I will miss February’s calendar picture. It is just the prettiest picture in the calendar and I find it sad that it happened to be on the shortest month! The days have been filled with well-enjoyed books, though. It was a satisfying month.
March’s picture is not as exciting to me, but I do like the quote at the bottom:
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Hazel Rochman
This month, I was taken around the world in an eye-opening look at the plight of women in the world. I visited Regency England and sigh at Elinor’s and Marianne’s romance. I took a trip to late Victorian England, then I jumped to an alternate 1930s Harlem. I finished my lengthy immersion in the development of English language (which covers a lot of history), took a short excursion to Japan, and then a journey as an escaping slave. I also traveled between England and Paris during the revolution and walked across the lawn, which was forbidden me. Finally, I”ve been immigrating to Salinas Valley, California and recently began immigrating to Middle Earth.
My month certainly was full of lots of different kinds of “homes.” I enjoyed my variety this month. My goal to read lots of Black History Month books didn’t really work out well (I got too distracted), but I’m satisfied with my reading.
In March, my project book will be Edward Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem And Fall in Love with Poetry. I’m hoping it will get me geared up for April’s National Poetry Month.
Where did you visit in your reading this month?
Read previously/reviewed in February:
- Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad (50 pages; poetry).
- Golden Slippers: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers (200 pages; poetry).
- History of the English-Speaking People by Winston Churchill, abridged by Henry Steele Commager (470 pages; nonfiction).
- Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston (300 pages; fiction).
Read and reviewed in February:
- Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (250 pages; nonfiction)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (315 pages; fiction).
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (190 pages; fiction).
- The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel by Ian Culbard (120 pages; fiction/graphic novel).
- Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (11 ½ hours audio; fiction/short stories).
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (390 pages; fiction).
- Black No More by George S. Schuyler (190 pages; fiction).
- A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (50 pages; poetry). (no review)
- Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language by Seth Lerer (265 pages; nonfiction). Began in January.
- The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata (165 pages; fiction).
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (110 pages, plus 30 pages front matter; nonfiction).
- Poetry for Young People: William Blake (50 pages; poetry).
- DNA by James Watson (405 pages; nonfiction).
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (140 pages, plus 50 pages front/end matter; nonfiction/memoir).
- January in Review
- Reading Journal (3 February): Black History Month
- Reading Journal (10 February): The Joy of Reading Slowly
- Reading Journal (17 February): A Brief Post
- Reading Reflections: A Book Kingdom
- Reading Journal (24 February): My First Vlog
(links to pages on this site)