stellar_muddle: (solarspec)
Continuing the trend of:
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
(been going for 6 years now!?! Rate down a bit in 2012, with Sproglet)

#. Title by Author. Commentary. (r= reread, e=ebook)
1. (Early January) Barayarr by Lois McMasters Bujold. Good reread. (e,r)
(Lull while making stuff for CF)
2. (12.2.2013) Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop. Ephemera #3. Okish.
3. (19.2.2013) The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMasters Bujold. Good reread. (e,r)
4. (early March) The Vor Game by Lois McMasters Bujold. Good reread. (e,r)
5. (early March) Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey. Okish.
6. (12.3.2013) The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway. Ok regency popcorn.
7. (16.3.2013) By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey. One of her better ones and a favorite reread. (r)
8. (21.3.2013) Paradise by Judith McNaught. Favourite comfort reread romance popcorn. (r)
9. (Late March 2013) Cetaganda by Lois McMasters Bujold. Good reread. (e,r)
10. (Early April 2013) The Viscount who loved me by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn.
11. (Early April 2013) Just like heaven by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn.
12. (~9.4.2013) The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan. Good popcorn.
13. (13.4.2013) The Island of Lost Maps by Miles Harvey. An entertaining read on the history of maps and the stealing thereof.
14. (mid April) Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson #1. Fun paranormal popcorn. (e,r (I think from several years ago)
15. (mid-late April) Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson #2. Fun paranormal popcorn. (e)
16. (late April) Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson #3. Fun paranormal popcorn. (e)
17. (Late April/early May) Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson #4. Fun paranormal popcorn. (e)
18. (Early May) Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson #5. Fun paranormal popcorn. Want to read the rest of the series now, but run out :( (e)
19. (Early May) When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn. (e)
20. (16.5.2013) Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. Ok paranormal popcorn. (r, accidentally as I didn't remember reading it earlier)
21. (22.5.2013) Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. Ok paranormal popcorn.
22. (Late may) Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. Ok paranormal cont.
23. (Late may) To Sir Phillip with love by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn. (e)
24. (Late may) It's in his kiss by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn. (e)
25. (Mid June) The First Kiss by Julia Quinn te al. Ok popcorn. (e)
26. (Late June) Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Fun paranormal (e,r)
27. (11.7.2013) The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. #1. Ok YA paranormal.
28. (19.7.2013) Stolen by Kelley Armstrong. Fun paranormal (e,r)
29. (26.7.2013) Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong. Fun paranormal cont (e,r)
30. (4.8.2013) Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong. Pun paranormal cont (e,r)
31. (Early August) Haunted by Kelley Armstrong. Fun paranormal cont (e,r)
32. (13.8.2013) 13 by Kelley Armstrong. Last of the series. Not best but still not bad.
33. (Mid August) Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong. Fun paranormal cont. (e,r)
34. (23.8.2013) Dead ever after by Charlaine Harris. Last Sookie Stackhouse novel. Fun paranormal.
35. (Late August) (Charlaine Harris ed short story collection)
36. (7.9.2013) Imager by LE Modesitt. #1 of Imager Portfolio. Interesting read.
37. (Sept) Brothers in Arms by Lois McMasters Bjould. (E,r)
38. (Sept) Mirror dance by Lois McMasters Bjould. (E,r)
39. (Sept) Memory by Lois McMasters Bjould. (r)
40. (Sept) Komarr by Lois McMasters Bjould. (E,r)
41. (Sept) A Civil Campaign by Lois McMasters Bjould. (E,r)
42. (Start Oct) Imagers Challenge by LE Modesitt. #2 of Imager Portfolio.
43. (11.10.2013) Imagers Intregue by LE Modesitt. #3 of Imager Portfolio.
44. (14.10.2013) Freakonomics by Steven Levittown and Stephen Dubner. Interesting.
45. (16.10.2013) Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMasters Bjold. (E,r)
46. (20.10.2013) Cryoburn by Lois McMasters Bjould. (E,r)
47. (Late Oct) The Barbarians by Terry Jones. Book of the tv series. Interesting read.
48. (31.10.2013) The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K Hamilton. Early Anita Blake with more corpses than sex scenes.
49. (3.11.2013) Pegasus by Robyn McKinley. Far better read than the description would imply.
50. (7.11.2013) The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross. Laundryverse #4. Good read as ever.
51. (15.11.2013) Scholar by LE Modesitt. #4 of Imager Portfolio
52. (28.11.2013) Seven wonders of the industrial world by Deborah Cadbury. Based on the tv series of the same name. Interesting but scary read.
53. (Late nov) The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong. #2 ya series. Ok.
54. (4.12.2013) The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong. #3. Ok.
55. (Mid nov) Beauty by Robin McKinley. Old favourite. (R)
56. (Late Nov) Chalice by Robin McKinley. Also good. (R)
57. (13.12.2013) The meaning of everything by Simon Winchester. History of the OED. Quite fun.
58. (mid-late Dec) Princeps by LE Modesitt. #4 of Imager Portfolio
There were probably other books, but I have forgotten...

(And because LJ as buggered around with things a bit and I want both of these at the top)
Projects 2013
Continuing the record from
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Posting this now so it can be filled in as I go, just like the above entries.

Clothing:
*object* (date started, date finished)
Red woolen caftan and silk sash for AJBM (January)
Plain linen tunic for AJBM (January)
Blue linen hood for AJBM (January)
Purple wool hose for Z (10.2.2013, 14.2.2013). Seams reinforced by whipstitching in early March.
14th C check wool tunic for Z (9.2.2013, wearable 15.2.2013)
Polarfleece sleep sack for AJBM (14.5.2013, started and finished)
Naalbinded white socks for Zane (late May)
Naalbinded white slippers for me (started late may, finished 6.8.2013)
Light sheet sleep sack for Anya (late Dec)
Blackworked peacock shirt (late Dec)
Red velvet dress (late Dec)

Other
2 wall tool swatches for keeping things in (13,14.7.2013)
2 laundry washing bags for Anya socks etc (11.11.2013)
stellar_muddle: (solarspec)
Continuing the trend of:
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
(been going for 5 years now!?!)

#. Title by Author. Commentary. (r= reread, e=ebook)
1. (early Jan 2012) Anne of the Island by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (e,r)
2. (early Jan 2012) Tiassa by Stephen Brust. Still digesting.
3. (~10.1.2012) Anne of Windy Willows by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (r)
4. (~11.1.2012) Anne's House of Dreams by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (r)
5. (mid Jan 2012) Anne of Ingleside by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (r)
6. (mid Jan 2012) Rilla of Ingleside by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (r)
7. (26.1.2012) Jane of Lantern Hill by L M Montgomery. Comfort reread. (r)
(gap for CF etc)
8. (11.2.2012) Oh Baby... birth, babies and motherhood uncensored by Kathy Fray. Interesting read. Will have to try a few things and ignore a few others.
9. (15.2.2012) The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. A good read. Movie was good and the book is even better. (r)
10. (18. 2.2012) The Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. A good read. (r)
11. (late Feb 2012) The Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. A good read. (r)
12. (late Feb 2012) The Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. A good read. Hope they translate more of his stuff. (r)
13. (3.3.2012) An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley. Good brainless fluff. (e)
14. (6.3.2012) The Womanly art of breastfeeding by LaLeche League. Bit dated, but some sensible info. Recommended by [livejournal.com profile] basal_surge's mum.
15. (~March 2012) Forbidden by Jo Beverley. Good brainless fluff. (e)
16. (~March 2012) The devil's heiress by Jo Beverley. Good brainless fluff. (e)
17. (~March 2012) The Duchess by Jude Deveraux. Okish popcorn, but a bit naff.
18. (30.3.2012) The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross. Fun as always. (r)
19. (1.4.2012) The Magic of Recluse by L.E. Modesitt. (r)
20. (3.4.2012) Changes by Jim Butcher. Dresden files #12. That was a bit of a shock (narrativewise).
21. (5.4.2012) Ghost Story by Jim Butcher. Dresden files #13. Ditto.
(Started Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. Gave birth 2 days later. Bit quiet on the reading front due to sleep having priority for a while)
22. (~21.4.2012) Pawn of Prophesy by David Eddings. Belgariad #1. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
23. (~21.4.2012) Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings. Belgariad #2. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
24. (~22.4.2012) Magician's Gambit by David Eddings. Belgariad #3. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
25. (late April) Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings. Belgariad #4. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
26. (late April) Enchanters end game by David Eddings. Belgariad #5. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
27. (early May) Succubus nights by Richelle Mead. #2. Entertaining series - need to chase down rest.
28. (10.5.2012) Rule 34 by Charles Stross. Good/heavy though gets confusing in last 3rd. Still digesting and need a unicorn/fluffy kitten chaser.
29. (early May) Guardian of the West by David Eddings. Mallorean #1. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
30. (early May) King of the Murgos by David Eddings. Mallorean #2. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
31. (18.5.2012) Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings. Mallorean #3. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
32. (18.5.2012) Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings. Mallorean #4. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
33. (19?.5.2012) Seeress of Kell by David Eddings. Mallorean #5. Been about a decade since rereading these. (r)
34. (late May) Storm Winds by Iris Johansen. (r)
35. (29.5.2012) Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly. Ben January novel - a good series.
36. (early June) Blood Maidens by Barbara Hambly. #3 of her vampire novels. Good, no sparkles.
37. (6.6.2012) Succubus dreams by Richelle Mead. #3. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read.
38. (early June) Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead. #4. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read cont.
39. (8.6.2012) Succubus shadows by Richelle Mead. #5. Cont entertaining popcorn paranormal read.
40. (11.6.2012) Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read. Bit of a cliffhanger ending - want the next one.
41. (11.6.2012) No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read. Want more by the author.
42. (12.6.2012) The Shirt on His Back by Barbara Hambly. Ben January novel - a good series.
43. (14.6.2012) Ran Away by Barbara Hambly. Ben January novel - a good series.
44. (17.6.2012) The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen. (r)
45. (19.6.2012) The Magistrates of Hell by Barbara Hambly. #4 of her vampire novels. Good, no sparkles.
46. (20.6.2012) Foundation by Mercedes Lackey. #1 Collegium Chronicles. Not nearly so good as her earlier stuff, but ok fluff.
47. (21.6.2012) Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read.
48. (23.6.2012) Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong. Entertaining popcorn paranormal read. Have run out again and want more by the author.
49. (27.6.2012) Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur. Riley Jenson #9. Novelty of Australian paranormal still there, but a certain degree of superpower escalation going on. Need to read some of the earlier ones.
50. (4.7.2012) The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia McKillip. Gorgeous language as always. Still digesting.
51. (5.7.2012) Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg. Not bad but much of the stuff covered in Oh Baby. Apparently A is between Angel and Textbook.
52. (6.7.2012) Brain Child by Tony Buzan. Quick skim through. Some good ideas but an irritating writing style (can we say "synergistic" 3 times in two paragraphs) with too heavy a reliance on argument from anecdote rather than data.
53. (7.7.2012) Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey. #2 Collegium Chronicles. Not nearly so good as her earlier stuff, but ok fluff.
54. (8.7.2012) Changes by Mercedes Lackey. #3 Collegium Chronicles. Not nearly so good as her earlier stuff, but ok fluff.
55. (10.7.2012) First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher. Book 6 of Codex Alera. Not a bad end to series.
56. (13.7.2012) Storm Born by Richelle Mead. #1 of series. Not bad urban fantasy.
57. (17.7.2012) Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur. Riley Jenson #5. Was worth going earlier in the series.
58. (18.7.2012) The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur. Riley Jenson #6. Was worth going earlier in the series.
59. (late July 2012) The Dragon Keepers by Robin Hobb. #1. Okish.
60. (late July 2012) Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff. Valor #1. Space marines vs dinosaurs always good. (r)
61. (late July 2012) The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff. Valor #2. Good reread. (r)
62. (30 July 2012) The Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff. Valor #3. Good reread. (r)
63. (~4 Aug 2012) Valor's Trial by Tanya Huff. Valor #4. Good reread. (r)
64. (~6 aug 2012) The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff. Valor #5. Good series continued.
65. (8.8.2012) Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur. Riley Jenson #4. Ok AU paranormal cont.
66. (early Aug 2012) Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead. #6 and final of series. A fun read.
67. (11.8.2012) Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey. Ok ish.
68. (Mid Aug 2012) Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. Good, but not as good as his earlier stuff.
69. (late aug 2012) First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh. Ok popcorn.
70. (3.9.2012) Welcome to your Child's Brain by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang. Very good book on baby and child brain developement. Worth reading.
71. (11.9.2012) My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley. Historical bodice ripper popcorn. Not as good as some of her other stuff - too large an ensemble cast lining up for future romances. (e)
72. (16.9.2012) Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey. Elemental Masters #7. Ok popcorn.
73. (17.9.2012) Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey. Elemental Masters #4. Ok popcorn.
74. (midish Sept) Then Comes Seduction by Mary Balogh. Ok popcorn.
75. (27.9.2012) Sunshine by Robin McKinley. Favourite reread. Vampires dealt with well. (r)
76. (30.9.2012) Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong. Good series continued, though not as complete a novel as others of the series. Want to read the next one though.
77. (5.10.2012) At Last Comes Love by Mary Balogh. Ok popcorn.
78. (6.10.2012) An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. Ok popcorn.
79. (8.10.2012) The Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh. Okish popcorn.
80. (11.10.2012) The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey. Elemental Masters #3. Ok popcorn.
81. (17.10.2012) Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop. Not bad but not as good as the original series.
82. (30.10.2012) The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop. Not bad but not as good as the original series.
83. (1.11.2012) Shalador's Lady by Anne Bishop. Not bad but not as good as the original series.
(Mercedes Lackey short story collection I didn't finish)
84. (12.11.2012) The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey. Ok ish.
85. (16.11.2012) One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey. Ok ish.
86. (23.11.2012) Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey. #4 Collegium Chronicles. Not nearly so good as her earlier stuff, but ok fluff.
87. (29.11.2012) Fortunes Fool by Mercedes Lackey. Ok ish.
88. (late Dec 2012) Shards of Honour by Lois McMasters Bujold. Good reread. (e,r)

Profile

stellar_muddle: (Default)
stellar_muddle

January 2016

S M T W T F S
     12
3 456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 08:07 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios