måndag, november 26, 2007

Page Turners


After too many deaths, including a good friend's, a bit of existential angst, nine weeks of Swedish classes, and copious food and drink over Thanksgiving week/weekend, I finally have gotten my butt back to blogging. Good.

No mas, drama, please.

Today, I'm thinking about books. My list of books I've read in 2007, some for a second or third time, but most for the first time:

Dan Brown
  • Angels and Demons
Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • A Christmas Carol
Alexandre Dumas
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
Kerstin Ekman
  • The Forest of Hours
  • Witches' Ring
Knut Hamsun
  • In Wonderland
  • The Last Joy

Carl Hiiasen

  • Nature Girl (audio, read by Jane Curtain)
  • Skin Tight
  • Skinny Dip (audio, read by Barry Bostwick)

Arnaldur Indriðason

  • Silence of the Grave
  • Voices
PD James
  • A Mind to Murder
  • Unnatural Causes
  • The Black Tower
  • A Taste for Death
  • Devices and Desires
  • A Certain Justic
  • Children of Men
  • Death in Holy Orders
  • The Murder Room
  • The Lighthouse
Denis Johnson
  • Jesus' Son
Stephen King
  • The Dark Tower (Book 1, not the whole series)
Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Historian

Halldór Laxness

  • Under the Glacier
John Lecarre
  • A Murder of Quality
Lois Lowry
  • The Giver
  • Gathering Blue
  • The Messenger
Henning Mankell
  • Faceless Killers
Cormac McCarthy
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Road
Vladimir Nabakov
  • The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
  • The Eye
Theodore Roethke
  • The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke
JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  • Roseanna
  • The Man Who Went Up in Smoke
  • The Man on the Balcony
  • The Laughing Policeman
  • The Fire Engine That Disappeared
  • Murder at the Savoy
  • The Abominable Man
  • The Locked Room
  • Cop Killer
  • The Terrorists
Gwyn Thomas
  • Oscar (Book I of The Dark Philosophers)
I think a couple of those I read actually last December, but the reading carried over into January. (It's not unusual for me to leave a book half-finished for a few months then return to it. In the case of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, I took about a year off between page 280 and 281, but about a week from 281 to the end of the book (maybe 570 pages).

My eyes!
-cK

6 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

If you liked the Carl Hiaasen (and presumably you did, because you read three of them), I recommend the author Christopher Moore. Especially "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal"

Good to see you back to blogging!

4:05 em  
Blogger Lollie said...

Without thinking too hard...which one did you like the best and why (you can think hard about the why part)?

And HellsYeah I'm glad you're back!

6:32 em  
Blogger j said...

oh, heavenly books! pleasure reading may be the thing i miss most right now. (just thinking of dickens makes my heart flutter; i love me some 19th century melodrama)

7:11 fm  
Blogger Night Editor said...

Welcome back and so sorry for your loss.

Wow! Nearly a book a week. You and Sassmaster both, impressive. And such a good list. Now you're primed for the new Coen Bros. movie. And, whew, ready to solve some mysterie, too. I love the book of memoiries by Lois Lowry called "Looking Back." And I can't ever dance with older (drunk) men again without thinking of My Papa's Waltz. . . .

4:22 em  
Anonymous joy said...

yay! i was just beginning to wonder if perhaps i should drop you a line and check in, and you've reappeared, bushy-tailed and book-listed! glad you're back.

1:22 em  
Anonymous Ned said...

This is a mighty list indeed.

Recently finished Tom McCarthy's "Remainder." Not bad for a novel that has only one real character in it.

7:08 em  

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