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My book goal for 2010 was 100. I made it to 104, including Audiobooks, which I decided to count because they're a huge time investment and I ended up getting really into them. Grand totals are 39 Audiobooks, 65 read books. I listen to them at work to drown out the noise and when I'm driving back and forth to work. I did not include the texts that I read for school because I never sat down and read from cover to cover. Around July, I started exploring some e-reader apps to decide if an e-reader would be a smart choice for me and I fell in love with the convenience of a hand held device and not having to lug around books, especially since I'm always in the middle of two or three at a time. Here it is, my books read in 2010 list:

AB1 Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Series, Book 1) Nora Roberts Fiction Audiobook 03/24/10
AB2 The Secret Garden Francis Hodgson Burnett Fiction Audiobook 03/29/10
AB3 The Hollow (Sign of Seven Series, Book 2) Nora Roberts Fiction Audiobook 03/31/10
AB4 The Quickie James Patterson Fiction Audiobook 04/01/10
AB5 The Pagan Stone (Sign of Seven Series, Book 3) Nora Roberts Fiction Audiobook 04/12/10
AB6 Under the Banner of Heaven Jon Krakauer Non-Fiction Audiobook 04/15/10
AB7 Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Series, Book 1) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 04/26/10
AB8 Die Trying (Jack Reacher Series, Book 2) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 04/30/11
AB9 Tripwire (Jack Reacher Series, Book 3) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 05/06/10
AB10 Running Blind (Jack Reacher Series, Book 4) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 05/12/10
AB11 Echo Burning (Jack Reacher Series, Book 5) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 05/20/10
AB12 Without Fail (Jack Reacher Series, Book 6) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 06/02/10
AB13 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs Non-Fiction Audiobook 06/07/10
AB14 The Hard Way (Jack Reacher Series, Book 11) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 06/24/10
AB15 Persuader (Jack Reacher Series, Book 7) Lee Childs Fiction Audiobook 06/28/10
AB16 The Amateur Robert Littell Fiction Audiobook 07/13/11
AB17 City of Masks (Cree Black Series, Book 1) Daniel Hecht Fiction Audiobook 07/28/10
AB18 Land of Echoes (Cree Black Series, Book 2) Daniel Hecht Fiction Audiobook 08/13/10
AB19 The Friday Night Knitting Club Kate Jacobs Fiction Audiobook 08/16/10
AB20 In the Shadow of the Glacier (Molly Smith Series, Book 1) Vicki Delaney Fiction Audiobook 08/19/10
AB21 Willy and Alvirah Mary Higgins Clark Fiction Audiobook 08/24/10
AB22 Valley of the Lost (Molly Smith Series, Book 2) Vicki Delaney Fiction Audiobook 09/02/10
AB23 Sofie Metropolis Tori Carrington Fiction Audiobook 09/09/10
AB24 Winter of Secrets (Molly Smith Series, Book 3) Vicki Delaney Fiction Audiobook 09/17/10
AB25 Dirty Laundry (Sofie Metropolis, Book 2) Tori Carrington Fiction Audiobook 09/22/10
AB26 Bones of the Barbary Coast (Cree Black Series, Book 3) Daniel Hecht Fiction Audiobook 10/01/10
AB27 American Music Jane Mendelsohn Fiction Audiobook 10/06/10
AB28 Cape Refuge Terri Blackstock Fiction Audiobook 10/21/10
AB29 The Last Refuge (Sam Acquillo Series) Chris Knopf Fiction Audiobook 10/29/10
AB30 Catch Me if You Can Frank W. Abegnale Non-Fiction Audiobook 11/11/10
AB31 Before the Frost Henning Mankell Fiction Audiobook 11/11/10
AB32 Sweetness in the Belly Camilla Gibb Fiction Audiobook 11/17/10
AB33 Family Honor (Sunny Randall, Book 1) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 11/24/10
AB34 Shrink Rap (Sunny Randall, Book 3) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 12/02/10
AB35 Tribute Nora Roberts Fiction Audiobook 12/03/10
AB36 Death in Paradis (Jesse Stone, Book 1) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 12/14/11
AB37 Stone Cold (Jesse Stone, Book 4) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 12/17/10
AB38 Sea Change (Jesse Stone, Book 5) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 12/23/10
AB39 High Profile (Jesse Stone, Book 6) Robert Parker Fiction Audiobook 12/29/10
1 Twilight Stephenie Meyer Fiction   01/02/10
2 This is Where I Leave You Jonathan Tropper Fiction   01/06/10
3 Alex Cross's Trial James Patterson Fiction   01/07/10
4 The Mercy Papers Robin Romm Fiction   01/11/10
5 Building the Kingdom: A History of Mormons in America Claudia & Richard Bushman Non-Fiction   01/18/10
6 The Red Tent Anita Diamant Fiction   01/21/10
7 In Other Rooms, Other Wonders Daniyal Mueenuddin Fiction   01/24/10
8 Run For Your Life James Patterson Fiction   01/26/10
9 Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon's Woman Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond Deborah Laake Non-Fiction   01/31/10
10 The Outside World Tova Mirvis Fiction   02/09/10
11 Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife Irene Spencer Non-Fiction   02/13/10
12 My Jesus Year Benyamin Cohen Non-Fiction   02/18/10
13 Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult Jayanti Tamm Non-Fiction   02/23/10
14 Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir Cara Mulhahn Non-Fiction   03/08/10
15 CSI: The Killing Jar Donn Cortez Fiction   03/09/10
16 Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   03/13/10
17 Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   03/17/10
18 Seven Mile Beach Tom Gilling Fiction   03/18/10
19 Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   03/23/10
20 Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   03/28/10
21 Love Overboard Janet Evanovich Fiction   04/02/10
22 Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/03/10
23 Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden) Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/06/10
24 All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/12/10
25 From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/14/10
26 Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/17/10
27 The Rocky Road to Romance Janet Evanovich Fiction   04/18/10
28 Grave Secret Charlaine Harris Fiction   04/24/10
29 First Family David Baldacci Fiction   04/26/10
30 Worst Case James Patterson Fiction   04/30/10
31 Breadgivers Anzia Yezierska Fiction   05/01/10
32 CSI: NY Dead of Winter Stuart Kaminsky Fiction   05/15/10
33 CSI: Snake Eyes Max Allen Collins Fiction   05/28/10
34 CSI: Double Dealer Max Allen Collins Fiction   05/29/10
35 Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse) Charlaine Harris Fiction   06/06/10
36 Escape Carolyn Jessup Non-Fiction   06/15/10
37 CSI: Nevada Rose Jerome Preisler Fiction   06/27/10
38 Blue Bloods David Baldacci Fiction   07/20/10
39 The Breach Patrick Lee Fiction   07/28/10
40 Face of Betrayal Lis Wiehl Fiction Kindle App 07/30/10
41 Caught Stealing Charlie Huston Fiction Stanza App 08/01/10
42 The 9th Judgment James Patterson Fiction   08/03/10
43 Six Bad Things Charlie Huston Fiction Stanza App 08/06/10
44 Dangerous Man Charlie Huston Fiction Stanza App 08/08/10
45 Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch B.J. Daniels Fiction Kobo App 08/19/10
46 Sizzling Sixteen Janet Evanovich Fiction   08/22/10
47 Revenge of Innocents Nancy Taylor Roseberg Fiction Kindle App 08/28/10
48 Dancing in the Moonlight RaeAnne Thayne Fiction Kindle App 08/29/10
49 The Spy Who Loved Her Marie Ferrarella Fiction Stanza App 08/30/10
50 A Little Death in Dixie Lisa Turner Fiction Kindle App 09/08/10
51 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Stephenie Meyer Fiction   09/12/10
52 The Pawn Steven James Fiction Kindle App 09/19/10
53 Wicked Appetite Janet Evanovich Fiction   09/28/10
54 Irresistable Forces Brenda Jackson Fiction Stanza App 09/29/10
55 Dead(ish) Naomi Kramer Fiction Nook App 09/29/10
56 Birth Place, Safe Space Adela Stockton Non-Fiction   10/18/10
57 The Scarpetta Factor Patricia Cornwell Fiction   10/31/10
58 Don't Cut Me Again: True Stories of VBAC Angela Hoy Non-Fiction   11/04/10
59 Ina May's Guide to Childbirth Ina May Gaskin Non-Fiction   11/05/10
60 Painless Derek Ciccone Fiction Nook App 11/28/10
61 Hypnobirthing Marie Mongan Non-Fiction   11/29/10
62 The Aguero Sisters Cristina Garcia Fiction   12/08/10
63 Into the Storm Reed Timmer Non-Fiction   12/10/10
64 Relentless Robin Parrish Fiction Kindle App 12/21/10
65 Simple Genius David Baldacci Fiction   12/26/10
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Just did a huge friends cut. Nothing personal. I have to if I have any hopes of keeping up.

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Books 2010

Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:15 pm
tiffrobyn: (books)
I will update this post throughout the year to track my book progress on my goal to reach 100 books read in 2010.

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Fiction.(Re-read) 1/2/2010
2. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. Fiction. 1/6/2010
3. Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson. Fiction. 1/7/2010
4. The Mercy Papers by Robin Romm. Non-fiction. 1/11/2010
5. Building the Kingdom: A History of Mormons in America by Claudia RichardBushman 1/18/2010
6. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Fiction. 1/21/2010
7.In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin. Fiction. 1/24/2010
8. Run For Your Life by James Patterson. Fiction. 1/26/2010
9. Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond by Deborah Laake. Non-fiction. 1/31/2010
Total for January - 9 books

10. The Outside World by Tova Mirvis. Fiction. 2/9/10.
11. Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer. Non-fiction. 2/13/2010.
12. My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen. Non-Fiction. 2/18/10.
13. Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing up Cult by Jayanti Tamm. Non-fiction. 2/23/2010
Total for February - 4 books
Cumulative Total - 13 books

14. Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir by Cara Mulhhan Non-Fiction 3/8/2010
15. CSI: The Killing Jar by Donn Cortez. Fiction. 3/9/2010
16. Living Dead in Dallas (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 3/13/2010
17. Club Dead (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 3/17/2010
18. Seven Mile Beach by Tom Gilling. Fiction. 3/18/2010
19. Dead to the World (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 3/23/2010
20. Dead As A Doornail (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 3/28/2010.
Total for March - 7 books
Cumulative Total - 20 books

21. Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich. Fiction. 4/2/2010
22. Definitely Dead (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/3/2010
23. Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Series) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/6/2010
24. All Together Dead (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/12/2010
25. From Dead to Worse (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/14/2010
26. Dead and Gone (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/17/2010
27. The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich. Fiction. 4/18/2010
28. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 4/24/2010.
29. First Family by David Baldacci. Fiction. 4/26/2010.
30. Worst Case by James Patterson. Fiction. 4/30/2010.

Total for April - 10 books

31. Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska. Fiction. 5/1/2010
32. CSI NY: Dead of Winter by Stuart Kaminsky. Fiction. 5/15/2010
33. CSI: Snake Eyes by Max Allen Collins. Fiction. 5/28/2010
34. by Max Allen Collins. Fiction. 5/29/2010

Total for May - 4 books

Dead in the Family (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) by Charlaine Harris. Fiction. 6/6/2010

1. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. Fiction. 3/24/2010
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnett. Fiction. 3/29/2010.
3. The Hollow by Nora Roberts. Fiction. 3/31/2010.
4. The Quickie by James Patterson. Fiction. 4/1/2010.
5. The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts. Fiction. 4/12/2010
6. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. Non-Fiction. 4/15/2010
7. Killing Floor by Lee Childs..Fiction 4/26/2010
8. Die Trying by Lee Childs. Fiction. 4/30/2010
9. Tripwire by Lee Childs. Fiction. 5/6/2010
10. Running Blind by Lee Childs.Fiction. 5/12/2010
11. Echo Burning by Lee Childs. Fiction. 5/20/2010
12. Without Fail by Lee Childs. Fiction. 6/2/2010
13. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Non-Fiction. 6/7/2010

Currently reading

Escape by Carolyn Jessup
A bunch of textbooks

Wish List:

- Naughty Neighbor - Janet Evanovich
tiffrobyn: (Bitch Please)
I just did a major friend's cut. Some people I cut because they don't use LJ anymore but I'm friends with in other places. Others, I couldn't even remember who they were, that's how long it was since they posted. I also cut some people because I found that I'm skipping their posts. Still others, I cut because I have major problems with the way they handle themselves and the demands they make on their friends list, such as not ever being allowed to give an opinion that is different from the poster's opinion. I've been avoiding LJ because I didn't want to deal with reading such nonsense. So there. Done. It's been a long time coming. Bottom line, new streamlined friend's list with only those people I'm actually going to read and comment on.

Please feel free to take this opportunity to de-friend me if you feel the need. No hard feelings.
tiffrobyn: (Default)
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.

He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.

If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.

He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.

The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."
tiffrobyn: (Hot Mamas Breastfeed)
Last week I got a phone call from the GM of the franchises in Southern Mississippi. Today, I got a phone call from the GM of the actual Applebee's restaurant in Gulfport. He was incredibly apologetic and told me that he honestly wouldn't have known the laws himself but now that the correct way to handle a nursing mother has brought to his attention, he is going to make sure that his staff is educated. He told me he's been with Applebee's for eight years and hasn't encountered this situation before now and he hadn't even heard of the nurse-in's that took place around the country last year. All in all, I'm very impressed by the way Applebee's has handled this.


Mar. 31st, 2008 01:13 pm
tiffrobyn: (Hot Mamas Breastfeed)
I got a phone call from Applebee's. From the GM of the franchise group from southern Mississippi. He asked me to relay to him what happened. Apologized profusely. Told me that nursing mothers are ALWAYS welcome in all Applebee's restaurants. Told me that all of his staff will be educated on the topic. Then said he hoped I hadn't lost any loyalty to Applebee's as a result and said he'll send me "something" in the mail to encourage me to return. I'm excited that I got an actual phone call instead of a stupid form letter. Yay!
tiffrobyn: (you people make my ass twitch)
I will never for the life of me understand some people.

Friend posts in personal journal asking for opinions.
I comment with my opinion.
Invariably, some ASSHAT comments that my opinion is stupid because it doesn't match theirs.

This is in a personal journal, not a community where you would expect that sort of stupidity.

I'm over it.

I've always believed that stepping into someone's personal journal is a bit like stepping into their home. You should show respect for them and their guests.

And these idiots who love to insult people's opinions and choices...can you imagine just walking into a two person conversation on the street and interjecting because you don't agree? No. Then don't freaking do it in a two person conversation happening in a journal.

/End rant about morons.
tiffrobyn: (I Make Milk)
Since several of you have commented or asked questions about the Applebee's thing I figured I would copy the post that I made in [livejournal.com profile] breastfeeding

Cut in case you want to skip it )
tiffrobyn: (Don't Make Me Get My Wand!)
tiffrobyn: (Wild About Harry)
OMG. I think I might pee my pants...

Harry Potter theme park to open in Orlando!!!!!
tiffrobyn: (Baby Dust)
This pregnancy exhaustion is really starting to get to me. I was just thinking of how late it must be and how I probably haven't stayed up this late in forever. I was still trying to get over the shock of my eyes still being open...then I looked at the clock.

It's 11:05.

That's really saying something when anything past 10:00 makes you feel like you're pulling an all nighter.
tiffrobyn: (You make my scar burn)
Dear Americans,

It is spelled D-O-L-L-A-R. Since it has been the form of currency your entire life you could at least learn how to spell it properly. Say it with me now, D-O-L-L-A-R.

Thank you.


Holy Shit

Apr. 5th, 2007 02:18 pm
tiffrobyn: (&*$%%*&()
Father Shows Toddler How to Use AK47.

I am so completely and totally ashamed to be from New Orleans right now. This is what is happening on our streets. These were the people shooting at the helicopters when they were trying to rescue the bastards (and their looted tv's) off their roofs. There are just no words to describe this...
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