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Oct 19, 2010
Real Name
Max Folsom
Sobre Minha Biblioteca

Waiting for the moment when my subconscious acknowledges the fact that there is no more room for more books and I actually stop accumulating them. (That may never happen)

About my ratings: I seldom buy a book I haven't already read, and want to read again, so my ratings tend to be high. Lower ratings are probably books I got from the library and read, or they were books that were given to me. I am also generous. If the book truly entertained me and/or gave something important to me and the way I think it has a four or five. If it was so-so it's a 3 to 4 (I do actually own those, too) and if it was pretty bad it's a 2 and if I hated it is a 1 (so far there's only one of those!)

Best Reads of 2022

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Book on the Bookshelf

Ink & Sigil

Scott's Last Expedition

Runner (a ''best read" from 2013 and again this year)


Best Reads of 2021

The Finest Hours by Mike Touglas

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Battleground by Jim Butcher

The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

Imperfect Burials by Thomas Henry Pope


Best Reads of 2020

Simenon's Paris by Georges Simenon

Hakusai, the man mad-on-drawing by Katsushhika Hokusai

Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri

Just a Shot Away by James Grady

A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block


Best Reads of 2019

No Time To Spare by Ursula Le Guin

Holes by Louis Sachar

Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Weep for a Blonde by Brett Halliday

The Tale of Briar Bank by Susan Willig Albert


Best Reads of 2018

Conversations on Writing by Ursula Le Guin

Hearing Things by Angela Leighton

Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore

Artimis by Andy Weir

Bad Boy Brawley Brown by Walter Mosley


Best Reads of 2017
The Baker's Secret by Stephan P. Kiernan
Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers

The Murder Room by Mike Capuzzo

The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again by C. Ingelman-Sandberg


Best Reads of 2016

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Spy Who Fell Off the Back of the Bus by Marc Lovell

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
Dead Man's Land by Robert Ryan
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly


Best Reads of 2015
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Signal by Patrick Lee
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook by Kate White
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove
The Best Teen Book The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason


Best Reads of 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Samurai's Garden by Gale Tsukiyama
The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin
Measuring Eternity by Martin Gorsst
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Swallow by Charis Cotter
The Best Teen Book Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry


Best Reads of 2013
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Runner by Patrick Lee
Rose by Martin Cruz Smith
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy
The Best Teen Book Black Ice by Andrew Lane


Best Reads of 2012
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead
Curse of the Narrows by Laura MacDonald
Fire on the Beach by David Wright
The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick
The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow
The Best Junior Fiction Book: The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Best Teen Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman


Best Reads of 2011
Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz
Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry
Junkyard Dog by Craig Johnson
The Lotus Eaters by Tajana Soli
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Best Junior Fiction Book: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Best Teen Book: Voyages of Brian Sea-Worthy by Ralph Nading Hill


About Me
Retired bookmobile librarian, retired specialty board game retail store owner, retired library board member. Currently - writer of Baker Somerset mysteries. The first ONE BAD DAY AFTER ANOTHER was published in June 2021 by Friesen Press.
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