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Fiction books
Katherine Addison. The Goblin Emperor (e)
Agatha Christie. The Murder at the Vicarage
J Sheridan Le Fanu. Wylder's Hand (e)
Ellis Peters. City of Gold and Shadows (e)
Ellis Peters. Rainbow's End (e)
Terry Pratchett. The Last Continent (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. The Memory Trap (e)
Anthony Price. A Prospect of Vengeance (e)

In progress
Terry Pratchett. Carpe Jugulum (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Pauline Scudamore. Spike

Abandoned
Gregory Mone. The Truth About Santa Claus

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
T L Garrison. The Twisted Blackmailer
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Fiction books
Diane Duane. So You Want to Be a Wizard (e) (re-read)
Ryk E Spoor. Phoenix Ascendant (e)
Ryk E Spoor. Phoenix in Shadow (e)
Ryk E Spoor. Phoenix Rising (e) (re-read)

In progress
Terry Pratchett. Interesting Times (e) (re-read)

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

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Diane Duane. Deep Wizardry
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Fiction books
R Austin Freeman. Mr Pottermack's Oversight (e)
Russell Hoban. Best Friends for Frances
Russell Hoban. Bread and Jam for Frances
Sharon Lee. Barnburner (e)
Sharon Lee. Gunshy (e)
Alan Moore, Gene Ha, Zander Cannon. Top 10 volume 1 (re-read)
Alan Moore, Gene Ha, Zander Cannon. Top 10 volume 2 (re-read)
Alan Moore, Gene Ha. Top 10: The Forty-Niners (re-read)
Kim Newman. The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School (e)
Terry Pratchett. Men at Arms (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. The '44 Vintage (e)
Anthony Price. The Hour of the Donkey (e)
Anthony Price. Soldier No More (e)
Anthony Price. Tomorrow's Ghost (e)
Dorothy L Sayers. Strong Poison (e) (re-read)

In progress
Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener. Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire (e)
Terry Pratchett. Soul Music (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books
Jung Chang. Empress Dowager Cixi

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Ryk E Spoor. Phoenix in Shadow
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Fiction books
Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener. Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science (e)
Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener. Atomic Robo and the Flying She-Devils of the Pacific (e)
Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener. Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X (e)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Dragon in Exile (e)
Terry Pratchett. Small Gods (e) (re-read)

In progress
Terry Pratchett. Lords and Ladies (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Jung Chang. Empress Dowager Cixi

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Terry Pratchett. Men at Arms
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1. The Christmas show opened this week. Everybody's enjoying it so far. The local newspaper gave it a terrible review -- not in the sense of not liking the show, but in the sense that it spelled everyone's name wrong and gave away all the best jokes. (And it's going to be a while before we stop ribbing our New York-born lead actor about how impressed the reviewer was by the authenticity of his American accent.) Still, they say there's no such thing as bad publicity, and I remember what it's like to get no review at all, so I'm not going to complain. Much.


2. I'm still playing Doctor Who: Legacy on and off. I'm getting gradually better at it, and although I'm still not really invested in the "story", it's designed like most smartphone games to be easy to pull out and play for a few minutes while you're waiting for something else.


3. [livejournal.com profile] glvalentine has done another list for TV Club 10, this one 10 notable TV adaptations of 19th-century English literature. Strikingly, neither the 1995 Pride and Prejudice nor the 2004 North and South made the top ten, although they're the first two honorable mentions; as with the last list, there's a rule enforcing variety in the top picks, and they were beaten out by 1995's Persuasion and 2009's Return to Cranford respectively.


4. Over the last few years, Sesame Street has been making a series of spoof movie trailers in which Cookie Monster learns lessons about self-regulation skills like patience, perseverance, and consideration of the feelings of others. My current favourite is Star S'Mores, in which our hero plays the role of Flan Solo, accompanied by his faithful sidekick Chewie the Cookiee... which goes about as well as you might expect, considering this is Cookie Monster we're talking about.


5. Man, I love Cookie Monster. One of my favourite parts of doing Yuletide last year was watching Cookie Monster videos and calling it research. Here's a classic from twenty years ago: Monsterpiece Theater present Little House on Prairie.
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Fiction books
Jane Austen. Persuasion (re-read)
Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility (re-read)
S M Stirling. The Sky People
Roger Zelazny. Roadmarks

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
(none)

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Agatha Christie. Death Comes As the End
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Fiction books
Stephen Dedman. The Art of Arrow Cutting (re-read)
Stephen Dedman. Shadows Bite
Dale Estey. A Lost Tale
Geary Gravel. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - The Animated Movie
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Fledgling
Shirley Rosseau Murphy. The Catswold Portal

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
(none)

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Terry Pratchett. Nation
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Fiction books
(anthology). Batman Black and White volume 2
Jane Austen. Mansfield Park
Chris Boucher. Doctor Who: Match of the Day
Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov
Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio. Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones (reread)
Neil Gaiman, various collaborators. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (and other stories)
Rudyard Kipling. Soldiers Three
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Double Vision
Alan Moore, Zander Cannon, Gene Ha. Top 10 volume 1
Peter O'Donnell. The Silver Mistress
Lance Parkin. Doctor Who: The Eyeless
Michael Salmon. The Pirate Who Wouldn't Wash (reread)

Non-fiction books
(none)

short, screen, and stage )
books bought and borrowed )

Top of the to-read pile
Stephen Dando-Collins. Caesar's Legion

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