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Record of Modifications for year 2002:

(Complete list of books reviewed)

12-22-02

Added reviews and excerpts for: Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry, Forever by Pete Hamill, Night Watch by Terry Pratchett, Hope to Die by Lawrence Block, Tourmaline by Joanna Scott

Added reviews for Death in Dublin by Bartholomew Gill, The Cave by José Saramago, Reversible Errors by Scott Turow

12-5-02 Added the following excerpts: Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling, Dark Winter by William Dietrich, The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, The Resurrectionists by Michael Collins, That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx, The Indian Lover by Garth Murphy, Seek My Face by John Updike, Bow's Boy by Richard Babcock, The River Road by Karen Osborn, No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley, I Don't Know How She Does It by Alison Pearson, Three Junes by Julia Glass
11-30-02 Added reviews for: A Winter Marriage by Kerry Hardie,Breakout by Richard Stark,Prey by Michael Crichton,; Traps by Paul Lindsay, All Is Vanity by Christina Schwarz, I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates. Added an excerpt for : Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
11-21-02 More or less finished the Gift Center this week as well as breaking apart all the bookshelf pages to that they aren't as long. Added an excerpt and interview from PREY by Michael Crichton.
11-16-02 Added in lots of new and forthcoming books to all bookshelves.Also, redesigned the bookshelf main page so that new pages open for paperback books and forthcoming and more navigation tools on the page. Tried to make them shorter, but still long. Also added tiny book covers. The first bookshelf is done: Contemporary Fiction.
11-12-02 Added reviews for: Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker, Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (plus excerpt), Dice Angel by Brian Rouff, Ignorance by Milan Kundera (plus excerpt), Blood of Victory by Alan Furst, Rain Fall by Barry Eisler, and The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
11-6-02 After a conversation with Amazon.com's Product Manager, I decided to add "buy" buttons to all books reviewed or excerpted. Looks to be about a three day process, if I don't develop carpal tunnel first.
11-4-02 Started a new gift center and a weekly raffle in conjunction with Simon & Schuster
11-1-02 Started a new set of raffles.
10-31-02

Added reviews for: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, Coastliners by Joanne Harris, Quentins by Maeve Binchy, You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett, Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, Nine by Jan Burke, The Crush by Sandra Brown, From a Buick 8 by Stephen King

Added excerpts for: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci, Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker, A Winter Marriage by Kerry Hardie, I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates, All is Vanity by Christina Schwarz, Down to a Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck, Cuba Confidential by Ann Louise Bardach, Dear First Love by Zoé Valdés, Only Child by Andrew Vachss, Traps by Paul Lindsay, Ghost Image by Joshua Gilder, Nine by Jan Burke, The Ice Maiden by Edna Buchanan, Doohickey by Pete Hautman, Breakout by Richard Stark, Sorcerers of the Nightwing by Geoffrey Huntington

Plus have been updating all of the bookshelves over the past couple of weeks.

10-16-02 Updated Top Picks to include selections for 2002, so far this year.
10-14-02

Added reviews for: Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance; The Crazed by Ha Jin; Blood Junction by Caroline Carver; The Book of Fred by Abby Bardi; The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham; Stay by Nicola Griffith; Casa Rossa by Francesca Marciano; The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

All of the reviews include excerpts. All reviews are date 10-13-02 - it just seemed to take forward to "dot the Is" and "cross the Ts." (All right I admit I took a break last night to watch the Sopranos...)

9-30-02

Added reviews for: Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustig, Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly, Welcome to Higby by Mark Dunn, The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel, Shot by Jenny Siler, Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter, The Fat Lady Sings by David Scott Milton

Added excerpts for: Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance, The Tapestries by Kien Nguyen, Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly, The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith, The Sniper's Wife by Archer Mayor, Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki, The Crush by Sandra Brown, What Would Joey Do? by Jack Gantos, First French Kiss by Adam Bagdasarian, The Nominee by Brian McGrory, Q Road by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton, Shot by Jenny Siler

Updated all bookshelves.

9-8-02

Added reviews for: Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris, Big If by Mark Costello, Dead Midnight Marcia Muller, The Rainbow Singer by Simon Kerr, Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly, Point Deception by Marcia Muller, and The Truth Hurts by Nancy Pickard

Added excerpts for: Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton. Crazed by Ja Jin, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold, Tourmaline by Joanna Scott, Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill, The Hunt for Zero Point by Nick Cook, Rain Fall by Barry Eisler, My Conversation with the Mann by John Ridley, The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King. Dead Midnight Marcia Muller, and Point Deception by Marcia Muller

9-1-02 Added a review for A Body in the Bathhouse by Lindsey Davis and an excerpt for From a Buick 8 by Stephen King. Posted new raffles for September.
8-26-02

Added reviews for the following: The Sisters Mallone by Louisa Ermelino, Beyond Illusions by Duong Thu Huong, Faking It by Jennifer Crusie. Blood Work by Michael Connelly. Mocking Program by Alan Dean Foster. Choppping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson and Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke.

Added excerpts for the following: The Egg Code by Mike Heppner. Scar by China Mieville, No Certain Rest by Jim Lehrer, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch by Kinky Friedman, The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter, The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel, The Judges by Elie Wiesel, The Mocking Program by Alan Dean Foster and Beyond Illusions by Duong Thu Huong

Also, added ad banners to top of all pages; removed the hokey book image that has been part of the "authors on this page" since sometime in 1998; and split excerpts into two sections.

8-13-02

Added reviews for the following: Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta; After the Quake by Haruki Murakami; Half in Love by Maile Meloy; I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy by Ellen Gilchrist; The Lost Daughter of Happiness by Geling Yan; In the Walled Gardens by Anahita Firouz; Stormy Weather by Michael Meehan; The Art of Deception by Ridley Pearson.

Added excerpts for thefollowing: Stay by Nicola Griffiths; After the Quake by Haruki Murakami; Half in Love by Maile Meloy; I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy by Ellen Gilchrist;

8-11-02 Did a little site uplift. Actually decided it was time that I learn how to really use Fireworks and thus went and recreated all bookshelf table of contents with it. This also meant some color adjustments on different bookshelves. Also added new images for "next book" and "prev book" since the others were annoying me. Hopefully you will not find any mistakes from this. Think of this as hanging new curtains throughout your house. You know you did it, but no one else is likely to notice!
8-1-02 Added reviews for: Kleopatra and Pharaoh by Karen Essex; And Then You Die by Michael Dibdin; The Legacy by D.W. Buffa; All That Lives: A Novel of the Bell Witch by Melissa Sanders-Self; Cranberry Queen by Kathleen DeMarco; Red Light and Black Water by T. Jefferson Parker; Missing, Presumed Alive by Gary L. Wasson; Up Country by Nelson DeMille;and One-Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell Added excerpts for: Gift from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta; The Art of Deception by Ridley Pearson; The Fat Lady Sings by David Scott Milton; You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett; Blood of Victory by Alan Furst
7-21-02 Added reviews for: Snow Garden by Christopher Rice. A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice, Unless by Carol Shields, Simple Recipes: Stories by Madeleine Thien, Empire Falls by Richard Russo, It's My Body and I'll Cry If I Want To by Sharleen Jonasson, and The Big Gamble by Michael McGarrity Added reviews and excerpt for: Tamarind Woman by Anita Rau Badami.
7-9-01

Added reviews for: Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, The Dive from Claussen's Pier by Ann Packer. Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings, Everything's Eventual by Stephen King, An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky, The Whole Enchilada by Charlotte Banchi. Added chapter excerpts for: Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson. The Whore's Child by Richard Russo, Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly, Revenge by Stephen Fry, The Truth Hurts by Nancy Pickard, The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Anne Packard.

06-30-02 Added reviews for: Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley and Murder in China Red by Dean Barrett. Added chapter excerpts for:The Book of Fred by Abby Bardi, Heart of the Beast by Joyce Weatherford, The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw, The Portable Promised Land by Touré, Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien, Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings, The Sisters Mallone by Louisa Ermelino, My Life and Death by Alexandria Canarsie by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, Dice Angel by Brian Rouff
6-26-02 Added reviews for: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid, Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs, The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver, The Pirate Hunger by Richard Zacks, Long Lost by David Morrell, Wings of Fire by Dale Brown. Also added an excerpt for The Pirate Hunter
6-18-02 Added an excerpt for Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft
6-16-02 Added reviews for: Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler, Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear, Tales from the Sea by Ursula LeGuin, The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft. Plus an excerpt for The Cabinet of Curiosities
6-10-02

Added reviews for: Sharpe's Prey: Denmark 1807 by Bernard Cornwell and Whitegirl by Kate Manning. Added excerpts for: Harem by Dora Levy Mossanen, Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley, The Big Gamble by Michael McGarrity, Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky, Juniper Tree Burning by Goldberry Long, The Rainbow Singer by Simon Kerr, The Puzzle Bark Tree by Stephanie Gerlter, and Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke.

6-2-02 Added reviews for The Beach House by James Patterson, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman, and Courting Trouble by Lisa Scottoline. Started a new raffle. Posted the following excerpts: Vineyard Enigma by Philip R. Craig, The Beach House by James Patterson and Throwing April by Wendy Wing.
5-22-02

Added reviews for Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens, City of Bones by Michael Connelly, and The Floating Brothel by Sian Rees.

5-15-02 Started a new raffle to give away Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
5-8-02 Added reviews for Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly, The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and Put a Lid On It by Donald E. Westlake
5-1-02 Started three new rafflesto kick off summer reading: The Giuliana Legacy by Alexis Masters, If Looks Could Kill by Kate White, and Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. Also updated May Suggested Reading and have been adding information on upcoming releases to each of the bookshelves intro pages.
4-28-02 Added the following reviews: The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Craft, Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult, and If Looks Could Kill by Kate White. Added the following Chapter Excerpts: Dirt Music by Tim Winton, Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens, If Looks Could Kill by Kate White, At Sea in the City by William Kornblum, Long Lost by David Morrell, Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley, Boulevard by Jim Grimsley and Whitegirl by Kate Manning.
4-22-02

Added the following reviews: Basket Case by Carl Hiaaen, The Miss America Family by Julianna Baggott, Girl Talk by Julianna Baggott, and School for Hawaiian Girls by Georgia Ka'apuni McMillen

4-17-02 News article on 2002 Winner of the REA Award for the Short Story
4-16-02 Added a new raffle to give away City of Bones by Michael Connelly
4-13-02 Added two new reviews: Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Last Year's Jesus by Ellen Slezak. Plus created a new bookshelf for "Around the World.' Removed the bookshelf "Family History."
4-8-02 Added 19 new chapter excerpts: The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult, School for Hawaiian Girls by Georgia Ka'apuni McMillen, The Miss America Family by Julianna Baggot, It's My Body and I'll Cry If I Want To by Sharleen Jonasson, The Way to Somewhere by Angie Day, People Die by Kevin Wignall, Put a Lid On It by Donald E. Westlake, No Man Standing by Barbara Seranella, Bitterroot by James Burke, Ring of Truth by Nancy Pickard, An Act of God by Susan R. Sloan, The End of Marriage by Nina Vida, The Bones in the Attic by Robert Barnard, The Shroud by Barry Friedman, Warchild by Karin Lowachee, Last Years' Jesus by Ellen Slezak, The Whole Enchilada by Charlotte Banchi
04-02-02

Added a review and excerpt of Sea Glass by Anita Shreve and a review of Blue Suede Clues by Daniel Klein. Started new raffles to give away lots of copies of The Cyclist, Sea Glass and Blue Suede Clues!

3-26-02 Added a review of The Cyclist by Viken Berberian.
3-25-02 Added a review of Spirited Waters by Jennifer Hahn. revamped the True Adventure bookshelf.
3-22-02 Revamped the remaing bookshelves except the True Adventure and Family History throughout the week. Almost done!
3-16-02

Added three new reviews: The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland, The Chin Kiss King by Ana Veciana-Suarez, Bad Seed by Beth Saulnier. Started a new raffle to give away Bad Seed.

3-10-02 This was a major change this week. Added 22 chapter excerpts, revamped every bookshelf intro page so that it lists all of the recently published and about to be published books for its category, revamped the index page so that it no longer lists this information. Also added in navigation to synopis and author bibliography on each chapter excerpt page and improved navigation of Excerpts pages so that can either go in order as listed on the page or by similar books. Rearranged order of bookshelves so that Detective Series falls between Mystery and Suspense. The chapter excerpts added are as follows:

City of Bones by Michael Connelly, Time Stand Still by John Misak Jr., Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. The Cyclist by Viken Berberian, South of Reason by Cindy Eppes, The Wooden Nickel by William Carpenter, Henderson's Spear by Ronald Wright, The Floating Brothel by Siân Rees, The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver, Varieties of Romantic Experience by Robert Cohen, Lion's Blood by Steven Barnes, Sinister Heights by Loren D. Estleman, Never Fade Away by William Hart, Girl Talk by Julianna Baggott, Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan, Mahogany Row by Wayne J. Keeley, The Cardiac Cartel by David Mucci, Generation Oz by Kirk Eggleston, Beyond Conception by L.S. Sellers, Clear Creek by Don Ballew, Empty Cafe: Stories by Michael Hoffman, and Voices on the Stair by Elizabeth Routen

Found all kinds of errors and probably introduced even more.

3-01-02 Added four reviews: 1st to Die and 2nd Chance by James Patterson, The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan and The Heartsong of Charging Elk by James Welch. Started a new raffle to give away 2nd Chance, City of Dreams and Dancing with the Virgins in addition to Hell to Pay.
2-27-02 Changed Family Connections to Family History. Finally satisfied with the name!
2-26-02 Revamped Detective Series bookshelf to new, tighter style.
2-22-02 Added a review of Girls' Poker Night by Jill A. Davis and an excerpt.
2-21-02 Added a review of Water Carry Me by Thomas Moran. Review written by Karma Sawka. Added a review of Paint it Black by P.J. Parrish. Also revamped Contemporary Bookshelf in new style of book pages. (Index at top of page, tighter author list, less ads.)
2-17-02 Added a review of River Woman by Donna Hemans.
2-14-02 Added a review of Hell to Pay by George P. Pelecanos and started a new raffle for it.
2-10-02 Updated list of upcoming books, throughout the site.
2-08-02 Started a new raffle to give away The Hearse Case Scenario, Love Her Madly and Anything for Billy. (See Winners.)
2-06-02 Added a review of The Hearse Case Scenario by Tim Cockey.
02-04-02 Added six more excerpts The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan, The River Woman by Donna Hemans, The Body Artist by Don Delillo. Hit Time by Ardella Garland, Jimmy's Girl by Stephanie Gertler and Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor.
02-03-02

Added seven excerpts: Butterfly Confessions by Ellen K. McMahill, Conflict of Interest by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Bad Seed by Beth Saulnier, Hearse Case Scenerio by Tim Cockey, Blue Suede Clues by Daniel M. Klein, 2nd Chance by James Patterson, and Black Water by T. Jefferson Parker.

Changed the main "bookshelf" page to include more information on upcoming books and first chapters. Also renamed "Favorite Sleuths" to "Detective Series," "Family Relations" to" Family Connections," "Read Excerpts" to "First Chapters" and added a line for "Win a Book!"

01-26-02 Added a review of Love Her Madly by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith as well as an chapter excerpt and an interview.
01-23-02 Added a review of MacGregor's Lantern by Corinne Joy Brown
01-21-02 Added following new chapter excerpts: Quietus and Swimming Home to Las Vegas. Also rearranged home page to show more of the books that had been reviewed in the past.
01-17-02 Added four new chapter excerpts: Hell to Pay, Consent, Murder in China Red and The Adventures of Ted and Windy in Nina and the Jets. Decided to move the Robert Inman review of Captain Saturday to Contemporary Literature and also to rearrange the order of the authors on that bookshelf.
01-16-02 Where does the time go? I've been studying up on the science search engines and have decided to make some changes in hopes of a better ranking. The bookshelf previously called "Laugh Out Loud" is now called "Humorous Fiction." Other changes are far more subtle. I promise to be back with new chapter excerpts in the next day or so!
01-12-02 Added a review of Spilling Clarence by Anne Ursu. Started a new raffle to give away autographed copies of The Millionaires, Spilling Clarence and Mobtown. (See Winners.)
01-09-02 Added a review of The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer. Also rearranged authors on the Espionage/Thriller bookshelf.
01-07-02 Added a review of Captain Saturday by Robert Inman. Also rearranged authors on the Family Relations bookshelf. Added in a few more books to the front page.
01-02-02 Added an excerpt for Spilling Clarence by Anne Ursu and Threads by Nell Gavin
01-01-02 Rearranged a few items on the site - all pages impacted. Fixed many errors in the process. What's changed? Moved Read Excerpts up in the list on left side menu, added a Subscribe to Newsletter to menu. Removed other reference to Subscribe and removed note about the way windows opened to amazon.com as a changing back linking method to NOT use javascript. Also added in new associate programs with a new note in Ordering Books
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