Now I must admit that Battlefield Earth is a book with something for everyone, all the way across the cultural scale from people who need doorstops to people who want to start bonfires.
-- Dave Langford
I read about Kit's reading list, which reminded me that Trip has a reading list, a meme he picked up from Ayse, who caught it from Chrisber, who got it from his 9th grade librarian. I stole the key and format from my predecessors and mutated it to my tastes.
Interestingly enough, my 9th grade librarian also had me keep a booklist, but unlike Chrisber the habit didn't stick to me. I do remember begrudgingly admitting that I liked Gone with the Wind, after first refusing to read anything but science fiction and fantasy.
Records still spotty in 2003, but haven't been reading very much in general due to continuing fatigue.
+ FIC 04-09-2003 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow + FIC 04-09-2003 Earthquake Weather, Tim Powers + FIC 04-04-2003 Old Nathan, David Drake + FIC 04-01-2003 Summerland, Michael Chabon + FIC 03-30-2003 The Night Watch, Sean Stewart (reread) + FIC 03-28-2003 Passage, Connie Willis ~ FIC 03-15-2003 Maia, Richard Adams + NON 03-01-2003? Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich + NON 01-13-2003 Ravens in Winter, Bernd Heinrich
Due to my ongoing fatigue, I lost a lot of time in 2002. Surely I read more books than none, but it was likely very few, and I was too tired to record the dates of completion. I'm filling them in as they occur to me, but the records in here will be spotty.
+ FIC 05-11-2002 Rose and the Beast, Francesca Lia Block + FIC 05-11-2002 Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold ~ FIC 05-10-2002 Psychomech, Brian Lumley ~ FIC 05-07-2002 The Big Bounce, Elmore Leonard = WEB 05-04-2002 Jaquemart, Alan Harnum ~ FIC 05-03-2002 The Moonshine War, Elmore Leonard + FIC 04-25-2002 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire + FIC 04-25-2002 The Corinthian, Georgette Heyer + FIC 04-24-2002 Faro's Daughter, Georgette Heyer + FIC 04-23-2002 Friday's Child, Georgette Heyer + FIC 04-22-2002 Black Sheep, Georgette Heyer ! COM 04-21-2002 Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming, Rachel Hartman + COM 04-21-2002 Queen and Country, Greg Rucka + FIC 04-19-2002 The Testament, John Grisham + FIC 04-17-2002? The Brethren, John Grisham + FIC 04-15-2002? Persuasion, Jane Austen + FIC 04-13-2002? The Conquerer, Georgette Heyer + FIC 04-11-2002? Soldiers Live, Glenn Cook + FIC 04-08-2002? Venetia, Georgette Heyer + FIC 04-03-2002 Supermen, edited by Gardner Dozois ! FIC 03-29-2002 The Sword of Winter, Marta Randall (reread) + FIC 03-28-2002 Kiln People, David Brin ~ FIC 03-20-2002 Firebrand, Marion Zimmer Bradley + WEB 03-19-2002 "The Affordance of Paper", Malcolm Gladwell = NON 03-12-2002 Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, Andrew Dalby + WEB 03-10-2002 "Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg," Malcolm Gladwell + FIC 03-05-2002 Look to Windward, Iain M. Banks ~ FIC 03-02-2002 The Fresco, Sheri S. Tepper + FIC 02-26-2002 Bridget Jones' Diary, Helen Fielding + WEB 02-26-2002 "The Elephant's Memory," Timothee Ingen-Housz ~ FIC 02-25-2002 Little Heroes, Norman Spinrad ! FIC 02-20-2002 The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (reread) ~ NON 02-17-2002 Waiting, Debra Ginsberg + FIC 02-16-2002 The Complete Compleat Enchanter, L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt ~ FIC 02-15-2002 Ventus, Karl Schroeder + FIC 02-11-2002 Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood + FIC 02-09-2002 Lady of Quality, Georgette Heyer - FIC 02-01-2002 The Worm Ouroboros, E.R. Eddison (partial only) + WEB 02-01-2002 "Securing Network Infrastructure and Switched Networks," Richard Wagner (SANS) = WEB 02-01-2002 Radiant, Mary K. Kuhner ~ FIC 01-30-2002 White Mare's Daughter, Judith Tarr + FIC 01-23-2002 The Nonesuch, Georgette Heyer + FIC 01-15-2002 Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkein (reread) + FIC 01-08-2002? Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (reread) + FIC 01-06-2002? A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge (reread) = NON 01-03-2002 various network equipment configuration guides, Cisco ! FIC 01-02-2002? A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge (reread) + ART 01-01-2002 Portable Magritte + NON 01-01-2002? True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier, Vernor Vinge
Lots of stuff lost in the mists of time....
As I can never properly keep track of what I want to read when I go to the library or bookstore, this is a small attempt to remember it here.
FIC ---------- Lots of stuff from here FIC ---------- Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco FIC ---------- Dreamcatcher, Stephen King (Bruce recommends) FIC ---------- (anything; have Little, Big already) John Crowley FIC ---------- Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare FIC ---------- Summer of my German Soldier, Bette Greene FIC ---------- Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery FIC ---------- My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George FIC ---------- The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Michael Swanwick FIC ---------- The Citadel of the Autarch, Gene Wolfe NON ---------- Bury Me Standing
! why haven't you read this yet? FIC fiction, generally fun + recommended unashamedly NON nonfiction, generally improving = only if you're a weirdo like me COM comics and graphic novels, fun ~ not bad ART art or photo books, fun - shelve this with Battlefield Earth WEB substantial web-only fodder ? hazy on the end date