Books read, 2014

  •  Total 87.  Lower than other years, but considering my work load in general and the amount of work this master's is, not too shabby!
A good year of reading indeed!
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  • 28.12.14 Sailing alone around the world. Joshua Slocum. Fabulous.
  • 20.12.14 Single-handed Passage, Edward C Allcard. Good sory.
  • 5.12.15 Around the world single-handed. Harry Pidgeon. Fabulous, seems a thoroughly nice man.
  • 20.11.14 The Sea is for Sailing, Peter Pye. Great. Included some sailing in Canada!!!
  • 9.11.14 The Last Voyage of the Schooner Rosamond. Haakon Chevalier. wonderful.
  • 30.10.14 Wandering Under Sail, Eric Hiscock. Marvelous.
  • 10.10.14 Camp Six by Frank Smythe. Excellent
  • 28.9.14 Alan Turing, unlocking the Enigma, David Boyle. Good.
  • 22.9.14 Snow at the Equator. H. W. Tilman. Excellent if you skip the hunting sections and ignore the racism. It is of it's age.
  • 18.9.14 Three Ways to Capsize a Boat, Chris Stewart. Good yarn.
  • 17.9.14 The House of Hades, Rick Riordan. Good fun.
  • 15.9.14 Any Other Name, Craig Johnson. Excellent.
  • 15.9.14 Kissed a Sad Goodbye, Deborah Crombie. Good.
  • 14.9.14 A Finer End, Deborah Crombie, Good.
  • 13.9.14 Dreaming of the Bones, Deborah Crombie, Good.
  • 11.9.14 Belles on their Toes, Frank B GIlbreth jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Excellent E
  • 10.9.14 Two in the Bush, Gerrald Durrell, excellent.
  • 9.9.14 Peter Duck, Arthur Ransome, excellent
  • 9.9.14 Stationary Arc, Gerrald Durrell, good
  • 9.9.14 Witch in the Wind, Marq de Viliers, fine
  • 7.9.14 An Embarrassment of Mangos, Ann Vanderhoof, good
  • 6.9.14 The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernon, good
  • 5.9.14 Johnny and the Bomb, Terry Pratchett, good
  • 4.9.14 Tehanu, Ursula K Le Guin, good
  • 3.9.14 The Farthest Shore, Ursula K Le Guin, good
  • 3.9.14 Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughat, good
  • 2.9.14. The Tomb of Atuan, Ursuala K LeGuin, fine
  • 1.9.14 The Darkest Road, Guy Gabriel Kay, Excellent
  • 1.9.14. Mourn not your Dead Deborah Crombie, Excellent
  • 31.8.14 Leave the Grave Green, Deborah Crombie, Excellent
  • 29.8.14 The Wandering Fire, Guy Gabriel Kay, Dire but good.
  • 28.8.14 The Summer Tree, Guy Gabriel Kay, Dire, but good
  • 26.8.14 A Share in Death, Deborah Crombie, Excellent
  • 25.8.14. Tigana, Guy Gabriel Kay, Excellent
  • 23.8.14 Escape from Eiré, Jennylynd James, Good memoir of one of my daughter's friend's mother.
  • 22.8.14 Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett, Excellent, of course
  • 21.8.14, The Mark of Athena, Rich Riordan, Excellent
  • 17.8.14 Girl in the Box book 3, Souless, Robert J Crane. Good.
  • 16.8.14 History of pleasure seaker, Richard Mason. Fine.
  • 16.8.14, Untouched, The Girl in the Box Series, Robert J Crane. Good.
  • 14.8.14 Alone, The Girl in the Box, Robert J Crane. Good.
  • 11.8.14 The Sound of Broken Glass, Deborah Crombie. Excellent again.
  • 4.8.14. The Taste of Apple Seeds, Katharina Hagena. Seemed like chic-lit, wasn't really. Good.
  • 2.8.14 No Mark upon Her, Deborah Crombie. Excellent
  • 26.7.14 Sone of Neptune, Rick Riordan. Good fun.
  • ABANDONED! Richard Ford, The Sportswriter. I loved his book Canada, this is SO BORING! I've read half and that is IT.
  • 13.7.14 Game of Thrones, book 5, A Dance with dragons. Same.
  • 29.6.14 Craig Johnson, Spirit of Steamboat. Good, short, fast.
  • 18.6.15 The Lost One, Rick Riordan. Good fun
  • 15.6.14 If only they could talk. James Herriot. Wonderful
  • 14.6.14 Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat. Good.
  • 4.6.14 A Feast for Crows, Game of Thrones, book 4. same same same. Man they are violent. I do wonder why I keep reading.
  • Storm of Swords, Game of Thones, book 3, George RR Martin. Still compelling, though I flagged in the middle, resorted to spoilers to keep my spirit up. The author must be seriously twisted. Makes me wonder why it is I am still reading.
  • 20.5.14, The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan. Good fun.
  • 18.5.14 The Battle of the Labyrinth, Rick Riordan. Good fun.
  • 14.5.14 The Titan's Curse, Rick Riordan. Very good too!
  • 8.5.14 The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan. Very good indeed.
  • 6.5.14. A Clash of Kings, (Game of Thrones book 2) George R R Martin, grim, and blooooody (I'm getting better at skimming) but compelling.
  • 30.4.14 The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan. Very good indeed.
  • 29.4.14 The Death of the Disturber, Elizabeth Peters, good.
  • 26.4.14 The Whispering Land, Gerrald Durrell. Fabulous.
  • 25.4.14, Patrick Leigh Fermor, an adventure. Artemis Cooper. Good indeed.
  • 23.4.14 Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome. Good, funny.
  • 21.4.14. Game of Thrones, George R R Martin, A wee bit too grim, no dire, but compelling.
  • 16.4.14 Menagerie Manor, Gerrald Durrell. Excellent and funny.
  • 14.4.14 The Lion in the Valley, Elizabeth Peters, good.
  • 13.4.14. The Mummy Case, Elizabeth Peters, good.
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simpsion, good.
  • 12.4.14. The Curse of the Pharaohs, Elizabeth Peters, Good.
  • 10.4.14 Crocodile on the sandbank, Elizabeth Peters, Good.
  • 7.4.14. Feet in the Clouds, A tale of Fell running and obsession, by Richard Askwith. Good.
  • 2.4.14. The Wise Man's Fear. Patrick Rothfuss. Excellent, now publish the third one!
  • 28.3.14 The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss. Excellent
  • 2.3.14, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, John Baxter. Fine
  • 27.1.14 A Serpent's Tooth, Craig Johnston. Excellent
  • 26.2.14 Còrrer o Morrir, Kilian Jornet. (In CATALN!!!) good, he's a better runner than writer, interesting, but not brilliant.
  • 23-2-14. Travels in Alaska, John Muir. Fascinating, though not compelling....good.
  • 19.2.14 The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett. Excellent as one would expect.
  • 9.2.14 Eleanor Updale, Montmorency Returns, first book read on the ereader! Good.
  • 6.2.14 Eleanor Updale, Montmorency's Revenge. Not so happy with the ending, but there is another one.
  • 4.2.14 Eleanor Updale, Montmorency and the Assasins. Compelling
  • 2.1.14 Eleanor Updale, Montmorency on the Rocks. Very good! Love weekends!!!!
  • 1.2.14 Eleanor Updale, Montmorency. Yes, it is for teens, and yes, it was really very very good.
  • 26.1.14 Canada, Richard Ford. Very compellingly written.
  • 18.1.14 The Pirates in the Adventure with Romantics. Gideon Defoe, Silly, but quick and good
  • 12.1.14 La Marinada sempre arriva. Lluís Foix. Bé, mooooolt de vocabulari!
  • 7.1.14 The Dolphins of Pern, Anne McCaffery. Wonderful. Now back to the tougher Catalan and Spanish books!
  • 5.1.14 Hector and the Search for Happiness. François Lelord. Good. very.

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