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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2010 - BOOK OF THE YEAR! Winner Announced.

It was a quiet year for the written word.  In many ways, that is.

The book of the year competition is always a favorite of mine.  The year 2010 is a big one, but it really became a symbol of slow reading for me.  The avg book read per month figure went from 1.23 to 0.504. This is a terrible downward spiral.

But, let's get to the award:

This is an incredible book:  Genghis Khan and the making of the Modern World.
Please pick it up when you have the chance.  This book just narrowly edges out Bret Eadton Ellis' sequel to "Less Than Zero," "Imperial Bedrooms."  It was a tight race, but I found the story of Khan to be gripping.

Runners up:  Two bio-books on the life of Heath Ledger, the book they made into the film, Secretariat, by Bill Nack, and a book on the histroy of the WWF.

OK, enjoy!