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Fiction books
Lois McMaster Bujold. The Curse of Chalion (re-read)
Lee Falk, Ray Moore. The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies volume 1
Gail Carson Levine. Fairest
Anne McCaffrey. The Ship Who Sang (e) (re-read)
Anthony Price. A New Kind of War (e)
John Scalzi. The End of All Things
John Scalzi. The Human Division
Ursula Vernon. Summer in Orcus (e)

In progress
Katherine Addison. The Goblin Emperor (e)
Terry Pratchett. The Last Continent (e) (re-read)

Non-fiction books In progress
Pauline Scudamore. Spike

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

Top of the to-read pile
Anthony Price. A Prospect of Vengeance
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Fiction books
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Crystal Dragon (re-read)
Tamora Pierce. Squire

In progress
GK Chesterton. The Wisdom of Father Brown (e)
Tamora Pierce. Lady Knight

Non-fiction books
Chad Orzel. How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

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

Top of the to-read pile
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Balance of Trade
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Fiction books
GK Chesterton. The Innocence of Father Brown (e)
Mem Fox, Pamela Lofts. Koala Lou
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Crystal Soldier (re-read)
Tamora Pierce. Page

In progress
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Crystal Dragon (re-read)

Non-fiction books in progress
Chad Orzel. How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

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

Top of the to-read pile
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Balance of Trade
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Fiction books
(anthology). Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01

In progress
GK Chesterton. The Innocence of Father Brown (e)
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Crystal Soldier (re-read)

Non-fiction books
Chad Orzel. How to Teach Physics to Your Dog

In progress
Chad Orzel. How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

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

Top of the to-read pile
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Crystal Dragon
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Fiction books
Karl Kesel, et al. Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes

In progress
(anthology). Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01

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

In progress
Chad Orzel. How to Teach Physics to Your Dog

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

Top of the to-read pile
Tamora Pierce. Page
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1. We have finished our run of The Man from Mukinupin, to good reviews (including two independent reports of audients saying it was the best thing they'd ever seen at the Rep Club). The Rep Club's next production will be another Australian theatrical classic, the election-night drama Don's Party. Nicely topical, as this is an election year -- and the production dates have worked out such that the final performance will actually be on election night.


2. The first weekend of this month was the WA Day long weekend, which is usually when we're away for the state band championships, but there were no states this year because of the Nationals being held here. So I got to do Not Much for most of the weekend, and on Monday I got together with the other local members of the family and we did Not Much together. That was nice.


3. I have been making the acquaintance of the two live-action film adaptations of The Phantom: the 1943 film serial, which is pretty dopey but succeeds about as well as any 1940s film serial might reasonably be expected to, and the 1993 feature film, which is okay-ish and not really a success -- largely because for some reason it seems to be trying to be a 1940s film serial.


4. I was rather bemused to discover that I'm actually looking forward to Agents of SHIELD, the upcoming TV series set in the fictional world of the Marvel superhero movies. Looking forward to upcoming TV series is not something I do much of, generally speaking. (Whether I will continue looking forward to it after I've seen an episode or two remains to be seen; it's being run by Joss Whedon, whom I sometimes have trouble taking in anything other than small doses.)


5. Meanwhile, a fanfic rec also set in the fictional world of the Marvel superhero movies: Exclusive (by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge, whose "Victory Bonds" I've previously recced in this space).

In which the Avengers and their handlers decide they need to let the public know more about them, and invite a journalist to spend a fortnight living with them, learning their stories and watching them at work and at play. This is his story. Literally:



Sample:

The rest of the meal is spent listening to Thor retell the story of the Battle of Manhattan between bites of food. He recites in what seems to be flawless iambic pentameter, but for a man whose chosen weapon is a hammer, there is a certain subtlety to his language. The story makes for good material, even for those who were there on the front lines. Hawkeye and Rogers listen raptly; Stark and Black Widow seem mostly amused. Potts murmurs with Banner from time to time. I wonder how often they're treated to Thor's epics.

"One time, he spent an hour recounting the saga of his first visit to a grocery store," Black Widow tells me in an undertone, once we've applauded the performance. "It's strangely compelling."

"You could take that show on the road," I tell Thor, and he looks puzzled.

"Which road?" he asks. Thor's not from around here.
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Fiction books
Neil Gaiman, Yoshitako Amano. Sandman: The Dream Hunters
Kim Newman. The Hound of the D'Urbervilles
Kim Newman. Jago

Non-fiction books
(collection). Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It

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
Marianne de Pierres. Nylon Angel
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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
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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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
David Gemmell. Legend
Barbara Hambly. Stranger at the Wedding (re-read)
Josephine Tey. The Franchise Affair (re-read)

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
Linda Gale. Discover What You're Best At

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

Top of the to-read pile
Agatha Christie. The Complete Quin & Satterthwaite
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Fiction books
(anthology). Forest
Jackie French. Pete the Sheep
Neil Gaiman, et al. Absolute Sandman volume 4
George R R Martin. Tuf Voyaging
Kim Newman. Mysteries of the Diogenes Club
Peter O'Donnell. Modesty Blaise (re-read)
Lane Smith. It's a Book
Mo Willems. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Gene Wolfe. Soldier of Arete

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books completed
(none)

Abandoned
Terry Crowdy. The Enemy Within: a history of spies, spymasters and espionage

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

Top of the to-read pile
Linda Gale. Discover What You're Best At
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Fiction books
Agatha Christie. Parker Pyne Investigates
Rosemary Kirstein. The Outskirter's Secret
Rosemary Kirstein. The Steerswoman
Aaron Williams. Nodwick: Haulin' Assets
Aaron Williams. PS 238: When Worlds Go Splat!

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
James D Macdonald. The Apocalypse Door
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Fiction books
Louisa May Alcott. Little Women (this edition was only Part the First)
Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline
Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson. Transmetropolitan: Gouge Away
Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson. Transmetropolitan: Spider's Thrash
Antonia Fraser. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (didn't finish)
Neil Gaiman, John Bolton. Harlequin Valentine
William Kotzwinkle. The Fan Man
Anthony Price. October Men
Ethel Turner. Seven Little Australians
Mark Waid, Butch Guice, Mike Perkins. Ruse: Enter the Detective (re-read)
Mark Waid, Scott Beatty, Butch Guice, Paul Ryan, Mike Perkins. Ruse: The Silent Partner (re-read)

In progress
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
Watkin Tench. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
Watkin Tench. A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay

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

Top of the to-read pile
Dorothy Gilman. The Tightrope Walker
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Fiction books
Len Brown, Wally Wood, et al. THUNDER Agents Archives volume 1
Anthony Price. Colonel Butler's Wolf
Kelley Puckett, Martin Pasko, et al. Batman: The Collected Adventures volume 1 (re-read)
Jeff Smith. Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil
James White. The Secret Visitors
Greg Weisman, Karine Charlebois. Gargoyles: Bad Guys
Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks. Fox

In progress
Louisa May Alcott. Little Women
Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace

Non-fiction books
(none)

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

Top of the to-read pile
Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline
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Fiction books
Terry Pratchett. Nation
Norman Thelwell. The Compleat Tangler
Norman Thelwell. Thelwell Country
Selma Wassermann, Jack Wassermann, George Rohrer. Moonbeam and the Rocket Ride (re-read)
Selma Wassermann, Jack Wassermann, George Rohrer. Moonbeam is Lost (re-read)

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
Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener. Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War
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Fiction books
Cherry Wilder. Second Nature
Cherry Wilder. Signs of Life (re-read)

Non-fiction books
(none)

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Stephen Dedman. The Art of Arrow Cutting

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