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Book Number: 67

Number Of Pages: 213

Book Title: Pendragon Before the War : Book Three

Author: D. J. Machale

Rating: 5/5

 

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Book Number: 68

Number Of Pages: 137

Book Title: The Last of the Jedi : Underworld

Author: Jude Watson

Rating: 4/5

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Book Number: 95 (So close to 100, yet I won't finish five more before Sunday, alas.)

Number Of Pages: 317

Book Title: Big Trouble

Author: Dave Barry

Review: I'd seen and enjoyed the movie. The book is virtually identical bar one incident towards the end.

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Book Number: 38

Number Of Pages: 400

Book Title: Water Baby: The Story of Alvin

Author: Victoria A. Kaharl

Rating: 4/5

Review: A bit more technical than I was expecting in places -- it truly is a "biography" of Alvin, not of said sub's expeditions. Financial difficulties, mechanical malfunctions, overhauls, and technical upgrades are all cataloged and make for the occasional dry reading. That said, most of the book flows beautifully, with some wonderful anecdotes about the sub, its expeditions, and the people who made everything happen. The author conducted interviews with hundreds of people and includes actual conversations that happened as discoveries were being made (there are transcriptions of every expedition), personal letters sent from crewmembers to loved ones, and telegrams amongst various officials. Truly well researched!

 

Book Number: 39

Number Of Pages: 616

Book Title: Natsume's Book of Friends vol. 1-3

Author: Yuki Midorikawa

Rating: 4/5

Review: (see below)

 

Book Number: 40

Number Of Pages: 600

Book Title: Natsume's Book of Friends vol. 4-6

Author: Yuki Midorikawa

Rating: 5/5

Review: On a whim, I purchased all seven of the currently released volumes of this manga series during Connecticon. The 8th volume comes out in August, and I'm waiting on tenterhooks, which ought to tell you how good it is. It's exactly what I was hoping it was when I picked it out. The first few volumes were published in a serial magazine, and the artist wanted anyone to be able to read them even if they hadn't read the previous ones, so the early chapters are all standalone and start with the same review of the basic premise (a boy who can see spirits/monters/etc. (yokai) who inherits a magical book from his grandmother containing the names of hundreds of yokai she tricked into giving her their names). Recently, stories have lasted for several chapters, and elements are being introduced that aren't being completely cleared up, i.e. an overarching plot is developing and I can't wait to see what happens! Great characters, great artwork, and a very engaging plot!

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Book Number: 152

Number Of Pages: 373

Book Title: Shades of Twilight

Author: Linda Howard

 

Book Number: 153

Number Of Pages: 356

Book Title: Hot Ice

Author: Nora Roberts

 

Book Number: 154

Number Of Pages: 391

Book Title: True Betrayals

Author: Nora Roberts

 

Book Number: 155

Number Of Pages:493

Book Title: Private Scandals

Author: Nora Roberts

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Book Number: 62

Number Of Pages: 753 (Russian hardcover edition)

Book Title: A Game of Thrones - reread

Author: George R. R. Martin

 

Book Number: 63

Number Of Pages: 969 (paperback)

Book Title: A Clash of Kings - reread

Author: George R. R. Martin

 

And that's probably all I've managed for this year, didn't reach my goal. Ah, well.

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Book Number: 46

Number Of Pages: 295

Book Title: What-the-dickens

Author: Gregory MacGuire

 

Book Number: 47

Number Of Pages: 375

Book Title: Pendragon #1: The Merchant of Death

Author: D. J. MacHale

 

Book Number: 48

Number Of Pages: 539

Book Title: Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

Author: ed. Ellen Datlon

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Book Number: 69

Number Of Pages: 135

Book Title: The Last of the Jedi : Death on Naboo

Author: Jude Watson

Rating: 4/5

 

 

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Book Number: 70

Number Of Pages: 138

Book Title: The Last of the Jedi : A Tangled Web

Author: Jude Watson

Rating: 4/5

 

I am happy with a even 70 books. tongue.gif

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Book Number: 96

Number Of Pages: 498

Book Title: Sphere

Author: Michael Crichton

 

Oh, sure. Now I find all the fast-reading books! Just as this year's Challenge is about to end! rolleyes.gif

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And another one down...

 

Book Number: 24

Number Of Pages: 312

Book Title: Dark Celebration (Dark Series #17)

Author: Christine Feehan

Rating: 5

Review: Another good one!!! smile.gif Loved the recipes at the end... scrumptious!!

And here are the last ones for this year, hope we do it again...

 

Book Number: 25

Number Of Pages: 205

Book Title: Dark Possession (Dark Series #18)

Author: Christine Feehan

Rating: 5

Review: Another good one!!! smile.gif

 

Book Number: 26

Number Of Pages: 321

Book Title: The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series #15)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Rating: 5

Review: Love Anita Blake!!

 

Book Number: 27

Number Of Pages: 335

Book Title: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (Christ the Lord Series #1)

Author: Anne Rice

Rating: 5

Review: Interesting take on Jesus' life as a child... also interesting "Author's Note" at end about Anne's journey back to Christianity from Atheism.

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Book Number: 103

Number Of Pages: 405

Book Title: Summer Knight (re-read)

Author: Jim Butcher

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