The Apothecary’s Poison – C.J. Archer

Another series to collect.   2 books got, 5 more to get.

C. J. Archer’s Page

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The Watchmaker’s Daughter – C. J. Archer

Another series to collect.   2 books got, 5 more to get.

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Complete Works of Jules Verne – Jules Verne

I do keep dipping into this and reading a story occasionally, but find it quite disturbing at times due to the racism so can only manage about 1 story a year at most.   The view of Europeans back then towards Africa and its people was appalling, to put it mildly.

But it was what it was, and Jules is worth reading if you can get your head around the historical prejudices of his day.   Where would steampunk be if not for writers like Jules Verne?   And that’s who i would certainly recommend this to, anyone who has any love of ‘Steampunk’ should go back and read some of the earliest books of the genre, long before the genre even existed.   Also good stuff for ‘Vic Lit’ fans too.

The Novels…

Five Weeks in a Balloon
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
The Children of Captain Grant
Around the Moon
Twenty Thousand leagues Under the Sea
A Floating City
The Adventures of Three Englishment and Three Russians in South African
The Fur Country
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Mysterious Island
The Survivors of the Chancellor
Michael Strogoff
Off on a Comet
The Underground City
Dick Sand: a Captain at Fifteen
The Begum’s Fortune
Tribulations of a Chinaman in China
The Steam house
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
The Green Ray
The School for Robinsons
Kéraban the Inflexible
The Archipelego on Fire
The Star of the South
Mathias Sandorf
Robur the Conqueror
The Lottery Ticket
The Flight to France
The Wreck of the Cynthia
North Against South
Two Years Holiday
The Purchase of the North Pole
Family Without a Name
César Cascabel
Mistress Branican
The Carpathian Castle
Claudius Bombarnac
Foundling Mick
The Adventures of Captain Antifer
The Floating Island
Facing the Flag
Clovis Dardentor
The Sphinx of the Ice Firelds
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket — Edgar Allan Poe
The Will of an Eccentric
Master of the World

The Short Stories…

Martin Paz
The Blockade Runners
Dr. Ox and Other Stories
Frritt-Flacc
Yesterday and Tomorrow
A Drama in Mexico
The Mutineers of the Bounty
In the Year 2889
An Express of the Future

The Non-Fiction…

Celebrated Travels and Travellers
I. The Exploration of the World
II. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century
III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

Jules’ Page

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The Tinkerer’s Daughter – Jamie Sedgwick

I just discovered there’s more books have been written following on from this.   Sweeet!

Jamie’s Page

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Mission Clockwork – Arthur Slade

I’ve previously read the first 2 books in the series, but then the 3rd and 4th hadn’t been written.   So now i’m waiting for them and then i’ll re-read the lot together.   Enjoyable stuff.

Arthur’s Page

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Mission Clockwork 2 – Arthur Slade

I’ve previously read the first 2 books in the series, but then the 3rd and 4th hadn’t been written.   So now i’m waiting for them and then i’ll re-read the lot together.   Enjoyable stuff.

Arthur’s Page

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Clockwork Fagin – Cory Doctorow

A good little bit of steampunky stuff, and its free too. Go on, treat yourself.

Cory’s Page

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More 2018 Braggin’

Yeah, more literary braggin’ from 2018.   This one shows the total pages i read as well as the total books.

While it would be nice to beat the book total in 2019, my actual goal is to beat the pages read total — because, as you can see, the books can vary in page length by a huge amount.   Anyone can read 300 books in a year if they’re all shorts of about 14 pages, and likewise, anyone would struggle to read 20 books if they were all around 1,498 pages.

So i’m thinking 25,000 pages has to be the goal — we shall see how it goes at the end of 2019.

Not surprised at ‘The Night Circus’ being so popular.   If Erin never writes another book she’ll always be deservedly famous for that one, and can probably retire off the funds too.   But instead of retiring, Erin’s new book is out in November 2019, and we’re all looking forward to that, aren’t we?

What i am surprised about is ‘A Child at Heart’ being the least popular.   It’s a great book and really is worth a read by everyone — especially parents.   No wonder the world’s going to shit in a u-bend if people won’t read stuff like this. #nohope

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