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"You need to pull the bunny out of the hat. You just can't walk in with the bunny."--Michaela Bradshaw
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In Memorium

Looking at the fashion for displaying dead animal trophy heads on walls, I wonder why decorators don't put the heads of dead relatives on display as well. "Yep, that's dear old Uncle Wilberforce. He was quite the fighter. Took lung cancer to bring him down."
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Books Read--2014

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1, by Mark Twain (Cont. from last year)
Owl’s Well That Ends Well, by Donna Andrews
At Home:A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson*
My computer crashed and I think I lost a couple books
Well-Schooled in Murder, by Elizabeth George*
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, by Yunte Huang
The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell
Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
Heat Wave, by “Richard Castle”
An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin
Die Hard, by Roderick Thorpe
Hotel Pastis, by Peter Mayle
The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly
The Egg and I, by Betty MacDonald*
Dr. Sleep, by Stephen King*
A Christmas Story, by Jean Shepherd
The Bobby Gold Stories, by Anthony Bourdain
My Hit Parade...and a Few Misses, by Russell Arms
Shock Wave, by John Sanford
Don McNeill and His Breakfast Club, by John Doolittle
The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo
10th Anniversary, by James Patterson
The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht
No Nest for the Wicket, by Donna Andrews
The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel
The Likeness, by Tana French
K is for Killer, by Sue Grafton
Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell ...?by Billy Crystal
A Suitable Vengeance, by Elizabeth George
Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia, By Paul Henze
Bad Move (Zack Walker), by Linwood Barclay*
Now You See Her, By James Patterson
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism, by Jennifer Frost
The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen*
A Year in Provence, By Peter Mayle*
16 Lighthouse Row, by Debbie Macomber–gave it up at p. 44
The Detective, by Roderick Thorpe–Ick
Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson

The Litgators, by John Grisham*
Obama’s Wars, by Bob Woodward
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, by Donna Andrews
Damned, by Chuck Palahniuk*
Chronicles of the Popes, by P. G. Maxwell-Stewart*
“L” is for Lawless,by Sue Grafton
French Lessons, by Ellen Sussman–pg. 198. Just couldn’t force myself to continue reading such a humorless book.
For the Sake of Elena, by Elizabeth George*
The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes*(?)
The Janus Stone, by Elly Griffiths
Belles on Their Toes, by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. And Ernestine Gilbreth Carey*
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
Murder Most Persuasive, by Tracy Kiely
Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier
Private Games, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman–arghhhhh, I’d had enough by p. 8, but plodded on until p. 44
Bootlegger’s Daughter, by Margaret Maron
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot*
Flowers with Southern Lady
Cockatiels at Seven, by Donna Andrews
A History of the World in 100 Objects, by Neil MacGregor
The Reversal, by Michael Connelly
Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson*
Frankenstein, Book Five, the Dead Town, by Dean Koontz
Bad Guys, by Linwood Barclay
The Confession, by Charles Todd
Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K Massie*
Rod, the Autobiography, by Rod Stewart*
For Whom the Minivan Rolls, by Jeffrey Cohen
Toujours Provence, by Peter Mayle*
Missing Joseph, by Elizabeth Peters
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, by David Margolick*
Edited for Death, by Michele Drier
Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King
Gossip, the Untrivial Pursuit, by Joseph Epstein
M is for Malice, by Sue Grafton