Now I must admit that Battlefield Earth is a book with something for everyone, all the way across the cultural scale from people who need doorstops to people who want to start bonfires.

-- Dave Langford

The Booklist

I read about Kit's reading list, which reminded me that Trip has a reading list, a meme he picked up from Ayse, who caught it from Chrisber, who got it from his 9th grade librarian. I stole the key and format from my predecessors and mutated it to my tastes.

Interestingly enough, my 9th grade librarian also had me keep a booklist, but unlike Chrisber the habit didn't stick to me. I do remember begrudgingly admitting that I liked Gone with the Wind, after first refusing to read anything but science fiction and fantasy.


Records still spotty in 2003, but haven't been reading very much in general due to continuing fatigue.

+ FIC 04-09-2003  Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow
+ FIC 04-09-2003  Earthquake Weather, Tim Powers
+ FIC 04-04-2003  Old Nathan, David Drake
+ FIC 04-01-2003  Summerland, Michael Chabon
+ FIC 03-30-2003  The Night Watch, Sean Stewart (reread)
+ FIC 03-28-2003  Passage, Connie Willis
~ FIC 03-15-2003  Maia, Richard Adams
+ NON 03-01-2003? Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich
+ NON 01-13-2003  Ravens in Winter, Bernd Heinrich


Due to my ongoing fatigue, I lost a lot of time in 2002. Surely I read more books than none, but it was likely very few, and I was too tired to record the dates of completion. I'm filling them in as they occur to me, but the records in here will be spotty.

+ FIC 05-11-2002  Rose and the Beast, Francesca Lia Block
+ FIC 05-11-2002  Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold
~ FIC 05-10-2002  Psychomech, Brian Lumley
~ FIC 05-07-2002  The Big Bounce, Elmore Leonard
= WEB 05-04-2002  Jaquemart, Alan Harnum
~ FIC 05-03-2002  The Moonshine War, Elmore Leonard
+ FIC 04-25-2002  Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire
+ FIC 04-25-2002  The Corinthian, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 04-24-2002  Faro's Daughter, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 04-23-2002  Friday's Child, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 04-22-2002  Black Sheep, Georgette Heyer
! COM 04-21-2002  Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming, Rachel Hartman
+ COM 04-21-2002  Queen and Country, Greg Rucka
+ FIC 04-19-2002  The Testament, John Grisham
+ FIC 04-17-2002? The Brethren, John Grisham
+ FIC 04-15-2002? Persuasion, Jane Austen
+ FIC 04-13-2002? The Conquerer, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 04-11-2002? Soldiers Live, Glenn Cook
+ FIC 04-08-2002? Venetia, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 04-03-2002  Supermen, edited by Gardner Dozois
! FIC 03-29-2002  The Sword of Winter, Marta Randall (reread)
+ FIC 03-28-2002  Kiln People, David Brin
~ FIC 03-20-2002  Firebrand, Marion Zimmer Bradley
+ WEB 03-19-2002  "The Affordance of Paper", Malcolm Gladwell
= NON 03-12-2002  Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, Andrew Dalby
+ WEB 03-10-2002  "Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg," Malcolm Gladwell
+ FIC 03-05-2002  Look to Windward, Iain M. Banks
~ FIC 03-02-2002  The Fresco, Sheri S. Tepper
+ FIC 02-26-2002  Bridget Jones' Diary, Helen Fielding
+ WEB 02-26-2002  "The Elephant's Memory," Timothee Ingen-Housz
~ FIC 02-25-2002  Little Heroes, Norman Spinrad
! FIC 02-20-2002  The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (reread)
~ NON 02-17-2002  Waiting, Debra Ginsberg
+ FIC 02-16-2002  The Complete Compleat Enchanter, L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
~ FIC 02-15-2002  Ventus, Karl Schroeder
+ FIC 02-11-2002  Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
+ FIC 02-09-2002  Lady of Quality, Georgette Heyer
- FIC 02-01-2002  The Worm Ouroboros, E.R. Eddison (partial only)
+ WEB 02-01-2002  "Securing Network Infrastructure and Switched Networks," Richard Wagner (SANS)
= WEB 02-01-2002  Radiant, Mary K. Kuhner
~ FIC 01-30-2002  White Mare's Daughter, Judith Tarr
+ FIC 01-23-2002  The Nonesuch, Georgette Heyer
+ FIC 01-15-2002  Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkein (reread)
+ FIC 01-08-2002? Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (reread)
+ FIC 01-06-2002? A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge (reread)
= NON 01-03-2002  various network equipment configuration guides, Cisco
! FIC 01-02-2002? A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge (reread)
+ ART 01-01-2002  Portable Magritte
+ NON 01-01-2002? True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier, Vernor Vinge

Points Before

Lots of stuff lost in the mists of time....

Want to Read

As I can never properly keep track of what I want to read when I go to the library or bookstore, this is a small attempt to remember it here.

  FIC ----------  Lots of stuff from here
  FIC ----------  Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
  FIC ----------  Dreamcatcher, Stephen King (Bruce recommends)
  FIC ----------  (anything; have Little, Big already) John Crowley
  FIC ----------  Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
  FIC ----------  Summer of my German Soldier, Bette Greene
  FIC ----------  Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
  FIC ----------  My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
  FIC ----------  The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Michael Swanwick
  FIC ----------  The Citadel of the Autarch, Gene Wolfe
  NON ----------  Bury Me Standing


! why haven't you read this yet?       FIC  fiction, generally fun
+ recommended unashamedly              NON  nonfiction, generally improving
= only if you're a weirdo like me      COM  comics and graphic novels, fun
~ not bad                              ART  art or photo books, fun
- shelve this with Battlefield Earth   WEB  substantial web-only fodder

? hazy on the end date

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