Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WWW: Wednesdays

WWW: Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. This is a weekly meme that I have been participating in for over a year now.

To play along just answer the following three questions....

*What are you currently reading?
*What did you just recently finish reading?
*What do you think you'll read next?

Middlemarch by George Eliot: Dorothea Brooke can find no acceptable outlet for her talents or energy and few who share her ideals. As an upper middle-class woman in Victorian England she can't learn Greek or Latin simply for herself; she certainly can't become an architect or have a career; and thus, Dorothea finds herself "Saint Theresa of nothing." Believing she will be happy and fulfilled as "the lampholder" for his great scholarly work, she marries the self-centered intellectual Casaubon, twenty-seven years her senior. Dorothea is not the only character caught by the expectations of British society in this huge, sprawling book. Middlemarch stands above its large and varied fictional community, picking up and examining characters like a jeweler observing stones. There is Lydgate, a struggling young doctor in love with the beautiful but unsuitable Rosamond Vincy; Rosamond's gambling brother Fred and his love, the plain-speaking Mary Garth; Will Ladislaw, Casaubon's attractive cousin, and the ever-curious Mrs. Cadwallader. [Making very sloooooowwwwwww progress on this one. Really need to finish the thing and get it off the docket.]

Read Since the Last WWW: Wednesday (click on titles for review):
The Future Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies
The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell
Starring Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies
Great British Detectives by Martin H Greenberg & Edward D Hoch (eds)
Deadly Reunion by Geraldine Evans
India Black & the Widow of Windsor by Carol K Carr
The Quality of Mercy by David Roberts
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Up Next:
Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh by Alan J Wilson, Des Brogan & Frank McGrail (eds)
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford


Unknown said...

Ooh, Wilkie Collins, love him :)

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DT said...

Wow! You have been super busy and have read so much!

Lindsay said...

I remember watching a television adaptation of Middlemarch when I was a lot younger. I liked it but was a bit daunted by the size of the novel.

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