A new Musing Monday.
WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
I’m reading about forty submissions for a Creative Writing student anthology being published by my university, or more specifically by the English department. I was lucky enough to be accepted into the editorial group and, since I’ve never done anything like this before, this will be a huge learning curve. I’m also reading Henry James’ The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw. I had to start all over because I got distracted when I first began the short stories half a year ago and never finished.
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING, and WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT?
I finished Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! It was sweet little read. I’ve never read it and I’m a huge fan of Roald Dahl. I also wanted to see why the book made frequent appearances in the banned book lists – I still don’t know why. I also recently finished Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist. I think it’s lived up to the hype and I think the story has the ability to speak to each individual reader.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WILL READ NEXT?
Probably more things to do with the university publication. I’ve started to read Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. I’ve been slightly put off by it for awhile since my year 11 English Literature teacher (who I adored and who was so passionate about one of my favourite book, Jane Eyre) ranted on about it as a pale imitation of Jane Eyre. I’m also going to try to finish Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. I’ve waited all these years for the hype to die down. I’ve enjoyed the first few chapters.
WILL YOU READ ANY HOLIDAY-THEMED BOOKS SOON?
Probably not. I’ve never really read any holiday themed book. I might finally get around to reading Dickens’ A Christmas Carol but other than that, no.