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Member: BenjaminHahn

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About meI am an avid reader, but unfortunately my taste for purchasing books out paces the speed at which I can read them. The advent of fatherhood has had the expected effect of reducing this personal vice. I simply don't have time to go book shopping much less read them. What books I do manage to acquire have just as much chance of being a children's book as they do being an adult book.

Another year as passed, and as such, it is time to start a new list to keep track of the books i will be reading in 2016. 2015 was about average with 36 titles. A few years ago that would have been disappointing to me, but parenthood has lowered expectations for all matters relating to free time. On the plus side, I spend a lot of reading time plowing through children's board books with the kiddos. Anything I can do that even has a chance of increasing their chances of loving books is a worthy sacrifice in my mind. As always, I hope to get a few more actual books under my belt this year, but who knows what will happen. Below is my reading list for 2016:

1. Edge of Empire(SWRPG) - Core Rulebook
2. Force and Destiny (SWRPG) - Core Rulebook
3. The Last Unicorn - Peter Beagle
4. The Explorer's Guild Volume 1 - Jon Baird and Rick Ross
5. The Broken Ear by Herge
6. Lando - Soule, Maleev, and Mounts
7. Chewbacca - Duggan and Noto
8. Barbarian Lord - by Matt Smith
9. The Know it All - AJ Jacobs
10. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
11. Becoming a Barbarian by Jack Donovan
12. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
13. Corto Maltese: Celtic Tales by Hugo Pratt
14. Hawkeye: Volume 1 by Fraction et al.
15. The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by Andrew George
16. Y: The Last Man Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn et. all
17. The Buried Book by David Damrosch
18. A Fighter's Heart by Sam Sheridan
19. The Anarchist's Tool Chest by Chris Schwarz
20. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
21. The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan

About my libraryThis past summer saw us needing to move to a new house. Fortunately, this has meant more space for book shelves. Moving also gave us the opporutnity to cull the shelves. I ended up taking six or so boxes to Title Wave for trade credit. Book accumulation has slowed overall, much to Amber's satisfaction, although her assessment might not be as optimistic as mine. I remain committed to reading more of the books I already own than increasing the number of unread books in the house. This is easier said than done of course.

Rating system
★★★★★ PERFECT - All-time favorite
★★★★.5 EXCELLENT - Very enjoyable/Highly recommended.
★★★★ VERY GOOD - An author to watch
★★★.5 GOOD - Will look for more by same author
★★★ ENJOYABLE - But nothing special
★★.5 OKAY - Mildly enjoyable but forgettable
★★ POOR - Dull plot or interesting idea wasted
★.5 VERY POOR - Difficult to finish
★ TERRIBLE - Could not finish
0.5 TRASH - Should never have been published

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 50 Book Challenge, Dishonorable Society Of Lazy Scholars And Leisurely Gentlemen, Edition Erudition, Folio Society devotees, New Lifetime Reading Plan

Favorite authorsSimon Armitage, Michael Chabon, Bernard Cornwell, Jared Diamond, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman, Ernest Hemingway, Hesíodo, Homer, Lucretius, Magnus Magnusson, George R. R. Martin, Cormac McCarthy, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Mervyn Peake, Neal Stephenson, S. M. Stirling, J. R. R. Tolkien, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresDark Horse Books, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Left Bank Books, Magus Books (Seattle), Michael's Books, Old Inlet Bookshop, Port Book & News, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Homer Bookstore, Title Wave Books - Midtown Store, Twice Sold Tales (University District), Village Books

Favorite librariesAnchorage Public Library - Z. J. Loussac Public Library, University of Washington - Suzzallo Library, Western Washington University Libraries

Homepagehttp://www.alaskanomicon.com

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Real nameBenjamin Hahn

LocationAnchorage, AK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 1, 2007

Currently readingMao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
Edenborn by Nick Sagan
Empires of the Ancient Near East 4 Volume Box Set (Empires of the Ancient Near East London Folio Society, Second Edition 2000) by J.M. Cook
Gormenghast Trilogy: Gormenghast / Titus Alone / Titus Groan (3 Volume Set in slipcase) by Mervyn Peake
Justice for Hedgehogs by Ronald Dworkin
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