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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #650 on: November 10, 2019, 03:52:20 PM »
30. Finite and Infinite Games
31. So You Want to Talk About Race
32. Burn It Down
33. The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
34. A Voyage to Arcturus
35. Code Girls
36. Killers of the Flower Moon
37. The Not So Big House (disappointed with this)
38. A Thousand Mornings
39. Returning to Earth (my first re-read of the year)
40. The Other End of the Leash
41. Good Omens
42. One! Hundred! Demons!
43. This Census Taker
44. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
45. Frankenstein
46. The Man Who Was Thursday
47. Animal Goodnight Tales (this is actually titled Riverboat Adventures, a favorite book from my childhood, I bought a copy on Amazon to give to a child and ended up with a re-titled version from Asia.)
48. All the Pieces Matter
49. Invocation to Daughters
50. A Night for Possums

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #651 on: November 10, 2019, 05:10:48 PM »
And, just for fun, here is my whole list re-ordered from most enjoyed to least enjoyed.

Jude the Obscure
Paradise Lost
Finite and Infinite Games
Returning to Earth (my first re-read of the year)
Lud-in-the-Mist
Frankenstein
Rumpole al a Carte
The Wind's Twelve Quarters
Metamorphoses (a play)
Galatea 2.2
Dante's Inferno
Burn It Down
One! Hundred! Demons!
Walk Through Walls
A History of Western Philosophy, Book 1
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited
Killers of the Flower Moon
This Census Taker
The Amber Spyglass
The Subtle Knife
The Golden Compass
The Faerie Queene
The Aeneid
The Gospel of Mark
Metamorphoses
Never Let Me Go
The King of Elfland's Daughter
The Wood Beyond the World
Stanzaic Morte Arthur
Clinging to the Wreckage
Hope-in-the-Mist
Invocation to Daughters
Code Girls
All the Pieces Matter
Calypso
Helsinki: The People Make the City
Animal Goodnight Tales
Sapiens
Perelandra
So You Want to Talk About Race
Good Omens
A Thousand Mornings
A Voyage to Arcturus
Casino Royale
The Other End of the Leash
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Man Who Was Thursday
A Night for Possums
Made for Love
The Not So Big House

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #652 on: November 11, 2019, 11:04:13 AM »
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55) On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light (fiction)--Cordelia Strube
56) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
57) Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
58) Walking: One Step at a Time--Erling Kagge
59) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
60) Daily Rituals: How Artists Work--Mason Currey
61) How to Travel--The School of Life
62) Tramp:Or the Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life--Tomas Espedal
63) Quarrels: Prose Poetry--Eve Joseph
64) The Overstory (fiction)--Richard Powers (bookclub)
65) The Sun Is A Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey Into the Alaskan Wilds--Caroline Van Hemert
66) Empire of Wild (fiction)--Cherie Dimaline
67) This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man--Lorimer Sheather
68) The Elegance of the Hedgehog (fiction)--Muriel Barbery
69) Year of No Clutter--Eve. O Shaub
70) Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art--Virginia Heffernan
71) What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's "What-Ifs"-Chanel Reynolds *bookclub
Here's a MMM related article with the author and a few others
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/your-money/gaby-dunn-chanel-reynolds-vicki-robin-interview.html

working on

72) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete--Steve House/Scott Johnston
73) The Gentle Art of Tramping--Stephen Graham
74) Ducks, Newburyport (fiction and a hard-read..non-stop monologue/stream of consciousness, up for the Booker Prize)--Lucy Ellmann
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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #653 on: November 12, 2019, 06:28:12 AM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

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« Reply #654 on: November 12, 2019, 07:38:49 AM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Have you asked the library personell to change it a longer period? They probably have more permissions in the system than you do. I once borrowed a book that had only a 10 day circulation period. Already when I borrowed it (and needed help on the checkout), the personell noticed that the book was too thick to read in 10 days (and in a non-native language), so they changed it for me to a whole month.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #655 on: November 12, 2019, 11:15:55 AM »
77. The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
78. Run Away by Harlan Coben
79. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
80. Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben
81. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
82. Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
83. The Liar's Lullaby by Meg Gardiner
84. The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner
85. Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
86. The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah
87. Unsub by Meg Gardiner

88. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #656 on: November 12, 2019, 12:59:25 PM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Spare a thought for the other people on the waiting list; it's not really fair on them for you to hold on to the book. In that case I'd 1) return the book and borrow it again later to finish, or 2) buy it if I was really liking it and wanted to finish now (you could always donate the bought copy to a library when you are done).

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #657 on: November 12, 2019, 01:05:47 PM »
I borrowed a 750 page book from the library a couple weeks ago. I don't read nearly quickly or often enough to finish even a 400 page book in that time span, so I usually have to renew books. However, this book is not eligible for renewal because of the long wait list. It's due today, and I'm only about halfway through. I'm seriously debating whether I'd rather pay the fine for being 2 weeks late or get back in line so that I can finish it.

Spare a thought for the other people on the waiting list; it's not really fair on them for you to hold on to the book. In that case I'd 1) return the book and borrow it again later to finish, or 2) buy it if I was really liking it and wanted to finish now (you could always donate the bought copy to a library when you are done).

They wouldn't let me renew in person either. I'm back on the wait list, 8th in line with 6 copies of the book, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait. It's the fifth book in a series that will eventually be six. I have the original trilogy, but I don't think I'll spring for the second trilogy just yet.

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #658 on: November 14, 2019, 01:16:57 PM »
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
2. Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe (library)
3. The 2018 Best American Essays, ed. Hilton Als (mine)
4. The Language Instinct, Stephen Pinker (mine)
5. Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre (library)
6. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (mine)
7. Long Black Curl, Alex Bledsoe (library)
8. The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (borrowed)
9. Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, ed. Ann Hood (library)
10. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mine)
11. Chapel of Ease, Alex Bledsoe (library)
12. Veganomicon, Isa Moskovitz (library)
13. Gather Her Round, Alex Bledsoe (library)
14. Kindred: The Graphic Novel, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings (borrowed)
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao (mine)
16. My System, J.P. Muller (online)
17. Standing and Not Falling: A Sorceror's Primer in 13 Moons, Lee Morgan (mine)
18. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (library)
19. The Odyssey, Homer, trans. Emily Wilson (mine)
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
21. Old English Herbals, Eleanour Sinclair Rohde (mine)
22. Small Batch Baking, Debby Maugans Nakos (library)
23. Dragons: A Natural History, Karl Shuker (mine)
24. Soap: Making It, Enjoying It, Ann Bramson (mine)
25. Princesses Behaving Badly, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (mine)
26. Life in the Garden, Penelope Lively (mine)
27. Always Coming Home, Ursula K. LeGuin (library)
28. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Paintings, Carl Nordenfalk (mine)
29. Americanah, Chimamada Ngozi Adichie (mine)
30. Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright (mine)
31. milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (mine)
32. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (library)
33. Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce (library)
34. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously, Adrienne Martini (library)
35. Possum Living, Dolly Freed (library)
36. Native Tongue, Suzette Elgin (library)
37. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (library)
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry (borrowed)
39. The Fairies of Sadieville, Alex Bledsoe (library)
40. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc (mine)
41. Imagination in Place, Wendell Berry (library)
42. Abundance of Less, Andy Couturier (borrowed)
43. The Best American Essays 1991, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (mine)
44. An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler (library)
45. In The French Kitchen Garden: The Joys of Cultivating a Potager, Georgeanne Brennan (borrowed)
46. What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, Adam Becker (mine)
47. Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller (mine)
48. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (mine)
49. Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft, Bree NicGarran (mine)
50. Bhagavadgita, Edwin Arnold (mine)
51. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (library)

52. Circe, Madeline Miller (mine). Oh my gosh. This book is amazing; Miller is definitely going on my favorite author list. The prose and the history both -- and the plot -- and the everything. YES please.

I am at 14/15 for pre-2019 books.

Currently reading:

Flour Salt Water Yeast, Ken Forkish (borrowed)
American Gods, Neil Gaiman (mine) (re-read)
Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman (mine)

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #659 on: November 14, 2019, 07:58:54 PM »
79.  Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
80.  Alexander McCall Smith, The Department of Sensitive Crimes
81.  Caroline Lawrence, The Roman Mysteries:  Mini Mysteries
82.  Paul McDonald, Ladies of Lascaris
83.  Sherry Thomas, The Art of Theft
84.  Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Harra, Mortuary Confidential

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Re: 50 Books in 2019!
« Reply #660 on: Today at 07:23:51 AM »
(1) Becoming by Michelle Obama
(2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
(3) Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
(4) Just Kids by Patti Smith
(5) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(6) The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
(7) Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
(8) Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
(9) The North Water by Ian McGuire
(10) How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
(11) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
(12) Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
(13) Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
(14) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
(15) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(16) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(17) The Last Empress by Anchee Min
(18) Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
(19) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
(20) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
(21) Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
(22) The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
(23) The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
(24) Classics in the Classroom by Michael Clay Thompson
(25) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(26) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
(27) The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
(28) The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
(29) There There by Tommy Orange
(30) Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
(31) Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
(32) A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
(33) The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
(34) Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
(35) Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
(36) The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
(37) Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
(38) The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(39) Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(40) Circe by Madeline Miller

(41) A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
(42) The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh