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The Moth Eaten Shelf

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! ...But you don't have to take my, or Lamar Burton's, word for it. Just take a look, it's in a book.

Currently reading

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750
Robert M. Kelly
Progress: 5/183 pages
Death of a Gossip
M.C. Beaton
Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)
Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau
Discovering Statistics Using R
Zoe Field, Andy Field, Jeremy Miles
Pushkin House (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Andrei Bitov, Susan Brownsberger
Beginner's Korean
Jeyseon Lee
La Nouvelle Héloïse: Julie, or the New Eloise
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith H. McDowell
Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Linear Models with R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Julian James Faraway

Half-Year Challenge

Given those self imposed challenges that make it past the first six weeks of the new year, I have observed that past reading challenges seem to loose steam by mid-year/summer.  In order to defeat the lull, I figured I should set up a challenge to focus on those books I really need to dust off the shelf and still have some enthusiasm toward.  That way, when the mid-year slump comes around, I can start a new challenge, one perhaps a bit more inventive.


In no particular order:



1. The Haunted Bookshop, Christopher Morley

2. Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov

3. Pushkin's Children, Tatiyana Tolstaya

4. To Live, Yu Hua

5. Irish Sagas and Folk Tales, Eileen O'Faolain

6. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family History, Elizabeth Shown Mills

7. Parnassus on Wheels, Christopher Morley

8. Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, Yu Hua

9. Finding Your Canadian Ancestors, Irvine & Obee

10. Linear Models with R, Faraway

11. The remaining Shakespeare plays I haven't read

12. Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, Elizabeth Beeton

13. Teach Yourself Gaelic circa 1970, Roderick Mackinnon

14. How to take over the world, from the tiny cell you made for yourself with just your laptop and unique personality

15. Cartographies of Disease, Tom Koch

16. Pushkin's House, Andrei Bitrov

17. Frederick Wentworth, Captain

18. Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes, Richard LaFeur

19. The Pattern Making Primer

20. Ancestry's Guide to Research: Case Studies in American Genealogy

21. A Garden Herbal, Anthony Gardiner

22. The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon

23.Yo, La Peor, Monica Lavin

24. The Genealogy Handbook, Elien Galford

25. The Auld Scots Dictionary


There, a nice 25 books to start the list with, subject to alterations (including additions) at lister's discretion.