Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year! Also: Books.

Happy New Year to all! 2008 seems pretty good so far. It's nice and sunny here (if still uncomfortably cold), and I'm enjoying a relaxing day of doing essentially nothing at all. Last night, I went and hung out with friends and played card games, although, sadly, I had to make kind of an early night of it. Even if I don't have to work today, I've still gotta be a morning person for the rest of the week. Bah!

It's traditional at this point for me to post a list of all the books I read in the preceding year, but this time I have a much easier way of doing that than typing out the entire list. So, here: Books I Read in 2007. They're even pre-sorted by the order I read them in! (Well, mostly. When I finished two books on the same day, they don't necessarily show up in order, but even I don't really care about that very much.) Man, I love LibraryThing.

Grand total is 138 books, which isn't bad at all. (You'll note, if you follow the link, that there are only 137 books listed. There is one missing, because the only books that show up there are ones that I own, and I had to borrow Out of the Darkness (the final book in the Babylon 5 trilogy I read in January) from a friend.)

And I'm looking forward to lots more great reading this year, especially considering all the books I got for Christmas!


  1. Lots of books on there I haven't read -- and not all of those Doctor Who novels. I'm interested to see we both happened to have read A Case of Conscience in 2007. That we both read Harry Potter and The Road I get, but I don't remember there being some kind of Blish renaissance last year... I enjoyed it, although I think for religion in science fiction I preferred The Sparrow.

    And I've read a fair amount of Tepper, if not recently, but I never got around to The Gate to Women's Country. Any good?

  2. I'm still trying to get through all those Who novels. :)

    I picked up A Case of Conscience, I dunno, a couple of years ago, I think, at a library sale. It was one of those books -- and there are way too many of them -- that I kept meaning to get around to for what seemed like forever and kept putting off until now. I can't say I really enjoyed it, though. The writing was good, but something about the theology and the way it was presented really rubbed me the wrong way. Now, The Sparrow I thought was incredibly good.

    The Gate to Women's Country was based on some premises about gender that I think are problematical at best, but it's a fairly good book, nonetheless.

  3. And to you! Hope it brings many good things.

  4. Happy New Year to all that read Betty`s Blog. Wish you`all a Prosperous and healthy 2008