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Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments Books I read in 2007:
http://loving-legolas.livejournal.com...

And my goal this year is 150.

2008 Book list:

1. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich - if you like comedic mysteries you'll love this series.


message 2: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) i LOVED that book. i took me like 17 hours to read, and only that long because my husband FORCED me to eat and pay attention to him.....i'm still mad at him for that....


message 3: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments I love the Plum series. I re-read them quite regularly. :)

2. Dates From Hell by Kim Harrison et al
3. Windfall by Rachel Caine
4. Firestorm by Rachel Caine
5. Thin Air by Rachel Caine
(excellent series about a Weather Warden, in a world of Earth, Fire, & Weather Wardens with their Djinn slaves - really cool series - starts with Ill Wind)
6. Myths of Native America by Neil Philip


message 4: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 7. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King
8. Heart of Stone by CE Murphy
9. Interworld by Neil Gaiman
10. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
11. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
12. Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss

(Neil Gaiman is my favorite author. Everything he writes is magic. I started with Sandman about 1.5-2 years ago & I've been hooked ever since. I read & buy all Neil Gaiman I can find. I was so happy to find that there were new short stories in M is for Magic! I thought I'd read all of them, but it was a lovely surprise. Anyone who likes fantasy should definitely try Neil Gaiman)


message 5: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 13. Kitty & the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
14. Thunderhead by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston
15. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


message 6: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 16. Principles of Archaeology by T. Douglas Price

Yeah, it's a textbook, but I had to read the whole thing. It was actually pretty cool.

Spring Break starts next week, so I shall soon be able to READ once again!


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 17. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

I read it a few years ago for a comparative religion class & loved it. Nothing has changed. :)


alisonwonderland | 42 comments i'm going to add The Tao of Pooh to my to-read list!


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 18. Understanding Human Evolution by Jeffery McKee, Frank Poirier, & Scott McGraw (all from OSU! McKee was my teacher last quarter & McGraw is my advisor, that's just cool)

19. Images of the Past by T. Douglas Price

20. Planet Earth as You've Never Seen it Before by Alastair Fothergill

21. Divine by Blood by PC Cast

22. Blood & Iron by Elizabeth Bear


message 10: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments The Tao of Pooh is wonderful. It really makes you think. :)


message 11: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 23. The Greenstone Grail by Amanda Hemingway

24. The Sword of Straw by Amanda Hemingway

These were fantastic. I'm getting the 3rd book ASAP.


message 12: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 25. The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien

26. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

27. Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

28. Life, the Universe, & Everything by Douglas Adams

29. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux


message 13: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 30. So Long & Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams

31. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

32. Young Zaphod Plays it Safe by Douglas Adams (short story)

33. The Poisoned Crown by Amanda Hemingway (An excellent conclusion to an excellent fantasy series)


message 14: by Lynn (last edited Apr 17, 2008 12:17PM) (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 34. Lye Street by Alan Campbell

35. Stray by Rachel Vincent


message 15: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 36. Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

37. The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

38. Troll Bridge by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple


message 16: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 39. The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

40. Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple

41. Small Favor by Jim Butcher


message 17: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 42. Volcanoes: Fire From the Earth by Maurice Krafft

43. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - I thought this was really cool. I'd never read anything by him before, but liked the cover, so I picked it up at the library. I'm really glad I read it as it was a really interesting take on a lot of different myths & fairy tales. Nothing better than fairy tales/myths. :)

44. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill - I really enjoyed this, though some stories I hated (Pop Art) & some I loved (Voluntary Committal), it showed definite talent.



message 18: by Lynn (last edited Jun 08, 2008 11:09AM) (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 45. Whiskey & Water by Elizabeth Bear


message 19: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 46. Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman

47. Crashing Paradise by Christopher Golden & Thomas E. Sniegoski

48. Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness by John Layman (graphic novel)

49. Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton


message 20: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 50. Duma Key by Stephen King
51. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
52. Spineless Wonders by Richard Conniff
53. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
54. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
55. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
56. Wizardology by Dugald Steer
57. Demonata: Lord Loss by Darren Shan
58. SPN: Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, & Gouls by Alex Irvine
59. SPN: Official Season 1 Companion by Nicholas Knight
60. SPN: Official Seaon 2 Companion by Nicholas Knight
61. SPN: Nevermore by Keith A. DiCandido
62. SPN: Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte
63. Flat Man by Rose Impey (kids)
64. Lon Po Po by Ed Young (kids)
65. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
66. Batman: Hush Volume 1 by Jeph Loeb
67. Batman: Hush Volume 2 by Jeph Loeb
68. The Devil Inside by Jenna Black
69. Digging for the Truth by Josh Bernstein
70. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
71. Demonata: Demon Thief by Darren Shan
72. The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside by Cythia von Buhler (kids)
73. SPN: Origins by Peter Johnson
74. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
75. Wizards edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
76. Germ by Richard Liparulo
77. The Dark Tower & Other Stories by CS Lewis
78. Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon


message 21: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 79. Double Fudge by Judy Blume (YA)
80. Curious George at the Parade by M.A. Rey (kids)
81. The Happy Lion by Louise Fatio (kids)
82. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
83. Greatest Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer
84. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
85. When the Mississippi Ran Backwards by Jay Feldman
86. Origin: The True Story of Wolverine by Bill Jemus (graphic novel)
87. Mount Dragon by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Childs
88. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
89. Sisters on the Case edited by Sara Paretsky
90. Justice Denied by J.A. Jance
91. Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
92. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
93. Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur
94. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
95. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema (kids)
96. Babar & His Children by Jean de Brunhoff (kids)
97. Madeline & the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans (kids)
98. Harold's Circus by Crockett Johnson (kids)
99. Berenstain Bears & the Trouble with Friends by Stan & Jan Berenstain (kids)
100. Seven Simeons by Boris Artzybasheff (kids)
101. Sylvester & the Magic Pebble by William Steig (kids)
102. American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
103. Cinescope Insider 1996 Star Wars special edition (entire magazine, cover to cover)
104. Kingdom of the Dead: Voyages Through Time by Peter Ackroyd
105. Cleopatra by E.E. Rice
106. Damsels in Distress by Joan Hess
107. Persepolis 2 by Marjan Satrapi (graphic novel)
108. The Cherokee by Theda Perdue
109. The Pocket Timeline of Ancient Mesopotamia by Katherine Wiltshire
110. Death: At Death's Door by Jill Thompson (graphic novel)
111. Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying by Marv Wolfman (graphic novel)



message 22: by Lynn (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:35AM) (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments 112. Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett (kids)
113. House of Cards by CE Murphy
114. Watchmen by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
115. Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
116. Winkie by Clifford Chase
117. Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
118. Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher (graphic novel)
119. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
120. Bartholomew & the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss (kids)
121. Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman (kids)
122. Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)
123. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss (kids)
124. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today & Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (kids)
125. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss (kids)

Thanks to going to school full time AND working full time, I fell short of my goal. Since my situaton won't change this year, my 2009 Book Reading Goal is a more reasonable 100.


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