A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House. I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading…
The book I’m currently reading? Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
The last book I finished? Thaisa Frank, Heidegger’s Glasses
The next book I want to read? If it arrives in time, the one immediately below; if not, probably Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra
The last book I bought? Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery
The last book I was given? Rob Sullivan, Geography Speaks: Performative Aspects of Geography. Thanks Rob.
Which was the last book you borrowed from the library? Ok, this is where I have to go to academic stuff: The preface to Leibniz’ Novissima Sinica
What is the most recent e-book you read? H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness
What was the last translated book you read? Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories
What was the first book you read this year? Wu Ming, Manituana
Which book is at the top of your Christmas list? Michel Houellebecq, The Map and the Territory (well, that’s the first novel in my Amazon wish list)
Which so-far unpublished book are you most looking forward to reading? In non-academic stuff this is difficult – I’m not that great at keeping up with what’s coming out. I am waiting for the paperbacks of China Miéville, Embassytown and Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. In academic stuff – it will be good to have Peter Gratton’s The State of Sovereignty and Marieke de Goede’s Speculative Security out.