Literary Life: November in Review

November, what a month! So much has happened and a lot has changed; I got a job, I had money to see my friends again and I started I Could Never Do That. Essentially, the months of reading 11-12 books are probably over.

booky book books

Currently Reading:

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust




  1. I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
  2. Magda by Meike Ziervogel
  3. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
  4. What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power by Marianne Schnall
  5. A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland
  6. Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively


Poetry Discovered:

A Farewell to False Love by Sir Walter Raleigh
A Song of an Autumn Night by Wei Wang
The Matrix by Amy Lowell
Love is more thicker than forget by e e cummings


In other news:

Ashley from Noze Graze has set up a Book Bloggers Directory! Quality citations are good for SEO. (Look at me, trying to show off my meagre, new-found Marketing knowledge…)

Tania and I finished our NaNoWriMo challenge over at I Could Never Do That, this month I am attempting German.

I find it difficult to engage with a lot of BookTubers, but Ashley from Climb the Stacks is fantastic. She is insightful, enthusiastic and has an interest in literature similar to my own.

I’ve changed my layout….., again. For good reason, the old layout was killing my relationship with Google. (Look at me, changing my blog due to new-found Marketing knowledge…)

How was November for you?

5 thoughts on “Literary Life: November in Review

  1. Hope you’re enjoying Swann’s Way. I started reading it in March, slowly, allowing myself (and others since this was a Read-Along I was hosting) two months to finish. The first taste for me of Proust and love it. Just finished Within A Budding Grove. I just might go back to reread Swann’s Way since I missed so much reading it the first time. I started Parade’s End but left it there and didn’t go further. Now looking at your photo just prompted me to restart. I’d enjoyed the BBC TV mini-series with Benedict Cumberbatch. All your other books shown here are interesting. Some I’ve read, some I’ve seen the movies. All good. 😉


    1. I’ve failed a bit at getting into it, it’s something I may end up reading around other books if I can. That or save it for the new year. I like the idea of taking two months to get through it as you did.

      Parade’s End is magnificent, best thing I read in 2012! Best thing I have ever read really. You need to fight through the beginning and then it just clicks. I tried to read it before the mini series came out, failed, watched the first part of the first episode, stopped, read all of the books and then came back to it.


  2. Hey, Salughterhouse-Five and Cloud Atlas! I’d love to hear your take on both of those. I’ve been meaning to say that I love your I Could Never Do That site; I just haven’t had time to wrap my thoughts around it properly!


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