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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 6:34 am 
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Happy New Year Everyone!

As we have survived the apocalypse, it's time for a new Book Club Thread.

Feel free to share what you're reading or listening to throughout the year. You can also add comments on what you liked about the book or not if you like.

Each reads at their own pace, whether this means one book a year, one book a month, two books a week, or a personal goal you're shooting for.

This is a fun way to keep track of your progress and see what you've accomplished at the end of the year. And maybe you'll find out that other people have similar tastes as you do... 8-)


The 2012 Club thread can be found here.

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 6:35 am 
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And here it's me again with my first post in this thread. Last year I have finished 85 books, my detailed post for 2012 can be found here. I have big plans again for this year - more moving... :roll: ...so I guess I won't be able to read just as much. Or maybe I will?

In any case, here is the list for 2013:

Dead tree copies for my own entertainment/edification:
1. Gute Maedchen kommen in den Himmel, boese ueberall hin by Ute Ehrhard.
2. Lange habe ich nicht vom Fliegen getraeumt by Taichi Yamada
3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
4. 36 Ansichten von Japan by Cathy N. Davidson
5. Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
6. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
7. Keine Angst vor Kritik by Barbara Berckhan
8. Mandala der Lueste by Kenji Nakagami
9. Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata
10. Looking for the Lost by Alan Booth
11. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
12. Volcano by Shusaku Endo
13. The Lazarus Child by Robert Mawson
14. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
15. The Innocent by Ian McEwan
16. Idoru by William Gibson
17. Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux
18. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
19. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
20. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
21. Mary, Mary by Julie Parsons
22. English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
23. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
24. Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
25. Die andere Seite des Mondes by Claude Levi-Strauss
26. The Meaning of Life by Bradley Trevor Greive - more pictures than text, but still...
27. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Audiobooks FROM LibriVox for my own entertainment/edification on commutes and during housework:
1. Penguin Island by Anatole France
2. Victory by Lester delRey

Audiobooks FOR LibriVox for my own entertainment/edification and possible that of others:
1. Treatise on Light by Christiaan Huygens
2. An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language by Cuey-na-Guel, DPL'ed for Anna Simon
3. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird
4. Klein Zaches, genannt Zinnober by E.T.A. Hoffmann DPL'ed for Karlsson
5. Psyche by Louis Couperus DPL'ed for Marcel Coenders
6. Iracema the Honey Lips by José de Alencar DPL'ed for Leni
7. The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 6:48 am 

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Okay, I'll jump in! Around the time I graduated from college (2006), I started keeping a list of every book I finished. I stopped keeping up the list in May of last year (after 800+ entries) since I felt like it was actually taking the fun out of reading - but maybe I'm ready to start up again and this would be a fun place to do it.

Books read in 2013:
1. The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
2. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
3. Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane. (My husband got this out of the library. I said to him, did you know I narrated two of the stories in Las Vegas Noir? He had no idea. Sigh.)
4. Albert Nobbs by George Moore. (More of a novella. I saw the movie and was fascinated by it so I wanted to read the original story.)
5. Different Seasons by Stephen King
6. *Year of the King by Antony Sher
7. The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
8. *Life Among the Savages/Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson
9. *Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
10. Machine of Death by various
11. Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
12. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
13. True Grit by Charles Portis
14. Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
15. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
*Reread

Audiobooks listened to:
1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri (dramatic reading)
2. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (read by Elizabeth Klett)
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (read by Ruth Golding)
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (read by Tim Robbins)
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (read by Elizabeth Klett)

Audiobooks narrated:
1. The Next Best Bride by Kelly McClymer
2. The Impetuous Bride by Kelly McClymer
3. The Ex Files by Kelly McClymer (in progress)
4. The Twelfth Night Bride by Kelly McClymer (in progress)

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 7:02 am 
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Calling dibs on my placeholder post. :D I have no aim this year; no goals or benchmarks. I always over- or under-estimate hugely anyway. This is for fun!

Running total: 20

Dead tree books:
The Comfort of Things by Daniel Miller (non-fiction, really warm anthropology study on the stuff owned by householders in an averagely unusual London street.)
Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Endangered Pleasures by Barbara Holland
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski
Creating a Role by Constantin Stanislavski
Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy

eBooks:
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

My audiobooks:
Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (dramatic reading, listen now!)
Tranquility's Grief by Krista D. Ball (listen at Audible!)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (listen now!)
Our Little English Cousin by Blanche McManus (listen now!)
The Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole (all recorded, just needs editing)
Sekrit Solo #1 (all recorded, just needs editing)
Sekrit Solo #2 (mostly recorded, needs finishing and editing)

Other people's audiobooks:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 7:08 am 

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Somehow I almost stopped reading recently even though I started several books and in three cases I'm still not done:

"The Psalm Killer" by Chris Petit; a crime story set in Belfast during The Troubles; very interesting read, as well as educational, since the author appended a glossary of real life organizations, people and events appearing in the book.
"Virtual Light" by William Gibson (in Polish translation); I recently started thinking about reading some stuff by "the father of cyberpunk"; they didn't have "Neuromancer" so I picked this one.
I'm still reading my Legamus project book "Brązownicy"; a kind of non-fiction literary detective story in which the author debunks some myths associated with Poland's most celebrated poet and the people around him.

Plus, there are books I PL, of course :wink:

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 8:37 am 

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2013

Actual Books:
-Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart - The funnies book I've ever read! :D
-Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
-'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Other Plays by John Ford (Oxford edition)
-I Used to Know That (Stuff Your Forgot From School) by Caroline Taggart
-Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)
-Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)

Ebooks:
-Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Audiobooks listened to:
-Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill by Alice B. Emerson- Narrated by Sonali Punja, Coreena and Lynne Thompson
-The Changeling by Middleton and Rowley

Total: 9

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 10:07 am 
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Last year I read and/or listened to 86 books. My goal last year started at 50, but eventually ended up being 70. I think that my goal this year will be 80, though at Goodreads I set it at 70. We shall see how it goes this time around!


E-Books Read on my Kindle



'Real' Books, of the Paper Variety



BC/DPL Projects Finished on LibriVox


My Solos for LibriVox


Audio Books from LibriVox Listened to in the Car or at the Gym

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 10:33 am 

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This year I do not have any huge goals, like reading 100 books in a year, which I have done before :) but I have a few books I want to read Christy, which I am reading now, and there are a few books I started reading and dropped because I had to many going at once, so I want to finish reading 'Gods Smuggler' and 'Hudson Tayler in Early Years the Growth of a Soul' 'A Gardener Looks at the Fruits of the Spirit' and 'The Character of Gods Workman' I also want to do some reading on ships, mostly old sailing ships, and also a little on modern ships. And of corse my loooooong list of novels that I want to read or listen to that is so long it would be useless to list it :lol:

Books read or listened to: 81

~ Books listened to LV ~

(dozens of short story's from about 1 hr to 5 min)
- The House by the Lock Alice Muriel Williamson
- Red Arrows in the Night A. Daniel Lord
- The Mysterious Island (a favorite)
- The Mayors Wife by Anna Katherine Green
- The Circular Study by Anna Katherine Green
- The Bronze Hand by Anna Katherine Green
- The Water Ghost and Others by John Kendrick Bangs
- Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Master of Mysteries by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
- Pearl Maiden by Rider H. Haggard
- Lysbeth, A Tale of the Dutch by Rider H. Haggard
- House of A Thousand Candles by Meredeth Nicholson
- The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
- The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
- The Amethyst Box by Anna Katherine Green
- The Shrieking Pit by Arthur Rees  
- From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
- The Three Muskateers by Alexander Dumas
- Twenty Years Later by Alexander Dumas
- Ten Years Later by Alexander Dumas
- The Uttermost Farthing by R. austin Freeman
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
- Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

~ Books listened to not LV ~

BBC radio
- A Small Town murder
- The Last of the Bow Stree Runners
- A Cuckoo in the Nest
- Out on the Drag
- Poirot
- Jane Eyre
- The Coin of Dionysius
- The Kinights Cross Signal Problem
- The Tragedy at Briikbend Cottage
- The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor
- A Game played in the Dark
- The Crooked House
- Little Dorrit
Dramatized audiobooks
- The Wanderer
- The Unexpected Return
- The Captive
- The Boy of Mount Rhigi
- Buried in the Snow
- The Robbers Cave
- Charlie's Choice
- Heinds Feet on High Places

~ Books read ~

- A Tippy Conoe and Canada too by Sam Campbell
- On Wings of Cheer by Sam Campbell
- Fritz to the Front
- The Seven Seccrets of Somewhere Lake by Sam Campbell
- Christy by Catherine Marshall
- Loony Coon by Sam Campbell
- A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood 
- Fiddlesticks and Freckles by Sam Campbell
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare
- Beloved Rascals by Sam Campbell
- Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
- Sweet sue by Sam Campbell

~ DPL projects finished ~

- The Spiritual Life by Andrew Murray
- Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
- Buttercup Gold and other story's by various authors
- Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
- Links in Rebecca's Life by Pansy
- The Inner Life and the Inner Chamber by Andrew Murray
- The Three Imposters by Arthur Machen
- Queechy by Susan Warner
- A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
- Cutlass and Cudgel by George Manville Fenn
- The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton-Porter
- Bobs a Girl Detective by Grace May North
- The Christians Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
- Quintus Oaks by Charles Ross Jackson
- Abominations of Modern Society
- Waiting on God by Andrew Murray
- Anne if Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- The Seven Sleuths' Club by Carol Norton
- A Fair Mystery
- Working for God by Andrew Murray
- The Ladies Book of Etiquette, and Manuel of Politeness by Florence Hartley
- Elsie's Motherhood by Martha Finley
- Holy in Christ by Andrew Murray
- Buff: A Collie and Other Dog-Stories by Albert Payson Terhune
- Old Wells Dug Out by Thomas Talmage

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Post Posted:: January 7th, 2013, 1:02 pm 

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Last year I read and listened to 132 books. Of those 26 were commercial/non LV audiobooks, 75 LV recordings and 31 actual books. (not including the vast number of comic books and all the job related stuff I had to read).

In progress:

Prinz Kaspian von Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin



Finished books (including non LV audiobooks):

1. The Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling (audiobook)
2. Tränenmond by Ouarda Saillo
3. Hilfe die Herdmanns kommen by Barbara Robinson
4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
5. Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud (audiobook)
6. The Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (audiobook)
7. The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donell
8. Mich hat keiner gefragt by Ayse
9. Der Schleier der Angst by Samia Shariff
10. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
11. Hardliner by Django Asül (audiobook)
12. The Last Child by John Hart
13. Bleib bei uns, Gulla! by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
14. Gulla hält ihr Wort by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
15. Gulla auf dem Herrenhof by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
16. Gulla benimm dich by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
17. Schwere Zeit für Gulla by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
18. Gulla am Ziel by Martha Sandwall-Bergström
19. Gefangen in Deutschland by Katja Schmidt
20. Aladdin und die Wunderlampe von Ludwig Fulda
21. So weit die Füsse tragen by Josef Martin Bauer
22. Miranda- Das Geheimnis der Perlenkette by Kerstin Sundh
23. Miranda - Ein ganz besonderes Geschenk by Kerstin Sundh
24. Miranda - Das wundersame Bild by Kerstin Sundh
25. Miranda - Ersehnte Briefe by Kerstin Sundh
26. Miranda - Wiedersehen am Meer by Kersin Sundh
27. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying by Barbara Park (audiobook)
28. Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park (audiobook)
29. Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy by Barbara Park (audiobook)
30. Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl by Barbara Park (audiobook)
31. Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day by Barbara Park (audiobook)
32. Homeland - The Dark Elf Triology by R. A Salvatore (audiobook)
33. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy by Barbara Park (audiobook)
34. By the Great Hornspoon by Sid Fleischman (audiobook)
35. Der Junge der Träume schenkte by Lucca di Fulvio
36. The best Halloween ever by Barbara Robinson
37. Nacht über Wassern by Ken Follett
38. Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch by Barbara Park (audiobook)
39. Junie B., First Grader (at last!) by Barbara Park (audiobook)
40. Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park (audiobook)
41. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (audiobook)
42. Saphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (audiobook)
43. Darkness by Douglas Preston, Lincolm Child (audiobook)
44. Old Before my time by Hayley Okines
45. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
46. Riptide by Douglas Preston, Lincolm Child (audiobook)
47. Mount Dragon by Douglas Preson, Lincolm Child (audiobook)
48. Thunderhead by Douglad Preson, Lincolm Child (audiobook)
49. Smaragdgrün by Kerstin Gier
50. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
51. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
52. Iceship by Douglad Preson, Lincolm Child (audiobook)
53. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
54. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
55. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (audiobook)
56. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
57. The Ugly Sister by Jane Fallon
58. Sommer des Schweigens by Anna Maria Scarfo
59. Disgrace by Jussi Adler Olsen
60. Der Weihnachtsabend by Charles Dickens
61. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
62. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (audiobook)

LV recordings (mostly recordings I PLed):
1. Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 017
2. Vassar Studies by Julia Augusta Schwartz
3. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
4. The Rose Child by Johanna Spyri
5. Sarrasine von Honoré de Balzac
6. Herrn Arnes Schatz von Selma Lagerlöf
7. Polish Fairy Tales by A. J. Glinski
8. Aladdin und die Wunderlampe von Ludwig Fulda
9. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
10. Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay
11. The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
12. Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie
13. Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 018
14. Aunt Jane's Nieces On The Ranch by L. Frank Baum
15. Adventskalender 2013 von Various
16. Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
17. Das Gemeindekind von Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach
18. Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 Edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie
19. Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott
20. Little Sister Snow by Frances Little
21. Just William by Richmal Crompton
22. Ferien vom Ich von Paul Keller
23. Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, by Lewis Carroll
24. Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 019
25. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
26. The Fairy Book by Dinah Maria Mulock
27. Kitty Alone by Sabine Baring-Gould
28. The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle
29. From a SWEDISH Homestead by Selma Lagerloef
30. Ausgewählte Novellen von Guy de Maupassant
31. Märchen von Oscar Wilde
32. Thoughts are Things by Prentice Mulford
33. The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation by Annie Fellows Johnston
34. Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross by L. Frank Baum
35. The Treasure Chest of My Bookhouse edited by Olive Beaupre Miller .
36. Myths Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie
37. Simultan Krippenspiel (Concert bruitiste) by Hugo Ball
38. Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812/15) Teil 3 von den Brüdern Grimm.
39. Slovenly Betsy by Heinrich Hoffmann
40. Veronica by Johanna Spyri
41. Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2013, 8:26 am 

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I'm lucky in that I get to keep a web-based book journal for work.

So far this year:

Librivox

The Prince and Betty by P. G. Wodehouse. My first Mills and Boon: good but probably better if your don't know Psmith, Journalist, which this version has taken big chunks of for reuse. Not as funny as his other stuff, which is the main appeal factor for me in Wodehouse.
The Makers of History : Richard II by Jacob Abbott. Again, good. I like the history of lesser kings, though, because I write fantasy stuff myself and I look for ideas to steal. I prefer The Winter King (about a different king, as below) but still worth a list if you like English royal history
The History of London by Walter Besant : It's a good history, but it's sold through an excellent read.

Audiobooks from others

The Winter King by Thomas Penn. This is about the reign of Nenry VII and the sudden rise to heir by Prince Henry, when his brother Arthur unexpectedly dies. Really interesting if you are inot royal histoies, and well read. Strays a bit into the colloquial.

Physical books

The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross. Cthulhu Mythos, MI6 and a guy who can do magic on a computer or mobile phone. This one's a Fleming pastiche which doesn't quite work if you think back over the sequence of events. The twist is a bit dated, and the complaints about PowerPoint are now so widespread as to be no longer funny. Still, it hasa certain style and pace to it that has me knuckling down to read the whole series.

(Also, various children's books. That Sandra Boynton's genius. In other questions: Where is the green sheep; why is the hippo on the roof with cake; and how did this person write Alice in Wonderland into twenty words with illustrations. Why is Sam-I-am so insistent? Is he a sales rep on commission or something?)

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Post Posted:: May 8th, 2013, 5:14 am 

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This thread was getting a little buried so I went ahead and made it a sticky. That way we can update our posts more easily and maybe get some more people to participate. :)

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Post Posted:: May 8th, 2013, 5:54 am 
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I have never kept tabs before, but I will try to do so this year. I certainly don't have a target to aim at.

Books read:
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
A Sentimental Traitor by Michael Dobbs (a Harry Jones thriller)
Homunculus by James P. Blaylock (Don't bother)
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Miss Pim's Camouflage by Dorothy Stanley
The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Sherlock Holmes novel)
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (should really have read this before The Inexplicables)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
The Scar by China Miéville. Wonderful, just as good as Perdido Street Station.
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson, described by the NYT as "A challenge to an icon-obsessed culture that increasingly is interposing a graphical computer interface between people and the physical world." The man is a seer: this was written in 1999. Everyone should read it.
All Souls' Rising by Madison Smartt Bell - struggling with this. I am finding it hard to handle all the graphic violence.
ETA I'm afraid I gave up at half-way. The vile and horrible violence was too much for me.
Last Call by Tim Powers - weird but very good.
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell - full of killing and other unspeakable things, but so implausible that it makes a highly entertaining read.

Currently reading:
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

LibriVox recordings completed:
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain by Charles Dickens
Cleek of Scotland Yard by Thomas Hanshew
The Westminster Alice by Saki
My Enemy the Motor: A Tale in Eight Honks and One Crash by Julian Street (for the 8th Anniversary collection)
Aristopia by Castello Holford
Stories and carols for the Christmas collections
Articles for Non-fiction collection

Currently recording:
Lavengro by George Borrow
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle (for Legamus)
Utopia by Sir Thomas More (with William Morris foreword)

Next up:
Miss Pim's Camouflage by Dorothy Stanley
Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde

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Did you enjoy the China Miéville books, Ruth? I read The City and the City last year and I couldn't put it down even though it's not my usual type of thing at all.

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Very much. It is a wonderfully imagined world with highly-coloured and unusual characters. I'm not a fan of run-of-the-mill fantasy, but this is right up there in my estimation with Stephenson's Anathem, which I wanted never to end. I am looking forward to King Rat, when I can prise it from my son's grasp.

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Post Posted:: May 8th, 2013, 11:07 am 

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Ooh, me too!

Books what are made of trees: running total: 21
Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts
The Paradise Snare (Han Solo #1) by A. C. Crispin
Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
*The Princess Bride (Good parts version, edited) by William Goldman
*Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Elemental Magic by Mervedes Lackey
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
*The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
*Dragon Wing (Death Gate Cycle #1) by Margaret Weis
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
My Nerdy Valentine by Vicki Lewis Thompson
What She Wants by Sheila Roberts
The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm


Books what are digital: running total: 3
Gone With the Nerds by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Talk Nerdy to Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson


BC/DPL Projects Finished on LibriVox: running total: 5
The Tale of Henrietta Hen by Arthur Scott Bailey
Peasant Tales of Russia by V. I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
Russian Fairy Tales by William Ralston Shedden Ralston
The Adventures of Grandfather Frog by Thornton W. Burgess
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Solos read for LibriVox: running total: 1
The Ice-Maiden and Other Tales by Hans Christian Anderson


Audio Books from LibriVox Listened to: running total: 1
*Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Audible audiobooks listened to: running total: 3
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff


*rereads
Total : 34 (Goal 100)

Currently reading/listening to
Dune by Frank Herbert (Audible audiobook)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (paper)
Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (LV DPL)
The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke (LV DPL)
*Elven Star (Death Gate Cycle#2) by Margaret Weis (paper)
Half-Past Bedtime by H.H Bashford (LV DPL)
Davy and The Goblin by Charles E. Carryl (LV DPL)
Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson (LV solo)
Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner (ebook)
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (paper)
A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber (Audible audiobook)
Zauberlinda the Wise Witch by Eva Katharine Gibson (LV DPL)
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (LV BC)
Creatures of the Abyss by Murray Leinster (LV DPL)
Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg (LV BC)

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~Elley

I've had a death in the family and won't be around Librivox much for the next while. I'll be back ... when I'm back. I appreciate your patience in the meanwhile. :)


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