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

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Previous book reviews at The Octogon - 2010

This very colourful map illustrates all of the countries that I visited during my reading life in 2010. A lot of travelling has been done between the words on the page and my imagination, without moving from a comfy armchair, country bench, deckchair or waiting room, wherever I find the time to pick up a book.

Previous book reviews at The Octogon during 2010...
A Month in the Country by J L Carr
An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Emma by Jane Austen
Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
Tethered by Amy Mackinnon
The Blue Fox by Sjon
The Girls by Lori Lansens
The Iron Book of British Haiku
The Magic Apple Tree: A Country Year by Susan Hill
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Amy said...

I love the map showing all the places you've visited through books. If you could just suggest one of these...which would it be?

Leah said...

Hi Amy, thanks for your message. Difficult to pick just one, so many good titles...The Blue Fox, Emma, To Kill A Mockingbird, but I may go for Atonement if pushed.

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