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2019 Challenges

 #Canadian Book Challenge 9/13   (end date: 30 June 2019)
  1. Paige Cooper – story collection Zolitude – READ
  2. Patrick DeWitt  – French Exit – READ
  3. Esi Edugyan – Washington Black – READ (winner Giller  Prize 2018)
  4. Thea LimAn Ocean of Minutes – READ
  5. Kim Thúy –  Mãn – READ
  6. The Key of My Prison – F. Wees – READ
  7. Wives and Lovers – M. Millar – READ
  8. The Pull of the Moon – Julie Paul – READ (12 short stories)
  9. Infinity – H. Moscovitch (play) – READ
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#ReadClassics

  1. Moby Dick – H. Melville – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  2. George Eliot: Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  3. Othello – W. ShakespeareREAD  #ClassicMasterList
  4. Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare READ  #ClassicMasterList
  5. Hamlet– W. Shakespeare – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  6. Beowulf – Anonymous (trans: Seamus Heaney) – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  7. Richard II – W. Shakespeare READ  #ClassicMasterList
  8. The Awakening – K. Chopin – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  9. Rebecca  – D. du Maurier – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  10. The Symposium – Plato – READ #ClassicMasterList
  11. The Selected Stories – Flannery O’ Connor – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  12. The SymposiumPlato – READ #ClassicMasterList
  13. The Twelve Caesars – Suetonius – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  14. The Heart of Darkness – J. Conrad – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  15. A Tale of Two CitiesC. Dickens – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  16. The Great GatsbyF.S. Fitzgerald – READ #ClassicMasterList
  17. The Mill on the Floss – G. Eliot – READ #ClassicMasterList
  18. The Count of Monte Cristo – A. DumasREAD #ClassicMasterList*
  19. The Complete Essays  – M. de  Montaigne – READ #ClassicMasterList*  (review?)

#WorldFromMyArmchair

  1. Indonesia ect. – E. Pisani – READ

 

#AWW2019   Australian Women Writers  Challenge

  1. Trace: who killed Maria James? – R. Brown – READ  #AWW2019
  2. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius (play) – READ #AWW2019
  3. A Woman’s Experiences in the Great War – L. Mack – READ #AWW2

 

#Plays

  1. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius (play) – READ   #AWW2019
  2. Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare – READ  #MasterClassicList
  3. Othello W. Shakespeare READ  #MasterClassicList
  4. Hamlet – W. ShakespeareREAD  #MasterClassicList
  5. Richard II – W. ShakespeareREAD  #ClassicMasterList
  6. Chimerica – Lucy Kirkwood – READ
  7. Come On HomePhillip McMahon (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19

 

#ReadIreland

  1. Two Moons – Jennifer Johnston (Dublin, 1930) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  2. The Goat’s Song – D. Healy – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  3. Selected Poems – Medbh McGuckianREADING #ReadingIrelandMonth19  (5/57)
  4. A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan BolandREAD #ReadingIrelandMonth19  (35 poems)
  5. Saints and Sinners – E. O’Brien – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  6. The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish WritingG. Dawe – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  7. Come On HomePhillip McMahon (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  8. Field WorkSeamus Heaney (poems)READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  9. A Slanting of the Sun Donal Ryan – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19 (20 stories)
  10. MemoirJohn McGahern – READING #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  11. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  12. Lally the ScutAbbie Spallen (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  13. When  All Is SaidAnne Griffin – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19

 

 

#ShortStories:

  1. The Pull of the Moon  – Julie Paul – (12 stories) – READ #CanBookChallenge 16.12.20189
  2. Saints and Sinners Edna O’Brien (short stories) – READ  only  4 /10  good  #ReadIreland
  3. The Birthday of the Infanta – O. Wilde – READ
  4. Short story:  Audition – S. Sayarfiwezadeh – READ (The New Yorker 10.09.2018)
  5. The Knights Tale (classic) – Chaucer – READ
  6. The Complete Stories – Flannery O’ Connor   (31 stories) – READ
  7. The Screwfly Solution – James Tiptree jr. (aka Alice Sheldong) – READ (novelette)
  8. The British Short Story – A. Maunder  (reference book)
  9. The Cambridge Introduction to The American Short Story M. Scofield – READ
  10. A Slanting of the Sun – Donal Ryan – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19 (20 stories)
  11. TBR:   Stories published in 2019 The New Yorker:
    1. The Confession – Leila Slimani –  READ 13.02.2019  (short…and pointless)
    2. Asleep at the Wheel – T. C. Boyle – READ  13.02.2019  ( too long and pointless)

     

    TBR:     Stories published in 2018  The New Yorker:

    1. Whoever is there, come on through – Colin BarettREAD    11.02.2019 (..so-so)
    2. Foreign Returned – S. Shepard – READ  17.02.2019 (Plagiarism?..read HERE)
    3. Texas – David Gates – READ – 17.02.2019 (…waste of time)
    4. Writing Teacher – John E. Wideman – READ – 17.02.2019
    5. (…I expected more from this very famous writer. Thoughts rambled on in a nebulous, vague way.
    6. Not every story has an epiphany…but I wish this one had at least a ‘point’.

 

#Poetry

  1. The Spell by Katie Ford – READ
  2. Blood LyricsK. Ford (collection 40 poems) – READ
  3. Brother and Sister – George Eliot (in selected writings)  – READ
  4. Advent – H. Christle –  The New Yorker 07.01.2019 – READ
  5. Pretend It’s Just the Wind – G.J. Whitehead – The New Yorker 07.01.2019 – READ
  6. A Poet’s DublinEavan BolandREAD #ReadingIrelandMonth19  (35 poems)

 

#Non-Fiction

  1. Writers on Writers: Patrick White – Christos Tsiolkas  – READ
  2. The Age of Eisenhower – W. Hitchcock – READ
  3. Trace: who killed Maria James? – R. Brown – READ  #AWW2019
  4. Poemcrazy – S. Wooldridge – READ
  5. The Merchants of Truth – J. Abramson – DNF…read 50 pages + short review
  6. The British Short Story – A. Maunder – READ
  7. Thick – Tessie Cottom – READ
  8. The Cambridge Introduction to The American Short Story – M. Scofield READ (NF)
  9. The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish WritingG. Dawe – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19

 

 

#TheNewYorker 

  1. The New Yorker – dd June 26 2017 – READ
  2. The New Yorker – dd July 3  2017 – READ
  3. The New Yorker – dd July 10-17 2017 – READ
  4. The New Yorker – dd 24 July 2017 – READ
  5. The New Yorker – dd 18-25 December 2017 – READ
  6. The New Yorker – dd 01 January 2018 – READ
  7. The New Yorker – dd 24-31 December 2018 – READ
  8. The New Yorker – dd  07.01.2019 – READ

 

 

 

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