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 Post subject: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:20 am 
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So since it seems everybody but me bailed on the tracking for last year, the contest fell apart miserably. So forget contests.

This is just a thread where you can keep track of your pages and books read this year, for your and our general interest. I find it neat to see what other people are reading, so please, if you want to claim a post in here, don't hesitate to do so.

I like to set myself the goal of reading one more book and one more page than the previous year, but after last year's fairly ridiculous 92 books, and 51,886 pages, I think I've probably plateaued, but it's still handy to keep track just for reference. I'm also setting myself the goal of publishing a review for every 2013 book I read in the upcoming year that hasn't already been claimed/reviewed by someone else.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:21 am 
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2012 Books Read: 92
2012 Pages Read: 51,886

2013 Books Read: 100/93 (107.52%)
2013 Pages Read: 46,268/51,887 (89.17%)
Progress Through Year: 365/365 (100.00%)

01. (T) Orb Sceptre Throne, by Ian C Esslemont (Fantasy) (2012) Image
02. (H) A Memory of Light, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy) (2013) Image
03. (P) The Ashes of Worlds, by Kevin J Anderson (Sci-fi) (2008) Image
04. (T) Ice Forged, by Gail Z. Martin (Fantasy) (2013) Image
05. (P) Exile, by Rowena Cory Daniells (Fantasy) (2012) Image
06. (P) Sanctuary, by Rowena Cory Daniells (Fantasy) (2012) Image
07. (P) The Thirteen Hallows, by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman (Fantasy) (2011) Image
08. (P) Spirit Gate, by Kate Elliott (Fantasy) (2006) Image
09. (P) Jam, by Yahtzee Crowshaw (Fiction) (2012) Image
10. (T) The Bookman Histories, by Lavie Tidhar (Fantasy) (2012) Image
11. (P) Cold Magic, by Kate Elliott (Fantasy) (2010) Image
12. (P) The Merchant of Dreams, by Anne Lyle (Fantasy) (2012) Image
13. (P) Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (Scifi) (1953) Image
14. (P) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick (Scifi) (1968) Image
15. (T) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (Scifi) (1932) (Mar 10 ) Image
16. (P) The Ambassador's Mission, by Trudi Canavan (Fantasy) (2010) Image
17. (P) The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood (Fiction) (1985) Image
18. (P) Age of Voodoo, by James Lovegrove (Fantasy) (2013) Image
19. (P) The Fallen Blade, by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Fantasy) (2011)Image
20. (P) Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie (Fantasy) (2007) Image
21. (P) The Last Argument of Kings, by Joe Abercrombie (Fantasy) (2008) Image
22. (H) River of Stars, by Guy Gavriel Kay (Fantasy) (2013) Image
23. (P) Hell To Pay, by Matthew Hughes (Modern Fantasy) (2013) Image
24. (P) Spellwright, by Blake Charlton (Fantasy) (2010) Image
25. (P) Twilight Falling, by Paul S Kemp (Fantasy) (2003) Image
26. (P) Dawn of Night, by Paul S Kemp (Fantasy) (2004) Image
27. (P) Midnight's Mask, by Paul S Kemp (Fantasy) (2005) Image
28. (P) Spellbound, by Blake Charlton (Fantasy) (2011) Image
29. (P) Spellfire, by Ed Greenwood (Fantasy) (1988) Image
30. (P) Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge (Sci-fi) (2006) Image
31. (P) Elminster Enraged, by Ed Greenwood (Fantasy) (2013) Image
32. (P) Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed (Fantasy) (2012) Image
33. (P) Earth Unaware, by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Sci-fi) (2012) Image
34. (P) The Rogue, by Trudy Canavan (Fantasy) (2011) Image
35. (P) The Dead of Winter, by Lee Collins (Fantasy) (2012) Image
36. (P) She Returns from War, by Lee Collins (Fantasy) (2013) Image
37. (P) The Hammer and the Blade, by Paul S Kemp (Fantasy) (2012) Image
38. (P) The Good the Bad and the Infernal, by Guy Adams (Fantasy) (2013) Image
39: (P) Shadowbred, by Paul S. Kemp (Fantasy) (2006) Image
40: (E) Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square, by William Sutton (Historical Fiction) (2013) Image
41: (P) The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu (Sci-fi) (2013) Image
42: (E) Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders, by Richard Ellis Preston Jr. (Steampunk) (2013) Image
43: (P) The Blue Blazes, by Chuck Wendig (Urban Fantasy) (2013) Image
44: (P) Death's Disciples, by J. Robert King (Horror) (2011) Image
45: (P) Geist, by Philippa Ballantine (Fantasy) (2010) Image
46: (P) Song of the Dragon, by Tracy Hickman (Fantasy) (2010) Image
47: (P) Deadbeat: Makes you Stronger, by Guy Adams (Horror/Mystery) (2013) Image
48: (P) King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence (Fantasy) (2012) Image
49: (P) The Eighth Court, by Mike Shevdon (Urban Fantasy) (2013) Image
50: (P) Play With Fire, by Justin Gustainis (Dark Fantasy) (2012) Image
51: (P) Midnight at the Oasis, by Justin Gustainis (Dark Fantasy) (2013) Image
52: (p) The Traitor Queen, by Trudi Canavan (Fantasy) (2012) Image
53: (P) The Black Prism, by Brent Weeks (Fantasy) (2010) Image
54: (P) Black Feathers, by Joseph D'Lacey (Fantasy) (2013) Image
55: (P) The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks (Fantasy) (2008) Image
56: (P) Shadow's Edge, by Brent Weeks (Fantasy) (2008) Image
57: (P) Beyond the Shadows, by Brent Weeks (Fantasy) (2008) Image
58: (P) Nightglass, by Liane Mercial (Fantasy) (2012) Image
59: (T) Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury (Dark Fantasy) (1962) Image
60: (P) Forge of Darkness, by Steven Erikson (Fantasy) (2012)Image
61: (T) The Living, by Anna Starobinets (Sci-fi) (2011) Image
62: (P) Touchstone, by Melanie Rawn (Fantasy) (2012) Image
63: (P) Old Man's War, by John Scalzi (Sci-fi) (2005) Image
64: (P) Midst Toil and Tribulation, by David Weber (Sci-fi) (2012) Image
65: (P) A Conspiracy of Alchemists, by Liesel Schwarz (Steampunk) (2013) Image
66: (P) Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines (Fantasy) (2012) Image
67: (P) The Better Part of Darkness, by Kelly Gay (Urban Fantasy) (2009) Image
68: (P) Lord Foul's Bane, by Stephen R Donaldson (Fantasy) (1977) Image
69: (P) Evil Dark, by Justin Gustainis (Urban Fantasy) (2012) Image
70: (P) The Illearth War, by Stephen R Donaldson (Fantasy) (1977) Image
71: (P) The Power that Preserves, by Stephen R Donaldson (Fantasy) (1977) Image
72: (P) The First Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach, by Steven Erikson (Fantasy) (2002/4/7) Image
73: (P) Spectyr, by Philippa Ballantine (Fantasy) (2011) Image
74: (P) Wrayth, by Philippa Ballantine (Fantasy) (2012) Image
75: (P) Harbinger, by Philippa Ballantine (Fantasy) (2013) Image
76: (P) Perdido Street Station, by China Miéville (Sci-fi) (2000) Image
77: (P) The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee Battersby (Fantasy) (2012) Image
78: (P) The Daylight War, by Peter V. Brett (Fantasy) (2013) Image
79: (P) Steampunk Holmes, by P.C. Martin (Steampunk) (2013) Image
80: (P) Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card (Sci-fi) (1977) Image
81: (P) Songs of the Earth, by Elspeth Cooper (Fantasy) (2011) Image
82: (P) Thieftaker, by D.B. Jackson (Fantasy) (2012) Image
83: (P) The Marching Dead, by Lee Battersby (Fantasy) (2013) Image
84: (P) The Silvered, by Tanya Huff (Fantasy) (2012) Image
85: (P) Dream London, by Tony Ballantyne (Urban Fantasy) (2013) Image
86: (P) Passage, by Connie Willis (Science Fiction) (2001) Image
87: (P) Age of Godpunk, by James Lovegrove (Godpunk) (2012/13) Image
88: (P) The Serene Invasion, by Eric Brown (Scifi) (2013) Image
89: (H) The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy) (2011) Image
90: (P) Polterheist, by Laura Resnick (Urban Fantasy) (2012) Image
91: (P) Slow Apocalypse, by John Varley (Sci-fi) (2012) Image
92: (P) Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy) (2006) Image
93: (P) The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy) (2007) Image
94: (P) The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy) (2008) Image
95: (P) The Hum and the Shiver, by Alex Bledsoe (Fantasy) (2011) Image
96: (P) The Wounded Land, by Stephen R Donaldson (Fantasy) (1980) Image
97: (P) The Diviner, by Melanie Rawn (Fantasy) (2011) Image
98: (P) The Misfortune Cookie, by Laura Resnick (Urban Fantasy) (2013) Image
99: (H) Of Dice and Men, by David M Ewalt (Non-fiction/Fantasy) (2013) Image
100: (P) Count to a Trillion, by John C. Wright (Sci-fi) (2011) Image

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:00 am 
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2012, goal of 45 or more books - 59/45

2013 goals:
  • Read at least 60 books
  • Write at least 12 reviews

53/60
1. Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard
2. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
3. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
4. Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn
5. Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
6. Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
9. Standing For Something by Gordon B. Hinckley
10. The Book of Mormon translated by Joseph Smith, Jr.
11. Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
12. Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
13. Pillar of Light by Gerald N. Lund
14. Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole
15. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
16. Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery
17. Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery
18. Anne’s House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery
19. Like a Fire Is Burning by Gerald N. Lund
20. Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
21. Sunday of the Living Dead by Robert Kirby
22. Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery
23. Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
24. Truth Will Prevail by Gerald N. Lund
25. Wedge’s Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole
26. Hounded by Kevin Hearne
27. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
28. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
29. Hexed by Kevin Hearne
30. Hammered by Kevin Hearne
31. Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson
32. Tricked by Kevin Hearne
33. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
34. The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball
35. What We Wish We’d Known When We Were Newlyweds by John and Kim Bytheway
36. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
37. Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
38. Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
39. The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life by Terryl and Fiona Givens
40. The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
41. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn
42. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
43. Choices of One by Timothy Zahn
44. Austenland by Shannon Hale
45. Behind Every Good Man: Helping Your Husband Take the Spiritual Lead at Home by John Bytheway
46. The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
47. J. Golden Kimball Stories: Volume 1 by James Kimball
48. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
49. The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister
50. Men of Valor: The Powerful Impact of a Righteous Man by Robert L. Millet
51. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
52. Ensign — May 2013 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (I don’t normally include the magazines I read, but this particular issue was definitely like a book)
53. Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:13 am 
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2013 goals:

Read 50 books - which will be a feat in itself with graduation in May plus clinicals


1) The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
2) Prophecy - Elizabeth Haydon
3) Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
4) Railsea - China Mieville
5) The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
6) The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Goal for 2013 is 60 books, although it's questionable whether it's a realistic estimation what with all sorts of stuff.

1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (303)
2. Stephen Fry: Moab Is My Washpot (434)
3. Mary Balogh: Dark Angel/Lord Carew's Bride (593) (RR)
4. J.R.R. Tolkien: Silmarillion (367)
5. Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora (530)(RR)
6. Georgette Heyer: Pistols for Two (205)
7. Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (378)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:11 am 
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Goal 1: 51.
Goal 2: 62.
Goal 3: 73.


1. The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins — MMPB — Jan 6 — 377 pages Image


Total pages: 377

1/51 = 2%
1/62 = 1.6%
1/73 = 1.4%


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Reading Lists
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:28 am 
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2012 goal 70/70
2013 goal 40 books

Currently 6/40
1.Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig
2.Rapture by Kameron Hurley
3.250 things you should know about writing by Chuck Wendig
4.Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
5.Old Man's War by John Scalzi
6.Dodger by Terry Pratchett


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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Location: Soest, The Netherlands
Results of 2012:
  • Total books: 19
  • Total pages: 7,061
  • Average rating: Image

Goals for 2013:
  • Total books: 37
  • Total SFF: 33
  • Total for review: 30
  • Total pages: 13,500
  • Average rating: Image
  • Balance male/female authors: 22/15 *

Books read:
  1. A Memory of Light by Branbert Jordanson (01/11 || 912) Image
  2. The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett (01/24 || 791) Image
  3. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (02/28 || 336) Image

Currently reading:
  1. Empire State by Adam Christopher (03/?? || 448)
  2. 1776 by David McCullough (03/?? || 400)

Goal progress:
  • Total books: 3
  • Total SFF: 3
  • Total for review: 3
  • Total pages: 2039
  • Average rating: Image
  • Balance male/female authors: 2/1


* Most of my favorite authors are male, but I want to make an effort to read no more than 60% male authors. I want to find and appreciate more female authors.


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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:46 pm 
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1. The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins — MMPB — Jan 6 — 377 pages Image

2. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin — HC — Jan 18 — 762 pages Image


Total pages: 1139

2/51 = 4%
2/62 = 3.2%
2/73 = 2.7%


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:02 am 
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So, am I the only person editing to update reading progress? :oops:

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Nope, I just started reading a 1000-page monstrosity right after finishing Jam, so I have 150 pages to go before I can update again :S

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Nope, most of my reading material has been textbooks and then the sourcebook for the Marvel RPG I'm about to start running.


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I edit when I remember! :P Though school is so hectic right now I don't have the energy and/or will to read. :( I'm so looking forward to summer...

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I simply hardly ever finish a book. :P


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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:07 am 
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So in a way, I am the only one updating, but just because I'm the only one finishing books right and left? 8)

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Bam, plus 1008 pages from one book

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Goal

2 books

1. Marvel - Civil War
2. Wheel of Time - A Memory of Light - Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
3. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
4. We're with Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics by Alan Huffman
5. Gandhi: A Manga Biography by Kazuki Ebine
6. Petrograd by Philip Gelatt
7. Bakuman, Volume 8: Panty Shot and Savior by Tsugumi Ohba
8. Bakuman., Volume 9 by Tsugumi Ohba
9. Bakuman., Volume 10 by Tsugumi Ohba
10. Bakuman., Volume 11 by Tsugumi Ohba
11. Bakuman., Volume 12 by Tsugumi Ohba
12. The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) by Peter V. Brett*
13. Kingyo Used Books, Vol. 1 by Seimu Yoshizaki
14. The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2) by Peter V. Brett
15. Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky
16. The Daylight War (Demon Cycle #3) by Peter V. Brett
17. My Beloved World , by Sonia Sotomayor
18. Rithmatist Brandon Sanderon
19. 100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call (100 Bullets, #1)
20. Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon
21. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
22. Highschool of the Dead, Volume 1 (Highschool of the Dead #1) by Daisuke Sato, Shouji Sato
23. Sidewalk Strategies: Seven Winning Steps for Candidates, Causes and Communities by Larry Tramutola
24. 100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call (100 Bullets #1) by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso
25. Red Country - Joe Abercrombie (re-read)
26. Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
27. Avatar the Last Airbender - The Promise
28. Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson (re-read)
29. Dune (Re-Read)


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