December 20th, 2010

Yellow Wendy

Books 2010

For the 10th year in a row, I kept track of my reading and here is the product (of the slightly OCD obsession with lists I've had since childhood):


BOOKS 2010


In chronological order.



  • Views A-Foot (Bayard Taylor)

  • Mythangelus (Storm Constantine)

  • Burying the Shadow (Storm Constantine)

  • Breeding Discontent (Wendy Darling & Bridgette Parker)

  • Stalking Tender Prey (Storm Constantine)

  • Scenting Hallowed Blood (Storm Constantine)

  • Stealing Sacred Fire (Storm Constantine)

  • Sea Dragon Heir (Storm Constantine)

  • The Crown of Silence (Storm Constantine)

  • The Way of Light (Storm Constantine)

  • Sign for the Sacred (Storm Constantine)

  • Fulfilments of Fate and Desire  (Storm Constantine)

  • Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit  (Storm Constantine)

  • Bewitchments of Love and Hate  (Storm Constantine)

  • The Hienama  (Storm Constantine)

  • Student of Kyme  (Storm Constantine)

  • Thin Air (Storm Constantine)

  • The Grim Reaper's Book of Days (Ed Morrow)

  • Digging Up Donald (Steven Pirie)

  • Ancient Mysteries (Peter James & Nick Thorpe)

  • The White Road (Lynn Flewelling)

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)

  • The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells)

  • Dreams of Dark and Light (Tanith Lee)

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls (John Bellairs)

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Difference (Randy Cohen)

  • Harry Potter under der Stein der Weisen (J.K. Rowling)

  • Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch (J.K. Rowling)

  • Harry Potter und der Orden des Phonix (J.K. Rowling)

  • Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz (J.K. Rowling)

  • Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes  (J.K. Rowling)


Notes


Except for Mythangelus (new this year), all the Storm Constantine books were rereads.


Skipping the SC books & other rereads, my favorites:



  • Views A-Foot (Bayard Taylor) - 19th century travel memoir

  • Digging Up Donald (Steven Pirie)

  • Ancient Mysteries (Peter James & Nick Thorpe)

  • The White Road (Lynn Flewelling)

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)

  • The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells)

  • Dreams of Dark and Light (Tanith Lee)

  • Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes  (J.K. Rowling)


And out of that, I think the Tanith Lee anthology was my favorite-favorite. In fact while I still had it out of the library I ordered a copy for myself. It's out of print so I had to fork out $30-40 but I -had- to have it!


Yes, I reread my own book. It's seven years since it came out and figured I needed a refresh / to see it with fresher eyes.


Yes, I read Harry Potter in German. Actually I'd already read the first 6 books but reread a few this year in anticipation of finally getting book 7, which was finally available from Amazon.de in October.


I also read A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) and Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving) as e-books but they're actually short stories, not even novellas.


Of course I read many, many, many books' worth of news stories, magazine articles, blogs, etc.