Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Happy birthday to elwe and mamomo, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Best wishes to you for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2010!

And now for a last look back on 2009...


The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko

Essays Published as Book Chapters
-- “When Harry Met Faërie: Rowling’s Hogwarts, Tolkien’s Fairy-Stories, and the Question of Readership” in Hog's Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter, Volume 1

-- “Meeting at the Intersection: The Challenges Before Us” in The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko

-- My Review of Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon by K. Dale Koontz in Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopeic Literature, Vol. 27, Numbers 3/4

-- “Early Utopias” in Prometheus: The Newsletter of the Libertarian Futurist Society, Vol. 27, Number 4


First, a disclaimer: Since a great deal of my reading consists of articles, essays, lone book chapters, and short stories, this list doesn't exactly reflect my reading habits as a whole. It also fails to include books I've read completely but out of regular chapter sequence (which happens for various reasons, such as when I've read chapters of books in progress, and then read the other chapters when the books were published). I should also point out that I suffered some serious troubles with my vision earlier in the year during my mystery neurological ailment (which I am grateful is now resolved, no thanks to the neurologists *ahem*), and this also affected significantly how much I read. On the other hand, I am an unrepentant rereader, and I have counted rereads as well as original reads. All that said, I thought it would be nice for me to keep track of those books I've read "cover to cover," and here it goes.

Books I Read in 2009

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (1973)
Mary's Country by Harold Mead (1957)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle (1978)
Madeleine L'Engle: Banned, Challenged, and Censored by Marilyn McClellan (2008)
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle (1986)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (2004)
An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle (1989)
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (2008)
Neptune's Children by Bonnie Dobkin (2008)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (2000)
Messenger by Lois Lowry (2004)
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (1956)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)
Bad Faith by Gillian Philip (2008)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson (2008)
Feed by M.T. Anderson (2002)
The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (1951)
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (1998)
The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle (2008)
The Sharing Knife: Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold (2009)
Black and White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien by Hilary Tolkien (edited by Angela Gardner) (2009)
The Declaration by Gemma Malley (2007)
Rings, Swords, and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature by Michael Drout (2006)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (2005)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (2009)
Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works by Eric S. Rabkin (2007)
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (2006)
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (2008)
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner (2009)
Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli (2008)
Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein (1953)
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke by Taira Shigesuke, translated by Thomas Cleary (c. 1700, 1999 translation)
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (2002)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (2001)
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick (2000)
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (2004)
Star Trek: The Novelization by Alan Dean Foster (2009)
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. (1948)
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (1949)
Science Fiction for Young Readers (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) edited by C.W. Sullivan III (1993)
Winter by John Marsden (2000)
Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground by Baron Ludvig Holberg (1741)
House of Night: Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2007)
House of Night: Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2007)
House of Night: Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2008)
House of Night: Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2008)
House of Night: Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2009)
The Inferior by Peadar ó Guilín (2007)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (2005)
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London (1912)
Young Adult Science Fiction (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) edited by C.W. Sullivan III (1999)
After London, or Wild England by Richard Jefferies (1885)
Vault of the Ages by Poul Anderson (1952)
My Own Kind of Freedom: A Firefly Novel by Steven Brust (2007)
The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko edited by Amy H. Sturgis and David D. Oberhelman (2009)
We by Yevgeny Zamiatin, translated by Natasha Randall (1924)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2009)
Genesis by Bernard Beckett (2009)
Olalla by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People by Noga Applebaum (2009)
The White Plague by Frank Herbert (1982)
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (2008)
Candor by Pam Bachorz (2009)
The Creature from Cleveland Depths by Fritz Leiber (1962)
The Wild, Wild West by Richard Wormser (1966)
The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Iron Tyrants by Mark Ellis (#1-4, complete run) (1990)
House of Night: Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2009)
The Wild, Wild West: The Novel by Robert Vaughan (1998)
The Time it Never Rained by Elmer Kelton (1973)
The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Assassin by Robert Vaughan (1998)
The Last Children of Schevenborn by Gudrun Pausewang (1983)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)
The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker (2009)
The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Death Train by Robert Vaughan (1998)
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (1874)
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009)
The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture by Jason Colavito (2005)
The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd (2008)
The Big Life of a Little Man: Michael Dunn Remembered by Sherry Kelly (2009)
The Enemy by Charlie Higson (2009)
Peace Under Earth: Dialogues from the Year 1946 by Beatrice Warde (1937)
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955)
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert A. Heinlein (1942)

Read Every Day
Arthurian Book of Days: The Greatest Legend in the World Retold Throughout the Year by Caitlin and John Matthews (1990)

Currently Reading
Strange Ports of Call edited by August Derleth (1948)

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out, Wild Bells"
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