BooksRonRead2011

Books Ron read in 2011

Book titles link to the work's page on LibraryThing?. Angle brackets (>>>) indicate a book from the ReadingPlan. There should be at least as many of these after item 50 as not.

See also BooksRonRead.

  1. Blindsight, Peter Watts, 2006, 3 Jan (reread)
  2. Kaleidoscope Century, John Barnes, 1995, 11 Jan
  3. The Asperger Love Guide, Genevieve Edmonds and Dean Worton, 2006, 15 Jan
  4. A Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young, 2003, 31 Jan
  5. Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, Robert Swartwood, 2010, 1 Feb
  6. >>> The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, Brian Greene, 2011, 10 Feb
  7. >>> Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal?, 2011, 25 Feb
  8. For the Win, Cory Doctorow, 2010, 25 Feb
  9. >>> Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's, Tim Page, 2009, 26 Feb
  10. >>> A Theory of Fun for Game Design, Raph Koster, 2004, 5 Mar
  11. >>> The Dying Earth, Jack Vance, 1950, 16 Mar
  12. >>> The Eyes of the Overworld, Jack Vance, 1966, 20 Mar
  13. Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers, John Elder Robison, 2011, 23 Mar
  14. >>> Cugel's Saga, Jack Vance, 1983, 28 Mar
  15. Fables, Volume 15: Rose Red, Bill Willingham, 2011, 1 Apr (issues 94-100)
  16. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer, 2011, 2 Apr
  17. Crysis: Legion, Peter Watts, 2011, 6 Apr (The first, and ghod willing, last SF novel I have ever read or will ever read based on a video game. But it was great, because it was Peter Watts.)
  18. >>> Rhialto the Marvellous, Jack Vance, 1984, 9 Apr
  19. >>> Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (ed.), 2009, 26 Apr
  20. The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them), Peter Sagal, 2008, 7 May
  21. Jack of Fables, Volume 8: The Fulminate Blade, Bill Willingham, 2011, 14 May (approx.)
  22. Jack of Fables, Volume 9: The Ultimate Jack of Fables Story, Bill Willingham, 2011, 14 May
  23. 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, Albert Brooks, 2011, 15 May
  24. >>> Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, 2002, 28 May
  25. Future Babble, Dan Gardner, 2010, 29 May
  26. >>> How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read, Pierre Bayard, 2007, 4 Jun
  27. What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage?: James Branch Cabell in the Twenty-First Century, Michael Swanwick, 2007, 10 Jun
  28. Embassytown, China MiƩville, 2011, 16 Jun
  29. >>> IF Theory Reader, Kevin Jackson-Mead, 2011, 20 Jun
  30. Go the Fuck to Sleep, Adam Mansbach, 2011, 21 Jun
  31. >>> The Clockwork Rocket, Greg Egan, 2011, 25 Jun
  32. The Time Machine Did It, John Swartzwelder, 2004, 27 Jun
  33. How I Conquered Your Planet, John Swartzwelder, 2006, 3 Jul
  34. The Exploding Detective, John Swartzwelder, 2007, 5 Jul
  35. Dead Men Scare Me Stupid, John Swartzwelder, 2008, 6 Jul
  36. >>> The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon, 2000, 26 Jul
  37. >>> Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (Platform Studies), Nick Montfort & Ian Bogost, 2009, 27 Jul
  38. The Magician King, Lev Grossman, 2011, 31 Jul
  39. >>> Rambles Through My Library, Raymond Smullyan, 2009, 4 Aug
  40. Implied Spaces, Walter Jon Williams, 2008, 6 Aug
  41. Holy Fire, Bruce Sterling, 1997, 15 Aug (reread)
  42. Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level, Ron Hale-Evans and Marty Hale-Evans, 2011, 18 Aug (my own book; first time I read it through as a finished work)
  43. >>> Tabletop: Analog Game Design, Greg Costikyan, Drew Davidson, et al., 2011, 1 Sep
  44. >>> Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, Scott McCloud?, 2006, 5 Sep
  45. Earth vs. Everybody, John Swartzwelder, 2009, 8 Sep
  46. Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang, 2002, 10 Sep (reread)
  47. The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang, 2010, 14 Sep (reread)
  48. Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring, 2011, 17 Sep
  49. Against Peace and Freedom, Mark Rosenfelder, 2011, 26 Sep
  50. >>> Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud?, 1993, 27 Sep (reread)
  51. Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, Chris Roberson, 2012, 2 Oct
  52. >>> Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel, 2006, 6 Oct
  53. Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content (Second Edition), Mark Levy, 2010, 12 Oct
  54. >>> Evolutionary Game Design, Cameron Browne, 2011, 12 Oct
  55. >>> The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge, 2011, 29 Oct
  56. Tales of Pirx the Pilot, Stanislaw Lem, 1968, 10 Nov
  57. >>> Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, Jeff Tidball (ed.), 2011, 11 Nov
  58. More Tales of Pirx the Pilot, Stanislaw Lem, 1983, 17 Nov
  59. >>> Existentialism For Dummies, Christopher Panza & Gregory Gale, 2008, 3 Dec
  60. Uriah Jewett and the Sea Serpent of Lake Memphemagog, George C. Merrill, 1917, 3 Dec
  61. The Last Man on Earth Club, Paul R. Hardy, 2011, 16 Dec
  62. >>> Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition, Christian Bok, 2001, 23 Dec
  63. And Another Thing..., Eoin Colfer, 2009, 27 Dec (full text, not abridged audio version as before)

(Ending 2011 down 1 "bucket book")