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Old 01-14-2011, 12:42 AM   #46
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1. Oracle of the Dead by John Maddox Roberts (Book 12 in SPQR Series)

216 pages. A mystery set in Ancient Rome. The series highlights the memoirs of a mythical Roman aristocrat in the years before and after Julius Caesar became dictator of Rome.

Decius Caecelius Metellus is currently touring Italy as the magistrate for cases involving foreigners. During a visit to an oracle in southern Italy, a priest of a rival religion is killed, and the local populace is ripe for violence as "Greeks, Romans and native Italians of several conquered nations bring out old enmities."

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2. The Spice Necklace by Ann Vanderhoof

480 pages. Approximately 10 years ago, Ann and her husband Steve purchased a sailboat, left their jobs, and spent 2 years visiting the Caribbean (chronicled in An Embarrassment of Mangoes). Now, years later, they return to the Caribbean to reunite with old friends and explore the local cuisine, native plants and spices.

I really enjoyed this book! It has inspired me to purchases a nutmeg grinder, look for Grenadian cocoa balls, drink more rum, and think about visiting the islands.

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3. The Year of Confusion by John Maddox Roberts (Book 13, SPQR Series)

Review forthcoming: I'm sick...
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4. Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke

Review forthcoming: I'm sick...
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5. Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Review forthcoming: I'm sick...
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6. Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba by Tom Gjelten (in process)
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1.started 7:58am 1/1/2011 - Cherry Adair, Undertow 352pgs MMP (Finished 1/1/2011) Rating: *** Nice Rom Suspense
2. started 1:56am 1/2/2011 - In Too Deep, Jayne Ann Krentz 352pgs HC (Finished 1/3/2011) Rating **** Fallon is a hoot
3. started 7:30am 1/4/2011 - Goddess of the Sea, P C Cast 368pgs TPB (Finished 1/6/2011) Rating ** Pretty darn hokey, probably good YA book
4. I lied about next read finished 1/10/2011 - The Guy Next Door (Anthology) Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl 384pgs MMP Individual Story Rating **, **, *** Not that great of an Anthology Collection
5. Finished 1/14/2011 - Don't Look Back, Lynette Eason 368pgs MMP Rating *** Christian Romantic Suspense. Obvious killer from the beginning but still pretty good.
6. Finished 1/18/2011 - Wild Man Creek, Robin Carr ** 386pgs MMP ** - really bad book for this author. Terribly boring.
7. Finished 1/19/2011 - Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips ***** - She's back! After a couple of bleh efforts SEP proves herself the Queen of Romantic Comedy again.
8. Finished 1/22/2011 - Diagnosis Death by Richard Mabry **** - 3rd book in series and much improved from his Freshman effort. 288pgs MMP
9. Finished 1/21/2011 - Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr *** - Another Virgin River. More YA in tone. 368pgs MMP
10. Finished 1/26/2011 - Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning. Now that it has ended, I'm starting. 320pgs. ****
11. Finished - I don't remember - PJ Tracy Shoot to Thrill. Love that series.
12. 01/31/2011 Jayne Ann Krentz - White Lies (Arcane Series)
13. Finished - 2/2/2011 - The Winter Lodge, Susan Wiggs. Snore.
14. Finished - 2/4/2011 - The Perfect Play, Jaci Burton. Sexy Sports Angst.
15. Finished 02/05/2011 - Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis. 304 pagesMMP. Favorite Author of mine but I just wasn't feeling it. Too much animal cutsiness. Its a bad sign when you keep leaving your book to go organize your Kindle Collections instead. ***

I'll TRY to get back later in fill in details but I've been falling behind in my paperwork here so I at least wanted to list them

16. The Search, Iris Johanssen read 2/7/2011
17. Too Close to Home, Lynette Eason 2/9/2011
18. Body Check, Deirdre Martin 2/9/2011
19. What the Librarian Did - Karina Bliss 2/10/2011
20. Fair Play, Deirdre Martin 2/12/2011
21. In Too Deep Cherry Adair - 2/14/2011
22. To the Brink, Cindy Gerard 2/20/2011
23. Extreme Exposure, Pamela Clare 02/28/2011
24. River Marked, Patricia Briggs 03/02/2011
25. Hidden Away, Maya Banks 03/03/2011
26. Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy 03/04/2011
27. A Heartbeat Away, Michael Palmer 03/07/2011
28. Hard Evidence, Pamela Clare 03/11/2011
29. Deeper Than Dead, Tami Hoag 03/15/2011
30. All I Ever Wanted, Kristin Higgins 03/18/2011
31. Unlawful Contact, Pamela Clare 03/20/2011
32. Dangerous Desires, Dee Davis 03/21/2011
33. Secrets to the Grave, Tami Hoag 03/22/2011
34. Naked Edge, Pamela Clare 03/23/2011
35. Breaking the Rules, Suzanne Brockmann 03/24/2011
36. A Cold Day for Murder, Dana Stabenow 03/26/2011
37. Sweet Valley Confidential, Francine Pascal 03/29/2011
38. Lover Unleashed, JR Ward 04/04/2011
39. The Sweetest Thing, Jill Shalvis 04/03/2011
40. Hotter Than Wildfire, Lisa Marie Rice 04/09/2011

I re-read Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann and The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks but I'm not counting them because I just kept skipping to my favorite parts.

Okay, I've proven without a doubt that I suck at paperwork. I have broke the hundred mark. In addition to these I've re-read several books. This is the remainder of what I've read this year, per Shelfari. (Title, Author, Date Read) Obviously sometimes I mass input my books into Shelfari and I don't really read 6 or 7 books in one day. I am not Harriet Klausner.

41 Chasing Fire Roberts, Nora 4/14/2011
42 Hush Adair, Cherry 5/3/2011
43 Quicksilver Quick, Amanda 5/4/2011
44 Breaking Point Clare, Pamela 5/6/2011
45 Dating Mr. December Ashley, Phillipa 5/10/2011
46 Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy Carter, Ally 5/15/2011
47 Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover Carter, Ally 5/17/2011
48 Only the Good Spy Young Carter, Ally 5/18/2011
49 Total Rush Martin, Deirdre 5/20/2011
50 The Inn at Eagle Point Woods, Sherryl 5/23/2011
51 Flowers on Main Woods, Sherryl 5/26/2011
52 Any Man of Mine Gibson, Rachel 5/27/2011
53 One Reckless Summer Blake, Toni 5/30/2011
54 Kiss of Snow Singh, Nalini 5/31/2011
55 Magic Slays Andrews, Ilona 6/1/2011
56 Catch Of The Day Higgins, Kristan 6/3/2011
57 The Mercenary Adair, Cherry 6/4/2011
58 Kiss and Tell Adair, Cherry 6/5/2011
59 Hide and Seek Adair, Cherry 6/6/2011
60 Baby, Drive South Bond, Stephanie 6/14/2011
61 Baby, I'm Yours Bond, Stephanie 6/14/2011
62 Sandstorm Rollins, James 6/16/2011
63 Sugar Creek Blake, Toni 6/18/2011
64 Smokin' Seventeen Evanovich, Janet 6/21/2011
65 Yours to Keep Stacey, Shannon 6/23/2011
66 An Irish Country Courtship Taylor, Patrick 6/25/2011
67 Bloodfever Moning, Karen Marie 6/27/2011
68 The Fixer Upper Andrews, Mary Kay 6/27/2011
69 Faefever Moning, Karen Marie 6/28/2011
70 Dreamfever Moning, Karen Marie 6/29/2011
71 Baby, Come Home Bond, Stephanie 7/15/2011
72 Shadowfever Moning, Karen Marie 7/16/2011
73 Just One Of The Guys Higgins, Kristan 7/17/2011
74 Chasing Stanley Martin, Deirdre 7/19/2011
75 Map of Bones Rollins, James 7/21/2011
76 When You Dare Foster, Lori 7/22/2011
77 Driftwood Cottage Woods, Sherryl 7/23/2011
78 With No Remorse Gerard, Cindy 7/28/2011
79 Darkness at Dawn Jennings, Elizabeth 7/30/2011
80 Simply Irresistible Gibson, Rachel 8/1/2011
81 Cry No More Howard, Linda 8/1/2011
82 The First Patient Palmer, Michael 8/1/2011
83 The Last Surgeon Palmer, Michael 8/1/2011
84 Fools Rush In Higgins, Kristan 8/1/2011
85 A Lot Like Love James, Julie 8/1/2011
86 One Summer Ross, JoAnn 8/1/2011
87 Summer's End Seidel, Kathleen Gilles 8/1/2011
88 Moonlight Cove Woods, Sherryl 8/1/2011
89 Then Came You Weiner, Jennifer 8/1/2011
90 Changing the Game Burton, Jaci 8/1/2011
91 Trust Me Krentz, Jayne Ann 9/1/2011
92 The Future Scrolls Michaels, Fern 9/1/2011
93 Heartbreaker Robards, Karen 9/1/2011
94 Sizzle and Burn Krentz, Jayne Ann 9/1/2011
95 Good Girls Don't Dahl, Victoria 9/1/2011
96 Prey: A Novel Howard, Linda 9/7/2011
97 Up Close and Dangerous Howard, Linda 10/1/2011
98 Snapped Griffin, Laura 10/1/2011
99 Animal Attraction Shalvis, Jill 10/1/2011
100 Bad Boys Do Dahl, Victoria 10/1/2011
101 Lethal Remedy Mabry, Richard L. 10/10/2011
102 One Summer Nora Roberts 10/20/2011
103 The Next Best Thing Kristan Higgans 10/21/2011
104 Real Men Will Victoria Dahl 10/22/2011
105 The Litigators John Grisham 10/28/2011
106 Heart of Dixie Tami Hoag 10/28/2011
107 Miracle Cure Harlan Coben 10/30/2011



Books Read Count: 107
107% done! I am Finished!!!!

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#005 - - Iain M. Banks - Surface Detail
589 pages
It's an Iain M. Banks Culture novel. Need I say more? - Jan 7, 2011
ISBN: 978-0316123402


#006 - - John Barnes - The Merchants of Souls
297 pages
The 3rd sequel in the Thousand Cultures serie. Great conspiracies-within-conspiracies story, great story, good action, and definitely better than Earth Made of Glass (the 2nd sequel), but still a shade less good than the book that started the series, A Million Open Doors. Still, you can't go wrong with John Barnes. - Jan 15, 2011
ISBN: 978-0812589696


#007 - - Art Spiegelman - Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
132 pages
One comic book, two stories: one is the straight, horrible story of the holocaust, the other chronicles the complex relationship between the author and his father in later life, itself strained by what Auschwitz did to the man. It's sad, terrible, funny and poignant at the same time. Like the first Maus, it's a masterpiece that'll bring tears to your eyes. - Jan 16, 2011
ISBN: 978-0679729778


#008 - - Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf (James Murphy Translation)
567 pages
I rate Mein Kampf as an okay book because, disregarding what it stands for today and who wrote it, it isn't as badly written as many would have you think. It also provides a rather accurate depiction of post WWI rancors in the German-Austrian space, and a window into the megalomaniacal mind of Hitler. What's more, comparing this Nazi-approved translation with modern, annotated translation gives fascinating insights into the translators' opinions. The knowledge of what Hitler did afterwards turns this slightly boring autobiography and political manifesto into a must-read for anybody who wants to talk about Nazism intelligently. - Jan 23, 2011
ISBN: 978-0984536153


- John Barnes - Candle
278 pages
[In progress]
ISBN: 978-0812589689

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001. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
002. The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
003. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
004 Family Matters by Justine Wittich
005 Hidden Legacy by Justine Wittich
006 Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lillian Jackson Braun
007 The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lillian Jackson Braun
008 The Cat Who Turned on and Off by Lillian Jackson Braun
009 The Cat Who Saw Red by Lillian Jackson Braun
010 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
011 Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
012 Foul Play by Janet Evanovich
013 Love Is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd
014 The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lillian Jackson Braun
015 The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lillian Jackson Braun
016 The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lillian Jackson Braun
017 The Cat Who Sniffed Glue by Lillian Jackson Braun
018 Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
019 The Ivory Dragon by Emily Hendrickson
020 Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
021 Silken Secrets by Joan Smith
022 The Cat Who Went Underground by Lillian Jackson Braun
023 Lord Fenmore's Wager by Alissa Baxter
024 The Captain's Bride by Sara Blayne
025 The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lillian Jackson Braun

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Nothing fancy here, just what I've read this year. Disclaimer - i tend to re-read entire series when a new one comes out, and occasionally for no apparent reason ... first time reads will be denoted.

1. The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan (first)
2. Fellowship of the Ring - Tolkien
3. The Two Towers - Tolkien
4. Another Fine Myth - Robert L. Asprin
5. Myth Conceptions - Robert L. Asprin
6. Return of the King - Tolkien
7. Myth Directions - Robert L. Asprin
8. Hit or Myth - Robert L. Asprin
9. Myth-ing Persons - Robert L. Asprin
10. Little Myth Marker - Robert L. Asprin
11. Myth Inc. Link - Robert L. Asprin
12. Myth-nomers and Im-Pervections - Robert L. Asprin
13. MYTH Inc. in Action - Robert L. Asprin
14. Sweet Myth-tery of Life - Robert L. Asprin
15. Myth-ion Improbable - Robert L. Asprin (first)
16. Something MYTH Inc. - Robert L. Asprin (first)
17. Myth Alliances - Robert L. Asprin (first)
18. Myth-taken Identity - Robert L. Asprin (first)
19. Class Dis-Mythed - Robert L. Asprin (first)
20. Myth-gotten Gains - Robert L. Asprin (first)
21. Myth-told Tales - Robert L. Asprin (first) [switched from PDNp to nook]
22. Myth-Chief - Robert L. Asprin (first)
23. Myth-Fortunes - RLA / Jody Lynn Nye (first)
24. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris (it's been 2 years, figured i would re-do the whole series before reading the new one)
25. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
26. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
27. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
28. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
29. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
30. All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
31. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
32. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
33. Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
34. Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris (first)
35. I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore [James Frey & Jobie Hughes](first)
36. DragonFlight - Anne McCaffrey [probably been 10 years for these]
37. Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey
38. Dragonsong - Anne McCaffrey
39. Dragonsinger - Anne McCaffrey
40. The White Dragon - Anne McCaffrey (if you only read 1 pern book, make it this one)
41. Dragondrums - Anne McCaffrey
42. Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
42.5 Nerlika's Story - Anne McCaffrey (does not count as a whole book imho)
43. DragonsDawn - Anne McCaffrey
44. Power of Six - Pittacus Lore [James Frey & Jobie Hughes](first)
45. Renegades of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
46. Dragons Dawn - Anne McCaffrey
47. All the Weyrs of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
48. The Dolphins of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
49. DragonsEye - Anne McCaffrey
50. Masterharper of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
51. The Skies of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
52. Nine Princes in Amber - Roger Zelazny
53. The Guns of Avalon - Roger Zelazny
54. Sign of the Unicorn - Roger Zelazny
55. The Hand of Oberon - Roger Zelazny
56. The courts of Chaos - Roger Zelazny
57. Trumps of Doom - Roger Zelazny
58. Blood of Amber - Roger Zelazny
59. Sign of Chaos - Roger Zelazny
60. Knight of Shadow - Roger Zelazny


planned re-reads this year:
a bunch of Heinlein
Brust's Taltos books
more Asprin
maybe the Xanth books
as many of the Goodkind SoT books as i can stomach
maybe the Amber series again ... been a couple of years.
the hobbit / Silmarillion / other tolkien
last year was the Belgariad / Mallorean and the HP books - didn't have a lot of free reading time last year. well, and the Harris vampire books (9 & 10).

i have been really slowing down as of late - been super busy with work. I am sure once the tv shows we watch end for the season, i will pick up steam again.

update 5.13.11 - acquired b&n nook wifi this week ... much faster than the pandigital novel personal. might see the pace pick up here. and tv shows are ending for the season ... summer is my peak reading time anyway.

update 11.28.11 - finished the Pern books i have, and now re-reading the Amber series ... and this will probably finish out the year. If i hit 60, it will be a miracle.

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1. Die dritte Macht - Perry Rhodan (german)
2. PR 1 + 2 + 3 (german)
3. a few thinner books
Beautiful forever - Diana Copland
Carpathian Intrigue - John Simpson
Hunter's Prey - Ellie Moonwater
Blue Magic - Conny Bailey
and a few others
4. Birth of the serpent king (fanfiction)
5. Sacrifice Arc No. 1 - Saving Connor (fanfiction)
6. Sacrifice Arc No. 2 (fanfiction)
7. Sacrifice Arc No. 3 (fanfiction)
8. Sacrifice Arc No. 4 (fanfiction)
9. Out of the fire - Ariel Tachna

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The Hunger Games (recced here)
American Gods (recced on many forums)
Origin Scroll
The Name of the Wind
Perry Rhodan 4 - 49 booklets
Alliance in Blood

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  1. January 1st: D'Artagnan Romances, Vol. 2, Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas - Free. 8/10. 880pp
    An excellent adventure, following up the Three Musketeers "Twenty Years After". D'Artagnan is still only a lieutenant in the Musketeers. His friends have left. The new Cardinal, Mazarin, decides he could use some adventuresome, loyal, men, and D'Artagnan is sent to gather his friends together again...
  2. January 4th: Analog SFF, March 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 100pp
    The usual good collection of shorter works. I especially liked the short story "Julie is Three" and the novelette "Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in the Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms".
  3. January 6th: Asimov's SF, February 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 5/10. 100pp
    The stories just weren't to my taste this month.
  4. January 8th: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold - $3.75 - 8/10. 352pp
    Well, that was excellent. Probably not the book to start with if you haven't read this series before, but very good for those of us who've wanted another Miles adventure for a long time.
  5. January 9th: The D'Artagnan Romances, Vol. 3 by Alexandre Dumas - Free - 6/10. 768pp
    Ten years on from the last book. The first half was good. Adventure with the Musketeers and the restoration of King Charles II. The second half was a bit too much taken up with petty intrigues and love matches at the French Court, and dragged a bit (for me).
  6. January 17th: Carousel Tides by Sharon Lee - $3.75 - 7/10. 320pp
    An interesting fantasy set in Maine.
  7. January 19th: The Lure of the Basilisk by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.94 - 6/10. 208pp
    An original fantasy. No dwarves, elves, vampires or werewolves in sight although it does have a hero and a quest. I enjoyed it.
  8. January 21st: The Seven Altars of Dusarra by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.94 - 6/10. 254pp
    Another quest. Our hero is a little bit stupid, or at least lacks planning skills. But I'm still interested in finding out what happens next.
  9. January 21st: F&SF Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011 by Spilogale Authors - $3.29 - 6/10. 200pp
    A mixture, as usual. Some stories I liked a lot. One not at all.
  10. January 22nd: Written in Time by Jerry and Sharon Ahern - $3.75 - 5/10. 656pp
    An interesting premise, and quite fun to read (if a little heavy on gun specifics), but I wasn't convinced by the plot at all.
  11. January 23rd: The Sword of Bheleu by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.05 - 7/10. 288pp
    Better than the second book. It becomes obvious that the four books are really one long story, although each has a reasonable ending.
  12. January 23th: The Book of Silence by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.05 - 8/10. 360pp
    A very satisfying conclusion to the series.
  13. January 26th: The D'Artagnan Romances, Vol. 4 by Alexandre Dumas - Free - 8/10. 768pp & 656pp
    A very good conclusion to the series.
  14. February 4th: Analog SFF, April 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    A good month. I really liked the Novella by Adam-Troy Castro and the short story by Jerry Oltion.
  15. February 6th: Asimov's SF, March 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 100pp
    OK, but one of the stories I didn't really like.
  16. February 6th: Emissaries from the Dead by Adam-Troy Castro - $6.39 - 8/10. 387pp
    An excellent SF/Mystery novel with an interesting protagonist and universe. I'll be adding the next novels to my wish list.
  17. February 6th: The Sea is Full of Stars by Jack L. Chalker - $2.97* - 7/10. 352pp
    A good addition to the Well World series, but it's clearly one half of a book. It was good enough that I'd buy and read the next one (i.e. second half) NOW, if it was actually available in the UK.
  18. February 9th: Saturn's Children by Charlie Stross - $6.45 - 8/10. 336pp
    A fascinating although sometimes confusing look at a post-human world. Hopefully a pessimistic view of how humanity would treat sapient robots.
  19. February 11th: City of Pearl by Karen Traviss - $6.00 - 8/10. 400pp
    A splendid book, once you're past the first few chapters, which throw in too many 'alien' words at once.
  20. February 12th: The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien - $10.83 - 6/10. 320pp
    Told deliberately as if of the ancient past, so there's no immediacy or tension in the story. And it's a sad story. The commentary on the text is interesting, but I recommend leaving it until after reading the whole of the story.
  21. February 15th: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie - $0.76 - 7/10. 124pp
    That was fun! A nice little mystery. Hastings is, perhaps, a little bit too stupid. All nicely tied up at the end.
  22. February 16th: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - $0.76 - 7/10. 256pp
    Another fun read. Not a murder mystery, but more a spy/adventure story.
  23. February 17th: Invisible by Kimber Chin - Free - 3/10. 200pp (?)
    I almost stopped reading half-way, as there's little to no plot tension or really any worries at all. There's no doubt at all what the story is going to be after the first chapter. I suppose that's usual in Romances. Very light reading.
  24. February 18th: A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card - $3.03 - 7/10. 208pp
    More a novella than a novel, but quite fun.
  25. February 18th: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull - Free - 7/10. 309pp
    A good take on urban 'fey'.
  26. February 20th: The Magic Kingdom of Landover, vol. 1 by Terry Brooks - $4.08 - 8/10. 736pp
    Just what it says in the title. Fun.
  27. February 22nd: The Magic Kingdom of Landover, vol. 2 by Terry Brooks - $4.08 - 7/10. 464pp
    Dragging a little as the series progresses.
  28. February 24th: The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 272pp
    I liked this one. I got some of the answer, but not all of it.
  29. February 25th: The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 7/10. 384pp
    Somewhat reminiscent of The Secret Adversary but fun all the same.
  30. February 26th: Fortress in the Eye of Time by C. J. Cherryh - $2.11 - 7/10. 784pp
    A long book. An interesting fantasy. A bit confusing in places. On the whole I enjoyed it, and I think I'll enjoy the others in the series. I'm pleased to say that it's a story complete in itself — if it was the only book, one wouldn't feel cheated of an ending.
  31. March 3rd: Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 7/10. 256pp
    A series of short stories rather than a novel this time. A fun, quick read.
  32. March 3rd: Uptown Local by Diane Duane - $5.99 - 8/10. 200pp (?)
    A good collection of fantasy stories, including a new (or at least new to me) Kit and Nita story.
  33. March 5th: The Big Meow by Diane Duane - $5.99 - 8/10. 200pp (?)
    A really good story, nicely told. A good follow-on to the previous two 'feline wizard' books. Although the story is stand-alone, it would be best to read the other two first.
  34. March 8th: Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy - $6.45 - 7/10. 656pp
    Quite good, but without the suspense of the other books, at least for me, since I can remember the reporting of the events depicted.
  35. March 11th: Fangs for the Mammaries edited by Esther Friesner - $3.00 - 7/10. 432pp.
    Fun, light, vampire fantasies.
  36. March 12th: 1635: The Eastern Front by Eric Flint - $3.00 - 8/10. 416pp
    A good main-sequence novel in this alternate universe story. And now I want to know what happens next!
  37. March 13th: MYTH-Interpretations: The Worlds of Robert Asprin by Robert Asprin - $3.00 - 7/10. 432pp
    A nice collection of his short fiction, including one or two I hadn't read before.
  38. March 15th: Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia - $3.00 - 8/10. 656pp
    A good sequel to the first, and setting up nicely for a third. (But this volume is complete in itself even so — not one half of a big book.)
  39. March 16th: The Power of Illusion by Christopher Anvil - $3.00 - 7/10. 592pp
    A splendid conclusion to Baen series of re-issues of Christopher Anvil's Science Fiction, including a new story written for this volume.
  40. March 17th: The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy - $6.45 - 6/10. 496pp
    Well, it was OK. But I don't think I'll bother with the next one. It seems little more than rather unpleasant wish fulfilment now.
  41. March 20th: Analog, May 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    I really, really liked the "Probability Zero" short short.
  42. March 21st: Asimov's SF, April/May 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 200pp
    A sub-par issue for me, saved by a splendid Novelette by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  43. March 22nd: The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 8/10. 400pp
    An interesting mystery without her usual cast. I'm glad to day I did guess what was going on, mostly.
  44. March 24th: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 304pp
    Very good indeed. Much better if you don't know the solution before reading it, as with all mysteries, but it's nice to see the clues and misdirection along the way too.
  45. March 25th: Thicker than Water by Mercedes Lackey - $0.51 - 6/10. 50pp (?)
    OK. Changes of viewpoint were a bit confusing.
  46. March 25th: Into The Out Of by Alan Dean Foster - $8.49 - 7/10. 384pp
    Pretty good. An enjoyable fantasy set in the present day (when written - near past now). Certainly a different mythology to most fantasy.
  47. March 27th: A Touch of Night by Sarah A. Hoyt and Sofie Skapski - $5.73 - 7/10. 100pp (?)
    A fun, slightly tongue-in-cheek version of Pride and Prejudice set in Hoyt's Magical British Empire universe.
  48. March 29th: Lyra's Oxford by Phillip Pullman - $2.98 - 7/10. 64pp
    An interesting short story, with a set-up for something more which hasn't appeared. The extras aren't bad, for a Kindle edition, but of obviously much more legible in the paper edition.
  49. March 29th: Angel Time by Anne Rice - $4.25* - 5/10. 400pp
    A page-turning story, interesting characters. I just hate the basic premise.
  50. March 30th: Swords Against Death by Fritz Leiber - $3.06 - 8/10. 304pp
    A good continuation, in neat, linked, short-story length episodes.
  51. April 1st: The Big Four by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 4/10. 224pp
    Every author has a dud now and then. This is Agatha Christie's. References to Sherlock Holmes. Evil Geniuses bent on world domination. Secret Lairs. Masters of Disguise. Hercule Poirot getting things wrong and rushing around all over the place.
  52. April 2nd: Septimus Heap: Magyk by Angie Sage - Free - 6/10. 608pp
    If you can get past the terrible typography and cutesy spelling of the Magyk words, it's OK. People are rather more stupid than they should be, which seems to be essential for the plot.
  53. April 4th: In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford - $2.57 - 8/10. 448pp
    Fascinating near-future epic alien encounter fiction.
  54. April 9th: Across the Sea of Suns by Gregory Benford - $3.60 - 8/10. 528pp
    More interesting stuff. Good SF.
  55. April 10th: Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon - $7.20 (£4.49) - 9/10. 512pp
    Excellent continuation of the fantasy series.
  56. April 11th: Knight of Ghosts and Shadows by Mercedes Lackey and Ellen Guon - Free - 7/10. 345pp
    A fun novel about elves, bards and the modern world. It's a bit odd coming to it after reading the other novels, as most of it has been recapped at various times in the subsequent books. Nice to see it 'as it happens' though.
  57. April 13th: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 7/10. 320pp
    A return to form after "The Big Four". Hercule Poirot again, but with a more reasonable plot.
  58. April 14th: Exile's Song by Marion Zimmer Bradley - $2.03 - 8/10. 496pp
    Perhaps it's just that it's a series I really liked, but I was very pleased with this one.
  59. April 15th: The Shadow Matrix by Marion Zimmer Bradley - $2.03 - 8/10. 560pp
    An excellent continuation of Exile's Song
  60. April 16th: Traitor's Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley - $2.38 - 8/10. 544pp
    A good conclusion to the Darkover series. Lots left, but many things tied up.
  61. April 17th: The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 7/10. 375pp
    Another good mystery with characters from The Secret of Chimneys. This time I failed to se the obvious. Sigh...
  62. April 18th: Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - $2.00 - 7/10. 640pp
    A near-past (written 1973) story of a comet strike. A good disaster tale.
  63. April 21st: Drunkard's Walk by Frederick Pohl - $4.00 - 7/10. 142pp
    A very good SF story from 1960.
  64. April 21st: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - $3.48 - 6/10. 544pp
    OK. Much better than I'd expected.
  65. April 22nd: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 224pp
    A nice collection of short mysteries with a thin overall plot. Lots of references to other fictional detectives.
  66. April 23rd: What Distant Deeps by David Drake - $3.75 - 8/10. 528pp
    Another good story with our heros, although not much happens in terms of over-arching story lines.
  67. April 24th: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson - $3.75 - 9/10. 208pp
    Still excellent even after 50 years.
  68. April 25th: Generation Warriors by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon - $3.75 - 7/10. 280pp
    The last in the series, and I'd missed a couple of earlier ones. It was OK, if a bit deus ex machina at the end. I don't feel any great urge to read the others now I've read this one.
  69. April 26th: Analog SFF, June 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 6/10. 100pp
    Not so many stories I liked as usual.
  70. April 28th: Asimov's SF, June 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    A good issue.
  71. April 29th: The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 304pp
    A splendid murder mystery, and her first book featuring Miss Marple.
  72. April 30th: Ragnarok by Patrick A. Vanner - $3.75 - 6/10. 480pp
    Very Mil-SF. I wasn't engaged by the characters, but the situation is interesting enough that I'll be interested to read the follow-on novels. Definitely part of a trilogy.
  73. May 2nd: The Best of Frederick Pohl by Frederick Pohl - $4.00 - 7/10. 363pp
    Includes some very memorable SF stories.
  74. May 5th: The Complete Hammer's Slammers, Vol. 3 by David Drake - $3.75 - 7/10. 752pp
    Very Mil. Two novels I've already read and a new short story.
  75. May 6th: A Mighty Fortress by David Weber - £4.68 ($7.49) - 6/10. 1152pp
    A bit slow.
  76. May 10th: The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 7/10. 288pp
    A good collection of short stores featuring the elderly Mr Satterthwaite, who often sees things others don't, helped by the mysterious Mr Quin. Interesting, but leaning a little too much towards the supernatural for my taste, and the stories would have been better without that element, IMO.
  77. May 11th: The Way the Future Was by Frederick Pohl - $4.00 - 8/10. 293pp
    A fascinating insider's look at Science Fiction from the 1930s to the 1970s through the eyes of Frederick Pohl - Author, Agent and Editor.
  78. May 14th: Women in Deep Time by Greg Bear - $4.47 - 7/10. 152pp
    Good SF from Greg Bear with interesting ideas and stories, three Novellas, each complete in itself.
  79. May 16th: Young Flandry by Poul Anderson. - $3.75 - 9/10. 752pp
    I really enjoyed that. Good action, interesting characters, and some excellent aliens (especially in The Rebel Worlds).
  80. May 19th: F&SF Magazine, January 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 7/10. 100pp
    A good issue. I especially liked the last two Novelets, "Great Geart Rising" by Lawrence C. Connolly and "Death in Love" by R. Garcia y Robertson.
  81. May 21st: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 288pp
    An excellent murder mystery, without one of her main detectives. I really should have got the (satisfying) solution.
  82. May 22nd: Fires of Freedom by Jerry Pournelle - $3.75 - 8/10. 624pp
    Omnibus of two novels. The excellent "King David's Spaceship" I've read before, but "Birth of Fire" was a good coming-of-age and revolution story set on Mars.
  83. May 23rd: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 240pp
    This is another Poirot/Hastings adventure. I'm just very annoyed that I didn't even have an inkling of the solution before it was revealed. The clues are there!
  84. May 24th: Cobra Alliance by Timothy Zahn - $3.75 - 7/10. 400pp
    An interesting start to another story about the "Cobra" enhanced warriors, set 30 years after the end of the last trilogy. Not really complete in itself, but it does stop at a reasonable point.
  85. May 25th: F&SF Magazine, February 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 6/10. 100pp
    An OK issue. Nothing outstanding.
  86. May 25th: F&SF Magazine, March 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 7/10. 100pp
    A good issue. I liked the Novella "Ransom".
  87. May 26th: Jem by Frederick Pohl - $4.00 - 5/10. 304pp
    Outdated. Even ignoring that, I don't think the story holds up very well. Disappointing.
  88. May 29th: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer - $3.48 - 8/10. 576pp
    A fun quick read. There seem to be some hints that their mutual attraction has an uncanny origin, which would make the story make more sense.
  89. May 30th: Analog SF, July/August 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 200pp
    Which was an average issue (and the average is good).
  90. June 2nd: Asimov's SF, July 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 100pp
    Another good, average issue.
  91. June 5th: Shadowmagic by John Lenahan - $0.80*** - 8/10. 288pp
    An interesting YA novel. A quick, fun read, and excellent value at the current price. I liked it so much I've bought the sequel - although the first does end at a good stopping place.
  92. June 6th: The Prince of Hazel and Oak by John Lenahan - $3.20*** - 7/10. 278pp
    Another quick, fun read. Perhaps a little predictable in parts, but a good sequel nonetheless. As with the first novel, the main plot resolves, but there are plenty of hanging threads for more sequels.
  93. June 6th: The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 224pp
    Thirteen good mysteries with Miss Marple.
  94. June 7th: F&SF Magazine, April 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 7/10. 100pp
    Another good issue.
  95. June 8th: F&SF Magazine, May 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    A better than average issue for me. I liked all three novelets: "The Short Ashy Afterlife of Hiram P. Dottle", "The Mask of the Rex" (although it ended at an odd point) and "The Essayist in the Wilderness".
  96. June 10th: The Winds of Time and Other Stories by James Schmitz - $1.02 - 8/10. 162pp
    An excellent set of stories. I just wish I'd realised they were from Project Gutenberg!
  97. June 12th: Next of Kin by Erik Frank Russell - $5.44 - Poorly formatted, abandoned and refunded.
  98. June 13th: The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 6/10. 320pp
    Good stories, but a weird mix. In some of the stories the supernatural is real and in some it is not.
  99. June 14th: The Great Chain of Being and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution by Brian Stableford - $1.02 - 8/10. 196pp
    An excellent set of SF stories dealing with biological futures.
  100. June 17th: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie - $4.80*** - 8/10. 361pp
    An excellent murder mystery, without any of her major characters.
  101. June 18th: F&SF Magazine, June 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 6/10. 100pp
    An average issue. Nothing stood out for me.
  102. June 20th: F&SF Magazine, July 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 7/10. 100pp
    A good issue. A fun short story "Geropods" and an interesting Novella, "Princess Aria".
  103. June 21st: Winter Moon by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee & C. E. Murphy - $2.45 - 7/10. 384pp
    Three good fantasy novellas.
  104. June 22nd: The Dark Intruder & other stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley - $0.85 - 7/10. 100pp
    Interesting and fun early SF from MZB.
  105. June 23rd: Murder of the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - $0.92 - 8/10. 288pp
    Even knowing the plot, it's a fun read.
  106. June 24th: F&SF Magazine, August 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    An excellent issue. I really, really, like the story of the 'dinosaurs'.
  107. June 25th: Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie - $0.62 - 9/10. 288pp
    A very, very good book indeed. I love the little problems that Parker Pyne fixes, and the playfulness of the writing. Highly recommended.
  108. June 26th: F&SF Magazine, September 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    Another excellent issue. I especially liked "The Game is a Foot" and "Mr. Gaunt".
  109. June 28th: Halcyon Drift by Brian Stableford - $0.88 - 6/10. 198pp
    A bit of a slow start, but it's beginning to grow on me.
  110. July 1st: Rhapsody in Black by Brian Stableford - $0.88 - 6/10. 138pp
    Still not really gripping. Interesting ideas in some places.
  111. July 2nd: Promised Land by Brian Stableford - $0.88 - 7/10. 170pp
    I liked this one more. An interesting alien race and situation.
  112. July 4th: The Paradise Game by Brian Stableford - $0.88 - 7/10. 174pp
    Another interesting situation, but I don't think I can recommend the series.
  113. July 5th: The Fenris Device by Brian Stableford - $0.88 - 6/10. 164pp
    Same as the last book. The characters were never real to me.
  114. July 8th: Mr & Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy by Sharon Lathan - Free - unfinished - 2/10
    Poor quality fan-fic that should never have been properly published, based on the first few chapters.
  115. July 8th: Shaking Hands with Lefkowitz by Melvin Foster - $4.25 - unfinished - 3/10
    The writing's not bad, but I don't like the preaching disguised as story.
  116. July 10th:Sisters of Glass by D. W. St. John - Free - 8/10. 496pp
    I'm a bit uncomfortable with some of the premises of the story, but overall a very good near-future SF thriller.
  117. July 11th: Silverlock by John Myers Myers - $1.47 - 7/10. 384pp
    A good, unusual fantasy story. It's fun to identify the mythic characters and stories that are referenced throughout.
  118. July 16th: Asimov's SF, August 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    An absolutely splendid novella at the end makes this an above average issue.
  119. July 18th: Analog SFF, September 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    Also an above-average issue. Two good novelettes and I like the serial.
  120. July 19th: The Wizard's Dilemma by Diane Duane - $4.80 - 10/10. 432pp
    Wow. I'd forgotten how good this series is. Absolutely splendid.
  121. July 19th: A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane - $4.80 - 10/10. 348pp
    Another splendid book.
  122. July 20th: F&SF Magazine, October/November 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.45 - 5/10. 200pp
    A poor issue for me. The best were "A Democracy of Trolls" and "OpenClose".
  123. July 24th: F&SF Magazine, December 2002 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    A very good issue. "Walk to the Full Moon" was especially excellent, and nothing was duff.
  124. July 25th: The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie - $0.65 - 7/10. 320pp
    A fun collection of short stories, all with a minor mystery/crime to solve.
  125. July 26th: Grantville Gazette #29 by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 6/10. 200pp
    A good selection of short stories from all over the 1632 timeline.
  126. July 26th: Grantville Gazette #309 by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    I enjoyed this one more, perhaps just from getting back into the plot lines.
  127. July 27th: Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane - $4.80 - 8/10. 448pp
    A good book, if not quite up to the previous two in the series.
  128. July 28th: Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 272pp
    We encounter Mr Satterthwaite again, back with Hercule Poirot. A good story.
  129. July 29th: Grantville Gazette, #31, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 6/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe.
  130. July 30th: Grantville Gazette, #32, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe. And dodos!
  131. July 31th: Grantville Gazette, #33, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe. Soap opera, but fun.
  132. August 2nd: Grantville Gazette, #34, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe. I liked the JBU extra.
  133. August 4th: Grantville Gazette, #35, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe.
  134. August 5th: Grantville Gazette, #36, edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10. 200pp
    More fun in the 1632 universe.
  135. August 5th: F&SF Magazine, July/August 2011 by Spilogale Authors - $3.20 - 8/10. 200pp
    I liked pretty much every story in this issue, and some of them I liked a lot.
  136. August 6th: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut - $3.77 - 4/10. 288pp
    I liked neither the style nor the story nor the lack of plot.
  137. August 7th: Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson - Free - 7/10. 30pp
    A good short story that tells in a compact space what could have been dragged out into a trilogy. Much, much, better as a short story!
  138. August 7th: Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages by Diane Duane and Peter Morwood - $6.12 - 9/10. 784pp
    An excellent tale in the Star Trek universe, but needs completing, which should happen in:
  139. August 11th: Rihannsu: The Empty Chair by Diane Duane - $3.40* - 9/10. 432pp
    A good wrap-up of the story. Highly recommended.
  140. August 12th: Asimov's SF, September 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 6/10. 100pp
    Not as much to my taste as usual.
  141. August 12th: Analog SFF, October 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 100pp
    A good issue. I liked the conclusion to the serial.
  142. August 13th: Wizards at War by Diane Duane - $4.80 - 9/10. 551pp
    Splendid stuff. Kit, Nita, et al., save the universe.
  143. August 14th: A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane - $6.79 - 9/10. 560pp
    A really good story.
  144. August 16th: Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer - Free - 7/10. 352pp
    A fun mystery. It became obvious a little too early who the villain must be, but some nice characterisation.
  145. August 19th: Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber - $3.06 - 7/10. 432pp
    Interesting fantasy, but dragged a little.
  146. August 23rd: Mission of Honor by David Weber - $2.57 - 9/10. 880pp
    A splendid addition to the series that really moves the action along. But definitely not the one to start with!
  147. August 23rd: The Amazon Legion by Tom Kratman - $4.50 - 5/10. 576pp
    More a political/military tract than a story. The new world is a thin allegory of our own. Readable, but irritating and I don't recommend it.
  148. August 26th: 1636: The Saxon Uprisingby Eric Flint - $4.50 - 9/10. 576pp
    Rather like "Mission of Honor", a splendid continuation of the main storyline of the series, but not the book to start with.
  149. August 27th: Ring of Fire III by Eric Flint - $2.57 - 8/10. 512pp
    Another good collection of stories in the 1632 universe.
  150. August 28th: Fledgling by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $3.75 - 8/10. 528pp
    A very nice coming-of-age story, set in the Liaden universe, but not requiring any previous knowledge of the series.
  151. August 30th: Saltation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $2.57 - 8/10. 464pp
    A very good continuation of Theo's story, bringing it up to the point reached right at the end of "I Dare".
  152. September 1st: View from the Imperium by Jody Lynn Nye - $4.50 - 7/10. 576pp
    A fun space opera that pulls two disparate thread together in a way that makes sense in the end. I'd quite like a sequel, but it is a complete story in and of itself.
  153. September 4th: Children No More by Mark L. Van Name - $2.57 - 9/10. 512pp
    An excellent continuation of the SF series about Jon Moore and his ship Lobo.
  154. September 5th: Asimov's SF, October/November 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 7/10. 200pp
    A good double issue with several stories I really liked.
  155. September 7th: Analog SFF,November 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    A good issue. I liked all the stories.
  156. September 9th: Loose Cannon by David Drake - $2.57 - 6/10. 608pp
    Quite interesting, the first a straight thriller, the second with lots of SF themes thrown in in an alternate universe to the first, but a bit too strange to be taken seriously.
  157. September 15th: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 9/10. 272pp
    A good Hercule Poirot mystery.
  158. September 17th: Ill Met By Moonlight by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.50 - 9/10. 304pp
    An excellent fantasy about Elves and Shakespeare.
  159. September 18th: All Night Awake by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.50 - 9/10. 368pp
    Another excellent fantasy about Elves and Shakespeare.
  160. September 20th: Any Man So Daring by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.50 - 9/10. 336pp
    Yet another excellent fantasy about Elves and Shakespeare. A splendid trilogy.
  161. September 22nd: Wings by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.50 - 9/10. 278pp
    A wonderful and varied collection of short Fantasy and Science Fiction stories. Highly recommended.
  162. September 24th: Janissaries by Jerry Pournelle - $2.57 - 10/10. 256pp
    A very well paced SF action novel, self-contained, but with sequels available. I whooshed through this one. Very good indeed.
  163. September 25th: Tran by Jerry Pournelle and Roland Green - $2.57 - 7/10. 688pp
    Alas, there should obviously be one more book, which has not yet been written. Also, a bit too much battle description and not enough plot, for me.
  164. September 28th: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 9/10. 272pp
    A wonderful mystery with Poirot and Hastings being Poirot and Hastings. While the villain isn't hard to spot, it is rather splendid getting there.
  165. September 29th: Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $2.57 - 9/10. 480pp
    A splendid continuation of the series from the end point of I Dare and Saltation.
  166. October 1st: Citizens edited by John Ringo and Brian M. Thomsen - $2.57 - 8/10. 416pp
    A good and varied collection of Mil SF short stories. I had read many of them before, but enjoyed reading them again.
  167. October 5th: Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - $5.00 - 9/10. 512pp
    An excellent addition to the Liaden Universe series, filling in the history of Daav and Aelliana
  168. October 6th: Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia - $2.57 - 9/10. 560pp
    Monsters, and Monster Hunting. Splendid stuff.
  169. October 7th: Threshold by Eric Flint and Ryk Spoor - $5.00 - 9/10. 400pp
    SF adventures in the solar system. Heros, villains, romance, great stuff.
  170. October 9th: F&SF Magazine, September/October 2011 by Spilogale Authors - $3.20 - 6/10. 200pp
    One of the Novelets had an interesting idea. I liked one of the short stories. Otherwise, they were rather depressing. I hope for stories more to my taste next month.
  171. October 12th: Asimov's SF Magazine, December 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 9/10. 100pp
    A very good issue. Excellent Novella "All About Emily", an excellent novelette "Strawberry Birdies", a couple of good novelettes, an excellent short stort story "'Run,' Bakri Says" and another couple of good shorts.
  172. October 12th: Analog SFF Magazine, December 2011 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.78 - 8/10. 100pp
    The short stories "Turning it Off" and "The Impossibles" were very good. The rest weren't bad, not didn't stand out for me.
  173. October 15th: The Military Dimension - Mark II by David Drake - $5.00 - 7/10. 320pp
    Some of the stories I've read before. It was worth reading, but they're not easy going, IMO. The Fantasy/SF elements in some stories are mostly incidental to the thrust of the stories, which is the experience of war.
  174. October 19th: The Wild Side by Mark L. Van Name - $2.57 - 7/10. 272pp
    Quite fun, just what it says. Some interesting short stories by good writers.
  175. October 21st: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer - Free - 9/10. 368pp
    A splendid period romance, with period terms and slang used apparently authentically. Funny and very enjoyable.
  176. October 22nd: Do Unto Others by Michael Z. Williamson - $2.57 - 6/10. 528pp
    It was OK as an SF action adventure with bodyguards.
  177. October 24th: F&SF, January 2005 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    An average issue, rescued by a splendid novelet by Esther M. Friesner set in Uruk just after the death of Gilgamesh.
  178. October 26th: Contact with Chaos by Michael Z Williamson - $3.75 - 7/10. 464pp
    A decent enough first contact story, but although the situation was interesting, I never really got interested in the characters, and the resolution seemed to come too swiftly and easily after the build-up.
  179. October 28th: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 352pp
    Well, that was fun. Hercules Poirot, but a different amanuensis. I should have worked out the murderer half way through, but I tend to read them more for the fun of watching it happen than to really use them as a puzzle.
  180. October 30th: Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 9/10. 320pp
    Another splendid Hercule Poirot Mystery. There are certainly enough clues to the right answer. Fun, especially if you like bridge.
  181. October 31st: Grantville Gazette, volume 38 edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 8/10. 100pp
    The usual collection of short stories, continuing serials and fact articles all about the 1632 universe created by Eric Flint. With the addition of a couple of SF/Fantasy stories from the demise of Baen's Universe. Good stuff.
  182. November 2nd: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 411pp
    Another excellent Hercule Poirot mystery, with Hastings as the side-kick again.
  183. November 3rd: F&SF Magazine, November/December 2011 by Spilogale Authors - $3.20 - 9/10. 200pp
    An excellent issue. I liked all the fiction, but especially the two novellas, and the short story "The Klepsydra".
  184. November 5th: F&SF, February 2005 by Spilogale Authors - $1.14 - 7/10. 100pp
    A generally good issue, some I like, some I didn't. Very good novelet "Inner Huff".
  185. November 7th: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. - $4.99 - 8/10. 313pp
    I have read this before, long ago, but I'd forgotten many details. Certainly a classic, detailing a post-apocalyptic world over a couple of thousand years.
  186. November 10th: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 9/10. 313pp
    And her best to date. An absolutely splendid mystery with Hercule Poirot.
  187. November 13th: Analog SFF, Jan/Feb 2012 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 200pp
    A good but not outstanding issue. I like the Dr Alien novella, and the Listen Up, Nitwits short.
  188. November 16th: Asimov's SF, Jan 2012 by Dell Magazine Authors - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    Also a good but not outstanding issue. I especially liked Elizabeth Bear's Novella, "In the House of Aryamen, a Lonely Signal Burns" (although the title's awful!), but the other stories were just OK.
  189. November 18th: F&SF, February 2005 by Spilogale Authors. - $1.14 - 8/10. 100pp
    A very good issue. I liked pretty much all the stories in it.
  190. November 21st: Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber - $3.06 - 8/10. 224pp
    A good continuation of the tale of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser.
  191. November 24th: Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear - $2.60 - 6/10. 400pp
    A reasonable adventure/coming of age story, set in the universe of Conan Doyle's "Lost World". I never got really involved with the characters.
  192. November 28th: Not On My Patch by Diane Duane - $1.49 - 8/10. 50pp
    A fun short story in the Young Wizards Universe, after the events in A Wizard of Mars.
  193. November 28th: Meetings on the Stair: an essay by Diane Duane - Free - 8/10. 30pp
    An interesting essay on the utility of fantasy and imagination.
  194. November 28th: Sirronde's World 1: The Span by Diane Duane - $1.49 - 9/10. 50pp
    A good (novella?) set in her "Door Into..." universe, but perfectly understandable even if you haven't read those books (I haven't).
  195. November 29th: Sirronde's World 3: Parting Gifts by Diane Duane - Free - 9/10. 50pp
    Very good. It makes me want to read the series, but I won't do that until/unless she writes the final book.
  196. November 29th: The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - $2.89 - 7/10. 312pp
    A bit of an 'exorcise the experience' novel, but still very readable. The fantasy plays little part, and seems to be there merely to make sure that people realise it is fiction not autobiography.
  197. December 1st: Tortoise Reform by Piers Anthony - $1.45 - 5/10. 172pp
    It was light, but not particularly humorous. Unfortunately it's one of those children's books that's not fit for adult consumption. An interesting fantasy idea, but not handled very well at all. Disappointing.
  198. December 2nd: Moving Mars by Greg Bear - $4.47 - 8/10. 512pp
    A good read, and didn't disappoint in terms of super-science.
  199. December 6th: Magic edited by Martin Greenberg - $2.02 - 7/10. 200pp
    A mixed bag of magic stories. I especially liked "Familiar Territory".
  200. December 10th:Keepers of the Peace by Keith Brooke - $1.45 - 6/10. 180pp
    I can't really recommend it. I found the style a bit off-putting: a main story line with bits of the past and bits of 'news' items and 'diaries' inserted along the way. If you want a 'war is hell and does bad things to people's minds' story, David Drake does it much better.
  201. December 12th:Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow. - $2.87 - 4/10. 320pp
    Not really the style of SF/Fantasy I like at all. Quite astonishing, really, that in a wide variety of stories, I don't think I really liked even one of them.
  202. December 16th: Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 320pp
    Four good little Hercule Poirot mysteries.
  203. December 17th: Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10. 256pp
    A satisfying Hercule Poirot mystery. The clues were there, but I didn't spot them!
  204. December 20th: Scarborough Fair and Other Stories by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - $2.60 - 7/10. 246pp
    An enjoyable collections of fantasy short stories.
  205. December 22nd: Starburst by Frederik Pohl - $4.00 - 7/10. 224pp
    It was OK. Expanded from the Novella "The Gold at the Starbow's End", but the novella was better.
  206. December 24th: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Free - 8/10. 100pp
    An excellent story, although some of the references are now obscure.
  207. December 27th: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie - $0.95 -9/10. 336pp
    Another excellent Hercule Poirot mystery. I should have got the answer!
  208. December 28th: F&SF Magazine, January/February 2012 by Spilogale Authors - $3.20 - 8/10. 200pp
    A good issue. I like all the stories, and some were very good.


TBR: 380
Ebooks read in 2011: 205(+3 abandoned)
Ebooks otherwise removed from TBR pile: 30
Non-free ebooks read in 2011: 191
Total cost of ebooks read in 2011: $544.33
Average cost of non-free ebooks:: $2.85

Ebooks removed from TBR pile in 2011: 237
Ebooks added to TBR pile in 2011: 218
Removed/Added: 1.09 (Hooray! Now to keep it above 1.00!)

Ebooks bought in 2011:
January (8): Analog, Asimov's, Interzone, November 2010 webscription (Cryoburn, Carousel Tides, The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 3, Written in Time), F&SF
February (3): Analog, Asimov's, The Big Meow
March (9): Uptown Local, October 2010 webscription (1635: The Eastern Front, Fangs for the Mammaries, Monster Hunter Vendetta, MYTH-Interpretations, The Power of Illusion), Analog, Asimov's, A Touch of Night
April (18): Kings of the North, Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (Free), 10 Frederick Pohl Books, September 2010 Webscription (What Distant Deeps, Ragnorok, The High Crusade, Generation Warriors), Analog, Asimov's
May (117): A Mighty Fortress, 27 F&SF back issues, 8 Lightspeed issues, 8 by R A MacAvoy, 10 by Brian Stableford, 4 by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, 8 by Marion Zimmer Bradley, 9 by Piers Anthony, 8 by Greg Bear, 21 other books in fictionwise sale, Grantville Gazette 29-35, April 2011 Webscription (1636: The Saxon Uprising, Flandry's Legacy, The Amazon Legion, The View from the Imperium), Analog, Asimov's
June (2): Shadowmagic, The Prince of Hazel and Oak
July (16): Grantville Gazette #36, Asimov's, Analog (subscriptions), Young Wizards (9 books), Middle Kingdom (4 books)
August (10) F&SF Jul/Aug 2011, Analog Oct 2011, Asimov's Sep 2011 (subscriptions), July 2011 Webscription (Children No More, Janissaries, Loose Cannon, Misson of Honor, Ring of Fire III, Saltation, Undercurrent)
September (14) Analog Nov 2011, Asimov's Oct/Nov 2011, Grantville Gazette #37 (subscriptions), August 2011 webscription (Citizens, Do Unto Others, Ghost Ship, The Wild Side, First Command, Monster Hunter Alpha, Tran), Sarah A Hoyt bundle (Ill Met by Moonlight, All Night Awake, Any Man So Daring, Wings)
October (7): F&SF Sep/Oct 2011, Analog Dec 2011, Asimov's Dec 2011, Grantville Gazette #38 (subscriptions), June 2010 Webscription (Mouse and Dragon, Threshold, The Military Dimension)
November (11): F&SF Nov/Dec 2011, Analog Jan/Feb 2012, Asimov's Jan 2012, Interzone Feb 2011, Interzone Apr 2011, Interzone Jun 2011 (subscriptions), A Canticle for Leibowitz (book club), (Meetings on the Stair, Sirronde's World 1, Sirronde's World 3, Not On My Patch) (50% sale)
December (3): Every Which Way But Dead (£0.99 sale), The Hunters of the Red Moon ($0.97 sale), F&SF Jan/Feb 2012 (subscription)


I succumbed to a 60% fictionwise sale.... and then got some more books from webscriptions because I wanted to loan them to my sisters-in-law. And then couldn't resist an interesting new book. Sigh.
And then a 15% discount on the Young Wizard ebooks caught me. And then... oh dear, I'm hopeless!

* Actually bought with 100% micropay rebate, so one might consider that it cost nothing, but I'm classing it as 50% off, even though I'm assigning 100% of cost to those books bought with the micropay received. In short, my total cost will be an overestimate.

** Well, it's available on-line for free. I bought a subscription ages ago, but that includes a hardcover version when it's produced. I reckon $5.99 is about right.

*** Sterling prices converted to dollars at approx. £1:$1.6 rate.

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10. Freakonomics, S. Levitt, S. Dubner, 268p,
9. The Value Of Life, Andy Crowson, 175p,
8. Witch moor Edge, Mike Crowson, 166p,
7. Sudden Death, Michael Balkind, 261p,
6. Fire and Ice, Dana Stabenow, 266p,
5. See Night Run, D. W. St John, 451p,
4. Starfarers, Vonda McIntyre, 230p,
3. Hollywood Station, Joseph Wambaugh, 304p
2. The Zero Game, Brad Meltzer, 390p,
1. Child 44, Tom Rob Smith, 345p,

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1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Completed 1/3/11, (4/5)
2. Torch of Freedom, David Weber, Completed 1/19/11, (4/5)
3. Superman Birthright, Mark Waid, Completed 1/22/11, (5/5)
4. Before Midnight, Rex Stout, Completed 1/23/11, (3/5)
5. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman, 1/29/11, (4/5)
6. Animal Man, Vol 1,2,3, Grant Morrison, 2/3/11, (5/5), (4/5), (3/5)
7. Mission of Honor, David Weber, Completed 2/5/11 (5/5)
8. Might as Well be Dead, Rex Stout, Completed 2/8/11 (3/5)
9. Superman, Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek, Completed 2/10/11 (5/5)
10. The Multiplex Man, James P. Hogan, Completed 2/11/11 (4/5)
11. Identity Crisis, Brad Meltzer, Completed 2/12/11 (5/5)
12. More Than Honor, David Weber, David Drake, S.M. Stirling, Completed 2/18/11 (4/5)
13. Batman, Hush, Jeph Loeb, Completed 3/4/11 (5/5)
14. Worlds of Honor, David Weber, Completed 3/5/11 (5/5)
15. The Anguished Dawn, James P. Hogan, Completed 3/14/11 (5/5)
16. Voyage from Yesteryear, James P. Hogan, Completed 3/16/11 (5/5)
17. Echoes of an Alien Sky, James P. Hogan, Completed 3/19/11 (4/5)
18. Changer of Worlds, David Weber, Completed 3/26/11 (5/5)
19. The Service of the Sword, David Weber, Completed 4/4/11 (5/5)
20. The First Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders, Completed 4/9/11 (4/5)
21. Migration, James P. Hogan, Completed 4/11/11 (4/5)
22. The Second Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders, Completed 4/11/11 (4/5)
23. The Third Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders, Competed 4/16/11 (3/5)
24. The Fourth Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders, Completed 4/18/11 (4/5)
25. Sherlock Holmes in America, Martin H. Greengerg, ed., Completed 4/19/11 (4/5)
26. Shards of Honor, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 4/20/11 (5/5)
27. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 4/24/11 (5/5)
28. The Warrior's Apprentice, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 4/25/11 (5/5)
29. The Vor Game, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 4/27/11 (5/5)
30. Cetaganda, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 4/29/11 (4/5)
31. Brothers in Arms, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/2/11 (5/5)
32. Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/4/11 (5/5)
33. Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/7/11 (5/5)
34. Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/8/11 (5/5)
35. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/11/11 (5/5)
36. Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/14/11 (5/5)
37. Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold, Completed 5/17/11 (5/5)
38. If Death Ever Slept, Rex Stout, Completed 5/18/11 (3.5/5)
39. Champagne for One, Rex Stout, Completed 5/19/11 (4/5)
40. 1632, Eric Flint, Completed 5/21/11 (5/5)
41. 1633, Eric Flint/David Weber, Completed 5/26/11 (5/5)
42. 1634: The Baltic War, Eric Flint/David Weber, Completed 6/3/11 (5/5)
43. The Sky-Liners, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/3/11 (4/5)
44. Galloway, Louis L'Amlour, Completed 6/4/11 (5/5)
45. The Daybreakers, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/5/11 (5/5)
46. Sackett, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/6/11 (5/5)
47. The Sackett Brand, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/6/11 (4/5)
48. Kilkenny, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/7/11 (5/5)
49. 1635: The Eastern Front, Eric Flint, Completed 6/8/11 (4/5)
50. The Overton Window, Glenn Beck, Completed 6/9/11 (4/5)
51. Flint, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/10/11 (5/5)
52. Silver Canyon, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/10/11 (5/5)
53. 1636: The Saxon Uprising, Eric Flint, Completed 6/14/11 (4/5)
54. Fallon, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/14/11 (5/5)
55. Brionne, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/15/11 (5/5)
56. Stick to Drawing Comics Monkey Brain, Scott Adams, Completed 6/15/11 (4/5)
57. Passin' Through, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/16/11 (5/5)
58. Where the Long Grass Grows, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/18/11 (5/5)
59. The Broken Gun, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/19/11 (4/5)
60. Guns of the Timberlands, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/20/11 (5/5)
61. Utah Blaine, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/21/11 (4/5)
62. The Man Called Noon, Louis L'Amour, Completed 6/23/11 (4/5)
63. Fantasy in Death, J. D. Robb, Completed 6/25/11 (5/5)
64. Quarter Share, Nathan Lowell, Completed 6/26/11 (5/5)
65. Half Share, Nathan Lowell, Completed 6/27/11 (5/5)
66. Full Share, Nathan Lowell, Completed 6/28/11 (5/5)
67. Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall, Thomas Hopp, Completed 6/30/11 (4/5)
68. Double Share (unabridged audiobook), Nathan Lowell, Completed 7/1/11 (5/5)
69. Indulgence in Death, J. D. Robb, Completed 7/2/11 (5/5)
70. The MINI, Brian Laban, Completed 7/3/11 (5/5)
71. Mindkiller, Spider Robinson, Completed 7/4/11 (4/5)
72. Time Pressure, Spider Robinson, Completed 7/5/11 (3/5)
73. The Puzzle, Peggy A. Edelheit, Completed 7/6/11 (4/5)
74. Captain's Share (unabridged audiobook), Nathan Lowell, Completed 7/8/11 (5/5)
75. Season of the Harvest, Michael R. Hicks, Completed 7/9/11 (5/5)
76. Without Any Warning, Peggy A. Edelheit, Completed 7/13/11 (3/5)
77. First Light Chronicles: Freeground, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 7/15/11 (5/5)
78. First Light Chronicles: Limbo, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 7/16/11 (5/5)
79. First Light Chronicles: Starfree Port, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 7/19/11 (5/5)
80. Spinward Fringe: Resurrection, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 7/21/11 (5/5)
81. Owner's Share (unabridged audiobook), Nathan Lowell, Completed 7/24/11 (5/5)
82. Spinward Fringe: Awakening, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 7/29/11 (4/5)
83. The Gathering Storm, Sir Winston Churchill, Completed 8/8/11 (5/5)
84. Their Finest Hour, Sir Winston Churchill, Completed 8/14/11 (5/5)
85. The Days and Months We Were First Born-The Unraveling,Christopher Hunter,Comp. 8/15/11 (4/5)
86. The Days and Months We Were First Born-Family by Fate, C. Hunter, Completed 8/15/11 (4/5)
87. The Days and Months We Were First Born-The Journey, C. Hunter, Completed 8/16/11 (4/5)
88. S is for Stupid, Leland Gregory, Completed 8/17/11 (3/5)
89. Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories, Steven W. White, Completed 8/19/11 (5/5)
90. Spinward Fringe: Triton, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 8/21/11 (5/5)
91. Treachery in Death, J. D. Robb, Completed 8/23/11 (5/5)
92. Spinward Fringe: Frontline, Randolph Lalonde, Completed 8/31/11 (5/5)
93. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Giant Rat of Sumatra, Richard L. Boyer, Completed 9/4/11 (5/5)
94. The Grand Alliance, Sir Winston Churchill, Completed 9/12/11 (5/5)
95. Amerikan Eagle, Alan Glenn, Completed 9/17/11 (5/5)
96. Lincoln's Dreams, Connie Willis, Completed 9/22/11 (5/5)
97. Doomsday Book, Connie Willis, Completed 9/25/11 (5/5)
98. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis, Completed 10/3/11 (5/5)
99. Blackout, Connie Willis, Completed 10/7/11 (5/5)
100. After America, John Birmingham, Completed 10/10/11 (4/5)
101. Bellweather, Connie Willis, Completed 10/12/11 (5/5)
102. All Clear, Connie Willis, Completed 10/18/11 (5/5)
103. Mindstar Rising, Peter F. Hamilton, Completed 10/26/11 (5/5)
104. New York to Dallas, J. D. Robb, Completed 10/29/11 (5/5)
105. A Quantum Murder, Peter F. Hamilton, Completed 11/3/11 (5/5)
106. Heat Wave, Richard Castle, Completed 11/4/11 (4/5)
107. Then Everything Changed, Jeff Greenfield, Completed 11/10/11 (5/5)
108. Naked Heat, Richard Castle, Completed 11/14/11 (4/5)
109. Passages, Connie Willis, Completed 11/23/11 (5/5)
110. An Anne Perry Christmas, Anne Perry, Completed 11/26/11 (5/5)
111. Kisses from Katie, Beth Clark/Katie J. Davis, Completed 12/3/11 (5/5)
112. Earth Abides, George Stewart, Completed 12/6/11 (3/5)
113. A Christmas Beginning, Anne Perry, Completed 12/12/11 (5/5)
114. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Connie Willis, Completed 12/15/11 (5/5)
115. Impossible Things, Connie Willis, Completed 12/22/2011 (5/5)
116. Heat Rises, Richard Castle, Completed 12/26/11 (5/5)
117. Remake, Connie Willis, Completed 12/27/11 (5/5)
118. Star of Danger, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Completed 12/29/11 (5/5)
119. The Winds of Darkover, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Completed 12/30/11 (5/5)
120. Tales From the White Hart, Arthur C. Clarke, Completed 12/31/11 (5/5)
121. Wired, Douglas E. Richards, Completed 12/31/11 (4/5)

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001. Damaged by Alex Kava (400 Pages) Finished: 1/3/11
002. Spider Bones by Kathy Reiches (320 Pages) Finished: 1/13/11
003. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (644 pages) Finished: 2/10/11

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Same here!

My latest read list thus far.

001 - Warp Point - Darrell Bain
002 - What Distant Deeps - David Drake
003 - Boundary - Eric Flint & Ryk Spoor
004 - Threshold - Eric Flint & Ryk Spoor
005 - Pacific - Stephen Ambrose
006 - Battle for the Solar System 01 - Honour of the Knights
007 - Tome of Fire 02 - Firedrake
008 - Dead Men Walking - Steve Lyons
009 - Trader Vyx - Thomas DePrima
010 - The Truth of Valor - Tanya Huff
011 - Milor! - Thomas DePrima
012 - Earthdome - Genie D (What WAS I thinking?)
013 - Hunt for Voldorius – Andy Hoare
014 - Lighten Up!: Free Yourself from Clutter - Michelle Passoff
015 - The Hot Gate (Troy Rising 03) - John Ringo
016 - Star Carrier 02 - Centre of Gravity - Ian Douglas
017 - The Sabbat Worlds Anthology - Dan Abnett (editor)
018 - Hal Spacejock 01 - Simon Haynes
019 - Starship 01 - Mutiny - Mike Resnick
020 - Agent of the King - Nigel Slater
021 - Waiting Death (audiobook) - Steve Lyons
022 - Empire in Chaos - Anthony Reynolds
023 - Starship 02 - Pirate - Mike Resnick
024 - Thunder from Fenris - Nick Kyme
025 - Starship 03 - Mercenary - Mike Resnick
026 - Raven's Flight - Gav Thorpe
027 - Starship 04 - Rebel - Mike Resnick
028 - Starship 05 - Flagship - Mike Resnick
029 - Overkill - Robert Buettner
030 - X-Wing 01 - Rogue Squadron - Michael Stackpole
031 - Castle Vroman - Thomas DePrima
032 - Undercurrents (ARC) - Robert Buettner
033 - Deaths Head 01 - Deaths Head - David Gunn
034 - Legends of the Space Marines - Chris Dunn (editor)
035 - Deaths Head 02 - Maximum Offense - David Gunn
036 - 13th Spaceborne 01 - Until Relieved - Rick Shelley
037 - X-Wing 02 - Wedge's Gamble - Michael Stackpole
038 - X-Wing 03 - The Krytos Trap - Michael Stackpole
039 - X-Wing 04 - The Bacta War - Michael Stackpole
040 - X-Wing 05 - Wraith Squadron - Aaron Alliston
041 - Space Marine Battles 02 - Helsreach - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
042 - I, Jedi - Michael Stackpole
043 - Lost Fleet - Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught - Jack Campbell
044 - X-Wing 07 - Iron Fist - Aaron Alliston
045 - Blood and Bronze - David J Guyton
046 - Hal Spacejock 02 - Simon Haynes
047 - Against All Odds - Thomas DePrima
048 - Homeworld - Steven Lake
049 - First Dawn - Steven Lake
050 - X-Wing 06 - Solo command - Aaron Alliston
051 - 13th Spaceborne 02 - Side Show - Rick Shelley
052 - 13th Spaceborne 03 - Jump Pay - Rick Shelley
053 - Leviathan Wakes - James S.C. Corey
054 - X-Wing 08 - Isard's Revenge - Michael Stackpole
055 - Hal Spacejock 3 - Just Desserts
056 - X-Wing 09 - Starfighters of Adumar - Aaron Alliston
057 - Progenitors 02 - Renegades - Dan Worth
058 - Destroyermen 01 - Into the Storm - Taylor Anderson
059 - Destroyermen 02 - Crusade - Taylor Anderson
060 - ANZAC's in Arkangel - Michael Challinger
061 - Paul Sinclair 01 - A Just Determination - John Hemry
062 - Dominant Species - Michael E. Marks
063 - Through struggle, The Stars - John Lumpkin
064 - Jack Tanner 01 - The Odin Mission - James Holland
065 - Jack Tanner 02 - Darkest Hour - James Holland
066 - Jack Tanner 03 - Blood of Honour - James Holland
067 - Taslian Saga 01 - Mithere - Bradley Warnes
068 - Paladin Chronicles - B.W. Philpot
069 - Death ShipQuest - William Zellmann
070 - Paul Sinclair 02 - Burden of Proof - John Hemry
071 - Scout Force - Rodney Smith
072 - Rear Echelon - Brent Mitchell Wood/Darryl S. Ellrott
073 - Fleet Academy - M Scott Cottrell
074 - Into the Black 01 - Odyssey One - Evan Currie
075 - Galaxy of Heroes 02 - War Heroes - Gus Flory
076 - Paul Sinclair 03 - Rule of Evidence - John Hemry
077 - Kris Longknife - Daring - Mike Shepherd
078 - Clone 08 - The Clone Redemption - Steven L Kent
079 - Battle Earth 01 - Battle Earth - Nick S taylor
080 - On Silver Wings - Evan Currie
081 - Paul Sinclair 04 - Against All Enemies - John Hemry
082 - Hawk 7 - Robert Little
083 - Flight Engineer 01 - The Rising - James Doohan
084 - Flight Engineer 02 - The Privateer - James Doohan
085 - Flight Engineer 03 - The Independent Command - James Doohan
086 - The Emperor's Conspiracy - William Zellmann
087 - Tales of the Ketty Jay 01 - Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding
088 - The Belt Loop 01 - The Belt Loop - Robert B Jones
089 - The Belt Loop 02 - Revenge of the Varsen - Robert B Jones
090 - The Belt Loop 03 - Fall of an Empire - Robert B Jones

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2 [i]Tarzan Returns[/] by ER Burroughs
3-Princess of Mars by ER Burroughs
4-The Land That Time Forgot by ER Burroughs
5-Out of Time's Abyss by ER Burroughs
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1. The Disappeared (2002) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2. Extremes (2003) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
3. Consequences (2004) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
4. Buried Deep (2005) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
5. Paloma (2006) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
6. Recovery Man (2007) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
7. Duplicate Effort (2009) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
8. The Clone Empire (2010) by Steven L. Kent
9. Assassin (2009) by Tom Cain
10. Ghost Country (2010) by Patrick Lee
11. Uprising by Scott G. Mariani
12. Dead Zero (2010) by Stephen Hunter (audiobook)
13. The Outlaws (2010) by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV
14. The Passage (2010) by Justin Cronin
15. The Silver Skull (2009) by Mark Chadbourn
16. The Shadow Project (2010) by Scott Mariani
17. The Lost Relic (2011) by Scott Mariani
18. The Fallen Blade (2011) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
19. March Upcountry (2001) by David Weber and John Ringo (reread)
20. Rivers of London (2010) by Ben Aaronovitch
21. Hard Magic (2011) by Larry Correia
22. Electric Barracuda (2011) by Tim Dorsey
23. Raven: Blood Eye (2010) by Giles Kristian
24. The Crown Conspiracy (2008) by Michael J Sullivan
25. Avempartha (2009) by Michael J Sullivan
26. Nyphron Rising (2009) by Michael J Sullivan
27. The Emerald Storm (2010) by Michael J Sullivan
28. Wintertide (2010) by Michael J Sullivan
29. March to the Sea by David Weber and John Ringo (reread, audiobook)
30. Trader VYX (2010) by Thomas DePrima
31. Milor! (2010) by Thomas DePrima
32. The Bricklayer (2010) by Noah Boyd
33. Agent X (2011) by Noah Boyd
34. Rosemary and Rue (2009) by Seanan McGuire
35. A Local Habitation (2010) by Seanan McGuire
36. An Artificial Night (2010) by Seanan McGuire
37. The Hot Gate (2011) by John Ringo
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