Reading this week: Slowly, slowly, slowly taking in The Luminaries. I may get through it this week. I may not. Long dense book. So many characters. So many small mysteries. A few large ones. Liking it as I read it. Not loving yet. Will see how it all fits together.
Also listening to Pride and Prejudice on audiobook. I confess to not having revisited this book (even in video form) since I was a teenager. Even then, I was much more of a Bronte kid. Reading and rereading Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights. I'm not sure why. I think it may be because I was first introduced to Austen when I was 11 -- and too young. That tainted me a little. So it’s time. I am enjoying the Bennetts.
Which brings me to…… Although I haven’t formally committed the Classics challenge, I would like to read – or reread – a few classics this year. So this is a good start.
Blogging: This week I will post my review of Where'd You Go Bernadette? Once again, I changed my mindas I figured out how to best frame the book for me. More to come.
I would also like to post about reviews versus responses. I've come to prefer writing the latter after years of doing the former. I like to think reviews are mostly written for those who haven't read the book yet, responses for those who have. The response allows me to get deeper into the book -- to do more than summarize and tantalize. Both have their place. I just like writing responses -- and that means spoilers. As long as one is forewarned -- and the piece is properly labelled, I think that's okay.
But more on all this later this week.