Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pony's Chronological Reading List 2010, the first 6 (or 7, lol) months.

So, I've stated before that I am a bit of a reader. Even when I am practically living on the internet, I still devour any written material I can get my mitts on.

For a long time I wasn't reading much because books are expensive and I am cheap. Then one day it occurred to me that there is this delightful invention I had somehow forgot about... a LIBRARY. So I got my library card and got busy. Once I worked my way through most of the books I was interested in at my library I started having them send away to other librarys to borrow books.

Last year I had an alphabetical list. I managed to read at least one book for every letter of the alphabet. V, Q, X and Z were tough to find interesting books for... though the Z book, (Zoo Station) turned out to be quite an interesting book involving intrigue and Nazis..

My total for the year:

74 books total.

22 were fiction, the rest were all non-fiction.

This year I have been reading even more, I am already at 57 if I counted right, only 15 of which seem to have been fiction. The interesting thing about recording it as I read is that it clearly shows what I am interested at any given point in the year, lol. This years themes: knitting, goats, vampire fiction. lol.

So, here we go... my 2010 reading list, the first half of the year, give or take:


"Chosen By a Horse" by Susan Richards
"Forever Chosen" by Susan Richards
"A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans" by Michael Farquhar
"Knitted Sock Sensations" by Louise Butt and Kristie McLoed
"Pygmy Goats" by Lorrie Boldrick, DVM
"Goats, Small Scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit" By Sue Weaver


"Raising Milk Goats Successfully" by Gail Luttmann
"Raising Milk Goats the Modern Way" by Jerry Belanger
"The backyard homestead" edited by Carleen Madigan.
"Trail of tears : the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation" by John Ehle.


"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver
"Easy Composting" by Ortho Books
"Corpses, coffins, and crypts : a history of burial" by Penny Colman
"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach
"Old-Time Farm and Garden Devices and How To Make them" by Rolfe Cobleigh
"Living with Goats: Everything You Need to Know to raise Your Own Backyard Herd" by Margaret Hathaway
"Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural horse Boarding" by Jaime Jackson
"Possum Living: How to Live Well on (Almost) No Money" by Dolly Freed


"Buckskin & Buffalo: The Artistry of the Plains Indians" by Colin F. taylor
"The Crack in the Lens" by Steve Hockensmith
"The Self-Sufficiency handbook: A Complete Guide To Greener Living" by Alan and Gill Bridgewater
"My Uncle Oswald" by Roald Dahl
"Vanishing Tribes: Primitive Man On Earth" by Alain Cheneviere
"Women's Work, The First 20,000 Years:Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times" by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
"Guide To Home Canning, Freezing & Dehydration" a Ball Blue Book


"The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler
"Indian Handicrafts: How to Craft Dozens of Practical Objects Using Traditional Indian techniques" by C. Keith Wilbur
"The Sociopath Next Door: the ruthless versus the rest of us" by martha stout
"Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris
"Chicken tractor:The Gardener's Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil" by Andy Lee
"Seed to seed : seed saving and growing techniques for vegetable gardeners" by Suzanne Ashworth


"Under the dome : a novel" by Stephen King.
"Cell" by Stephen King
"Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish" by Joe Mackall
"Making great cheese : 30 simple recipes from cheddar to chevre plus 18 delicious cheese dishes" by Barbara Ciletti.
"Too late to say goodbye : a true story of murder and betrayal" by Ann Rule.
"Goat song : a seasonal life, a short history of herding, and the art of making cheese" by Brad Kessler.
"Living Dead in Dallas" by Charlaine Harris
"Club Dead" by Charlaine Harris
"Dead to the World" by Charlaine Harris
"Dead as a Doornail" by Charlaine Harris


"Green River, Running Red" By Ann Rule
"Mortal Danger, and Other True cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol. 13" by Ann Rule
"Definitely Dead" Charlaine Harris
"The anxiety & phobia workbook" by Edmund J. Bourne
"Heidi" By Johanna Spyri
"Altogether Dead" By Charlaine Harris
"You Suck" by Christopher Moore
"Knitting simple jackets : 25 beautiful designs" by Marilyn Saitz Cohen.
"Everything I Want To Do is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food front" by Joel Salatin
"Knitting Simple Jackets: 25 Beautiful Designs" by Marilyn Saitz Cohen
"Finishing techniques for Hand Knitters: Give Your Knitting that Professional Look" by Sharon Brant
"From dead to worse" by Charlaine Harris.
"The Bell witch : an American haunting ; being the eye witness account of Richard Powell concerning the Bell Witch Haunting of Robertson County, Tennessee 1817-1821" edited by Brent Monahan.
"Living with chickens : everything you need to know to raise your own backyard flock" by Ray Rossier
"Tennessee : a bicentennial history" by Wilma Dykeman.


  1. Lots of good books! I read a ton too, but I've never kept track lol. I read a lot of stuff over and over, as my poor overburdened bookshelf attests too.

    I really enjoyed Goat Song. I bought it along with Year of the Goat. Very good and worthy of shelf space on my NICE bookcase in the kitchen haha.

  2. I'm sucked into the Charlaine Harris books, and go to Lorrie Boldrick's book all the time!