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Yay, new book blog at last! 

 

On My Shelf:

 

Abercrombie, Joe. Best Served Cold

Abercrombie, Joe. Half a King

Abercrombie, Joe. Half the World

Abercrombie, Joe. Red Country

Adams, Douglas. The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Adams, Douglas. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Adams, Douglas. Life, The Universe and Everything

Arden, Katherine. The Girl in the Tower

Adams, Douglas. So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

Ballantyne, R.M. The Coral Island

Banks, Iain. The Bridge

Banks, Iain M. The Algebraist

Banks Iain M. Excession

Banks Iain M. Feersum Endjinn

Banks Iain M. Inversions

Banks, Iain M. Look to Windward

Banks Iain M. Matter

Banks Iain M. The Player of Games

Banks Iain M. Use of Weapons

Barker, Clive. Weaveworld

Brennan, Marie, A Natural History of Dragons

British Myths and Legends vol. 1: Marvels and Magic. ed. Richard Barber

British Myths and Legends vol. 2: Heroes and Saints. "

British Myths and Legends vol 3. History and Romance. "

Brontë, Anne. Agnes Grey

Brontë, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Brontë, Charlotte. The Professor

Brontë, Charlotte. Shirley

Brontë, Charlotte. Villette

Burton, Jessie. The Muse

Butcher, Jim. Blood Rites

Butcher, Jim. Dead Beat

Butcher, Jim. Proven Guilty

Byatt, A.S. The Children's Book

Christie, Agatha. Murder on the Orient Express 

Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Clarke, Susanna, The Ladies of Grace Adieu

Connolly, John. The Book of Lost Things

Dickens, Charles. Christmas Stories Vol. 1

Dickens, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby

Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop

Dickens, Charles. The Pickwick Papers

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Sign of Four

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Valley of Fear

Doyle, Arthur Conan. His Last Bow

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes

Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers

Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose 

Evans, Claire. The Fourteenth Letter

Faulks, Sebastian. Birdsong

Gaylin, Alison. Into the Dark

Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows

Grossmith, George and Weedon. The Diary of a Nobody

Hardie, Titania. The Rose Labyrinth

Hardy, Thomas. Under the Greenwood Tree

Harkness, Deborah. Shadow of Night

Hill, Susan. The Woman in Black

Hoving, Isabel. The Dream Merchant

Jemisin, N.K. The Obelisk Gate

Jemisin, N.K. The Stone Sky

le Carre, John. A Most Wanted Man

Lynch, Scott, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Marston, Edward. The Iron Horse

Marston, Edward. Murder on the Brighton Express

Marston, Edward. The Railway Viaduct

Miéville, China. Kraken

Miéville, China. The Scar

Mirless, Hope. Lud -in-the-Mist

More, Thomas. Utopia

Morton, Kate. The Distant Hours

Mosse, Kate. Citadel

Owen, Lauren. The Quick

Peake, Mervyn. Titus Groan

Peake, Mervyn. Gormenghast

Peake, Mervyn. Titus Alone

The Penguin Book of English Short Stories Ed. Christopher Dolley 

Perry, Sarah, Melmoth

Pratchett, Terry. I Shall Wear Midnight

Price, Steven, By Gaslight

Purcell, Laura. The Corset

Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ruickbie, Leo. The Impossible Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Fabulous Beasts and Mythical Monsters

Russel, Craig. Brother Grimm

Setterfield, Diane. The Thirteenth Tale

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men

Taylor, Jodi, And the Rest is History

Taylor, Jodi. A Trail Through Time

Tolkien, J.R.R. Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wooton Major, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth

Vance, Jack, City of the Chasch

Vance, Jack, The Dirdir

Vance, Jack, Emphyrio

Vance, Jack, The Eyes of the Overworld

Vance, Jack, The Gray Prince

Vance, Jack, The Green Pearl

Vance, Jack, The Houses of Iszm

Vance, Jack, Madouc

Vance, Jack, The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph

Vance, Jack, Rhialto the Marvellous

Vance, Jack, Servants of the fiddleh

Vance, Jack, Showboat World

Vance, Jack, To Live Forever

Vance, Jack, Wyst:Alastor 1716

Verne, Jules. Five Weeks in a Balloon

Verne, Jules. From the Earth to the Moon

Verne, Jules. Round the Moon

Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Wells, H.G. The Time Machine

Wells, H.G. The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds

Wells, H.G. The First Men in the Moon

Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man

 

 

Acquired in 2019:

 

 

 

 

Last year I acquired 47 new books and read 14 of them. Since they have now all been moved to the 'on my shelf' list, I really need to start clearing those shelves and not getting more books! 

 

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I'll be continuing my Discworld re-read (where not all of the books are re-reads but I can't actually remember which ones I haven't read...) this year. I only read four last year so quite a long way to go still!

 

1. The Colour of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Equal Rites
4. Mort

5. Sourcery
6. Wyrd Sisters
7. Pyramids
8. Guards! Guards!
9. Faust Eric
10. Moving Pictures
11. Reaper Man
12. Witches Abroad
13. Small Gods
14. Lords and Ladies

15. Men at Arms
16. Soul Music
17. Interesting times
18. Maskerade
19. Feet of Clay
20. Hogfather
21. Jingo
22. The Last Continent
23. Carpe Jugulum
24. The Fifth Elephant
25. The Truth
26. Thief of Time
27. The Last Hero
28. The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents

29. Night Watch
30. The Wee Free Men
31. Monstrous Regiment
32. A Hat Full of Sky
33. Going Postal
34. Thud!
35. Wintersmith
36. Making Money
37. Unseen Academicals
38. I Shall Wear Midnight
39. Snuff
40. Raising Steam
41. The Shepherd's Crown

 

 

 

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A spare one, just in case.

 

 

Ok, my 2019 book blog is open!  :yahoo:

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I wish you a very happy reading year in 2019 :):readingtwo:!

 

Books on your shelf I've really enjoyed:

 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish by Douglas Adams

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (I read 'Christmas Books' by him, which contains 4 or 5 stories, but A Christmas Carol was the only one I really liked)

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (excellent read, I also read The Time Machine but wasn't as impressed by it as I was with The War of the Worlds).

 

And Discworld 1 - 22 (I attempted to read #23 but I DNFed/abandoned it about halfway through).

 

I hope you'll read many amazing books this year :)!

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Thank you @Athena ! :) I've had the Douglas Adams books on my shelf for a while and, although I was really excited to get them, I want to love them so much that I'm reluctant to read them in case I don't!

 

I'm reading Ben Aaronovitch's Lies Sleeping at the moment and it's as brilliant as I expected. I now have that problem where I really want to read it but also don't want it to end!

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20 hours ago, Hayley said:

Thank you @Athena ! :) I've had the Douglas Adams books on my shelf for a while and, although I was really excited to get them, I want to love them so much that I'm reluctant to read them in case I don't!

 

That makes sense! I mean, I've had that happen too. A book has been hyped up, you're excited, but you're also worried it won't live up to the awesomeness you think the book will be. I hope you enjoy the books when you read them eventually :).

 

20 hours ago, Hayley said:

I'm reading Ben Aaronovitch's Lies Sleeping at the moment and it's as brilliant as I expected. I now have that problem where I really want to read it but also don't want it to end!

 

Also a recognisable situation. Sometimes I decide to 'savour' the book and read it more slowly, and sometimes I decide to just read it at a normal pace.

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I have read the Douglas Adams 'Trilogy In 5 Parts'! (possibly my favourite sub title of all time to a series!) and loved them, although they may have dated a little in one or two places by now. The humour, daftness and quirk are all solid so they should make for an enjoyable read. 

 

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A Discworld series re-read - that sounds like a holiday in luxury to me! I found your reading order interesting - do you read through the series based on when they were published? And if so, is it easy to move from one character to the next? I guess each book can be read on its own, but I've always read them as a sub-series of novels based on characters e.g. the Death Novels, The Witches, The Watch etc. 

 

Anyway, very comprehensive reading list there - I wish you a joyful reading year!

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2 hours ago, Angury said:

A Discworld series re-read - that sounds like a holiday in luxury to me! I found your reading order interesting - do you read through the series based on when they were published? And if so, is it easy to move from one character to the next? I guess each book can be read on its own, but I've always read them as a sub-series of novels based on characters e.g. the Death Novels, The Witches, The Watch etc. 

 

Anyway, very comprehensive reading list there - I wish you a joyful reading year!

When I first started reading them I didn't go in any order at all, I just read whichever one I got my hands on next. Last year I realised that I couldn't really remember which ones I hadn't read (I have been reading them since I was about 13, so that was quite a long time ago!) and I thought it would be interesting to read them in the order they were published, partly to make sure I'd read all of them and partly to see whether I noticed any more connections between the books doing it that way. It is actually really easy to move between the characters from book to book. So far the most interesting thing I've noticed, reading them in publication order, is how you can see the personalities of the characters developing. For example, the Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites feels very different to the Granny Weatherwax of later novels, much less sure of herself. You can also really see Discworld growing into all the distinctive regions that become familiar later on.

And thank you, I hope you have a great reading year too! :)   

 

On ‎11‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 11:27 AM, Chrissy said:

I have read the Douglas Adams 'Trilogy In 5 Parts'! (possibly my favourite sub title of all time to a series!) and loved them, although they may have dated a little in one or two places by now. The humour, daftness and quirk are all solid so they should make for an enjoyable read. 

 

The subtitle does give me great hope for the humour in the actual books! 

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