Tag: reading

Oct 11 2017

Books I’ve Read in 2017…

Total Pages Read: 12,314
Shortest Book: 29 pages
Longest Book: 592 pages
Fiction: 29
Non-Fiction: 3
Cookbook: 4
Poetry: 5

Last Book Read:
41. Sourdough by Robin Sloan. When Lois is gifted a sourdough culture by the strange brothers running the underground restaurant she is fond of, her life changes in ways she could never expect. 262 pages. (Finished 11 Oct 2017).

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Dec 12 2016

Books I’ve Read in 2016…

Total Pages Read: 9,998
Shortest Book: 86 pages
Longest Book: 624 pages
Fiction: 17
Non-Fiction: 9
Cookbook: 1
Poetry: 5

Last Book Read:
32. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton. A return to fiction and the story of our narrator from On Love. We learn more about who our narrator is and his background. We follow him as he journeys through the beginnings of the relationship that becomes his marriage and what follows over the course of it. 240 pages. (Finished 12 Dec 2016).

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Oct 03 2016

Desires

“There were things Jacob wanted, and he wanted them from Julia. but the possibility of sharing desires diminished as her need to hear them increased. It was the same for her. They loved each other’s company, and would always choose it over either aloneness or the company of anyone else, but the more comfort they found together, the more life they shared, the more estranged they became from their inner lives.”

-From Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Aug 17 2015

Books I’ve Read in 2015

Total Pages Read: 6,036
Shortest Book: 168 pages
Longest Book: 496 pages
Fiction: 13
Non-Fiction: 5
Cookbook: 1
Poetry: 0

Last Book Read:
19. Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry by Sid Lowe. The history of the two biggest clubs in Spain, how they became rivals, and why you are either a fan of Barça or Madrid if you live in Spain. 480 pages. (Finished 17 Aug 15).

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Nov 25 2014

Books I’ve Read in 2014

Total Pages Read: 7,295
Shortest Book: 144 pages
Longest Book: 514 pages
Fiction: 16
Non-Fiction: 3
Cookbook: 4

Last Book Read:
23. The Son by Jo Nesbø. A young man is in prison for crimes he didn’t commit in exchange for a steady supply of heroin. When he learns some new details of his father’s death, he becomes the center of a web of corruption and vengeance. 386 pages. (Finished 25 Nov 14).

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Dec 29 2013

Books I’ve Read in 2013

Total Pages Read: 10,701
Shortest Book: 128 pages
Longest Book: 940 pages
Fiction: 13
Non-Fiction: 8
Cookbook: 9

Last Book Read:
31. Police by Jo Nesbø. Someone is killing police in and around Oslo at the site of their unsolved murders, but this time Detective Harry Hole isn’t around to help as he’s no longer a part of the police force. 436 pages. (Finished 29 Dec 13).

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Jan 31 2013

This Is How You Lose Her

epigraph from This Is How You Lose Her

the epigraph from Junot Díaz’s novel This Is How You Lose Her.
From the poem “One Last Poem for Richard” by Sandra Cisneros
(reblogged from booksmatter)

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Dec 27 2012

Books I’ve Read in 2012

Total Pages Read: 12,271
Shortest Book: 96 pages
Longest Book: 576 pages
Fiction: 27
Non-Fiction: 6
Poetry: 3
Cookbook: 7

Last Book Read:
43.  Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck.  A collection of short stories from the Swedish writer translated by herself.  From the dark fantastical world that comes from living in rural northern Sweden.  142 pages.  (Finished 27 Dec 12).

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Dec 24 2011

Books I’ve Read in 2011

Total pages read: 23,992
Shortest book: 81 pages
Longest book: 985 pages
Fiction: 46
Non-fiction: 20
Cookbook: 11
Poetry: 5

Last book read:

82.  House of Holes by Nicholson Baker.  A bunch of interlinked raunchy tales from the master of literary pornography.  262 pages. (Finished 24 Dec 2011).

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Oct 28 2011

Love

“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life.  Even if you can’t get together with that person.”

— from 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

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