Afterthoughts: The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah

In a Nutshell: Once read never forgotten, The House of the Mosque is one of these rare titles that both nurtures the soul and informs at the same time. It’s perfect for those wishing to learn a little about one of Iran’s most tumultuous periods, … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 2nd February 2010

So last Friday (29th) saw the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov’s birth. I had wanted to do something special on the day, but alas, time was my greatest enemy. Thankfully, for now, I’m keeping up with my Chekhov Tuesday’s and at least dipping a … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 1st February 2010

The fact that I now set aside particular days for the reading of particular authors is really working out for me. Not only does it allow me to make slow and steady progress through the multitude of reading projects I set myself, but it also gives me … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Summary for remainder of Week 4 2010

And so a new month commences and it always feels like a fresh new beginning to me - a slate wiped clean, new reading prospects laying ahead. But before I move on to those new reading prospects myself, I need to finish talking about the old ones first … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Thursday 28th January 2010

Wow, it's amazing what a difference a day makes when it comes to reading. If you caught up with my journal entry for yesterday then you will know that Wednesday didn't turn out to be one of my best days reading-wise, with the only saving grace being … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 27th January 2010

So another reading day dissolves into the foggy haze of history, and just like Tuesday it was another day of mixed reading success. Let's have a run through it. The first reading task of the day was to dig into the backlog of short stories I've … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 26th January 2010

Yet another busy but interesting reading day at RobAround Manor. Tuesdays can only mean Chekhov around here, and taking another step towards completing my Checkin' Off the Chekhov Shorts reading challenge. So I began the day with two Chekhovian short … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 25th January 2010

Well it was kind of a mixed day of reading yesterday. I began with a read through of the two Maupassant shorts that I’d scheduled for myself from the Oxford University Press collection, A Day in the Country and Other Stories. The first story was Out … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Summary for remainder of Week 3 2010

Well I hadn’t planned on filing another multiple day summary for my reading journal to end the week as I did for the week before, but that’s what’s appeared to have happened. A combination of blogging and Real Life combined to keep my reading down … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Waiting at the (Canon)Gate

Waiting at the (Canon)Gate, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. For today's Daily Bookshot I bring you a close-up of one of the novels I'm looking forward to reading most during this first month of 2010. This is The House of the Mosque by … [Read more...]