Bloodorange

I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.
Today
May
29
Therese Anne Fowler
Max Beerbohm
Ruth Goodman
2016
05
updated shelf
started following:
2016
04
reviewed: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Just this, for the time being: http://www.thegloss.com/beauty/zelda-fitzgerald-biography-444/2/ I recall being affected by th...
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler
2016
24
reviewed: The Lover
Very well crafted. Intense. Hateful.
The Lover - Marguerite Duras, Barbara Bray
finished reading:
2016
23
reviewed: Twórcze pisanie dla młodych panien
Gęsty, wszechstronny podręcznik twórczego pisania; trzeba mi było kilkunastu lat i trzech podejść, żeby się z nim dogadać, al...
Twórcze pisanie dla młodych panien - Izabela Filipiak
finished reading:
2016
22
reviewed: A Passage To India
context - from E. M. Forster's letter - his opinions may seem offensive, and I have yet to see whether and how they surface i...
A Passage To India - E.M. Forster, Oliver Stallybrass
finished reading:
2016
11
reviewed: Slow Life. Zwolnij i zacznij żyć
Uczciwe trzy gwiazdki, w znaczeniu - podobało się. Niby ten poradnik drzwi nie wyważa, niby rady zdroworozsądkowe, ale fajn...
Slow Life. Zwolnij i zacznij żyć - Joanna Glogaza
finished reading:
2016
08
reviewed: Niesamowite przygody dziesięciu skarpetek
Ładnie wydana (twarda oprawa, zaokrąglone kanty oprawy i rogi kartek), ładnie zaprojektowana (ciekawie wkomponowane ilustracj...
Niesamowite przygody dziesięciu skarpetek - Daniel de Latour, Justyna Bednarek
finished reading:
2016
03
reviewed: Podróże przez Azję i Europę
Na okolicznych wzgórzach widać małe meczety o spiczastych minaretach, również otoczone cyprysami. Sziraz, podobnie jak Floren...
Podróże przez Azję i Europę - Annemarie Schwarzenbach
finished reading:
2016
01
reviewed: Pod słońcem. Listy
3,5 stars, rounded up. I consider teaching Songlines, and, unwilling to spend money on Nicholas Shakespeare's biography of Ch...
Pod słońcem. Listy - Bruce Chatwin
finished reading:
2016
23
reviewed: Anatomia niepokoju, pisma wybrane 1969-1989
It left me lukewarm, compared to Chatwin's collected letters, which are more informative and consistently rather amusing. The...
Anatomia niepokoju, pisma wybrane 1969-1989 - Bruce Chatwin
reviewed: The Wasp Factory
Well-written, engaging prose, great for analysis, but on the whole too disgusting for academic purposes. The book read was se...
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
finished reading:
finished reading:
2016
21
reviewed: Invisible Man
1. I had 39 status updates from this one, most of them quotations. This book is highly quotable. I'm not even sure Invisible ...
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
finished reading:
2016
06
reviewed: Miasto szczęśliwe. Jak zmienić nasze życie, zmieniając nasze miasta
Chciałam postawić tej książce 4 gwiazdki - początek jest świetny - ale prócz tego, że jest po prostu zbyt długa, z europejski...
Miasto szczęśliwe. Jak zmienić nasze życie, zmieniając nasze miasta - Charles Montgomery
finished reading:
2016
30
reviewed: The Devil in the Flesh
A few weeks ago I finally, happily, concluded that a passive command (sounds oxymoronic) of French is all I need, and started...
The Devil in the Flesh - Raymond Radiguet
finished reading:

Currently reading

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
How to Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman