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i can't remember the last time i posted, so i'm just going to do the last 19 books as i remember them.

53. 'countdown to lockdown' mick foley
was hugely impressed with his first two autobiographies. this one was a bit rambling. topics all over the place and hard to follow at times, but still an interesting look into the world of professional wrestling.
54. 'smokin' seventeen' janet evanovich
55. 'explosive eighteen' janet evanovich
glad to finally finish this series as it stands. 18 books is a lot, and honestly not a lot was happening in the end. similar stories, similar stuff ups, similar issues with romantic relationships...
56. 'my point, and i do have one' ellen degeneres
not as good as i was expecting. i like ellen, but her book wasn't that good. a very fast and rambling read that i'm still not convinced did have a point despite what the title suggests.
57. 'hitman' bret hart
i missed the whole bret hart thing when i came into watching the wrestling. by the time i got into the WWF (later the WWE), he had already made the move to the WCW and i wasn't watching that. it was very interesting to read about someone who helped make the WWF what it is today. someone who was coming into wrestling from a different aspect to other wrestling biographies i've read. although i'm sure it's completely one sided in a lot of aspects, it was an interesting read nonetheless.
58. 'puberty blues' kathy letts
got this one because i'd missed the whole puberty blues thing when i was growing up. it was before my time really. the tv show has me hooked and i wanted to see where it all came from. there are similarities but the book didn't go into a great deal of detail. still enjoyable, if only for the cringe factor.
59. 'the stone cold truth' dennis brent
loved steve austin when i started watching wrestling. was so disappointed when he just disappeared, i was really interested in seeing why that happened and why he came back. a good biography if you love the wrestler.
60. 'cross rhodes: goldust, out of the darkness" dustin rhodes
yes, another wrestling biography. must be a phase again. loved goldust as well, wasn't disappointed with this story at all.
61. 'the hardcore diaries' mick foley
honestly, see review under 'countdown to lockdown' because it's pretty much the same, just a bit angrier.
62. 'hatchepsut' joyce a. tyldesley
loved this book. aside from wrestling, i love everything egypt. reading about hatchepsut has been fascinating. i learned a little while i was in egypt, but i have a whole new level of respect now i know more about her unconventional life.
63. 'akhenaten: the false prophet" nicholas reeves
fascinating story. the man that tried to completely change a belief system. not altogether a popular decision... the father of tutankhamun and the husband of nefertiti (both names that might be more well known than akhenaten himself) he neglected his duty to the rest of his country and plunged them into chaos.
64. 'nice girls don't have fangs' molly harper
65. 'nice girls don't date dead men'
66. 'nice girls don't live forever'
67. 'nice girls don't bite their neighbours'
an interesting series, easy to read. vampire story though. nothing really new there.
68. 'death and the girl next door' darynda jones
not easy to follow at times. a few things happened that were a bit confusing. interesting idea though.
69. 'horemheb: the forgotten pharaoh' charlotte booth
a little repetitive at times, but at the same time interesting. there wasn't a lot about horemheb's tale that booth could tell us and had to flesh things out a bit and i think that's where the repetition came from, but still a fascinating read about the pharaoh that brought egpyt back into prosperity after the rule of akhenaten (tutankhamun and ay) and who was responsible for bringing the ramesside period to egpyt.
70. 'aquamarine' alice hoffman
a children's tale including mermaids and love. i found the movie a LOT more interesting.
71. 'are you ready? the unauthorised history of DX' aaron williams
it was okay, but not quite what i was expecting. told as if you were hearing it from shawn michaels and triple h themselves, but it was lacking something.
72. 'wallis' rebecca dean
really interesting story about wallis simpson who won the heart of an english prince and changed the course of history in doing so.

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