Right now, I want to share the books I'm reading, which might explain the lack of book reviews. I have a lot to read for school so it's a lot of back and forth, but I'm almost finished with some...so I'll try and review them in a week or so!
Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Reading for the blog (review copy)
I'm enjoying it so far. It's a fast read; I just haven't had much time to read review books with school. This is my first Twisted Lit novel...these ladies write YA books based around Shakespeare plays...and Exposure is all about Macbeth.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Reading for school (American Literature class)
This one was difficult to get into at first...and I'm still not entirely sure what I feel about it. It's not bad, and I am enjoying it on various levels, but it's very much about old New York society and living within those parameters, so there are a lot of details about that. I've read Ethan Frome by Wharton and as far as I remember, I enjoyed that one (it's been about six years...I just read it for fun really).
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Reading for school (Contemporary British Studies class)
This book seems to be a bit hit and miss with my class at the moment, but overall, I do like it. It has a very interesting set up that might take a bit to get used too...and the overall main character, Anna, is sometimes hard to take, but it's still worth checking out. The one complaint I keep making to my family, though, is that it's a slow read. By that I mean...I'm not a fast reader, but I can be reading this book for an hour and look and see that I haven't even reached fifty pages. I don't really know why it's so slow of a read, because it's mostly eventful throughout...maybe it's just so long (over 600 pages, I think).
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Reading for school (Hitchcock film class)
I've already read this before and highly enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of Wilde, but I really want to read more by him. However, I'm re-reading this novel for my online Hitchock class (which I've spoken of in a previous post). One of our early assignments is to read this book in honor of Hitchcock's doubles. Dorian Gray isn't a really long novel (called a novella by some) but with everything else I'm reading, I have to keep going back and forth between my books just to keep up and keep track. Hope to finish this one soon, though! If you haven't read it yet, DO SO!
There you have it! These are the four novels that I'm currently reading. I'm also in a Romantic Literature class that has me reading a lot of poetry, but I figured I wouldn't include that here! I'm taking a break from Romantic Times, though, because I would have a book a month for them and I just don't have time. I want to try and review most of the novels I read for school here so I'm adding more book reviews, but I'll hopefully get a handle on things soon and finish Exposure as well as read/review some other review copies I have on hand.
What are you reading? Read any of the above? Look out for reviews soon!!