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

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

December Roundup

Hard to believe that the madness of Christmas has come and gone for another year. It has been a full on month, but how did the reading go...

Read - 2 books

Completed -

The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 by David Trotter

The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende

Currently Reading -

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Notes from Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin

The Organic Year by Patricia Gallimore

TBR Pile - currently at 117 according to GoodReads with 9 added over Christmas...

The Last Kestrel by Jill McGivering

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Dubliners by James Joyce

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

The last 6 of these are for some new challenges for 2012 which will be covered in detail in my next post.

Challenges -

Finished The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende for #4 of my own 2011 challenges

Finished The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 by David Trotter which I wanted to make notes on each month.

Wishlist Additions -

Dark is the Sky by Jessica Chambers

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Discoveries -

An interesting new blog...Ready When You Are, C.B.

Events -

Seeing Hugo at the cinema, Martin Scorcese's cinematic version, in the best 3D film that I have seen, of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, reviewed here at The Octogon in July 2009

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