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fortuna
06 January 2007 @ 10:09 am
reading and writing in the new year:

finished all the inspector littlejohn mysteries and started the elisha macomber series. Interesting, but what a contrast.
 
 
fortuna
12 October 2006 @ 09:52 am
This week's reading list:

Stevie Smith, a biography, by Frances Spalding (2nd read)
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Dennis Potter book was grim. It is hanging around, unfinished.
 
 
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: random playlist nuggets
 
 
fortuna
05 October 2006 @ 01:15 pm
this week's reading list:

Ticket to Ride, by Dennis Potter

(And nothing else, in preparation for nanowrimo....)
 
 
fortuna
Reading Elizabeth Daly will do that to you.
 
 
fortuna
06 January 2006 @ 04:12 pm
This week's reading list (poetry):

I Will Say Beauty, by Carol Frost
Soft Sift, by Mark Ford
Women of America, by Charlie Smith
The Pupil, by W.S. Merwin
Door in the Mountain, by Jean Valentine
 
 
 
fortuna
04 January 2006 @ 02:48 pm
This week's reading list:

Girl With A Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
The Rings of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald
One Day the Ice Will Reveal All its Dead, by Clare Dudman

***fun bonus read: The Best of Tish, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
 
 
fortuna
02 January 2006 @ 03:51 pm
The best reads of 2005:

3. Our Kind, stories by Kate Walbert
2. Mary and O'Neil, stories by Justin Cronin
1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon

Honorable mention: Robert Olen Butler
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
fortuna
01 January 2006 @ 07:36 pm
Resolutions: yes, no, maybe?
How about sticking to the basic "improve health" (physical, emotional, creative, financial)?
2005 was the annus horribilis, so 2006 has to be better. Things are already looking up.
Janowrimo beckons, or something like it.
 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
fortuna
30 December 2005 @ 10:22 am
This week's reading list:

Edward Hopper, by Gail Levin
My Century, by Günter Grass
The Ends of the Earth, essays by W.S. Merwin
Shadowplay: the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakepeare, by Clare Asquith
The Red hot Typewriter: the life and times of John D. MacDonald, by Hugh Merrill

(And still reading) DisneyWar, by James B. Stewart
 
 
fortuna
05 December 2005 @ 11:35 am
This week's reading list:

Disney War, by James B. Stewart
The New Girlfriend, stories by Ruth Rendell
The Adventures of Miles and Isabel, by Tom Gilling
The Moon Will Forever Be A Distant Love, by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite
Over by the River, stories by William Maxwell

***fun bonus read: The Haunted Looking Glass: ghost stories chosen and illustrated by Edward Gorey