"The more you understand what is wrong with a figure, the more valuable that figure becomes"
- Lord Kelvin

books and other written material that i have read. note: items being listed here does not mean that i automatically recommend them. i'm only stating the fact that i have read them in their entirety. however, i probably do recommend quite a few of them.

1984 by George Orwell (X)
30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons by Adkison, Archer, Johnson, Stark, & Winter (X)

A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (X)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
A Glimpse at the Deviated Sects by Shaykh Saaleh al-Fawzaan
Absinthe: A Sip of Seduction by Betina Wittels & Robert Hermesch (B)
Absinthe: History in a Bottle by Barnaby Conrad III (B)
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth III) by Terry Goodkind
Books of Blood Vol. 1 by Clive Barker
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Self-Defense Techniques by Bruce Lee & M. Uyehara
Carrie by Stephen King
Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl (X)
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King (X)
Dark Sun: The Amber Enchantress (Prism Pentad III) by Troy Denning (X)
Dark Sun: The Crimson Legion (Prism Pentad II) by Troy Denning (X)
Dark Sun: The Cerulean Storm (Prism Pentad V) by Troy Denning (X)
Dark Sun: The Obsidian Oracle (Prism Pentad IV) by Troy Denning (X)
Dark Sun: The Verdant Passage (Prism Pentad I) by Troy Denning (X)
Darkwerks: The Art of Brom by Gerald Brom (B)
Dawn: The Worlds of Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano (B)
Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community by Charles Carroll
Demoscene: The Art of Real-Time by Lassi Tasajarvi

Desperation by Stephen King
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (X)
Doom: Knee-Deep in the Dead by Dafydd ab Hugh & Brad Linaweaver
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Chronicles I) by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis (X)
Dune by Frank Herbert (BK)
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert (BK)
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games by Matt Barton (K)
Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (X)
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
Forgotten Realms: Horselords (Empires Trilogy I) by David Cook
Forgotten Realms: Dragonwall (Empires Trilogy II) by Troy Denning
Forgotten Realms: Exile (Dark Elf Trilogy II) by R.A. Salvatore (X)
Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Dark Elf Trilogy I) by R.A. Salvatore (X)
Forgotten Realms: Pool of Radiance by Jane Cooper Hong & James M. Ward
Forgotten Realms: Realms of Infamy (B)
Forgotten Realms: Sojourn (Dark Elf Trilogy III) by R.A. Salvatore (X)
Forgotten Realms: Temple Hill by Drew Karpyshyn (K)
Forgotten Realms: Unclean (Haunted Lands I) by Richard Lee Byers (K)

Forgotten Realms: Undead (Haunted Lands II) by Richard Lee Byers (K)
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Gateway by Frederik Pohl (BK)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (X)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (B)
Hell House by Richard Matheson (K)

Hiroshima by John Hersey
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson w/ Neil Strauss
How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time (And Have Her Beg For More) by Naura Hayden

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos I) by Dan Simmons (B)
KingsGate: The Art of Keith Parkinson by Keith Parkinson (B)
In the Beginning...was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson (B)
Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles I) by Anne Rice (K)
Investing Basics by Marc Robinson
Islam in Brief by Mahmoud Murad

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (B)
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Just for Fun by Linus Torvalds & David Diamond (B)
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Linux+ Certification Study Guide by Drew Bird & Mike Harwood
Luthien's Gamble (Crimson Shadow II) by R. A. Salvatore
Mass Effect: Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn
Mass Effect: Revelation by Drew Karpyshyn
Milky Way Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa (B)

Night (Night Trilogy I) by Elie Wiesel
Night Shift by Stephen King (B)

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson (B)
Offerings: The Art of Brom by Gerald Brom (B)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Rage by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
Ravenloft: I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire by P. N. Elrod
Ravenloft: I, Strahd: The War Against Azalin by P.N. Elrod
Ravenloft: King of the Dead by Gene De Weese
Ravenloft: Knight of the Black Rose by James Lowder (B)
Ravenloft: Spectre of the Black Rose by James Lowder & Voronica Whitney-Robinson

Ravenloft: Tales of Ravenloft
Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Sam Kieth: The Sketchbooks Vol1 by Sam Kieth (X)
Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman & Yoshitaka Amano (X)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz & Stephen Gammell (X)
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick (BK)
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern (B)
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Spectrum 1: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art (B)
SpellJammer: Beyond the Moons (Cloakmaster Cycle I) by David Cook
StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade by Jeff Grubb

Star Wars: Path of Destruction (Darth Bane I) by Drew Karpyshyn (K)
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth II) by Terry Goodkind
Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon (X)
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth IV) by Terry Goodkind
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Art of Dragon Magazine (B)
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (B)

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Black Seas of Infinity by H.P Lovecraft
The Box: Uncanny Stories by Richard Matheson (BK)
The Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft (B)
The Day After the Day the Martians Came by Frederik Pohl
The Deadly Streets by Harlan Ellison (B)

The Deep Blue Good-by (Travis Mcgee I) by John D. MacDonald (K)
The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time III) by Robert Jordan (X)
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower II) by Stephen King
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany (B)
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time I) by Robert Jordan (X)
The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time V) by Robert Jordan (X)
The Forever War (Forever War I) by Joe Haldeman (B)
The Godmakers by Frank Herbert (BK)
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow (B)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (X)
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time II) by Robert Jordan (X)
The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I) by Stephen King (X)
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (K)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (K)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (BK)
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (B)
The Immoralist by Andre Gide (B)
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson w/ Neil Strauss
The Mist by Stephen King
The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur (B)

The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time IV) by Robert Jordan (X)
The Sword of Bedwyr (Crimson Shadow I) by R. A. Salvatore
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
The Tomb and Other Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness (X)
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower III) by Stephen King
The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber
Thinner by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
Throttle by Joe Hill and Stephen King
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry (X)

UR by Stephen King
Watership Down by Richard Adams (X)
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth I) by Terry Goodkind
Zork: The Forces of Krill by S. Eric Meretzky

short stories/essays
A Flourish of Strumpets by Richard Matheson
A Game of Unchance by Philip K. Dick

A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoevksy
A Little Something for Us Tempunauts by Philip K. Dick
A Point of Honor by Charles Beaumont
Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick
Along the Scenic Route by Harlan Ellison
Asleep: With Still Hands by Harlan Ellison
Autofac by Philip K. Dick

Beyond Lies the Wub by Philip K. Dick
Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft
Blood Son by Richard Matheson
Button, Button by Richard Matheson
Buy Me That Blade by Harlan Ellison
Casonetto's Last Song by Robert E. Howard
Celephais by H.P. Lovecraft
Chivalry by Neil Gaiman
Clothes Make the Man by Richard Matheson
Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft
Count Magnus by
M. R. James
Crickets by Richard Matheson
Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft
Dance of the Dead by Richard Matheson
Disappearing Act by Richard Matheson
Dragon: The Old Potter's Tale 
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Dress of White Silk by Richard Matheson
Dying Room Only by Richard Matheson
Edward Randolph's Portrait by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Elegy by Charles Beaumont
Evensong by Lester del Rey
Everyday Use by Alice Walker
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family (Arthur Jermyn) by H.P. Lovecraft
Fair Lady by Charles Beaumont
Faith of Our Fathers by Philip K. Dick
First Anniversary by Richard Matheson
Flies by Robert Silverberg
Foster, You're Dead by Philip K. Dick
Free Dirt by Charles Beaumont
From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft
Girl of My Dreams by Richard Matheson
Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
He by H.P. Lovecraft
Herbert West - Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon by Philip K. Dick
"I'll Bet You a Death" by Harlan Ellison
Imposter by Philip K. Dick

In a Bamboo Grove by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
In the Forest of Villefere by Robert E. Howard
In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft
In the Walls of Eryx by H.P Lovecraft & Kenneth J. Sterling
Johnny Slice's Stoolie by Harlan Ellison
Joy Ride by Harlan Ellison
Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury
Kid Killer by Harlan Ellison
Legion of Plotters by Richard Matheson
Long Distance Call by Richard Matheson
Look Me in the Eye, Boy! by Harlan Ellison
Mad House by Richard Matheson
Made in Heaven by Harlan Ellison
Marionettes, Inc. by Ray Bradbury
Memory by H.P. Lovecraft
Miss Gentilbelle by Charles Beaumont
Mute by Richard Matheson
Nathicana by H.P. Lovecraft
Nicholas Was... by Neil Gaiman
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
No Particular Night or Morning by Ray Bradbury
No Such Thing as a Vampire by Richard Matheson
Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft
"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" by M. R. James
Old Haunts by Richard Matheson
Out of the Deep by Robert E. Howard
Paycheck by Philip K. Dick

Pattern for Survival by Richard Matheson
Phoenix by Harlan Ellison
Pickman's Model by H.P. Lovecraft
Poetry and the Gods by H.P. Lovecraft & Anna Helen Crofts
Precious Artifact by Philip K. Dick
Prey by Richard Matheson
Rashomon by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Rat Hater by Harlan Ellison
Rattle of Bones by Robert E. Howard
Rautavaara's Case by Philip K. Dick

Reading the Entrails: A Rondel by Neil Gaiman
Rocket Summer by Ray Bradbury
Roog by Philip K. Dick

Sea Curse by Robert E. Howard
Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
Ship-Shape Pay-Off by Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg
Shock Wave by Richard Matheson
Skeleton by Ray Bradbury
Slaughter House by Richard Matheson
Smith: An Episode in a Lodging-House by Algernon Blackwood
Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber
Sob Story by Harlan Ellison & Henry Slesar
Students of the Assassin by Harlan Ellison
'Tis the Season to Be Jelly by Richard Matheson
The Adventure of the German Student by Washington Irving
The Alchemist by H.P. Lovecraft
The Bargain by A.M. Burrage
The Beast in the Cave by H.P. Lovecraft
The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World by Harlan Ellison
The Black Stone by Robert E. Howard
The Book (Fragment) by H.P. Lovecraft
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
The Children of Noah by Richard Matheson
The City by Ray Bradbury
The City of Singing Flame by Clark Ashton Smith
The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft
The Concrete Mixer by Ray Bradbury
The Crawling Chaos by H.P Lovecraft & Elizabeth Berkeley
The Creeping Terror by Richard Matheson
The Days of Perky Pat by Philip K. Dick
The Dead Shot by Harlan Ellison
The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde
The Distributor by Richard Matheson
The Dream Snake by Robert E. Howard
The Dreams in the Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft
The Dwarf by Ray Bradbury
The Earth Men by Ray Bradbury
The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick
The Emissary by Ray Bradbury
The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft
The Exiles by Ray Bradbury
The Exit Door Leads In by Philip K. Dick
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe
The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft
The Fire Balloons by Ray Bradbury
The Fox and the Forest by Ray Bradbury
The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber
The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft
The Highway by Ray Bradbury
The Hippie-Slayer by Harlan Ellison
The Holiday Man by Richard Matheson
The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft
The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
The Jar by Ray Bradbury
The Jazz Machine by Richard Matheson
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
The King of the Elves by Philip K. Dick
The Lake by Ray Bradbury
The Last Night of the World by Ray Bradbury
The Likeness of Julie by Richard Matheson
The Little People by Robert E. Howard
The Long Rain by Ray Bradbury
The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft
The Man by Ray Bradbury
The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Man with the Golden Tongue by Harlan Ellison
The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick
The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft
The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft
The Next in Line by Ray Bradbury
The Nose
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Other Foot by Ray Bradbury
The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft
The Picture in the House by H.P Lovecraft
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

The Price by Neil Gaiman
The Problem of the Country Mailbox by Edward D. Hoch
The Quest of Iranon by H.P. Lovecraft
The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft
The Rocket by Ray Bradbury
The Rocket Man by Ray Bradbury
The Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft
The Spider Thread
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux by Robert E. Howard
The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft

The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft
The Street by H.P. Lovecraft
The Summer Night by Ray Bradbury
The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft
The Terrible Old Man by H.P. Lovecraft
The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft
The Tomb by H.P. Lovecraft
The Touch of Death by Robert E. Howard
The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft
The Tree by H.P. Lovecraft
The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft
The Vanishing American by Charles Beaumont
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
The Very Old Folk by H.P. Lovecraft
The Visitor by Ray Bradbury
The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse by Ray Bradbury
The Wedding Present by Neil Gaiman
The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft
The White Ship by H.P. Lovecraft
Time Enough at Last by Lyn Venable
Through Channels by Richard Matheson
Touched With Fire by Ray Bradbury
Ubbo-Sathla by Clark Ashton Smith
Under the Pyramids (Imprisoned with the Pharaohs) by H.P. Lovecraft & Harry Houdini
Upon the Dull Earth by Philip K. Dick
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick
We Take Care of Our Dead by Harlan Ellison
Wet Straw by Richard Matheson
Witch War by Richard Matheson
With a Knife in Her Hand by Harlan Ellison
Wolfshead by Robert E. Howard

What the Moon Brings by H.P. Lovecraft
Ylla by Ray Bradbury
Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury

Capcom Classics Collection Xbox Manual
Halo 2: Conversations from the Universe Pamphlet

Halo 2 Xbox Manual
Mass Effect Xbox360 Manual
Mass Effect 2 Xbox360 Manual
Midway Arcade Treasures Xbox Manual
Sonic Mega Collection Plus Xbox Manual
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Galactic Database Xbox Manual

Yourself!Fitness Xbox Manual

Fabulous Beasts by Malcolm Ashman and Joyce Hargreaves (not done)
Good Faeries/Bad Faeries by Brian Froud (not done)