I sadly didn’t have a very productive October Yearathon as I have been ill with freshers flu but uni is now underway and so I did get a little reading done.
Firstly I just read 1 chapter of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, which I’m really enjoying but am getting through really slowly. I have read this book before but only vaguely remember it.
Then there were some changes in the reading for one of my university modules so I read some things which weren’t in my Yearathon TBR but that I needed to read this week:
- “Nutting” by William Wordsworth
- “Kubla Khan: Or a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- “Darkness” by Lord Byron
- “I am” by John Clare
- An extract from A Defence of Poetry by Percy Shelley
- An article about the ethics of zoos
So I didn’t read very much as the first four are just individual poems and then the extract and article were small, but hopefully, I’ll be reading more in next month’s Yearathon.
Due to the changes in my course reading my TBR for October as a whole has changed quite a bit too and so my new list is:
- Extracts from Personal Narrative of Travels of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804 by Alexander Von Humboldt
- “The Trouble With Wilderness: Getting Back to the Wrong Nature” by William Cronon
- Findings by Kathleen Jamie
- Travels in Alaska by John Muir
- Extracts from Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
- Extracts from Notes From Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin, Alison Hastie, and Terence Blacker
- At the Yeoman’s House by Ronald Blythe
- The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau
- Some poems by Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snider, and Judith Wright
- Extracts of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Thanks for reading and see you next time, comment if you also took part in the Yearathon and if you did more reading in it than me!