Reading report for September 2008

I have been on leave from work with nothing to do except exercise for 50 minutes 2-3 times a day, eat my meals and attend the occasional lecture designed to improve my lifestyle. This has given me time to read voraciously. I therefore got through 20 books in September (I could have read a book a day, but I was pacing myself). This is not a record number of volumes for me but I am sure it comes close to being a record number of pages (or words) I have read in one month, since I only started reading 3 of the books before the beginning of the month, and some of the books were above average length. Only one was a reread (I think you can guess which one, at least if you read this blog regularly). I doubt I will be able to keep this up in October, as I will be going back to work then and starting an exercise regime where I work out for a minimum of 60 minutes a day, meaning I will have 60 minutes less potential reading time. But my health comes first, so I will be on the lookout for interesting audio books to listen to while I exercise.

Linda Barnes: Steel Guitar (murder mystery)
William Dalrymple: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi (travelogue, history, India)
Susan Dunlap: Too Close to the Edge (murder mystery)
Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Time of Gifts (travelogue, Europe)
Karen Kijewski: Katapult (murder mystery)
Camilla Läckberg: Prédikarinn (The Preacher) (murder mystery)
Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet Egypt (guide book)
Charlotte Macleod: The Palace Guard; The Convivial Codfish; Rest You Merry; The Luck Runs Out; The Corpse In Oozak's Pond; Wrack And Rune. (murder mysteries)
Barbara Michaels: Other Worlds (supernatural novellas)
Manuel Vázques Montalbán: Hressingarhælið (The Spa) (murder mystery)
Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club (historical murder mystery)
Elizabeth Peters: The Curse Of The Pharaohs (historical murder mystery)
Terry Pratchett: Monstrous Regiment (fantasy)
Patricia Wentworth: Poison in the Pen (murder mystery)
Susan L. Wilson: Culture Shock! Egypt (guide book)


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