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May Books

Fewer than usual this month due to illness, watching Hugo-nominated films, watching longer-than-usual episodes of Old Who and reading Hugo-nominated short fiction.

Non-fiction 4 (YTD 27)
The Alexiad, by Anna Comnena
Age of Atrocity, edited by David Edwards, Pádraig Lenihan and Clodagh Tait
The Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain
Who On Earth Is Tom Baker? An Autobiography

Fiction (non-SF) 2 (YTD 21)
The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder

SF (non-Who) 4 (YTD 29)
Speaking in Tongues, by Ian McDonald
The Shaping of Middle-Earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang
Feed, by Mira Grant

Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane, K9 2 (YTD 33)
The Dimension Riders, by Daniel Blythe
Doctor Who Annual 1984

Comics 2 (YTD 8)
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers vol. 4, by Fumi Yoshinaga
Fables vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover, by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

~4,500 pages (YTD ~33,300)
5/14 (YTD 19/118) by women (Comnena, Tait, Lahiri, Grant, Yoshinaga)
3/14 (YTD 9/118) by PoC (Lahiri, Chiang, Yoshinaga)
Owned for more than a year: 4 (The Alexiad [reread], Speaking in Tongues [reread], Dimension Riders, Sophie's World)
Also reread: None (YTD 18/118)

Programmed reads: 9 from 10 lists
b) The Innocents Abroad (non-fiction by popularity on LT)
e) and f) Sophie's World (non-genre fiction by popularity on LT and on LJ poll)
g) Speaking in Tongues (sf anthologies in order of entry)
l) Dimension Riders (New Adventures in sequence)
o) Who On Earth Is Tom Baker? (other Old Who by popularity)
p) The Shaping of Middle-Earth (History of Middle Earth in sequence)
r) Age of Atrocity (Tudors and Ireland)
s) The Namesake (books by PoC in order of entry)
t) The Alexiad (books on the shelves at end 2005, otherwise not accounted for, going backwards in LT entry order)

Coming next, possibly:
The Taint by Michael Collier (started)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (started)
Fables vol. 14: Witches by Bill Willingham (started)
Blackout by Connie Willis (started)

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
The Complete Book of "Thunderbirds" by Chris Bentley
Questioning the Millennium by Stephen Jay Gould
History of the Spanish Inquisition by Joseph Perez
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin
Eerste Keer by Sibylline
Something In The Water by Trevor Baxendale
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
Irish Magic II edited by Morgan Llywelyn
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
Spenser's The Faerie Queen - A Selection of Critical Essays edited by Peter C. Bayley
The Lost Road and Other Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Left-handed Hummingbird by Kate Orman
Terre Des Hommes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
State of Change by Christopher Bulis

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