Saturday, December 10, 2011

[December 10th] The Books That Have Not Been Read

 One of the activities I’ve been failing at in 2011 is keeping my reading active and diverse. I’ll probably touch on the subject in my year end posts, but I have read around twenty books and I am not too proud of that fact. A rather slow and disorganized year, which has a lot to do with real life, personal rebellion and the passive nature of the act of reading. The result are titles, which I’ve been accumulating over the months. Promises I have made to authors to read and mention their books, not for the sake of hits or promotion [although writers need the word of mouth to remain alive and well in the public’s memory], but because I trust my judgment that I’ll enjoy these books and that in one way or another they will contribute to my development.  

Dear readers, meet my books. Dear books, don't cry. You shall be read. 

Long Fiction:
1] Empire State ~ Adam Christopher
2] Shotgun Gravy ~ Chuck Wendig
3] Kultus ~ Richard Ford
4] Wolfsangel ~ M.D. Lachlan
5] I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like ~ Justin Isis
6] Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God ~ Lavie Tidhar
7] Osama ~ Lavie Tidhar
8] Alchemy of Stone ~ Ekaterina Sedia
9] Unseen World ~ Sean Cummings
10] Funeral Parlor ~ Sean Cummings
11] Serial Killers Incorporated ~ Andy Remic
12] High Society ~ Paolo Chikiamco [graphic novel]
13] Harmonica and Gig ~ R.J. Astruc
14] The Book Thief ~ Markus Zusak
15] The Color Purple ~ Alice Walker
16] The Time Traveler’s Wife ~ Nancy Niffenegger
17] Regicide ~ Nicholas Royal
18] Infernal Devices ~ K.W. Jeter
19] Morlock Night ~ K.W. Jeter

Short Fiction:
1] Like Twin Stars ~ edited Cecilia Tan & Kelly Clark
2] Hellebore and Rue ~ edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff
3] Irregular Creatures ~ Chuck Wendig
4] Subversion ~ edited by Bart Leib
5] Alternative Alamat ~ edited by Paolo Chikiamco
6] The Weird ~ edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
7] ODD? ~ edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
8] Sourdough ~ Angela Slatter
9] Evolve Two ~ edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
10] The Grinding House ~ Kaaron Warren

1] Jurisdiction ‘in optima forma’ or why Orthodox Slavs had no witch hunts ~ Maria Schnitter
2] Charms and magic ~ Iveta Pirtova
3] Prayer Magic ~ Maria Schnitter
4] Bulgarian Folk Magic ~ Ivanichka Georgieva
5] Historical Roots of the Magical Fairy Tale ~ V.Ya.Prop
6] The History of Sexuality ~ Michel Foucault
7] Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex ~ Alice Dreger
8] Intersex ~ Catherine Harper
9] Almost Perfect ~ Brian Katcher  
10] Time of Death, Decomposition and Identification ~ an Atlas by CRC Press
11] The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture ~ edited by Kam Loule
12] Handbook of Japanese Mythology ~ Michael Ashkenazi
13] Revenge of the Penmonkey ~ Chuck Wendig
14] Confessions of a Penmonkey ~ Chuck Wendig
15] 250 Things You Should Know About Writing ~ Chuck Wendig

You have the word guys. Tell me what you plan on reading? How far behind are you on your reading and do you actively plan to read?