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Robin (rretzler) Reads Reams in 2020

2rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 2:22am

About Me



Hi, I'm Robin, and this is my 8th or 9th year with the 75'ers Group. I'm 56, and I've been married to Ed (56) for 28 years. We have two sons, Beckham (18) and Keegan (14 ½), and four cats, Picasso (14) and the kittens, Mycroft, Bandit, and J'Zargo (2.) Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus (the capital of Ohio), has been our home for the past 20+ years.

I retired two years ago from a tax practice which I had run out of my house for ten years - before that, I was the Tax Director for one of the top 100 accounting firms in the US for five years, a shareholder in a small accounting firm for five years, and worked at Ernst & Young, an international accounting firm for 12 years where I headed the local tax compliance department. I had been slowing down my tax practice for the past few years to spend time with my boys before they go off to college. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my days and I’m sort of at loose ends until I figure things out. I struggle with both depression and diabetes – there are good days and bad days.

Ed is in IT at Huntington Bank, a national bank headquartered in Columbus. Last year, he celebrated his 25th anniversary with the bank! He recently purchased a recumbent trike and has been riding it on some "Rails to Trails" bike paths around Columbus on our non-busy weekends. He has become quite obsessed with his trike, and this fall purchased a used one for me, which I have yet to find time to ride. If Ed isn't riding his trike, he is in the garage tinkering with it.

Beckham is in 12th grade and is accelerated in math - he finished his high school math credits while he was still in middle school. He is taking classes for his senior year of high school at The Ohio State University. He scored a perfect score on his ACT and is a National Merit semi-finalist due to his score on the SAT – we will find out next month if he has been selected as a National Merit finalist. No plans as yet as to where he will attend university. He is in the process of applying to 8 different schools: Ohio State, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve, and Johns Hopkins. He would like to become a Biomedical Engineer as he thinks this is a field with a great future and it also sounds like fun to him! He still loves math and is the president of Mu Alpha Theta, his high school math club. Unfortunately, many of the interested math students graduated last year, and the rest will graduate this year, so the club is dwindling. He also participates on the high school First Robotics Competition team.

Keegan is in 9th grade at the same high school as Beckham (he's a little disappointed that Beckham isn't actually there) and is accelerated two years in math. He has been struggling with hearing issues since he was about four months old and has been wearing hearing aids in both ears since 2016. He has been diagnosed with dyslexia, but he also does very well in school. This past fall, he played on the freshman high school soccer team and was called up to the junior varsity team for many of their games. He still plays outdoor club soccer in the spring and plays futsal (soccer on a basketball court) in the winter. He was also selected to play on the US Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program Ohio South state team, which is a big honor.

I learned to read at a very young age and have rarely been without a book (or many) since then. My library on LT reflects those books that I have kept track of since I started as a member nine years ago. I am slowly trying to capture books I have read before that time, but I'm guessing that a lot of books that I have read will never be recorded as I have forgotten them. I am totally an addict, and the daily deals on Amazon for $1.99 will probably be my financial ruin. I just cannot help myself when it comes to a bargain of that sort!

I mainly read mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and children's/young adult books (along with my sons.) Specifically, most of the mysteries that I read are British mysteries in the style of the Golden Age of Detection, and I enjoy soft sci-fi, especially dystopian, a bit more than hard sci-fi. Until 2017, Beckham, Keegan and I read together every night, but it has been difficult with Beckham's course load to do this. In school, I never had to read many of the classics, so I am slowly going back to read some of those. I also try to read several bestsellers each year. Additionally, I have been working my way through the Newbery, Hugo, and Nebula awards.

I proudly consider myself to be a geek (okay, maybe a nerd too). My favorite TV shows are Sherlock (BBC version) and Doctor Who (both classic and new series). My family enjoys Marvel movies - The Avengers, Captain America, Doctor Strange, etc. - and also the Marvel TV series - Agents of Shield, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, etc. My other hobbies include making beaded jewelry and sometimes knitting. I love to travel, but since we have children who are quickly approaching college age, we don't do as much as we used to.

If we would win the lottery, the first thing I would do (aside from paying off the mortgage and setting aside the funds for college for my sons) is to go back to school myself! I love to learn and would probably take lots of psychology, philosophy, and literature courses.

I'm so glad to be back with the 75'ers again this year and am going to attempt to visit more than I have in the past. So far, this hasn't happened - RL seems to interfere with my plans.

(Shhh…this is recycled from the past two years because I’m too lazy to think up other things to say about myself. Don’t tell.)

3rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 3:21am

Book Meme



For fun!

Fill in the answers with books you've read in 2019.


Describe yourself: Early Riser

Describe how you feel: Scared to Death

Describe where you currently live: Greenglass House

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Over Sea, Under Stone

Your favorite form of transportation: Rivers of London

Your best friend is: The Vanishing Man

You and your friends are: The Dispossessed

Your favorite food is: A Bitter Feast

What you would like for your birthday next year: The Belting Inheritance

What’s the weather like: Passing Strange

You fear: The Stranger

What is the best advice you have to give: You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams

Thought for the day: Look to the Lady

How you would like to die: A Beautiful Blue Death

Your favorite time of day is: The Lonely Hour

What is life for you: A Noble Radiance


Please share your 2019 book-ish answers.

4rretzler
Editado: Jan 16, 2020, 12:26am

Family Pictures






Family - 2019 vacation - Mexico





Ed and I on vacation on the beach at Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2017





Beckham and Keegan showing our vacation tradition of trying on gift shop hats - here they try on sombreros on 2019 vacation in Mexico.





Bandit, J’zargo, Mycroft and Picasso





Beckham's senior pictures





Keegan's freshman pictures





Family – 2017 vacation - Cape Cod, Massachusetts





Family – 2018 spring break – Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, Illinois



5rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 3:22am



2019 ( 2018 ) { 2017 }
By the numbers

📒 Books read - 173 ( 175 ) { 181 }
📅 Average days to read - 2.1 ( 2.1 ) { 2.0 }

🗐 Pages read - 43,859 ( 45,583 ) { 49,009 }
📊 Average pages per book - 254 ( 260 ) { 271 }
📊 Average pages per day - 120 ( 125 ) { 134 }

📗 Series read - 89 ( 71 ) { 68 }
📕 Books in series read - 136 ( 125 ) { 122 }

⬆️ Longest book read - Fool's Fate
🗐 Pages - 928
⬇️ Shortest book read - Clued Up
🗐 Pages - 4

Type

🎁 ARC - 9 ( 32 ) { 32 }
🏛️ Borrowed - 20 ( 27 ) { 26 }
🛍️ New - 94 ( 79 ) { 91 }
🔁 Reread - 3 ( 3 ) { 6 }
📚 TBR - 47 ( 34 ) { 26 }

Medium

🎧 Audio - 41 ( 35 ) { 15 }
🖥️ Ebook - 113 ( 115 ) { 154 }
📖 Print - 19 ( 25 ) { 12 }

Genre

👦🏼 Children - 2 ( 0 ) { 2 }
🧝 Fantasy - 18 ( 13 ) { 2 }
📙 Fiction - 13 ( 15 ) { 14 }
🏫 Middle Grade - 3 ( 7 ) { 13 }
🕵️ Mystery - 100 ( 89 ) { 109 }
📰 Nonfiction - 5 ( 4 ) { 9 }
🎴 Picture - 2 ( 12 ) { 1 }
📜 Poetry - 0 ( 3 ) { 0 }
🚀 Science Fiction - 29 ( 31 ) { 31 }
👨🏻‍🎓 YA - 1 ( 1 ) { 0 }

Authors

Authors by book

👩🏼 Female - 68 ( 80 ) { 104 }
👨🏼 Male - 105 ( 95 ) { 75 }
❓ Unknown/other - 0 ( 0 ) { 2 }

Unique authors

👩🏻 Female - 45 ( 52 ) { 55 }
👨🏻 Male - 61 ( 54 ) { 52 }
❔ Unknown/other - 0 ( 0 ) { 2 }

✨ Authors read for the first time - 35 ( 46 ) { 59 }

Living or deceased - unique authors

👻 Deceased - 32 ( 34 ) { 25 }
🚶 Living - 74 ( 72 ) { 84 }

Nationality - unique authors

American - 44 ( 48 ) { 52 }
Australian - 0 ( 1 ) { 1 }
Brazilian - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
Canadian - 0 ( 3 ) { 2 }
Chinese - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
Czech - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
English - 51 ( 40 ) { 42 }
French - 1 ( 0 ) { 0 }
German - 0 ( 1 ) { 2 }
Indian - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
Irish - 1 ( 0 ) { 3 }
Japanese - 2 ( 3 ) { 0 }
Norwegian - 1 ( 0 ) { 0 }
Polish - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
Portuguese - 0 ( 0 ) { 1 }
Scottish - 4 ( 3 ) { 2 }
South African - 1 ( 1 ) { 1 }
Swedish - 0 ( 0 ) { 1 }
Welsh - 1 ( 1 ) { 0 }
Unknown - 0 ( 0 ) { 2 }

Awards

Hugo - 7 ( 4 ) { 6 }
Nebula - 5 ( 2 ) { 4 }
Newbery - 1 ( 3 ) { 7 }

Ratings

5.0 - 4 ( 11 ) { 9 }
4.5 - 30 ( 34 ) { 31 }
4.0 - 78 ( 92 ) { 85 }
3.5 - 35 ( 27 ) { 26 }
3.0 - 22 ( 9 ) { 24 }
2.5 - 3 ( 0 ) { 3 }
2.0 - 1 ( 1 ) { 1 }
1.5 - 0 ( 1 ) { 1 }
1.0 - 0 ( 0 ) { 1 }

📊 Average rating - 3.84 ( 4.01 ) { 3.86 }
Average rating of books read per LibraryThing - 3.80 ( 3.87 ) { 3.77 }
Average rating of books read per Goodreads - 3.95 ( 4.02 ) { 3.94 }
Average rating of books read per Amazon - 4.31 ( 4.32 ) { 4.27 }

Decade published

📅2010 - 89 ( 100 ) { 112 }
📅2000 - 25 ( 12 ) { 20 }
📅1990 - 16 ( 15 ) { 12 }
📅1980 - 8 ( 6 ) { 6 }
📅1970 - 3 ( 4 ) { 4 }
📅1960 - 10 ( 4 ) { 6 }
📅1950 - 3 ( 7 ) { 1 }
📅1940 - 4 ( 5 ) { 7 }
📅1930 - 7 ( 11 ) { 4 }
📅1920 - 4 ( 3 ) { 8 }
📅1910 - 0 ( 2 ) { 0 }
📅1900 - 2 ( 0 ) { 1 }
📅1890 - 1 ( 1 ) { 0 }
📅1880 - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
📅1870 - 0 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1860 - 0 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1850 - 1 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1840 - 0 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1830 - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }
📅1820 - 0 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1810 - 0 ( 2 ) { 0 }
📅1800 - 0 ( 0 ) { 0 }
📅1790 - 0 ( 1 ) { 0 }

Books added to library

🎁 ARC - 10 ( 32 ) { 40 }
🛍️ Purchased - New - 663 ( 656 ) { 385 }
🛍️ Purchased - Used - 46 ( 0 ) { 0 }

📓 Read - 102 ( 114 ) { 109 }
💲 Average cost per book - $5.09 ( $3.18 ) { $4.37 }
✨ New releases - 97 ( 50 ) { 33 }
💰 Full price - 269 ( 98 ) { 115 }
💰 Free - 160 ( 170 ) { 89 }

Favorite Books by Genre

🤍Children - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
❤️Fantasy - Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
🧡Fiction - The Stranger by Albert Camus
💙Middle - The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
💚Mystery - The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill
🖤Nonfiction - Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
🤎Picture - Dr Tenth: Christmas Surprise!
💘Poetry -
💜SciFi - Farthing by Jo Walton
💛YA - Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds


6rretzler
Editado: Jan 27, 2020, 1:38pm

Currently Reading




Reading Now


  1. England's Finest by Christopher Fowler📖
  2. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson📱🎧
  3. Melmoth by Sarah Perry 📖







Up Next

  1. The German Heiress by Anika Scott📖
  2. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan📱




📖 - Print (hardcover, trade paper or mass market paper)
🎧 - Audiobook
📱 - eBook

8rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 6:10pm

Challenges



As with last year, I plan only to loosely follow the challenges - if I read a book and it fits, I'll count it, but I am not going to plan my reading to complete a challenge. If I need a book to read, I'll consider something that fits the challenge. There are A LOT of challenges here, but the majority of them fit very nicely with the books I plan to read, and we'll just see where I get on the others. Fun for me, and gives me a little sense of accomplishment for basically doing nothing but what I would normally do. I've offloaded the details to my wiki pages - you can follow the links below or just see the summary here.

Several of the challenges that I've done for the past two years are no longer being sponsored. I may decide just to do them on my own, but I've attempted to look for substitutes. So…my challenges may even change mid-year, depending on my mood!

Realistically, I will probably only update the tickers monthly instead of trying to update after each book, as it is a time consuming process.

12:1 Reading Challenge



2020 12:1 Challenge Detail




52 Books in 52 Weeks



2020 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge Detail




Apocalypse



2020 Apocalypse Challenge Detail




Audiobook



2020 Audiobook Challenge Detail




Big Fat Books



2020 Big Fat Books Challenge Detail




Books Read This Year – World's Without End



2020 Books Read This Year - WWE Challenge Detail




British Books



2020 British Books Challenge Detail




British Crime Classics



2020 British Crime Classics Challenge Detail




Classics I Have Not Read



2020 Shortname Challenge Detail




Cloakand Dagger



2020 Shortname Challenge Detail




Discoveries in Genre



2020 Discoveries in Genre Challenge Detail




Double Winner



2018-2020 Double Winner Challenge Detail




Dystopia



2020 Dystopia Challenge Detail




European Reading



2020 European Reading Challenge Detail




Fantasy



2020 Fantasy Challenge Detail




Finishing the Series



2020 Finishing the Series Challenge Detail




First in Series



2020 First in Series Challenge Detail




For the Love of Ebooks



2020 For the Love of Ebooks Challenge Detail




Historical Fiction



2020 Historical Fiction Challenge Detail




I Just Have to Read More of That Author



2020 I Just Have to Read More of That Author Challenge Detail




Library Love



2020 Library Love Challenge Detail




Lois McMaster Bujold



2020 Lois McMaster Bujold Challenge Detail




Medical Examiner



2020 Medical Examiner Mystery Challenge Detail




Modern Mrs Darcy



2020 Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge Detail




Murder Mystery Bingo



2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Challenge Detail




NetGalley



2020 NetGalley Challenge Detail




New Release



2020 New Release Challenge Detail




Pick & Mix



2020 Pick & Mix Challenge Detail




Pick Your Poison



2020 Pick Your Poison Challenge Detail




Popsugar



2020 Popsugar Challenge Detail




Print Only



2020 Print Only Challenge Detail




Read the Sequel



2020 Read the Sequel Challenge Detail




Read Harder



2020 Read Harder Challenge Detail




Reading Challenge Addict



2020 Reading Challenge Addict Challenge Detail




Reading Glasses



2020 Name Challenge Detail




ROTFL



2020 ROTFL Challenge Detail




Second Best



2020 Second Best Challenge Detail




Space Opera



2020 Space Opera Challenge Detail




Space Time



2020 Space Time Challenge Detail




Tackle My TBR



2020 Tackle My TBR Challenge Detail




The Number of the Counting Shall Be 3



2020 The Number of the Counting Shall Be 3 Challenge Detail




The Unloved



2020 The Unloved Challenge Detail




Tolkien



2020 Tolkien Challenge Detail




Women in Genre Fiction



2020 Women of Genre Fiction Challenge Detail




9rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 4:37pm

January to March Books Read



    January
  1. Murder at the Opera by D. M. Quincy - 📱🕵️
  2. And Dangerous to Know by Darcie Wilde - 📱🕵️
  3. A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch - 🎧🧝
  4. Death Trap by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  5. Cliffhanger by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  6. The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 📱🕵️
  7. Blood From a Stone by Donna Leon - 📱🕵️
  8. What Child is This by Rhys Bowen - 📱📙
  9. The Case of the Marsden Rubies by Leonard Gribble - 📖🕵️
  10. Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb - 📱🧝
  11. The Charteris Mystery by A Fielding - 📱🕵️
  12. The Secret of Brimley Manor by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  13. Among Others by Jo Walton - 📱🧝
  14. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells - 📱🚀
  15. Melmoth by Sarah Perry - 📖🧝

    February

    March





    Genre
    👦🏼 Children
    🧝 Fantasy
    📙 Fiction
    🏫 Middle grade
    🕵️ Mystery
    📰 Nonfiction
    🎴 Picture
    📜 Poetry
    🚀 SciFi
    👨🏻‍🎓 Young Adult

10rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 2:55am

April to June Books Read



    April

    May

    June

11rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 2:56am

July to September Books Read



    July

    August

    September

12rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 2:56am

October to December Books Read



    October

    November

    December

13rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 6:40pm

My Preorders


This is where I keep up with the books that I have preordered on Amazon and Book Depository. These are mostly series books for which I am waiting for the next installment

Link to my wiki page: Rretzler Book Preorders

14rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 11:40pm


Planned Reading





Planning my reading worked out fairly well the last two years, so I’ll give it a try again this year. I'm finishing quite a few books that I've wanted to read for some time, however, at times, I find it a little constraining. Plus, last year, I didn't finish all of the books I had planned to read, so those have rolled over to this year… Not sure how it will all work out in the end, but I'll give it another year, and then we'll see.

I've offloaded the list to my wikipage - so here it is:

Rretzler's Planned Reading

15rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 6:39pm



My Series



Here's a link to my series reading on my wiki page:

Robin's Series

16rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 3:14am

Prior Year Favorites by Genre



2019
Children - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Fantasy - Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fiction - The Stranger by Albert Camus
Middle - The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Mystery - The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill
Nonfiction - Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
Picture - Dr Tenth: Christmas Surprise!
SciFi - Farthing by Jo Walton
YA - Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds



2018
Fantasy - God Stalk by PC Hodgell
Fiction - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Middle - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Mystery - The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
Nonfiction - Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Poetry - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
SciFi - Head On by John Scalzi
YA - When by Victoria Laurie



2017
Fiction - A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
Middle - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg
Mystery - The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Nonfiction - The Complete Maus by Art Spiegleman
SciFi - Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold



2016
Fantasy - The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
Literary fiction - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Middle grade - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Mystery - The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R King
Science Fiction - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Young Adult - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky



2015
Scifi - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Young Adult - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Middle - A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen
Nonfiction - Upside-Down Brilliance by Linda Kreger Silverman
Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Mystery - Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey
Fantasy - Queen Mab by Kate Danley
Picture - Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown



2014
Nonfiction - Coaching Outside the Box by Richard E Shaw
Middle - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Mystery - As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
SciFi - Divergent by Veronica Roth
Young Adult - Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Fantasy - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - reread



2013
Mystery - The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Picture - Ruby Sings the Blues by Niki Daly - reread
Middle - Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
SciFi - I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Fiction - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Fantasy - The Princess Bride by William Goldman - reread



2012
Mystery - The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King
SciFi - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Fantasy - A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
Middle - The Giver by Lois Lowry
Fiction - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Picture - Pete's a Pizza by William Steig - reread



2011
Fiction - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Middle - Tall and Proud by Vian Smith - reread
Young Adult - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Mystery - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
SciFi - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
SciFi - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


17rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 6:36pm

Awards



I'm reading from several award lists. I've offloaded my progress lists to my wiki pages - you can follow the links for the details or see the summary below.

Hugo



Hugo Award Reading List




Nebula



Nebula Award Reading List




Newbery



Newbery Award Reading List




Great American Read



Great American Read List



18rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 6:38pm

A Book A Year



I loved this idea - so I am copying Paul, Roni, Karen, and possibly others. These books may not necessarily be my favorite book published that year but are books that I have rated highly, enjoyed, and likely reread (or will reread), and have some meaning to me. I've tried not to add too many books by one author and have attempted to keep it representative of my overall library.

You can find my complete list at my wiki pages:

Robin's Book a Year

2019
The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill

2018
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

19rretzler
Editado: Jan 6, 2020, 3:24am

20PaulCranswick
Jan 6, 2020, 2:34am



Another resolution is to keep up in 2020 with all my friends on LT. Happy New Year!

21rretzler
Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 4:35pm




  1. (1) Murder at the Opera by D. M. Quincy - 📱🕵️
  2. (2) And Dangerous to Know by Darcie Wilde - 📱🕵️
  3. (3) A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch - 🎧🧝
  4. (4) Death Trap by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  5. (5) Cliffhanger by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  6. (6) The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 📱🕵️
  7. (7) Blood From a Stone by Donna Leon - 📱🕵️
  8. (8) What Child is This by Rhys Bowen - 📱📙
  9. (9) The Case of the Marsden Rubies by Leonard Gribble - 📖🕵️
  10. (10) Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb - 📱🧝
  11. (11) The Charteris Mystery by A Fielding - 📱🕵️
  12. (12) The Secret of Brimley Manor by Neil Richards - 🎧🕵️
  13. (13) Among Others by Jo Walton - 📱🧝
  14. (14) Artificial Condition by Martha Wells - 📱🚀
  15. (15) Melmoth by Sarah Perry - 📖🧝




    Medium
    📖 - Print (hardcover, trade paper or mass market paper)
    🎧 - Audiobook
    📱 - eBook

    Genre
    👦🏼 Children
    🧝 Fantasy
    📙 Fiction
    🏫 Middle grade
    🕵️ Mystery
    📰 Nonfiction
    🎴 Picture
    📜 Poetry
    🚀 SciFi
    👨🏻‍🎓 Young Adult

22rretzler
Editado: Jan 15, 2020, 10:41pm




  1. (1) In a Field of Blue by Gemma Liviero📱📙
  2. (2) The Names of the Dead by Kevin Wignall📱🕵️
  3. (3) Junkyard Cats by Faith Hunter🎧🚀
  4. (4) Interview With the Robot by Lee Bacon🎧🏫
  5. (5) Death in a Scarlet Gown by Lexie Conyngham📱🕵️
  6. (6) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte📱📙
  7. (7) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte🎧📙
  8. (8) Old Man's War by John Scalzi🎧🚀
  9. (9) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin🎧🚀
  10. (10) Cliffhanger by Neil Richards🎧🕵️
  11. (11) Delphi Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow📱📜
  12. (12) Dressed for Death by Donna Leon📱🕵️
  13. (13) Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon📱🕵️
  14. (14) Unto Us a Son Is Given by Donna Leon📱🕵️
  15. (15) The German Heiress by Anika Scott📖📙
  16. (16) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard📱🧝
  17. (17) Many Rivers to Cross by Peter Robinson📱🕵️
  18. (18) The Secret of Brimley Manor by Neil Richards🎧🕵️




    Medium
    📖 - Print (hardcover, trade paper or mass market paper)
    🎧 - Audiobook
    📱 - eBook

    Genre
    👦🏼 Children
    🧝 Fantasy
    📙 Fiction
    🏫 Middle grade
    🕵️ Mystery
    📰 Nonfiction
    🎴 Picture
    📜 Poetry
    🚀 SciFi
    👨🏻‍🎓 Young Adult

23rretzler
Jan 6, 2020, 3:51am

>20 PaulCranswick: Hi, Paul. Thanks for being the first to stop by. I trust the new year is going well for you.

24scaifea
Jan 6, 2020, 7:15am

Hi, Robin! I *love* how organized you are - your threads are always so lovely that way. And thanks for sharing all the family photos - you've got such a wonderful-looking gang!

25ChelleBearss
Jan 6, 2020, 9:44am

Hope 2020 is kind to you!

26drneutron
Jan 6, 2020, 9:51am

Welcome back!

27lkernagh
Jan 6, 2020, 12:08pm

Hi Robin. Lovely to see your thread here in the group! Best wishes for your 2020 reading. I am looking forward to learning what you think of Snow Crash. I am new the Stephenson's books, having only read Reamde so far, but I do seem to be collecting his ebooks on my Kobo.

28figsfromthistle
Jan 6, 2020, 12:13pm

Phew! Made it through all your reading plans and stats! Love it!

Happy reading :)

29foggidawn
Jan 6, 2020, 2:03pm

Happy new year and happy new thread! Maybe 2020 will be the year we have a central Ohio meet-up?

30brodiew2
Jan 6, 2020, 2:18pm

Robin! Happy New Year! I hope all is well with you. I am dropping a star because this page already looks fascinating to follow. I have started off with my third read of the Foundation trilogy. One of my favorites.

How is Snow Crash on audio?

31ronincats
Jan 6, 2020, 3:20pm



Happy New Year, Robin. Always love your stats and impressive presentation!

32Carmenere
Jan 6, 2020, 4:27pm

Happy 2020, Robin! Looks like it's going to be a great year!!

33FAMeulstee
Jan 6, 2020, 4:50pm

Happy reading in 2020, Robin!

34EllaTim
Jan 6, 2020, 5:28pm

Happy New Year, Robin. Nice thread you have set up.

35thornton37814
Jan 6, 2020, 6:16pm

Hanging my star! Enjoy your 2020 reads!

36harrygbutler
Jan 6, 2020, 6:20pm

Hi, Robin! Happy New Year!

37quondame
Jan 6, 2020, 9:15pm



Happy New Year Twelfth Night, Robin!

38Berly
Jan 15, 2020, 5:18pm

Found you!! Along for the ride yet again. : )

39Dejah_Thoris
Jan 15, 2020, 5:26pm

Robin - your reading and stats are so organized! We have a fair bit of crossover in our reading - I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your thread.

I hope 2020 is treating you well!

40humouress
Editado: Jan 18, 2020, 3:35pm

Hi Robin! Dropping by to belatedly wish you a happy new year.

ETA: correction to the spellchecker’s ‘correction’.

41PaulCranswick
Fev 22, 2020, 11:07am

Come back and update us soon, Robin!

42BLBera
Fev 23, 2020, 1:07pm

Happy New Year, Robin. I'm happy to see you back.
>4 rretzler: Great photos. You have a lovely family.

43humouress
Mar 15, 2020, 5:19pm

Hoping everything is well with you Robin.

44Berly
Mar 20, 2020, 1:42pm

Where'd ya go? : )

45karenmarie
Mar 21, 2020, 7:12am

What Kim said!

46PaulCranswick
Abr 5, 2020, 10:52pm

Hope you have had a lovely, peaceful, safe and healthy weekend, Robin (wherever you are!).

47PaulCranswick
Abr 12, 2020, 8:38am



I wanted my message this year to be fairly universal in a time we all should be pulling together, whatever our beliefs. Happy Celebration, Happy Sunday, Robin.

48ChelleBearss
Abr 12, 2020, 9:54am


Happy Easter!

49quondame
Abr 12, 2020, 5:23pm

Happy Easter!

50ronincats
Abr 18, 2020, 9:16pm

Hope all is well with you, Robin! Are you in Stay-Home mode?

51Berly
Maio 5, 2020, 2:45am

Hi Robin!! Missing you. : )

52lkernagh
Maio 29, 2020, 10:56pm

Hi Robin! Hope all is well with you!

53ronincats
Maio 30, 2020, 10:38pm

Link is up for the Sector General summer group read--check it out!

https://www.librarything.com/topic/320907

54humouress
Editado: Maio 31, 2020, 7:15am

Hi Robin! You set up your thread and then disappeared. I hope this covid situation isn't treating you too badly.

I see you're keeping up your reading; more than halfway through already.

55PaulCranswick
Jul 4, 2020, 11:47pm

In this difficult year with an unprecedented pandemic and where the ills of the past intrude sadly upon the present there must still be room for positivity. Be rightly proud of your country. To all my American friends, enjoy your 4th of July weekend.

56Berly
Set 22, 2020, 1:35am

Still missing you. : ) Hope all is well.

57humouress
Out 15, 2020, 3:52am

*waving hello*

58quondame
Out 15, 2020, 5:17pm

Another wave, another hello!

59karenmarie
Nov 8, 2020, 10:19am

Hi Robin!

Missing you here. I hope you're hanging in there.

60PaulCranswick
Nov 27, 2020, 6:28am



This Brit wishes to express his thanks for the warmth and friendship that has helped sustain him in this group, Robin.

61humouress
Nov 28, 2020, 12:52am

Hoping you and yours are well, Robin.

62PaulCranswick
Dez 6, 2020, 9:35am

Come and update us soon, Robin.

63humouress
Dez 15, 2020, 9:39am

Hey Robin. Missing you.

64karenmarie
Dez 22, 2020, 9:25pm

Hi Robin.

I hope that you're staying safe and doing well.


... and here's to a better 2021!

65Berly
Dez 24, 2020, 5:48pm



Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May 2021 bring you less need for masks, loads of peace and joy, good health and, of course, books! And I hope we see more of you here on LT--I miss you!

66ChelleBearss
Dez 24, 2020, 10:58pm


Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

67quondame
Dez 25, 2020, 1:21am

Happy Holidays Robin!

68humouress
Dez 25, 2020, 1:21am



Wishing you and yours the very best of the season.

69PaulCranswick
Dez 25, 2020, 11:53am



I hope you get some of those at least, Robin, as we all look forward to a better 2021.

70quondame
Dez 31, 2020, 10:25pm

71humouress
Jan 21, 12:12am

*waving* Hi Robin. Hoping things are well with you.