Monday, 22 February 2010

Through the Years...


Ok, I'll admit, I got halfway through a review of the latest book I read, and didn't find the energy to finish it... so I thought I'd try a little thing 'Through the Years', which could be fun to try if you've been blogging for a little while.

I've done a 'what was I reading on this date' meme before a few times, but I thought I'd bring blogging into it as well.

I'm going to look back at the posts I've done for a certain date over the past few years. Obviously this will work better post-May, as I started blogging in April 2007, but (to get the ball rolling) here's what February 22nd looked like in the past...

- in 2009, I was reading Making History by Brian Friel, and blogging about the idea of getting recommendations from other bloggers

- in 2008, I was reading Yes Man by Danny Wallace, and blogging about families of writers

- in 2007, I was reading The Philosophy of the Short Story by Brander Matthews

- in 2006, I was reading... nothing, it appears! Gosh, I only read one book in Feburary 2006, and that was a play by Aphra Behn.

- in 2005, I was reading The Collection by Harold Pinter

- in 2004, I was reading The Young Visiters [sic] by Daisy Ashford

- in 2003, I was reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

- in 2002, I was reading The Moody Man by John Milne

Have a go yourself!

6 comments:

  1. This is only my second year blogging so I can't look back too far but I thought it was funny to see that at this time in 2009 I was reading Dickens' Oliver Twist and currently in 2010 I am reading Great Expectations. February seems to be my month for Dickens:)

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  2. I love doing this sort of thing. I have reading records that go back to May of 1987, but I won't go back that far here. Feb. 22, '96, I had a two-day old baby girl, so I'm sure I wasn't reading anything but the back of my eyeballs. More recently, '09 - Flaubert's Madame Bovary; '08 - Dutch Sheets' Intercessory Prayer; '07 - E. B. White's Stuart Little; '06 - Steve Saint's End of the Spear; '05 - E. H. Porter's Just David; '04 - Freedman's Lincoln: A Photobiography; '03 - Susan Cooper's Silver On the Tree; and, '02 - Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. So, it looks like at this week in February I tend to be in Christian non-fiction or children's fiction. (With the exception of Flaubert.) Fun exercise!

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  3. Since I only started blogging in January - I think that this wuold be more than m little brain could cope with - however - it is a most inpiring game and I hope to be able to play in the future!

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  4. How bizarre, Simon ... I was just thinking of writing a post along these lines! Based on my reading journal I was reading On Beauty by Zadie Smith in '07, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons in '08 and in '09 it was Lady Rose & Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson.

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  5. Great selection, Claire! Feel free to spread the word on your blog, of course, especially since you were planning on doing something similar

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  6. You come up with some the most interesting ideas, Simon. Taking a look back I see that I was reading Consequences by EM Delafield this time last year. That's all that I can report I'm afraid but found your longer list pretty impressive.

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