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Record of Modifications - 2004

(Complete list of books reviewed)


The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore. Four Souls by Louise Erdrich. The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich, Colors Insulting to Nature by Cintra Wilson, Hard, Hard City by Jim Fusilli, Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman, East Side Story by Louis Auchincloss. A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett, My Life With Corpses by Helen Dunbar, Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman, The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble, The Double by Jose Saramago, The Million Dollar Divorce by RM Johnson, Dating Games by RM Johnson, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Sandstorm by James Rollins, Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors, Hour Game by David Baldacci, Split Second by David Baldacci


The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey, Brimstone by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, The Story of My Baldness by Marek vand de Jagt, A Window Across the River by Brian Morton, The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez Reverte, Lovers of Algeria by Anouar Benmalek, A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz, The Distance Between Us by Masha Hamilton, Seven Blessings by Ruchama King, The Quince Seed Potion by Morteza Baharloo, For the Dogs by Kevin Wignall, The Missing Peace by Dennis Ross, How Israel Lost by Richard Ben Cramer, The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson, Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley, California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker

10-31-04 Broke by sending out a newsletter - my host server will no longer allow me to do this. Will find another soluton off server.
10-01-04 Updated newsletter for October 2004 Paperback releases. Also added forums for Book Club discussions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre. Also cleaned up many technical errors on the site.

Added the following reviews:Harbor by Lorraine Adams (10-12-04)

Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M.G. Vassanji, Bitch Creek by William Tapply, Boyos by Richard Marinick, The Love Wife by Gish Jen, Head Above Water by Stefano Bortolussi, Light on Snow by Anita Shreve, The Cajuns by Gus Weill, A Girl Like Che Guevara by Teresa de La Caridad Doval, Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich, Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn, Hark! by Ed McBain, The Story Behind the Story by Peter Turchi & Andrea Barrett, R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

10-9-04 Posted a page on on books to help the Politically Undecided -- will post rest of update when I get a chance, but with elections so close, thought I'd better get this much up
9-25-04 Posted a page for Red Sox fans
9-18-04 Finally -- created Reader's Forum -- not that I really understand what to use if for!
9-17-04 Sent newsletter.

Added the following reviews: Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner, Heir to a Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick, Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett, Snow by Orhan Pamuk, The Master by Colm Toibin, Pyro by Earl Emerson, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, White Russian by Tom Bradby, The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning, Something Rising (Fast & Swift) by Haven Kimmel, The Accusers by Lindsey Davis, Secret Smile by Nicci French, Siren Song by Stephen Schwandt, Good Morning, Darkness by Ruth Francisco, Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore, Bushworld by Maureen Dowd, Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke, Fat Man Fed Up by Jack Germond. Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward, Losing America by Robert C. Byrd, The 9/11 Commission Report

Also posted an interview with John C. Wright

Renamed "True Adventure" to "Nonfiction" on all new pages on site.

9-5-04 Updated the site with recent paperback releases and posted in newsletter.

Added the following reviews: 'Til Death Do Us Part by Kate White; Waiting for Teddy Williams by Howard Frank Mosher; Lost Souls by Michael Collins; The Confusion by Neal Stephenson; The Ptolemies by Duncan Sprott; Death Match by Lincoln Child; Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline; The London Pigeon Wars by Patrick Neate; See Jane Die by Erica Spindler; In Silence by Erica Spindler; Bleeding Hearts by Josh Aterovis; A Son of War by Melvyn Bragg; The Program by Greg Hurwitz; Strange But True by John Searles; The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa; What to Keep by Rachel Cline; The Repo by Bill Eidson


Added a review of Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish because of today's hurricane.


Added reviews for: Christopher by Allison Burnett, The Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda, Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts, You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman by Judith Newman, Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance, An Hour to Kill by Karin Yapalater, The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach, The Shunra and the Schmetterling by Yoel Hoffman, You Have to Be Careful in the Home of the Free by James Kelman, One Last Look by Susanna Moore, An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof, The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck, The Halo Effect by M. J. Rose, Bad Men by John Connolly, Going to Bend by Diane Hammond and The Dangerous Hour by Marcia Muller

7-11-04 Created the June and July list of Paperback releases
7-10-04 Added a review of The Last Day of the War - Judith Claire Mitchell
7-3-04 Added the following reviews (finally): No Ordinary Matter by Jenny McPhee, Siege of Salt Cove by Anthony Weller, The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson, Q by Luther Blissett, Shadow of Death by William G. Tapply, Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim by David Sedaris, The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat, Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins, The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake, The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea, Love Me More by Danusha Goska, Dead Lines by Greg Bear, Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath. Confessions of a Death Maiden by Ruth Francisco, Enter Sandman by Stephanie Williams (with chapter exceprt), City Boy by Jean Thompson
6-10-04 Cleaned up and updated the section on Award Winners

Added the following reviews: The Golden Age by John C. Wright, Absolute Friends by John Le Carré, A Loyal Character Dance by Qiu Xiaolong, Mammon Inc by Hwee Hwee Tan, The Blackbird Papers by Ian Smith, Perfect Sax by Jerrilyn Farmer, Sharpe's Escape by Bernard Cornwell, Waiting for an Angel by Helon Habila, transmission by Hari Kunzru, Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell, Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope, The Enemy by Lee Child, Confessions of a Bigamist by Kate Lehrer, The Wife of Reilly by Jennifer Coburn, Best Friends by Thomas Berger, Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak


Added the following reviews (and some excerpts): The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde; Ilium by Dan Simmons; Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb; The Narrows by Michael Connelly; The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert; The Dwelling by Susie Moloney; Plain Heathen Mischief by Martin Clark; The Half Brother by Lars Christensen; Eventide by Kent Haruf; Some Great Thing by Colin McAdam; The Shadow of the Wind by Zafon Carlos Ruiz; Missing Justice by Alafair Burke; Shout Down the Moon by Lisa Tucker; The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer; Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong; My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult; Avenger by Frederick Forsyth

5-1-04 Updated the site with recent paperback releases and posted in newsletter.
4-23-04 Added the following reviews (and some excerpts): The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Hot Plastic by Peter Craig, Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck, The Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Friedman, The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley, The Time Traveler's by Audrey Niffenegger, ittle Children by Tom Perotta, Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich, Water Wings by Kristen den Hartog, The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda, Links by Naruddin Farah, The Hell Screen by I. J. Parker, Peyton Amberg by Tama Janowitz, Killer Body by Bonnie Hearn Hill, An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor, Sunset and Sawdust by Joe Lansdale
4-11-04 Updated all the forthcoming releases, new in paperback, just released information over the week/weekend.
04-04-04 Added the following reviews (with some excerpts):The Amatuer Marriage by Anne Tyler, Priestly Sins by Andrew M. Greeley, The Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian, anny by Edmund White, Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva, r. Paradise by Elmore Leonard, Beyond Infinity by Gregory Benford, King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist, Dead Heat by Caroline Carver, Peninsula of Lies by Edward Ball, Alice in Exile by Piers Paul Read, Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood, The Good Patient by Kristin Waterfield Duisberg, Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald, Girls in Trouble by Caroline Leavitt, The Body of David Hayes by Ridley Pearson
3-23-04 Created a list of recent books to come out in paperback that we reviewed last year and created a newsletter.
3-18-04 Wrote a newsletter summarizing most recent update
3-16-04 Added the following reviews: Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin, Lab 257 by Michael C. Carroll, Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos, The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block, Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters, Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters
3-8-04 In process of update -- will be fully cross-referenced on 3-9-04, but decided to post now anyway. Adding these reviews: The Kills by Linda Fairstein; 3rd Degree by James Patterson & Andrew Gross; The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe; Aloft by Chang-rae Lee; Mailman by J. Robert Lennon; Bandbox by Thomas Mallon
2-26-04 Wrote a newsletter summarizing most recent update
2-23-04 Added the following review: All That is Gone by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Added the following reviews and some excerpts: Something's Down There by Mickey Spillane; Fire on the Waters by David Poyer; A Country of Our Own by David Poyer; The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis; After Moses by Karen Mockler; We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver; The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson; The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin; Night of the Radishes by Sandra Benitez; The Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain; The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner by Giles Waterfield; Havana World Series by Jose Latour; Bold Sons of Erin by Owen Parry; The Cutting Room by Laurence Klavan

2-3-04 Wrote a newsletter to highlight the new books out in paperback.
2-1-04 Updated all of the "New in Paperback" pages for each bookshelf.

Added 10 reviews (and some excerpts) for: The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett, The Lady, the Chef and the Courtesan by Marisol, The Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard, The Yellow Rain by Julio Llamazares, Shipwreck by Louis Begly, The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin, The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, Heat Shock by Robert Greer , The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, Sunset Terrace by Rebecca Donner

1-15-04 Added the newsletter, finally.

Added 12reviews (and some excerpts) for: Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton, A Blade of Grass by Lewis Desoto, The Con Man's Daughter by Ed Dee, The Locklear Letters by Michael Kun, A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer, Call Me the Breeze by Patrick McCabe, The Calligrapher by Edward Docx, Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke, Burning Garbo by Robert Eversz, Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist, and Versailles by Kathryn Davis

Also, began to introduce new look to All but one new review is in this format and about a third of the books under World Literature have been converted.

Still no raffles started.

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