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Obsessive reader, writer, time traveler.

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Doomsday Book
Connie Willis
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus
Book of Shadows
Phyllis Curott, Lauren Marino
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, John Joseph Adams, Paolo Bacigalupi, M. Rickert, Octavia E. Butler, Cory Doctorow, Carol Emshwiller, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Orson Scott Card
For the Win
Cory Doctorow
Zone One: A Novel
Colson Whitehead
Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler GREAT book.

Tintenherz 1 - 4. 4 CDs.

Tintenherz (1-4) - Cornelia Funke, Rainer Strecker Really nice story, but a little slow for my taste. But I do love a story about how reading can be an adventure, dangerous, unpredictable.
Cursed Pirate Girl: The Collected Edition, Volume One - Jeremy Bastian Story felt a little week, but the drawings are lovely. They are what made me buy this book in the first place, and I'm glad to have it on my shelf to look through from time to time.
The Tears of the Sun - S.M. Stirling Stirling's chronology problems get way out of control on this one. But having been with these characters for SO FUCKING LONG NOW, I find myself, against all odds, still interested in what happens next. I guess I won't be giving up on the series afterall. Not yet. Then again, it looks like he's adding another trilogy on the end of it...oh Stirling *shakes head.*
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks Deeply disturbing, and then at the last minute really really interesting. I'd love to hear some discussions about the gender issues he presents here. I found myself uncertain, in the end, about what exactly it was he was trying to say.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl This book is really really nor worth reading. It feels inconsistent with the previous book, and lacks its magic.
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss I LOVED this book.
Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems - Victoria M. Follette, Jacqueline Pistorello Though I initially picked up this book in order to learn some things about a character I am writing, it ended up having a lot of interesting insights into the human mind that I think almost anyone could find helpful. A little slow at times, but easy to follow and understand.
The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K. Le Guin Excellent Le Guin, as expected. Lands quite high on my favorites list. Can't believe how long it took me to get around to reading it.
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline Wow, did I love this book. So much fun. Geek nostalgia abounds within an exciting story that is a cross between playing a video game and reliving all your favorite 80s geek memories. When it ended, I felt like I wouldn't need to read any more books for a long time, it was so satisfying.
Unnatural Creatures - Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley A gorgeous book, though a mediocre read. A handful of really excellent stories, and many "eh" stories. All good, but meh.
Sabriel - Garth Nix I listened to the audio book, which was, rather deliciously, read by Tim Curry. Very enjoyable.
Kafka on the Shore - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami THIS BOOK WAS FUCKING AMAZING. Instant favorite. Wow.
The Wind's Twelve Quarters - Ursula K. Le Guin Lovely collection of stories from one of my favorite writers. The first half of the collection moved too slowly for me, but I loved the second half.
Little Brother - Cory Doctorow Wow. Great read.
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley I read this a long, long time ago and don't remember how much I liked it. Time for a revisit?