Monthly Archives: January 2011

Revisiting Film 110: Film, Culture and Communications

The World’s Greatest Short Stories were great. And they were short. A good combination. I was going to plunge back into Paradise Lost to get it off my plate, but my body is aching from the advanced Ashtanga class I … Continue reading

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January 31, 2011: Seen Reading

PAGES READ: 5 YEAR TO DATE: 1,172 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -378 PAGES The combination of being in New York, working at a trade show for 10 hours a day and sharing a room in … Continue reading

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January 30, 2011: The Weight of Unfinished Books

PAGES READ on Saturday: 3 PAGES READ on Sunday: 15 YEAR TO DATE: 1,167 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -333 PAGES While there may be joy in unread books, I feel a tremendous weight when I … Continue reading

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January 29, 2011: Off to New York

Today I head to New York for four days on my own – yay! I’m hoping to get a bit of reading done. So the question is, do I pack Anna Karenina and plug away at it? Or do I … Continue reading

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January 28, 2011: Revisiting History (2008)

PAGES READ: 10 YEAR TO DATE: 1,149 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -251 PAGES In 2008 I read 24 books – two a month. I remember thinking this was pretty good. READING LIST – 2008 1/ The … Continue reading

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January 27, 2011: I can’t read another book set in…

PAGES READ: 15 YEAR TO DATE: 1,139 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -211 PAGES Claire Cameron’s response to my Netherland post reminded me of a comment my friend Kiersten once made: “I can’t read another book … Continue reading

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January 26, 2011: How to cure a hangover, Russian-style

PAGES READ: 15 YEAR TO DATE: 1,124 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -176 PAGES “‘Drink, drink the vodka without fail, and then seltzer water with a lot of lemon,’ Yashvin said, standing over Petritsky like a … Continue reading

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January 25, 2011: Book Battle to the Death

PAGES READ: 35 YEAR TO DATE: 1,109 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -141 PAGES Happy Robbie Burns Day everyone. I’m wearing a kilt and drinking scotch even as I type. Check this out: The nice people … Continue reading

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January 24, 2011: The Maharaja of All Book Fairs

PAGES READ: 31 YEAR TO DATE: 1,074 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -126 PAGES Oprah has a half-sister so it’s pretty hard to concentrate on anything else. However… This caught my eye in today’s Globe & … Continue reading

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No verdict on Ted. I’m sure it was complicated.

CURRENTLY READING: The World’s Greatest Short Stories. Edited by Steve Moss BOOKS COMPLETED: 2 Leigh-Anne here. Over the weekend, I completed Her Husband and it seems I may have been right about old Ted. It seems he was rather… difficult. … Continue reading

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