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On the off chance that LJ actually lets me post this, here's the latest part of my overview of books read this year. I'm amazed that I've managed to keep up with it! It's been seven months now!

Anyway, July 2011 - eight books read. Yes, I know; it's not nearly as many as in the previous months, but I did spend a week travelling, and it's just been a busy time in general. I hardly remember the books I read earlier in the month.

Cut for the list of books and comments. )

For August, I have a pretty good idea what half my reading list will consist of, as it's just one month now until the release of Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer, which means that I can finally end my self-imposed restriction on not re-reading the books (again) before now, and can immerse myself in the wonderful world of the first five SP books once again. Apart from that ... I seem to have 100+ unread books on my Kindle now, so I'd better find something worth reading among them all!

(Note: nope. LJ is being a pain. So I'm posting it here just so that I won't lose it! Will need to remember to copy it to LJ once I can, again...)

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Mar. 9th, 2009 11:23 pm
kribu: (Klaas valgus)
Am incredibly tired. Once again. Still.

At least I got my work done. And was reminded that I had noted down end of March / beginning of April as my first two weeks of holiday this year, and that we're to get the next big batch of work on 18 March, so if I could perhaps be somewhat flexible about the holiday... well, I don't have any plans made, apart from wanting to rest, so I figured I could be flexible.

Thus I somewhat unexpectedly find myself having a week off starting tomorrow. Which is nice, I suppose.

The last week's been quite awful. I've been in pain most of the time - my back's not in a good state at all, and I'm getting seriously fed up with my right leg, which has been sort of achy for a few years now but more insistent in recent months. It's not a strong pain but a more or less constant one, going all the way from the hip to the ankle, but mostly staying in the outer thigh. Most annoying. I suppose I'll need to go see a doctor about it some day, but so far, it's been so... vague, that I've not been sure what to complain about.

I did decide to actually start doing something about this awful state of unfitness and stuff last week though, and am determined to go out for a walk daily. Have done so for six days now. Not long walks, staying out for an hour perhaps, and hardly power-walking, but it's enough to exhaust me quite properly for now - my legs start aching far too quickly and I have zero stamina. But it's bound to start having an effect (preferably a positive one) some day. I hope. And today was pretty nice, climbing around in the fresh falling snow and stuff.

Just finished reading Wishing Well, a Ten & Martha book... not very impressed. Most new Doctor Who books have been good fanfic level, this one seemed weakish. And I spotted several things I'd have pointed out as a beta.

Book meme

Jun. 26th, 2008 08:12 am
kribu: (Kribu haigutab)
Snagged from pretty much everyone by now.

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.

Cut for the list. )

Am wondering if I've missed something due to not remembering, but ... if I don't remember at all, then either I haven't read it or it wasn't worth remembering.

Argh

Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:57 pm
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The absolute worst thing about Leto Svet just winning our Eurovision song contest final is that I now have the blasted thing going on and on in my head... WAAAAAA!!! I don't want to. Really. How can something so utterly stupid be so catchy? *weeps*

Never mind that half of Europe will now think that this Slavic-sounding thing (which is supposed to be Serbo-Croatian, I suspect) is what we actually speak here... ah well. Honestly, I don't know why I even bother watching ESC these days - mostly to point and laugh, I think, but sometimes even that gets painful.

Should just blow my nose and do something else now. Like continue reading fic. Have had a bad headache all day, since the moment I woke, and although it's gone down a bit, it's still not really conducive to doing much anything. Which explains why I've spent the day not doing anything!
kribu: (musti)
I realised today that apart from work, which doesn't count, I've read hardly anything that isn't Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or related fanfic, for a while now.

So I picked up one of the few books that I have in Finnish... P. D. James's Original Sin. It's been a couple of years since I've read anything in Finnish (and I practically don't watch TV any more), so I was a little worried my language skills might have got rusty, but so far, so good. It's such an interesting experience though, to read fiction in a language I usually don't read. I've caught myself trying to translate it back into English while reading, thinking what the original text might have said - an occupational hazard, I suppose.

Maybe it also feels strange as it's been an even longer time since I've read something (that isn't work or newspapers) in Estonian... I've got so used to just reading everything in English. The sentence structure and style and the words used are all somehow so much heavier in Finnish (and in Estonian too, come to think of it, although at least our words tend to be shorter).

I should probably pick up a few more books in Finnish whenever I go to Helsinki again (I was actually planning to take a day trip during my holidays, but didn't quite get around to it).

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