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Alycia (alyciac) Wow, a group of people who read as much as I do! Looking forward to see what everyone is reading in 2009.

Alycia (alyciac) 1: House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones

Alycia (alyciac) 2: What a Lady Wants, by Victoria Alexander

Alycia (alyciac) 3: The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

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Alycia (alyciac) 4: The Archangel Project, by C.S. Graham

Alycia (alyciac) 5: Whiskey Sour, by J.A. Konrath

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Alycia (alyciac) 6: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Alycia (alyciac) 7: Murder is Binding, by Lorna Barrett

Alycia (alyciac) 8: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

erin (erinisastar) | 188 comments Alycia wrote: "6: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman"
Did you like this? I haven't read it yet and keep hesitating to buy it (since hardbacks are so ridiculously expensive). i dont know why though, I love everything he writes. I even read his blog, which is more than amusing.

Alycia (alyciac) I liked it quite a bit. I checked my copy out of the library since I've not read a lot of his work (only Coraline and parts of Good Omens). There was a plot twist at the end that I just _did not_ see coming, which made the whole thing even better.

Alycia (alyciac) 9. Crewel Yule, by Monica Ferris

erin (erinisastar) | 188 comments Great, I'll check it out. I'd really recommend American Gods or Neverwhere if you like his stuff. They are incredibly good (Stardust is good, but not his best; and Anansi Boys is a "sequel" to American Gods).

Alycia (alyciac) Oh, thanks! I will check out American Gods; I started Anansi Boys at one point but didn't get very far. Maybe it will appeal more in a larger context.

Alycia (alyciac) 10. Living with the Dead, by Kelley Armstrong

Alycia (alyciac) 11. A Highland Christmas, by M.C. Beaton

Esther | 10 comments Alycia wrote: "8: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke"

Did you like this? I borrowed it from the library once years ago but didn't get to it before I had to take it it worth trying again?

Mary Todd (MaryTodd) | 924 comments Congrats on your first 10!

Alycia (alyciac) Hi Esther! I enjoyed JS&MN quite a bit. The novel is divided into several 'books' - book 1 is very slow and a lot of people don't read past it. The pace does pick up though, and by the end of the book I simply could not put it down.

Alycia (alyciac) 12. April 1865 The Month that Saved America, by Jay Winik

Alycia (alyciac) 13. Backup, by Jim Butcher

... although it was so short I almost feel I ought to number it as 12.5.

Stephanie How did you like April 1865? I run the library at my office so I get first dibs on the book donations. Someone just donated it and I'm wondering if I should add it to my "to read" list. I like history, but I'd never heard of this title.

Alycia (alyciac) I liked it better than I thought I would, not being a big reader of nonfiction. I certainly learned a lot about the Civil War! It was not nearly as dry as I'd expected, and the author saved all of his notes for the end of the book. It seems like a little thing, but I think that really helped the flow of the narrative.

Alycia (alyciac) 14. Cockatiels at Seven, by Donna Andrews

Alycia (alyciac) 15. One More Bite, by Jennifer Rardin

Alycia (alyciac) 16. Six Geese A-Slaying, by Donna Andrews

Alycia (alyciac) 17. Night of the Loving Dead, by Casey Daniels

Alycia (alyciac) 18. Mean Streets Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson, Thomas E. Sniegoski

Rosie  (RosiePattz) | 67 comments Holy crap, maybe you should have joined the 100 books a year group instead! lol You go girl, I wish I had time to read more! =)

Alycia (alyciac) LOL. This is actually part of an experiment ... I have absolutely no idea how many books I read per year, so I thought I'd track them.

Emily (Ohmagichour) Yeah you are definitely a speedy reader! I thought I read quickly, but I've only finished 4 books this year so far! ACK!

I loved JS&MN. Love love loved.

Alycia (alyciac) I really enjoyed JS&MN too - especially since I found it via Goodreads. I do not think I would have picked it up otherwise. I hear they are making this into a movie - not sure how I feel about that. It could be really good, but has potential to be an utter disaster.

Alycia (alyciac) 19. Dragonheart, by Todd McCaffrey

Alycia (alyciac) 20. The Rogue Hunter, by Lynsay Sands
21. Railroads of Cape Cod and the Islands (MA) (Images of Rail), by Andrew T. Eldredge

Alycia (alyciac) 22. Fallen Angel, by Margaret and Lizz Weis

Alycia (alyciac) 23. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets, by Nancy Springer

Alycia (alyciac) 24. Death Swatch, by Laura Childs

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Mary Todd (MaryTodd) | 924 comments Bells and Whistles!!! A Big Salute! First person (if I've been on my toes) to hit the halfway mark!!!!

Alycia (alyciac) Thanks Mary! I admit, I'm amazed at how you can track everyone's progress - I know I'm just reading a fraction of the posts to this group. ...actually, that's probably a good thing, since my TBR list has trebled this month ...

Alycia (alyciac) 29. This Is the Part Where You Pretend to Add Value A Dilbert Book, by Scott Adams

I love Dilbert books. Scott Adams nails the corporate workplace perfectly.

Mary Todd (MaryTodd) | 924 comments oof duh (as we say in MN). Do you sleep, eat, bathe while reading???

Alycia (alyciac) Pretty much. My mother used to claim that I'd read the backs of cereal boxes at breakfast if I wasn't allowed to bring a book to the table.

Aryll (things_change) | 89 comments wow

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