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About meRetired bookmobile librarian and retired specialty board game and puzzle store owner. Now a member of our library board of trustees.

About my libraryWaiting for the moment when my subconscious acknowledges the fact that there is no more room for more books and I actually stop accumulating them. (That may never happen)

About my ratings: I seldom buy a book I haven't already read, and want to read again, so my ratings tend to be high. Lower ratings are probably books I got from the library and read, or they were books that were given to me. I am also generous. If the book truly entertained me and/or gave something important to me and the way I think it has a four or five. If it was so-so it's a 3 to 4 (I do actually own those, too) and if it was pretty bad it's a 2 and if I hated it is a 1 (so far there's only one of those!)

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Mysterymax's 12 in 12 Plus 26 - Part 2

Max - in the library - with a book - for 2013
Max - in the library - with a book - for 2013, page 2



Max's 14 Memorable Lines - for 2014 Challenge
Max's 14 Memorable Lines 2 - for 2014 Challenge
Max's 14 Memorable Lines 3 - for 2014 Challenge
Max's 14 Memorable Lines IV - for 2014 Challenge



Mysterymax's 2015 Challenge



Best Reads of 2017
The Baker's Secret by Stephan P. Kiernan
Iron Lake by William Kent Kruger



Best Reads of 2016
The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
Dead Man's Land by Robert Ryan
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly



Best Reads of 2015
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Signal by Patrick Lee
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook by Kate White
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove
The Best Teen Book The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason



Best Reads of 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Samurai's Garden by Gale Tsukiyama
The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin
Measuring Eternity by Martin Gorsst
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Swallow by Charis Cotter
The Best Teen Book Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry



Best Reads of 2013
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Runner by Patrick Lee
Rose by Martin Cruz Smith
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy
The Best Teen Book Black Ice by Andrew Lane



Best Reads of 2012
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead
Curse of the Narrows by Laura MacDonald
Fire on the Beach by David Wright
The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick
The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow
The Best Junior Fiction Book: The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Best Teen Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman



Best Reads of 2011
Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz
Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry
Junkyard Dog by Craig Johnson
The Lotus Eaters by Tajana Soli
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Best Teen Book: Voyages of Brian Sea-Worthy by Ralph Nading Hill



Interesting Stats:
5 Stars: 2012 (7), 2013 (10), 2014 (15)
4.5 Stars: 2012 (10), 2013 (29), 2014 (16)
2.5 or less: 2012 (4), 2013 (2), 2014 (5)



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Favorite authorsFrankie Y. Bailey, Earl Derr Biggers, Cara Black, Lawrence Block, Alan Bradley, Jim Butcher, Andrea Camilleri, Colin Cotterill, Norbert Davis, Saint Exupery De, Arthur Conan Doyle, Janet Evanovich, Allan Folsom, Alan Furst, Paul Gallico, Kate Griffin, Charlaine Harris, Chester Himes, Mark Hodder, Arnaldur Indriðason, P. D. James, Craig Johnson, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, David Liss, Marc Lovell, William F. Love, Peter Mayle, Walter Mosley, Robert Olmstead, Félix J. Palma, Matthew Pearl, Louise Penny, Anne Perry, Daniel Manus Pinkwater, Laurens Van der Post, Mike Resnick, Nevil Shute, Georges Simenon, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Michael Stanley, Rex Stout, Amy Tan, Josephine Tey, Charles Todd, Arthur Upfield, Don Winslow, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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