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From Elk Grove, California USA
Age 73
Joined Wednesday, June 22, 2005
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I have loved reading and books as long as I can remember and I have kept a list of all the books I've read since about 1970. Some of my favorite genres include mystery/thriller, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction, horror, classic literature, biographies, etc. I read pretty much everything except maybe romance novels.

My current and many of my past reads are listed at Goodreads.

My bookrays that are completed or on their way to the last person:

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Mary, Mary by James Patterson
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Driving Mr. Albert by Michael Paterniti
Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen
Entombed by Linda Fairstein
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
Step on a Crack by James Patterson
Usher's Passing by Robert McCammon
Madeline by Marie Kiraly
For Edgar by Sheldon Rusch
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Quickie by James Patterson
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Everybody Into the Pool by Beth Lisick
Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
Budding Prospects by T.C. Boyle
Evelina by Fanny Burney
The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Burmese Days by George Orwell
The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Replay by Ken Grimwood
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
Rabbit Run by John Updike
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
The Fox by D.H. Lawrence
Cross Country by James Patterson
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Riven Rock by T.C. Boyle
The Master by Colm Toibin
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
Nana by Emile Zola
The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
Sex With Kings by Eleanor Herman
The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Virgin in the Garden by A.S. Byatt
The Magus by John Fowles
Swimsuit by James Patterson
If the River Was Whiskey by T.C. Boyle
Water Music by T.C. Boyle
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
Willard and His Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The Women by T.C. Boyle
Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg
Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Ford County by John Grisham
Fateless by Imre Kertesz
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
Mr. George by August Derleth
Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Bonk by Mary Roach
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Uncle Silas by J.S. LeFanu
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
Dreamland by Kevin Baker
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

My bookrays that are stalled or lost:

Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
Raising the Past by Jeremy Robinson
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
March by Geraldine Brooks
The Iron Heel by Jack London
Brothel by Alexa Albert
L'Assommoir (Drunkard) by Emile Zola
Run For Your Life by James Patterson
Double Cross by James Patterson
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
Naked Came the Stranger by Penelope Ashe
Naked Came the Manatee by Carl Hiaasen, et. al
Naked Came the Farmer by Philip Jose Farmer, et. al
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

Bookrays/rings that I have joined:

Bookrings/rays I have joined that appear to be stalled or lost:

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
The Keys of Egypt by Lesley Adkins
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Fantômas by Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre<----Asked to be skipped (book moving again)

Bookrings/rays I have finished (or I am last on bookray):

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Flesh by Richard Laymon
The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Finding George Orwell In Burma by Emma Larkin
Velocity by Dean Koontz
One Mississippi by Mark Childress
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Wild Justice by Wilbur Smith
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
The Food Chain by Geoff Nicholson
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
English As a Second F*cking Language by Sterling Johnson
The Geographer's Library by Jon Fasman
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Husband by Dean Koontz
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Black Order by James Rollins
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler
Topping from Below by Laura Reese
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Bangkok Tattoo by John Burdett
Next by Michael Crichton
Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Family That Couldn't Sleep by D.T. Max
The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
Amazonia by James Rollins
Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
Bill Bryson's African Diary
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Birdman by Mo Hayder
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
The Chase by Clive Cussler
Belle de Jour: The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl
No Matter How Much You Promise by Edgardo Vega Yunque
Cross by James Patterson
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Skin by Ted Dekker
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills
Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones
You've Been Warned by James Patterson
The Ages of Lulu by Almudena Grandes
Cuts by Richard Laymon
The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
The Virgin in the Garden by A.S. Byatt
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Timbuktu by Paul Auster
Erotic Interludes by Lonnie Barbach
Heyday by Kurt Andersen
Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen
Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
Fluke by Christopher Moore
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
Plague Ship by Clive Cussler
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
Andrée's Story by S.A. Andrée, etc.
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
The Last Oracle by James Rollins
Nothing Personal: The Business of Sex by Donald McRae
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Bonk by Mary Roach
Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustig
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Blinding Light by Paul Theroux
Blood Music by Greg Bear
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Passing by Nella Larsen
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Corsair by Clive Cussler
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
Hawksbill Station by Robert Silverberg
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Bollywood Beauty by Shalini Akhil
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
The Absence by Bill Hussey
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
Katherine by Anya Seton
I'm Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali<----Asked to be skipped
The Wrecker by Clive Cussler
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Lammas Night by Katherine Kurtz
Fool by Christopher Moore
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
The Anatomist by Bill Hayes<----Asked to be skipped
Dark Echo by F.G. Cottam
Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes<----Asked to be skipped
The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Nun by Denis Diderot
The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Fury by Salman Rushdie
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Peregrine by William Bayer
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
War With the Newts by Karel Capek
Life by Keith Richards
The Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly
The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabelle Allende
Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus
I Am the Messenger by Mark Zusak
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The Affair by Lee Child
The Devil Colony by James Rollins
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
The House of Lost Souls by F.G. Cottam
The Race by Clive Cussler
Purge by Sofi Oksanen
Paper Moon by Joe David Brown
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Dry by Jane Harper
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

Bookboxes I am participating in:

Always open to trades. If you see anything you want in my AVAILABLE books, please let me know.

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