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Another Update on my Reading List

My two latest arrivals

Even though time is limited I try to read on a daily basis and additionally routinely forget to update the blog accordingly. But here are my latest finished books.

As I of recently “discovered” the joy of graphic novels there are few of those, with a few more that I already have waiting to be read in my shelve.

Graphic Novels

  • Neil Gaiman: The Problem of Susan
  • Neil Gaiman: American Gods Vol.2 – My Ainsel
  • Neil Gaiman: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

Novels and Stories

  • Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan and other Weird Stories
  • C.S. Lewis: The Magicians Nephew

Currently I’m reading a story or two in “The New Annotated H.P.Lovecraft” when I have some time also am looking into other short stories such as John Crowley’s where I read one great story in the collection which was available in the Kindle sample and now eagerly await the arrival of the used-book which I ordered the other day.

I like reading short stories at the moment, since I can read a story or two and then continue with something else next.

Reading “The Problem of Susan” reminded me that I was still unfamiliar with the C.S. Lewis “Narnia Chronicles”, and since I had the feeling that I might need a short break from gothic horror stories for a little while I started to read “The Narnia Chronicles” and enjoyed the first volume, “The Magicians Nephew” in audiobook format with the great reading of Kenneth Branagh. By now, it goes without saying that I will order also the physical books.

Over the last few months I have increasingly grew tired of reading actual books, or even worse graphic novels, on electronic devices such as Kindle or any app available on any device. Graphic novels really never appealed to me much, until the moment I hold my first physical copy in my hands a few months ago. It is like holding a piece of art in the hand.

I have a few more books coming in soon, but the current postal strike might delay their arrival, but there’s no shortage of things to read anyway.

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And suddenly it’s Winter.

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While reading the introduction to “The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft” I ran into many, unknown to me, classics of horror fiction and read “Carmilla” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu which served from my understanding as inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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Finished reading Neil Gaiman’s “Smoke and Mirrors” the other day. What a great collection of stories and I enjoyed it a lot and will without any doubt come back to them from time to time. Especially some are adapted as graphic novels, which I have already lined-up.

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More new books – Just in time for Halloween

The theme of the books that have arrived today, seems about right for Halloween

Upon first glance the “Annotated Lovecraft” is spectacular and I’m sure that I will without doubt also order the recently released second book of it. I have the “Annotated Dracula”, also by Leslie S. Klinger, already on the way as well and I have the feeling that more books like this will follow.

I have read “The Graveyard Book” already twice this year, and this, graphic novel adaptation will be third time. I have just last weekend finished the second book of the graphic novel adaptation of “American Gods” and have enjoyed that immensely.

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Finished the audiobook of Leslie S. Klinger’s In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe this morning and it’s a great compilation of Gothic horror stories. I have a hardcopy of it (and two more annotated books by Leslie Klinger books) already on the way and will surely re-read some these stories again.

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I posted the image from the first concert of the little tour, but forgot to publish the last. Before our last concert.

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The forgotten Reading-List updates

The long overdue update! It’s not that I didn’t read anything.

It’s been a while since my last update, but in fact I read a lot during the last few weeks but didn’t quite came around posting updates. Social is hard. I know.

Anyway here is now the list and I updated the Book-Log accordingly.

  • Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man
  • Neil Gaiman: Trigger Warning
  • Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book (re-read)
  • Joe Hill: Full Throttle – Stories
  • Neil Gaiman: Snow, Glass, Apples (Graphic Novel)
  • Neil Gaiman: American Gods Vol.1 (Graphic Novel)
  • Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray