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The true university these days is a collection of books.
-Thomas Carlyle

Sunday, 5 April 2009

March Roundup


I love Hares, probably because they are quite rare here in the north of England. I have been fascinated by the abundance of them in the fields down south. I love the imagery and stories that accompany them so I was pleased to be able to include one here, during its own symbolic month of March.
Onward, to my reading life during the month of the March Hare...
Read - 3 and a half books
Completed -
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Currently - reading Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
TBR Pile - has grown slightly, now at 59...
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The History of Cumbrian Methodism by John Burgess (Family History Research!)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Everyman Pocket Book of Haiku
Challenges - I have completed #10 and #12 of the 2009 Mini Challenges and I am on page 253 of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, a personal challenge to read 3 pages a day to read it in a year.
Wishlist Additions -
Drood by Dan Simmons
Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue
The Victorian Chaise Longue by Margharita Laski
The Story of Forgetting by Stephen Merrill Block
Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
Discoveries - Lots of lovely bookshops...
Daunt Books in London
Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge
Events - going to see Macbeth at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester...totally brilliant!
Now moving through April we swap the March Hare for the Easter Bunny.

4 comments:

Todd said...

No Thomas Bernhard?

Leah said...

No. Are you recommending him?

Gentle Reader said...

Are you enjoying the Diana Athill? I read a memoir of hers that was good, and wonder if I'd like anything else...

Leah said...

Hi Gentle Reader, I am enjoying the Diana Athill and will review it in full soon. Which one did you read?

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