Read in 2012

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  1. 10 ways to change the world in your 20s/ libuse binder
  2. All-star Superman 1/ grant morrison, frank quietly & jamie grant
  3. All-star Superman 2/ grant morrison, frank quietly & jamie grant
  4. American Born Chinese/ Gene Luen Yang
  5. Analog science fiction and fact/ Dec 2010
  6. Architectural Record/ Mar 2012
  7. Asian defence & diplomacy/ vol 18 dec 2011/ jan 2012
  8. Astro City: the dark age 1 – brothers & other strangers/ Busik, Anderson, Ross, Sinclair
  9. B.P.R.D. vol 1, Hollow Earth & other stories
  10. Beyond band of brothers: the war memoirs of Major Dick Winters/ major dick winters with colonel cole c. kingseed
  11. Bicycling/ Jan-Feb 2011
  12. Bike snob: systematically & mercilessly realigning the world of cycling/ bikesnobNYC
  13. Bloomberg Business Week/ Apr 2 – Apr 8 2012
  14. Creating personal presence: how to look, talk, think and act like a leader/ dianna booher
  15. Death in the city of lights/ David King
  16. Good strategy bad strategy: the difference and why it matters/ Richard P. Rumelt
  17. Halo: bloodline/ Van Lente & Portela
  18. Halo: Helljumper/ Peter David & Eric Nguyen
  19. Hellboy: masks and monsters
  20. Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. [3], plague of frogs
  21. Mountain bike action/ Oct 2011
  22. Romeo & Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)/ Matt Wiegle
  23. Runaways: homeschooling/ Immonen & Pichelli
  24. Self/ Yann Martel
  25. Siege/ Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel
  26. Soulfire: Dying of the light/ J.T. Krul, Michael Turner, Micah Gunnell, Beth Sotelo
  27. Standing ground: an imprisoned couple’s struggle for justice against a communist regime/ Kay Danes
  28. Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips/ Aguirre-Sacasa, Perkins & Martin
  29. Tales of inspiration: stories of faith, hope and love that will touch your heart and make you believe/ werwinkski, c.a.
  30. Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian in the making of modern Singapore and Malaysia/ Edited by Leo Suryadinata
  31. The iron dragon’s daughter/ Michael Swanwick
  32. The Losers: book 1/ Andy Diggle & Jock
  33. The new avengers: illuminati/ Bendis, Reed & Cheung
  34. The Odyssey/ Roy Thomas & Greg Tocchini
  35. The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the bogus identity/ Mike Carey & Peter Gross
  36. Web Designer/ issue 197
  37. Winterworld/ Chuck Dixon & Jorge Zaffino

Read in 2011

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  1. Aftermath: Prepare for and survive apocalypse 2012/ Lawrence E. Joseph
  2. Aliens: Female war/ Mark Verheiden
  3. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ March 2011 
  4. Battlestar Galactica: Complete Omnibus V1 
  5. Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts 
  6. Between water and song: New poets for the twenty-first century/ edited by Norman Minnick
  7. Bicycles: Love poems 
  8. Bloomberg Businessweek/ June 27 – July 3, 2011
  9. Blue Beetle: Black and blue/ Matthew Sturges & Mike Norton
  10. Brevity 2: Another collection of comics by Guy & Rodd/ Guy Endore-Kaiser & Rodd Perry
  11. Buy me: new ways to get customers to choose your products and ignore the rest/ Marshall Cohen
  12. Buying time: trading your retirement income for income and lifestyle in your retirement years/ Daryl Diamond
  13. Coach Wooden: The seven principles that changed his life and will change yours/ Pat Williams
  14. Core strength for dummies, pocketbook edition/ LaReine Chabut
  15. Digital animation 
  16. Dog fancy/ natural dog (2 issues in 1)/ Aug 2011
  17. Freakonomics 
  18. Fundsupermart/ 4Q 2009
  19. Futurama: The time bender trilogy/ created by Matt Groening; story by Ian Boothby
  20. Gone case/ Dave Chua
  21. Happiness at the end of the world/ Happy smiley and friends
  22. Heroes vol 1 
  23. How an economy works and why it crashes/ Peter D. Schiff
  24. Jack Doe: Anonymous/ Shawn Yap, Gabriel Chua, Xander Lee
  25. James Robinson’s complete WildCATS 
  26. Jia: a story of North Korea/ Hyejin Kim
  27. Kato vol 1: Not my father’s daughter/ Ande Parks
  28. Liquid thinking: Inspirational thinking from the world’s greatest achievers/ Damian Hughes
  29. Lost Squad/ written by Chris Kirby; art by Alan Robinson; lettered by Kel Nuttall
  30. Love is the best medicine: what two dogs taught a veterinarian about hope, humility, and everyday miracles/ Dr. Nick Trout
  31. Mac Life/ May 2010
  32. Macworld/ April 2011
  33. Macworld/ May 2011
  34. Mental floss: genius instruction manual 
  35. Myspace Darkhorse Presents (MDHP) vol 4.
  36. Northlanders. Book one: Sven the returned/ Brian Wood
  37. Northlanders. Book two: The cross and the hammer/ Brain Wood
  38. Relational intelligence: how leaders can expand their influence through a new way of being smart/ Steve Saccone
  39. Return on engagement: content, strategy, and design techniques for digital marketing/ Tim Frick – Standard
  40. Six degrees of expatriation/ Maida Pineda
  41. Small message, big impact: how to put the power of the elevator speech effect to work for you/ Terri L. Sjodin
  42. Social media metrics/ Jim Sterne
  43. StarCraft: Frontline. Volume 1.
  44. Story structure architect: A writer’s guide to building dramatic situations & compelling characters/ Victoria Lynn Schmidt
  45. Stranded vol 1/ Mike Carey & Siddharth Kotian
  46. Strategic thinking: a nine step approach to tragedy for marketeers and managers/ Simon Wootten & Terry Horne
  47. Strength for life: the fitness plan for the rest of your life/ Shawn Philips
  48. Teenage as a second language 
  49. Terminator: revolution 
  50. The agile enterprise 
  51. The appeal/ John Grisham
  52. The brain fitness workout: brain training puzzles to improve your memory, concentration, decision-making skills, and mental flexibility/ Philip Carter
  53. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. Short stories/ Arthur C. Clarke
  54. The crown and other stories/ Rabindranath Tagore; translated by Ranjita Basu
  55. The digital handshake: seven proven strategies to grow your business using social media/ Paul Chaney
  56. The genius machine: the eleven steps that turns raw ideas into brilliance/ Gary Sindell
  57. The home and the world 
  58. The immortal iron fist 
  59. The past and the punishments 
  60. The Question: The five books of blood/ Greg Rucka et al.
  61. The right decision 
  62. The tarnished angel 
  63. The unwritten: Inside man/ Mike Carey & Peter Gross
  64. The war that time forgot: Vol 1 
  65. Twitterville: how businesses can thrive in the new global neighborhoods/ shel israel
  66. What should I do with the rest of my life? True stories of finding success, passion and new meaning in the second half of life/ Bruce Frankel – Standard
  67. What the dog saw, and other adventures/ Malcolm Gladwell
  68. Why we run: a natural history/ Bernd Heinrich
  69. Work’s intimacy/ Melissa Greg
  70. Yes! 50 secrets from the science of persuasion/ Noah Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Caildini

Read in 2010

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Overall volumes read in 2010 was more than 2008 and 2009 (about 20 items more). Though I’m probably reading almost equal number of books/ graphic novels.

In 2010, of the 93 items, 42 (or 45%) were graphic novels. Hmm… surprised myself that I read slightly more books than graphic novels. Again, the choice for graphic novels stemmed from a need to just chill and read something less heavy-going.

  1. 21st century slaves/ Lim Kah Beng
  2. 9-11: The world’s finest comic book writers and artists tell stories to remember
  3. A practical guide to mentoring: How to help others achieve their goals/ David Kay and Roger Hinds
  4. A scanner darkly/ Philip K. Dick
  5. Abe Sapien: The Drowning/ Mike Mignola & Jason Shawn Alexander
  6. About Jenga: The remarkable business of creating a game that became a household name/ Leslie Scott
  7. Analog Science fiction and fact/ May 2010
  8. Answering the ultimate question: How Net Promoter can transform your business/ Laura L. Brooks & Richard Owen
  9. Astro Boy: The movie/ Scott Tipton, David Tipton,E.J. Su, Tom Smith, Neil Uyetake
  10. Batman: The cult/ Jim Starlin, Berni Wrightson, Bill Wray
  11. Batman: The killing joke/ Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
  12. Batman: Year 100/ Paul Pope, Jose Villarrubia, Jared K. Fletcher & John Workman.
  13. Batman/Deathblow: After the fire/ Brian Azzarello; Lee Bermejo; Tim Bradstreet et al.
  14. Behind the lines : powerful and revealing American and foreign war letters–and one man’s search to find them/ Andrew Carroll (editor)
  15. Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century/ Harry Turtledove & Martin H. Greenberg (editors)
  16. Books as weapons: Propaganda, publishing, and the battle for global markets in the era of World War II/ John B. Hench.
  17. But Still They Blog: The liblog landscape 2007 – 2009/ Walt Crawford
  18. By force of arms/ William C. Dietz
  19. Cable & Deadpool. [Vol. 5], Living legends/ Fabian Nicieza, Lan Medina, Reilly NBrown & Ron Lim
  20. Chokher Bali/ Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Sukhendu Ray)
  21. Corporate agility: A revolutionary new model for competing in a flat world/ Charles Grantham, James P. Ware & Cory Williamson
  22. Courtney Crumrin and the fire thief’s tale/ Ted Naifeh & Steve Birch
  23. Depression 2.0: Creative strategies for tough economic times/ Cletus Nelso
  24. Elemental – the Tsunami relief anthology: Stories of science fiction and fantasy/ Steven Savile & Alethea Kontis (editors)
  25. Fables. [2], Animal farm/ Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Daniel Vozzo & Todd Klein
  26. Farscape. Volume 1, The beginning of the end of the beginning/ Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. Decandido et al.
  27. For more than Glory/ William C. Dietz
  28. GarageBand tips and tricks/ Keith Gemmell
  29. Ghost world/ Daniel Clowes
  30. Guerrilla home recording : how to get great sound from any studio (no matter how weird or cheap your gear is)/ Karl Coryat
  31. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies/ Jared Diamond
  32. Halo: Evolutions – essential tales of the Halo universe/ Karen Traviss … et al.
  33. Halo: Uprising/ Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev
  34. Hamlet: A novel/ John Marsden
  35. Hellboy: Darkness calls/ Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo & Dave Stewart
  36. Hungry stones and other stories/ Rabindranath Tagore (translated from the original Bengali by various writers)
  37. It’s been a good life/ Isaac Asimov; edited by Janet Jeppson Asimov
  38. Jim Butcher’s the Dresden files. Storm front. Volume one, The gathering storm/ adaptation by Mark Powers
  39. Knights of the old republic. Volume One, Commencement/ John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching and Travel Foreman, Michael Atiyeh, Michael Heisler, Travis Charest
  40. Liquid city. Volume one/ Sonny Liew (ed.)
  41. Liquid times: Living in an age of uncertainty/ Zygmunt Bauman
  42. Listening to the future: Why it’s everybody’s business/ Daniel W. Rasmus with Rob Salkowitz
  43. Living a charmed life: Your guide to finding magic in every moment of every day/ Victoria Moran
  44. Lobster Johnson. [1], Iron prometheus/ Mike Mignola; Jason Armstrong
  45. Logos run/ William C. Dietz
  46. Looking for Jake: Stories/ China Miéville
  47. Macbeth: The graphic novel, plain text version/ William Shakespeare; script adaptation, John McDonald
  48. Marsbound/ Joe Haldeman
  49. Marvel 1602/ Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, Richard Isanove, Todd Klein
  50. Marvel knights 2099/ Robert Kirkman (writer) [et al.]
  51. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming/ Patricia Briggs & David Lawrence
  52. Music theory for beginners/ Emma Danes
  53. My Jakarta: Stories of life in the city, from the pages of the Jakarta Globe
  54. Ocean/ Warren Ellis
  55. Of mice and men/ John Steinbeck
  56. Paul Chadwick’s Concrete: 1. Depths/ Paul chadwick; lettering Bill Spicer
  57. Peng’s complete treasury of Chinese radicals/ Tan Huay Peng
  58. Revelations/ Paul Jenkins & Humberto Ramos
  59. Robotika: For a few rubles more. [2]/ Alex Sheikman & David Moran; Joel Chua
  60. Runaways: Pride & joy/ Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
  61. Runaways: Teenage wasteland/ Brian K. Vaughn, Adrian Alphona
  62. Runaways: The good die young/ Brian K. Vaughan; Adrian Alphona
  63. Santa Olivia/ Jacqueline Carey
  64. Slam/ Nick Hornby
  65. Spawn. Volume 1: origins collection / Todd McFarlane
  66. Starman: To reach the stars/ James Robinson, Jerry Ordway; Tony Harris et al.
  67. The act of Roger Murgatroyd: An entertainment/ Gilbert Adair
  68. The ballad of Halo Jones/ Alan Moore & Ian Gibson
  69. The dashing peacemaker: Othman Wok/ Faith Teo, Dominic Ying; Leong Ching (ed.)
  70. The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid: Eradicating poverty through profits/ C.K. Prahalad
  71. The good, the bad, and the ugly. [Volume 1]/ Chuck Dixon; Esteve Polls
  72. The Iliad (adapted from the epic poem by Homer)/ Roy Thomas, Miguel Angel Sepulveda, Sandu Florea, Nathan Fairbairn, VC’s Joe Caramagna
  73. The island of lost souls/ Martyn Bedford
  74. The man with the iron heart/ Harry Turtledove
  75. The new social learning: A guide to transforming organizations through social media/ Tony Bingham & Marcia Conner
  76. The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee: How our animal heritage affects the way we live/ Jared Diamond
  77. The Rocketeer: The complete adventures/ Dave Stevens; coloring by Laura Martin; lettering by Carrie Spiegle
  78. The Rule of Four/ Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
  79. The science of Dune: An unauthorized exploration into the real science behind Frank Herbert’s fictional universe/ Kevin R. Grazier (editor)
  80. The transmigration of Timothy Archer/ Philip K. Dick
  81. The visionary package: Using packaging to build effective brands/ Herbert Meyers & Richard Gerstman
  82. Two caravans/ Marina Lewycka
  83. Unwind/ Neal shusterman
  84. Ups and downs of life in the Indies/ P. A. Daum.
  85. VALIS/ Philip K. Dick
  86. Veiled alliances/ Kevin J. Anderson; Robert Teranishi; Wendy Fouts-Broome
  87. Vixen:Return of the lion/ G. Willow Wilson (et al.)
  88. War: A novel/ Todd Komarnicki
  89. We3/ Grant Morrison
  90. Wonder Woman. Love and murder/ Jodi Picoult, Drew Johnson [et al.]
  91. Work goes mobile: Nokia’s lessons from the leading edge/ Michael Lattanzi, Antti Korhonen & Vishy Gopalakrishnan
  92. X-factor. Vol. 4, Heart of ice/ Peter David, Khoi Pham et al.
  93. Year’s best graphic novels, comics & manga: From Blankets to Demo to Blacksad/ edited by Byron Preiss & Howard Zimmerman

Read in 2009

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  1. 3D World: The magazine for 3D artists/ Sept 2008
  2. A Separate War and other stories/ Joe Haldeman
  3. Analog science fiction & fact/ Nov 2008
  4. Analog science fiction and fact/ May 2009
  5. Analog science fiction and fact/ Jun 2009
  6. Analog Science Fiction and Fact/ Oct 2008
  7. Analog Science Fiction and Fact/ Sept 2008
  8. Annihilation, Book 1/ Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Mitch Breitweiser, Scott Kolins, Ariel Olivetti, Kev Walker
  9. Another chance to get it right: A children’s book for adults/ Andrew Vachss
  10. Apple Training Series: iLife 08/ Michael E. Cohen, Jeff Bollow, Richard Harrington
  11. Asian geographic/ no. 64, issue 3, 2009
  12. Astronomy/ Jan 2009
  13. Batman Year Two: Fear the Reaper
  14. Battler Britton/ Garth Ennis & Colin Wilson
  15. Beating the market 3 months at a time: A proven investing plan everyone can use/ Gerald Appel & Marvin Appel
  16. Being and event/ Alaine Badiou (translated by Oliver Feltham)
  17. Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers/ Michael A. Banks
  18. Book of the Future (Comic Relief)/ Phil Taylor & Nicky Ross
  19. Building social space in Singapore: The Working Committee’s initiative in civil society activism/ (editors) Constance Singam, Tan Chong Kee, Tisa Ng, Leon Perera
  20. Camouflage/ Joe Haldeman
  21. Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed/ Jared Diamond
  22. Compel: How to Get Others in Your Organization to Think and Act Differently/ Robert D. Gilbreath
  23. Conan Vol. 4: The Hall of the Dead and Other Stories/ Kurt Busiek, Mike Mignola, Tim Truman, Cary Nord & Dave Stewart
  24. Death, Lies, and Treachery (Star Wars: Boba Fett)/ John Wagner & Cam Kennedy
  25. Death’s Head 3.0: Unnatural selection/ Simon Furman & James Raiz
  26. Designing for the Social Web (Voices That Matter)/ Joshua Porter
  27. Discover magazine/ Feb 2009
  28. Doom Patrol, Book 4: Musclebound/ Grant Morrison
  29. Dragon Champion (Age of Fire, Book 1)/ E. E. Knight
  30. Dragon Avenger (Age of Fire, Book 2)/ E. E. Knight
  31. Dragon Outcast (Age of Fire, Book 3)/ E. E. Knight
  32. Dragonlance – Chronicles Volume 1: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight/ Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Andrew Dabb, Steve Kurth, Stefano Raffaele
  33. Drax the destroyer: Earthfall
  34. Everything You Know About English Is Wrong/ Bill Brohaugh
  35. Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile/ Bill Willingham & Lan Medina
  36. Fables Vol. 8: Wolves/ Bill Willingham, Mark Buckhingham & Shawn McManus
  37. Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire/ Bill Willingham, James Jean, Mike Allred & Joelle Jones
  38. Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces/ Bill Willingham & Mark Buckingham
  39. Forever Peace/ Joe Haldeman
  40. Future crimes/ Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (editors)
  41. Future of the Internet – and how to stop it/ Jonathan Zittrian
  42. Future wars/ Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff (editors)
  43. Gotham Central Vol. 4: The Quick and the Dead (Batman)/ Greg Rucka & Michael Lark
  44. Guardian/ Joe Haldeman
  45. Henry V: The graphic novel
  46. How to Work with Just About Anyone: A 3-Step Solution for Getting Difficult People to Change/ Lucy Gill
  47. Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business/ Jeff Carlisi & Dan Lipson
  48. Looking for the library/ Gwenyth Perry
  49. New Warriors: Reality Check TPB (v. 1)/ Zeb Wells & Skottie Young
  50. Nextwave: agents of H.A.T.E. Volume 1: This Is What They Want TPB/ Warren Ellis & Stuart Immonen
  51. Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E. Volume 2: I Kick Your Face/ Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
  52. Old Twentieth/ Joe Haldeman
  53. On writing: A memior of the craft/ Stephen King
  54. Once upon a word: True Tales of Word Origins/ Rob Kyff
  55. Palestine/ Joe Sacco
  56. Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories/ Warren Ellis & John Cassaday
  57. Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man/ Warren Ellis
  58. Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century/ Warren Ellis
  59. Planetary: Crossing Worlds/ Warren Ellis & John Cassaday
  60. Popgun Vol 1
  61. Popgun Vol 2
  62. Road to Perdition/ Max Allen Collins & Richard Piers Rayner
  63. Robin and Batgirl: Fresh Blood/ Bill Willingham & Andersen Gabrych
  64. Star Wars: Bounty Hunters/ Andy Mangels, Mark Schultz, Randy Stradley, Timothy Truman
  65. Superman: Back in action
  66. Target Lock/ James H. Cobb
  67. The Coming/ Joe Haldeman
  68. The Difference Engine/ William Gibson & Bruce Sterling
  69. The elephant and the flea/ Charles Handy
  70. The Forever War/ Joe Haldeman
  71. The Imagineering Way/ The Imagineers
  72. The Life of Language: The Fascinating Ways Words are Born, Live & Die/ Sol Steinmetz & Barbara Ann Kipfer
  73. The Sentry/ Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee
  74. The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900/ David Edgerton
  75. The wind-up bird chronicle/ Haruki Murakami
  76. The Wisdom Of Crowds/ James Surowiecki
  77. Valentine’s Resolve (Vampire Earth, Book 6)/ E.E. Knight
  78. Water for elephants/ Sara Gruen
  79. What If?: Mirror Mirror

Books/ Magazines read in 2008

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  1. 24 Seven: Vol. 1/ Ivan Brandon (ed.)
  2. Along the yellow line/ Marc Daniel Nair
  3. American Born Chinese/ Gene Luen Yang
  4. Analog science fiction and fact/ Mar 2006
  5. Analog science fiction and fact/ Nov 2007
  6. Analog science fiction and fact/ Jan & Feb 2008
  7. Analog science fiction and fact/ May 2008
  8. Asia financial planning journal/ 4 qtr 2007
  9. Asimov’s science fiction/ Mar 2007
  10. Asimov’s science fiction/ Sept 2007
  11. Asimov’s science fiction/ Oct-Nov 2007
  12. Asimov’s science fiction/ Jan 2008
  13. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Mar 2008
  14. Autobiography: My experiments with Truth/ Mohandas K. Gandhi
  15. Batman: Son of the demon/ Jerry Bingham & Mike W. Barr
  16. Batman: Strange apparitions/ Steve Englehart, Len Wein & Marshall Rogers
  17. Because your vampire said so/ Michele Bardsley
  18. Blame!/ Tsutomu Nihei
  19. Bunker 13/ Aniruddha Bahal
  20. Conan: The tower of the elephant and other stories/ Kurt Busiek & Cary Nord
  21. Corak: patterns and proverbs of nature/ Omar Ariff & Noraini Jane
  22. Cosmic motors: Spaceships, cars and pilots of another galaxy/ Daniel Simon
  23. Daredevil, the man without fear! The devil, inside and out/ Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano
  24. Daredevil vol 13: The murdock papers/ Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev
  25. Darker than you think/ Jack Williamson
  26. Detox your desk: Declutter your life & mind/ Theo Theobald & Cary Cooper
  27. Entrepreneur Magazine/ Dec 2006
  28. Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 1/ Doug Moench
  29. Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days)/ Bill Willingham
  30. Far horizons/ Robert Silverberg
  31. Frommer’s portable San Francisco (6th ed.)/ Erika Lenkert
  32. Frommer’s San Francisco 2008/ Matthew Richard Poole & Erika Lenkert
  33. Fury: Peacemaker/ Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Jimmy Palmiotti & Rodney Ramos
  34. Great Thinkers of the Western World/ Ian P. Mcgreal (Editor)
  35. Inferno/ Mike Carey & Michael Gaydos
  36. It inches: A stash of knitting cartoons/ Franklin Habit
  37. Jar of fools: A picture novel/ Jason Lutes
  38. Jessica/ Bryce Courtenay
  39. King Kong: the 8th wonder of the world/ Christian Gossett
  40. Mammoth book of golden age science fiction/ (ed.) Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg
  41. Murder in Lamut: Legends of the Rift War/ Raymond E. Feist & Joel Rosenberg
  42. Neuromancer/ William Gibson
  43. Night Stalkers/ Michael Hawke
  44. Outsiders: Wanted/ Judd Winick
  45. Red/ Tokyo Storm Warning/ Warren Ellis
  46. Reload/ Mek/ Warren Ellis
  47. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped (modern text edition)/ Alan Grant & Cam Kennedy
  48. Scene of the crime: A little piece of goodnight/ Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, Sean Phillips
  49. Second Life for dummies/ Sarah Robbins & Mark Bell
  50. Secret war/ Brian Michael Bendis & Gabriele Dell’Otto
  51. Shadow of the wind/ Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  52. Singapore’s Greatest Comics/ various artists
  53. Skeleton Key, Vol 1.: Beyond the Threshold/ Andi Watson
  54. Stranger in a strange land/ Robert A. Heinlein
  55. Decimation: X-Men – Son of M (House of M)/ David Hine & Roy Allen Martinez
  56. Spider-woman: Origin/ Brian Michael Bendis & Brian Reed, Jonathan Luna
  57. Stick out your tongue/ Ma Jian
  58. Taking pictures/ Anne Enright
  59. The goon: My murderous childhood (and other grievous yarns)/ Eric Powell
  60. The goon: Rough stuff/ Eric Powell
  61. The goon: Wicked inclinations/ Eric Powell
  62. The inflatable volunteer/ Steve Aylett
  63. The Laughing Buddha Cab Company/ Chris Mooney-Singh
  64. The little book of common sense investing/ John C. Bogle
  65. The punisher born/ Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Tom Palmer
  66. The world is flat: A brief history of the twentieth-century/ Thomas L. friedman
  67. Timeout San Francisco
  68. Tipping point: How little things can make a big difference/ Malcolm Gladwell
  69. Untold tales of the new universe/ various authors
  70. Villains united: Countdown to infinite crisis/ Gail Simone & Dale Eaglesham
  71. X-Factor Vol. 1: The Longest Night/ Peter David, Ryan Sook, Dennis Calero, Jose Villarrubia
  72. You had me at halo/ Amanda Ashby

Books/ Magazines read in 2007

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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%

Books/ Magazines read in 2006

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Finally, my list of books and magazines read in 2006. Right below, I’ve included the summary figures for 2004 and 2005 (the list for 2003 has been excluded, as that wasn’t complete). Later, I’ll blog an analysis of my reading habits and patterns over the last three years.


My 2006 READING LIST

  1. A conscious life: Cultivating the seven qualities of authentic adulthood/ Franx Cox & Louis Cox
  2. A feast for crows (book 4 of “A song of ice & fire”)/ George R. R. Martin
  3. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine/ Mar 06
  4. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Oct/ Nov 2005
  5. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Sept 2005
  6. Batman: The Chalice/ Chuck Dixon (Writer), John Van Fleet (illustrator). DC Comics.
  7. Bleachers/ John Grisham
  8. Blogging for dummies/ Brad Hill
  9. Bone: Old man’s cave (vol 6)/ Jeff Smith
  10. Bone: Out from boneville (complete bone collection vol 1)/ Jeff Smith
  11. Bone: The dragonslayer (vol 4)/ Jeff Smith
  12. Bone: The great cow race (vol 2)/ Jeff Smith
  13. Bone: Treasure Hunters (8)/Jeff Smith
  14. Book Lust: Recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason/ Nancy Pearl
  15. Brandchild: Remarkable insights into the minds of today’s global kids & their relationships with brands/ Martin Lindstrom with Patricia B. Seybold
  16. Business Week/ Jun 2005
  17. Charisma: Seven keys to developing the magnetism that leads to success/ Tony Alessandra, PhD.
  18. Computer Arts/ Aug 2005
  19. Computer Arts/ Dec 2004
  20. Computer Arts/ Dec 2005
  21. Computer Arts/ Jan 2006
  22. Computer Arts/ May 2005
  23. Computer Arts/ Oct 2005
  24. Creating Confidence: How to develop your personal power and presence/ Meribeth Bunch
  25. Dying of the light/ George R. R. Martin
  26. Faerie Tales/ editors Martin Greenberg & Russell Davis
  27. Flight: Vol 1/ Bengal, Bill Mudron, Catia Chien, Clio Chiang, Chris Appelhans, Derek Kirk Kim, Dylan Meconis, Enrico Casarosa, Erica Moen, Hope Larson
  28. Flight: Vol 2/ Becky Cloonan, Chris Appelhans, Clio Chiang, Michel Gagne
  29. Flight: Vol 3/ (various)
  30. Great containers/ Clare Matthews
  31. The lost world of the Kalahari/ Laurens Van Der Post
  32. Innovation: The magazine of research & technology (vol. 6 no. 2, 2006)/ World Scientific, NUS
  33. Life of Pi/ Yann Martel
  34. Little red: A fizzingly good yarn/ Lynn Roberts, David Roberts
  35. Mac OS X Tiger: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks)/ Mark Chambers
  36. Mammon Inc./ Tan Hwee Hwee
  37. Managing your e-mail: Thinking outside the inbox/ Christina Cavanagh
  38. Nailed/ Patrick Jones
  39. On creativity: Awakening the creative mind/ Leo Ann Mean
  40. Photography: Creating effective graphic design with photography/ Cheryl Cullen
  41. Power of one/ Bryce Courtenay
  42. Real coaching & feedback: how to help people improve their performance/ JK Smart
  43. Rememberance of things past within a budding grove Vol 1/ Marcel Proust (Adapted by Stephane Heuet)
  44. Science Fiction Television/ M. Keith Booker
  45. Sgt Rock: Between hell & a hard place/ Joe Kubert & Brian Azzarello. DC Comics
  46. Starman: A starry knight (7)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  47. Starman: A wicked inclination (3)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  48. Starman: Grand guignol (9)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  49. Starman: Night & day (2)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  50. Starman: Sins of the father (1)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  51. Starman: Stars my destination (8)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  52. Starman: Times past (4)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  53. Starman: To reach the stars (6)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  54. Starwars X-wing Rogue Squadron (6): In the empire’s service/ Michael A. Stackpole, John Nadeau, Jordi Ensign
  55. Starwars: Visionaries/ Warren Fu, Derek Thompson
  56. Talkers, watchers, and doers: Unlocking your child’s unique learning style/ Cheri Fuller
  57. Teach your self speed reading/ Tina Konstant
  58. Trump-style negotiation: Powerful strategies and tactics for mastering every deal/ George H. Ross
  59. The covenant rising (book 1 of the dreamtime)/ Stan Nicholis 9780060738907/ 0060738901
  60. The little red dot: Reflections by Singapore’s diplomats/ editors Tommy Koh & Chang Li Lin
  61. The lost world of the Kalahari/ Laurens Van Der Post
  62. The salvage sisters’ guide to finding style in the street and inspiration in the attic/ Kathleen Hackett & Mary Ann Young
  63. War torn/ John Marks
  64. Way of the Rat/ Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson. Crossgen comics
  65. White thorn/ Bryce Courtenay
  66. Why not?: How to use everyday ingenuity to solve problems big & small/ Barry Nalebuff & Ian Ayres
  67. Zoetrope: All-Story (Short Fiction Magazine)

SUMMARY:

Total items read

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

Fiction Vs 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 %)

  • 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

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

Formats

  • 2006 = Books 27% 44%, Magazines 18%, Graphic Novels 23% 38%
  • 2005 = Books 48%, Magazines 12%, Graphic Novels 40%
  • 2004 = Books 73%, Magazines 22%, Graphic Novels 5%

Approximate Dollar Value of items (as per Amazon.com prices; excluding Out of Print items)

  • 2006 = USD$1,100 (or SGD$1,760)
  • 2005 = USD$1,020 (or SGD$1,650)
  • 2004 = Not calculated

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