Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in May, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).
It was fun reading Anne of Green Gables in April, but I’m so happy to move on to new characters and storylines for May.
The Hound of the Baskervilles group reading event with Unputdownables. My second Sherlock Holmes book this year and I am loving it! What is most surprising is how little of Sherlock Holmes is in this story. It’s all about Watson: his thoughts, his observations, his adventures. I find Sir Arthur’s decision to give the spotlight to our pragmatic doctor very intriguing, as if he wanted to convince readers that Watson is just as important as Holmes.
Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle for the Classics Retold massive group reading event. In addition to reading a classic book from a category of your choice, we are to read additional adaptations of the original classic. I chose Tristan and Iseult and knew I wanted to read a modern interpretation of the legend (ideally, something with racy, scandalous storylines). Books Take You Places recommended Rosalind Miles, so I have ordered the first Isolde book and can’t wait to dive in. I also plan to watch the 2006 movie version of Tristan and Isolde … Oh yeah, I should probably read the actual classic at some point!
Moby Dick group reading event with Reading In Bed. Everyone told me not to read “the book about the whale”. Unfortunately, it’s one of the preloaded classic books on my Kobo and I have vowed (so help me, God) to read every single one. I heard this one was a killer (get it?) so it will help to have some good company.
I’m already pondering the 18th Century English Literature event with Délaissé for June … because I’m C-R-A-Z-Y.