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[sticky post]Booklist 2015
My mind wanders here
I bombed out in 2014 keeping a paper list so I'm going to try keeping one here for 2015. I will update as the year goes on. *fingers crossed* I'm not going to keep up with the little kids books this time around or it would be all little kid books.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America- Barbara Ehrenreich (My first thought throughout was that she shouldn't be taking jobs away from low income people who actually needed them. It was a good book anyway.)
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity & Get Discovered- Austin Kleon (Technically a re-read, but I really like it.)
Revenge of the Babysat- Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes re-reads are my go to when I don't feel well)
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales -Edited Terri Windlow and Ellen Datlow (Like all anthologies some were better than others, but I do love a good villain and I liked reading their side. My favorites was about the abused boy who meets up with the 'evil' wizard [Wizard's Apprentice], the eldest of the 12 dancing princesses [The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces], and a prequel to Hansel and Gretel [A Delicate Architecture]. Several of them were duds, but at least none of them had bestiality like several anthologies I read last year.)
Mirror, Mirror - Anthology J.D. Robb & others (An accidental re-read, I could have sworn I hadn't read it, but after the second page I realized I had. I think the Robb one, a twist on Hansel and Gretel, is the only one that's really worth reading.)
Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness -Rebecca Lerner (Another re-read, though I mostly skimmed this time. I picked it up for a specific part that I couldn't find before I had to return it. Oh well. I like the idea, though the author works my nerves a bit.)
Amulet Series: Book 3 The Cloud Searchers, Book 4 The Last Council, Book 5 Prince of the Elves -Kazu Kibuishi (I read the first two in 2014 and I love this series. All of his stuff I've read has been good. Bummed that my library doesn't have the next one in the series.)

MONTHLY READING TOTAL: 9 books completed. 2 that I started and had to return before I could finish them. More fanfiction than you can shake a stick at. I'm hoping I can do better as the year goes on.

***I had a list written down and I've misplaced it (isn't that just typical of me) so this won't be complete until I find it, but here's what I remember for sure.*** FOUND IT! YAY!!! Not as many as I thought, boo.
Shameless shortcuts : 1,027 tips and techniques that help you save time, save money, and save work every day!- edited by Fern Marshall Bradley (I skipped the parts not of use to me. Had a few really good tips, some I already knew, some that were outdated and some that were only for Northerners, but it wasn't bad. The shoelace trick was the best.)
The adventures of Johnny Bunko : the last career guide you'll ever need - Daniel H. Pink (I liked it. Don't know if it will help, but I liked it.)
The Taking - Dean Koontz (I liked it okay, it was weird though. What's with all my weird authors going into weird religious places?)
Suicide Squad. Volume 1, Kicked in the teeth - Adam Glass (I like Harley Quinn, she's why I picked this one up, but I do not love the change from her being the most clothed villainess in DC to wearing unzipped/unbuttoned booty shorts and an unlaced corset. The story was okay though.)
God Save the Queen - Kate Locke (Eh. Interesting premise, but maybe not the best I've ever read. Still, vampire Queen Victoria was kinda interesting.)
How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World - Sophia Stuart (Meeeehhhhhhh? It was well meaning? I'm glad it helped her during her difficult time, but it was for someone in a muuuch higher tax bracket/different lifestyle than me. I could go forever without her describing something else as 'delicious' or using this ;-) ever again. Blegh. I really felt like I'd wasted a bunch of time after I finished the very general tips in the first chapter. I wanted to like it since she wrote it based on the kindness of internet peeps and after she survived cancer, but I really didn't. The pictures were lovely though.)
MONTHLY READING TOTAL: 4 books completed for now. I think there were more and I know 6 books completed, still not great but better than 4. I started a few that I abandoned, because much boring/done. Still, much fanfiction was had as well.

The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson (I put off reading this book so long because it traumatized my mother when she was pregnant with my sister and she always seemed weird about it. I kept wanting to yell at the people in it. I hate books/movies/lives that hurt kids so a lot of it was NOT OKAY for me. Not going to make my top 100 ever.)


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