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31 December 2007 @ 11:28 am
2007 Books Read  

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1. Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle [Jan 2007] 198 pages
2. (gift from pegax) The Brothers Lionheart - Astrid Lindgren [Jan 2007] 230 pages
3. The Histories of Herodotus
-- The Republic - Plato debate pet peeve defined at last: it's the Socratic method
4. Aphorisms: The World in a Phrase - James Geary [Feb 2007]
5. Everyman's Poetry: Alexander Pope
6. The Far Side Observer - Gary Larson [Feb 2007] 104 pages
7. (loaned from kfrye) Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro (military sci fi pet peeve: sexual violence against women as a character or plot development mechanism - p. 11 foreshadowing, p. 37 foreshadowing ... never went into too much detail so while it still fits the mold, it was forgiveable) [Feb 2007] 369 pages
8. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett [Mar 2007] 394 pages
9. (loaned from dj_stitch) Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman [July 2007] 334 pages
--. (loaned from dj_stitch) Narcissus in Chains - Laurell K. Hamilton oh dear gods no, not werewolf politics!
10. (loaned from spaceling) The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman [Apr 2007] 399 pages
--. (loaned from spaceling) News from Nowhere and other Writings - William Morris
--. (loaned from spaceling) Complete Poems - Dorothy Parker 391 pages gave up on p. 180 - too much bitterness and her wittiness got formulaic, for me, after awhile - I still love "Resume" best
11. Un Lun Dun - China Mieville [Apr 2007] 429 pages
-- Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche zzzzz
12. (loaned from gothbitch) Motley Crue: the dirt [July 2007] 428 pages
13. (gift from Aunt Lori) It's Not Easy Being Green - Jim Henson [Oct 2007] 167 pages
14. (gift from thedivas) Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin - Marion Meade [May 2007] 368 pages
15. (loaned from spaceling) The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman [May 2007] 326 pages
16. (loaned from spaceling) The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman [May 2007] 518 pages
17. A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett [Jun 2007] 406 pages
18. (recommended by a young adult reader in the young adult section of B&N) Define "Normal" - Julie Anne Peters [June 2007] 196 pages
19. Congo - Michael Crichton [June 2007] 313 pages
20. Pebble in the Sky - Isaac Asimov [July 2007] 230 pages
21. Partners in Wonder - Harlan Ellison & Collaborators [July 2007] 352 pages
22. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - J.K. Rowling [July 2007] 759 pages
23. Broca's Brain - Carl Sagan
24. When Everything Falls Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times - Pema Chödrön [Aug 2007] 146 pages
25. (loaned from nplusm) Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Gilbert [Aug 2007] 280 pages
--. The Golden Globe - John Varley 517 pages quit on p. 76 - too disjointed, editor was clearly MIA
26. Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey [Aug 2007] 901 pages
27. Kushiel's Chosen - Jacqueline Carey [Sept 2007] 678 pages
28. Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey [Oct 2007] 750 pages
29. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein [Nov 2007] 278 pages - stopped shortly after the end of Part II because the first "book" is good and someone told me about the nonsense of the rest of it and I didn't want to ruin a good book ;>
30. (re-read) Children of the Night - Mercedes Lackey [Sept 2007] 313 pages
31. Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödrön [Oct 2007]
32. Kushiel's Scion - Jacqueline Carey [Oct 2007] 960 pages
33. (loaned from kfrye) Moon Called - Patricia Briggs [Oct 2007] 288 pages
34. (loaned from dj_stitch) Kushiel's Justice - Jacqueline Carey [Oct 2007] 703 pages
35. The Gift of Fear - Gavin de Becker [Dec 2007] 405 pages
36. Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett [Dec 2007] 323 pages
37. (loaned from kfrye) Without Fail - Lee Child [Dec 2007] 401 pages

A few non-books
1. Polyglot & Spleen issue no. 1 by seraphemera books [May 2007]
2. Polyglot & Spleen issue no. 2 by seraphemera books [Jun 2007]
3. (gift from nplusm) Serenity issue no. 1 by Dark Horse Comics [Oct 2007]
4. WA Motorcycle Manual [Oct 2007]
5. (loaned from nplusm) Planetary v.1 by Warren Ellis [Oct 2007]
6. (loaned from nplusm) Planetary v.2 by Warren Ellis [Oct 2007]
7. "Love and Death in the Time of Monsters" by Frank Wu, Abyss & Apex Issue 24 [Oct 2007]
8. "Under the Blue Curve" by Mark A. Rayner, Abyss & Apex Issue 24 [Oct 2007]
9. "Memory of Touch" by Karen Swanberg, Abyss & Apex Issue 21 [Oct 2007]


34 books read. Almost 3 books per month. Yep, I'm a slow reader.

3 books still in progress, with intentions to finish them. History, poetry and non-fiction are slow-going for me.

5 books abandoned.

My favourite book for the year: Kushiel's Dart (and the entire D'Angeline series) by Jacqueline Carey

My favourite authors for the year: Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Carey

Books I'd recommend to everyone:
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
the Tiffany Aching tract of Discworld books by Terry Pratchett
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
 
 
 
Mandagothbitch on March 11th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
oh dear god if I tried to do this I would lose my wee brain.

hmmm....

interit: collara_muse_d on September 12th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
well, i've added you.. sorry it's under such crappy circumstances. my mood isn't the best to read about.
Pure Concentrated Evilmrsloane on November 2nd, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
Varnvarn_ix on December 2nd, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
Unavailable due to copyright claims?
Pure Concentrated Evilmrsloane on December 2nd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
I usually make some kind of Wittie smart ass comment. It might have been the snl Dan aykroyd "Jane you ignorant slut" bit