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LCaulkins
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Post by LCaulkins » January 7th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Well, this looks fun - gotta love the yearly challenge recap at Goodreads to make it easy to look through what I read all year! These are from personal reading, not recording/PL work.

2019 can be summed up as: Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo

If you looked under my couch you would see: The Fish That Climbed a Tree, by Kevin Ansbro

At a party you’d find me with: The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton

I currently live in: The Wood Beyond the World, by William Morris

At the end of a long day I need: The Book Charmer, by Karen Hawkins

The weather at the moment is: The Winter Soldier, by Daniel Mason

My fantasy job is to be one of the: The Rebel Mages, by Laurie Forest

To fight zombies, I'd arm myself with: Superman, by Geoff Johns

The best advice I can give is: Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris

A happy day includes: Old Haunts, by E. J. Copperman

On my bucket list is going: To Scotland, with Love, by Karen Hawkins

If I was competing in the 2020 Japan Olympics/Paralympics, my chosen sport would be: The Arrow of God, by Chinua Acheba
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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DACSoft
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Post by DACSoft » January 7th, 2020, 2:27 pm

My year:

2019 can be summed up as: Sink or Swim, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
If you looked under my couch you would see: Beyond the Black Waters, by A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England)
At a party you’d find me (with/in etc.): The Disagreeable Woman, by Julian Starr

I currently live in: Finkler's Field, by Ralph Henry Barbour
At the end of a long day I need: A Maid in Arcady, by Ralph Henry Barbour
The weather at the moment is: On the Edge of the Arctic, by Ashton Lamar

My fantasy job is (to be): Falling in with Fortune, by Horatio Alger, Jr. & Arthur M. Winfield
To fight zombies, I'd arm myself with: Snow-shoes and Sledges, by Kirk Munroe
The best advice I can give is: Frank and Fearless, by Horatio Alger, Jr.

A happy day includes: Team-Mates, by Ralph Henry Barbour
On my bucket list is/are: A Debt of Honor, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
If I was competing in the 2020 Japan Olympics/Paralympics, my chosen sport would be: On the Plains with Custer, by Edwin L. Sabin
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Left to Themselves
Next up:
Baseball Joe on the Giants; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe in the World Series

RiDi
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Post by RiDi » November 20th, 2020, 3:30 pm

My reading list for 2020 - so far:

Audio books
Mozart by Martin Geck
Wie Frau Krause die DDR erfand by Kathrin Aehnlich
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
Roughing it by Mark Twain (LV)
Alle Rundfunkfolgen des Pumuckl von 1961 by Ellis Kaut, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Books read
Middlemarch by George Eliot, Part 1, 2 and 3 (engl)
The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
Maria Theresia: Die Kaiserin in ihrer Zeit, by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (parts of it, at least)
Umkämpfte Zone by Ines Geipel
À la recherche du temps perdue, Du coté de chez Swann, Nom de pays: le pays, by Marcel Proust
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Poldark, Ross Poldark, by Winston Graham
Drive your plow over the bones of the dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Die Jakobsbücher by Olga Tokarczuk
Der Stellvertreter by Rolf Hochhuth
Die drei Leben der Hanna Arendt by Ken Krimstein
Jahrestage Bd. 1 by Uwe Johnson
Autumn by Ali Smith
Mein Hundewissen by Günter Bloch
The Faraway Horses by Buck Brannaman
Der Gott der letzten Tage by Sibylle Knauss
Murmeljagd by Ulrich Becher, this was my personal favourite this year :!:
Follower by Eugen Ruge


My list for 2021

Middlemarch vol. 4 by George Eliot (engl.)
Der lange Abschied vom Pferd by Ulrich Raulff
Poldark, Demelza, by Winston Graham
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
Justizpalast by Petra Morsbach
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard
Jahrestage Bd. 2 by Uwe Johnson
Spring by Ali Smith
Summer by Ali Smith
Winter by Ali Smith
The conquest of Nature by David Blackburn
Politische Philosophie der Tierrechte by Bernd Ladwig
Why the Germans do it better by John Kampfner
À la recherche du temps perdue, À l'ombre de jeunes filles en fleur, Autour de Mme. Swann, by Marcel Proust
How the Scots invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman
Ricarda

Ingenious, really, how many ways muggles have found of getting along without magic. (Arthur Weasley)

My reading list

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