DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

A Book Report on Peter Rabbit...

This year's book list:

Revelation Space — Alastair Reynolds
Good Omens — Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Too Many Cooks * — Rex Stout
The Red Box — Rex Stout
Cannery Row — John Steinbeck
The Story of the U.S. Air Force * — Robert D. Loomis
Red Harvest — Dashiell Hammett
Men at Arms — Terry Pratchett
Doorways in the Sand * — Roger Zelazny
Some Buried Caesar * — Rex Stout
The Two-Ocean War * — Samuel Eliot Morison
Preludes and Nocturnes * — Neil Gaiman
The Doll's House — Neil Gaiman
Dream Country — Neil Gaiman
Deadly Quicksilver Lies * — Glen Cook
Petty Pewter Gods * — Glen Cook
Faded Steel Heat * — Glen Cook
Small Gods — Terry Pratchett
The Dain Curse — Dashiell Hammett
The Syndic — C.M. Kornbluth
Feet of Clay — Terry Pratchett
The Way to Glory — David Drake
Lord Peter * — Dorothy L. Sayers
The Gun Seller — Hugh Laurie
Just Play Ball — Joe Garagiola
Fit or Fat — Covert Bailey
The Rubber Band — Rex Stout
Over My Dead Body — Rex Stout
The Fifth Elephant — Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — J.K. Rowling
The Truth — Terry Pratchett
Jeeves Takes Charge — P.G. Wodehouse
The Glass Key — Dashiell Hammett
Night Passage — Robert B. Parker
The Last Hero — Terry Pratchett
Cat's Cradle * — Kurt Vonnegut
Defenses of Narragansett Bay in World War II — Walter K. Schoeder
Halting State — Charles Stross
Quonset Point Naval Air Station - Gem of the Atlantic — Sean Paul Milligan
Dead Beat — Jim Butcher
Making Money — Terry Pratchett
Black Orchids — Rex Stout
Where There's a Will — Rex Stout
"Bitter End" from Death Times Three — Rex Stout
Fleet of Worlds — Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
The High Crusade * — Poul Anderson
Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball — George Mitchell, et al.
The Hobbit * — J.R.R. Tolkein
A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
Sharpe's Skirmish — Bernard Cornwell

Asterisked books were rereads.

Wow, I made it to fifty, most likely a new league record for me. Certainly it's the most I've managed to get through by far since I started keeping these lists. I read Sharpe's Skirmish today. It's very short, a novella, but it was a good way to get back into that world after a long time away. Plus I'm also about a quarter of the way through Sharpe's Company.

Ringo: Books are good.
Grandfather: *Parading's* better.
Ringo: Parading?
Grandfather: [nods eagerly] Parading the streets! Trailing your coat! Bowling along! LIVING!
Ringo: Well, I am living.
Grandfather: You? Living? When was the last time you gave a girl a pink-edged daisy? When did you last embarrass a sheila with your cool, appraising stare?
Ringo: You're a bit old for that sort of chat, aren't you?
Grandfather: Well at least I've got a backlog of memories! All you've got is - THAT BOOK!

Tags: books, sharpe

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