This one is hosted by the fabulous Miss Alice over at Reading Rambo.
The Woman in White was one of the first Books (note the capital B. It was published in 1859-60 and therefore automatically Legit) I read after graduating with an English degree. Because it was my first walk in smartypants after university, I didn't really engage my brain. Because I didn't HAVE to! Luxury. So this time I'm looking forward to all the delving into character and analysis of symbolism that I'm SURE is going to explode from all of the great bloggers who are reading, as they say, along. Whether I contribute to said smartiness remains to be seen. (I quite like reading books for the font.)
As for Serious Business, I had already read The Moonstone for school, and I'm pretty sure I liked it. The only thing that comes to mind when I think of it is quicksand, so, take from that what you will. (English degrees, man. You read ALL the books! I'd read them and retain them enough for papers and exams and then promptly replace them with next semester's books and also Kevin Smith references. "Get me a ... Holy Bartender.") When I picked up The Woman in White I was convinced to my CORE that she, this white woman, was a ghosty. So convinced, that I kept trying to make it so, re-configuring scenes so that it would make sense, a la Sixth Sense. Not-death can be hard to accept.
Now! To get a-reading so my second post is actually on time.
|Spin me a yarn, oh aerodynamic one.|