Anyone who has read my last posts, will be glad to know that I am done with my Virginia Woolf assignment – yay – and have
moved on to Philip K Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry collection ‘Howl’. I love them both and am having difficulty deciding which to concentrate on for my next assignment.
In non-studying reading, I’ve been enjoying some lighter books. After reading Kate Atkinson’s ‘Case Histories’, I’ve revisited ‘Life after Life’ and ‘One Good Turn’. I love Kate Atkinson’s books and plan to buy more.
At the top of my TBR pile is ‘A Casual Vacancy’ by JK Rowling. I bought this shortly after it was released but never read it. I watched Sunday evenings television adaptation, though and am desperate to read the book before the final part airs. It is sitting on my bedside table waiting for me tonight. I’m also planning to re-read ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ ahead of the sequel being released this Summer. As much as I love re-reading books, I’m always a bit anxious about re-reading a firm favourite in case it doesn’t live up to its memory. This happened with Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ last year. It was one of my favourite books of my late teens. I had a bit of a Plath-crazy phase and read everything I could get my hands on. I built up the ‘Bell Jar’ so much in my mind that when I re-read it in my thirties, though I loved it, it wasn’t a patch on the version in my head.
I move house this week, so I envisage lots of procrastination time for reading.
What are you reading?