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For the full list of books, see here.

I’m afraid I lack the time for a full-featured wrap-up, but I’ve summarized the relevant information into a table of handy stats. In short, the general makeup of this past year’s books was about the same, with slightly fewer re-reads.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, 2009 statistics
Key Value
Books Read 65
Total Pages 22’564
Shortest Book 134
Longest Book 800
Average Length 347.14
Worst Book Twilight
Best Book Tie: Three Farmers On Their Way to a Dance; Death From the Skies!
Nonfiction Books 35
Fiction Books 30
New Reads 55
Re-reads 10
§4808 · December 31, 2009 · 4 comments · Tags: , ,

The “swing and a miss” edition

  1. Missy Higgins – [On A Clear Night #09] Peachy
  2. Mogwai – [Come on Die Young #02] Cody
  3. Opeth – [My Arms, Your Hearse #02] April Ethereal
  4. Joaquin Rodrigo – [Concierto de Aranjuez (Romero) #10] Invocation et danse: 2. Allegro moderato: Polo
  5. Nightingale – [I #02] Still In The Dark
  6. Foo Fighters – [There Is Nothing Left To Lose #09] Headwires
  7. Swarm Of The Lotus – [When White Becomes Black #09] Episode Infinity
  8. Jason Falkner – [Presents Author Unknown #05] She Goes To Bed
  9. Michael Jackson – [Bad #04] Liberian Girl
  10. Gustav Mahler – [The Complete Symphonies CD9 #01] Symphony No.7 in E Minor – 1a. Langsam (Adagio)
§3604 · February 20, 2009 · 4 comments · Tags: , ,

The “Eastwood Charts” edition

  1. Nine Inch Nails – [The Downward Spiral #04] March of the Pigs
  2. Nine Inch Nails – [With Teeth [5.1] #12] Beside You In Time
  3. Virgos Merlot – [Signs of a Vacant Soul #12] Disregarding
  4. Beirut – [The Flying Club Cup #02] Nantes
  5. Sergio – [Swords #02] The Spendthrift
  6. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – [Nocturama #03] Right Out Of Your Hand
  7. John Vanderslice – [Pixel Revolt #09] Dear Sarah Shu
  8. Mogwai – [Happy Songs for Happy People #02] Moses? I Amn’t
  9. Mew – [And The Glass Handed Kites #05] Apocalypso
  10. Grails – [Doomsdayer’s Holiday #01] Doomsdayer’s Holiday
§3598 · February 13, 2009 · (No comments) · Tags: , ,

The “Is it summer yet?” edition.

  1. Zao – [Legendary #04] Suspend Suspension
  2. Pain of Salvation – [Entropia #12] Plains Of Dawn
  3. Cave In – [Perfect Pitch Black #09] Tension In The Ranks
  4. Paul Hindemith – [The 3 Piano Sonatas #03] Sonata No.1 III.Lebhaft
  5. Ben Folds – [Ben Folds Live #11] Army
  6. Leaves – [The Angela Test #04] As We Walk
  7. Feist – [Let It Die #09] Secret Heart
  8. Five Pointe O – [Untitled #05] Freedom?
  9. Nine Inch Nails – [The Fragile CD1 #11] La Mer
  10. Enslaved – [Below The Lights #04] Queen Of Night
§3578 · February 6, 2009 · (No comments) · Tags: , ,

Downtown Owl Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2008
Pages: 288

I’m familiar with Chuck Klosterman’s work from reading Chuck Klosterman IV and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. I have not, however, read what is probably the most pertinent work in this case—Fargo Rock City—though I am familiar with Klosterman’s predilection for the Midwest (North Dakota especially) as a narrative theme. His consistent juxtaposition of the urban sensibilities of the hyperliterate and the trendy with the inherent backwardness of small Midwestern towns is both a little old and still remarkably effective.

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§3570 · February 5, 2009 · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,