A Nobel weekend reading

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Here again with my choices for a weekend off reading wise .First up just about to start this classic of African fiction A grain of wheat by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o .The Kenyan is a name that has been in the list of the top ten writers in the nobel betting the last few years .This is his most well-known work ,  he is also a writer I should had on here before now and also carrying on the tradition on this blog of picking a couple of hopefuls that I haven’t read in the months just before the prize is announced .

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Also on this weekends pile is this , as I say I like to plan and last year hadn’t planned my german lit month reading so well .But this year as my books read list shows I have a few books already read from the IFFP list that just didn’t get to review .Then I’m starting with this throwing a couple of books in the next few weeks of my reading plans .The Prodigy by Herman Hesse is a short novella about how a boy is broken by the teachers and system of teaching the success driven school system brings . He was very keen on Eastern ideas and systems at the time he wrote this book and a number of his later books .

What are you reading ? How far in front do yo plan ?

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jonathan
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 19:33:12

    I make plans and then ignore them…

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 20:47:41

    Ha, ha, me too, Jonathan!

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  3. sharkell
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 05:25:51

    I don’t plan because as soon as I do I immediately don’t want to read the book I have planned to read and will read anything else I can get my hands on. Talk about contrary!

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  4. Caroline
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 07:23:19

    I’ve not read that Hesse yet but I’m sure it’s very good. I’m making GLM plans as well.

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  5. BookerTalk
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 04:19:35

    I ll look forward to,reding your thoughts on Thiong’o. I read Petals of Blood a few years ago and was utterly blown away by it.

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  6. Sarah
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 07:08:22

    I confess to also being a poor planner..you should see the state of my tbr right now, it makes me look like I can’t make my mind up! Good choices tho Stu!

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  7. Tony
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 12:43:50

    I haven’t read any Hesse for a good while – really should try some more soon…

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  8. poseidons99
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 13:12:50

    when the end of the month is nearing I’m starting to think about next month’s TBR🙂

    Reply

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