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message 1: by MB (What she read) (last edited Jan 20, 2009 12:14PM) (new)

MB (What she read) (#1) 1/1/09 Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
(#2) 1/1/09 The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White (re-read)
(#3) 1/5/09 Christmas Stars ed. by Jack McDevitt

FYI: I usually post a review on the books I have read (although it is not so much a book review as it is how I felt reading it.)

Since I don't want to clutter up anyone's mailboxes more than necessary, I'm not going to duplicate the reviews here. If you're interested in what I thought, go to the book's title and read my review. (I'm interested in how you felt about it if you've read it too.)


message 2: by MB (What she read) (last edited Jan 20, 2009 12:11PM) (new)

MB (What she read) (#4) 1/7/09 Seeker by Jack McDevitt
(#5) 1/8/09 American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Preserving Your Assets by Jill Conner Browne


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MB (What she read) (#7) 1/11/09 Murder Game by Christine Feehan


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MB (What she read) (#8) 1/13/09 Fables Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

(#9) 1/13/09 For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper


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MB (What she read) (#10) 1/14/09 The Devil's Eye An Alex Benedict Novel by Jack McDevitt


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MB (What she read) (#11) 1/16/09 Pretty Monsters Stories by Kelly Link


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MB (What she read) (#12) 1/17/09 The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling


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MB (What she read) (#13) 1/18/09 The Two Georges The Novel of an Alternate America by Richard Dreyfuss and Harry Turtledove (didn't finish this one)


MB (What she read) (#14) 1/21/09 Eight Skilled Gentlemen by Barry Hughart


MB (What she read) (#17) 1/28/09 The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt


MB (What she read) (18) 1/29/09 Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie Macalister


MB (What she read) (19) 1/31/09 What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


MB (What she read) 2/1/09 Leaping Beauty And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire. Too young for me so I didn't finish it. I won't count it towards my score.



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MB (What she read) (20) 2/1/09 Glitter Baby LP by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


MB (What she read) (21) 2/1/09 Sweet Nothings by Trisha Ashley


message 20: by MB (What she read) (last edited Feb 06, 2009 08:33AM) (new)

MB (What she read) 2/2/09 A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton by Steven Kellogg. (I know, it's not really fair to count this one since it is a children's picture book. I won't count it towards my total. I love Pinkerton books!)


MB (What she read) (23) 2/5/09 Chindi by Jack McDevitt


MB (What she read) (24) 2/7/09 Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Cruisie et al


MB (What she read) (25) 2/9/09 Singled Out by Trisha Ashley


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments whoohoo! Half way there!


MB (What she read) Thanks Mary Todd! (I've never kept count before so I'm interested to see how many it will be.)


MB (What she read) (26) 2/10/09 The Sharing Knife Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold


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MB (What she read) (27) 2/13/09 Super in the City by Daphne Uvillier


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MB (What she read) (28) 2/14/09 Insufficient Mating Material by Rowena Cherry


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MB (What she read) (29) 2/15/09 Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands


MB (What she read) (30) 2/17/09 Omega by Jack McDevitt


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Deb WOW you are doing fantastic!


MB (What she read) Thanks :-) (I'm addicted to it)


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MB (What she read) (31) 2/18/09 Quiet, Please Dispatches From A Public Librarian by Scott Douglas


MB (What she read) (32) 2/19/09 Fool A Novel by Christopher Moore


MB (What she read) (33) 2/20/09 Every Woman for Herself by Trisha Ashley


message 36: by Sarenna (new)

Sarenna (djsthree) | 44 comments How did you like Fool? I'm dying to read it! My favorite by him has to be Lamb, although Dirty Job is a close second. Did you get to go to one of Moore's book signings?


message 37: by MB (What she read) (last edited Feb 20, 2009 04:12PM) (new)

MB (What she read) Ah ha! Another Christopher Moore buff!

You know, I'm not too sure what to think about "Fool". Offhand I found it kind of annoying. All the bawdy jokes and slapstick humor were funny but just too much--which annoyed me! I felt like it detracted from the plot. All that contrasted with the very dark play...it didn't seem like it 'fitted' together. But I loved the ending and that brought up my 'grade' a bit! I think Fool is something I'm going to keep in the back of my mind and re-evaluate how I feel about it in a year or so. If I want to re-read it, I'll likely bump the grade up to a 4 star. If not, it'll stay at a 3-star read for me.

My favorites so far have been Fluke, Dirty Job, and Stupidest Angel. I wouldn't rate Fool up as high as those. At least not yet! But if you like Lamb, then you probably WILL like Fool.

Be sure to tell me what you think about it when you read it. Now I'm curious!

BTW, I've never been to a book signing. I bet one of his would be crazy! He's very articulate on his website and he reads! I've got good recommendations from him before. I'm getting ready to try Ben Elton because he mentioned his name as an influence in Fool.

Somewhere, in one of his Fool interviews, I read that he is working on a 3rd vampire book. I think its called Bite Me. I'm looking forward to that!


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Aprile (aprileb) You are doing so well!


message 39: by MB (What she read) (last edited Feb 23, 2009 08:51AM) (new)

MB (What she read) Thanks Aprile :-)

(34) 2/22/09 The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig


MB (What she read) (35) 2/23/09 Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani


MB (What she read) (36) 2/24/09 The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell


MB (What she read) (37) 2/25/09 Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann


MB (What she read) (39) 2/26/09 Happy Endings by Trisha Ashley


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Leshawn | 460 comments Hey MB,
I really liked Sarah Caudwell's "The Sibyl in Her Grave". Did you?
The characters delighted me!
Le Shawn


MB (What she read) Hey LeShawn! Yes, I DID like that book. Now I'm off to read the 2 previous books in the series. Her wittiness was wonderful. I liked the golden age flavor and the long letters back and forth. I loved the buzzard! Are all the other books as good?

And, yes, this is another book I found out about via GoodReads! Yay!


MB (What she read) (40) 2/26/09 The Young Widow by Cassandra Chan.


MB (What she read) (41) 3/1/09 Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell


MB (What she read) (42) 3/4/09 The Generous Gardener by Trisha Ashley


MB (What she read) (43) 3/5/09 The Sirens Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell


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