Happy Monday Book Nerds!
Feels weird to be so chipper on a Monday, but one I’m blogging ahead so it is actually Saturday and two I work from home this Monday so YAY! Anyway that’s not what I wanted to talk about. Sheesh must stay on topic! I wanted to introduce a new feature here on the blog that I was meaning to start in January since it ties into one of my reading goals for the year. The new feature will be called It’s A Classic Thing. If you saw my 2017 goals post or video then you know one of my reading goals this year is to read a classic every month. So far, I’ve been on track. Granted I’ve mixed up the formats a bit here and there but still I’m managing to squeeze a classic or modern classic in every month.
What I haven’t been doing really is talking about them here on the blog. I mention my thoughts on the books briefly in my wrap up videos but I wanted to do something on a bi-weekly basis so I can give my thoughts on them as I go along. I’ll do an initial post at the beginning of the month to let you know what classic or modern classic I will be reading. After the initial post I’ll do a mid-point check in to share some notes/thoughts from what I’ve read so far. Once I finish, I will do a final post where I will share my thoughts and answer some discussion points on the book. If you want to join me then feel free to do so. We can discuss the books in the comments section.
So to do a quickie recap here are the classics I’ve read so far (Click on the titles to see which version I read):
I started out the year with some children’s classics that I have never read before and I really loved them. Then I decided to go with a graphic novel adaptation of a Jane Austen book that I’m not very familiar with and really enjoyed it. The artwork was so gorgeous!
This month I decided to go with a shorter classic, because I will be participating in Round 3 of Tome Topple for two weeks. I figure I’d like to not completely overwhelm myself considering I’m still in the middle of two buddy reads at the moment. Anyway without further ado, let’s talk about my pick for April. This book has been on my radar for a while now. I keep meaning to pick up a copy and I finally did when I went to the VNSA book sale in February. I have never read anything by this author, which is a bit embarrassing to admit given how well known she is. I plan to fix that though starting with Mrs. Dalloway.
I do not know much about the book itself. I’m doing my best to avoid book summaries this year and go back to reading my books blind. If you would like to know more you can find the Goodreads page here. My copy is about 194 pages. I’m confident I can finish it before the end of the month. I hear great things about this one and I’m excited to jump in and see if I like Woolf’s work.
Let’s chat! Have you read anything by Virginia Woolf? Are you going to read along with me? Let me know in the comments section 🙂