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Starting the year right!


September (1)
The Ocean of Churn

October (2)
Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms - Russell
Vallista - Steven Brust

November (3)
The Heart of What Was Lost - Tad Williams
Making of a Chef - Ruhlman
Soul of a Chef - Ruhlman


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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2017 - The year of the Trump

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"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.

- Read 5 books Failed
- Enter all my books into Goodreads (Stephen King left...) Unknown
- Re-buy all my Stephen King books in English Failed (Finished in March 2018)

Yeah, that's it.

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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* CEJ Pacian - A Story about a Mechanical Egg 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Falling Up 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - This Hotel 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - With Baggage 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Woman with Wings 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - My Two Cents 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Alfred 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Box 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Clockwork Miscellany 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - My Fellow Traveller, Myself 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The End 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Naïve 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Mask 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Second Chance 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Falling 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Rooted 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Octopus Town 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Evening Star 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Terrapin Piratess 08.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Nobodies 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Dawn of the Cats 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Fortunes and Alien Walnuts 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Instructions 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Under Your Skin 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Impersonators 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Five Twenty-Three 09.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - Into the Mind of the Sky Spiders 13.12.2017
* CEJ Pacian - The Reflexive Engine 13.12.2017
* Jimmy Maher - Let's Tell a Story Together (A History of Interactive Fiction) 15.12.2017

2017 end total: 29 Things

1 "Normal" Books
28 Short Stories
0 Pulp Books
0 Comic Books
0 Didn't Like it / Didn't Finish

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0 Physical Stories/Books
29 ? 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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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. 23-30 - Rumiko Takahashi

Spook Country - William Gibson

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol.2: Ambition - Yoshiki Tanaka
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol.3: Endurance - Yoshiki Tanaka
The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher
Necessity - Jo Walton
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 2 - Ohtagaki / Yatate
The Ancient Magus' Bride Vol. 1-6 - Kore Yamazaki

Tokyo: A Biography - Stephen Mansfield
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a6000/ILCE-6000 Guide to Digital Photography - David Busch

Ranma 1/2 Vols. 31-36 - Rumiko Takahashi

Ranma 1/2 Vol. 37-38 - Rumiko Takahashi
The Osamu Tezuka Story - Fred Schodt
Princess Jellyfish Vol. 4 - Akiko Higashimura
Attack on Titan Vol. 21 - Hajime Isayama

The End of All Things - John Scalzi
Descending Stories Vol. 1 - Haruko Kumota
Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1 - Ryoko Kui

Rohan at the Louvre - Hirohiko Araki
Jojoveller - Hirohiko Araki
Jojo Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Vols. 1-4 - Hirohiko Araki
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness - Kabi Nagata

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 3 - Ohtagaki / Yatate
Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 6 - Inio Asano
Vinland Saga Vol. 9 - Makoto Yukimura
Master Keaton Vol. 10-11 - Urasawa / Katsushika
The Ancient Magus' Bride Vol. 7 - Kore Yamazaki
Astro City Vol. 14: Reflections - Busiek / Anderson
the life-changing manga of tidying up - Kondo / Uramoto

Steven Universe: Art & Origins - Chris McDonnell / Rebecca Sugar
Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb

Princess Jellyfish Vol. 5 - Akiko Higashimura
Queen Emeraldas Vol. 2 -Leiji Matsumoto
The Hound & Other Stories - Gou Tanabe

Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 7 - Inio Asano
Attack on Titan Vol. 22 - Hajime Isayama
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 4 - Ohtagaki / Yatate
Captain Harlock Dimensional Voyage Vol. 1 - Matsumoto/Shimaboshi

Princess Jellyfish Vol. 6 - Akiko Higashimura
Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The SNES - Dominic Arsenault

In This Corner of the World Vol. 1 - Fumiyo Kouno
Master Keaton, Vol. 12 - Urasawa / Katsushika
Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 3 - Ryoko Kui
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 5 - Ohtagaki / Yatate

Assassin's Fate - Robin Hobb
NES Works Volume II: 1986 - Jeremy Parish
Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1 - Satoru Noda
Princess Jellyfish Vol. 7 - Akiko Higashimura


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*Short stories and other non-full length works

January (4)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary
A Mouse Called Wolf - Dick King-Smith
The Island of Doctor Moreau - H. G. Wells
Runaway Ralph - Beverly Cleary
Nine Hundred Grandmothers - R. A. Lafferty*

February (1)
The Prince of the Pond - Donna Jo Napoli

March (0)

April (1)
Redwall - Brian Jacques

May (6)
What Strange Stars and Skies - Avram Davidson
Aliens Ate My Homework - Bruce Coville
Planetes - Makoto Yukimura
The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
The Fifth Head of Cerebus - Gene Wolfe
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X - Bruce Coville

June (3)
Pirate Freedom - Gene Wolfe
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Nine Princes in Amber - Roger Zelazny

July (2)
James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
The Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men Chu-Bu and Sheemish, The Three Sailors' Gambit - Lord Dunsany*
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
With the Night Mail - Rudyard Kipling*
Liane the Wayfarer, Guyal of Sfere and The Sorcerer Pharesm - Jack Vance*
The Martian, The Long Years, There Will Come Soft Rains, The Million Year Picnic - Ray Bradbury*
The Rule of Names - Ursula K. LeGuinn*

August (3)
The Magic Fish-bone - Charles Dickens*
Modern Fantasy: The Best 100 Novels - David Pringle
Feathertop - Nathaniel Hawthorne*
The BFG - Roald Dahl
Nifft the Lean - Micheal Shea

September (5)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Louis Sachar
Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe
Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl
The Real Inspector Hound - Tom Stoppard
Dragonball Vol. 1 - Akira Toriyama

October (5)
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger- Louis Sachar
The Land of Laughs - Jonathan Carroll
Dragonball Vol. 2 - Akira Toriyama
Dragonball Vol. 3 - Akira Toriyama
Dragonball Vol. 4 - Akira Toriyama

November (1)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien

December (1)
Sword in the Stone - T.H. White

Total: 33

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

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Red for re-reads
Blue for Graphic Novels

January (5)
The Expanse: Cibola Burn
The Dark Side of the Sun
Arcanum Unbound
Superior Foes of Spider-Man
Nemesis Games

February (3)
Anno Dracula
Norse Mythology
Anno Dracula: 1889 and Other Stories

March (5)
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron
The Expanse: Babylons Ashes
The Clown Service
Batman: Knightfall
Johannes Cabal: The Detective

April (4)
Dracula: Cha Cha Cha
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute
Sandman Slim
A Darker Shade of Magic

May (7)
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe
Sleeping Giants
Waking Gods
The Brothers Cabal
The Spider-Verse
The Infinity Gauntlet

American Gods

June (2)
American Elsewhere
Johnny Alucard

July (3)
The Fall of the House of Cabal
City of Miracles
Jurassic Park

August (4)
Meddling Kids
Supernatural Enhancements
The Rithmatist

September (4)
Deadlands: Ghostwalker
Just One Damn Thing After Another
The Way of Kings

October (3)
Prydain Chronicles
Hound of the D'Urbevilles
A Wizard of Earthsea

November (1)

December (0)

2017 New Total: (32)
2017 Re-Read Total: (2)
2017 Graphic Novel Total: (5)
2017 Grand Total: (39)

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Old 12-31-2016, 04:28 PM
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January (5):
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Arrival - Ted Chiang
The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 - ed. Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams

February (5):
Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Ghost Story - Jim Butcher
The Yid - Paul Goldberg
Infomocracy - Malka Older

March (4):
Morning Star - Pierce Brown
Carpe Jugulum- Terry Pratchett
The Girls - Emma Cline
Shift - Hugh Howey

April (2):
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Dust - Hugh Howey

May (2):
The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco - Julie Salamon
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

June (2):
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr - Nancy Isenberg
The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

July (5):
The Unfinished World: And Other Stories - Amber Sparks
All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders
Faithful - Alice Hoffman
The Likeness - Tana French
Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry

August (4):
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Al Switzler et al.
Side Jobs - Jim Butcher
Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
Version Control - Dexter Palmer

September (4):
Hag-Seed - Margaret Atwood
Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Dark Matter - Blake Crouch

October (4):
Den of Wolves - Juliet Marillier
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
City of Thieves - David Benioff
The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta

November (5):
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
Vicious - V. E. Schwab

December (6):
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Inverting the Pyramid - Jonathan Wilson
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - John C. Bogle

2017 Total: 48
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 41
2014 Total: 34
2013 Total: 36

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January (3):
  • Running Blind - Lee Child
  • Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
  • The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
February (1):
  • Making Rumors - Ken Caillat
March (1):
  • Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
April (1):
  • Echo Burning - Lee Child
May (8):
  • Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
  • Three Moments of an Explosion - China Mieville
  • The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi
  • Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex - Stix Hiscock (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron - Amal El-Mohtar (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The City Born Great - N. K. Jemisin (Hugo nomination reading)
  • An Unimaginable Light - John C. Wright (Hugo nomination reading)
  • A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers - Alyssa Wong (Hugo nomination reading)
June (10):
  • Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies - Brooke Bolander (Hugo nomination reading)
  • That Game We Played During the War - Carrie Vaughn (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Touring with the Alien - Carolyn Ives Gilman (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Tomato Thief - Ursula Vernon (Hugo nomination reading)
  • You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay - Alyssa Wong (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary - Fran Wilde (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Art of Space Travel - Nina Allan (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Without Fail - Lee Child
  • The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
July (5):
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe - Kij Johnson
  • A Taste of Honey - Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • This Census-Taker - China Mieville
  • Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
August (5):
  • Binti: Home - Nnedi Okorafor
  • Unsub - Meg Gardiner
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
  • The Dispatcher - John Scalzi
September (2):
  • Penric's Fox - Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Mort - Terry Pratchett
October (3):
  • Miniatures - John Scalzi
  • The Obelisk Gate - N.K. Jemisin
  • Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
November (5):
  • The Stone Sky - N. K. Jemisin
  • The Prisoner of Limnos - Lois McMaster Bujold
  • All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells
  • A Darker Shade of Magic - V. E. Schwab
  • Neuromancer - William Gibson
December (8):
  • The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
  • The Miniaturist - Jesse Burton
  • Uprooted - Naomi Novik
  • The Delerium Brief - Charles Stross
  • HHhH - Laurent Binet
  • Slayer's Reign in Blood (33 1/3) - D. X. Ferris
  • Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
  • Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years - D. X. Ferris

2017 Total: 52
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 (9)
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 *****
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin 1/23 - 1/24 ****
Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith 1/24 - 1/25 *****
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak 1/27 ***

February (6)
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg 1/30 - 2/6 **
The Son by Philipp Meyer 2/6 - 2/10 ****
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 2/10 - 2/14 ***
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 2/14 - 2/16 *****
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane 2/17 - 2/21 ****
The Child Thief by Brom 2/21 - 2/23 *****

March (7)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 2/23 - 3/1 *****
Tune In by Mark Lewisohn 11/14/13 - 3/5 *****
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 3/1 - 3/7 ****
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay 3/7 ****
East of Eden by John Steinbeck 3/7 - 3/13 ***
Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan 3/21 - 3/27 *****
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 3/27 - 3/29 **

April (3)
Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan 3/29 - 4/4 ****
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz 4/4 - 4/7 ***
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton 4/8 - 4/20 ****

May (11)
The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton 4/20 - 5/1 ****
Nutshell by Ian McEwan 5/2 ***
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 5/2 - 5/3 ****
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio 5/3 - 5/5 ***
The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans 5/5 - 5/9 ***
The Secret History by Donna Tartt 5/10 - 5/13 ***
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster 5/13 - 5/19 ****
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb 5/19 - 5/23 ****
Dead Wake by Erik Larson 5/23 - 5/26 ***
The Sheeple Gus Flory 5/29 ***
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling 5/29 - 5/31 *****

June (10)
Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell 5/31 - 6/2 *****
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines 6/2 - 6/4 ****
Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell 6/4 - 6/9 *****
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb 6/9 - 6/18 ***
The Long Way to a Slow, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 6/18 - 6/20 *****
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 6/20 - 6/21 ****
The Flash: Rebirth by Geoff Johns 6/22 ****
Saint's Blood by Sebastien de Castell 6/21 - 6/24 ****
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell 6/24 - 6/27 *****
American Eve by Paula Uruburu 6/27 - 6/30 ***

July (13)
A Terrible Book by Jay Michael 6/30 - 7/1 ***
Borne by Jeff VamderMeer 7/4 - 7/7 **
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 7/7 - 7/8 ****
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland 7/11 - 7/13 *****
Strip Tease by Carl Hiassen 7/15 - 7/17 ***
American Gods by Neil Gaiman 7/17 - 7/20 *****
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 7/20 - 7/21 *****
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 7/22 ****
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 7/22 - 7/26 ****
Moonglow by Michael Chabon 7/26 - 7/28 ****
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 7/28 - 7/30 ***
Hell Train by Christopher Fowler 7/30 **
Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry 7/30 - 7/31 ****

August (6)
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel 8/1 - 8/2 ***
When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman 8/2 - 8/10 *****
Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon 8/10 - 8/11 ***
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi 8/11 - 8/16 ****
Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman 8/16 - 8/29 ***
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory 8/29 - 8/30 ****

September (9)
I, Claudius by Robert Graves 8/31 - 9/1 ***
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 9/3 ***
A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates 9/3 - 9/9 ***
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie 9/9 - 9/14 ***
A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman 9/14 - 9/15 ***
How I Became A Famous Novelist by Steve Hely 9/15 - 9/16 ****
Drood by Dan Simmons 9/16 - 9/23 *****
Post-Apocalyptic Nomad Warriors by Benjamin Wallace 9/22 - 9/25 ***
Weaveworld by Clive Barker 9/25 - 9/30 ****

October (11)
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson 10/1 ***
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 10/1 - 10/5 **
The Ruins by Scott Smith 10/8 - 10/9 *
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman 10/9 - 10/11 *****
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore 10/11 - 10/12 ****
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 10/12 - 10/13 ***
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb 10/14 - 10/20 ****
Origin by Dan Brown 10/20 - 10/23 ***
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix 10/23 ****
Damaged by Timothy W. Long and Tim Marquitz 10/24 - 10/25 ***
The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari 10/25 - 10/31 ***

November (9)
Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography by Fred Schruers 10/31 - 11/02 ****
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 11/8/16 - 11/6 ****
Strange Weather by Joe Hill 11/6 - 11/7 **
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 11/7 - 11/9 ****
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 11/9 - 11/10 ****
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 11/11 - 11/12 **
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King 11/13 - 11/20 ***
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson 11/21 - 11/25 ****
The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman 11/27 - 11/28 *****

December (9)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 11/30 - 12/2 *****
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles 12/6 - 12/10 ****
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles 12/11 - 12/14 ****
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles 12/14 - 12/17 ****
The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero 12/17 - 12/19 ***
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames 12/19 - 12/22 *****
The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien 12/22 - 12/23 **
Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Johnny Sun 12/28 ****
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai 12/28 - 12/31 ****

Total: 104

2016: 69
2015: 52
2014: 77
2013: 62
2012: 71
2011: 90

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This is the year I start tracking this, too.

January: 0

February: 0

March: 1
It Can't Happen Here - grammar was a little weird and old-timey, but overall a good book

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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: (2)
David McCulloch, John Adams
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

February: (0)

March: (1)
Elmore Leonard, Split Images

April: (1)
David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

May: (1)
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

June: (1)
Zachary Mason, Void Star

July: (2)
David Weigel, The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock
Meg Howrey, The Wanderers

August: (2)
N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season
Georges Perec, Life a User's Manual

September: (1)
Andro Linklater, Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership

October: (1)
Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts

November: (0)

December: (0)

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

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20 pages away from finishing my 33rd book on December 31st. Oh well.

Not bad for a year where I had to give up commuting.

2017 Total: 32

In progress:

Anno Dracula
Esto No Es Una Historia de Amor

January (1)

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye vol. 7

February (5)

Orconomics: A Satire
Death and Taxes
The Cabal of Thothash
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Feb/17)
The Ghost Brigades (Feb/23)

March (2)

The Man In The High Castle (Mar/3)
The Last Colony (Mar/16)

April (3)

Leviathan Wakes (Apr/3)
Final Girls (Apr/6)
Redshirts (Apr/7)
Legion: Skin Deep (Apr/15)

May (5)

G.I. Joe: Snake-Eyes Cobra Civil War
G.I. Joe: Cobra Command
Kevin Smith's The Green Hornet
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Vol. 8
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Vol. 9

August (4)

The Supernatural Enhancements (Aug/8)
Lois Lane: Triple Threat (Aug/11)
Every Heart a Doorway (Aug/14)
Contact (Aug/27)

September (4)

Final Fantasy V (Sep/13)
The Rithmathist (Sep/21)
Eliza and her Monsters (Sep/23)
Bloom Into You Vols 1-4 (Sep/30)

October (4)

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Vol. 1 (Oct/2)
Citrus Vols 1-7 (oct/3)
Kase-San Vols 1-4 (oct/5)
Girl Friends Vols 1-5 (oct/10)

November (1)

Console Wars (Nov/1)

December (3)

Magic For Nothing (Dec/2)
Story of Your Life and Others (Dec/8)
The Dispatcher (Dec/9)

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How Star Wars Conquer the Universe - Chris Taylor

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

POWER MAN #28-49 & ANNUAL #1
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

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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:

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

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)

The Right to Arm Bears - Gordon R. Dickson (2/12)
The Legacy - R.A. Salvatore (2/17)
The Hike - Drew Magary (2/22)

True Faith and Allegiance - Mark Greaney (3/4)
King's Folly - Jill Williamson (3/30)

Starless Night - R.A. Salvatore (4/5)
Star Wars: Aftermath - Life Debt - Chuck Wendig (4/18)

Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (5/8)
Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (5/22)
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (5/31)

The Silent Blade - R.A. Salvatore (6/15)

The Spine of the World - R.A. Salvatore (7/22)






Total: 18 books
Goal: 24 books

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January (2)
The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul by Robert M. Price
Spook Country by William Gibson

February (2)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

March (1)
Plotted by Andrew DeGraff

April ()

The Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Wrong! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker
The Hike by Drew Magary

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Hitler Homer Bible Christ by Richard Carrier


Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson


Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

December (2)
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

Total: 20 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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Night Watch, by Pterry (reread)


M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action, by Robert Asprin (reread)

March: Zilch?


Davie Street Translations, by Daniel Zomparelli

May: Zilch

June: Zilch


The Shepherd's Crown, by Terry Pratchett.


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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

Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long ~ Richard D. White, Jr.
Shutter Island ~ Dennis Lehane*
Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects ~ Scott Richard Shaw

The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years ~ J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen




Light in August ~ William Faulkner
Sabriel ~ Garth Nix

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World ~ Helen & William Bynum

High Fidelity ~ Nick Hornby

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January: Carter & Lovecraft

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


January: (2)
The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov
Robot Dreams - Isaac Asimov

February: (4)
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
The Three Taps - Ronald A. Knox

March: (3)
Horns - Joe Hill
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

April: (2)
Death-Watch - John Dickson Carr
I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett

May: (1)
The Sheperd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

June: (1)
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett

July: (2)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami
Making Money - Terry Pratchett

August: (0)

September: (1)
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories - Agatha Christie

October: (1)
The Uploaded - Ferrett Steinmentz

November: (1)
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson

December: (0)

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Here goes!

January (5)
The Empty Throne, Bernard Cornwell
Julian Fellowes' Belgravia, Julian Fellowes
Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

February (7)
Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard
You Know You Love Me, Cecily von Ziegesar
Banewreaker, Jacqueline Carey
Godslayer, Jacqueline Carey
The Gallery, Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle (thank you, Shivam!)
Cruel Crown, Victoria Aveyard

March (5)
In Calabria, Peter S. Beagle
The Folk of the Air, Peter S. Beagle
Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle, The Countess of Carnarvon

April (6)
A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett
World Without End, Ken Follett
I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett

May (7)
The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett
The Knight, Gene Wolfe
The Wish, Gail Carson Levine
Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only (manga), HyeKyung Baek & Cecily von Ziegesar
The Knockoff, Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza
Redwall, Brian Jacques
The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger

June (3)
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
King's Cage, Victoria Aveyard

July (5)
The Witches, Stacy Schiff
The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff
The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen

August (6)
The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1, Diana Wynne Jones
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 2, Diana Wynne Jones
The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 3, Diana Wynne Jones
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach

September (2)
The City & The City, China Mieville
The Innkeeper's Song, Peter S. Beagle

October (4)
The Queen of the Night, Alexander Chee
The Wizard, Gene Wolfe
Beren and Luthien, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

November (3)
The Man of Property, John Galsworthy
Indian Summer of a Forsyte, John Galsworthy
In Chancery, John Galsworthy

December (3)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling
Awakening, John Galsworthy
To Let, John Galsworthy

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

2017 Total: 57

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 (3)
Good Nintentions 1985
Legends of Localization: EarthBound
Super Mario Adventures

February (0)

March (1)
Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts

April (0)

May (2)
Grunt by Mary Roach
The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
Gaming at the Edge by Adrienne Shaw (in progress)


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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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Mason & Dixon (Hiatus at ~60%)
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel

A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan

The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Farber
Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel

Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel

City of Saints and Madmen - Jeff VanderMeer
コトノバドライブ (Kotonoba Drive) vol 1
コトノバドライブ (Kotonoba Drive) vol 2

コトノバドライブ (Kotonoba Drive) vol 3

Little, Big - John Crowley

コトノバドライブ (Kotonoba Drive) vol 4
Shriek: An Afterword - Jeff Vandermeer

Finch - Jeff Vandermeer
The Disaster Artist - Greg Sestero
Skyfarer - Joseph Brassey

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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.

Note: I'll credit comic creators as writer/artist or writer/peciller/inker/colorist. I'm not sure if I want to log single issues, but I will in any case log graphic novels and trade paperback collections. I think I'll count single issues as a fifth of a read, because trade collection normally have 5 of them in it.

Books in progress (more or less):
  • William Gibson - Virtual Light
  • 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)
  • Various - 321: Fast Comics Vol. 1 and 2 (collections of 3 page comics with a plot twist by various authors and artists)

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)
  • 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))
  • Chris Kohler - Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life (2016 Edition)
  • David Kushner - Masters of Doom
  • William Gibson - Idoru
  • William Gibson - All Tomorrow's Parties
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon (Got all three for my last birthday from my brother. Although I'm a bug fan of the movie I've never really read the sequel books, I didn't even know there were 3 of them)

January (10.6) (4 re-read) (3 single issue comics)
2017-01-02: Max Landis/Giuseppe Camuncoli/Cliff Rathburn/Jean-Francois Beaulieu - Green Valley #1: It all began with one mistake (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Got the first 2 issues in a sale, read the first one directly. Nice medieval comic, I'll probalby read more of it.
2017-01-02: Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips/Elizabeth Breitweiser - Kill or be killed #1 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Since I've read my first comic by him (Scene of the Crime which I mostly bought because it was featured with the great cover of issue 2 in the German equivalent of Previews back then) I was never disappointed by a comic by Ed Brubaker. I can especially recommend Criminal (pulp crime stories), Incognito (super villain henchman in witness protection, also rather pulpy), Velvet (spy fiction in the 60s) and of course Scene of the Crime (noir P.I. story in late 90s San Francisco). His newest project Kill or be killed starts off a bit slow, but that's to be expected for something new that needs to build its world first. Let's see where this leeds us, I've bought the first 4 issues in sales on Image Comics and Comixology.
2017-01-08: 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.
2017-01-10: Benjamin Rivers - Snow (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): Today was a very snowy day, and among the comics I've bought in a sale on the weekend was the graphic novel Snow, so I've read that. It was a nice read, I think I'll watch the movie some day soon (it's officially free on Youtube). Somehow I read many black and white comics these days, see Rachel Rising.
2017-01-11: 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.
2017-01-17: 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.
2017-01-17: 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.
2017-01-18: 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).
2017-01-18: 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."
2017-01-19: 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.
2017-01-21: Todd McFarlane/Greg Capullo/McFarlane/Steve Oliff & Quinn Supplee & Olyoptics - Spawn #39: Noel (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Got it in the year end sale, it's an old christmas issue from Spawn. I've not read much of Spawn. I think my previous experience with Spawn is limited to the 2 bad Batman crossovers and the equally bad movie (every time I've watched it I've thought "I want my money back" although I've never paid anything for it except time). This chrsistmas story was strange but nice, although its nothing to write home about.
2017-01-23: Bruce Springsteen - Born to run (German Hardcover Copy): I got it as a christmas present (it was on my wishlist). Part 1 and 2 (it is seperated into 3 books of uneven size) of the book were very interesting to read, even if you don't read it for Springsteen but just of someone rebelling against his environment and going his own way. Book 3 starts as a bit harder read (because it is beyond the point where a fictional story would end, the hero has success and a wife and children and so on), but in the end it got interesting to me again. Because there he writes about losing old friends and his own battle against depression and other psychological illneses that seem to run in his family.
All in all definetly read it if you like Springsteen and maybe worth a look if you are looking for a underdog working to success story.
2017-01-24: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 4 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle): I really love Saga, to me with its mix of SciFi and Fantasy it is the modern Star Wars. I've read 2-3 of the single issues in this trade, but I stopped reading Saga for some reason after that, so I now started catching up again here.

February (1.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-01-24: Robert Venditti/Clay Mann/Seth Mann - X-O Manowar (2012) #0 Digital Exclusive Edition (DRM-free ebook from Groupees Valiant Bundle): The preview of the coming X-O Manowar serie in the new Humble Comics Bundle Valaint Heroes looked interesting, so I wanted to start reading the X-O Manowar series before that (I also have some digital collections of the first X-O Manowar series from an old Humble, but when I started reading them a few years ago I quickly lost interest). But starting at #0 was a bad idea and I should have known better. In the 90s DC #0s (or Wizard comics pack in #1/2) were a nice place to start reading a series, but everyone else had and has some weird ideas about #0 issues. This one is comprised of two parts: a short but decent bit of backstory before the start of the series that#ll probably amount to nothing and a short an meaningless lead-in to X-O Manowar #30. Thanks for that. So this comic is ok, not important, and should only be read before reading issue #30/TPB Vol. 8 (if they got that far, I only have digital TPBs of Vol. 1-7 which collects everything till #29).
2017-02-16: Peter J. Tomasi/Jorge Jimenez - Super Sons #1: To early to say much about it, let's see where the first arc is going.
2017-02-17: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 5 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle):
2017-02-20: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 6 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics store):

March (2)
2017-02-20: Mike Johnson/Tony Shasteen/Davide Mastrolonardo (Colors) - Star Trek (IDW 2011) Vol. 12 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): There are 2 story arcs collected in this volume. The first is Live Evil, a great continuation to the previous Abramsverse mirror universe story, but this time the "normal" crew meets their mirror counterparts. The other story is about one family of the 8 families of power in the Orion cartell, which had some really great art and designs, but the story seemed a bit lacklustre to me towards the end.
2017-02-20: Mike Johnson/Tony Shasteen/Davide Mastrolonardo (Colors) - Star Trek (IDW 2011) Vol. 13 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): This volume collects The Legacy of Spock (telling the story of Spock Prime from the end of Star Trek 2009 till his death shortly before Star Trek Beyond, in memory of Leonard Nimoy) and the series finale Connection, where the Abramsverse crew kinda meets with the original series crew. Both stories are great, as was most of this comic series (it's much better then the movies).

April (1.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-04-16: Linda Sejic - Blood Stain Vol. 1 (DRM-free ebook from Groupees):
2017-04-26: Tom King/Jason Fadok/Brad Anderson - Batman (2016) #21 - The Button Part One: Finally DC seems to be getting around starting to resolve the myster started in DC Universe Rebirth #1 nearly a year ago. Especially the involvement of the Watchmen in all this. Let's hope it's less stupid then Before Watchmen. The issue is actually pretty good, partly because it emulates some of the style of the Watchmen comics, including many 9 panel pages of fixed size.
2017-04-26: Joshua Williamson/Howard Porter/Hi-Fi - The Flash (2016) #21 - The Button Part Two: Equally interesting story to part one, although most of it is setup for Batman #22. But still a good read.

May (0.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-05-16: Tom King & Joshua Williamson (story)/Joshua Williamson (script)/Jason Fadok/Brad Anderson - Batman (2016) #22 - The Button Part Three:
2017-05-18: Joshua Williamson/Howard Porter/Hi-Fi - The Flash (2016) #22 - The Button Part Four: Well now I feel stupid for caring, the whole story was just a teaser for an event called the doomsday clock in november? With the Watchmen clock with a Superman S-shield in the 12 o'clock position. That looks incredibly stupid to me.

June (1.2) (1 single issue comic)
2017-06-05: Joshua Williamson/Camine Di Giandomenico/Ivan Plascencia - The Flash (2016) #23 - The Color of Fear Part Part One:
2017-06-13: Geoff Johns/Ethan Van Sciver - The Flash: Rebirth (2009): The story was good to reintegrate Barry Allen into the DC Universe, and the big fight scene between all the then current speedsters and Professor Zoom in issue 5 was pretty great, but I still don't like the retcon of the murder of Barry Allen's mother that's a central point of the character in newer adaptations like the Flash TV series. Although it is even a in-universe retcon I've never felt like it was necessary for the character to give him that.

July (1)
2017-07-23: Neil Gaiman/Various Illustrators - Sandman Vol. 5 - A Game of you: Another great Sandman story, although the title character only plays an auxillary role. Interesting to see a transsexual character and homosecual handled with such care in a story of that "vintage", but that's why Gaiman is great. As most longer Sandman stories that one took a sharp turn in chapter 5 of 6, especially when revealing the identity of the cuckoo. As all Sandman TPBs before this is a great read for nearly everyone.

August (1.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-08-10: Cullen Bunn/R. B. Silva/Adriano di Benedetto with R. B. Silva/Rain Berebo - Generations - Phoenix & Jean Grey #01:
2017-08-20: David & Scott Tipton/J.K. Woodward - Star Trek The Next Generation - Mirror Broken #1 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): A nice start to a mirror universe story with the TNG crew which never git a mirror universe episode (although it got a novel which I never got around to read). Overall a nice start to a (probably mini) series, great artwork, although some characters are posed weirdly in some scenes.
2017-08-28: John Byrne - Star Trek: New Visions Vol. 4 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): I love these Star Trel Original Series photo novel stories by John Byrne. They have a pretty unique look (for new Star Trek stories) and his sequels to classic episodes are mostly great.

September (1)
2017-09-02: Marc Guggenheim/Cezar Razek/Salvatore Aiala - Galactica 1980 (DRM-free ebook from Humble): A great Reimagening of the Galactica 1980 serie, or more like its basic concept. I've never seen that series (because I never really liked the original series and I'm not even sure it was ever released here in Germany), but I'm a big fan of the reimagined BSG. And this comic is a bit like a more modern take that also more or less stays in the original continuity.

October (2)
2017-10-08: Antony Johnson/Sam Hart - The Coldest City (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): This was adapted into the movie Atomic Blonde. There are quite a few differences between the graphic novel and the movie, I think I prefer the movie because it has a lot more style.
2017-10-08: Michael Swaine, Paul Freiberger - Fire in the Valley, Third Edition (DRM-free ebook from Story Bundle): Got it in a bundle and read it on the side since summer 2016. The book is a history of the microcomputer revolution, mostly centered on Silicon Valley, and the companies that came out of this like Microsoft and Apple. It's a bit thin in the parts about the 90s and has even less on the 2000s, but the rest of it is a great read.

November (1.2) (1 single issue comic)
2017-11-10: Linda Sejic - Blood Stain Vol. 2 (DRM-free ebook from Humble): Got it this week in the Humble Comics Bundle: Sex & Science this week and spend my birthday reading Vol. 2 of Blood Stain. I'll probably read Vol. 3 from the same bundle over the weekend.
2017-11-19: Erik Burnham/Dan Schoening/Luis Antonio Delgado(colorist) - Ghostbusters 101 #1 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): Bought all 7 issues in a recent Comixology sale. The first issue starts the story off interestingly, but it's hard to judge how well the story will go.

December (5.2) (1 single issue comic)
2017-12-01: Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa/Francesco Francavilla - Afterlife with Archie - Book One: Escape from Riverdale (DRM-free ebook from Humble): Great Horror comic, would probably be better if I had any connection with the Archie characters, as I only have a vague idea who they are.
2017-12-03: Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa/Robert Hack - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Book One: The Crucible (DRM-free ebook from Humble): Nice Horror comic with an interesting art style that fits its 1960s setting.
2017-12-03: Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa/Robert Hack - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #06 - Familiars (cover title "That damned cat") (DRM-free ebook from Humble): The story of Salem the cat in this continuity, and of the 2 cobra familiars of Sabrina's cousin Ambrose.
2017-12-07: Various - Road to Riverdale Vol. 1 (DRM-free ebook from Humble): Last night I watched the first 2 episodes of Riverdale on Netflix whch I really liked, so on my train journey today I read this volume from the latest Humble Comic Bundle, which is a collection of all the Archie #1s that came out since the Archie reboot. I liked the comics also, so I'll probably read more of them in the next few days and watch more of the show.
2017-12-12: Stuart Ashen - Terrible old games you probalby never heard of (DRM-free ebook from Unbound): I originally backed this on Unbound, but never read it fully. So now the sequel book I've also backed was out I finally read it on the side on my smartphone.
2017-12-14: Stuart Ashen - Attack of the flickering Skeletons - More terrible old games you probalby never heard of (DRM-free ebook from Unbound): The second terrible old games book by Ahsens, both are highly recommended for people interested in retro games and trash. I read that on the the side on my tablet as the physical copy is a bit late because of a rather complex cover for the Unbound editon.

2017 Total: 28.8 (4 re-read) (14 single issue comics)

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Default 2017 Completed Books

January (1)
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

February (1)
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn

March (1)
The Phoenix and the Mirror - Avram Davidson

April (1)
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand

May (1)
Wink Poppy Midnight - April Genevieve Tucholke

June (1)
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

July (1)
The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman

August (1)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King

September (1)
The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi

October (2)
Lyra's Oxford - Philip Pullman
Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman

November (1)
The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden

December (1)
Caraval -Stephanie Garber

2016 Total: 14
2015 Total: 13

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*Short stories and other non-full length works
^Graphic Novels

January (5)
The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin
East of West, Volume 6, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta^
The Maxx, Maxximized, Volume 6, Sam Keith^
The Toy Theater, Gene Wolfe*

February (1)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge*

March (2)
Wonderbook, Jeff Vandermeer
The Complete Book of Bible Literacy, Mark D. Taylor

April (6)
The Castle of the Otter, Gene Wolfe
The Phoenix and the Mirror, Avram Davidson
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Harlan Ellison*
The Silent Towns, Ray Bradbury*
The Million Year Picnic, Ray Bradbury*
The Long Years, Ray Bradbury*

May (7)
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
The Dying Earth, Jack Vance
The Three Sailors' Gambit, Lord Dunsany*
Providence Act I, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows^
The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterson
With the Night Mail, Rudyard Kipling*
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009 Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill^

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 21

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