Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Summertime Again!

Arghhh. So busy. STILL trying to finish DAVID COPPERFIELD. I will. I really will. Meanwhile, I'm thinking of some Fun Summer Projects for us. Please tweet at me with book picks or leave a comment below. Here are some possibilities for our collective attention this summer:

- ABSALOM, ABSALOM! - Faulkner

- EUROPE CENTRAL - Vollman

- VANITY FAIR - Thackeray

- MRS. DALLOWAY - Woolf

- THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH - Bellow

- FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - Hemingway

- EMMA - Austen

- THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Dumas

- THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES - Doyle

A side project, for those of you who might want to brush up on your Spanish, is to attempt to read Carlos Fuentes's TERRA NOSTRA in Spanish. That'll be a longer-term project, as it's a long book, and it'll be slow going for those of us who are not at native-level Spanish reading and comprehension. But things are even weirder and more amazing when you don't fully understand them!