Monday, January 3, 2011

Read in 2011


Here is where I plan to keep a record of books read and to be read. Once I finish the book it will be rated. If there is no rating, it means I just want to read that book in that month.
Ratings criteria or what I call the "put down, pick up factor":
  • 1* put it down and leave it down, couldn't stand it, best used as a paperweight, doorstop or kindling.
  • 2* meh, could take it or leave it but mostly leave it. I could put it down and not care if I picked it up again or not
  • 3* okay enjoyable read, although I liked it, I could put it down easily and not rush back to continue
  • 4* I really liked this one, I could put it down but reluctantly and was anxious to get back to it
  • 5* Loved it! Couldn't put it down and if I absolutely had to ( if something was on fire or flooding) I couldn't wait to get back to it.
January ~ 6,867 pp
  1. In Silence by Erica Spindler  461 pp 4.5 ****
  2. Nemesis by Agatha Christie  229 pp 4****
  3. Body Double by Tess Gerritson  339 pp 4****
  4. Endless Night by Agatha Christie 199 pp 2.5 **
  5. From Away by David Carkeet 288 pp 3***
  6. Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee 325 pp 4****
  7. The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden 324 pp 4****
  8. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison H. Bartlett 258 pp 2**
  9. Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella  370 pp 4****
  10. Death on the Rocks by  Eric Wright 229 pp 2 **
  11. Savannah by Eugenia Price 595 pp 3***
  12. McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders 324 pp 4 ****
  13. The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse 260 pp 3***
  14. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny 311 pp 4****
  15. Scones and Bones by Laura Childs (arc) 295 pp 3.5***
  16. The End of the Road by Sue Henry 214 pp 3.5***
  17. Exhaustive Enquiries by Betty Rowlands  236 pp 3**
  18. The Chocolate Cupid Killings by JoAnna Carl 230  pp 4****
  19. Bonjour, Miss Seeton by Hamilton Crane 265 pp 4****
  20. Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit by Carole Nelson Douglas 416 pp 3***
  21. The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottoline 362 pp 4****
  22. Dead and Buried by Jean Hager (LP) 337 pp 4****
February ~ 6,164 pp
  1. The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney 397 pp 3***
  2. Staying at Daisy's by Jill Mansell  501 pp 3.5***
  3. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens 353 pp 4****
  4. L.A. Justice by Christopher Darden 454 pp 4****
  5. Sea Change by Jeremy Page  273 pp 2**
  6. Brick Lane by Monica Ali 415 pp 3***
  7. Town in a Lobster Stew by B.B. Haywood 374 pp 4****
  8. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruis Zafon 470 pp 3***
  9. Haunting Jasmine by Anjali Banerjee 290 pp 4****
  10. Antiques to Die For by Jane K. Cleland 307 pp 3.5***
  11. Fruit of all Evil by Paige Shelton 290 pp 3.5***
  12. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern 312 pp 4****
  13. Beyond Recognition by Ridley Pearson 654 pp 4****
  14. Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie 198 pp 3***
  15. Night of the Living Dandelion by Kate Collins (arc) 311 pp 4****
  16. The Refuge by Sue Henry 258 pp 3.5***
  17. Wormwood by Susan Wittig Albert 307 pp 3***
March ~ 7,691
  1. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld 551 pp 3***
  2. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans 531 pp 3***
  3.  Stand the Storm by Breena Clark 321 pp 3***
  4. An Absence so Great by Jane Kirkpatrick 383 pp 3***
  5. In Harm's Way by Ridley Pearson 389 pp 3.5***
  6. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell 489 pp 3***
  7. Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier   285 pp 2.5**
  8. The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice (arc) 285 pp  4.5****
  9. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg 315 pp 4****
  10. Sealed with a Kill by Lucy Lawrence 230 pp 4****
  11. Busy Bodies  by Joan Hess 246 pp 3.5***
  12. Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West 342 pp  3***
  13. Keeping Counsel by R.A. Forster 412 pp  3***
  14. Zero Cool by John Lange 221 pp 2**
  15. Holly Blues by Susan Wittig Albert 288 pp 3.5***
  16. Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood 187 pp 3***
  17. A Quilters Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini 310 pp 3.5***
  18. Berried to the Hilt by Karen MacInerney  278 pp 3.5***
  19. Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton  247 pp  3***
  20. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin  345 pp 4.5****
  21. Mourning Gloria by Susan Wittig Albert 292 pp 4****
  22. The Peach Keeper by  Sarah Addison Allen 273 pp  5*****
  23. Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum 221 pp 3***
  24. No Mardi Gras for the Dead by D.J. Donaldson 250 pp 3***
April ~ 4,839 pp
  1. How Sweet it is by Sophie Gunn 387 pp 3***
  2. Suspicion of Guilt by Barbara Parker  428 pp 4****
  3. The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark  357 pp 4****
  4. Night Road by Kristen Hannah 385 pp 4****
  5. Split Second by Alex Kava 408 pp 3.5***
  6. White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson  214 pp 2.5**
  7. Dead by Midnight by Carolyn Hart  282 pp 3.5***
  8. Just One Look by Harlan Coben 370 pp 4****
  9. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See 349 pp 4****
  10. Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell 260 pp 2.5**
  11. The Gem Collector by P.G. Wodehouse  124 pp 2.5**
  12. Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods 372 pp 3***
  13. The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum 307 pp 4****
  14. Pumped for Murder by Elaine Viets 292 pp 3***
  15. Black Swan by Chris Knopf  304 pp 3***
May ~ 5,375 pp
  1. Almost Home by Mariah Stewart 391 pp 3.5***
  2. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley 884 pp 4****
  3. The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey 306 pp 4****
  4. Run for Your Life by James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge 395 pp 3.5***
  5. Sheltering Hearts by Robyn Carr (Nook novella) 75 pp 3***
  6. Blood Trust by Eric van Lustbader 411 pp 3.5***
  7.  Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames 311 pp 3.5***
  8. Capture the Night by Geralyn Dawson 372 pp 2.5**
  9. Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani 254 pp 3***
  10. A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace 289 pp 4****
  11. Gracelynn by M.B. Forester-Smythe ( Nook novella) 63 pp 3***
  12. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke  307 pp  3***
  13. Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows 272 pp 4****
  14. A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 322 pp 4****
  15. A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson 280 pp 4****
  16. The Freaks of Mayfair by E. F. Benson (Nook ) 103 pp 3***
  17. Summer in the South by Cathy Holton  340 pp 5*****
June ~ 8,427 pp
  1. One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown 352 pp 3.5***
  2. Her Sister's Shadow by Katharine Britton 341 pp 4****
  3. The Jeeves Collection by P.G. Wodehouse (Nook)  285 pp 5*****
  4. Cool Beans by Erynn Magnum (Nook) 205 pp 3***
  5. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen 290 pp 2.5**
  6. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax 404 pp 4****
  7. The Heartbreaker by Susan Howatch 484 pp 2**
  8. The Worst Thing by Aaron Elkins 296 pp 3***
  9. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy  392 pp 4****
  10. Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell (Nook) 429 pp 4****
  11. Invisible by Lorena McCourtney (Nook) 275 pp 3***
  12. At the Corner of Love and Heartache by Curtiss Ann Matlock 441 pp 2.5**
  13. Unraveled by Maggie Sefton 292 pp 3***
  14.  Live to Tell by Wendi Corsi Staub (Nook) 400 pp 4****   
  15. The Orchid Memorandum by Tony Attanasio 201 pp 4****
  16. Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden (ARC) 312 pp 4****
  17. One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington  (Nook)  619 pp  3.5***
  18. Pie a la Murder by Melinda Wells  308 pp 4****
  19. Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay 291 pp 4****
  20. The Blackheath Poisonings by Julian Symons 301 pp 2.5**
  21. Murder, My Deer by Jacqueline Girdner 275 pp 3***
  22. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto (Nook ) 192 pp 2.5**
  23. Missing Persons by Stephen White 312 pp 3***
  24. At home in Mitford by Jan Karon  446 pp 3***
July ~ 7,588 pp
  1. The Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier  286 pp 3.5***
  2. Bridleton by Becky Barker (Nook)  329 pp 3***
  3. Kathleen by Brendan Gerard O'Brien (Nook novella) 81 pp 3***
  4. Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon 549 pp 3***
  5. Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan 399 pp 3***
  6. The Allegra Biscotti Collection by Olivia Bennett (Nook) 149 pp 3***
  7. Edith by M.B. Forester-Smythe (Nook novella) 84 pp 2**
  8. Now You Don't by Roma Greth 311 pp  1*
  9. Roses are Red by James Patterson  378 pp 3***
  10. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad (Nook)  280 pp 3.5***
  11. This Fine Life by Eva Marie Emerson (Nook) 301 pp 3***
  12. The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff  304pp 3.5***
  13. The Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels  192 pp 2.5**
  14. Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon 447 pp 2**
  15. The Department of Lost and Found by Alison Winn Scotch  (Nook) 343 pp 3.5***
  16. You Only Die Twice by Edna Buchanan  292 pp 4****
  17. 61 Hours by Lee Child  383 pp 4****
  18. Worth Dying For by Lee Child  384 pp  3.5***
  19. The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne (Nook) 163 pp 2.5**
  20. Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Townsend  294 pp  3***
  21. Star of the Sea by Janet Halfmann  29 pp 2.5**
  22. A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady  296 pp 4****
  23. Unplugged by Lois Greiman ( lg print) 433 pp 2.5**
  24. Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle  363 pp 3***
  25. Hot Wire  by  Alex Kava  291 pp  4****
  26.  The Front Porch Prophet by Raymond  Atkins (Nook ) 227 pp  4****
August ~ 7,299 pp
  1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Nook) 356 pp 3.5***
  2. A Catered Affair by Sue Margolis  369 pp 3***
  3. Death of a Trophy Wife by Laura Levine  (Nook)  201 pp 4****
  4. Lye in Wait by Cricket McCrae  (Nook) 237 pp  3.5***
  5. Too Big to Miss by Sue Ann Jaffarian  (Nook) 231 pp 3***
  6. Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine  (arc) 467 pp 4****
  7. Cul-de-Sac by David Martin  340 pp 2**
  8. The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans 560 pp  4****
  9. The Tender Mercy of Roses by Anna Michaels 323 pp  4****
  10. Strategic Moves by Stuart Woods 404 pp (lg print) 3***
  11. Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer (Nook) 232 pp 3***
  12. The Body in the Bonfire by Katherine Hall Page  238 pp 3***
  13. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell  362 pp 1.5*
  14. Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard 3.5***
  15. Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet  232 pp 4****
  16. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberley 261 pp 3***
  17. Miss Match by Erynn Mangum  (Nook) 244 pp 2**
  18. Thread Reckoning by Amanda Lee 322 pp 3.5***
  19. The Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel  293 pp 4.5****
  20. The Craigslist Murders by Brenda Cullerton 244 pp 2.5**
  21. The Light in the Window by Jan Karon 413 pp 3***
  22. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman 334 pp 5*****
  23. Mind Over Murder by Alison Kingsley 262 pp 4****
  24. Death in a Difficult Position by Diana Killian 295 pp 3.5***
  25. Vixen by Jillian Larkin  421 pp  2.5** 
  26. Topper Takes a Trip (nook) by Thorne Smith 241 pp 2**
September ~ 8,352
  1. Home to Woefield by Susan Juby  306 pp 4****
  2. The Accidental Best Seller by Wendy Wax 419 pp 4****
  3. A Small Case of Murder by Laurie Carr 356 pp 2.5**
  4. The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry 436 pp 3.5 ***
  5. The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (lg print) 683 pp 4****
  6. A Rather Remarkable Homecoming by C. A. Belmond 342 pp 3.5***
  7. The Slug Monster of Webster County by Lewis McGhee  104 pp 2.5**
  8. The Woman Who Heard Color by Kelly Jones 400 pp 4****
  9. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod 304 pp 2**
  10. Deadly Masquerade by Tracey Tillis 312 pp  3***
  11. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 504 pp 3.5***
  12. Willow by V.C. Andrews 464 pp  2.5**
  13. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan 384 pp 4****
  14.  Scared Stiff by Annelise Ryan (nook) 290 pp 3***
  15. Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise  by Joyce Mangin (nook) 305 pp 3***
  16. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (nook) 228 pp 3***
  17. Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker (nook) 242 pp 3***
  18. The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher (nook) 247 pp 3***
  19. A Time to Heal by Barbara Cameron (nook) 210 pp 3*
  20. The Attorney by Steve Martini 448 pp 3.5***
  21. X Dames by J. J. Henderson 213 pp 2**
  22. Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs 323 pp 3.5***
  23. Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn Hart 276 pp 4****
  24. A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron (nook) 200 pp 3***
  25. Cooking the Books by Bonnie S. Callahan 304 pp (NG) 2.5**
  26. No Way to Murder a Lady by Thomas Kennedy (Nook short) 52 pp 1.5*
October ~ 8,640 pp
  1. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley 432 pp 4****
  2. Twice Burned by Kit Craig 343 pp 2.5**
  3. The Man Who Cast Two Shadows by Carol O'Connell 322 pp 2**
  4. Death by the Dozen by Jenn Mckinlay 294 pp 3.5***
  5. Dakota by Martha Grimes 414 pp 3***
  6. The Drowning Man by Margaret Coel 321 pp  4****
  7. The Deception at Lyme by Carrie Bebris 320 pp 4****
  8. Sunrise on Cedar Key  by Terri DuLong 352 pp 4****
  9. No Lesser Plea by Robert Tanenbaum 366 pp 3***
  10. Cemetery Girl by David Bell SA/penguin 389 pp 2.5**
  11. Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey 48 pp (nook) 3***
  12. Unrevealed by Laurel Dewey (nook) 80 pp (partners in crime) ''  ''3.5***
  13. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston 240 pp 5*****
  14. To Catch a Leaf (arc) by Kate Collins 336 pp  4****
  15. The Time In Between by Maria Duenas 609 pp 3.5***
  16. Killer Sweet Tooth by Gayle Trent 240 pp 3.5***
  17. Buttonholed by Kylie Logan 282 pp 4****
  18. A Secret Life : Lord Hawkesbury's Players by C.J. Archer (nook) 660 pp 3.5***
  19. I Shall Not Want by Debbie Viguié (nook) 204 pp 1*
  20. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer (nook) 209 pp 4****
  21. A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen (nook) 188 pp 3***
  22. Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb (nook) 209 pp 2**
  23. Griselda Takes Flight by Joyce Magnin (nook) 290 3.5***
  24. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels (nook) 160 pp 3***
  25. Love a la Carte by Jeffrey Stepakoff  (nook short) 17 pp 3***
  26. Brenin by M.B. Forster-Smythe (nook) 147 pp 3***
  27. Bubba and the Dead Woman by C.L Bevill (nook) 528 pp 3.5***
  28. The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer  (nook) 202 pp 4****
  29. A Wee Christmas Homicide by  Kaitlyn Dunnett (nook) 224 pp  3.5***
  30. Why Shoot a Butler by Georgette Heyer (nook)  213 pp 3***
November ~ 6,869
  1. The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde 370 pp 3***
  2. A Trick of the Light bt Louise Penny 339 pp 4****
  3. Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mixup by Emily Brightwell 265  pp  3***
  4.  Home Town Girl by Mariah Stewart 352 pp  4****
  5. Bitter Harvest by Sheila Connolly 291 pp  3***
  6. Divine Circle of Ladies Tipping the Scales by Dolores Riccio  403 pp 4****
  7. Orchestrated Murder by Rick Blechta  128 pp 2.5**
  8. Katie's Way by Marta Perry  352 pp 3.5***
  9. Fault Line by Sarah Andrews  307 pp 3***
  10. The Temple Mount Code by Charles Brokaw  352 pp 3.5***
  11. A Pinch of Love by Alicia Bessette 310 pp 3.5***
  12. The Last Word by Ellery Adams  312 pp  4****
  13.  A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods  285 pp 2.5**
  14. Chili Con Corpses by J.B. Stanley (nook) 205 pp  3***
  15. A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer (nook) 194 pp   3***
  16. Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer (nook) 249 pp  4****
  17. Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry  (nook) 258 pp  4****
  18. Fools Rush in by Janice Thompson (nook) 272 pp 3***
  19. The Glass Case by Kristin Hannah (nook short) 39 pp 4****
  20. Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes  (nook) 318 pp 4****
  21. Nefertiti by Nick Drake ( nook) 314 pp  2.5**
  22. A Daughter's Inheritance by Tracie Peterson, Judith McCoy Miller (nook) 384 pp   3***
  23. A Very Holly Christmas by Sheila Roberts (nook short) 19 pp 1.5*
  24. The Divine Circle of Ladies Painting the Town by Dolores Riccio (kindle) 300 pp 4****
  25. When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber 251 pp 3***
December ~ 7,580
  1. All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson 302 pp 2.5**
  2. Threadbare by Monica Ferris  (berkley) 260 pp 4****
  3. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson 416 pp 3.5***
  4. Queen Hereafter by Susan Frasier King 357 pp 3***
  5. The Chocolate Castle Clue by Joanne Fluke 302 pp 3.5***
  6.  Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark 368 pp 3***
  7. An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman  293 pp 3***
  8. One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson (nook) 280 pp 4****
  9. Charmed: A Sugar Maple Short Story by Barbara Bretton (nook) 87 pp 3***
  10. The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin (kindle) 400 pp 3***
  11. High Tide by Ann Summerville (kindle) 236 pp 3.5***
  12. A Graceful Death by Ann Summerville  (kindle) 224 pp 4****
  13. Buried Sins by Marta Perry (kindle)  256 pp  4****
  14. Iron Lake by William Kent Kreuger  (nook) 330 pp 3.5***
  15. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton  (kndle) 242 pp 4****
  16. White Christmas Pansies by Linda Hall (nook short story) 20 pp 2.5**
  17. Keiko's House by Hugh Ashton (nook short story) 20 pp 3***
  18. The Girl in the Lighthouse by Roxane Teper Sanford (nook) 256 pp 2**
  19. A Simple Amish Christmas by Vanetta Chapman (nook) 209 pp 3.5***
  20. Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone (nook) 491 pp 4****
  21. Untouchable by Scott O'Connor (nook) 380 pp 3.5***
  22. A Christmas to Die For by Marta Perry (kindle) 256 pp 4****
  23. The Abigail Affair by Tim Frost (kindle) 200 pp 3.5***
  24. Christmas at Harringtons by Melody Carlson (kindle) 192 pp 4****
  25. The Third Heiress by Brenda Joyce (nook) 480 pp 3.5***
  26. The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson 176 pp 3***
  27. Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr 331 pp 4****
  28. Damsel in Distress by P.G. Wodehouse (kindle)  216 pp 3.5***
  29. A Christmas to Die For by Marta Perry (kindle)  ?pp 4****
  30. Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton (kindle) ? pp 4****
  31. Gold, Frankincense and Murder by Barbara Early ? pp 2**
  32. Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine 241 pp 1.5*
  33. Blame it on the Mistletoe by Joyce Magnin kindle  ? pp  3.5***

13 comments:

  1. I'm impressed..thinking you should be giving seminars on organizational tools. WTG!!! I hope those penguins helped lol.

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  2. I am impressed with your organization and your planning. I've got some things planned through March, but that is it. Good Luck!

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  3. I'm impressed also.. I don't know from one week to the next what I will be reading, let alone each month of the year.

    Happy Reading in 2011.

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  4. Nice plan and I like your rating system. I have had quite a few #3s lately

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  5. Kaye, you seem very organized. I'm a mood reader so I can't plan like that. Good Luck.

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  6. Now thats organistion. I am a mood reader so usually pick something at the time.

    Good luck!

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  7. Wow - I am impressed. I don't know what I want to read from one week to the next. I hope you keep to your schedule.

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  8. I love your post..makes me feel like a slacker ha!ha!! probably cuz I am!!

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  9. Wow, you are good! You have some great sounding books ahead for the year. I need to revamp my review rating. Love yours!

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  10. Wow ... you're so organized and planned out!

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  11. I have no plan, no plan at all.

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  12. I've read several of the books that you have on your list for 2011. I also have a few on my wish list or want to read this year.
    Hope you enjoy all your reading this year.


    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  13. Gosh, I wish I could be this well organized. And that I could read that fast, too! I'll be doing good to read a book or two per week. You are amazing!

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