Jan. 1st, 2015

pen_grunt: (Reader)
Once again, I did not make the 50 book goal. This year I blame it on spending free nights scanning photos. You can't read books and scan photos. I have watched a lot of ST:TNG, though. Riker is totally lecherous in the 3rd season. It kinda creeped me out as a kid.

I've starred particular favorites (**). Disappointments are indicated by pound sign (##). I read a lot of heavyish, long fantasy this year.

The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy book #1) -- Joe Abercrombie
Before They Are Hanged (First Law Trilogy book #2) -- Joe Abercrombie
Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy book #3) -- Joe Abercrombie
The Happy Prince and Other Stories -- Oscar Wilde
The Giver (Giver Quartet #1, re-read) -- Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet #2) -- Lois Lowry
The Messenger (Giver Quartet #3) -- Lois Lowry
Son (Giver Quartet #4) -- Lois Lowry
Hyperbole and a Half — Allie Brosh
Treasure Island — Robert Louis Stevenson

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1) — Stephen King
**The Golem and the Jinni — Helen Wecker
Uncle Vanya — Anton Chekov
Fantastic Mr. Fox — Roald Dahl
**Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe

The Old Man and the Sea — Ernest Hemingway
Night — Elie Wiesel
##Andrew’s Brain — E.L. Doctorow
The Savage Detectives — Roberto Bolano
Typhoid Mary — Anthony Bourdain

Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
**Kafka on the Shore — Haruki Murakami
The Sixth Extinction — Elizabeth Kolbert
**Chicken With Plums — Marjane Satrapi
Garlic and Sapphires — Ruth Reichel

##The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) — Scott Lynch
Me Talk Pretty One Day — David Sedaris
Tales of the City — Armistead Maupin
##Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty — Cathy Yardley
The Elegance of the Hedgehog — Muriel Barbery

The Book Thief — Markus Zusak
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) — Scott Lynch
The Red Badge of Courage — Stephen Crane
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human — Richard Wrangham
##Orphan Train — Christina Baker Kline

Riders — Jilly Cooper
Redshirts — John Scalzi

Of course, some things were entertainingly not-good (see Riders by Jilly Cooper). I'm in the middle of A Fire Upon the Deep right now and I'm enjoying it. It'll go on my list for next year, though, when I'm sure I'll have a bit less time to read (for some reason...hmmm...).

Feel free to pick my brain on anything. Or make supplemental suggestions. Or book-fight me about what I liked and didn't like. ;)
pen_grunt: (Monkey kisses)
I think this crib looks like futuristic baby-jail:
http://www.allmodern.com/Ubabub-Pod-Crib-U0400-L371-K~UBAB1003.html?refid=TP81-UBAB1003

Which is hilarious. (And kind of ugly.)

This is the pod where we harvest our infants!

I would never spend that much on a crib. Ever. Ever. EVER.
1. It's a crib. Not a used car.
2. Kids are rough on cribs.
3. Do you know how many cheap, new cribs there are on craigslist with the description, "My baby hated the crib and never slept here..."? TONS.
4. That's just super-ridiculous.

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