19 September 2016

Weekly Monday Round-up (September 19, 2016)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

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Reading challenge book I finished last week:
None.

Non challenge book I finished last week: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie. (Another first-time read). A Hercule Poirot mystery. I have no plans to review it in full.
Micro-review: This is far from being Christie's best, but the final twist was interesting and goes against certain narrative conventions. This is possibly not the best book to take as a reading material on a flight, as I did.

Currently reading: 
Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie. Standalone historical mystery.

Reading challenge progress:
I still have 1 book left in What's in a Name, 2 to go in Nonfiction 2016 before I can level up or finish.

Last week's book haul:
I came across a small second-hand bookshop in Aarhus (more of that below) that was having a sale. I think I showed great restraint in only buying one book, but I made it count:

Other activities this week:
I attended a large translation studies conference in Aarhus, Denmark. I was there from Wednesday to Sunday, and the conference ran from Thursday to Saturday. Most of it was either about theoretical or practical research on translators and their work (e.g. quality assessment, ergonomics, revision), but a couple of the lectures I attended did touch on literary translation.I just wish I could have cloned myself for the occasion, because I missed several juicy lectures. 

I went to Copenhagen on Sunday to catch my flight back home, and my GPS tracker tells me I walked around 12 kilometres that day. I got in a lot of sightseeing, two museums and an art gallery. It was my first time in Denmark for 19 years, but it was just like I had been there last week. I even remembered how to get from the central train station and down to Strøget, the main shopping area.

I got a chance to watch the first three episodes of Lucifer on the flight home. Must say I was disappointed to find it was a detective series, after having read the comics the TV series is based on. I'd say "based" in this case means they took the characters and settings and left out the story from the comics.

4 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a great conference. What a lot of walking! Come see my past week here. Happy reading!

Greg said...

I love finding used bookstores when visiting other cities. Such a sense of discovery but then I pretty much like any bookstore. Sounds like a great trip! Have a fabulous week.

Kathryn T said...

The Library Book looks interesting, just looked it up on Goodreads. I just hope they keep libraries going strong. You trip and conference in Denmark sounds rather special. Pity you couldn't get audio of the ones you missed.

Trish said...

Restraint is so difficult when it comes to second-hand bookshops. Good for you with that find! Happy reading :)