Tuesday, December 28, 2010

36-38: The Reading Run to Close the Year...

38/52: The Likeability Factor by Tim Sanders, 1/5 Stars
I started this book about 10 months ago and never picked it up again, until today. I skimmed the last few pages and found that it still didn't capture me. However, I still put Love is the Killer App, on my must-read list. Sanders and I connected on that one.

37/52: Under the Dome by Stephen King, 3/5 Stars
Tabbed as microcosm's answer to the macrocosm apocalyptic (and zamees favorite), The Stand, I jumped into this 1000-page tome with fervor! King didn't disappoint by rendering several characters and building his tremendous good versus evil formula with the great climax... which totally disappointed me. Boo. I loved everything about this read except the reason for the dome. BTW, does a 1000-page book count for 3 books, or what?

36/52: Bodies Electric: The Novel by Colin Harrison, 3/5 Stars
I didn't nearly enjoy this book as much as the last Harrison book I read, but I like the way he writes, with an ample vocabulary and a talent for making me want to turn the next page. BTW, this was the first book I read on my new Kindle!


Book #35 = Blue-eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas, 1.5/5 Stars
Book #34 = Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer, 1/5 Stars
Book #33 = Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer, 3.5 Stars
Book #32 = New Moon by Stephanie Meyer, 1.5/5 Stars

Book #31 = Twilight by Stephanie Moon, 3/5 Stars
Book #30 = The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, 2.5/5 Stars
Book #29 = Breakable You by Brian Morton, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #28 = Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belski, 3/5 Stars
Book #27 = The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho, 1.5/5 Stars
Book #26 = The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, 3/5 Stars
Book #25 = Where the River Ends by Charles Martin, 4/5 Stars
Book #24 = Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin, 1.5/5 Stars
Book #23 = The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst, 3/5 Stars

Book #22 = When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin, 4/5 Stars
Book #21 = The Holy Man by Susan Trott, 4/5 Stars
Book #20 = Shopgirl by Steve Martin, 2/5 Stars
Book #19 = Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, 1/5 Stars
Book #18 = On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 2.5/5 Stars
Book #17 = Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White, 3/5 Stars
Book #16 = The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright, 4/5 Stars
Book #15 = The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #14 = Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss,
Book #13 = Captivate! by Adam Nisenson, 2/5 Stars
Book #12 = Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 3/5 Stars
Book #11 = Maggie by Charles Martin, 4/5 Stars
Book #10 = The Dead Don't Dance by Charles Martin, 3/5 Stars
Book #09 = Duma Key by Stephen King, 2.5.5 Stars

Book #08 = Every Woman Has a Story by
Daryl Ott Underhill, 2/5 Stars
Book #07 = Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin, 3/5 Stars
Book #06 = Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum, 4/5 Stars
Book #05 = The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt, 1/5 Stars
Book #04 = The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis, 2/5 Stars
Book #03 = Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour, 3/5 Stars
Book #02 = The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson, 3/5 Stars

Book #01 = Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis, 3/5 Stars

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