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Book List: 2011
I've finished my first book of the year, which means it's time to post the list, such as it is. Last year's number was woefully low, and I intend to go back to more reading this year. Less TV, less online time, and more books I say! The first book on the list is for the readthenewberys group. You're still welcome to join us!

1. Call it Courage (readthenewberys)
2. How Starbucks Saved My Life
3. The Silver Chair (re-read)
4. The Horse and His Boy (re-read)
5. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
6. The Magician's Nephew (re-read)
7. The Last Battle (re-read)
8. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
9. The Matchlock Gun (readthenewberys)
10. Home Safe
11. Look Again
12. Lady Killer
13. Daddy's Girl
14. The Windup Girl
15. Dirty Blonde
16. Adam of the Road (readthenewberys)
17. Scumble
18. Devil's Corner
19. A Novel Bookstore
20. The Outsiders
21. Killer Smile
22. Great House
23. Johnny Tremain (readthenewberys)
24. The Exact Same Moon
25. The Painter of Battles
26. Tout Sweet
27. Columbine
28. Day After Night
29. Heroes of the Valley
30. Hard Eight
31. To the Nines
32. Fearless Fourteen
33. Rabbit Hill (readthenewberys)
34. My Father's Country
35. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
36. Sizzling Sixteen
37. Sarah's Key
38. Can You Keep a Secret? (re-read)
39. Strawberry Girl (readthenewberys)
40. Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead
41. The Gulag Archipelago
42. Two Rivers
43. Northanger Abbey
44. Oxygen
45. Miss Hickory (readthenewberys)
46. Bossypants
47. The Help
48. Going Gray
49. Dead Ringer
50. Q's Legacy
51. Courting Trouble
52. Heat Wave
53. Naked Heat
54. Thirteen Reasons Why
55. Something Borrowed
56. Spoiled
57. The Twenty-One Balloons (readthenewberys)
58. Attachments
59. To Kill a Mockingbird (re-read)
60. King of the Wind (readthenewberys)
61. It Happened on the Way to War
62. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
63. Coraline
64. Please Ignore Vera Dietz
65. Smokin Seventeen
66. The Blue Sweater
67. Happy All the Time
68. The Door in the Wall (readthenewberys)
69. The Mostly True Story of Jack
70. Best Friends Forever
71. The Cinderella Pact
72. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
73. Heaven is for Real
74. Okay For Now
75. The Art of Racing in the Rain
76. Amos Fortune, Free Man (readthenewberys)
77. True Colors
78. Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
79. The Phantom Tollbooth
80. Heat Rises
81. No More Dead Dogs
82. Untold Story
83. Ginger Pye (readthenewberys)
84. Run
85. The Hunger Games (re-read)
86. Catching Fire (re-read)
87. Mockingjay (re-read)
88. The Night Circus
89. Nothing to Envy
90. A Christmas Carol
91. The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
92. The Wednesday Wars
93. Infidel
94. Princess Academy
95. Catherine Wheels

Books I tried to read in 2011:

Books read and attempted in 2010
Books read and attempted in 2009
Books read and attempted in 2008
Books read and attempted in 2007
Books read and attempted in 2006
Books read and attempted in 2005
Books read and attempted in 2004
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I am still confused as to how my number for last year was so low! I'm also rather disappointed in myself about it. Just because it seems so lame :)

And I didn't even knit a lot!

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LOL - we are totally on the same track. It's funny because I never started keeping a list until I joined BC and then I thought it was entertaining and informative to do so (plus, I could more quickly find the title of a book I had recently read by doing it). After that, my numbers went up for a couple of years and then ... started dropping dramatically. You're right that we shouldn't feel bad about it, but I still don't like it that I'm reading less and doing other (stupid) things more! I'm going to change that this year. Really!

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"how the mighty have fallen" indeed! I laughed and nodded when I read that :)

I still don't like it that I'm reading less and doing other (stupid) things more!

If you're doing them, ant, I'm sure they're not stupid. Heck, you even make watching American Idol smart!

Have I mentioned lately that I luuuuurve you, E-F?

I'm already feeling better about this. I just finished book 32!

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It's so easy to sit in front of the computer for hours, doing nothing! (well, that's what I do - you might actually be doing something useful)

Anyway, I'm going to go back to my former list length. Or at least more than last year!

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LOL! It's insidious, isn't it?

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I like the tags at LibraryThing better than the shelves at Goodreads, but when I realized they're the same and LT would only let me register 25 books a year for free, I pretty much dropped LT. Which reminds me; I should delete my account there.

It was the forums that sort of got me hooked on BC but when they turned ugly, it turned my stomach. I rarely go back there now (although I did just the other night, and I have to admit it made me laugh), but I register any books that are register-able there, too. And I have a ton to release that I will do with BCIDs. But what BC isn't -- really -- is a place to record (and share) book reviews. That's why I like GR so much -- I can review any book (mine, the library's, or a friend's), and also see other's reviews of the same book and discuss. It's like a 24/7 book club :)

Oh, and I use the GR app too :) It's not perfect, but I like having it when I'm mobile and want to see what I thought about this or that book.

Finally a read books list I can compete with. (Not that I have to compete, but but it's always been not much more than a dozen since starting on the internet in the early nineties. (Not counting cliffs-notes-like reading of books for studies).

Well, it's only Day 7 of the year :)

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