Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WWW Wednesday

I just got back from a week in Barcelona and I desperately missed blogging, so I decided to throw myself onto a new meme! WWW Wednesday is hosted by MizB. at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three questions:


- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you'll read next?

My answers:

I am currently reading 'Vanity Fair' by William Thackeray and I am about a third through. I never really wanted to read this book, but I felt I should. I am really happy I started it though because I am really enjoying it.

Thackeray is an intrusive author, which means he is constantly commenting on his characters, the plot and how it stands in comparison to literature. I am absolutely loving it. His comments are funny, the characters are great and he very gently mocks literature.

What really makes em want to finish this novel is that I want to watch the movie desperately. The trailer is so colourful and it has Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in it and I cannot resist that man!

I had taken 'The Glass Palace' to Barcelona, but also packed my Kindle and I could simply not resist! I read 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Pride and Prejudice' and then started 'Vanity Fair'. I really love 'Wuthering Heights' and rereading it was great. Heathcliff is a great character and I think Emily Bronte is an amazing writer. But the highlight for me was probably 'Pride & Prejudice'. This is the second time, only, I have read it. The first time was when I was 14 and I read it within 24 hours and was in love with Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy ever after. I had a massive, ridiculous grin on my face, every time Darcy talked to Lizzy and felt like a little teenage girl all over again, in a good way. I also finished 'Hideous Kinky' by Esther Freud', hop over here for the review.

I honesty don't really know what I will be reading afterwards. There is a whole selection of books I want to start reading. 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville, 'Ulysses' by James Joyce,
'Paradise Lost' by John Milton and I want to re-start 'The Picture of Dorian Grey' by Oscar Wilde.

So, how about you? What are you reading? Leave your link in a comment so I can visit!





14 comments:

  1. I love that you're reading the classics! I loved Vanity Fair, although it took me a while to work through. P&P is one of my favorites too :) I hope you enjoy!
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  2. I love Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read it for years though, but it was always one of my favorites. Have you read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott? That is another favorite of mine.

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    1. I have read parts of 'Little Women' and have always told myself to sit down and read it properly, so I probably will do so this summer! :)

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  3. I have Vanity Fair on the TBR list - I am trying to get ahead in reviews so I can pull out that, Thorn Birds or those darn Martin books! P&P rocks, I have been thinking about rereading it, or just watching the BBC version - that would work too! Thanks for dropping by my WWW today! :)

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  4. Great picks. Nothing like a good classic, sometimes! The Picture of Dorian Grey is one of my favorite books of all time. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following you back via GFC. I'm hosting a giveaway for almost hitting 150 followers, so be sure to check that out at http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/07/150-followers-giveaway.html. =)

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  5. Great classic reads! It's been a very long time since I've read your books, but I remember loving them. I'd need a fluffy after all those classics.

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  6. Oooh, you're reading lots of classics! I just reread Wuthering Heights over the summer and truly enjoyed it again. I've never read Pride and Prejudice, but have it my bookshelf and on my Kindle. I better get with it.

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  7. Ah, Pride and Prejudice, fabulous :)

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  8. I should give Pride and Prejudice another go soon...

    It's not often that being made to feel like a teenager again is described as a good thing. :P

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  9. Pride and Prejudice is a great novel. I have a copy of Wuthering Heights I want to read soon, and I want to read Vanity Fair, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on two posts!

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  10. I love Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights and anything from that time period really. I'm about to read Ulysses and Mobi Dick. Paradise Lost is pretty good. Wilde's plays are a hoot, but I've never read his novel.

    And yes Vanity Fair is on my need to read soon list.

    It seems like you also like the classics. Aren't they wonderful?

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  11. I didn't read the Jane Austen books until a few years ago when a young friend of mine introduced them to me. They were not required reading when I was in school 57 years ago. I read all of her books and watched the movies of them over and over. Each time I see a movie of Jane Austen's books on TV I just have to watch them again. My favorite Jane Austen character is Emma, I love that spoiled girl....

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  12. You've made me want to reread Pride & Prejudice!

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  13. I love every book you mentioned!
    Finally I found someone else that love classics as me! :)

    Happy reading!


    You can find my W.W.W. here:

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/07/www-wednesdays-july-11.html

    Happy reading!


    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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