Thursday, February 28, 2013

Monthly Roundup - February 2013

The cat has been sleeping on the job this month but that's alright - everyone needs a break at times.

Reading has been a different story - everything I read in February (bar 1) was very good and  two of them were superb. 
It was Dickens month at Classiclit and I feel a bit guilty that I never managed to write a post but I did read....

Bleak House - 377/914p......I'm really enjoying it but it requires full attention so I'm not in any hurry to finish it.

Charles Dickens: a biography by Claire Tomalin - very good as one would expect from this biographer but I finished it not liking the man at all.

Also read - Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
The Laughterhouse by Paul Cleave
The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Ferney by James Long
A Half Forgotten Song by Katherine Webb
Mad Puppetstown by M.J.Farrell (Molly Keane)

Middlemarch by George Eliot - Bk 2 - it is very good but so far I'm liking, not loving. Dorothea has not yet captured my heart as Maggie did in The Mill on the Floss.

DNF - Habits of the House by Fay Weldon - I must have been crazy to even consider reading this after the brilliance of The Good Soldier and The Shooting Party.

Books read in February = 8
Fiction = 7
Non-Fiction = 1
Library Books = 4
E-books = 0
Off my Shelf = 4

Added to my bookshelf  = 1

Have a wonderful March!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you - hope you will have a good month too!

  2. Looks like you managed a nice mix in February, I seem to have stalled a little with Proust being very enjoyable but rather slow to read as I keep stopping to savour it! Here's to March though, I'm going to throw a few century of books choices into my March stacks I think. :)

    1. It was a good mix and I managed three century of books titles. I haven't as yet attempted Proust but from the snippets I've read I imagine slow reading would be necessary.

  3. I loved Bleak House, but it did take me quite some time to finish it. I had to be in the right mood to tackle it.

    1. I agree - I'm really enjoying it but it requires concentration so I'm happy to take it slowly.