I’ve been tagged by Rob Spence and I really feel honoured by this.
Here are the results!(in the approved song-contest manner)
Number of books I’ve owned: around 3000, distributed among different flats/houses/countries. On average I read 2 books per week, but I've stopped forcing myself to finish books that turn out to be dull. About 90 % of the books are in English, the rest is mostly German non-fiction from the field of Sociology and Communication Sciences.
Last book I bought: Non-fiction: The Google-Society, by Lehmann/Schetsche – in German.
Last book I completed: Tokyo, by Mo Hayder. Very good.
Five books that mean a lot to me: That’s the real challenge, of course. Back to the essentials:
Ulysses (J. Joyce), Gravity’s Rainbow (T. Pynchon), The Songlines (B. Chatwin), The Invention of the World (J. Hodgins), Water Music (T.C.Boyle).
If it had to be eight books (who the hell determined it had to be five??) I’d add The Handmaid’s Tale (by M. Atwood), One Hundred Years of Solitude by G.G. Marquez and The Heart of Darkness by J.Conrad.
If it had to be ten books.. ok, ok...
Five bloggers to tag: A task unfeasible because all the people of my choice had been tagged before. Why do I hear such a big sigh of relief now??
But I’m watching out for newcomers ... Beware!