Susan Sontag is famous for her essays on aesthetic in photography, literature, and art. Her interviews with the Rolling Stone magazine had been published in book form in Germany at the end of last year and could be seen everywhere. On Photography made it unto my reading list a little later. This will be a combined review, but please keep in mind that it has been some time since I’ve read them both.
It’s been a while since we’ve been on this roadtrip – March, to be exact – but I thought you might still enjoy this belated video. Only problem was that nobody brought chargers along – hence the minimalistic voice input from my side.
September was a busy month with some guests right at the beginning, lots of work inbetween and going on a short holiday at the end ourselves. That is why I didn’t read much last month as well as the fact that the books I did pick up just weren’t good.
In August, my Goodreads Reading Challenge was completed! (R. felt obliged to congratulate me and told me I seem to have too much free time.) Some different genres made it onto my reading list this month including a historical romance and a collection of columns. And because of the – as you will see – disappointing experience I had with Hogarth Press I have to ask:
Can you recommend any Shakespeare retellings?
A short catch-up on my rading in July: My Goodreads Reading Challenge is at 46 of 50 books, so everything is going great in that aspect and I did my first (and probably only) re-read of the year because I want to continue on with a guilty pleasure series that I started in 2015.
What is your guilty pleasure reading?
It’s already June – How could time pass so fast? I am more than halfway through my Goodreads Reading Challenge so at least one thing is going well this year. But looking at my sparse 2017-Favourites Shelf I am hoping for some better reads in the second half of this year.
Which books were your favourites in the first half of 2017?
My best month so far with eight physical books and one audio book. I spent a lot of time at the airport/on the plane/in public transport at the beginning of the month and got a lot of reading done. So much that I actually had to borrow books from my family while staying at their house because I had nothing more to read with me. I finished all the books I got from the library as well and I’m planning to just give them back and not take out any new ones because I really got to read my TBR books.