Here’s my initial list for the month of re-reading in January 2013 for which I am joining Heavenali (see link in list to the left). I have attempted an order but this is liable to change in the near future. The biggest problem will be resisting making additions to the list.
1. February by Lisa Moore;
2. Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley;
3. Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood;
4. Unless by Carol Shields;
5. Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan;
6 Away by Jane Urquhart;
7. Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen.
Also under consideration are The Friends of Meager Fortune by David Adams Richards; Divisidero by Michael Ondaatje.
Additional reads during the month will include Dickens’ Little Dorrit which has been ongoing since November of 2012 and Alice Munro’s Dear Life for a previously scheduled project. There will also be some rereads of books I read when I was a child and want to revisit including, Hunters Marjory, Beautiful Joe, some of the Maggie Muggins series, parts of Journeys Through Bookland, Ursula Le Guin’s Catwings series, others to be named later. (Another side read will be Y by Marjorie Celona for which I have been on the library hold list since last November.)
January 9, 2013 Finished February by Lisa Moore: see Review in regular blog postings. Jan.2013 (winner of Canada Reads February 14, 2013, exactly thirty-one years after the sinking of the Ocean Ranger)
January 19, 2013 Finished Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood: see Review in regular blog postings. February 2013
January 23, 2013 Finished Unless: see review in regular blog postings. Feb 2013
NOTE: because I have enjoyed the re-reading so much I have chosen to extend it at least until I finish the original list of seven listed above. I will read library selections along with the re-reads and re-assess the project when the seven reads are complete.
February 11, 2013 Finished Away: Review in regular blog postings for March 1, 2013
March 20, 2013 Finished Our Lady of the Lost and Found : Blog Posting on regular pages for April
Next read: Not Wanted on the Voyage / Last of the original seven on the re-read list
This is one of my favourite all time reads and so I don’t want to start it until I know I have the time it deserves.
I will put a start date here when I am closer to having the time I need for it.
Ah: time to begin. I will start to re-read Not Wanted on the Voyage today…May 3, 2013 and I can hardly wait.
May 4,2013 On page 62 and have decided to write posts on each of the four books that make up the novel. A first post will appear in a week or 10 days from now.
May 8,2013 Have finished the first book of four in Not Wanted. Can’t wait to find out what happens in Book Two.
Posting on Book One made on May 10th, 2013; Book Two and Three were posted on in June 2013; Book Four was posted on in July of 2013.
All in all, a wonderful re-reading adventure. Thanks to Heavenali for the encouragement.