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01 January 2013 @ 12:01 am
[. Book List .]  

Yoinked from theproudmisogynist on tumblr.

Book List for 2012

Fanfic Batch = at least 50,000 words read, including those stories mentioned in the linked rec post (if linked).

Further reviews may be found here, as part of my Goodreads account.

Well, I wanted to get 52 'books' read in the year, one for each week. I succeeded at least that. I think I've forgotten some books here and there because I wasn't proactive about updating as soon as I finished reading. Still, better than my years at university!

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
miriam englishmiriam_e on November 3rd, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
I recently re-read John Wyndham's Trouble with Lichen -- a wonderful story that I enjoy more each time a read it. I heartily recommend it. His most famous two, Day of the Triffids and The Chrysalids are both excellent too. His shorter novel Consider Her Ways features a world peopled only by women, and is available for free on the web in various places. If you want electronic versions of any of these let me know.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Witchly sign.cranky__crocus on November 28th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestions! I've added them. :D It unfortunately takes me ages to get to the things on this list since I have a pile of 'currently reading but I totally forgot' books and then, to the other side of my bedside bookcase, a 'books to read next' pile. Then another bookcase of books-to-read in my old room of the family home.

No shortage of books to read!

But if you do want to send along electronic versions, I certainly wouldn't say no! I have lots of books on my Kindle Fire but only two that I'm currently reading.
miriam englishmiriam_e on December 1st, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
heheh :) I have similar piles of to-be-read books. One pile on the unoccupied side of my double bed, three piles in the book-case beside my bed, an enormous number of electronic books to be read in my ebook reader, a smaller number of ebooks to be read in my HTC handheld computer (my mobile-phone-that-I-don't-use-as-a-phone), and another, smaller number of books to be read in my other handheld, my ancient Palm computer (almost 13 years old, and still on its original rechargeable lithium battery).

There is also a small list of ebooks on my desktop computer that must be read, but mostly that machine is used as a repository for the thousands of ebooks that I use for instant reference or that sit waiting to be moved onto one of my reading devices. It is a bit of a pain to read lengthy electronic books on a desktop screen... I'm not quite sure why.
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Rachel Carson.cranky__crocus on December 6th, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
It's sad that one of the reasons I most mist having a double bed is how easy it was to keep books and projects or whatever else on the unoccupied side. I'm more suited to a single in the end, anyway, and my room is tiny so I need it, but it was nice to have a storage area so close to where I was sleeping. :P

I like reading on a computer, but for the most part that's only when I want to be commenting on something as I read it (like fanfic). Otherwise I have the tendency to read it on my Kindle fire, since I can plop down in bed with that and I can move around while still my email whenever I'm connected to WiFi.