12 December 2008


This is the view from our balcony this morning.

And these are a few of our lights on the balcony rail.
Photos by MyGuy who is on vacation while I still have to work.

10 December 2008

Tribute to Dewey the Blogger

I can not think of a better tribute to an addicted reader than a reading challenge, so I wanted to let everyone know about this one:

Dewey's reading Challenge is about reading books reviewed by Dewey.

07 December 2008

Lost in Translation

All of these will double for the TBR challenge. Sorry, the translation is TO German as that is my mother tongue.

1. Das Lied der Könige by Batya Gur (Hebrew)
2. Der Besuch des Leibarztes by PerOlov Enquist (Swedish)
3. Underground oder Ein Held unserer Zeit by Wladimir Makaninen (Russian)
4. Der Eroberer by Nedim Guersel (Turkish)
5. Erogene Zonen by Philippe Dijan (French)
6. Der schönste Tango der Welt by Manuel Puig (Spanish)

Series Season 3

While I have not participated in the previous two seasons I will have a go now:

1. Faye Kellerman's Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series (I only read book one, so this alone is a challenge) which could also be counted toward the Jewish Challenge I guess, but I will need to whole year to catch up

2. Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series (can only take a book at a time, but they are in my TBR pile)

Both of those series can count against my RYOB for quite a while as I have a couple of each to read in my shelves.

Jewish Challenge

These are the books for my Jewish Challenge, they are mostly in German by Jewish authors. The first of them will also be in the A to Z challenge:

1. Mein Leben by Marcel Reich-Ranicki
2. Gerettete Zunge by Elias Canetti
3. Denn die Seele ist in Deiner Hand by Batya Gur
4. Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow

06 December 2008

Numbers Challenge

I have decided to take the numbers challenge. These books will double as some of my TBR challenge.

1. 1421 by Gavin Menzies
2. Die dritte Tür by Patrick O'Leary
3. 1st to die by James Patterson
4. Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
5. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

The last one means I have to find book 10 that I had last week and can not lay hands on this week and read it.