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New books 2012

The only major resolution I managed to keep in 2012 was to read more new (to me) books. Many were short stories and a fair amount of them were free kindle books. This is the list of all the new books I read this previous year:

The Third Wave
Atlas Shrugged
A Fire Upon The Deep
Earth Strike: Star Carrier book 1
Dracula
Be The Monkey
Origin
Pocket Full Of Spells
In Her Name: Empire
The Trilisk Ruins
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
Ready Player One
1984
Distrust That Particular Flavor
Write Good Or Die
On Writing
Crush It!
Cognitive Surplus: creativity and generousity in a connected age
Blink: the power of thinking without thinking
Why We Suck
DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
How We Decide
Everything Is Going To Kill Everybody
Social Engineering: the art of human hacking
Sakuri
Matakeo: echoes of the past
The Biofab War
The Honor Of The Knights
Outliers: the story of success
Year Of The Dead (sustainable earth)
Right Ascension (edge of apocalypse)
Influence: psycology of persuasion
Civil Disobedience
Lacuna: demons of the void
The Book of Deacon
Why Ayn Rand Is Wrong and Why It Matters
The ass is a poor receptacle for the head: why democrats suck at communication, and how they could improve
Rear Echelon
WWW1: Wake
Defining Conservatism: The Principles That Will Bring Our Country Back
The Stars My Redemption
The Last Question
A Brief History Of Time
When All Hell Breaks Loose
WWW2: Watch
WWW3: Wonder
Neuromancer
The Unincorporated Man
CONTENT – Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future
Dawn of War (blood war trilogy)
God, No! Signs you may already be a atheist and other magic tales
The Year of Living Biblically
Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth)
Beneath
How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 months
The Nedist Way: How to reach the next level (in real life)
The Invasion
Mediactive
The Unincorporated War
The Unincorporated Woman
The Unincorporated Future
Hell to Pay (nightside #7)
The Age of Reason
Beware Dangerism!
Information Wants To Be Shared
The Unnatural Inquirer (nightside #8)
Just Another Judgement Day (nightside #9)
This Book Is Full Of Spiders
Quarter Share (solar clipper trader tales #1)
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (nightside #10)
A Hard Day’s Knight (nightside #11)
Snuff
Legion (Brandon Sanderson)
Firstborn
Why School?
On Silver Wings (warriors wings #1)
Space Eldritch
The Witch Watch
Shadows of Freedom
Lauren Ipsum
Cold Days
Going Interstellar
Sword Art Online #1
Sword Art Online #2
A Haystack Full Of Needles (TED book)
Sword Art Online #3
Sword Art Online #4
The Trilisk AI
Make Love Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior (TED Books)
Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning (TED Books)
Elantris
14
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance
The Book of Cthulhu
Sword Art Online #5
Sword Art Online #6
Sword Art Online #7
Sword Art Online #8

Edit: Most surprising thing learned? Twilight is more accurate to the original Dracula then a lot of other modern vampires, at least in one respect. Dracula could walk in the sunlight just fine.

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