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Booklist 10/10/09 – 10/10/10


Reading Lady., Digital ID 1269936, New York Public Library

Gentle Reader,

Every so often I keep a yearly log of what I read.  Why?  'Cuz it's fun, mama, 'cuz it's fun.  Besides, it's no big deal—you read, I read, everyone we know reads.  So here it is.  The titles in bold are by the wonderful folks of the Research Study Rooms (Allen Room and Wertheim Study).  If you keep a list, I would enjoy seeing it posted here, as a reply.  If not, why not start and get in touch this time next year.  If the Fates allow, I'll be here.

John Holt – Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One: A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Seth Grahame Smith – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Phyllis McGinley – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities
Ben H. Winters – Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
George Douglas Brown – The House with the Green Shutters
Barbara Pym – Excellent Women
Balzac – Cousin Pons
Cara De Silva – "In Memory’s Kitchen"
Greg Grandin – Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City
Erich Maria Remarque – All Quiet on the Western Front
Edward Eager – Half Magic [the first book I remember reading], Knight’s Castle, The Time Garden, Seven Day Magic, The Well Wishers, Magic or Not?, Magic by the Lake
Ann Darby – The Orphan Game
Mollie Panter-Downes – Good Evening Mrs. Craven: the Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes
Suzanne Harper – The Juliet Club
Mark Adams – Mr. America: How Muscular Millionarie Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Karen Weiser – To Light Out
Joseph Kanon – The Good German
James Purdy – Children is All
Naomi Novik – Victory of Eagles
Jaron Lanier – You are Not a Gadget
Valentine Ackland – Country Conditions
Naomi Novik – Tongues of Serpents
Laurie Colwin – Home Cooking
Mario Puzo – The Godfather
Virginia Woolf – The Waves
stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner (who?), Alice Munro, Irène Némirovsky; some Coleridge poems; The Economist, Foreign Affairs, City Journal, TLS, NYRoB,
And the Barkies go to:
Best of Show – All Quiet on the Western Front
Happiest – The Juliet Club
Most challenging – The Waves
Comfort foodiest – all the Edward Eager
Happiest surprise – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
Most Over the Top – The House with the Green Shutters (out-hardies Hardy)


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merry christmas?

Happiest surprise – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year ... who's the author?

Happies Surprise

Phyllis McGinley. Do try to find it around the holidays. It's very New York and of its time. She was the Queen of Light Verse.

My (partial) list, FYE

A yearly log sounds like a good idea in theory, but I'm not sure where I would keep it or what I would do with it afterwards. I remember the titles that I read to review for different sources (it helps that there's written evidence that I actually read them), but so many more books pass in and out of my head that I lose track. So here's the list of stuff I reviewed or otherwise documented this year: FICTION Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga The Magicians by Lev Grossman The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert E. Howard The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard Silver by Steven Savile Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith The Annotated Sherlock Holmes The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker Heresy: A Thriller by S.J. Parris GRAPHIC NOVELS Creepy Archives and Herbie Archives (Dark Horse Archives series) Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Resistance: Book 1 by Carla Jablonski All-Action Classics No. 3: The Odyssey adapted by Tim Mucci Arata: The Legend Vol. 1 by Yuu Watase Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid by Steve Sheinkin Revolver by Matt Kindt Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales Vol. 2: Challenge by Melissa Marr Maoh: Juvenile Remix Vol. 1 by Megumi Osuga The Wonderful Wizard of Oz adapted by Eric Shanower The first 6 books of the Oz series by L. Frank Baum Saturn Apartments Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka I'll Give it My All ... Tomorrow by Shunji Aono Sweet Tooth 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire Color Bleach +: The Bleach Official Bootleg by Tite Kubo The Little Prince adapted by Joann Sfar The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel adapted by Gareth Hinds NONFICTION Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Audio and Video Podcasting by Geoghegan and Klass The Marcheta Casati: Portraits of a Muse by Scot D. Ryersson I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne You Can Do a Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate Stitches: A Memoir by Davis Small The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Memories of a Munchkin by Meinhardt Raabe Me, the Mob, and the Music by Tommy James Bet the House by Richard Roeper Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern ... then there's the stuff I reviewed for the Stuff For the Teen Age blog, and then there were a bunch more books that I read in my "free" time, but I never wrote those down anywhere.


I'll do you one better, I started using LibraryThing to keep track of the books I've read starting 1/1/2006 -

Library Thing

thank you. Very cool. I was glad to see To Kill a Mockingbird - one of my faves.

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