October Books

I’m way behind with bookblogging, and not likely to catch up for a couple of weeks, which is a shame as it’s more or less the tenth anniversary of my starting this uplifting habit. Anyway, this is the index for October 2013, the 120th month in which I have logged every book I read on Livejournal.

Non-fiction 5 (YTD 40)
The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
A Book of Silence, by Sarah Maitland
The History of the Hobbit vol 2: Return to Bag-End, by John Rateliff
The Last Mughal, by William Dalrymple

Fiction (non-sf) 3 (YTF 37)
The Far Side Of The World, by Patrick O'Brian
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Flood, by Ian Rankin

SF (non-Who) 6 (YTD 56)
Conjure Wife, by Fritz Leiber
The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White, by Eugie Foster
Returning My Sister's Face, And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, by Eugie Foster
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett

Doctor Who, etc 15 (YTD 62)
Catastrophea, by Terrance Dicks
Warchild, by Andrew Cartmel
The Slow Empire, by Dave Stone
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, by David Landy
Invasion of the Bane, by Terrance Dicks
Revenge of the Slitheen, by Rupert Laight
Eye of the Gorgon, by Phil Ford
Warriors of Kudlak, by Gary Russell
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, by Rupert Laight
The Lost Boy, by Gary Russell
The Last Sontaran, by Gary Russell
Day of the Clown, by Phil Ford
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, by Gareth Roberts
The Nightmare Man, by Joseph Lidster
Death of the Doctor, by Gary Russell

Comics 4 (YTD 28)
De Sigaren van de Farao [Cigars of the Pharaoh], by Hergé
De Blauwe Lotus [The Blue Lotus] by Hergé
Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind, by Bill Willingham
De Zwarte Rotsen [The Black Island], by Hergé

~6,900 pages (YTD 56,800)
5/33 (YTD 63/224) by women (Geimer, Ropach, Maitland, 2x Foster)
2/33 (YTF 10/224) by PoC (2x Foster)

Rereads: The Subtle Knife, Equal Rites, Invasion of the Bane, Revenge of the Slitheen, Eye of the Gorgon, Warriors of Kudlak, De Sigaren van de Farao, De Zwarte Rotsen – 8 (YTD 23)

Acquired 2011 or before: 17 (YTD 86) – Conjure Wife, The Far Side Of The World, The House of the Seven Gables, Catastrophea, Warchild, The History of the Hobbit v.2, A Book of Silence, The Flood, The Lost Boy, Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Slow Empire, Warriors of Kudlak, Invasion of the Bane, Eye of the Gorgon, Revenge of the Slitheen, Equal Rites, The Subtle Knife
Acquired 2012: 3 (YTD 28) – Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind, Odd and the Frost Giants, The Last Mughal
Acquired 2013: 13 (YTD 110) – De Zwarte Rotsen, The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, De Blauwe Lotus, Death of the Doctor, The Nightmare Man, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, Day of the Clown, The Last Sontaran, De Sigaren von de Farao, Mortal Clay, Stone Heart, Returning My Sister's Face, The Girl, Stiff

Reading now:
About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 2005-2006; Series 1 & 2, by Tat Wood
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
The Watchers, by Stephen Alford (2013)
Reading the Oxford English Dictionary, by Ammon Shea

Coming next, perhaps:
Isaac Asimov, by Michael White
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
Streetlethal, by Steven Barnes
There Will be Time, by Poul Anderson
The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
Eyeless in Gaza, by Aldous Huxley
Guns, germs, and steel, by Jared Diamond
Looking for Jake and Other Stories, by China Mieville
The Truth Commissioner, by David Park
The Devils / The Possessed, by Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky
Le Chat du Rabbin Tome 1, by Joann Sfar
Letters from Father Christmas, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Do Elephants Ever Forget?, by Guy Campbell
Anglicizing the Government of Ireland, by Jon G. Crawford
The Road to Middle-Earth, by Tom Shippey
334, by Thomas M. Disch
The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
Essays on Time-based Linguistic Analysis, by Charles-James N. Bailey
[Doctor Who] Nightdreamers, by Tom Arden
[Doctor Who] Sleepy ,by Kate Orman
[Doctor Who] Dark Progeny, by Steve Emmerson

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