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

Sunday, 6 December 2009

November Roundup

This wonderful photo of the Menin Gate in Belgium this memorial day was taken for The Guardian by Brian Harris. I find the days around Remembrance Day very moving and emotional, especially when there are fewer veterans left, and hardly any from the Great War. I am a big fan of the poetry from World War One, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Here is my summary of reading from November...

Read - One and a bit books
Completed - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Currently Reading - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
TBR Pile - currently on 72 (according to Good Reads), with 2 more added...
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
The Light of Day by Graham Swift
Wishlist Additions -
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Bloom's Literary Guide to London
Discoveries -
Halcyon Books in Greenwich, London
Events -
Seeing the wonderful Con O'Neill in Prick Up Your Ears at The Comedy Theatre in London's West End.

Christmas is coming and I've got a big old tome to get through for my course in January. Best get to it...

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