More Canterbury Tales

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>> Sunday, February 15, 2015


Just for you, Tanita!

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More Canterbury Tales

>> Saturday, February 7, 2015

Found these while clearing out some old files in the cabinet. Back in the mid-90s, I briefly had the fun idea to take medieval drawings and put funny captions on them. I give you, MORE CANTERBURY TALES by Meister Gratz:






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Books read in 2014

>> Monday, January 19, 2015

It's time for my annual review of all the books I read in the previous year! I've been recording the books I've read (not counting my own as I write them, which I read over and over and over again) since 2004, and I love going back to look at what I read in the past year! So here's my tenth anniversary list of what I've read in the last calendar year:

January (7 books read)

The Black Mountain - Rex Stout
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula - Matt Wagner and Guy Davis
In the Forest of Harm - Sallie Bissell
Century: 2009 - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
Death in the Clouds - Agatha Christie
Katelyn's Killer - John Gordon
Zatanna: Shades of the Past - Paul Dini

February (8 books read)

The Keeper of the Isis Light - Monica Hughes
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Vamp - Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle, and Guy Davis
The Other Woman - Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Scorpion - Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle, and Guy Davis
Speaking From Among the Bones - Alan Bradley
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt (reread)
Sandman Mystery Theatre: Dr. Death and The Night of the Butcher - Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle, and Guy Davis
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman

March (6 books read)

Lord Kelvin's Machine - James P. Blaylock
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Hourman and The Python - Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle, and Guy Davis
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman
Manage Your Day-to-Day - Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei
A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin

April (3 books read)

Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Mist and The Phantom of the Fair
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
(I guess April was a busy month!)

May (2 books read)

Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Blackhawk and The Return of the Scarlet Ghost - Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle, and Guy Davis
(May must have been busy too!)

June (4 books read)

Hark! A Vagrant. - Kate Beaton
Dogsong - Gary Paulsen
Andre the Giant - Box Brown
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein

July (6 books read)

Murder in Mesopotamia - Agatha Christie
Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells a Rat - Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
The Surgeon's Mate - Patrick O'Brian
The Marshal of the Borgo - Joe D'Agnese
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari - Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station - Dorothy Gilman

August (6 books read)

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha - Dorothy Gilman
Japantown - Barry Lancet
The Coroner's Lunch - Colin Cotterill
Hellboy in Hell: The Descent - Mike Mignola
Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

September (5 books read)

Promised Land - Robert Parker
The Judas Goat - Robert Parker
The Girl with All the Gifts - M. R. Carey
Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish - Dorothy Gilman
Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox - Christina Faust

October (9 books read)

The Buck Passes Flynn - Gregory McDonald
The Fourteenth Goldfish - Jennifer L. Holm
B.P.R.D.: Vampire - Mike Mignola et al.
The Killing Floor - Lee Child
Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik
El Deafo - CeCe Bell
Cards on the Table - Agatha Christie
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief - Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued - Dorothy Gilman

November (6 books read)

Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis
Gottland - Mariusz Szcygiel
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman
Plot it Yourself - Rex Stout
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist - Dorothy Gilman
Choose Your Own Autobiography - Neil Patrick Harris

December (6 books read)

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic - Allan Wolf
Hulk Visionaries 6 - Peter David et al.
Ms. Marvel: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
As You Wish - Cary Elwes

68 books read! And a hefty percentage of them were Mrs. Pollifax adventures by Dorothy Gilman. In fact, I read though the entire run of Mrs. Pollifax novels in one year! Or rather, I listened to them--each of those was listened to, rather than red. Mrs. Pollifax was my go-to audiobook of choice for car trips this year. I did a lot of driving this year!

I'm already five books into the new year. Here's looking forward to next year's list!

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