Books I read in 2006

 

Comic Book Guy’s Book of Pop Culture (Simpsons Library of Wisdom)

Author: Matt Groening

ISBN: 0060748214

"The worst book ever!" Simpsons fans will get that joke.

 

Hard Contact (Star Wars: Republic Commando)

Author: Karen Traviss

ISBN: 0345478274

A Clone War timeframe novel where you learn that clones are people too.

 

How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques

Author: Steven Raichlen

ISBN: 0761120149

I actually have not read this whole book but I find it a great reference and use it all of the time for BBQ’ing.

 

Last Dance : Behind the Scenes at the Final Four

Author: John Feinstein

ISBN: 031616030X

Feinstein repeats himself a bit with the stories but it is a great and intersting look at the Final Four including what happend at the finals in 2005.

 

Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Star Wars: Clone Wars Novel)

Author: Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

ISBN: 0345463102

Cool story about a M.A.S.H unit in the clone wars. Clone parts are grown since every clone is the same.

 

Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Star Wars: Clone Wars Novel)

Author: Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

ISBN: 0345463110

The last book in the series where you get to look at a M.A.S.H. in the Star Wars clone wars.

 

Pearl Jam & Eddie Vedder — None too fragile

Author: Martin Clarke

ISBN: 0859653250

If you known nothing of PJ or need a quick refresher of the band’s history this book is a quick read. The band was not interviewed & all quotes come from other sources & some "facts" are out of context or wrong. Get the 3rd edition which gets you to 2005.

 

Rob Neyer’s Big Book of Baseball Blunders : A Complete Guide to the Worst Decisions and Stupidest Moments in Baseball History

Author: Rob Neyer

ISBN: 0743284917

Interesting read. Pick a year when you want to start to learn about baseball history and start reading the book at that point.

 

Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

Author: James Luceno

ISBN: 0345477324

Takes place right after Revenge of the Sith as Vader struggles to embrace the darkside and Jedi go into hiding.

 

Star Wars: Outbound Flight

Author: Timothy Zahn

ISBN: 0345456831

Taking place between episodes I & II we are introduced to the Chiss, Thrawn, Jedi Master Jorus C’baoth, and references to the Ssi-ruuk.

 

The 5th Horseman

Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

ISBN: 0316159778

Another in the Women’s Murder Club series with this one dealing with murders in the hostpital.

 

The Bart Book (The Simpsons Library of Wisdom)

Author: Matt Groening

ISBN: 0061116602

Compared to the rest this one was not as funny. I was look for some more insight into Bart but it was not there.

 

The Homer Book (Simpsons Library of Wisdom)

Author: Matt Groening

ISBN: 0061116610

Funny but at the same time seems to have the most errors/conflicts with the actual cartoons, especially with the latest season.

 

The Joiner King (Star Wars: Dark Nest I)

Author: Troy Denning

ISBN: 0345463048

The Star Wars fictional universe did not come to an end with the battles with the Yuuzhan Vong. With support from Dark Jedi the Killiks, an insect race, are a new threat in the Unknown regions.

 

The Simpsons One Step Beyond Forever : A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family…Continued Yet Again

Author: Matt Groening

ISBN: 0060817542

Episode guide to season 13 and 14 along with the list of D’ohs

 

The Swarm War (Star Wars: Dark Nest III)

Author: Troy Denning

ISBN: 0345463056

The Dark Jedi that were controlling the Killiks are taken care of and things along the Chiss border return to "normal".

 

The Unseen Queen (Star Wars: Dark Nest II)

Author: Troy Denning

ISBN: 034546303X

The battle with the Killiks continues. Han and Liea have become grandparents but they do not know it. Things are also heating up with the Chiss.

 

Triple Zero (Star Wars: Republic Commando)

Author: Karen Traviss

ISBN: 0345490096

Follow-up to Hard Contact. This time the clones have to go underground on Coruscant to fight the war.

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