Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

April 2009 books

We spent the Easter weekend with my sister in Cluny. Little S, now 7 months, was sitting up and having fun.

Some of us tried roller-blading. (I didn't.)

I also had a day-trip to Geneva, and explored a new park near B.

I had a day-trip to Geneva, and a birthday which I don't seem to have recorded much about. The most mind-boggling news was Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness announcing that a TV version of Game of Thrones would be made in Northern Ireland - difficult to believe back then, and still seems extraordinary now.

I read 24 books.

Non-fiction: 5 (YTD 26)
From One To Zero: A Universal History of Numbers, by Georges Ifrah
King Solomon's Ring, by Konrad Z. Lorenz
EU Constitution: the Rubicon of Supranational, by Blerim Reka
The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, by Larry Nemecek
The Prisoner, by Robert Fairclough

Fiction (non-sf): 5 (YTD 16)
Music and Silence, by Rose Tremain
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Scripts: 4 (YTD 14)
Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare
Timon of Athens, by William Shakespeare (and Thomas Middleton)
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare (and George Wilkins)
Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare

SF (non-Who): 7 (YTD 27)
Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
Saturn's Children, by Charles Stross
The Big Time, by Fritz Leiber
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

Doctor Who: 2 (YTD 12)
The Romance of Crime, by Gareth Roberts
The Deviant Strain, by Justin Richards

Comics: 1 (YTD 4)
Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm, by Bill Willingham

Total page count ~7,700 (YTD ~30,200)
3/24 (YTD 17/99) by women (Tremain, Rowling, Butler)
2/24 (YTD 5/99) by PoC (Ifrah, Butler)

The two best books this month were re-reads, Catch-22 which you can get here and Lolita which you can get here. I thoroughly bounced off Memoirs of a Geisha, which you can get here.

Tags: bookblog 2009, bookblog nostalgia

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