And some more recently read books

During the last few months my every so frequent blogging-streak from the beginning of the year, turned into a lot-less-frequently blogging streak, but at least I continued to read and write a lot, albeit offline.

I’m far away of having lost interest in blogging, but especially during the last weeks I had the feeling that the only thing worth posting would be the “yet-another-book-I-finished” post. Hence I thought it much better, and more considerate to simply summarize them and put them all into one post.

It is not that I didn’t ran into things worth sharing, but somehow never came around posting them.

Well, here it is. Many audiobooks, but also more and more graphic novels.

Novels/Graphic Novels

  • Neil Gaiman: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains
  • Neil Gaiman: Coraline (Graphic Novel)
  • Neil Gaiman: Murder Mysteries (Graphic Novel)
  • Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (re-read)

I’m also actively reading selected short-stories, but here I’m switching between books, depending on mood, and therefore will take them a while to get finished.


  • C.S. Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • C.S. Lewis: The Horse and His Boy
  • Dale Bailey: In the Night Wood
  • C.S. Lewis: Prince Caspian
  • David Gerrold: The Martian Child
  • C.S. Lewis: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
  • C.S. Lewis: The Silver Chair
  • Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites
  • C.S. Lewis: The Last Battle

I have read recently, and purchased, a few illustrated books recently and enjoy them a lot. So much so, that I wonder why not all books are illustrated. So much more fun to read! Also I figured how much more interesting books one can purchase when browsing in the used-books department. Such as the above.


It’s that time of the year at which a new default theme comes in (this year the Twenty Twenty), and I give my blog a facelift. In the process I added a landing page and a little bit of this and that. It is not all done yet, and there are some bugs and things I missed, but it is getting there.


From the recent light-show event in the city. I like to believe Kylo Ren’s lightsaber to have been an inspiration for this one.


“Your first steps towards becoming a bona fide jazz fan”

Brilliant piece on “How to enjoy Jazz” on Points in Case. Just in case you would like to know.


The Thing with the missed Blog-Anniversary

A screenshot from 2009

The beginnings of this blog are a bit in a grey zone as I remember starting blogging more or less consistently in middle of November of 2007 on the photoblog platform Pixyblog (I still remember how I set up the blog in my stupidly small teaching room with a flaky internet connection) and then eventually moved over to WordPress where I hosted for the longest, yet ever so often tried a hotch-potch of other platforms.

As said, the beginnings are a bit blurry and most of my oldest posts are lost. I did manage to recover some and my oldest at the moment dates back to August 2008.

So, for the time being this blog is either 11 or twelve years of age. Maybe one day I’ll be able to recover my oldest posts.


The Ocean(s) at the End of the Lane(s)

Much to my surprise my expected, and already delayed delivery of the illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” somehow managed to pass through the postal-strike and arrived yesterday! Mystified about size and weight of the package I realized after opening that I have received not one but two books!

I can’t really fathom how I managed to pre-order the book twice (I actually did, had to check), yet here we are.

What is funny about this is, that one appears to be the US edition and the other the UK edition of the book, which are slightly different in size and built.


While my copy of the newly released illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” is still in the mail, and, I’m afraid, will continue to be so for a while thanks to the postal strike, I am though happy to see that the launch-event from London (?) can be watched here. Looking forward to watch it.


Since the weather turned rainy, gray and generally dreadful a quick reminder of just a few days ago.