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Old 12-17-2011, 05:40 AM   #5
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1. Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) Too Much College, or, Education Eating Up Life. With Kindred Essays in Education and Humour. (1939)

Record of Stuff Read for 2012 with links to corresponding commentary in What Are You Reading thread (2011, 2010):

Legend:
$ paid for with my own money (otherwise assume freebie or library)
R previously read (usually in another format)
P read in paper (may not be available in e-)

∂ e-book available DRM-free
∫ e-book has noticeable typos/formatting errors
§ short story or novella packaged as standalone e-text
Ω omnibus edition containing multiple works
A anthology or essay collection with multiple authors
¶ public domain or Creative Commons license

n/10 overall writing/plotting/characterization/research/presentation quality (not necessarily correlated to enjoyment)
√/3 recommended for quality and/or entertainment value (caveat: some trashy mind candy reads recommended in the lot if I think they're fun enough)
♥/3 personally rather liked this one (but can not necessarily recommend it, because sometimes I have really bad taste)

1,2,3... Full-length new works read.
I,II,III... Works re-read in format previously encountered.
i,ii,iii... Works previously read in paper format re-read in newly-acquired e-.
A,B,C... Graphic novels and picture-intensive artbooks.
a,b,c... Shorter works packaged standalone.

1. The Mask of Narcissus by Vincent Lardo ∂ $ 7/10 ♥ √
2. Wine of Violence by Priscilla Royal ∂ $ 8/10 ♥♥ √√
3. Knightly Love by Fyn Alexander ∂ $ 6.5/10 ♥
a. The Lion of Kent by Aleksandr Voinov & Kate Cotoner ∂ § $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
4. Desert Wives by Betty Webb ∂ $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
A. Two Generals by Scott Chantler P 8.75/10 GN ♥♥♥ √√√
5. Changes by Mercedes Lackey P 6/10
6. Four For A Boy by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer ∂ $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
7. Rule 34 by Charles Stross P 7.25/10 ♥
b. Briony's Soldiers by Diana Bold $ ∂ § 6.25/10 ♥
c. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming by Donis Casey ∂ $ 7.5/10 ♥ √√
9. Artifacts by Mary Anna Evans $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
10. Artscape by Frederick Ramsay $ ∂ 6/10
11. Concrete Desert by John Talton $ ∂ 6/10
12. In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicky Delany $ ∂ 6/10 ♥ √
13. The Shoeless Kid by Marcelle Dubé $ ∂ 5.5/10
15. A Thousand Deaths by George Alec Effinger $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥ √√
16. Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the World's Musical Masters by Elizabeth Lunday P ♥ √
17. The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall $ ∂ 6.25/10
18. Interrupted Aria by Beverle Grave Myers $ ∂ 7/10 ♥♥ √√
d. Night Shift by Marcelle Dubé ∂ § 5.5/10
19. The Virgin Billionaire by Ryan Field ∂ 6/10 ♥
20. Infected: Bloodlines by Andrea Speed $ ∂ 6.75/10 ♥ √
21. Infected: Life After Death by Andrea Speed $ ∂ 6.75/10 ♥ √
22. Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean ∂ 6.75/10 ♥ √
23. Infected: Freefall by Andrea Speed $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
i. The Ladies of Mandrigyn by Barbara Hambly $ 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
24. Farthest Space: The Wrath of Jan by Ellen Fisher 6/10 ♥ √
ii. The Witches of Wenshar by Barbara Hambly $ 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
iii. The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly $ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
iv. The Walls of Air by Barbara Hambly $ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
v. The Armies of Daylight by Barbara Hambly $ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
I. Mother of Winter by Barbara Hambly $ P 7.25/10 ♥
II. The Icefalcon's Quest by Barbara Hambly $ P 7/10 ♥
vi. The Dark Hand of Magic by Barbara Hambly $ 7.25/10 ♥
vii. Dog Wizard by Barbara Hambly $ ∫7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
viii. Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly $ 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
vix. Stranger at the Wedding by Barbara Hambly $ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
x. The Silicon Mage by Barbara Hambly $ ∫7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
e. The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters by Sierra Dean $ ∂ § 6.25/10 ♥ √
25. A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
f. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean $ ∂ § 6.25/10 ♥ √
26. Deep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean $ ∂ 6.5/10 √ ♥
27. A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan $ ∂ 6.25/10 ♥ √
g. Tom Fleet's Incredible Machine by Deirdre O'Dare $ ∂ 5.25/10
h. Three by S. Dora $ ∂ 6/10 ♥
i. Whispers by Suzanne Rock $ ∂ 5.5/10
28. The Hanged Man's Ghost by Missouri Dalton $ ∂ 6.25/10 ♥ √
29. Shadowboxing by Anne Barwell $ ∂ 5.75/10
30. Seven from the Stars by Marion Zimmer Bradley $ ∂ 6/10
xi. The Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley $ ∂ 6/10 ♥
31. The Calling of the Three by Ru Emerson $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
32. King and Raven by Cary James $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
33. Adventures: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones by Mike Resnick ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
34. Exploits: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones (1926-1931) by Mike Resnick $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
j. Jiggles and the Test Pilot by Mary Tales ∫ 3/10 ♥
35. Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
36. Encounters: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones (1931-1934) by Mike Resnick $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
37. Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear ∫ 4/10
38. The Heir by Grace Burrowes 6.25/10
39. Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear 6/10
40. Color Him Gay: The Further Adventures of The Man From C.A.M.P. by Victor J. Banis $ ∂ 6/10 ♥
41. Brida by Paulo Coelho 6.5/10 ♥
42. Yorkshire by Lynne Connolly ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
43. A Nice Class of Corpse by Simon Brett $ 6.5/10 ♥ √
44. Blue Blood Will Out by Tim Heald $ 6.25/10 ♥
45. Mrs, Presumed Dead by Simon Brett $ 6.5/10 ♥ √
46. Body Politic by Paul Johnston $ 7.25/10 ♥ √
47. Unbecoming Habits by Tim Heald $ 6.25/10 ♥
48. The Two in Hiding by Ru Emerson $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
49. One Land, One Duke by Ru Emerson $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
j. The Body Human: Three Stories of Future Medicine by Nancy Kress $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥ √√
50. Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetic Engineering by Nancy Kress $ ∂ 8.5/10 ♥ √√√
51. Designed for Death by Jean Harrington $ ∂ 6/10 ♥
52. Cutting Cords by Mickie B. Ashling ∂ 5.5/10
53. Scene Stealer by Elise Warner $ ∂ 4.5/10
54. Mrs Pargeter's Package by Simon Brett $ 6.25/10
54. Mrs Pargeter's Pound of Flesh by Simon Brett $ 6.5/10 ♥ √
56. Vessel by Mickie B. Ashling $ ∂ 6.25/10 ♥
57. The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby 6.75/10 ♥♥ √√
58. Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
59. The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy 6.5/10 ♥ √
60. Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy 6.25/10 ♥
61. Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy 5.75/10
62. Worlds Apart by Barbara Elsborg $ ∂ 6/10 ♥
63. Plastered in Stonington by Rosemary Goodwin $ ∂ 5.75/10
64. Lilith: A Snake in the Grass by Jack L. Chalker ∂ 7.5/10 ♥
65. Bomber's Moon by Alex Beecroft $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
k. The Debutante's Dilemma by Elyse Mady ∂ 6.25/10 ♥
66. Dogfighters by Alex Beecroft $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
67. The War of the Roses by Warren Adler
68. Children of the Roses by Warren Adler
69. Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George $

l. Places in Time by Cardeno C. $
xii. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein $
xiii. Methuselah's Children by Robert A. Heinlein $
70. Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein $
71. The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
72. Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein $
73. Drunkard's Walk by Frederik Pohl $
74. Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla Royal $
75. Heartshot by Steven F. Havill $
76. Relics by Mary Anna Evans $
77. Sorrow Without End by Priscilla Royal $
78. Justice for the Damned by Priscilla Royal $
79. Forsaken Soul by Priscilla Royal $
80. Effigies by Mary Anna Evans $
81. Findings by Mary Anna Evans $
82. Floodgates by Mary Anna Evans $
83. Strangers by Mary Anna Evans $
84. The Exterminators by Bill Fitzhugh $
85. My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy
86. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
87. Unearthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood
88. Screenscam by Michael Bowen
89. Silver Lies by Ann Parker

90. Deadline by Seanan McGuire
m. Countdown by Seanan McGuire
n. Six Months, Three Days by Charlie Jane Anders
o. The Homecoming by Mike Resnick
p. Fields of Gold? by Rachel Swirsky
q. What We Found by Geoff Ryman
r. The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu
s. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
t. The Man Who Ended History by Ken Liu
u. Movement by Nancy Fulda
v. Ray of Light by Brad Torgersen
w. The Ice Owl by Carolyn Gilman
91. Among Others by Jo Walton
92. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
93. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
94. Blaze of Glory by Sheryl Nantus
95. Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
96. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin


Paid Purchases Read (Brand New/Previously Encountered/Mixed Omnibus or Collection): 53/11/2
Promotional e-Book Freebies Read: 20
Titles by Known Canadians Read: 14

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