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

Sunday, 28 February 2010

February Roundup

An image from Romeo and Juliet seemed a good place to start for the month most associated with love. This is a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Frank Dicksee.
February has been a good month for reading, productive and fruitful...
Read - almost 2 books.
Completed - The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Currently reading - The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
TBR Pile - currently at 80 books according to GoodReads, with 7 novels added...
The Magicians Assistant by Ann Patchett
A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Master and Margherita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Childrens Book by A S Byatt
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
also some books that are not novels...
The Painter, the Cook and the Art of Cucina by Anna Del Conte and Val Archer
200 Cupcakes: a Hamlyn Cookbook
The Taschen book of 20th century Photography
Go Penguins, a celebration of creativity on Merseyside.
Challenges - Nothing completed, but some books lined up for the 8 Directional Reading challenges.
Wishlist additions -
The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Discoveries -
The New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Events -
Ghost Stories at the Liverpool Playhouse
The Canterbury Tales at The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Reader movie with Kate Winslet, after reading the novel last year (review here), I saw the film and really enjoyed it. I think it did full justice to the book, captured the feel excellently, and I cried all the way through it.
March is on its way, plans being made, and hopefully some warmer weather.

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