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1joeinma
Dez. 30, 2008, 2:54pm

Having finished 2008 with 151 books read, my goal for 2009 is to surpass that amount, even if I only get to 152!

Happy reading and Happy New Year!

2hemlokgang
Dez. 30, 2008, 6:57pm

Happy New Year and good luck!

3teelgee
Jan. 2, 2009, 2:16am

I thought about shooting for 150 but I don't want to stress! I set a goal of 125 this year. Read 107 in 2008 and that was mostly before I retired, so I'm pretty confident.

Happy new year!

4joeinma
Jan. 2, 2009, 11:44am

Good luck to both of you. Here is book # 1 of the year done...

#1 - The Ghost War - Alex Berenson.

One day, one book. If I keep that pace up, I will finish with 365! Yeah, right!

5joeinma
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:20pm

6joeinma
Jan. 3, 2009, 8:34am

7joeinma
Jan. 4, 2009, 9:17am

8joeinma
Jan. 4, 2009, 3:04pm

9joeinma
Bearbeitet: Jan. 5, 2009, 10:31am

#6 - When Darkness Fall - James Grippando.

Thanks to having 4 days in a row off, I was able to bang through 6 books in the first 4 days. Unfortunately that pace will not continue since it's back to work time!

I did not post my 6th book last year until the 1/15 and finished with only 10 for the month of January, so definitely ahead of last year's pace.

10joeinma
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:04am

11joeinma
Jan. 11, 2009, 3:13pm

13joeinma
Jan. 14, 2009, 10:38pm

14joeinma
Jan. 16, 2009, 4:10pm

15joeinma
Jan. 17, 2009, 8:28pm

16joeinma
Jan. 18, 2009, 11:09pm

#13 - Bone in the Throat - Anthony Bourdain

17joeinma
Jan. 19, 2009, 8:54pm

#14 - Gone Bamboo - Anthony Bourdain

18joeinma
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#15 - Primary Justice - William Bernhardt

15 in 20 days, puts me on a pace of .75 books a day, which comes to 273+ for the year. LOL! Like I can keep that pace up! My current office book for lunch hours is a 600 pager, reading only at lunch...so that will be at least a two week read.

20joeinma
Jan. 23, 2009, 4:02pm

21joeinma
Jan. 25, 2009, 7:33pm

22joeinma
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23joeinma
Jan. 30, 2009, 7:25pm

#21 - The Nasty Bits - Anthony Bourdain

Most likely my final book of January with one day left. 21 books in 31 days. I am going to be hard pressed to keep that pace up.

24joeinma
Feb. 3, 2009, 1:50pm

25joeinma
Feb. 7, 2009, 5:25pm

#23 - Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

26joeinma
Feb. 9, 2009, 12:11pm

27joeinma
Feb. 10, 2009, 10:17pm

28joeinma
Feb. 11, 2009, 1:57pm

#27 - The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 - Rick Atkinson

29joeinma
Feb. 13, 2009, 10:41pm

#28 - A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain

30joeinma
Feb. 15, 2009, 10:05pm

31joeinma
Feb. 19, 2009, 7:18pm

32joeinma
Feb. 21, 2009, 9:33am

#31 - The Human Stain - Philip Roth

34joeinma
Mrz. 3, 2009, 9:40am

#33 - King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard
#34 - The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett

35jfetting
Mrz. 3, 2009, 9:21pm

What did you think of King Solomon's Mines? I read it last year, and didn't like it much, but then I read She which was great. Have you read it? If not, I recommend it - a very fun adventure story.

36englishrose60
Mrz. 4, 2009, 5:19am

I read She and other Haggard novels when I was a teenager and was absolutely bowled over. I thought, then, if I had a daughter I would call her Ayesha. When I did have a daughter however, we named her Diane.

37joeinma
Mrz. 4, 2009, 10:49am

I thought King Solomon's Mines was alright, but not as good as I anticipated. The story was more about the trip to the mines then the actual finding of the mines.

I did not read She yet.

38joeinma
Mrz. 4, 2009, 10:50am

#35 - All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

40joeinma
Mrz. 7, 2009, 8:44pm

41joeinma
Mrz. 9, 2009, 9:11am

#38 - A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

42joeinma
Mrz. 11, 2009, 12:34pm

43joeinma
Mrz. 12, 2009, 2:47pm

#40 - Rabbit is Rich - John Updike

44joeinma
Mrz. 16, 2009, 3:52pm

#41 - Kilo Option - Sean Flannery

45joeinma
Mrz. 19, 2009, 8:17pm

42 - To the Death - Patrick Robinson

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#43 - Flesh and Bone - Jefferson Bass

48joeinma
Mrz. 24, 2009, 2:44pm

#45 - Seeker - Jack McDevitt

49joeinma
Mrz. 27, 2009, 12:42pm

#46 - Terminal Freeze - Lincoln Child
#47 - Cross Country - James Patterson
#48 - Achilles Heel - Sean Flannery

50joeinma
Mrz. 28, 2009, 9:35am

51joeinma
Mrz. 30, 2009, 9:56am

#50 - Winner Takes All - Sean Flannery

52joeinma
Apr. 1, 2009, 10:17pm

55joeinma
Apr. 6, 2009, 1:24pm

56joeinma
Apr. 8, 2009, 3:50pm

#55 - The Mark - Jason Pinter

57MissTeacher
Apr. 8, 2009, 11:00pm

Hey Joe, thanks for showing me some more Anthony Bourdain! Since I don't get to watch him anymore (no cable), I'm obsessed with reading him!

58joeinma
Apr. 9, 2009, 2:48pm

My pleasure, Teacher! You can catch his shows on TV.com or on Amazon's video on demand service, though they charge $1.99 each.

59joeinma
Apr. 9, 2009, 2:49pm

#56 - Corsair: A Novel of the Oregon Files - Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul

60joeinma
Apr. 15, 2009, 9:40am

61joeinma
Apr. 17, 2009, 9:32am

62joeinma
Apr. 21, 2009, 10:47am

63joeinma
Apr. 22, 2009, 2:40pm

#61 - The Bourne Legacy - Eric Van Lustbader

64joeinma
Apr. 26, 2009, 7:26pm

65joeinma
Apr. 29, 2009, 5:30pm

#64 - The Guilty: A Henry Parker Novel - Jason Pinter

66joeinma
Mai 1, 2009, 10:38pm

67joeinma
Mai 5, 2009, 4:07pm

#66 - Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly

68joeinma
Mai 5, 2009, 9:29pm

70joeinma
Mai 13, 2009, 1:20pm

71joeinma
Mai 18, 2009, 12:12pm

#70 - The Lost Gospel - David Gibbins

72joeinma
Mai 21, 2009, 2:32pm

73joeinma
Mai 24, 2009, 8:54am

#72 - Afraid - Jack Kilborn

#73 - Cold Kill - Stephen Leather

74joeinma
Bearbeitet: Jun. 1, 2009, 10:02am

#74 - Road Dogs - Elmore Leonard

After starting the year strong, I have slowed down some, but after 5 months, I am 3 books ahead of last year's pace.

75joeinma
Jun. 1, 2009, 3:33pm

76joeinma
Jun. 2, 2009, 11:24am

77joeinma
Jun. 5, 2009, 10:55am

78joeinma
Jun. 8, 2009, 11:29am

79joeinma
Jun. 8, 2009, 10:54pm

#80 - Kill All the Lawyers - Paul Levine

80joeinma
Jun. 10, 2009, 8:38am

#81 - Basket Case - Carl Hiaasen

81joeinma
Jun. 10, 2009, 10:52pm

#82 - Illegal - Paul Levine

82joeinma
Jun. 11, 2009, 7:00pm

83joeinma
Jun. 13, 2009, 12:55pm

#84 - Marine One - James Huston

84joeinma
Jun. 14, 2009, 4:03pm

#85 - Solomon vs. Lord - Paul Levine

85joeinma
Jun. 16, 2009, 11:56am

#86 - Trial & Error A Solomon vs. Lord novel - Paul Levine

86joeinma
Jun. 18, 2009, 10:19pm

88joeinma
Jun. 23, 2009, 2:44pm

89joeinma
Jun. 24, 2009, 6:52pm

90joeinma
Jun. 25, 2009, 2:38pm

91joeinma
Jun. 26, 2009, 2:50pm

92joeinma
Jun. 28, 2009, 1:11pm

93joeinma
Bearbeitet: Jun. 29, 2009, 9:44am

96 - House Rules: A Joe DeMarco Thriller - Mike Lawson

This will be my last book for June completed, though I have two others started. This puts me 16 books ahead of last year's pace and on track for 192 books for the year!

94jfetting
Jun. 29, 2009, 9:49am

wow! congratulations!

95joeinma
Jun. 30, 2009, 7:18am

Thanks! Have always been a fast reader since like 4th grade when I was tested at 9th grade reading levels..this year I put my mind to reading at least 3 books a week. I usually read them all at the same time, a work book for lunch hour, a home book for after dinner and a "library" book for when I am in the, ahem, "library". LOL!

Actually just finished a "library" book that I have been slow to read to add one more to the June total...

97 - The Confession: A Hard Case Crime - Domenic Stansberry

96joeinma
Jul. 1, 2009, 2:36pm

98 - Sign of the Cross - Chris Kuzneski

97joeinma
Jul. 2, 2009, 10:55pm

98joeinma
Jul. 6, 2009, 2:15pm

100joeinma
Jul. 9, 2009, 11:08pm

#103 - 361 - Donald E. Westlake

101joeinma
Jul. 10, 2009, 10:01pm

104joeinma
Jul. 16, 2009, 2:01pm

#108 - Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

105joeinma
Jul. 17, 2009, 11:21pm

#109 - Plunder of the Sun - David Dodge

106joeinma
Jul. 20, 2009, 1:07pm

#110 - The Road Home - Rose Tremain

107joeinma
Jul. 28, 2009, 1:43pm

109joeinma
Aug. 4, 2009, 5:51pm

#115 - Sword of God - Chris Kuzneski

110joeinma
Aug. 8, 2009, 9:13pm

# -116 - Rules of Deception - Christopher Reich

111joeinma
Aug. 12, 2009, 2:37pm

#117 - The Plantation - Chris Kuzneski

112joeinma
Aug. 17, 2009, 7:01am

113joeinma
Aug. 18, 2009, 3:06pm

114joeinma
Aug. 20, 2009, 9:17am

116joeinma
Aug. 23, 2009, 3:07pm

117joeinma
Aug. 24, 2009, 3:03pm

118joeinma
Aug. 26, 2009, 3:05pm

120joeinma
Sept. 1, 2009, 2:15pm

121jfetting
Sept. 1, 2009, 7:24pm

Was The Strain any good? I love his movies, but can he write?

122joeinma
Sept. 1, 2009, 7:30pm

I thought the Strain was very good. Could not put it down. Reading it felt like watching one of this movies. I wonder how much he actually wrote though. He could have come up with the premise, then Chuck Hogan put it into book form.

It's the first book of a Trilogy, next one due in 2010.

125joeinma
Sept. 4, 2009, 11:33am

126joeinma
Sept. 8, 2009, 12:22pm

#132 - Rules of Vengeance - Christopher Reich

127joeinma
Sept. 10, 2009, 2:22pm

#133 - Club Dead - Charlaine Harris

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129joeinma
Sept. 14, 2009, 9:01am

130joeinma
Sept. 21, 2009, 10:20am

#137 - The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

#138 - The Verona Cable - Brent Ghelfi

131meags222
Sept. 21, 2009, 10:23am

How was the Lost Symbol? I'm debating whether to buy it in hardcover or wait til it comes out in softcover.

132joeinma
Sept. 21, 2009, 2:56pm

I thought it was good, but not on the level of Dan Brown's previous work. I think the big difference is that his prior books dealt more with the Catholic Church and this one was about Freemasons and Washington D.C.

I would recommend buying it now.

133joeinma
Sept. 21, 2009, 2:56pm

#139 - Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris

134joeinma
Sept. 23, 2009, 2:27pm

135joeinma
Sept. 24, 2009, 2:28pm

#141 - The Lost Throne - Chris Kuzneski

136joeinma
Sept. 25, 2009, 8:35pm

#142 - The Circle - David Poyer

137joeinma
Sept. 29, 2009, 10:04pm

138joeinma
Okt. 1, 2009, 10:08pm

139joeinma
Okt. 3, 2009, 12:53pm

140joeinma
Okt. 5, 2009, 2:11pm

#146 - Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris

141joeinma
Okt. 7, 2009, 2:42pm

142joeinma
Okt. 8, 2009, 2:20pm

143joeinma
Okt. 9, 2009, 9:51pm

#149 - Get Real- Donald Westlake

144joeinma
Okt. 10, 2009, 9:57pm

145joeinma
Okt. 16, 2009, 8:04pm

151 - The Secret Sentry - Matthew M. Aid

146joeinma
Okt. 17, 2009, 12:57pm

#152 - The Devil's Banker - Christopher Reich

With this book, I have surpassed my total number of books read last year.

147joeinma
Okt. 18, 2009, 12:41pm

148joeinma
Okt. 19, 2009, 2:35pm

#154 - The Blind Man of Seville - Robert Wilson

#155 - Death Row - William Bernhardt

149joeinma
Okt. 21, 2009, 11:57am

#156 - In Praise of Slowness - Carl Honore

150joeinma
Okt. 26, 2009, 12:19pm

#157 - The Shimmer - David Morrell

151joeinma
Okt. 27, 2009, 2:50pm

#158 - City of Thieves - David Benioff

154joeinma
Nov. 9, 2009, 2:45pm

#162 - The Fury - Jason Pinter

155joeinma
Nov. 10, 2009, 9:14pm

156joeinma
Nov. 12, 2009, 6:57pm

#164 - Double Cross - James David Jordan

157joeinma
Nov. 17, 2009, 12:12pm

#165 - Bust - Ken Bruen

158joeinma
Nov. 18, 2009, 2:13pm

159joeinma
Nov. 20, 2009, 5:47pm

167 - Under the Dome - Stephen King

160joeinma
Nov. 24, 2009, 9:24pm

161joeinma
Nov. 28, 2009, 7:18pm

162joeinma
Dez. 2, 2009, 4:04pm

#170 - Tomahawk - David Poyer

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Dez. 5, 2009, 4:51pm

164joeinma
Dez. 10, 2009, 5:35pm

172 - Hollywood Crows - Joseph Wambaugh

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Dez. 11, 2009, 10:54am

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Dez. 13, 2009, 8:12pm

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Dez. 16, 2009, 3:10pm

168joeinma
Dez. 21, 2009, 2:58pm

169joeinma
Dez. 30, 2009, 7:07am

#177 - Sudden Prey - John Sandford E-book.

170joeinma
Bearbeitet: Jan. 1, 2010, 12:59pm

Final two books of 2009:

#178 - Straight Cut - Madison Smartt Bell

#179 - Paying Back Jack: A Vincent Calvino Novel - Christopher G. Moore

I increased by total read by 28 over 2008.