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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) I'm getting a bit of late start because I've only been keeping track since March, but here's what I've got so far (these are on my shelves & reviewed, as well):

Catspaw (Cat) by Joan D. Vinge [image error] Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger The Saga of the Renunciates (Darkover Omnibus, 3) by Marion Zimmer Bradley What Time Devours by A.J. Hartley Dreamfall (Cat) by Joan D. Vinge
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge The Summer Queen by Joan D. Vinge Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil
Girls Like Us Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston Typhoid Mary An Urban Historical by Anthony Bourdain The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase

First 13. Yay!

message 2: by Aprile (new)

Aprile (aprileb) Welcome!

message 3: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Thanks!

Just finished:

Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. Rodriguez

14 down, 36 to go.

I blog about what I read at:

Ain't books great!

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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments whoohoo for 10+

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished, but didn't like:

Ghost Road Blues

15 - 35 to go.

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Done with:

Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (updated edition) by Anthony Bourdain

That makes 16 down & 34 to go!

Happy Spring everyone!

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

A Cook's Tour Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

17 down, 33 to go!

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Fall by Colin McAdam

18 down, 32 to go.


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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Spanish Game by Charles Cumming

19 down, 31 to go.

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

20 down, 30 to go - almost halfway!

message 11: by Aprile (new)

Aprile (aprileb) The Poisonwood Bible was a great book. What did you think of it?

message 12: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Aprile wrote: "The Poisonwood Bible was a great book. What did you think of it?"

I reviewed it. I liked it a lot & found some things about it reallyreally frustrating.

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

21 down, 29 to go.

message 14: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

A Life in Secrets Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah Helm

Highly recommend this book. It was riveting.

22 down, 28 to go.

Have a great week, everyone!

message 15: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Our Guys by Bernard Lefkowitz

Great, if disturbing, book.

23 down, 27 to go.

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how is it disturbing?

message 17: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Bells wrote: "how is it disturbing?"

Because of the subject matter (gang rape) & the horrible situation surrounding this one. The author definitely wanted to understand how this could happen in a place like Glen Ridge, NJ & spent 7 years researching it. It's disturbing, sad, infuriating, & really wonderful.

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell

24 down, 26 to go.

message 19: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Forget to add yesterday - Finished:

The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller, #2) by Michael Connelly

Halfway there!

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Testimony by Anita Shreve

26 down, 24 to go.

message 21: by Caitlin (last edited May 20, 2009 09:24PM) (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant

Great book!

27 down, 23 to go.

message 22: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Another really awesome read.

28 down, 22 to go.

message 23: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) 2 more done:

Seduction of Water (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Carol Goodman & A Rip in Heaven A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath by Jeanine Cummins

30 down, 20 to go.

message 24: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Man, I'm behind in keeping up with this.

Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer & Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin & Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

33 down, 17 to go.

message 25: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Chemical Cowboys The DEA's Secret Mission to Hunt Down a Notorious Ecstasy Kingpin by Lisa Sweetingham & A Darker Domain by Val McDermid & Lucky Jim (Penguin Classics) by Kingsley Amis

These were all great!

36 down - 14 to go.

message 26: by Caitlin (last edited Jun 12, 2009 01:58PM) (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Whispers of the Dead by Simon Beckett & Living Witness A Gregor Demarkian Novel (Gregor Demarkian Novels) by Jane Haddam & The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett & Written in Bone by Simon Beckett & Sharp Objects A Novel by Gillian Flynn

41 down, 9 to go.

Reviews can be found here or on my blog at

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

42 down - 8 to go.

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice

43 down - 7 to go.

message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) I like your book list and your blog.

message 30: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Lisa wrote: "I like your book list and your blog. "

Thank you!

message 31: by Caitlin (last edited Jun 26, 2009 09:29PM) (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

The Night Gardener by George P. Pelecanos & We Need to Talk About Kevin A Novel (P.S.) by Lionel Shriver

45 down, 5 to go!

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Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

North Toward Home by Willie Morris & Undiscovered Gyrl (Vintage Contemporaries Orig) by Allison Burnett

47 down, 3 to go!

message 33: by Caitlin (last edited Jul 03, 2009 11:15AM) (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) Finished:

Glimmering A Novel by Elizabeth Hand

48 down, 2 to go!

message 34: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (kraaivrouw) [image error] & [image error] & True Detectives A Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

Which makes 51 & done!

message 35: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) Congrats on reaching the half century mark!

message 36: by Aprile (new)

Aprile (aprileb) Congrats!!!

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