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About mePlus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

I am a retired school teacher who lives in the only "senior cooperative" in the entire state of Washington. I'm adjusting to a new miniature schnauzer named Gretchen. I"m also adjusting to being unable to read as much as I have historically read. Nonetheless, I still love LT and visit here every morning.

There is a great thread which helps me look like I know something cool:

About my libraryBooks read in 2013:

1. The Last Unicorn finished on 1/21/13
2. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. The United States of America finished on 1/29/13
3. Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi, published 2013 Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Here's the book's page:
4. The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan, published 2013, Harper Collins Publisher, Katherine Tegen Books
Here's the book's page:
I have no idea where The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry came from. How can The Truth of Me lead there?
5. Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller, and,
6. Anna Karènina by Leo Tolstoy
7. Dead Money by Steve O'Brien *wrong touchstone! ER book!
8. Cairns: Messengers in Stone by David B. Williams. Finished reading on 3/21/13
9. Buying the Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune by Tom Fels, finished on 3/25/13
10. My Beloved World by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, finished on 3/29/13.
11. The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope: A Novel by Rhonda Riley, finished early in May
12. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel by Jonathan Evison, finished on 5/12.
13. On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman, finished on 6/1.
14. Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox, finished on 5/1/13.
15. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
16. Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb
17. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
18. Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu
19. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
20. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
21. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
22. The Goodreads Killer by Dave Franklin
23. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
24. A Rule Against Murder: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
25. Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
26. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
27. Buddy: How Far Will a Boy Go for the Dog He Loves? by M. H. Herlong
28. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
29. The Hawaiian Archipelao by Isabella L. Bird
30. Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein
31. The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia) by Linda Lafferty
32. Nicky's Tale - The Adventure of a Lost Mini Schnauzer
33. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
34. Mossy by Jan Brett
35. {Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow, Kenny Lipton and paintings by Eric Puybaret
36. The Dark Crystal Creation Myths by Brian Holguin and Brian Froud and others.

Books read in 2012, reverse order:

52. The Dovekeepers - historical fiction
51. Team of Rivals - biography
50. Butch Cassidy: Beyond the Grave - biography
49. Kaua'i (HI) (Images of America) - photography/history
48. Persepolis 2 - fiction, series
47. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis - biography
46. Persepolis - fiction, series
45. 1492: The Year the World Began - history
44. The Night Circus - fiction
43.The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel - fiction, mystery, series
42. A Fatal Grace - fiction, mystery, series
41. The Light Between Oceans - fiction
40. Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel - fiction, mystery, series
39. The Drowned Cities - fiction, dystopia, series, young adult
38. Ship Breaker- fiction, dystopia, series, young adult
37. Wait Until Next Year: A Memoir - memoir
36. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - memoir
35. Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside - fiction, mystery
34. These Foolish Things - fiction {Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie based on this}
33. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore - book based on Academy Award winning short animated film, childen's
32. The Woman in Black - fiction, ghost story
31. Something Wicked This Way Comes - fiction,
30. Zeitoun - I do not know how to classify this - history
29. Among Others - fiction, fantasy, young adult
28. The Neverending Story - fiction, children's
27. Faithful Place - fiction, mystery, series
26. The Case of the Missing Books - fiction, mystery, series
25. The Rescue: The True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II - biography
24. Tea with the Black Dragon - fiction, mystery, series
23. Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon - history
22. The Sisters Brothers - historical fiction, Western
21. At Home in Mitford - fiction, mystery, series
20. Are All the Giants Dead? - picture book, children's
19. The Night the Mountain Fell - history
18. The Horse Boy - memoir
17. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things - psychology
16. The Warden - classic fiction
15. Steve Jobs - biography
14. City of Dragons - fantasy, series
13. Birdsong - historica
12. Polaris - science fiction
11. Heaven's Net is Wide: Tales of the Otori - fantasy, series
10. The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori - fantasy, series
9. Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori - fantasy, series
8. Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori - fantasy, series
7. Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori - fantasy, series
6. Life - memoir
5. Wonderstruck - young adult
4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - young adult
3. The World at Night - historical fiction
2. The Paris Wife - historical fiction
1. Let's Take the Long Way Home - memoir
And, for 2012, my best fiction reads were: 1. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman; 2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; 3. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks; 4. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce; and, 5. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.

For 2012, my best nonfiction reads were 1. The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan; 2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; 3. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost; 4. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers; and 5. 1492 - The Year the World Began by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 1010 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014show all groups


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Northgate, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - University Village, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Woodinville, Books By The Way, Cinema Books, Couth Buzard, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Magus Books (Seattle), Santoro's Books, The Twelve Step Shop, Third Place Books, University Bookstore, Vashon Bookshop

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Currently readingThe Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter by Colin Tudge
Gardening Month by Month in Washington and Oregon by Alison Beck
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Illustrated Junior Library) by Lewis Carroll
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
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