9.30.2012

Reading life review: September

Number of books read in September: 8
Number of books read in 2012: 100
Complete list here.

Our literature studies were the subject of a recent post, so this wrap-up may seem a little thin.

Hamlet (William Shakespeare) Play. With the Misses.

UnWholly (Neal Shusterman) YA fiction. A capable sequel to the disturbing Unwind.

Animal Farm (George Orwell) Fiction. With the Misses, who remembered hearing Mr. M-mv and I discussing this family book club selection with our son about eight years ago and arrived at the table with much to say about this "fairy story."

Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Harold Bloom) Non-fiction. Reread to complement Hamlet studies.

Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? (Richard J. Maybury) Non-fiction. With the Misses.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard) Play. A re-read, this time with the Misses.

Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett) Play. A re-read, this time with the Misses.

No Exit (Jean-Paul Sartre) Play. A re-read, this time with the Misses. Speaking of the last time I read this, neither then nor when I read the play in high school was there a film version readily available. What a wonder, then, to find it online this go-'round. This 1964 gem was directed by Harold Pinter, who also stars as Joseph Garcin. (Do you also find the music that introduces each of the characters via their death inordinately disturbing? *shudder*)

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