What Have You Read In 2009?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by S. Gomez, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. S. Gomez

    S. Gomez Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So we're not quite halfway through December yet, but I think it's okay to have our annual "What did you read this year?" thread about now. The question of the hour should hopefully be fairly self-explanatory.

    Not counting books I started and didn't finish, or re-reads:
    -The Meaning of Night and The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
    -American Creation and Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis (I got on a little American Revolution kick after watching John Adams.)
    -1776 and The Path Between The Seas by David McCullough
    -Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
    -Tales From The Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien (Had read "Farmer Giles of Ham" before, but nothing else in the book.)
    -Different Seasons, The Green Mile, the first two Dark Tower books, and On Writing: A Memoir of The Craft by Stephen King
    -The New Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker (Edited by Leslie S. Klinger)
    -Citizen of The Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
    -Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
    -The Making of 'Star Wars' by J.W. Rinzler
    -Gentlemen of The Road, The Final Solution, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier And Clay by Michael Chabon
    -Three Doc Savage books: The Man of Bronze, The Phantom City, and The Monsters
    -Marco Polo: From Venice To Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen
    -A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    -In The Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
    -The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
    -Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    -The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    -The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    -Crime Stories, and Other Writings and Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
    -The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

    I'm hoping to be able to pick up The Help by Kathryn Stockett before the year's out, but I don't exactly have the money to buy it and the library has a hundred holds on it.

    In the realm of audiobooks, all of which I had read in print before:
    -The Graveyard Book and Stardust by Neil Gaiman
    -The Ladies of Grace Adieu, and Other Stories and Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Read by Simon Prebble and Davina Porter)
    -The first five Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (Read by Jim Dale)
    -Dune by Frank Herbert (Read by Simon Vance and Others)
    -Every James Bond novel from Casino Royale to On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming (Read by Simon Vance)

    All that, and it still felt like I didn't read as much this year as I normally do. :p ;)
     
  2. Bloodwhiner

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    Endurance, by Alfred Lansing (nonfiction)
    Dreadnaughts Curse, by Howard Hoyt Hilton (fiction)
    Telex From Cuba, by Rachel Kushner (fiction)
    Havana Nocturne, by TJ English (non-fiction)
    The Airmen and the Headhunters, by Judith Heimann (nonfiction)
    Intrepid, by Bill White (nonfiction)
    The American Home Front, by allister cooke (nonfiction)
    A Dawn Like Thunder, by Robert Mrazek (nonfiction
    Destoyermen trilogy, by Taylor Anderson (fiction)
    Fidel Castro: my life, by Fidel Castro (arguably nonfiction)
    By Order of the President, by WEB Griffin (fiction)
    Variable Star, by Robert Heinlein and Spyder Robinson (fiction)
    The Great Escape, by Kati Marton (nonfiction)
    The War Journal of Major Damon 'Rocky' Gause, by Damon 'Rocky' Gause (nonfiction)
    Catch Me If You Can, by Frank Abagnale (nonfiction)
    A Trip to the Beach, by Melinda Blanchard (nonfiction)
    The Lost Fleet, books 1-4, by Jack Campbell (fiction)
    The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (fiction)
    Designated Targets, trilogy by John Birmingham (fiction)
    The Race Beat, by Gene Roberts (nonfiction)
    Silent Thunder, by Iris Johanson (fiction)
    Flory, by Flory Van Beek (nonfiction)
    Easy Company Soldier, by Don Marlarkey (nonfiction)
    Voyage of the Devilfish, by Michael DiMercurio (fiction)
    Starks War, by John Birmingham (fiction)
    The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown (fiction)
    FLAK, by Michael Veitch (nonfiction)
    Red Phoenix, by Larry Bond (fiction)
    The Bedford Boys, by Alex Kershaw (nonfiction)
    The Ghost Mountain Boys, by James Campbell (nonfiction)
    Charlatan, by Pope Brock (nonfiction)
    The Last Colony, by John Scalzi (fiction)
    Resistance, by Agnes Humbert (nonfiction)
     
  3. Warp Coil

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    Not quite as much diversity as I'd have hoped for. Perhaps I'll read a wider range of books in 2010.

    The Appeal - John Grisham
    The Dresden Files: Storm Front - Jim Butcher
    The Dresden Files: Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
    Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
    Star Trek - A Singular Destiny - Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Losing the Peace - William Leisner
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Soul Key - Olivia Woods
    Star Trek: Voyager - Full Circle - Kirsten Beyer
    Star Trek: Voyager - Unworthy - Kirsten Beyer
    Star Trek: Titan - Over a Torrent Sea - Christopher L. Bennett
    Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis - James Swallow
     
  4. JacksonArcher

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    Wow. I have not read nearly as much as you guys, so I am feeling a tad illiterate right now. I've read Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and to my knowledge that's about it. I feel embarrassed. I need to read more.
     
  5. Starbreaker

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    • Armor by John Steakley [2/15 - 2/19]
    • God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert [2/19 - 2/24]
    • Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson [3/2 - 3/9]

    After so much reading for school, I just couldn't bring myself to read for pleasure much this year. Next year, it will be different.
     
  6. S. Gomez

    S. Gomez Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Dude, you're busy making movies and writing screenplays. Good reasons to not have time for reading. :)
     
  7. T'Baio

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    Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker, a re-read of the Calvin & Hobbes collection and about 30 textbooks.
     
  8. Count Zero

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    An incomplete list of what I've read this year, not including books I started and didn't finish and those I reread:

    Lots of Trek:

    Dayton Ward - Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets
    William Leisner - Losing The Peace
    Dave Galanter - Troublesome Minds
    Mere Anarchy
    Christopher L. Bennett - Star Trek Titan: Over A Troubled Sea
    Keith R.A. DeCandido - A Singular Destiny

    William Shatner - Academy: Collision Course
    Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Enterprise: By The Book
    Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens - Federation
    Andrew J. Robinson - A Stitch in Time
    S. D. Perry - Avatar Book One & Two
    David Weddle and Jeffrey Lang - Abyss
    The Mission Gamma books
    S. D. Perry - Rising Son
    S. D. Perry - Unity


    non-Trek:

    John Peel - Doctor Who: Mission To The Unknown
    John Peel - Doctor Who: The Mutation of Time
    Donald Cotton - Doctor Who: The Mythmakers
    Gerry Davis and Alison Bingeman - Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker
    Theodor Fontane - Irrungen Wirrungen
    Theodor Fontane - Effi Briest
    Homer - Illiad
    Homer - Odyssey
    Friedrich Nietzsche - Der Fall Wagner
    Friedrich Nietzsche - Götzendämmerung (I'm about to finish that)


    Well, that looks really embarassing with all the tie-in literature. Maybe I should read less of that, but there's so much TrekLit I want to read. In all likelihood, I've forgotten a bunch.
     
  9. WillsBabe

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    I haven't read very much this year. I've read the first 8 Inspector Rebus novels back to back, and enjoyed them thoroughly. Also enjoyed seeing Rankin's writing style develop (and imporve). I also read Dan Brown's Lost Symbol in the middle of all that. It was nice to get back to Rebus! :lol:
     
  10. S. Gomez

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    For some reason, I completely left this of my above list. It and a re-read of the previous Vanguard novels were the extent of my TrekLit this year, unfortunately (I so need to get caught up).
     
  11. auntiehill

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    About 19,000 test papers.
     
  12. thestrangequark

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    I'm not very good at keeping track, from what I remember:

    Non-fiction:
    Hyperspace - Michio Kaku, fun pop-physics with a nice look at subject in relation to history, literature, and the arts.
    Emergence - Richard Sole, and interesting read despite the theory rather untangling at the end.
    The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan, awesome, of course.
    The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox - Stephen J. Gould, fantastic.
    2009 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market - A necessary evil.

    Fiction:
    The Good Faeries of New York - Martin Miller, fantastic.
    Mysterious Skin - Scott Heim, one of the most affecting and personally important novels I've ever read.
    We Disappear - Scott Heim, good, though not as good as his first.
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain, brilliant.
    Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - PG Wodehouse, the best for a laugh.
    (reread) the Harry Potter series
    (reread) The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, awesome, of course.
    The Lost World and Other Stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Accidental Time Machine - John Haldeman, fun start, trite resolution.
    Contact - Carl Sagan, awesome, of course.
    The Liar - Stephen Fry, absolutely delightful, dirty, dirty, linguistic fun.
    The Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie, so-so.
    Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie, fantastic.
    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, pretty darn good.
    The Time-Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger. LAME. MARY SUES GALORE!
    The Mermaids Singing - Val McDermid, fun, if trashy crime drama.
    The Wire in the Blood - Val McDermid, same.
    The Last Temptation - Val McDermid, same.
    The Torment of Others - Val McDermid, same.
    Beneath The Bleeding - Val McDermid, same.
    Two DS9 novels (because I'm a nerd)
    Time's Enemy
    The Abyss


    There are probably more that I can't remember, plus a kids picture book or two every work day. :)

    I'd say the book that affected me the most this year was Mysterious Skin, and the book I found most disappointing was the dreadfully snobbish Time Traveler's Wife.
     
  13. Brandonv

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    I haven't kept track, but to the best of my memory, this is what I have read.

    Fiction:

    Weapons of Choice - John Birmingham
    Designated Targets - John Birmingham
    Final Impact - John Birmingham
    Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
    Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
    Judas Unchained - Peter F. Hamilton
    The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski
    To Dream in the City of Sorrows - Kathryn M. Drennan
    The Forever War - Joe Haldeman

    Non-Fiction:

    Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill - Matthieu Ricard

    Currently Reading:

    The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
     
  14. McCoy

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    Recently I've been reading Ellis Peters' Cadfael series.
     
  15. lennier1

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    Haven't read nearly as much as I wanted to due to the workload at the office.
    Here's the books I found time for apart from technical literature:

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore (read it for the 5th time and enjoyed it just as much as the first time)
    Fluke - Christopher Moore
    The Floating Girl - Sujata Massey
    Hades - Russes Andrews
    Terrorist - John Updike
    Fatal Error - Michael Ridpath
    The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead - Jean Ziegler
    The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
    The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
    The Trudeau Vector - Juris Jurjevics
    Magma - Thomas Thiemeyer
    All the Life On Mars (UK) tie-in books
    Star Trek: Titan - Taking Wing - Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
    Star Trek: Titan - The Red King - Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin
    Star Trek: Titan - Orion's Hounds - Christopher L. Bennett
    Star Trek: Vanguard - Harbinger - David Mack
    Star Trek: Vanguard - Summon the Thunder- Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

    Add to that a ton of audio books on my MP3 player and you get the picture.
     
  16. CaptainCanada

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    I keep a list of everything I read in a year, so I'm well-prepared for occasions like this.:lol:

    Fiction

    The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
    The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
    The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
    The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
    The Major Works by Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
    The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
    Emperor and Galilean by Henrik Ibsen (translated by Brian Johnston)
    Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
    Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    A Scene from Faust by Alexander Pushkin
    The Stone Guest by Alexander Pushkin
    Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin
    Rusalka by Alexander Pushkin
    The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
    The Human Factor by Graham Greene
    Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
    The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson
    Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
    Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
    Siegfried by Richard Wagner
    Götterdammerung by Richard Wagner
    The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
    Boris Godunov by Alexander Pushkin
    The Miserly Knight by Alexander Pushkin
    A Feast In Time Of Plague by Alexander Pushkin
    The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire (translated by James McGowan)
    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada by Michael Ignatieff
    The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder by W. H. Hodgson
    Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (translated by Richard Freeborn)
    God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis
    Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
    The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
    The Pillars of the Community by Henrik Ibsen (translated by Una Ellis-Fermor)
    Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (translated by Una Ellis-Fermor)
    The Song of Roland by Anonymous (translated by Dorothy L. Sayers)
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    Shogun by James Clavell
    Zofloya; or, The Moor by Charlotte Dacre
    Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
    The Manticore by Robertson Davies
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling

    Non-Fiction

    England’s Last War with France: Fighting Vichy, 1940-1942 by Colin Smith
    A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner
    Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples At Home And Abroad, 1876-1917 by Matthew Frye Jacobson
    Masculinity and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 by Gail Bederman
    Byzantium: The Early Centuries by John Julius Cooper, Viscount Norwich
    Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Cooper, Viscount Norwich
    Byzantium: Decline and Fall by John Julius Cooper, Viscount Norwich
    The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 by Carol Sheriff

    Graphic Fiction

    Jack of Fables: Jack of Hearts by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, et al.
    Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
    House of Mystery: Room and Boredom by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, et al.
    The Savage Sword of Conan v.1 by Roy Thomas, et al.
    Daredevil v.1 by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, et al.
    Daredevil v.2 by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, et al.
    Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt by J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck
    Daredevil v.3 by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, et al.
    Swamp Thing: Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore et al.
    The Savage Sword of Conan v.2 by Roy Thomas et al.
    Swamp Thing: Love and Death by Alan Moore et al.
    Fantastic Four: Books of Doom by Ed Brubaker and Pablo Raimondi
    Swamp Thing: The Curse by Alan Moore et al.
    Swamp Thing: A Murder of Crows by Alan Moore et al.
    Jack of Fables: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, et al.
    Jack of Fables: Americana by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, et al.
    Alan Moore’s Wild Worlds by Alan Moore, Scott Clark, Al Rio, et al.
    Jack of Fables: Turning Pages by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, et al.
    Jungle Girl by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and Adriano Batista
    Tomb of Dracula Omnibus v.1 by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, et al.
    Swamp Thing: Earth to Earth by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, John Totleben, and Alfredo Alcala
    Swamp Thing: Reunion by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, Stephen Bissette, Alfredo Alcala, John Totleben, and Tom Yeates
    Top Ten: Book 1 by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon
    Top Ten: Book 2 by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon
    Swamp Thing: Regenesis by Rick Veitch, Alfredo Alcala, et al.
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1910 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
    The Savage Sword of Conan v.3 by Roy Thomas et al.
    Star Trek: Countdown by Mike Johnson, Tim Jones, and David Messina
    Starman Omnibus v.1 by James Robinson and Tony Harris
    The Savage Sword of Conan v.5 by Roy Thomas et al.
    Starman Omnibus v.2 by James Robinson and Tony Harris
    House of Mystery: Love Stories for Dead People by Matthew Sturges, Luca Rossi, Bill Willingham, et al.
    Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson v.2 by Walt Simonson et al.
    Swamp Thing: Spontaneous Generation by Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcala.
    Swamp Thing: Infernal Triangles by Rick Veitch, Jamie Delano, Stephen Bissette, Afredo Alcala, and Tom Mandrake.
    Thor: Ages of Thunder by Matt Fraction, Patrick Zircher, et al.
    Sleeper: Season 1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
    Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted by Matt Wagner, Amy Reeder Hadley, and Richard Friend
    Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson v.3 by Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema, et al.
    Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson v.4 by Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema, et al.
    X-23: Target X by Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
    Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson v.5 by Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema, et al.
    The Immortal Iron Fist: The Mortal Iron Fist by Duane Swierczynski, Travel Foreman, et al.
    Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark
    Astro City: The Dark Age (Part I): Brothers & Other Strangers by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Fables: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, et al.
    Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke
    Final Crisis: Revelations by Greg Rucka and Philip Tan
    Daredevil Omnibus v.1 by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, et al.
    Astro City: The Tarnished Angel by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Captain Britain Omnibus by Alan Davis, Alan Moore, David Thorpe, and Jamie Delano
    Gotham Central: Jokers and Madmen by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark
    Hercules: Prince of Power by Bob Layton
    Jack of Fables: The Big Book of War by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Tony Akins, Russ Braun et al.
    Sleeper: Season Two by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
    Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter by Kieron Gillen, Kano, et al.
    Battlefields: Dear Billy by Garth Ennis and Peter Snejbjerg
    Battlefields: Night Witches by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun
    Battlefields: The Tankies by Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra
    The Immortal Iron Fist: Escape from the Eighth City by Duane Swierczynski, Travel Foreman, et al.
    Queen and Country: Definitive Edition v.1 by Greg Rucka et al.
    The Savage Sword of Conan v.4 by Roy Thomas et al.
    Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower
    Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith
    Queen and Country: Definitive Edition v.2 by Greg Rucka et al.
    WE3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
    Queen and Country: Definitive Edition v.3 by Greg Rucka et al.
    Thunderbolts: Faith in Monsters by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr.
    Thunderbolts: Caged Angels by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr.
    V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
     
  17. JacksonArcher

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    Ummm... :eek:

    Remind me never to argue with you about anything literacy related.
     
  18. Bob The Skutter

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    I've finished reading around 44 with another 4 or so unfinished... I'll put the list up later.
     
  19. S. Gomez

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    I saw this series on the shelf one day at the bookstore. It looks interesting. How is it?


    You read opera?
     
  20. CaptainCanada

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    Very fun. Very obviously part of the post-Rowling wave, but it's got a lot of originality to it (and is distinctively American in tone). As someone who really enjoys Greek mythology, the author does a great job mixing it into his fantasy world (even extremely minor figures and stories).
    The libretti, to get some understanding of the story. Later I tracked down a series of performance DVDs that have subtitles, which I'll watch whenever I have the time.