2022 General Reading: August (+ Lack of Writing Update)

Completed reads for August:

  • The Labours of Hercules, by Agatha Christie
  • The Seven Dials Mystery, by Agatha Christie
  • They Do It With Mirrors, by Agatha Christie
  • Sleeping Murder, by Agatha Christie
  • Curtain, by Agatha Christie
  • The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Kingship in Heaven
  • Song of Ullikummi
  • Greek Lyric Poetry, trs. M.L. West
  • Andreas (poem), by Anonymous
  • Azarias (poem), by Anonymous
  • Caedmon’s Hymn (poem), by Caedmon
  • The Fates of the Apostles (poem), by Cynewulf
  • Elene (poem), by Cynewulf
  • Juliana (poem), by Cynewulf
  • Advent Lyrics: Christ I (poem), by Anonymous
  • The Ascension: Christ II (poem), by Cynewulf
  • The Final Judgement: Christ III (poem), by Anonymous
  • The Descent into Hell (poem), by Anonymous
  • Bede’s Death Song (poem), by Bede
  • The Fortunes of Men (poem), by Anonymous
  • The Gifts of Men (poem), by Anonymous
  • Simple on a Soapbox, by John A. Lee

A decent-enough reading month, especially in terms of my continued efforts with the (translated) Old English literary corpus. I’m now onto the religious poems, the section of the corpus that generally garners less attention than Beowulf, but which has proven surprisingly interesting – a window into a lost world, as it were. I might devote a separate blog post to it when I’ve read some more of the things.

Oh, and I have now read fifty Agatha Christie books. For those who care, that’s forty-two novels, and eight short story collections. Or, to break down by series: twenty-six Poirots, eight Marples, thirteen stand-alones, and three Tommy/Tuppences.

Alas, due to work commitments, I was unable to get any creative writing (Old Phuul or otherwise) done this month, often finding myself simply too tired. I hope that my blogging efforts have made up for it.

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