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Solena D. 2 years ago

Solena D.What is this goal doing

on my list in February 2013, and with no entries? Just shows how active I’ve been lately.

Well, I read some 30+ books last year. Some better, some worse, some way too shallow (had to be put down unread) and some very difficult to digest but very worth it. All in all, a good reading year. 22 months ago

ShadeDeMonesko 2 years ago

kaid1 2 years ago

JMoMimzey 2 years ago

JMoMimzey27. The Walking Dead

Volume 1
Days Gone Bye

Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore 23 months ago

minlliw 2 years ago


50. Caitlin Moran – How to be a woman.
Best book this year! She’s fabtastic!

51.The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente. Birthday gift and a lovely book.

52. One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed by Melissa P. Dreadful but still way better than the 50 shades of blah book I looked at…

53 & 54 Storm Front And Fool Moon – Jim Butcher
Books 1 & 2 of the Dresden files. A fab romp.

55. The Earth hums in B flat – Mari Strachen. A friend loved this but it dragged for me… 23 months ago

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Hyacinth Girl 3 years ago

writing to reach you 2 years ago

focus_tiger 2 years ago

focus_tigerBared to you by Silvia Day

Very Sexyyy! :) 1 year ago

ugogrl 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlAntoine Saint-Exupery

20. The Little Prince, by Antoine Saint-Exupery 1 year ago

writing to reach you#26

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Insightful, thought-provoking. A fascinating read. 2 years ago

maromera#17 El fin del Mundo y un despiadado país de las maravillas by Murakami

This was a present of my niece. I still don’t know if I liked it or not. I have to reread it. The story is complex and unsettling 2 years ago

abideeks 2 years ago

writing to reach you#25

I don’t have anything to read at the moment, so I picked up one of my husband’s latest purchases. He only reads stuff with zombies and scary vampires and dragons… you get the picture…

I didn’t even know that “adult historical fantasy” was a genre, but this turned out to be quite good. Very well written, creepy, and disturbingly believable. 2 years ago

focus_tiger6. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

A hell of a story in just about 100 pages. 2 years ago

focus_tiger5. Midnight Sun

draft by Stephenie Meyer 2 years ago

focus_tiger4. The Day the Bubble Burst:

A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 [Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts]
Totally worth reading!! 2 years ago

focus_tiger3. Where Would I be without You?

by Guillaume Musso 2 years ago


Hmmmmm, trying to remember!!!

47. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni – work book, dead easy read with some interesting points.

48.Jemima J. by Jane Green. So much blah!

49. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – loved this and I don’t know where I even got it from! 2 years ago

JMoMimzey26. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less you Cry.

by Kathleen Flinn 2 years ago

writing to reach you#24

The Art of Fielding: A Novel

This started off very promising… an then unfortunately petered out towards the end. Still an enjoyable read. 2 years ago

writing to reach you#23

Putin’s Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy

An upsetting book. Well written. Very scary. 2 years ago

jaywesome 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlMadeleine L'Engle

19. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlAustin Kleon

18. Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon 2 years ago

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