Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Reading List

1. John Adams by David McCullough
2. A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
3. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
4. The Book of Common Dread by Brent Monahan
5. Schindler’s List by Thomas Kenneally
6. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
7. Song of Susannah by Stephen King
8. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
9. The Stand by Stephen King
10. Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
11. Mythology: Epic Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
12. The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
13. Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill
14. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
15. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
16. Emma by Jane Austen
17. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer
18. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Vol. 3 by Diana Wynne Jones
19. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
20. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien {re-read}
21. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
22. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
23. Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked the British Monarchy by Leslie Carroll
24. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey
25. Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard
26. Whores of the Devil by Erik Durschmied
27. Death in Salem: The Private Lives Behind the 1692 Witch Hunt by Diane E. Foulds
28. Pox Americana by Elizabeth A. Fenn
29. Don’t Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis
30. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
31. The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
32. The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown by Lorri Glover
33. The Devil In the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlsen
34. The King’s Speech by Mark Logue
35. 1776 by David McCullough
36. The Great Filth: The War Against Disease in Victorian England by Stephen Halliday
37. English History Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable by Lacey Baldwin Smith
38. Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner
39. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
40. The Peasant’s Revolt: England’s Failed Revolution of 1381 by Alastair Dunn
41. Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill
42. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
43. Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
44. John Dies At the End by David Wong
45. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
46. London: A History by A.N. Wilson
47. The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
48. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
49. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
50. The American Revolution by Edward Countryman
51. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
52. Shinsengumi: The Shogun’s Last Samurai Corps
53. Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine by Roy Porter
54. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
55. The Medieval Underworld by Andrew McCall
56. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
57. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
58. The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law & Economy in Late Medieval London by Barbara A. Hanawalt
59. Unsinkable by Daniel Butler
60. Great Tales From English History, Vol. 2 by Robert Lacey

Monday, December 26, 2011

What do you like to do on your days off?

Sleep in as late as possible, read or catch up on my movies

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Last 20 Books Read in 2011

31} Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson {re-read}
32} The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga {re-read}
33} Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor {re-read}
34} Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh {re-read}
35} Food and Feast in Medieval England by Peter Hammond
36} Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause {re-read}
37} The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause {re-read}
38} Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado
39} In The Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes {re-read}
40} Demon In My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes {re-read}
41} Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes {re-read}
42} Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes {re-read}
43} Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
44} Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi {re-read}
45} Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich {re-read}
46} The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom {re-read}
47} The Ways of the Samurai by Carol Gaskin
48} House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
49} The Short and Bloody History of Pirates by John Farman
50} Hide This Spanish Book by Berlitz Publishing Company

What do you do on really cold days?

I bundle under a blanket with a hoodie on and drink tea while watching movies or reading.

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

What do you like to do on long road trips?

If I'm not driving, I like to read and listen to music. Sleep if I can. If I am driving, then listen to music or talk with the person I'm driving with.

Ask me things. And even stuff.

What do you do to relax?

Lay on my bed with a book and a mug of tea.

Ask me things. And even stuff.