Time to kill... books I read in 2005

Since the website to buy train tickets in India is moving slow... I'll list the books that I've read in 2005. I don't know why, but I had an urge to do this today and now I have nothing better to do as I wait. These are in quasi-chronological order, meaning that I've tried to remember them in the order that I read them, but I'm not trying that hard to have any real order.

  • First science fiction books I ever read: Red Mars then Green Mars then Blue Mars, all by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac—this was the second time I read this book, and it had a bit more meaning this time around, seemed less depressing and more... I don't know, more real once I discovered that the events in the book were more-or-less all true.
  • Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac (1947-1954) edited by Douglas Brinkley (in progress)
  • Neal Cassady: Collected Letters 1944-1974 edited by Dave Moore (in progress)
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • Writing About Your Life by William Zinsser
  • Etiquette Guide to Japan by Boye Lafayette De Mente
  • The Giver by Lois Lowery, a flashback to a book I read in seventh grade
  • New Moon Rising by Keith Cowing and Frank Seitzen
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Failure is not an Option by Gene Kranz
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau (never finished this one)
  • Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

There were probably others—I'll update as necessary.

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