Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 Book List

As always, I should post more. I knit a LOT in 2013. Someday I will actually do the blog post comparing various beaders that I have threatened to do. Summary: I reallyreally like the Verna beader. The Fleegle beader is quite good, too, but not as pointy, and I found that it was more likely to shred my yarn. The hook cap is far superior to the Verna's rubber stopper, though. Also, while Verna is smoother for me than Fleegle during the actual beading bit, the pointiness means that occasionally the hook goes through the yarn and can be somewhat difficult to extricate. Of course, I haven't used both sizes of both options, so this is just an educated guess at this point. Someday, eventually, there will be a full comparison. With pictures, even!

Edit: Goal for the year is to use the yarn that has accumulated in the main level of the house before delving into the stash room for yarn. Must declutter the downstairs by knitting it! 

Posting the book list so I can start 2014's list, although it may be a few days before I finish anything.

2013 Book List 

001. The Holy and the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah", Alan Light
002. Stranger Than Fiction, Chuck Palahniuk
003. The Dog of the Marriage, Amy Hempel
004. Tumble Home, Amy Hempel
005. At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Amy Hempel
006. Waiting for the Galactic Bus, Parke Godwin
007. Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Jonathan L. Howard
008. Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey, Margaret Peterson Haddix
009. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel
010. The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, David George Haskell
011. Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits: 250 Tactics to Recruit, Motivate, and Raise More Money, Jay Conrad Levinson, Frank Adkins, and Chris Forbes
012. She Got Up Off the Couch and Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana, Haven Kimmel
013. Bellwether, Connie Willis
014. Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
015. Just a Geek, Wil Wheaton
016. Jack Tumor, Anthony McGowan
017. When I Grow Up, Juliana Hatfield
018. Zombie Blondes, Brian James
019. Why Sh*t Happens: The Science of a Really Bad Day, Peter J. Bentley, PhD
020. Raising Stony Mayhall, Daryl Gregory
021. My One Square Inch of Alaska, Sharon Short
022. Monty Python Speaks!, David Morgan
023. Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, Neil Shubin
024. Everything Breaks, Theo Nicole Lorenz
025. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
026. Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body, Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby
027. In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology and the Culture of Riffing, Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba, eds.
028. Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, Ben Goldacre
029. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
030. Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glas-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog, Ysabeau S. Wilce
031. Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea
032. Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), Ysabeau S. Wilce
033. Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species, Craig Pittman
034. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
035. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris
036. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
037. First Shift: Legacy, Hugh Howey
038. Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire
039. Flora's Fury: How a Girl of Spirit and a Red Dog Confound Their Friends, Astound Their Enemies, and Learn the Importance of Packing Light, Ysabeau S. Wilce
040. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
041. The New Republic, Lionel Shriver
042. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
043. Divergent, Veronica Roth
044. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
045. Barrel Fever, David Sedaris
046. Insurgent, Veronica Roth
047. A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit
048. VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn with Gavin Edwards
049. Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger
050. The House Girl, Tara Conklin
051. Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia Is Making Lab Rats of Us All, Monona Rossol
052. The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit
053. Railsea, China Mieville
054. The Death of Bees, Lisa O'Donnell
055. Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart of Our Craft, Nora Murphy
056. Brick By Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry, David C. Robertson with Bill Breen
057. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
058. In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash, Jean Shepherd
059. Johannes Cabal the Detective, Jonathan L. Howard
060. Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell
061. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
062. Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott
063. The Potty Mouth at the Table, Laurie Notaro
064. ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild, Jonathan Chesner.
065. Reasons to Live, Amy Hempel
066. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, Piper Kerman
067. Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, Emily Anthes
068. My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs, Brian Switek
069. Brain Thief, Alexander Jablokov
070. Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway, Cherie Currie with Tony O'Neill
071. A Good Year, Peter Mayle
072. Don't Cry, Mary Gaitskill
073. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club, Laurie Notaro
074. A Highland Werewolf Wedding, Terry Spear
075. Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
076. Garden State, Rick Moody
077. Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire
078. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
079. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, Jim Fergus
080. Silence, Michelle Sagara
081. Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott
082. The Great Lakes Water Wars, Peter Annin
083. Allegiant, Veronica Roth
084. Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire
085. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
086. Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, Tom Mueller
087. Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, David K. Randall
088. Bah, Humbug, Heather Horrocks
089. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
090. The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts, Hanne Blank
091. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
092. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir), Jenny Lawson
093. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh
094. The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow, Krystyna Chiger with Daniel Paisner
095. Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic, Alex Shvartsman, ed.
096. The Blue Hour: A Life of Jean Rhys, Lillian Pizzichini
097. Behind the Attic Wall, Sylvia Cassedy
098. Joan Jett by Todd Oldham and Kathleen Hanna
099. It All Began with Jane Eyre, or The Secret Life of Franny Dillman, Sheila Greenwald
100. The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (And How to Do Them), Peter Sagal
101. Whirligig, Paul Fleischman