|Following Brian Blessed up that very last mile
||[Feb. 26th, 2012|01:59 am]
The beginning of my Mount TBR challenge.
And the most recent expansion of the list.
It just keeps going and going, this effort, and I'm quite enjoying it. I'm finding places to read the short story collections like Lawrence Block's Sometimes You Get The Bear, and even the poetry collections such as raúlrsalinas' Red Arc. I'm finding myself less enthralled, however, by the Sharpe books by Bernard Cornwell, but I'm determined to go through the ones I have. I've been trying to resist the call of adding enough additional books to pull me the rest of the way to the Everest level, but in this, I'm afraid, I've failed...and so here we are again. I already got started on this batch -- and considering that it's the Everest section, I expect to past 100...and be done with them all by the end of the year.
raúlrsalinas - Red Arc: a call for liberacion (southwestern beat poetry, listening to it, with Fred Ho on sax.)
77) Leslie Ernenwein - Rampage West
78) Adam Hall - Quiller (Adam Hall was a major influence on my writing early on)
79) David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day (audio)
80) John C. Dofflemeyer (ed.) - Maverick Western Verse
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Trafalgar (audio)
82) Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - The Palace
83) Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) - The Further Adventures Of The Man Of Steel
84) John Whitman - 24 Declassified: Cat's Claw
85) Steve Frazee - Tumbling Range Woman
85) Harutoshi Fukui - Samurai Commando: Mission 1549 Vols. 1 & 2 (doing both of these together as they're a complete story)
86) Brian W. Aldiss - Bow Down To Nul
87) Richard S. Prather - The Cheim Manuscriupt
88) Richard S. Prather - The Shell Scott Sampler
89) Richard North Patterson - Protect And Defend (audio)
90) Al Franken - Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them (audio - maybe, as I have this in a large pring edition as well as on cassette)
91) Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) - The Further Adventures Of Batman, Vol. 2
92) Eddie Campbell - The Black Diamond Detective Agency
Jon Ronson - The Men Who Stare At Goats
94) Brian K. Vaughan - Runaways: Teenage Wasteland
95) Brian K. Vaughan - Runaways: The Good Die Young
96) Runaways - True Believers
Ray Bradbury - Himself (audio) (Bradbury reading nineteen stories)</strike>
98) Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine (audio)
99) Bernard Cornwell -- Sharpe's Honor (audio)
100) Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Rifles (audio)
101) Richard Wilbur - The Voice Of The Poet (audio/text)
102) Armistead Maupin - The Night Listener (audio)
103) Jonathan Lethem - You Don't Love Me Yet (audio)
104) Sena Jeter Naslund - Four Spirits (audio)
105) Anthony Lloyd - My War Gone By, I Miss It So (audio)
E. E. "Doc" Smith - Triplanetary
On other fronts, audio and video, I'm not paying as much attention as I should to the audio stuff recenty acquired -- I've yet to play any of the cassettes (at the bag sale I found a handful of Native American releases; these will eventually be digitized and cleaned up) and I've only played a couple of the recent CD acquisitions, although one disc is already set to be redonated because, honestly, how the hell did I manage to pick up a Coldplay CD? On the video front I'm not doing too splendid a job in keeping track of what I'm watching -- I did finally get to the "Gently Evil" episode of Inspector George Gently a couple of days back, and, right after talking about the character of George Smiley (I do rather empathize with old George) pulled out Sidney Lumet's adaptatio of Call For The Dead, retitled The Deadly Affair, with James Mason playing a renamd Smiley. Curiously enough, elements of the film that weren't in the book might well have been used by Le Carre for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
On the life front, I'm struggling along a bit with the health, and taking steps to get something done about that (slowly.) I'm having an eye consult on Tuesday, to see how I'm doing eight years post-surgery, and other things will be tackled one by one over the coming weeks. Socially, I think I'm limping along right now...I've been running various meetups here, but one of those got stepped on by an associated group, who announced a major demo a week after I'd announced the pilot of a new group. Another of my meetups has been shedding members seriously over the last couple of months, and I've finally taken the hint and canceled that one. It's a bit worrying for me, however, as with the agoraphobia, these meetups are one of my few reasons to get out, and thus have been valuable for that alone. Abvsent these as excuses, I'm not sure what I'll do.