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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Apr 08, 2011 05:09AM) (new)

Amanda ...plus 25 Audio books (counted seperately) and an undeterminted number of manga and graphic novels, etc. (also counted seperately).

2010 list
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...
2009 list
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...


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Amanda 8. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Books - 2
Graphic/Manga - 5
Audio - 1


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Amanda 9. Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood

Books - 3
Graphic/Manga - 5
Audio - 1


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Amanda 10. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

Books - 4
Graphic/Manga - 5
Audio - 1


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Amanda 11. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki

Books - 4
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 1


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Amanda 12. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Books - 4
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 2


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Heather How'd you like Never Let Me Go, Amanda? I've been intending to read it for a while, especially now that the movie's coming out, but haven't ever got around to it.


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Amanda Yes, I really liked it. It was a little dry and mundane to start off with, but I think thats deliberate. It belongs to the dystopian future genre, but Ishiguro makes everything that happens seem ordinary, and therefore chillingly realistic.


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Amanda 13. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard

Books - 5
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 2


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Amanda 15. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Books - 6
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 3


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Amanda 16. How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card

Books - 7
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 3


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Amanda 17. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

Books - 8
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 3


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Amanda 18. Ox-tales: Earth by Oxfam

Books - 9
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 3


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Amanda 19. Psychology: A Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler

Books - 10
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 3


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Cornerofmadness | 796 comments the dharma of dragons and daemons sounds like Tomething I'd like. Then again I think you and I have a lot of the same reading interests. I look forward to your posts.


message 25: by Amanda (last edited Feb 28, 2011 11:23AM) (new)

Amanda If you're into Buddhism and fantasy, I can't recommend Dharma of Dragons and Daemons enough - it's possibly the only book to do what it does and it does it well!


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Cornerofmadness | 796 comments I am so I'll look into it thank you (and gee could I have more trouble typing today, great errors in the first post)


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Amanda 21. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Books - 11
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 4


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Amanda 22. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Books - 12
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 4


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Amanda 23. What Maisie Knew by Henry James

Books - 12
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 5


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Amanda 24. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Books - 13
Graphic/Manga - 6
Audio - 5


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Amanda 25. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman

Books - 13
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 5


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Amanda 26. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Books - 14
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 5


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Amanda 27. Hiroshima by John Hersey

Books - 15
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 5


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Badlydone How did you like this, Amanda? This has been on my to-read books for a long time - I love Jack Kornfield, but haven't got around to this yet.

Amanda wrote: "28. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield

Books - 16
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 5"



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Amanda I'm more a fan of his talks than his books, but this is the best of his books that I have read so far. It was very insightful and in a similar format to the talks I've heard on audio book (I must go back to those!).

You might be interested in this group:
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/3...

I was reading After the Ecstacy as a group there. We've moved on to 'Real Happiness' by Salzberg now, but I'll still be checking in on old discussions for anything new.


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Amanda 29.Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Books - 16
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 6


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Amanda 30. The Economic Naturalist by Robert H. Frank

Books - 16
Graphic/Manga - 7
Audio - 7


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Amanda 31. Buddhist Stories (Traditional Religious Tales) by Anita Ganeri

Books - 16
Graphic/Manga - 8
Audio - 7


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Amanda 32. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 9 by Kiyohiko Azuma

Books - 16
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 7


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Amanda 33. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Books - 17
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 7


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Amanda 34. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Books - 17
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 8


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Amanda 35. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

Books - 18
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 8


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Amanda 36. Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

An excellent guide to beginner's meditation!

Books - 19
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 8


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Amanda 37. Chocolat (The Food Trilogy, #1) by Joanne Harris

MUCH better than I expected...

Books - 19
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 9


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Amanda 38. Ravenheart by David Gemmell

Disappointing, yet not bad?

Books - 20
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 9


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Amanda 39. Writing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Persuasion by Michael D.C. Drout

Books - 20
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 10


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Amanda 40. The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone

Books - 21
Graphic/Manga - 9
Audio - 10


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Amanda 41. Yotsuba &, Tome 8 by Kiyohiko Azuma

Books - 21
Graphic/Manga - 10
Audio - 10


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Amanda 42. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Books - 21
Graphic/Manga - 10
Audio - 11


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