Thursday, 13 January 2011

Book list 2010

Sorry it took me a little longer than promised to get round to writing this. I've pretty much been a sleep solidly since last Tuesday!

My book list looks rather sorry for it's self compared to the amount of book some of my friends have read last year. I was in a reading slump at the beginning of the year so my list doesn't really start till may...thats my excuse anyway hehe. The order of these might be a bit wrong too,

The Mephisto Club-Tess Gerritsen
cat getting out of a bag-Jeffrey Brown
The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City-Jan-Andrew Henderson
Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond-Lawrence M. Krauss
Lord of the Flies-William Golding
Mean Spirit-Will Kingdom
The Cold Calling-Will Kingdom
The Catcher in the Rye- J. D. Salinger
1984-George Orwell
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat-Oliver Sacks
Panic-Jeff Abbott
Dawn of the Dumb-Charlie Brooker
The Physics of "Star Trek"-Lawrence M. Krauss
Extraordinary People : Understanding Savant Syndrome-Darold A. Treffert
Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory-Brian Greene
The Complete Short Stories-Franz Kafka (I havent finished this yet)
A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable-Brian Clegg
Simon's Cat-Simon Tofield
A Brief History of Time-Stephen Hawking
The Human Brain: A Guided Tour-Susan Greenfield
The Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
The SS: A Warning from History-Guido Knopp
Hitler's Henchmen-Guido Knopp
Long Hard Road Out of Hell-Marilyn Manson
Hannibal-Thomas Harris
Talking with Serial Killers-Christopher Berry-Dee
Sex crime women-Linda G Stunell
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat-John Gribbin
The Odyssey-Homer
Executioners-Phil Clarke
V for Vendetta-Alan Moore


I think thats about right, 33 isn't too bad I guess but I will try and read more this year (and keep a better list hehe)
My favorites were "1984-George Orwell" and "A Brief History of Time-Stephen Hawking" although there are lots I really enjoyed....apart from cloud atlas :P

I've already read a lot this year in my odd waking moments :)
Animal Farm A Fairy Story-George Orwell
The Man in the High Castle-Philip K. Dick
Slaughterhouse 5-Kurt Vonnegut
Vive La Revolution-Mark Steel


And I am in the middle of reading The Grand Design-Stephen Hawking. So I am almost through all my chritsmas present books, but lucky for me it's my birthday soon!
Talking of birthday, I was thinking of making a natural looking dread kit up. I haven't worn dreads in almost a year! cant say I'm looking forward to the making of them but it'll be a nice change.

Also I am a plum when it comes to remembering things and I totally forgot to tell you all that I won St.Vicious's Christmas giveaway! I've never won a giveaway before so I'm super pleased, plus it was filled with such gorgeous goodies! All check out her lovely blog :)

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* 7 x 5 inch ‘Xmas Party’ acrylic painting by St.Vicious, I need to find somewhere nice to hang it :D
* Cupcake pencil case with Candy Floss body wash & poof (the body wash is in my bathroom, smells so yummy)
* Eyeko ‘Frosting’ Fat Lip Balm
* Chocolate Lip Gloss tin
* Hello Kitty Candy canes
* Nosy cat not included ;)

I need to get my bum into gear and update my background as soon it'll no longer be hosted :( shame as I really like it but Im sure I will find something nice. And I might finally get round to adding more pages!

9 comments:

  1. I was toying with the idea of uploading my last years booklist, but it's nowhere near as intelligent as yours! Haha :) x

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  2. lol im not sure how much of what i read stays in my head though ;) you should do one, i love seeing what people read x

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  3. Your book list is a lot more adult than mine, lol.

    Although I did read 1984, and am still haunted by the thought that Big Brother is Watching. *shudder*
    I've been reading a lot of Young Adult lately, and a lot of them are trying this dystopian society thing... and just falling terribly short when compared to their predecessors.

    The annoying thing too, is that when you point this out to people, they always say, "Well, yeah, of course they're not as good as 1984..." but... is that really an excuse? Why can't they be?

    And... let me just say, I still think about Boxer. *weep*

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  4. wow, i am so impressed! i could never read that many books. i am almost down with pride & prejudice and zombies..hehe. i really enjoyed slaughter house 5 but i have not read 1984 yet. so many on my reading list too!

    xo,
    cb

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  5. your book list is inspiring & definaetly some on there I want to read in 2011 :)

    thanks for posting the giveaway win, your cat sooo sweet :)

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  6. i think 33 is a good number because that's how many i read too! how random (mine included the harry potter books mind so that is less challenging than some of yours!)
    totally agree with you about cloud atlas...thought maybe i'd missed something glad it's not just me that didn't enjoy it!

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  7. Heather: I know exactly what you mean about dystopian themes in other books, they should try harder! one of the main reason i hated cloud atlas.
    Also whenever i spot a camera in London i cant help but think its happening ;)

    Cb: to be fair I do have a lot of time to do nothing but read books. Whats pride & prejudice and zombies like? slaughterhouse 5 was nothing like i thought it would be, much more light hearted, very good tho!

    Sophie: sorry it took me so long to post about the giveaway. aw thank you :D

    Claire: oh im glad you agree with cloud atlas, so many people seem to think its amazing. I really should read the harry potter books, my dad had the dvds on when i went to visit (all out of order mind you!) and its made me want to know more <3

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  8. hallooooo I've just discovered your cute blog!
    I like these cute things! and your cat obviously!^^

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  9. Hello Strawberrygirl, aw thank you! your blog is full of cute too :D x

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