The book pileson 31 December 2011 at 19:11
End of the year mostly means it’s time to sum up what I’ve done. And while I could yes make a list of the things I have accomplished, I’ve mentioned most of them in my blog by now (also, I don’t feel much like doing a list right now). So, for the sake of bucketing some accomplishments, I’ll let you know about the books I’ve read.
Please note that these piles do not include the books I picked at the Libraby because… They are at the Library. I had to return them! :D But I’m quite proud of my list:
Noticed the 3 piles? Well, there’s one for those I’ve read, those which are still waiting in line for their turn and the comic’s pile. These are the ones I read this year. They’re all mine, except for two of the Assassin’s Creed books, which were actually lent and not returned yet.
Titles are in Portuguese, but I can make a translation for you. The pile includes, top to bottom:
- Billions and Billions – Carl Sagan
- Assassin’s Creed – Oliver Bowden, including: The Secret Cruzade, Renaissance and Brotherhood
- The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
- Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors – Carl Sagan
- Elite Squad – André Baptista, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Soares
- The White Angel – José Rodrigues dos Santos
Now for the unread and comics pile:
The unread pile includes two books I’m looking forward: The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, and Richard Dawkins’ Greatest Show on Earth. And there’s also Nineteen Eighty-Four, which I already read (as you prolly know). And why is it on the unread pile? Because this is an english version, not the Portuguese one I read (which is on the Library, btw). I thruly wanted to see how the original version looked like, because the translations of Newspeak vary too much.
The comic pile is filled with Scott Pilgrim’s books because those were the only comics I read this year. They’re pretty cool, although I was expecting more towards the end. And I just couldn’t make it to the end of the movie, fyi.
And just as a good-bye treat, here’s the book I’m currently reading:
One of the best books I’ve ever read.