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.

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

    1. 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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