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Total of books: 57
Total of pages: 14 712

January
# 1

Title: Die Kastellanin
Author: Iny Lorentz
Pages: 589 (paperback)
Language: German

#2
Title: La symphonie pastorale
Author: André Gide
Pages: 149 (paperback)
Language: French
for university

#3

Title: L'amant
Author: Marguerite Duras
Pages: 142 (paperback)
Language: French
for university

#4
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 554 (paperback)
Language: English

#5
Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Pages: 480 (paperback)
Language: English

February
#6
Title: Die Tudors. König und Dame
Author: Elizabeth Massie (nach der Showtime-Serie von Michael Hirst)
Pages: 383 (paperback)
Language: German

#7
Title: Romeo und Julia
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 125 (Reclam)
Language: German
reread

#8
Title: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire
Pages: 397 + XVII (paperback)
Language: English

March
#9
Title: Der Dativ ist dem Genetiv sein Tod. Folge 4: Das Allerneueste aus dem Irrgarten der deutschen Sprache
Author: Bastian Sick
Pages: 208 (paperback)
Language: German

#10
Title: Wenn uns die Fälle davonschwimmen ... Sprachspaltereien
Author: Eva Male
Pages: 207 (hardcover)
Language: German

#11
Title: Der Coup, die Kuh, das Q. Das erstaunlichste Deutsch-Buch aller Zeiten
Author: CUS
Pages: 264 (hardcover)
Language: German

#12
Title: Gut gegen Nordwind
Author: Daniel Glattauer
Pages: 223 (hardcover)
Language: German
reread

#13
Title: Alle sieben Wellen
Author: Daniel Glattauer
Pages: 221 (hardcover)
Language: German
reread

#14
Title: Kopfstücke 1988-2005
Author: Herbert Hufnagl
Pages: 222 (hardcover)
Language: German
reread

April
#15
Title: Happy Aua. Ein Bilderbuch aus dem Irrgarten der deutschen Sprache
Author: Bastian Sick
Pages: 128 (paperback)
Language: German

#16
Title: Die Vögel brüllen. Kommentare zum Alltag
Author: Daniel Glattauer
Pages: 243 (hardcover)
Language: German

#17
Title: Rettet dem Dativ
Author: Hansgeorg Stengel
Pages: 189 (hardcover)
Language: German

#18
Title: Pocahontas - die Indianerprinzessin am englischen Hof
Author: Peter Lampe
Pages: 180 (hardcover)
Language: German
for university

May
#19
Title: Heute bin ich blond. Das Mädchen mit den neun Perücken
Author: Sophie van der Stap
Pages: 239 (hardcover)
Language: German

#20
Title: Sick of Sick? Ein Streifzug durch die Sprache als Antwort auf den "Zwiebelfisch"
Author: André Meinunger
Pages: 176 (paperback)
Language: German

June
#21
Title: The Spanish Bride. A Novel of Catherine of Aragon
Author: Laurien Gardner
Pages: 300 (paperback)
Language: English

#22
Title: Bel-Ami
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Pages: 435 (papberback)
Language: French
for university

#23
Title: Wer braucht Gott?
Author: Christoph Schönborn, Barbara Stöckl
Pages: 188 (hardcover)
Language: German

#24
Title: Hotel Mama. Nesthocker, Nervensägen und Neurosen
Author: Elfriede Hammerl
Pages: 156 (hardcover)
Language: German
reread

#25
Title: Carmen
Author: Prosper Mérimée
Pages: 110 (Reclam)
Language: French
for university

July
#26
Title: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Author: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Pages: 100 (Reclam)
Language: French

#27
Title: West Side Story. A Musical
Author: Book by Arthur Laurents, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Pages: 135 (Reclam)
Language: English

#28
Title: Die Kindermörderin
Author: H. L. Wagner
Pages: 174 (Reclam)
Language: German

#29

Title: Das doppelte Lottchen
Author: Erich Kästner
Pages: 176 (hardcover)
Language: German
reread

#30
Title: Krabat
Author: Otfried Preußler
Pages: 314 (paperback)
Language: German
reread

#31
Title: Darf man als Nackerta ins Hawelka? Knigge für Fortgeschrittene
Author: Helmut A. Gansterer
Pages: 177 (hardcover)
Language: German

#32
Title: Trois versions de la vie
Author: Yasmina Reza
Pages: 118 (Reclam)
Language: French

August
#33
Title: Le Passe-muraille et autres nouvelles
Author: Marcel Aymé
Pages: 87 (Reclam)
Language: French

#34
Title: Et si c'était vrai…
Author: Marc Levy
Pages: 252 (paperback)
Language: French

#35
Title: Je l'aimais
Author: Anna Gavalda
Pages: 155 (paperback)
Language: French

#36

Title: Vous revoir. Et si c'était vrai…2
Author: Marc Levy
Pages: 342 (paperback)
Language: French

#37
Title: Double meutre à l'abbaye
Author: Jacqueline Mirande
Pages: 126 (paperback)
Language: French

#38
Title: Parce que je t'aime
Author: Guillaume Musso
Pages: 301 (paperback)
Language: French

#39
Title: Harry Potter et la chambre de secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 358 (paperback)
Language: French
original title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

#40
Title: Harry Potter et le prisionner d'Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 461 (paperback)
Language: French
original title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

#41

Title: La prochaine fois
Author: Marc Levy
Pages: 281 (paperback)
Language: French

#42
Title: Les âmes vagabondes
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Pages: 829 (paperback)
Language: French
original title: The Host

#43
Title: Le Tour de Gaule d'Astérix
Author: Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny
Pages: 48 (comic)
Language: French

#44
Title: Astérix le Gaulois
Authors: Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny
Pages 48 (comic)
Language: French

#45
Title: Astérix: Le grand fossé
Authors: Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny
Pages: 48 (comic)
Language: French

#46
Title: Astérix: La galère d'Obélix
Authors: Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny
Pages: 48 (comic)
Language: French

#47
Title: Astérix: La Rose et le Glaive
Authors: Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny
Pages: 48 (comic)
Language: French


#48
Title: Ensemble, c'est tout
Author: Anna Gavalda
Pages: 574 (paperback)
Language: French

#49
Title: L'extraordinaire aventure d'Alcibiade Didascaux : Caius Julius Caesar et Cléopâtre
Authors: Scardanelli, Clapat
Pages: 55 (comic)
Language: French

#50
Title: Le petit Nicolas
Authors: Sempé, Goscinny
Pages: 157 (paperback)
Language: French

October
#51
Title: Das Vermächtnis der Wanderhure
Author: Iny Lorentz
Pages: 715 (paperback)
Language: German

#52
Title: Stierhunger
Author: Linda Stift
Pages: 172 (hardcover)
Language: German

#53
Title: Die Tochter der Wanderhure
Author: Iny Lorentz
Pages: 709 (paperback)
Language: German

#54
Title: Kiss Me, Kate
Authors: Book by Samule and Bella Spewack, Lyrics by Cole Porter
Pages: 179 (Reclam)
Language: English

November
#55
Title: The Cambridge Companion to the Musical. Second Edition.
Authors: William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird (ed.)
Pages: 412 (including index, notes and bibliography) (paperback)
Language: English

#56
Title: Library. An Unquiet History
Author: Matthew Battles
Pages: 245 (hardcover)
Language: Englisch

December
#57
Title: Shall we Dance and Sing? Zeitgenössische Musical- und Tanzfilme
Author: Dorothee Ott
Pages: 360 (paperback)
Language: German



Now reading:
- Überwachen und Strafen (Michel Foucault)


*** English translation: I've always imagined paradise as some kind of library.
German translation: Ich habe mir das Paradies immer als eine Art Bibliothek vorgestellt.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Comments

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waterfly89
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, that'll be the day when I'm capable of reading something in French. *dreamy*
findserendipity
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
I had to for my French course at university.
I've no idea about you French language skills, but I'm sure with practice and studying you can do this one day too!
waterfly89
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Haha, I don't even want to read books in German (I've read only Die unendliche Geschichte) and my German's far better than my French. :P

Someday. *determined*
findserendipity
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, then it will need some more time. ;-) It really is more fun when you want to read a book in German or French.

I've never read "Die unendliche Geschichte". Is it any good?
waterfly89
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Nah, it's not that I dislike it or anything, I'm just "scared" I won't understand a thing, hence my "don't want". ;)

If you like that sort of stuff (fantasy), it's quite good. ^^
findserendipity
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
I know that feeling all too well! I guess the only remedy against it is trying. Probably with books from the library as to not spend any money on something you don't want to keep in the end.
solyndra
May. 14th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Aww this is fun! I love books. :D You're not on GoodReads by any chance?

And I envy you for being able to read in French! I wish I could speak and read French, but I dropped it 'cause I never liked the language much. Since I want to work in Disneyland Paris at some point, this is not very convenient xD
findserendipity
May. 14th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
No, I'm not. I know the name but not what it acutally is. I like to keep lists and I like books so why not combine them ;-)

If you really plan on working in France sometime you should at least know the basics. The French are kind of particular about their language. But why did you drop it? It's such a beautiful language!
solyndra
May. 14th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
Goodreads is a place to keep lists as well ;) You can safe books you have, write reviews and everything! It's fun. I've made my account public for ya, so you can see if you like it. It might be nice, if you're into books ;)

Haha, I was quite good at French.. but it conflicted with my schedule seeing as I definitely wanted to keep German & Latin. I'll probably take a course in French when I finish uni or so. :)
findserendipity
May. 20th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, I might be checking this website out sometime soon. Thanks for letting me take a look.

I cannot believe you ditched French for Latin. ;-) I had both in school and never really liked Latin. It should actually help with learning Romanic languages. Well, I think it doesn't...
solyndra
May. 20th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
:) You're welcome. Maybe you'll like it. Always there to spread the love ♥

I've loved Latin from the start.. I had rubbish teachers (safe for year 1), but I taught it myself mostly.. the culture and mythology fascinates me, and so does the language itself.. it's one big puzzle, and I love figuring it out.
I do think it helps with learning languages. It never proved wonders for me with French (although many words can be traced back to Latin, which is fun!) it helped me with German. Latin made all the other languages with cases seem easy *lol* I do think it helps to teach you to get a grip on the language, because you learn all about sentence structure. :)
findserendipity
May. 20th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Personally, it helps me more to have a grasp of Spanish and Italian (which is really, really similar to Latin) in learning French. I didn't hate Latin in school. I too liked the notion that it kind of was like a little puzzle you had to solve but when it came down to learn all the grammar by heart it became very frustrating for me...
solyndra
May. 20th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
They don't offer Spanish or Italian here. :( I'd have loved to take either or both of them! Especially Spanish. I might learn that later anyhow, I love languages. :D
And shall I tell you a secret? I never studied the grammar *lol* What I know is what I picked up from translating along the way (and after 6 years, that's quite a fair bit) and the rest I can find in my dictionary. :)
findserendipity
May. 20th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Then you had teachers that allowed you not to learn the grammar. ;-) We had tests and everything and some stuff (like Ovid) is just really hard to translate without the grammar. I remember there once was a sentence from Aesop's fables in a test that nobody got right cause we all got the grammar wrong. The stag bit the dog but actually the dogs should have bitten the stag or something like that...
solyndra
May. 20th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
We did have those tests actually, but we never quite learned how to apply the grammar, which was quite a problem for most people. =/ I'm sad to say that most people never really learned, 'cause our teachers were just that horrible!
But yeah, it does take knowledge of the grammar to understand sentences.. We've done Ovid too, and I think we've discussed the actual piece you've mentioned! Only that was an example sentence in our case. I spent this year translating just Cicero. Which was.. interesting. xD
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