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Reading List

Since I want to take the time to read more, I decided maybe keeping a tab of what I read would help. So here goes…

  • 01/2012: The Amazing Maurice and its educated rodents, Terry Pratchett. Oddly, I’ve read all the adult discworld novels, but never gave a try to the “for younger readers” one. This obviously was a mistake that shall now be corrected.
  • 02/2012: Inheritance, Christopher Paolini. Finally, the end of the Eragon saga. Nice story, but a very disappointing ending. Way too predictable, especially if you happen to have read the Lord of The Rings (which you should)
  • 03/2012: Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer. I wanted to see for myself if it really was as bad as people said it was. It is. And even worse. I wish I could unread those books.
  • 06/2012: Understanding Exposure, Bryan Peterson. Very interesting book about photography. I already knew most of it, but discovered a few more things that I’ll look forward to trying out…
  • 03/07/2012: Saturnin, Zdeněk Jirotka. A humoristic Czech novel, a classic, apparently, freshly translated in French. Enjoyable read.
  • 30/07/2012: 99 mots et expressions à foutre à la poubelle, Jean-Loup Chiflet. A rant about how some words and expression have shifted in their usage and meaning, and should not anymore. Came up under the Christmas tree last year. Most of the time, the author sounds like a French extremist who refuses any kind of evolution of the French language.
  • 31/07/2012: Gold, Babies and the Brothers Muldoon, Derek Landy. Recommended to me by a blogger friend, a short novel featuring Skulduggery Pleasant, a “young readers” character. Entertaining short, I feel like I should read more of it.
  • 14/08/2012: The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett. Following The Amazing Maurice and its educated rodents (mentioned above), I got my hands on the rest of the “young readers” Discworld novels. Meet Tiffany Aching, WIP (Witch In Progress) 🙂
  • 17/08/2012: A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett. Second book of the adventures of Tiffany Aching, set two years after The Wee Free Men (above). Still not bored, and enjoyed every page :).
  • 30/08/2012: Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett. Tiffany Aching is up against Winter this time…
  • 06/09/2012: I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett. The latest installment in the “Tiffany Achings” series. I now have officially caught up on the “young reader” series of the Discworld novels 🙂
  • 30/09/2012: Snuff, Terry Pratchett.
  • 20/10/2012: Le petit livre à offrir pour un mariage. A funny little book that we got for the wedding with, among other things, fun facts about wedding traditions in other cultures and practices.
  • 22/02/2013: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, John Gray, PhD. Supposedly a page turner, it actually took me a looong time to finish it. Lack of time, not so interesting (although you may learn a few things… Or not…), the kind of book I put in a corner and get back to when I really have nothing else to do. Or when there’s another book that I really want to read so I have to finish this one first.

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