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April Books

Non-fiction 2 (YTD 16)
A History of God, by Karen Armstrong
The Empire Stops Here, by Philip Parker

Fiction (non-sf) 3 (YTD 11)
Washington Square, by Henry James
The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Great Wall of China, by Franz Kafka

sf (non-Who) 4 (YTD 25)
Rule 34, by Charles Stross
The Godmother's Apprentice, by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Among Others, by Jo Walton
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (c'mon, it's got a magical portrait - of course it's fantasy)

Doctor Who 4 (YTD 28)
Paradox Lost, by George Mann
Doctor Who: Shada, by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts
First Frontier, by David McIntee
Parallel 59, by Natalie Dallaire and Stephen Cole

Comics 1 (YTD 3)
X'ed Out, by Charles Burns

Running totals:
~4,500 pages (YTD 25,100)
4/14 (YTD 20/83) by women (Armstrong, Scarborough, Walton, Dallaire)
0/14 (YTD 1/83) by PoC (must do better)
Owned for more than a year: 7 (The Picture of Dorian Gray [reread], A History of God, First Frontier, Parallel 59, The Godmother's Apprentice, Washington Square, The Idiot)
Other rereads: 0 for a total of 1 (YTD 5/83)

Big 2012 reading projects:
April 30 takes me to Book VI, Chapter XV of War and Peace, and 2 Chronicles XIV in the Bible.

Also started:
Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey

Coming next, perhaps:
Deadline, by Mira Grant
The Moon and the Sun, by Vonda N. McIntyre
The Word in the Desert, by Douglas Burton-Christie (1994)
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)
The Great O'Neill, by Sean O'Faolain
Tickling the English, by Dara O Briain

The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865, by Van Wyck Brooks
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlof
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4, ed. by Terry Carr
Sphere, by Michael Crichton
Waking the Moon, by Elizabeth Hand
A Good Hanging and other stories, by Ian Rankin
Sauron Defeated, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Taking Of Chelsea 426, by David Llewellyn
The History of Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
The Orthodox Church, by Timothy Ware
Invasion of the Cat-People, by Gary Russell
Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks

Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus The Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles
St. Anthony's Fire, by Mark Gatiss
Postscripts, ed. by Peter Crowther
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
The Shadows of Avalon, by Paul Cornell
(struck through = read in May)

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