Monday, May 6, 2013

May Meme Question for The Classics Club

This is the first time I'm answering the monthly meme question for The Classics Club, even though I have been part of it since January.

This month's question is: 

"Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in May, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s)."

The classic book I'm reading right now is Villette by Charlotte Brontë. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time and I don't know why I didn't read it sooner, although I ask myself the same question with all the books I love.

I have always enjoyed books where the inner life and thoughts of the characters are the most important part of the book, or even when the book is more focused on the development of the character than of the plot. This is that type of book: it is slow-paced but the inner world of the main character, Lucy Snowe, and its development is incredibly rich and very touching. 

Today I learned there is a readalong of Villette hosted by Too Fond. I would have loved to participate but I will probably finish reading it this week and the event starts next week. 

Besides Villette, I'm also making progress with My Shakespeare Project. I'm letting Hamlet rest for a little while and I'm starting with The Tempest this week. 

And that's about it! Have a great week!


Lucy said...

I've never read Vilette, although I'm sure I'd enjoy it, especially as you've mentioned the interiority of its characters.

I hope you like The Tempest! It has so many of my favourite Shakespeare lines in, and I'm so looking forward to rereading it this summer.

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Thank you, Lucy! I've heard a lot of people say that The Tempest is their favorite Shakespeare play so I'm really excited about it :).

Loni said...

Villette is on my Classics Club list. I'm thinking of including it in the Spin.

The Tempest is a great play. Enjoy!

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Thank you Loni!