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December books

I don't know what LJ has done with their coding but the last few months my book table has a large gap where one never used to be. But that's something I want to learn more about in 2007: coding, website building, programming, etc. and now that I have evenings free, maybe I can take a few evening computer courses!

I read my 25 books this month to reach the goal of 312 books with 9 hours to spare! That's 6 books a week for the 52 weeks in the year! I don't think I'll beat that record 'til I retire and maybe not even then!




























December Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Bill Pronzini Quarry 216 7 Mystery
2 Gabrielle Zevine Elsewhere 277 9 Fantasy
3 Bill Pronzini Epitaphs 232 6 Mystery
4 Kathy Tyers Firebird 265 9 Science Fiction
5 Kathy Tyers Fusion Fire 231 9 Science Fiction
6 Bill Pronzini Demons 230 8 Mystery
7 Bill Pronzini Hardcase 276 7 Mystery
8 Bill Pronzini Sentinels 213 7 Mystery
9 Bill Pronzini Illusions 243 7 Mystery
10 Bill Pronzini Boobytrap 213 7 Mystery
11 Bill Pronzini Crazybone 197 8 Mystery
12 Bill Pronzini Bleeders 213 8 Mystery
13 Bill Pronzini Scenarios: a nd casebook 293 7 Mystery
14 Bill Pronzini Spook 233 7 Mystery
15 Alex Archer Rogue Angel: Solomon's Jar 346 7 Science Fiction
16 Bill Pronzini Nightcrawlers 301 7 Mystery
17 Bill Pronzini Mourners 285 7 Mystery
18 Alex Archer The Spider Stone 346 8 Science Fiction
19 Richard Paul Evans The Christmas Box 87 9 Non-Fiction
20 James A. Hetley Dragon's Eye 355 7 Fantasy
21 Diane Setterfield The Thirteenth Tale 406 8 Mystery
22 Maggie L. Wood The Princess Pawn 299 8 YA
23 Richard Paul Evans Finding Noel 304 8 Mystery
24 Sammi Carter Candy Apple Dead 222 5 Mystery
25 Deborah Donnelly Bride and Doom 288 7 Mystery


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November books

I'm 13 books away from my goal of 300 books this year. Barring all unforseen occurrences that leave me unable to read, I'm going to exceed my goal!

































November Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Laura Lippman Baltimore Blues 290 6 Mystery
2 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax Pursued 232 8 Mystery
3 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer 202 8 Mystery
4 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist 203 8 Mystery
5 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled 195 8 Mystery
6 Tamora Pierce Terrier 581 9 Fantasy
7 Mike Shepherd Kris Longknife: Resolute 342 8 Science Fiction
8 Bill Pronzini Blowback 148 6 Mystery
9 Bill Pronzini Twospot 268 7 Mystery
10 Bill Pronzini Labyrinth 186 8 Mystery
11 Terri Farley Run Away Home 254 8 YA
12 Bill Pronzini Hoodwink 216 7 Mystery
13 Bill Pronzini Scattershot 172 8 Mystery
14 Bill Pronzini Dragonfire 196 8 Mystery
15 Katherine Hall Page The Body In The Ivy 246 7 Mystery
16 Maddy Hunter G'day to Die 288 8 Mystery
17 Bill Pronzini Bindlestiff 180 6 Mystery
18 Bill Pronzini Casefile 208 7 Mystery
19 Bill Pronzini Nightshades 148 7 Mystery
20 Bill Pronzini Quicksilver 151 7 Mystery
21 Bill Pronzini Bones 196 5 Mystery
22 Bill Pronzini Deadfall 212 6 Mystery
23 Bill Pronzini Shackles 262 8 Mystery
24 Bill Pronzini Jackpot 214 7 Mystery
25 Bill Pronzini Breakdown 230 7 Mystery
26 Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go 288 9 Science Fiction
27 Kate Wilhelm Sleight of Hand 360 9 Mystery
28 Alex Archer Rogue Angel: Destiny 346 9 Science Fiction
29 Barbara Seranella No Human Involved 215 7 Mystery
30 Barbara Seranella No Offense Intended 266 7 Mystery
31 Pamela Dean Tam Lin 468 4 Fantasy


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October's books

I'm 6 books ahead of where I need to be to reach my goal of 300 books this year. It's a good thing because the Holidays are coming and who's going to have time to read? \*_*/
Is this where I mention that there's only 53 days 'til Christmas?
No?
Okay, I won't say anything!


































October Book Report
#Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 William G. Tapply Out Cold 292 8 Mystery
2 Irene Radford The Dragon Circle 420 8 Science Fiction
3 Terri Farely Gypsy Gold 213 8 YA
4 Alexander McCall Smith The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 235 5 Mystery
5 Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover Landfall 160 6 Science Fiction
6 Alice Kimberly The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library 255 8 Mystery
7 Parnell Hall Stalking the Puzzle Lady 350 6 Mystery
8 Donna Andrews Delete All Suspects 247 7 Mystery
9 Charlaine Harris Grave Surprise 295 8 Mystery
10 Alexander McCall Smith Tears of the Giraffe 227 6 Mystery
11 Vicki Stiefel The Grief Shop 353 9 Mystery
12 Garth Nix Across the Wall 415 7 Fantasy
13 Kristine Kathryn Rusch Paloma 371 8 Science Fiction
14 David Weber In Fury Born 846 9 Science Fiction
15 Dorothy Gilman The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax 204 8 Mystery
16 Dorothy Gilman The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax 176 7 Mystery
17 Dorothy Gilman The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax 208 8 Mystery
18 Dorothy Gilman A Palm For Mrs. Pollifax 191 8 Mystery
19 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax on Safari 223 8 Mystery
20 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station 216 8 Mystery
21 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha 217 7 Mystery
22 Matt Witten Breakfast at Madeline's 244 5 Mystery
23 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle 199 7 Mystery
24 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish 211 7 Mystery
25 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief 201 8 Mystery
26 Bill Pronzini The Snatched 213 8 Mystery
27 Bill Pronzini The Vanished 181 7 Mystery
28 Bill Pronzini Undercurrent 213 8 Mystery
29 Philip R. Craig Dead in Vineyard Sand 242 7 Mystery
30 Alexander McCall Smith Morality for Beautiful Girls 227 6 Mystery
31 Donna Andrews No Nest for the Wicket 259 9 Mystery


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September's books

I'm still on track for 300 books!
Here's my list of books read in September:



September Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Susan Wittig Albert Witches' Bane 255 5 Mystery
2 Susan Wittig Albert Hangman's Root 252 6 Mystery
3 Marianne Curley The Named 333 8 Science Fiction
4 Marianne Curley The Dark 334 8 Science Fiction
5 Marianne Curley The Key 413 9 Science Fiction
6 Tanya Huff Smoke and Ashes 373 7 Science Fiction
7 Susan Wittig Albert Rosemary Remembered 293 7 Mystery
8 Gordon Korman Rescue 140 9 Juvenile
9 Susan Wittig Albert Rueful Death 272 7 Mystery
10 Susan Wittig Albert Love Lies Bleeding 304 6 Mystery
11 Nero Blanc Death on the Diagonal 280 8 Mystery
12 Elizabeth Moon Phases 374 7 Science Fiction
13 Rachel Caine Firestorm 294 8 Science Fiction
14 Susan Wittig Albert Chile Death 306 7 Mystery
15 Susan Wittig Albert Lavender Lies 306 7 Mystery
16 Susan Wittig Albert Mistletoe Man 296 7 Mystery
17 Susan Wittig Albert Bloodroot 305 7 Mystery
18 Susan Wittig Albert Indigo Dying 269 7 Mystery
19 Kim Harrison Dead Witch Walking 416 7 Fantasy
20 Brian M. Wiprud Pipsqueak 219 7 Mystery
21 Irene Radford The Dragons' Revenge 425 8 Science Fiction
22 Susan Wittig Albert A Dilly of a Death 322 7 Mystery
23 Brian M. Wiprud Stuffed 352 7 Mystery
24 Maria V. Snyder Poison Study 392 9 Fantasy
25 Marie Brennan Warrior and Witch 430 7 Fantasy


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August books

I've outdone myself! Not only have I managed to read more than a book a day this month, I've read over ten thousand pages in one month! I'm also back on track for my goal of reading three hundred books this year. Two hundred down and one hundred to go!



August Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 David Weber The Short Victorious War 376 10 Science Fiction
2 David Weber Field of Dishonor 367 10 Science Fiction
3 David Weber Flag in Exile 442 10 Science Fiction
4 Arthur G. Slade Draugr 171 7 YA
5 JoAnna Carl The Chocolate Bridal Bash 226 8 Mystery
6 Arthur G. Slade The Haunting of Drang Island 160 7 YA
7 Mariane Curley Old Magic 317 9 YA
8 Dawn Cook Princess at Sea 344 7 Fantasy
9 Terri Farley Wild Hony 291 8 YA
10 P. J. Tracy Snow Blind 311 9 Mystery
11 Mary Daheim Saks and Violins 341 7 Mystery
12 William G. Tapply The Elements of Mystery Fiction 187 7 Non-Fiction
13 John Sandford Dead Watch 373 7 Mystery
14 Jane Lindskold The Dragon of Despair 729 7 Fantasy
15 Pierre Boulle Planet of the Apes 248 8 Science Fiction
16 Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights 401 5 Fiction
17 Karen Ripley The Persistence of Memory 247 8 Science Fiction
18 Karen Ripley The Warden of Horses 425 8 Science Fiction
19 Karen Ripley The Alchemists of Time 470 8 Science Fiction
20 Arthur G. Slade Tribes 134 7 YA
21 Sarah Graves Nail Biter 260 8 Mystery
22 Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen 253 6 YA
23 Arthur G. Slade Dust 183 7 YA
24 Jasper Fforde The Big Over Easy 383 7 Mystery
25 Phillip Margolin Proof Positive 314 7 Mystery
26 Jasper Fforde The Fourth Bear 378 7 Mystery
27 Marcia Muller Cape Perdido 306 7 Mystery
28 Mary Daheim The Alpine Quilt 303 7 Mystery
29 Susan Wittig Albert Thyme of Death 309 7 Mystery
30 Gordon Korman The Abduction 137 9 Juvenile
31 Gordon Korman The Search 138 9 Juvenile
32 Jane Lindskold Wolf Captured 709 9 Fantasy


Splash

July books read

I'm short 7 books this month toward my sort of goal of 300 books this year. The books averaged out about 45 pages longer than from previous months but I also averaged reading 40 pages less per day! Oops! First month under 200 pages per day.



July Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Sarah Andrews Mother Nature 342 7 Mystery
2 Sarah Andrews Only Flesh and Bones 321 7 Mystery
3 Sarah Andrews Bone Hunter 340 7 Mystery
4 Guy Gavriel Kay The Darkest Road 355 8 Fantasy
5 Walt & Leigh Richmond Siva! 172 7 Science Fiction
6 Marie Brennan Doppelganger 388 8 Fantasy
7 Sarah Andrews An Eye For Gold 358 8 Mystery
8 Naomi Novik Her Majesty's Dragon 356 9 Fantasy
9 Naomi Novik Throne of Jade 398 9 Fantasy
10 Naomi Novik Black Powder War 365 8 Fantasy
11 Sarah Andrews Fault Line 307 7 Mystery
12 Sarah Andrews Killer Dust 310 6 Mystery
13 Sarah Andrews Earth Colors 289 8 Mystery
14 Sarah Andrews Dead Dry 306 8 Mystery
15 Philip R. Craig Vineyard Prey 235 8 Mystery
16 Kathy Reichs Break No Bones 337 7 Mystery
17 David Weber On Basilisk Station 422 10 Science Fiction
18 David Weber The Honor of the Queen 422 10 Science Fiction


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books I read in June

Half the year is gone and I'm halfway to 300 books read this year! I need to read at least 103 more to beat my record of 253 from 2000. I think I can manage that. :)

Here's my reading list from June:



June Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Patricia H. Rushford & Harrison James She Who Watches 300 7 Mystery
2 Eoin Colfer The Opal Deception 342 7 YA
3 Eoin Colfer Half-Moon Investigations 290 7 YA
4 Gordon Korman Chasing the Falconers 154 9 Juvenile
5 Gordon Korman The Fugitive Factor 148 9 Juvenile
6 Gordon Korman Now You See Them, Now You Don't 146 9 Juvenile
7 Gordon Korman The Stowaway Solution 149 9 Juvenile
8 Gordon Korman Public Enemies 150 9 Juvenile
9 Gordon Korman Hunting the Hunter 151 9 Juvenile
10 Jane Lindskold Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart 725 7 Fantasy
11 Dana Stabenow The Blindfold Game 260 5 Mystery
12 Irene Radford The Hidden Dragon 395 6 Science Fiction
13 Jo Dereske Bookmarked To Die 336 7 Mystery
14 Ann Granger Mixing With Murder 343 8 Mystery
15 Victoria Houston Dead Angler 265 7 Mystery
16 Victoria Houston Dead Creek 283 7 Mystery
17 Victoria Houston Dead Water 279 7 Mystery
18 Victoria Houston Dead Frenzy 294 7 Mystery
19 Victoria Houston Dead Hot Mama 291 7 Mystery
20 Victoria Houston Dead Jitterbug 259 7 Mystery
21 Sarah Andrews Tensleep 280 6 Mystery
22 Sarah Andrews A Fall In Denver 286 7 Mystery
23 Sally Gardner I, Corainder 280 7 YA
24 Guy Gavriel Kay The Summer Tree 311 6 Fantasy
25 Guy Gavriel Kay The Wandering Fire 298 5 Fantasy
26 Victoria Houston Dead Boogie 212 7 Mystery
27 Walter H. Hunt The Dark Crusade 531 4 Science Fiction


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Books I read in May

Here's a list of the books I read in May:



May Book Report
# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Mary Stanton By Fire, By Moonlight 118 4 Fantasy
2 Mary Stanton Search for the Star 114 5 Fantasy
3 Mary Stanton Secrets of the Scepter 113 4 Fantasy
4 Mary Stanton Night of the Shifter's Moon 109 5 Fantasy
5 Mary Stanton Shadows over Balinor 111 4 Fantasy
6 Sarah Stewart Taylor O' Artful Death 278 7 Mystery
7 Donna Andrews Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon 297 9 Mystery
8 Donna Andrews We'll Always Have Parrots 331 9 Mystery
9 Donna Andrews Owls Well That Ends Well 326 9 Mystery
10 Sarah Stewart Taylor Mansions of the Dead 337 7 Mystery
11 Sarah Stewart Taylor Judgment of the Grave 320 7 Mystery
12 Lois McMaster Bujold Cetanga 302 7 Science Fiction
13 Lois McMaster Bujold The Borders of Infinity 311 7 Science Fiction
14 Jim Lynch The Highest Tide 247 5 YA
15 Lois McMaster Bujold Brothers In Arms 338 8 Science Fiction
16 Lois McMaster Bujold Mirror Dance 392 8 Science Fiction
17 Terri Farley Dawn Runner 198 8 YA
18 Lois McMaster Bujold Memory 462 7 Science Fiction
19 Lois McMaster Bujold Komarr 311 9 Science Fiction
20 Lois McMaster Bujold A Civil Campaign 405 8 Science Fiction
21 Lois McMaster Bujold Diplomatic Immunity 307 7 Science Fiction
22 Rett MacPherson Dead Man Running 230 6 Mystery
23 Earlene Fowler The Saddlemaker's Wife 308 9 Mystery
24 Alan Garner The Owl Service 219 4 YA
25 Jane Lindskold Through Wolf's Eyes 579 8 Fantasy


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April's Books

These are the books I read in April:



# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 Lois McMaster Bujold The Warrior's Apprentice 290 9 Science Fiction
2 Lois McMaster Bujold The Vor Game 342 9 Science Fiction
3 Claudia Bishop A Dinner To Die For 227 7 Mystery
4 Elizabeth Moon Engaging the Enemy 401 8 Science Fiction
5 Carolyn G. Hart Dead Days of Summer 280 8 Mystery
6 Jennifer Chiaverini Circle of Quilters 309 10 Fiction
7 Terri Farley Blue Wings 231 8 YA
8 Lois McMaster Bujold Ethan of Athos 237 7 Science Fiction
9 Kate Forsyth The Shining City 6 Fantasy
10 H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Wit and Wisdom from the Peanut Butter Gang 522 7 Humor
11 Steve Perry The Musashi Flex 127 9 Science Fiction
12 David Randall In the Shadow of the Bear 321 9 Fantasy
13 Charles De Lint The Riddle of the Wren 414 6 Fantasy
14 Donna Andrews You've Got Murder 9 Mystery
15 Donna Andrews Click Here For Murder 295 9 Mystery
16 Donna Andrews Access Denied 8 Mystery
17 Donna Andrews Murder With Peacocks 298 9 Mystery
18 Donna Andrews Murder With Puffins 295 9 Mystery
19 Donna Andrews Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos 251 9 Mystery
20 Robin McKinley Sunshine 6 Science Fiction
21 Mary Stanton The Road To Balinor 296 7 Fantasy
22 Mary Stanton Sunchaser's Quest 281 7 Fantasy
23 Mary Stanton Valley of Fear 293 6 Fantasy




I didn't make my 25 books this month but didn't expect to read 300 books this year anyway! I am well on my way to beating 2000's record of 253 books though & that's all I really wanted to do. I'm on books 99, 100, 101 & 102!
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Books read in March

The list of books I read for March:


# Author Title Pages Rating Genre
1 April Henry Shock Point 185 9 YA
2 Patricia Sprinkle When Did We Lose Harriet? 302 6 Mystery
3 Deborah Donnelly Death Takes A Honeymoon 335 7 Mystery
4 Deborah Donnelly You May Now Kill The Bride 274 7 Mystery
5 Robert Crais The Two Minute Rule 325 8 Mystery
6 Patricia Sprinkle But Why Shoot the Magistrate? 309 7 Mystery
7 Patricia Sprinkle Who Invited the Dead Man? 250 7 Mystery
8 Patricia Sprinkle Who Left That Body in the Rain? 291 7 Mystery
9 Patricia Sprinkle Who Let That Killer in the House? 260 6 Mystery
10 Patricia Sprinkle When Will the Dead Lady Sing? 254 7 Mystery
11 Patricia Sprinkle Who Killed The Queen of Clubs? 252 7 Mystery
12 Patricia Sprinkle Did You Declare A Corpse? 262 7 Mystery
13 Peter King The Gourmet Detective 256 5 Mystery
14 S. L. Farrell Heir of Stone 642 8 Fantasy
15 Peter King Spiced To Death 293 7 Mystery
16 Lois McMaster Bujold Falling Free 307 9 Science Fiction
17 Lois McMaster Bujold Shards of Honor 205 6 Science Fiction
18 Lois McMaster Bujold Barrayar 389 7 Science Fiction
19 Peter King Dying on the Vine 279 6 Mystery
20 Peter King Death al Dente 249 6 Mystery
21 Peter King A Healthy Place to Die 230 6 Mystery
22 Peter King Roux the Day 231 4 Mystery
23 Peter King Eat, Drink, and be Buried 215 7 Mystery
24 Peter King Dine & Die on the Danube Express 262 6 Mystery