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Book 12

  1. Portis, Charles — True Grit (215 pages)
  2. Simpson, Joe — Touching the Void (210 pages)
  3. Bardin, John Franklin — The Last of Philip Banter (207 pages)
  4. Millar, Martin — The Good Fairies of New York (278 pages)
  5. Millar, Mark — Kick-Ass (190 pages)
  6. Sachar, Louis — Holes (225 pages)
  7. Baxter, Stephen — Moonseed (523 pages)
  8. Buchan, John — The Thirty-Nine Steps (152 pages)
  9. Bukowski, Charles — Post Office (167 pages)
  10. Palahniuk, Chuck — Fight Club (211 pages)
  11. Bemelmans, Ludwig — Madeline's Rescue (50 pages)
  12. Rennison, Nick — Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, Eighth Edition (508 pages)

Page count: 2936.

Yes, I have been reading books. Perhaps not at the pace I'd like, or the pace I set in January and early February, but I have been reading since my last book post back then. I just haven't posted about them, obviously. So, I'm going to attempt to catch up.

I'm a bit worried that I may have forgotten some books. After all, it's been a while, and I hadn't remembered reading the last book on this list. For completion's sake, I hope not, although perhaps if I can't remember reading a book it wasn't worth posting about!

Less critically, I'm not 100% certain of the order I finished books in. I think I got it right — I remember this being the first book I finished that I hadn't yet blogged about — but if I didn't get the order precisely right at least hopefully I made no omissions.

I not only enjoy reading books, but I greatly enjoy reading books about books. Hence, after reading a few of the 100 Must Read… books which are part of the "Bloomsbury's Good Reading Guides" series, it seemed natural I should read the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide.

I remember I had wanted to say several things about this book back in February or March, whenever it was I finished it, but I don't remember particulars. It seemed to me there was a bias at work against American fiction and for English and crime fiction. I'm not sure how accurate I felt that perception to be by the time I got to the end, though. And bias or not, this Guide made me aware of several new books and author's I'd like to explore. For that alone it's worth flipping through.

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