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

Friday, 2 December 2011

November Roundup

Remembrance day is such a huge presence during November, and especially from an artistic point of view, the poppies, photos, paintings, music (the emotional Nimrod by Elgar for one), and of course the literary works, most famously the poetry. I find it very emotive and very important for all of our generations.

On to the books...

Read - half a book

Completed - none

Currently Reading -

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (which I am really enjoying even though I am being rather slow)

The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 by David Trotter

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox

TBR Pile - Still at 109 (according to GoodReads), same as last month.

Challenges -

Still reading Isabel Allende for #4 of my own 2011 challenges

I have covered the penultimate 2 chapters 16 and 17 of my literary theory book The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 that I am making notes on each month.

Wishlist Additions -

The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller

A Gathering Storm by Rachel Hore

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai: A Novel by Ruiyan Xu

Discoveries -

To Be Shelved, a blog about book covers, bookshelves and publications.

Events -

I totally missed the deadline to sign up for the Book Bloggers Holiday Swap this year which I was gutted about because I loved it last year. I hope those who remembered to sign up enjoy it as much as I did last year.

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