Thursday, September 8, 2011
Booking Through Thursday: Queue
"What are you reading now? Would you recommend it? And what’s next?"
I am currently reading two books. I am still reading Queen Victoria: A Personal History, and I have also started reading Jane Eyre once again.
For people who enjoy reading about some history but more specifically about the actual people involved in the historical events, I would strongly recommend the Queen Victoria biography. I like the way the author wrote each chapter to stand alone. While I am reading the book straight through, one does not have to do so. After reading so much Victorian literature in school, I enjoy reading about someone who was actually alive during that time and comparing her experiences with those of the characters in the novels. The book tries to portray an honest view of Queen Victoria and does not shy away from showing her not-so-gracious side.
Speaking of Victorian literature, I recently decided to read Jane Eyre once again. Having presented a paper on the novel at a conference, I would definitely recommend it to other readers, especially those who want to read more classical literature. Bronte writes in a very approachable manner. Also, I enjoy Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novels, the first of which is the Jane Eyre Affair, and I wanted to read the actual novel again before rereading this book next.