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And then it was 2016

2016-07-03T11:28:52.999+12:00

As the previous posts show, I stopped using this blog in 2011. Right now, I'm in the process of getting all my reading, ratings, reviews etc consolidated on Goodreads, which has me back checking my blog for old reading lists. I don't know if I will resurrect this, but I find myself strangely tempted now, so we'll see what happens.



2011 Rereads Reading List

2011-01-11T21:07:37.212+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)




2011 Audiobooks List

2011-01-07T09:40:59.964+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)




2011 Library Reading List

2011-01-07T09:39:31.396+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)




2011 SFF Reading List

2011-01-11T15:49:19.470+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)

  1. Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain – Yoon Ha Lee (6)
  2. Blood Magic - Eileen Wilks (7)
  3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin (10)
  4. Dust - Elizabeth Bear (9)



2011 eBook Reading List

2011-01-11T15:49:47.111+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)

  1. Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain – Yoon Ha Lee (6)
  2. Blood Magic - Eileen Wilks (7)
  3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin (10)
  4. Dust - Elizabeth Bear (9)



2011 DNF Reading List

2011-01-07T09:32:34.485+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)




2011 10/10 Reading List

2011-01-06T21:48:28.730+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)

  1. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N. K. Jemisin



2011 Short Story Reading List

2011-01-06T21:45:18.568+13:00

(This list includes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)

  1. Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain – Yoon Ha Lee (6)



2011 Books Reading List

2011-01-11T15:50:31.891+13:00

(This list excludes short stories, novellas, partial reads etc.)

  1. Blood Magic - Eileen Wilks (7)
  2. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin (10)
  3. Dust - Elizabeth Bear (9)



Cumulative Reading Totals for 2010

2011-01-01T16:59:33.800+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 89
Short Stories read in 2010 = 17
Total reads in 2010 = 106

10/10 reads in 2010 = 11
DNFs in 2010 = 8
New reads in 2010 = 82
Rereads in 2010 = 24
paper books : eBooks = 54 : 52 = 51 % : 49 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 33055

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 52
SFF books read = 76
Library Books read = 29
Audiobooks listened to = 0

2010 Completed Challenges:
Sci Fi Experience = 9
Once Upon a Time IV Challenge = 11
Time Quintet Readalong = 4

Flashback Reading Challenge = 21
Big Book Challenge = 13



December 2010 Reading

2011-01-01T16:55:49.574+13:00

  1. The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present – Joanne Harris 
    Short Story; Fiction; Web/eBook; 6/10
  2. Under HeavenGuy Gavriel Kay (592pp)
    Fantasy; eBook; 8/10
  3. Navigation: A Memoir – Joy Cowley (288pp)
    Memoir; Non-Fiction; 9/10
  4. The Chalet School Goes to It – Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (243pp)
    Childrens; 8/10
  5. Mortal Sins – Eileen Wilks (334pp)
    Lupi, Book 5; Paranormal Fantasy; eBook; 8/10
  6. Human Nature – Eileen Wilks (in Inked anthology)
    Lupi Short Story, Book 5.5; eBook; 7/10
  7. Possession in Death – J. D. Robb (in The Other Side anthology)
    Eve Dallas Short Story; Book 39; Futuristic Mystery; eBook; 8/10

Best book of the month = Navigation
Biggest disappointment of the month = Under Heaven

December Reading:
Books read this month = 4
Short Stories read this month = 3
Total reads this month = 7

10/10 reads this month = 0
DNFs this month = 0
New reads this month = 6
Rereads this month = 1
paper books : eBooks = 2 : 5 = 29 % : 71 %

Pages read this month = 1457

December Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 1
Big Book Challenge = 1

December List Progress:
eBooks read = 5
SFF books read = 3
Library Books read = 0
Audiobooks listened to = 0




Cumulative Reading – November 2010

2010-12-10T16:04:19.975+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 85
Short Stories read in 2010 = 14
Total reads in 2010 = 99

10/10 reads in 2010 = 11
DNFs in 2010 = 8
New reads in 2010 = 76
Rereads in 2010 = 23
paper books : eBooks = 52 : 47 = 53 % : 47 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 31598

2010 Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 20
Big Book Challenge = 12

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 47
SFF books read = 73
Library Books read = 29
Audiobooks listened to = 0

2010 Completed Challenges:
Sci Fi Experience = 9
Once Upon a Time IV Challenge = 11
Time Quintet Readalong = 4




November 2010 Reading

2010-12-10T16:01:35.491+13:00

  1. Indulgence in Death – J. D. Robb (373pp)
    Eve Dallas, Book 38; Futuristic Mystery; eBook; 8/10
  2. SeabiscuitLaura Hillenbrand (453pp)
    Non-Fiction; 8/10
  3. Bonds of Justice – Nalini Singh (348pp)
    Psy/Changeling, Book 8; Paranormal Romance; eBook; 8/10
  4. Guardian of the DeadKaren Healey (348pp)
    YA; Fantasy; New Zealand; 10/10
  5. Fugitive Prince – Janny Wurts (576pp)
    Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 4; Fantasy; eBook; 10/10
  6. How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? – Rachel Balducci (208pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 6/10
  7. Paper Cradle – Stephen Gaskell
    Short Story; Web/eBook; 6/10
  8. A Study in Emerald – Neil Gaiman
    Short Story; Web; 7/10
  9. Hokkaido Green – Aidan Doyle
    Short Story; Web/eBook; 5/10

Best book of the month = Fugitive Prince
Biggest disappointment of the month = Hokkaido Green

November Reading:
Books read this month = 6
Short Stories read this month = 3
Total reads this month = 9

10/10 reads this month = 1
DNFs this month = 0
New reads this month = 9
Rereads this month = 0
paper books : eBooks = 3 : 5 = 33.3 % : 66.6 %

Pages read this month = 1994

November Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 0
Big Book Challenge = 1

November List Progress:
eBooks read = 6
SFF books read = 6
Library Books read = 1
Audiobooks listened to = 0




Cumulative Totals – October 2010

2010-11-02T17:10:51.032+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 79
Short Stories read in 2010 = 11
Total reads in 2010 = 90

10/10 reads in 2010 = 10
DNFs in 2010 = 8
New reads in 2010 = 67
Rereads in 2010 = 23
paper books : eBooks = 49 : 41 = 54 % : 46 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 29604

2010 Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 20
Big Book Challenge = 11

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 41
SFF books read = 67
Library Books read = 28
Audiobooks listened to = 0

2010 Completed Challenges:
Sci Fi Experience = 9
Once Upon a Time IV Challenge = 11
Time Quintet Readalong = 4




October 2010 Reading

2010-11-02T17:04:10.101+13:00

  1. Son of the Shadows – Juliet Marillier (608pp)
    Sevenwaters, Book 2; Fantasy; 9/10
  2. Whisper of SinNalini Singh (unknown)
    Psy-Changeling, Book 8.5; Short Story; Paranormal Romance; 8/10
  3. Here, There Be Monsters – Meljean Brook (unknown)
    The Iron Seas, Book 0.5; Short Story; Steampunk Romance; 8/10
  4. Anatomy of an EpidemicRobert Whitaker (416pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 6/10
  5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot (369pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 10/10
  6. Warhost of VastmarkJanny Wurts (576pp)
    Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 3; Fantasy; 10/10
  7. Tea with the Black Dragon – R. A. MacAvoy (176pp)
    Fantasy; eBook; Reread; 7/10
  8. Cryoburn – Lois McMaster Bujold (345pp)
    Vorkosigan, Book 14; SF; 10/10
  9. How to Fossilise Your Hamster – Mick O’Hare (256pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; DNF
  10. Ten Things I Love About You – Julia Quinn (377pp)
    Bevelstokes, Book 3; Romance; eBook; 7/10

Best book of the month = Warhost of Vastmark (Cryoburn was a very close second)
Biggest disappointment of the month = Tea With the Black Dragon (because it wasn’t as good as I remember, not because it was bad)

October Reading:
Books read this month = 7
Short Stories read this month = 2
Total reads this month = 9

10/10 reads this month = 2
DNFs this month = 1
New reads this month = 8
Rereads this month = 1
paper books : eBooks = 5 : 4 = 56 % : 44 %

Pages read this month = 2867

October Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 1
Big Book Challenge = 1

October List Progress:
eBooks read = 4
SFF books read = 6
Library Books read = 2
Audiobooks listened to = 0




Women of Science Fiction 2011 Book Club

2011-01-11T15:55:10.001+13:00

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TJ at Dreams and Speculation is holding this book club to read a great selection of science fiction written by women in 2011. Some of these I have read and some are already on my TBR list; there is no obligation to read all 12 books, so I shall give it a go and see what happens.

The full list of books and details on how to sign up are here.

I’ll add details when I start and finish any of the books – and hopefully there will be reviews over on Saving My Sanity… but, as always, that will be dependant on my health.

  1. Dust – Elizabeth Bear (completed 11-1-11)
  2. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. Darkship Thieves – Sarah A. Hoyt
  4. The Doomsday Book – Connie Willis (read in 2007)
  5. Mappa Mundi – Justina Robson
  6. Lilith’s Brood – Octavia E. Butler
  7. Cordelia’s Honor – Lois McMaster Bujold (most recently read in 2009)
  8. China Mountain Zhang – Maureen McHugh
  9. Remnant Population – Elizabeth Moon
  10. Farthing – Jo Walton
  11. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  12. City of Pearl – Karen Traviss (read in 2008)

There is also the option to read short stories from the collection, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever – by James Tiptree, Jn (who is, indeed, a woman of science fiction).




Women of Fantasy 2011 Book Club

2011-01-11T15:55:59.999+13:00

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Erica at Jawas Read Too is holding this book club to read a great selection of fantasy written by women in 2011. Several of these are already on my TBR list and there is no obligation to read all 12 books, so I shall give it a go and see what happens.

The full list of books and details on how to sign up are here.

I’ll add details when I start and finish any of the books – and hopefully there will be reviews over on Saving My Sanity… but, as always, that will be dependant on my health.

  1. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N. K. Jemisin (completed 6-1-11)
  2. Elfland – Freda Warrington
  3. Prospero Lost – L. Jagi Lamplighter
  4. Four and Twenty Blackbirds – Cherie Priest
  5. War for the Oaks – Emma Bull
  6. The Dark Mirror – Juliet Marillier
  7. All the Windwracked Stars – Elizabeth Bear
  8. Indigo Springs – A. M. Dellamonica
  9. Firebird – Mercedes Lackey
  10. Tooth and Claw – Jo Walton
  11. The Gaslight Dogs – Karin Lowachee
  12. Reader’s Choice



10/10 Reads for 2010

2010-12-10T17:35:24.712+13:00

  1. Mirror Dance – Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. Shalador’s Lady – Anne Bishop
  3. Memory – Lois McMaster Bujold
  4. A Swiftly Tilting Planet – Madeleine L’Engle
  5. Silver Borne – Patricia Briggs
  6. Sunshine – Robin McKinley
  7. The Curse of the Mistwraith – Janny Wurts
  8. The Ships of Merior – Janny Wurts
  9. Warhost of Vastmark - Janny Wurts
  10. Cryoburn - Lois McMaster Bujold
  11. Fugitive Prince - Janny Wurts



DNF Reads for 2010

2010-11-02T17:23:10.949+13:00

  1. Jacob’s Faith – Lora Leigh
  2. Except the Queen – Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder
  3. Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale (The Final Chapter) – Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook
  4. The Passage – Justin Cronin
  5. Event – David L. Golemon
  6. Sweet Danger – Margery Allingham
  7. Magic to the Bone – Devon Monk
  8. How to Fossilise Your Hamster - Mick O'Hare



Cumulative Totals – September 2010

2010-10-16T19:03:04.006+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 72
Short Stories read in 2010 = 9
Total reads in 2010 = 81

10/10 reads in 2010 = 8
DNFs in 2010 = 7
New reads in 2010 = 59
Rereads in 2010 = 22
paper books : eBooks = 44 : 37 = 54 % : 46 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 26737

2010 Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 19
Big Book Challenge = 10

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 37
SFF books read = 61
Library Books read = 26
Audiobooks listened to = 0

2010 Completed Challenges:
Sci Fi Experience = 9
Once Upon a Time IV Challenge = 11
Time Quintet Readalong = 4




September 2010 Reading

2010-10-16T16:38:25.548+13:00

  1. The Owl Keeper – Christine Brodien-Jones (320pp)
    YA; Fantasy; eBook; 6/10
  2. Different Learners – Jane M. Healy (416pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 7/10
  3. The Ships of Merior – Janny Wurts (738pp)
    Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2; Fantasy; 10/10
  4. Magic to the Bone – Devon Monk (368pp)
    Allie Beckstrom, Book 1; Urban Fantasy; eBook; DNF
  5. I’d Rather Eat Chocolate – Joan Sewell (224pp)
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 5/10

Best book of the month = The Ships of Merior
Biggest disappointment of the month = I’d Rather Eat Chocolate

September Reading:
Books read this month = 4
Short Stories read this month = 0
Total reads this month = 4

10/10 reads this month = 1
DNFs this month = 1
New reads this month = 4
Rereads this month = 0
paper books : eBooks = 4 : 0 = 100 % : 0 %

Pages read this month = 320 + 416 + 738 + 224 = 1698

September Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 0
Big Book Challenge = 1

September List Progress:
eBooks read = 0
SFF books read = 2
Library Books read = 2
Audiobooks listened to = 0




Cumulative Totals – August 2010

2010-10-16T18:54:20.897+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 68
Short Stories read in 2010 = 9
Total reads in 2010 = 77

10/10 reads in 2010 = 7
DNFs in 2010 = 6
New reads in 2010 = 55
Rereads in 2010 = 22
paper books : eBooks = 40 : 37 = 52 % : 48 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 25039

2010 Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 19
Big Book Challenge = 9

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 37
SFF books read = 59
Library Books read = 24
Audiobooks listened to = 0




August 2010 Reading

2010-10-16T18:47:12.869+13:00

  1. Inhuman – Eileen Wilks (unknown)
    Lupi, Book 3.5; Short Story; Fantasy; eBook; 7/10
  2. The Passage – Justin Cronin (769pp)
    Literary Fiction; Library Book; DNF
  3. The Suitcase Kid – Jacqueline Wilson (160pp)
    Children; Library Book; 7/10
  4. EventDavid L. Golemon (482pp)
    Thriller; SF; Library Book; DNF
  5. Night Season – Eileen Wilks (352pp)
    Lupi, Book 4; Fantasy; eBook; 8/10
  6. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return – Marjane Satrapi (187pp)
    Graphic Novel; Non-Fiction; Library Book; 7/10
  7. Stork Raving Mad – Donna Andrews (309pp)
    Meg Langslow, Book 12; Cozy Mystery; Library Book; 9/10
  8. The Curse of the Mistwraith – Janny Wurts (841pp)
    The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 1; Fantasy; 10/10
  9. The Undrowned Child – Michelle Lovric (432pp)
    YA; Library Book; 5/10
  10. Shadows Past – Lorna Freeman (400pp)
    Borderlands, Book 3; Fantasy; eBook; 6/10
  11. Sweet Danger – Margery Allingham (251pp)
    Albert Campion, Book 5; Mystery; Audiobook; Reread; DNF
  12. When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead (199pp)
    Children; Fantasy'; eBook; 9/10

Best book of the month = The Curse of the Mistwraith
Biggest surprise of the month = When You Reach Me
Biggest disappointment of the month = Shadows Past

August Reading:
Books read this month = 8
Short Stories read this month = 1
Total reads this month = 9

10/10 reads this month = 1
DNFs this month = 3
New reads this month = 8
Rereads this month = 1
paper books : eBooks = 5 : 4 = 56 % : 44 %

Pages read this month = 160 + 352 + 187 + 309 + 841 + 432 + 400 +199 = 2880

August Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 0
Big Book Challenge = 1

August List Progress:
eBooks read = 4
SFF books read = 6
Library Books read = 4
Audiobooks listened to = 0




Cumulative Totals - July 2010

2010-10-16T18:42:23.362+13:00

2010 Reading:
Books read in 2010 = 60
Short Stories read in 2010 = 8
Total reads in 2010 = 68

10/10 reads in 2010 = 6
DNFs in 2010 = 3
New reads in 2010 = 47
Rereads in 2010 = 21
paper books : eBooks = 35 : 33 = 51 % : 49 %

Pages read in 2010 (according to Goodreads) = 22159

2010 Challenges Progress:
Flashback Reading Challenge = 19
Big Book Challenge = 8

2010 List Progress:
eBooks read = 33
SFF books read = 53
Library Books read = 20
Audiobooks listened to = 0

2010 Completed Challenges:
Sci Fi Experience = 9
Once Upon a Time IV Challenge = 11
Time Quintet Readalong = 4