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message 1: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments And thus my journey around the States begins:

1. Massachusetts - Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong - finished 26/01/11, 5*
2. Georgia - The Color Purple by Alice Walker - finished 15/02/11, 4*
3. California - Earth Abides by George R. Stewart - finished 19/02/11, 5*
4. Kansas - In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote - finished 25/03/11, 4*
5. Minnesota - Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - finished 02/05/11, 3*
6. Oklahoma - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - finished 06/06/11, 4*
7. Pennsylvania - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - finished 21/06/11, 3*
8. New York - A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - finished 17/07/11, 1*
9. Louisiana - From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris - finished 14/08/11, 4*
10. Maine - A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson - finished 08/09/11, 5*
11. Wisconsin - Blankets by Craig Thompson - finished 20/09/11, 4*
12. Mississippi - Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin - finished 26/09/11, 5*
13. Nevada - From Vegas With Blood by Jonathan Sturak - finished 01/10/11, 4*
14. Texas - The World Without Us by Alan Weisman - finished 01/10/11, 5*


message 2: by Melki (new)

Melki | 310 comments Mod
How do you ever find time to make tea?


message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments I've become quite adept at doing it one handed with a book in the other, taken a bit of practice though and it's a skill you must continually work at to keep at your best ;-D


message 4: by Caroline (last edited Oct 07, 2011 06:15PM) (new)

Caroline  (Caro7) I'm thinking The World Without Us will be my next book. It looks so interesting. Did you like it?

I also have that Bill Bryson book and want to read it soon. I read his Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe a few months ago and enjoyed that.


message 6: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 15. Arizona - The Stand: American Nightmares by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - finished 11/10/11, 4*


message 7: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 16. Hawaii - How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown - finished 27/10/11, 4*


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 17. Florida - Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong - finished 21/11/11, 5*


message 9: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 18. Colorado - Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser - finished 26/11/11, 4*


message 10: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 19. New Jersey - The Final Detail by Harlan Coben - finished 18/12/11, 3*


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 20. Illinois - Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith - finished 18/01/12, 5*


message 12: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 21. West Virginia - Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam - finished 19/02/12, 4*


message 13: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments 22. Ohio - The Sorrow King by Andersen Prunty - finished 22/02/12, 5*


message 14: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments Finally finished another one for this

23. Nebraska - Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King - finished 14/06/12, 5*


message 15: by Melki (new)

Melki | 310 comments Mod
Good job!
I was hoping to finish my challenge by the end of the year, but now I just don't know...


message 16: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments Melki wrote: "Good job!
I was hoping to finish my challenge by the end of the year, but now I just don't know..."


I'm just treating it as an ongoing thing, especially with the number of challenges I've got going at the moment (actually now I think about it, I'm treating all the ones without deadlines as ongoing things, a lot less stressful that way!)!


message 17: by Melki (new)

Melki | 310 comments Mod
That's how I feel about my "Reading Round the World" challenge, but I'm getting closer to the finish line with the state challenge. And still looking for a book set in Delaware.


message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments Stolen again

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message 19: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments I've gotten another one and didn't even realise!

24. Maryland - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - finished 22/08/12, 5*


message 20: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments Aha, another one down!

25. North Carolina - Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs - finished 26/09/12, 3*


message 21: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 157 comments And another one, whoop whoop!

26. Virginia - Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell - finished 01/12/12, 2*


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