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2008 books read

Only got to 83 books this year, but considering the heavy teaching load I had in 2008, it's actually kind of remarkable that I read so many. Looking at my schedule for 2009 (where I'm now teaching 4 classes), I doubt I'll reach so high.

Here's what I read in 2008:

01. *You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop* by John Scalzi
02. *Blood Engines* by T.A. Pratt
03. *A History of Amnesia: Poems* by Alfian Bin Sa'at
04. *Brave New World* by Aldous Huxley
05. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home* by Joss Whedon et al.
06. *Brave New World Revisited* by Aldous Huxley
07. *A Clockwork Orange* by Anthony Burgess
08. *Sybil's Garage* no. 3 (zine)
09. *The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao* by Junot Díaz
10. *Sybil's Garage* no. 4 (zine)
11. *War by Candlelight* by Daniel Alarcón
12. *Electric Velocipede* no. 13 (zine)
13. *Kitchen Confidential* by Anthony Bourdain
14. *Not Flesh Nor Feathers* by Cherie Priest
15. *Odd and the Frost Giants* by Neil Gaiman
16. *Little Brother* by Cory Doctorow
17. *Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet* no. 21 (zine)
18. *The Sense of Falling* by Ezra Pines (chapbook)
19. *Dealing with Life's Issues: A Buddhist Perspective* by Ven. Thubten Chodron
20. *The Assault on Reason* by Al Gore
21. *Working With Anger* by Ven. Thubten Chodron
22. *A Public Space* no. 5 (journal)
23. *Strange Toasters* by Bill Sienkiewicz
24. *DMZ: Friendly Fire* by Brian Wood et al.
25. *Sybil's Garage* no. 5 (zine)
26. *Tin House* no. 33: "Fantastic Women" (journal)
27. *Fell: Feral City* by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith
28. *Poison Sleep* by T.A. Pratt
29. *The Vagina Monologues* by Eve Ensler
30. *One for Sorrow* by Christopher Barzak
31. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future For You* by Brian K. Vaughan et al.
32. *Starbook* by Ben Okri
33. *Hellboy: Strange Places* by Mike Mignola
34. *Velouria* by Daren Shiau
35. *Morning at Memory's Border: Poems* by Aaron Maniam
36. *No Money, No Honey!* by David Brazil
37. *The Empire of Ice Cream* by Jeffrey Ford
38. *Winterscape* by Anita Desai (chapbook)
39. *Lions in Winter* by Wena Poon (chapbook)
40. *A Convenient Marriage* by Colin Lee (chapbook)
41. *The Last Village of Nee Soon* by Ding Yun (chapbook)
42. *They Do Return, But Gently Lead Them Back* by Catherine Lim
43. *The Drowned Life* by Jeffrey Ford
44. *The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama* by Pico Iyer
45. *Drown* by Junot Diaz
46. *The Invention of Everything Else* by Samantha Hunt
47. *Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Volume 2: It Only Hurts When I Pee* by Ben Templesmith
48. *Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Volume 3: Calimari Rising* by Ben Templesmith
49. *Re-Gifters* by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel
50. *The Boy With the Flower That Grew Out of His Ass* by Cyril Wong (chapbook)
51. *A Dog's Heart* by Mikhail Bulgakov
52. *The Fatal Eggs* by Mikhail Bulgakov
53. *Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Volume 1: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer* by Ben Templesmith
54. *And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Liner Notes to a Writer's Early Life* by Nicola Griffith
55. *Omega Minor* by Paul Verhaeghen
56. *Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed* by Robert Freeman Wexler (chapbook)
57. *The Time Traveler's Wife* by Audrey Niffenegger
58. *Electric Velocipede* no. 14 (zine)
59. *Watchmen* by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
60. *The Plain Janes* by Cecil Castelucci and Jim Rugg
61. *A Public Space* no. 6 (journal)
62. *Janes in Love* by Cecil Castelucci and Jim Rugg
63. *The Enchantress of Florence* by Salman Rushdie
64. *The Brief History of the Dead* by Kevin Brockmeier
65. *Light Is Like Water* by Jasmine Seah & Jennifer Koh
66. *PEN America* no. 8 (journal)
67. *Overclocked* by Cory Doctorow
68. *Five Dials* no. 4 (journal)
69. *Serenity: Those Left Behind* by Joss Whedon et al.
70. *Serenity: Better Days* by Joss Whedon et al.
71. *Writers Resource Kit: 2nd Edition* by Alice Chia
72. *A.L.I.E.E.E.N.* by Lewis Trondheim
73. *Superman: For Tomorrow, Volume 1* by Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee et al.
74. *Orbiter* by Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran
75. *Escher's Loops* by Zoran Zivkovic
76. *Pretty Monsters* by Kelly Link
77. *Batman: The Dark Knight Returns* by Frank Miller et al.
78. *The Audacity of Hope* by Barack Obama
79. *The Graveyard Book* by Neil Gaiman
80. *Last Boy* by Ng Yi-Sheng
81. *Snakes & Earrings* by Hitomi Kanehara
82. *Dead Reign* by T.A. Pratt
83. *Camera* by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

And the counter rolls back to 0. The first book for 2009, the one I'm currently reading, is Jonathan Carroll's The Ghost in Love.



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Jan. 1st, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Only 83? ONLY 83? I *wish* I could read that many books in a year!
Jan. 1st, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Well, I did 90 last year, and 125 the year before, so I'm definitely on a downward trend.

But yeah, I usually read between 30-60 minutes every night before bed, and have done since I was about 12 years old. That's in addition to any reading I manage to do during the day.
Jan. 1st, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Me too, as well as over lunch and whenever I'm on the subway. And yet I still only manage an average of 30 books a year.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Well, to be fair, many of those books were short, or graphic novels, so I got through them fairly quickly.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
That's how I bulk my numbers up too! LOL!
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