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How I spent 2006 in Books 
1st-Jan-2007 11:13 am
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And now, because I'm the sort of geek who keeps track of this sort of thing, it's time for the annual list of all the books and stories I read and all the movies I watched in 2006. I know, I know, but really if you just jot them down the name after you finish reading, it's not as time-consuming as it would appear. I keep a notebook just for this purpose. Anywhoo...

  1. Showcase Presents Jonah Hex Vol. 1 (2005)* A
  2. Battle Royale Vol. 1 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2000)* B
  3. 10 Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed and Other Surprising Movie Lists by Richard Roeper (2003) B
  4. DC’s Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)* B+
  5. AstroCity: Local Heroes by Kurt Busiek (2005)* A
  6. The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  7. The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  8. The Walking Dead: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  9. You Have the Right to Remain Dead (stage play) by Pat Cook (2000) B+
  10. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (2003) A-
  11. Battle Royale Vol. 2 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2000)* B
  12. Superman: The Complete History by Les Daniels (1998) B+
  13. A Peanuts Valentine by Charles M. Schulz (2003)* B+
  14. Chase by Dean Koontz (1972) B+
  15. Strange Highways by Dean Koontz (1995) B+
  16. It Runs in the Family (stage play) by Ray Cooney (1990) B+
  17. “Reflections” by L.A. Graf (1999) B+
  18. “…and Straight on ‘Til Morning” by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (1999) B
  19. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- The Lives of Dax edited by Marco Palmieri (1999) A-
  20. “How Coyote Dissed the Cky” by Steve Englehart (2004) C-
  21. Cell by Stephen King (2006) B
  22. “Goodbye to All That” by Harlan Ellison (2002) B
  23. Dave Barry’s Money Secrets by Dave Barry (2006) B+
  24. Bone: The Great Cow Race (Color Edition) by Jeff Smith (2005) A-*
  25. Nodwick Adventure Log by Aaron Williams (2004) A-*
  26. Nodwick Chronicles Vol. II by Aaron Williams (2002) B+*
  27. Penny Arcade: Attack of the Bacon Robots by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik (2006) B+*
  28. It’s Superman! by Tom DeHaven (2005) B+
  29. Lamb by Christopher Moore (2002) A
  30. Threshold by Elizabeth Haydon (2004) C+
  31. Road to Purgatory by Max Allan Collins (2004) B
  32. “The Good Samaritan” by Isaac Asimov (1980) B
  33. The Living House of Oz by Edward Einhron (2005) A
  34. PVP: The Dork Ages by Scott Kurtz (2004) A
  35. Battle Royale Vol. 3 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2001)* B+
  36. PVP Vol. 1: At Large by Scott Kurtz (2004) A-*
  37. Last Hero Standing by Tom DeFalco (2005) B*
  38. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (2003) B+
  39. Bad Movies We Love by Edward Margulies & Stephen Rebello (1993) C-
  40. “The Growth of Alan Ashley” by Bill Gauthier (2003) B+
  41. Small Steps by Louis Sachar (2006) A-
  42. V For Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd (1988) B*
  43. 24-Hour Comics All-Stars by Nat Gertler (ed.) (2005) B+*
  44. Something’s Down There by Mickey Spillane (2003) C-
  45. “Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” by Jeff Millar (1975) A
  46. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (2001) B+
  47. “Private Grave 9” by Karen Jay Fowler (2002) C+
  48. Merry Go Round in Oz by Eloise Jarvis McGraw & Lauren McGraw Wagner (1963) B
  49. “Minnow” by Ayelet Waldman (2004) B+
  50. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002) A
  51. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (2006) A-
  52. “Been a Long, Long Time” by R.A. Lafferty (1970) B+
  53. The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy by Mike Ashley (1998) B
  54. The Monarch of the Glen by Neil Gaiman (2004) B+
  55. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003) B-
  56. “The Year of the Action” by Isaac Asimov (1980) B
  57. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews (2006) A-*
  58. Kingdom Hearts Vol. 2 by Shiro Amano (2005) B*
  59. Kingdom Hearts Vol. 3 by Shiro Amano (2006) B*
  60. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (2003) B-
  61. The Complete Peanuts: 1959-1960 by Charles M. Schulz (2006) A*
  62. “The Goat” by Whitt Pond (2003) B
  63. Unlocking the Meaning of Lost by Lynette Porter & David Lavery (2006) B+
  64. The Real Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call?</e> (2006) B-*
  65. “Life in Fur” by Nat Gertler (2004) A-
  66. Pac-Mania! by Haller Schwarz (1982) B-*
  67. “Antaeus” by Borden Deal (1961) B+
  68. Bad Twin by “Gary Troup” (2006) A
  69. Asimov Laughs Again by Isaac Asimov (1992) B
  70. “The Albertine Notes” by Rick Moody (2002) B+
  71. “The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance I: Whelps” by Michael Chabon (2002) B
  72. McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales by Michael Chabon (ed.) (2002) B+
  73. “Zeroville” by Steve Erickson (2004) B+
  74. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962) A
  75. “Indomitable” by Terry Brooks (2004) C+
  76. Legends II by Robert Silverberg (ed.) (2004) B
  77. “Can You Prove It?” by Isaac Asimov (1981) B+
  78. Showcase Presents Superman Family Vol. 1 (2006) B+*
  79. Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups by Gardner Fox & John Broome (2005) B*
  80. Carl Barks’ Greatest DuckTales Stories Vol. 1 by Carl Barks (2006) A*
  81. Over the Hedge: Stuffed Animals by T. Lewis & Michael Fry (2006) B+*
  82. Superman: Cover to Cover by Robert Greenberger (ed.) (2006) A
  83. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle (1972) B
  84. “Prisoner 392” by Jon F. Merz (2003) B+
  85. “Celiphss” by Marv Wolfman (2004) B-
  86. PVP Vol. 2: Reloaded by Scott Kurtz (2004) B+*
  87. The Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction (2006) A*
  88. PVP Vol. 3: Rides Again by Scott Kurtz (2005) B+*
  89. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle (1978) A
  90. Fused: Canned Heat by Steve Niles (2002) C+*
  91. “Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of the Dread Desire” by Neil Gaiman (2004) B
  92. Monster House (2006) C+*
  93. Superman Returns by Marv Wolfman (2006) B
  94. “The Reincarnate” by Ray Bradbury (2005) A
  95. Abadazad Vol. 1: The Road to Inconceivable by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog (2006) A-
  96. Abadazad Vol. 2: The Dream Thief by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog (2006) A-
  97. “Jack in the Devil’s Den” by Matthew Sturges (2006) A
  98. “Why He Quit the Business” by Bill Willingham (2006) A
  99. Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman (1991) A-*
100.                      Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman (1990) B+*
  1. Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman (1991) A-*
  2. Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman (1992) A+*
  3. Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman (1993) A*
  4. Superman Returns: The Movie and Other Tales of the Man of Steel B-(2006) *
  5. Sandman Vol. 6: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman (1994) A*
  6. Sandman Vol. 7: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman (1993) B+*
  7. Sandman Vol. 8: World’s End by Neil Gaiman (1994) A-*
  8. Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman (1996) A*
  9. Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake by Neil Gaiman (1996) A*
  10. Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman (2004) A-*
  11. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (2004) B+
  12. “The Phoenician Bauble” by Isaac Asimov (1982) B
  13. JSA: The Liberty Files by Dan Jolley (2004) B+*
  14. Carl Barks’ Greatest DuckTales Stories Vol. 2 by Carl Barks (2006) B+*
  15. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (2003) A-
  16. Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Comics – 75 Years of Innovation by David Gerstein (ed.) (2006) B+*
  17. Walt Disney’s World of the Dragonlords by Byron Erickson (2005) A*
  18. “The Food Processor” by Michael Caufield (2003) B+*
  19. Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 7 (2006) B*
  20. “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury (1952) A+
  21. Naked by David Sedaris (1998) B-
  22. “Open Call” by Neil Kleid (2004) A
  23. Penny Arcade: Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik (2006) B+*
  24. “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell (1924) A-
  25. Murder Most Fouled Up (stage play) by Nikki Harmon (1991) B
  26. “A Quiet Game” by Robin Rhoads (2006) B+
  27. “The Meeting Time” by V.R. Trakowski (2006) B
  28. Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs by Dave Barry (1998) A
  29. Battle Royale Vol. 4 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2001) B+
  30. “Superman Returns (a Defective DVD Player” by Tim Carvell (2006) B
  31. “The Gift” by Ray Bradbury (1952) B+
  32. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut (1961) B
  33. Captain Amazing by Scott Kurtz & Chris Jackson (2006) B+*
  34. Thing: Idol of Millions by Dan Slott (2006) A*
  35. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card (2005) A-
  36. “Lisey and the Madman”by Stephen King (2004) A
  37. “Poison” by Roald Dahl (1950) B+
  38. Like That. By Patrick Rills (2006) A-*
  39. “Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier (1964) B
  40. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe (1846) A
  41. World War Z by Max Brooks (2006) A-
  42. “The Birds” by Daphne DeMaurier (1952) A
  43. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion by Don Rosa (2006) A+*
  44. The End by Daniel Handler (as “Lemony Snicket”) (2006) C+
  45. Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 6 (2005) B*
  46. The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz (2006) A*
  47. Freddy Versus Jason (unused screenplay) by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger (1998) B-
  48. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (2006) A-
  49. Reduced Shakespeare by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor (2006) B
  50. Sonic the Hedgehog: Beginnings by Michael Gallagher (2003) B+*
  51. Girls: Conception by Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna (2005) B+*
  52. The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky (2005) A-*
  53. The Prestige by Christopher Priest (1995) A
  54. Tales From the Clerks by Kevin Smith (2006) A-*
  55. The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Miracle Christmas Dog by Dave Barry (2006) B
  56. The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator (1986) B+
  57. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (2005) A-
  58. How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn (2005) A
  59. “The Black ‘59” by Peter David & Bill Mumy (1992) B
  60. Comics Prose by Nat Gertler (ed.) (2004) B
  61. The Great Santa Search by Jeff Guinn (2006) A-
  62. The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan (2004) A
  63. Lions, Tigers and Bears Vol. 1: Fear and Pride by Jack Lawrence & Mike Bullock (2006) A*
  64. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2003) A-
  65. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7 by Bob Kahan (ed.) (1997) A-*
  66. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 8 by Bob Kahan & Rick Taylor (ed.) (1998) B+*
  67. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (1995) B+
  68. Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer & Rags Morales (2004) A*
  69. Girls: Emergence by Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna (2006) B+*
  70. Getting Lost edited by Orson Scott Card (2006) B-
 
* -- Denotes Graphic Novel or Comic Strip Collection
Red Text -- Denotes Novella
“” – Denotes Short Story
 
 
Alphabetical List -- Books
 
  1. Abadazad Vol. 1: The Road to Inconceivable by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog (2006) A-
  2. Abadazad Vol. 2: The Dream Thief by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog (2006) A-
  3. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (2003) A-
  4. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (2005) A-
  5. Asimov Laughs Again by Isaac Asimov (1992) B
  6. Bad Movies We Love by Edward Margulies & Stephen Rebello (1993) C-
  7. Bad Twin by “Gary Troup” (2006) A
  8. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (1995) B+
  9. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (2006) A-
  10. The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator (1986) B+
  11. Cell by Stephen King (2006) B
  12. Chase (novella) by Dean Koontz (1972) B+
  13. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (2004) B+
  14. Comics Prose by Nat Gertler (ed.) (2004) B
  15. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002) A
  16. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003) B-
  17. Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs by Dave Barry (1998) A
  18. Dave Barry’s Money Secrets by Dave Barry (2006) B+
  19. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (2006) A-
  20. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2003) A-
  21. The End by Daniel Handler (as “Lemony Snicket”) (2006) C+
  22. Freddy Versus Jason (unused screenplay) by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger (1998) B-
  23. Getting Lost edited by Orson Scott Card (2006) B-
  24. The Great Santa Search by Jeff Guinn (2006) A-
  25. How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn (2005) A
  26. It Runs in the Family (stage play) by Ray Cooney (1990) B+
  27. It’s Superman! by Tom DeHaven (2005) B+
  28. Lamb by Christopher Moore (2002) A
  29. The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan (2004) A
  30. Legends II by Robert Silverberg (ed.) (2004) B
  31. The Living House of Oz by Edward Einhron (2005) A
  32. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card (2005) A-
  33. The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy by Mike Ashley (1998) B
  34. McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales by Michael Chabon (ed.) (2002) B+
  35. Merry Go Round in Oz by Eloise Jarvis McGraw & Lauren McGraw Wagner (1963) B
  36. The Monarch of the Glen (novella) by Neil Gaiman (2004) B+
  37. Murder Most Fouled Up (stage play) by Nikki Harmon (1991) B
  38. Naked by David Sedaris (1998) B-
  39. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (2003) B-
  40. The Prestige by Christopher Priest (1995) A
  41. Reduced Shakespeare by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor (2006) B
  42. Road to Purgatory by Max Allan Collins (2004) B
  43. The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Miracle Christmas Dog by Dave Barry (2006) B
  44. Small Steps by Louis Sachar (2006) A-
  45. Something’s Down There by Mickey Spillane (2003) C-
  46. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- The Lives of Dax edited by Marco Palmieri (1999) A-
  47. Strange Highways by Dean Koontz (1995) B+
  48. Superman Returns by Marv Wolfman (2006) B
  49. Superman: Cover to Cover by Robert Greenberger (ed.) (2006) A
  50. Superman: The Complete History by Les Daniels (1998) B+
  51. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle (1978) A
  52. 10 Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed and Other Surprising Movie Lists by Richard Roeper (2003) B
  53. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (2001) B+
  54. Threshold (novella) by Elizabeth Haydon (2004) C+
  55. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (2003) A-
  56. Unlocking the Meaning of Lost by Lynette Porter & David Lavery (2006) B+
  57. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle (1972) B
  58. World War Z by Max Brooks (2006) A-
  59. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (1962) A
  60. You Have the Right to Remain Dead (stage play) by Pat Cook (2000) B+
  61. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (2003) B+
 
 
Alphabetical List – Graphic Novels
 
  1. AstroCity: Local Heroes by Kurt Busiek (2005)* A
  2. Battle Royale Vol. 1 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2000)* B
  3. Battle Royale Vol. 2 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2000)* B
  4. Battle Royale Vol. 3 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2001)* B+
  5. Battle Royale Vol. 4 by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (English dialogue by Keith Giffen) (2001) B+
  6. Bone: The Great Cow Race (Color Edition) by Jeff Smith (2005) A-*
  7. Captain Amazing by Scott Kurtz & Chris Jackson (2006) B+*
  8. Carl Barks’ Greatest DuckTales Stories Vol. 1 by Carl Barks (2006) A*
  9. Carl Barks’ Greatest DuckTales Stories Vol. 2 by Carl Barks (2006) B+*
  10. The Complete Peanuts: 1959-1960 by Charles M. Schulz (2006) A*
  11. The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz (2006) A*
  12. Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups by Gardner Fox & John Broome (2005) B*
  13. DC’s Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)* B+
  14. The Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction (2006) A*
  15. The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky (2005) A-*
  16. Fused: Canned Heat by Steve Niles (2002) C+*
  17. Girls: Conception by Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna (2005) B+*
  18. Girls: Emergence by Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna (2006) B+*
  19. Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer & Rags Morales (2004) A*
  20. JSA: The Liberty Files by Dan Jolley (2004) B+*
  21. Kingdom Hearts Vol. 2 by Shiro Amano (2005) B*
  22. Kingdom Hearts Vol. 3 by Shiro Amano (2006) B*
  23. Last Hero Standing by Tom DeFalco (2005) B*
  24. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7 by Bob Kahan (ed.) (1997) A-*
  25. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 8 by Bob Kahan & Rick Taylor (ed.) (1998) B+*
  26. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion by Don Rosa (2006) A+*
  27. Like That. By Patrick Rills (2006) A-*
  28. Lions, Tigers and Bears Vol. 1: Fear and Pride by Jack Lawrence & Mike Bullock (2006) A*
  29. Monster House (2006) C+*
  30. Nodwick Adventure Log by Aaron Williams (2004) A-*
  31. Nodwick Chronicles Vol. II by Aaron Williams (2002) B+*
  32. Over the Hedge: Stuffed Animals by T. Lewis & Michael Fry (2006) B+*
  33. Pac-Mania! by Haller Schwarz (1982) B-*
  34. A Peanuts Valentine by Charles M. Schulz (2003)* B+
  35. Penny Arcade: Attack of the Bacon Robots by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik (2006) B+*
  36. Penny Arcade: Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik (2006) B+*
  37. PVP: The Dork Ages by Scott Kurtz (2004) A
  38. PVP Vol. 1: At Large by Scott Kurtz (2004) A-
  39. PVP Vol 2: Reloaded by Scott Kurtz (2004) B+*
  40. PVP Vol. 3: Rides Again by Scott Kurtz (2005) B+*
  41. The Real Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call?</e> (2006) B-*
  42. Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (1991) by Neil Gaiman (A-)*
  43. Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House (19901) by Neil Gaiman (B+)*
  44. Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (1991) by Neil Gaiman (A-)*
  45. Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (1992) by Neil Gaiman (A+)*
  46. Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (1993) by Neil Gaiman (A)*
  47. Sandman Vol. 6: Brief Lives (1994) by Neil Gaiman (A)*
  48. Sandman Vol. 7: Fables and Reflections (1993) by Neil Gaiman (B+)*
  49. Sandman Vol. 8: World’s End (1994) by Neil Gaiman (A-)*
  50. Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones (1996) by Neil Gaiman (A)*
  51. Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake (1996) by Neil Gaiman (A)*
  52. Sandman: Endless Nights (2004) by Neil Gaiman (A-)*
  53. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews (2006) A-*
  54. Showcase Presents Jonah Hex Vol. 1 (2005)* A
  55. Showcase Presents Superman Family Vol. 1 (2006) B+*
  56. Sonic the Hedgehog: Beginnings by Michael Gallagher (2003) B+*
  57. Superman Returns: The Movie and Other Tales of the Man of Steel (2006) (B-)*
  58. Tales From the Clerks by Kevin Smith (2006) A-*
  59. Thing: Idol of Millions by Dan Slott (2006) A*
  60. 24-Hour Comics All-Stars by Nat Gertler (ed.) (2005) B+*
  61. Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 6 (2005) B*
  62. Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 7 (2006) B*
  63. V For Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd (1988) B*
  64. The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  65. The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  66. The Walking Dead: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman (2005)* B+
  67. Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Comics – 75 Years of Innovation by David Gerstein (ed.) (2006) B+*
  68. Walt Disney’s World of the Dragonlords by Byron Erickson (2005) A* 
 Alphabetical List – Short Stories
 
  1. “The Albertine Notes” by Rick Moody (2002) B+
  2.  “…and Straight on ‘Til Morning” by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (1999) B
  3. “Antaeus” by Borden Deal (1961) B+
  4. “Been a Long, Long Time” by R.A. Lafferty (1970) B+
  5. “The Birds” by Daphne DeMaurier (1952) A
  6. “The Black ‘59” by Peter David & Bill Mumy (1992) B
  7.  “Can You Prove It?” by Isaac Asimov (1981) B+
  8. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe (1846) A
  9. “Celiphss” by Marv Wolfman (2004) B-
  10. “The Food Processor” by Michael Caufield (2003) B+*
  11.  “Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of the Dread Desire” by Neil Gaiman (2004) B
  12. “The Gift” by Ray Bradbury (1952) B+
  13. “The Goat” by Whitt Pond (2003) B
  14. “The Good Samaritan” by Isaac Asimov (1980) B
  15. “Goodbye to All That” by Harlan Ellison (2002) B
  16. “The Growth of Alan Ashley” by Bill Gauthier (2003) B+
  17. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut (1961) B
  18. “How Coyote Dissed the Cky” by Steve Englehart (2004) C-
  19. “Indomitable” by Terry Brooks (2004) C+
  20. “Jack in the Devil’s Den” (2006) by Matthew Sturges A
  21. “Life in Fur” by Nat Gertler (2004) A-
  22. “Lisey and the Madman”by Stephen King (2004) A
  23. “Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier (1964) B
  24. “The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance I: Whelps” by Michael Chabon (2002) B
  25. “The Meeting Time” by V.R. Trakowski (2006) B
  26. “Minnow” by Ayelet Waldman (2004) B+
  27. “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell (1924) A-
  28.  “Open Call” by Neil Kleid (2004) A
  29.  “The Phoenician Bauble” by Isaac Asimov (1982) B
  30. “Poison” by Roald Dahl (1950) B+
  31. “Prisoner 392” by Jon F. Merz (2003) B+
  32. “Private Grave 9” by Karen Jay Fowler (2002) C+
  33. “A Quiet Game” by Robin Rhoads (2006) B+
  34. “Reflections” by L.A. Graf (1999) B+
  35. “The Reincarnate” by Ray Bradbury (2005) A
  36. “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury (1952) A+
  37. “Superman Returns (a Defective DVD Player” by Tim Carvell (2006) B
  38. “Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” by Jeff Millar (1975) A
  39. “Why He Quit the Business” (2006) by Bill Willingham (A)
  40. “The Year of the Action” by Isaac Asimov (1980) B
  41. “Zeroville” by Steve Erickson (2004) B+


And coming up... my movie list!

EDITING to add that these lists DO, in fact, include re-reads. I don't know how many times I've read Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, but it never gets old.
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