Saturday, 8 August 2015

Upcoming in August

Blogging has been pretty non-existent for the last month. Hopefully things should settle down by Tuesday for me to return to blogging full time. I do have a new NetGalley badge though: Book Advocate! If anyone else is signed up to NetGalley it might be worth checking your emails, it promises to give advice on blogging and exclusive books for review. Here are the reviews I am planning for this month and a few maybes:

Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (and a review of the play at the National Theatre featuring Ralph Fiennes)
On Writing: A Memoir by Stephen King
The Bell by Iris Murdoch
Between Gods by Alison Pick
Gut, the inside story of our body's most underrated organ by Giulia Enders

Maybes:
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Nora Webster & Brooklyn both by Colm Tóibín
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

What are you reading currently? Are you taking part in #AusteninAugustTBR too? Also, if there is any review you really want to hear let me know and I'll write it up first!  :-)

6 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your review of The Bell... I've got a Murdoch or two but haven't read any yet.

    Welcome back to the blogging world :)

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed Murdoch so I would recommend giving them a go :-)

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  2. Just read: " A Little Life" - left me drained but the book 'still lingers' - astrounding writing achievement for H. Yanagihara.
    Reading: Advise and Consent (Pulitzer Prize Reading Challenge) winner 1960 - message is still timeless.
    Planning to read: Joseph Brodsky (Noble Reading Challenge) On Grief and Reason: essays.
    It is said to contain the 'best' commencent speech ever given at a university by a visting speaker!
    Your review I'd like to read: Man and Superman (G.B.Shaw) play (message) - performance (decor) - performer ( love...R. Fiennes, I saw him in Ibsen play Brand at Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2003. Powerful actor)

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    1. I love when a book lingers on. Wow you have a lot of new challenges there too. It's good that they are still relevant today - it's testament to a good book! It was exquisite, I will make sure to include a few photos from the National Theatre so you can see some of the sets and costumes. (Spoiler: they had a working car and Ralph Fiennes sped off in it!!)

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  3. Loved On Writing by Stephen King.

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    1. Me too! For me it really reinforced the time commitment you need to make in order to be a writer. :-)

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