sikander7 (sikander7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

50 completed.

At one stage I thought I would not get to 50 books, but there is nothing like learning that my contract wouldn't be renewed to make me spend fewer weekends working. So my last couple of books are:

50: Ed McBain's Cop Hater (188 pages). Not really my type of book, but we had a copy and I thought I would see if it was as simplistic as when I first read McBain's stuff 30 years ago. It was.
49: Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (375 pages). I found this at my wife's friend's aunt's house. Another excellent book from Bill Bryson, this time recounting his upbringing in Des Moines, Iowa.
48: Terry Pratchett's Making Money (349 pages). I borrowed this from the Port Chalmers library and enjoyed it. I particularly was struck by the similarity between the financial machine in the bank and the economic models of the circular flow of income. Perhaps a university could construct such a model, with water flowing in and out?
47: Yann Martell's The Life of Pi (428 pages). I loved this the first time I read it, and loved it again, though I was watching out for the story more expectantly, and picked up on something in relation to the floating island. I missed it the first time.
46: Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith (399 pages). Another excellent Pratchett.
45: Terry Pratchett's Thud (439 pages). Ever enjoyable.

So that makes 50 books, I have the month of December to go, and have nearly finished three books. And that makes 17,256 pages.

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