Friday, July 30, 2010

CVBell's books | LibraryThing

CVBell's books | LibraryThing

What I've been doing in my spare time... Many months post dissertation I rediscovered the will to read, as long as that reading was deeply escapist and had absolutely nothing to do with my research. After a mildly satisfying flirtation with some highly disposable contemporary fiction (mostly Emily Giffin, Stephanie Meyers, & Elizabeth George), sometime in July I backed into a summer reading project/obsession that revolves around women-centered British novels written in the 19th century. And so I made a summer reading list. It all started with Austen. and grew. My favorite books on this list so far have been Anthony Trollope's He knew He Was Right (review) and (of course) Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Currently reading: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell.

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