Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The month in review - January

The month ebbed and flowed with a pace of reading that was rather on the slow side. That was probably due to the nature of the month. A return to work, the cold and the fatigue caused by getting back into the routine.

it was also the first month of trying something slightly different with a theme for the reading. The theme for January was Russia and saw a mix of Russian authors and books about the country. It included some big names in the shape of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy but also some other discoveries that were well worth spending time on.

Books read in January

The Islanders and A Fisher of Men by Yevgeny Zamyatin
2017 by Olga Slavnikova
Short stories and Prose Poems by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One Hot Summer in St Petersburg by Duncan Fallowell
Uncle's Dream and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Village by Ivan Bunin
Master and Man and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

3 comments:

Andy said...

Simon, you have summed up January beautifully. It's a strange old month.

That is a good haul of books too.

I'm Simon Quicke and I have said...

Thanks Andy for the comment much appreciated

winstonsdad said...

it is hard get started in Jan you read lot good sounding russian novels ,all the best stu