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March Books

I'm way behind on book write-ups from my just-concluded trip (which involved one flight departing at 7 am and another at 4 am; and I rarely sleep on planes), but for the record here is my tally for the month of March.

Non-fiction 0 (YTD 14)

Fiction (other than sf) 4 (YTD 8)
Beggars Banquet, by Ian Rankin
Desolation Island, by Patrick O'Brian
Savrola, by Winston Churchill
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco

SF (other than Who) 7 (YTD 21)
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
The War of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Waters Rising, by Sheri S. Tepper
The Testament of Jessie Lamb, by Jane Rogers
The End Specialist, by Drew Magary
Hull Zero Three, by Greg Bear

Doctor Who etc 8 (YTD 24)
Almost Perfect, by James Goss
The Plotters, by Gareth Roberts
Strange England, by Simon Messingham
Frontier Worlds, by Peter Anghelides
The Krillitane Storm, by Christopher Cooper
Borrowed Time, by Naomi A. Alderman
Into the Silence, by Sarah Pinborough
Darkstar Academy, by Mark Morris

Comics 0 (YTD 2)

Running totals
~6,000 pages (YTD ~20,600)
4/19 (YTD 16/69) by women (Tepper, Rogers, Alderman, Pinborough)
0/19 (YTD 1/69) by PoC (must do better)
Owned for more than a year: 7/19 (Frontier Worlds, Beggars Banquet, Strange England, The Plotters [reread], The War of the Ring, Desolation Island, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana)
Other rereads: 0 for total of 1 (YTD 4/69)

Big 2012 reading projects:
March 31 takes me to Book V, Chapter VII of War and Peace, and the end of 2 Samuel in the Bible.

Also started:
A History of God
, by Karen Armstrong
Washington Square, by Henry James
Rule 34, by Charles Stross

Coming next, perhaps:
The Godmother's Apprentice
, by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Moon and the Sun, by Vonda N. McIntyre
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
The Great Wall of China, by Franz Kafka
Among Others, by Jo Walton

The Word in the Desert, by Douglas Burton-Christie
The Great O'Neill, by Sean O'Faolain
Tickling the English, by Dara O Briain
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865, by Van Wyck Brooks
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4, ed. by Terry Carr
Sphere, by Michael Crichton
A Good Hanging and other stories, by Ian Rankin
Invasion of the Cat-People, by Gary Russell
Sauron Defeated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks
First Frontier, by David A. McIntee
Parallel 59, by Natalie Dallaire

The Taking Of Chelsea 426, by David Llewellyn
Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
(struck through = read in March)
Tags: bookblog 2012

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