May - what an overall successful and pleasant month. So much happened. Spring finally arrived, my Finnish classes ended for this half-a-year, we were reading lots during Bout of Books 7.0, I made some important health-related decisions that should promise for better future. I am happy with you, May!
What I read in May 2013:
* M. Atwood "The Blind Assassin" (Classics Club big list)
* D.L. Bogdan "The Forgotten Queen"
* B. Kingsolver "Flight Behavior" (Women's Prize shortlist)
* R. Bradbury "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Classics Club big list)
* J. Fforde "The Eyre Affair"
* H. Wecker "The Golem and the Djinni"
* G.G. Marquez "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (Classics Club big list)
Page count: 521 + 315 + 436 + 290 + 373 + 484 + 337 = 2756 pages
|This is my boyfriend reading one of Martin's books. With |
Robert. What lovely emotion on this photo.
I think 7 books is the most I've done during blogging since the beginning of the year, so thanks a lot, Bout of Books!
In Classics Club May Meme post I set down the three classics I wanted to read in May. Well, I only read the Atwood book - I didn't really get into Conan Doyle and Dickens at all, so I didn't force them - the better time will come. However, I did read three CC books in May, which I am very happy with. And also enjoyed all of them, so that is a good thing too (I really have to catch up with the reviews, though...)
Okay, plans for June (and what a busy month this will be).
* Classics Spin #2 Summer Edition - I get to read "Villette" by Charlotte Brontë. I am excited! "Jane Eyre" is such a famous book, but it's also a story a bit overly chewn by the world by now, so I am so so curious to discover the later works of Charlotte. I started the book last night after I finished "One Hundred Years..." (very suitably on the last day of May) and read a few pages; I don't have opinions yet but it's definitely Charlotte's style there.
* O from Délaissé is hosting 18th Century English Literature Event for June - even though it will be a super busy month for me, I wanted to take part because I am scared of the 18th century English lit and I am especially scared of Defoe and "Moll Flanders", which I picked to read. So hoping that reading with the rest of the classics-loving folk will make it easier!
* We are going to Prague this month for four days (this is like my dream destination for a city holiday ever). I am slightly obsessed with Prague and I want to read two books around the time of the trip - Magnus Flyte's "City of Dark Magic", which is set in Prague, and re-read Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", one of my favourite books from high-school reading programme (oh yes, we got to read some interesting books there :) ).
It will be also the Midsummer's holidays this month, coinciding with my week-long vacation from work. We will likely be heading to boyfriend's parents' summer cottage in the middle of nowhere - which is actually the most perfect place for reading, ever (the forest, the lake, the nightless nights of Finland - this one day of the year when sun doesn't set).
Also, Women's Prize winner for this year will be announced on 5th of June, which is already next week - I really want to know which book wins.