Thursday, July 27, 2017

Goal of reading at least 50 books a year for ten years= complete

Just now I finished my re-read of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is a book I like to re-read every few years or so, as it was one of the first books I ever read when I was a child... probably when I was 6 years of age. It was the 50th book I've read this year. When I started keeping reading lists (back in 2008), I had a goal of reading at least 50 books a year, for ten years. So, I can now claim to have completed that goal. I have failed at so many other things in life, but at least this is something I managed to complete!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Favorite Bands/Top Ten Albums

Top Thirty Bands/Musical Acts

First Tier: 1-10 (in no order, save for the first two)

Siouxsie & the Banshees (tied for first)
Nine Inch Nails (tied for first)
Current 93
Throbbing Gristle
Lady Gaga
Suzanne Vega
Fleetwood Mac

Second Tier: 11-20 (again, in no order)

Depeche Mode
Dead Can Dance
Joy Division
Manic Street Preachers
The Velvet Underground
David Bowie
Consumer Electronics

Third Tier: 21-30 (yet again, in no order)

Cut Hands
Kylie Minogue
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Skinny Puppy
Sting/The Police
Talking Heads
Sonic Youth
Pink Floyd

Top Ten Favorite Albums (in no order)

A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (Siouxsie & the Banshees) 1982
The Downward Spiral (Nine Inch Nails) 1994
The Marble Index (Nico) 1968
The Holy Bible (Manic Street Preachers) 1994
Imperium (Current 93) 1987
Horse Rotorvator (Coil) 1986
Tusk (Fleetwood Mac) 1979
Days of Open Hand (Suzanne Vega) 1990
Dead Can Dance (Dead Can Dance) 1984
Like a Virgin (Madonna) 1984

Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017 Reading List Monthly Update: June

Books read in June of 2017:
"CCRU Writings 1997-2003" (Various/Nick Land) 6-2-17
"Masks in the Tapestry" (Jean Lorrain) 6-6-17
"France: Fin de Siècle" (Eugen Weber) 6-8-17
"Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick" (Gerard Way) 6-11-17
"This Is Memorial Device" (David Keenan) 6-16-17
"Memories, Dreams, Reflections" (C.G. Jung) 6-19-17
"Tony Greene Era" (Kevin Killian) 6-20-17
"Providence Act 2" (Alan Moore) 6-22-17
"Resuscitation of a Hanged Man" (Denis Johnson) 6-29-17
2017 Reading List Total:
1. "Strange Eons" (Robert Bloch) 1-3-17
2. "Les Diaboliques"  (Barbey D'Aurevilly) 1-4-17
3. "Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ" (Friedrich Nietzsche) 1-7-17
4. "Heir to the Empire" (Timothy Zahn) 1-21-17 *
5. "The One Tree" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 1-24-17
6. "Peru" (Gordon Lish) 1-24-17
7. "Monsieur de Bougrelon" (Jean Lorrain) 1-26-17
8. "A Pilgrim Stranger" (Mark Samuels) 1-27-17
9. "Dark Force Rising" (Timothy Zahn) 2-6-17 *
10. "White Gold Wielder" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 2-9-17
11. "Ontological Graffiti" (Michael P. Bertiaux) 2-19-17
12. "In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1" (Samuel R. Delany) 3-2-17
13. "Forbidden Colors" (Yukio Mishima) 3-4-17
14. "Agents of Dreamland" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-4-17
15. "October" (Quentin S. Crisp) 3-8-17
16. "The Last Command" (Timothy Zahn) 3-14-17 *
17. "The Secret Glory" (Arthur Machen) 3-15-17
18. "All Gall is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast" (E.M. Cioran) 3-16-17
19. "Holidays From Hell: Fourteen Stories" (Reggie Oliver) 3-29-17
20. "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian" (Robert E. Howard) 3-31-17
21. "Kiddiepunk Collected 2011-2015" (Editor: Michael Salerno) 4-1-17
22. "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" (Louis Sachar) 4-5-17 *
23. "The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington" (Leonora Carrington) 4-6-17
24. "A Cat Named Swan" (Holly Hobbie) 4-7-17
25. "Ecce Homo" (Friedrich Nietzsche) 4-9-17
26. "The Night Land" (William Hope Hodgson) 4-16-17
27. "Stranger Than Fanfiction" (Chris Colfer) 4-21-17
28. "Dear Sweet Filthy World" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 4-28-17
29. "Tropic of Capricorn" (Henry Miller) 5-3-17
30. "The Autobiography of Arthur Machen: Far Off Things/Things Near & Far" (Arthur Machen) 5-6-17
31. "The Cutest Girl in Class" (Quentin S. Crisp/Justin Isis/Brendan Connell) 5-11-17
32. "Down Below" (Leonora Carrington) 5-13-17
33. "Art Sex Music" (Cosey Fanni Tutti) 5-17-17
34. "Moriah" (Daniel Mills) 5-20-17
35. "Sarabande" (Andrew Champagne) 5-29-17
36. "CCRU Writings 1997-2003" (Various/Nick Land) 6-2-17
37. "Masks in the Tapestry" (Jean Lorrain) 6-6-17
38. "France: Fin de Siècle" (Eugen Weber) 6-8-17
39. "Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick" (Gerard Way) 6-11-17
40. "This Is Memorial Device" (David Keenan) 6-16-17
41. "Memories, Dreams, Reflections" (C.G. Jung) 6-19-17
42. "Tony Greene Era" (Kevin Killian) 6-20-17
43. "Providence Act 2" (Alan Moore) 6-22-17
44. "Resuscitation of a Hanged Man" (Denis Johnson) 6-29-17

 *= book I have read at least once in the past

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