Sunday, August 1, 2010
Happy August, everyone! I have just started Ingrid Winterbach's To Hell with Cronjé, a South African novel from Open Letter Press. The original language is Afrikaans, a unique form of Dutch that evolved in South Africa and Namibia. It also borrows from Malay, Portuguese, and the Bantu and Khoisan languages.
This week was an eventful one. In addition to changing my background and header, I posted on the Beirut39 anthology, Kenzaburo Ōe's Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! (for my bloggy book club), and a Book We Shall Never Speak of Again for the Horrible Dare Challenge. The mad review for the Nameless Horror also suffered invasion by a pair of fictional Marxists intent on making their displeasure known. Alas, one fell to the Dark Side.
On the lighter side of things, I have a job interview on Tuesday! For a library assistant position! Wish me luck!
And now for my August reading stats:
Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!
Beirut39: New Writings from the Arab World
The Nameless Horror
Petals of Blood
Klausen was abandoned less than halfway and passed on to Sandra.
The first week of July was preoccupied with the Inferno part of the Dante Read-Along, which I broke down into four posts. So all in all, that's only four novels read this month (one of which was an unspeakable atrocity) for a total of 1,282 pages. In terms of book quantity, I'm afraid August may not be any better. I should be occupied with the 640-page behemoth that is I Hotel.
And lastly, your weekly link round-up:
American Apparel's Bankruptcy Is Inevitable
Brazilian men swapped at birth work, live together
To Rub Or Snub: That Is The Question
True Blood Podcast 3: "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues"