Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Books 2006

In the interests of national security, this is everything I read in the last year. 16,616 pages, the most I've read in a single year since 1996. 47 books with an average rating of 7.64 (.04 higher than last year) and average of 353 pages each. That's 158,261 pages since I started keeping track in early 1994 (433 books). You are free to disagree with my ratings. I've often noted that I should have an immediate rating (what you see below) and a "six months later" rating, but I have yet to implement anything that fancy.

That two month gap from September through's not entirely coincidence that it's right before I switched to my new job. I don't read so much when I'm in a bad mood.

12/26/2006Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel (number 4 in the series)Fforde, Jasper8.75
12/17/2006Horror: the Best of the Year (2006 Edition)Betancourt, John and Sean Wallace (editors)6.00
12/12/2006Schrodinger's BallFelber, Adam8.00
12/7/2006Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving With GraceMacKenzie, Gordon7.50
12/5/2006Well of Lost Plots, The: : A Thursday Next Novel (number 3 in the series)Fforde, Jasper9.00
11/29/2006Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next NovelFforde, Jasper8.75
11/25/2006Eyre Affair, TheFforde, Jasper9.50
11/18/2006Scanner Darkly, ADick, Philip K.7.00
11/11/2006Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's FireflyEspenson, Jane (ed.)7.50
10/14/2006Metzger's DogPerry, Thomas8.50
9/16/2006Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American MealSchlosser, Eric9.25
9/2/2006Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The: A Leadership FableLencioni, Patrick7.50
9/2/2006Rendezvous with RamaClarke, Arthur Charles9.00
8/29/2006Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of EverythingLevitt, Steven D. and Stephen J. Dubner9.00
8/22/2006Night of the Triffids, TheClark, Simon8.50
8/15/2006Day of the Triffids, TheWyndham, John9.25
8/8/2006Blind LakeWilson, Robert Charles8.00
7/27/2006Dirty Job, AMoore, Christopher8.75
7/17/2006SpinWilson, Robert Charles7.50
7/12/2006CamouflageHaldeman, Joe5.00
7/8/2006Fluke (Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings)Moore, Christopher7.25
7/3/2006Soul Music (Discworld XVI)Pratchett, Terry6.75
6/22/2006CitySimak, Clifford D.7.50
6/22/2006Penelopiad, TheAtwood, Margaret7.25
6/16/2006Men at Arms (Discworld XV)Pratchett, Terry9.00
6/14/2006Anansi BoysGaiman, Neil9.50
6/8/2006Lords and Ladies (Discworld XIV)Pratchett, Terry6.50
6/4/2006Way StationSimak, Clifford D.7.50
5/30/2006At The Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black AmericaDray, Philip10.00
5/30/2006Ghost Brigades, TheScalzi, John8.00
5/26/2006Draco Tavern, TheNiven, Larry6.00
5/23/2006Small Gods (Discworld XIII)Pratchett, Terry8.00
5/20/2006Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous CreaturesZimmer, Carl8.50
5/15/2006Algebraist, TheBanks, Iain M.8.00
4/28/2006Designing Portals: Opportunities and ChallengesJafari, Ali and Mark Sheehan6.00
4/21/2006Witches Abroad (Discworld XII)Pratchett, Terry6.50
4/7/2006Cell: A NovelKing, Stephen6.50
4/2/2006Year's Best SF 10Hartwell, David G. and Kathryn Cramer (editors)8.00
4/2/2006Olympus (Sequel to Illium)Simmons, Dan9.50
3/10/2006Devil, The: A BiographyStanford, Peter0.00
3/3/2006A Feast For Crows (Book Four of a Song of Ice and Fire)Martin, George R. R.5.00
2/19/2006Dark Tower, The (the Dark Tower VII)King, Stephen5.00
2/10/2006Old Man's WarScalzi, John9.00
2/4/2006Harry Potter and the Half Blood PrinceRowling, J.K.8.25
1/25/2006Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in AmericaEhrenreich, Barbara8.00
1/17/2006Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human BeliefKossy, Donna7.50
1/10/2006Battle RoyaleTakami, Koushun8.00

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