30 December 2015

1000 views + Books I bought in 2015

It's the end of the year, and my blog has just reached one thousand views. It doesn't sound like much, but for a blog that has only been open for a few months, and is run by someone who has virtually no experience in blogging, 1k views is a pretty big deal. It means that someone in this infinitely large Universe we call the Internet has found something in my blog they like, and that makes them  want to come back for more. So, a big and loud thank you for all of you who keep on clicking on my links. You guys are the best.

Now to some more annual recaps and summaries. In my post, 2015 in Books and Movies I made a very short list of the best and worst books and movies I had the pleasure (or a misfortune) to discover. Today, I want to list the books that I bought in 2015. I usually don't buy a lot of books, since I can find most of what I want in the library. So when I go out and make a purchase, it has to be something special.

The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon

I've read this book, and will be happy to read it again. It's an excellent crime drama set in alternate reality, where European Jews found refuge in Alaska before WWII.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy of Four, by Douglas Adams

So far I've only read the first book, and I hope the sequels are just as funny.

Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov

With this last book I have read the entire Foundation series, and I cannot wait to read all seven books again so I can review the crap out of them.

The Silent Steppe: Memoirs of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin, by Mukhamet Shayakhmetov

Not long after I featured this title in my Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year list, I ordered it online. It should be delivered right after New Year.

Finally, a really happy new year to you guys!  

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