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2011 in Books

These lists seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Either I read less, or I’m running out of good books. No, wait, I remember now: the Unconsoled, that triple-damned piece of literary diarrhea by Kazuo Ishiguro, put me off reading for at least four months in early 2011. There, all his fault. The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster Excession – Iain M. Banks The Mirror of Her Dreams – Stephen Donaldson A Man Rides Through – Stephen Donaldson Past Imperative – Dave Duncan Present Tense – Dave Duncan Future Indefinite… Read more 2011 in Books

2010 In Books

And once again a list of all the books that I read in the last year. Some people enjoy these, I hear. It’s sorted alphabetically by author, because I’ll be buggered if I can remember the order that I read them in. The list would be a lot longer if cookbooks counted, but alas, I have decided that they don’t. I fear “place noodles in boiling salt water and cook until al dente” doesn’t count as enough of a narrative to constitute a novel. Wish I had read more. Sigh.… Read more 2010 In Books

My Year in Books

Here is, for all those interested, a list of the books that I’ve managed to read in 2009. I always enjoy these lists when I see them on other people’s blogs, as they provide me not only with inspiration for my own reading, but also with a rough idea of what that other writer might be interested in. So, here we go (and don’t dream of getting this in chronological order): The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie I See By My Outfit – Peter S. Beagle Strange Roads – Peter… Read more My Year in Books

Getting To Know Me Part II (movies)

You are what you eat, they say, and although I resent the implication that I might be a chicken drumstick, I find the idea of getting to know a person by what they like and dislike to be true-ish. So, for all those out there who are interested, here is a list of my ten favorite movies (not necessarily in the right order): Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998) K-Pax (2001) In the Bedroom (2001) Hellboy (2004) Mystery Men (1999) Quills (2000) The Boat That Rocked… Read more Getting To Know Me Part II (movies)