Showing posts with label books I've read. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books I've read. Show all posts

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - June

Det ufattelige var sant by Walter Laqueur
Sannhetens pris by John Grisham – AUDIO
The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design by Wendy Northcutt
Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar: 2. Sjukdomen by Jonas Gardell
Livet är kort Rytkönen lång by Arto Paasilinna – AUDIO
Stain of the Berry by Anthony Bidulka
Ondskapens kyst by Robert Wilson – AUDIO
Liberace. An American Boy by Darden Asbury Pyron
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Borderline by Liza Marklund – AUDIO

6 printed books, 1,786pp
4 audiobooks, 38h 54m

Friday, May 31, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - May

Etter begravelsen by Agatha Christie – AUDIO
Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?, volume two
by Steve Lowe & Alan McArthur
Dawn Blossoms Plucked At Dusk by Lu Hsun
Maleren fra Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein – AUDIO
Galápagos – verdens ende by various authors
Barneselskapet by Agatha Christie – AUDIO
Nattefokk by Johan Theorin – AUDIO
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain (Penguin 60)
Jane and the Ghosts of Netley by Stephanie Barron
Spilleren by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – AUDIO
Sølvhesten by Lene Kaaberbøl – AUDIO
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

6 printed books, 1,402 pages
6 audiobooks, 47h 42m

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - April

De ubudne gjestene by Sadie Jones
Prophet, Madman, Wanderer by Kahlil Gibran – Penguin 60
Menneskenes barn by PD James – AUDIO
Dødelig applaus by Øystein Wiik – AUDIO
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson – AUDIO
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Liket i biblioteket by Agatha Christie – AUDIO
Monster by Micael Dahlén
The Face of the Third Reich by Joachim C Fest
Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell
More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell
Skammarens dotter by Lene Kaaberbøl – AUDIO
Duen by Patrick Süskind

8 printed books, 1,791pp
5 audiobooks, 43h 51m

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - March

Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar: 1. Kärleken by Jonas Gardell
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway – AUDIO
De hängda rävarnas skog by Arto Paasilinna
Tokyo by Mo Hayder
Pappas prinsesse by Sigrid Beate Edvardsen
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for snø by Peter Høeg – AUDIO
Av jord er du kommet by Chris Tvedt – AUDIO
Edderkoppen by Bernt Roughtvedt & Terje Emberland
Kortene på bordet by Agatha Christie – AUDIO
Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton
Ram Chander’s Story by Mark Tully – Penguin 60
Hud by Mo Hayder – AUDIO
Song for Eirabu 2: Vargtid by Kristine Tofte

9 printed books, 2,866 pages
5 audiobooks, 50h 54m

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - February

A Rare Interest In Corpses by Ann Granger
The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Stengsler og åpninger by Naomi Klein
Havsmannen by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Heimskringla, volume two by Snorre Sturluson – AUDIO
Slow Man by JM Coetzee
Flaskepost fra P by Jussi Adler-Olsen – AUDIO
What Would Mr Darcy Do? by Abigail Reynolds
Friends Like These by Danny Wallace
Jegerens hjerte by Deon Meyer – AUDIO
The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson – Penguin 60
Kongens hjerte by Gaute Heivoll – AUDIO

8 printed books, 2,079 pages
5 audiobooks, 57h 47m

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Books I've read in 2013 - January

Ingen vei går utenom by Trygve Gulbranssen – AUDIO
A Long Night At Abu Simbel by Penelope Lively – Penguin 60
Dronningen by Ingar Sletten Kolloen
Brilliance of the Moon: Scars of Victory by Lian Hearn
Engelens spill by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – AUDIO
Döden är en schlager by Ann-Christine Bärnsten
Sorgegondolen av Tomas Tranströmer
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker
Forbrytelse og straff by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – AUDIO
Snablar! by Arto Paasilinna
Naiv.Super. by Erlend Loe – AUDIO

7 printed books, 1,877 pages
5 audiobooks, 69h 2m

Monday, December 31, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - December

Matens pris by Olofsson/Öhman
The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats (Phoenix 60p)
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs
by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
Pengemannen by Anne Holt – AUDIO
21 Dog Years by Mike Daisey
Female Terror by Ann Magma
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith
Med kaldt blod by Truman Capote – AUDIO
Morgen i Jenin by Susan Abulhawa – AUDIO
E=mc2 by David Bodanis
Hauk og due by Henrik H Langeland
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – AUDIO
Brilliance of the Moon: Battle for Maruyama by Lian Hearn
Madonna-gåten by Nærum/Botterli/Udnæs – AUDIO
Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith
Jesus sista ord på korset var INTE “Härifrån ser man hela Mariannelund” by Jonas Gardell
Novelletter by Alexander Kielland – AUDIO

10 printed books, 2,200 pages
7 audiobooks, 64h 4m

Friday, November 30, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - November

Heimskringla, volume one by Snorre Sturluson – AUDIO
The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer by Brian Masters
Det blåser fra Dauingfjell by Trygve Gulbranssen – AUDIO
Are You Loathsome Tonight? by Poppy Z Brite
Barna i dødens hus by West/Hill
Vinterstengt by Jørn Lier Horst – AUDIO
Döden i grytan by Ennart/Nilsson
Snake Agent by Liz Williams
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
Siste akt by Nordberg/Hagerup – AUDIO
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Mørketall by Arne Dahl – AUDIO
Malins kung Gurra by Peter Pohl
Kometen kommer by Tove Jansson – AUDIO
Mordet på maskinbygger Roolfsen
by Mauritz Christopher Hansen
Tjuvlyssnad 2 by Damon Rasti, et al.
Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith

11 printed books, 2,380 pages
6 audiobooks, 50h

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - October

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Under the Garden by Graham Greene (Penguin 60)
Hjemstavn by Arnaldur Indridason – AUDIO
Bak stengte dører by Hansen/Cras/Cras
World War Z by Max Brooks
Trollmannens hatt by Tove Jansson – AUDIO
Og bakom synger skogene by Trygve Gulbranssen – AUDIO
Akimbo and the Baboons by Alexander McCall Smith
Kaptein Nemos bibliotek by Per Olov Enquist
Escape from the Antarctic by Ernest Shackleton
Ø by Knut Nærum – AUDIO
Kjødets lyst by Nils Johan Stoa
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf – GRAPHIC NOVEL
Spion i Hitlers rike by Bergh/Sæter – AUDIO
Reisen hjem by Lori Lansens – AUDIO
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Jeg vet hvem du er by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

10 printed books, 2,112 pages

6 audiobooks, 48h 19m
1 graphic novel, 224 pages

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - September

Frels oss fra det onde by Kjetil Try – AUDIO
Looking for Jake and Other Stories by China Miéville
Wonderboy by Henrik H Langeland – AUDIO
Gutten i kofferten by Kaaberbøl & Friis – AUDIO
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Låt de gamla drömmarna dö by John Ajivide Lindqvist
Med pisk og champagne by Fabrice d’Almeida
Katt på heitt blekktak by Tennessee Williams
En himmel full av stjerner by Knut Nærum – AUDIO
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga – AUDIO
Five Letters From An Eastern Empire
by Alasdair Gray (Penguin 60)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
Norsk litteraturhistorie fritt etter hukommelsen
by Knut Nærum – AUDIO
The Inheritance by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
Ildvitnet by Lars Kepler – AUDIO
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Sitt ned og hold kjeft by Knut Nærum – AUDIO

9 printed books, 2,691 pages
8 audiobooks, 69h 59m

Friday, August 31, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - August

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – AUDIO
Borkmanns punkt by Håkan Nesser – AUDIO
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman – AUDIO
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
Gudfaren by Mario Puzo – AUDIO
Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson
Mesterdetektiven Blomkvist lever farlig
by Astrid Lindgren – AUDIO
The Owl Service by Alan Garner
Fvonk by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
La de små barn komme til meg by Kjetil Try – AUDIO
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Mengele Zoo by Gert Nygårdshaug – AUDIO
The Time Machine by HG Wells (Penguin 60)
Silke by Alessandro Baricco – AUDIO

8 printed books – 3,077 pages
9 audiobooks – 82h 29m

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - July

Emma by Jane Austen – AUDIO
Nattmennesket by Bernhard Borge
The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson – AUDIO
De dødes tjern by Bernhard Borge – AUDIO
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Kråkejenta by Eriksson & Sundquist – AUDIO
En sannsynlig historie by Karin Alvtegen – AUDIO
The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Ildmannen by Torkil Damhaug – AUDIO
Ghosts and How to See Them by Peter Underwood
Tolstoy and History by Isaiah Berlin
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
Cloud Atlas by Dave Mitchell – AUDIO
Paganinikontrakten by Lars Kepler – AUDIO
Fisken by Erlend Loe - AUDIO

8 printed books – 2,018 pages
9 audiobooks – 108h 3m

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - June

Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Verdensmestrene by Henrik H Langeland – AUDIO
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Nilens dronning by H Rider Haggard
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Med kongen ute og hjemme by N. Normann, ed.
Gymnaslærer Pedersens beretning om den store politiske vekkelsen som har hjemsøkt vårt land
by Dag Solstad – AUDIO
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
Akimbo: The Elephants, The Lions and The Crocodile Man
by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
Gåten by Marianne Fredriksson – AUDIO
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra – AUDIO
Tyrkisk gambit by B. Akunin
The Key by Rosamunde Pilcher

11 printed books - 2,856 pages
6 audiobooks - 86h 41m

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - May

Den underbara historien om Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl
Faller fritt som i en drøm by Leif GW Persson – AUDIO
Red Bones by Ann Cleeves
Harry by Are Kalvø
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Midtens rike by Torbjørn Færøvik – AUDIO
Människor det varit synd om by Kalle Lind
Englemakersken by Camilla Läckberg – AUDIO
Helbredernes hemmeligheter by Bjarne Røsjø
En hjelpende hånd by Trude Teige – AUDIO
Människor som gått til överdrift by Kalle Lind
Svermen av Frank Schätzing
Fvonk by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Magnetisørens femte vinter by Per Olov Enquist – AUDIO
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
Død over regenten! by Alexandre Dumas
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

11 printed books - 3,353 pages
6 audiobooks - 63h 43m

Monday, April 30, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - April

Småtrollene og den store oversvømmelsen
by Tove Jansson – AUDIO
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht – AUDIO
The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Valarna i Tanganyikasjön by Lennart Hagerfors
Kongens elskerinne, volume two by Alexandre Dumas
Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card – AUDIO
Den store Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald – AUDIO
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Edward Finnigans upprättelse by Roslund & Hellström – AUDIO
Kurt quo vadis? by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Kurt koker hodet by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Bara sedan solen sjunkit by Johanna Sinisalo
Pages From A Scullion’s Diary by George Orwell
Sankta Psyko by Johan Theorin
Gulldronning, perledronning by Margaret Skjelbred – AUDIO
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman - AUDIO

8 printed books, 2,151 pages
9 audiobooks, 58h 19m

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - March

Absolutt venner by John le Carré – AUDIO
Tatt av kvinnen by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Hated Wife by Adam Nicolson
Kongens elskerinne, volume one by Alexandre Dumas
Saras nøkkel by Tatiana de Rosnay – AUDIO
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome
Samuel August fra Sevedstorp og Hanna i Hult by Astrid Lindgren
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James – AUDIO
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The World’s Stupidest Deaths by Andrew John & Stephen Blake
Bølgerytteren og andre fortellinger by Johan Theorin – AUDIO
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – AUDIO
The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
Carmine Street by Håkan Nesser – AUDIO
After Dark by Haruki Murakami – AUDIO
Friends from Philadelphia by John Updike

9 printed books, 1,472 pages
8 audiobooks, 73h 7m

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Books read in 2012 - January

Dronningens fiende, volume one by Alexandre Dumas
The City and the City by China Mieville – AUDIO
Det synger i gresset by Doris Lessing – AUDIO
Aldri alene by Lori Lansens
Kadaverdoktoren by Lene Kaaberbøl – AUDIO
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
Enken by Gil Adamson – AUDIO
Et selsomt paradis by Terri Jentz
Monster by Knut Nærum – AUDIO
Honningkrukken by Gert Nygårdshaug
Mashallah – en reise blant kvinner i Pakistan by Hege Storhaug
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
Spilt blod by Åsa Larsson – AUDIO
Alle mine triste horer by Gabriel García Márquez
Alle tiders torsdag by John Steinbeck – AUDIO
Vanunu – hans kamp og kampen for ham by Fredrik S Heffermehl

10 printed books, 2,815 pages
7 audiobooks, 65h 26m

Friday, January 13, 2012

Quote of the Week

"Write," she said, "as if you'll never be read. That way you'll be sure to tell the truth.
Lori Lansens, The Girls

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Books I've read in 2011 - November

Diana, volume one by Alexandre Dumas
The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
Politi og røver by Kjetil S Østli - AUDIO
Not Buying It by Judith Levine
Den vidunderlige kjærlighetens historie
by Carl-Johan Vallgren - AUDIO
Sitt ned og hold kjeft by Knut Nærum
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Solar by Ian McEwan - AUDIO
Dypet by Tom Kristensen - AUDIO
Mysteries and Legends - Virginia by Emilee Hines
En verdensomseiling under havet by Jules Verne - AUDIO
Ulysses by James Joyce - AUDIO
The Vintage Mencken by HL Mencken, Alistair Cooke
Tordengudens sønn by Arto Paasilinna - AUDIO
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein
Kurt blir grusom by Erlend Loe - AUDIO

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Yes, finally, my torment is over. I can't tell you how happy I am. In the future, I may be happy about the actual achievement as well, but right now, I'm really only so thrilled that the ordeal is behind me.

I have read, all the way through, James Joyce's Ulysses. I really have. Remember I posted about how I was reading it, or trying to, and just slowly struggling my way through it ... ? That was only three weeks ago. Well, 20 days. And now I'm actually done. It was a long hard slog at first ... I seemed to be making hardly any progress and I felt like I would never hear the end of this thing. But about a week and a half ago I got my metaphorical second wind and got really serious with it. Some days I've been listening to upwards of ninety minutes of this boring trash. It's been horrendous, but now I finally have my reward. I finished it this morning.