Kim Reads and Bakes

If I'm not reading or dawdling aimlessly around the World Wide Interweb, then I'm baking a cake or thinking about baking a cake.  Or else I'm thinking about where I'd like to travel to next.

Today
September
20
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
John Dos Passos, George Guidall
January 2014
23
liked:
In 1912 in northern Italy, book dealer Wilifred Voynich bought an illuminated codex in an unknown writing system. Containing ...
liked:
reviewed: All Quiet on the Western Front
This is a novel I’ve been meaning to read for years and I’m not really sure what took me so long. It may just have been that...
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque, A.W. Wheen
read and rated
January 2014
11
text: Main Street
I was dimly aware of Sinclair Lewis but completely unfamiliar with his work when I read John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charle...
Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
read
finished reading:
January 2014
02
reviewed: Keep the Aspidistra Flying
According to Gordon Bowker, this is one of the novels Orwell wanted his literary executor to suppress after his death. That’s...
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
read and rated
reviewed: George Orwell
This is a perceptive and well-written biography of a complex, eccentric and flawed man. Bowker does a great job coming to gri...
Inside George Orwell: A Biography - Gordon Bowker
read and rated
January 2014
finished reading:
finished reading:
December 2013
21
reviewed: The Riders
It’s December 1987. Fred Scully – known simply as Scully – is renovating the dilapidated cottage in rural Ireland he and hi...
The Riders - Tim Winton
read and rated
reviewed: The Age of Innocence
Mostly I finish books I start, but when I first tried reading this novel twenty-five to thirty years ago, I don't think I mad...
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
read and rated
December 2013
07
reviewed: Shooting an Elephant
Why has it taken me so long to discover George Orwell's non-fiction? Ever since reading "1984" when I was a teenager I've kno...
Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays - George Orwell

Currently reading

The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Three Soldiers
John Dos Passos, George Guidall