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Old 01-04-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I'll also be counting short stories, but just to follow the rules as closely as possible I'll consider 2 short stories to be one book.

I'm going to be using Fastolfe's rating system.

= the book is a turd, avoid at all costs
= not sure what to make of it
= okay book
= good book, recommended
= great book, highly recommended

= reading in progress

#001: Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Rating:
Pages: 499
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

#002: The Great Bazaar and other stories - Peter V. Brett

Rating:
Pages: 104
Genre: Fantasy

#002: Matilda - Roald Dahl
Rating:
Pages: 90
Genre: Children's novel

#003: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Rating:
Pages: 336
Genre: Young adult fantasy

#004: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
Rating:
Pages: 366
Genre: Young adult fantasy

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Well, here goes:

01. Sudden Death - Michael Ballkind - 5 Stars
02. Mary Mary - James Patterson - (38% complete)
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My (stolen from Fastolfe) rating system works like this:

= the book is a turd, avoid at all costs
= not sure what to make of it
= okay book
= good book, recommended
= great book, highly recommended

= reading in progress

In Progress:

001 LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (This will be the 3rd time I've read so I'm able to give it a rating now)

002 LOTR The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien

003 LOTR Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

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Old 01-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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In the interest of space I will be linking all titles to their Amazon page rather than writing a synopsis here.

All of my ratings will be based on the 5 star system with 1 being the lowest. These will reflect my personal opinion only. For reference, I am a 47 year old female.

#1
Title - The Potluck Club
Author - Linda Evans Shepherd
Pages - 384
Genre - Christian Fiction
Rating - ***
Thoughts - I believe this book would only have appeal to women in my age group or older. It has a heavy Christian theme, but there are some twists that keep it from being overly bland.

#2
Title - By Their Father's Hand: The Wesson Clan
Author - Monte Francis
Pages - 304
Genre - True Crime
Rating - *****
Thoughts - Sometimes it's hard to rate true crime books since the subject matter is always disturbing. Focusing solely on the writing, this one was good. I liked that the author only added important pieces of the trial, but it didn't read like a court transcript. The only verbatim section was the audio recorded at the crime scene which most readers, myself included, would appreciate. This was a well researched account.

#3
Title - Watchlist (in progress)
Author - Jeffery Deaver and 21 others
Pages - 416
Genre - Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
Rating -
Thoughts -
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Books read in 2011

001. January 1st: D'Artagnan Romances, Vol. 2, Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. Free. 8/10.
An excellent adventure, following up the Three Musketeers "Twenty Years After". D'Artagnan is still only a lieutenant in the Musketeers. His friends have left. The new Cardinal, Mazarin, decides he could use some adventuresome, loyal, men, and D'Artagnan is sent to gather his friends together again...

002. January 4th Analog SFF, March 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors. $1.78

TBR at start of year: 417
TBR now: 419
Ebooks read in 2011: 1
Non-free ebooks read in 2010: 0
Total cost of ebooks read in 2010: $0
Average cost of non-free ebooks:: $0

Books bought/obtained in 2011: 3
January: Analog, Asimov's, Interzone

Books read in 2010

Stolen icon rating system:
Still reading it

0-2 = avoid at all costs (IMO)
3-4 = Didn't like it. Others might.
5-6 = okay book
7-8 = good book, recommended
0-10 : = Excellent! Go and read it now!

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #9
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I should be done one of them tonight.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:34 AM   #10
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Read in 2011:

1. A Play of Dux Moraud by Margaret Frazer
#2 in the Joliffe series. Joliffe, a player in a medieval troupe with a gift for delving into mysteries is sent by his Lord to investigate the wedding of one of his vassal's daughters.

2. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coban
#1 in the Myron Bolitar series. Myron, a sports agents, has just signed Christian Steele, the biggest athlete of his career, a very lucrative deal. The deal is in danger due to the mysterious disappearance of Christian's girlfriend a year ago and new hints turning up that she might be alive.
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Title - The Black Path
Author - Åsa Larsson
Pages - 384
Genre - Mystery & Crime
Rating: ****
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MY 2011 BOOKS


1: 1/1/11
the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Amazon $6.29
Review - 5/5


2. 1/2/11
The Perfect Woman by James Andrus
Amazon $0.00
Review - Great serial killer thriller, he puts the bodies in suitcases.
Negative - Seems to be 2nd in series, so starts and ends oddly. WARNING: Violence


3. 1/4/11
Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder
Amazon. $0.00
Review - In Progress
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1. Dean Koontz, Your Heart Belongs to Me
2. Dean Koontz, The Taking
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Here are my 2011 books.
My rating system works like this:

= the book is a turd, avoid at all costs
= not sure what to make of it
= okay book
= good book, recommended
= great book, highly recommended

= reading in progress

Click on the book's title in bold to be redirected to the relevant page on your favorite evil book distributor's site.
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#001 - - Isaac Asimov - Gold
338 pages
An excellent read and a page-turner, as always with anything Asimov. If you're an aspirant writer, the second half of the book will give you great advices to get your started - Jan 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0061054099


#002 - - Mark Twain - The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
110 pages
Great, deceptively simple stories; Mark Twain is the master of irony - Jan 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1438533827


#003 - - Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
143 pages
A fantastic book that chronicles the demotion of the purposeful hippie drug usage into senseless hard drug binging at the end of the sixties, and the death of the American dream. A unique story written in H.S. Thompson's inimitable gonzo style - Jan 2, 2011
ISBN: 978-0679785897


#004 - - Iain M. Banks - Transition
399 pages
A great novel, but harder to get into than most Iain M. Banks (SF) books. The several intertwined stories are a bit disconnected, and the various narrators aren't clearly identifiable, but all these sub-plots converge to create a great ending. In short, you'll have to work to enjoy the last 50 pages - Jan 4, 2011
ISBN: 978-0316071994


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