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Jul. 18th, 2017 07:57 pm
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9. Asimov's Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
10. China Mieville Perdido Street Station
11. Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Jul. 3rd, 2017 07:00 am
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7.  Peter Ackroyd The Life of Thomas More
8.  Terry Pratchett Small Gods (re-read)

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May. 29th, 2017 07:38 pm
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Well, I swear I posted about books I'd read earlier this year, but there aren't any posts.  Now I don't stand a chance of remembering everything.  So in no particular order:

1.  Kerstin Ekman The Forest of Hours
2.  Asimov's Mar/Apr 2017
3.  Asimov's May/Jun 2017
4.  Asimov's Jan/Feb 2017
5.  Eva A. Speare ed, New Hampshire Fold Tales
6.  Robert Hoskins ed, "The Stars Around Us"

I swear I've read more, but then again the Ekman was a slog and I haven't really had any time to read.

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Dec. 21st, 2016 11:12 am
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32.  F. Scott Fitzgerald Flappers and Philosophers

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Dec. 18th, 2016 04:58 pm
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30. Asimov's Science Fiction December 2016
31. Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book

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Dec. 18th, 2016 04:56 pm
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28.The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces
29. David McCaulay Motel of the Mysteries

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Nov. 12th, 2016 03:16 pm
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 27.  Asimov's Science Fiction Oct/Nov 2016

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Sep. 4th, 2016 07:05 pm
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22. Isaac Asimov <i>The End of Eternity</i>
23. Asimov's Science Fiction August 2016
24. Robert B. Parker <i>Hush Money</i>
25. Asimov's Science Fiction September 2016
26. Madeleine L'Engle <i>The Time Quartet: A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind In The Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters</i>

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Jul. 9th, 2016 05:52 pm
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 21. Susanna Clark Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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Jul. 5th, 2016 09:15 pm
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In no particular order because I can't remember the order:

6. Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit
7. Henry D. Thoreau Cape Code
8. Asimov's Science Fiction March 2016
9. Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2016
10. Asimov's Science Fiction June 2016
11. Asimov's Science Fiction July 2016
12. Constance Noyes Robertson Oneida Community The Breakup, 1876-1881
13. Ray Bradbury Green Shadows, White Whale
14. Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown
15. Christopher Moore Secondhand Souls
16. Rudyard Kipling The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories
17. Jack London Call of the Wild
18. Mark Twain Christian Science
19. Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers
20. Herman Melville Moby Dick

I think that may be all of them, or I could have forgotten some.

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Jan. 24th, 2016 06:33 pm
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Off to a busy start in the reading department this year.

1. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Frankenstein
2. A.P. Chekhov The Chorus Girl and Other Stories
3. Asimov's January 2016
4. Asimov's February 2016
5. Erica L. Bartlett Winning the Losing Battle

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Dec. 27th, 2015 09:05 pm
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33. P. G. Wodehouse Jill The Reckless
34. Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, re-read
35. G. K. Chesterton Eugenics and Other Evils
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30. Asimov's December 2015
31. Samuel R. Delany "Distant Stars" (can't remember if I've ever read this one before or not, but if so it's been many moons)
32. Jonathan Swift "A Modest Proposal" (re-read from ages ago)

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Oct. 10th, 2015 07:54 pm
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27. Asimov's October/November 2015
28. Richard Adamns Watership Down Had never read it before and actually really enjoyed it.
29. Ernest Cline Ready Player One Not very well written, but will fill any 80's nostalgia deficiency you're feeling. Billed as a dystopian novel, too many people live happily ever after. Some major plot holes.

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Aug. 21st, 2015 06:26 pm
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24. Asimov's September 2015 (the You Can't Always Get What You Want edition)
25. Ben Bova The Story Of Light
26. Mark Twain A Double Barrelled Detective Story

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Jul. 21st, 2015 08:35 pm
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22. Mark Twain A Dog's Tale AHHH, do not read! I read this because I wanted something short and light. It is short.
23. P.G. Wodehouse The Girl On The Boat

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Jul. 19th, 2015 01:22 pm
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19. Terry Pratchett Raising Steam This wasn't up to Terry standards. I felt some of the characters wandered quite far from their character and the writing wasn't there. I agree with Rhianna's decision and feel that the best way to honor her father's work is to re-read the prime stuff.
20. Iain Sproat Wodehouse at War Interesting and quiet readable for something that is basically a history book of a very tiny slice of history. Sad that it happened at all.
21. Marilyn Duckworth Pulling Faces Got this through a "random giving". Tries too hard to be art. Written in '87 as near future (1999). At first it was only fun to make fun of the writing, then in the middle I was just waiting to see if anything happened. At the end it did, but an end that could only be loved by a nihilist.

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Jul. 11th, 2015 06:10 pm
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15. Philip K. Dick & Roger Zelazny Deus Irae (this one was earlier but I forgot to put it on my list)
16. Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2015
17. Asimov's Science Fiction August 2015
18. Philip Pullman The Golden Compass

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Jun. 23rd, 2015 12:10 pm
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In no particular order because I can't remember what order they came in.

5. Asimov's June 2015
6. Asimov's July 2015
7. St. Jude and R.U. Sirius The Real Cyberpunk Fake Book
8. Edward Lear More Nonsense
9. Francis Gross 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
10. Gelett Burgess The Good Directory of Juvenile Offenders
11. Edith B. Ordway The Handbook of Conundrum
12. Louisa May Alcott Hospital Sketches
13. L.H. Bailey The Apple-Tree
14. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The Complete Illustrated Stories of the Brothers Grimm

Still not doing much reading, but I've already hit last year's mark. I want to do some re-reads this year if I ever get around to it, most notably Wodehouse and Pratchett.

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Feb. 28th, 2015 06:11 pm
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3. Asimov's March 2015

I enjoyed this installment of Asimov's. If I were to give it a theme this month it would be old school science fiction. Gregory Normal Bossert's "Twelve And Tag" could have taken place on Samuel R. Delany's "Triton". Suzanne Palmer's "Tuesdays" has a classic sci-fi short story final line kick. Gwendolyn Clare's "Holding The Ghosts" makes good on a creepy, quite believable, scenario.

4. Jasper Fforde "The Eye Of Zoltar"

The Eye was a fun book, but it feels like the story arc is starting to weigh down the books. The humor is kind of squished and the action feels somewhat obligatory. It's almost as is the characters are stand ins, ala Thursday Next when the real characters are on vacation and the reader gets a fill in.

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