Jan. 9th, 2017

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And, I missed:

MTY -> ORD -> YOW which happened yesterday. Or, maybe, day-before-yesterday. With timezone changes, things are strange.

OTP is Bucharest. Headed there for a week for work, then home by way of Arisia.
dagibbs: (biker_me)
I had two main goals for my reading for 2016, to read more, and to read more diversity. I expressed the first as a goal of at least a book a week, or 52 books in the year. I expressed the second as trying to read more books by authors that were not straight white males, especially to if reading books by an author that was new to me, that the author not be an SWM.

On goal 1, my reading total for the year was 58 books. So, I'm pretty happy with that.

On goal 2, things get a bit more complicated:
1. I didn't actually end up spending much time paying attention to straight or not -- I didn't research authors orientation.
2. On male, I generally took a naive view: if the author's name was obviously gendered female, I assumed they were female (e.g. Ann, Melissa, Elizabeth, Kate) and the same for male (e.g. William, Ken, Peter). If unobvious (initials such as "K.B." or not simple within my cultural context such as "Kazuo Ishiguro"), I did a bit of research. This does mean that if James Tiptree Jr had been writing new work, I'd have likely omitted her work. I may, also, have included work by a man writing under a woman's pseudonym.
3. On white, it is more complicated. Ok, sometimes it is fairly clear for non-white (again, "Kazuo Ishiguro, or Nalo Hopkinson", but other times, not so much. For example, Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Columbian, would probably be seen as "hispanic" in the US, so non-white, yet, is of western-European extraction and probably is seen as "white" in Columbia.

Still, some simplistic numbers:
40 / 58 by women
8 / 58 by non-white (5 male, 3 female)
13 / 58 by straight, white, males

Actual reading list:
Goblin Emperor - Katharine Addison
Desert Spear - Peter V Brett
100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
Autumn Bones - Jacqueline Carey

Poison Fruit - Jacqueline Carey
Stray Souls - Kate Griffin
Fire Logic - Laurie J. Marks
Code of Conduct - Kristine Smith
The Thief - Megan Whelan Turner
Maker Space - K. B. Spengler
Earth Logic - Laurie J. Marks
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Water Logic - Laurie J. Marks
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey

Greek Key - K.B. Spengler
A Stranger in Olondria - Sofia Samatar
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Persona - Genevieve Valentine
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 - Rich Horton (ed)
The Art of War - Sun Tzu (in translation, of course)
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Red: First Light - Linda Nagata

The Trials - Linda Nagata (The Red, book 2)
Going Dark - Linda Nagata (book 3)
A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin
Archer's Goon - Dianna Wynne Jones
The Midnight Mayor - Kate Griffin
Saints Astray - Jacqueline Carey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey (book club)
Neuromancer - William Gibson (book club)
The Neon Court - Kate Griffin
Daylight War - Peter V Brett

The Skull Throne - Peter V Brett
The Minority Council - Kate Griffin
Cold Fire - Kate Elliot
Cold Steel - Kate Elliot
The Game Beyond - Melissa Scott
Storm Front (Desden files, book 1) - Jim Butcher
Shattered Pillars - Elizabeth Bear
Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
An Inheritance of Ashes - Leah Bobet

The Paper Menageria - Ken Liu
The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection (2005) - Gardner Dozois (ed)
The Monarch of the Glen - Neil Gaiman (novella)
Zero Sum Game - SL Huang
Miles to Go - Laura Anne Gilman (novella)
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
Grimspace - Ann Aguirre
Borderline - Mishell Baker
Uprooted - Naomi Novik

Brown Girl in the Ring - Nalo Hopkinson
Traitors - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Sacrifice - Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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