Wednesday, 15 January 2014

CV - A good read

The Corner view theme this weeks suits me quite a lot: I love reading, and I had said I was going to make, now and then, a recapitulation of what I did in 2013, just to keep the memories. So it's not a dull list, but simply a way to … write down memories, which is partly what is about reading. If I may say….

2013 has been a very good reading year, with a grand total of 26 books read. In part this is due to me having now an e-book reader (actually I bought it two years ago), which has allowed me to always have a book in my purse, which is quite handy considering that I happen to travel unexpectedly and leave without passing from home so often. Of course I do continue to read paper books, which I love immensely.



My reads where quite hectic as usual: a lot of relaxing mystery books (All the Chesterton "Padre Brown misteries", two books from Andrea Camilleri, a favorite of mine), some thought-provoking books (I loved Serena Dandini's "Dai diamanti non nasce niente", Trevor waldock's "to plant a walnut tree", Nicolai Lilin's "educazione siberiana" and Frank Mc Court's "Le ceneri di Angela". Finally a book I loved a lot was by Chade-Meng Tang,  "Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)", that despite the title is a witty and interesting book, about aman working for google. Titels are in the language I read the book in :-)! Finally I read a couple of sic-fi books, a genre I do love quite a lot!

Corner view is a weekly appointment hosted by Francesca at Fuoriborgo, where lovely participants from all over the world gather together once a week to share incredible ideas and experiences.

10 comments:

Heather said...

More to add to my "to read" list! I've added almost a dozen books today thanks to corner view! This has proven to be an expensive Wednesday :-)

Menthe Blanche said...

After reading your post, I wanted to know how many books I read in a year....about 24!

Francesca said...

you leave without passing from home? i would need to carry in my purse far more than a e-reader to be able do that! wait! I do carry far more than that in my purse, though I never go anywhere :)

flowtops said...

Lovely list. I read Frank McCourt's novel (in English), it is so so good. I was sad to hear he died. Remarkable man.

Nicki

(I may have read some 5 to 10 books last year. A friend of mine has a spreadsheet, where he not only counts the book, but also the number of pages. His total for 2013 was 76 books, and just over 23000 pages. Staggering...)

gis said...

No possibility to leave comments to comments here, so here we go:
Thanks heather, it was the same for me: my to read queue has lengthened considerably!
24 books is quite an accomplishment, we are very similar, Menthe Blache.
Francesca, I do leave sometimes without passing from home to go in places where I know I already have some essentials and a toothbrush…. ;-) Unfortunately this happens quite often lately!
To flowtops: Yes, I have loved all his books I have read, he must have been really remarkable.

ibb said...

I continue reading books...
Will take note...thanks for the list

:) said...

Une jolie liste. Je prends note ;)

jgy said...

so many good reads! and I love the photo it evokes new worlds that will open at the turn of a page…
happy reading in 2014!♡

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

yey! 26 books in 52 weeks, means a book every fortnight???? bli-mey!

yeah, the latest tartt must be translated in italian by now. you'll love it.
n♥

Susi-Art said...

i have never counted up how many books i read in a year...well the serie i have been reading were 12 books!! so it least last year i red 12!!