Sunday, March 1, 2015

#NaNoReMo 2015

The exceptional John Wiswell, of The Bathroom Monologues, came up with a great idea back in 2012 of National Novel Reading Month. During this month you read a novel that you've been meaning to get to. Something that's been sitting on the shelf for an awkward amount of time. Something you're supposed to have read.

So far for NaNoReMo I've read:

2012 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forester (I'd only recently gotten a hold of it, to be honest, but meant to get to it for a while.)
2013 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (On my shelf since 2008.)
2014 - Old Goriot by Honore Balzac (On my shelf since 2008.)

And now for 2015: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. (On my shelf since 2008.) This will, incidentally, complete my trilogy of books that I picked up in Natick, MA many years ago and never bothered reading. It will, like the past three NaNoReMos, also be my first work read by the author. I suppose I read a chapter of Les Miserables, once, but still...

So. If you're playing along, you have until March 31st to read your novel. Feel free to post your choices in the comments. I'm looking forward to what folks are finally tackling.

On a personal update: When it comes to reading, this year has been surprisingly slow so far; likely due to a focus for these first two months on movies . My cabin isn't well suited to reading, but some progress has been made, including Washington Irving, Rabindranath Tagore, and Anthony Powell. Also working on reading more science this year, last year having read far too little in that field. Currently reading Richard Feynman's Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, with Primo Levi on stand-by.

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