Monday, 3 September 2012
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
This is a book meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. It's a fun way for everyone to share their reading week. Once again it has been a while since I had joined in. I have still been reading just not posting. I am now slowly catching up with my reviews and after this post I will have already posted more this month than I did in August. If you want to see what I read in August you can look at my post for the months overview. Few books but I enjoyed every one of them.
This week I started a book, sat it down somewhere and so started another. I will get back to it as soon as I remember where I put it.
This week I read;
Villette by Charlotte Bronte. I read this for the classics challenge. It's been a long time since I read a Bronte. This isn't the best one I have ever read but it was still a fantastic book. Glad I finally picked it up.
Just now I am reading;
The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton. I am reading this for the sci fi challenge. It has been on my tbr pile for a couple of years now. Reading Hamilton's short stories last month (still to review) put me in the mood to pick this up. Not far into it but I am immediately reminded as to why I love Hamilton.
Next I plan to read;
The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This is for the drama/poetry category in the Mixing It Up Challenge. It's a shock that I haven't read this yet. My sister was lucky enough to have this one in school and I was always jealous of that. Looking forward to it.
Anyone got anything exciting planned for their next read?
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Great classics :) I haven't read The Crucible either, shhh, don't tell anyone! I hope you find your lost book, lol. It happens1ReplyDelete
Have a great week of reading :)
The Relentless Reader
Your secret is safe with me ;). Yeah, tell me about it. Have done this a couple of times this year, lol.Delete
I haven't read Villette or The Crucible *yikes* :-) Hope you enjoy your reads this week.ReplyDelete
Villette was good. Thank you. xDelete
Wow, I've never even heard of Villette! Some English major I am.... The Crucible is very readable! I read it in high school when I lived in California, and now live near enough to Salem, MA to go whenever I want. Fun stuff!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy your reading this week.
I hadn't really heard of much of Charlotte Bronte's work beyond Jane Eyre to be honest until a friend recommended it.Delete
A friend of mine has been to Salem and loved it.
I read Villette as part of a read-a-long a couple of years ago and glad that I did. Have a great reading week.ReplyDelete
It was a great read. Thank you.Delete
The cover for Vilette looks great (yes, that's how shallow I am) which almost temps me to read it. I didn't like Wuthering Heights one single bit last time I tried to read it (and gave up) so maybe this isn't for me either - please don't look badly on me for not finishing WH!ReplyDelete
Judith, I am the same when it comes to covers. Just think of it as book appreciation in it's entirety ;).Delete
I wouldn't judge you for not liking WH. It's a love it or hate it sort of book. Her sisters though have a very different writing style. I know people who hated WH but loved Jane Eyre. I highly recommend Jane Eyre even if you didn't like WH. Honestly, they are in no way alike. x
Actually, I love Jane Eyre! It's indeed very different from WH. Thanks for reminding me of JE!Delete
You are welcome. Villette isn't as good as Jane Eyre but it's still a good read and very different to WH. xDelete
Lots of classics here, I'm glad to see these titles receiving some love. We're thinking of doing a Classics theme as well next year. Will see how that one goes. Have fun with your reading this week.ReplyDelete