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25 August 2013 @ 08:50 pm
1. The Presence of Grace, by J. F. Powers
2. The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parks
3. The Song of the Horse, by Samuel Hazo
4. 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction
5. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
6. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
7. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
8. In Praise of Homemaking: Affirming the Choice to be a Mother-at-Home, Connie F. Zimney
9. Greenstone, Sylvia Ashton-Warner
10. Casti Connubii, Pope Pius XI
11. Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmerman
12. Pillars of Gold, Alice Thomas Ellis
13. Best American Short Stories 2012, ed Tom Perrotta
14. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
15. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
16. A Clash of Kings, George RR Martin
17. The Book of Jotham, Arthur Powers
18. How Do You Tuck in a Super Hero?, Rachel Balducci
19. Dappled Things, Vol 8 Issue 2
20. The Presence of Grace, JF Powers
21. The Summer House, Alice Thomas Ellis
22. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
23. A Storm of Swords, George RR Martin
24. My Nameday--Come for Dessert, Helen McLoughlin
25. When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
26. A Feast for Crows, George RR Martin
27. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
28. A Dance with Dragons, George RR Martin
29. The Art of the Visit, Kathy Bertone
30. A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh
 
 
tobie_rosemary
24 July 2013 @ 10:59 pm
1. The Presence of Grace, by J. F. Powers
2. The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parks
3. The Song of the Horse, by Samuel Hazo
4. 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction
5. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
6. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
7. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
8. In Praise of Homemaking: Affirming the Choice to be a Mother-at-Home, Connie F. Zimney
9. Greenstone, Sylvia Ashton-Warner
10. Casti Connubii, Pope Pius XI
11. Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmerman
12. Pillars of Gold, Alice Thomas Ellis
13. Best American Short Stories 2012, ed Tom Perrotta
14. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
15. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
16. A Clash of Kings, George RR Martin
17. The Book of Jotham, Arthur Powers
18. How Do You Tuck in a Super Hero?, Rachel Balducci
19. Dappled Things, Vol 8 Issue 2
20. The Presence of Grace, JF Powers
21. The Summer House, Alice Thomas Ellis
22. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
23. A Storm of Swords, George RR Martin
24. My Nameday--Come for Dessert, Helen McLoughlin
25. When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
26. A Feast for Crows, George RR Martin
27. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

Currently reading ... a LOT. A Dance with Dragons, A Little Way of Homeschooling, Sanditon, My Sisters the Saints (for a book group), The Age of Innocence (listening via podcast), and I need to start The Art of the Visit since it's a library book.

Although it's hard to say how moving and potentially premature babies and whatnot will affect my reading time ... I am more than on track to reach 50 this year!
 
 
tobie_rosemary
06 July 2013 @ 08:09 am
1. The Presence of Grace, by J. F. Powers
2. The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parks
3. The Song of the Horse, by Samuel Hazo
4. 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction
5. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
6. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
7. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
8. In Praise of Homemaking: Affirming the Choice to be a Mother-at-Home, Connie F. Zimney
9. Greenstone, Sylvia Ashton-Warner
10. Casti Connubii, Pope Pius XI
11. Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmerman
12. Pillars of Gold, Alice Thomas Ellis
13. Best American Short Stories 2012, ed Tom Perrotta
14. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
15. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
16. A Clash of Kings, George RR Martin
17. The Book of Jotham, Arthur Powers
18. How Do You Tuck in a Super Hero?, Rachel Balducci
19. Dappled Things, Vol 8 Issue 2
20. The Presence of Grace, JF Powers
21. The Summer House, Alice Thomas Ellis
22. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
23. A Storm of Swords, George RR Martin
24. My Nameday--Come for Dessert, Helen McLoughlin
25. When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
 
 
tobie_rosemary
17 June 2013 @ 10:02 am

1. The Presence of Grace, by J. F. Powers
2. The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parks
3. The Song of the Horse, by Samuel Hazo
4. 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction
5. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
6. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
7. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
8. In Praise of Homemaking: Affirming the Choice to be a Mother-at-Home, Connie F. Zimney
9. Greenstone, Sylvia Ashton-Warner
10. Casti Connubii, Pope Pius XI
11. Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmerman
12. Pillars of Gold, Alice Thomas Ellis
13. Best American Short Stories 2012, ed Tom Perrotta
14. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
15. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
16. A Clash of Kings, George RR Martin
17. The Book of Jotham, Arthur Powers
18. How Do You Tuck in a Super Hero?, Rachel Balducci
19. Dappled Things, Vol 8 Issue 2
20. The Presence of Grace, JF Powers
21. The Summer House, Alice Thomas Ellis
22. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente


This is in semi-chronological order. The last couple aren't at all; they are books I realized didn't show up on Goodreads for some reason but remembered reading. I'm fairly certain I've read at least one more that isn't on this list because it wasn't in Goodreads' database, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Sigh.

Man, George RR Martin writes some looooooong books. Sheesh. I'm not saying that's a bad thing--there's a heckuva a lot of plot and worldbuilding going on in this series, and that takes space. But what exactly is it about fantasy as a genre that lends itself to bloated books? I have decided I have no desire to read Wheel of Time, ever. Which is nothing new, but this series, much as I'm enjoying it, has reminded me of that conviction.

I may be on track to get to 50 before the year's end ... we'll see!

 
 
tobie_rosemary
04 March 2013 @ 05:55 pm
... and a bit of March.


4. 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction
5. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
6. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
7. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
8. In Praise of Homemaking: Affirming the Choice to be a Mother-at-Home, Connie F. Zimney

These are not in the proper order. But I don't really remember what order I read them in.

It's looking unlikely that I'll read 50 books by the end of the year--although it's still possible. But that's okay. 
 
 
 
tobie_rosemary
30 January 2013 @ 10:40 pm
Okay ... I'm afraid I've forgotten what all I've read this month. Whoops. I will try and remember it all ... 

1. The Presence of Grace, by J. F. Powers
2. The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parks
3. The Song of the Horse, by Samuel Hazo


.... and I think there was a fourth in there, because I swear I read another book from the library. Hm. 
 
 
tobie_rosemary
29 December 2012 @ 06:01 pm
January:

1. Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
2. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino
3. Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
4. The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood
5. The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence, by Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries
6. Knit Lit: Sweaters and Their Stories, ed Linda Rhogaar and Molly Woolf


February:

7. Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy
8. News from Nowhere, by William Morris
9. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
10. Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
11. The Time Machine, by HG Wells
12. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
13. The Female Man, by Joanna Russ
14. The Utopian Reader, ed. Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent


March:

15. Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy
16. The Dispossessed, by Ursula LeGuin
17. Sweater Quest, by Adrienne Martini
18. Pacific Edge, by Kim Stanley Robinson
19. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
20. The Wind-Up Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
21. Unpacking My Library, ed Leah Price
22. Utopianism, by Krishan Kumar


April:

23. Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler
24. The Knitter's Book of Yarn, by Clara Parks
25. The Perfectly Imperfect Home, by Deborah Needleman


May:

26. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
27. Pegasus, by Robin McKinley
28. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
29. Incarceron, Catherine Fisher


June:

30. Shipbreaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
31. Sapphique, Catherine Fisher
32. Dappled Things, Volume 7, Issue 2


July:

33. Home Life, Alice Thomas Ellis
34. Style, Sex and Substance, ed. Hallie Lord
35. The Dubliners, James Joyce
36. Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope, by Amy Welborn
37. The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russel


August

38. Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West
39. Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
40. Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell
41. Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
42. On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder



September

43. On the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
44. The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
45. Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer


October:

46. The 27th Kingdom, by Alice Thomas Ellis
47. Pump Six, by Paolo Bacigalupi
48. Dappled Things, Vol 7 Issue 3
49. Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link
50. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
51. Stranger Things Happen, by Kelly Link


November:

52. The Birds of the Air, by Alice Thomas Ellis
53. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky


December:

54. Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
55. Last Call in the City of Bridges, by Salvatore Pane
56. The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens
57. The Fire Chronicle, by John Stephens



I think I can call it for this year. :) The last two books are the first two of a trilogy (third unpublished as of yet), which I discovered via an ad on my kindle
 
 
tobie_rosemary
21 November 2012 @ 10:20 am
50+!  

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October:

46. The 27th Kingdom, by Alice Thomas Ellis
47. Pump Six, by Paolo Bacigalupi
48. Dappled Things, Vol 7 Issue 3
49. Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link
50. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
51. Stranger Things Happen, by Kelly Link


Kelly Link is a real hit and miss for me. I love some of her stuff, some of it I find creepy, and some of it I just really intensely dislike. 

Leibowitz, on the other hand ... wow. Honestly one of the best books I've ever read. Possibly better than That Hideous Strength, although the two are so different I am reluctant to compare them. 

I am now back to reading Karamazov and making progress. I think I'll manage to finish it this year, but if I hit another section like the last that stopped me I might need to take another break.


 
 
tobie_rosemary
18 October 2012 @ 11:07 pm


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October:

46. The 27th Kingdom, by Alice Thomas Ellis
47. Pump Six, by Paolo Bacigalupi
48. Dappled Things, Vol 7 Issue 3


I've been meaning to read some of Ellis's fiction for a while now, and it didn't disappoint, although I know I missed something in this book. This character that very much confused me. But I love her characters, her dialogue is amazing, and her wit is sharp and very British. 

I'd been considering buying the Bacigalupi book, and I'm glad I didn't, because Keith bought it for me. :) Some of the stories were a little eh, particularly the one revolving around a character from his novel, but I loved most of them. The last story in particular was chilling and has really stayed with me--and it reminded me of conversations in Cathy Day's workshop about how to order/organize stories or essays in a collection.  I really like his stuff. 

And Dappled Things was, as always, a good read. 
 
 
tobie_rosemary
12 September 2012 @ 04:44 pm

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September

43. On the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
44. The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
45. Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer

Not sure which book was the crossover into September, so I'm just filing these all under this month.

And now, I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. A friend lent a book to me, but I realized I already read it just last year, and don't really want to again. Keith got me a book for our anniversary that I'll crack open before December, but I'd really like to read A Canticle for Leibowitz next ... either that or check out the remaining Little House books from the library.

That's the problem ... I have to go to the library. Sigh.