Reading

No special reason why anybody should care about this, except that it can be interesting to see what other people are reading. And it pleases me to keep track of this online. Books I particularly enjoyed are in boldface (unless they’re rereads); list is in reverse chronological order. Comments welcome!

Currently: Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace, fiction, 1996)

November 2012: An Artificial Night (Seanan McGuire, urban fantasy, 2010), Horns (Joe Hill, horror, 2010)

October 2012: Copyfraud (Jason Mazzone, nonfiction, 2011), Beyond Heaving Bosoms (Candy Tan and Sarah Wendell, nonfiction, 2009), A Mighty Fortress (David Weber, science fiction, 2010), How Firm a Foundation (David Weber, science fiction, 2011), Midst Toil and Tribulation (David Weber, science fiction, 2012), The Coldest War (Ian Tregillis, science fiction, 2012), Enchanted (Alethea Kontos, fantasy, 2012), The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril (Paul Malmont, science fiction, 2007), Rosemary and Rue (Seanan McGuire, urban fantasy, 2009), The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown (Paul Malmont, science fiction, 2011), When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead, science fiction, 2009), We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives (Paul Shaffer, autobiography, 2009), The Cold Commands (Richard K. Morgan, fantasy, 2011), Alpha (Greg Rucka, action, 2012), Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Sara Gran, mystery, 2012), Discount Armageddon (Seanan McGuire, urban fantasy, 2012), Field of Schemes (Neil DeMause and Joanna Cagan, baseball, 1998), Belle Weather (Celia Rivenbark, humour, 2008), Blotto, Twinks, and the Ex-King’s Daughter (Simon Brett, mystery, 2011), A Local Habitation (Seanan McGuire, urban fantasy, 2010)

September 2012: The Way Some People Die (Ross Macdonald, mystery, 1951), Jumper (Steven Gould, science fiction, 1992), In Suspect Terrain (John McPhee, nonfiction, 1983), Some Remarks (Neal Stephenson, nonfiction, 2012), The Rook (Daniel O’Malley, fantasy, 2012), The Book (Tom Tango, Mitchell Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin, baseball, 2008), Have Glove Will Travel (Bill Lee and Dick Lally, baseball, 2005), The Sibyl in Her Grave (Sarah Caudwell, mystery, 2000, reread), Off Armageddon Reef (David Weber, science fiction, 2007), By Heresies Distressed (David Weber, science fiction, 2009), By Schism Rent Asunder (David Weber, science fiction, 2008), The Goodbye Look (Ross Macdonald, mystery, 1969), The Greatest Slump of All Time (David Carkeet, baseball, 1984), Empire State (Adam Christopher, science fiction, 2010), The Apocalypse Codex (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2012)

August 2012: The Harp and the Blade (John Myers Myers, fantasy, 1941), The Underground Man (Ross Macdonald, mystery, 1971, reread), Big Planet (Jack Vance, fantasy, 1957), Maske: Thaery (Jack Vance, fantasy, 1976), Showboat World (Jack Vance, fantasy, 1975), Cheaper by the Dozen (Gilbreth & Carey, nonfiction, 1948), Klondike (Pierre Berton, history, 1958), Dithers and Jitters (Cornelia Otis Skinner, humour, 1937), The Ape in Me (Cornelia Otis Skinner, humour, 1959), A Fraction of the Whole (Steve Toltz, fiction, 2008), Straphanger (Taras Grescoe, nonfiction, 2012), Vintage Mencken (H.L. Mencken, nonfiction, collected 1961)

July 2012: Saints Astray (Jacqueline Carey, science fiction, 2011), The Last Light of the Sun (Guy Gavriel Kay, fantasy, 2010, reread), Petty Treason (Madeline E. Robins, mystery, 2004), Stingaree (E.W. Hornung, adventure, 1905), The Map of Time (Felix Palma, science fiction, 2008/2011), Uncommon Carriers (John McPhee, nonfiction, 2006), Alif the Unseen (G. Willow Wilson, fantasy, 2012) Naked in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1995, reread), Glory in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1995, reread), Immortal in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1996), Rapture in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1996), Ceremony in Death, mystery, 1997), Vengeance in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1997), Holiday in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1998), Conspiracy in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1999), Loyalty in Death (J.D. Robb, mystery, 1999)

June 2012: Set This House in Order (Matt Ruff, fiction, 2003), The Fry Chronicles (Stephen Fry, autobiography, 2010), Poorly Made in China (Paul Midler, nonfiction, 2009), Paragaea (Chris Roberson, fantasy, 2006), Trail of the Spellmans (Lisa Lutz, mystery, 2012), Fever: Little Willie John’s Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul (Susan Whitall, biography, 2011), Brave Dragons (Jim Yardley, basketball, 2012), Schooled (Gordon Korman, fiction, 2007), Kushiel’s Scion (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2006, reread), Kushiel’s Justice (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2007, reread), Kushiel’s Mercy (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2008, reread), Santa Olivia (Jacqueline Carey, science fiction, 2009), Case of the Curious Bride (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1935, reread), Anathem (Neal Stephenson, science fiction, 2008, reread), Reamde (Neal Stephenson, fiction, 2011, reread), The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien, fantasy, 1936, reread), Two Crafty Criminals (Philip Pullman, fiction, 1994,1995), Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson, autobiography, 2012), Fort Freak (George R.R. Martin (ed.), science fiction, 2011, reread), Bachelors Anonymous (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1973, reread), The Stalking-Horse (Rafael Sabatini, adventure, 1933)

May 2012: The Master of Heathcrest Hall (Galen Beckett, fantasy, 2012), The House on Durrow Street (Galen Beckett, fantasy, 2010, reread), Spanish Steps (Tim Moore, travel, 2004), French Revolutions (Tim Moore, travel, 2001), Solar (Ian McEwan, fiction, 2010), Lunatics (Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, fiction, 2012), Bad Monkeys (Matt Ruff, fiction, 2007), Maphead (Ken Jennings, nonfiction, 2011), Naamah’s Kiss (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2009, reread), Naamah’s Curse (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2010, reread), Naamah’s Blessing (Jacqueline Carey, fantasy, 2011), We Are the Ship (Kadir Nelson, baseball, 2008) The Information Diet (Clay A. Johnson, nonfiction, 2012), 419 (Will Ferguson, nonfiction, 2012)

April 2012: The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (Galen Beckett, fantasy, 2008, reread), The Ordinary Princess (M.M. Kaye, fantasy, 1980), Chomp (Carl Hiaasen, fiction, 2012), Fate’s Edge (Ilona Andrews, romance, 2011), The Comedy is Finished (Donald Westlake, fiction, 2012), Wherever I Wind Up (R.A. Dickey, baseball, 2012), Get Real (Donald Westlake, caper, 2009, reread), Consent of the Networked (Rebecca MacKinnon, nonfiction, 2012), You Are Awful (But I Like You) (Tim Moore, travel, 2012), The Provincial Lady in Wartime (E.M. Delafield, humour, 1940), The Leopard (Jo Nesbo, mystery, 2009/2011), Moon over Soho (Ben Aaronovitch, fantasy, 2011), Dark Frontier (Eric Ambler, Ruritanian romance, 1936)

March 2012: Midnight Riot (Ben Aaronovitch, fantasy, 2011), Willpower (Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney, nonfiction, 2011), In Search of Stupidity (Merrill Rick Chapman, nonfiction, 2006), Somebody Killed His Editor (Josh Lanyon, mystery, 2009), The Provincial Lady in America (E.M. Delafield, humour, 1939), The Jinx of Payrock Canyon (Troy Nesbit, mystery, 1954), Graustark (George Barr McCutcheon, Ruritanian romance, 1901), Prince Otto (Robert Louis Stevenson, adventure, 1885), This Is Me, Jack Vance! (Jack Vance, autobiography, 2009), Hot Water (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1913, reread), The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Catherynne Valente, fantasy, 2011), Throne of the Crescent Moon (Saladin Ahmed, fantasy, 2012), Watership Down (Richard Adams, fantasy, 1972, reread), Cotillion (Georgette Heyer, Regency romance, 1953), The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood, science fiction, 1985, reread), The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, fiction, 1911), Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks (Ethan Gilsdorf, nonfiction, 2009), For Her Own Good (Barbara Ehrenreich, nonfiction, 2005), Out of My League (Dirk Hayhurst, baseball, 2012), WWW:Wonder (Robert Sawyer, science fiction, 2011), Envious Casca (Georgette Heyer, mystery, 1941, reread), Children of the Yellow Kid (Robert C. Harvey and Brian Walker, nonfiction, 1999), Annoying (Joe Palca, nonfiction, 2011), God No! (Penn Jillette, nonfiction, 2011), Autobiography (A.A. Milne, nonfiction, 1939)

February 2012: Among Others (Jo Walton, fantasy, 2011), Snuff (Terry Pratchett, fantasy, 2011), The Mirage (Matt Ruff, fantasy, 2012), The Curious Clubhouse (Christine Noble Govan, fiction, 1967, reread), The Seventeenth Street Gang (Emily Cheney Neville, fiction, 1966), Davy (Edgar Pangborn, science fiction, 1964), Cathy’s Ring (Sean Stewart, fantasy, 2009), Cathy’s Key (Sean Stewart, fantasy, 2008), Cathy’s Book (Sean Stewart, fantasy, 2006), A Scholar of Magics (Caroline Stevermer, fantasy, 2004), Year In, Year Out (A.A. Milne, nonfiction, 1952), Tong Lashing (Peter David, fantasy, 2003), Fuzzy Nation (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2011), Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (R.L. LaFevers, fantasy, 2011, reread), Ran Away (Barbara Hambly, mystery, 2011), The Mystery of the Screaming Clock (Robert Arthur, mystery, 1968, reread), The Mystery of the Fiery Eye (Robert Arthur, mystery, 1967, reread), The Mystery of the Silver Spider (Robert Arthur, mystery, 1967, reread), The Mystery of the Dead Man’s Riddle (William Arden, mystery, 1974, reread), The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz, mystery, 2011), Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey, mystery, 1951), A Tale of Time City (Diana Wynne Jones, fantasy, 1987), Drive (Daniel H. Pink, nonfiction, 2009), With Liberty and Justice for Some (Glenn Greenwald, nonfiction, 2011), Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone (Hunter S. Thompson, nonfiction, 2011), The Woad to Wuin (Peter David, fantasy, 2003), Cinderella Ate My Daughter (Peggy Orenstein, nonfiction, 2011), Lightning Rods (Helen Dewitt, fiction, 2011), Raising Freethinkers (Dale McGowan, nonfiction, 2009), Busman’s Honeymoon (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1937, reread), Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1935, reread), Five Red Herrings (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1931, reread), Murder Must Advertise (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1933, reread), The Nine Tailors (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1934, reread), Have His Carcase (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1932, reread), Strong Poison (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1930, reread), Unnatural Death (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1927, reread), The Case of the Missing Marquess (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2006), The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2007), The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2008), The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2009), The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2010)

January 2012: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1928, reread), Clouds of Witness (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1926, reread), Whose Body? (Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery, 1923, reread), The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Nancy Springer, mystery, 2008), The Wage Slave’s Glossary (Joshua Glenn, nonfiction, 2011), Boomerang (Michael Lewis, nonfiction, 2011), Sir Apropos of Nothing (Peter David, fantasy, 2002, reread), Arguably (Christopher Hitchens, nonfiction, 2011), The Real Macaw (Donna Andrews, mystery, 2011), Coronets and Steel (Sherwood Smith, fantasy, 2010), Holidays in Heck (P.J. O’Rourke, nonfiction, 2011), The Sacred Band (David Anthony Durham, fantasy, 2011), Debt of Honor (Tom Clancy, fiction, 1994, reread), Executive Orders (Tom Clancy, fiction, 1996, reread)

Stalled Out: The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow, fiction, 1953)

December 2011: Very Hard Choices (Spider Robinson, science fiction, 2009, reread), On the Oceans of Eternity (S.M. Stirling, fantasy, 2000, reread), Against the Tide of Years (S.M. Stirling, fantasy, 1999, reread), Island in the Sea of Time (S.M. Stirling, fantasy, 1998, reread), The Other Lands (David Anthony Durham, fantasy, 2009), Looking for Calvin and Hobbes (Nevin Martell, nonfiction, 2009), The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin, mystery, 1978), In Other Worlds (Margaret Atwood, nonfiction, 2011), The Guy’s Guide to Feminism (Michael Kaufman, nonfiction, 2011), The Attenbury Emeralds (Jill Paton Walsh, mystery, 2010), 11/22/63 (Stephen King, horror, 2011), Camber of Culdi (Katherine Kurtz, fantasy, 1976, reread), Saint Camber (Katherine Kurtz, fantasy, 1978, reread), Camber the Heretic (Katherine Kurtz, fantasy, 1981, reread)

November 2011: Writing Gordon Lightfoot (Dave Bidini, music, 2011), The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch (Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen, fantasy/nonfiction, 2005), Acacia (David Anthony Durham, fantasy, 2007), Free Ride (Robert Levine, nonfiction, 2011), The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (N.K. Jemison, fantasy, 2010), Talent Is Overrated (Geoffrey Colvin, nonfiction, 2008), Rule 34 (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2011), This Land is Their Land (Barbara Ehrenreich, nonfiction, 2008), The Great Women Superheroes (Trina Robbins, nonfiction, 1996), Context (Cory Doctorow, nonfiction, 2011), Castle Blair (Flora Shaw, fiction, 1878), Great American Hypocrites (Glenn Greenwald, nonfiction, 2008), Flip Flop Fly Ball (Craig Robinson, baseball, 2011), The Tears of the Sun (S.M. Stirling, fantasy, 2011), Canadian Pie (Will Ferguson, nonfiction, 2011), Making Money (Terry Pratchett, fantasy, 2007, reread), Angry Young Spaceman (Jim Munroe, science fiction, 2000, reread), The Marquis of Carabas (Rafael Sabatini, adventure, 1940), The Revisionists (Thomas Mullen, science fiction, 2011), Life Itself (Roger Ebert, memoir, 2011), The Idler’s Glossary (Joshua Glenn, nonfiction, 2008), The Fuller Memorandum (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2010), I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works (Nick Bilton, nonfiction, 2010), The Monkey Wrench Gang (Edward Abbey, fiction, 1975)

October 2011: The Jennifer Morgue (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2006), The Cloud Roads (Martha Wells, fantasy, 2011), A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Lawrence Block, mystery, 2011), Kelly and the Three-Toed Horse (Peter Bowen, western, 2001), I Killed (Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff, humour, 2006), The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas, fiction, 1844 (translated 2006), reread), Bossypants (Tina Fey, humour, 2011), The Cutie (Donald Westlake, mystery, 1960), Ring Around the Bases (Ring Lardner, fiction, compiled 1992), Sixkill (Robert B. Parker, mystery, 2011), Scat (Carl Hiaasen, fiction, 2009), The Extra 2% (Jonah Keri, baseball, 2011), Don’t Vote, It Just Encourages the Bastards (P.J. O’Rourke, nonfiction, 2010), Memory (Donald Westlake, fiction, 2010), I Know a Trick Worth Two of That (Samuel Holt, mystery, 1986), BUtterfield 8 (John O’Hara, fiction, 1935), Hellcats and Honeygirls (Lawrence Block and Donald E. Westlake, fiction, compiled 2010), Captain Freedom (G. Xavier Robillard, superhero, 2009), Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko (Blake Bell, nonfiction, 2008), Soup (Robert Newton Peck, fiction, 1974), Childhood under Siege (Joel Bakan, nonfiction, 2011), Absinthe and Flamethrowers (William Gurstelle, nonfiction, 2009), The Will Eisner Companion (N.C. Christopher Couch, nonfiction, 2004), The Atrocity Archive (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2004)

September 2011: The Supergirls (Mike Madrid, nonfiction, 2009), Ghosts of Manhattan (George Mann, superhero-ish, 2010), Supergods (Grant Morrison, nonfiction, 2011), REAMDE (Neal Stephenson, fiction, 2011), The Rational Optimist (Matt Ridley, nonfiction, 2010),The Destined Queen (Deborah Hale, fantasy, 2005), House of Holes (Nicholson Baker, fiction, 2011), How We Know What Isn’t So (Thomas Gilovich, nonfiction, 1991), Bitter Seeds (Ian Tregillis, horror, 2010), Dull Boy (Sarah Cross, superhero, 2009), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline, science fiction, 2011), Black and White (Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge, superhero, 2009), Playing for Keeps (Mur Lafferty, superhero, 2008), Lisey’s Story (Stephen King, horror, 2006), Sand Dune Pony (Troy Nesbit, mystery, 1952), Science Fair Season (Judy Dutton, nonfiction, 2011)

August 2011: Drink the Tea (Thomas Kaufman, mystery, 2010), The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam (Chris Ewan, mystery, 2007), Cryoburn (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 2010), Diplomatic Immunity (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 2002), Blockade Billy (Stephen King, horror, 2010), Purple and Black (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2009), Blue and Gold (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2010), The Proof House (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2000), The Belly of the Bow (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 1999), Sunshine (Robin McKinley, horror, 2003), The Bloodhounds of Broadway and Other Stories (Damon Runyon, fiction, collected 1981), Barrayar (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1991), Shards of Honor (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1986), Flashman on the March (George Macdonald Fraser, fiction, 2005, reread), Colours in the Steel (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 1998), A Civil Campaign (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1999)

July 2011: The Master Switch (Tim Wu, nonfiction, 2010), Halting State (Charles Stross, science fiction, 2007), Komarr (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1998), Trouble in Triplicate (Rex Stout, mystery, 1949, reread), Before Midnight (Rex Stout, mystery, 1942, reread), The Second Confession (Rex Stout, mystery, 1949, reread), Where There’s a Will (Rex Stout, mystery, 1940, reread), Too Many Women (Rex Stout, mystery, 1947, reread), Over My Dead Body (Rex Stout, mystery, 1939, reread), Too Many Clients (Rex Stout, mystery, 1960, reread), The Red Box (Rex Stout, mystery, 1946, reread), Other People’s Heroes (Blake M. Petit, superhero, 2002, reread), Romance in the Roaring Forties and Other Stories (Damon Runyon, fiction, compiled 1986), Mascot to the Rescue (Peter David, superhero, 2008), Memory (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1996), Popular Crime (Bill James, nonfiction, 2011, reread), Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak (George R.R. Martin (ed.), superhero, 2011), A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 2011), Doctor Sally (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1934, reread), A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 2005, reread), Falling Glass (Adrian McKinty, mystery, 2011), Blood Maidens (Barbara Hambly, horror, 2010), The Shirt on his Back (Barbara Hambly, mystery, 2011), Dead and Buried (Barbara Hambly, mystery, 2010), A Midsummer Tempest (Poul Anderson, fantasy, 1974), The Case of the Calendar Girl (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1964, reread), The Case of the Deadly Toy (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1964), The Case of the Mischievous Doll (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1968), The Case of the Amorous Aunt (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1969), The Information (James Gleick, nonfiction, 2011), A Billion Wicked Thoughts (Ogi Ogas & Sai Gaddam, nonfiction, 2011)

June 2011: The Case of the Gilded Lily (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1962), The Case of the Daring Decoy (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1963), The Case of the Fiery Fingers (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1957, reread), The Case of the Lucky Loser (Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery, 1962), In the Plex (Steven Levy, nonfiction, 2011), I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Susan Kandel, mystery, 2004), The Gray Prince (Jack Vance, science fiction, 1974), Azincourt (Bernard Cornwell, historical fiction, 2008), O Pioneers! (Willa Cather, fiction, 1913), After the Golden Age (Carrie Vaughn, superhero, 2011), Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Gever Tulley, nonfiction, 2009), The Windup Girl (Paolo Bacigalupi, science fiction, 2009), Quest for the Future (A.E. Van Vogt, science fiction, 1970), Popular Crime (Bill James, nonfiction, 2011), The Wise Man’s Fear (Patrick Rothfuss, fantasy, 2011), The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss, fantasy, 2007, reread)

May 2011: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mark Haddon, fiction, 2003), Masked (Lou Anders (ed.), superhero, 2010), The Hammer (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2011), Red Glove (Holly Black, fantasy, 2011), The Way of Baseball (Shawn Green and Gordon McAlpine, baseball, 2011), A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 2005, reread), The God Engines (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2009, The Android’s Dream (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2006), The Last Colony (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2007), The Ghost Brigades (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2006), Mirror Dance (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1994), Brave Men Run (Matthew Wayne Selznick, superhero, 2006), The 26th Man (Steve Fireovid, baseball, 1991), Stiff (Mary Roach, nonfiction, 2003), Brothers in Arms (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1989), A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 2000, reread), Barmy in Wonderland (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1952, reread), Old Man’s War (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2005), Riddle of the Ring (Karin Anckarsvard, fiction, 1964 trans 1966), The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (Jeanne Birdsell, fiction, 2011), Agent to the Stars (John Scalzi, science fiction, 1997), The Blind Side (Michael Lewis, nonfiction, 2006), The Trouble with Billionaires (Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks, nonfiction, 2010), A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 1998, reread)

April 2011: Other Worlds, Better Lives (Howard Waldrop, science fiction, collected 2008), A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin, fantasy, 1996, reread), Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice (James Branch Cabell, fantasy, 1919), Future Babble (Dan Gardner, nonfiction, 2010), Firewing (Kenneth Oppel, fantasy, 2002), My Most Excellent Year (Steve Kluger, fiction, 2008, reread), An Army of Davids (Glenn Reynolds, nonfiction, 2006), Take the Cannoli (Sarah Vowell, nonfiction, 2000), The Ghost of Dibble Hollow (May Nickerson Wallace, fiction, 1965, reread), I Love You, Beth Cooper (Larry Doyle, fiction, 2007/2009, reread), Iorich (Steven Brust, fantasy, 2009, reread), Jhegaala (Steven Brust, fantasy, 2008, reread), Zoe’s Tale (John Scalzi, science fiction, 2008), Unfamiliar Fishes (Sarah Vowell, nonfiction, 2011), Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century Volume 1: Learning Curve (William H. Patterson, Jr., nonfiction, 2010), Sunwing (Kenneth Oppel, fantasy, 1999), The Moving Toyshop (Edmund Crispin, mystery, 1946), Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand (Donald J. Sobol, mystery, 1974, reread), Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues (Donald J. Sobol, mystery, 1966, reread), Under My Roof (Nick Mamatas, fiction, 2007), Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded (John Scalzi, nonfiction, 2008), The Bully of Bentonville (Anthony Bianco, nonfiction, 2006), Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins, science fiction, 2010), Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins, science fiction, 2009), A Few Quick Ones (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1959, reread), Shades of Milk and Honey (Mary Robinette Kowal, fantasy, 2010), The Escapement (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2007), Evil for Evil (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2006), Star Island (Carl Hiaasen, fiction, 2010), The Monster (Michael W. Hudson, nonfiction, 2010)

March 2011: Devices and Desires (K.J. Parker, fantasy, 2005, reread), Bill the Conqueror (P.G. Wodehouse, fiction, 1924, reread), Winner-Take-All Politics (Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, nonfiction, 2010), Honey, I Wrecked the Kids (Alyson Schafer, nonfiction, 2009), Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky, fiction, 1866), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins, science fiction, 2008), The Fearsome Particles (Trevor Cole, fiction, 2006), The King’s Peace (Jo Walton, fantasy, 2000), It (Stephen King, horror, 1986, reread), Child of Fire (Harry Connolly, fantasy, 2009), When That Rough God Goes Riding (Greil Marcus, nonfiction, 2010), Cetaganda (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1996), The Last Hot Time (John M. Ford, fantasy, 2000), White Cat (Holly Black, fantasy, 2010), Silverwing (Kenneth Oppel, fantasy, 1997), The Mystery of the Moaning Cave (William Arden, mystery, 1968, reread)

February 2011: Do Your Ears Pop in Space? (R. Mike Mullane, nonfiction, 1997), Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (Martin Gardner, nonfiction, 1957), Like a Rolling Stone (Greil Marcus, nonfiction, 2005), Lipstick Traces (Greil Marcus, nonfiction, 1989), The Road to Ruin (Donald Westlake, comic crime, 2005, reread), Archvillain (Barry Lyga, superhero, 2010), Spook (Mary Roach, nonfiction, 2005), Cooking for Geeks (Jeff Potter, cooking, 2010), Bonk (Mary Roach, nonfiction, 2008), How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe (Charles Yu, science fiction, 2010), A Guide to the Good Life (William B. Irvine, philosophy, 2010), The Vor Game (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1990), The Warrior’s Apprentice (Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction, 1986), Being Wrong (Kathryn Schulz, nonfiction, 2010), Packing for Mars (Mary Roach, nonfiction, 2010), Enchanted Glass (Diana Wynne Jones, fantasy, 2010), Connected (Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, nonfiction, 2009), Witch’s Business (Diana Wynne Jones, fantasy, 1973), Daggerspell (Katharine Kerr, fantasy, 1986), The Curse of Chalion (Lois McMaster Bujold, fantasy, 2001)

January 2011: The Stepsister Scheme (Jim C. Hines, fantasy, 2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Stieg Larsson, mystery, 2007 (trans 2009)), The Girl Who Played with Fire (Stieg Larsson, mystery, 2006 (trans 2009)), City of Saints and Madmen (Jeff VanderMeer, fantasy, 2001), Superhuman (Michael Carroll, superhero, 2010), The House on Durrow Street (Galen Beckett, fantasy, 2010), The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (Galen Beckett, fantasy, 2008, reread), Your Money: The Missing Manual (J.D. Roth, 2010, nonfiction), Goshawk Squadron (Derek Robinson, fiction, 1971), A Spider on the Stairs (Cassandra Chan, mystery, 2010), The Quantum Prophecy: The Reckoning (Michael Carroll, superhero, 2007), A Trick of the Mind (Cassandra Chan, mystery, 2008), The Quantum Prophecy: The Gathering (Michael Carroll, superhero, 2006), Village Affairs (Cassandra Chan, mystery, 2006), The Seven Who Fled (Frederic Prokosch, fiction, 1937), The Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening (Michael Carroll, superhero, 2006, reread), The Young Widow (Cassandra Chan, mystery, 2005), At Home (Bill Bryson, nonfiction, 2010), Sex at Dawn (Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, nonfiction, 2010), The Burning Wire (Jeffery Deaver, mystery, 2010)

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  1. October 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Now THAT, sir, is a substantial list!

    Hope you enjoyed OTHER PEOPLE’S HEROES!

  2. October 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I did, thanks, yeah. Very amiable book; reads easily. I’m sure I’ll be rereading it again one of these days.

  3. Michael Kelley
    March 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm
  4. March 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Aah, I don’t know. I tried Lord of Light once and couldn’t really get into it. I never like Zelazny as much as everyone says I should. The Amber stuff didn’t do a lot for me. I do like his Wild Cards contributions okay.

  1. April 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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