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« on: January 01, 2024, 07:37:42 PM »

In 2018 I read 60 books.
In 2019, I read 46 (in my defense, a couple of them were whoppers of over 600 pages!)
In 2020, I read 43, but there were NO cartoon anthologies on the list this time!
In 2021, I read a total of 46 books - some pretty massive biographies (600+ pages) included.
In 2022, I read 66 books - including reading the Sandman saga TWICE, at least.  Also re-read Colleen McCullough's MASTERS OF ROME series - thick, chunky books, but I love them! And the usual mix of history, biography, and fiction.
In 2023, I read 45 books - lots of chunky biographies in the mix.
Reading goal for 2024: At least 50 books!  Let's see how it goes.

January 2024

THE LOST TOMB and Other Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder by Douglas Preston
DEAD MOUNTAIN by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
DEATH by Neil Gaiman

February 2024
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by Neil Gaiman
AN ORDINARY MAN: THE SURPRISING LIFE AND HISTORIC PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD by Richard Norton Smith
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2024, 08:56:17 AM »

Is this the same Robert Graves who inflicted The White Goddess on an unsuspecting public and was once aptly described as "a howling crazy person whose footnotes should not be trusted one iota"?  TongueOut
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2024, 06:37:45 PM »

Is this the same Robert Graves who inflicted The White Goddess on an unsuspecting public and was once aptly described as "a howling crazy person whose footnotes should not be trusted one iota"?  TongueOut

Not sure if he wrote that one or not - the only other books of his I have read are his WWI memoir, GOODBYE TO ALL THAT, and the sequel to this one, CLAUDIUS THE GOD.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2024, 07:10:04 PM »

January.

Tank Commander.
Tigers In The Mud.
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules (2nd ed).
Dungeons & Dragons Expert Rule Set (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Guide (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Games Masters Guide (2nd ed).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monsterous Manual (2nd ed).

February.

The Ruins of Undermountain.
The Temple of Elemental Evil.
The Judge Dredd Companion.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2024, 08:12:36 AM »

Regarding Graves and The White Goddess, the scholarship behind it is what might be kindly described as sloppy. No surprise that academics hated it, especially since much of the general public mistook it for being non-fiction. In a way, he was the Dan Brown of the time. Though unlike Brown with The Da Vince Code, Graves does not appear to have gone on the record claiming that The White Goddess was factual. Though he didn't put any effort in debunking the misperceptions it engendered either.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2024, 05:38:35 PM »

MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios by Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, by Chris Nashawaty
My Effin' Life, by Geddy Lee (Rush)
Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath and Beyond, by Terry "Geezer" Butler
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2024, 09:16:47 PM »

January 2024
The Martian Andy Weir
Broken (in the best possible way) Jenny Lawson
Cold Blooded Lisa Jackson
Hollywood Horrors Andrea Van Landingham
Khai of Khem by Brian Lumley
Holly Stephen King
How They Croaked Georgia Bragg
Tripwire Lee Child
The Revenant Michael Punke
Moon Called Patricia Briggs
Skin Trade Laurell K Hamilton
Flirt Laurell K Hamilton

February 2024
Hit List Laurell K Hamilton
Blood Bound Patricia Briggs
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