Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

January 2009 books

We saw in the New Year with Anne's brother and his wife, and a big chunk of slow-cooked venison; and then immediately zoomed off to Birmingham to watch John Barrowman in pantomime. While we were in the theatre, it was announced that Matt Smith would be David Tennant's successor on Doctor Who. Otherwise I didn't travel and it was cold.

This was also the month that I set up reading lists using LibraryThing.

Non-fiction 4
The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates, by Des Ekin
Shakespeare's Wife, by Germaine Greer
How To Read Shakespeare, by Nicholas Royle
Geschiedenis van Cyprus, by Alain Blondy

Non-genre 4
The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
Fortunata and Jacinta, by Benito Pérez Galdós
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson
The Go-Between, by L.P. Hartley

Scripts 4
The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare

SF 6
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling
A Case of Conscience, by James Blish
Most Ancient Song, by Casey Flynn
Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein
The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus, by Harry Harrison
Farmer in the Sky, by Robert A. Heinlein

Doctor Who 1
Twilight of the Gods, by Christopher Bulis

Comics 1
32 Stories, by Adrian Tomine

5700 pages
3/20 by women
1/20 by PoC

Totally delighted with Hamlet, which you can get here, and Twelfth Night, which you can get here. Utterly repelled by The Fountainhead, which you can get here.

Tags: bookblog 2009, bookblog nostalgia

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