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25th-Jan-2008 01:17 pm(no subject)
Taniwha1
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7th-Jan-2008 12:38 am - Book #2
betterwithoutpeople
Title: Shopgirl
Author: Steve Martin
Genre: Fiction
# of pages: 130
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best]: A

Description of the book (from the back cover): Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..."

Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they struggle to decipher the language of love--with consquences that are both comic and heart-breaking.

Review: I really enjoyed the book. It was so good that it took me a few sittings to get through it, although I could have easily finished the book in one. But despite that fact, I really enjoyed it and am so glad that I did purchase it last year.

Next up: East of Eden


2 / 50 books. 4% done!


443 / 15000 pages. 3% done!

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3rd-Jan-2008 12:13 pm - What I read in 2007...
2 in 1 Showcase
Well, like a lot of folks here, I didn't quite hit the 50 book mark this year, unless you count graphic novels in the mix. Here's what I DID read, though:

 So, is there a new community for 2008?
30th-Dec-2007 10:45 pm - The High Window
Book #31
Book Title: The High Window
Author: Raymond Chandler
Genre: mystery
# of pages: 265
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
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30th-Dec-2007 09:33 pm - Mission Accomplished!
reading
I vowed to read 50+ in 2007, and I did it. 

30th-Dec-2007 11:12 am - Books 2007
cat lady
Wahoo! I passed my goal. AND learned how to knit AND worked 40+ hours a week AND took classes for medical coding. No wonder I'm so freakin' tired now.
29th-Dec-2007 08:34 pm - Books 251-260
thorns

Suddenly came down with something nasty so I thought I'd just post a list of my final reads for 2007 befor I crawl into bed again and pass out.

251. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn (Historical Romance)
252. The Promise In His Kiss by Julia Quinn (Historical Romance)
253. Scandal's Bride by Julia Quinn (Historical Romance)
254. Manic Love by Satomi Yamagata (BL Manga)
255. Glass Sky by Yuji Yamada (BL Manga)
256. Just My Luck Temari Matsumoto (BL Manga)
257. Delivery Cupid by CJ Michalski  (BL Manga)
258. Pet on Duty Nase Yamato (BL Manga)
259. Garden Dreams Fumi Yoshinaga (Wonderful Manga!)
260. Demon Ororon: The Complete Collection vol. 1-4 by Hakase Mizuki (Manga)

Happy New Year In Advance Everyone!

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ALSO, feel free to suggest titles for me to read in the coming year <here>

 

23rd-Dec-2007 10:44 pm - God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
Book #30
Book Title: God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Genre: fiction
# of pages: 78
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
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23rd-Dec-2007 08:35 pm - Gossip Girl
Us- cutting the cake
Book #38
Book Title: You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Category: YA Fiction; Chick Lit
# of pages: 225
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from amazon.com):College interviews, romantic troubles and a fancy wedding photographed for Vogue dominate this second installment of von Ziegesar's frothy but fun series about rich Manhattan prep school kids and the gossip Web site tracking their lives. Blair Waldorf's mother is marrying her "seriously tacky" boyfriend on Blair's birthday and has chosen the bulimic overachiever's former best friend Serena as a bridesmaid (Blair will be maid of honor). Meanwhile, "hunky" Nate avoids Blair (he's secretly seeing chesty Jenny Humphrey), and the compounded stress makes her act like a "freakshow" during her Yale interview. Blonde bombshell Serena is disturbed by poet Dan's intense affections, struggles through her own interview at Brown and scores first prize in a school film contest. The plot culminates at the wedding, where the girls' boy troubles come to a head. As with her Gossip Girl, von Ziegesar creates a complete world: the characters get drunk, shop and indulge in spa treatments plus, the film contest prize is two tickets to Cannes. While this is still strictly a guilty pleasure, the story lines are better developed in this volume and the characters show more growth. But it's their outrageous lifestyles and antics and the snide omniscient narrator that will keep readers turning the pages.

My Thoughts: I much as I hate to admit it I really am enjoying this series. If you enjoy teen reads and chick lit then this is the series for you. They're fun and easy reads.

Books read this year: 38/50. I'm 76% done!!!


Next read(s): I am going to attempt to read Eat Prey Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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