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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] elwe and [livejournal.com profile] mamomo, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

And best wishes to all of you, my friends, for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2009!


* FYI, I've updated my list of favorite links.

* In the new year I plan to use my LiveJournal to keep up more effectively with what I've been reading, for my own benefit if for no other reason. To that end, I thought I'd post my list of the books I've read "cover to cover" since I moved, which effectively means the last eighteen months.


First, a disclaimer: Since a great deal of my reading consists of articles, essays, lone book chapters, and short stories, this list doesn't exactly reflect my reading habits as a whole. It also fails to include books I've read completely but out of regular chapter sequence (which happens for various reasons, such as when I've read chapters of books in progress, and then read the other chapters when the books were published). On the other hand, I am an unrepentant rereader, and I have counted rereads as well as original reads (and, in fact, two of the books on the list are there twice because I reread them over the recent months). All that said, I thought it would be nice for me to keep track of those books I've read "cover to cover," and this is my start:

Books I've Read

Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Magic Goblet by Emilie Flygare-Carlén
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Those Who Hunt by Night by Barbara Hambly
The Kracken Wakes by John Wyndham
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Sharing Knife: Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Dupin Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe
Crossroad by Barbara Hambly
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments by Benjamin Constant
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
Classic Vampire Short Stories by Rudyard Kipling, E.T.A. Hoffman, Edgar Allan Poe, E.F. Benson, and Bram Stoker
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Vampyre by John Polidori
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Writers of the Dark: Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft by Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft (edited by Ben J.S. Szumskyj and S.T. Joshi)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich by Fritz Leiber
The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne
Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald
Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
Self-Determination: The Other Path for Native Americans edited by Terry L. Anderson, Bruce L. Benson, and Thomas E. Flanagon
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale by Sean Astin
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter
The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Sharing Knife: Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft
Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper
Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
The Dead of Night by John Marsden
A Killing Frost by John Marsden
The Romance of Morien by Anonymous (translated from medieval Dutch by Jessie L. Weston)
Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
The Arkham Sampler: Winter 1949, All Science-Fiction Issue edited by August Derleth (Hey, it's book length!)
The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
While I Live by John Marsden
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
The First World Fantasy Convention: Three Authors Remember by Robert Bloch, T.E.D. Klein, and Fritz Leiber
Circle of Flight by John Marsden
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Classic Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W.L. George, A.M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant
The Birds and Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White
Trilby by George du Maurier
Pulptime: Being a Singular Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Kalem Club, As If Narrated by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. by P.H. Cannon
Tales of the Occult by Arthur Machen, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Robert Chambers, William Hope Hodgson, et. al.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein: A Cultural History by Susan Tyler Hitchcock
The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mathilda by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ghost Stories, Volume One by M.R. James
Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle by Janet Todd
A House-Boat on the Styx by John Kendrick Bangs
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier (translated by Hilaire Belloc)
The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters by Anne K. Mellor
Watermind by M.M. Buckner
Five Sci-Fi Short Stories by H. Beam Piper by H. Beam Piper
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories by Miles J. Breuer
The Day the Earth Stood Still and Other Stories by Harry Bates
The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Read Every Day
Arthurian Book of Days: The Greatest Legend in the World Retold Throughout the Year by Caitlin and John Matthews

Currently Reading
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Mary's Country by Harold Mead



Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
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