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Jeremy Hi everyone. I am going to aim for 50 books in '09. That would, by far, blow away what I have read in any one of my adult years.

Donna (DFiggz) You can do it Jeremy!!! As long as you stay away from a lot of large books like War & Peace!

Jeremy haha. At least I will be able to count that for '09.

Donna (DFiggz) That is true! Good luck then

Jeremy Finally! The seal has been broken. Now I hope to pick up some speed.

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Kristen (Ravenskya) So what did you think of War and Peace?

Jeremy I liked it quite a bit. For the most part I didn't feel that it read slow (even thought it took me forever!) but at the beginning of the 2nd epilogue I started to lose my patience. I'm looking forward to reading another Tolstoy in which he stays away from the war side of things.

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Kristen (Ravenskya) I'm about half way through Ana Kerenina, and I think I can honestly say that I preferred War and Peace

Jeremy No!!!! I hope that I feel differently! :) Although, War and Peace was great, so it wouldn't even have to be AS good for it to be a good read.

Kristen (Ravenskya) It seems so far to be about cheating on your spouses and farming...

Jeremy Does that ever seem like a popular topic for literature in that era!

Donna (DFiggz) I think I should add my school books into my list because i am not getting any liesure reading done!!

Jeremy Of course you should! They are books and you read them!

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Jeremy My goal might have been derailed by summer activity, but we'll see....

14. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
15. Watchmen by Alan Moore.
16. The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson.
17. New Spring by Robert Jordan.
18. The Poet by Michael Connelly.
19. The Shack by William P. Young.

Jeremy 22. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.
23. 1984 by George Orwell.
24. The Inner Sanctum by Stephen W. Frey.
25. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
26. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien.

Just over halfway there! I need to kick into a higher gear to make it, though.

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Jeremy 34. Last Night in Twisted River A Novel by John Irving.
35. The Associate by John Grisham.
36. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. (First Reads!!!)
37. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Free copy!!!)

So I am going to fall well short of my goal of 50. Best case is probably 39 by the end of next week. Still, I am happy with that and will probably just aim for the same next year.

Jeremy Thanks! I sure will have fun. 2009 was a great year of reading and I expect the same of 2010.

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