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4th quarter books read [Jan. 22nd, 2009|01:33 am]
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Fiction:

1) No Way to Treat a First Lady: A Novel  by Christopher Buckley
comic political novel about a first lady accused of murdering the president. ok, but he's written better.

2) Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
comic political novel about a Judge Judy-esque TV star that gets appointed to the Supreme Court by an unpopular president. Good, would recommend.

3) practical demonkeeping- by Christopher Moore (audio) the weakest of the three of his books I read this quarter, but okay. typical genie-in-the bottle madcap adventure.

4) Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore Humorous book about cargo cults- how can you lose? great fun.

5) The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore Seratonin-influenced giant sea monster starts attacking depressed people who have gone off their meds. pretty great.

6) Snuff by by Chuck Palahniuk (audio). Character study about 3 men who meet while filming a gang-bang porno. I think I'm just over this writer now. wouldn't recommend.

7) The Bookwoman's last fling- by John Dunning Part of a series of mysteries featuring an ex-cop bookseller. this one was disappointing and a chore to finish. unessential.

non-fiction:

1) The Wordy Shipmates- Sarah Vowell a funny history book about the puritans? Yep. educational and fun to read.

2) A right to be Hostile - a Boondocks collection- graphic novel collection of early Boondocks strips.

3) More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman  - as good as the first one. very fun.

4) Bad Lands: a tourist on the axis of evil by Tony Wheeler- founder of Lonely planet goes to Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia to see what its like to travel in oppressive regimes. thought provoking and interesting.

Grand total books read in 2008: 33 titles.
number of these that were unabridged audiobooks: 18 (54%)

Compared to:

Grand total books read in 2007: 53 titles.
number of these that were unabridged audiobooks: 15 (28%)

Compared to:

Grand total books read in 2006: 64 titles.
number of these that were unabridged audiobooks: 37 (58%)

Clearly, not driving to Tacoma 5 days a week for half the year has had little impact on my audiobook listening. But obviously I'm slacking in the paper books department. I blame all the big life changes, plus the fact that I moved in with Paul and his Xbox.
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[User Picture]From: alanna_cooper
2009-01-23 02:46 am (UTC)
I love that you post these, so thank you. The Bad Lands book sounds awesome.
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