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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
I like this Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge idea some friend posted to Facebook. (Sorry I can't remember who!) I like this list because it's quirky and somewhat less dude-centric than a lot of you-should-have-read-these-100-books-to-be-worthy types of lists. It is pretty white, though. The person I snagged the list from, snagged it from The Book Club Forum. I fixed a few obvious typos. I wish whoever compiled the list included only things that were actually read, preferably by Rory, not stuff like random movies titles or characters Lorelei blurts out.
The ones I haven't read are in bold, and I've added commentary to a few.
Obligatory year end round up: books
I can't remember what I did this year, but since I track my reading, I'll share some highlights from my year in books. This goes from December 1, 2007 to November 30, 2008. (November has 30, right?)
I read, or at least got most of the way through 98 books.
82 of them were written or edited by women.
20 were by people of color.
12 were by queer authors or had strong queer characters.
10 were non-biography non-fiction.
19 were biographies or autobiographies.
17 were children's or young adult books.
Highly recommended (in the order I read them)...
Reading list for Siu Loong
Following are book recommendations for my friend Siu Loong, a voracious reader who just turned 8.
Queer Women's Fiction
This started as a Facebook update, but I thought it would be worth exploring at greater length here, especially as I hope to have a nice bibliography of queer women's fiction by the time I'm through.
78 books, 4 magazines, 20+ blogs, and a Kurt Vonnegut tribute
The Lower East Side Librarian Reading Log is also coming soon to a mailbox near you. The reading log is part of the Winter Solstice Shout Out and also a standalone publication that mostly goes to family members instead of the Shout Out, and when I'm especially neurotic, to friends, as well.
It's reviews/descriptions of all the books I've read between December 2006 and December 2007. ...
Polar Fiction -- who knew?