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Books Read 2010

I didn't read as much as I wanted to this year, though the addition of the Nook to my life facilitated more reading than I would not have gotten to otherwise. Prior to getting the Nook, I didn't really like the concept of the eReader. I like the smell and touch and look of physical books, and didn't feel an eReader could deliver the same way. But then, as I realized there was more I could do with it - like catalogue my knitting/craft patterns - I broke down and got one for myself. It's lovely. I'm not a fan of paying actual book prices without getting an actual book...but there's enough free content out there already to keep me busy for awhile. And I have grabbed a few neat books for cheap from Borders or Barnes & Noble. Just have to watch for sales.

Anyway, below the cut is the list of books I read in 2010, with the number holding steady for the last three years in the mid-30s of books read.

Cape Storm - Rachel Caine (#8 Weather Wardens)
Titans of Chaos - John C. Wright (#3 Chronicles of Chaos)
Dust - Elizabeth Bear (#1 Jacob's Ladder)
The Midnight Club - Christopher Pike re-read
Witch - Christopher Pike re-read
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast - Robin McKinley
The Witch of Portobello - Paulo Coelho
Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews (#1 Kate Daniels)
Rework - Jason Fried
Nerdy Thirty - Wendy Townly
Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion - Gary Vaynerchuk
Small Favor - Jim Butcher (#10 Dresden Files)
Turn Coat - Jim Butcher (#11 Dresden Files)
Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs (#1 Alpha & Omega)
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People - Amy Sedaris

Sandry's Book - Tamora Pierce (#1 Circle of magic)
Tris's Book - Tamora Pierce (#2 Circle of Magic)
Daja's Book - Tamora Pierce (#3 Circle of Magic)
Briar's Book - Tamora Pierce (#4 Circle of Magic)
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
Journeys in English - Bill Bryson
The Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage - Bill Bryson
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
METAtropolis (various authors) Edited - John Scalzi

1984 - George Orwell
Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson (#1 Undead)
Undead and Unemployed - MaryJanice Davidson (#2 Undead)
Undead and Unappreciated - MaryJanice Davidson (#3 Undead)
Undead and Unreturnable - MaryJanice Davidson (#4 Undead)
Undead and Unpopular - MaryJanice Davidson (#5 Undead)
Undead and Unreturnable - Mary Janice Dadvidson (#6 Undead)

DailyLit (books - email):
Anderson's Fairytales - Hans Christian Anderson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll re-read
Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present - Cory Doctorow

Started, Not Finished:
Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy - Rachel Simmons
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
The Enchanted Castle - Edith Nesbit
Inception: The Shooting Script - Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Still Have Not Finished But Intend To:
Cthulhu Unbound (various authors) Edited - Thomas Brannan
Fugue State - Brian Evenson
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey - Isabel Fonseca
History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology (various authors) Edited - Kim Paffenroth
The Gem Collector - P.G. Wodehouse


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Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, Beauty is still a favourite of mine. I first read it in fifth grade and haven't looked back since. ;)
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
I have loved all of McKinley's fairy tale retellings. I think they're lovely. Though, of the two Beauty & the Beast ones, I might like Rose Daughter better.
Jan. 3rd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Don't forget you can get library books too with a Nook! :D Assuming your library has a digital section anyway. Mine is somewhat limited, but I've been able to find some good ones in there.

I felt exactly as you did with regards to ereaders until we got our Nook. Then I realized that my Nook doesn't make me sneeze (dust allergies) nor does it make my hands and wrists sore (holding books open for hours on end tends to hurt me) and I still get lost in the story the exact same way. Plus I can have SO MANY BOOKS AT ONCE. RIGHT THERE. IN MY LAP. Eeee!

We fell in love with ereaders and have now added a Kindle to the house so my husband can take one to work without me wanting to murder him. ;)
Jan. 3rd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard I can do the library book thing, and haven't had a chance to check that out yet. But it definitely seems like something I should do.
Jan. 4th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Nice list. Right there with you on the whole ebook thing. Having said that, buy my ebook! :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Unrelated to reading...I LOVE THAT SONG.
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