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June 2008 books

We celebrated the summer solstice by having a party in our back garden - something we have done very rarely, in fact. Some nice pictures, though a lot of friends have since moved away. I wish I had taken more. (I also wish I had had my eyes open in the only one taken of me.)

Unfortunately eating leftovers I cracked a tooth on an olive stone, and the following week I had a brief visit to the hospital for a vasectomy; this was not brilliant timing for reasons I'll explain in the July write-up.

I don't seem to have travelled, so with the regular commute I read no less than 49 books, many of them short and easily digestible Doctor Who novels.

Non-fiction 7 (YTD 32)
Lisbon: What the Reform Treaty Means, edited by Tony Brown
A History of the Arab Peoples, by Albert Hourani (with afterword by Malise Ruthven)
God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, by Jim Wallis (did not finish)
The Conquest of Gaul, by Julius Caesar
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, by Dava Sobel
Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Mysteries of the Enlightenment, by Patricia Fara

The Lost and Left Behind: Stories from the Age of Extinctions, by Terry Glavin

Non-genre 3 (YTD 13)
Death in Holy Orders, by P.D. James
When Nietzsche Wept, by Irvin D. Yalom
The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes, compiled by Fred Metcalf

sf 7 (YTD 18)
Little, Big, by John Crowley
The Phoenix Exultant, by John C. Wright
Shadowkings, by Michael Cobley (did not finish)
Vellum, by Hal Duncan
Abarat, by Clive Barker
Masters of the Fist, by Edward P Hughes
New Tales of Space and Time, edited by Raymond J. Healy

Doctor Who etc 32 (YTD 120)
Another Life, by Peter Anghelides
Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Android Invasion, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom, by Philip Hinchcliffe
Doctor Who - The Pescatons, by Victor Pemberton
Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora, by Philip Hinchcliffe
Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear, by Terrance Dicks

Doctor Who and the Pirate Planet, by David Bishop with Paul Scoones
Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor, by Terrance Dicks

Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit, by David Fisher
Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and Shada, by Paul Scoones
Doctor Who - Meglos, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who - Full Circle, by Andrew Smith
Doctor Who and Warrior's Gate, by John Lydecker

The Doctor Who Storybook 2007, edited by Clayton Hickman
The Doctor Who Storybook 2008, edited by Clayton Hickman

Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who - Logopolis, by Christopher H Bidmead

Doctor Who - Castrovalva, by Christopher H Bidmead
Cold Fusion, by Lance Parkin
Doctor Who - Four to Doomsday, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who - Kinda, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who - Black Orchid, by Terence Dudley
Doctor Who - Time Flight, by Peter Grimwade


9,400 pages (YTD 47,800)
3/49 by women (YTD 15/206)
1/49 by PoC (YTD 4/206)
Tags: bookblog 2008, bookblog nostalgia
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