Sunday, February 3, 2013
Reading in February
My experiment with choosing a reading pile for January worked very well and I read and enjoyed them all. The only mistake I made was including too many challenge books that need to be reviewed at a time of the year when I should have known I wouldn't have the inclination to do it. Something I'm avoiding this month.
I've chosen older books - I can't seem to get interested in modern fiction at the moment and even after several attempts at The Orchardist which is a book everyone seems to love, it will be returned to the library unread.
Middlemarch by George Eliot ......Book 2 - it took me a while to feel at home with Book 1 ( I think I was expecting another Mill on the Floss) but once I did I loved it and looking forward to more.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens......Fanda @ Classiclit is having a Dickens month so an opportunity to open the pages of the copy of Bleak House I won last year. I very much doubt I will finish it in February - I want to read slowly and savour the magic of Dickens world. I also have a biography , Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin waiting to picked up from the library.
Considering the size of these I've balanced the pile by choosing some smaller books.
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford......started this on Friday night and will finish it today. Loving it!!
The Shooting Party by Isobel Colegate
Mad Puppetstown by Molly Keane
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters ( short stories)
Two on my Kindle..
William, An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
Bab: a Sub-Deb by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Still room for a few library books that might catch my eye and, of course, my mood may change but for now I'm happy with this collection with the bonus that they will fill a few spots on my Century of Books list.