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message 1: by Trudy (last edited Jan 24, 2015 05:41AM) (new)

Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments I was able to make it through 111 books last year. I like to set a goal that I think that I can beat so that I don't feel the pressure of not achieving but feel elated when I can do better. And an average of about 2 books a week is a doable goal.

Some of my other reading goals that I hope to advance through the year - read everything that Agatha Christie wrote, read the 100 books that the College Board recommends for college-bound seniors, read more of the "classics".


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #1 A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture by Keith A. Mathison

First book down, 99 to go.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #2 Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) by Lee Child

I listened to this on audiobook. Fun book to keep me going while cleaning the house.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #3 The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Another audiobook. An interesting twist.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #4 Frozen in Time An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Yet another audiobook. Usually I am reading more books than this, but this has been a particularly busy month. I enjoyed this book though at times it was difficult to track all the different people.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #5 Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1) by Steven D. Levitt

A reread - though again I listened to this on audiobook although I did read it the first time. Five down with 95 to go.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #6 Giant's Bread by Mary Westmacott
Giant's Bread
This is part of my goal to read all the books that Agatha Christie wrote - not a goal I am going to achieve this year but maybe one day.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #7 To End All Wars A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Fascinating history of WWI following several people, both those for the war and those who were conscious objectors, male and female, some within families who took opposing positions. Excellently done


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #8 The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott The Rose and the Yew Tree

Continuing along towards my goal of reading all of Agatha Christie. I preferred this novel over Giant's Bread but did not find it as convicting as Absent in the Spring.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #9 The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters The Seventh Sinner
Another audiobook - an okay book to clean the house to.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments The Case for Democracy The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror Well worth listening to even though published 11 years ago.

Book #10


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #11 Prester John by John Buchan Prester John Hmm - well at least I was able to finish it but I'm not sure it was worth it.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #12 The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame The Reluctant Dragon Lacked the magic of The Wind in the Willows


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #13 Death by Didgeridoo (A Jamie Quinn Mystery, #1) by Barbara Venkataraman Death by Didgeridoo Fun light read (or listen to be exact).


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Cassandra | 5832 comments Good luck with your challenge, Trudy! I hadn't heard of the College Board list, but I bookmarked it for future reference. It's full of books that I haven't read but I know I should.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #14 Blind Glory Colonel Bo's Middle East Spy Assignment by Heath Bottomly Blind Glory: Colonel Bo's Middle East Spy Assignment

How did this ever get into my library's audiobook collection given some of the books that aren't there? And why did it get recommended to me based on other books I was reading?


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #15 The Stone Gate by Mark Mann The Stone Gate Some good ideas though too agenda-driven and some clunky writing.

Book #15


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #16 Look Again by Lisa Scottoline Look Again So many improbable events.


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Jennifer (reflectivegypsy) | 70 comments I love all of your goals this year! Agatha Christie is wonderful. I have one of her books on my list this year. I've never heard of the College Board list, but it sounds like something I'd like and should look into. And classics...oh so wonderful. Have fun!


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Jennifer wrote: "I love all of your goals this year! Agatha Christie is wonderful. I have one of her books on my list this year. I've never heard of the College Board list, but it sounds like something I'd like and..."

Thanks. I have been rather slack adding my books to this list as well as to my general list. Too many things on between debate tournaments and helping Miriam and Leah prepare for AP exams. Mostly I have been reading things that don't require too much of my attention.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #17 A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5) by Agatha Christie A Murder Is Announced One I have read several times before but Christie is always an enjoyable read.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #18 The Maggie B. by Irene Haas The Maggie B. A children's book. I ordered it in to the library because it was on my list of books that I should read. I can't remember why. It would not have been a book I would have loved reading to my kids.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #19 Showdown on the Hogback by Louis L'Amour Showdown on the Hogback I need to start reading some more serious books - after the AP's


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #20 Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #10) by Dorothy L. Sayers Murder Must Advertise I love Dorothy Sayers. I must try and read all the books she has written in the next few years.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #21 The Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, #1) by R.L. LaFevers The Flight of the Phoenix Hmm okay. Too much like reading nonfiction.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #22 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West Definitely worth reading. A tragic history.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #23 Crooked Heart by Cristina Sumners Crooked Heart Not bad though I probably won't bother reading others in the series.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #24 A Better Quality of Murder (Lizzie Martin, #3) by Ann Granger A Better Quality of Murder I must have been feeling harsh when I reviewed this one and only gave it a 2 star.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #25 Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18) by Lee Child Never Go Back There are only so many of these that I can listen to - so many improbably events.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #26 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Always worth reading.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #27 Abandon (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, #6) by Carla Neggers Abandon


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #28 The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey The 5th Wave I would like to read more in the series.


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #29 Tin God by Stacy Green Tin God


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Trudy Pomerantz | 32 comments Book #30 Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula Why did it take so long for me to read this?


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