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September 2008 books

September 2008 was the start of our new lives as Belgian citizens, a mere five months after applying. In other family news, my sister C had her baby daughter S, still my youngest relative on that side of the family. I started the month in Slovenia, as noted, and also travelled to Salzburg for another conference. No photos this month, as far as I can see.

My plan to read the whole of Shakespeare's plays was getting well under way by now. I was combining reading the scripts with listening to the Arkangel Complete Shakespeare, a methodology that I would strongly recommend (though I deviated from it in a couple of cases).

Non-fiction 6 (YTD 51)
Uit het Verleden van de Gemeente Oud-Heverlee, by Erik Martens
How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton
Becoming Somaliland, by Mark Bradbury
Zlata's Diary: a child's life in Sarajevo, by Zlata Filipović
Tudor Ireland: Crown, Community and the Conflict of Cultures, 1470-1603, by Steven G Ellis
In The Land Of Israel, by Amos Oz

Non-genre 2 (YTD 19)
Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
Peter Abelard, by Helen Waddell

Scripts 7 (YTD 11)
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, by William Shakespeare
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth, by William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, by William Shakespeare
A Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare
Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, by William Shakespeare

SF 5 (YTD 35)
The Ill-Made Mute, by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Walking Dead, by C.E. Murphy
Love and War, by Paul Cornell
The Golden Transcendence, by John C. Wright (did not finish)
Expiration Date, by Tim Powers

Doctor Who 4 (YTD 160)
The Stone Rose, by Jacqueline Rayner
The Infinity Doctors, by Lance Parkin
Alien Bodies, by Lawrence Miles
Feast of the Drowned, by Stephen Cole

6,900 pages (YTD 69,900)
5/24 (YTD 34/298) by women
none (YTD 6/298) by PoC

Hugely enjoyed Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, which you can get here, and How Proust Can Change Your Life, which you can get here. I really did not like either The Taming of the Shrew, which you can get here, or The Golden Transcendence, which you can get here.

Tags: bookblog 2008, bookblog nostalgia

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