drcpunk (drcpunk) wrote,

Checking Reading Goal List

Let's see:

Late Eclipses, by Seanan McGuire -- purchase, read, enjoyed, recommended. We've bought crash_mccormick a copy of all four books in the Toby Daye series to date.

Deathless, by Catherynne Valente -- three copies purchased, one copy read, two copies placed. I'd not heard the source tale before, or if I did, I'd long since forgotten it.

Deadline, by Mira Grant -- not yet out. T-18 days. The problem is that this is part two of a trilogy, and likely to end on a cliffhanger, so while we clearly buy it as soon as it's out, do we read it at once and then wait a year for the next? Or do we wait until the next one is out? Ah, decisions, decisions.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne Valente -- One copy on order from Amazon, one purchased from Barnes & Noble so we wouldn't have to wait for the first. I just finished reading the original electronic version yesterday (long story, which I'll try to post).

The New Borderlands Book that's being edited by Ellen Kushner and Holly Black -- Not yet out.

I'm also considering the Cthulhu Invictus Companion. -- Purchased, not read.

Books I'm Hoping to Reread:

Chronicles of Narnia (In publication order, IF you please!)
Ultimate Sandman
Masks of Nyarlathotep, perhaps accompanied by the Companion for same, presuming that manages to get completed soonish

Nope, nothing here yet.

Other Books to Read


Leverage RPG -- Not yet.
Havering Adventures for Victoriana -- Started.
The Fearmaker's Promise -- read.

Novels / Anthologies / Short stories
Bards of Bone Plain, Patricia McKillip -- read, recommended.
Anything by Ted Chiang I've not read -- Not yet.
Kraken, by China Mieville -- read, pondering how to use a lot of the really cool bits when running modern day RPGs with occult elements. Seriously, Unknown Armies fans should take a look at this.
The Sorcerer's House, but Gene Wolfe -- read. I'm ambivalent about this one. I enjoyed while reading it, but I know that I'm missing a lot that the author isn't saying outright, possible so much that it completely changes the story from what it seems to be. And, I don't mind that kind of major twist. But, I do mind, more and more, not being able to figure out what I'm missing. I know that Wolfe is assuming that I am every bit as smart as he is, and I am flattered. But I would prefer it if he insulted my intelligence just enough for me to know what's going on.
Home Fires, by Gene Wolfe -- Not yet.
Sam and Max -- read, enjoyed, recommended for fans of the Fables series.
Something by Connie Willis -- Doomesday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog -- actually, it's more likley to be Blackout / All Clear, if I can do it quickly enough to vote for the Hugos.
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay -- read, enjoyed. I think it's the characterization that does it for me with Kay's novels.
Instructions, by Charles Vess and Neil Gaiman -- Not yet.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Charles Yu -- read, not to my taste.
Various anthologies sitting patiently on my shelf -- making some headway on these.

Things I want to read, but am not sure I'll do this year:
Nation, by Terry Pratchett
80 Memories and Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin
The Heinlein biography that's out
It, by Stephen King
The Wiscon thingie that I'd have a better chance of reading if I recalled its name

None of the above as yet.
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