Category Archives: Books

Reading List 13

A productive 55 books read in these six months, thanks to plague and unemployment! Short stories Real Time World +2 — Christopher PriestPublic Library — Ali SmithQissat: Short Stories by Palestinian Women — Jo Glanville (ed.)Beacons — Gregory Norminton (ed.)The … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

Reading List 12

40 books read in this six months, making 75 for the year. This was an experiment in reading all non-fiction, which was rewarding in that I covered a lot of books that I wouldn’t normally read, but on the other … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

The South Country

The last of the Edward Thomas nature books for now, The South Country, has just been posted on Project Gutenberg. Like The Heart of England, this is not a record of a particular journey, but a series of impressions of, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Nature | Leave a comment

London Labouring

London Labour and the London Poor continues, and we’ve just completed volume 2 (just volume 4 to go now). This was rather an enjoyable one, dealing first with street-sellers of an impressive variety of items: stealers and restorers of dogs; … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

Reading List 11

Only 35 books read this semester, mainly due to two whoppers. Shakespeare King John — William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare SF/F The Gold Coast — Kim Stanley Robinson The State of the Art — Iain M. Banks … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

Gutenberging: History of Lapland

Inspired by this blog post from Jesus College, Oxford, a couple of years ago I started a project on Distributed Proofreaders for A History of Lapland, by John Scheffer, published in 1674. Now it’s finally made its way to Project … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reading List 10

35 books completed again this term, making a neat 70 for the year. George Eliot Adam Bede — George Eliot The Mill on the Floss — George Eliot Silas Marner — George Eliot Romola — George Eliot Felix Holt, the … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

Edward Thomas

I’ve recently prepared two books by Edward Thomas for Project Gutenberg: The Icknield Way, and The Heart of England. I was all set to love The Icknield Way, on Robert Macfarlane’s breathless recommendation. The reality was pages and pages of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, England | 1 Comment

Reading List 9

35 books read in the first half of the year (a total reduced by the eternal London Labour and the London Poor). I managed most of what I’d planned, starting with some continuing projects: Brontës Agnes Grey — Anne Brontë … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 3 Comments

Reading List 8

A relatively gentle 44 books for the second half of the year brings my yearly total to a neat 104, or two per week. Algerian Memory in the Flesh — Ahlam Mosteghanemi What the Day Owes the Night — Yasmina … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 3 Comments