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Day 455 March 31 2010

In 5th line on March 31, 2010 at 7:43 am

“She hooked the Walkman headphones over her ears.”~~Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Amazon’s #48 in Best of 2009. International sexcapades and the ability to leave your comfort zone.

Day 454 March 30 2010

In 5th line on March 30, 2010 at 7:35 am

“He went over the day before in his mind, the two officials, not impolite, and the pink, yellow, and white copies of the receipt they had produced.”~~The Vagrants: A Novel by Yiyun Li

Amazon’s #53 in Best of 2009. Betrayal in its worst form.

Day 453 March 29 2010

In 5th line on March 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

“(In other words, you were more likely to beat a pair of aces by hitting a third king or second pair, or by giving up the king of hearts and drawing to a fifth diamond?)”~~Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus

Amazon’s #55 in Best of 2009. A look at America’s true pastime.

Day 452 March 28 2010

In 5th line on March 28, 2010 at 7:26 am

“Reassured, he then went straight to the camp of the praetorian guard.”~~How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy

Amazon’s #57 in Best of 2009. An honest look at what caused the downfall of Rome.

Day 451 March 27 2010

In 5th line on March 27, 2010 at 7:20 am

“Her voice trailed off as she disappeared into the catacombs.”~~The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Amazon’s #58 in Best of 2009. Grann researches the mystery of explorer Percy Fawcett 80-some years after his disappearance.

Day 450 March 26 2010

In 5th line on March 26, 2010 at 7:15 am

“‘Because I am going to eat them,’ Duncan said.”~~The Kids Are All Right by Diana Welch

Amazon’s #59 in Best of 2009. The four Welch children, who were orphaned in the 1980s, recount growing up without parents and the sibling bond that kept them strong.

Day 449 March 25 2010

In 5th line on March 25, 2010 at 7:10 am

“The other house is in England.”~~The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton

Amazon’s #60 in Best of 2009. A young girl shows up in Australia and the only possession that’s a clue to who she may be is a book of fairy tales.

Day 448 March 24 2010

In 5th line on March 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

“Batters are almost incestuously linked to one another and show an exceptionally delicate balance between one another.”~~Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman

Amazon’s #61 in the Best of 2009.  A look at the rations that define cooking and separate the bread from the biscuit.

Day 447 March 23 2010

In 5th line on March 23, 2010 at 6:59 am

“He put them on the floor and stepped on them.”~~Lowboy: A Novel by John Wray

Amazon’s # 64 in Best of 2009. Will Heller, a 16-year-old with schizophrenia, stops taking his meds and leaves the mental hospital to save the world.

Day 446 March 22 2010

In 5th line on March 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

“The historian David McCullough has written that young Theodore had a deep aversion to attending church.”~~The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas G Brinkley

Amazon’s #65 in Best of 2009. Brinkley discusses Roosevelt’s love of nature and his implementation of National Forests.