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{Summary} Cultural Buffet Challenge – Week One

30 May

First of all, I’d like to say thanks to Synthesist Chronicles and The Lupine Librarian for their recommendations. 🙂

Notes
This week has been quite exciting: after months of studying and revising, I can sit in the shade with a big bottle of water and a croissant and read for as long as I want. I can take as much time as I like to read the same paragraph or poem several times and I can get as carried away with making notes as I like without being crippled by guilt for not sticking to my daily schedule.

The only downside is that my mind’s whirling with so many concepts and ideas that every time I sit down to write a review, I only manage up to type a hundred words or so before my eyes stray back to a book or a film or my Polish vocabulary book.

So, I’ll start putting reviews up for the asterisked books in the next few days.

If you’d like me to review a particular book or film on the list, just ask. 🙂

Books Read This Week
1) The Prince – Machiavelli *
2) The Age of Innocence – Wharton *
3) The Spectacular Group Suicide – Paasilinna *
4) Sonietchka – Ulitskaya
5) Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum – Stevens
6) The Character of Rain – Nothomb *
7) The Gourmand – Barbery *
8) Travels Around Kazakhstan: After the fall of the Soviet Union – Deonna *
9) The Spellman Files – Lutz
10) Water for Elephants – Gruen
11) Italian Shoes – Mankell (re-read)

Films/ Series Seen
1) Dark Shadows
2) Things to Do Before You’re 30
3) The Bridge (series)
4) Medieval Lives (series) *

And I’ve completed the first CD of the Michel Thomas Polish course, so all in all, it’s been a rather good week. 🙂

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10 responses to “{Summary} Cultural Buffet Challenge – Week One

  1. Stepping out of the Page

    May 31, 2012 at 14:11

    What a fantastic effort! I love the idea of this challenge. Good luck with it! 🙂
    New to your blog,
    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

     
    • wildnightin

      June 2, 2012 at 23:38

      Thanks for the comment. I’ve become a little addicted to reading challenges since I found out about them

      You’re blog looks interesting and I love the owl. 🙂

       
  2. TBM

    June 1, 2012 at 07:28

    Wow…I’m looking forward to the reviews.

     
    • wildnightin

      June 6, 2012 at 09:54

      🙂 I’m slowly getting them done.

       
  3. Iris

    June 3, 2012 at 09:06

    11 books in one week? I am stunned.

     
    • thelupinelibrarian

      June 3, 2012 at 18:23

      I second that! Good job 🙂

       
      • wildnightin

        June 6, 2012 at 09:55

        Thanks. 🙂 I feel as though I should get some gold stars and make a reading chart.

         
      • thelupinelibrarian

        June 6, 2012 at 14:55

        Haha, I was totally going to do something similar for the 48 hour book challenge, but then I thought it was too much. Now you have me reconsidering that idea 🙂

         
      • wildnightin

        June 7, 2012 at 13:05

        If you’re giving up 30 hours of time to read, then you totally deserve rewards and to make it even more fun than it’ll be. 🙂

         
    • wildnightin

      June 6, 2012 at 09:56

      Hehe, it’s the perks of having a summer holiday. 🙂

       

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