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message 1: by Kathy (last edited Jan 08, 2008 12:49PM) (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Everyone is choosing such large numbers! I wish I could read 100 books in a year. I really have to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Since I have been estimating between 30 - 40 books a year. (I almost feel embarrassed saying that.) I am going for a minimum of 52 books! I'm on my way!

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 1. Necroscope by Brian Lumley

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Cynthia (calvamom) | 72 comments Don't be embarrassed. You have picked a worthy goal. I'm a librarian, so I can read at work. We don't all have that option.

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Molly (mollymorrow) | 52 comments My goal is 45 - so you're aiming higher than I am!

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Fred (mapnut) I feel the same way! 150 books a year?! When do they brush their teeth?

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Thanks, I don't feel so bad now. lol. Now if only I can win lotto.....I would love to retire early and read full-time! :)

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 2. Duma Key by Stephen King

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Only 2 down out of my goal of 52. I'm not doing so well so far this year! :(

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 3. Wonder Woman: Love & Murder by Jodi Picoult

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 4. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

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*Nan* (nan4471) What did you think of Change of Heart. I just started it and I have to say it is not one of my favorite by Jodi Picoult.

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) I loved Change of Heart. As usual, she combines various issues that really get you thinking. I don't think I would say its my favorite of her books, but I still loved it.

alisonwonderland (Alison) | 42 comments i'm glad you liked Change of Heart. i'm looking forward to reading it.

what are your favorites of Picoult's books?

alisonwonderland (Alison) | 42 comments oh, i just noticed you also read Wonder Woman. how was it? i've got it on my to-read list.

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Its so hard to pick a favorite of Jodi's books! The first one I read of hers was Second Glance, so that holds a special place in my heart. Not to mention that it was great! I also really liked The Pact, and Vanishing Acts. I am currently reading The Songs of the Humpback Whale, which was her first. Its really good. I can't put it down. Wonder Woman was really good. I am not a comic book or super hero person, but she did a really great job of it. I was definitely hooked. You'll enjoy it!

alisonwonderland (Alison) | 42 comments My Sister's Keeper was my first Picoult book, and similarly it holds a special place in my heart. i haven't yet read Second Glance or The Songs of the Humpback Whale. i loved Vanishing Acts and also Salem Falls!

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 5. Songs Of The Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult is very different than her later books. I still really enjoyed it, but you can tell she was still finding her voice. The legal aspect that is greatly present in her later books isn't there. But her ability to get you to know her characters, flaws and all, is present from the first sentence you read. Thats one thing I love about her. She could have a character that, in any other book, you would would be so clear....she opens this character up to you. You get to understand them and you learn there are so many shades of grey. You understand this character, and might even feel bad for them, despite who they are or what they might have done. Definitely worth reading!

alisonwonderland (Alison) | 42 comments i'll definitely read this one when i get a chance. thanks for the nice review.

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 7. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 8. Ghost Hunting by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 9. The Ruins by Scott Smith

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 10. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 11. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 12. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 13. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 14. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 15. Bloodlist by P.N. Elrod

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 16.Lifeblood by P.N. Elrod

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 17. Bloodcircle by P.N. Elrod

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) Book 18. An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 19. The House of Dies Drear - Virginia Hamilton

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 20. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 21. The Snow Queen by Mercedes Lackey

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 22. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 23. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 24. Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes by John Jakes

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 25. Gentlehands by M.E. Kerr

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 26. Superstition by David Ambrose

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 27. The Mist by Stephen King

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 28. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 29. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 30. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of N.I.M.H. by Robert C. O'Brien

message 45: by Kathy (last edited Aug 28, 2008 07:56PM) (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 31. Percy Jackson And The Olympians 1: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 32. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 33. How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 34. Percy Jackson And The Olympians 2: The Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 35. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

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Kathy (bookgoddess1969) 36. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

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