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Old 12-10-06, 12:44 AM
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Books I've read lately

Now, I'll tell you first of all it takes me a while to get through a book.....I'm no speedreader. Also, I don't really know why I started this list but I'm glad I did. I guess I just wanted to see if I can keep the streak going. I've read these one right after another with little or no time in between them.

01. The Door To December
02. Odd Thomas
03. Cold Fire
04. Intensity
05. From The Corner of His Eye
06. Fear Nothing
07. Seize The Night
08. One Door Away From Heaven
09. By The Light of The Moon
10. The Bad Place
11. Angels & Demons
12. The Da Vinci Code
13. Digital Fortress
14. Deception Point
15. The Last Juror
16. The Summons
17. The Taking
18. The Firm
19. The Brethren
20. The Street Lawyer
21. The Partner
22. The King Of Torts
23. Life Expectancy
24. False Memory
25. Marley & Me
26. The Broker
27. Cell
28. Velocity
29. The Pelican Brief
30. The Client
31. The Chamber
32. The Face
33. Act Of War
34. Transfer of Power
35. The Third Option
Old 12-10-06, 08:18 AM
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I've not read a single title from that list!

If anyone wants to chart their 2006 reading (perhaps because they've missed some/all of the monthly threads), this thread would seem to be the place to do it. I would recommend reviewing the highlights and lowlights to make things a little more interesting!

My sincere apologies to DVDave06 if this suggestion kiils the thread!
Old 12-10-06, 10:04 AM
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I've read OddThomas and The Cell, and am reading Deception Point now at work at lunch.
There's a link to the books I've read this year in my sig below. Recently I've been flying through the Repairman Jack series. They're definitely a highlight, they are fast exciting readin, and Jack is just cool. They mix thriler with supernatural, and though he may have started with just one RJ novel and not planned a series, I'm definitely seeing an overarching theme throughout the later books.
The Chtorr series was good as well, I just wish he'd finish it. Each novel took quite a different turn in the evolution of the war and of the character.
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I've read 136 books so far this year, which is slower than last year's pace, but better than 2004.

The last 10 books I read were:

Barbara Parker - The Perfect Fake
Brett Battles - The Cleaner
John Lescroart - The Suspect
Dana Stabenow - A Deeper Sleep
Meg Cabot - Size 14 Is Not Fat Either
Michael Crichton - Next
Stan Pottinger - The Boss
Steve Hockensmith - On the Wrong Track
Warren Murphy - Trace: When Elephants Forget
Thomas Harris - Hannibal Rising

Of those, the best were probably Crichton and Lescroart. The Stabenow was the worst of them.
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126 for me thus far in 2006, djmont. A bit of a low year for me, but it's been a busy few months.
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I'm at 273 so far this year versus 107 last year.

Still have a big pile of Hard Case Crime stuff that I haven't touched & probably won't get to this year even though I'd like to.
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273 is damned impressive. Even before the baby I couldn't manage that many.
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I am in awe of anyone that can read in one years time over 100 or 200 hundred books. Are you guys incredibly fast readers or are you able to spend 5 or 6 hours a night reading? I have read 40 books this year and listened to 3 audiobooks and I thought I was doing well!

Congrats...someone please tell me your secrets
Old 12-12-06, 01:32 PM
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My 2006 Read list:

The Foundation Triology
The Teeth of the Tiger
A Feast for Crows
Dune
Dune: Butlerian Jihad
Dune: The Machine Crusade
Dune: Battle of Corrin
Dread Empire's Fall: The Praxis
Dread Empire's Fall: Sundering
Dread Empire's Fall: Conventions of War
Red Storm Rising
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Head
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks

Currently reading:

Foundation's Edge
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Originally Posted by thecrazydude
I am in awe of anyone that can read in one years time over 100 or 200 hundred books. Are you guys incredibly fast readers or are you able to spend 5 or 6 hours a night reading? I have read 40 books this year and listened to 3 audiobooks and I thought I was doing well!

Congrats...someone please tell me your secrets
Yeah, not counting audiobooks, I'm doing good if I get above 30. I would be very pleased with 50. I can't even fathom 100+.
Old 12-12-06, 05:55 PM
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I don't read particularly fast, I don't think...Maybe 50-75 pages an hour, something like that. But I do read every day, probably 3 hours on average a day. So I usually get through a book every 2 days or so. And sometimes I manage a little more.

Mainly you read instead of playing computer games or watching TV, both of which I used to do when I had more time.

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