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message 1: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:22PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) This is a really useful group, keeps me on track.

Reviews can be found in my profile or shelves.

September
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

October
Mozart's journey to Prague by Eduard Morike

November
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

December
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

January
Violin by Anne Rice

February
Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck


message 2: by Maria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:22PM) (new)

Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Glad you think so, and I'm impressed that you've already decided when to read what! I'm far too much a 'read whatever I feel like' person to do that! ;)

Of the books you've listed, I've only ever read "David Copperfield", but I really enjoyed that one.


message 3: by Lacey (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:23PM) (new)

Lacey | 8 comments It looks like you picked some heavy reading material. I think I might have Imperial Woman tucked somewhere in my closet. I'll have to ask you about that one after you've read it.


message 4: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:23PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) Kiwiria
I'm usually extremely organised so after finishing a book I've decided what should be next beforehand. Except when I'm taking a break from reading.

I love Dickens and I remember a cartoon I watched as a kid. It was adapted from the story of Copperfield and I really liked it :)

Lacey
Maybe :) I kind of like heavy reading, though.

I peeked the first page of Imperial and it looked interesting. It cost only 50 cents in second hand bookshop so I don't really mind if I end up for example hating it.


message 5: by Maria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:24PM) (new)

Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
I try to do that too, but usually by the time I've finished the book I'll have changed my mind and go read something else instead ;)

Also, I read between 10-20 books a month, so it's not as much a matter of choosing the next book to read as "which book do I want to read in 15 book's time" - and there I REALLY have no clue! ;)


message 6: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:24PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) I don't always stick to that either but sometimes I just have books I really want to read in some particular order. I've also had some breaks from reading because I just pick another book after another so I guess I get a bit stuffed at some point :)

Wow. I would never have that much time to get to read that many books. It's about 5-6 at most.

Btw, do you find the not-owned shelf useful? I just can't decide whether to create one or not...


message 7: by Maria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:25PM) (new)

Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
What can I say, books are my drug of choice. I read at least an hour a day, usually more.

I haven't quite decided whether or not I find the not-owned book-shelf useful. I wanted a way to keep track of which books I own and which ones I don't, but there's no real optimal way of doing it, as you can't look at two book-shelves at once (e.g. owned+fantasy vs. not-owned+fantasy). I know I could just make two shelves for every genre, but that seems just a tad overkill ;)


message 8: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:25PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) Yeah, I wouldn't go on doing two shelves for each. At least my nerves wouldn't take it ;)

I should consider that shelf, though. That way I could see what I've for example acquired from the library. I don't know, we'll see.


message 9: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) (Got a bit mixed up with the Dostoyevsky title. Translation confused me...)

September
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Vampire Stories by Richard Dalby (editor)
+ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec : Life and Work by Udo Felbinger

- - -

October
Mozart's journey to Prague by Eduard Morike

November
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

December
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

January
Violin by Anne Rice

February
Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck


message 10: by Suvi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) September
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Vampire Stories by Richard Dalby (editor)
+ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec : Life and Work by Udo Felbinger

October
Mozart's journey to Prague by Eduard Morike
+ To Dance with Kings by Rosalind Laker
+ The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

- - -

November
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

December
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

January
Violin by Anne Rice

February
Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck


message 11: by Suvi (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) September
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Vampire Stories by Richard Dalby (editor)
+ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec : Life and Work by Udo Felbinger

October
Mozart's journey to Prague by Eduard Morike
+ To Dance with Kings by Rosalind Laker
+ The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

November
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

- - -

December
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

January
Violin by Anne Rice

February
Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck


message 12: by Suvi (last edited Dec 30, 2007 08:42AM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) Changed the December book and going to start a new list for 2008. A bit easier to handle without any books specified on a certain month.

September
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Vampire Stories by Richard Dalby (editor)
+ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec : Life and Work by Udo Felbinger

October
Mozart's journey to Prague by Eduard Morike
+ To Dance with Kings by Rosalind Laker
+ The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

November
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford


December
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henri Murger
+ Violin by Anne Rice


message 13: by Suvi (last edited Aug 22, 2008 02:48AM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) 2008 list of books

In no particular order. Created a shelf for the challenge.

1) The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16 by Stephen Jones (editor)
2) Mozart by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
3) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4) Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
5) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
6) 1984 by George Orwell
7) The True History of Chocolate by Michael Coe
8) Les Miserablés by Victor Hugo
9) Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
10) The Shining by Stephen King
11) Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck
12) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


message 14: by David (new)

David (mugsynoir) | 5 comments I've read 1984, Heart of Darkness and Les Miserable. Although I have to confess I didn't finish the last quarter of Les Miserable. I had seen the TV miniseries and it was tough to keep reading.

A Clockwork Orange I gave up on because to keep the dialog straight, you have to refer to a glossary, and that kept taking me out of the story. I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

You have a lot of varity in your list.


message 15: by Suvi (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) I recently saw the Les Miserables miniseries from TV, too. I've always been fascinated with the story so now I'm going to try the book.

A Clockwork Orange will be challenging because English isn't my native language. We'll see what happens...

I'm always up for all kinds of reading, my interests are pretty varied.


message 16: by Suvi (last edited May 10, 2008 04:48AM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) Finished the first four books :

January The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16 by Stephen Jones (editor)
February Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
March Lord of the Flies by William Golding
April Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck


message 17: by Suvi (last edited May 17, 2008 05:28AM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) May The Shining by Stephen King


message 18: by Suvi (last edited Jun 08, 2008 12:06PM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) June Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


message 19: by Suvi (last edited Jun 19, 2008 07:48AM) (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) July The True History of Chocolate by Sophie and Michael Coe


message 20: by Suvi (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) August Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice


message 21: by Suvi (new)

Suvi (orpheusbooks) September Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


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