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June 2018

  1. Very Expensive Poison – L. Harding – READ
  2. Deep South – P. Theroux – READ
  3. Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays in Hunger – F. Wright – READING
  4. The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft – T. Griffiths – READING
  5. Revolutionary Road – L. Pryce – READING
  6. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – W. Shirer – READING   pg 500
  7. Play:  Rice – Michele Lee – READ (play)
  8. Rules of the Kingdom – J. Paul – READING (poems)
  9. Brit(ish) – A. Hirsch – READ
  10. Jenna’s Truth – N.L. King – READ
  11. A Spy Named Orphan – R. Philipps – READ
  12. The End of Seeing – C. Collins – READ
  13. Poem: Australian A. Kissane ‘Flannel Flowers’READ/ANALYSIS
  14. Essays: The Australian Face (editor C. Menzies-Pike) – READ (17 essays)
  15. Play:  Pipeline – D. Morisseau – READ (play)
  16. Americanah – C.N. Adichie – READ
  17. Saga Land – R. Fidler, K. Gislason – READ
  18. How to Get There – M. Mackellar – READ
  19. Just Enough Libeling – A.J. Libeling (articles from New Yorker) (NF) – READING

 

May 2018

  1. Her Father’s Daughter – A. Pung – READ
  2. Who’s Afraid? – M. Lewis – READ
  3. Cardinal – L. Milligan – READ (non-fiction)
  4. The Drover’s Wife – L. Purcell – READ (play)
  5. Broken – M.A. Butler – READ (play)
  6. Psynode – M.J. Ward – READ (YA)
  7. Do Not Go Gentle – P. Cornelius – READ (play)
  8. The Golden Bowl – H. James – READ (classic)
  9. Closing Down – S. Abbott – READ (SF)
  10. Too Easy – J.M. Green – READ (CF)
  11. This Mortal Coil – E. Suvada – READ (YA)
  12. Aletheia – J.S. Breukelaar – READ (Horror)
  13. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute:StoriesG. Paley – READ
  14. Wounds – F. Keane – READ  winner Best Irish Non-fiction 2017
  15. Kitchen Sink Realisms – D. Chansky – READ
  16. Short Story: Memories of Youghal – W. Trevor – READ

 

April 2018 

  1. The Museum of Modern Love – H. Rose – READ – Stella Prize 2017
  2. Extinctions – J. Wilson – READ – Miles Franklin Award 2017
  3. Thea Astley’s Writing: Magnetic North Kerryn GoldsworthyREAD
  4. Feeling the HeatJ. ChandlerREAD  – Chandler Best Freelanc Journalist 2017
  5. The Acolyte  – T. Astley – READ – Miles Franklin Award 1972
  6. From the Wreck – J. Rawson – READ – Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF novel
  7. Girl Reporter – T. Roberts – READ – Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF novella
  8. The Green Road – A. Enright – READ
  9. Feel Free – Z. Smith (31 essays) – READ
  10. The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin – READ – Hugo Award 2016
  11. Autumn – A. Smith – READ
  12. Dying in the First Person – N. Sulway – READ
  13. The Third Policeman – F. O’ Brian – READ
  14. The Trauma Cleaner – S. Krasnostein – READ – Victorian Premier’s Award 2018
  15. Locking Up Our Own   –  J. Forman jr.  – READ Pulitzer Prize 2018
  16. Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor –  S. Fenwick – READ
  17. Fahrenheit 451 – R. Bradbury – READ
  18. The Butchering Art – L. Fitzharris – READ
  19. 1984 – G. Orwell – READ
  20. Winesburg, Ohio – S. Anderson – READ
  21. The Hate Race – M. B. Clarke – READ
  22. Dark Lies the Island – K. Barry (13 short stories) – READ
  23. Rubik – E. Tan (15 short stories) – READ
  24. Ironweed – W. Kennedy – READ
  25. Soon – L. Murphy – READ

 

March 2018:

  1. Seamus Heaney – H. VendlerREAD
  2. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds – P. Paquet – READ
  3. Without America  – Quarterly Essay, vol. 68;  White, H. 16.11.2017 – READ
  4. Short story: Deer Season – K. Barry – READ  (The New Yorker)
  5. Short story: You Know How It Is – A. Spargo-Ryan – READ
  6. Short story: The Island and the Calves – Dermot Healy – READ
  7. Midwinter  Break – B. MacLaverty – READ
  8. The Weir – C. McPherson – READ
  9. Mapping Irish Theatre – C. Morash and S. Richards – READ
  10. A Long Long Way – S. Barry – READ
  11. Tracker – A. Wright – READ  abandoned…read why!
  12. Poem: Inniskeen Road: July Evening – P. KavanaghREAD
  13. Quicksilver – N. Rothwell – READ    (6 essays)
  14. Flame Tip – K. Thompson – READ (short fictions, Tasmania)
  15. The Divine Comedy – Dante – READ 
  16. The Nightingale – K. Hannh – READ  abandoned…read why!
  17. Best Words, Best Order: Essays of Poetry – S.  Dobyns – READ
  18. Play: Two Pints – Roddy Doyle – READ
  19. Play: Alice Trilogy – T. Murphy – READ
  20. Essay:  Aussie Albert – Julian Bull – READ
  21. Essay: Dancing Lessons for Writers – Z. Smith – READ
  22. A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work – B. Brennan – READ
  23. Blood in the Water – H. Thompson – READ

 

February 2018:

  1. Tartuffe – Molière – READ
  2. Girls and Boys – D. Kelly – READ
  3. The Path to Power – R. Caro – READ
  4. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – P.  Hessler – READ
  5. Couleurs de l’incendie – P. Lemaître – READ
  6. La Prophétie de Langley – P. Pouchairet – READ
  7. Psychanalyse de Victor Hugo – C. Baudouin – READ
  8. Art Chrétien / Art Sacré – Isabelle Saint-Martin) – READ (difficult…score 1/5)
  9. Victor Hugo: 1802-1851 – J.M. Hovasse – READ – FINI !! (1159 pg) = 4 books!
  10. Border – K.  Kassabova – READ

 

January  2018:              

  1. Là-bas, août est un mois d’automne – B. Pellegrino – READ
  2. Wild Kingdom – S. Moss – READ
  3. St. Joan – G.B. Shaw (play) – READ
  4. Feather Your Nest A. O’Brien (short story) – READ
  5. In With A Chance – K. Murray (short story) – READ
  6. Bottle Party – J. Collier (short story) – READ
  7. The New Yorker  dd 01.01.2018READ
  8. Enemy Within – Quarterly Essay, vol. 63;  Watson, Don,  16.09.2016 – READ
  9. The Hidden Life of Trees –  P. Wohlleben – READ
  10. The Left Hand of Darkness – U. Le Guin – READ
  11. The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border – G. Carr – READ
  12. Towards Mellbreak – M. Bragg – READ
  13. The Glass Canoe – D. Ireland – READ

 

December 2017:

  1. The Best Australian Essays 2016 – (editor)  G. Williamson
  2. On Elizabeth Bishop – C. Tóibin
  3. Female Bodies on the American Stage – J. Scott-Mobley
  4. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  5. The Mysterious Affair at Styles – A. Christie
  6. Their Brilliant Careers – R. O’Neill
  7. Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell  – L. Milligan  2017 Walkley Award
  8. Power Without Glory – F. Hardy   
  9. Why Poetry? – M. Zapruder    
  10. The Supreme Court  – R. Mac Cormaic
  11. Essay: The Poetry of  Systems by A. Levy
  12. Poem: Emotional Astronomer by B. Lovell           
  13. Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall – G. King
  14. The New Yorker Magazine – 18-25 December
  15. XMAS  Readings week 50
  16. XMAS  Readings week 51
  17. XMAS  Readings week 52
  18. 31 December 2017
  19. Goodbye….2017

November 2017:

  1. L’ orde du jour – E. Vuillard ( winner Prix Goncourt 2017)
  2. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter – READ
  3. My Place – S. Morgan
  4. Cloudstreet – T. Winton                                      
  5. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey
  6. The Old Wives Tale – A. Bennett
  7. Cast of Characters – T. Vinciguerra
  8. Silk Road – E. Ormsby –
  9. The Grief Hole – K. Warren                             
  10. Lord of the Flies – W. Golding
  11. L’ami – G. Xingjian
  12. The Hands – S. Orr
  13. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss
  14. A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley                           
  15. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  16. Love and Summer – W. Trevor
  17. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter (winner Prix Goncourt des lycéens 2017)
  18. Essay:  Why She Broke – H. Garner
  19. Position Doubtful – K. Mahood
  20. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  21. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh          

 

October 2017:

  1. Salt Water – C. McLennan – READ                      
  2. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  3. Whose Body? (1923)  D. Sayers – READ
  4. The Anatomy of Fascism – R. Paxton – READ
  5. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh – READ
  6. Jan Maelwael Dutch medieval painter (1370-1415) – P. Roelofs – READ
  7. Essays Collection by E.B.White     READ
  8. Tsubaki – A. Shimazaki  –  READ (French)
  9. The Celery Stalks at Midnight – J. Howe – READ
  10. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh – READ
  11. The Dry – J. Harper – READ
  12. Famine – T. Murphy (play) – READ

 

September 2017:

  1. Seul dans Berlin  –  H. Fallada – READ (French)
  2. La Serpe – P. Jaenada – READ (French)
  3. The Persians – Aeschylus – READ
  4. Plutarch’s Lives Vol 1 – Plutarch – READ
  5. Oepidus Rex – Sophocles – READ
  6. The Union Buries Its Dead – H. Lawson – Short Story – READ
  7. Common Sense – T. Paine – READ
  8. The Slow Natives  – T. Astley (Australian writer) – READ
  9. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life  – Ruth Franklin  (biography) – READ
  10. The General vs. The President – H.W. Brands – READ
  11. Spaceman – M. Massimino – READ
  12. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? – M. Meade (biography) – READ
  13. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change – E. Pao – READ
  14. East  West Street – P. Sands – READ
  15. The Sheltering Sky – P. Bowles – READ

 

August 2017:     Hug Your Dog Start Reading!

  1. Ghettoside by J. Levoy – READ
  2. Scoop – E. Waugh – READ
  3. Loving – H. Green – READ
  4. I, Claudius – R. Graves – READ
  5. The African Queen – C. S. Forester – READ
  6. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon – L. Tye – READ
  7. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien – READ
  8. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence – READ
  9. Une femme à Berlin – M. Hillers (anonymous) – READ (French)
  10. The Way of All  Flesh – S. Butler  – READ
  11. Lincoln in the Bardo – G. Saunders – READ
  12. Une Vie – S. Veil – READ  (French)
  13. Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien  – READ
  14. Retour à Killybegs – Sorj Chalandon – READ  (French)
  15. Seven Plays ‘True West’ – Sam Shepard – READ
  16. Principles of Angels – Jaine Fenn – READ….stopped after 25%….bah!
  17. Shatterday and Other Stories – H. Ellison  11/11  – READ
  18. Short Story – W. Trevor  The Piano Teacher’s Pupil – READ
  19. The New Yorker Magazine – 24 July 2017

 

July 2017:     #6Degrees of Separation Meme

  1.  An American Tragedy – T. Dreiser  – READ
  2. Dear Ijeawele – C.N. Adichie – READ
  3.  The Martian – A. Weir – READ
  4.  Open and Shut – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  5.  First Degree – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  6.  Doomsday Book – C. Willis – READ
  7.  The Bloody Mary Book – E. Brown  – READ
  8.  Kennedy and King – S. Levingston – READ
  9. Coming Up Trumps:  Memoir – J. Trumpington  – READ
  10. The New Yorker Magazine  26 June 2017
  11. The New Yorker Magazine   03 July 2017
  12. The New Yorker Magazine – July 10 – 17 2017
  13. French composer Darius Milhaud…who?
  14. Les ChouansBalzac – READ
  15. Rue des Boutiques Obscures  – P. Modiano
  16. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow – U. Le Guin  – READ
  17. The Alligators – J. Updike – READ
  18. You’ll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You – READ – J. Updike

 

Juni 2017:     New Reading Strategy   ‘Slow Down….’

  1. MedeaEuripides – READ
  2. Brideshead RevisitedE. Waugh  – READ
  3. Pale FireV. Nabokov – READ
  4. As I Lay DyingW. Faulkner – READ
  5. The Sympathizer –  V.T. Nguyen  – READ
  6. Dear LifeAlice Munro  – READ
  7. RagtimeE.L. Doctorow – READ
  8. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh J. Lahr – READ
  9. American UlyssesR. White jr. – READ
  10. Walking the NileL. Wood  – READ
  11. The Death of the Heart E. Bowen  – READ
  12. The Running Hare J. Lewis-Stempel – READ
  13. Under the NetI. Murdoch – READ

 

May 2017:    Book Tag

  1. Breitner’s Amsterdam (G. Breitner, Dutch artist) – K. Keijer – READ (Dutch)
  2. MondriaanH. Janssen READ (Dutch)
  3.  L’ Aventure des Cathédrales G. Denizeau – READ (French)
  4. Passagère du silenceF. Verdier – READ (French)
  5. Go Tell It on the Mountain James BaldwinREAD
  6. The RepublicPlato READ
  7. Les ChouansH. Balzac – READ (French)
  8. Fellowship of the Ring(Tolkien) – READ
  9. Angle of ReposeW. Stegner – READ
  10. Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis (play) – J. Pommerat – READ

 

April 2017    My reading was going nowhere….Mindy

  1. Essays: Michael Sweerts: Another Dimension  S. Schama (art critic) – READ
  2. Non- fiction: Medieval Christianity: A New History ( K. Madigan) READ
  3. La baronne meurt à cinq heures (2011) – READ   (French)
  4. #CrimeFiction: The Dying Detective  L. Persson – READ
  5. The Wednesday Club  – K. Westö – READ
  6. French: Outside: Papiers d’un jour (M. Duras) – READ   (French)
  7. Monet (G. Goeffroy) – READ   (French)
  8. Immortelle randonnée (J.C. Rufin) READ   (French)
  9.  Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia (M. Duras) – READ   (French)
  10. Les fous de GuerneseyF. Lenormand – READ   (French)
  11. Eugène Boudin L’atelier de la lumièreA. Haudiquet – READ   (French)
  12. Van Gogh, Maître de la couleurG. Denizeau – READ  (French)
  13. MonetG. Denizeau – READ   (French)
  14. Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvreG. Geffory – READ   (French)

 

March 2017:      Starting over….  new blog

  1. The Fellowship of the RingREAD  ch 1-6 READ
  2. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (H. Mantel) – READ
  3.  Bleak House (C. Dickens) – READ
  4.  Catherine the Great (R. Massie) – READ
  5. Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen (M. Eltchanihoff) – READ
  6. Chez Soi (M. Chollet) – READ
  7. En Attendant Bojangles (O. Bourdeaut) – READ
  8. Ça Ira (1) Fin de Louis -play ( J. Pommerat) – READ
  9. Progaganda and Counter Terroism (E. Briant) – READ
  10. The Well Dressed Explorer  (Thea Astley) – READ
  11. Israel   (D. Gordis) – READ
  12. Life and Fate (V. Grossman) – READ
  13. Escape Hatch (V. Makanin) – READ
  14. Essays: (4)
  15. What Neil Gaiman Teaches Us About Survival –  (M. Miller) – READ
  16. Remembering the Dead – (R. Long) – READ
  17. Remapping history, Reclaming memory A. Wilson play (J. H. Scott) – READ
  18. Bleak House: Dead Mother’s Property (H. Schor) – READ

 

 


Extra: poems, short stories and essays…..in progress

  1. Poem: Someone Asks Me to Consider Time – C. Panciera – READING
  2. John Collier – Fancies and Goodnights Vol 1 (32 stories) – READING
  3. Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-1978 – S. HeaneyREADING (1/20)
  4. Short story: Memories of Youghal – W. Trevor – READING
  5. Short story: Home – C. Finn – READING  (The Dublin Review)
  6. Poem: The Bluebells have Withered – P. KavanaghREADING
  7. Poem: The Lost Limb – Dermot Healy – READING
  8. Poem: Flannel Flowers – A. Kissane – READING

 

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