15 July 2011

Happy International Anita Brookner Day

    
Just like New Year's Eve, Anita Brookner's Birthday and IABD have arrived in most of the world ahead of us here in the U.S.

First off Happy Birthday to Ms Brookner. I wonder what she has planned for the day. Describing that could have been one of the contests for the day. And I suppose you still could since there is a prize for best non-review post.

Second, I hope the rest of you enjoy IABD. The reviews are coming in from all over and are being posted on the IABD blog as I get them. If you have posted one, or have one to post, please make sure you let me know about it.

Third, here is my entry for pictures of pets reading Anita Brookner. It's a good thing I don't qualify for the prize being an organizer, because my picture is not all that good. Lucy seemed more interested in the foot traffic on the sidewalk than she was in the book.  I will post other pet pictures on Sunday.


That's Lucy not reading Providence.


13 comments:

  1. Hey I think she was reading as I see she marked her spot with a green sticky. You ruined her concentration by making her pose for the pic.

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  2. Thomas, I never did get around to finding my copy of A Start in Life ( The Debut ). I was an avid reader of AB from the early days, even writing a paper on her work as part of my Arts degree at the University of Melbourne, though a certain negativity or incurable unwillingness to change her approach lost my enthusiasm in her later works. I still believe, though, that she's one of the greatest of modern writers, capturing as no-one else has, the awkwardness and tension of desires unfulfilled, and telling stories that absolutely glue me to the book until I am done.
    And how many authors are so civilised, I wonder? How many have such sensitivity and tact, as she has.
    If I was to ask for anything today, it is that the wonderful AB has a birthday to remember, and a whole new start in her life.

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  3. Hi Thomas
    I have posted a review of 'Rules of Engagement' at:
    http://silencingthebell.blogspot.com/2011/07/should-have-gone-to-didsbury.html
    Confess it drove me to distracion but I guess that's the point, that I read something new and had an experience and shared it.
    best wishes
    martine

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  4. Thank you so much Thomas to you and Simon S! I've managed a post on Hotel du Lac.

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  5. Thank you for the introduction to Ms B.
    http://novelinsights.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/reading-brookners-hotel-du-lac-for-international-anita-brookner-day/

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  6. Just wanted to let you know that I will be reading Anita Brookner for the first time later today. I won't have a review/post up about it for a while, but I am reading her because of IABD.

    I won't be letting Dakota anywhere near the book since it is from the library.

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  7. Hi Thomas
    thanks for hosting the great AB event, I can't wait to read all of the post. Here's a link to my post:
    http://bookeywookey.blogspot.com/2011/07/dance-of-opposites-to-music-of.html

    if you want to put it on the AB blog - go right ahead. If you want the post, shoot me an email:

    bookeywookey@gmail.com

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  8. Lucky Lucy to have such a sunny nook from which to enjoy her books!

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  9. Hi, Thomas. My post is here: http://emilybarton.blogspot.com/2011/07/iabd-rules-of-engagement.html. Great book and author.

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  10. Late as always, I just posted my thoughts on Look at Me which I loved. Now going to take a few moments to read through other posts.

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  11. Thanks everyone for participating. All of your reviews have been posted over at IABD.

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  12. Hey, a day late, but have my tuppence worth of thoughts on Hotel du Lac up now. Better late than never?

    Enjoying reading through the other posts. Thanks for hosting :)

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