Year-End Book Wrap-up 2019

Books Read in 2019:

  1. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
  2. Tides by Jonathan White
  3. It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro
  4. The Crow by J. O’Barr
  5. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  6. The Bloodthirsty Weasels by Theresa Bane
  7. The Fearsome Foursome by Amicus Arcane
  8. F in Exams by Richard Benson
  9. Customers Suck by Jennie Breeden and Rapscallion
  10. 100 Years by Joshua Prager and Milton Glaser
  11. Midnight at Madame Leota’s by Amicus Arcane
  12. Grim Grinning Ghosts by Aminus Arcane
  13. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths by Cecilia Ruiz
  14. The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler
  15. Hit Reblog by Megan Kearney
  16. Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki
  17. An Audacious Alphabet by Amy J. Francisconi
  18. Book Learnin’ by John McNamee
  19. If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine
  20. Moominvalley Turns Jungle by Tove Jannson
  21. Cat Tails by Charles Wysocki
  22. Mr. Big by Carol and Matt Dembicki
  23. Levitation by Jim Ottaviani
  24. What’s the Difference? by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  25. Best in Class by Tim Clancy
  26. Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes
  27. The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez by Simon Hawke
  28. The Clouds Above by Jordan Crane
  29. The Time Traveler’s Pocket Guide by K. Sekelsky
  30. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  31. Dracula (graphic novel) by Bram Stoker, Michael Mucci, Ben Caldwell, and Bill Halliar
  32. My Mother was Human! by Lonnie Millsap
  33. The Martian by Andy Weir
  34. Erstwhile by Gina Biggs
  35. Muppet King Arthur by Paul Benjamin
  36. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
  37. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  38. 1000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Audiobooks Listened to in 2019:

  1. A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
  2. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher
  3. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  5. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
  7. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  8. I was Told There would be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  9. Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
  10. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  11. Doctor Who: The Last Voyage by Dan Abnett
  12. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  13. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
  14. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  15. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  16. Nexus by Scott Westerfeld
  17. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  18. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  19. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  20. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  21. The Smartest Book in the World by Greg Proops
  22. American Eclipse by David Baron
  23. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  24. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  25. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  26. Calypso by David Sedaris

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Year-End Book Wrap-up 2018

Books Read in 2018:

  1. The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
  2. The Magic of Christmas by various
  3. The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo by Lars Arffssen
  4. Fum by Adam Rapp
  5. Star Wars Super Graphic by Tim Leong
  6. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  7. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  8. Innovation Nation by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins
  9. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser
  11. The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick
  12. Outwitting History by Aaron Lansky
  13. Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana edited by Marcy Gordon
  14. We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
  15. Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
  16. For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor
  17. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  18. Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  19. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  20. Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  21. All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor
  22. The Day Lincoln was Shot by Jim Bishop
  23. Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied by Amanda Happé
  24. The Good Old Days–They Were Terrible! by Otto Bettmann
  25. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  26. Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
  27. Trafalgar True by Stephen Cosgrove
  28. Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis

Audiobooks Listened to in 2018:

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  3. Road Rage by Richard Matheson, Joe Hill, and Stephen King
  4. Salt by Mark Kulansky
  5. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  6. The Slither Sisters by Charles Gilman
  7. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
  8. Unstoppable by Bill Nye
  9. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
  10. Bellevue by Eric Oshinsky
  11. Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  12. Dodge City by Tom Clavin
  13. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  14. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  15. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  16. I Must Say by Martin Short
  17. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  18. The Jewel by Amy Ewing
  19. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  20. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  21. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  22. Roots by Alex Haley
  23. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
  24. The Spiderwick Chronicles Vol 1 by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  25. Teacher’s Pest by Charles Gilman
  26. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  27. The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
  28. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  29. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  30. The Black Count by Tom Reiss
  31. Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
  32. Christine by Stephen King
  33. Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell
  34. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  35. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  36. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  37. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
  38. Rock On by Dan Kennedy
  39. The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  40. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  41. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  42. The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball

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Animal Kingdom – Avatar

I decided that drawing would be a good excuse to be off my feet for a while, so I drew the huge mech thingy from the movie Avatar that was right in front of me.  I proved to be free entertainment for quite a few children and even a couple of adults.  I was asked a couple times if I drew professionally and people were actually surprised when I said no!

Magic Kingdom

There were a number of shows and parades and other such things happening that involved a lot of waiting in between so I drew this during that time.  I figured since I only had a black pen to work with I’d just use that to represent the lights instead of trying to outline them.  It took a long time and is a bit wonky, but it was a fun experiment.  Also: always carry a book light with you, kids.  You never know when it might be way too dark to draw.

Disney Studios

Drawn from a photograph I took and apparently didn’t scan very well (wtf left side blur) but that’s all right.  The fun part about this was that I finished it while waiting for the evening program to begin at Animal Kingdom, and the little girl next to me was fascinated.  I particularly liked showing her the magic of the watercolor crayons.

Disney Springs

Drawn from a photograph I took at dusk at Disney Springs.  (One day I swear I will ride in that balloon, dang it!)  This was my first time using watercolor crayons and they are so amazing.

Mitchells Presbyterian Church

Drawn from my car early in the morning.

EPCOT World Showcase

The view from Tokyo Dining at the Japan pavilion.

Drawn from a photograph I took on the ride in the Mexico pavilion.

The Aviary

Drawn from my car at about 7am.

Diary Comic: Black Magic

True story.

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