Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

“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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26 thoughts on “Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

  1. Just finished Journey to the Center of the Earth. Not a fan. Still working on the Odyssey. Reading a bunch of stuff for work right now. Starting The Once and Future King in October.

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  2. Just finished reading Catch-22. It wasn’t on my classics list, but it’s certainly a classic! I am still reading Les Miserables; I started reading that in June. I’ll have to look back on my list to see which classics I’m *supposed* to be reading.

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  3. Reading The Chronicles of Narnia in publication order. First five done; now on The Magician’s Nephew and then The Last Battle. Very Good so far.

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  4. I’m listening to The Island of Dr. Moreau, and I’m reading Radcliffe’s A Sicilian Romance. Both are great. I keep wondering what contemporary readers of Dr. Moreau would think of our ability today to grow ears on rats… 🙂

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    1. I read The Island of Dr. Moreau last year and it’s a trip I will never forget! As horrible as it was, it was one of my favorite reads of the year. Wells was definitely ahead of his time.

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    1. I just finished Asimov’s Foundation, which sadly I found was showing its age a bit more than I’d expected. But now I’m reading Cop Hater, the first in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series, and it’s even better than I remembered from long ago when I first read it. My next more serious classic will be RL Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae, but it’ll be a few weeks before I get to it.

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  5. I’ve just finished ‘The Singing Sands’ by Josephine Tey, a very enjoyable classic mystery, and am half way through ‘My Love Must Wait: the Story of Matthew Flinders’ by Ernestine Hill (an Australian classic, 1942).

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  6. I don’t know if this is a classic, but my book club members were telling me about Lamb In his Bosom, written by Caoline Miller. She won the Pulitzer for it in 1934 (I think thats the year). I am only 50 pages in, but so far so good. It predates Gone With the Wind and takes a poor white Southerners perspective from the Appalachians.

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