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message 1: by Cait (last edited May 19, 2011 11:21AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Read:

*12 Non-Fiction books (2)
*12 Plays
*12 Group Reads (5)
*365 poems (64)
*365 short stories (87)
*30 books from 1001 Books to Read Before You Die (4)
*30 Classics (3)
*30 New Authors (9)
*10 books >750 pages (floor joist challenge) (1)
*As many Lost Lit books as possible:
*75% from my owned TBR (8/25)

Total Books Read: 18
Total Pages Read: 4,679
(not counting individual short stories and poems read)


message 2: by Cait (last edited May 19, 2011 10:54AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Short Stories Read in 2011: *Favorites in bold*

1. The Story of a Panic - E.M. Forster (1/4)
2. The Other Side of the Hedge - E.M. Forster (1/4)
3. My Painter - Nicole Krauss (1/5)
4. The King is Always Above the People - Daniel Alarcón (1/5)
5. Parakeets - Kevin Brockmeier (1/7)

6. Death Watch - Aimee Bender (1/8)
7. End of the Line - Aimee Bender (1/8)

8. Off - Aimee Bender (1/8)
9. The Meeting - Aimee Bender (1/8)
10. Debbieland - Aimee Bender (1/8)
11. Motherfucker - Aimee Bender (1/9)
12. Fruit and Words - Aimee Bender (1/9)
13. Jinx - Aimee Bender (1/9)
14. I will Pick Out Your Ribs (from My Teeth) - Aimee Bender (1/9)
15. Ironhead - Aimee Bender (1/9)
16. Job's Jobs - Aimee Bender (1/9)
17. Dearth - Aimee Bender (1/9)

18. The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shaker - Aimee Bender (1/9)
19. The Leading Man - Aimee Bender (1/9)
20. Hymn - Aimee Bender (1/9)
21. The Celestial Omnibus - E.M. Forster (1/13)
22. Other Kingdom - E.M. Forster (1/13)

23. The Curate's Friend - E.M. Forster (1/13)
24. The Road from Colonus - E.M. Forster (1/13)
25. Baba Iaga and the Pelican Child - Joy Williams (1/14)
26. Ardour - Jonathan Keats (1/17)
27. I'm Here - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (1/29)
28. The Brother and the Bird - Alissa Nutting (1/30)

29. Hansel & Gretel - Francine Prose (1/31)
30. A Day in the Life of Half of Rumpelstiltskin - Kevin Brockmeier (1/31)
31. With Hair of Hand-Spun God - Neil LaBute (2/2)
32. Love - Grace Paley (2/3)
33. A Rose for Emily - William Faulkner (2/3)
34. The Palmist - Andrew Lam (2/15)
35. The Veldt - Ray Bradbury (2/15)
36. The Monkey's Paw - WW Jacobs (2/15)
37. The Occasional Garden - Saki (2/15)

38. The Balloon - Donald Barthleme (2/15)
39. The Year of Silence - Kevin Brockmeier (2/15)
40. The Sixth Borough - Jonathan Safran Foer (2/15)

41. Drunken Mimi - Aimee Bender (2/15)
42. The Little Green Monster - Haruki Murakami (2/15)
43. Swept Away - T.C. Boyle (2/15)
44. Charles - Shirley Jackson (2/27)
45. First Confession - Frank O'Connor (2/27)

46. Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story - Toure (2/27)
47. The Loudest Voice - Grace Paley (2/27)
48. A Life of Crime - Diane Leslie (2/27)
49. Pride and Joy - Edgar Keret (2/27)
50. Boys - Rick Moody (2/27)
51. The Night the Ghost Got In - James Thurber (2/27)
52. Roman Fever - Edith Wharton (2/27)

53. Make Westing - Jack London (2/27)
54. The Rocking Horse Winner - D.H. Lawrence (2/27)
55. The Lottery - Shirley Jackson (2/27)
56. The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell (2/27)
57. Cathedral - Raymond Carver (2/27)

58. Free Fruit For Young Widows - Nathan Englander (2/27)
59. (She Owns) Everything - Anne Enright (2/27)
60. The Writer's Model - Molly Giles (2/27)
61. The Rules of the Game - Amy Tan (3/1)
62. Game - Donald Barthleme (3/1)
63. Why I Live at the P.O. - Eudora Welty (3/1)

64. The Black Cat - Edgar Allen Poe (3/2)
65. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - Joyce Carol Oates (3/2)
66. At the Anarchist's Convention - John Sayles (3/2)
67. Everyday Use - Alice Walker (3/3)
68. Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor - John Cheever (3/3)
69. Ed Has His Mind Improved - Arthur R. Brooks (3/14)

70. The Adventure of a Reader - Italo Calvino (3/14)
71. Notes to My Biographer - Adam Haslett (3/14)
72. Exchange - Ray Bradbury (3/14)

73. The Man Who Liked Dickens - Evelyn Waugh (3/14)
74. The Lie - T.C. Boyle (3/16)
75. The Spray - Jonathan Lethem (3/16)
76. The Swim Team - Miranda July (3/16)
77. The Schartz-Metterklume Method - Saki (3/16)

78. Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor
79. The Comforts of Home - O'Connor
80. A View of the Woods - O'Connor
81. The Enduring Chill - O'Connor
82. Greenleaf - O'Connor
83. The Lame Shall Enter First - O'Connor
84. Revelation - O'Connor
85. Judgement Day - O'Connor

86. Parker's Back - O'Connor
87. Faith and Mountains - Augusto Monterroso


message 3: by Cait (last edited May 19, 2011 11:10AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Poems Read in 2011:

1. For/From Lew - Gary Snyder (1/2)
2.The Changing Light - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1/3)
3. Mugging - Allen Ginsberg (1/4)
4. Giant Night - Anne Waldman (1/5)
5. Gic to Har - Kenneth Rexroth (1/6)
6. A Book of Music - Jack Spicer (1/7)
7. Weather - Hettie Jones (1/8)
8. Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow - Robert Duncan (1/9)
9. Birthplace Revisited - Gregory Corso (1/10)
10. Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe (1/10)
11. A Fairly Sad Tale - Dorothy Parker (1/10)
12. Bird - Pablo Neruda (1/10)
13. The Whole Mess... Almost - Gregory Corso (1/11)
14. At the California Institute of Technology - Richard Brautigan (1/12)
15. Constantly Risking Absurdity - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1/12)
16. Cameo One - Michael McClure (1/13)
17. First Love - John Clare (1/14)
18. The Plough of Time - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1/15)
19. Underwear - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1/17)
20. Legacy - Amiri Baraka (1/18)
21. I Have Folded My Sorrows - Bob Kaufman (1/21)
22. leroy - Amiri Baraka (1/25)
23. First Snow - Diane di Prima (1/26)
24. Sonnet - To Science - Edgar Allan Poe (1/27)
25. To Helen - Edgar Allan Poe (1/27)
26. The Letter - W.H. Auden (1/27)
27. Taller To-day - W.H. Auden (1/27)
28. Such is the Sickness of Many a Good Thing - Robert Duncan (1/28)
29. Destiny - Gregory Corso (1/31)
30. Immortality - Matthew Arnold (2/1)
31. Mindful of You the Sodden Earth in Spring - Edna St. Vincent Millay (2/2)
32. Sonnet I (I thought once how Theocritus had sung) - Elizabeth Barret Browning (2/2)
33. The Starlight Night - Gerard Manley Hopkins (2/3)
34. Scorn Not the Sonnet - William Wordsworth (2/4)
35. The House of Life: The Sonnet - Dante Gabriel Rossetti (2/5)
36. Sonnet XXVII - William Shakespeare (2/6)

37. To Science - Edgar Allen Poe (2/7)
38. Let Me Glance Back... (from Eugene Onegin) - Pushkin (2/8)
39. A Sonnet Upon Sonnets - Robert Burns (2/9)
40. Instant Sonnet - Lope de Vega (2/9)
41. (it is at moments after i have dreamed) - ee cummings (2/10)
42. Sonnet LXIII - Edna St. Vincent Millay (2/11)
43. Holy Sonnet X (Death Be Not Proud) - John Donne (2/12)
44. Mezzo Cammin - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (2/13)

45. Sonnet LXXXIV - William Shakespeare (2/14)
46. An Ode to Feet (from Eugene Onegin) - Pushkin (2/15)
47. The Cross of Snow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (2/16)
48. To Failure - Philip Larkin (2/17)
49. Unholy Sonnet - Mark Jarman (2/18)
50. Leda and the Swan - W.B. Yeats (2/19)
51. Pretty Words - Elinor Wylie (2/20)
52. On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer - Keats (2/21)
53. What I'm Doing Here - Leonard Cohen
54. In Flanders Fields - John McCrae

55. Face - Eugene Guillevic
56. So Many Things - Guy Goffette
57. Elle était déchaussée, elle était décoiffée - Victor Hugo
58. You Jerk You Didn't Call Me Up - Bernadette Mayer
59. If I Were Loved, As I Desire To Be - Tennyson

60. La Cigarette - Francis Ponge
61. Stubborn Belly Fat - Norman Ball
62. Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley
63. Consumption - Henry Kirk White
64. Bridge of Sighs - Thomas Hood



message 4: by Cait (last edited May 19, 2011 11:15AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Plays Read in 2011:






Non-Fiction Read in 2011:
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee

Group Reads in 2011:
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (Bookish - 42 days of Slumming)
The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist (Bookish - 42 days of Collective Behavior)
You Know When the Men are Gone - Siobhan Fallon (RWS - Spring '11)
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (Bookish - Big Read)
Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor (Bookish - Convergent Read)


message 5: by Cait (last edited May 19, 2011 11:17AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Lost Lit:



New To Me Authors
1. Aimee Bender
2. Ninni Holmqvist
3. Melanie Benjamin
4. Alice Hoffman
5. Siddhartha Mukherjee
6. Imre Kertesz
7. Leo Tolstoy
8. Muriel Spark
9. Neil Pasricha


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message 8: by Cait (last edited Jan 13, 2011 04:07PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 1. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins ★★★ 398p. (1/4)
2. Willful Creatures: Stories - Aimee Bender ★★★★★ 209p. (1/8)


message 9: by Cait (last edited Jan 13, 2011 04:07PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 3. The Celestial Omnibus - E.M. Forster ★★★★ 159p. (1/13)


message 10: by Cait (last edited Jan 27, 2011 10:04AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 4. Alice I Have Been - Melanie Benjamin ★★ 368pp. (1/15)
5. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach ★★★ 319pp. (1/18)
6. The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist ★★★★★ 268pp. (1/26)


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Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 7. Player One: What Is to Become of Us - Douglas Coupland ★★★ 256pp. (2/5)
8. Turtle Moon - Alice Hoffman ★★ 288pp. (2/5)
9. Duma Key - Stephen King ★★★★ 607pp. (2/15)
10. Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic ★★★★ 100pp. (2/15)
11. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee ★★★★ 571pp. (2/22)
12. Selected Shorts: Family Matters ★★★★ 100pp. (2/27)
13. Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics ★★★★ 100pp. (2/27)


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Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 14. Fateless - Imre Kertész ★★★★★ 192pp. (3/1)


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Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments 15. Selected Shorts: American Classics ★★★★★ 100pp. (3/2))
16. You Know When the Men Are Gone - Siobhan Fallon ★★★★ 240pp. (3/4)
17. Selected Shorts: Readers & Writers ★★★ 100pp. (3/14)
18. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender ★★★★ 304pp. (3/16)


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