My last one for 2009. Finished on the way back to Chicago from Atlanta. Did not read much over the Christmas holiday but played a lot of Sudoku and watched a lot of college football.
If you want to read a book about Everest I would recommend "Into Thin Air". Sorry, Jeffrey. Too many forced cliffhangers and previews you were supposed to remember. This one was really disjointed and a little annoying. I was disappointed especially since the last one, "A Prisoner of Birth", was so good. Oh, well, better luck next time!
So I ended at 47 books for 2009. Not too shabby.