - 4 50 - Tales Behind the Tombstones - 3 51 -While the City slept -4 52 - The Kennedy Detail - 4 53 - Through Five Administrations - 4 54 -Youre Never Weird on the Internet - 4 55- No Stone Unturned - 2 56 -Horatio's Drive - 4 57 - Trail of Blood - 4 58- I'm Down - 5 59 - We're Not Sixteen Anymore - 3 60 - Chasing the Last Laugh - 2 61-Under the Stars - 4 62- Bones of Mariana -2 63- Creepy Capital - 4 64- Brady & Hindley- 3 65- Assassination Vacation - 4 66- Michigan Murders - 4 68- Partly Cloudy Patriot - 3 69- Follow the River -4 70- Heart-Land - 3 71-Wings- 4 72-Many Deaths of Tom Thomson - 4 73- Murder in the Stacks - 3 74-Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - 4 75- Fitting In - 4 76- I . Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting With My Daddy - 3
  18. Hi Diane Been trying to get around and say hello , and just saw your post here this morning . I must have missed you on yesterday's rounds . Hope you are doing well and having a good reading year .
  19. Pixie Isn't it strange how we get so used to having a book with us , that if we find ourselves someplace without one , for even a few minutes, we go into a mini- panic ? It's like, WHAT am I supposed to do with this 12 minutes of spare time ??
  20. Going ok on this end Pixie . Thanks for asking . I need to get a book list made of what I've read so far this year . It looks like you have really done great so far !
  21. Oh, let's see ..... I'll have to make a list in here of what I've read so far. Nothing that was absolutely amazing so far . I did read Willie Nelson's memoir at the beginning of the year and really liked it, although I'm not a huge Willie Nelson fan . I'll try to get a list put up today sometime .
  22. I'm glad you got them both over with , and had a good Dr to do it for you . Lots of people put that off as long as possible. I think it's the fact that they are sticking something in your eye . but if you are put out or close to it, then you won't even know what they did to you . Audiobooks do take some getting used to . I listen to a lot of them now, but in the beginning, it was hard to train my brain to concentrate with my ears instead of my eyes . Glad you didn't have any "down time" without books. That'd be like taking FOOD away from most people !
  23. Hi Claire I see you recently read an Alan Bennett book . I read and loved The Uncommon Reader by him . Great little book !
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