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Day 424 February 28, 2010

In 5th line on February 28, 2010 at 7:50 am

“Yes. Or it will be. I promise.”~~Dreamland by Kevin Baker

1910 New York and a crazy cast of characters – Kid Twist, Gyp the Blood, Trick the Swarf, and Esther, who works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

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Day 423 February 27, 2010

In 5th line on February 27, 2010 at 6:45 am

“‘Do you know how late they keep open the Buck’s Head Inn?'”~~Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Bathsheba must choose between Frank, Boldwood, or Gabriel. Oh, romance and darkness.

Day 422 February 26, 2010

In 5th line on February 26, 2010 at 7:42 am

“A speaker stood up and started talking about white devils.”~~A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports by Brad Snyder

Curt Flood didn’t show up to play for the Phillies after being traded by the Cardinals in 1969. The ensuing court case changed baseball.

Day 421 February 25, 2010

In 5th line on February 25, 2010 at 7:38 am

“You’ll be going with him.”~~The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel by Robert Crais

Joe Pike takes on his own case instead of working with partner Elvis Cole. Now, he’s trying to protect rich girl Larkin. Will he succeed?

Day 420 February 24, 2010

In 5th line on February 24, 2010 at 7:35 am

“It defined her childhood.”~~On Her Trail: My Mother Nancy Dickerson: TV News’ First Woman Star by John Dickerson

Nancy Dickerson was the first woman in the Washington press corps. A look at her life and their rocky relationship.

Day 419 February 23, 2010

In 5th line on February 23, 2010 at 7:29 am

“Politics promised to make the fight a windfall for its promoters.”~~Beyond Glory: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink by David Margolick

The boxing match heard around the world.

Day 418 February 22, 2010

In 5th line on February 22, 2010 at 7:22 am

“The special effects coup de grace, however, is that there isn’t a wire, speaker, or LED light visible in the entire theater.”~~Manspace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory by Sam Martin

Martin investigates 50 great man caves. Great photos.

Day 417 February 21, 2010

In 5th line on February 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

“The bootleg Botox was sold to more than two hundred doctors across the country.”~~Beauty Junkies: Inside our $15 Billion Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery by Alex Kuczynski

Kuczynski, who started out with Botox and ended up with a botched Restylane treatment, examines the beauty industry and how greedy doctors and insecure patients are changing the face of America. Literally.

Day 416 February 20, 2010

In 5th line on February 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

“If she were on a case like this in New York, she would be on the streets, cursing at traffic as she fought her way to the lab to harass the techs, letting her mind shuffle possibilities as she warred with Rapid Cabs on the way to the morgue or back into Central.”~~Three in Death by J.D. Robb

Futuristic law enforcement officer Lt. Eve Dalls battles it all.

Day 415 February 19, 2010

In 5th line on February 19, 2010 at 6:53 am

“Out in the living room, the Louis record ended.”~~Paint It Black by Janet Fitch

Michael drops out of Harvard to take up his latest passion: painting. He leaves girlfriend Josie one day and tells her he’s going to his mother’s to paint. Instead, he commits suicide. Now mother and girlfriend must deal with each other and what’s left of their relationships with him.