Sunday, 6 January 2008

Here be Dragons Reading Challenge

The challenge is to read 3 - 5 of them between 1st Jan 2008 and 30th June 2008, which I think I should be able to manage. I don't plan to read everything on this list, but I'm putting down anything dragon-related I think I might like to read or reread.
  1. Dragon Blood - Patricia Briggs Finished 15-Jan-08: Review here
  2. Empire of Ivory - Naomi Novik (next Temeraire book, on the TBR)
  3. Cast in Courtlight - Michelle Sagara (I'm assuming Tiamaris is in this one too, on the TBR)
  4. Tea with the Black Dragon - R. A. MacAvoy (on the want to reread list)
  5. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls - Jane Lindskold (on the want to reread list)
  6. The Copper Crown - Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (so it's a dragon-styled spaceship but that's got to be close, on the want to reread list)
  7. Dragonhaven - Robin McKinley Finished 12-Feb-08: Review here
  8. Rhapsody - Elizabeth Haydon Finished 6-Mar-08
  9. Here, There Be Dragons - James A. Owen Finished 11-Apr-08
  10. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin (something I'd like to read, but I'm scared by its length)
  11. Dragon's Blood - Jane Yolen (loved this series when I read it years ago)
  12. Dragon Prince - Melanie Rawn (I've been wanting to reread this and this challenge might be the perfect excuse)
  13. Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke (I liked Inkheart and would like to try more by Funke)
  14. The Changeling Sea - Patricia A. McKillip Finished 15-Jun-08

Friday, 4 January 2008

Cumulative Totals - December 2007

Cumulative (and final) totals for 2007:
Books read in 2007 = 127
DNFs 2007 = 16
10/10 reads in 2007 = 17
New reads in 2007 = 107
Rereads in 2007 = 20

December 2007 reading

  1. Devil's Bride - Stephanie Laurens. Historical Romance; 1st in the Cynster series; reread; 7/10
  2. Endless Blue - Wen Spencer. SF; 9/10
  3. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde. Fiction; 1st Thursday Next book; audiobook; reread; 8/10
  4. Fool's Puzzle - Earlene Fowler. Cozy mystery; 1st Benni Harper book; DNF
  5. Untouched - Anna Campbell. Historical Romance; DNF
  6. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss. Fantasy; 1st book in the Kingkiller Chronicle; DNF
  7. Ascendant Sun - Catherine Asaro. SF; 4th Skolia book; reread; 10/10
  8. Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde. Fiction; 2nd Thursday Next book; audiobook; reread; 9/10
  9. Emerald Eyes - Daniel Keys Moran. SF; 1st book in Continuing Time series; reread; 8/10
December Reading:
Books read this month: 6
DNFs this month: 3
10/10 reads this month: 1
New reads this month: 1
Rereads this month: 5