Saturday, October 31, 2009

Books I've read in 2009 - October

A Chocolate A Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Ashton/Ashton
På kjøret av Jack Kerouac – AUDIO
The Floating Brothel by Siân Rees
Frp-koden by Magnus E Marsdal
I den skogen by Harlan Coben – AUDIO
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
The Broken Crown by Michelle West
Sula by Toni Morrison
Maria Q by Cecilie Løveid
Sky på flukt by Muniam Alfaker
Pol Pots leende by Peter Fröberg Idling
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst – AUDIO
Skryt og skrøner by unknown [Baron von Münchausen] – AUDIO
Kjærligheten skjærer dype sår by Helena von Zweigbergk
Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder
The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper
Den ulende mølleren by Arto Paasilinna

13 printed books, 3,507 pages.
4 audiobooks, 42h 38m.

Favorite fiction:
The von Zweigbergk, I guess. I could hardly put it down ... just like the last book by her that I read. It's interesting, because the main character isn't that ... likeable, or however I should phrase it, but still the whole setting is so gripping, and I can't really put my finger on why. I really recommend these books to anyone who's interested in unusual crime fiction.

Favorite nonfiction:
Frp-koden, definitely ... even though there were other strong contenders too this month. It was so interesting, it really made me think things over and gave me new insight. Also quite well written. Don't know what more one could ask for in a book, really. :-)

Favorite audio:
The Line of Beauty. An interesting 80s retrospective ... convincing and moving. Very well read too IMO.

All the books that don't have links will be reviewed on my book blog shortly.

In other news, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Anne Ida!! :-) She is 32 years old on this All Hallow's Eve. (Right? You're 32, right? o_O) I'm going over to her place later to cook her a birthday dinner and give her two birthday presents that I'm really pleased with myself for thinking up. One of them is specially made and I think it's brilliant ... if I do say so myself. ;-) Can't wait to hear what she thinks ... ! :-)

So, I remembered her birthday, but I forgot Raphael's. :-( He was 9 years old on October 20th. I was going to mention it, but I didn't. Alas. He seems not quite heartbroken. But still, I was going to mention it. My little grouch. Just look at him posing so uncomfortably there ...


Paz said...

Well done
I have read 0, though I have got terry pratchett audio books to listen to

Leisha Camden said...

Then why aren't you listening to them?? o_O

Are they the full length versions or the abridged ones? I have mixed feelings - normally I don't like abridged versions, but on the other hand, when they're read by Tony Robinson ... ;-)

Paz said...

Every time I load them onto my phone or onto a memory stick or SD they dont play on my MP3 broadcast thingy, might just have to plug that into laptop, will figure it out soon hopefully.
Not sure if they are abridged but read well.