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


• 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)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

11 Comments 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. This is an awesome layout! I know though that I won’t be able to read enough to make it worth using. Maybe next time!


  3. Good luck Adam! I didn’t see you today during the twitter chat, but it wss so insane, maybe I missed you. be sure to visit my post, I host a giveaway!


  4. 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.


  5. Welcome to Bout of Books, Adam! I hope you enjoy your experience and get a lot of reading and chatting done! Hope to see you on Twitter this week!


  6. 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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