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Les Davis - September 6, 2009

Sea Tiger - September 17, 2009

The Pipe - September 17, 2009

San Pedro - September 18, 2009

Kaiser Reef - September 18, 2009


Race History
Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
August 1, 2009
2:42:49 (2:42:28)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009
48:30

Inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
June 27, 2009
2:39:41 (2:08:44)

Sound To Narrows 12k
June 13, 2009
1:11:19 (1:10:33)

Furry 5k
June 7, 2009
28:25 (27:28)

Tacoma City Half Marathon
May 3, 2009
2:05:52 (2:05:15)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 14, 2008
CANCELED

Seattle Half Marathon
November 30, 2008
2:28:59 (2:25:52)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008
34:26

Bank To Bay 10k
September 7, 2008
54:15 (53:47)

Furry 5k
June 8, 2008
32:51:9 (32:53:7)

Tacoma City Marathon
May 10, 2008
5:21:13 (5:19:58)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 16, 2008
30:31 (30:31)

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24-25, 2007
Leg 3 - 3.93 Miles - 34:43
Leg 15 - 7.25 Miles - 1:16:21
Leg 27 - 5.98 Miles - 1:03:28

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Run
July 15, 2007
(33:09)

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007
28:05

Capital City Half Marathon
May 20, 2007
2:22:21 (2:21:30)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 11, 2007
30:31 (30:34)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 17, 2006
1:11:24 (1:10:41)

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 10, 2006
(32:29)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006
46:23

Bank To Bay 10k
September 10, 2006
56:26 (55:32)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006
47:25

Furry 5k
June 11, 2006
30:22 (29:29)

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Read Harder 2017 - Read A Debut Novel

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Read January 15 - January 29


A few years ago, I was reading a thread on a horror book website about time travel books. The Time Traveler's Wife was one that quite a few people recommended, and quite a few people hated. I added it to my to-read list and promptly forgot about it.

I selected this one for my 2017 Read Harder Challenge because it was of my friend Monica's favorite books.

I try not to read too many reviews of things before I've read them because I find that it changes how I thought about something that I've read, but I do tend to look at star ratings, and this book swings wildly from 5 stars I love it to 1 star I hated it.

What turned people off? The common theme seems to be "how could Henry keep his job while he's time traveling? Uhm, that's the complaint? Because I think a time traveling man sets this book firmly in the fantasy genre and I'm pretty certain that his ability to retain employment doesn't factor too highly in parts that are unbelievable.

I will give those that were uncomfortable with the near 40 year old Henry visiting the preteen Clare who was busy trying to lose her virginity to him credit for not liking those parts. That was a bit odd to say the least.

At first, I had a hard time following the when everything was happening. It got a bit confusing trying to follow which Henry was when and where, but then I decided not to worry too much about it and just go with the flow. I read to be entertained and as long as I didn't focus too hard on this, I enjoyed it. Otherwise I was tempted to make a chart so I can remember when everything was happening.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Even though some will say it's a romance book, and I tend to not read those, to me it's a story about a time traveler who understands where his life will take him, he's powerless to stop it. And there's two characters who are romantic with each other.

Read Harder 2017 - Read a Fantasy Novel

The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle


Read January 6 - January 23


A book that I've been aware of for many years, but like Lord of the Rings, a book that I also haven't ever read. I have a number of friends who love this book and swear about the quality of its fantasy elements.

This copy was acquired when I purchased a collection of eBooks from Humble Bundle, and my first attempt at a Read Harder challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to finally read it.

I originally started to read this back in December, but had to put it down because of a library book that was finally available, and decided later to use this as my Read A Fantasy Novel selection.

To say that I struggled through this read is an understatement. I don't want to say that it was boring, but it rarely held my attention and I found myself not really caring if any of the character made their way out of whatever mis-adventure that they found themselves in.

A user on a specialty press's forum told me:

"The Last Unicorn is an odd little book. It doesn't quite fit into the regular mold for fantasy, it's not Tolkien-esque high fantasy, nor Howard-esque low fantasy, but instead hearkens more, in some ways, to Lord Dunsany. In some ways it's a series of parables, in others a satire, but beneath it all it's poetic escapism. The pacing is odd and maybe a bit clunky, but I'd rather that than a paint by numbers fantasy story.

It seems nowadays that fantasy has rigid parameters, mostly inspire by the aforementioned Tolkien and Howard. Admittedly now it is expanding a bit again, but I really loved the earlier works (say pre-Tolkien, or just post-Tolkien) when fantasy felt more free."

I do wonder if it's the pacing that I struggled with in such a way that it made me not enjoy the book?

Read Harder 2017 - Read An All-Ages Comic

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen


Read January 14


I'm still not certain how Mouse Guard entered my world, perhaps it was an article on on io9, but I took a chance on it and ordered the first book. Sadly, it got lost in my ever-growing to-read pile and was only pulled out because of its all-ages classification. And my reading challenge gave me the opportunity to select David Petersen's mouse book for my Read An All-Ages Comic. (It was either this, or a My Little Pony collection.)

The first thing you notice is the art - it's one of the most beautifully drawn comics that I've ever seen. Petersen's detail and attention are second to none and I've found myself becoming a little obsessed over his artwork and actively seeking out more samples, and even purchasing quite a few of his prints from his website.

The attention he gives is top notch. I've learned that he is an avid model builder who builds all of his architectural settings to make sure the aspects are correct, and mysterious doors don't appear. This is a man who loves his craft.

Fall 1152 contains the first six issues of his bi-monthly series and serves as an introduction to the world of Mouse Guard. People do not exist, and the mice's history and journey seem to mirror mankind's 12th century. There are swords and villains and princesses and a mysterious hero.

I found myself at one point questioning the realistically of crabs attacking a house, all the while forgetting that the house was full of mice with swords.

My only knock on this story, and why it's not a five start rating, is that the story seems incomplete, and not just because it's the beginning. For all of the fantastic artwork, there is not an equally fantastic story. I just feels incomplete and not all there. I do have high hopes for the next books in the series, along with the in-universe series that Petersen has allowed other creators to play in, helps deepen the world of Mouse Guard.

Books Read - 2017

38) Monstress - Marjorie Liu (8/31 - 9/19)
37) The Eyes Of The Dragon - Stephen King (7/11 - )
36) Way Station - Clifford D Simak (6/28 - 7/11)
35) Y: The Last Man: Volume 2 - Brian K Vaughan (6/21 - 6/24)
34) Y: The Last Man: Volume 1 - Brian K Vaughan (6/18 - 6/20)
33) Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard: Volume 3 (6/11 - 6/11)
32) Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard: Volume 2 (6/10 - 6/10)
31) Usher's Passing - Robert R McCammon (6/8 - 6/28)
30) The Book Of The Unnamed Midwife - Meg Elison (6/4 - 6/8)
29) Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard: Volume 1 (6/4 - 6/10)
28) The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (5/31 - 6/4)*
27) Gwendy's Button Box - Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (5/30 - 5/31)
26) Mouse Guard: The Black Axe - David Petersen (5/28 - 5/28)
25) Watership Down - Richard Adams (5/22 - 5/30)*
24) Baldwin The Brave And Other Tales - David Petersen (5/21 - 5/21)
23) Ms. Marvel: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson (5/14 - 5/14)*
22) Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 - David Petersen (5/13 - 5/14)
21) The Trespasser - Tana French (5/11 - 5/21)
20) Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust (5/1 - )
19) The Twelve - Justin Cronin (4/13 - 5/10)
18) Thrawn - Timothy Zahn (4/12 - 5/12)
17) The Name Of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (3/4 - 4/12)
16) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Honor Guard (3/4 - 3/4)
15) Locke & Key: Small World - Joe Hill (3/4 - 3/4)
14) Grunt: The Curious Science Of Humans At War - Mary Roach(2/28 - 3/4)*
13) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman (2/24 - 2/27)
12) Eyes Like Sky And Coal And Moonlight - Cat Rambo (2/10 - 2/24)*
11) Night School - Lee Child (2/4 - 2/10)
10) When Nobody Was Watching - Carli Lloyd (2/1 - 2/4)*
9) Darkness Whispers - Richard Chizmar and Brian Freeman (1/29 - 1/31)*
8) The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (1/15 - 1/29)*
7) Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 - David Petersen (1/14 - 1/14)*
6) Vision: Little Better Than A Beast - Tom King (1/12 - 1/14)
5) Vision: Little Worse Than A Man - Tom King (1/10 - 1/12)
4) Paper Girls: Volume Two - Brian K Vaughan (1/8 - 1/9)
3) The Last Unicorn - Peter S Beagle (12/19 - 12/20, 1/6 - 1/23)*
2) The Christmas Spirit - Brian James Freeman (1/5 - 1/5)
1) The Cold Dish - Craig Johnson (12/20 - 1/5)

*Denotes participation in the 2017 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. My books can be found here.

Books Read - 2007 (Incomplete)
Books Read - 2008
Books Read - 2009
Books Read - 2010
Books Read - 2011
Books Read - 2012
Books Read - 2013
Books Read - 2014
Books Read - 2015
Books Read - 2016

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Not a repeat of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010

Enchilada burritos on Christmas's Eve.
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After watching a documentary about David Prowse, I decided that I needed to order a signed picture before I don't have the chance.

This came today.

LOVE IT.
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My day.
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So this morning I got the email from 23andMe.com letting me know that my test results were back.

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And very quickly I see this:


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What this tells me is that I'm not as Mexican as I was led to believe.

The more that I dig through these reports, the more interesting bits of information come to the surface. Definitely will be spending a lot more time reading all of the reports that I received.

I love how there's just this one light on on the bus.
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Today was my last day.

It feels strange. It's probably because of the people I'm leaving behind.

I'm not sad about leaving the job behind, or won't miss the company. It's the people that I worked with. There are some really good people there. And I'd love to take a few of them with me.

I'm worried about their well being. I'll have to elaborate a bit later, but I question the longevity of my old employer and I'd hat to see them eat up and spit out some really good employees just to stroke certain managers' egos.

Managed to got get super emotional. But definitely feeling something.

On Monday I start my next adventure. And while I'm still very freaked out, I'm beyond being excited. It's going to be great.

Change is scary

A handful of fairly significant event have happened recently. All scary in their own way.



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I went to a My Little Pony Con - and I liked it

Twilight Sparkle. Generation One. Marina. Foals. Cutie Mark Crusaders. Ponystock.

What exactly had I gotten myself into?


Shortly after I started dating K, she revealed to me that she used to play with My Little Pony toys as a young child, but as she grew older, all of her old childhood toys were disposed of.

I had a vague recollection of My Little Pony. I remembered them being chunks of plastic – they didn’t move, they lacked swivel-arm battle grip, didn’t transform into airplanes disguised as robots, didn’t smell like strawberries, but they did have hair that you could brush.

Obviously their appeal was a mystery to me.

But K loved them.

Before I realized it, collector’s books were acquired, and eBay was reviewed on a daily basis. The mailman delivered boxes of Ponies that made K glow. She knew their names, knew the accessories, and knew joy.

And I learned about Cutie Marks – those little tattoos that were on all the horse’s flanks.

I’m not sure which came first – the discovery of the My Little Pony comic books published by IDW, or the My Little Pony cartoon series that premiered on The Hub (but watched on Netflix in our household.)

Friendship is Magic is a reboot of sorts – Generation Four for those in the know – featuring all new pony characters. Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack make up the Mane Six and have adventures about the magic of friendship.

MLP: FiM was something that was on the peripheral of my “geek pop culture,” even before K starting watching and reading – I’m not exactly sure why – but it was probably because of the fandom. And because of the bullying.

I had come across a news story about Grayson.

In 2014, a school in North Carolina singled out Grayson Bruce and banned him from wearing a My Little Pony backpack because it trigged bullying. As someone who was made fun of growing up (I’d rather play Dungeons & Dragons and read comic books than play sports; later in life I was overweight, wore glasses, and still would rather read comic books than play sports,) because of my hobbies and likes, this story resonated. Grayson seemed like a regular kid, but was targeted, not just by kids his ages, but by adults who should have been a lot more understanding, because he had the audacity to show his love of something by wearing a backpack.

You see, despite the targeted demographic of young girls, Friendship is Magic gained a large following by male viewers. Not just younger males, like Grayson, but also by middle-aged men. This male viewership – self-dubbed bronies (bros who like ponies) – have made Friendship is Magic a huge cross-over hit.

And this is why Grayson was wearing a Rainbow Dash backpack. He was bullied – by classmates and his school’s administration – for liking a “girls” cartoon. The amount of support for Grayson was astounding, and the likely cause of his school reversing their decision to ban Rainbow Dash.

A few months ago, K learned of Everfree NW – an annual My Little Pony convention held in SeaTac. At first she didn’t want to go, but eventually reversed her decision. Not only was she going, I was going as well.

Admittedly, I didn’t know much about My Little Pony. However, I did pick up quite a bit by overhearing the cartoon (and getting the theme song in my head on a daily basis!) and from K showing me all of the cute things happening in the background of her comics. I knew who the characters were, I understood why The Cutie Mark Crusaders were looking for their cutie marks, and I knew that Jeff From the Train looked like Discord. (Well, the actor who voiced Discord that is.) But a three-day convention?

When word got out that I was going to an MLP convention, lots of my friends made fun of me. The ironic part of this was these very same friends were into some of the geekiest things around – D&D, comic books, video games, ham radio, an unhealthy obsession with Joss Whedon, Princess Bride, soccer, and most British sci-fi shows. And yes, I enjoy some of the same things myself, but why is My Little Pony a target for mockery, even by friends who I’m sure would admit they weren’t being mean.

K made a Twilight Sparkle costume. She’s a unicorn (there are also earth ponies and pegasi,) so she made a horn, ears and even little wings. To be supportive, and admittedly, to have fun, I wore my Tillamook How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich t-shirt (because Cheese Sandwich is a character in the show – voiced by “Weird” Al Yankovic of all people.) My original plan was to wear a Doctor Whooves (a pony with an hour glass cutie mark because he’s a time traveler . . .) shirt, but we never found one fast enough.

Neither of us knew what to expect with Everfree. K made a plan that was on a spreadsheet for the panels and autograph sessions that she wanted to attend. Making a con plan must be what it feels like to plan a military operation. So much to consider to make sure you get to see everything you wanted to see.

Everfree was full of some of the happiest people I have ever surrounded myself with. Here was a convention for a cartoon show that brought a pretty significant cross-section of personalities together. These characters and themes mattered to so many people. The cosplay was a labor of love. I saw little girls who were the happiest people in the world because they made a Rainbow Dash costume out of construction paper and taped a handful of curly ribbon on their backs for the tails. A grown man who painted his head and beard rave green because he was Spike. (Okay, the one guy carrying the baseball bat around was a little concerning.)

We attended a panel about the psychology of the characters and how to write them. While it was more geared towards fanfiction, I learned more about different personalities there than I did by attending a personality workshop at work.

Yes, there were a ton of introverts, but these characters and this show gave them an outlet to express their joy and love in a safe place, with others who enjoy and love the same thing. We talked to a few people who would have probably never approached a stranger outside of this convention, in the “real” world. But we were there for a common experience. A dad brought his son up from southern California and was extremely supporting. Another dad, whose 23 year old son that lived with him, came together. I saw so many parents of both boys and girls having the time of their lives.

It’s pretty obvious, that Twilight Sparkle’s unicorn horn is magical and brought all of these people together.

A week later, I still find K looking at the posters she bought, the comics she got autographed, the posters she got autographed. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen her so happy before.

All because of the ponies.

And yes, we are already making plans for next year.

TED Talks and NyQuil - GO!

I got some fun new books the last couple of days.

First up - on Tuesday - I attended my first SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) gathering in Kirkland, Washington.

The reason of my going was that an author I really enjoy was going to be there as part of a mini-book tour promoting his first non-self-published novel. I've seen Jason Gurley on two separate occasions (one was at a library north of Seattle, and the second time was a brewery in Portland - beers and books - WINNING!)

I was able to get my copy of Eleanor (his novel) signed, along with the paperback ARC of the same, and a copy of a collection that one of his short stories appeared in (the same story in fact that he read at the brewery reading.)


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Quiet Town is his short story and my inscription reads "For Jason, who hasn't read it ... but that's okay!" The meaning behind this is that I told him I haven't read the story in the book, but I did hear him read it, which is a good start.

My Eleanor ARC was inscribed as "For Jason, who also never wins!" This is due to my making a comment that even though he did quite a few contests to win this ARC (and other books,) I had to resort to getting my copy on eBay. He also used a handy little stamp that says Time is a River, which he inscribed in my copy of the self-published version of Eleanor.

And finally, my hardcover of Eleanor:


On the top is a sweet little drawing that Jason did for me. I saw a copy of this book on eBay that included a similar drawing, and I tweeted at him about what would it take to get a drawing too. He told me to ask nicely and smile. So I bought him a shot of a local whiskey.

And on the bottom my inscription reads "For Jason - Carl Sagan said "Books are proof humans are capable of working magic." Hope you find some here!"


I also purchased books from the other two participants in this reading. I hadn't heard of either before, but I enjoyed chatting with Susan Forest (who I shared a table with, along with her husband (who some fantastic stories of his own,) and my girlfriend.)


Updraft by Fran Wilde (To Jason - On your wings) and Immunity to Strange Tales by Susan Forest (Jason - So great to meet you tonight at the Pacific Northwest Reading series in Seattle!)


Even though Kirkland isn't very convenient for someone living in Tacoma (on a Tuesday evening,) it was still quite a fun night!

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Two things before I begin my review:

1. I love short story collections. Regardless if they are from the same author, or part of a themed collection, or even a collection of favorite stories than an editor picked out. I enjoy them. They're a good way to discover new authors, and a great way to test drive authors you aren't familiar with.
2. I've never read anything by China Miéville before. He's an author whose name has come across my radar a few times but someone I've never had the opportunity to read. Even though I hadn't ever had that opportunity, I did know a few things about his writings, and one of which is that he could be very difficult to read.

And now my review.

Subterranean Press was selling a signed limited edition of China's newest book - Three Moments of an Explosion - a collection of short stories. Perfect I thought. Here was a way to explore an author that I knew very little about.

This collection felt like a good cross section of what to expect in others writings. Stories about icebergs in the sky, oil rigs that walked on land and returned to the ocean's depths, people who won the chance to wear decapitated farm animals on their heads, bones with mysterious etchings and movie trailers for movies I want to see.

But this collection also felt like watching television late at night, flipping channels and only catching small chunks of a larger story (or world.) I never felt like I knew what was happening. The same feeling you have when you've missed the beginning of a movie or skipped the first few chapters of a book. And just when you think you've figured out who the characters are, the channel changes and you've begun watching something else.

There were a handful of stories that I thoroughly enjoyed, but it felt like the majority of the included texts weren't enjoyed nearly as much.

I have one more signed limited edition coming from Subterranean Press later this year. A novella. I'll see how that goes before deciding if I need to read any other stories.

Sandman Overture - highly disappointing. Beautiful to look at. But fails in comparison to what came before.

The beginning of snow.
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Hail seitan if you please.

Trying something new.

This will become seitan chicken style cutlets. Vegan and soy free.
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Twenty-fifteen brought me new records of reading.

Ignoring the number of books that I read (110 - the most that I've ever read before - but one caveat is that quite a few of the books read were short stories (not collections) so there were a few days where I managed multiple books being read,) I did manage to read the most pages ever (a far better gauge as to what I read.)

So in 2015, according to my Goodreads, I managed to read 29,621 pages. My second best year was in 2014 when I read 22,938 pages (67 books.)

I started 2015 off with reading some comic collections from series that I never finished - Jeff Smith's Bone and Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise. Originally I had wanted to reread Neil Gaiman's Sandman, but was waiting for the prequel to finish up. Little did I know that it would take almost two years to do those six issues.

I was introduced to quite a few new authors that I either had a passing knowledge of (Harlan Ellison, Lauren Beukes for example,) or truly new authors that I hadn't ever heard of before (Blake Crouch, Roger Hobbs, Michael Marshall, Joe Lansdale.)

There were four book signings that I went to - two involving Jason Gurley; the others were Roger Hobbs and Don Winslow.)

At one of those Gurley signings, I was introduced to Gregg Edwards Townsley, who write westerns. While I still haven't read the book that I bought at that signing, we did talk and he informed, no, enlightened me, on the fact that Joe Lansdale wrote Bubba Ho-Tep, one of my favorite Bruce Campbell movies. Now Landsale was an author that I was familiar with in name alone - as in I've seen his name but never read anything by him.

A little later, I bought a Humble Bundle of eBooks from Subterranean Press (one of my favorite boutique publishers of limited editions,) and Lansdale had a couple of stories included. Instantly hooked. Especially his westerns or tales that take place in East Texas. During the rest of the year, I've been slowly trying to pick up his books (it's going to be a long process.) Easily one of my favorite new authors.

Another author that I discovered from that Humble Bundle is Robert McCammon. While not writing in genres as numerous as Lansdale, McCammon does write in a few genres. The first book I read was a series of stories about an English Naval Officer during World War Two who just so happens to be a werewolf. Like Lansdale above, McCammon will be another author that I will slowly spend time acquiring his books.

My collecting of limited editions books took off like never before. I probably spent far too much money of acquiring books from authors that I've never heard of, but they are beautiful editions and come highly recommended. And they're all books that I cannot wait to read.

But before I start any of those newly acquired books, I am beginning my re-read of The Sandman. I couldn't tell you the last time that I've read these, but I'm fairly certain that it's been quite awhile. At least ten years I would imagine. I've already finished the first Absolute Edition and still found a few things that I either didn't recall from previous readings, or things that I simply did not notice before.

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Watson.

He sure loves sitting on top of the TV tray.
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Not a bad view as I begin the re-read of The Sandman.

Decided to go with the Absolute editions even they are a bit unwieldy in your lap.
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Books Read - 2016

86) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Lovers Quarrel (12/19 - 12/22)
85) Abandon - Blake Crouch (12/8 - 12/19)
84) The Girl With All The Gifts - M.R. Carey (11/29 - 12/8)
83) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Private Lives (11/25 - 11/25)
82) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Victory (11/23 - 11/24)
81) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Through Open Doors (11/20 - 11/21)
80) Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (11/17 - 11/29)
79) Aleister & Adolf - Douglas Rushkoff and Michael Avon Oeming (11/16 - 11/16)
78) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Shining Stars (11/12 - 11/14)
77) Odd Adventures With Your Other Father - Norman Prentiss (11/11 - 11/16)
76) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: The Dark Age 2: Brothers In Arms (11/5 - 11/12)
75) The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (11/4 - 11/11)
74) The Hike - Drew Magary (11/1 - 11/3)
73) The Wolf's Hour - Robert R McCammon (10/11 - 11/1)
72) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: The Dark Age 1: Brothers And Other Strangers (10/10 - 11/5)
71) Paper Girls: Volume One - Brian K Vaughan (10/1 - 10/1)
70) Disappearance At Devil's Rock - Paul Tremblay (9/30 - 10/10)
69) The Passage - Justin Cronin (9/5 - 9/29)
68) Wolverine: Old Man Logan - Mark Millar (9/5 - 9/5)
67) Sea Of Shadows - Jeff Edwards (8/26 - 9/4)
66) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Local Heroes (8/24 - 9/5)
65) Pangaea - Michael Jan Friedman (editor) (8/24 - 8/26)
64) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: The Tarnished Angel (8/23 - 8/24)
63) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Family Album (8/22 - 8/23)
62) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Confession (8/18 - 8/20)
61) Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life In The Big City (8/16 - 8/17)
60) Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko (8/16 - 8/22)
59) The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers (8/11 - 8/16)
58) The Preacher - Ted Thackrey Jr (8/9 - 8/11)
57) Devil Red - Joe R Lansdale (8/3 - 8/8)
56) Blackwater Val - William Gorman (8/3 - 8/5)
55) Freedom Of The Mask - Robert R McCammon (7/23 - 8/2)
54) Vanilla Ride - Joe R Lansdale (7/21 - 7/22)
53) The River Of Souls - Robert R McCammon (7/18 - 7/20)
52) The Book Of Baby Names - Norman Prentiss (7/15 - 7/18)
51) Touch - Claire North (7/6 - 7/15)
50) Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach (6/30 - 7/6)
49) The Providence Rider - Robert R McCammon (6/23 - 6/30)
48) Borderline - Mishell Baker (6/21 - 6/23)
47) Captains Outrageous - Joe R Lansdale (6/17 - 6/21)
46) Hap And Leonard - Joe R Lansdale (6/17 - 8/15)
45) A Darker Shade Of Magic - V.E. Schwab (6/13 - 6/17)
44) A Head Full Of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay (6/10 - 6/13)
43) End Of Watch - Stephen King (6/7 - 6/10)
42) The View From The Cheap Seats - Neil Gaiman (6/2 - 6/7)
41) Updraft - Fran Wilde (5/27 - 6/2)
40) Company Town - Madeline Ashby (5/25 - 5/26)
39) The Fireman - Joe Hill (5/18 - 5/24)
38) Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel (5/16 - 5/18)
37) Mister Slaughter - Robert R McCammon (5/11 - 5/16)
36) Rumble Tumble - Joe R Lansdale (5/6 - 5/10)
35) The Queen Of Bedlam - Robert R McCammon (4/24 - 5/5)
34) Dinner With The Cannibal Sisters - Douglas Clegg (4/23 - 4/23)
33) Bad Chili - Joe R Lansdale (4/21 - 4/23)
32) Speaks The Nightbird - Robert R McCammon (4/12 - 4/20)
31) The Two-Bear Mambo - Joe R Lansdale (4/5 - 4/8)
30) Mucho Mojo - Joe R Lansdale (4/2 - 4/5)
29) Savage Season - Joe R Lansdale (3/31 - 4/1)
28) The Cormorant - Chuck Wendig (3/29 - 3/31)
27) Backshot: 2012 - Tom Piccirilli (3/27 - 3/28)
26) Backshot: 1902 - Ed Gorman (3/27 - 3/27)
25) The Opposite Of Everyone - Joshilyn Jackson (3/22 - 3/27)
24) IT - Stephen King (3/3 - 3/22)
23) My Father, The Pornographer - Chris Offutt (2/29 - 3/3)
22) The Chronicles Of Master Li And Number Ten Ox - Barry Hughart (2/18 - 2/29, 4/8 - 4/12)
21) Beacon 23 - Hugh Howey (2/16 - 2/17)
20) I Travel By Night - Robert McCammon (2/15 - 2/16)
19) Three Moments Of An Explosion - China Miéville (2/5 - 2/15)
18) Pulling Up Stakes - Part 2 - Peter David (2/3 - 2/5)
17) Pulling Up Stakes - Peter David (2/2 - 2/3)
16) All The Birds In The Sky - Charlie Jane Anders (1/29 - 2/2)
15) Stories - Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (editors) (1/23 - 1/28)
14) Pop. 1280 - Jim Thompson (1/21 - 1/22)
13) The Grifters - Jim Thompson (1/19 - 1/21)
12) A Hell Of A Woman - Jim Thompson (1/17 - 1/19)
11) The Sandman Overture - Neil Gaiman (1/16 - 1/17)
10) The Absolute Death - Neil Gaiman (1/16 - 1/16)
9) A Swell-Looking Babe - Jim Thompson (1/14 - 1/15)
8) The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson (1/12 - 1/13)
7) The Absolute Sandman: Volume Five - Neil Gaiman (1/11 - 1/16)
6) The Absolute Sandman: Volume Four - Neil Gaiman (1/9 - 1/11)
5) High Cotton - Joe R Lansdale (1/7 - )
4) The Absolute Sandman: Volume Three - Neil Gaiman (1/5 - 1/9)
3) Bumper Crop - Joe R Lansdale (1/4 - 1/6)
2) The Absolute Sandman: Volume Two - Neil Gaiman (1/2 - 1/4)
1) The Absolute Sandman: Volume One - Neil Gaiman (1/1 - 1/2)

Books Read - 2007 (Incomplete)
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This year's beer fudge.

I used a mint chocolate stout that I brewed myself and topped it with crushed up peppermint candies.
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My Sunday.
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Getting into the Christmas spirit.

With Nelson?
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