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

  1. As I am not a monogamous reader, I’ve several books going right now. Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, along with a (not classic) mystery for lighter reading. Middlemarch has taken my attention more than I expected, which is a pleasant surprise!

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  2. Hi! I’m reading Classical Women Poets edited by Josephine Balmer. Also, I’m reading The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf so I can participate in heavenali’s #Woolfalong this month. The novel is really enjoyable so far. Woolf’s prose makes you feel as if you are on the ship with her characters. Their awkward interactions and private thoughts about each other are brilliantly described.

    I recently finished my post on the two translations of Sappho’s poetry that I read for the Women’s Classic Literature Event: http://canonofonesown.com/2016/04/06/starting-with-sappho/

    While I was reading Sappho’s song, I came across a great book called Hearing Sappho in New Orleans: The Call of Poetry from Congo Square to the Ninth Ward by Ruth Salvaggio. I hope to finish it this month.

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    • I really liked your review. I wholeheartedly agree with you about Cathy and Heathcliffe. My friends used to go into raptures about how romantic their love story is. When I was in my early twenties I finally read Wuthering Heights and was flabbergasted. Wuthering Heights may be a late Romantic novel, but it is not a romantic novel. I kept wishing that Cathy and Heathcliffe would get together just to spare the innocent bystanders.

      You made an intriguing point about Nelly’s reliability as a narrator. Now I have to rethink everything I thought I knew about the characters and their story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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      • Thank you! And I totally know what you mean about Cathy and Heathcliff. If they’d been together than the collateral damage would have at least been limited. I’m about halfway through the novel, Cathy’s just died, and I just cringe knowing it’s about to get worse, if that was even possible. This is not my idea of a high romance, yet at the same time, I’m glad that I’m reading it. There’s a lot of intriguing lessons about human nature to be gleaned and that I like.

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  3. I have finally started reading “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins. I had it in paper back but the text was soooo small, I could not read it. This time I am on my iPad. I read this book for two challenges; ‘What’s in a Name’ and I can probably fit it into ‘The Scavenger Hunt’ gold edition! It is also om my Classic list as number 2! I just love when I can combine several challenges!

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    • Woman in White was my spin selection this month. I just loved it. I thought it was a real page turner. I still have to write a review, but I don’t know when that is going to happen. Lol

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  4. I have just started John McGahern’s Booker prize nominated Amongst Women – a bit too soon to give first impressions but will blog about it later in the week – it’s quite short.

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