Friday, June 29, 2012

1. City of Thieves by David Benioff

Two young men meet after being arrested in Leningrad in 1942. They expect to be executed but instead are given a seemingly impossible task by the Colonel. In a city under seige, full of starving people, find a dozen eggs for a wedding cake. The plot's many twists and turns will keep you guessing until the last chapter.

Viking Penguin, 2008, ISBN 0-670-01870-8

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Goal: 150 Books

On 29 July 2012, I will start my sabbatical which will end in September 2013. In 2007 I achieved my goal of reading 100 books during my year off work. This time I'm ramping it up to 150 books. I've already got a few lined up and ready to go. Let the fun begin.