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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
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

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

Top of the to-read pile
Greg Weisman, Karine Charlebois. Gargoyles: Bad Guys
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1. Rehearsals are going well. As long as things don't fall apart when we get to the bit where the actors have to put their scripts down and do the lines from memory, we should be fine. Today there was set-painting, and on Monday there will be costume-fitting. We're still looking for typewriters.


2. The hot water system has been replaced. It took the guy several hours, but was more straightforward than I'd been picturing when he was telling me about all the things that needed fixing.


3. Speaking of hot things, it's been a whole week since I've felt a need to use the heater at work. Winter is on the way out.


4. Somewhere along the line, the Temeraire series has gone from being one where I buy the latest book as soon as it's available to one where I wait to get the latest book out of the library, and even then don't actually get around to reading it until it's already overdue.


5. Our newspaper has started re-running the Modesty Blaise comic strip from the beginning.

The first odd thing about this is that it was already re-running the series from the beginning, having begun immediately after it ended in 2001, and was only about a third of the way through. To be precise, it had just finished "Highland Witch", and was due to start "Cry Wolf" - which might be significant; that was when, for reasons we need not go into here, the strip started being written so that one instalment per week could be left out without harming the story, and newspapers were given a choice whether to buy the short or the long week depending on how many days a week they ran the strip. I'm wondering if that's caused some problem with the distribution this time through, and they're reprising the first story arc to buy time while it's sorted out.

(The second odd thing is that they didn't precisely begin from the beginning this time. Confusingly, the series includes two runs of strips labelled #1-12: the actual first twelve instalments of the series, and a twelve-part introduction to the series premise and characters that I think was provided to newspapers that picked up the series in the midst of its run. And what's happened this time round is that the newspaper ran the twelve-part intro, and then switched to the series proper beginning at #13.)
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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

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

Top of the to-read pile
Ben Aaronovitch. Whispers Under Ground
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Fiction books
Naomi Novik. The Tongues of Serpents
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
(none)

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

Top of the to-read pile
Charles Stross. The Fuller Memorandum
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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)

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

Top of the to-read pile
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

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

Top of the to-read pile
Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark. Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty
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Fiction books
Rosemary Kirstein. The Language of Power
Rosemary Kirstein. The Lost Steersman
James D Macdonald. The Apocalypse Door
Baroness Orczy. The Scarlet Pimpernel
Tim Powers. Last Call (re-read)
John Scalzi. Old Man's War (re-read)
John Scalzi. The Last Colony
John Scalzi. The Ghost Brigades
John Scalzi. Zoe's Tale
Jeff Smith, Tom Sniegoski. Bone: Tall Tales
Gene Wolfe. Soldier of the Mist

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
Gene Wolfe. Soldier of Arete

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