I’ve decided to retire this blog; I haven’t really been posting here as I intended to for years. I’m going to leave up the actual posts; the booklog posts with no information about the books might be deleted, and the Ju-ken posts have been moved to a dedicated blog (jukeninfo.wordpress.com).

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January 2013 log

I did a little better reading this month than last month, though I did read part of Cold Days last month:

Kady Cross – The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (library)
Jim Butcher – Cold Days (library)
Max Gladstone – Three Parts Dead (library)

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December 2012 log

I feel like I must have read more than this, but have no idea what else I might have read.

Lois McMaster Bujold – Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (library)
Kady Cross – The Girl in the Steel Corset (library)

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November 2012 log

Read in November:

A. Lee Martinez – Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain (library)
Mark Del Franco – Unperfect Souls
Gail Carriger – Timeless (library)
John Scalzi – Redshirts (library) — read the main story but not the codas
Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (library)
Patricia C. Wrede & Carolyn Stevermer – Sorcery and Cecelia (reread)
Lilith Saintcrow – The Iron Wyrm Affair (library)
Tanya Huff – The Wild Ways (library)
Mark Hodder – The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (library)
Caroline Stevermer – Magic Below Stairs (library)

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October 2012 log

Read in October:

Gail Carriger – Changeless (library, reread) — rereading before reading the last two
G. Willow Wilson – Alif the Unseen (library) — I liked this, but I had to check it out three times to get through it (that library lends new books for a week)
Tanya Huff – Smoke and Ashes (own, reread)
Gail Carriger – Blameless (library, reread)
Kevin J. Anderson – Clockwork Angels (library) — I’m a big Rush fan and had to read this (and did enjoy it)
Mercedes Lackey – Redoubt (library) — meh
Robert Horace Ross – Ancient Persian Designs in Needlepoint (library)
Marian Babson – Murder at the Cat Show (library)
Donna Kooler – Donna Kooler’s Cross Stitch Designs (library)
Patricia C. Wrede – The Far West (library) — I liked the first one the best and this one the least
Gail Carriger – Heartless (library) — I love this series

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September 2012 log

I feel like I’m missing something, but don’t know what it would be. I also read some of China Miéville’s Railsea and a good part of G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen, both of which were library books and had to be returned; I do mean to finish them both eventually. I also started Felix J. Palma’s The Map of the Sky and Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Ashes; I’ll definitely finish Smoke and Ashes.

Read in September:

Tanya Huff – Smoke and Mirrors (own, reread)
Simon Brett – The Torso in the Town (library)
Monica Ferris – Thai Die (library)

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August 2012 log

Mercedes Lackey – Home from the Sea (library)
Gay Ann Rogers – Needlepoint Designs from Asia (library) — I liked some of the designs from this, but I don’t know that the text on the designs was actually legible writing in the expected language; the Arabic didn’t look quite right and the Japanese looked wrong.
Simon Brett – Death on the Downs (library)
Gail Carriger – Soulless (library, reread)
Cory Doctorow – Little Brother (library) — read about half and got distracted
Lloyd Alexander – The Book of Three (library, reread) — first read at an appropriate age, saw an omnibus of Prydain at the library, but got distracted; will try to read the rest
Tanya Huff – Smoke and Shadows (reread)
Matt Ruff – Fool on the Hill (library, reread) — I used to own this, but it was lost when I moved a few years ago
Monica Ferris – Knitting Bones (library)
China Miéville – Railsea (library) — read about a third, planning on finishing; the use of & instead of “and” and the sentence fragments were kind of jarring at the beginning, but I’m starting to get into it and ignore them

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July 2012 log

Read in July:

Mercedes Lackey – Unnatural Issue (library, reread)
G.M. Malliet – Wicked Autumn (library)
Mark del Franco – Unfallen Dead (library)
Monica Ferris – Cutwork (library)
Liz Williams – Worldsoul (own)
Simon Brett – Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King’s Daughter (library)
F.E. Higgins – The Black Book of Secrets (library)
Julia Hickman – Tapestry and Beadwork: Canvaswork Projects for the Home (library)
Seanan McGuire – Discount Armageddon
Monica Ferris – Sins and Needles (library)

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