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I don't read as much as I used to many years ago; but I still read several things at once, and I tend to reread. Also, most of what I read these days is fanfic, but I don't want to record this here. Apart from that there's usually one or two audio books I have in progress at any moment...

I hope to keep a better record doing these entries; I actually forget books I've started, since there's so much stuff on the Kindle.

What are you reading now?

Kindle: Les Misérables, Victor Hugo. There's only one German Kindle version around, and it's about 600 pages, so I ordered a longer hardcover version, too. I'll probably finish the Kindle version first (I'm somewhere in "Marius") and start the long one after that. (Shipping Javert/Valjean so hard, you guys.)

ongoing: Jahrestage, Uwe Johnson. This one's a reread and one of my favorite books of all time. It's about a German woman living in New York in the sixties as well as her family's history, from the beginning of the 20th century through the Third Reich, the Soviet occupation until the Prague Spring. It's in diary form, and I'm reading it over the year, since there's one entry for every day.

audio: Herztier, Herta Müller (published in English as "The Land of Green Plums"). I discovered Müller's writing after she got the Nobel, and I'm so glad I did. I first read her novel "Atemschaukel" ("The Hunger Angel" in English), and it's just so good. This is an earlier work, read by Katja Riemann. I'm not that far along, but I enjoy it a lot.

What did you just finish?
I'm coming out of a depressive episode (I hope) and haven't read much apart from rereading a lot of fanfic. I hope that'll change now!

What are you planning on reading next?
I want to finish the paid-for stuff on the Kindle next: Hunger Games as well as a few other books.
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