Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Year of Reading recap

And so it ends. Thank you ball boys, thank you linesmen. The year of reading is over. 366 days later and 370 books read. Not a bad effort. My spread sheet tells me that the numbers break down like this:

Of the 370 books read:
181 were Ebooks
168 were Paperbacks
21 were Hardcovers

48 were non-fiction
81 were graphic novels
240 were fiction
1 was a picture book

I won't go into too much detail. I know not everyone gets excited by spread sheets and pie charts. To put things in perspective here are some things that were read but didn't count towards the target:

24 professional journals
27 sets of lecture notes
186 academic journal articles
3,235 webcomics

As well as roughly 127 newspapers which don’t really count as I never manage to read them cover to cover, and more emails than I care to remember. At some point in the future I’ll put together a highlights post. Not quite sure what I’m going to do with myself this year. Miss R did mention something about a list of things she wants done … probably wants me to do more than just read it.

December recap

Books read in December:

340. Better bee keeping by Kim Flottum
341. The daylight gate by Jeanette Winterson
342. Cold days by Jim Butcher
343. The wolves of the north by Harry Sidebottom
344. Irenicon by Aidan Harte
345. I am number Four by Pittacus Lore
346. Blood child by Octavia Butler
347. Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan
348. Global Model village by Slinkachu
349. What lies beneath the clock tower by margaret Killjoy
350. A Steampunks guide to sex by Professor calamity, Alan moore, Luna celeste & others
351. The power of Six by Pittacus Lore
352. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
353. Quantum theory cannot hurt you by Marcus Chown
354. The rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
355. The panopticon by Jenni Fagan
356. Catching fire (how cooking made us human) by Richard Wrangham
357. Trans-sister radio by Chris bohjalian
358. By the book - a reader's guide to life by Ramona Koval
359. Myst - The book of Atrus by Rand & Robyn Miller with David Wingrove
360. Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper
361. Himmler's war by Robert Conroy
362. Cain by Jose Saramago
363. Sharps by KJ Parker
364. The book of useless information by Noel Botham
365. Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
366. Queen of sorcery by David Eddings
367. Magician's gambit by David Eddings
368. Castle of wizardry by David Eddings
369. Enchanters' end game by David Eddings
370. The incredible book eating boy by Oliver Jeffers

Novermber recap

Books read in November:

313. The blind side by Michael Lewis
314. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
315. The Big Bang Theory and philosophy by ed Dean A. Kowalski
316. Wolf brother by Michelle Paver
317. Spirit walker by Michelle Paver
318. Soul Eater by Michelle Paver
319. Outcast by Michelle Paver
320. Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver
321. Ghost Hunter by Michelle Paver
322. 1901 by Robert Conroy
323. Resident Evil - Genesis by Keith R. A. DeCandido
324. Resident Evil - Apocalypse by Keith R. A. DeCandido
325. Shadow blizzard by Alexey Pehov
326. God made me do it by Marc Hartzman
327. Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin
328. A rising thunder by David Weber
329. Weird things customers say in bookshops by Jen Campbell
330. In other worlds - SF and the human imagination by Margaret Atwood
331. Man vs life by Rob Pegley
332. Orthodoxy and heterodoxy by Andrew Stephen Damick
333. The Pirates in an adventure with Communists by Gideon Defoe
334. The pillow book of the flower samurai by Barbara Lazar
335. The Pirates in an adventure with scientists by Gideon Defoe
336. The Pirates in an adventure with Moby Dick by Gideon Defoe
337. The Pirates in an adventure with Napoleon by Gideon Defoe
338. The last gospel by David Gibbins
339. Gaysia by Benjamin Law

Saturday, November 3, 2012

October recap

October was a big month. I’ve finished my masters, set up a new library, enjoyed Men of Letters, and I’ve passed the 300 mark. I’ve also finally had my leave approved, so I can start organising all our flights between christmas and new year (3 flights in 7 days, oh the joy). We’ve come up with a tentative date for Zombicide (Nov 30th) but haven’t heard back from everyone involved. On the up side I only have 52 books left to read.

Books read in October:

277. Tattoo by Jeffrey R Butler
278. Silently and very fast by Catherynne M. Valente
279. Cycle of the werewolf by Stephen King
280. The mist by Stephen King
281. The Colorado kid by Stephen King
282. A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess
283. A face in the crowd by Stephen King
284. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
285. The prisoner of Snowflake Falls by John Lekich
286. Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
287. Berserk v24 by Kentaro Miura
288. Berserk v25 by Kentaro Miura
289. The keep by F Paul Wilson
290. The Tomb by F Paul Wilson
291. The touch by F Paul Wilson
292. Reborn by F Paul Wilson
293. Reprisal by F Paul Wilson
294. Night world by F Paul Wilson
295. Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla
296.  Blood before sunrise by Amanda Bonilla
297. The Umbrella conspiracy by S D Perry
298. Caliban Cove by S D Perry
299. City of the dead by S D Perry
300. Underworld by S D Perry
301. There's a bear in there (and he wants Swedish) by Merridy Eastman
302. The Icecreamists by Matt O'Connor
303. Royal mistresses of the house of Hanover-Windsor by Susanna de Vries
304. The mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
305. Nemesis by S D Perry
306. Code Veronica by S D Perry
307. Zero hour by S D Perry
308. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
309. Live and let die by Ian Fleming
310. The queen of frost and darkness by Christine Pope
311. Castle in the air by Diana Wynne Jones
312. House of many ways by Diana Wynne Jones