Books read in 2002

  1. Uncommon Clay - Margaret Maron
  2. The Oracle Glass - Judith Merkle Riley
  3. Killer Market - Margaret Maron
  4. The Garden Plot - J. S. Borthwick
  5. Tell Me About It - Carolyn Hax
  6. The Skeleton in the Closet - M. C. Beaton
  7. The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
  8. Briar Rose - Jane Yolen
  9. Sugarplum Dead - Carolyn Hart
  10. By Hook or By Book - D. R. Meredith
  11. Murder In Volume - "
  12. Mrs. Malory Death Among Friends - Hazel Holt
  13. The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien
  14. The Two Towers - "
  15. The Return of the King - "
  16. Fascinated - Bertrice Small and others
  17. Permit for Murder - Valerie Wolzien
  18. Sabriel - Garth Nix
  19. Eveolution - Faith Popcorn
  20. Death on a Silver Tray - Rosemary Stevens
  21. Termination Dust - Sue Henry
  22. Killer Stuff - Sharon Fiffer
  23. A Little Class on Murder - Carolyn Hart
  24. Lady Hilary's Halloween - Mona Gedney
  25. A Door Into Ocean - Joan Slonczewski
  26. Just Beyond Tomorrow - Bertrice Small
  27. Death Takes Passage - Sue Henry
  28. The Tainted Snuff Box - Rosemary Stevens
  29. Lirael - Garth Nix
  30. The Body in the Bonfire - Katherine Hall Page
  31. Cruising for Murder - Susan Sussman
  32. The Cold Blue Blood -David Handler
  33. Hair Story : Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America - Ayana D. Byrd & Lori L. Tharps
  34. The Thin Woman - Dorothy Cannell
  35. The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket
  36. The Austere Academy - "
  37. Breasts: The Woman's Perspective on an American Obsession - Carolyn Latteier
  38. Busman's Honeymoon - Dorothy L. Sayers
  39. In the Wake of the Plague: the Black Death and the World It Made - Norman Cantor
  40. Justice Hall - Laurie R. King
  41. Beholder's Eye - Julie E. Czerneda
  42. The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snicket
  43. The Pursuit - Johanna Lindsey
  44. Vermeer's Camera - Philip Steadman
  45. Hot Rock - Donald Westlake
  46. Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut - Emily White
  47. Deadfall - Sue Henry
  48. At Large - Lynne Murray
  49. The Wayfarer Redemption, Book 1 - Sara Douglass
  50. Murder on the Yukon Quest - Sue Henry
  51. Enchanter (Wayfarer Redemption, Book 2) - Sara Douglass
  52. Diplomatic Immunity - Lois McMaster Bujold
  53. Shelters of Stone - Jean Auel
  54. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
  55. The Big Red Fez: How to Make Any Web Site Better - Seth Godin
  56. The Ersatz Elevator - Lemony Snicket
  57. Dead North - Sue Henry
  58. The Grand Complication - Allen Kurzweil
  59. Sexual State of the Union - Susie Bright
  60. The Woman in the Wall - Patricia Kindl
  61. A Little Neighborhood Murder - A. J. Orde
  62. Large Target - Lynne Murray
  63. Larger Than Death - "
  64. Black Coffee - Agatha Christie
  65. Death for Old Times' Sake - A. J. Orde
  66. Beneath the Ashes - Sue Henry
  67. Death and the Dogwalker - A. J. Orde
  68. Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl - Tracy Quan
  69. I Do, But Here's the Catch - Pamela Burford
  70. Love's Funny That Way - "
  71. On the Street Where You Live - Mary Higgins Clark
  72. The Golden One - Elizabeth Peters
  73. Termination Interview - Lynne Murray
  74. The Widows Club - Dorothy Cannell
  75. The Truth Machine - James L. Halprin
  76. A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter Miller
  77. One Eager Bride to Go - Pamela Burford
  78. The First Immortal - James L. Halprin
  79. Freedom's Ransom - Anne McCaffrey
  80. A Cold Christmas - Charlene Weir
  81. Learning to Fly - April Henry
  82. Sleeping Lady - Sue Henry
  83. Did Adam and Eve Have Navels? - Martin Gardner
  84. You've Got Murder - Donna Andrews
  85. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham
  86. First Blood - David Morrell
  87. Parable of the Sower - Octavia Butler
  88. Parable of the Talents - "
  89. Chopping Spree - Diane Mott Davidson
  90. Murder on the Iditarod Trail - Sue Henry
  91. The Evolution of Useful Things - Henry Petroski
  92. After the Abduction - Sabrina Jeffries
  93. The Whole Truth - Nancy Pickard
  94. The Truth Hurts - "
  95. Dead Reckoning - Michael Baden and Marion Roach
  96. Dawn - Octavia Butler
  97. A Death of Innocents - A. J. Orde
  98. The Visitor - Sheri Tepper
  99. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
  100. Channeling Cleopatra - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  101. Standing in the Rainbow - Fannie Flagg
  102. Just Desserts - G. A. McKevett
  103. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  104. Ring of Truth - Nancy Pickard
  105. The Design of Everyday Things - Donald A. Norman
  106. Going Down - Jennifer Belle
  107. Small Pieces Loosely Joined - Davis Weinberger
  108. Shadow Puppets - Orson Scott Card
  109. Uplift: The Bra in America - Jane Ferrell-Beck and Colleen Gau
  110. Minority Report - Philip K. Dick
  111. Last Scene Alive - Charlaine Harris
  112. Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
  113. Killer Calories - G. A. McKevett
  114. The Dragon Charmer - Jan Siegal
  115. Snow White, Blood Red - anthology
  116. Starman - Sara Douglass
  117. White Oleander - Janet Fitch
  118. Slow Dollar - Margaret Maron
  119. War of Honor - David Weber
  120. Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City - Jennifer Toth
  121. Open Season - Linda Howard
  122. Conflict of Honors - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
  123. Agent of Change - "
  124. Carpe Diem - "
  125. Shattered Faith - Sheila Rauch Kennedy
  126. A Tangled Web - L. M. Montgomery
  127. A Ton of Trouble - Lynne Murray
  128. Cooked Goose - G. A. McKevett
  129. How to Cook a Tart - Nina Killham
  130. I Dare - Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
  131. Scout's Progress - "
  132. Sugar and Spite - G. A. McKevitt
  133. Cold Company - Sue Henry
  134. The Death of an Amiable Child - Irene Marcuse
  135. Devil May Care - Elizabeth Peters
  136. Beethoven's Hair - Russell Martin
  137. The Bloodied Cravat - Rosemary Stevens
  138. Peaches and Screams - G. A. McKevitt
  139. Blackwood Farm - Anne Rice
  140. Local Custom - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
  141. The Last Temptation - Val McDermid
Author Comments: 

and the list continues . . . new books only, not counting re-reads.

Well, Lord of the Rings is a re-read, but so long ago I'm counting it as new. Lord knows I remembered little enough of it.

Books read more than a decade ago count as new, I've decided. Particularly with my (lack of) memory.

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How embarrassing . . . The only thing I've read on hear besides the Tolkien is A Bad Beginning. Parenthood (and movie-watching (and Listology maintenance)) has certainly put a crimp in my formerly-voracious reading habits.

You've got me beat. The only thing I've even heard of (much less read) is the Tolkien.

Well, as you can tell from the titles, many are murder mysteries.

Also, I'm a librarian, so I tend to see and pick up a lot of stuff other people never even hear of.

Ahh cool. I've actually pondered going back to school for an MLS degree. If you've got any advice on that I'd love to hear it.

Well, technically, I'm a trainee. I only started school this semester, so i don'y have much to say about it yet.

If you don't have an MLS program handy, more and more are available online.

I've thought about the online MLS but somehow that seems like you'd miss out on the rest of the fun of being back in school and meeting people and such.

Deb, are the most recently read titles on the bottom?

Yes, most recent are on the bottom. I don't know why I do it that way, except that's how I started and I don't want to redo it in reverse.

How is the Slonczewski book? I've always wanted to read her...

I heard great things about it, but it didn't really do it for me. There was quite a lot of politics about who would be in charge of this world, and I'm very apolital. I would have liked more about the science, and the culture, descriptions of the other life forms . . . etc.

Plus, it didn't have much of an ending. It didn't seem like anything really got decided. I was very disappointed, actually.

What is 'Fast Girls' about, and is it any good?

It was interesting. It's about how the high school slut seems to be almost an archetype in America, how all the rumors spread about the girls are almost identical, and the girls themselves always seem to be of a certain type - and not necessarily actual sluts. Just a study of the phenomenon.

Hmm, that's a topic of interest for me. I'll keep an eye out for that one.

I'm curious about "Breasts: The Woman's Perspective on an American Obsession". Did you find the book informative? What was the thesis, if any, of the author?

Uh, that was a while ago, let me think. It dealt with several subjects, breastfeeding, fashion, porn, cancer, etc. I was intrigued that many cultures don't find breasts particularly erotic, and almost no one has fetishished them to the extent of the US.

My memory is not good at all - had you asked in April I would be able to tell you a lot more.

I wasn't here in April. but that's my regret, not yours...