Bookvember Redux

A month ago, I was watching too many movies, so I decided to read too many books instead: At least one per day.

So short books, then.

The blogging camera setup
Sorted by language
By genre
By gender
Translated or not

So there you go.  Normally, I’d be reading sf, sf, sf, sf, literature, sf, sf, sf, sf.  But I don’t really have a lot of unread shorter sf (because I tend to read those immediately after I buy them), so this turned out to be more hoity toity than planned.

There were some clunkers, but not a lot.  I’m a firm believer in abandoning books the second they start to bore me.  There’s an infinite number of books out there, and there’s no point in wasting time on stuff that’s awful.  But I only abandoned two books out of all these, and that’s less than normal.

And now I’m never going to read another book in my life!  Rawk!


I was looking at the list of concerts for November, and there seemed to be a show I wanted to see, like, every other day.

So I thought, well, why not see a show every day for a month?

Oslo isn’t London or New York, but it’s somehow one of the best cities in the world to see interesting live music.  To prove the point, I’m going to see (at least) one concert per day during November.

I dare myself!

There’s probably not going to be much “rock”, because rock sucks.  But I couldn’t come up with a better month name, so I’m sticking with it.  Probably.

It would be fun to film (bits of) the concerts, so I bought this device:

DSC00971It’s a Sony audio recorder, but it also has a camera built in.  I have no idea whether it’s good or not…  we’ll found out when Rockvember starts.  On Saturday.

Eek.  My poor liver.

Bookvember 29th: Love Goes To Buildings On Fire by Will Hermes

It’s a very music journalist-ey book, with a dash of Wikipedia-induced Tourettes. “John Cale produced this album by Patti Smith in a studio, where only exactly two weeks short of twenty years before, Miles Davis had once ordered a ham sandwich two blocks away for $1.50, at 3 PM. The world would never be the same.”

(Quoted from memory.)