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February 2018:

  1. The Divine Comedy – Dante – READING (canto 10)
  2. Les Misérables and Its Afterlives (essays) – editor K. Grossman – READING
  3. Without America  – Quarterly Essay, vol. 68;  White, H. 16.11.2017 – READING
  4. Les Misérables (French) – V. Hugo – READING  ch 1-49
  5. John Collier – Fancies and Goodnights Vol 1 (32 stories) – READING
  6. Victor Hugo Romancier de l’abîme – editor  J.A. Hiddleston – READING

 

  1. The Path to Power – R. Caro – READ
  2. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – P.  Hessler – READ
  3. Couleurs de l’incendie – P. Lemaître – READ
  4. La Prophétie de Langley – P. Pouchairet – READ
  5. Psychanalyse de Victor Hugo – C. Baudouin – READ
  6. Art Chrétien / Art Sacré  – Catholicisme sur L’ Art France 19th-20th C
     (Isabelle Saint-Martin)  – READ (difficult…score 1/5)
  7. Victor Hugo: 1802-1851 – J.M. Hovasse – READ – FINI !! (1159 pg) = 4 books!
  8. 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 (shortlist E. Stanford Travel Award 2018) – 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. Readings week 50
  16. Readings week 51
  17. Readings week 52
  18. 31 December 2017
  19. Goodbye….2017

November 2017:

  1. L’ orde du jour – E. Vuillard ( winner Prix Goncourt 2017)
  2. My Place – S. Morgan
  3. Cloudstreet – T. Winton                                      
  4. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey
  5. The Old Wives Tale – A. Bennett
  6. Cast of Characters – T. Vinciguerra
  7. Silk Road – E. Ormsby –
  8. The Grief Hole – K. Warren                             
  9. Lord of the Flies – W. Golding
  10. L’ami – G. Xingjian
  11. The Hands – S. Orr
  12. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss
  13. A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley                           
  14. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  15. Love and Summer – W. Trevor
  16. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter (winner Prix Goncourt des lycéens 2017)
  17. Essay:  Why She Broke – H. Garner -Walkley Award 2017 Feature Writing
  18. Position Doubtful – K. Mahood
  19. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  20. 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 (#HLOTRrreadalong2017) – 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 (#HLOTRrreadalong2017) – 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 – READ  cover to cover

 

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 –  READ  cover to cover
  11. The New Yorker Magazine   03 July 2017 –  READ  cover to cover
  12. The New Yorker Magazine – July 10 – 17 2017 – READ cover to cover
  13. #ParisInJuly2017 –  French composer Darius Milhaud…who?
  14. #ParisInJuly2017Les ChouansBalzac – READ
  15. #ParisInJuly2017Rue des Boutiques Obscures  – P. Modiano – READ
  16. #DealMeIn2017 challenge:
  17. Novella by U. Le Guin   Vaster Than Empires and More Slow – READ
  18. Short story by J. Updike   The Alligators – READ
  19. Short story by J. Updike  You’ll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You – READ

 

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

  1. Medea – Euripides (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  2. Brideshead Revisited– E. Waugh (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  3. Pale Fire – V. Nabokov (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  4. As I Lay Dying – W. Faulkner (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  5. The Sympathizer –  V.T. Nguyen READ (4.0) Pulitzer Prize List
  6. Dear Life – Alice Munro  (#20BooksOfSummer)  Nobel Prize List 2013 – READ
  7. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  8. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – J. Lahr (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  9. American Ulysses – R. White jr. (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ #NonFiction
  10. Walking the Nile – L. Wood (20BooksOfSummer) READ WorldFromMyArmChair
  11. The Death of the Heart – E. Bowen (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  12. #WorldFromMyArmChair
  13. The Running Hare – J. Lewis-Stempel (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  14. Under the Net – I. Murdoch (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ

 

May 2017:    Book Tag

  1. Breitner’s Amsterdam (G. Breitner, Dutch artist) – K. Keijer – READ (Dutch)
  2. Mondriaan – H. Janssen READ (Dutch)
  3.  L’ Aventure des Cathédrales – G. Denizeau – READ (French)
  4. Passagère du silence – F. Verdier – READ (French)
  5. Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin – READ
  6. The Republic – Plato – READ
  7. Les Chouans – H. Balzac – READ (French)
  8. Fellowship of the Ring – (Tolkien) – READ
  9. Angle of Repose – W. Stegner (#20BooksOfSummer) – 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 (shortlist Petrona) L. Persson – READ
  5. The Wednesday Club (shortlist Petrona Award) 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 Guernesey – F. Lenormand – READ   (French)
  11. Eugène Boudin L’atelier de la lumière – A. Haudiquet – READ   (French)
  12. Van Gogh, Maître de la couleur – G. Denizeau – READ  (French)
  13. Monet – G. Denizeau – READ   (French)
  14. Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre – G. 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

 

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