September 30th, 2018


My tweets

  • Sat, 12:56: RT @PatricKielty: Dear @BorisJohnson, There is no better Brexit when it comes to the Good Friday Agreement and Northern Ireland. As you st…
  • Sat, 15:10: RT @BalkanInsight: 🇲🇰 From then to now: Since Macedonia gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it has been a long road to tomorrow's…
  • Sat, 16:05: The Banality of Brett Kavanaugh The arrogance of entitlement.
  • Sun, 08:32: Best of luck to all my friends in Macedonia today - hoping for a good result.
  • Sun, 10:45: RT @notesuponnotes: In honour of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Holst's Planets, I give you the moment the classical record indus…
  • Sun, 11:40: RT @MichaelDHiggins: I am asking for your support on October 26th. All my life I have campaigned, argued and fought for a real Republic. Th…

September books

Non-fiction: 5 (YTD 42)
Byzantium, by Judith Herrin
Who I Am, by Peter Townshend
About Time vol 8: 2007, Series 3, by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail
Brewing Justice, by Daniel Jaffee
Riga: Berlitz Pocket Guide, by Martins Zaprauskis

Fiction (non-sf): 2 (YTD 24)
The Lost Weekend, by Charles L. Jackson
The Guermantes Way, by Marcel Proust

Poetry 1 (YTD 4)
Glory For Me, by MacKinlay Kantor

sf (non-Who): 9 (YTD 97)
Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson
Moominland Midwinter, by Tove Jansson
Vurt, by Jeff Noon
Moominsummer Madness, by Tove Jansson
The Ginger Star, by Leigh Brackett
Moominpappa at Sea, by Tove Jansson
The Beast Master, by André Norton
Lord of Thunder, by André Norton

Putting Up Roots, by Charles Sheffield

Doctor Who, etc: 2 (YTD 29)
Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary, by Neil Corry, Jacqueline Rayner, Andrew Darling, Kerrie Dougherty, David John and Simon Beecroft
Missing Adventures, ed. Rebecca Levene

Comics: 1 (YTD 22)
Dark Satanic Mills, by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick, John Higgins and Marc Olivent

~5,200 pages (YTD ~57,300)
11/20 (YTD 90/221) by non-male writers (Herrin, Ail, Jansson x 4, Brackett, Norton x 2, Rayner/Dougherty, Levene)
0/20 (YTD 23/221) by PoC
6/20 (YTD 18/221) reread (The Guermantes Way, four Moomin books, The Beast Master)

Reading now
Ringworld, by Larry Niven
Seychelles: The Saga of a Small Nation Navigating the Cross-Currents of a Big World, by Sir James Mancham
Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Coming soon (perhaps):
The Sound of his Horn, by Sarban
Larque on the Wing, by Nancy Springer
The Cloud Roads, by Martha Wells
Earth Girl, by Janet Edwards
Retour sur Aldébaran, tome 1, by Leo
Baptism in Blood, by Jane Haddam
Hybrid, by Shaun Hutson
Hardwired, by Walter Jon Williams
Burr, by Gore Vidal
51 Ways of Looking at a Poem, by Ruth Padel
The Stone Book Quartet, by Alan Garner
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch
A Cold Day in Hell, by Alan Grant
Factfulness, by Hans Rosling
Fanny Hill, by John Cleland
Sodom and Gomorrah, by Marcel Proust
“The Queen of Air and Darkness”, by Poul Anderson
Grimm Tales: For Young and Old, by Philip Pullman
And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
Bernice Summerfield and the Vampire Curse, by Mags L Halliday