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2009 Reading List: 2009 Update

I will update this list twice a month, or or about the 1st and 15th, plus an additional update or two if I feel it's warranted. My goal for the year is to read 100 books, though you and I both know that's not going to happen.

Since the list will likely get long, I will cut-tag all but the few most recent. Dates shown are the dates I finished the book.

Don't expect many additions to this list this month, as we are going into the busiest month of the year at work.

60. August 8: Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Saw Stars. (1998) 227 pp.
61. August 12: Keyes, Ralph. I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech. (2009) 271 pp.
62. August 18: Smith, John L. Sharks in the Desert: The Founding Fathers and Current Kings of Las Vegas. (2005) 381 pp.
63. August 20: Midmore, Joe. First National Bank of Nevada. (1975) 177 pp. (I know: A history of a bank--particularly one I don't even have an account with--seems like an odd choice for reading material, but trust me, I had my reasons. They will be revealed someday. :-)
64. August 23: Queenan, Joe. Closing Time. (2009) 338 pp.
65. August 28: Elmaleh, Edmund. The Canary Sang But Couldn't Fly: The Fatal Fall of Abe Reles, the Mobster Who Shattered Murder Inc.'s Code of Silence. (2009) 189 pp.
66. September 2: Freeman, Michael. ESPN: The Uncensored History. (2000) 272 pp.





1. January 1: Pendergrast, Mark. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World. (1999) 430 pp.
2. January 1: Patton, Robert. Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution. (2008) 243 pp.
3. January 1: Walker, Rob. Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What we Buy and Who we Are. (2008) 261 pp.
4. January 1: Goldberg, Lee. Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse. (2006) 292 pp.*
5. January 8: Starr, Kevin. Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003 (2004) 631 pp.
6. January 10: Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Sang for the Birds. (1998) 244 pp.
7. January 12: Silverstein, Michael J. Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer. (2006) 251 pp.
8. January 12: Barnes, H. Lee. Dummy Up and Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing. (2002) 134 pp.
9. January 18: Huddy, John. Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars (2008) 364 pp.
10. January 21: Patton, Phil. Open Road: A Celebration of the American Highway (1986) 273 pp.
11. January 24: Plunkett-Powell, Karen. Remembering Woolworth's: A Nostalgic History of the World's Most Famous Five-And-Dime. (1999) 240 pp.
12. January 26: Smith, Rich. The Great American Attraction: Two Brits Discover the Rollicking World of American Festivals. (2008) 275 pp.
13. January 28: Blechman, Ron. Leisureville: Adventure's in America's Retirement Utopias. 2008) 242 pp.
14. January 29: Smith, Rich. You Can Get Arrested for That: 2 Guys, 25 Dumb Laws, 1 Absurd American Crime Spree. (2006) 237 pp.
15. February 1: Goldberg, Lee. Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii. (2006) 286 pp.
16. February 2: Ariely, Dan. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions. (2008) 247 pp.
17. February 5: Cladianos Jr., Pete. My Father's Son: A Gaming Memoir. 317 pp. (2002)
18. February 8: Barber, Alicia. Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City. (2008) 253 pp.
19. February 10: Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 101 pp. (1951)
20. February 16: Manjoo, Farhad. True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society. (2008) 230 pp.
21. February 19: Wambaugh, Joseph. Fugitive Nights. (1992) 274 pp.
22. February 24: Petersen, Melody. Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves . . . (2008) 335 pp.
23. February 25: Lyman, George D. Ralston's Ring. (1937) 320 pp.
24. February 27: Young, Sherman. The Book is Dead: Long Live the Book. (2007) 166 pp.
25. March 3: Smith, Pat. Who are You, and What Have You Done With My Mother? (2006) 268 pp.
26. March 4: Nugent, Benjamin. American Nerd: The Story of My People. (2008) 224 pp.
27. March 10: Bittle, Scott and Johnson, Jean. Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guide to the Federal Budget Crisis. (2008) 308 pp.
28. March 13: Paher, Stanley, ed. Nevada Towns and Tales: Volume 1 - North (1981) 219 pp.
29. March 16: Noles, Jim. Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America - One State Quarter at a Time. (2008) 302 pp.
30. March 19: Bogira, Steve. Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courtroom. (2005) 347 pp.
31. March 21: Royte, Elizabeth. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It. (2008) 232 pp.
32: March 28: Townley, John. Tough Little Town on the Truckee: History of Reno Series Volume One. (1983) 272 pp.
33: March 31: Hancock, Elizabeth Emerson. Trespassers Will Be Baptized: The Unordained Memoir of a Preacher's Daughter. (2008) 276 pp.
34: April 11: Gardner, Dan. Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear. (2008) 395 pp.
35: April 16: Vernetti, William. Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada: A Biography. (2008) 264 pp.
36: April 22: Brown, Bertha Bender. A Tale of Three Cities: Reno, Carson, San Francisco 1863-1930: The Saga and Humor of an Old Pioneer Family. (1964) 96 pp.
37. April 24: Turner, Chris. Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation. (2005) 464 pp.
38. April 29: Richnak, Barbara. A River Flows: The Life of Robert Lardin Fulton. (1983) 174 pp.
39. May 12: Lessig, Lawrence. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. (2008) 298 pp.
40. May 18: Raymond, C. Elizabeth. George Wingfield: Owner and Operator of Nevada. (1992) 273 pp.
41. May 19: Cerveri, Doris. With Curry's Compliments: The Story of Abraham Curry. (1990) 106 pp.
42. May 22: van der zee, John. Stateline: A Novel. (1976) 196 pp.
43. May 26: Nathan, Rebekak. My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student. (2005) 168 pp.
44. May 30: Bain, David Haward. The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West. (2004) 398 pp.
45. June 3: Knopper, Steve. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age. (2009) 251 pp.
46. June 9: Johnson, LouAnne. My Posse Don't Do Homework: A Funny and Inspiring Story of Teaching. (1992) 226 pp.
47. June 15: Cobb, Ty. Cobbwebs. Cobb, Ty. The Best of Cobbwebs. (1997) 183 pp.
48. June 16: Dangberg, Grace. Carson Valley: Historical Sketches of Nevada's First Settlement. (1972) 139 pp.
49. June 16: Howard, Anne Bail. The Long Campaign: A Biography of Anne Martin. (1985) 186 pp.</i>
50. June 21: Farrell, James. One Nation Under Goods: Malls and the Seduction of American Shopping. (2000) 290 pp.
51. June 29: Kaszynski, William. The American Highway. (2000) 218 pp.
52. July 2: Crystal, David. txting: the gr8 db8. (2008) 188 pp.
53. July 9: Duncan, Dayton. Miles from Nowhere: Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier. (1993) 297 pp.
54. July 15: Hely, Steve and Chandrasekaran, Vali. The Ridiculous Race: 26,000 Miles, 2 Guys, 1 Globe, No Airplanes. (2008) 315 pp.
55. July 16: Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Went Bananas. (2004) 223 pp.
56. July 23: Davies, Pete. American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age. (2002) 261 pp.
57. July 27: Cox, Don. Stories from the Sagebrush: Celebrating Northern Nevada at the Millennium. (1999) 315 pp.
58. July 28: Conley, Dalton. Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, Blackberry Moms, and Economic Anxiety. (2009) 194 pp.
59. August 1: Coster, Graham. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere: Trucking Two Continents. (1995) 273 pp.



TOTAL BOOKS: 66 (Compare to 54 at this time last year)
TOTAL PAGES: 17,144
FICTION: 8
NONFICTION: 58 (Memoirs: 5)
ABANDONED: 2

PACE: 98 books in 2009 (-3 since July 1; -2 Since August 1)

*FINAL* Scheduled LJ Update (before moving to Facebook): On or around September 15
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