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Books read in 2004

Books read in 2003

Stuck Rubber Baby

A very interesting look at growing up Gay in the South during the 60's

By Howard Cruise

1/04

Open Secret (Gay Hollywood 1928-1998)

Gay Hollywood from 1928-1998
Interesting historical information and quite a bit on current Hollywood
How homosexuals shaped, and are continuing to mold, Hollywood

01/04

The Weblog Handbook

I skimmed thru this book
More of a Why-to than a How-to
Probably a good book for someone who's thinking about starting a blog

01/04

Following Foo  (the elctronic adventures of the Chesnut Man)

Definitely the best non-fiction book I have read in years
I recommend it to all
The true story of the first months of life of The Chestnut Man.

1/04

Pirates Of The Caribean : The Curse Of The Black Pearl

Well, they call it a Junior Novelization and it truly is
At 122 pages of large type, it still manages to encompasses the whole movie

1/04

Blog On

Good book
A How-to with lots of help on the different blog packages out there and how to set up and configure them

1/04

The Kid (What Happened After My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go Get Pregnant) An Adoption Story

Another really good non-fiction book about a gay couple's baby adoption
Lots of good humor like Following Foo had

1/04

Stiff : The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

An extremely fun read about the scientific (and non-scientific) uses of cadavers
Donated, stolen, borrowed or loaned

1/04

Lela Dowling's Alice

Lela Dowling's fun adaptation of Alice In Wonderland
I have the original printings, but this collects them all together

2/04

Dr, Radium Battles Phill, King Of The Pill Bugs!

The first collection of Dr. Radium stories
Great fun!!
Brief appearance of the Elvi on page 84

2/04

We Blog : Publishing Online With Weblogs

Another good blogging How-to book
Not as good as Blog On but much better than The Weblog Handbook

2/04

30th Anniversary DAW - Fantasy

Not a bad story in the bunch
Found some authors I haven't read before that I want to give a try

2/04

The Thief Lord

A good novel set in Venice about a group of young runaways, a run-down closed movie theatre, a magical Merry-Go-Round and the adventures of The Thief Lord

2/04

Advanced Mythology

A very fun romp

Fourth book in the series

3/04

Blade Of The Immortal : Beasts

This one was disturbing as it contains torture & rape
The whole series is violent, but very well done

Blade Of The Immortal
Vol. 11

3/04

2nd Chance

Very well done mystery
Had a hard time putting it down

Women's Murder Club #2

3/04

Blade Of The Immortal :  Autumn Frost

One of the very bad guys finally gets it in this volume
Maybe

Blade Of The Immortal
Vol. 12

3/04

Honor Harrington : Field Of Dishonor

The fourth book in a good series
The cost of revenge & justice is high

3/04

Honor Harrington : Flag In Exile

Fifth book in the series

Lots of intrigue

3/04

Kiss The Girls

Very good murder mystery

Alex Cross #2

3/04

Jack & Jill

Can't put them down. Must read more

Alex Cross #3

3/04

Cat & Mouse

Wow!

Alex Cross #4

3/04

Fake 4

Fake Volume 4
Well, one couple gets to sex it up
But it's not the two main characters

3/04

The Year Of The Quiet Sun

Really drags during the first half
Somewhat interesting novel of time travel

4/04

Firestar

Fantastic book about beginnings of humanities first steps into space

Highly recommended!!

First book of the series

4/04

Rogue Star

Wow ... this is a great read

Second book in the series

5/04

Lodestar

This series just gets better

Third book in the series

5/04

Falling Stars

A great read

A good ending to a great story

Fourth & final book in the series

5/04

Fake 5

Fake Volume 5

A murderer is revealed
An old friend has changed
Fun stuff

5/04

Utopia

Roller coaster adventure in a Theme Park of the future
I like the idea of a Hall of Mirrors using holograms in addition to mirrors
Good read.

5/04

Bloodshift

Somewhat interesting vampire story
Not real thrilling or scary

6/04

The Time Traveler's Wife

Very good book!
Highly recommended
A time travel romance adventure

6/04

Fake 6

Fake Volume 6

A little history of the characters and a lot of action

6/04

Fake 7

Fake Volume 7

All right!
They finally consummate their love
Last book in the series

7/04

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Fantastic book!

Could not put down
Has it all!
WWII, Nazis, Jews, Gays, Love, Growing Up, New York City, Movie Stars and Comic Book Heroes

7/04

Out Of Time

Very short & strange book
No where near as good as his other books

7/04

Deepsix

A good read that leaves you wanting more
I recommend this and other books by Jack McDevitt

7/04

Vacuum Diagrams

Didn't care for this one
Short stories tied together to make a book
Intriguing alien life forms, but did not grab me

7/04

When The Bough Breaks

Another can't put down mystery
Child psychologist gets drawn into a crime as a consultant

Alex Delaware #1

8/04

Blood Test

Child cancer ... Kidnapping ... Murder ...
Figured most of it out by the middle of the book, but still fun.

Alex Delaware #2

8/04

Over The Edge

This series just keeps getting better
Fast reads, but you can't put them down

Alex Delaware #3

8/04

Leonard & Larry : How Real Men Do It

Leonard & Larry comics are lots of fun. A family look at a couple of gays, their parents & children and all of their friends.

8/04

This was a strange one
Good read, but strange

Alex Delaware #4

8/04

Time Bomb

Alex Delaware #5

8/04

Blade Of The Immortal :  Mirror Of The Soul

The focus is more on the supporting characters this time around
Nice back story & art

Blade Of The Immortal
Vol. 13

8/04

Private Eyes

An acid-wielding assailant and a young heiress

Alex Delaware #6

8/04

Devil's Waltz

Munchausen by proxy is the topic of this book

Alex Delaware #7

9/04

Honor Among Enemies

Sixth book in the Honor Harrington series

9/04

In Enemy Hands

Honor is captured and sent to a prison planet.

Seventh book in the Honor Harrington series

9/04

Echoes Of Honor

War rages while Honor is presumed dead by both sides

Eighth in the series

9/04

Ashes Of Victory

Honor returns from the dead

Ninth in the series

9/04

On A Pale Horse

Death is dead
Long live Death
Interesting premise

First in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

10/04

Coldheart Canyon

Horror tale of Hollywood & it's icons, etc.
Not a bad book, but it seemed to drag a bit

10/04

Bearing An Hourglass

Time flows backwards

Second in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

10/04

The Handmaid's Tale

Good book
Leaves you hanging a bit at the end

11/04

With A Tangled Skein

As Fate would have it
Third in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

11/04

Never Send Flowers

There's nothing quite like a good James Bond novel

11/04

The Pleasure Of My Company

Very funny book

If you like Steve Martin's style of humor, read this book

11/04

Bad Love

Good Psycological Mystery series

Alex Delaware #8

11/04

Wielding A Red Sword

War is Hell

Fourth in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

11/04

Napalm & Silly Putty

Ya gotta love George!
Great book
I can hear his voice (and not in that sicko/psyco way) reading along with me
Very Funny!!

12/04

Self-Defense

These have been good reads

Alex Delaware #9

12/04

Being A Green Mother

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature

Fifth in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

12/04

Four Moons Of Darkover

It's nice to return to Darkover

Bunch of short stories

12/04

For Love Of Evil

It's good to be bad
This is starting to get interesting
Finally!

Sixth in the Incarnations Of Immortality series

12/04