repost for @AllDebooks:
I'm struggling to finish Trollope, so I'm going to shelve plans to read Frederick Douglas, for now. I've just got a physical copy of tagged, so this will be the month to finish it 😅
📣 September will be back on schedule with Jeckyll & Hyde.
All welcome to join in. Please do let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.
6 May 23 (audiobook)
I was supposed to read this at uni (glory days of having 3 novels and 20 legal cases assigned most weeks) so has been on my TBR list for almost 30 years! Pleased to have finally crossed it off and found it very enjoyable.
It is so interesting to see how homosexuality has been dealt with in literature in different periods, particularly in Victorian England. Awful to consider what people endured. Now curious whether RLS was gay.
Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.
I thought I‘d try and read the novels that form the basis of the Universal movie Monsters. I read Frankenstein as any true sci-fi/horror fan should. However I found it an interesting but joyless read. Dr Jeckyll was altogether different. I got swept away in the glorious language & salacious innuendo. Must have been a blast to read this by the fire with a large brandy in the 1800s. Contemplating Dracula‘s next: As a kid I remember it being boring.
Ho appena finito "Dottor Jekyll e Mr Hyde" e devo dire che mi è piaciuto tantissimo. Non si tratta di una storia molti lunga, ma di certo non manca di originalità e profondità di argomenti. È incredibile come a volte si riesce a distinguere bene le due personalità come entità diverse e separate senza sembrare scontata e ridicola. Alla fine nessuno è solo buono o solo cattivo ma siamo un mix unico e questo è una bella lezione di vita. Consigliato.
1. I had a black cat but I lost him in the divorce. Love void cats tho 🐈⬛
3. Yell when they are doing dumb things.
4. I‘m a needs-to-makes-whole-playlist kind of person. First 2 that came to mind are Halloween from Rent and Be More Chill. But I like finding spooky szn references in songs like my last post.
5. So many but Halloween is Grinch Night is a repeat every year.
Other than one scene from the lesser-known movie The Pagemaster, I was unfamiliar with this story until I went to Scotland. I learned a lot about Stevenson and Deacon Brodie, the real life inspo for the book, so I was eager to read it. It was surprisingly short and easy to follow, but the real “reveal” of the plot wasn‘t as dramatic as I expected it to be. I am still happy I read it and I understood the duality of man Stevenson addressed.
I am so surprised at how sad this book made me feel. Now to find some sort of movie adaptation (any suggestions?)
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#the52bookclub2022 46: Prompt: Job Title in the Title
This is going to be my next #AudioCommute / #AudioCleaning / #AudioOrganizing book. I might get to the rest of my #ToDoList but... I am gonna take a quick break first (and its too cold to be outside or near the mudroom)
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Classic anyone? BookOutlet!! I‘m shocked! What an awesome edition!!! This dumb picture doesn‘t do it justice!! Sprayed edges!! The top edges say, “I AM THE CHIEF OF SINNERS” and the bottom says, “I AM THE CHIEF OF SUFFERERS”! And there‘s plenty of artwork within!!! I had no idea it was going to be such a cool book!! I recommend this hardcover! It was worth the price! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Happy Almost March Littens!! Who is starting the #NWC book for March/April soon? I am excited to get into this one. How about you?
If u are wanting to join in, u are so welcome to. We would love to have u. We are totally laid back and nothing is mandatory in our groups!
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I wanted to like this one so much. I had had high expectations and well, this classic, unfortunately fell way short😕
Officially saying goodbye to our August #thatsclassic pick.
What are your final thoughts? Would you recommend this? Do you think you‘ll ever re-read?
This one wasn't especially on my radar, but it was August's pick for #thatsclassic and seeing as it is quite short, I thought it was a great time to add another beautiful Penguin paperback to my collection!!
This is definitely a book that had me wondering how I would have felt about it if I hadn't known the spoiler. The writing is super atmospheric & I loved it. Stevenson is one of those authors that every time I actually read one of his books⬇️
Thank you all for your sweet messages about my cat 🤗. Here‘s another favorite picture, taken shortly after I adopted him as a kitten. He was always such a ham and it‘s been so strange without him here. Speaking of strange, I finished Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde today for #thatsclassic! I enjoyed the short novella, but finished wanting more to the story. A few more chapters about Hyde‘s rise in deviousness would have made it even more compelling 😈
Good morning #thatsclassic readers! I‘m hunkered down avoiding the hurricane here and wanted to check in.
Fun fact: always a spooky weirdo at heart, I opted to celebrate my 16th birthday at a restaurant called a Jekyll and Hyde in NYC.
Question: what common thread do you find among literary monsters like Jekyll&Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc?
P.s. be on the lookout for an email later today…we‘re gonna try something new.
Checking in on my #thatsclassic friends! Has everyone finished? I know this was shorter than some of the others we‘ve read.
What has been your favorite theme while reading this? Or something you recognized that you didn‘t before?
Checking in on my #thatsclassic readers
A major plot point is our protagonist‘s double identity. Can you think of any other story this reminded you of?
My mind immediately went to an earlier #thatsclassic read, The Count of Monte Cristo. That‘s another story where the character has a more daring and revenge driven identity.
What do you guys think of?
#LitsySummerCamp @ImperfectCJ was amazing, very little reading, lots of good memories.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive thx for tag @TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
"Life is a gift. Wake up everyday and realize that" source unknown.
One of the pictures I took in Alaska, beautiful place!
This went much quicker than I was expecting! #thatsclassic
Pros: it‘s like a compact, shorter version of some other classics. It has big Sweeney Todd/Dracula feels in different ways.
Cons: the stage version I saw was better - it could have used some music 😂
Happy August #thatsclassic readers!
We are kicking off The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (which I will henceforth be referring to as Jekyll and Hyde)
I‘ve never read this but I have seen a stage version so I have some idea what to expect.
Are there any books you‘ve seen a stage version of? I‘m a BIG theater fan so I‘d love to hear!
In an extremely close vote - we finally have a winner!
For August, #thatsclassic will be reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!
Let me know if you‘ll be reading along 😀
This struck me as being less about the conflict of good and evil in a person's soul, and more about Victorian bourgeois hypocrisy.
Prior to Jekyll's transformation, he uses the shield of medical respectability to indulge his unnamed, and therefore probably sexual, vices (the other main vices of Victorian England, gambling and alcohol, not being unnameable), and he had already been leading a double life. 👇🏼
I've seen a hundred film and TV versions of this classic, but somehow never got around to reading it ... until now!
I love Josh Kirby's cover for this NEL edition. Their book jackets were so striking; I'm always on the lookout for this publisher.
I had to make myself finish it. There is no reason 75 pages should have taken me as long as it did. I‘m not 100% sure why this story was deemed so scary back in the day. It didn‘t spook me at all, but maybe I‘m just insensitive. I love the basis of the story, naturally, but I felt like it could have been elaborated. The story had potential to really be a great mystery. Stevenson wrote beautifully, but there seemed to be quite a bit of fluffer.
What can i say, i love classics. This one is super easy to get into and very easy to read as it is only about 100 pages long. It is a mistery-crime classic with a HUGE plot twist. Would recommend it to anyone who plans on getting into classics and needs an easier start.
2020 read great book 📚🤩
For a re-read I loved it just as much as I did the first time, I love the metaphors in this and the overall theme of duality. The descriptions were perfect and I absolutely adore the writing style. Definitely worth a read if you haven't already, it's a classic that shouldn't be ignored, especially for spooky season!