Bout of Books 10: Master Post

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Reading list:
Below is the list of books that I’ll be choosing from this week. I doubt that I’ll get through all of them, especially as some (Frye, Woolf) are pretty dense. I hope to complete at least three books this week, including the first two listed and also The Demon-Haunted World which I started a month or so ago but had to sideline while finishing up the semester. If I get more than that accomplished, then great!

 

boutofbooks For the Pleasure of His Company, Charles Warren Stoddard
Imre: A Memorandum, Edward Prime-Stevenson
Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye
The Long Walk, Stephen King
To a God Unknown, John Steinbeck
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism, Steven J. Venturino

 

Goals:
• Read at least two books for my summer course (titles 1 & 2 above)
• Join some of the Twitter chats
• Visit other participants, including host blogs (competitions & such)

Updates:

Monday:
Pages read: 90
Books finished: None
Titles experienced: 2- For the Pleasure of His Company and The Demon-Haunted World

Tuesday:
Pages read: 276
Books finished: 1 – For the Pleasure of His Company
Titles experienced: 3- For the Pleasure of His Company, The Demon-Haunted World, and The Book Thief

Wednesday:
Pages read: 280
Books finished: None
Titles experienced: The Book Thief

Thursday:
Pages read: 149
Books finished: 1 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Titles experienced: 2- The Book Thief and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Friday:
Pages read: 60
Books finished: None
Titles experienced: Rebecca

Saturday:
Pages read: 0
Books finished: None
Titles experienced: None…. bad, Adam. 😦

Sunday:
Pages read: 291
Books finished: None
Titles experienced: Rebecca by Daphne du Maruier and Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Total pages read: 997
Total books finished: 2 – The Book Thief and For the Pleasure of His Company
All titles experienced: 5 – The Book Thief, For the Pleasure of His Company, Rebecca, Salem’s Lot, and The Demon-Haunted World.

*Note: I borrowed the general format for this post from Heather at Between the Covers.

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11 thoughts on “Bout of Books 10: Master Post

  1. Good luck 🙂 I was going to join, but the past two times I’ve tried to do it I’ve read a great deal less than I would normally :S
    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism looks interesting. Am checking it out on Amazon as I type this….

  2. I’ve been reading a lot of books about literary criticism; Critical Theory: An Introduction by Jennifer Rich, Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory by Peter Barry, Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler so I’m curious to see what you think of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism and Anatomy of Criticism.
    Good luck

    • Cool! Highly recommend Terry Eagleton’s Lieterary Theory (and other works) as well as Jonathan Culler’s Literary Theory. There are two good anthologies, too: Tracing Literary Theory by Natoli and Everyday Theory by McLuaghlin & Coleman.

  3. Hee! I thought your post looked familiar. 🙂
    I really liked The Long Walk…it’s pretty disturbing, but not in King’s typical horror-way. Good stuff.

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