And so it resumes….

Well, it’s been quite some time since my words last graced the virtual pages of this website. But here words are, and with them comes the affirmation that RobAroundBooks is back in business. A lot of water may have passed under the bridge since I … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Shallow Soil by Knut Hamsun

Having now come to the end of the first novel I was reading for my Totally Knut reading project, it's time to move on to the second - Shallow Soil (Ny Jord), the fourth of Hamsun’s novels to be published, in the autumn of 1893 [1. I’m having to skip … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

In a Nutshell: Dense and somewhat odd, Mysteries is a novel best suited to the more patient and thoughtful reader. Perseverance with this one can bring reward however, as Mysteries emerges as one of those few novels which has the ability to change a … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

Note: My afterthoughts for this novel have now been posted. And so dear reader I finally bring myself to the reading project I set up for myself in September of last year (2009). The project, christened Totally Knut, will see me chronologically … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Hamsun’s Ring

Hamsun's Ring, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Those who follow RobAroundBooks may remember Totally Knut, my biggest reading project that never was last year. Despite careful and meticulous planning of the entire project - which was being … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 5th October 2009

Hi All. OK let’s have a quick catch up on my reading over the past few days (daughter's birthday so not a ton of reading done). First off I finished Jayne Joso’s most awesome Soothing Music for Stray Cats (Alcemi). When I spoke about it last I only … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 30th September 2009

Hi remember me? I’m Rob’ Reading Journal. Yeah I know I’ve not been around for a few days, but Rob has been insanely busy, even struggling to get the other posts up on RobAroundBooks that’s he managed to get up. Over to Rob: Does that mean I’ve … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Hamsun’s Waiting for a Bus

Hamsun's Waiting for a Bus, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Yeah I know it's a bit silly but give me a break. It's cold and lonely waiting for a bus so I popped my new pal Knut out of my bag to give me a bit of company. Of course this … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 23rd September 2009

OK I know I’ve not filed a reading journal entry for a few days. To be honest with you my reading has been all over the place. I’ve been like a little Dutch boy running around trying to plug all the holes that keep springing in the dyke, and not … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 16th September 2009

(Tuesday 15th September) - I ran out of time last night (15th) to post a journal entry for the day’s reading, so I guess I’ll do that first - it won’t take long: As I want to keep every reading commitment I’m involved in progressing, yesterday … [Read more...]