In February I read 6 books. Not a lot, but more than I expected since this has been an incredibly busy month. I have had my first “job” interview, and my first job interview failure, which has been a huge blow and very likely means I will not find a job next year (unless something else miraculously turns up, but with my interests and study-path, that does not seem very likely). I am trying to move on, but concentrating on reading has been a little hard. That is, it is hard to find a way to not drown myself in reading instead of doing the work I have left to do in graduate school.
Anyway, 6 books, 1348 pages, and once again all of them were written by women. I have yet to finish Mill’s essay. I am unsure if I will get to it soon. Instead, I might concentrate on the Feminist Classics selection for March instead, A Doll’s House, and finish Mill later this year.I do have some initial plans for March, I’d like to read more for my NYRB project, as well as one other Bloomsbury Group book, but I know that my plans never work out, so just imagine that I whispered that, instead of saying it out loud. Oh, and during this month, I will probably dream of all the Persephone’s I’d like to read in the future.
The books I read in February are:
- Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
- The Brontës Went to Woolsworth – Rachel Ferguson
- The Moorland Cottage – Elizabeth Gaskell
- Janis Joplin – Rise Up Singing – Ann Angel
- Murder at Mansfield Park – Lynn Shepherd
- High Wages – Dorothy Whipple
What was not a great month personally, or well, professionally, was a great month for music. I got to see The National live (on a festival that also allowed me to see Efterklang with an orchestra and Owen Pallett). I am still as much in love with The National as I have been these past months. And 2 days later, I got to see Bright Eyes, for the third time. Not his best performance. Not the best crowd (where do all the 16-year-olds who only care about the “sexy” Conor Oberst suddenly come from? Never saw such a crazy teenage crowd at a concert. I’m getting old.) I also bought a pass that allows me to see whatever movie I want for 4 months, for 18 euros a month, last week. Since then, I have seen The King’s Speech and Black Swan. I am not big on thrillers or action movies, but I am still very excited about being able to go see any movie without paying (or well, not paying extra). Just imagine, I could go see the new Jane Eyre 15 times and no one could complain.. *dreams*
Anyway, I hope March will be more bookish for me. And for you too.