Archive for the 'On Books' Category

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May 2009

Brush Up My Programming And Such…

… not quite brushing up my Shakespeare, but I have been pretty busy lately with other things. Since I’m in the middle (or rather at the end) of changing bank accounts (which I can’t recommend to anyone with procrastination habits like mine) I’m trying very hard to stay away from my Amazon wishlist. I have […]

28
Apr 2009

Evening Tidbits

I’m currently suffering from literary ADD as proven by my current status on goodreads (which I’m trying to see what it might have that LibraryThing doesn’t have): And just because (I really don’t have a reason other than that I’m currently listening to music)… here’s a list of examples for really good cover songs: Clare […]

17
Apr 2009

That’s What I Said (Usability and Common Sense)

Today I got a new Amazon parcel, containing new books. So now I finally can call a copy of Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug my own. And here’s the question: Why did it take me so, so long to buy this book? Admittedly I’m only a few pages in, but I have a […]

13
Apr 2009

Old Books

I finally selected some books from the shelves to get rid of and make room for new ones. We still have free shelves, but until someone gets a ladder to move stuff up there, that doesn’t help me one bit. It’s pretty hard for me to get rid of books. I won’t throw any away, […]

7
Apr 2009

Ageless/Timeless

The trailer for Where the Wild Things Are looks really cool. I wasn’t even a big fan of the book as a child. I didn’t actively dislike it, but it didn’t play that big a role for me. I was raised more on Janosch, Astrid Lindgren and Erich Kästner for that matter. Anyway. It took […]

21
Mar 2009

Done With Gaiman (Or Not?)

No, of course I’m not done with Neil Gaiman. I’m so far from done with him I don’t even have words for it. However, as of this month I finally read Stardust and now I think I can say that I am more or less done with what I would regard as the essential selection […]

1
Feb 2009

Literary Quote of the Day

[…] I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave, it will be hard again. Miranda July, Ten True Things Although No One Belongs Here More Than You didn’t make it quite into last year’s top ten, I still would recommend it, if […]

25
Jan 2009

A Year in Review: The Book Stuff

Lots and lots of great books this year. Once again I had more than ten that I considered top ten worthy, but this is the list that I could agree on with myself in the end. 10. Karen Russell, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves In a way, this was a year of […]

19
Jan 2009

Harder Than You Might Think

I’m still working on last year’s top ten book list. So far at least I put together, but I still have to come up with witty comments and this year’s special categories. And then, if I do have the time (meaning: couch and TV doesn’t sound more appealing) I might also compile my list of […]

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Dec 2008

Not That Close, So Really No Cigar

Unless I manage to read six books by the end of today I failed my yearly goal to read one book a week. On the other side, 46 is still a lot of books and when I scanned the list just a moment ago, I realized that I might not have read as much this […]