Reading Journal: Monday 31st May 2010

Well folks it's been a few days since I updated my reading journal I know. The thing is midweek last week, I just felt that low, depressing what's the point mood coming on and I had to nip it in the bud and take a bit of a break away from reading. … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 25th May 2010

While I'm managing perfectly to keep up with my shorter reading assignments, I'm having a real hard time tackling my bigger ones. Again I was determined to dive back into my Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist reading, and to make a start on … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 24th May 2010

Well dear reader I really must apologise for my tail off in posts towards the latter half of last week. With my stomach giving me some serious digestive problems I really lost most of my motivation for any kind of focused reading. It happens right? … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 10th May 2010

Monday may be one of the most depressing days of the week for a lot of people but for me it means Maupassant and I couldn't be happier. Today it was the turn of a couple of tales which are, in a tenuous way, linked by the theme of babies. The first … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Thursday 6th May 2010

Before I go on to give you a rundown on my reading for Thursday 6th May, I should declare that I'm writing this on Saturday 8th, a full day later than when I should be writing it up, and indeed posting it. I'm sure you know what it like though fellow … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 5th May 2010

Would it shock you to know that it's been almost eight months since I last read an Edgar Allan Poe story for my iPoe reading challenge? Well, desperate to make amends for this shortfall, I set about reserving Wednesday as my Poe day, when I tick off … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 4th May 2010

Today I may have wallowed in the place I love to be - totally immersed in a world of words - but it ended being a very busy day of reading. That's not a complaint of course because I'm never happier than when I'm drowning in books. And if anything … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 3rd May 2010

And so with great pleasure fellow reader, I return once more to scribing the virtual pages of my online reading journal. Adamant that I would not return to posting journal entries until I was completely happy with the format I was using for this … [Read more...]

Why Rob is going to be ‘shorting out’ throughout the month of May

And so here we are into the month of May, and If the reading schedule at RobAround Manor wasn't packed enough already - with both my Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist and Totally Knut reading projects running at full throttle at the moment … [Read more...]

Book News: UK cover revealed for Gaiman and Sarrantonio’s upcoming ‘Stories’

It's not often that I would get so focused on news of a cover being revealed, but this one is a little closer to me than most. You may remember last month that I featured Stories as a Daily Bookshot, that really exciting short story anthology from … [Read more...]