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Old 12-31-2016, 11:10 AM
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Starting the year right!

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


2016 Total: 5 (1 ebook)
2015 Total: 4 (3 ebooks)
2014 Total: 20 (7 ebooks)
2013 Total: 16 (5 ebooks)
2012 Total: 43 (17 ebooks)
2011 Total: 42
2010 Total: 37
2009 Total: 38

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Old 12-31-2016, 11:58 AM
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As soon as I catch up last years
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2017 - The year of the Trump

Post title explained
"Book" is overused with my entries in this thread. A book often contains one story, sometimes multiple ones. Anthologies, for example. A comic isn't a book, yet I would count it here. Pulp fiction, which I read as well, are not really books, not even novellas.

Goals
- Read 5 books
- Enter all my books into Goodreads (Stephen King left...)
- Re-buy all my Stephen King books in English

...
Yeah, that's it.

Explanation
Normal Book
Short Story
Pulp Fiction (64 pages, cheap)
Comic, Graphic Novel
Tried it, but didn't read it to the end
* consumed digitally

Now Reading
Ken Follett - The Third Twin

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2017 end total: ? Things

? "Normal" Books
? Short Stories
? Pulp Books
? Comic Books
? Didn't Like it / Didn't Finish

- OR -

? Physical Stories/Books
* ? Digital Stories/Books

2016 Total: 2 regular + 7 pulp
2015 Total: 5 regular + 20 short stories
2014 Total: 4 regular
2013 Total: 4 regular + 39 pulp
2012 Total: 7 regular + 41 pulp
2011 Total: 8
2010 Total: 26

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Old 12-31-2016, 12:52 PM
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January
Attack on Titan Vol. 20 - Hajime Isayama
Vinland Saga Vol. 8 - Makoto Yukimura
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, Vols. 1-9 - Tohru Fujisawa
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 13 - Yusei Matsui
Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine, Vol. 1 - Kariya / Hanasaki
Master Keaton, Vol. 8-9 - Urasawa / Katsushika
Your Lie in April Vols. 10-11 - Naoshi Arakawa
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel - Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson
Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon - Shigeru Mizuki
Parasyte Vols. 1-3 - Hitoshi Iwaaki
Ranma 1/2 Vols. 23-28 - Rumiko Takahashi

2016
2015
2014
2013

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*Short stories and other non-full length works

January (2)
The Mouse and the Motorcyle - Beverly Cleary
A Mouse Called Wolf - Dick King-Smith

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Total: 2

2009: 17
2011: 30
2012: 28
2013: 27
2014: 40
2015: 27
2016: 32

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Red for replays
Blue for Graphic Novels


January (2)
The Expanse: Cibola Burn
The Dark Side of the Sun


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2017 Total: (2)
2017 Replay Total: : (0)
2017 Grand Total: (2)

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January (4):

A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Arrival - Ted Chiang
The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett

2017 Total: 4
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 41
2014 Total: 34
2013 Total: 36

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Old 12-31-2016, 05:15 PM
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January (2):
  • Running Blind - Lee Child
  • Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
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2017 Total: 2
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 44
2013 Total: 36
2012 Total: 37
2011 Total: 40
2010 Total: 35
2009 Total: 34
2008 Total: 10
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January (6)
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 1/1 - 1/2 ***
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane 1/2 - 1/6 *****
Uprooted by Naomi Novik 1/7 - 1/11 ****
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 1/11 - 1/13 ***
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 1/13 - 1/15 ****
Phantom by Susan Kay 1/15 - 1/19 *****

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December (0)

Total: 6

2016: 69 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2015: 52 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2014: 77 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2013: 62 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2012: 71 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2011: 90 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read

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Old 12-31-2016, 10:49 PM
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This is the year I start tracking this, too.
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I skipped 2016 because I anticipated (and ended up) reading maybe five books for fun, plus a lot of academic papers. But for the sake of mental well-being I really should be reading for both purposes, and participating in '17 may be the kick I need.

January: (1)
David McCulloch, John Adams

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April: (0)

May: (0)

June: (0)

July: (0)

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2015 Total: 34
2014 Total: 40
2013 Total:
27
2012 Total: 29

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January (1)
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye vol. 7

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Old 01-01-2017, 07:55 AM
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Currently Reading
How Star Wars Conquer the Universe - Chris Taylor
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls - Anthology

January
Last Look - Charles Burns
The Rampaging Hulk #26-27

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Probably going to reedit this with some color-coded shenanigans later. I want to separate out my romance/miscellaneous research readings with the more meaningful content. But for now:

January
In Progress
Mending Her Heart Judy Baer (inspirational/religious romance)
Ice Bear Shifters Sloane Meyers (paranormal romance)
At Fairfield Orchard Emma Cane (contemporary romance)
The Long Road Home Danielle Steel (contemporary ... romance?)
The Accidental Empress Allison Pataki (historical fiction)

... Christ, this list.


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Read way more than I played games last year, probably likely to continue this year.

2016: 41
2015: 39
2014: 26
2013: 37

Currently Reading


January
Star Wars: Aftermath - Chuck Wendig (1/3)
Farmer Giles of Ham - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/6)
Smith of Wootten Major - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/8)
Leaf by Niggle - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/9)
The Science of Game of Thrones - Helen Keen (1/18)
Sojourn - R.A. Salvatore (1/21)


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October


November


December


Total: 6 books
Goal: 24 books

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January (1)
The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul by Robert M. Price


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Total: 1 books

2016 Total: 31
2015 Total: 23
2014 Total: 48
2013 Total: 42
2012 Total: 47
2011 Total: 50
2010 Total: 69

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2015
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January
The October Country ~ Ray Bradbury
Time to Get Tough ~ Donald Trump and unknown ghostwriter
The Women of Brewster Place ~ Gloria Naylor
Crippled America ~ Donald Trump and unknown ghostwriter
Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates ~ Andreas Wagner

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January: Carter & Lovecraft
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Not counting books I read for work, because I read them long before publication and there'd be like 150+ a year.
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Turns out even if my kindle has been on loan to a friend since last April, I'm still reading a lot by scavenging books from friends XD
I've also been doing a good job dropping books I'm not enjoying last year and intend to keep it up.

2016 stats: 33 books

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January: (1)
The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov

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Here goes!

January (3)
The Empty Throne, Bernard Cornwell
Julian Fellowes' Belgravia, Julian Fellowes
Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar

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April (0)

May (0)

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December (0)

I also read 3 magazines per month cover-to-cover.

2017 Total: 3

2016 Total: 56
2015 Total: 28
2014 Total: 23
2013 Total: 35

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Youre not allowed to have already finished a book this month Mara!
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Okay, this is the kind of thing that will help motivate me to read more.

January (1)
Good Nintentions 1985
Legends of Localization: EarthBound
Super Mario Adventures
The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor (in progress)

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October
November
December

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Youre not allowed to have already finished a book this month Mara!
To be fair, I started it in the tail end of 2016 and finished it up this morning. Audiobooks and hellishly long commutes for the win! (said no one ever)
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Comic books count?

Screw it, comic books count.
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If it has an ISBN, it's a book. "International Standard Book Number".

It wouldn't have a book number if it wasn't a book, would it?
Other things may be books, also.
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This is where I post the books that I will finish. Of course I'm still reading a Thomas Pynchon book so it might be a while.
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Haven't done this in a long time because the last few years I haven't read too many books, but stuff on the internet. But in the last 2-3 months I've got into comics and books again so I'll start taking notes again.

Books in progress (more or less):
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born to run (got it as a christmas present, should be through it soon)
  • Thomas A. Limoncelli - Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly) (wanted to buy this for 10 years, now bought it for myself for christmas, but had not have time yet to read much of it (ironically))
  • Spider Robinson - Lady slings the booze (started to read the whole Calahan series but for some reason stopped in the middle of that book in 2014)

Books I have and want to read this year:
  • James Bamford - The Puzzle Palace: Inside The National Security Agency America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization (borrowed from a colleague for much too long, I should prioritize this)
  • Chris Kohler - Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life (2016 Edition)
  • David Kushner - Masters of Doom
  • William Gibson - Virtual Light
  • William Gibson - Idoru
  • William Gibson - All Tomorrow's Parties
  • Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 3-5 (Vol. 5 releases 2017-01-18 and I re-read all before because I've only read them once back in march 2016, and they are some of the best comics I've ever read)

January (7) (4 re-read)
2016-01-08: Terry Moore - Rachel Rising Vol.6: Secrets Kept (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): I loved Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise (although I still haven't read all of it), so I bought all volumes of his newest finished series in a sale on Comixology back in November. It began as an intriguing an creepy horror story (with Terry Moore's trademark great character dialogue), but after the first ended with Vol. 4 the next book seemed to lack direction a bit. But this book picked up again, so it was a better read.
2016-01-11: Terry Moore - Rachel Rising Vol.7: Dust to Dust (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): The last volume gave a satisfying conclusion to the whole story with an ending that could merit a follow-up but its not too open to spoil it if there never is one. I can recommend the whole series to fans of horror comics (the creeping kind of horror), but I haven't had much experience in that field so I have nothing to compare it to. I you've ever read something from Terry Moore you should be able to guess what you get when he writes a horror story.
To give a short summary: a young woman called Rachel awakes in a shallow muddy grave, seemingly having been strangled to death, and can't remember what happened the last 3 days. And that's only the beginning of strange things happening in her small town in the woods.
2016-01-17: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 1 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle): Re-reading the first 4 volumes because volume 5 is published tomorrow and its almost a year since I've read the other volumes. So I want to re-read the story before I read the end of the first big arc. Sunstone is a superbly written and drawn story about relationships, love and BDSM, and I never could do it justice with any description.
2016-01-17: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 2 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Like I said above, re-reading volume 1-4 of a masterpiece to prepare to read volume 5 which releases tomorrow. And will probably be the last one for a longer time because it finishes the first big story arc and the autor/artist does quite a lot of other work for Image these days. Got more free time then anticipated today, so I've finished 2 volumes. Unfortunately I'll probably won't be able to read much tomorrow because Wednesday is Guild Wars 2 night with some friends most of the time.
2016-01-18: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 3 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Read 2/3rds of it yesterday night and the rest of it on a break at work (fortunately it was a slow morning).
2016-01-18: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 4 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Aaaaand I've finished re-reading the first 4 volumes of Sunstone, although I should have taken a bit more time for this volume. And I already stayed up later for this than I normally would do an a night before a workday. Oh well, I really wanted to finish re-reading Vol 1-4 before reading the freshly released Vol 5, and I really want to start reading that tomorrow the latest. Hopefully I'll have enough self-restrain to read it more slowly to really savour it.
And now for the grand finale (of the first arc), or as Image Comics' description read for many months now:
"This is how we fix what is broken, this is how we overwrite the bad memories; one honest smile at a time. Lisa thought this, for a moment at least, but finds out it takes words, courage, and actions."
2016-01-19: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 5 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Well so much for self-restrain. Although I manage to restrain myself at work, I only read to page 30 or so before I got home. But then I pretty much had to read till it was over, and this volume is twice as long as the the first three ones (Vol. 4 already had 200 instead of 130 pages). Suffice to say it got pretty late. Still loving the whole thing, although it makes me think about the emotional emptynes in my life more than usual. And in the bonus stuff in the back Sejic lines out his planned arcs after that one, so hopefully I can look foward to more great stuff in the not too distant future.
I'm thinking about getting it in print, if the hardcover that is supposed to come out mid-march had Vol 1-5 instead of 1-3 I'd buy that in an instant. Oh well, let's see how it is then, right now I don't have money anyway.

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March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2017 Total: 7 (4 re-read)

Past years:

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