Tuesday, March 01, 2011

February in Review, Projections for March

February has just passed us by and I am yet to dent the challenge list. All that I am currently doing is scraping the paint, yet I know that it is in scraping that a dent is created. I cannot say February was not a rewarding month, for though I would not judge it kindly regarding the volume of books read and reviewed, it was rewarding in other areas of my literary life.

The month of February saw me receiving several e-mails from my readers. Whereas some wanted to host my blog on their platforms, others wanted me to write for payment; neither of these have I agreed to yet. Regarding literary activities, I have participated in those I believe I can and of which I blogged about here and there. I also interviewed two inspirational writers from Nigeria, Folake Taylor and Babalola Dolapo and one Ghanaian novelist, Farida Bedwei, whose book The Definition of Miracle would be launched at the PAWA House on the 5th of March at 6 o'clock PM.

I read a total of four books, two females and two males, with a total of 1007 pages. This is far below the nine read in January (with a total of 1533 pages).

  1. Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton (For the Top 100 Books Challenge)
  2. Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen (For the Top 100 Books Challenge)
  3. Tropical Fish (2005) by Doreen Baingana (For the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa Region Winners Challenge and the Africa Reading Challenge)
  4. The Cloth of Nakedness (1998) by Benjamin Kwakye (For the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa Region Winners Challenge)
I am yet to review Benjamin Kwakye's book. Thus, February was more of a month for serving the challenges; and this is how I perceive March to be. Books on list of the three main challenges would be read and this might include: Mine Boy by Peter Abrahams and A Question of Power by Bessie Head.

8 comments:

  1. February was not a bad month at all...I wish you well in March. Cheers!

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  2. @Geosi, thanks. In terms of the overall blogging output it was almost 1 post per day. Something I have striven for: 26 posts in 28 days... and I believe none of them was just a post to fill the day.

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  3. It looks like you had a busy month! Here's to lots of great reading in March.

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  4. You read more than me ;). I'm hoping to ramp up my reading in March. Plus, I see you are reading more Classic Western lit. I'm sooo jealous. Keep it up.

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  5. @Kinna, my reading of the Classics is a consequence of my association with you and your influence on me. lol. I wanted to dodge it but then I have some of them on my reading list and I would also want to argue - debate - with you on the classics... lol

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  6. Congratulations on a great month - it seems you read longer books and they all were very interesting. All the best in March!

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  7. @Amy... they weren't all longer. though except Tropical Fish they were all above 200 pages.

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