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Monday, November 19, 2012

What Are You Currently Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey where readers share what they are currently reading, recently read, or plan to read next.

Currently Reading: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
About this book from wikipedia.com: The Things They Carried is a collection of related stories by Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War, originally published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin, 1990. While apparently based on some of O'Brien's own experiences, the title page refers to the book as "a work of fiction"; indeed, the majority of stories in the book possess some quality of metafiction. Many of the characters are semi-autobiographical, and readers of O'Brien's work will notice that some of the characters share similarities with characters from his memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. O'Brien dedicated The Things They Carried to the men of the Alpha Company that he fought with during the war.

Recently Finished: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
It felt like an accomplishment to finish this masterpiece but I also didn't want it to end. Check out my review here: http://thekeytothegate.blogspot.com/2012/11/anna-karenina-by-leo-tolstoy.html

Coming Up: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
This will be a re-read for me, having previously read this many years ago in high school English. My book club selected this as the next book for discussion. We rotate reading selection among members which leads to a variety of genres and authors.

About this book from wikipedia.com: Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by Emily Brontë, written between October 1845 and June 1846 and published in July of the following year. It was not printed until December 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, after the success of her sister Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre. A posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte in 1850. The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors of the story. The narrative centres on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them.

I look forward to discovering what you are reading this week!
Rebecca



6 comments:

  1. I keep telling myself I must reread Anna Karenina and Wuthering Heights. Glad you enjoyed them.

    The Things They Carried looks tempting. Enjoy your week!

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  2. Oooh, what a great bunch of books! It's nice to see a blogger blogging about classics every once in a while. The Things They Carried is such a stunning novel. I really enjoyed it. I'm currently reading Anna Karenina. Will have to read your review. Happy reading!

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Danielle! I just signed up to follow your blog as well. I hope you enjoy Anna Karenina. I am only about 20 pages into The Things They Carried but you are right, it is stunning so far! The writing is so unique and incredible.
      I hope you enjoy your week!
      Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  3. Two Classics...ENJOY!!

    I read Anna Karenina, but never did finish it. Too long and sort of boring. :) The movie looks great, though.

    Have a good week.

    Lovely Blog...New Follower and E-mail Subscriber.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following Elizabeth! I just signed up to follow your blog as well. Your review of The Aviator's Wife sold me on adding this one To Read list. Have a great week as well!
      Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  4. Anna Karenina is such an amazing book. Wuthering Heights though is one of my all-time favorites. I never get tired of re-reading it!

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