Literary Life: February in Review

I do not miss February.

I would like to say I spent February devouring my to-be-read pile one book at a time, but after reading greedily in January I just didn’t have the urge. I’ve listened to audiobooks and Desert Island Discs instead (the backlist of which is currently downloading to my iPod – I’m addicted).

So, hello March! Month of Daunt Books Festival (19th – 20th) and the announcement of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist (10th). I have a feeling March will be all sorts of brilliant.

Currently Reading:

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro



I’ve Read:

  1. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  2. Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates
  3. Black Lake by Johnanna Lane
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

In other news:

I’ve spent the last week or so trying to decide what songs I would play on Desert Island Discs and I’ve realised that most of them would be TV theme tunes  (Now this is a story all about how my …. Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg…)

How was your February? (What songs would you pick?)

7 thoughts on “Literary Life: February in Review

  1. Now you’ve got me thinking…and also bookmarking Desert Island Discs. Suddenly I want to listen to them all. Only recently have I discovered BBC 6’s Essential Mixes and I’m hooked there. BBC Radio has so much to explore. Any other hidden or not so hidden gems from BBC Radio that I need to know about?


  2. I hope you do have a brilliant month! 😀

    I am lame and don’t listen to music much, so I wouldn’t be that good with suggestion. *sigh*


  3. Half of a Yellow Sun is a wonderful book, isn’t it? I was expecting to find it too dark to enjoy, and I diiiiiid a little bit, in the sense that it was really difficult in some parts. But Adichie’s writing was wonderful, and she made me love each of the characters so, so much.


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