Literary Life: September in Review

The weather is cooling, I am back in jumpers and aside from a rather hideous cold, all is well in the world.

My reading slump may finally be over, hurrah!

And in other news: I’ve been over the web a bit this month, contributing at Don’t Read Too Fast’s ‘Why Read‘ series and displaying my bookshelf at Savidge Reads.

Currently Reading:

Small Island by Andrea Levy
Us by David Nicholls

Unfinished:

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (turns out Taylor just isn’t for me)

Read:

  1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  2. The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns
  3. Sisters by a River by Barbara Comyns
  4. More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
  5. Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  6. Park Notes by Sarah Pickstone

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Poetry Discovered:

Sailing to Byzantium by W. B. Yeats
I Live I Die I Burn I Drown by Louise Labe
Fill For Me A Brimming Bowl by John Keats

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In other news:

The Cheltenham Literature Festival begins tomorrow and ends on the 12th.

How was your September?

 

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DontReadTooFast
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RT @nomoreparades: Literary Life: September in Review http://t.co/lrvOkovHk2 #ofBooks

Cathy746books
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I’m getting The Bone Clocks for my birthday next month (so I don’t break my no book buying ban and am really looking forward to it, Did you enjoy it?

Naomi
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I’ll be interested to hear how you like Small Island. It’s been on my list a long time.

Mitchii G. @ The Aeropapers
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Glad your reading slump is over. Apparently mine is still here. As for my September, it just flew by. Time flies so fast!

Kya
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That is awesome news that the reading slump is over and that you have also been sharing your good self on other websites. I think that is really cool. :) <3

Andrew Blackman
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Sounds like a good September, Alice! Was interesting to read your interview and your ‘Why Read?’ post too. I’m impressed by the bend in those bookshelves!

Jenny @ Reading the End
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Aw, poor you with a cold! Feel better! Our weather is finally beginning to change down here, which is lovely. It’s 75 and sunny right now, and I don’t want to go inside ever.