Repost: Hit or Miss, February ’12

This is reposted from my old blog.  I’ve imported the whole post, comments and all, into a single space here.  I’ve listed it here under its original date.

Hit or Miss, February ’12

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February has been a pretty good month of reading and film for me — not a long list, but mostly good stuff.


Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading and viewing over the past month…



Hit List


  1. •Fishbone (Sheng Keyi)
  2. Wreckage (Ha Jin)
  3. •The Heart of Haiku (Jane Hirschfield)
  4. •The Trouble with Poetry (Billy Collins)
  5. •Apolocyntosis (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  6. Tarzan of the Apes (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  7. •Northern Girls (Sheng Keyi)
  8. •Between Lions and Lambs (N. T. McQueen)
  9. •Bolt (movie)
  10. Crimes of the Heart (Beth Henley)
  11. Antony and Cleopatra (onstage)






Aoife’s Kiss (back issue)







Miss List


  1. •salt (Mani Rao)
  2. The Truth About Jesus:  Is he a myth? (M. M. Mangasarian)






Neither Hit nor Miss


  1. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  2. •Oedipus of Thebes (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)





A bit of a mixed bag this past month.


I’m glad that I managed to make something of a dent in my Fill in the Gaps list.




what have you been reading and watching for the past month ?



2 Comments Manage Comments for this Entry
salt?! I wonder if that is the same book my son had to read a few years ago for school. it was a miss with him too. I think I read it. very dry but some interesting tidbits throughout. though not really a HIT in the reading. it is no longer required reading at school either!
Thursday, March 1, 2012 – 11:51 AM
I don’t think this is the same one.  I remember talking to him about that one.  This was a poetry collection, kind of.  Some of it was just too random to seem like poetry though.  (And that coming from someone who is very open to all sorts of styles of poetry!)
Thursday, March 1, 2012 – 12:51 PM

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