Posts tagged ‘reading’

July 1, 2015

Hit or Miss, May and June 2015

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in May and June

Hits

  •  A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M Miller)
  • The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  • Mortdecai (movie)
  • Cake (movie)
  • Hugo (movie)
  • Defending Jacob (William Landay)
  • Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • Barry Lyndon (William Makepeace Thackeray)
  • Typewriter in the Sky (L Ron Hubbard)
  • Fortune’s Lover (Rachel Pollack)
  • In the Blood (Jackie French)
  • Land of Mercy (Fan Wen; soon to be published MS)
  • Minions (movie)

Misses

  • Twenties are Gone (Felicia Atkinson)

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • Fairy Tales for Writers (Lawrence Schimel)

I think the read of the month for me was A Canticle for Leibowitz and The English Patient in May and Fortune’s Lover in June.

So how has recent reading and viewing been for you?

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April 4, 2015

Hit or Miss, March 2015

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in March

Hits

  • High Rise (J G Ballard)
  • Calculating God (Robert J Sawyer)
  • Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
  • Orientalism (Edward Said)

Back issue of 《科幻世界》

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • The Player of Games (Iain M Banks)
  • Macbeth: A Novel (A J Hartley and David Hewson)

I think the read of the month for me was either Interview with the Vampire or Orientalism.

So how was March reading and viewing for you?

March 10, 2015

Hit or Miss, Feb ’15

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in February

Hits

  • Flaubert’s Drum (Sugu Pillay)
  • Into the Beautiful North (Luis Alberto Urrea)
  • Origen (Theodore Vrettos)
  • The Killables (Gemma Malley)
  • Calico Joe (John Grisham)

Back issue of Outposts of Beyond and the most recent issue of Lontar

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit Nor Miss

  • Anathem (Neal Stephenson)

I think the read of the month for me was either Into the Beautiful North or Calico Joe.

So how was February reading and viewing for you?

February 7, 2015

Hit or Miss, Jan ’15

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in January

Hits

  • Night has a Thousand Eyes (Arthur Upgren)
  • Thud! (Terry Pratchett)
  • Interstellar (movie)
  • Coastlands (Aaron Lee Soon Yong)
  • Moving Diary (Miho Kinnas, unpublished MS)
  • The Song of Rowanberry (Ikuko Tanaka)
  • The Man with the Compound Eyes (Wu Ming-Yi)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (movie)

Back issues of Outposts of Beyond

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit Nor Miss

  • none

It was a good reading month, so very hard to pick a read of the month for me this time.

So how was January reading and viewing for you?