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Fiction books
Arthur Conan Doyle. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes (e)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. The Gathering Edge (e)

In progress
Terry Pratchett. The Truth (e) (re-read)
Kai Ashante Wilson. A Taste of Honey (e)

Non-fiction books in progress
Michael Troughton. Patrick Troughton

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Top of the to-read pile
Paul Beatty. The Sellout
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. The Hanging Tree (e)
Julie Edwards. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
Terry Pratchett. Jingo (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. For the Good of the State (e)

In progress
Katherine Addison. The Goblin Emperor (e)
Ursula Vernon. Summer in Orcus (e)

Non-fiction books
Jimmy Maher. Let's Tell a Story Together (e)

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Top of the to-read pile
Terry Pratchett. The Last Continent
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Fiction books
(anonymous). Little Spinners: Dancing Princess
Michael Dahl, Oriol Vidal. Little Monkey Calms Down
William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (re-read)
Kim Newman. Angels of Music (e)
Daniel Pinkwater. The Big Orange Splot (e)
Daniel Pinkwater. Lizard Music (e)
Terry Pratchett. Hogfather (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. Here Be Monsters (e)
Robert Louis Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (e)

In progress
Terry Pratchett. Jingo (e) (re-read)
Ursula Vernon. Summer in Orcus (e)

Non-fiction books in progress
Jimmy Maher. Let's Tell a Story Together (e)

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Top of the to-read pile
Ben Aaronovitch. The Hanging Tree
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Fiction books
Terry Pratchett. Maskerade (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. Gunner Kelly (e)
Anthony Price. The Old Vengeful (e)
Caroline Stevermer. Magic Below Stairs (e)

In progress
Diane Duane. Deep Wizardry (e) (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. Feet of Clay (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Adrian Goldsworthy. Augustus (e)

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Top of the to-read pile
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Alliance of Equals
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For the "One letter, six questions" meme, [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook gave me the letter B.

Something I hate: Bitter flavours. In particular, there's a cluster of flavours which seem to be related by being derived from nuts or stone fruits, that taste unpleasant to me in a similar way: marzipan, pistachio ice cream, any sweet thing that's supposed to be cherry flavoured that isn't actual cherries. Used to be I couldn't stand them at all; now I can eat them if I have to, but I still really don't like them. (While writing this entry, I got curious and started googling, and it appears the culprit may be a compound with the thematically-appropriate name of benzaldehyde.)

Something I love: Ben Aaronovitch's novels. Not just his current series of detective novels, which is excellent, but also quite a lot of his early work. His first novel contains the only implementation of a particular plot device I've ever liked, and a point-of-view character I think there should be more of; his third novel is one of my favourite novels by anybody ever.

Somewhere I’ve been: Bavaria, where we spent a large amount of our trip to Europe at the end of last year. We saw Neuschwanstein, the castle that Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by, from a distance, but by the time we got there the tours had ended for the day because we'd come the scenic route through the mountains. On the whole, I'm good with that; the scenery was really nice. On a more serious note (and not on the same day), we made a snap change in our itinerary when we realised we'd be passing within a few miles of Nuremberg, and went to see the permanent exhibit at the Nuremberg Documentation Centre, and that turned out to be, if this isn't a weird way to put it, one of the highlights of the trip.

Somewhere I’d like to go: Britain.

Someone I know: I have a friend named Bertie, and whatever mental image appeared in your head when you read the name is almost certainly wrong.

A film I like: You may be interested to learn that the three films currently at the top of my to-watch list are Beasts of the Southern Wild, Big Trouble in Little China, and Belle. But of course I don't know yet that I like any of those. The first one to come to mind that I have actually watched and can therefore pronounce on is Blazing Saddles.
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. Foxglove Summer (e)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Plan B (re-read)
Tamora Pierce The Fire in the Forging (e)
Terry Pratchett. Pyramids (e) (re-read)

In progress
Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Lost Prince (e)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. I Dare (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. Guards! Guards! (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Simon Singh. Big Bang

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Tamora Pierce The Healing in the Vine
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Fiction books
Tamora Pierce The Magic in the Weaving
Terry Pratchett. Wyrd Sisters (e) (re-read)

In progress
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Carpe Diem (e) (re-read)
Tamora Pierce The Power in the Storm (e)
Terry Pratchett. Pyramids (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books - abandoned
Mark Latham. The Political Bubble

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Top of the to-read pile
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Plan B
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Fiction books
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Fledgling (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. Equal Rites (e) (re-read)

In progress
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Saltation (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. Mort (e) (re-read)

In hiatus
Ben Aaronovitch. Whispers Under Ground (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Nigel West. MI5

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Terry Pratchett. Sourcery
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Fiction books
Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic. Thor, God of Thunder: The God Butcher
Ben Aaronovitch. Moon Over Soho (e) (re-read)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Conflict of Honors (re-read)

In progress
Ben Aaronovitch. Whispers Under Ground (e) (re-read)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Fledgling (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. Equal Rites (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books
(none)

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Terry Pratchett. Mort
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. Broken Homes (e)
Diana Wynne Jones. Deep Secret (e) (re-read)
Sharon Lee. Carousel Sun (e)
Sharon Lee. Carousel Tides (e) (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. The Colour of Magic (e) (re-read)

In progress
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Conflict of Honors (re-read)
Terry Pratchett. The Light Fantastic (e) (re-read)
Patricia C Wrede. Talking to Dragons (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Adrian Goldsworthy. Antony and Cleopatra
Nigel West. MI5

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Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic. Thor, God of Thunder: The God Butcher
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Fiction books
Maurice Broaddus. King Maker
Frances Hodgson Burnett. A Little Princess
Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al. Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight
Warren Ellis, et al. Global Frequency
Kathryn Immonen, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Shinick, et al. Avenging Spider-Man: The Good, the Green and the Ugly
Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor. Batman: Death by Design
Mike Mignola, John Byrne. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (re-read)
Mike Mignola. Hellboy: Wake the Devil
Mike Mignola. Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and others
Tamora Pierce. Realms of the Gods
Adrian Ramos. Some One to See the Emperor (re-read)
Charles Stross. The Apocalypse Codex
Syd of the Funny Hat. Q de Grace

Non-fiction books in progress
David Fromkin. A Peace to End All Peace

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Tamora Pierce. First Test
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. Whispers Under Ground
Neil Gaiman, et al. Sandman: The Kindly Ones (re-read)
Neil Gaiman, et al. Sandman: The Wake (re-read)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Dragon Ship (e)
Naomi Novik. Crucible of Gold
Ellis Peters. Death to the Landlords!
Vernor Vinge. The Children of the Sky

Abandoned
Franz Kafka. The Trial

Non-fiction books in progress
Douglas A. Anderson, Verlyn Flieger. J.R.R. Tolkien On Fairy-stories
Barbara Sher, Barbara Smith. I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

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Greg Weisman, Karine Charlebois. Gargoyles: Bad Guys
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Fiction books
Barbara Hambly. Bride of the Rat God (re-read)
Neil Gaiman, et al. Sandman: Worlds' End (re-read)

In progress
Neil Gaiman, et al. Sandman: The Kindly Ones (re-read)
Naomi Novik. Crucible of Gold

Non-fiction books
Di Trevis. Being a Director

In progress
Barbara Sher, Barbara Smith. I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

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Ben Aaronovitch. Whispers Under Ground
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. Moon Over Soho
Sid Fleischman. The Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Ellis Peters. Death and the Joyful Woman
Ellis Peters. Fallen Into the Pit (re-read)
Ryk E Spoor. Grand Central Arena (e)

In progress
Kim Newman. Bad Dreams
Kim Newman. The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Non-fiction books in hiatus
Barbara Sher, Barbara Smith. I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

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Kari Maund, Phil Nanson. The Four Musketeers: The True Story of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos
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Fiction books
(anthology). Ocean
Ina R Friedman, Allen Say. How My Parents Learned to Eat
Ayano Imai. The 108th Sheep

In progress
Ben Aaronovitch. Moon Over Soho
Kim Newman. The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Non-fiction books in progress
Barbara Sher, Barbara Smith. I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

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Top of the to-read pile
Kim Newman. Bad Dreams
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Fiction books
Ben Aaronovitch. Rivers of London
Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark. Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty
Lois McMaster Bujold. Cryoburn
Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson. Transmetropolitan: The Cure
Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson. Transmetropolitan: Dirge
Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson. Transmetropolitan: One More Time
Peter O'Donnell. Pieces of Modesty
Terry Pratchett. I Shall Wear Midnight

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
(none)

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Naomi Novik. The Tongues of Serpents
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Fiction books
Warren Ellis, John Cassaday. Planetary: Spacetime Archaeology
Grant Morrison, et al. Doom Patrol: Crawling From the Wreckage
Ellis Peters. Brother Cadfael's Penance (re-read)
Ellis Peters. A Rare Benedictine (re-read)
Ellis Peters. The Virgin in the Ice (re-read)
Justina Robson. Keeping It Real
Jeff Smith. RASL Volume One
Vernor Vinge. The Witling
Sean Williams. The Changeling
Sean Williams. The Dust Devils
Sean Williams. The Scarecrow

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
Warwick Davis. Size Matters Not: The extraordinary life and career of Warwick Davis

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Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark. Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty

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