A book reading meme

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Which so-far unpublished book are you most looking forward to reading?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.

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2 Responses to A book reading meme

  1. Juliet Fall says:

    I’d be interested to hear how you get on with Houellebecq as I seriously detested Platforme and really could not see what the fuss was about. Misogynistic as hell, for a start, and I couldn’t believe this was “au second degré” as some have said. Tell me about it when you’ve finished! The title is so promising…

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