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Book 28 (from 2011)

  1. Portis, Charles — True Grit (215 pages)
  2. Simpson, Joe — Touching the Void (210 pages)
  3. Bardin, John Franklin — The Last of Philip Banter (207 pages)
  4. Millar, Martin — The Good Fairies of New York (278 pages)
  5. Millar, Mark — Kick-Ass (190 pages)
  6. Sachar, Louis — Holes (225 pages)
  7. Baxter, Stephen — Moonseed (523 pages)
  8. Buchan, John — The Thirty-Nine Steps (152 pages)
  9. Bukowski, Charles — Post Office (167 pages)
  10. Palahniuk, Chuck — Fight Club (211 pages)
  11. Bemelmans, Ludwig — Madeline's Rescue (50 pages)
  12. Rennison, Nick — Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, Eighth Edition (508 pages)
  13. Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout (120 pages)
  14. Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout: Melt (106 pages)
  15. Orwell, George — Homage to Catalonia (267 pages)
  16. Moore, Brian — Catholics (87 pages)
  17. Chatwin, Bruce — The Songlines (296 pages)
  18. Funke, Cornelia — Inkheart (555 pages)
  19. Eddison, E.R. — The Worm Ouroboros (521 pages)
  20. Milligan, Spike — Puckoon (152 pages)
  21. Jones, Diana Wynne — Power of Three (293 pages)
  22. Juster, Norton — The Phantom Tollbooth (264 pages)
  23. Jeffreys, Daniel — America's Back Porch (286 pages)
  24. Robinson, Marilynne — Housekeeping (217 pages)
  25. Stevenson, Robert Louis — Treasure Island (212 pages)
  26. Bissinger, Buzz — 3 Nights in August (296 pages)
  27. Rennison, Nick & Ed Wood — 100 Must-Read American Novels (185 pages)
  28. Cassar, Vincent & Nik Kalinowski — Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: World Fiction (351 pages)

Page count: 7144.

Another book about books, but this one combines with another passion of mine: learning about different parts of the world.

I vaguely recall that this book wasn't exactly what I had expected. I expected a guide to authors from specific regions or countries. Instead, it discusses a selection of books about these regions or countries, whether the authors are local or not. Therefore, one finds the occasional abomination, such as the section on Central America recommending le Carré's The Tailor of Panama. Still, overall, the recommendations seem very appropriate and interesting, and I learned about authors and books new to me and which sound fascinating. I haven't enjoyed the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides as much as I have the 10 Must-Read … series, but I still consider this a valuable reference.

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am0
Feb. 20th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
Books
Writing about reading books about books. I have to sit down and actually finish one of the books I'm reading. I have to finish the books stored on my Kindle so I can remove them. My list of books there runs to 24 pages with fourteen to the page and there may be more on the SD card that don't show up in the listing.

Actually, it is 23 pages now. I deleted books I know I read several years ago. I sort of stopped reading about two years ago, when my eyes got really bad. I've been watching television instead. Now I tend to leave the silence undisturbed and read from the Kindle.
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