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I finally feel caught up (for now). So I finally got around to my July wrap up. I had 5, 5 star reads!!! It was a great month with being able to sit and read while my kids either played outside, watched their favorite shows, or played nicely in their room. Knowing that I‘m not going to read as much as this, now that I‘m back to work is sad, but so glad I get to be in a few buddy reads. ğ¥°ğ
5â¨ I first read this in high school and enjoyed its writing. I‘m pretty sure I never finished it then. There is a lot of similar of reused names so it was a little hard to follow. There is a lot of abuse written in here for the children. Others are trying to break the cycle. There is love and companionship through their suffering. Another Serial read that I had to finish early. ğ¥°
Pretty sure I don‘t need to explain why this book was my first thought for a #BadRomance ğ±ğ¤
âYou know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, your bad romance
I want your love, and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
I want your love and all your lover's revenge
You and me could write a bad romanceâ
Da fuck was that! Someone care to explain to me why this is tagged as "Romance"? ??? I don't think so! ?
In the 6 months I've taken to read it, according to Mrs B I've done nothing but complain how horrendous all the characters are (other than Nellie Dean: Victoria Wood in my mental casting ?). I finished the last 20% in one go today, mainly while picnicking at Rufford Old Hall to finally get it over with, and thank goodness, it's done! ?â¬ï¸
I noticed that this biopic of my favorite Bronte is playing this weekend. There doesn't seem to be a critical consensus. Any fans of WH or other Bronte novels see it and recommend?
Of course seeing the stage production made me want to read the book againâ¦and since my husband, who has never read it, expressed interest in doing so, I picked up an edition I‘ve long had my eye on. Love, love, love Reuben Toledo‘s cover!
So exciting to see a favorite book on stage & this productionâboth incredible AND something elseâwhich comes from a renowned group of UK theatres was a treat. By turns engrossing & head shaking, it was fun seeing the story of Catherine & Heathcliff played out on stage in a production that included puppets, a Greek Chorus, singing, dancing, & yes, even a short rock interlude. I don‘t know if there are other US stops but it‘s an entertaining show.
At the theatre tonight and this is either going to be the most awesome thing everâ¦or something elseâ¦I‘m hoping for awesome. Love the book. I hope a stage production (with music I hear) does it justice. ğ¤
I've seen a few reviews complaining about Nelly Dean as the narrator, saying this structural remove of the events to a past mediated by a third party is distancing, but I'm finding her role fascinating. Nelly seems to be in contention with Cathy's tendency to distort and filter reality; she seeks to help Cathy see others as beings with their own intention and agency, rather than as objects moving through her own perceptual field and existing â¬ï¸
Whilst this isn't usually my favoured genre, I've heard so many people rave about this gothic romance tragedy, so I've always been intrigued. The drama in this book was so woefully written and I enjoyed the tense atmosphere between all the characters. Heathcliff was such an interesting yet dislikeable character, utterly obsessed with Catherine. The direction of the story towards the end wasn't how I would have liked it, but still worth the read!
Well, it's certainly not before time that I read Wuthering Heights given how much I love both Kate Bush and Victorian gothic. This edition is from a set of books by the BrontÃ« sisters that I bought Mrs. B on one of our visits to the BrontÃ« Parsonage in Haworth, which is nifty.
There's an 1850 preface by Charlotte in which she seeks to justify the novel's perceived shortcomings, but which to me reads like a sustained dig at Emily. I'm sure that â¬ï¸
I read this novel long time ago. I forgot how terrible Mr Heathcliff was and how dysfunctional, violent, co-dependent these relations were. But thinking about the author, how brave she was to write in a novel about these topics was incredible and she was young. I think I need to re-read it in the future after maybe read more about the author. I will need, of course, another beautiful edition. I read the Thomas Nelson edition. 4âï¸
1801- I have just returned from a visit to my landlordâ the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.
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I know we're on Jane Eyre right now, #PemberLittens, but every time I see this making the rounds on social media, I absolutely screamlaugh. Someone find the woman who wrote this tweet and give her an award. Or, at the very least, some hot applesauce to throw in an enemy's face. #Brontussy
This is one of the best-loved classic novels of all time. I think it's also a cracking ghost story.
I've posted a fuller review at my blog, John C Adams Reviews.
Because I'm an English Lit teacher there are an absurd amount of books I've reread an absurd amount of times, but purely for pleasure I've read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry multiple times. I've also read Wonder by RJ Palacio both in school and at home with my own kids ğ
I've read some crazy books, but this was... indescribable. A good book, but damn were those characters horrible and some a bit dumb. Felt exasperated here and there. The things that went on, unpunished.. Kate Bush' song was perfect, it fit so well and gave me some much needed lightness to persevere. They're not pretty, but I do enjoy the Penguin Popular Classics.
TBR since February 19th. 2019; 279 pages.
âHe wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine.â
Remembering Emily Bronte on her birthday.
This is probably one of my favorite classics. The novel was so well-written. I enjoyed all the characters, even Heathcliff surprisingly, but my favorites were Mrs. Dean and Hareton. The relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine was beautiful and yet disastrous. I was so engrossed in wanting to learn everything about Heathcliff, I couldn‘t put the novel down. In some sickly twisted way, I really enjoyed his character. Overall, wonderful read.
I finally read Wuthering Heights and honestly I think some of the movies are better (especially the one with Timothy Dalton). The book was just so dark and Heathcliff so monstrous. I am glad I finally read it though.
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
âï¸ Do you enjoy books that are moody? For you, what is a moody book? âï¸
Tagged is the first book that came to mind. Pictured is my old paperback copy. My moody teenage self loved Wuthering Heights. Broody, temperamental, filled with angst and drama.
I still love the Brontës, but the relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy doesn‘t seem quite as romantic to me now as it did then.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!
1. Yes I do enjoy moody books.
2. Wuthering Heights to me is a moody book. It has the gloom and sullenness that goes along with being moody.
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I have no words. My love for classical literature has has increased in masses, and I am amazed at what skill there was in the Bronte sisters. I wish I could travel to the past and visit some of the amazing authors which were present during this time. This book sent me on quite the rollercoaster. My love for gothic literature has grown - if even possible. âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸/5
#Pemberlittens this showed up in my Google News: Crisis Magazine: Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell.
Some twaddle about how "This happy ending serves as the final judgment on the novel itself, confirming that Emily BrontÃ«, like the indomitable Nelly Dean, is on the side of the angels."
WTF! Wuthering Heights had a happy ending??? I'm off to read one about Pride and Prejudice.
Very well written but very bleak, a sense reaching out for the most pessimistic response to anything internal or external within the confines of the book. I can‘t help but think that Emily had a very sordid view on humanity and in life in general. I not sure if I would pick this one back up as I need to be lifted out of the lull this book has shimmed me into. If I had to pick my favorite Brontë sister, Charlotte from what I read thus far.