Reading Tally 2007

This is my reading tally of 2007. Originally divided into book length fiction, ditto non-fiction, and misc, it has now grown into several sections to better reflect the reading.

This is fully to get my brag on. I will also include the date about which I finished the work. Some entries include a description of how many pages, or some other notes, but there is no offer of consistency here. Too many works I have read this year are eBooks or defy any sort of standard.

Fiction (book length)

This is a harder one to guage than it would seem. When does a novel start, and a romance begin? Is it a novella, or an extended story, or a short novel? Is a collection of loosely tied short stories a novel, or a collection of loosely tied short stories? Does an extensively illustrated book count the same as one with no illustrations? In every case, if a book shows up here it is because I went with my gut and decided it felt like it belonged here more than anywhere else. This might include children's books (though I read very few of them), longer epics, novellas or any sort of thing in between. Though I don't read them as much as I used to, this will include RPGs.

  1. Vampire Hunter D #3: Demon Deathchase, by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Illustrated by Yoshkitaka Amano. Translated by Kevin Leahy. (finished 4 Jan 2007) 200pp/Medium reading level
  2. Tersias the Oracle by G.P. Taylor. (4 Jan 2007) 240pp/Low-
  3. Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green. (7 Jan 2007) 200pp/Low
  4. Children of Men by PD James. (9 Jan 2007) 230pp/Medium
  5. Summer Moonshine by P.G. Wodehouse. (15 Jan 2007) 316pp/High
  6. Haunted Vagina by Cartlon Mellick III. (15 Jan 2007) 106pp/Bizarro
  7. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. (18 Jan 2007) 160pp
  8. The Mating Season by P.G. Wodehouse. (22 Jan 2007) 271pp
  9. Agents of Light and Darkness by Simon R Green. (22 Jan 2007) 126pp
  10. Nightinggale's Lament by Simon R. Green. (23 Jan 2007) 130pp
  11. You Suck by Christopher Moore. (24 Jan 2007) 309pp
  12. Martian Time-Slip by Philip K Dick. (29 Jan 2007) 240pp
  13. Farnham's Freehold by Robert A Heinlein. 31 Jan 2007) 294pp
  14. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. (3 Feb 2007)
  15. Crimson Labyrinth by Yukuse Kishi. Translated by Camellia Nieh. (6 Feb 2007) 294pp
  16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. (12 Feb 2007) 626 pages.
  17. Resturaunt at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. (13 Feb 07) 154pp.
  18. M.A.S.H. by Richard Hooker. (14 Feb 2007) 216pp
  19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. (17 Feb 2007) 400pp
  20. Hex and the City by Simon R. Green. (21 Feb 2007) 164pp
  21. Paths Not Taken by Simon R. Green. (22 Feb 2007) 186pp
  22. Sharper than a Serpent's Tongue by Simon R. Green. (23 Feb 2007) 164pp
  23. Hell to Pay by Simon R. Green. (25 Feb 2007) 265pp
  24. Washington Square by Henry James. (1 Mar 2007) 189pp
  25. Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick. (2 Mar 2007) 175pp
  26. At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (4 Mar 2007) ebook
  27. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (8 Mar 2007) ebook
  28. Jeeves and the Tie that Binds by P.G. Wodehouse. (14 Mar 2007)
  29. Nonsense Novels by Stephen Lealock (18 Mar 2007)
  30. Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones (20 Mar 2007)
  31. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (21 Mar 2007)
  32. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle (22 Mar 2007)
  33. Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (25 Mar 2007)
  34. Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker (28 Mar 2007)
  35. Arthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson (2 Apr 2007)
  36. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baron Orcszy (3 Apr 2007)
  37. Arthur and the Forbidden City by Luc Besson (5 Apr 2007)
  38. Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K Dick (27 Apr 2007)
  39. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (3 May 2007)
  40. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (7 May 2007)
  41. Day Watch by Sergey Lukyanenko (12 May 2007)
  42. Beast House by Richard Laymon (14 May 2007)
  43. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk.
  44. The Cellar by Richard Laymon.
  45. Slither by Ed Lee.
  46. Transformers by Alan Dead Foster
  47. Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier
  48. I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  49. The Conquering Worms by Brian Keene
  50. Psycho by Robert Bloch
  51. Vacation by Jeremy C Shipp
  52. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
  53. Off Season by Jack Ketchum
  54. The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  55. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  56. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  57. Little Nugget by P.G. Wodehouse
  58. Offspring by Jack Ketchum
  59. The House of Incest by Anais Nin
  60. The Rising by Brian Keene
  61. City of the Dead by Brian Keene
  62. The Dead Sea by Brian Keene
  63. Twilight Watch by Sergey Lukyanenko
  64. Solar Lottery by Philip K Dick
  65. Halloweenland by Al Sarrantonio
  66. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff.
  67. The Bleeding Season by Greg Gifune.
  68. Deluge by Mark Morris
  69. Sam the Sudden by P.G. Wodehouse
  70. Sweeney Todd by Unknown
  71. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  72. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
  73. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman
  74. Fear Itself (RPG) by Robin Laws
  75. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
  76. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow

Non-Fiction (book length)

  1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. (27 Feb 2007) 314pp
  2. Gospel of the Living Dead by Kim Paffenroth. (5 Mar 2007) 195pp
  3. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce. (8 Mar 2007) ebook
  4. Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing by Martin Gardner (19 Apr 2007)
  5. Cryptography: the Science of Secret Writing by Laurence Dwight Smith (23 Apr 2007)
  6. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Chris Hutchens
  7. Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. As a Chinaman Saw us by Unknown
  9. Amityville Horror by Jay Anson (note, though generally regarded as fiction, now, was originally marketed and supposedly written with the intent as being non-fiction)

Short Stories

See the "book-length fiction" above to get some of the hints at the problem with classifying this section. Some children's books will have less text than what goes in here and some novels have less depth. Luckily, many of my early choices are fairly obvious, and it may stay that way. Again, gut reaction to what the classification should be will rule the day.

  1. "By This Axe, I Rule!" by Robert E. Howard. (6 Jan 2006) 20pp
  2. "Black Canaan" by Robert E. Howard. (9 Jan 2006) 16pp
  3. "Homecoming" by William Hjortsberg. (10 Jan 2006) 6pp
  4. "Jeeves Takes Charge" by P.G. Wodehouse. (11 Jan 2006) 12pp
  5. "Spawn" by P. Schuyler Miller. (15 Jan 2006) 19pp
  6. "St. Dragon and the George" by George Dickson. (17 Jan 2006) ebook
  7. "The Artistic Career of Corky" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 21pp
  8. "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 24pp
  9. "Jeeves and the Hardboiled Egg" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 23pp
  10. "The Aunt and the Sluggard" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 32pp
  11. "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 30pp
  12. "Without Option" by P.G. Wodehouse. (17 Jan 2006) 30pp
  13. "Clustering Around Young Bingo" by P.G. Wodehouse. (18 Jan 2006) 34pp
  14. "Fixing It for Freddie" by P.G. Wodehouse. (18 Jan 2006) 24pp
  15. "Bertie Changes His Mind" by P.G. Wodehouse. (18 Jan 2006) 20pp
  16. "Marching Morons" by C.M. Kornbluth. (19 Jan 2006) 20pp
  17. "Discord in Scarlet" by A. E. Voigt. (28 Jan 2007) 35pp
  18. "Printcrime" by Cory Doctorow. (?) 4pp
  19. "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" by Cory Doctorow. (?) 51pp
  20. "Anda's Game" by Cory Doctorow. (5 Feb 2007) 44pp
  21. "Dreams in the Witch House" by H.P. Lovecraft. (5 Feb 2007) 28pp
  22. "Chattery Teeth" by Stephen King. (11 Feb 2007) 28pp
  23. "The Body Politic" by Clive Barker. (11 Feb 2007) 25pp
  24. "The Elves" by Ludwing Tieck. (18 Feb 2007) 17pp
  25. "The Golden Key" by George MacDonald. (18 Feb 2007) 25pp
  26. "Puss-cat Mew" by E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen. (18 Feb 2007) 41pp
  27. "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton. (18 Feb 2007) 14pp
  28. "The Demon Pope" by Richard Garnett. (18 Feb 2007) 10pp
  29. "I, Robot" by Cory Doctorow. (18 Feb 2007) 58pp
  30. "I, Rowboat" by Cory Doctorow. (19 Feb 2007) 50pp
  31. "Fate" by P.G. Wodehouse. (20 Feb 2007) 17pp
  32. "Mister Elegant" by Chuck Palahniuk. (21 Feb 007) ebook
  33. "Man from the South" by Roald Dahl. (24 Feb 2007) 15pp
  34. "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce. (2 Mar 2007) 8pp
  35. "The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce. (5 Mar 2007) 9pp
  36. "The Moonlit Road" by Ambrose Bierce. (5 Mar 2007) 9pp
  37. "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot" by Ambrose Bierce. (5 Mar 2007) 8pp
  38. "The Death of Halpin Frayser" by Ambrose Bierce. (6 Mar 2007) 15pp
  39. "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce. (6 Mar 2007) 4pp
  40. "Maxon's Master" by Ambrose Bierce. (7 Mar 2007) 9pp
  41. "Beyond the Wall" by Ambrose Bierce. (8 Mar 2007) 7pp
  42. "Watcher by the Dead" by Ambrose Bierce (14 Mar 2007)
  43. "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch"
  44. and "One Summer Night"
  45. and "A Diagnosis of Death"
  46. and "A Tough Tussle"
  47. and "One of Twins"
  48. and "The Haunted Valley"
  49. and "A Jug of Sirup"
  50. and "Staley Fleming's Hallucination"
  51. and "A Resumed Identity, Hazen's Brigade"
  52. and "A Baby Tramp"
  53. and "The Night-Doings at 'Deadman's', a Story that Is Untrue" by Ambrose Bierce (15 Mar 2007)
  54. "A Psychological Shipwreck"
  55. and "John Mortonson's Funeral"
  56. and "The Realm of the Unreal"
  57. and "John Bartine's Watch, a Story by a Physician"
  58. and "Haita the Shephard"
  59. and "The Stranger" by Ambrose Bierce (16 Mar 2007)
  60. "Old Junk and New Money" by Stephen Leacock (17 Mar 2007)
  61. "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving (19 Mar 2007)
  62. "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washing Irving (20 Mar 2007)
  63. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (30 Mar 2007)
  64. "Camp" (can be read here) by Jeremy C Shipp (27 Apr 2007)
  65. "The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allen Poe (5 May 2007)
  66. "The Cairn on the Headland" by Robert E Howard
  67. "The Thing on the Roof" by Robert E Howard
  68. "The Pit" and
  69. "Not from Detroit" and
  70. "Booty and the Beast" and
  71. "Stepping out, Summer, '68" and
  72. "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" and
  73. "My Dead Dog, Bobby" and
  74. "Trains Not Taken" and
  75. "Tight Little Stitch's In a Dead Man's Back" and
  76. "Dog, Cat and Baby" and
  77. "Mister Weed-Eater" and
  78. "By Bizarre Hands" and
  79. "The Fat Man and the Elephant" and
  80. "The Phone Woman" and
  81. "Letter from the South, two Moons West of Nacogdoches" and
  82. "By the Hair of the Head" and
  83. "The Job" and
  84. "Godzilla's Twelve Step Program" and
  85. "Drive-in Date" and
  86. "Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland" and
  87. "The Steel Valentine" and
  88. "Night They Missed the Horror Show" by Joe R Lansdale.
  89. "Winter Child" by Jack Ketchum
  90. "October Game" by Ray Bradbury
  91. "A Distant Episode" by Paul Bowles
  92. "The Confession of Charles Linklater" by E.F. Benson
  93. "Dark Harvest" by Bob Statzer
  94. "From a Politician's Notebook" by Jessie Adelaide Middleton
  95. "The Fight with the Foxes" by P'u Sung-ling
  96. "The Awful Drunkard" by Anonymous
  97. "Speedy Trial" by Joe C Mckinney
  98. "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
  99. "The Phantom Teeth of Knightsbridge" by Elliot O'Donnell
  100. "The Stuffed Alligator" by L. Frank Baum
  101. "The Priest with Greedy Eyes" by Anonymous
  102. "The Censor in Purgatory" by P'u Sung-ling
  103. "Renatus" by A.C. Benson
  104. "The Empty House" by Algernon Blackwood
  105. "Burying Betsy" by Brian Keene
  106. "Captain Murderer" by Charles Dickens
  107. "The Madness of Andelsprutz" by Lord Dunsany
  108. "The Convert" by J.D. Beresford
  109. "The Two Ghost Houses of Red Lion Square" by Elliot O'Donnell
  110. "The Priest's Curse" by H.F.W. Tatham
  111. "The Pious Surgeon" by P'u Sung-ling
  112. "As the Crow Flies" by J.D. Beresford
  113. "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow" by Lord Dunsany
  114. "Scratch" by Jeremy Shipp
  115. "The Donkey's Revenge" by P'u Sung-ling
  116. "Reference Needed" by J.D. Beresford
  117. "The Convent Chapel" by R.H. Benson
  118. "The Impulse" by Algernon Blackwood
  119. "The Two Corpses" by Anonymous
  120. "Sabriny, Dad and Co." by Unknown
  121. "The Man Behind the Door" by Elliot O'Donnell
  122. "The Fox Physician" by Unknown
  123. "In the Morning" by R.H. Benson
  124. "Faith Cure on the Channel" by Algernon Blackwood
  125. "The Invitation" by Algernon Blackwood
  126. "The Fortune Hunter Punished" by P'u Sung-ling
  127. "The Elephant and the Lion" by P'u Sung-ling
  128. "The Rewards of Industry" by Richard Garnett
  129. "Spirit of the Orchard" by Unknown
  130. "And Hell Followed With Him" by Brian Keene
  131. "Graveyard Shift" by Stephen King
  132. "Nightmare Man" by Jeremy Shipp
  133. "Night Fishing"
  134. "Other People's Money" by Cory Doctorow


  1. "After the Siege" by Cory Doctorw (14 Mar 2007)
  2. "Scramsburg, U.S.A." by Thomas Tessier
  3. "The Baby" by Al Sarrantinio
  4. "The Mist" by Stephen King

Longer Works

This section is for those novels or nonfiction books that I felt best read in parts over time. There are various reasons why some books work best for me this way. I will keep track of total page count as I go along. When finished, I can add it to the totals above.

Graphic Novels

  1. Graphic Novel: Zombies! Feast by Shane McCarthy. (17 Feb, 2007) 119pp
  2. 300 by Frank Miller. (9 Mar 2007)
  3. The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller. (30 Apr 2007)
  4. A Dame to Kill For by Frank Miller (7 May 2007)
  5. Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies (9 May 2007)
  6. Walking Dead v6 by Robert Kirkman et al
  7. Escape of the Living Dead by John Russon et al.
  8. 30 Days of Night
  9. The Sandman Vol 1
  10. The Sandman Vol 2
  11. The Sandman Vol 3
  12. The Sandman Vol 4
  13. Piracy
  14. Mad (collected) volume 1
  15. Tales from the Crypt 1
  16. Tales from the Crypt 2
  17. Weird Science 1
  18. Weird Science 2
  19. Shock SuspenStories 1
  20. Shock SuspenStories 2

Poetry Collection and Plays

  1. Wild Swans at Coole By William Butlery Yeats. (12 Mar 2007)
  2. Silverpoints by John Gray
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  4. Embryoyo by Dean Young

Short Non-Fiction

  1. Essay/Memoir: "Bookshop Memories" by George Orwell. (26 Feb 2007) ebook
  2. "Visions of the Night" by Ambrose Bierce. (6 Mar 2007) 6pp
  3. "Why I Am Not a Christian" by Bertrand Russell
  4. "How to Become a Man of Genius" by Bertrand Russell
  5. "Introduction" (to his collection [as editor] of ghost stories) by Roald Dahl
  6. "On Bullshit" by Harry Frankfurt
  7. "Foreword" to High Cotton by Joe R Lansdale

The Unfinished

This for those works that I could not, would not or I suppose in a rare case, simply perchanced to be unable to finish over the course of the year. The vast majority of these works will be things that seemed interesting until I got into them, but then had to pretty much just say "goodbye" to them along the way. There are too many good books I will not live long enough to read to waste time on the bad.

  1. The Abducted by Robin Cook

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