Welcome to my weekly Saturday feature here at Erin Reads, where I highlight new books that have entered my life, what I’ve been reading, and what’s happened on Erin Reads over the past week.
No vlog this week; weather has kept me out of town longer than planned. Definitely scroll down and check out Marcel the Shell, though, who is taking my place in this week’s video.
I did, however, (re)acquire some books while helping my parents clean out some boxes! Many of the books I read in high school and hated will most likely be revisited during the course of my Classics Reclamation Project. Here’s what I’ve rediscovered:
- Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
- Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (does anyone else remember the Wishbone version of this one??)
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (not originally mine, but one I’m hoping to read!)
I’ve been helping my parents this week, so I’m still woefully behind on my blog reading. If you’ve reviewed something that’s not to be missed, I’d like to invite you to leave me a link in the comments so I make sure to check it out!
Read This Week
I have actually managed to get a little book reading done this week. I finished (and LOVED) The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer, then A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. I also started The Appointment by Herta Müller for this month’s Reading Buddies.
On audio, I’ve been working on Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. I’m finishing up disc 9 of 35, but I’m in no way bored. In fact, I’m completely blown away by the narrator’s ability to do accents from different countries! Humphrey Bower himself is Australian, so his accent works well for the main character. He even has a slightly different way of speaking depending on whether he’s narrating or conversing within the narration. On top of that, so far he’s done several versions of Indian accents, Canadian, Swiss, French, German, and American accents. It’s amazing!
Erin Reads Recap
- I started the week with a Sunday Salon post in which I talked about learning how to read.
- On Tuesday I compared two books that disappointed me.
- Wednesday’s Classics Reclamation Project post looked at A Doll’s House, the first of four plays by Henrik Ibsen I’m planning to read.
- Finally, yesterday, I shared my discussion post for The Appointment by Herta Müller, the first Reading Buddies book for March.
Marcel the Shell is one of my family’s favorite videos. I hope you enjoy it as well!
How was your reading week? Do tell!