2013 Reading Log
Gamma World Rulebook (Settlers of Catan and Ticket To Ride)
- A common theme of 2013 is gaming books. Some of these rulebooks are huge and noteworthy and some of them will be listed here. Gamma World is a game I dabbled in back in the day and have found a new version of and look forward to playing again.
Magic Bullet Cookbook
- A second theme of the last year or two are cookbooks. I am reading a lot of these.
7th Sigma by Steven Gould
- Gould remains one of my favorite writers. As usual, this is a solid world that has layers that unfold.
The Strain by David Lapham
- I will list notable graphic novels and collections.
Shade by Steven Gould
- In the Jumper universe.
Impulse by Steven Gould
- In the Jumper universe.
Three Samurai Cats
- I end up reading a lot of kids books as a teacher and list the noteworthy ones here.
Age of Apocalypse
- Graphic novel collection. Marvel has continued this alternate universe.
- Gatecrash Players Guide
- The players guides for each MTG release are handy.
- I have ended up just reading this series as it is collected.
- I love the works of Allred and that has now led me to FF.
Chu by Neil Gaiman
- It's Neil. I read it. Some day I will stop lying to him.
Down The Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
- I read his Fables stuff, grabbed this as a result.
Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour by Simon Kuper
- Looking at how the Dutch are revisiting the role of their country in the events of WWII through the lens of soccer.
King Tut Exhibit
- I have an Egyptology habit. After going to the Tut exhibit this is a book that looks at the general history of ancient Egypt and the exhibit itself.
The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver
- This guy focuses on what data means, not what he wants it to mean.
Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham and Jim Fern
- These Fables graphic novels are continually awesome.
My Inner Bimbo by Sam Kieth
- Sometimes I really have no idea what I am reading when it comes to Kieth's work.
Cats by Jennie Breeden
- I bought this at ECCC the day my cat passed away.
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
- His Twitter feed has become must reading.
Myth Adventures by Phil Foglio
- Bought this at ECCC and it was a fun read.
- A dancing friend that blogs. Her blog writings collectively add up to what I hope will one day be a collection.
Cascadia Clash: Sounders versus Timbers by Geoffrey C. Arnold
- My first Sounders game was a win over PDX when I was 8. 'nuff said.
Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
- Identity. Gender roles. Exploitation. Good scifi.
Sour Cream Cookbook
- Oh, the things you can make.
The Boys v12
- A solid finish to a good series.
Dragon's Maze Players Guide
- The end of the RtR block.
- The version 4 book has been useful, but Next is on its way.
Ten Little Zombies
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
- Basically, be practical, but also never stop doing.
- I now will be even better at Trivial Pursuit.
Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide by Mr. Boston et al
- My kitchen would not be complete without this book I got as a gift.
Hero's Handbook: Tieflings by Jeff LaSala
- I am playing a Tiefling Warlord and this book helped with playing in character.
1991 Aerostar Owners Guide
And I have needed to know too much about this vehicle already.
The Devil's Panties (Volume 1) by Jennie Breeden
- I heart Jennie and reading the collected volumes are awesome. Looking forward to the Devil Girl doll next year from the Kickstarter campaign.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
- First Dresden book. I thought I would like this more. It's good and sets the table, but I have to believe the follow ups that do not need the world building will be better.
Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman
- Not all eras have been ruled by Puritans.
- A book on conversations related to death and a good reminder.
M14 Player's Guide
- Slivers are fun.
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
- Good idea. Interesting script.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
- Since I am watching the new show I went back and read the original. There are reasons this has survived the ages, it is an interesting read.
Irish Pub Cooking
- I have a dream. I want to sit in a pub in Dublin and eat pub food with a Guinness.
The Lay of the Eastern King by Patrick Rothfuss
- Epic poems are actually a tough read for me, even if meant as tongue in cheek as this one.
Coney Island Christmas by Donald Margulies
Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts
- It's Douglas Adams' wit even if through the filter of another writer. As I delve in to the world of The Doctor, books like this will become more common.
Theros Players Guide
- A bunch of new mechanics and creature types.
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
- The dynamic duo.
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
- The 2nd of what will apparently be 3 books about The Governor.
Tiny Quest Starring Princess Sassafras by Matt Youngmark
- Teeny tiny book. Former editor of mine.
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- Neil never fails to be visual with words.
William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
- I did not merely enjoy the world of Harry Potter, I enjoyed Rowling's writing. So, I had to give this a look see.
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
- The thirteenth and final Sookie novel.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
- I happen to enjoy reading Gladwell and enjoy how he links things together.
The Bordello Cookbook by Jo Foxworth
- Stories and recipes
Doctor Who - Character Encyclopedia by Annabel Gibson, Moray Laing and Jason Loborik
Inferno by Dan Brown- Better than the last one, not as good as the first too, but the constant mini lectures and exposition gets a bit tedious.
Sex With Kings: 500 years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
- The power and influence and yet completely tenuous world.