Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#1 Amos Oz- My Michael- 278
#2 Mari Pau Dominguez- The house of seven sins- 316
#3 Lion Feuchtwanger- The Oppermann Brothers- 343p.
#4 Amos Oz- Panter in the basement- 174
#5 Alexander McCall- The Careful Use of Compliments- 280p.
#6 Peter Hartling- Schumann`s Shadow- 326p.
#7 Jay Parini- The Last Station- 351p.
#8 Patrick Gale- Rough Music- 384p.
#9 Hanif Kureishi- Gabriel`s Gift- 254p.
#10 Ali Smith- The Accidental- 295p.
#11 Fynn- Mister God, This is Anna- 310p.
#12 Elena Shtereva, Nikolay Yankov- Pen, chocolate and two rupees- 394p.
#13 Laurie Graham- Life according to Lubka- 325p.
#14 Paul Auster- Brooklyn Follies- 294p.
#15 Yasunari Kawabata- The House of Sleeping Beauties- 127p.
#16 Douglas Kennedy - The Pursuit of Happiness, 646p.
#17 Rosa Montero- Instructions To Save the World, 256p.
#18 Amelie Nothomb- Antichrista- 100p.
#19 Elias Canetti- The Blinding /Auto-da-Fe/- 548p.
#20 Tove Jansson- Fair Play- 152p.
#21 Jun`ichi Watanabe- Beyond the Blossoming Fields- 313p.
#22 Karen Maitland- Company of Liars- 558p.
#23 The translation- faces and masks. Portraits of Bulgarian translators" by Emil Bassat- 264p.
#24 "The Photographer- Obscura Reperta" by Galin Nikiforov- 268p.
#25 The Tanners by Robert Walser- 242p.
#26 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell- 280p.
#27 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson- 223p.
#28 Night Train to Lisboa by Pascal Mercier- 545p.
#29 The Theory of Clouds by Stephane Audeguy- 252p.
#30 To the East- in Paradise by Isabela Shopova- 340p.
#31 Loitering with Intent- Muriel Spark- 210p.
#32 The Key to the Abyss by Jose Carlos Somoza- 440p.
#33 The Royal Physician`s Visit by Per Olov Enquist- 356p.
#34 The Assistant by Robert Walser- 204p.
#35 The Black Box by Amos Oz- 394p.
#36 Messiah by Gore Vidal- 272p.
#37 Other colours by Orhan Pamuk- 453p.
#38 Invisible by Paul Auster- 307p.
#39 A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson- Dargatz- 248p.
#40 Mangelexemplar by Sarah Kuttner- 232p.
#41 A noble killing by Barbara Nadel- 384p.
#42 Life and times of Michael K by J.M.Coetzee- 230p.
#43 Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz- 151p.
#44 Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevalier- 282p.
#45 The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell- 300p.
#46 The Dancing Girl of Izu. Collection of stories by Japanese writers-277p.
#47 Saskia Noort- The Dinner Club- 288p.
#48 Arthur Clarke- Profiles of the Future- 265p.
#49 The Redbreast- Jo Nesbo- 518p.
#50 Paradise Uninhabited by Anna-Maria Matute- 287p.
#51 Moominpappa at Sea by Tove Jansson- 207p.
#52 The Matchmaker from Perigord by Julia Stuart- 291p.
#53 The Rainbow by D.H.Lawrence- 558p.
#54 Thirty years in the Turkish harems by Melek Hanum-235p.
#55 The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt by Eduardo Mendoza- 174p.
#56 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O`Farrell- 245p.
#57 The Waves by Virginia Woolf- 272p.
#58 In the Country of Lost Things by Paul Auster- 188 p.
59 Amelie Nothomb- Fear and Trembling - 118
60 Amelie Nothomb- Neither Eve, nor Adam -127
61. Amelie Nothomb- The Character of Rain- 160
62. Herta Müller- Atemschaukel- 250
63. Pavel Sanaev- Burry me behind the ledge- 222
64. Amelie Nothomb- Winter travel- 160
65. Sarah Waters- The Little Stranger- 480
66. Night Watch by Sarah Waters- 528p.
67. The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano- 320p.
68. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory- 459p.
69. Van Gogh by Ingo F.Walther- 95p.
70. Lives ("Sudbine") by Miroslav Popovic- 439p.
71. All She was Worth by Miyaki Miyabe- 296p.
72. Sarah`s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay- 292p.
73. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami- 896 p.
74. What I talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami- 240p.
75. The Selected Works of T.S.Spivet by Reif Larsen- 374p.
76. This is not the end of the book by Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carriere- 312p.
77. Open- Andre Agassi- 432 p.
78. The Queen of New beginnings by Erica James- 512p.
80. The Man Who Lover Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett- 274p.
81. Own death by Peter Nadas- 80 p.
82. Muminvalley in November- 175p.
83. The House of Clowns by Galin Nikiforov- 160p.
84. Scenes from a Village Life by Amos Oz- 179p.
85. Children of Freedom by Marc Levy- 269p.

Reading summary

It`s a pity I have forsaken this blog for a long time. Now it seems the right moment to refresh it a bit:-)).

Here is a brief recapitulation of my reading in the last few years:

2007- 14 677 pages,39 books
2008- 22 470 pages,59 books
2009- 12 857 pages,40 books,
2010- 27 032 pages,77 books
2011- 25 771 pages,83 books

Some favorites:

Astonishing Splashes of Color by Clare Morrall
Amelie Nothomb- Neither Eve Not Adam
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Clara and the Shadow by Jose Carlos Samosa
Carlos Ruiz Zafon- The Shadow of The Wind

Amos Oz- Tales of Darkness and love
Olga Tokarchuk- Pravek and other times
Elias Canetti- The Saved Tongue
-Torch in the ear
German Boy. A Child in War by Wolfgang W.E. Samuel
Virginia Woolf- The Years
Carlos Ruis Safon- The Game of the Angel

Elias Canetti-Auto-da-fe
Robert Walser- The Tanners
Orhan Pamuk- Other colours
Virginia Woolf- The Waves
Tove Jansson- Moominpappa at the Sea
D.H.Lawrence- The rainbow
Herta Muller- Atemschaukel
Fynn-Mister God,this is Anna
Haruki Murakami-1Q84

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Update on my reading challenges

1. To read 20 000 pages>>>>> 2068 pages read

2. To wild-release at least one book per month>>> three releases done:




3. To read 15 books from my Mountain TBR>>>> none

Friday, January 22, 2010

Books about books

I got this wonderful list of titles from Abebooks.com and thought it worth mentioning:

Sixpence House by Paul Collins

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (read)

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (read)

A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (read)

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel (read)

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (read)

Used and Rare by Lawrence Goldstone

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (read)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010- goals and challenges

1. To read 20 000 pages

2. To wild-release at least one book per month

3. To read 15 books from my Mountain TBR

4. To read all Virginia Woolf`s novels

5. To re-read Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert

Summary of 2009 reading

1.Henry Miller- Tropic of Cancer-288p.
2.Marian Keyes- Anybody out there?- 462 pages
3.Miranda Glover- The Masterpiece- 377 pages
4.Astonishing Splashes of Color by Clare Morrall- 327 pages
5.A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami- 286 pages
6.Yana Bukova- A Journey to the Shadow /in Bulgarian/, 312 pages
7.Carlos Ruiz Zafon- The Shadow of The Wind- 457 pages
8.The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid- 209 pages
9.Barbara Nadel- Pretty Dead Things-384 pages
10.The Gathering by Anne Enright- 142 pages, not finished
11.French Lessons by Peter Mayle- 224 pages
12.Khaled Hosseini- Thousand Splendid Suns- 412 pages
13.Eat Pray and Love by Elisabeth Gilbert- 447
14.Getting Out of The House by Isla Dewar-407
15.So Many Ways to Begin with by Jon Mcgregor- 354 pages
16.Burned Alive by Suad- 188 pages
17.Dreams of Rivers and Seas by Tim Parks- 413 pages
18.Twilight by Stephanie Mayer- 504 pages
19.Nothing to be frightened of by Julian Barnes- 302 pages
20.Clara and the Shadow by Jose Carlos Samosa- 602 pages
21.Recipes for Cherubs by Babs Horton- 402 pages
22.The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry- 302 pages
23.The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella- 469 pages
24.To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee-380 pages
25.Orhan Pamuk- Museum of Innocence- 630 pages
26.From the Inside- Ruth Wyner- 241 pages
27.The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett- 121 page
28.Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver- 464
29.The Collector of the Worlds by Iliya Troyanov- 250 pages, unfinished
30.Portuguese Irregular Verbs by A.M.Smith- 190 pages
31.Three Men in the Snow by Erich Kestner- 190 pages
32.The Right Attitude to Rain by A.M.Smith- 304 pages
33.Grandhotel Bulgaria by Angelika Schrobsdorf- 205 pages
34.Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins- 285 pages
35.Michael Cunningham- Specimen Days- 347 pages
36.Eric-Emanuel Schmidt- "Milarepa"/
37."Oscar and the Pink Dame"/
38.Mr. Ibrahim and the flowers of Quran"-
39.Amelie Nothomb- Neither Eve Not Adam- 127 pages
40. Michael Cunningham- Flesh and Blood- 488 pages

40 books, 12 857 pages

2009 favorites:
Astonishing Splashes of Color by Clare Morrall
Amelie Nothomb- Neither Eve Not Adam
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Clara and the Shadow by Jose Carlos Samosa
Carlos Ruiz Zafon- The Shadow of The Wind

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Reading List for 2008

1.A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi-
2.Bulgarian Diaries by Count Robert de Burbulon (in Bulgarian)-
3.Bachelor Brothers` Bed&Breakfast by Bill Richardson-
4.Just One More Day by Susan Lewis- 352 pages,finished
5.I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson-
6.The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory-
7.Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi-

8.Bounjour,tristesse by Francois Sagan-

9.How To Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young

10.Stuart-A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters-

11.The Ottoman Cage by Barbara Nadel-

12.Glass Children by Lyudmila Filipova-

13.Measuring The World by Daniel Kehlmann

14.The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman-

15.Digging to America by Anne Tyler-

16.Schindler`s Ark by Thomas Keneally-

17.The Corrections by John Franzen-

18.Marie Darrieussecq- Le Bebe-

19.The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant-

20.The Sound of Language by Amulya Malladi-

21.A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi-

22. The Other Side by Maria Staneva

23.Light My Fire by Ray Manzarek- 352 pages

24.Father`s Affair by Karel Van Loon-238 pages
25.Mapping The Edge by Sarah Dunant- 195 pages( unfinished)

26.Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harer- 335 pages
27.Seal Wife by Kathryn Harrison-224 pages

28.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- 584 pages

29.Virgin Earth by Philippa Gregory- 661 pages

30.The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai- 324 pages
31.The True And Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson- 350 pages
32.Wild Swans by Jung Chang- 684 pages

33.Into The Wilderness by Sara Donati- 874 pages

34.Together by Anna Gavalda- 590 pages
35.Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen- 276 pages

36.Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz- 338 pages

37.Death Dance by Barbara Nadel- 360 pages

38.The Savage Garden by Mark Mills- 388 pages

39.Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson- 338p.

40.The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes by Marcel Theroux- 216 pages

41.Time`s Arrow by Martin Amis- 176 p.

42.Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler- 222 p.

43.Simon`s Night by Jon Hassler- 309 p.
44.Engleby by Sebastian Faulks- 342 p.

45.The Original Sin by Marcel Gabriel- 689 p.

46.The Diviner`s Son by Gary Crew- 261 p.

47.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen- 464 p.

48.Larry`s Party by Carol Shields- 339 p.

49.Catch a fish from the sea (Using the Internet) by Nasreen Akhtar-324 p.

50.Chasing Dreams by Susan Lewis- 340 pages, unfinished

51.The Bad Mother`s Handbook by Kate Long- 350 pages
52.The Language of Others by Clare Morell- 376 pages

53.The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston- 485 pages

54.A Spot of Bother by mark Haddon- 503 pages

55.Amos Oz- "To Know a Woman"- 220 pages
56.The Point of Rescue- 457 pages
57.Janet Davey- First Aid- 178 pages
58.Josephine Hart-The Reconstructionist-216 pages
59.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield- 452 pages

Total Pages for 2008- 22470