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Books Read in May, 2014

It's the new month of June. And so, as is my standard usage of my blog space at the beginning of each month, I present the listing of my May, 2014 reading.

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Books Read in May, 2014

The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee (r)

Atlantis: The Second Age Roleplaying Game by Douglas Bramlett, Kieran Turley, and Jerry D. Grayson (RPG) (r?)

Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

The Martian by Andy Weir

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

Slaver's Caravan by Craig Tidwell (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

The Lost Caverns of Acheron by Gary Gygax, Lawrence Schick, and William John Wheeler (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

After the End: Recent Apocalypses edited by Paula Guran

The Dying Earth by Jack Vance (r)

The City of the Spider-God by Gary Gygax and Thulsa (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

Children of the Void by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

Crimson Shoals by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

Ghosts of Acheron by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

April, 2014 Reader's Digest

The Homecoming of Count Inchiostro by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

The Sea-Devil's Debuttante by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

The Unholy Greyl by G-Man (Scenario) (PDF) (RPG)

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Worlds Beyond Roleplaying Game by Frank S. Shewmake (RPG)

May, 2014 Reader's Digest

By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
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I am quite surprised to see how many books and other things I had read in May, as usually this is one of my slower reading months because of CanGames and the recovery from the con that follows, but I managed to read a lot more this past month than I expected. Of note, I read a good number of short game scenarios in the sword & sorcery vein, and that added to the reading total only slightly, in the sense that I considered 150 pages of that material to equal "1 RPG" in the totals below. My favourite read of the month was By Light Alone by Adam Roberts, a breathtaking book that was almost mainstream except for the central, sf-nal idea. Lovely read. Jasper Fforde's First Among Sequels, another of the Thursday Next novels, was a delightful read spiced full of the humour that I expect from the man. Also really a good read was Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, an anthology that had stories of such varied quality and talent that it kept me guessing for most of the book as to what sort of stories I was going to get.

Overall, I managed to read 9 novels, 4 RPGs and RPG products, 2 magazine, 0 comics, and 0 graphic novels in May. That brings the total for the year so far in 2014 to a set of numbers that look like this: 33 books, 14 RPGs and RPG products, 9 magazine, 10 comics, and 0 graphic novels.

Anyway, thoughts and comments are always welcome. :)
Tags: books, month total, reading, reading hut
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