Book Corner: What are you reading today?

“Reading (portrait of Edma Morisot).” Berthe Morisot, 1873.

Here’s a space to tell the club what you’re currently reading. You’re welcome to use the comments below.

No pressure, of course! But if you’re feeling social, here’s a space to tell us about your latest classic. As always, you are of course welcome to leave a link to your blog if you prefer to share there.

Twitter hashtag: #ccreadingupdate

– The Club

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41 thoughts on “Book Corner: What are you reading today?

  1. I’ve been reading some contemporary lit (adult & teen) with mixed feelings (loved The Invention of Wings and The Apple Tart of Hope) but the classics keep calling to me. I cant wait to get into Zoladdiction next week 🙂

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  2. I’m working through “The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings” by Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoying it, but I think I’ll read a 20th Century classic next, if only to rediscover short sentences.

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  3. Just finished reading Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of WIldfell Hall, really enjoyed it, as I have every other Brontë novel I’ve read. Now reading Vladimir Nabokov’s The Original of Laura, very intriguing.

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  4. I just read the first two novels in CS Lewis’s ‘Space Trilogy’ although neither are on my Classics Club list. I like to alternate classics with modern novels so am presently about halfway through Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Ater that, I’ll be moving back to classics – probably du Maurier’s Rebecca next.

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  5. I am currently reading “The Childhood Years of Bagrov’s Grandson” by Sergey Aksakov. It is an autobiographical story from the perspective of (you guessed it) Bagrov’s grandson. It was apparently ground-breaking at the time (the early 19th century). After finishing this, I’ll move on to some prize-winning novellas that I am very excited to read by Yury Bonderev.

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  6. Reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a modern classic but on my Classics Club list since my son has read the series and I haven’t yet!

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  7. I’m about 100 pages from the end of Villette by Charlotte Bronte and am finding it such a slog! Ugh. So I’ve been taking a break with a current cozy mystery, and then next will be my Classics Club Spin title, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. I’m hoping that after a couple short reads I’ll be able to get back to Villette and finish it…

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  8. I’m struggling through my classics club spin, which was meant to be Chinua Achebe’s No Longer At Ease, but I realised I remember hardly anything from the first book in his African Trilogy so am reading Things Fall Apart again!

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  9. I was reading my Spin book but came to the realization that I really don’t care for classics, at least not at this moment in my life. 😦 So I’m switching to a review book.

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  10. I recently finished reading Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (review coming soon). I am currently reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf for the Classics Spin and Beowulf.

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  11. After many of you saw my Classics list and mentioned really loving it, I jumped into The Railway Children by E. Nesbit and I’m about half way through it.
    Everyone was right, it’s amazing!

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  12. The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper… it isn’t on my classic’s list, but I needed a good book, and found this one at the library. 😉 I am loving it almost as much as I loved The Last of the Mohicans. 😉

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  13. I finished Surprised by Joy (C.S. Lewis) the other day (my review is here), and I’m poised to start John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government (although I’ll probably skip the first treatise and only read the second).

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  14. I’m currently between books… I just finished the Island of Doctor Moreau by H G Wells (my Spin book!) and am about to start a readalong for Madame Bovary but Gustave Flaubert.

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