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12-31-2013, 07:25 AM
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Last year was an incredibly slow year for me, since i spent most of it playing video games, buying a house, and having a kid. Plus, there just wasn't a lot i wanted to read. Lets hope this year picks up some.

Books marked with an * indicate ebook.

January (2)
*The Horse, The Wheel and Language - David Anthony
A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain

February (2)
Jerusalem - Karen Armstrong*
Heat - Bill Buford

March (2)
*The Hindus: An Alternate History - Wendy Doniger
*Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson

April (3)
United States of Arugula - David Kamp
*Sous Chef 24 Hours on the Line - Michael Gibney
The Making of a Chef - Ruhlman

May (4)
*Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
*Half A King - Joe Abercrombie
The soul of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman
Medium Raw - Bourdain

June (1)
Heat - Buford (x2)

July (1)
The devil in the kitchen - marco pierre white
August (0)

September (1)
The Broken Eye - Brent Weeks

October (2)
*Holy War: How Vasco da Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations - Nigel Cliff
Hawk - Steven Brust
November (0)

December (2)
The Cheese Chronicles - Liz Thorpe
Garlic and Strawberries - Ruth Reichl

2013 Total: 16 (ouch!) (5 ebooks)
2012 Total: 43 (17 ebooks)
2011 Total: 42
2010 Total: 37
2009 Total: 38

12-31-2013, 07:32 AM
Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
Notes from Underground - Dostoevsky
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
Cotillion - Georgette Heyer
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

Vinland Saga Vol. 2 - Makoto Yukimura
Parker: Slayground - Darwyn Cooke
Black Jack Vol. 1 - Osamu Tezuka

Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Tooth and Claw - Jo Walton
A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer

Flora & Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo
The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate

The Unwritten Vol. 8 - Carey / Gross

Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderon
Sweet Forever - George Pelecanos
Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman
Red Country - Joe Abercrombie

Ranma 1/2 Vol. 1-2 - Rumiko Takahashi
Batgirl Vol. 1- Gail Simone
Blade of the Immortal Vol. 28 - Hiroaki Samura
Gundam: the Origin Vol. 5 - Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
King Lear - William Shakespeare
Animal Farm : 50th Anniversary Edition - George Orwell / Ralph Steadman
Starting Point - Hayao Miyazaki

Attack on Titan Vol. 1-11 - Hajime Isayama
Avatar: The Rift Part One
Donald Duck "The Old Castle's Secret" - Carl Barks
Fury: My War Gone By
Black Jack Vol. 2 - Osamu Tezuka
Uncle Scrooge "Only a Poor Old Man" - Carl Barks
Attack on Titan Vol. 12 - Hajime Isayama
Vinland Saga Vol. 3 - Makoto Yukimura

Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
When Marnie Was There - Joan Robinson
My Real Children - Jo Walton
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Nagaru Tanigawa

Ranma 1/2 Vol. 3-4 - Rumiko Takahashi
Spider-Man: Big Time - Dan Slott / Humberto Ramos
This One Summer - Jillian & Mariko Tamaki
Godzilla: The Art of Destruction - Mark Cotta Vaz

Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann ( John Woods)
Cooked - Michael Pollan
Turning Point - Hayao Miyazaki
Break of Dark - Robert Westall

Gundam: the Origin Vol. 6 - Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Nonnonba - Shigeru Mizuki
Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters - August Ragone
Boxers & Saints - Gene Luen Yang

Wind, Sand and Stars - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Half A King - Joe Abercrombie
Damned - Chuck Palahniuk

Irredeemable - Mark Waid
Batman: The Court of Owls - Scott Snyder
Saga Vol. 1-2 - Brian Vaughan
Sailor V Vol. 1-2 + Sailor Moon Vol. 1-3 - Naoko Takeuchi
Ranma 1/2 Vol. 5-6 - Rumiko Takahashi
Seconds - Bryan Lee O'Malley
Helter Skelter + Pink - Kyoko Okazaki
Star-Lord - Annihilation : Conquest - Giffen
Vinland Saga Vol. 4 - Makoto Yukimura
The Unwritten Vol. 9 - Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Mark Buckingham
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Legacy - Abnett / Lanning
Bakuman Vol. 1 - Ohba / Obata

The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Magician's Land - Lev Grossman
The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers
The Widow's House - Daniel Abraham
Fool's Assassin - Robin Hobb
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner Vol. 1 - Yu Godai

Locke & Key Vol. 2 - Hill / Rodriguez
Superman : Red Son - Millar / Johnson
Fables Vol. 2 - Willingham / Buckingham
The Infinity Gauntlet - Starlin / Perez / Lim
Nemo: Roses of Berlin - Moore / O'Neill
Sex Criminals Vol. 1 - Fraction / Zdarsky
Avatar: The Rift Part Two
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths - Shigeru Mizuki
Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1-10 - Tsutomu Nihei
Attack on Titan Vol. 13 - Hajime Isayama

A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
Lock In - John Scalzi
Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad - Reki Kawahara
Southern Reach: Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Southern Reach: Authority - Jeff VanderMeer
Southern Reach: Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

Ranma 1/2 Vol. 7-8 - Rumiko Takahashi
Nijigahara Holograph - Inio Asano
Godzilla: Awakening - Borenstein
Legend of Korra Book 2: The Art of the Animated Series - DiMartino
Gundam: the Origin Vol. 7 - Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

Battling Boy: Rise of Aurora West - Pope / Petty / Rubín
Vinland Saga Vol. 5 - Makoto Yukimura
Blade of the Immortal Vol. 29 - Hiroaki Samura
The Unwritten Vol. 10 - Carey / Gross
The Unwritten - Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice - Carey / Gross
Astro City: Through Open Doors - Busiek / Anderson

The Terror - Dan Simmons
The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
Hawk - Steven Brust
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Thrilling Cities - Ian Fleming
Skink--No Surrender - Carl Hiaasen
The Wordy Shipmates - Sarah Vowell
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon - Washington Irving
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Flight to Arras - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Attack on Titan Vol. 14 - Hajime Isayama
Astro City: Victory - Busiek / Anderson
Knights of Sidonia Vol. 11 - Tsutomu Nihei
Blade of the Immortal Vol. 30 - Hiroaki Samura
The Shadow Hero - Yang / Liew
Ranma 1/2 Vol. 9-10 - Rumiko Takahashi
Avatar: The Rift Part Three
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Vol. 1-2 - Satoshi Mizukami
A Bride's Story Vol. 6 - Kaoru Mori
Molly Danger Book 1 - Igle / Castro

A Drink Before the War - Dennis Lehane
The Incredible Tide - Alexander Key
The Black Prism - Brent Weeks
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The World of Downton Abbey - Jessica Fellowes
A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
The Diamond Smugglers - Ian Fleming

Knights of Sidonia Vol. 12 - Tsutomu Nihei
Gundam: the Origin Vol. 8 - Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Master Keaton Vol. 1- Naoki Urasawa / Takashi Nagasaki
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Vol. 3-10 - Satoshi Mizukami
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood, Vol. 1-2 - Hirohiko Araki
Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues - Simone / Geovani

2013 Completed (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1453689&postcount=10)

12-31-2013, 07:40 AM
Back above 100 last year! Let's keep it up in 2014!

Goodreads here (http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3708637).


Bitter Seeds, by Ian Tregillis
The Coldest War, by Ian Tregillis
Necessary Evil, by Ian Tregillis
The Burning Man, by Tad Williams












Total: 0

2013: 103 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1454035&postcount=20)
2012: 92 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1221325&postcount=21)
2011: 106 (http://www.talking-time.net/showthread.php?p=936212#post936212)
2010: 134 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=642200&postcount=4)
2009: 104 (http://www.talking-time.net/showthread.php?p=387987#post387987)

12-31-2013, 08:19 AM
2014 will be the year of not reading much because no time and whatever.

Normal Book
Pulp Fiction (64 pages, cheap)
Comic, Graphic Novel
entries with a * have been consumed digitally

Now Reading:
* Stephen King - The Dark Tower 5 - The Wolves of the Calla

January (1) (0) (0)
* Stephen King - The Dark Tower 2 - The Drawing of the Three 28.01.2014

February (0) (0) (0)

March (0) (0) (0)

April (1) (0) (0)
* Stephen King - The Dark Tower 3 - The Waste Lands 17.04.2014

May (0) (0) (0)

June (0) (0) (0)

July (0) (0) (0)

August (1) (0) (0)
* Stephen King - The Dark Tower 4 - Wizard & Glass 27.08.2014

September (0) (0) (0)

October (1) (0) (0)
* Stephen King - The Dark Tower 4.5 - The Wind in the Keyhole 20.10.2014

November (0) (0) (0)

December (0) (0) (0)

2014 end total: 4 books...whoohoo...

4 "Normal" Books
0 Pulp Books

- OR -

0 Physical Books
* 4 Digital Books

2013 Total: 4 real + 39 pulp (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1453883&postcount=16
2012 Total: 7 real + 41 pulp (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1220250&postcount=16)
2011 Total: 8 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=936105#post936105)
2010 Total: 26 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642432&postcount=10)

12-31-2013, 08:23 AM
* Denotes a re-read
~ Denotes a classic. Goal: No specific goal this year.

Currently Reading:
Zombiesque by Stephen L. Antczak

January (18):
The Rich Are With You Always by Malcolm MacDonald
Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey
Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green*
Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green*
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett*
Down Among the Dead Men by Simon R. Green*
Hawk & Fisher by Simon R. Green*
Plain Jane by M.C. Beaton
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Against the Light by Dave Duncan
Winner Takes All by Simon R. Green*
Everblue by Brenda Pandos
The God Killer by Simon R. Green*
Wolf in the Fold by Simon R. Green*
Guard Against Dishonor by Simon R. Green*
The Bones of Haven by Simon R. Green*

February (15):
Wild Cards by George R. R. Martin
Beyond the Blue Moon by Simon R. Green*
Once In a Blue Moon by Simon R. Green
The Man with the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green*
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Dead Man's Deal by Jocelynn Drake
Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green*
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett*
Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
The Spy Who Haunted Me by Simon R. Green
Sorcery & Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
Wicked in Your Arms by Sophie Jordan
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination by John Joseph Adams
From Hell with Love by Simon R. Green

March (14):
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
For Heaven's Eyes Only by Simon R. Green
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
Live and Let Drood by Simon R. Green
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Indexing by Seanan McGuire*
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift~
Thirteen InCryptid short stories by Seanan McGuire (counts as 1 book)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle~*
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Loves of Lord Granton by MC Beaton

April (10):
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (ABORTED)
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Lady Fortescue Steps Out by MC Beaton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen~
Geeokomancy by Michael R. Underwood
To Sin with a Scoundrel by Cara Elliott
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
I Kissed An Earl by Julie Anne Long
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

May (11):
Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford*
Guardian of the Trust by Irene Radford*
Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
Guardian of the Vision by Irene Radford*
Guardian of the Promise by Irene Radford*
Guardian of the Freedom by Irene Radford*
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Deborah Goes to Dover by MC Beaton
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd

June (10):
The Master of All Desires by Judith Merkle Riley
Phule's Company by Robert Asprin
A Risk Worth Taking by Laura Landon
Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson
Storybound by Marissa Burt
A Man Above Reproach by Evelyn Pryce
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena
Jack of Hearts by Ricardo Bare
The Kidnapped Bride by Amanda Scott

July (25):
The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 2 by Naoko Takeuchi
Mort by Terry Pratchett*
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 3 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
Disenchanted by Robert Kroese
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant
Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 5 by Naoko Takeuchi
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 6 by Naoko Takeuchi
Countdown by Mira Grant*
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 7 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 8 by Naoko Takeuchi
A Scandalous Marriage by M.C. Beaton
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 9 by Naoko Takeuchi
My Dear Duchess by M.C. Beaton
San Diego 2014: The Rise and Fall of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant*
The Indomitable Miss Harris by Amanda Scott
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 10 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 11 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 12 by Naoko Takeuchi
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

August (3):
Blood Lite by Kevin J. Anderson
The Stand by Stephen King
The Savage Marquess by M.C. Beaton

September (11):
The Earl's Inconvenient Wife by Ruth Ann Nordin
The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire
The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov*
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett*
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkein*
Bloody Lessons by Mary Louisa Locke
The Spinster's Secret by Emily Larkin
No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Short Stories 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Short Stories 2 by Naoko Takeuchi

October (6):
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Undone by the Duke by Michelle Willingham
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett*
A Light in the Dark by Talking Time
Empire State by Adam Christopher
Glitter and Mayhem by John Klima

November (1):
The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
An Imperfect Witch by Debora Geary (ABORTED)

December (6):
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
McAlistair's Fortune by Alyssa Johnson
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Total New Books: 102
Total Re-Reads: 28
2014 TOTAL: 130

2013 Total: 114 (96/18) (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1453966&postcount=17)

Goodreads, where I'm tracking my ebook ownership only, here (http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/15981695?shelf=%23ALL%23).

Database of physical books here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsKm3wgQ6JAudGh6R2JJR3VpbG5WM2pZc3pfWWd1d EE#gid=0).

12-31-2013, 08:33 AM
*Short stories and other non-full length works

January: (2)
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorn
The Lost Nose: A Programmed Book - John Sladek*
Benito Cereno - Herman Melville

February: (2)
The Forever Trap - Dan Abnett
How Nuth Would Have Practised His Art upon the Gnoles - Lord Dunsany*
Selections from Leaves of Grass- Walt Whitman*
Various Poems - Emily Dickenson*
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

March: (3)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett
Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain
An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain - Jorge Luis Borges*

April: (3)
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
The Red Badge of Courage - Steven Crane
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman*
Various Poems - Robert Frost*
The Great Gastby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

May: (2)
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
The Garden of Eden - Ernest Hemingway
Berserk (Volumes 1-3) - Kentaro Miura*

June: (9)
Excerpts from The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien*
Sir Orfio - Edited by Anne Laskaya and Eve Salisbury*
City - Clifford D. Simak*
Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Book of Wonder - Lord Dunsany
The Tower of the Elephant - Robert E. Howard*
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
Paper Towns - John Green
The Dying Earth - Jack Vance
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
The Broken Sword - Poul Anderson
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
Looking for Alaska - John Green

July: (3)
Three Hearts and Three Lions - Poul Anderson
Nightside the Long Sun - Gene Wolfe
Lake of the Long Sun - Gene Wolfe

August: (4)
The Night Chough - Gene Wolfe*
Calde of the Long Sun - Gene Wolfe
The Gunner's Mate - Gene Wolfe*
Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
Authority - Jeff VanderMeer
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson


October: (2)
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer
Down on the Farm - Charles Stross*

November: (3)
The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

December: (7)
Sir Launfal - Thomas Chestre
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle
Gawayne and the Green Knight - Charlton Miner Lewis
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes - Carl Barks
Assorted stories from the Colored Fairy Books - Andrew Lang
(Sleeping Beauty in the Wood - Charles Perrault
Cinderlla; or the Little Glass Slipper - Charles Perrault
Rumpelstiltzkin - Grimm
Beauty and the Beast - Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Hansel and Grettel - Grimm
Snow-White and Rose-Red - Grimm
Jack the Giant-Killer - Joseph Jacobs
Black Bull of Norroway - Joseph Jacobs
Jack and the Beanstalk - Joseph Jacobs
Three Dwarfs - Grimm
The Twelve Brothers - Grimm)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Old Castle's Secret - Carl Barks
The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald

Total: 40

12-31-2013, 08:37 AM
January (3)
Sit Down and Shut up by Brad Warner
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

February (1)
This Gaming Life by Jim Rossignol

March (3)
What the Koran Really Says by Ibn Warraq
Note from Underground Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Origins of the Koran by Ibn Warraq

April (3)
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

May (4)
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Simon & Kirby Library: Horror! by Jack Kirby
A Darkling Sea by James Cambias
X-Men The Dark Phoenix Saga by Claremont & Byrne

June (5)
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Cities without Suburbs: a 2010 Perspective by David Rusk
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Werewolves of Montpellier by Jason
Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe by Wayne Vansant

July (4)
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Finder: Talisman by Carla Speed McNeil

August (4)
Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith by Ron L. Anderson
Cryptozoologicon, Volume 1 by Darren Naish
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Christ Myth Theory and its Problems by Robert M. Price

September (6)
Abominable Science by Daniel Loxton
Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Anatomy of a Game: Super Mario Bros. by Jeremy Parish
The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
The Ruby Knight by David Eddings

October (5)
The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings
Cthulhu in World Mythology by Jason Colavito
ZZT by Anna Anthropy
Chrono Trigger by Michael P. Williams
Terror by Dan Simmons

November (5)
The Sleep of Reason edited by Spike
Tomboy by Liz Prince
In the Dust of this Planet by Eugene Thacker
Flame and Smoke edited by Andy Keener
Light in the Dark edited by Andy keener

December (5)
Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Doubting Jesus' Resurrection by Kris D. Komarnitsky
Piranha Frenzy by Colin Campbell
To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North and William Shakespeare

2014 Total:48

2013 Total: 42
2012 Total: 47
2011 Total: 50
2010 Total: 69

Rascally Badger
12-31-2013, 10:03 AM
I'm hoping to get back up around fifty books again this year. I came up way short last year.

January: 6
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter
Mind to Murder
Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia

February: 4
To Marry and English Lord
Gardens of the Moon
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Unnatural Death

March: 3
The Sweet Forever
Words of Radiance
Presidential Elections: From George Washington to George W Bush

April: 3
Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Cards on the Table

May: 4
The Magician's Nephew
A Bitter Truth
A Murder is Announced
Unnatural Causes

June: 4
The Five Red Herrings
Diamonds Are Forever
The Eyre Affair

July: 4
The Thief
The Final Solution
Written in My Own Hearts Blood
The Golem and the Jinni

August: 6
The Office of Shadow
Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn
The Battle of Salamis
Have His Carcase

September: 3
Busman's Honeymoon
The Fiery Cross
The Guns of August

October: 5
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
The Eye of Zoltar
Song of the Quarkbeast
An Echo in the Bone
Written in My Own Heart's Blood

November: 2
Curse of Chalion
Dead Man's Folly

December: 3
Murder Must Advertise
The New York Trilogy
The Rithmatist

Total : 47

12-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Graphic novels certainly bumped up my number last year, figure I'll adjust my goal slightly since I may or may not continue that trend.

2013: 37 (http://talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1461016&postcount=37)

Currently Reading

The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver (1/16)
The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman (1/18)

These Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (2/14)

Boneshaker - Cherie Priest (3/7)
Dreadnought - Cherie Priest (3/18)
Under a Graveyard Sky - John Ringo (3/27)

Live Free or Die - John Ringo (4/8)
Citadel - John Ringo (4/20)

The Hot Gate - John Ringo (5/3)
Among Others - Jo Walton (5/18)
Princess of Wands - John Ringo (5/25)
Clementine - Cherie Priest (5/31)

Queen of Wands - John Ringo (6/8)
Double Cross - Ben Macintyre (6/14)
Deva Zan - Yoshitaka Amano (6/20)

The Don't Sweat Guide for Dads (7/4)
With the Lightnings - David Drake (7/20)


The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum (9/14)

The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludlum (10/1)
The Bourne Ultimatum - Robert Ludlum (10/15)
The Player of Games - Iain M. Banks (10/22)

To Sail a Darkling Sea - John Ringo (11/3)
Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings - Ron Burgundy (11/11)

Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play - Morgan Ramsay (12/10)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (12/20)
ZZT - Anna Anthropy (12/26)

Total: 26 books
Goal: 24 books

12-31-2013, 02:18 PM
Well, let's get this show on the road.

January (3)

Candide (Voltaire)
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë)

February (1)

The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)

March (3)

Musashi (Eiji Yoshikawa)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History (Mircea Eliade)

April (1)

Religion in Japanese History (Joseph Kitagawa)

May (2)

Notes from Underground (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)

June (2)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

July (3)

Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)

August (2)

The Once and Future King (T. H. White)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Simon Armitage)

September (3)

This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Book of Merlyn (T. H. White)
Arthurian Romances (Chrétien de Troyes)

October (2)

T.H. White's the Once and Future King (Elisabeth Brewer)
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Seamus Heaney)

November (2)

Le Morte d'Arthur (Thomas Malory)
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (John Steinbeck)

December (3)

The Revolutionary War (John M. Thompson)
Arthur Rex (Thomas Berger)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)

2014 Total: 27
2013 Total: 22 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1453628&postcount=6)
2012 Total: 19 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1378594&postcount=63)

12-31-2013, 02:41 PM
My goal is to better last year's total. I read several slogs last year that made reading feel like a chore and really slowed my progress; this year I intend to avoid that problem and power through any I do encounter.

January (2)
The Confusion - Neal Stephenson
The System of the World - Neal Stephenson

February (5)
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
Eric - Terry Pratchett and Josh Kirby
Build Your Own Canoe - Nick Offerman
Deathbird Stories - Harlan Ellison
Red Moon - Benjamin Percy

March (6)
Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett
John Dies at the End - David Wong
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett
The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon
The Long War - Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

April (6)
This Book Is Full of Spiders - David Wong
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
Storm Front - Jim Butcher
The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver
Vicious - V. E. Schwab
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

May (1)
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch

June (1)
Dangerous Women - Ed. George R. R. Martin and Gardner Duzois

July (1)
Wool - Hugh Howey

August (5)
Sworn Sword - James Aitcheson
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett
Henry IV Part 1 - William Shakespeare
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
Henry IV Part 2 - William Shakespeare

September (2)
Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammet

October (0)

November (2)
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Small Gods - Terry Pratchett

December (3)
Summer Knight - Jim Butcher
A Small Death in Lisbon - Robert Wilson
The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss

2014 Total: 34
2013 Total: 36 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1454845&postcount=25)

12-31-2013, 04:12 PM
I met my goal of 50 in 2013, so I am upping the ante slightly to a goal of 60 in 2014.

Goodreads here (https://www.goodreads.com/valhalladeath)

January (2)

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien

February (3)

The Return of the King - J. R .R. Tolkien
The Fault in our Stars - John Green
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells

March (1)

The Red Knight - Miles Cameron

April (1)

The Fell Sword - Miles Cameron

May (5)

Red Rising - Pierce Brown
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets - Garth Stein
Seven Unholy Days - Jerry Hatchett
The Maze Runner - James Dashner
The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

June (8)

The Death Cure - James Dashner
The Kill Order - James Dashner
Skin Game - Jim Butcher
The Death of WCW - R.D. Reynolds
Have a Nice Day! A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks - Mick Foley
Foley is Good: And the Real World is Faker than Wrestling - Mick Foley
The Hardcore Diaries - Mick Foley
Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal - Mick Foley

July (7)

Tietam Brown - Mick Foley
Scooter - Mick Foley
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
A Tradition of Purple: An Inside Look at the Minnesota Vikings - Jim Bruton
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Allegiant - Veronica Roth

August (4)

The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan
The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan
The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan

September (2)

The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan
Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan

October (1)

A Crown of Swords - Robert Jordan

November (2)

The Path of Daggers - Robert Jordan
Winter's Heart - Robert Jordan

December (1)

Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan

2014 Total: 37
2013 Total: 51
2012 Total: 33
2011 Total: 37
2010 Total: 4

12-31-2013, 08:04 PM
January (2):
Live from New York - Tom Shales
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes

February (5):
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
Wolverton Station - Joe Hill
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

March (3):
In the Woods - Tana French
The Sweet Forever - George Pelecanos
The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho

April (1):
Kraken - China Mieville

May (5):
Valour and Vanity - Mary Robinette Kowal
Unlocked - John Scalzi
By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain - Joe Hill
Burning Girls - Veronica Schanoes
Choosing Death - Albert Mudrian

June (5):
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast - Eugie Foster
The Lady Astronaut of Mars - Mary Robinette Kowal
For Want of a Nail - Mary Robinette Kowal
Equoid - Charles Stross
The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross

July (3):
Die Trying - Lee Child
The Jennifer Morgue - Charles Stross
The Fuller Memorandum - Charles Stross

August (3):
The Apocalypse Codex - Charles Stross
The Rhesus Chart - Charles Stross
Phantom Instinct - Meg Gardiner

September (3):
Cetaganda - Lois McMaster Bujold
Ethan of Athos - Lois McMaster Bujold
Labyrinth - Lois McMaster Bujold

October (5):
Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes
Help Fund My Robot Army!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects - various
Lock In - John Scalzi
Down on the Farm - Charles Stross
Overtime - Charles Stross

November (4):
Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White - Eugie Foster
The Water that Falls on You from Nowhere - John Chu
Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
Sandman: The Doll's House - Neil Gaiman

December (9):
Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
Sandman: Dream Country - Neil Gaiman
The Lost Fleet: Dauntless - Jack Campbell
The Lost Fleet: Fearless - Jack Campbell
The Lost Fleet: Courageous - Jack Campbell
The Lost Fleet: Valiant - Jack Campbell
The Bat - Jo Nesbo
Horrorstor - Grady Hendrix
The Lost Fleet: Relentless - Jack Campbell

2014 Total: 48
2013 Total: 36 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1453580&postcount=4)
2012 Total: 37 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1220161&postcount=12)
2011 Total: 40 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=936424&postcount=17)
2010 Total: 35 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=642303&postcount=6)
2009 Total: 34 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=383835&postcount=39)
2008 Total: 10

Paul le Fou
01-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John le Carre

蛇を踏む - 川上 弘美
Attack on Titan - volume 13
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

Seraphim: 266,613,336 Wings - Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Oshii

Smoke and Flame - various tyrants
The Etched City - K.J. Bishop

The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker

Annihilation - Jeff Vandermeer
Authority - Jeff Vandermeer
Acceptance - Jeff Vandermeer

Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
Lumberjanes No. 1
Black Hole - Charles Burns
Black is the Color - Julia Gfrorer
Sand Castle - Pierre Oscar Lévy

Manifest Destiny No. 1-6
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein

01-01-2014, 04:34 PM
My Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6074441)


- Read 25 books. Same as last year. Too much more and it'd start feeling like a chore.
- Progress in at least three of the many fantasy series I've only read the first book of.

An asterisk (*) will denote previously-read books.

January (3)

"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions 1) by Lemony Snicket - (Middle Grade. Like every other Snicket book I've read, I enjoyed this while reading it, but the aftertaste was dry and passionless.)
Cold Magic by Kate Elliott - (It tries to be everything for everyone, and didn't quite succeed for me. Still, a fun book.)
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh - (Hard to decide whether to call this a book or a GN. There's more text than pictures, so...)

February (2)

The Name of the Wind* by Patrick Rothfuss - (Suffered quite a bit in the rereading. I developed a huge hate-on for Kvothe, among other things.)
Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime by Mizuki Nomura - (Ended up having a lot more heft--so to speak--than I'd expect from a light novel.)

March (1)

Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire - (Fun popcorn UF.)
Fortress of Eagles by CJ Cherryh - (book 2 of the Fortress series. A disappointment.)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Grand Total: 7

2013 Total: 25

01-01-2014, 09:46 PM
*Indicates reread

The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling ~ Ramesh Menon
100 Things Seahawk Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die ~ John Morgan
A Dinner at Poplar Walk (short story) ~ Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Edwin Drood ~ Charles Dickens
Sanctuary ~ William Faulkner*
Notes from the Underground ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The F**ket List ~ David Stameshkin
S. ~ J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
This Side of Paradise ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Fellowship of the Ring ~ J.R.R. Tolkien*
The Two Towers ~ J.R.R. Tolkien*
The Return of the King ~ J.R.R. Tolkien*
1984 ~ George Orwell*
Pride and Prejudice ~ Jane Austen*
The Grapes of Wrath ~ John Steinbeck*

To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee*
Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Brontë*
Wuthering Heights ~ Emily Brontë*
A Passage to India ~ E.M. Forster
Lord of the Flies ~ William Golding*
Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare*
A Bend in the River ~ V.S. Naipaul
The Great Gatsby ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald*
The Catcher in the Rye ~ J.D. Salinger*
The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath*

Brave New World ~ Aldous Huxley*
The Diary of a Young Girl ~ Anne Frank*

Don Quixote ~ Miguel de Cervantes


The Bible (King James Version)*
The Canterbury Tales ~ Geoffrey Chaucer*

Ulysses ~ James Joyce
The Quiet American ~ Graham Greene

Birdsong ~ Sebastian Faulks
Money ~ Martin Amis
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ~ J. K. Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ~ J. K. Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ~ J. K. Rowling*

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ~ J. K. Rowling*
Seattle Seahawks Super Season ~ Mark Tye Turner
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ~ J. K.Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ~ J. K. Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ~ J. K. Rowling*
Moby Dick ~ Herman Melville

A Light in the Dark ~ Various Tyrants
Smoke and Flame ~ Various Tyrants
Scout Atticus & Boo ~ Mary McDonagh Murphy
The Fault in Our Stars ~ John Green
A People's History of the United States ~ Howard Zinn
Sacred ~ Dennis Lehane
A Clockwork Orange ~ Anthony Burgess

The Giver ~ Lois Lowry
Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ James Loewen
The Homeric Hymns (trans. Michael Crudden)
The Iliad ~ Homer* (trans. Robert Fagles)

01-01-2014, 09:53 PM
Okay, really going to try for this this time.

Books marked with an * indicate a reread. Books marked with + indicate a comic.

January (10)
+Vinland Saga
+Gundam Origin vol 3
+Vinland Saga vol 2
The Golem and the Jinni
The Heart of the Matter
Fortune's Pawn

February (3)
The Stockholm Octavo
The King's Hounds

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

01-02-2014, 02:25 AM
I'll get in on this. Will edit this post later.

01-02-2014, 10:57 AM
I'm a long time reader, first time lister!

January (1)
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! vol 1 - Nico Tanagawa (manga)

February (0)

March (1)
The Triple Package - Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

April (0)

May (1)
The Frackers - Gregory Zuckerman

June (0)

July (1)
Console Wars - Blake J. Harris






01-02-2014, 11:04 AM
I barely read anything for pleasure while I was in grad school, but I'm going to aim for 50 books in 2014.

January (4)
Zadie Smith, NW
Earnest Hemmingway, A Movable Feast
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

February (3)
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
Joe Abercrombie, The Heroes
Joe Abercrombie, Red Country

March (3)
Rudolph Arnheim, Film as Art
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey
Matther Hogan, Timeless

April (3)
T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland and Other Poems
Lan Cao, Monkey Bridge
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

May (4)
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

June (3)
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Robin Sloane, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore (hated this one)
Agatha Christie, The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side

July (4)
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Seconds
Film Crit Hulk, Film Crit Hulk vs. James Bond (I'm counting this even though it was a series of articles)
Emily Carroll, Through The Woods
Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

August (3)
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Douglas Copeland, Hey Nostradamus!
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold

September (4)
Ray Bradbury, The Mars Chronicles
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Memories of my Melancholy Whores
Paul Auster, City of Glass
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

October (4)
Paul Auster, Ghosts
Garth Ennis, Seven Brothers
Paul Auster, The Locked Room
Ian McEwan, First Love, Last Rites

November (2)
J.D. Salinger, Franny & Zooey
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

December (0)

2014 total: 37

01-02-2014, 11:43 AM
I kept getting sidelined in 2013 by books I wasn't very interested in but was determined to finish. I think the solution is to double down on urban history and detective fiction. My maybe-too-ambitious goal this year is 40.

January: (3)
Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude
Witold Rybczynski, City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World
Elmore Leonard, Rum Punch

February: (5)
Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile
Nathaniel West, The Day of the Locust
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City
Christopher B. Leinberger, The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream

March: (3)
Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
Eric Klinenberg, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
Elmore Leonard, Killshot

April: (3)
Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight

May: (3)
John McPhee, The Control of Nature
Raymond Chandler, The High Window
Mike Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

June: (3)
Elmore Leonard, LaBrava
Robertson Davies, The Manticore
George Pelecanos, The Night Gardener

July: (2)
Bill Buford, Heat
Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

August: (4)
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Seconds
David Byrne, How Music Works

September: (4)
Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Elmore Leonard, Gold Coast
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Dennis Lehane, Mystic River

October: (3)
David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Mark Binelli, Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis
Elmore Leonard, Fifty-Two Pickup

November: (4)
Jon Krampner, Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food
Mark Harris, Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Elmore Leonard, Tishomingo Blues
Philip Bailey and Keith Zimmerman, Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

December: (3)
Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

2013 Total (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1454273&postcount=24): 27
2012 Total (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1224028&postcount=28): 29

01-03-2014, 07:18 AM
LAST YEAR: 12/48 (holy fucking shit)

THIS YEAR'S GOAL: 30. Let's be realistic guys

Virtual Death, by Shale Aaron
The Game-Players of Titan, by Phillip K. Dick
Screenwriting 101, by FILM CRIT HULK

01-05-2014, 06:05 AM

January (2)
Sorcery and Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia C. Wrede (I started the year out with just a fantastic and fun novel. Some great, strong characters, and a just plain fun story. The whole thing is told through letters, and while that could be a really horrible gimmick, the book really makes it work. Apparently they wrote the novel actually sending letters to each other, with each of them roleplaying one main character, which kinda rules. But yeah, just a lot of fun. Don't be shocked when the next two books on the list are the other two in the series.)
The Grand Tour: or the Purloined Coronation Regalia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer (A fitting and enjoyable sequel. They had to get rid of the whole letter gimmick, in a way, but it was actually nicer to see the two main characters interact much more directly, so I minded not at all. Just a fun little story, seriously.)

February (4)
The Mislaid Magician: or Ten Years Later by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer (Another wonderful book! And now the series is over. Aww. Apparently it seems this one was written second even though it takes place last in chronological order? And the ebooks I bought were ordered chronologically but I guess that was not how they were written. Eh, it worked either way. Anyway, this is a great series, with super-fantastic characters, and you should read it. That is all.)
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming (A book about James Bond's fight against misandry and the idea that a woman might not be attracted to him. But luckily, Fleming has his back, and Bond gets to fuck the super cool lesbian gang leader anyway, because Bond has to get everything he wants, because he's a man, right? Right. Uh, anyway, another Bond book, basically.)
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica edited by Tristan Taormino (This book is the best book. I wrote about why it is over here (http://talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1717769&postcount=8986). But yeah, man, I would overwhelmingly recommend this to anyone. So fantastic.)
Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson (I think I bought this at some point because it was a dollar? I dunno. I would not call this book good. But it was kinda pointless fun popcorn fare and I wanted to read something meaningless in a fun way. I didn't hate it. I wouldn't recommend it. It just kinda stops at a place that makes no sense and says "BUY ANOTHER BOOK!" but the other books are not a dollar! So. Guess I'll never know what happens! (Spoilers: probably sex with a cat))

March (4)
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (Hey, look, it's the other series by my new favorite author! This one is more YA, so it's less steamy, and it's a lot more fun times and less drama, but it's still a fantastic read, and has some of the best-executed fanservice-y cameo type deals I have ever seen, so that's pretty awesome.)
Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Even more fun! I rather like Sophronia. Carriger is so damn good at this stuff. So much fun, for serious. It's definitely got more of a YA bent than the Parasol Protectorate, but it continues to be fantastic.)
Butch Fatale, Dyke Dick - Double D Double Cross by Christa Faust (Oh man. Boyfriend linked me this and said "just read the sample, trust me" and before I knew it I had bought it and read it and it is just so much fun. Over the top from beginning to end. Just serious fun.)
Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show by John Hench with Peggy Van Pelt (Yeah, I'm still obsessed with this stuff. Basically a kind of "Imagineering Philosophy" book. Most of it I had learned about in bits and pieces elsewhere, but it's kinda cool to have it all there, in one document. Really makes me think about the stumbles and successes of the parks throughout the years, and how most of them could be considered refusals to use these ideas, or at least the misapplication of them. But I dunno, I think way too much about this stuff in general.)

April (1)
The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart (Another wonderful book. Silly, exciting, and extremely enjoyable to read. One more to go, but if the last book is as fun at the first two, I expect myself to be very entertained when I get around to it.)

May (2)
Chrono Trigger by Michael P. Williams (The first of the Boss Fight Books thing, Earthbound, was this horrible disappointment to me that barely talked about the game at all and used such quality sources as TV Tropes when it did. So I was worried I'd hate this one too. But no, this one actually did some analysis and stuff! I could imagine a version of the book that was better, and perhaps deeper, but it was an interesting read, and I certainly learned things I didn't know, and thought about the game in new ways. That's all I can ask for.)
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely (I think I bought this for a dollar in a Kindle sale at some point. It was pretty interestingly put together. Very approachable. Gives you some stuff to think about. Not really a "self help" book but more a book sharing some interesting social science stuff. Almost all the examples seemed to be about a man dealing with a woman, though, which eventually got tiring when it got to a damsel in distress scenario and I'm like "Come on now, book. At least pretend to mix things up." But yeah, can't complain that much. Not a must read, but I enjoyed it.)

June (3)
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (Mary Roach is the best nonfiction author. I love her to death. She's willing to ask all the questions people want to ask but are too embarrassed to. She's always a joy to read, even if she's making you a bit squeamish. Another extremely engaging book by her. I need to get around to reading all her stuff.)
ZZT by Anna Anthropy (Another Bossfightbook, this one is very well put together. It's a strange portrait of a game I knew nothing about and the people wrapped around that game. It's a dive into an old internet community. I enjoyed it. I think it hit the "personal experience" side way better than Earthbound, which felt masturbatory, whereas her personal experiences helped shed light on why this thing was so important. Then again, I clearly connect with her past a bit more, so maybe that's all it was.)
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travers (Another part of a pointless reading quest I've embarked on. Someday I will complete all my reading quests and wonder why I started them at all. Anyway, it's more Mary Poppins, only now I know she is literally so powerful that the planets themselves bow down to her and the seasons don't change without her. She is literally a god. All hail Mary Poppins, lest she smite you down with her bird umbrella!)

July (0)

August (5)
Shadow Magic by Patricia C. Wrede (Checking up on the books that my literary hero when I was real small wrote. This book is alright? I don't read a lot of pure fantasy, and I felt a bit overwhelmed by seeing fantasy jargon again, but I feel that's my problem, not the book's. The romance seemed a bit forced, too. But eh, it was fun enough.)
"The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar" by Gail Carriger (This isn't a novel, just a short story, so I'm not going to count it, but I wanted to talk about it, so there. If I were to create a dream story starring Sandy, there would be way more smooching in it, but this is a fun look into his life for fans and will mean absolutely nothing to anyone else.)
Galaga by Michael Kimball (Well, this book is terrible. It has this horrible format with a ton of little one paragraph chapters that just jump about. Many chapters lie to you. Many chapters are lists of things the author saw on Google Images. It just... no, don't read this.)
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman (I'm just kind of impressed that he keeps making sequels to books that don't need sequels. I feel like a lot of this was a LITTLE forced. There was a bit of retcon feeling in there. But dammit, I love these characters so much it didn't really matter and I really enjoyed it nonetheless. If you've read the last two, you'll love it like I did.)
Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones (I think I got this in a random sale? I don't know. In any case, a fun read. Very different from the film that I saw like a long time ago. I don't know if I have a lot to say about it, though. It kind of just flowed over me, for better or worse.)
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (Some things sort of rushed, some things kind of forced, but a really fun little read with some really fun ideas about how magic works in that world. A good time.)

September (4)
Shotguns v Cthulhu edited by Robin D Laws (I feel like I'm not much of a horror person, and so some of these stories fell flat for me. There was a lot of really fun stories in here though, and pretty well all of them were really well written. It's probably worth your time if you like more action-oriented horror writing.)
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf (Really, really fun time all around. Quite different from the movie in a way that almost makes the whodunit way way better. A lot of weird race issue sorta things in here though that I didn't know what to make of. Probably part of trying to ape a style and a time, but man, it was REALLY going for it. I dunno.)
Jagged Alliance 2 by Darius Kazemi (Fantastic criticism from an historical perspective. The best Boss Fight Book yet, or at least tied with ZZT. Didn't appreciate his pointless jab at Killing is Harmless and Reader-Response Crit, though. Reader-Response is my jam. But a fantastic book regardless.)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (At first, the book is overwrought. It feels like a very fun idea given too much intensity, treated as something much more important than it is. But by the end, none of that matters. You are wrapped up, and it is lovely. I'm sure, once the moment of the end has past, I'll pick at it. But it's a lovely book, and a lovely read, and I am extremely happy to have read it. Thanks to shivam for suggesting it a long time ago.)

October (0)

November (6)
For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming (I feel like Bond short stories are worse than the novels because it has all the stuff I rant about being frustrated by, like how he complains constantly about his extremely affluent lifestyle and his feelings about women, front and center in every intro, and there's little other stuff to make up for it.)
The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason (I think I'm training Amazon pretty well, because it keeps suggesting interesting things. The general conceit of the novel could have fallen flat on its face, as a gimmick, and at first it feels that way, but as the story progresses the characters find life, and I was pretty hooked. I especially liked how the book treated men as sexualized figures for the leads in a realistic way, especially in a YA context like this. Was nice to see. Will certainly read the sequel.)
Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger (I care about these characters and this world SO MUCH. SO MUCH. SO, SO MUCH. SO MUCH IT HURTS. The fact that this ends in the middle of things is frustrating because of this. But it's a wonderful read.)
The Spiritglass Charade: A Stoker and Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason (Goodness, did it really have to retread things very clearly established in the first book? Was I really expected to have forgotten like... every single thing that happened in book one? I mean, come on. It is quite fun, though. I enjoyed it.)
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (I saw a lot of a past me in this narrator. I don't know if that's good or bad. It does that wonderful thing I envy where the book is about very little as far as plot is concerned, but is really about a lot. It feels significant, but if prompted to explain where the action comes from, it's hard to explain. This is a book you should read.)
Super Mario Bros. 2 by Jon Irwin (The final Boss Fight Book of season one. It was alright. Certainly some interesting info gained from some interviews, though it lost focus near the end. But all that doesn't matter. The author disrespected Birdetta by misgendering her, so I hate the book. (It's honestly fine, but that was annoying.))

01-07-2014, 12:57 PM
January (1):
A Feast For Crows - George R. R. Martin

Total: 1

01-08-2014, 09:12 PM
Break It Down-Lydia Davis
Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert (tr. Lydia Davis)
The Illiad-Homer, George Chapman

01-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Here we go again!

January (2)
Court Duel, Sherwood Smith
Crown Duel, Sherwood Smith

February (1)
King of Shadows, Susan Cooper

March (3)
Divergent, Veronica Roth
Kingdom Come, Alex Ross & Mark Waid
The Last Unicorn graphic novel

April (1)
Insurgent, Veronica Roth

May (1)
Allegiant, Veronica Roth

June (1)
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

July (4)
A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett (re-read)
Beowulf, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle (re-read)
Two Hearts, Peter S. Beagle (re-read)

August (1)
A String in the Harp, Nancy Bond

September (1)
The Kalevala, edited by Elias Lönnrot and Francis Peabody Magoun Jr.

October (2)
A Night in Lonesome October, Robert Zelazny
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

November (3)
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Night Flier, Stephen King
Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice

December (3)
The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper (re-read)
The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper (re-read)

2014 Total: 23

2013 Total: 35

01-09-2014, 08:07 PM
2013 kind of sucked for book-reading for me. Only 22. Although I did read some books that have become among my absolute favourites. Still, I'd like to read more this year.

*indicates a re-read.

January (2)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers by Jeffrey A. Keshen

February (1)
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

March (0)

April (0)

May (3)
A History of Canadian Culture by Jonathan Vance
Two Generals by Scott Chantler
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

June (1)
The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker

July (2)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

August ()

September (2)
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World by Catalina de Erauso

October (1)
The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis

November (3)
Abina and the Important Men by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire

December (6)
Drifting Home by Pierre Berton*
Empires in World History by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
The Joy of Writing by Pierre Berton*
Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O'Malley*
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

2014 Total: 21

01-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Last year my goal was 30 and I ended up with 33. This year I'm dialing back to a goal of 25, if only because if I feel like I'm falling behind my goal I get anxious and start powering through stuff for the sake of completion. 25 also leaves me leeway on quitting books I dislike, which happened quite a few times last year.

January (1)
-Baudolino (Umberto Eco)

February (4)
-The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (Stephen Greenblatt)
-Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought (Pascal Boyer)
-The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (Umberto Eco)
-Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)

March (3)
-The Encyclopedia of the Dead (Danilo Kis)
-The Solitudes (John Crowley)*
-A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial (H.L. Mencken)

April (2)
-The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves -- And Why It Matters (B.R. Myers)
-Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)

May (3)
-Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West (Cormac McCarthy)*
-Lionel Asbo: State of England (Martin Amis)
-The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)

June (1)
-The Manticore (Robertson Davies)

July (4)
-The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (Albert Camus)
-Arguably: Essays (Christopher Hitchens)
-The Sound of Waves (Yukio Mishima)
-Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)

August (0)

September (0)

October (2)
-Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (Diarmaid MacCulloch)
-Free Will (Sam Harris)

November (5)
-Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored (Ralph Lorenz & Jacqueline Mitton)
-The Age of the Vikings (Anders Winroth)
-Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Keith Thomas)
-Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths (Nancy Marie Brown)
-The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell)

December (0)

Favourite fiction of the year: Blood Meridian (re-read) and Foucault's Pendulum (new!)
Favourite non-fiction of the year: Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years just on the scope alone, but it's a damn good history survey too. Keith Thomas's Man and the Natural World is eye-opening. I also enjoyed Sam Harris's brief Free Will.
Slog of the year: The Ruined Map by Kobo Abe (unfinished); the half dozen novels I started and stopped, most simply because I just wasn't in the mood.

2013 Total: 33 (http://www.talking-time.net/showpost.php?p=1528081&postcount=45)

01-24-2014, 07:43 AM
Aiming for 3 per month.

2014 Completed Books:

January (2)
One Summer: America 1927 - Bill Bryson (21/1)
Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life - Graham Nash (28/1)

February (1)
Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon (4/2)

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2014 Total: 3

02-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Bump for people to fill in January :)

02-12-2014, 04:02 PM
My year is not off to a good start... Only three in January

03-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Time to update!

03-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Almost done with my Simon Green binge...

03-12-2014, 08:18 AM
I'm still on track to meet my goal, but Dark Souls II is going to slaughter any hopes of going much beyond that goal. I knew this would happen.

05-01-2014, 12:46 PM
How'd you read last month?

05-01-2014, 02:12 PM
One page at a time.

05-01-2014, 02:19 PM
One page at a time.

I went to update for finishing a book last night, saw your list, and I must say that it's seriously intimidating! That's an impressive amount of reading.

05-01-2014, 03:27 PM
How'd you read last month?

Only finished one book in the month for the first time in a looooong time. Part of this is because the couple of hours before bed that are my main reading time have been co-opted by catching up on Game of Thrones.

Should be back on track this month, though.

05-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Elmore Leonard is so great for those "Oh shit, two days left in the month and not enough books on my list!" moments.

05-01-2014, 05:21 PM
I went to update for finishing a book last night, saw your list, and I must say that it's seriously intimidating! That's an impressive amount of reading.

I'm blaming the Fimbulwinter. I mean, I do read a lot, but it was too cold to do anything but read for months on end. April was a much more normal month for me.

06-30-2014, 09:13 PM
All I've been reading lately are articles and blogs, which were much easier to access while I was in Ireland. I still haven't begun any full books since the beginning of this month, even though I'm back home now.

07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
I finished my yearly book. It was Love in the Time of Cholera, but flawgic won't let me post in the thread >:[

I liked it!

I also read Ringworld, the Ringworld Engineers, and Sophie's World

Oh yeah! and Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

07-09-2014, 07:29 AM
I finished my yearly book. It was Love in the Time of Cholera, but flawgic won't let me post in the thread >:[

I liked it!

We're reading Foucault's Pendulum right now! You should read that too!

07-16-2014, 07:46 PM
It took me 5 months to finish A Canticle for Leibowitz and less than 5 days to finish The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why it Matters. Both were good, both were ebooks and ACFL was only about 50 pages longer than TCR's ~150 pages. I can't recall any other books I read for a while; I don't read many 'real books' because I read more internet articles than I used to, and also play video games and live life.

09-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Just surpassed my 2013 count, and at the beginning of September! Also: Update your lists!

09-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Week long vacation is a good way to start your month of reading...

09-23-2014, 06:33 AM
I haven't completed anything since I finished Foucault's Pendulum in late July. I've started three novels since then but just dropped them. The problem is that being unemployed makes me bored and anxious, which makes it way easier to just look for more veg-out activities. I am nearly halfway through a 1000-page history of Christianity that I started last month, though. But my 2014 goal might be shot. Leaving it in the dust certainly is.

10-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Time to update!

10-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Greetings bibliophiles. Below, you will find my list of books I have read so far for 2014. All entries I have read on my Kindle. I started reading books on the Kindle in 2011 where I read an astounding 91 books that year. The amount has decreased over the years, from 70 in 2012 to 62 last year. So far I'm at 58 (soon to be 59 when I finish A Soldier of the Great War). The * indicate their Goodreads rating (I included 1/2 star ratings where applicable)

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood 12/21 - 1/03 ***½
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood 1/04 - 1/08 ***
Don’t Panic: Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Neil Gaiman 1/08 *****
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore 1/09 - 1/11 *****
City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte 1/12 - 1/15 ****
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett 1/15 - 1/17 ****
TARDIS Eruditorum: Patrick Troughton by Phil Sandifer 1/17 - 1/20 *** ½
The Fault in our Stars by John Green 1/20 - 1/23 ****
Who is The Doctor by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith 1/20 - 1/24 ****
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 1/24 - 1/28 ***
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 1/28 - 1/31 ****

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin 1/31 - 2/11 ***
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips 2/11 - 2/16 ** ½
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill 2/21 - 2/22 ****
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill 2/22 ****
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill 2/22 - 2/23 **** ½
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan 2/16 - 2/23 *****
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill 2/23 **** ½
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill 2/23 *****
Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill 2/23 *****
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey 2/24 - 2/25 *** ½
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris 2/23 - 2/26 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 2: Children and Monsters by Mike Carey 2/25 - 2/27 *****

The Truth by Terry Pratchett 2/26 - 3/1 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 3: A Dalliance with the Damned by Mike Carey 2/27 - 3/2 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 4: The Divine Comedy by Mike Carey 3/3 *****
Lucifer, Vol. 5: Inferno by Mike Carey 3/3 - 3/04 *****
Lucifer, Vol. 6: Mansions of Silence by Mike Carey 3/04 - 3/5 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 7: Exodus by Mike Carey 3/5 - 3/6 ****
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 3/2 - 3/6 **** ½
Lucifer, Vol. 8: The Wolf Beneath the Tree by Mike Carey 3/7 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 9: Crux by Mike Carey 3/9 - 3/10 ****
Lucifer, Vol. 10: Morningstar by Mike Carey 3/10 *****
Lucifer, Vol. 11: Evensong by Mike Carey 3/10 - 3/11 **
All Star Superman by Grant Morrison 3/12 **** ½
Night Film by Marisha Pessl 3/7 - 3/16 ****
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan 3/19 - 3/25 **** ½

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan 3/26 - 4/2 *****
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan 4/3 - 4/19 ****
Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold 4/21 - 4/29 ****

I Am Murphy’s Law by C.E. Murphy 4/30 - 5/1 ***
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher 5/4 *****
Running Through Corridors, Vol. 1: The 60’s: Rob and Toby’s Marathon Watch of Doctor Who by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke 5/2 - 5/16 ***
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor 5/6 - 5/28 *** ½
Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography by Elisabeth Sladen 5/28 - 5/31 *****

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 5/31 - 6/4 ****
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King 6/4 - 6/9 *** ½
Shift by Hugh Howey 6/9 - 6/18 ***
James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing by G. Norman Lippert 6/18 - 6/23 *** ½

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 6/24 - 7/6 *** ½
Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens by Mark Speed ** ½ 7/8 - 7/12
Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber **** 7/7 - 7/18
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher ***** 7/18
The Giver by Lois Lowry ***** 7/18 - 7/19

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 8/14 - 9/8 ***
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper 9/8 - 9/9 ****
Redshirts by Joe Scalzi 9/9 - 9/11 *****
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand 9/12 - 9/19 ****

A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin 9/20 - 10/6 ****
Bad Games by Jeff Menapace 10/6 - 10/8 *** 1/2
Vengeful Games by Jeff Menapace 10/8 - 10/9 ***
Classics Mutilated by Jeff Connor 10/10 - 10/15 *** 1/2
As You Wish by Cary Elwes 10/16 - 10/17 *****
The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard 10/17 - 10/22 ****
The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman 10/22 ****

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice 11/3 - 11/10 *****
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell 11/11 - 11/18 **** 1/2
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 11/18 - 11/24 ****
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North 11/25 - 11/30 **** 1/2

Revival by Stephen King 12/1 - 12/2 ****
How Star Wars Conquered The Universe by Chris Taylor 12/2 - 12/8 *****
Heir To The Empire by Timothy Zahn 12/8 - 12/10 ****
Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn 12/10 - 12/12 ****
The Last Command by Timothy Zahn 12/12 - 12/16 ****
The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 12/16 *****
Egg And Spoon by Gregory Maguire 12/17 - 12/26 **
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley 12/26 ***

2014 total: 77

2013: 62 https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5435558-marcus-steffanci?read_at=2013
2012: 72 https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5435558-marcus-steffanci?read_at=2012
2011: 91 https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5435558-marcus-steffanci?read_at=2011

Paul le Fou
11-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Is it possible to get these lists stickied during their active year? I guess it's pretty late for this one but assuming they continue into the future! I know we've had this discussion before but now we have extra mods who can do things!

11-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Does Theatrhythm count as reading?

My thumbs really hurt you guys...

11-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Holy, I might actually make my goal.

And I vote yes to a sticky for this and similar threads.

11-13-2014, 04:10 PM
Does Theatrhythm count as reading?

My thumbs really hurt you guys...

Reading The Brothers Karamazov

Still reading The Brothers Karamazov

12-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Time to update!

12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Feels weird starting it now but whatever

December (3)
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

12-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Looks like I'll be closing out the year without finishing anything in December. I quit a few books, but I'm also now reading a couple books that I won't finish until 2015. I made my merciful mark of 25, finishing with, yes, exactly 25. If I initially shot any higher I'd have felt compelled to complete everything I began and I would have been a less pleasant person as a result.

12-31-2014, 07:25 AM
Assuming I won't have time to finish Zombiesque today -- pretty safe assumption; I'm going from work to Out With Coworkers For Lunch and Drinks, then basically straight to a NYE party after a short side trip to the UPS store for Festivus-related shenanigans -- I'm rounding out the year at 130 books read.

Not bad for basically not reading after September!

Also, I seem to be getting better at not forcing myself to finish terrible books. Life is too short and my backlog to long to be slogging through something I'm not enjoying. I even made a special NOPE! shelf in Goodreads!

12-31-2014, 02:42 PM
I'm hoping to break through 100 books one of these years. I think if I had read as many books this past summer as I did in '13, I definitely would have made it. Ah well, 77 books read isn't too shabby for me

12-31-2014, 02:59 PM
48 for the year. Not my best but better than last year.

Rascally Badger
12-31-2014, 11:35 PM
47 for me. Not quite my goal of 50, but not a miserable failure either.

01-01-2015, 02:35 PM
53 books and one short story. Not bad.

01-01-2015, 06:30 PM
I read 51 books last year, but only 37 this year. On the other hand, according to Goodreads, I read over 1000 pages more this year. It was the year of the tome.

01-02-2015, 01:10 AM
I have read a few books of the Dark Tower...yeah, that was it.

Man of Letters!