OCTOBER ROUND UP

 

A busy month here manage to clear some of my back reviews still got some to write ,I ve struggle to blog sometimes this month due to work as there has been a shortage of staff thus my workload has increased ,well here is what I managed to read .

  1. the bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa .
  2. Traveller to the east by Thomas Molfo
  3. I saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
  4. the life of an unkown man by Andrei Makine
  5. The weekend by Bernhard Schlink
  6. Three seconds by Roslund and hellstrom
  7. The end by Salvatore Scibona
  8. To the end of the land by David Grossman
  9. Urn Burial by  Sir Thomas Browne
  10. The haunting of hill house by Shirley Jackson
  11. The hound of the baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

well eleven this month not bad as have been busy at work ,the challenges for the year .Book of the month well two the Schlink and Grossman

100 books in a year -110/100

52 books 19/52

well passed a hundred and add one to my around world in 52 books ,got few more countries down on blog this month taking total up to 56 .

NOVEMBER  PLANS

Well November plans ,well I’ve got lot library books need reading ,a Henrich boll ,three Ghanian books ,purge sofi Oskana among them so want clear them near start then end of month want to read some more Bolano have Amulet ,getting Skating rink and maybe another as I plan to read 2666 over christmas .

What your November plans ?

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Willa
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 18:34:12

    Wow well done!! I am really impressed. Looking forward to reading about what you will be reading in November. Personally I will probably go for some YA to keep it light in a dark month.

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  2. Mystica
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 19:36:05

    Quite an achievement for october. There isnt a single book I’m familiar with so I’ve noted them down to go have a look. Thanks for the post.

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  3. Iris
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 20:28:29

    It looks like you’ve had a great monthy 🙂

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  4. JoV
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 21:49:17

    Despite busy schedule you have achieved so much Winston. Happy for you! Hope you complete all your reading challenges this year! 😀

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  5. amymckie
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 22:11:14

    Great books Stu! You’ll have to plan to post the Ghanaian reviews during Kinna’s Ghanaian literature week!

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  6. Sandra
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 01:31:13

    That’s a good reading month. Glad you can recommend the Grossman and Schlink books. I enjoyed The Reader but not Homecoming, perhaps I will try him again. I have the Grossman on its way from the library. I’m hoping to read several novellas for that challenge-just posted my reading list for it. And I’ll be starting Doctor Zhivago for the group read tomorrow too. And a couple of Llosa’s will keep me busy for the month. I look forward to your thoughts on those you read in November.

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  7. Kevin Faulkner
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 16:42:35

    Stu! You got through ‘Urn-Burial’, well done ! But really however you ought read its ‘binary’ diptych companion ‘The Garden of Cyrus’ as well to get the full picture for the themes and imagery of Death, Darkness, Time and unknowingness in ‘Urn’ are in fact ‘mirrored’ by themes and imagery of Light, Life, Space and answers of ‘The Garden of Cyrus’. But I would be very interested to read a sentence or two of what you made of ‘Urn-Burial’ itself anyway!

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    • winstonsdad
      Nov 02, 2010 @ 00:26:23

      Yes urn burial was intense be rereading it in coming week to fully absorb it before writing about it ,will look out the other text garden of cyprus ,all the best stu

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  8. parrish
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 17:42:17

    A good collection of reviews this month. I think I managed 6 although my wrist is fractured & in a lovely barbie pink cast (made my students laugh) & featured on Fbook

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