Books I Have Read

Read in May 1988:
Book of Questions
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (good)
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (good)
Warday by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka (good) [interesting how Mr. Strieber went on from this very well-realized “true story” telling the story of a very limited nuclear war through personal recollection and “real documents” to write a highly successful, probably rather lucrative series of “true” books about encounters with aliens]
Choice-Centered Tarot by Gail Fairfield (good) [the only tarot book I really like because it doesn’t require believing in any of that prediction stuff; tarot as brainstorming/meditation device]
The Tarot Workbook (good)

Books I Have Read

Read in April 1988:
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
Fuzzy Sapiens by H. Beam Piper
Fuzzy Bones by William Tuning (not as well-written as real Piper, but good characters)
Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven (enjoyed more than Ringworld actually)
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (partly aloud with B.J.) (good)
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini (good) [This is from the set of six Sabatini novels I found at a library sale or thrift store in purple binding with an embossed sword on the covers. Purple prose in purple covers! They wanted $1. I made them take $5.]
Bride of Dark & Stormy

Books I Have Read

Read in March 1988:
The End of the Matter by Alan Dean Foster (too predictable, but ok)
Shibumi by Trevanian (very very good) [I think this might be when I first read it]
Sylvie & Bruno by Lewis Carroll (good)
All Hallow’s Eve by Charles Williams (abandoned it in October 1988)
Sylvie & Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll (good)
Dragon on a Pedestal by Piers Anthony
Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn by Piers Anthony (good Xanth) [not sure if that was a qualified good; there’s the usual star in the journal to indicate good, followed by “good Xanth”. Did I mean “good, well, good for Xanth anyhow”?]
World of Ptaavs by Larry Niven
The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton by Larry Niven (pretty good)
The Patchwork Girl by Larry Niven
Protector by Larry Niven
A Gift from Earth by Larry Niven
Neutron Star by Larry Niven
Something Under the Bed is Drooling by Bill Watterson (very very good)

Books I Have Read

Read during February 1988:
The Ghouls (short stories)
Ecotopia
The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey (good)
Amazing Stories (September 1987 issue)
Survey Ship by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Vintage Bradbury (short stories)
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (good)
Tales of Known Space by Larry Niven
Chronicles of Clovis by Saki (good)
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster (good)
With Friends Like These… by Alan Dean Foster (pretty good)

Books I Have Read

Read during January 1988 (though because I was busy writing my thesis in November and December of 1987 and didn’t keep up my reading journal, I might have started some of these a bit earlier):
Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson (good)
A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson (good)
The Pig Plantagenet
Keep the River on Your Right
Bloodhype by Alan Dean Foster
Orphan Star by Alan Dean Foster
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke (good)
2010 by Arthur C. Clarke (good)
Silverlock by John Myers Myers (good)
Wind From the Sun by Arthur C. Clarke (short stories) (good)
The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything
Thieves’ World (good)
Tales of the Vulgar Unicorn (good)
Shadows of Sanctuary (good)
The Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony
The 21 Balloons (aloud to B.J.) (good)

Books I Have Read

Read in October 1987:
The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter At Farpoint
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy
Time for Ferrets
Beauty by Robin McKinley (aloud to B.J., finished in January 1988) (good)

Books I Have Read

Read during August 1987:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman (started to read aloud to B.J.) (good)
A Health to the Gentlemanly Profession of Serving Men by I.M.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (good)
H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus 2: Dagon and Other Macabre Tales (good)