The Books that Wrote Me Blog 2015

Read It, 2014[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 4,700 words • Topics: apologia • learning to slow down • Gibson’s trilogies • Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy • New York Review Books Classics • colorless Murakami • the Bucher of Dresden • and, in no particular order • a list of the books I read in 2014


Read It, January 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,800 words • Topics: Shadows Fall by Simon R. Green • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu • Echopraxia by Peter Watts • The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin • programming books • Moby-Dick


Read It, February 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,800 words • Topics: The Art of Contemporary Travis Picking by Mark Hanson • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, continued • Casino Infernale by Simon R. Green • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson • Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories, 12 Postcards


Read Out Loud: a Few Chapters from Moby-Dick[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 350 words • Topics: recording Moby-Dick


Read It, March 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 2,700 words • Topics: Marked by Alex Hughes • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, concluded • working again • Moby-Dick by Hermal Melville, concluded • Vacant by Alex Hughes • Burning Chrome by William Gibson • Cinderella (2015 film) • films adapted from the works of Philip K. Dick • books in the queue • non-fiction in progress


Read It, April 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: The Martian by Andy Weir, completed • books in the queue


Read It, April 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 400 words • Topics: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright • The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes


Read It, April 2015: Progress Report 3[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 700 words • Topics: Kingdom Come by J. G. Ballard


Read It, April 2015: Progress Report 4[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes, continued • Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison


Read It, April 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 300 words • Topics: books completed in April • books lined up for May


Read It, May 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,000 words • Topics: The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes, concluded • Lexicon by Max Berry • books in the queue


Read It, May 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 500 words • Topics: Red Shift by Alan Garner • Hav by Jan Morris


Read It, May 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 700 words • Topics: books completed in May • Grief Lessons by Anne Carson • non-fiction in progress


Read It, June 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: The Glass Bees by Ernst Jünger


Read It, June 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,000 words • Topics: My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett • The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (radio dramatizations) • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 film)


Read It, June 2015: Progress Report 3[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: Thorlabs • plans for the future • The Long Ships by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds


Read It, June 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: a poor showing • The Chronicles of Narnia (radio dramatizations), continued • The Long Ships by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson, continued • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Horse and His Boy in printed form


Read It, July 2015, and More About Lexx[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,000 words • Topics: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell • Lexx


Read It, August 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 700 words • Topics: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson • The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison


Read It, August 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 800 words • Topics: Nature’s End by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka • The Stainless Steel Rat, Aurora, and Black Swan Green, concluded


Read It, September 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 900 words • Topics: The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross • can we get consistent covers, please?


Read It, September 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,000 words • Topics: Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett • Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace • Of Course You Wind Up Becoming Yourself: a Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky • non-fiction in progress


Read It, September 2015: Progress Report 3[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,600 words • Topics: Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace, continued • Jem by Frederik Pohl • sexuality and morality in Jem • the alien races of Jem • an alien discothèque • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lispky, continued


Read It, September 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 200 words • books completed in September


Read It, October 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 400 words • Topics: three audiobooks by David Sedaris • Neurotribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman


Read It, October 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,400 words • Topics: The Martian (2015 film) • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams


Read It, October 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,100 words • Topics: books completed in October • books in the queue • The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal • The Martian (2015 film), again • Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl


Read It, November 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 500 words • Topics: The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson, continued


Read It, November 2015: Progress Report 2[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 200 words • Topics: The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson, Concluded • The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by William Sloane


Read It, November 2015: Progress Report 3[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 1,100 words • Topics: The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by William Sloane, concluded • Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (a digression) • Proper Doctoring by David Mendel •


Read It, November 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 600 words • Topics: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams • books completed in November


Read It, December 2015: Progress Report 1[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 400 words • Topics: Ringworld by Larry Niven


Read It, 2015[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 2,500 words • Topics: introducing the final tally • things I’m not sure about • books completed in 2015 • a few more reviews • Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven • The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time by Douglas Adams • The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett • my working life • my reading habits • a finite number of books • some reading goals for 2016

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