quietprofanity: (Books -  Bookmooch)
( Jan. 4th, 2009 03:38 pm)
Sarah Vowell is the first book completed again. Weird. I'm going to try to knock out a lot of my "partially read" list this year.

* = PoC author (or some PoC authors, if an anthology)

Books Without Pictures (9)
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs :)
Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton :)
Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose :)
Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey :)
The Good Mother by Sue Miller :(
The Awakening with a selection of short stories (Bantam Classics) by Kate Chopin :)
The Waste Land and Other Poems: Including The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot :)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho* :/
The Autobiography of God by Julius Lester* :)

Books Finished (4)
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell :)
The Necklace and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant :)
Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories (Revised Edition) ed. by James Moffett and Kenneth R. McElheny* :)
Dickens by Peter Ackroyd :/

Books With Pictures (8)
The Best of The Spirit by Will Eisner and others :)
Watching the Watchmen: The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel by Dave Gibbons and others :)
Hepcats #0-10 (Snowblind, Part One) by Martin Wagner :)
Herbie Archives Vol. 1 by Richard E. Hughes and Ogden Whitney :)
Earth X by Alex Ross, Jim Kreuger, John Paul Leon and others :(
Drawing Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema :)
Universe X Vol. 1 by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and others :(
Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma* :)

Other Significant Stuff
Book of Nahum (NR)
Book of Habakkuk (NR)
Book of Zephaniah (NR)
Book of Haggai (NR)
Book of Zechariah (NR)
Book of Malachi (NR)
I didn't quite reach my intended goal. I broke 50 books in the general sense, but I would have preferred "50 Books without Pictures + Comics" whereas it was more like 70 altogether. I'll be turning the old list into a poll soon. I need to get a paid account.

Also, I'm going to do an "other media" list of movies and TV shows. Possibly video games too, but it might not be worth it.

Without further ado ...

Books Without Pictures (40)
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner :(
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser :)
Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired [abridged] by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor :/
Silent Bob Speaks by Kevin Smith :/
Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill :)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke :)
The Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn :(
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger :)
Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights by Robert Schnakenberg :)
Jennifer Government by Max Barry :(
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll :)
Peter and Wendy/Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens/The Blot on Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie :)
The Promise by Chaim Potok :)
Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom :)
Sabriel by Garth Nix (re-read) :/
Walden by Henry David Thoreau :)
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade :)
Lirael by Garth Nix :/
Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House by Helen Thomas :)
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy :)
Dry by Augusten Burroughs :)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold :(
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk :)
The Laws of Evening by Mary Yukari Waters :)
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris :)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs :)
Touch Me, I'm Sick: The 52 Creepiest Love Songs You've Ever Heard by Tom Reynolds :)
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare :)
Interfaith Families: Personal Stories of Jewish-Christian Intermarriage by Jane Kaplan :)
1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose :)
Best Poems of the Bronte Sisters by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte :)
Alan Moore's Writing for Comics by Alan Moore (with crappy pictures) :)
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens :)
Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories by Sue Miller :(
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel :)
Abhorsen by Garth Nix :/
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd :(
Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture by Daniel Radosh :)
The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton :)
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi :)

Books Finished (10)
The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell :)
Essential Spider-Man Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway, Len Wein, John Romita, Ross Andru, etc. :)
Essential Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 by Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Gil Kane, Ross Andru, etc. :/
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker, 3rd ed. :)
The Best American Short Stories 2002 by Various (Guest Editor Sue Miller) :/
Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize by Various ed. John Hollander :)
Cathedral by Raymond Carver :)
Essential Spider-Man Vol. 7 by Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Ross Andru, etc. :)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri :)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories (Borders Classics edition) by Robert Louis Stevenson :)

Books With Pictures (34)
Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man by J. Michael Straczynski and Ron Garney :)
New Avengers Vol. 6: Revolution by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev and Lenil Francis Yu :)
Mortal Coils: Bodylines by A. David Lewis and Various :/
Magic Knight Rayearth (Omnibus) by CLAMP :)
Essential She-Hulk Vol. 1 by Stan Lee, John Buscema, David Anthony Kraft and Mike Vosburg :)
Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 1 by Frank Miller, Roger McKenzie, etc. :)
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (re-read) :)
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi :)
Midori Days Vol. 1 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 2 by Frank Miller, etc. :/
Midori Days Vol. 2 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Midori Days Vol. 3 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (re-read) :)
Midori Days Vol. 4 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Wanted by Mark Millar and JG Jones :(
Midori Days Vol. 5 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Midori Days Vol. 6 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Midori Days Vol. 7 by Kazurou Inoue :)
Midori Days Vol. 8 by Kazurou Inoue :)
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd :)
Mini-Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors by Chris Giarusso :)
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday :)
Power Girl by Geoff Johns, Amanda Conner, Paul Levitz, Joe Stanton and others :)
Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 3 by Frank Miller, etc. :/
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 1 by Yu Aida :)
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 2 by Yu Aida :)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Vol. 1 by Fumino Hayashi :)
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 3 by Yu Aida :/
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 4 by Yu Aida :/
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 5 by Yu Aida :/
Gunslinger Girl Vol. 6 by Yu Aida :)
Black Hole by Charles Burns :/
Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow Vol. 1 by CLAMP :)
True Porn 2 by Various :)

Other Significant Stuff (No points!)
King Lear by William Shakespeare :)
Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg by Florence Kate and Bertha Uptown :(
The Gospel of Matthew (NR)
The Gospel of Mark (NR)
The Gospel of Luke (NR)
The Gospel of John (NR)
The Book of Kings (NR)
The Book of Isaiah (NR)
Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang :)
The Book of Acts (NR)
The Letter of Paul to the Romans (NR)
The Letter to the Hebrews (NR)
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis :)
The Book of Ruth (NR)
Salome by Oscar Wilde :)
The C. Auguste Dupin stories by Edgar Allan Poe :/
The Book of Jeremiah (NR)
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare :)
The Book of Ezekiel (NR)
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft :)
The Book of Hosea (NR)
The Book of Joel (NR)
The Book of Amos (NR)
The Book of Obadiah (NR)
The Book of Micah (NR)

Best Book of the Year (Overall Category): Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Best Book-With-Pictures of the Year: Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Best Nonfiction: Rapture Ready! by Daniel Radosh
Best New-Discovery-For-Me: Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
Best Finished Book: The Portable Dorothy Parker, 3rd edition
Best Book of the Bible: Book of Kings/Book of Ruth
Worst Book-Without-Pictures of the Year: The Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn
Worst Book of the Year: Wanted by Mark Millar & J.G. Jones
Books Read in Full (35):
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton :)
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho :(
The Dueling Personas of Kevin Smith by Matthew Miller :)
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong :)
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus :(
Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory by Deborah Lipstadt :)
Novel and Short Story Writer's Market 2007 :/
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey :)
Anyone But You by Jennifer Cruise :/
Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton :)
ReVisions: Seeing Torah Through a Feminist Lens by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein :)
Life is Not a Fairy Tale by Fantasia :/
Beauty's Punishment by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) :/
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri :)
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything by Melissa Kirsch :)
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett :)
Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories by P.G. Wodehouse :)
How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If ... by Gil Mann :)
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart :)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling :)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen :)
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois :)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain :)
Waiting: True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg :)
Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd :(
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux :/
Beauty's Release by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) :(
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte :)
Tales of the Slayer Vol. 1 by Various :/
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King :)
The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith :)
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt :)
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin :)
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert and others :)
The New Government Manual for Wizards by Matthew David Brozik and Jacob Sager Weinstein :(

Books Finished (9):
Little Children by Tom Perrota :)
Writer's Market 2007 :)
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris :/
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx :)
30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years by Various :)
America's Best Newspaper Writing: A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners by Various :)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris :)
Essential Spider-Man Vol. 5 by Stan Lee, Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas, John Romita Sr. and others :)
A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens :)

Graphic Novels (35):
Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko :)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore by Alan Moore (and Others) :/
FAKE Vol. 1 by Sanami Matoh :/
FAKE Vol. 2 by Sanami Matoh :/
FAKE Vol. 3 by Sanami Matoh :/
Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince :)
Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko :)
Essential Spider-Man Vol. 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko :)
Minisulk by Jeffrey Brown :)
VanHelsing's Night Off by Nicolas Mahler :)
Bighead by Jeffrey Brown :)
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book 1 by Terry Moore :)
The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Vol. 1 by Various :)
Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean :)
The Road to Civil War by J. Michael Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis and others :)
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday :)
Mosquito by Dan James :/
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9: Ultimate Six by Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley and Trevor Hairsine :(
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 5 by Matsuri Akino :)
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 6 by Matsuri Akino :)
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 7 by Matsuri Akino :)
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 8 by Matsuri Akino :)
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 9 by Matsuri Akino :)
Pet Shop of Horrors Vol. 10 by Matsuri Akino :)
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne :)
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: Best of the Best by Brian Reed, Roberto de La Torre and others :)
Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead by Greg Rucka, Rags Morales and others :)
Flight Vol. 1 by Various :)
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson :)
Lum - Urusei Yatsura: The Perfect Collection by Rumiko Takahashi :)
The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Vol. 2 by Various :)
The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Vol. 3 by Various :)
The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 by Various :)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill :)
Holliday: Cold Deck by Dave Samuelson and Jason Wright :/

Final Remarks
Best Book of the Year (Overall Category): The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
Best Book-Without-Pictures of the Year: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (I kind of feel embarrassed about admitting it, but it's true, I enjoyed it the most)
Book-Without-Pictures Runners Up: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best Nonfiction: Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory by Deborah Lipstadt
Best Junk-Lit: Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Best New-Discovery-For-Me: Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories by P.G. Wodehouse
Most Helpful: The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything by Melissa Kirsch
Best Comic Runners-Up: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
Worst Comic: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9: Ultimate Six by Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley and Trevor Hairsine
Worst Book-Without-Pictures Runner-Up: I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho, Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd
Worst Book of the Year: Beauty's Release by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
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