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By Vulch (Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 11:40:34 AM EST) books, 2011 list, living room full of bookshelves (all tags)
Apparently I title these diaries "Wot I read in X" in even numbered years and as something else in odd. As this one is for 2011...

143 books read in 2011 according to my log, only one repeat (New Model Army by Adam Roberts) that I've spotted and no obvious gaps where I missed something. Mostly SF as ever with the usual trips through early mediaeval times with some text books, the Napoleonic era Royal Navy with Hornblower (which I've actually got in omnibus form so push the total up a bit) and slightly alternate Victorian times with Flashman. Ah, and Roman architecture thanks to the Channel 4 series Rome Wasn't Built In A Day which is well worth a watch.

On with the amazing page lengthening list, which if nothing else will remove the word "Boobies" from the top of the RSS feed...



December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

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Unsurprisingly, I've read many of those by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 03:32:04 PM EST
Anathem, some of the Discworld, and some of the Vinge.

I've even read some of them in 2011.


Sorry about the title... by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 09:19:39 PM EST
I'll try to be a little more highbrow next time. :-P
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
Not so much the browness... by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 04:09:51 AM EST
...More the "Mmmm, boobies. Must click".



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Impressive by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 02:59:02 AM EST
There's quite a lot of overlap, I liked the "Codex Alera" series.

You know there's a new sequel to "A Fire Upon the Deep" just out in hardback of course: The Children of the Sky.
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Waiting for the paperback by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 04:08:46 AM EST
Several reviewers who I generally agree with have said it's not one of his best, although still reasonably good, so I'm going to hang on for the paperback.
That was the second or third time through the Codex series, but the first end to end run I think.



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I read Marooned in Realtime (sequel to Peace War) by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 02:03:43 PM EST
In either Analog or Omni, when it was serialized.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Rome wasn't Built in a Day by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 03:30:47 AM EST
Thanks for posting this link; its the first thing since Horrible Histories that my son has been begging to watch every episode one after the other.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
S'OK by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 02:47:37 PM EST
Apparently the villa has had some problems with British winters since it was finished. Looks like there are some unrecorded differences in building methods between the core of the empire and the periphery...


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Love your list by purr (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14:26 AM EST
I am taking some of your list as suggestive reading.  Which do you classify with 5 stars (5 stars being the best and 0 stars being the worst)?
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