02 January 2014

Reading Roundup Wrapup: December 2013

Pick of the month: The Starman Omnibus, Volume Six by James Robinson. This was a somewhat tricky month to choose-- I really enjoyed The Secret AgentNobody's Children, Demos, and Time & Space Visualiser-- but once I recalled how I felt at the emotional climax of Starman, there really wasn't another option.

All books read:
1. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
2. The Starman Omnibus, Volume Six by James Robinson with David S. Goyer
3. House of Mystery: Room & Boredom by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
4. Bernice Summerfield X: Nobody’s Children by Kate Orman, Jonathan Blum & Philip Purser-Hallard
5. House of Mystery: Love Stories for Dead People by Matthew Sturges with Bill Willingham
6. Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go by by Dan Abnett
7. Bernice Summerfield #9: The Two Jasons by Dave Stone
8. House of Mystery: The Space Between by Matthew Sturges with Bill Willingham and Chris Roberson
9. The Shade by James Robinson
10. The Golden Age: A Different Look at a Different Era by James Robinson
11. Doctor Who: The Wonderful Book 1965 by Paul Smith
12. Not-Radio Times Dr Who Special edited by Paul Smith
13. Demos: A Story of English Socialism by George Gissing
14. Time & Space Visualiser: The story and history of Doctor Who as data visualisations by Paul Smith
15. The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells
16. Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morley

All books acquired:
1. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
2. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
3. Adam Bede by George Eliot
4. Star Trek: Stellar Cartography: Selections from the Federation Astronomy Library by Larry Nemecek
5. Prize Fight: The Race and Rivalry to be the First in Science by Morton A. Meyers
6. Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
7. Animal Man: Origin of the Species by Grant Morrison
8. Adventures With the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who by Neil Perryman with Sue Perryman
9. The Iron Legion: Collected Comics from the Pages of Doctor Who Weekly by Pat Mills & John Wagner with Steve Moore
10. Dragon’s Claw: Collected Comics from the Pages of Doctor Who: A Marvel Monthly by Steve Moore and Steve Parkhouse
11. Collected Seventh Doctor Comic Strips, Volume 2: Nemesis of the Daleks: Collected Comic Strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine by Richard Alan, Steve Alan, John Freeman, Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett, John Tomlinson, Simon Furman, Simon Jowett, Mike Collins & Tom Robins, Andrew Donkin & Graham S Brand, Ian Rimmer, and Steve Moore
12. Collected Eleventh Doctor Comic Strips, Volume 1: The Child of Time: Collected Comic Strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine by Jonathan Morris
13. Demon Knights, Volume 1: Seven Against the Dark by Paul Cornell
14. Demon Knights, Volume 2: The Avalon Trap by Paul Cornell
15. Sword of Sorcery, Volume 1: Amethyst by Christy Marx, Tony Bedard, and Marc Andreyko

#1-3 are desk copies for next semester's course. #6 and #8-12 were Christmas presents.

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 519

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