Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Sunday Salon: February's Reading

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Another month is nearly complete so I'm updating on my reading status. I only managed 5 books which is really poor as 4 of them were novellas, I've been in one of those strange moods most of the month were books aren't holding my attention. I've watched stacks of TV instead, which is something I rarely do. On a positive I read 3 books from the Caribbean and they seemed to pull my out of my slump for a while, so I've got a few Caribbean books lined up to hopefully grab my attention.

Last night I went to see Sherlock Holmes, I was surprised how good it was, and how busy the cinema was as this film was out before Christmas. Oh, and I also had a mediocre pizza which I managed to have a mini allergic reaction to, the whole way through the evening my face, particularly around my mouth itched and was puffy - luckiy the cinema is dark!
Today I woke to the sound of heaby rain again, thankfully I've done most of the jobs I need to do outside the house so I can be a bit of a hermit today. I have the joys of marking to get done but then I plan to read away. I have the penultimate chapter of A Suitable Boy to read for a readalong, and then I'm going to takle the last 100 pages of The Fellowship of the Ring, and the last 130 pages of The White Tiger. Plus read a few Caribbean short stories and some more poems from my current anthology.

EDITED as I've just finished A Suitable Boy, but I won't call it 6 books for the month as I've been reading this a book a week for the last 18 weeks, and what a great journey it was :)

How's your reading been this month?
Summertime, J.M Coetzee
The Fire Gospels, Michel Faber
Ruins by Achy Obejas
Whole of a Morning Sky by Grace Nichols
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

My Around the World Reading map is starting to look a little healthier.

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South Africa
Summertime, JM Coetzee

Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Ruins by Achy Obejas
Whole of a Morning Sky by Grace Nichols
After the Dance by Edwidge Danticat
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Dr Zhivargo by Boris Pasternik
Sorrow Mountain by Ani Prachen

The Netherlands
The Fire Gospels, Michel Faber
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Alice in Wonderland by C.S Lewis

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