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A Great Book You Haven't Read, Part 1

Have you read this book?  Probably not.  It was ignored by the vast majority of readers and probably wasn't noted by a New York Time's book reviewer. However it is a great book.  I am going to start reviewing great books that you probably haven't even heard of.

Hunger Games Trilogy

I recently re-listened to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  The following is a spoiler free summary:


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When I was seven years old I went to a baseball game with my family.  I was living in Fremont, Ca and this was not an uncommon occurrence.  I ran to the front of the stands as batting practice was ending with my baseball cards in hand.  I was in luck.  This day, Mark McGwire was signing autographs.  I was small and cute, so I was able to wriggle my way to the front of the crowd.  "Mr. McGwire!  Mr. McGwire!"  I yelled in opposition to all those around me who were yelling out "Mark!".  He smiled and pointed at me. 

Best and Worst of 2009

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Every year we are inundated with the "Best of" and "Worst of" lists.  This time, I am throwing it out at you.  What were your best moments, books, movies of 2009?  How about your worst?  Here's mine:

Best moments:

Finishing my Master's Degree, Moving to Texas, Finding an awesome apartment that I could afford

Best Books:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (hands down!)

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