I can’t quite believe it’s Friday already. My brain keeps telling me it’s Wednesday…
This week seems to have whizzed by while I’ve been working on all my 2015 Goals. I cooked a massive pot of quinoa and roast veg on Monday for weekday lunches. Then cooked dinner from scratch every night this week (I was tempted by cheese and crackers on Thursday but I held strong. Are you proud? I’m so proud.)
I started properly organising my blog and attempting to plan my social media strategy, as well as cracking on with my editorial calendar.
Ooh and I read a new book! One that I haven’t read before! I finished “Great Expectations” at lunch-time today and it’s just so so good.
I struggled with some of the language (what the heck is Joe saying at any one point in the novel? Not a freaking clue…), but the story and characters are ace and I had to re-read one scene (no spoilers) several times cos it’s just SO brilliantly written.
Five stars Mr Dickens. If you were alive I would high-five you…
I’m a big fan of classic novels, and I’ve been getting through quite a few of them since I got my Kindle (all praise free Amazon books!) but there’s still huge gaps in my reading due, mostly, to my having studied in the Spanish system.
Instead of Shakespeare, we had Cervantes. Instead of Dickens, we had García Lorca. So here are some of the classic novels I have yet to catch up on…
* Lord of the Flies by William Golding
* Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
* Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
* David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
* Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
* The Wind in the Willows by Grahame Kenneth
* Animal Farm by George Orwell
* The Complete Works of Shakespeare by (funnily enough) William Skaespeare
(optimistic? who? me?)
* 1984 by George Orwell
* Dracula by Bram Stoker
* Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
* Emma by Jane Austen
* Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
* Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
* The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
* The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
* The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
* Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
…Aaaaand I’m gonna leave it there for now.
The list is much (much) longer but you can check it out on Goodreads if you fancy reading all of it. And make sure you add me as a friend! :)
Right. I’m off to find a bottle of wine and a new book to read.
Which one do you think I should go for next?