2013 Reading List

By author with links to reviews where they were.

  1. DONE — Adams, Richard — Watership Down
  2. DONE —  — Aesop’s Fables; a new translation
  3. DONE — Ariely, Dan — Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  4. DONE — Ariely, Dan — The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  5. DONE — Ariely, Dan — The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves
  6. DONE —  — The Handmaid’s Tale
  7. DONE — Baum, L. Frank — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
  8. DONE — Baum, L. Frank — The Marvelous Land of Oz
  9. DONE — Baum, L. Frank — Ozma of Oz
  10. DONE (review) — Baum, L. Frank — Dorothy And the Wizard in Oz (Oz, #4)
  11. DONE (review) — Booth, Martin — The American: A Special Edition of A Very Private Gentleman
  12. DONE — Brown, Dan — Angels & Demons
  13. DONE — Conrad, Joseph — Heart of Darkness
  14. DONE (review) — Du Bois, W.E.B. — The Souls of Black Folk
  15. DONE — Dumas, Alexandre — Twenty Years After
  16. DONE (review) — Dweck, Carol S. — Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
  17. DONE — Eliot, T.S. — The Waste Land
  18. DONE — Erikson, Steven — Reaper’s Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #7)
  19. DONE — Erikson, Steven — Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #8)
  20. DONE — Erikson, Steven — Dust of Dreams (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen #9)
  21. DONE — Erikson, Steven — The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #10)
  22. DONE — Feynman, Richard P. — Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman
  23. DONE — Fitzgerald, F. Scott  — The Great Gatsby
  24. DONE — Gibbons, Stella — Cold Comfort Farm
  25. DONE (review) — Gladwell, Malcolm — What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
  26. DONE — Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl and  — Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  27. DONE — Johnson, James Weldon — The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
  28. DONE (review) — Jones, Diana Wynne — Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1)
  29. DONE — Harris, Sam — Lying
  30. DONE — Hosseini, Khaled — The Kite Runner
  31. DONE — Howard, Robert E. — The Conquering Sword of Conan
  32. DONE — Howard, Robert E. — The Bloody Crown of Conan
  33. DONE (review) — Howarth, Patrick — Attila: King of the Huns: The Man and the Myth
  34. DONE — Kingsley, Charles — The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children
  35. DONE (review) — Kingsolver, Barbara — The Poisonwood Bible
  36. DONE — Knowles, James — The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights
  37. DONE (review) — Kosiński, Jerzy — The Painted Bird
  38. DONE — Leiber, Fritz — Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, #2)
  39. DONE — Leonard, Elmore — Pronto (Raylan Givens, #1)
  40. DONE — Leonard, Elmore — Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens, #2)
  41. DONE — Leonard, Elmore — Rum Punch
  42. DONE — Levitt, Steven D. — SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
  43. DONE — Matthews, David — Ace of Spades: A Memoir
  44. DONE (review) — Northup, Solomon — Twelve Years a Slave
  45. DONE (review) — Pálsson, Hermann — Seven Viking Romances
  46. DONE (review) — Pink, Daniel H. — Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
  47. DONE — Prasad, Chandra — Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience
  48. DONE (review) — Roth, Veronica — Divergent (Divergent, #1)
  49. DONE — Rudgley, Richard — The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
  50. DONE — Sagan, Carl — The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
  51. DONE (review) — Sanders, J. Victoria — Single & Happy: The Party of Ones
  52. DONE (review) — Schmier, Louis — Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton: The Biography of a South Georgia Jewish Community’s Beginnings 1865-1908
  53. DONE (review) — Semple, Maria — Where’d You Go, Bernadette
  54. DONE —  — Frankenstein
  55. DONE — Simpson, David — Sub-Human
  56. DONE — Simpson, David — Post-Human
  57. DONE — Simpson, David — Trans-Human
  58. DONE (review) — Singh, Simon — Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
  59. DONE (review) — Steinhardt, Paul J. — Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
  60. DONE — Stoker, Bram — Dracula
  61. DONE (review) — Stowe, Harriet Beecher — Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  62. DONE — Swift, Jonathan — Gulliver’s Travels
  63. DONE — Tippett, Krista — Einstein’s God
  64. DONE — Verne, Jules — Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  65. IN PROGRESS — Washington, Booker T. — Up from Slavery: an autobiography
  66. DONE — Webb, Amy — Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match
  67. DONE — Wein, Elizabeth — Code Name Verity 

Netflix Content Expiring Jan 1st

Yesterday a friend pointed out Netflix is dropping some content on January 1st. This was in relation to the movie of a book we read for a book club earlier this month. So last night, while watching the movie, I noted through the web site all the movies in my list set to expire by the note “Available until <date>” under the thumbnail. They were:

  • Alice in Wonderland (Jan 4th)
  • Battle for Britain
  • Biloxi Blues
  • Stargate Continuum
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Netflix dropped Stargate SG-1 a while ago, and I am not far enough into the series to warrant watching either of those movies, so that meant just three more movies to watch by the 1st. That seemed doable, so I planned to this weekend watch the other 3.

Only…

The indicator upon which I depended is inaccurate. I use an app on my Bluray player to watch on my television and going through my list to find these, I found more movies are expiring. “Clue” for instance according to the Bluray app expires on the first but lacks such an indication on the web at all. There are another 13 who I was able to identify this way.

So it is more like 16 to watch. Ugh. Guess I will have to prioritize.

UPDATE: I made a spreadsheet with expiration date, title, Netflix’s presumed rating. Then I ordered it by rating descending. I am watching them in that order. Most are under 2, so maybe this will not be so bad?