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Snapshot March 2015

Slightly later than it should be but this is my snapshot of what I was up to on the 1st of March.

Reading

I finally got to open Things Fall Apart by the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It’s been on my shelf for about four years and I kept promising myself I would get to read it one day. Thanks to my involvement in the TBR Challenge run by Roof Beam Reader, I shall at last get around to it.

In case you don’t know about this book it follows the life of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling champion in a fictional Nigerian village. It’s a slim book which so far has been about his family and the customs of his village.

Listening

My daily encounter with Charles Dickens’s Old Curiosity Shop is coming to an end.  It’s not going to be one of my favourite Dickens but still highly enjoyable.

Watching

Having been told that the series The Wire was riveting, we bought a box set. Unfortunately it didn’t come with simultaneous translation so a lot of the dialogue is proving ultra challenging. I’ve seen two episodes and am completely confused. Does it get any clearer??

 

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