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

  1. Currently listening to The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (wonderful) and reading The House of Leaves – which isn’t a Classic but it will be one day -:-)

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  2. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain – I had to take it back to the library before I got to the end but after getting past the war years, she began to annoy me…I was reading All Quiet on the Western Front at the same time & although it was good to see the war from both sides, literally, All Quiet was just so much more powerful & selfless in contrast to Brittain who was constantly relating everything to her own little circle. Maybe too harsh here, but it’s not often I don’t finish a book especially when I’ve got pretty close to the end of it – I don’t feel any compulsion to borrow it again to finish it off.

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  3. I’m about halfway through Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (translated by Edith Grossman) for the Sor Juana read-along hosted by Juliana of the [blank garden] and me. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was the first published feminist writer in the New World. I really enjoy her witty, spirited poetry so far.

    Next I plan to read A Haunted House and Other Stories by Virginia Woolf for heavenali’s #Woolfalong. Can’t wait to dig into this collection!

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  4. I am currently reading The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley – I am very close to finishing it though. I am tempted to read The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit next, which will finish the Psammead trilogy for me.

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  5. I’m slowly working my way thru Don Delillo’s ‘Underworld’ . Really powerful stuff so far – but so long!

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  6. Having just finished a contemporary novel, I’m looking forward to starting “A Canticle for Leibowitz.” It’s on my CC reading list. It was popular when I was in college back in the ’60s, but I never got to it then.

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  7. working my way through some sci-fi classics. Two books left to go in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series! At some point I will also have to finish Henry IV Part II, which I’ve been working on for MONTHS now…

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