|12-27-2012, 12:45 PM||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite and a Nook Simple Touch
2) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts book nine His Last Command by Dan Abnett
3) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts book ten Armor of Contempt by Dan Abnett
4) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts book twelve The Iron Star by Dan Abnett
5) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts book eleven Only in Death by Dan Abnett
6) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Ultramarines Book two Warriors of Ultramar by Graham Mc Neil
7) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts Volume thirteen Blood Pact by Dan Abnett
8) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Guant's Ghosts Volume fifteen Salvations Reach by Grham Mc Neil
9) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Ultra Marines book three Dead Sky Black Sun by Gram Mc Neil
10) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Ultra Marines Volume four Killing Grounds by Gram Mc Neil
11) Black library Warhammer 40,000 Ultra Marines volume five Courage and Honor by Gram Mc Neil
12) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle volume one Faith and Fire by Jerry Swallow
13) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Sister's of Battle volume two Hammer and Anvil by Jerry Swallow
14) Black Library War Hammer 40,000 Dark Eledar volume on Path of the Renegade by Andy Boot
15) Black Library War Hammer 40,000 Pawns of Chaos by Brian Craig
16) Black Library War Hammer 40,000 Tomb of Fire book one Salamander by Nik Kyme
17) Mack Bolan Executioner # 411 Cold Fusion by Andy Boot
18) Oulands Savage Dawn by Douglas Wojtowicz
19) 1633 Galileo Affair by Eric Flint
20) Mack Bolan saga Stony Man #123 Perilous Skies by Tom Somheil
21) Honor Harringtion Volume 14 Shadow of Freedom by David Weber
22) Mack Bolan saga Super Bolan volume 156 Escalation Tactic by Jerry Van Cook
23) Mack Bolan Executioner volume 413 Double Cross by Douglas P Wojtowicz
24) Deathlands volume 209 Chrono Spasm by Rik Hoskins
25) Discworld Book one Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
26) Mack Bolan Executioner Volume 413 Double Cross by Douglas Wojtowicz
27) The Other President by ENJ Carter.
28) Sword of Truth Volume 12 The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
29) Mack Bolan Super Bolan volume # 157 Crisis Diplomacy by Phil Elmore
30) Mack Bolan Stony Man volume #124 Nuclear Intent by Mike Linaker
31) Mack Bolan Executioner volume # 414 Prison Code by Chuck Rogers
32) Merkari Wars book one Hard Duty
33) Deathlands book 110 Sins of Honor by Nick Poletta
1) Safehold volume one Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber
2) Black Library Warhammer 40,000 Tomb of Fire book two Firedrake by Nick Kyme
3) Outlands book 65 Sorrow Space by Rik Hoskins
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|12-27-2012, 01:38 PM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Touch, PW, Fire HD, iPad 3, iPhone 4, Samsung Tab 2 7 + More
To record the books I read in 2013.
Books read for pleasure:
"Can Anyone Hear Me?: Testing Times with Test Match Special on Tour" by Peter Baxter. Completed 3/1/13.
Probably not of the slightest interest to anyone who's not a cricket fan, this was, for me, a wonderful book. It's the memoirs of Peter Baxter, the man who was the producer for 34 years of BBC radio's long-running "Test Match Special" commentary programme on English cricket "Test Matches" (ie international cricket matches between England and other countries.) Extremely amusing and well-written. I bought it for 99p in the Amazon UK "12 days of Kindle" sale.
"The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes" by Mike Ashley. Completed 12/1/13.
A superb anthology of mysteries of the "locked-room" variety. Very good indeed, and it's introduced me to a number of new authors whose work I shall certainly investigate further. Highly recommended if this type of mystery story appeals to you.
"Skyfall" by Harry Harrison. Completed 13/1/13.
"Prometheus" is the largest rocket ever built - a joint US/Soviet mission to place a solar power generator in orbit. But something goes wrong after launch, and the spacecraft is left in a decaying orbit, with only a day until it re-enters the atmosphere and falls to Earth with potentially catastrophic consequences. Can the crew restart the engines and save things? A very good read - thoroughly enjoyable. A little spoilt by the fact that it's full of OCR errors. I've written to the publisher to complain.
"Hand in Glove" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 18/1/13.
The 22nd book in Ngaio Marsh's "Inspector Alleyn" series. Not a very taxing story: a man is found dead in a ditch after a treasure hunt at a party, and Alleyn must find the murderer. Marsh's usual interesting cast of characters make it a worthwhile read. Enjoyable, but nothing special.
"When Worlds Collide", by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie. Completed 21/1/13.
Excellent 1933 "end of the world" novel. A rogue planet is discovered on a collision course with Earth. Can scientists build a spaceship to save some people, as civilisation collapses?
"Terminal Freeze" by Lincoln Child. Completed 24/1/13.
I very much enjoyed this - a classic "hunt to kill a nasty monster before it kills you" story. Ludicrously implausible, of course, but fun to read.
"The Wench is Dead" by Colin Dexter. Completed 26/1/13.
An absolutely excellent book, and one which I thoroughly recommend. Morse is in hospital, suffering from a stomach ulcer. While there, he reads a book about a murder which occurred on an Oxford canal in 1860, where a woman passenger on a canal boat was found drowned, and the boatmen hanged for her murder. Convinced that a miscarriage of justice took place, he sets out to try and find out what really happened on that long-ago day.
"Blasphemy" by Douglas Preston. Completed 29/1/13.
A very enjoyable thriller. The US has built the world's largest particle accelerator, to probe the secrets of the Big Bang. A Christian fundamentalism preacher starts a campaign against it, claiming that the research is blasphemy because it denies the existence of God. The book has a real "sting in the tail" which I didn't see coming at all. Recommended.
"Dead Water" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 1/2/13.
The 23rd book in the "Inspector Alleyn" series, originally published in 1963. Alleyn investigates the death of a woman on a small island at a spring with reputed healing powers. Very enjoyable - the best in the series for quite a few books, to my mind. As with all of Ngaio Marsh's books, it's the characters rather than the crime which make the book worth reading. Recommended.
"How Firm a Foundation" by David Webber. Completed 17/2/13.
The 5th book in the "Safehold" series. A long book (it's taken me 16 days to read it, but very satisfying. The "Safehold" series is slow-paced, but I'm really enjoying it, and can't wait for the next book to be released in the UK (it's already out in the US).
"The Accidental Time Machine" by Joe Haldeman. Completely 18/2/13.
I really enjoyed this one. A fun, classic time-travel story. A graduate student at MIT accidentally builds a time machine, but the problem is that it will only take him forwards in time. He has to travel further and further into the future, looking for a society which has the technology to send him back to his own time again. Well worth reading.
"At Home" by Bill Bryson. Completed 25/2/13.
A look at the history of the modern home, and how each room ended up the way it has done. Interesting and informative.
"Impact" by Douglas Preston. Completed 28/2/13.
The third book in the "Wyman Ford" series. A ridiculous mixture of bad SF and corny thriller. One to be avoided.
"Death at the Dolphin" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 3/3/13.
The 24th book in the "Inspector Alleyn" series. This book, like many in the series, is set in the world of the theatre. An attempt is made to steal a priceless glove, made by William Shakespeare for his young son Hamnett, from the Dolphin theatre where it's on display, during which attempt a watchman at the theatre dies. Alleyn must solve the mystery. As with all the books in this series, the crime really forms only the background to the novel - it's the wonderful characters that are the reason to read it, so very different from the flat, two-dimensional characters of Agatha Christie. A very good read.
"Hunting Party" by Elizabeth Moon. Completed 6/3/13.
The first book in the "Heris Serrano" series. Heris Serrano gets a job as the Captain of the wealthy old lady's pleasure yacht after being forced to resign from the Regular Space Service, but life in the civilian world proves more challenging than she had expected. Star ships and fox hunting. Great fun!
"Death of a Gossip" by M.C. Beaton. Completed 7/3/13.
The first book in the "Hamish Macbeth" series. A quick read, but very enjoyable. An odious woman who seems to know the darkest secrets of everyone else is murdered while attending a fishing course in the Scottish Highlands. Everyone had a motive for her death, but who actually killed her?
"Sporting Chance" by Elizabeth Moon. Completed 9/3/13.
The 2nd book in the "Heris Serrano" series. This follows directly on from the previous book. Lady Cecilia has been put into a coma by her enemies; Heris must try to save her life and, at the same time, carry out a secret mission for the King which makes her an outlaw in the eyes of the world. Very enjoyable.
"Clutch of Constables" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 14/3/13.
This was perhaps the best book in the entire series so far for me. I can't put my finger on any one thing - it just gripped me from start to finish. Interesting story and good characters. The story is told in "flashback", as Alleyn gives a lecture to trainee police officers at a police training college. He tells the story of the mysterious events which unfolded when his artist wife, Troy, went on a river cruise, and how it led to the capture of a major international criminal. Very, very highly recommended.
"Winning Colors" by Elizabeth Moon. Completed 16/3/13.
The 3rd book in the Heris Serrano series by Elizabeth Moon. This book is essentially the third part of a trilogy which began with "Hunting Party" and continued with "Sporting Chance". Very enjoyable SF. This continues my goal of reading more of the very early Baen books I've bought; this one dates from the late '90s.
"When in Rome" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 23/3/13.
The 26th book in the "Inspector Alleyn" series, originally published in 1968. Alleyn is posing as a tourist in Rome, on the trail of a British drug smuggler believed to be operating from their. The supposed smuggler is operating an exclusive tour company, and Alleyn joins the tour, only for tragedy to follow.
As with the previous book in the series, "Clutch of Constables", this is a superb book, one of the best in the series. Marvellously atmospheric and a fascinating cast of characters, all of whom it seems (in the finest "Agatha Christie" tradition) have their reason for wanting to commit murder. But what a contrast this is to Agatha Christie, with her cardboard 2-dimensional characters. Marsh's characters are "real people" whom you can empathise with. Thoroughly recommended.
"Magician" by Raymond Feist. Completed 30/3/13.
The fantasy classic. Stood up to re-reading very well indeed.
"Tied Up in Tinsel" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 5/4/13.
The 27th book in the Inspector Alleyn Series. Alleyn's wife, Troy, is spending Christmas at the home of an eccentric millionaire all of those domestic staff are former murderers. Inevitably, there is a murder, but who did it? A bit far-fetched. Not one of the better ones in the series.
"Once a Hero" by Elizabeth Moon. Completed 9/4/13.
The 4th book in the "Serrano" series. In this book the focus shifts to Esmay Suiza, who we encountered as a minor character in the previous book in the series. Very good military SF. Very much enjoyed this one.
"Black as He's Painted" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 14/4/13.
The 28th book in the "Inspector Alleyn" series. The British ambassador to a newly emerged black African country is murdered at an embassy party in mysterious circumstances, and Alleyn investigates. A truly excellent story, although some of the racial attitudes will be jarring to a modern reader.
"Rules of Engagement" by Elizabeth Moon. Completed 18/4/13.
The 5th book is the "Serrano" series. Esmay, a gifted Fleet officer, and Brun, daughter of the Speaker of the Grand Council, have much in common, but their enmity is the talk of the base. When Brun falls into the hands of a fanatical religious militia group, Esmay finds herself in disgrace, suspected of conniving in the abduction. Excellent.
"Lion in the Valley" by Elizabeth Peters. Completed 23/4/13.
The 4th book in the "Amelia Peabody" series. The moonlight abduction of Amelia Peabody's son Rameses, and an expedition cursed by misfortune and death, have alerted her to her arch-enemy whose quest is vengenance on Amelia who has sworn to deliver him to justice. And yet again the lives of her husband and son rest in the hands of Amelia. Very good.
"Last Ditch" by Ngaio Marsh. Completed 30/4/13.
The 29th book in the "Inspector Alleyn" series. A young woman is killed apparently accidentally in a horse-riding accident, and Alleyn son, now a young writer, is on hand to witness the events. But was it really an accident? Pretty good, although not up to the standards of the previous book.
"Voyage" by Stephen Baxter. Completed 5/5/13.
An "alternate history" book telling the story of a NASA mission to Mars. Absolutely superb.
Books proofed for the MobileRead library:
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Completed 14/1/13.
"Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen. Completed 26/2/13.
"The Circus Boys on the Flying Rings", by Edgar B.P. Darlington. Completed 28/2/13.
"The Circus Boys Across the Continent" by Edgar B.P. Darlington. Completed 2/3/13.
"The Circus Boys in Dixie Land" by Edgar B.P. Darlington. Completed 5/3/13.
"The Circus Boys on the Mississippi" by Edgar B.P. Darlington. Completed 8/3/13.
"The Circus Boys on the Plains" by Edgar B.P. Darlington. Completed 10/3/13.
"The Lost World" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle". Completed 22/3/13.
"The Poison Belt" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle". Completed 29/3/13.
Total of books read + proofed: 37
Currently proofreading The Poison Belt, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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|12-27-2012, 01:54 PM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Pocketbook Pro 903, (beloved Pocketbook 360 RIP), Kobo Mini
To read 30 books this year
... excluding those started in 2012 that I still have to finish - these will be in brackets. In italics those that I am currently reading, in grey those that I am planning to read as I already have them. The rating follows the "Goodreads scale" (★= did not like it, ★★= it was ok, ★★★= I liked it, ★★★★= I really liked it, ★★★★★= exceptionally good - this I give very sparingly). Finally, LBC stands for MR Literary Book Club
F.00 - (The Complete memoirs of George Sherston, by Siegfried Sassoon) ★★★★
F.01 - La Paura, by Federico de Roberto (in Italian) ★★★★
F.02 - I misteri di Alleghe, by Sergio Saviane (in Italian) ★★
F.03 - Restless, by William Boyd ★★★
F.04 - We need to talk about Kevin, by Lionel Shriver ★★★
F.05 - Chess, by Stefan Zweig ★★ LBC
Capital, by John Lanchester
N.00 - (Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique, by Michael S. Gazzaniga) ★★★
N.01 - Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference, by Cordelia Fine ★★★★
N.02 - The Conquest of the Incas, by John Hemming LBC
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond
P.01 - War Poems, by Siegfried Sassoon ★★★★ LBC
R.01 Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov ★★★★★ LBC
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|12-27-2012, 03:14 PM||#19|
Suikoden Star of Destiny
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Sony PRS 650, IPad1, Kindle 4 Non Touch
Goal: Read 75 books and listen to 5 Audiobooks in 2013
I was going to read more than I read in 2012 (98 right now) but I don't think I can manage it.
So my goal is to read 75 books and listen to at least 5 Audiobooks.
1) White Tiger by Kylie Chan Finished 2/1/13 (reread for the 6th or 7th time)
2) Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan Finished 6/1/13 (reread like first book 6 or 7 times)
3) Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend Finished 11/1/13
4) Heaven to Wudang by Kylie Chan Finished 14/1/13 (second reread)
5) Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card Finished 29/1/13
6) The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead Finished 18/2/13
7) House Rules by Chloe Neill Finished 23/2/13
8) Hunter's Moon by David Devereux Finished 26/2/13
9) The Big Book of Interesting Stuff by Michael Hopkins Finished 26/2/13
10) Kitty at St Clare's by Pamela Cox Finished 1/3/13
11) Dualed by Elsie Chapman Finished 3/3/13
12) Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs Finished 10/3/13
13) Written in Red by Anne Bishop Finished 16/3/13
14) Hunting Party by Elizabeth Moon Finished 21/3/13 (Audiobook)
15) Model Spy by Shannon Greenland Finished 24/3/13
16) Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder Finished 26/3/13 (reread)
17) Envoy by Shannah Jay Finished 1/4/13
18) Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder Finished 3/4/13
19) Poison Study by Maria v Snyder Finished 6/4/13
20) Magic Study by Maria V Snyder Finished 7/4/13
21) Sporting Chance by Elizabeth Moon Finished 8/4/13 (Audiobook)
22) Fire Study by Maria V Snyder Finished 12/4/13
23) Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder Finished 14/4/13
24) Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder Finished 15/4/13
25) Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey Finished 23/4/13
26) Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey Finished 24/4/13
27) Destiny (Rogue Angel #1) by Alex Archer Finished 24/4/13 (Audiobook)
28) Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey Finished 27/4/13
29) Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackdey Finished 29/4/13
30) Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan Finished 6/5/13
31) Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep Finished 12/5/13
32) Venom by Jennifer Estep Finished 16/5/13
33) Winning Colours by Elizabeth Moon Finished 17/5/13 (Audiobook)
34) Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep Finished 19/5/13
35) Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep Finished 20/5/13
36) By a Thread by Jennifer Estep Finished 22/5/13
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|12-27-2012, 06:11 PM||#20|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Auckland NZ
Device: Sony PRS 300, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Goal : Read 30,000 pages
My Main Goal is to read 30,000 pages spread over what ever number of books it takes to get there.
My Secondary Goal, which I am hopeing will give me a more focused TBR pile, is to include 52 different books that have been used as the inspiration for film or television. I might also include Autobiographies of those involved in film or television ....... because its hard to resist a preachy, rags to riches, look how I overcame, ghost written, C list Celebrity cash in.
01 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - 216 pages
02 - The Postman - David Brin - 321 pages
03 - One Shot - Lee Child - 510 pages
04 - The Commitments - Roddy Doyle - 176 pages
05 - L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy - 512 pages
06 - Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding - 310 pages
07 - The Beach - Alex Garland - 448 pages
08 - The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett - 217 pages
09 - Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro - 304 pages
10 - Redwall - Brian Jaques - 416 pages
11 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey - 311 pages
12 - The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludlum - 646 pages
I might have to revise my target for this year, I've got a new position at work, and my free time has dried up, as that was where the bulk of my reading time came from I don't know if I will finish anywhere close to 30,000 pages. I've also been reading more Graphic Novels and Comics so........New Target! and I will upgrade my secondary goal to the Big League. I aim to read 52 books this year that have been used as the basis for Movies or TV. The observant among you may have noticed that is what I have been doing so far this year, and I have been doing it alphabetically by Author. We shall see how long I can keep that up.
13 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach - 336 pages
14 - Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor - 298 pages
15 - Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian - 459 pages
16 - Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk - 218 pages
17 - The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick - 289 pages
18 - I Just Want My Pants Back - David Rosen - 240 pages
19 - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold -328 pages
20 - The Rum Diary - Hunter s Thompson - 204 pages
21 - Rabbit, Run - John Updike - 280 pages
22 - Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne - 248 pages
23 - Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder - 238 pages
24 - My Boring Ass Life - Kevin Smith - 656 pages
I really can't be bothered with a ticker this year, I can never remember to update the bloody thing.
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|12-27-2012, 06:18 PM||#21|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Device: OPUS/PB360,Nexus 7,GzONE, Kobo Mini
To read 100 books.
Books read thus far:
1. Decisions for War, 1914–1917 Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig. 284 pages. (4 stars)
2. Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney 256 pages. (2.5 stars)
3. The inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. 384 pages. (3 stars)
Booker prize and all but a bit too convoluted at times.
4. How an Economy Grows and why it crashes by Peter D. Shiff and Andrew J. Shiff. 258 pages. (3 Stars). Some interesting Points even though I disagree with some of their views.
5. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem 224 pages. (4.5 stars). best book that I have read thus far.
6. The End Game by Frank Brady. 418 pages. (3.5 stars). decent bio on Bobby Fisher. Definitely for Chess players....
7. Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain. 354 pages. (3.5 stars). An interesting look at introverts and society, but at times felt too much like a self-help book.
8. God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens. 548 pages. (4.5 stars). Well written and thought provoking.
9. Interventions by Noam Chomsky. 232 pages. (2.5 stars). interesting pieces but the same Chomsky as I read 20 years prior. Still, like that he is out there. The mosquito on the derrière of Western Society.
10. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. 324 pages. (4 stars). Love the charachters. Still think it could have been edited a wee bit more.
Hope to speed up in the next two months have a lot of free time. Happy Reading Everyone.
11. A Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata. 147 pages. (3.5 stars). Not my favorite Kawabata and not a Tea ceremony person...but great crispness and depth between the pages.
12. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. 288 pages. (4.5 stars). Well worth reading. heavy and light at the same time....
13. The Time in Between: A novel by David Bergen. 258 pages. (3.5 stars). Short and crisp again.
14. A Thousand Pieces of Gold by Andeline Yen Mah. 400 pages. (3.5 stars). Great recount of pieces of Chinese history through Famous Chinese proverbs. Also, very personal as well (the best bits IMO), but at times the stories be came a bit too long in regards to explaining the proverbs.
15. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlin. 292 pages. (4.5 stars). Brilliant Dark look at propaganda, politics and the human condition.
16. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. 393 pages. (5 stars). History, HeLa Cells, and Mrs. Lacks story.
17. Ancient Warfare: A very Short Introduction by Harry Sidebottom. 166 pages. (3 stars). Interesting tidbits on ancient warfare.
18. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. 340 pages. (2.5 stars). My first Wharton novel. Slow to start and a bit dated. Prefer Austen or James but I hear her Mirth book is better.
19. The Road By Cormac McCarthy. 301 pages. (4 stars). Good read. good use of description and dialogue.
20. The History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage. 311 pages (3.0 stars). Decent but would have preferred more coverage of the drinks themselves rather than the history related/associated with each drink.
21. Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me by Lisa F. Cook. 288 pages. (1 star).
22. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. 209 pages. (3 stars).
Book Reading Challenge in 2013
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|12-27-2012, 06:53 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swamp. Slaying Drowners.
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet
2013 reading challenge
Fantasy decade reading challenge '00 -'10
>> My reading challenge for 2013 <<
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|12-27-2012, 07:17 PM||#23|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, BC
Device: Sony PRS-650
Just Read & Enjoy What I'm Reading
My 2013 Book List
1. Gone #2: Hunger by Michael Grant
2. Gone #3: Lies by Michael Grant
3. Gone #4: Plague by Michael Grant
4. Gone #5: Fear by Michael Grant
5. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
6. After The End by Bonnie Dee
7. Shadow Children #1: Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
8. Shadow Children #2: Among The Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
9. Shadow Children #3: Among The Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix
10. Shadow Children #4: Among The Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix
11. Shadow Children #5: Among The Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix
12. Shadow Children #6: Among The Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix
13. Shadow Children #7: Among The Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix
14. Places In The Dark by Thomas H. Cook
15. Abandon by Blake Crouch
16. Passage #2: The Twelve by Justin Cronin
17. Lorien Legacies #3: The Rise Of Nine by Jobie Hughes
18. Gone #6: Light by Michael Grant
19. Flu by Wayne Simmons (reading)
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|12-27-2012, 08:04 PM||#24|
Argos win the Grey Cup!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: jetBook Lite, Libre Pro
Finish 12 books in 2013.
As I did in 2012, I expect to read a great deal of short stories in 2013.
Because the publishing industry defines an "avid reader" to be someone who buys 12 books per year, my goal will be to finish 12 books in 2013.
1...1/06...The Wrecking Crew - Kent Hartman
2...1/16...The Rebel League - Ed Willes
3...2/02...Class - Paul Fussell
4...3/01...How to Brew - John J. Palmer
5...3/28...The Complete Joy of Home Brewing (Third Edition) - Charlie Papazian
6...4/03...Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man - Carl Barks
7...4/20...Brewed in Canada - Allen Winn Sneath
8...4/26...Crimes & Punishment, Life as a CFL Official - Neil Payne
9...4/30...The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit - E. Michael Jones
10...4/30...My Walk with Jesus and Friends - Sterling W. Marriner
11...5/04...The Glory of Their Times - Lawrence S. Ritter
12...5/06...The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool - Richard Yancey
I've reached my goal!
13...5/07...The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line - Richard Yancey
14...5/09...Hop Variety Handbook - Dan Woodske
15...5/19...Noises Off - Michael Frayn
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|12-27-2012, 10:10 PM||#25|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 2 International & Sony PRS-T1
Goal: Just Read Stuff (preferably stuff I've bought) for personal reasons, not "work"
In the meantime, linkage to last year's missed goal: 2012
P = read in paper
GN = graphic novel
$ = paid actual money for
♥ = rather enjoyed
√ = recommend
1. Préludes au Trône de fer: Le chevalier errant suivi de L'épée lige by George R. R. Martin; translation of the Dunk & Egg prequel adventure novellas The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword by Paul Benita & Jean Sola. P $ 7/10 ♥ √
一. Le chevalier errant; adaptation of The Hedge Knight by George R. R. Martin, with art by Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller, & Mike Crowell, translated by Nolwenn Le Feunteun. P GN $ 7/10 ♥ √
2. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin 7/10 ♥
3. Heroics for Beginners by John Moore P $ 7/10 ♥ √
Last edited by ATDrake; 02-02-2013 at 02:39 PM.
|12-28-2012, 10:44 AM||#26|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Troy, NY
Device: Kindle 3, Android tablet, Aluratek Libre Pro
2013 Goal: Finish something, including the fantasy decade reading challenge
Part of the list that previously appeared here should have been attributed to #22 above (alucarda). It was borrowed because it was a very good idea, not because I am "lazy."
Last edited by dadalo; 12-29-2012 at 08:51 PM. Reason: Due to the problematic remarks that followed.
|12-28-2012, 01:51 PM||#27|
Join Date: May 2011
Device: Sony PRS-300
Read 52 Books in 2013
As last year read & enjoy 52 books in 2013.
1. Cold Vengeance (Prendergast #11): Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
2. Life Of Pi: Yann Martel
3. Damaged (Maggie O,Dell #8): Alex Kava
4. Bad luck & Trouble (jack Reacher #11): Lee Child
5. The Autumn Dead (Jack Dwyer #5): Ed Gorman
Last edited by Polarpenguin; 03-30-2013 at 08:06 AM.
|12-28-2012, 03:33 PM||#28|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
2013 Goal - to keep track of what I have read and try to reduce my TBR pile
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet [LibriVox] +
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle [Audible]
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows [Audible] +
Fish Whistle (short essays) - Daniel Pinkwater
Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine: America's Funniest Jokes, Stories, and Cartoons - Editors of Reader's Digest
Out of this World: All the Cool Things You Wanted to Know About Space - Clive Gifford
The Big Book of American Trivia - J. Stephen Lang
I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know - Editors of Reader's Digest
Elysa Hendricks - The Sword and the Pen [Time Travel Fantasy]- free Apr 2013 +
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
David Batterham - Among Booksellers Tales Told in Letters to Howard Hodgkins - free Mar 2013
Filed under "Well, apparently I will still read about anything." I downloaded and read Natural Bed Bug Treatment: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Without Toxic Chemicals or Insecticides (Kill Bed Bugs Fast Without Poisoning Yourself or Your Family) (Organic Pest Control) by Tvedten, Stephen. **Note: Don't read this unless you plan on: spending about 3 hours searching for bugs that aren't there, washing and drying everything in the hottest settings, and driving yourself crazy wondering why you had to know what the old bedtime saying really means - "Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite." **
Last edited by dreams; 05-18-2013 at 12:36 AM.
|12-29-2012, 05:36 AM||#30|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Device: Kobo Touch
My reading list
Not sure about a specific goal (reading should be fun and relaxing and nothing I have to do because of some stupid goal I set), but I want to keep track of all the books I read in 2013!
After thinking about it, I want to read all the MobileRead Book Club selection books!
My reading list:
Finished January 2013
- "Blackout" by Marc Elsberg
- "The Hundred-Year Lie" by Randall Fitzgerald
Last edited by Turnstone; 01-14-2013 at 05:08 AM.
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