Tuesday, January 03, 2012

SantaThing angekommen - juhu

Heute ist endlich mein Päckchen mit meinen SantaThing-Büchern gekommen :-)) drei Volltreffer!

Apsley Cherry-Gerard: The worst journey in the world. Penguin 2005 - "recounts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard - the youngest member of Scott's team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey - draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott's legendary expedition" (Klappentext). Nummer 1 auf der Liste der "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" von National Geographic.

David Roberts: Shipwrecked on the top of the world. Four against the arctic. Time Warner Books 2005 - "an extraordinary tale, set in the mid-18th century, about four Russian hunters stranded on a desolate Arctic isle with scant resources, who survived for six years" (Publishers Weekly).

Anne Fadiman: Ex libris. Confessions of a common reader. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000 - "As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud" (Klappentext). Hab ich zwar schon auf Deutsch, macht aber nix.

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