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can't sleep books will eat me

to ugly girls like me, at seventeen...



1) Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
2) Ben MacAllan, Desdaemona
3) Alex Bledsoe, The Sword-Edged Blonde
4) Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless
5) Kameron Hurley, God's War
6) Jodi Meadows, Incarnate (in draft)
7) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective
8) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Fossil Cave
9) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Automatic House
10) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Swamp Monster
11) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on a Desert Island
12) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
13) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Weather Machine
14) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Universal Glue
15) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Thing Around Your Neck
16.) Peter Selby and Steve Slavin, Practical Algebra: a Self-Teaching Guide
17.) Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound
18.) Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch
19.) Geoff Ryman, Lust
20.) Patti Smith, Just Kids
21.) Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, The Tempering of Men (page proofs: the only time I'll probably every just sit down and read the dratted thing.)
22.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine
23.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Antigravity Paint
24.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine
25.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Time Traveler
26.) John Long, How to Rock Climb
27.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book I: The Field Guide
28.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book II: The Seeing Stone
29.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book III: Lucinda's Secret
30.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book IV: The Ironwood Tree
31.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book V: The Wrath of Mulgarath
32.) Bernice L. McFadden, Glorious
33.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy
34.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space
35.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray
36.) Eric Jaffee, The King's Best Highway
37.) Olivia Judson, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
38.) Val McDermid, The Mermaids Singing
39.) Mira Grant, Feed
40.) Amanda Downum, Kingdoms of Dust (in draft)
41.) Megan Lindholm, Harpy's Flight
42.) Saladin Ahmed, Throne of the Crescent Moon (ARC)
43.) Caitlin Kiernan, The Drowning Girl (ARC)
44.) Val McDermid, Wire in the Blood
45.) Val McDermid, The Last Temptation
46.) Daniel Silva, The Messenger
47.) Rudy Rucker, Jim and the Flims (ARC)
48.) Genevieve Valentine, Mechanique (ARC)
49.) MD Lachlan, Wolfsangel (ARC)
50.) Val McDermid, The Torment of Others
51.) Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts
52.) Daniel Silva, The Secret Servant
53.) Steven Brust and Emma Bull, Freedom & Necessity
54.) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Half a Yellow Sun
55.) Daniel Silva, Moscow Rules
56.) Val McDermid, Beneath the Bleeding
57.) Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtie, Sahara
58.) Mary Gentle, Ilario: The Stone Golem
59.) Ellen Klages, White Sand, Red Menace
60.) Garth Nix, Mister Monday
61.) Hannu Rajaniemi, The Quantum Thief
62.) Larry Marder, Beanworld: Remember Here When You Are There
63.) Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's Big Trouble
64.) Jonathan Wood, No Hero
65.) Cherie Priest, Hellbent
66.) Jim C. Hines, The Snow Queen's Shadow
67.) Charles Stross, Rule 34
68.) Lavie Tidhar, Osama
69.) Val McDermid, A Distant Echo
70.) Poul Anderson, The Broken Sword
71.) Ben Aaronovitch, Midnight Riot
72.) Robert E. Howard, Conan the Barbarian
73.) Mary Robinette Kowal, Shades of Milk and Honey
74) Dena Stoll, Valkyrie (Manuscript)
75.) Warren Ellis & Ben Templesmith, FELL
76.) Donovan Webster, The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theatre in World War II
77.) Warren Ellis, et al: Global Frequency: Planet Ablaze
78.) Warren Ellis, et al: Global Frequency: Detonation Radio
79.) Kelly Meding, Another Kind of Dead
80.) Sara Douglass, The Devil's Diadem
81.) Kylie Chan, White Tiger
82.) Richard K. Morgan, The Cold Commands
83.) Kari Sperring, Living With Ghosts
84.) Gene Wolfe, Home Fires
85.) Poppy Z. Brite, Liquor
86.) Roger Zelazny, Jack of Shadows
87.) H. Beam Piper, Little Fuzzy
88.) John Scalzi, Fuzzy Nation
89.) Germaine Greer, Shakespeare's Wife
90.) Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House
91.) Jack Vance, The Jack Vance Treasury (Terry Dowling & Jonathan STrahan, eds.)
92.) Roger Zelazny, A Night in the Lonesome October
93.) L.A. Banks, Surrender the Dark
94.) Cherie Priest, Ganymede
95.) L.A. Banks, Conquer the Dark



I read a lot.

I'm going to break a hundred books this year. And it doesn't even count all the partial manuscripts and WIPs I have read for friends.

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That's a lot! I haven't even broken fifty in one year yet. (48 is my top so far, although I'm on track to meet my goal of 52 this year)

I often scan your booklists for ideas of what to read. I found myself wishing you had a rating system for each book! :)
And it doesn't even count all the partial manuscripts and WIPs I have read for friends.

I see it does include one of your own, though (at 51). What was that, a reread-to-catch-up before you wrote the sequel? (I need to do that with Desi, for Pandaemonium; what I wouldn't give for an actual honest-to-goodness memory...)
if you look at the note, you'll see it was page proofs.

Although sometimes I do reread for sequels, painful as it is. I wish I liked my own writing.
Yeah. I don't even like mine the first time through, and by the time you get to proofs, urgh. All that reworking: why doesn't it get any better...?
Just imagine how bad it look if you didn't revise.
I tried entering stuff in Librarything and was keeping up for a while, but then I moved and started book reviewing and lost track of what I'd entered.

And goodreads is a nice place to network, but I like having my list here where I don't have to mess around with their interface.
What I keep wondering is, where did you find all the Danny Dunns?
I had many of them, and bought the rest online--Amazon and ABE.
Any e-books among them? I do love the look and feel of paper, and the joy of discovery that comes from browsing bookstores. E-books are so convenient, and the freebies places like Baen offer lead me to authors I may not have read before.
Mostly I don't read ebooks, except for manuscripts or e-arcs, which I read on my laptop.

I'm either really jealous or really horrified.

Hmm....

Probably mostly jealous, except for the part where you're reading a chunk of them for reviewing.
Be jealous. ;-) And get me another six hours in the day.
If I knew how to get people 6 more hours in a day, I'd be a billionaire!

And somehow it would lead to a dystopia. Moreso even.
Repent, Harlequin, Said the Tick Tock Mike.
If not required to keep in sync with the real world, I seem to fall quite naturally into 30 hour days. Having to stay in sync is real a b**ch, though. Apropos of what was going on while I was typing the above, I will be so glad when hairball season is over. My white long haired cat is the all time champ. . . .