Thursday, May 08, 2008

Spring Reading Thing Update

When I decided to take a class, I said I would keep up with the reading even though I was just auditing and didn't have to. I wanted the discipline, I said. Well, I didn't quite keep up with the reading, but I got pretty close. Close-ish. So I will try to fulfill my self-imposed obligation to the Spring Reading Thing from Callapidder Days.

Here is my status so far:

- Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton: Completed; read this for my class. It was good; not as good as I'd expected given how many people have told me they love it.

- The Plague by Albert Camus: Flaked on this one. Just need to be in the mood for French existentialism to read Camus, and I'm not.

- Seeing With New Eyes by David Powlison: in process.

- The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett: Completed! Fun book imagining QE2 becoming an avid reader.

- The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett: Completed! Written about here.

- Flying Cloud by David W. Shaw: I had it in my hand the other day, can't find it now. This is a very small house, I don't know how I can lose things so easily.

- The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse: Completed! Fun Jeeves and Wooster book.

- The Pope's Rhinoceros by Lawrence Norfolk: Still planning on this one. I've actually started it a number of times but the beginning at least is quite dense and does not lend itself to short snatches of time.

- Faith at Work by Carol Ruvolo: Started and rejected. Maybe I'll find something to substitute for it.

1 comment:

Mrs. Darling said...

I forgot all about that. I think I did this last year and I never finished it.

I havent read any of those books!