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Books I Read in 2007

Read:
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces on the Ranch
Wim Mertens: American Minimal Music: La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, translated by J. Hautekiet, preface by Michael Nyman
Alice Hoffman: Green Angel
William Hanley: Whisper Into My Good Ear
Phil O’Brien: Memories of the Irish-Israeli War
Ted Naifeh: Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things
Bill Willingham: Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers
Ted Naifeh: Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics
Grant Morrison: Kid Eternity
Kim “Howard” Johnson, John Cleese Superman: True Brit
Jim Ottaviani: Suspended in Language: Niels Bohr’s Life, Discoveries, and the Century He Shaped
Jim Steinmeyer: Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear
Grant Morrison: Sebastian O
Ted Naifeh: Courney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom
Gardner Fox, John L. Blumeier (Don Shelby), Jerry Siegel, Albert Sulman, Evelyn Gaines, Ken Fitch, Bill Finger, John B. Wentworth: The All-Star Comics Archives, vol. 0 edited and with an introduction by Roy Thomas
Luke (attr.): The Acts of the Apostles, New Revised Standard Version
Gerry Conway, David Anthony Kraft: Swamp Thing
Michael Rogin: Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot
William Hanley: Mrs. Dalley Has a Lover
Joe Simon: Prez
Kaja and Phil Fogilo: Girl Genius — Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank: A Gaslamp Fantasy with Adventure, Romance & Mad Science
Richard Porton: Film and the Anarchist Imagination
Paul Levitz, David Michelinie, Martin Pasko, Robert Kanigher, Jack Oleck, Mal Warwick, Tales of Ghost Castle
Charles A. Neal: Revelation: The Road to Overcoming
Gerry Conway: Challengers of the Unknown
Nanase Okawa, Clamp: Clover 4
Jane Irwin: Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie
Josh Levine: The Coen Brothers: The Story of Two American Filmmakers
Warren Ellis: The Authority: Relentless, introduction by Grant Morrison
Wallace Wood: The Wizard King Trilogy: The King of the World
Charles Fillmore: Christian Healing
Warren Ellis, Mark Millar: The Authority: Under New Management
Robert Marasco: Burnt Offerings
C. Hope Clark: The Shy Writer: an Introvert’s Guide to Writing Success
Neil Gaiman, with Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation
Alison Isenberg: Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It
Jim Ottaviani: Dignifying Science: Stories of Women Scientists
Randy Lofficier, Roy Thomas: Superman’s Metropolis, inspired by Thea Von Harbou and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
Richard Bojarski: The Films of Bela Lugosi [biographical section]
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces Out West
Tim Pilcher, Brad Brooks: The Essential Guide to World Comics, foreword by Dave Gibbons
Martin Pasko, Dan Mishkin, Bruce Jones, Mike W. Barr, Joey Cavalieri, Paul Levitz, Nicola Cuti, Len Wein: The Saga of the Swamp Thing and the Phantom Stranger, epilogue by Alan Moore
Alan Moore: Saga of the Swamp Thing, foreword by Ramsey Campbell
Mary Shelley: Lodore, edited with an introduction by Lisa Vargo
Mark Waid: Ruse: Enter the Detective
Stephen Vrattos: Captain Gravity
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: The Sirens of Titan
David Anthony Kraft: The Savage She-Hulk (conclusion)
Publius Ovidius Naso: Metamorphoses, translated and with an introduction by Rolfe Humphries
Richard Kelly: Southland Tales Book 1: Two Roads Diverge
Joanna Russ: To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction, introduction by Sarah LeFanu
Octavia E. Butler: Wild Seed
C.S. Lewis: The Magician’s Nephew
C.S. Lewis: The Last Battle
L. Frank Baum: Glinda of Oz (RB) afterword by Peter Glassman
Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert, Jim McCarty: The Law of One: Book II by Ra, an humble messenger of The Law of One
L. Frank Baum: Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland; foreword by Michael Patrick Hearn
L. Frank Baum: Policeman Bluejay; or Babes in Birdland: A Fairy Tale
Janet Deschman: Dorothy and the Mushroom Queen
George Kelly: Craig’s Wife
Stephen King: The Regulators
Steve Gerber, Peter David, Buzz Dixon: The Sensational She-Hulk
Samuel Beckett: Molloy
Ruth Plumly Thompson: Yankee in Oz
Ruth Plumly Thompson: The Enchanted Island of Oz
Elosie Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw: The Forbidden Fountain of Oz
Alan Moore: Swamp Thing: Love and Death, Forewords by Jamie Delano and Neil Gaiman
Bob Burns as told to Tom Weaver: Monster Kid Memories, introductions by Leonard Maltin and Joe Dante
Boze Hadleigh: Hollywood Lesbians
Julie Andrews Edwards: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
Thomas Wharton: Salamander
Steve Englehart: Avengers Defenders War
Tony Isabella, Stan Lee: It! The Living Colossus
Steve Gerber: The Legion of Night
L. Frank Baum: The Oz Chronicles Volume 1 (Wonderful Wizard, Marvelous Land, Ozma, Dorothy and the Wizard, Road, Emerald City, Patchwork Girl) (RB)
L. Frank Baum: The Daring Twins: The Secret of the Lost Fortune
Howard Chaykin: City of Tomorrow!
Howard Chaykin: Mighty Love
Howard Chaykin, Daivd Tischman: Barnum! In Secret Service to the USA
R.M. Vaughan: Camera, Woman
John Byrne: Iron Man: Armor Wars II/The Dragon Seed Saga
Carl Burgos, Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Paul Gustavson, Howard James, et al.: All-Winners vol. 1
Charles Fillmore: Atom-Smashing Power of Mind
Sheldon Mayer: Black Orchid
Bill Willingham, Steve Niles, Gail Simone, Tad Williams, Steve Gerber: The Helmet of Fate
Charles Samuel Braden: Spirits in Rebellion: The Rise and Development of New Thought
Grant Morrison:  Seven Soldiers of Victory, vol. 1
Robert Kanigher:  The Enemy Ace Archives, vol. 1
Bill Willingham:  Fables: The Mean Seasons
Bill Willingham:  Fables:  Homelands
Roy Thomas:  Marvel Visionaries:  Roy Thomas, introduction by Stan Lee
Bob Burns with John Michlig:  It Came from Bob’s Basement, introduction by Dennis Muren
Joe Simon, Mike Fleisher: The Sandman
Steven T. Seagle: House of Secrets:  Foundation
Grant Morrison:  Seven Soldiers of Victory, vol. 2
Grant Morrison:  Seven Soldiers of Victory, vol. 3
Charles Dickens, with Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Porter, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell:  The Haunted House, introduction by Wesley Stace

Did not complete within the year:
Eric Butterworth:  Discover the Power Within You
John North:  The Ambassadors’ Secret:  Holbein and the World of the Renaissance
Steve Gerber, Matthew Sturges:  Countdown to Mystery
Dick Martin: The Ozmapolitan of Oz
Samuel Beckett: Malone Dies (I can’t go on with this right now with my father’s recent passing, but I’ll go on)
Steve Gerber: Nevada

Lined up to read:

Jeff Barstock: Song of Oz
L. Frank Baum: Annabel
Samuel Beckett: The Unnameable
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces in the Red Cross
L. Frank Baum: Sam Steele’s Adventures on Land and Sea, or The Boy Fortune Hunters in Alaska
Albert Camus: L’Étranger
Mary Shelley: Valperga; or The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, ed. Stuart Curran
Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys
Hugh Kenner: The Counterfeiters: A Historical Comedy

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