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a blog about books I'm reading and other things

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Fun facts about my 2006 reads

I've read:

12 male authors
22 female authors

5 non fiction
36 fiction

2 re-reads

22 new authors

16 childrens/young adult
6 science fiction/fantasy
4 mystery

Top 10 of 2006

#1 is my top read, 1-5 are the top 5 and the others are unranked

1. Howl's Moving Castle-Diana Wynne Jones
2. Second Summer of the Traveling Pants-Ann Brashares
3. Girls in Pants-Ann Brashares
4. Replay-Ken Grissom
5. A Green Journey-Jon Hassler
6. Naked Once More-Elizabeth Peters
7. Jack and Jill-James Patterson
8. A Bad Beginning-Lemony Snicket
9. Magic Kingdom for Sale-Terry Brooks
10. Poland-James Michener

2006 reads

1. Signs of Chaos-Roger Zelaszny
2. Knight of Shadows-Roger Zelaszny
3. Prince of Chaos-Roger Zelaszny
4. We Shook the Family Tree-Hildegarde Dolson

5. Poland-James Michener
6. The Reluctant God-Pamela Service
7. Murder on Embassy Row-Margaret Truman

8. The Railway Children-E. Nesbit
9. Inkheart-Cornelia Funke
10. Juliette Low-Mildred Pace
11. Betsy-Tacy-Maud Hart Lovelace

12. A Green Journey-Jon Hassler
13. Second Summer of the Traveling Pants-Ann Brashares

14. Dear James-Jon Hassler
15. Girl in Hyacinth Blue-Susan Vreeland
16. Jack and Jill-James Patterson
17. The Magic Kingdom-Stanley Tolken

18. Dispatches from the Edge-Anderson Cooper
19. Ella Minnow Pea-Mark Dunn
20. A Bad Beginning-Lemony Snicket
21. The Reptile Room-Lemony Snicket
22. Rosewood Casket-Sharyn McCrumb
23. Twanged-Carol Higgins Clark

24. Peachtree Road-Anne Rivers Siddons
25. The Castle in the Attic-Elizabeth Winthrop
26. The Most Beautiful House in the World-Witold Ryczybinski
27. Stuart Little-E.B. White

28. Indian Captive-Lois Lenski
29. Howl's Moving Castle-Diana Wynne Jones
30. Why Girls are Weird-Pamela Ribon
31. Girls in Pants-Ann Brashares
32. Among the Shadows-L.M. Montgomery
33. Magic Kingdom for Sale-Terry Brooks

34. Ordinary Jack-Helen Cresswell
35. Naked Once More-Elizabeth Peters
36. Castle in the Air-Diana Wynne Jones
37. Such a Pretty Girl-Laura Weiss

38. Nickel and Dimed-Barabara Ehrenreich
39. Replay-Ken Grissom
40. Angela and Diabola-Lynne Reid Banks
41. George Bush, Dark Prince of Love-Lydia Millet

George Bush, Dark Prince of Love

This book is a hilarious read about Rosemary, a former convict, and her obcession with George H.W.. Bush. The book is a dark but hilarious read about GW and Rosemary's atypical life. It is very short at 159 pages and I read it very quickly.

Angela and Diabola

Angela and Diabola are twins who are complete opposites; Angela is very, very good and Diabola is very, very bad. It is a very fast read and also pretty funny. The book is essentially a fable on good and evil. Diabola's badness sometimes disturbed me but in a fairy tale- like way.


Jeff dies in 1988 and wakes up in his college life in 1963. He has to live his life over. He dies and wakes up in college again. He keeps living his life over and over. Interesting concept. I really liked this book. It was interesting to see the different things he did with his life each time. It really made me think about what I would do if something like this happened to me. I really liked this book.

Nickel and Dimed

Finished December 1
I read the first few chapters of this book 4 years ago at Powell's books in Portland and received it that year for Christmas. Finally got around to reading it. The author works at several low paying jobs (maid, waitress, Wal-mart employee) etc around the country and tries to live on that salary only. I don't have as much to say about this book that I thought I would. Interesting concept and interesting to hear what some of these jobs are really like.


I haven't posted anything for the month of December. I am going to try to get that done later today and then post my top 10 for 2006 and stats.