Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Month of My Own Books

Well I'm well into my month of reading my own books and I'm enjoying it so much I can see that I'm going to spend a lot more than a month doing it.  I decided to start with my Arthurian books, and quite frankly I had no idea how many of them I had  (another reason I need to get my library organized), and that's not counting the Camelud series which I had just reread last year and won't be rereading right now.
I started with Bernard Cornwall's The Winter King and it had been so long since I had read it that I only remember the broad outline of the story. It's told from the point of view of one of Arthur's men and takes place in the late 400's after the Romans have left England.  Very brutal, but also full of magic and wonder. From there I went to his Enemy of God and after that will be Excaliber.  While reading this series I'm also working my way through  The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends and The Arthurian Book of Days.
A lot of reading, and after that I still have another half dozen or so Arthurian books.  So I'm going to be busy, but not busy buying books.  Amazon would think I had deserted them but I keep adding books to my wish list so I can keep track of them.

3 comments:

  1. Wow you've been a busy reader. I've been so caught up in blogging lately that I've hardly had time for books!

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  2. My stack of books at home is getting shorter, too. I feel like I'm getting something done, reading all the books I've bought!

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  3. I've been trying to catch up on some of my own pile of unread books but seeing all your Arthurian titles is putting temptation in my way! I've never read The Winter King - it's a wonderful title for a book.

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