On the Bookshelf



(Man, I did dump a lot of books this year. Cleaned out six or seven boxes of boos for donation.)

The Foundation, Isaac Asimov

Spells: Spellcraft To Bring Magic To Your Life And Reality To your Desires, 2000, Matthew Green

The Hypochondriac’s Guide to Life, and Death, 1998, Gene Weingarten



(I did a terrible job tracking this year! But this was also a year in which I didn’t finish a lot of books. I spent tons of time cleaning out of my library of books I frankly wasn’t ever going to read.)

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Watership Down, Richard Adams


Candid, Voltaire (most)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
–A Scandal in Bohemia
–The Red-Headed League
–A Case of Identity
–The Boscombe Valley Mystery
–The Five Orange Pips
–The Man with the Twisted Lip
–The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
–The Adventure of the Speckled Band
–The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
–The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
–The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
–The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

The Time Machine, H.G. Wells,

Mockingjay, Susan Collins

Catching Fire, Susan Collins

The Hunger Games, Susan Collins



(I did a terrible job tracking this year! But this was also a year in which I didn’t finish a lot of books. I spent tons of time cleaning out of my library of books I frankly wasn’t ever going to read. I also got sucked into reading fan fiction, which is a fascinating experience, but I didn’t track the stories.)
Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne (1873).

The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux (1910).


The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan (1915).

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson (1959).

2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke (1968).

The Crawling Chaos, HP Lovecraft

The Descendant

The Doom That Came to Sarnath

The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

The Evil Clergyman

The Horror at Martin’s Beach

The Horror at Red Hook

The Hound

The Lurking Fear

The Moon Bog

The Music of Erich Zann

The Other Gods

The Outsider

The Picture in the House

The Quest of Iranon

The Rates in the Walls

The Shunned House

The Silver Key

The Statement of Randolph Carter

The Strange High House in the Mist

The Street

The Temple

The Terrible Old Man

The Thing on the Doorstep

The Tomb

The Transition of Juan Romero

The Tree

The Unnamable

The White Ship

Through the Gates of the Silver Key

What the Moon Brings


The Very Old Folk



The Cats of Ulthar, HP Lovecraft (1920).

The Book, HP Lovecraft (1938).

The Beast in the Cave, HP Lovecraft (1918).

The Alchemist, HP Lovecraft (1916).

Poetry and the Gods, HP Lovecraft and Anna Helen Crofts (1920).

Pickman’s Model, HP Lovecraft (1927).

Nyarlathotep, HP Lovecraft (1920).

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1969).

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1980).

Prince of Chaos, Amber Chronicles Book 10, Roger Zelazny (1991).

Knight of Shadows, Amber Chronicles Book 9, Roger Zelazny (1989).

Sign of Chaos, Amber Chronicles Book 8, Roger Zelazny (1987).

Blood of Amber, Amber Chronicles Book 7, Roger Zelazny (1986).

Trumps of Doom, Amber Chronicles Book 6, Roger Zelazny (1985).

The Courts of Chaos, Amber Chronicles Book 5, Roger Zelazny (1978).

The Hand of Oberon, Amber Chronicles Book 4, Roger Zelazny (1976).

Sign of the Unicorn, Amber Chronicles Book 3, Roger Zelazny (1975).

The Guns of Avalon, Amber Chronicles Book 2, Roger Zelazny (1972).

Nine Princes in Amber, Amber Chronicles Book 1, Roger Zelazny (1970).

The Dragon Waiting, John M. Ford (1983).

Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay, Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, and Diana Ossana (2005)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne (1870).

Grimm’s Household Stories (Children’s and Fairy Tales), The Brothers Grimm (1812).

Memory, HP Lovecraft (1919).

Medusa’s Coil, HP Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop (1930).

In the Vault, HP Lovecraft (1925).

Imprisoned with the Pharaohs, HP Lovecraft and Harry Houdini (1924).

Hypnos, HP Lovecraft (1923).

Herbert West: Reanimator, HP Lovecraft (1922).

He, HP Lovecraft (1926).

From Beyond, HP Lovecraft (1934).

The Bride’s Baby, Liz Fielding (2008).

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family, HP Lovecraft (1921).

Ex Oblivione, HP Lovecraft (1921).

Dagon, HP Lovecraft (1919).

The Return of the King, JRR Tolkien (1955).

The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien (1954).

It’s OK If You’re Clueless and 23 More Tips for the College Bound, Terry McMillan (2006).

The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lords of the Rings Part 1, JRR Tolkien (1954).

The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien (1937).

Free-Range Chickens, Simon Rich (2008).

Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Sound, Suze Orman (2009).

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, Suze Orman (2007).

The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times, Jean Chatzky (2009).

Cool Air, HP Lovecraft (1926).

Celephais, HP Lovecraft (1920).

Beyond the Wall of Sleep, HP Lovecraft (1919).

Azathoth, HP Lovecraft (1922).

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, HP Lovecraft (1927).

Mountains of Madness, HP Lovecraft (1931)




Ardenh’s World, Empire of the East Book 3, Fred Saberhagen (1973)

The Black Mountains, Empire of the East Book 2, Fred Saberhagen (1971)

The Broken Lands, Empire of the East Book 1, Fred Saberhagen (1968)

The Shadow Out of Time, HP Lovecraft (1935)

The Shadow Over Innsmouth, HP Lovecraft (1931)

The Haunter of the Dark, HP Lovecraft (1935)

Dreams in the Witch-House, HP Lovecraft (1932)

The Whisperer in Darkness, HP Lovecraft (1930)

The Dunwich Horror, HP Lovecraft (1928)

The Call of Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft (1926)

The Colour Out of Space, HP Lovecraft (1927)

The Festival, HP Lovecraft (1923)

The Nameless City, HP Lovecraft (1921)

Rats, Lice and History, Hans Zinsser (1934).

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (2007).

On Gold Mountain, Lisa See (1995).

The Scholastic Culture of the Middle Ages, 1000-1300, John W. Baldwin (1971).

Nothing’s Sacred, Louis Black (2006).

Empire Falls, Richard Russo (2001).





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