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1st-Feb-2014 01:00 am
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The last time I posted a "Books finished" here it was February 2012.
Yeah, obsessive as I am I will try to enumerate what I've read since then.

Unfortunately these days I read so slowly that what I say is, "I can read 10 books a year as long as 8 of them are YA, and the other two are by J. D. Robb. I think part of the reason that I read more than that is because Spouse & I did several trips, LONG trips, some of them, where I read out loud while he drove.

Between March 2012 and January 2014 (in no order at all):

Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire. (October Daye #6)
The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff (2nd book in the DoubleLetter Gale Girls series)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (I fear this may be the last on in this series.)
Outward Bound by Juanita Coulson (Children of the Stars book 2)
Legacy of Earth by Juanita Coulson (Children of the Stars book 3)
Gilded Latten Bones by Glen Cook (A Garrett, P.I. Novel)
Wicked Bronze Ambition by Glen Cook (A Garrett, P.I. Novel, One I fear may be the last)
The Chick is in the Mail edited by Esther Friesner. I know I read some of this before, maybe all of it. One story included is one I've been LOOKING for in order to read again, but nobody had any idea what I was talking about. It is _Looking for Rhonda Honda_ by Wiliam Sanders.
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.
The Retroactive Time Machine by Ted Reynolds. He takes the story of The Time Machine and tweaks it very little, and presents a completely different, joyous, surprising, world. One I find I like quite a bit more than Wells' world. Maybe because I'm more cynical now? More sophisticated? But moments of "I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE" trade off with chills of "Wow -- I never thought of it THAT way". While I enjoy perusing it with my eyes on the screen, I do so look forward to holding this finally-progressing book in my hands and recommending it to everyone.
Driven to Distraction (Recognizing and coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood).
Blackout by Mira Grant.
New York to Dallas by JDRobb.
Celebrity in Death by JDRobb.
Delusion in Death by JDRobb.
Calculated in Death by JDRobb.
Short Story by Ted Reynolds: Two Passions
Short Story by Ted Reynolds: The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Short Story by Ted Reynolds: Not for Women's eyes
Short book of Poetry by Ted Reynolds: Tangents of Love
The Goblin Master's Grimoire by Jim C. Hines (My only disappointments with this book were finding 3 errors (of the typo/grammar sort) in the introduction, and a few more in the actual stories.)
How I spent the Apocalypse by Selina Rosen. This author never fails to provide a fine romp... but I gave up counting the typo/grammar/Malapropism errors I found. The first was on page 8. The second on page 9.
(And now come the YA sorts of books)
The Book of the Night by Pearl North (the 3rd book in the Libyrinth series)
Silence by Michelle Sagara. Heard her read a chapter or so from it, and loved what I heard. Bought it hardcover. Have bought the sequel hardcover as well.
Basajaun by Rosemary Van Deuren. Author is a friend of my favorite barista, and just happened to appear at PenguiCon just after I learned of it. Enjoyed the book
Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
A Wrinkle in Time (50th anniversary edition) by Madeleine L'Engle
The Hobbit (ebook) by J. R. R. Tolkien. Twice. Following each of the movies.
Sword of Lies by Mike Vasich
(Graphic Novels)
Digger by Ursula Vernon. I'm. In. Love.
Clockwork Game by Jane Irwin. I'd read the portions of this that were put up to the web a while back, so when she did a kickstarter to do the whole thing and do it right, I jumped all over that. An amazing, complex, and beautiful story with artwork to match.
Loki: Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster by Mike Vasich

Still reading:
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner. I started reading it near the start of June, 2011. That's embarrassing. The con where I borrowed it is no longer going on. At least I have my loaner's e-mail...
Unprotected Texts by Jennifer Wright Knust. I learned about this on Fred Pohl's blog, http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/. Read at it in many places. Don't currently know where it is.
Turn Left To Tomorrow by Robin Wayne Bailey
Black Dogs by Ursula Vernon
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire (InCryptid book 1) -- It's gone missing and I'm not done yet!!!
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella (eBook)
So Recently Rent a World by Andrei Codrescu


Sequels I Want to read: Philip Pullman: The Subtle Knife. Own in paperback.
Philip Pullman: The Amber Spyglass Own in paperback.
Touch by Michelle Sagara. Sequel to Silence. Have bought it in Hard Cover.
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