More on that New Years Resolution
Posted December 18, 2010on:
I’m half way through two books that just aren’t doing it for me, so no review for you today. If I don’t finish either of these books by Monday, I may write my first DNF review, because I really, really, really want to get to something else.
no review tomorrow either, as I’m sure I’ll still be ranting about my hatred (ooops sorry, my severe dislike!) for e-books and e-readers.
In an effort to read what I’ve got next year, I finished catalogued all the books I own! Ok, I catalogued all the fiction, I cheated and only counted the non-fiction.
Crammed into our one bedroom apartment we have 437 fiction titles and 200 non fiction titles.
of the 437 fiction titles I have read 62% of them. that means there are 164 unread fiction titles in this home!
More useless facts about my home library, after the jump!
random facts about my home library:
Top authors owned, and how many of those titles I’ve read:
author qty owned qty read
Robert Heinlien 17 15
Frank Herbert 13 10
Katherine Kurzt 15 zero!!
Raymond E Fiest 16 maybe 1?
Robin Hobb 9 3
Manga titles owned: 80. Holy crap, I own eighty manga & graphic novels? no wonder I have no money!!!
eighty. I know drug habits that aren’t that expensive!! damn!
now that I’ve recovered from that, let’s get back to books.
Where should I start with Katherine Kurtz? Have never read anything by her, but my husband loves her. Looks like we have a bunch of Deryni books, some Camber of Culdi stuff, and some King Kelson stuff.
How about the Raymond E Fiest? I may have read Magician: Apprentice, or at least started it. There’s a bunch of Krondor stuff, Magician Apprentice, Magician Master, Prince of the Blood, Shadow of a Dark Queen. . . any good? worth reading?
The Robin Hobb, the husband has been buying faster than I can read, I have plans to read it all eventually.
there’s plenty (164!!) of other random unread titles and authors like Robert Jordan, Timothy Zahn, H Beam Piper, Anne McCafrey, etc, and a metric ton of read titles that I plan on re-reading over the next year, like Tim Powers, Isaac Asimov, Gene Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, Sheri S Tepper, and more!
oy, I better get back to those two titles that just aren’t doin’ it for me. one of them is an ARC that I’m just very saddened by, the other is a brand new title from the library (2 weeks, no renewals) by an author whose older stuff I love, which makes this new title even more of a dissapointment. I need more coffee and pumpkin biscuits. Yes, I made pumpkin biscuits last night and they were divine. dump a whole bunch of tasty stuff in a bowl, drop onto cookie sheet, bake, enjoy!!