Friday, June 22, 2007

Spring 2007 Culture Post Mortem

Summer’s finally here!

While at this time of year most people tend to put up a reading list of what they want to read for the upcoming Summer season, I’m going to be a wuss and just note what I finished reading this past Spring:

  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Sons and Lovers – D. H. Lawrence
  • Good in Bed – Jennifer Weiner
  • 2 Noam Chomsky books (One was 9-11, the other title escapes me at the moment)

. . . And the following Shakespeare plays (along with the accompanying overview chapters in the Marjorie Garber book):

  • The Tempest
  • Coriolanus
  • Love’s Labors Lost
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Twelfth Night

Gee, that doesn’t seem like a lot, does it? But if we add in all of the newspapers, magazines and blogs that I read on a daily basis, that pushes the reading count up quite a bit!

However, I can quite happily say that I have seen the following plays performed live: Edward III, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Love’s Labors Lost, and The Tempest.

I carry around Adam Gopnik’s Paris to the Moon in my purse to read while I’m waiting for stuff, so that should be finished soon. I know that I will be reading Hamlet and Macbeth pretty soon, since I’m going to see those plays within the next month or two.

I hope that my end of summer list will be a bit fuller and have a bit more variety, but I also am really excited that I will also get to see some more live performances.

Does anyone have any Spring accomplishments they want to boast about?


Eric Grubbs said...

Um, I started work on a second book.

CS said...

Does just getting through a separation count as an accomplishment? And I read a bunch of New Yorkers.

mommanator said...

Spring accomplishments- lets see I retired and started being granny nanny the next day. I went to Colorado & Florida. O you ment reading alas- I finished up alot of paperwork before retiring. I have been reading books on home schooling!Seems like I am going to help home school the youngest! for joy