Reading Update

perfect place to readI am within 80 pages of finishing Thursday Next: First Among Sequels. I should be able to share a review soon.

I am about 70% in on Crime and Punishment, and I have to say that I am just not into it. I will finish it because I’ve gone too far to turn back. My judgment at this stage is that there are really interesting parts leavened by parts I either can’t understand or am just not interested in. It’s running on two stars at the moment.

I am also slowly moving through Mansfield Park, and not because I don’t enjoy it, but because my reading focus is on finishing Thursday Next at the moment.

Following Thursday Next I plan to pick up Pride and Prejudice again, which will serve as the third of my four selections for the Typically British Reading Challenge. In terms of my other challenges, the All About the Brontës Challenge and the Bibliophilic Books Challenge, I’m still thinking about what to read next. My scores stand thusly:

  • Typically British Challenge: 2 of 4 (3 of 4 once I’ve finished Thursday Next)
  • All About the Brontës Challenge: 2 of 3
  • Bibliophilic Books Challenge: 1 of 3 (2 of 3 once I’ve finished Thursday Next)

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4 thoughts on “Reading Update

  1. It sounds like your reaction to Crime and Punishment is just the same as mine when I read it. Actually that is how I always feel about Dostoevsky – some good bits, but wow, not nearly enough.

    1. I am so relieved to hear someone else say that! I was afraid it was just me. I am just finding it hard, but the good parts, I admit, are really good.

  2. Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite of Jane Austen's novels. Mansfield Park is second to last in the lineup of her 6 books.

    Thanks for the update of your reading!

    1. I'm curious: which book is last in your lineup? My lineup of books that I've currently read, which must exclude Mansfield Park, as I'm not done with it, is as follows: 1) Pride and Prejudice, 2) Sense and Sensibility, 3) Persuasion, 4) Northanger Abbey, and 5) Emma.

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