My 2007 Reading List

  1. A quantum murder/ Peter F. Hamilton
  2. ABR (Australian Book Review)/ Feb 2007
  3. Across the nightingale floor/ Lian Hern
  4. Acoustic guitar/ Mar 2006
  5. Adbusters (journal of the mental environment)/ #72 (Jun – Jul 2007)
  6. Analog science fiction and fact/Oct 2007
  7. Analog science fiction and fact/ Dec 2005
  8. Analog science fiction and fact/ Jan-Feb 2006
  9. Analog science fiction and fact/ Mar 2006
  10. Analog science fiction and fact/ Nov 2005
  11. Asimov’s science fiction/ Aug 2007
  12. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Feb 2007
  13. Asimov’s science fiction/ Jan 2007
  14. Astro City: Confessions/ Kurt Busiek [Re-read this, actually]
  15. Batgirl: A knight alone
  16. Batman: Arkham asylum
  17. Batman: Dark knight dynasty
  18. Batman: Fortunate son
  19. Batman: Gotham by gaslight/ Brian Augustyn & Mike Mignola
  20. Batman: Hush (vol 2)/ Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee
  21. Batman: Hush returns
  22. Batman: Officer down (New Gotham 2)
  23. Batman: Terror/ Doug Moench & Paul Gulacy
  24. Big Guy and Rusty the boy robot/ Frank Miller & Geof Darrow
  25. Blogs: Understanding the Information reformation and how it’s changing your world/ Hugh Hewitt
  26. Bookmarks: For everyone who hasn’t read everything/ May – June 2006
  27. Brilliance of the moon/ Lian Hern
  28. Brownsville/ Neil Kleid & Jake Allen
  29. Captain America: Red menace
  30. Computer music/ April 2006
  31. Death by spaghetti/ The Big Issue
  32. Delta force: Operation Michael’s Sword/ John Harriman
  33. Delta force: Prelude to war/ John Harriman
  34. Diary of a duty manager: A collection of short stories/ Cyril Peter
  35. Doing a little good: A book of the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore
  36. Everything is miscellaneous: The power of the new digital disorder/ David Weinberger
  37. Entrepreneur/ Dec 2006
  38. Fantastic Four: First family/ Joe Casey & Chris Weston
  39. For us, the living: A comedy of customs/ Robert A. Heinlein
  40. Frommer’s Vienna & the Danube valley (5th ed.)
  41. Ghost force/ Patrick Robinson
  42. Grass for his pillow/ Lian Hearn
  43. Greetings, carbon-based bipeds!/ Arthur C. Clarke
  44. Guerrilla creativity: Make your message irresistible with the power of memes/ Jay Conrad Levinson
  45. Hellboy: Odder jobs/ Frank Darabont, Charles de Lint, Graham Joyce, Mike Mignola
  46. Hellstrom’s Hive/ Frank Herbert
  47. Hocus pocus/ Kurt Vonnegut
  48. Home recording power: Set up your own recording studio for personal and professional use/ Ben Milstead
  49. How to draw manga vol. 3: Compiling application and practice/ Society for the study of Manga techniques
  50. How to draw manga: vol 4
  51. Jonah Hex: Face full of violence/ Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti & Luke Ross
  52. Judge Dredd: Featuring Judge Death
  53. Loving a schizophrenic: A true story of love, loyalty and courage/ Raymond Anthony Fernando
  54. MacAddict/ Aug 2005
  55. MacAddict/ July 2005
  56. Macworld/ Oct 2005
  57. Military gadgets: How advanced technology is transforming today’s battlefield… And tomorrow’s/ Nicholas D. Evans
  58. Minivanity: An ADAM collection/ Brian Basset
  59. Misspent youth/ Peter F. Hamilton
  60. Modesty Blaise: Cry Wolf/ Peter O’Donnell & Enric Badia Romero
  61. My Michael/ Amoz Oz
  62. Mythology: The DC comics art of Alex Ross/ Chip Kidd & Geoff Spear
  63. Norwegian wood/ Haruki Murakami
  64. Orphanage/ Robert Buettner
  65. Playing the Guitar (Everything You Need to Know About…)/ Jack Wilkins & Peter Rubie
  66. Poetry/ May 2007
  67. Rose/ Jeff Smith & Charles Vess
  68. Rough guide to Vienna
  69. Secrets of podcasting: Audio blogging for the masses/ Bart G. farkas
  70. Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade/ Kurt Vonnegut
  71. Snow Crash/ Neal Stephenson
  72. Spot the Frog: A Cartoon Collection/ Mark Heath
  73. Squadron Supreme: The pre-war years/ J. Michael Straczynski & Gary Frank
  74. Starman Jones/ Robert A. Heinlein
  75. Starship troopers/ Robert A. Heinlein
  76. Stonehaven: Milk cartons & dog biscuits/ Kevin Tinsley & Phil Singer
  77. Superman, Aliens 2: God war
  78. Tales of the dying earth/ Jack Vance
  79. Taxi talk: Tall tales, bright lights and stories of hope and yearning/ Zheng Shuying
  80. The Authority vol 1: Relentless/ Warren Ellis
  81. The begotten/ Lisa T. Bergren
  82. The best of the best: 20 years of the year’s best science fiction/ edited by Gardner Dozois
  83. The complete idiot’s guide to creative writing/ Laurie E. Rozakis
  84. The dark knight returns/ Frank Miller, Klaus Janson & Lynn Varley
  85. The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy/ John Carnell & Steve Leialoha
  86. The house that Jack built/ Graham Masterton
  87. The legend of Drizzt book III: Sojourn/ R. A. salvatore
  88. The moon is a harsh mistress/ Robert A. Heinlein
  89. The protector’s war/ S. M. Stirling
  90. The ratvolution will not be televised (Pearls before swine collection)/ Stephan Pastis
  91. The story of strauss in words and music
  92. The three tensions: Winning the struggle to perform without compromises/ Dominic Dodd and Ken Favaro
  93. The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference/ Malcolm Gladwell
  94. Thriving on vague objectives/ Scott Adams
  95. Timeout: Vienna (3rd ed)
  96. Tom Strong: Book Three
  97. Tom Strong: Book Two
  98. Tomorrow stories: Book Two/ Alan Moore
  99. Undaunted courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American west/ Stephen E. Ambrose
  100. V for vendetta/ Alan Moore & David Lloyd
  101. Virtuoso strauss transcription. Piers lane. Piano
  102. Waggin’ tales: A Red and Rover cartoon collection/ Brian Basset
  103. What Matters in Learning?/ Tan Ai Girl
  104. Welcome to the monkey house: A collection of short works/ Kurt Vonnegut

SUMMARY:

Total items read

  • 2007 = 104 items
  • 2006 = 67 items
  • 2005 = 91 items
  • 2004 = 100 items

Fiction Vs Non-fiction

  • 2007 = 69% Fiction Vs. 31% Non-fiction
  • 2006 = 88% Fiction Vs. 12% Non-fiction
  • 2005 = 79% Fiction Vs. 21% Non-fiction
  • 2004 = 56% Fiction Vs. 44% Non-fiction

Subject/ Genre composition (top 3 in terms of %)

  • 2007 = Art (graphic novels) 41%, Science Fiction 27%, Contemporary Fiction 4%
  • 2006 = Fantasy 31%, Philosophy & Psychology/ Self-improvement 7%, IT & Computer 6% (others include Science Fiction 6%, Management 4%, Art 3%)
  • 2005 = Fantasy 23%, Science Fiction 23%, Contemporary Fiction 15%, (other subjects/ genres include Military 4%, Art 4%, and Science 4%)
  • 2004 = Science Fiction 26%, Contemporary Fiction 14%, Military 13% (others include Management 12%, Fantasy 9%, Library Science 5%)

Items from Singapore Collection

  • 2007 = 4 (4% of items read)
  • 2006 = 3 (4% of items read)
  • 2005 = 9 (10% of total read)
  • 2004 = 0

Formats

  • 2007 = Books 46%, Magazines 33%, Graphic Novels 17%, CDs 4%
  • 2006 = Books 44%, Magazines 18%, Graphic Novels 38%
  • 2005 = Books 48%, Magazines 12%, Graphic Novels 40%
  • 2004 = Books 73%, Magazines 22%, Graphic Novels 5%
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