Now that I‘ve completed my Goodreads challenge and the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge my goal is to read the unread books I have on my shelf.
It's a classic for a reason & a lot different than what I expected! Riveting, cleverly-constructed Gothic fiction that also works as a mystery. Love the forms of text incorporated into the narrative. Underlying it are issues percolating around womanhood, female sexuality, & fear of Others. One of those interesting novels that is a compelling read despite the author's iffy politics (that was in view in full force in The Lair of the White Worm).
I'm not going to feel guilty about folding the laundry slowly. It gave me an excuse to keep listening.
I'm thinking I should start reading the book though because I'm at a section that feels a little rambly (Lucy at Whitby and her proposals.) I'm having trouble focusing on the audiobook. @Cinfhen @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm
It has been an immensely enjoyable, captivating reread. Great descriptions & sense of place; so much suspense, dread, & anxiety throughout. Set in Victorian times, there‘re underlying themes of spiritualism, religion, gender & female sexuality, among others. Towards the end, the ‘chase‘ was so intense and had my heart beating fast! I love that the narratives are from different source of materials - journals, letters, memo, newspaper clippings. 👇
1. I've been listening to Dracula on audible. Not quite done but that was the only Halloween themed book I read.
2. Farewell, Dorothy Parker- and to say I only finished 1 book in October!
It's a bright & sunny morning, & it's back to spending some time with this toothy fellow & his gang. The upside to being a broke freelancer: a tiny amount of downtime in-between assignments. Hope to read quite a bit of this. I think I was expecting a tawdry horror tale, & while there's plenty of heavy breathing in the relations between vampire & vampiree 😆 it's also layered, complex, & cleverly constructed. @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Sace