Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Classics and Cocktails Book Club (May)

I must begin with a confession.

I did not read the book for April, Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I tried. I read two chapters. But I kept setting it aside so I could read other books.

Books I read instead:
Hilarious. Read it. Tina Fey is my spirit animal.

Intelligent. Funny. Sad. Worth reading.

I skimmed the last third. Picoult has a formula and that formula is  getting old.

Full of great essays on aging, motherhood, and more. 
I also read this:
Junk food scarfed down in a couple of days. Don't judge me. It's still better than Fifty Shades of Grey.
And I started reading this:
Thanks to my cousin Richard for passing it along. 

I may try Tess again, but I'm not going to beat myself up about skipping a classic last month. It's my challenge and I make the rules and the most important rule is this:
I do what I want.

The Classics and Cocktails pick for May is A Room With a View by E.M. Forster, a novel "about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked A Room with a View 79th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century." So says Wikipedia.
One of the characters is named Lucy Honeychurch. That's right. Honeychurch. Where buzzing bees go to praize Jezuz.

Happy reading! 

2 comments:

  1. Honeychurch sounds like the cleaned up filth (TM Patton Oswalt) version of ANY euphemism for a woman's ladybits.

    Just sayin.

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