Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

March 2009 books

Some notable blog posts from this month: I failed to note that on the last day of my US trip in February, I went to find my grandmother's childhood home in New Jersey; this month I visited Berlin and followed the Wall. and also had a lovely trip along the Karpass Peninsula in Cyprus. In Brussels, F and I explored the Coudenberg

I also committed to increase my reading of books by PoC, with success and consequent enlightenment.

Non-fiction: 5 (YTD 21)
Search for a New Somali Identity, by Hussein Ali Dualeh
The Power of Speech, by Graham Watson
The Cyprus Conflict: Looking Ahead, edited by Ahmet Sözen
Elizabeth's London, by Liza Picard
The New Penguin Russian Course, by Nicholas J. Brown

Fiction (non-sf): 5 (YTD 11)
Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown - I am particularly proud of this review
Resurrection, by Leo Tolstoy
The New Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Dead Man's Brother, by Roger Zelazny

Scripts: 3 (YTD 10)
King Lear, by William Shakespeare
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare

SF (non-Who, but including Homer): 8 (YTD 20)
Jennie, by Paul Gallico
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
The Iliad, by Homer
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
A Million Open Doors, by John Barnes

Doctor Who: 2 (YTD 10)
The Shadow of Weng-Chiang, by David A. McIntee
The Resurrection Casket, by Justin Richards

Comics: 1 (YTD 3)
Persepolis 2: the Story of a Return, by Marjane Satrapi

Total page count ~7,600 (YTD ~22,500)
4/24 (YTD 14/75) by women (Picard, Rowling, Atwood, Satrapi)
2/24 (YTD 3/75) by PoC (Dualeh, Satrapi)

The two best books this month were both re-reads, Macbeth, which you can get here, and The War of the Worlds, which you can get here. The worst by far was Angels and Demons; again, I'm proud of my review, but you can get it here.

Tags: bookblog 2009, bookblog nostalgia

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