Even though I’m still somewhat reluctant to write up blog posts after spending a lot of my time at the computer for uni, I hope to get back to posting more regularly again this month. But I have been reading, so I thought I’d just post a quick update to let you know I’m still alive.
I’m currently reading:
Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
I downloaded the e-book so that I could read it in time for the Feminist Classics Project, but of course it didn’t work since I still can’t read from the computer screen long. A friend of mine lend it of me though, so now I can at least enjoy reading it.
Alton Locke (Charles Kingsley)
This is for a class on industrial novels and the beginnings of this genre are quite interesting. Also, I thought it was only fair that after spending so much time researching and writing about the middle and upper classes in the 19th century, to look at the conditions of the working class as well.
The Man in the Queue (Josephine Tey)
The obligatory mystery, the premise is interesting and it’s set in London and it’s cosy! 🙂 This one is also a read for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.
I recently finished reading:
Ann Veronica (H.G. Wells)
I had really only known Wells’ sci-fi works, so it was interesting to read this very different book about female emancipation.
The Body Artist (Don DeLillo)
After four years of being repeatedly confronted with DeLillo’s works, I have finally found that one book which I actually enjoyed (and not only intellectually appreciated).
I recently acquired:
Cassandra (Florence Nightingale)
The books available on bookmooch are amazing!
Palastine (Joe Sacco)
When Will there be Good News (Kate Atkinson)
I just can’t resist the Brodie series and Atkinson’s writing.