Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dave's 2014 book list

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads."

Fran├žois Mauriac

Books I've read this year ("NF" denotes "non-fiction"):

Anderson, Poul - The High Crusade
Ashenburg, Katherine - The Dirt On Clean -NF-
Baker, Jo - Longbourne
Benneton, Nina - Compulsively, Mr Darcy
Caine, Rachel - Terminated
Caine, Rachel - Two Weeks Notice
Caine, Rachel - Working Stiff
Carriger, Gail - the Finishing School series (so far)
Carriger, Gail - the Parasol Protectorate series
Carrington, Tori - Dirty Laundry
Carrington, Tori - Sophie Metropolis
Child, Lee - The Killing Floor
Crusie, Jennifer - Fast Women
Crusie, Jennifer - Maybe This Time
Cushman, Anne - Enlightenment For Idiots
Ellis, Ann Dee - The End, Or Something Like That
Eulberg, Elizabeth - Prom + Prejudice
Fairview, Monica - The Darcy Cousins
Gourgey, Bill - Glide
Greanias, Thomas - Raising Atlantis
Green, John - Looking For Alaska
Gruenenfelder, Kim - A Total Waste Of Makeup
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe - Near A Thousand Tables -NF-
Harris, Charlaine - After Dead
Jewell, Lisa - The Truth About Melody Brown
Lake, Jay - Mainspring
Lawson, Jenny - Let's Pretend This Never Happened -NF-
Levangie, Gigi - The Seven Deadlies
Lutz, Lisa - The Last Word, aka Spellman, The Next Generation
MacLeod, Ken - Cosmonaut Keep
MacLeod, Ken - Dark Light
MacLeod, Ken - Engine City
McHale, D. J. - Storm
Mingle, Pamela - The Pursuit of Mary Bennett
Meyer, Marissa - Cinder
Meyer, Marissa - Cress
Meyer, Marissa - Scarlett
Mohr, Melissa - Holy Shit: A Brief History Of Swearing -NF-
Pierson, C. Allyn - Mr Darcy's Little Sister
Pratchett, Terry + Baxter, Stephen - The Long Mars
Rich, Nathaniel - Odds Against Tomorrow
Scott, Melissa - Dreamships
Shimoda, Todd - The Fourth Treasure
Sipher, Devan - The Scenic Route
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle Married
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle's Book
Stevenson, D. E. - The Two Mrs Abbotts
Street, Mary - The Confessions Of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Web comic archives read*:

Brad Guigar's Greystone Inn and Evil, Inc.
Dominic Deagan, Oracle For Hire
Dead Winter
Fans
Requiem
Serenity Rose
Slightly Damned
The Norm (start here)
Road Apples Almanac





YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY

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* Actually, there are a lot more than this, these are just the major ones