Ho, Ho, Ho

Okay. Got to address the solstice season somehow.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to all my friends. It’s been an amazing year and I got an espresso maker from Santa.


Stay tuned for the Dibby Hill Awards after New Year’s. I swear I’m doing them this year.

Reading List 2015:

33-34: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante
32. After Alice, Gregory Maguire (thanks Jeff)
31. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
30. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, Suzanne Joinson
29. The Library at Mount Char, Scott Hawkins
28. Rising Fury, Jen Rasmussen
27. JRR Tolkien: A Biography, Humphrey Carpenter
26. The Novel Habits of Happiness, Alexander McCall Smith
25. Crook of the Dead, Jen Rasmussen
24. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Valente, Catherynne M.,
23. Night of the Gun, David Carr
22. Memphis Noir, story collection
21. (currently reading) Journney to the West, translated, edited by Anthony C. Yu
20. Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill Clegg
19. Grace of Kings, Ken Lui
18. Mark of the Dragonfly, Jaleigh Johnson
17. Honey from the Lion, Matthew Neill Null
16. French Concession, Xaio Bai (in translation)
15. Halting State, Charles Stross
14. The Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey
13. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
12. The Tyrant’s Daughter, J.C. Carlson
11. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth
10. The Arctic Code, Matthew J. Kirby
9. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
7-8. Tropic of Serpents, The Voyage of the Basilisk, Marie Brennan
6. The Three Clerks, Anthony Trollope
5. Out of Oz, Gregory Maguire
4. The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters
1-3. A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness


4-6 The Lord of the Rings: all three volumes, JRR Tolkien

3. Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill
1-2. Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Anthony Trollope

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