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message 1: by Inkspill (last edited May 17, 2019 08:54AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments


A third way through, last few weeks life’s gotten in the way and so am behind in my reading. I’ve read 24 books so far so I might be okay but I have some challenging reads coming up. I guess time will tell if I read my target of reading 50 books this year.

In the meantime, I’ve reorganised posts & how I group them to keep an easier trek on my reading progress. Posts 13-17 are updates from Jan to now.

Message 2: Greek Myths & Odyssey related
Message 3: Other Tales
Message 4: Historical & Adventure
Message 5: Suburban, Urban & Domestic
Message 6: Crime, Mystery & Social Commentary
Message 7: Virginia Woolf, Ursula Le Guin and Douglas Adams
Message 8: Poetry & Art


posts 1-8 revised on 04th May 2019


message 9: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3940 comments Mod
What a great idea, Inkspill!
Good luck and Happy Reading!


message 10: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments Rosemarie wrote: "What a great idea, Inkspill!
Good luck and Happy Reading!"


Thanks Rosemarie.

I've had a neat year reading on GR and various groups that I'm looking forward to the next year. I'm not sure about what I've set myself up for - I guess I'm going to find out :)


message 11: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3940 comments Mod
Your challenge title is perfect. It will be an adventure. 😀


message 12: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Your challenge title is perfect. It will be an adventure. 😀"

Oh yeah it will be that, eeeks.

I've tried to line up a variety and I think some will be a bigger adventure than others

Did I say eeeks? ... eeeeks!! :)


message 13: by Inkspill (last edited May 03, 2019 11:15PM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments end of Jan roundup
my 2019 Reading Challenge is 50. So far, 4 books read, so kind of on track to meet my target.


The Mountain Between Us --- finished on 06th Jan 2019, see message 4
Faust Part Two --- finished on 16th Jan 2019, see message 6
The Greek Myths: Vol. 1 --- finished on 26th Jan 2019, see message 2

The Voyage Out --- finished on 28th Jan 2019
Rating and links to my thoughts can be found in Message 7

The message numbers listed point to the review links where I've posted my thoughts about the book.

post revised


message 14: by Inkspill (last edited May 03, 2019 11:17PM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments Feb roundup --- 2019 Reading Challenge of 50 books to finish.

Les Misérables --- finished on 10th Feb 2019, see message 4
The Tombs of Atuan --- finished on 13th Feb 2019, see message 7
Tales of Troy: Ulysses, the sacker of cities --- finished on 19th Feb 2019, see message 2
Cyclops --- finished on 23rd Feb 2019, see message 2

Total read so far this year: 8

The message numbers listed point to the review links where I've posted my thoughts about the book.

post revised


message 15: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments

For neatness, it was getting seriously messy here, and to strip out duplications of same book in different messages I have revised message 2-8.

I know we're about 10 weeks in but I have a much clearer idea of my reading adventure, so I've revised message 1.

This I'm hoping will make it easier to keep trek and update, I guess time will tell right

:)


message 16: by Inkspill (last edited May 03, 2019 11:23PM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments

March roundup --- 2019 Reading Challenge to read 50 books
I've read 20 in total but I've got some long and tough ones coming up.

finished reading:
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio --- finished on 01st Mar 2019, see message 3
The Great Modern Poets: The Best Poetry Of Our Times --- finished on 01st Mar 2019, see message 8
The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green --- finished on 02nd Mar 2019, see message 2
The Odyssey --- finished on 02nd Mar 2019, see message 2
Guide to Art --- finished on 10th Mar 2019, see message 8
The World's Greatest Art --- finished on 10th Mar 2019, see message 8
King Henry VIII --- finished on 14th Mar 2019, see message 4
Wolf Hall --- finished on 14th Mar 2019, see message 4
Beowulf --- finished on 20th Mar 2019, see message 3
Pride and Prejudice --- finished on 21st Mar 2019, see message 5
The Color Purple --- finished on 28th Mar 2019, see message 5
A Brief History of France --- finished on 28th Mar 2019, see message 4

The message numbers listed point to the review links where I've posted my thoughts about the book.

Current reads:
introducing existentialism
Night and Day
A Little Book on Form


message 17: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
April roundup --- 2019 Reading Challenge to read 50 books, at the end of April I have read 24.

finished reading:
Introducing Existentialism --- finished on 06th Apr 2019, see message 4
Night and Day --- finished on 11th Apr 2019, see message 7
A Little Book on Form --- finished on 14th Apr 2019, see message 8
The Farthest Shore --- finished on 19th Apr 2019, see message 7

currently reading:
The letters of Vincent Van Gogh
A Place of Greater Safety

I’ve reorganised my post to help me better stay on my reading trek.


message 18: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
May roundup ---
finished reading:
Norse Mythology --- finished on 04th May 2019, see message 3
The Origin of the Universe --- finished on 04th May 2019, see message 8
Tehanu --- finished on 12th May 2019, see message 7
Get Shorty --- finished on 17th May 2019, see message 6
A Place of Greater Safety --- finished on 27th May 2019, see message 6
Tales from Earthsea --- finished on 31st May 2019, see message 7

currently reading:
The letters of Vincent Van Gogh, reading a second version with all his letters so this one’s taking longer than I had planned.
African Myths of Origin


message 19: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
June roundup ---

finished reading:

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe --- finished on 07th Jun 2019, see message 7
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics --- finished on 16th Jun 2019, see message 8
Jacob’s Room --- finished on 22nd Jun 2019, see message 7
Top Girls --- finished on 25th Jun 2019, see message 6
African Myths of Origin --- finished on 28th Jun 2019, see message 3


message 20: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
July roundup ---
finished reading:

The Greek Myths --- finished on 01st Jul 2019, see message 2
The Barretts of Wimpole Street --- finished on 04th Jul 2019, see message 5
The Sisters Brothers --- finished on 05th Jul 2019, see message 6
Flush --- finished on 08th Jul 2019, see message 5
The Odyssey --- finished on 12th Jul 2019, see message 2
welcome to the monkey-house --- finished on 18th Jul 2019, see message 5
Electra --- finished on 20th Jul 2019, see message 2
Sonnets from the Portuguese --- finished on 23rd Jul 2019, see message 8
Hindu Myths --- finished on 25th Jul 2019, see message 3
A Monster Calls --- finished on 27th Jul 2019, see message 5
Orestes --- finished on 31st Jul 2019, see message 2


message 21: by Inkspill (last edited Sep 04, 2019 06:39AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
August roundup ---

finished reading:

Euripides --- finished on 12th Aug 2019, see message 2
A Tale of Two Cities --- finished on 14th Aug 2019, see message 4
The Odyssey --- finished on 16th Aug 2019, see message 2
Electra --- finished on 23rd Aug 2019, see message 2
Mrs. Dalloway’s Party --- finished on 28th Aug 2019, see message 7
the poem --- finished on 29th Aug 2019, see message 8
The White Tiger --- finished on 31st Aug 2019, see message 6


message 22: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3940 comments Mod
You have read a wide variety of books, Inkspill. I'm impressed!


message 23: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments Rosemarie wrote: "You have read a wide variety of books, Inkspill. I'm impressed!"

thanks Rosemarie, it's made it so much more interesting for me


message 24: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
September roundup ---
finished reading:
Sanditon --- finished on 03rd Sept 2019, see message 5
Mrs Dalloway --- finished on 09th Sept 2019, see message 7
Cymbeline --- finished on 11th Sept 2019, see message 4
Iphigenia In Aulis --- finished on 14th Sept 2019, see message 2
Iphigenia In Tauris --- finished on 17th Sept 2019, see message 2
One Word Kill --- finished on 17th Sept 2019, see message 6
The Hours --- finished on 22nd Sept 2019, see message 7
The Hours --- finished on 22nd Sept 2019, see message 7
Introducing Joyce --- finished on 23rd Sept 2019, see message 2
The Iliad --- finished on 25th Sept 2019, see message 2
Circe --- finished on 28th Sept 2019, see message 2


message 25: by Inkspill (last edited Dec 23, 2019 09:06AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
October roundup ---
finished reading:
Happy Days --- finished on 07th Oct 2019, see message 6
O Brother Where Art Thou --- finished on 09th Oct 2019, see message 2
the Younger Edda also-called Snorre's Edda or Prose Edda --- finished on 14th Oct 2019, see message 3
the world’s desire --- finished on 20th Oct 2019, see message 2
No Exit --- finished on 20th Oct 2019, see message 6
The Dead --- finished on 26th Oct 2019, see message 5
Ulysses --- finished on 30th Oct 2019, see message 2
The Giant O’Brien --- finished on 31st Oct 2019, see message 4


message 26: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
November roundup ---
finished reading:
Ink in the Blood --- finished on 04th Nov 2019, see message 8
Anne Boleyn --- finished on 07th Nov 2019, see message 4
Tree and Leaf --- finished on 14th Nov 2019, see message 8
Medea --- finished on 19th Nov 2019, see message 2
Bring Up the Bodies --- finished on 25th Nov 2019, see message 4


message 27: by Inkspill (last edited Jan 02, 2020 03:34AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments
December roundup ---

finished reading:

Tales from 1,001 Nights --- finished on 02nd Dec 2019, see message 3
The Odyssey --- finished on 09th Dec 2019, see message 2
Antigone --- finished on 09th Dec 2019, see message 2
The letters of Vincent van Gogh --- finished on 11th Dec 2019, see message 8
The Art of Rivalry --- finished on 15th Dec 2019, see message 8
The Scarlet Pimpernel --- finished on 17th Dec 2019, see message 4
Twelfth Night --- finished on 22nd Dec 2019, see message 6
Our Souls at Night --- finished on 28th Dec 2019 , see message 5
Hogfather --- finished on 29th Dec 2019, see message 4
Pure --- finished on 31st Dec 2019 , see message 4


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