Good books for your week-end 01/22-23

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END

01/22-23/2011

 

It’s cold outside, perfect reason for delving into a pile of good books, even if your home library is not as fancy as this one.

Here is my selection, based on books that attracted my attention in book blogs visited this past week:

Blankets : an illustrated novel, by Craig Thompson
The Mistress of Nothing, by Kate Pullinger
Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde
The Ecology of Power: Culture, Place and Personhood in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000-2000, by Heckenberger
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown
A Long and Happy Life, by Reynolds Price (who died yesterday)
Great House, by Nicole Krauss

I’m now in the process of reading a graphic novel form of varied short stories by Mark Twain, it’s fun and well done.
This past week, I finished the translation from English into French of a 250 pages book on the Rule of Saint Benedict, so it counts as 1 book read and 1 book written. LOL!

This coming week, I will begin

The Man who Loved Books Too much
and maybe The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

I have 3 rock commissions waiting for me, so it means I will spend more time with audiobooks (I always listen to them as I paint), and I may finish The Canterbury Tales, which I really enjoy very much. I had not read versification for such a long time.
The only problem is my “art studio” is at the South Pole – meaning, in our unfinished basement and very cold.

Keep warm, and if you have a mn, drop by to share what YOU will be reading this week-end.


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