Come Tuesday, I will no longer be a university student. I am trying not to think about that too much, trying not to contemplate Tuesday in particular (although the nightmares about failed presentations and awkwardness keep recurring), what I allow myself to think about instead are the Pride and Prejudice rewrites I’m currently reading [oh, but they are silly]. And also, I am dreaming up Winter reading plans. You see, I have no clue what this winter is going to be like. It will probably consist of a strange mix of desperate job searching, PhD applications, and trying to find something useful to do with my time & something that will bring in some money in lieu of the job market at the moment. So talking about reading plans may be all too ambitious. But you never know, perhaps I will actually stick to my plans for once. Plans I have been making for a while now, because while writing the thesis, what I kept looking forward to the most was having the time to tackle some of the long-anticipated, but always deemed too heavy in subject matter or page count, books on my shelves. This is my selection for now:
I know these are favourites of many of you. And I would love it if one or a few of you would like to join me in a discussion of these books. It need not be a “proper” read along, with set chapters and dates, I rather enjoy the less stringent version of setting a week to post about the book and visiting each others posts at leisure. I am just throwing out an idea here, not sure if anyone even thinks these novels fit the winter (I somehow picture them as winter reads?), and if anyone would care to join (I know I am probably the last person in the world that hasn’t read these books), but if you’d like to, please let me know!