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Post by Kristingj » January 22nd, 2012, 6:50 am

neckertb wrote:Kristin, could you add the authors please? also a little :D or :evil: to say if you liked it or not, then I might look some of them up, but it can be hard to guess the title :D
Ahh, obs, sorry, post is edited. I know they have been translated, by the way, to maaaaany languages.

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Post by icequeen » February 10th, 2012, 9:12 pm

OK, here is my list so far! I have also made a goal for myself of 50 books this year on Goodreads! (I have since updated my goal to 60 books for this year and updated it again to 70 books)

'Real' Books, made from trees

1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson (Good kids book)
2. Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood (Good)
3. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly (Good)
4. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (Sucked, too much whining)
5. Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (Cute mystery set early last century)
6. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Fast paced, liked it a lot)
7. Saturn's Race by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (Sci-Fi, good but got a little disjointed towards the end)
8. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Baurmeister (Great book, especially for food lovers)
9. Crashers by Dana Haynes (Action-packed, loved it!)
10. Sacrifice by SJ Bolton (Creepy and great!)
11. Diamondhead by Patrick Robinson (It was OK, the characters seemed to be trying too hard to be macho)
12. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain ()
13. The Altar of Eden by James Rollins
14. Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker (Good, lots of action)
15. Ice Cold by Tess Geritsen (Rizzoli and Isles mystery, great)
16. The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby (Good for a short mystery)
17. Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke (Little slow starting, but gets good)
18. Full of Grace by Johnette Benkovic (Read for Book Club, it was OK, I wasn't too thrilled with it)
19. Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton (Great!)
20. The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale (Main character is a devout atheist, though there was some evidence to the contrary, odd book)
21. The Front by Patricia Cornwell (I like Patricia Cornwell, but not this book)
22. The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks (Great fantasy fiction, will have to read the others of this series)
23. One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (I LOVE all of Jasper Fforde's books, love the dry humor!)
24. The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde (Same as above!)
25. Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Rather irritating to hear over and over about how scorchingly hot the main characters are, but it grew on me and ended better than I thought it would.)

E-Books read on my Kindle

26. Eva Braun by Heika Gortemaker (It was OK, more about Hilter's cronies than her because there is no info about her)
27. The Sea Wolf by Jack London (Strange, but good)
28. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Fun, movie was very close to the book)
29. The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo (Great short book, sad)
30. The Lost Painting by Jonathon Harr (Tells story how a lost Caravaggio painting was found, good, didn't realize it was a real story at first!)
31. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Great, though some of it is a little strange. Can't wait to read the rest!)
32. Shell Games by Kirk Russell (not that one!) (OK, could have been better)
33. Night Games by Kirk Russell (Better than the first in the series)
34. Heresy by SJ Parris (Great!)
35. Dead by Midnight by Beverly Barton (Great, love the cliffhanger for the next book)
36. The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson (Based on true story, a little creepy but good)
37. Dead by Morning by Beverly Barton (Great story, lots of action)
38. Dead Game by Kirk Russell (Good story, has gotten better as series goes along)
39. Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton (Great story, but I have read too many of her books in a row, got a little tired of the plot)
40. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (Great biography of a great woman)
41. The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (Loved it!)
42. Viral by James Lilliefore (Great, a little scary)
43. The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen (Great what-if story, main character is different)
44. Spider's Lullaby by James R. Tuck (Great story!)
45. The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry (Loved it!)
46. The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (Great story! Heart warming!)
47. Poe Must Die by Marc Olden (Dead author as main character story, I could see Poe in the story. Good!)
48. Sacrilege by S.J. Parris (Historical novel, great!)
49. Sphere by Michael Crichton (SF novel, fun!)
50. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (First book in the series, great start, ghost story)
51. A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin (Started a little slow, but ended well)
52. Kill Switch by Neal Baer & Jonathon Greene (Fasted paced book, great)
53. Imperfect: An Improbable Life by Jim Abbot and Tim Brown (Biography of the one-handed MLB pitcher, loved it!)
54. The Devil's Gold by Steve Berry (Short story, another great book. I love Steve Berry stories!)
55. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (Second book in the series, good ghost story)
56. The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (Good story)
57. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Good SF, but I didn't know that the movie is NOT based on the book)
58. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (His books are just a little odd, which makes them good)
59. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (Another good story)
60. The Queen's Vow: A novel of Isabella of Castille by C.W. Gortner (Good historical fiction, I can't resist these!)
61. Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch (Free book/sort story from Amazon, I LOVED this one, it was sooo twisted!)
62. Wrecker by Dave Conifer (Another freebie from Amazon, it was OK. Started a little annoyingly but ended strong)


BC/DPL Projects for LibriVox (because they should count too!)

63. The Black Tulip by Alexander Dumas (Love both the story and the reader!)
64. Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin (Group project, Greek myths reworked, fun project)
65. Baltimore Catechism #2 (Catholicism broken down to the essentials, very simple and to the point!)
66. Autobiography by John Stuart Mill (Interesting)
67. The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke (Great book of story stories)
68. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert and Sojourner Truth (Great!)
69. A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendricks Bang (Sweet Christmas stories)
70. Celtic Folk and Fary Tales by Joseph Jacobs (Redo of another group project, same book same version newer listing on PG, fun stories)
71. Treatise on Christ and Antichrist by Hippolytus of Rome (Great reader, Jonathan Lange reads the old Christian writings so well, inspiring and interesting)
72. Gwen Wynn by Mayne Reid (Great book, great readers!)
73. Contra Gentes by Athanasius of Alexandria (Again, great reading by Jonathan Lange, very good)
74. An Alphabet of History by Wilbur D. Nesbit (Hilarious!)
75. Sex Life of the Gods by Michael Knerr (Horrible book, great readings, I laughed through the whole book! You have not lived until you listened to this book! :twisted: )
76. The Dancing Girls by Edna Ferber (Edna Ferber is such a great writer, and Phil reads her so well!)
77. The Pony Rider Boys in Texas by Frank Gee Patchin (Good book for active boys, great readers)
78. The Pony Rider Boys in Montana by Frank Gee Patchin (Good book for active boys, great readers, great fun!)
79. Snowflakes by Esther Nelson Karn (Great poetry!)

My Solos completed this Year

80. Lives of the Queens of England, Vol. 3 by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland (Biographies of English Queens, very opinionated but an important work, some of the sources were not available to historians before the Strickland sisters found them, sorry if I mispronouced some words!)

81. Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity and the Lord God by St. Catherine of Genoa (Great, gives an insight of what she was going through in her spiritual journey to sainthood. This was the last of her works that I recorded)

82. Lives of the Queens of England, Vol. 4 by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland (Volume 4 of the biographies of the queens of England, centered in the Tudor dynasty. It was hard to read some parts because of the executions of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard)

Audio Books that I listen to in the gym or the car!

83. Howard's End by E.M Forster (Great book read by the master Elizabeth Klett!)
84. The Green Rust by Edgar Wallce, read by Don W. Jenkins (Great pulp-fiction SciFi!)
85. The Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey, read by Laurie Anne Walden (Great read! Story was great too!)
86. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevens, read by Mark Smith (Wonderful read, great story)
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Post by neckertb » February 11th, 2012, 2:02 am

Have they made a movie of the Lincoln Lawyer? That was my favorite Connelly novel ever :D (the Scarecrow came close though). Loved 9 dragons too, the only audiobook I ever bought, it was great :D
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Post by Kristingj » February 11th, 2012, 2:09 am

neckertb wrote:Have they made a movie of the Lincoln Lawyer? That was my favorite Connelly novel ever :D (the Scarecrow came close though). Loved 9 dragons too, the only audiobook I ever bought, it was great :D
yes, came out just 6 months or so ago (at least in norway:P)

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Post by neckertb » February 11th, 2012, 2:44 am

That's the downside of having young kids... The movies I saw in 2011 are: Cars2, the Puss in Boots and the Smulfs... :roll:
I still have hope I'll make it to the latest Eastwood movie :D
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Post by Piotrek81 » February 11th, 2012, 4:10 am

As usual I have more than one book on my plate.

I've recently finished reading "Zmorojewo" by Jakub Żulczyk. I really like it when Polish writers specialising in supernaturally-themed stories use Slavic mythology or, as in this case, Polish legends. Why come up with fancy demons or ape American writers, if you have a whole body of familiar supernatural beings at your disposal?

Right now I'm reading:
John Ajvide Lindquist - Manniskohamn (in Polishtranslation). Scandivanian crime fiction is great, but Scandivanian horror/supernatural stories are interesting and original, too :thumbs: I've already read "Låt den rätte komma in" by Lindquist and liked it so I think I've found another good author to keep track of :thumbs:

Jane Rogers- The Testament of Jesse Lamb
I picked it up during my last visit at the local British Council library. It's a story set in very close future, where, after a mysterious act of bioterrorism, whole humanity becomes infected with a virus, which kills pregnant women. Humanity seems to be doomed as all the unborn children die. A method is devised which allows children to survive and be born, although at the price of mothers' life. The teenage protagonist, Jesse Lamb, recounts her attempts to take a meaningful stand in this new, chaotic world while at the same time she also tries to go on with her everyday life.
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Post by Nullifidian » February 11th, 2012, 7:38 pm

Finished:
1. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
2. Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression by Nell Casey (ed.)
3. And Be a Villain by Rex Stout
4. Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
5. The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
6. Mr. Justice Raffles, which I "read" by PLing the LV audiobook. :)

Since then I've been reading:

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell for a group read at Goodreads
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin for another group read at Goodreads (sorry, not the LV recording, which is the sixth edition; instead I'm reading the first edition)
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, the first Nero Wolfe mystery

Other than that, I don't know what to read. I've been thinking of trying Edith Wharton's Custom of the Country, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (there's an opera based on this novel receiving its West Coast premiere in San Diego), or maybe plugging away still at one of the classics I've made headway on, like the Metamorphoses or The Octopus.

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Post by neckertb » March 4th, 2012, 11:21 am

Books

1. Incident de personne by Eric Pessan :|
2. Le jour ne se lève pas pour nous by Robert Merle :) Really well written as usual, but not his best or most exciting story. Still, if you like submarines...
3. Sentimental Exorcisms by David Derry :D Nice short stories, dark humor, lovely!
4. Total Khéops by Jean-Claude Izzo. :( The main character is way too complex, and it does not bring anything to the story. Hard to relate to.
5. Tripwire by Lee Child. :|
6. Le Club des Incorrigibles Optimistes by Jean-Claude Guenassia :clap: :clap:
7. Les Mystères de Paris tome 1 by Eugène Sue, finally finished as solo :D
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams :)
9. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams :)
10. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams :)
11. Une saison blanche et sèche by André P. Brink (A Dry White Season) :D about the Apartheid and how a white man suddenly realizes the craziness of the system
12. Un oiseau blanc dans le blizzard (White Bird in a blizzard) by Laura Kasischke :D Unusual mystery.
13. Manden der ikke var morder by Hjorth and Michael :)
14. Alting har sin pris by Hammer and Lotte :D
15. Cochon d'allemand by Knud Romer :( (could not finish it)
16. Les enfants d'Alexandrie by Francoise Chandernagor

Audiobooks:

1. Les liaisons dangereuses by pierre Choderlos de Laclos. :D
2. The Stone Gallows by C. David Ingram. :clap: Asolutely fantastic! Read by one of LV's most thanked readers, and really gripping.
3. Sentimental Exorcisms by David Derry :D
4. The Jook by Gary Philips :D
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. :|
6. Treasure Island :D
7. The Land at the End of the Working Day by Peter Crowther :D
8. The lady from nowhere by Fergus Hume :D
9. High Season by Jon Loomis :)
10. Witness to myself by Seimour Shubin
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Post by Piotrek81 » March 4th, 2012, 11:40 am

On the last Friday I borrowed "11/22/63" by Stephen King, an interesting variation on the subject of time travel.
Earlier I started reading a crime novel by Leena Lehtolainen, but after reading 100 pages or so I made a pause to read the King's book.
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Post by Cori » March 19th, 2012, 3:23 pm

I've just finished listening to Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins. Really, if you haven't, please do consider it. It's not your run-of-the-mill romance, just a great character-driven story set during the Great War in London and detailing the hideousness of boarding-house life along with a lot of great fun in getting our heroine out of it. Narrated by Anna Simon. :)

I've just added it to Goodreads, so if you've already listened to it, you can now tag it in your collection. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13553314-patricia-brent-spinster though I'm not sure I did this right. :? If any GR librarians want to combine this back into the other editions available (and update their darned titles so they're punctuated correctly) that'd be awesome.
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Post by jollyrogered » March 20th, 2012, 6:29 am

Oooo Cori, that looks like the light hearted break I needed between my others books! Thanks!
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Post by neckertb » June 10th, 2012, 11:21 am

Books

1. Incident de personne by Eric Pessan :|
2. Le jour ne se lève pas pour nous by Robert Merle :) Really well written as usual, but not his best or most exciting story. Still, if you like submarines...
3. Sentimental Exorcisms by David Derry :D Nice short stories, dark humor, lovely!
4. Total Khéops by Jean-Claude Izzo. :( The main character is way too complex, and it does not bring anything to the story. Hard to relate to.
5. Tripwire by Lee Child. :|
6. Le Club des Incorrigibles Optimistes by Jean-Claude Guenassia :clap: :clap:
7. Les Mystères de Paris tome 1 by Eugène Sue, finally finished as solo :D
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams :)
9. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams :)
10. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams :)
11. Une saison blanche et sèche by André P. Brink (A Dry White Season) :D about the Apartheid and how a white man suddenly realizes the craziness of the system
12. Un oiseau blanc dans le blizzard (White Bird in a blizzard) by Laura Kasischke :D Unusual mystery.
13. Manden der ikke var morder by Hjorth and Michael :)
14. Alting har sin pris by Hammer and Lotte :D
15. Cochon d'allemand by Knud Romer :( (could not finish it)
16. Les enfants d'Alexandrie by Francoise Chandernagor :( (could not finish it)
17. La Petite Bijou de Patrick Modiano :)
18. Du domaine des murmures by Carole Martinez :clap: :clap:
19. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (in progress)

Audiobooks:

1. Les liaisons dangereuses by pierre Choderlos de Laclos. :D
2. The Stone Gallows by C. David Ingram. :clap: Asolutely fantastic! Read by one of LV's most thanked readers, and really gripping.
3. Sentimental Exorcisms by David Derry :D
4. The Jook by Gary Philips :D
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. :|
6. Treasure Island :D
7. The Land at the End of the Working Day by Peter Crowther :D
8. The lady from nowhere by Fergus Hume :D
9. High Season by Jon Loomis :)
10. Witness to myself by Seimour Shubin :D
11. Who By Fire, Who By Blood by Jonathan Papernick :D
12. Last Dragon by J.M. McDermott :D
13. The Painted Messiah by Craig Smith :D (nice spy story)
14. People Live Still in Cashtown Corners by Tony Burgess :D :( :shock: Creepy but hard to put down
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Post by jollyrogered » June 12th, 2012, 7:52 am

Librivox:
1. The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker- I was disappointed. I love Dracula so much, and this just didn’t amount to much.
2. Star Born by Andre Norton- great pulp sci-fi
3. The Man from Snowy River b Banjo Paterson. I don’t remember who mentioned this on the forums, but THANK YOU. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his works. They are so wonderful. I’m reading through all his works now. :clap:
4. City At Worlds End by Edmond Hamilton.
5. Null ABC by H. Beam Piper- a standard pulp-politico scifi of Piper’s. Little Fuzzy is still my favorite though.
6. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll- I hadn’t read this before. It was a fun read for sure.
7. Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim- Von Arnim is my favorite new author of this year (well new to me, obviously). I thought that this was such a great work; it was good for my soul. :clap:
8. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins- I appreciated the level of horror in this. I think this is my second favorite Wilkie Collins novel ever. :D
9. Middlemarch by George Eliot- I alternated between reading and listening to this one depending on where I was. I cannot believe that after 800 pages I wasn’t ready for it to be over
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson- this story was not hardly as flushed out as I thought it would be. RLS seemed to just present the outline for what would be morphed into a complicated story f horror after several generations
11. Police Operation by H. Beam Piper
12. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
13. The Sinking of the Titanic by Logan Marshall- was definitely more information than I ever knew about the Titanic
14. The Stars, My Brothers by Edmond Hamilton- some truly excellent and haunting ideas.
15. A House to Let by Charles Dickens and Company
16. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell- I really love Gaskell, I love her power over her characters.
17. Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert George Jenkins- I really enjoyed this, it was another book I saw being recommended on Librivox. ((EDIT: Actually it was Cori, on this thread. Thats why this thread is awesome!))
18. Four Feathers by AEW Mason- an EXCELLENT work, much better as a whole than any of the movies/tv series
19. Tess D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy- honestly I don’t know why they have yo read this sort of thing in High School, it just makes you think you hate it, but then you read it later in life and realize that while it’s a tragedy it’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. :clap:
20. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte- booo, I could hardly finish it. I wanted to set the heath on fire.
21. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte- hands down my favorite Bronte :D
22. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett- a favorite movie of mine as a child, and an equally pleasurable book
23. Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson- wow. Just wow.
24. Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Kroptokin- I had never heard of this man, I am sooo happy that I PL’d this work. I learned so much, it was truly fascinating.
25. Indiscretions of Archie by PG Wodehouse- again I would have known nothing of Wodehouse if it weren’t for Librivox. My life would have been so incomplete.
26. A Voyage Round the World on the HMS Pandora by George Hamilton- I’m obsessed with the mutiny on the Bounty. The Pandora was sent out in search of the mutineers and met with its own adventures.
27. A Damsel in Distress by PG Wodehouse- hands down my favorite non-Wooster Wodehouse, perfect rainy day book. :clap:
28. Dracula by Bram Stoker- I tried and read this every two years for Halloween, it still gives me chills! :twisted:

Read:
29. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle- I’m trying to revisit some of the favorites from my childhood. I still loved this work, it’s so full of hope.
30. The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle- There were times during this work that I felt completely lost, like, it was almost too whimsical for me, but it was still beautiful
31. Beyond the Shadows (Book 3 of the Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks- magic ninja assassins. Cant as for more. :D
32. Saltbush Bill, J.P and Other Verses, by Banjo Paterson :D
33. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson- this book had me laughing so hard that I actually threw up. I know that sounds gross, but I was suffocating. There were times I was laughing and crying uncontrollably and my husband was seriously concerned. :clap: :clap:
34. The Princess Bride by William Goldman- Loved it. :clap:
35. Forever War by Joe Haldeman- I am apparently the only sci-fi lover that did not care for this book
36. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim- this was the book that set off my Von Arnim obsession
37. The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine- I enjoyed this, but I’m not sure I’ll read any following. I’m not obsessed with Steampunk.
38. Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose- Ambrose was a good historian but he doesn’t make it pop from the page for me.
39. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett- I like the discworld series, I just prefer them out of order. I think his later works are better.
40. While you Work by Gerald Dean Rice- a collection of completely nonsensical short stories. Bleah.
41. Storm Front (Dresden Files Book 1) by Jim Butcher- I am totally hooked, however, I do not have the budget to buy the entire series right now
42. The Giver by Lois Lowry
43. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin- I really really love this series.
44. The Hobbit by Tolkien- reading in honor of the moving coming out. I forgot how wimpy the dwarves are sometimes!

Currently reading:
45. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – I cannot stop reading this book :clap:
46. Inkheart by Carolina Funke- I love YA novels as book vacations
47. No Name by Wilkie Collins (Librivox)
48. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Librivox)
49. In Memoriam by Tennyson (Librivox)
50. Conan, the collected tales by Robert E. Howard
51. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.
52. Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Librivox)
52. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke :clap:

I usually like what I read, because I'm pretty picky before I start reading something. So I only marked my absolute favorites from this year.
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Post by Cori » June 12th, 2012, 8:06 am

:oops: booklist envy :oops:
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Post by J_N » June 25th, 2012, 6:07 am

My reading list 2012 (the dead-tree variety, if not stated otherwise)

Read (will add when/if I remember something; difficult to recollect :shock:):
  1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire) :D
  2. Mortal Coil by Derek Landy (Book 5 of Skulduggery Pleasant) :D
  3. Online: An Alphabet of History by Wilbur D. Nesbit [recorded some for librivox - read the rest for pleasure] :D
  4. The Killing Kind by John Connolly (Book 3 of Charlie Parker) :)
  5. Screen Burn by Charlie Brooker :)
  6. German: Der frühe Wurm hat einen Vogel by Michael Niavarani :D
  7. German: Vater Morgana: Eine persische Familiengeschichte by Michael Niavarani :|
  8. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by Eliot, T.S. :D
  9. The Time Traveler's Wife by Niffenegger, Audrey :)
  10. The White Road by John Connolly (Book 4 of Charlie Parker) :)
  11. The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss (Lucifer Box 1) :)
  12. German/DPL: Walpurgisnacht by Heinrich Zschokke :)
Currently reading:
  1. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire)
  2. Death Bringer by Derek Landy (Book 6 of Skulduggery Pleasant)
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Book 1 of The Kingkiller Chronicle)
  4. German: Zum Lachen in den Keller by Various
  5. German/Online: Das Gemeindekind by Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach [solo for librivox]
  6. The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss (Lucifer Box 2)
I read a lot of amateur fiction online and I do lots of other things (like working full-time, hiking, swimming, watching movies/TV, etc.) which take time away from reading - therefore, not that many proper books get read in a year... :oops:

My smiley marking system: :D - :) - :| - :(

Link to goodreads reading challenge with most of the books I read in 2012
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Julia - Introverts, unite! Seperately... in your own homes.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. ― Susan Cain

Author death +70 yrs? Legamus!

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