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Goals
Just tracking ins and outs for now.  Trying for achievable goals, for once!

Ebooks in
  1. The Alpha's Home by Dessa Lux
  2. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  3. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  5. The Good Immigrant anthology
  6. Journeys anthology
  7. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
  8. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
  9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  10. Roses in Amber by CE Murphy
  11. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  12. Long List Anthology 2 edited by David Steffen
  13. Hidden Memories by Robin Allen
  14. The Truth As He Knows It by A.M. Arthur
  15. The World As He Sees It by A.M. Arthur
  16. The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur
  17. She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery
  18. Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg
  19. From the Ashes by Daisy Harris
  20. Heart of Change by Roxy Harte
  21. Temptation City by Lyric James
  22. Thoroughly Tempted by Lyric James
  23. Bride by Mistake by Nicole Helm
  24. Mira's Last Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  25. Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge
  26. Hooves Above The Waves by Laura Clay
  27. Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 anthology
  28. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Ebooks out
  1. The Alpha's Home by Dessa Lux
  2. Gambled Away anthology
  3. Bride by Mistake by Nicole Helm
  4. Mira's Last Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  5. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  6. Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge
  7. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. Roses in Amber by CE Murphy
  9.  Hooves Above The Waves by Laura Clay
Physical books in
  1. No Secrets: A Visual History of Show of Hands

rmc28: (books2010)
Goals:
Read as much of Hugo-suggestions list as possible before nominations deadline
Buy ebook for preference, and only when about to read
Read ebook magazines in the month they arrive
1 on, 3 off for physical books
1 on, 2 off for ebooks

Extra rules:
Free comics already in Marvel/Comixology don't count in or out, but new comics do
Ebooks of books already read don't count in or out
Ebook magazines from previous years count towards ebooks off

Hugo-suggestions reading (strikethrough means read in 2016, underline means read in a later year)
  1. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  3. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  4. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  5. The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
  6. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  7. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  8. Last First Snow by Max Gladstone
  9. The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
  10. Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  11. Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
  12. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  13. Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman


Ebook magazines / serialised fiction
  1. Uncanny Magazine Issue Eight (January/February 2016)
  2. Real Social Skills December 2015
  3. Clarkesworld January 2016 (Issue 112)
  4. Lightspeed January 2016 (Issue 68)
  5. Badge, Book and Candle by Max Gladstone (Bookburners, Season One, 1/16)
  6. Strange Horizons January 2016
  7. Clarkesworld February 2016 (Issue 113)
  8. Lightspeed February 2016 (Issue 69)
  9. A Long Cold Winter by Max Gladstone & Lindsay Smith (The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, Season One, 1/13)
  10. A Voice on the Radio by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TWWCIFTC, S1, 2/13)
  11. Double Blind by Max Gladstone (TWWCIFTC, S1, 3/13)
  12. Stasis by Lindsay Smith (TWWCIFTC, S1, 4/13)
  13. The Golem by Ian Tregillis (TWWCIFTC, S1, 5/13)
  14. Strange Horizons February 2016
  15. Uncanny Magazine Issue Nine (March/April 2016)
  16. Clarkesworld March 2016 (Issue 114)
  17. Lightspeed March 2016 (Issue 70)
  18. A Week Without Magic by Michael Swanwick (TWWCIFTC, S1, 6/13)
  19. Strange Horizons March 2016
  20. Radio Free Trismegistus by Ian Tregillis (TWWCIFTC, S1, 7/13)
  21. Lightspeed April 2016 (Issue 71)
  22. Clarkesworld April 2016 (Issue 115)
  23. Strange Horizons April 2016
  24. Cover the Silence by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TWWCIFTC, S1, 8/13)
  25. Head Case by Max Gladstone (TWWCIFTC, S1, 9/13)
  26. Anchises by Lindsay Smith (TWWCIFTC, S1, 10/13)
  27. King's Gambit Accepted by Ian Tregillis (TWWCIFTC, S1, 11/13)
  28. She'll Lie Down In the Snow by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TWWCIFTC, S1, 12/13)
  29. Company Time by Max Gladstone & Lindsay Smith (TWWCIFTC, S1, 13/13)
  30. Uncanny Magazine Issue Ten (May/June 2016)
  31. Lightspeed May 2016 (Issue 72)
  32. Clarkesworld May 2016 (Issue 116)
  33. Strange Horizons May 2016
  34. People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! (Lightspeed June 2016, Issue 73)
  35. Clarkesworld June 2016 (Issue 117)


Physical books on
  1. Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy
  2. In The Heights: The Complete Book and Lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes


Physical books off
  1. The One That Got Away by Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Eloisa James & Cathy Maxwell
  2. Blackmailed into a Fake Engagement by Leanne Banks
  3. Tempted into the Tycoon's Trap by Emily McKay
  4. Transformed into the Frenchman's Mistress by Barbara Dunlop
  5. In The Heights: The Complete Book and Lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Ebooks on
  1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  2. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
  4. The Heart is Eaten Last by Kameron Hurley
  5. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
  6. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
  7. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  8. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  10. The Plague Givers by Kameron Hurley (Patreon)
  11. Magic and Manners by CE Murphy
  12. The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho
  13. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  14. The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles
  15. A Case of Possession by KJ Charles
  16. A Case of Spirits by KJ Charles
  17. Flight of Magpies by KJ Charles
  18. Jackdaw by KJ Charles
  19. Rag and Bone by KJ Charles
  20. Think of England by KJ Charles
  21. Non-Stop Till Tokyo by KJ Charles
  22. Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins
  23. Cowboy Resurrection by Mia Hopkins
  24. Torque by Charley Descoteaux
  25. Bonne Chance by Cat Montmorency
  26. Black Gold by Vivian Arend
  27. Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan
  28. Out of Here by Patty Jansen
  29. The Last Priestess by Elizabeth Baxter
  30. And Then There Were Giants by Greg Dragon
  31. Balanced on the Blade's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
  32. The Deadliners by Rachel Medhurst
  33. Shiftless by Aimee Easterling
  34. After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh
  35. Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake
  36. Waking the Dragon by Rinelle Grey
  37. Forbidden by Elle Thorne
  38. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  39. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  40. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  41. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  42. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  43. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  44. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  45. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
  46. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
  47. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  48. A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
  49. Dragon's Luck by Lauren Esker
  50. The Beta's Test by Dessa Lux
  51. Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday
  52. Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce
  53. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  54. The Oncoming Storm by Christopher Nuttall
  55. You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell
  56. Jill Mansell's A-Z of Happiness
  57. Dangerous Ground by Josh Lanyon
  58. Old Poison by Josh Lanyon
  59. The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross
  60. Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
  61. Cowboy Cocktail by Mia Hopkins
  62. Cowboy Overload by Mia Hopkins
  63. Pocket Rough Guide to Madrid
  64. Pocket Rough Guide to Rome
  65. Pocket Rough Guide to Venice
  66. Pocket Rough Guide to Paris
  67. Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris
  68. Pocket Rough Guide to Copenhagen
  69. Pocket Rough Guide to London
  70. Eyewitness Travel Family Guide London
  71. Rough Guide Make the Most of Your Time in Britain
  72. Around the Coast in Eighty Waves by Jonathan Bennett
  73. Sixty Degress North by Malachy Tallack
  74. Beginner's Luck Guide for Non-Runners by George Anderson
  75. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  76. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
  77. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  78. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  79. The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  80. Ford County  by John Grisham
  81. Barking up the Right Tree by Lilly Grant
  82. Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells
  83. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  84. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  85. Hold Me by Courtney Milan
  86. Zero Day Exploit by Cole McCade
  87. The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
  88. Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold
  89. Gambled Away: A Historical Romance Anthology
  90. The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Anthology
  91. Belle by Paula Byrne
  92. Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
  93. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
  94. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
  95. Shadow Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
  96. Daughter of Witches by Patricia C. Wrede
  97. The Harp of Imach Thyssel by Patricia C. Wrede
  98. Caught in Crystal by Patricia C. Wrede
  99. The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede
  100. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  101. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  102. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  103. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay
  104. Fortune Favours the Wicked by Theresa Romain

Ebooks off
  1. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. Lightspeed December 2015 (Issue 67)
  3. Strange Horizons December 2015
  4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  5. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
  6. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
  7. The Heart is Eaten Last by Kameron Hurley
  8. Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
  9. The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho
  10. Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan
  11. Dragon's Luck by Lauren Esker
  12. The Beta's Test by Dessa Lux
  13. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  14. Magic and Manners by CE Murphy
  15. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  16. Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday
  17. The Oncoming Storm by Christopher Nuttall (dnf)
  18. Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins
  19. Cowboy Resurrection by Mia Hopkins
  20. Barking up the Right Tree by Lilly Grant
  21. Hold Me by Courtney Milan
  22. Zero Day Exploit by Cole McCade
  23. The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
  24. Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
  25. Cowboy Cocktail by Mia Hopkins
  26. Cowboy Overload by Mia Hopkins
  27. Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold


rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
Since my reset on 4th May:
Physical books: added 44, read 15 - current total 330
Ebooks: added 44, read 34 - current total 134
Library: requested 35 books, of which 6 remain unread.

Goals same as last year (keep on swimming):
1 on, 3 off for physical books
1 on, 2 off for ebooks
Up to 6 requests at a time from library (finishing one requested book allows me to request another)

Update 02-June

physical books: 41 on; not going to expect 123 off before any more on! 6 off to add 42nd on; thereafter 6 off for each 1 on.
ebooks: 41 on, before Patreon subs / Kickstarter influx; get to 41 off before adding next on, thereafter 4 off for each 1 on
library stays the same
existing mass of free comics in Marvel and Comixology are not counted in or out
new comics purchases will be counted in and out
ebooks of books I've already read don't count in or out

Update 14-Oct
Moved magazine subscriptions to their own list. Goal for Oct-Dec this year: read issues in the month they arrive. Goal for next year: same, plus one earlier unread magazine
ebooks: currently 76 on, 55 off after removal of magazines. Make a push to get to 76 off before buying any more ebooks. Don't be afraid to be harsh with your DNF - life is too short to read books you don't enjoy, or feel you "should" be reading.



Tracking:

Physical books on: (underline means read after end of 2015)
  1. Fifty Sheds of Grey
  2. One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare
  3. Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt
  4. The Wicked Lord Rasenby by Marguerite Kaye
  5. The Rake's Rebellious Lady by Anne Herries
  6. Virgin: Wedded at the Italian's Convenience by Diana Hamilton
  7. Count Giovanni's Virgin by Christina Hollis
  8. The Italian's Unwilling Wife by Kathryn Ross
  9. Make-Believe Mistress by Katherine Garbera
  10. Six-Month Mistress by Katherine Garbera
  11. High-Society Mistress by Katherine Garbera
  12. Once Upon a Pregnancy by Judy Duarte
  13. Her Mr Right? by Karen Rose Smith
  14. A Merger ... or Marriage? by RaeAnne Thayne
  15. Shaken and Stirred by Kathleen O'Reilly
  16. Intoxicating! by Kathleen O'Reilly
  17. Nightcap by Kathleen O'Reilly
  18. The Millionaire's Rebellious Mistress by Catherine George
  19. The Venetian's Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer
  20. The Billionaire's Virgin Mistress by Sandra Field
  21. The Count's Blackmail Bargain by Sara Craven
  22. The French Count's Pregnant Bride by Catherine Spencer
  23. The Italian Count's Baby by Amy Andrews
  24. The Children's Heart Surgeon by Meredith Webber
  25. The Heart Surgeon's Proposal by Meredith Webber
  26. The Italian Surgeon by Meredith Webber
  27. Blackmailed into a Fake Engagement by Leanne Banks
  28. Tempted into the Tycoon's Trap by Emily McKay
  29. Transformed into the Frenchman's Mistress by Barbara Dunlop
  30. The Beauty Within by Marguerite Kaye
  31. The Scarred Earl by Elizabeth Beacon
  32. Reforming the Viscount by Annie Burrows
  33. Never Trust a Rake by Annie Burrows
  34. The Greatest of Sins by Christine Merrill
  35. The Rake to Ruin Her by Julia Justiss
  36. The Highlander's Stolen Touch by Terri Brisbin
  37. A Stranger's Touch by Anne Herries
  38. The Accidental Prince by Michelle Willingham
  39. Man Behind the Facade by June Francis
  40. Return of the Border Warrior by Blythe Gifford
  41. Stone's Throe by C.E. Murphy
  42. In A Blue Velvet Dress by Catherine Sefton
  43. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  44. Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie
  45. Running Wild by Mike Tomkies
  46. Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  47. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
  48. The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
  49. The Well by Catherine Chanter
  50. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  51. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  52. The One That Got Away by Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Eloisa James & Cathy Maxwell

Physical books off:
  1. Fifty Sheds of Grey
  2. One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare
  3. Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt (dnf)
  4. Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
  5. In A Blue Velvet Dress by Catherine Sefton
  6. Two's Company by Jill Mansell
  7. The Tempering of Men by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
  8. Marriage of Mercy by Carla Kelly
  9. Rat Race by Dick Francis
  10. Dead Heat by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
  11. Enquiry by Dick Francis
  12. The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
  13. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  14. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
  15. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pitcher


Ebooks on: (underline means read after end of 2015)
  1. Beyond Dinocalypse by Chuck Wendig
  2. Dinocalypse Forever by Carrie Harris
  3. King Khan by Harry Connolly
  4. Stone's Throe by C.E. Murphy
  5. Hostage by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
  6. Worth the Risk by Claudia Connor
  7. Call Me Saffron by Talia Surova
  8. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  9. Trade Me by Courtney Milan
  10. The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
  11. Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell
  12. The Seventh Bride by T Kingfisher
  13. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  14. The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
  15. SPIN by Nina Allan
  16. Partner by Lia Silver
  17. Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho
  18. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho
  19. Hild by Nicola Griffith
  20. Younger by Suzanne Munshower
  21. Hellbender by Dana Cameron
  22. Kaleidoscope anthology
  23. The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo
  24. The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper
  25. Defender by Robert J. Crane
  26. Draykon by Charlotte E. English
  27. Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen
  28. Lost City by Jeffrey Poole
  29. Reversion: The Inevitable Horror by J Thorn
  30. Dark Currents by Lindsay Buroker
  31. Deadly Games by Lindsay Buroker
  32. Justice Calling by Annie Bellet
  33. The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Shafer
  34. The Tainted City by Courtney Shafer
  35. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  36. Pharaoh of Hong Kong by Brian Clevinger
  37. Daredevil vol 1 by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin & Paolo Riviera
  38. Bryony and Roses by T Kingfisher
  39. A-Force (2015) #1 by Marguerite Bennet, G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina, Laura Martin
  40. The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (Patreon short)
  41. Heiresses of Russ 2014
  42. Wilde Stories 2014
  43. Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1 by Kelley Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson & David Lopez
  44. Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  45. Mated to the Meerkat by Lia Silver
  46. 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot by Richard Wiseman
  47. One Small Step: A Sampler of Queer Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by John Joseph Adams
  48. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Albert Sweigart
  49. Lauren Ipsum by Carlos Bueno
  50. Arduino Workshop by John Boxall
  51. Python for Kids by Jason R Briggs
  52. The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic by Kanani K.M. Lee & Adam Wallenta
  53. Teach Your Kids to Code by Bryson Payne
  54. Learn to Program with Scratch by Majed Marji
  55. The Linux Command Line by Willaim E. Shotts Jr
  56. Wonderful Life with the Elements by Bunpei Yorifuji
  57. The Manga Guide to Databases by Mana Takahashi
  58. The Lego Adventure Book vol 2 by Megan H. Rothrock
  59. Super Scratch Programming Adventure! by The LEAD Project
  60. Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide by Pawel "Sariel" Kmiec
  61. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book by Laurens Valk
  62. The Art of LEGO Design by Jordan Schwartz
  63. The House That BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan
  64. The Judgement of Gods and Monsters by Kameron Hurley
  65. The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell (translated by Edwin Miles)
  66. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Lauren Esker
  67. Handcuffed to the Bear by Lauren Esker
  68. A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner
  69. Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner
  70. True Pretences by Rose Lerner
  71. The Omega's Bodyguard by Dessa Lux
  72. The Comfortable Courtesan vol 1
  73. The Comfortable Courtesan vol 2
  74. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  75. The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer
  76. Strange Horizons: The First Fifteen Years
  77. The Omega's Pack by Dessa Lux
  78. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  79. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  80. Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan
  81. Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan
  82. The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross
  83. Once Upon A Marquess by Courtney Milan
  84. The Long List Anthology
  85. Guard Wolf by Lauren Esker
  86. Ships in Exile by Aliette de Bodard
  87. Changing Body Templates by Bogi Takács
  88. Jumper by Steven Gould
  89. Reflex by Steven Gould
  90. Poems & short stories for Rochita

Ebooks off:
  1. Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron
  2. Pack of Strays by Dana Cameron
  3. Hostage by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
  4. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor
  5. What's Yours Is Mine by Talia Surova
  6. Draw Me In by Talia Surova
  7. Call Me Saffron by Talia Surova (dnf)
  8. Snowball in Hell by Josh Lanyon
  9. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  10. Trade Me by Courtney Milan
  11. Maid to Crave by Rebecca Avery (dnf)
  12. All I Have by Nicole Helm
  13. The Last First Date by Maggie Wells (dnf)
  14. Light My Fire by Kristina Knight (dnf)
  15. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
  16. The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
  17. The Seventh Bride by T Kingfisher
  18. Worth the Risk by Claudia Connor
  19. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  20. Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell (dnf)
  21. Mind Sweeper by AE Jones (dnf)
  22. The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
  23. SPIN by Nina Allan
  24. Partner by Lia Silver
  25. Hild by Nicola Griffith
  26. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho
  27. The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo (dnf)
  28. The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper (dnf)
  29. Defender by Robert J. Crane (dnf)
  30. Hellbender by Dana Cameron
  31. Justice Calling by Annie Bellet
  32. Bryony and Roses by T Kingfisher
  33. A-Force (2015) #1 by Marguerite Bennet, G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina, Laura Martin
  34. Younger by Suzanne Munshower
  35. The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (Patreon short)
  36. Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  37. Mated to the Meerkat by Lia Silver
  38. The House That BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan
  39. Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1 by Kelley Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson & David Lopez
  40. Daredevil vol 1 by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin & Paolo Riviera
  41. The Judgement of Gods and Monsters by Kameron Hurley
  42. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Lauren Esker
  43. Handcuffed to the Bear by Lauren Esker
  44. The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell (translated by Edwin Miles) (dnf)
  45. A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner
  46. Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner
  47. True Pretences by Rose Lerner
  48. Dark Currents by Lindsay Buroker (dnf)
  49. Deadly Games by Lindsay Buroker (dnf)
  50. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke (dnf)
  51. The Omega's Bodyguard by Dessa Lux
  52. The Comfortable Courtesan vol 1
  53. The Comfortable Courtesan vol 2
  54. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  55. The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Shafer
  56. The Tainted City by Courtney Shafer
  57. The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer
  58. The Omega's Pack by Dessa Lux
  59. The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross
  60. Once Upon A Marquess by Courtney Milan
  61. Guard Wolf by Lauren Esker

Ebook magazines (underline means read after 2015)
  1. Lightspeed June 2010 (Issue 1)
  2. Lightspeed July 2010 (Issue 2)
  3. Lightspeed August 2010 (Issue 3)
  4. Lightspeed September 2010 (Issue 4)
  5. Lightspeed October 2010 (Issue 5)
  6. Lightspeed November 2010 (Issue 6)
  7. Lightspeed December 2010 (Issue 7)
  8. Lightspeed January 2011 (Issue 8)
  9. Lightspeed February 2011 (Issue 9)
  10. Lightspeed March 2011 (Issue 10)
  11. Lightspeed April 2011 (Issue 11)
  12. Lightspeed May 2011 (Issue 12)
  13. Lightspeed June 2011 (Issue 13)
  14. Lightspeed July 2011 (Issue 14)
  15. Lightspeed August 2011 (Issue 15)
  16. Lightspeed September 2011 (Issue 16)
  17. Lightspeed October 2011 (Issue 17)
  18. Lightspeed November 2011 (Issue 18)
  19. Lightspeed December 2011 (Issue 19)
  20. Lightspeed January 2012 (Issue 20)
  21. Lightspeed February 2012 (Issue 21)
  22. Lightspeed March 2012 (Issue 22)
  23. Lightspeed April 2012 (Issue 23)
  24. Lightspeed May 2012 (Issue 24)
  25. Lightspeed June 2012 (Issue 25)
  26. Lightspeed July 2012 (Issue 26)
  27. Lightspeed August 2012 (Issue 27)
  28. Lightspeed September 2012 (Issue 28)
  29. Lightspeed October 2012 (Issue 29)
  30. Lightspeed November 2012 (Issue 30)
  31. Lightspeed December 2012 (Issue 31)
  32. Lightspeed January 2013 (Issue 32)
  33. Lightspeed February 2013 (Issue 33)
  34. Lightspeed March 2013 (Issue 34)
  35. Lightspeed April 2013 (Issue 35)
  36. Lightspeed May 2013 (Issue 36)
  37. Lightspeed June 2013 (Issue 37)
  38. Lightspeed July 2013 (Issue 38)
  39. Lightspeed August 2013 (Issue 39)
  40. Lightspeed September 2013 (Issue 40)
  41. Lightspeed October 2013 (Issue 41)
  42. Lightspeed November 2013 (Issue 42)
  43. Lightspeed December 2013 (Issue 43)
  44. Lightspeed January 2014 (Issue 44)
  45. Lightspeed February 2014 (Issue 45)
  46. Lightspeed March 2014 (Issue 46)
  47. Lightspeed April 2014 (Issue 47)
  48. Lightspeed May 2014 (Issue 48
  49. Women Destroy Science Fiction! (Lightspeed June 2014, Issue 49)
  50. Lightspeed July 2014 (Issue 50)
  51. Lightspeed August 2014 (Issue 51)
  52. Lightspeed September 2014 (Issue 52)
  53. Women Destroy Fantasy! (Fantasy Magazine October 2014, Issue 58)
  54. Lightspeed October 2014 (Issue 53)
  55. Lightspeed November 2014 (Issue 54)
  56. Lightspeed December 2014 (Issue 55)
  57. Lightspeed January 2015 (Issue 56)
  58. Lightspeed February 2015 (Issue 57)
  59. Lightspeed March 2015 (Issue 58)
  60. Lightspeed April 2015 (Issue 59)
  61. Lightspeed May 2015 (Issue 60)
  62. Queers Destroy Science Fiction! (Lightspeed June 2015, Issue 61)
  63. Clarkesworld June 2015 (Issue 105)
  64. Real Social Skills June 2015
  65. Clarkesworld July 2015 (Issue 106)
  66. Lightspeed July 2015 (Issue 62)
  67. Clarkesworld August 2015 (Issue 107)
  68. Lightspeed August 2015 (Issue 63)
  69. Clarkesworld September 2015 (Issue 108)
  70. Lightspeed September 2015 (Issue 64)
  71. Clarkesworld October 2015 (Issue 109)
  72. Lightspeed October 2015 (Issue 65)
  73. Strange Horizons October 2015
  74. Uncanny Magazine Issue Two (January/February 2015)
  75. Uncanny Magazine Issue Four (May/June 2015)
  76. Uncanny Magazine Issue Five (July/August 2015)
  77. Uncanny Magazine Issue Seven (November/December 2015)
  78. Clarkesworld November 2015 (Issue 110)
  79. Lightspeed November 2015 (Issue 66)
  80. Real Social Skills November 2015
  81. Strange Horizons November 2015
  82. Clarkesworld December 2015 (Issue 111)
  83. Lightspeed December 2015 (Issue 67)
  84. Queers Destroy Fantasy! (Fantasy Magazine December 2015, Issue 59)
  85. Strange Horizons December 2015



Requested books: (strikethrough means read or bounced off)
  1. Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger's by Mohammad Ghaziuddin (returned unread, come back later)
  2. The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (returned unread, come back to)
  3. Pegasus by Robin McKinley (returned unread, come back to)
  4. Legacy by CJ Daugherty
  5. Fool for Love by Eloisa James
  6. A Wild Pursuit by Eloisa James
  7. Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon
  8. Your Wicked Ways by Eloisa James
  9. Much Ado About You by Eloisa James
  10. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
  11. Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
  12. Kiss Me Annabel by Eloisa James
  13. Solo by Jill Mansell (returned unread)
  14. Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn
  15. White Tiger by Kylie Chan (returned unread)
  16. The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James
  17. Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James
  18. Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
  19. Only a Promise by Mary Balogh
  20. Midnight Pleasures by Eloisa James
  21. Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
  22. Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh
  23. Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James
  24. Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh
  25.  

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I've been following with a certain horrified fascination the discussions following the reveal of Benjanun Sriduangkaew as Requires Hate / Winterfox. I was vaguely aware of all three: BS as a well-regarded nominee for the not-a-Hugo award for new authors (though I never did get around to reading that part of my Hugo packet earlier this year); RH for vicious reviews and nasty tweets that occasionally had a point, but I found the ratio of venom-to-point too high for my taste and after a while stopped following links to her that were shared; Winterfox for being vicious online to some people I know slightly.

I spent a long time reading the (hundreds of) comments to James Nicoll's post about the revelation and many of the links people posted in the course of that.  I came to my own conclusion after all that reading, which is basically that this person repeatedly acted to bully and intimidate people.  She was destructive to more than one fandom community.  And she deleted most of the evidence, so you are left looking at comment threads with only the responses by others framing the negative space where her words used to be.

I'm not so bothered about the nasty reviews.  It's the bullying and the community destruction I find particularly abhorrent. 

Laura J Mixon did a rather more systematic analysis.  This helpfully includes a couple of tables in the appendix of people targeted for bullying by BS/RH.  It's that time of year when my family shares seasonal gift wishlists.  I made a point of putting works by authors on that list onto my public wishlist; some were already on my private list of things-I've-been-recommended, some after a quick google looked as though they'd be My Sort Of Thing.

I have mostly come to terms with the fact that I'll never read all the good books.  I have literally hundreds of books on my to-read piles and wishlists; if I never added another recommendation I'd be set for reading for the next decade or two.  Right now I don't feel like prioritising Benjanun Sriduangkaew's works, and I do feel like prioritising the works of people whom she attacked.
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Poll #16126 Reading guilt
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27


I feel guilty about not finishing a book I

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bought
12 (46.2%)

borrowed from a friend
12 (46.2%)

borrowed from the library
7 (26.9%)

started reading on recommendation from a friend
15 (57.7%)

started reading on recommendation from a more formal review (whether by friend or not)
5 (19.2%)

was given to review
11 (42.3%)

was assigned for study
10 (38.5%)

tickybox
5 (19.2%)

I feel no guilt
8 (30.8%)

I feel guilty about not even starting to read a book I

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was lent by a friend
16 (61.5%)

was lent by a friend who wants it back soon
19 (73.1%)

borrowed from the library
4 (15.4%)

borrowed from the library and renewed once
5 (19.2%)

borrowed from the library and renewed the maximum number of times allowed
12 (46.2%)

bought
8 (30.8%)

bought more than a month ago
3 (11.5%)

bought more than three months ago
2 (7.7%)

bought more than six months ago
2 (7.7%)

bought more than a year ago
6 (23.1%)

bought more than five years ago
6 (23.1%)

bought more than ten years ago
6 (23.1%)

tickybox
7 (26.9%)

I feel no guilt
5 (19.2%)

rmc28: (books)
I basically gave up on tracking what came on and off the to-read piles and what I read sometime early last year. I seem to have a bit more capacity now, so I've found all the little piles of books, and tidied up my Calibre ebook library and the LibraryThing collections, and my numbers are now:

To-read pile: 294
ebooks to read: 130

Goals:
1 on, 3 off for physical books
1 on, 2 off for ebooks
Up to 6 requests at a time from library (finishing one requested book allows me to request another)

Tracking:

Physical books on:
  (underline means read after end of 2014)
  1. Into the Fourth at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  2. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
  3. The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin
  4. My Fair Concubine by Jeannie Lin
  5. Her Hesitant Heart by Carla Kelly
  6. Marrying the Royal Marine by Carla Kelly
  7. The Surgeon's Lady by Carla Kelly
  8. Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
  9. Talyn by Holly Lisle
  10. Star Wars: Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen
  11. Star Wars: Betrayal by Aaron Allston
  12. Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning
  13. Star Wars: Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
  14. Star Wars: Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
  15. Star Wars: Before the Storm by Michael P Kube-McDowell
  16. Star Wars: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
  17. Star Wars: The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
  18. Star Wars: Clone Gambit Stealth by Karen Miller
  19. Star Wars: Clone Gambit Siege by Karen Miller
  20. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
  21. Star Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss
  22. Star Wars: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss
  23. Star Wars: True Colours by Karen Traviss
  24. Star Wars: Order 66 by Karen Traviss
  25. Star Wars: 501st by Karen Traviss
  26. Star Wars: Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers
  27. Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
  28. Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn
  29. Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn
  30. Managing Anxiety in People with Asperger's by Anne Chalfant
  31. The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
  32. To Sin With A Scoundrel by Cara Elliot
  33. Marriage of Mercy by Carla Kelly
  34. Dwellers in the Crucible by Margaret Wander Bonanno
  35. The Spice Islands Voyage by Tim Severin
  36. Seeking Robinson Crusoe by Tim Severin
  37. The Tempering of Men by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
  38. Tales From Watership Down by Richard Adams
  39. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  40. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  41. The Mirage by Matt Ruff
  42. Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
  43. The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen
  44. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Physical books off:
  1. The Tennis Term at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  2. The Hockey Term at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  3. The Ghostly Term at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  4. Into the Fourth at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  5. The Surgeon's Lady by Carla Kelly
  6. Her Hesitant Heart by Carla Kelly
  7. Marrying the Royal Marine by Carla Kelly
  8. A Bad Spell in Yurt by C Dale Brittain
  9. Talyn by Holly Lisle
  10. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
  11. The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin
  12. My Fair Concubine by Jeannie Lin
  13. To Sin With A Scoundrel by Cara Elliot
  14. The Mirage by Matt Ruff
  15. Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
  16. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ebooks on: (underline means read after end of 2014)
  1. Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
  2. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
  3. Fifth Year Friendships at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  4. Secret Letters at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  5. The Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  6. A Brilliant Little Operation by Paddy Ashdown
  7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
  8. Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton
  9. The Suitor by Mary Balogh
  10. The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross
  11. Prisoner by Lia Silver
  12. The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
  13. Unveiled by Courtney Milan
  14. Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
  15. This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan
  16. Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
  17. Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan
  18. We Have Always Fought by Kameron Hurley
  19. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
  20. Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
  21. Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey
  22. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  23. Asperger's From The Inside Out by Michael John Carley
  24. The Complete Guide to Asperger's by Anthony Attwod
  25. First Kiss, anthology
  26. Saving Grace by Norah Wilson
  27. Needing Nita by Norah Wilson
  28. The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen by Norah Wilson & Heather Doherty
  29. Draw Me In by Talia Surova
  30. Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan
  31. Mind Sweeper by AE Jones
  32. Yesterday's News by Kajsa Ingemarsson
  33. Maid to Crave by Rebecca Avery
  34. All I Have by Nicole Helm
  35. The Last First Date by Maggie Wells
  36. Light My Fire by Kristina Knight
  37. Snowball in Hell by Josh Lanyon
  38. Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
  39. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  40. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
  41. Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron
  42. Pack of Strays by Dana Cameron
  43. What's Yours Is Mine by Talia Surova
  44. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor
     

Ebooks off:
  1. Anatomy for Runners by Jay Dicharry
  2. Year of Miracles by C.E. Murphy
  3. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  4. Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
  5. Hot Shot by Kathryn Shay
  6. Wild Wind by Patricia Ryan
  7. From Glowing Embers by Emilie Richards
  8. Rodeo Nights by Patricia McLinn
  9. One Good Turn by Judith Arnold
  10. Fifth Year Friendships at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  11. Secret Letters at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  12. The Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon by Anne Digby
  13. The Suitor by Mary Balogh
  14. Prisoner by Lia Silver
  15. The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross
  16. The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
  17. Unveiled by Courtney Milan
  18. Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
  19. This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan
  20. Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
  21. Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan
  22. Taken By the Cowboy by Julianne MacLean
  23. The Bodyguard by Kathryn Shay
  24. His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thacker
  25. Aphrodite's Passion by Julie Kenner
  26. A Burning Touch by Patricia Ryan
  27. Royal Bridesmaids by Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, Loretta Chase
  28. The Devil's Delilah by Loretta Chase
  29. The Sandalwood Princess by Loretta Chase
  30. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
  31. Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
  32. Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey
  33. Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan
  34. Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
  35. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Requested books: (strikethrough means read or bounced off)
  1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  2. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
  3. The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin
  4. Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  5. Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh
  6. Slightly Sinful by Mary Balogh
  7. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
  8. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
  9. The Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt
  10. Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
  11. One Night for Love by Mary Balogh
  12. A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
  13. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
  14. The Admiral's Penniless Bride by Carla Kelly
  15. The Wedding Ring Quest by Carla Kelly
  16. The Proposal by Mary Balogh
  17. The Arrangement by Mary Balogh
  18. Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
  19. The Escape by Mary Balogh
  20. More Than A Mistress by Mary Balogh
  21. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  22. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
  23. No Man's Mistress by Mary Balogh
  24. Night School by CJ Daugherty
  25. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
  26. Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger's by Mohammad Ghaziuddin (returned unread, come back later)
  27. The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh
  28. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh
  29. The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (returned unread, come back to)
  30. Pegasus by Robin McKinley (returned unread, come back to)
  31. Ash by Malinda Lo
  32. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (returned unread, come back to)
  33. Legacy by CJ Daugherty
  34. Duchess in Love by Eloisa James
  35. Fool for Love by Eloisa James


rmc28: (books2010)
Books IN (strikethrough indicates book is no longer on the to-read pile):
  1. Mountain Echoes, by C.E. Murphy (preordered from Amazon)

Ebooks to read IN:


Books OUT:
  1. Mountain Echoes, by C.E. Murphy



Ebooks READ:
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
During 2012 only 19 new books came into my house, but I also only moved 19 off the to-read pile.  (They were not quite the same 19.)
I also bought 21 ebooks and read 5 bought ebooks.
I read 39 books before I stopped counting sometime in August, which included some of the above and also some re-reads and library books.  I think I have probably read another half-dozen library books since, but am not going to attempt to track down what they were.

The to-read pile then stood at 313 according to LibraryThing.  I decided to see if I could decimate it, by finding 31 books I was happy to give away unread.  This resulted in a bag of 34 books for the charity shop and a to-read pile standing at 279.
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  1. Sophie Hits Six, by Dick King-Smith
  2. Raven Calls, by CE Murphy
  3. Join The Club, by Tina Rosenberg - returned unread
  4. Heartless, by Alison Gaylin
  5. Chinese Whispers, by Marisa Mackle
  6. Farmer Needs A Wife, by Janet Gover
  7. Mounting Desire, by Nina Killham
  8. Sheepfarmer's Daughter, by Elizabeth Moon
  9. Divided Allegiance, by Elizabeth Moon
  10. Oath of Gold, by Elizabeth Moon
  11. Magic Slays, by Ilona Andrews
  12. Your Best Birth, by Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein
  13. Pregnancy & Birth Handbook, by Dr Miriam Stoppard
  14. Flesh and Fire, by Laura Anne Gilman
  15. Wild Mountain Thyme, by Rosamunde Pilcher
  16. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey
  17. Man at Work, by Elaine Fox
  18. The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal (given away unread)
  19. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, by Majorie Liu & Daniel Acuna (gift)
Ebooks READ
  1. No Dominion, by CE Murphy (Kickstarter)
  2. Dinocalypse Now, by Chuck Wendig (Kickstarter)
  3. The Apocalypse Codex, by Charles Stross
  4. Rook, by Daniel O'Malley
  5. Hard Magic, by Laura Anne Gilman

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Strikethrough indicates the book is no longer on the to-read pile.
  1. Join The Club, by Tina Rosenberg (lent by Ayesha)
  2. Pregnancy & Birth Handbook, by Dr Miriam Stoppard (from charity shop)
  3. Sophie Hits Six, by Dick King-Smith (from charity shop)
  4. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey (Christmas gift)
  5. Little, Big, by John Crowley (lent by Glenys)
  6. Among Others, by Jo Walton (bought from Amazon)
  7. Your Best Birth, by Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein (bought from Amazon Marketplace)
  8. Raven Calls, by CE Murphy (bought from Amazon)
  9. Magic Slays, by Ilona Andrews (gift)
  10. Flesh and Fire, by Laura Anne Gilman (gift)
  11. The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal (gift)
  12. A Tale of Time City, by Diana Wynne Jones (from charity shop)
  13. Oath of Fealty, by Elizabeth Moon (gift)
  14. Kings of the North, by Elizabeth Moon (gift)
  15. Echoes of Betrayal, by Elizabeth Moon (gift)
  16. The Grass King's Concubine, by Kari Sperring
  17. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, by Majorie Liu & Daniel Acuna (gift)
  18. No Dominion, by CE Murphy (printed edition)
  19. Dark Space, by Marianne de Pierres

Ebooks to read IN
  1. No Dominion, by CE Murphy (Kickstarter)
  2. Dinocalypse Now, by Chuck Wendig (Kickstarter)
  3. The Apocalypse Codex, by Charles Stross
  4. Mammoth Book of Nebula Awards SF
  5. Easy Pickings, by CE Murphy & Faith Hunter
  6. Hard Magic, by Laura Anne Gilman
  7. Staying Dead, by Laura Anne Gilman
  8. Bring It On, by Laura Anne Gilman
  9. Rook, by Daniel O'Malley
  10. The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
  11. A History of Modern Britain, by Andrew Marr
  12. A Woman's Guide to Working for Herself, by Sandra Hewet
  13. Read This Before Our Next Meeting, by Al Pittampalli
  14. The Words of Our Time, by John Shosky
  15. Don't Run, Whatever You Do, by Peter Allison
  16. The Game, by Alex Buchanan
  17. Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch
  18. Watch Over Me, by Daniela Sacerdoti
  19. The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
  20. The Devil's Delilah, by Loretta Chase
  21. The Sandalwood Princess, by Loretta Chase
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(I have rereads or library books queued for the remaining 2 days of the year now.)

I had a goal of 2-out, 1-in to the to-read pile. In fact I acquired 99 new books and removed 105 from the to-read pile (either by reading them or giving them away unread). A net reduction at least, even if only 6. The to-read pile now stands at 314 according to LibraryThing.

I read 93 books (so far) in 2011, and am unlikely to read more than three more in the next 2 days.
Of those: 24 were library books or other loans, 22 were rereads and 46 (50%) came off the to-read pile.

Goals for 2012 then:
1. read about 8 books a month (96 in total)
2. of which at least half should come from the to-read pile
3. stick to the 2-out, 1-in rule for acquiring new books


Things that are helping me resist buying books:
1. Using the library, especially the free request service.
2. Using my Amazon wishlist and a "30 day rule" before buying a book. This works well because Amazon records the date I add something to the wishlist.
3. The lack of any space in the to-read pile shelves.
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Strikethrough indicates the book is no longer on the to-read pile.

1. The Other Sister
2. Mosquito (trigger issues)
3. The Good Nutrition Guide
4. Just Desserts
5. Planet Ocean
6. Torchwood: Border Princes
7. Torchwood: SkyPoint
9. Power, Actually
10. The Speed of Nearly Everything
11. Doctor Who & The Space War
12. Magicians of Caprona
13. The Lives of Christopher Chant
14. Charmed Life
15. The Time of the Ghost
16. Doing a Dyson
17. A Little Book of Malt Whiskies
18. U is for Undertow
19. Truer Than True Romance
20. Les Petit Detectives
21. Chocolate Nations
22. Jimmy Coates: Target
23. Jimmy Coates: Killer
24. Jimmy Coates: Revenge
24. Me & Mr Darcy
25. Flying Under Bridges
26. Vision of the Future
27. Allegiance
28. Coming Home
29. How to Abduct a Highland Lord
30. Haunted
31. Wild Mountain Thyme
32. Silent Pool
33. Haynes Chicken Manual
34. Sleepless in Scotland
35. Loose-limbed
36. The Years of Rice & Salt
37. The Catherine-Wheel
38. Anna Where Are You
39. The Case Is Closed
40. Dead or Alive
41. The Watersplash
42. The Falcon's Malteser
43. Hard To Get
44. Moonlighting
45. Any Man of Mine
46. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
47. The Compassionate Mind
48. Dead Man's Cove
49. Hurricane Gold
50. Nine Dragons
51. Rat Race
52. The Gentleman's Daughter
53. Rogue
54. Zahrah the Windseeker
55. The Lonely Silver Rain
56. Classic Fantasy by Women
57. Modern Fantasy by Women
58. Rule 34 (ebook)
59. Cinnamon Skin
60. How to lose a husband and gain a life
61. The Cat Who Brought Down The House
62. Free Fall in Crimson
63. To Scotland with Love
64. I Shall Wear Midnight
65. Racing The Dark
66. Memory (ebook)
67. Fantasy Lover
68. A Tale Etched In Blood & Hard Black Pencil
69. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (ebook)
70. The Eagle of the Ninth (ebook)
71. The Silver Branch (ebook)
72. The Lantern Bearers (ebook)
73. Poison Study (ebook)
74. Why Vote Liberal Democrat
75. The Orange Book
76. Two's Company
77. Depressive Illness
78. Cambridge Mountaineering 2011
79. Fresh Apples
80. In & Out of the Goldfish Bowl (ebook)
81. Out of the Shadows
82. Sugar & Slate
83. Suicide Run (ebook)
84. Cryoburn
85. Black Horses for the King
86. Changes
87. Side Jobs
88. The Third Man
89. Angle of Investigation (ebook)
90. Funeral of Figaro
91. Forever
92. Lady Grace: Assassin
93. Lady Grace: Keys
94. To the Moon and Back
95. Dragon Harper
96. Spirit Dances
97. Chicks Dig Time Lords
98. The Scientist in the Crib
99. When Was Wales
rmc28: (books2010)
High water mark on 12th October: 338 in the to-read pile + 9 library books.

Today: 337 in the to-read pile + 9 library books (not quite the same 9). That is exactly 2 out and 1 in (a BookMooch wishlist item it would have been rude not to claim). At least twice in the last month I have stood in front of temptation (the bookshelves in the local charity shop) and thought "no, 2 out first". So that rule is holding up where "no buying books" has failed in the past.

I am doing reasonably well at sublimating the "ooh, must have shiny new books" into the city library instead, both in spontaneous picks from the shelves and in reserving books. I'm also doing better at actually reading the library books before they have to go back. The online system really helps here, by telling me how many times I've renewed each book (max is 3, unless someone else has reserved it). I really like the reservation system's ease of use, and that I can see what "holds" I have and where I am in the queue.

(Today, for reference:
The dead girls' dance, Rachel Caine: 5
Linger, Maggie Stiefvater: 9
Dime store magic, Kelley Armstrong: 1
Prey, Rachel Vincent: 2
My soul to take, Rachel Vincent: 1 )

Unsurprisingly the longest waits are for the young-adult werewolf/vampire books. Still, I started out at 15 for Linger, so there's hope of getting it before the hold expires and I have to go to the back of the queue again.

In the meantime I'm still very slowly working my way through the rest of the books in the house and adding them to my LibraryThing catalogue. I'm hand-typing the ISBNs, but what's really slowing me down is deciding which Collection to put them in and how to tag them. Addictive fun, when I have the time.
rmc28: (books)
I think I've found and catalogued all the to-read books now. So the total stands at 347, of which 9 are library books. This is not meant as a contest; I'm fed up with myself for continually acquiring rather than actually getting on and reading the acquisitions. I think when I buy books I'm also buying the happy fantasy that I have time to read them.

Anyway, from now on I want to do at least 2-out, 1-in on the to-read pile (not counting the library books). Trying to stop obtaining new books outright has failed lots of times in the past, but this seems a more achievable target. Also having a computer do the counting should help me stick to it.

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