My first finish for #Victober! This is the third of Anthony Trollope‘s Barchester series, and so far it‘s my favorite! Trollope tackles a lot of social and political issues, all with a sene of humor. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Just finished the third book in The Barchester Chronicles. Doctor Thorne must manage the shenanigans and impending fallout brought on by Frank Gresham and his poor estate management. Trollope's 19th c. dry wit and keen observations of English societal moires make it seem as if you are peeking in the neighbors windows. Loving this series! 5/5 ⭐️
Next up...Framley Parsonage!
About 200 pages in, a parliamentary candidate is dismissed by the book's hero as a "muff" because it is discovered that he would "vote for an extension of the franchise, and the admission of the Jews into Parliament."
So, on the one hand I will probably keep reading these as they're delightful Victorian romances. But on the other hand, fuck you Anthony Trollope, you dirty Jew-hating asshat.
We have just started watching this on Amazon and I really like it. But the intros and postscripts by Julian Fellowes irk me. He is a brilliant screenwriter, but I don't need an explanation of moral complexity in characters or a lecture on why Trollope is a good novelist. 😡 Anyone else watch this miniseries? I expect I'm late to the party.
Finished my goodreads reading challenge. I set myself a realistic goal to read 30 books this year and ended up reading 35. So glad I found litsy! I discovered so many books this year...
Just finished my first book on @SerialReader. And now I'm totally in love with the app.
Trollope's writing is such a delight. He is seriously witty and definitely knows how to draw out suspense (which is saying something, since I already knew the ending from the miniseries). There were a few extra-long explanations, but Trollope's voice is so delightful that I even enjoyed many of those. I had a blast! #serialreader #classics
Watched the first episode of Doctor Thorne while walking on the treadmill this morning - surprisingly good!! It's beautiful outside, but I couldn't justify just sitting in front of the television...