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Old Feb 12 2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hey there!

Since I'm having a bit of friendly competition with a friend, I'm keeping a list of all my reading this year. You'll be incensed to know that thus far there's been no Anne (but if the book discussions become a reality in the Pern forum, that'll change). Anyway, here's the list thus far. See what that says about me....

Adamson, Robert, Inside Out: an Autobiography (*poet*)
Dobson, Rosemary, The Three Fates & Other Poems*
Hassler, Sue Strong, and Donald M. Hassler (eds.), Arthur Machen & Montgomery Evans: Letters of a
Literary Friendship
, 1923-1947
Hodgins, Philip, Things Happen*
Humphries, Barry, My Life as me: a Memoir
Kinsella, John, and Coral Hull, Zoo*
Jansson, Tove, Comet in Moominland
Finn Family Moomintroll
The Little Trolls and the Great Flood (internet file)
The Summer Book
Jurgensen, Manfred, Carnal Knowledge*
Lloyd, Peter, Collage*
McAuley, James (sel.), James McAuley*
Moore, Terry, Love me Tender**
Morant, Harry ‘Breaker’, The Poetry of ‘Breaker’ Morant: from the Bulletin, 1891-1903*
Muldoon, Paul, Mules*
Murray, Les, Conscious and Verbal*
Learning Human: Selected Poems*
Lunch and Counter Lunch*
Subhuman Redneck Poems*
Palmer, Aileen, World without Strangers?*
Porter, Dorothy, The Monkey’s Mask*
What a Piece of Work*
Porter, Peter, Sean O’Brien and John Kinsella, Rivers*
Richter, Hans, Dada: Art and Anti-Art
Rowlands, Graham, Selected Poems*
Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Sariban, Michael, A Formula for Glass*
Siluk, Dennis L., The Macabre Poems: and Other Selected Poems*
Skrzynecki, Peter, Time’s Revenge*
Smith, Vivian, New Selected Poems*
Sweetser, Wesley D., Arthur Machen
Vallis, Val, Dark Wind Blowing*

Zines

Fortean Times 190, 191
Pennine Ink Magazine 26 (2004)*
Sord and Sworcery 57 (apazine)

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**=graphic novel

Yay!
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Old Feb 12 2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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Havn't heard of most of them! Hey, that's not fair, you've read more than me this year. Last year I had a competition with my friend, we drew at about 36 but then we were at school so had to study! I've kept a log of every book I've read since I was 12, it's like 11 pages long now, not including all the ones I've read again, which is over 100
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I read every night; usually I might watch telly for an hour, but rarely more, on a given day. The rest of the time is taken up with reading, and, if I've finished early, or taken a break on work during the day itself, I drag out the book.

If I have to walk into town I bring a book to read as well. I did that when I met Chris on Friday -- I was reading poetry there and back, and I loved it. (I even read on the bog.)
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I started keeping a spreadsheet of the books I read in 2004, and it's quite fascinating. I read 127 different books last year, well over 30K pages total. Of those, fewer than 20 were books I'd ever read before. This year, so far, I'm at 22 and going strong, reading over 70 pages a day.

I don't read graphic novels, but I will read childen's, teen, or other juvenile books on occasion. I work in the children's department of a public library, so it's good business sense to know the merchandise! A large portion of the rest of the books are writing-related since I am a freelance writer, and the remainder run the gamut from interesting non-fiction, biography, fiction, fantasy, and so on.

It really is interesting to keep track, and I've found a number of excellent books by being open to trying new genres and so forth. Happy reading!
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I've slowed down over the last fortnight. I've been luxuriating in a biography of John Fowles, and not much else beside. I did start Lolita last night, and I am enjoying that.

I shall pick up my reading pace soon. I have a number of books on order, and several more waiting to be put on layby.
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And that list is from 2005 alone?? In the past 3 months??

Shells!!!

You either read fast and/or have a lot of free reading time.

I read relatively slow--average is 10 pages per hour.



Here's my 2005 reading list thus far:

Dragonseye; Anne McCaffrey
Marco's Millions; William Sleator
Indian in the Cupboard; Lynne Reid Banks (Didn't finish as I was just waiting for my copy of Gift of Dragons to arrive.)
"Ever the Twain"; Anne McCaffrey
Dragon's Kin; Anne & Todd McCaffrey
Dragonsblood; Todd McCaffrey
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern; Anne McCaffrey

I should be finishing Moreta by Sunday and starting on Nerilka's Story.
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I really can't remember all the books I read starting in Jan. I have a two hour train ride to work each way. Looking out the window is no fun when you seen it a thousand times. I takes me about three days to finsh one book.
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I read almost every night; the main exception being Mondays when Queer as Folk is on the air.

I might post the list as it stands at the end of this month. Make you scared even more with the amount I've gotten through thus far...
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