From Putin to Martin in 13 stages – a reading quarter

My quarterly reading round-up – all the books I’ve read in the year’s first quarter… starting with Valdimir Putin.

The Man with no Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

1st quarterr books 1

M Train
Fishing in Utopia
Chocolate Filling

Putin: 1st quarterr books 2

Head of State
Jag Ringer mina Bröder
His Bloody Project

1st quarterr books 3

On Writing and Writers
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Not for Print #1 Censorship
A Feast for Crows

I wrote this article for the #Blogg52 challenge.

4 thoughts on “From Putin to Martin in 13 stages – a reading quarter

  1. Oj, vilken blandning av böcker. Spännande! Ungefär som det brukar vara för mig också. Men just nu har jag fastnat i Legenden om Ljusets rike av Margit Sandemo. Kräver inte så mycket av mig nu när jag är inne i en intensiv period.
    Kram Kim 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Kim.
      I recently read this blog article Learning from Reading on Writer Unboxed which makes a point of encouraging readers (and so writers) to read adventurously. But so long as I’m reading, it’s what I’ve always done. I have catholic tastes.
      I’m not always sure that’s a virtue, but I hope.

  2. Håller med Kim, just blandningen gör det extra roligt att läsa om dem! HP and the cursed child ligger i min läsa-hög men jag har ännu inte lyckats läsa den trots att – eller kanske på grund av – att de andra böckerna, de “riktiga”, var så trollbindande.

    • Thanks Eva,
      I may have let my feelings about fanfiction (“stagnant pond”) get the better of me in the passage on The Cursed Child. I actually thought the story was very good, and appropriate to the Harry Potter universe. (And of course JKR has approved it and probably had at least some hand in forming it.) But I understand your resistance to reading something that isn’t part of the “real” canon. Probably the story would be better seen on stage. (I did wonder – reading the stage instructions – how some of it is done.)

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