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CRussel
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
Device: Kindle Voyage,Kindle PW, Fire HD 8.9, Fire HD8
Goal: 120 books / 10 book club books

The goal this year is similar to last year's, 120 books read (or abandoned), with a stretch goal of 160 books. This includes audio books. Individual short stories will be recorded, but not counted towards that goal until I've got several I can combine. Longer "short" works (~100 pages or so) will be counted as a full book, though if I have two of them back to back, I'll tend to count them as a single book.

Secondary goal is to update this list no less often than once a week. I managed that until the summer last year, but then that completely fell apart for a bit, before I got it back on track. It's really easy to lose track or get so far behind that one abandons the attempt. One trick is to update my "Reason for Editing" each time to show the last book(s) purchased and recorded. This helps me keep track even if it's been a few days since the last edit.

This year, a new tertiary goal -- to read at least 10 of the 12 books in the New Leaf Book Club and actively participate in the discussion.

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# Bought | $   Spent | # Audible Credits
     190 | $  373.48 | 21
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Finally, all the silly colours here actually mean something, at least to me. The colour code for those who care:
Spoiler:
  • DarkGreen == Audible
  • Black == eBook
  • DarkOrange == Public Library
  • Purple == eARC
  • Brown == ReRead
  • Red == Public Domain
  • DarkRed == KindleUnlimited
  • Navy == New Leaf Book Club Selection
  • Gray Strikeout == Abandoned
  • Italics == Shorter work
  • Title,Series,Index,Author,Price,Rating,Other
  1. Fadeout,Dave Brandstetter,1,Joseph Hansen,$5.19,*****,NLBC Theme Discovery
  2. Death of an Expert Witness,Inspector Dalgliesh,6,P. D. James,$6.10,****,Also AudibleUK
  3. The Daughter of Dragons,Legacy of Dragons,1,Jack Campbell,$6.99,***,Audible
  4. Emergence,Foreigner,19,C.J. Cherryh,$12.99,*****,
  5. The Imam of Tawi-Tawi,Ava Lee,10,Ian Hamilton,$7.20,****,
  6. Neogenesis,Liaden Universe,21,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$6.10,*****,Audible
  7. The Blood of Dragons,Legacy of Dragons,2,[b]Jack Campbell,$4.99,***,Audible
  8. Passing,,Nella Larson,$1.20,*****,AudibleUK New Leaf Book Club Selection
  9. Block Party,Adventures in the Liaden Universe,27.5,,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$0.00,*****,
  10. Degrees of Separation,Adventures in the Liaden Universe,27,Sharon Lee & Steve Miller,$3.99,*****,
  11. The Price of Salt,,Patricia Highsmith,$0.99,****,New Leaf Book Club Nomination
  12. The Man of Property,The Forsyte Saga,1,Sir John Galsworthy,$0.99,****,Audible
  13. Death Claims,Dave Brandstetter,2,Joseph Hansen,$5.19,*****,NLBC Theme Discovery
  14. Enter the Saint,The Saint,3,Leslie Charteris,$1.30,***,Also Audible
  15. A Taste for Death,Inspector Dalgliesh,7,P. D. James,$6.10,****,Public Library Also AudibleUK
  16. WWW: Wake,WWW,1,Robert J. Sawyer,$0.00,****,Public Library
  17. Switchblade,Harry Bosch,22.5,Michael Connelly,$0.00,***,Public Library
  18. The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar,,,Tanya Huff,$0.00,****,Public Library
  19. Into the Fire,Vatta's Peace,2,Elizabeth Moon,$14.99,*****,Also Audible
  20. England, Their England,,,A.G. MacDonald,$0.00,**,Public Domain
  21. WWW: Watch,WWW,2,Robert J. Sawyer,$0.00,****,Public Library
  22. WWW: Wonder,WWW,3,Robert J. Sawyer,$0.00,***,Public Library
  23. To Sir With Love,,,E. R. Braithwaite,$5.59,*****,NLBC Theme Discovery
  24. Paid Servant,,,E. R. Braithwaite,$9.99,***,NLBC Theme Discovery
  25. Troublemaker,Dave Brandstetter,3,Joseph Hansen,$5.49,*****,NLBC Theme Discovery
  26. Black Griffon,Mage Wars,1,Mercedes Lackey,$1.17,****,
  27. White Griffon,Mage Wars,2,Mercedes Lackey,$1.17,****,
  28. Devices and Desires,Inspector Dalgliesh,8,P. D. James,$6.10,*****,AudibleUK
  29. Silver Griffon,Mage Wars,3,Mercedes Lackey,$1.17,****,
  30. The Old Man and the Sea,,,Ernest Hemingway,$0.00,*****,Public Domain New Leaf Book Club Selection
  31. Shattering the Ley,Erenthral,1,Joseph Palmatier,$2.99,***,
  32. Spots the Space Marine: Defense of the Fiddler,Spots the Space Marine,1,M.C.A. Hogarth,$2.27,***,
  33. Call to Arms,Manticore Ascendant,2,David Weber, et al,$2.57,****,Also Audible
  34. Call to Vengence,Manticore Ascendant,3,David Weber, et al,$7.39,****,Also Audible
  35. Happy Snak,,,Nicole Kimberling,$2.27,**,
  36. Flashman,Flashman Papers,1,George MacDonald Fraser,1 Audible Credit,**,Audible Abandoned
  37. Prisoner of Limnos,Penric,6,Lois McMaster Bujold,1 credit,*****,Audible ReRead
  38. Exile's Honor,Exiles of Valdemar,1,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,****,
  39. Exile's Valor,Exiles of Valdemar,2,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,****,
  40. Take a Thief,Exiles of Valdemar,3,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,****,
  41. Suicide Run,Smuggler's Tales,2,Nathan Lowell,$0.00,*****,KindleUnlimited
  42. Oathbound,Valdemar:Vows & Honor,1,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,***,
  43. Uncompromising Honor (eARC),Honor Harrington,15,David Weber,$15.00,***,eARC
  44. Oathbreakers,Valdemar:Vows & Honor,2,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,****,
  45. Oathblood,Valdemar:Vows & Honor,3,Mercedes Lackey,$2.83,***,
  46. Making History,,,Stephen Fry,$4.15,**, New Leaf Book Club Selection
  47. Flat Broke with Two Goats,,,Jennifer McGaha,$0.00,****, Public Library
  48. Code of Conflict,Jani Kilian Chronicals,1,Kristine Smith,$0.99,****,
  49. Rules of Conflict,Jani Kilian Chronicals,2,Kristine Smith,$4.99,****,
  50. Law of Survival,Jani Kilian Chronicals,3,Kristine Smith,$4.99,***,
  51. Contact Imminent,Jani Kilian Chronicals,4,Kristine Smith,$4.99,***,
  52. Endgame,Jani Kilian Chronicals,5,Kristine Smith,$6.99,***,
  53. The Suspect,Karl Alberg,1,L.R. Wright,$7.71,*****,
  54. Sleep While I Sing,Karl Alberg,2,L.R. Wright,$7.79,***,
  55. Original Sin,Adam Dalgliesh,9,P.D. James,1 AudibleUK Credit,****,AudibleUK
  56. Mythos,,,Stephen Fry,$12.99,**,Abandoned
  57. Merchanter's Luck,The Company Wars,2,C.J. Cherryh,$4.50,****,
  58. The Silkworm,Cormoran Strike,2,Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling),8.99,***,Also Audible
  59. Apex,Hunter,3,Mercedes Lackey,8.99,****,Also Audible
  60. Powers That Be,Petaybee,1,Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Scarborough,2.99,***,Also Audible
  61. Powers Lines,Petaybee,2,Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Scarborough,4.99,***,
  62. A Taste for Death,Modesty Blaise,4,Peter O'Donnell,0.00,*****,Public Library
  63. Freedom's Landing,Catteni,1,Anne McCaffrey,2.99,****,
  64. Freedom's Choice,Catteni,2,Anne McCaffrey,4.99,****,
  65. The Flowers of Vashnoi,Vorkosigan Saga,14.1,Lois McMaster Bujold,$4.99,*****,
  66. Salt: A World History,,,Mark Kurlanski,$12.99,**,Abandoned
  67. Freedom's Challenge,Catteni,3,Anne McCaffrey,7.99,***,
  68. Forty Thousand in Gehenna,The Company Wars,4,C.J. Cherryh,$4.50,****,
  69. The Hills Have Spies,Valdemar:Family Spies,1,Mercedes Lackey,4.99,****,Also Audible
  70. With the Lightnings,RCN,1,David Drake,0.00,***,Also Audible
  71. Lt. Leary, Commanding,RCN,2,David Drake,0.00,****,Also Audible
  72. The Far Side of the Stars,RCN,3,David Drake,0.00,***,Also Audible
  73. The Three Musketeers,,,Alexandre Dumas,$0.00,*,New Leaf Book Club Selection Also AudibleUK
  74. Powers Lines,Petaybee,2,Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Scarborough,4.99,***,
  75. Night's Slow Poison,Imperial Radch,0.5,Ann Leckie,0.00,***,
  76. Power Play,Petaybee,3,Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Scarborough,7.99,***,
  77. The Impossible Virgin,Modesty Blaise,5,Peter O'Donnell,0.00,*****,Public Library
  78. Provenance,Imperial Radch,4,Ann Leckie,1 Audible Credit,****,Audible
  79. Privilege of Peace,Peacekeeper,3,Tanya Huff,1 Audible Credit,****,Audible
  80. A Taste for Vengence,Bruno Chief of Police,11,Martin Walker,1 Audible Credit,****,Audible
  81. The Way To Glory,RCN,4,David Drake,6.99,****,Also Audible
  82. Some Golden Harbor,RCN,5,David Drake,6.99,****,Also Audible



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