Saturday, August 27, 2011

Well-Read in Korea, Part One...

As mentioned in other posts, I read books. Lots and lots of books. 

It's quite possible that I have an addiction, though I would claim that it was a healthy addiction, as opposed to others I may or may not have.

I've started keeping a book journal of what I have been reading. Well, not so much a journal as a list. Luckily, these books are available on the Kindle, which makes it easy to carry a  whole bunch at once, so I rarely experience a delay between when I finish a book and when I start the next.

I am going to share the books I have read since the last week of June, when my books were almost all boxed up and I was ready to come to Korea.

Here is the list:
1.  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

2. Eve's Diary by Mark Twain
3. Extracts from Adam's Diary by Mark Twain
4. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
6. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
7. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
8. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
9. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
10. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
11. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
12. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
13. Altogether Dead by Charlaine Harris
14. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
15. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
16. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
17. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
18. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
19. The Godwulf Manuscript by Richard B. Parker
20. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
21. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
22. The Lost World by Michael Crichton
23. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
25. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
26. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

And that's my list. So far. Twenty six books in two months is a pretty good pace. Don't know I will keep at the same pace, but it seems likely. I read.

A lot.


refugee from reason said...

That's some list. Anything by Mark Twain is just great. He's at the top of my Favorites list. I read one Stieg Larsson book and found it better than just interesting, but personally, I have problems with books that are translated into English, save a few authors, Doestoevsky among them.

Didn't realize you had a Kindle. I bought one, the large size because I prefer hardcover to paperback (the analogy I draw for people when they ask me about it), when they first came out. I found it easy to use and read the first day and have been with it for, what, two year plus.

If you haven't discovered it yet, is great.

Adam said...

Thanks! I really like the Gutenberg site, that's where I got my Twain books from.

I really enjoy my Kindle, but I miss physical books.

refugee from reason said...

There's also a Gutenberg Australia, if you weren't aware, with different books.

jgirl said...

Long live the avid reader! ;0D I often lament the fact I don't have more time to do it, although I just finished Roots (great read BTW)