Friday, February 1, 2013

Currently Reading (Four Novels and Then Some)

Wow, it's been a week of no new posts. I'm sorry about that. School and work is really killing me this semester, as I have more to do than I have in long while. I want to try and schedule more posts like I did when the semester started, so hopefully the blog won't be SO blank.

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 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!!


Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Oh I liked the Edith Wharton book. I still haven't read Wilde's book. I need to do that. Hope things settle down for you soon!

bermudaonion said...

You'll finish a bunch all at one time. I'm reading The Living End by Robert Leleux.

Candace said...

I have really been wanting to read Oscar Wilde and haven't yet. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it when you read it before.

The Age of Innocence sounds good. Maybe a bit heavy reading but with some great content in it (it's just trudging through the boring). I have read other books about early NY and really loved them.

And I remember seeing Exposure but didn't know what it was about or anything. It sounds REALLY interesting!

Eileen said...

I can't wait to see your reviews for these! I haven't heard of them but I hope you're doing okay in school! It can totally be insanely busy and hectic at times! >.<

The Teen Book Guru said...

Oooh, I'm a huge fan of Wilde, can't wait to see what you make of his book. I totally understand! School can get really hectic sometimes, it's good to just take a break from it and focus on studying and hw, etc. I look forward to your reviews!!!

Erika said...

I LOVE The Age of Innocence - I have read it many times. My favorite Wharton novel! :)

elena said...

I haven't read any of these books! I do have an Edith Wharton book on my shelf that I should get around to one day.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I liked te Age of Innocence a lot, I hope you will too. And Exposure looks pretty cool, I'm glad it's a review copy so you'll review it one of these days. :)) Can't wait to read your thoughts.