Saturday, January 8, 2011

Victorian & Murakami reading challenge

I'm in.

Especially when I went here (OK!  It's shoot me!) and saw that there is a good range of stories there.  Not sure I'm gong to commit to a number that I'll read, but I'm in.

Go here if you want to find out a little more about it!

Does Byatt count?  She should.

I'm also in on the Haruki Murakami reading challenge (minimum 1 book in 1 year.  That I can do for sure, even in Catalan)

What I need is a challenge for reading even 2 books in Spanish.....EEEK

On another note, today was the second last day (penultimate as the Catalans would say) day of the Barceló exhibit an I had to go back.  That was fantastic.  I came away with pages of ideas and notes and sketches.  Mmmmmm.

The man and I also stopped off at the art store and picked up these rolls of paper, some small and one very very big one.  Super yum:

and these oil paint crayons.  Should be fun to play with, though they will take forever to dry:

Plus, I have lots of amazing images to work with, the Basquiat book I got in Paris, the Barceló book I got in the fall a skinny little Matisse book I got myself and the lovely big fat Miró book the man got me for Xmas.  Yum.

Lots to feed the brain.


Trish said...

Yay! Glad you joined the reading challenge. I didn't commit to any one number of books either, I like to leave those kind of things to chance and mood. All I know is I want to read *some* Victorian literature just to broaden my horizons.

Looks like your year is off to a good start!

Jason, as himself said...

I love that you relish in keeping your mind busy like this!

And my book club is reading challenge enough for book a month...

Lately I've been listening to audio books, though. I had never done it before and I am really enjoying it! Especially the David Sedaris.

Mother Theresa said...

Seeing those great looking art supplies just makes me want to run out and get some...but then I'd have to use them, and that might be a problem since I haven't drawn or painted anything in years. But I could get some for Ro, she would certainly love them.

Hula Girl at Heart said...


oreneta said...

Trish, I've been thinking I should read some Dickens, I've been audiobooking it, but that just doesn't work as well right now. There's a bunch of other stuff on the list I'd like to look at too.

Jason, I LOVE audio books, especially in the car!

Mother T, that's an idea, she'd have a blast!

Hula, super yummy!

tanabata said...

Glad to have you join us for the Murakami challenge. Happy reading!

oreneta said...

Tanabata, thanks for dropping by, I'm going to be reading in Catalan, which I have been learning! Wish me luck. Though in fact I find that by reading in a language that I find less fluent, I notice many more intricacies to the work as I have had to think much more attentively while working my way through...there are benefits!