Day: February 3, 2008

This week, I started Eugene Onegin and The Last of the Mohicans. The latter is very dry so far; it was not my first choice having heard some very indifferent things about it. Onegin is nice so far because it is a novel in verse. It’s also Russian, and my ardent love of Tolstoy will grow into that for Pushkin (and then Dostoevsky, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and Chekhov) soon enough.  I haven’t really read that far into either books, mostly a couple pages in each to pass whatever time I was able to scrape up from the busy week.

Today, I had to do some academia which required me to browse and skim through my research books on Zimbabwe. Then I started, read, and reviewed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller (review up tomorrow). Most of the  books I read are from the library, and I become irate when books are vandalised. The copy of TDKR had a couple of panels ripped out. I love libraries and especially my own library system so seeing that was not pleasing at all.

I may have some more time to read this week at least after Wednesday. Have a good week everyone.

Literary Links:

A life of their own – Guardian Unlimited Books

The Usborne Book of the Future – Published in 1979. It’s a trip to the year 2000 and beyond.

Ornamental Typography

Red Room