Monday, August 27, 2012
It's Monday, what are you reading? - from Tyrol to Poetry to Comics
monday and i'm back from a weekend in the mountains of North Tyrol / Austria. the weather was mixed, but it was good just to be there, in this different air, with those different views.
usually when i go on a trip, short or long, i try to find books that connect to the place, but this time, it was a bit different - i still have the books i am reading in steps, some of them poetry collections, some reflective books (more here). one spoke to me especially, and i picked up one of the poems to go with a road image from the trip:
(a larger version is online in my photo blog: metaphor the journey)
poetry starting point
in the last monday roundup, a blogger noted in response to the poetry books i linked: "I'd like to read poetry. I've seen quite a few bloggers talking about it recently. It intimidates me though!"
i tried to think of a good starting point, and now came across one: In September, the literary course "Modern & Contemporary American Poetry" by Al Filreis at Penn State will start at Coursera. here's more: iterary courses online: Modern & Contemporary American Poetry + Fantasy & Science Fiction
Conversations with S. Teri O'Type
an extra book i had with me: just before leaving, fellow author Christopher Allen sent me an early reader e-version of his upcoming book "Conversations with S. Teri O'Type". here's a sneak peak, and there will be more about the book in this blog in September. and there's a connection in place after all: author Christopher Allen is just back from a trip to South Tryol, here some pictures from the south side. ..and seeing it like that, i was travelling with friends from distant places in Tyrol
& to come: reading comics in public
now, for an evening jogg, and then to figure out a very different question: what comic to pick tomorrow for the global "Read Comics in Public Day" ... :)
will report back from that next monday.
this blog post is inspired by the blog series "It's Monday! What are you reading?" which is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. it's a blog initiative to share ones own reading and to see what others are currently reading. participating blogs are listed in this Linky Book List
What about you? What are your reading this week?