sikander7 (sikander7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

1-4 Books

2009 was not a great one for me, and it resulted in 51 books, my lowest in five years.
Still, a new year, and hopefully a better one. My first book for the year was;
Julian Baggini's Should you judge this book by its cover? which was pretty good, with an analysis of proverbs, counter proverbs and an injection of history, philosophical sense and logic. I loved The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, but this was not quite at the same level. 200 pages.
My second was Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, which I loved. It had a great mixture of time, place, literature and fantasy and was most entertaining. 373 pages.
Third up was Terry Pratchett's The Dark Side of the Sun, which was unusual: I expected a discworld book and was looking for the usual characters, but instead this was a science fiction fantasy. It was ok; I won't go further than that. 235 pages.
My fourth book was Jasper Fforde's Lost in a Good Book. Times have moved on, but the character Tuesday Next from The Eyre Affair is still moving in time, place, from book to book and in a world which is sometimes somewhat similar to our own. I am enjoying Fforde so much that I am reading another. 372 pages.
So four books, and 1180 pages. The start of a good reading year I hope!

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