In Samhna

It is the second day of No-NaNoWriMo. I hope everyone who has November writing goals did something interesting and writing-related yesterday, because I did not write a word. However, tonight I’m planning to write a nice chunk of some story or other. I seem to have excess energy and I might feel a bit lest restless after I write. We’ll see.

I did manage to read the entire poem in Pale Fire, and now I’m on the commentary. I am reading it all in page order. Not, as Charles Kinbote suggests, the commentary, then the poem with commentary, then commentary again. Teehee. I’m thinking of trying to find some essays on Pale Fire and read them, if their ideas are intriguing enough. Sadly, I’m probably not taking in enough to try to review it, but I am enjoying it. More than I enjoyed some parts of Life of Pi, which would have surprised me if I had told me before reading either book. Anybody else read these books? What do you think of them?

In case anyone is interested, my reading list looks like this right now:

1. Pale Fire

2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

3. The Witch of Portobello (Paulo Coelho)

4. Iron Council (China Mieville)

I may stick one or two other quick reads in between three and four. I am also rereading the Harry Potter series all the way through. I’ll admit that I love the books and I enjoy the movies, some much more than others, although I’m not a fanatic, like some people. I do have a Harry Potter t-shirt though. I’m on book 4 right now.

I know, I know. “Get on with the writing.” But I always think it’s interesting to hear what writers are reading, and I’m making an effort at the moment to read books with literary merit. I’m sure if you didn’t care you’d have stopped reading this post by now, and that makes this particular paragraph sort of pointless, no?


(Samhna – “November” in Gaelic)

2 thoughts on “In Samhna

  1. I’m sure you will write in due time. I read the entire post, Deva. I started reading one of the Harry Potter books once, but I was visiting someone and left before I finished it. How about that! I finished your post but not Harry Potter. Blessings to you…

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