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message 1: by Sam (last edited Jan 19, 2009 03:40PM) (new)

Sam | 47 comments 1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 1/1/09
2. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris 1/4/09
3. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris 1/5/09
4. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini 1/11/09
5. The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau 1/12/09
6. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris 1/18/09
7. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman 1/18/09
8. I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak 1/19/09
9. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 1/19/09


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Sam | 47 comments 10. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 1/24/09


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Ten!~!!

Have you read The Blind Assasin by Atwood? It's my favorite.


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Sam | 47 comments No, I haven't, but after The Handmaid's Tale I'm definitely checking out more Atwood, I'll make sure to pick that one up!


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Sam | 47 comments 11. The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau 1/29/09


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Sam | 47 comments 12. Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott 2/1/09


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Sam | 47 comments 13. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 2/8/09


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Now read Blind Assasin!!!!


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Sam | 47 comments 14. Coraline by Neil Gaiman 2/15/09


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Also a good read...NOW read Blind Assasin


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Melanie | 487 comments Hi Sam,
I agree with Mary Todd - Blind Assassin is a must read!


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Sam | 47 comments Haha, okay, will do! Thanks. :)


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Aprile (aprileb) I love Atwood, I may have to put Blind Assasin on my list too. I think I will be picking up Cat's Cradle soon.


message 14: by Sam (last edited Mar 13, 2009 06:19AM) (new)

Sam | 47 comments 15. Hamlet by William Shakespeare 3/2/09

I've really been slacking on the reading lately, eh?


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Sam | 47 comments I loved Cat's Cradle, and since reading it I've meant to read more Vonnegut, but haven't gotten around to it. But I definitely will soon.


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Aprile (aprileb) Aprile wrote: "I love Atwood, I may have to put Blind Assasin on my list too. I think I will be picking up Cat's Cradle soon."

Doh! No wonder Vonnegut came into the conversation! I meant Cat's Eye (another Atwood novel). I must have been somewhere else in my brain when I typed it!

And LOL at Mary Todd


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Sam | 47 comments Haha Mary Todd, I ordered it from ebay and it should be arriving withing the next few weeks!


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Jillian | 237 comments hahahaha.....


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Sam | 47 comments 16. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 3/13/09
Mary Todd--Blind Assassin arrived yesterday, so that'll be next.


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Sam | 47 comments Or a few from next, but soon. :)


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Sam | 47 comments 17. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 4/4/09


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Sam | 47 comments 18. Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo 4/5/09


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Sam | 47 comments 19. Beloved by Toni Morrison 4/6/09


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Sam | 47 comments 20. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris 4/7/09


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Molly | 330 comments Sam wrote: "20. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris 4/7/09"

Oh I did enjoy this book - read it the end of last year. Their obsession with the office chairs cracked me up.



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Sam | 47 comments Hahah I know I loved that part.

21. The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole 4/11/09


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Sam | 47 comments 22. Edenborn by Nick Sagan 4/12/09


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Sam | 47 comments 23. Everfree by Nick Sagan 4/19/09


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Sam | 47 comments 24. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 4/22/09


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Sam | 47 comments 25. Stardust by Neil Gaiman 5/1/09


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments congrats! How did you like the Blind Assassin???


message 34: by Sam (last edited May 31, 2009 09:19PM) (new)

Sam | 47 comments 26. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen 5/4/09
I liked Blind Assassin, but didn't love it as much as the Handmaid's Tale, but it was definitely worth the read. And The Handmaid's Tale is a tough act to follow, so it held up pretty well. Thanks for the suggestion!


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Sam | 47 comments 27. Blindness by Jose Saramago 5/30/09


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments What did you think of Blindness?


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Sam | 47 comments 28. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 6/1/09

I loved Blindness, and even days later I can't get the story out of my head. And I can't stop picturing the insane asylum they were quarantined in. Have you read it?


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments I have read it, but I can't decide what I thought. I do agree with you about not being able to get images out of my mind. My mistake was reading it within a couple of weeks of "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. After the two I was ready to shoot myself. Or at least retreat to a little Sookie Stackhouse. Fran


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Sam | 47 comments Haha yeah Sookie is always good for a light retreat.

29. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 6/3/09


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Sam | 47 comments 30. Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones 6/7/09


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Sam | 47 comments 31. Abarat by Clive Barker 6/12/09


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Sam | 47 comments 32. You're Wearing That by Deborah Tannen 6/14/09


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Sam | 47 comments 33. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima 6/18/09


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Sam | 47 comments 34. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 6/22/09


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Sam | 47 comments 35. Abarat: Days of Magic Nights of War by Clive Barker 7/2/09
36. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 7/8/09


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Sam | 47 comments 37. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 7/11/09


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Sam | 47 comments 38. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 7/28/09

I was bored today so I picked up the first Harry Potter book, and read through the entire thing. Probably the bajillionth time I've read it, but still just as entertaining as ever.


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Sam | 47 comments 39. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 7/30/09


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Sam | 47 comments 40. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 8/1/09

Wish I could continue rereading the entire series, but summer reading got in the way.


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Sam | 47 comments 41. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster 8/6/09

One down, four to go.


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