Lovely Calendula flowers and so easy to grow. Their colour never fails to make me smile.
Time to recap everything bookish for July...
Read - 1 and a quarter books.
Completed - The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
Currently Reading -
One Day by David Nichols
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox
The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 by David Trotter
TBR Pile - Currently at 102 (according to GoodReads) with one book added...
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Challenges - made notes on chapters 10 and 11 from The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 the literary theory book I am summarising each month. Look out for the next 2 chapters during August.
Wishlist Additions -
The Hearing Trumpet by Luis Bunuel
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Discoveries - lots of interesting things about The Woodlanders during my research for our Thomas Hardy literary holiday next week, some of which I will share when I post about it after I get home.
Events - Watching One Summer, the fantastic TV series from 1983, that I first saw when I was 14 and now have on DVD. Starring James Hazeldine, David Morrissey and Spencer Leigh it is probably the most influential TV series I have ever seen, and has not disappointed 28 years later.
Off to Dorset on friday, back the following week when I will let you know how all things Thomas Hardy went.