Thursday, May 23, 2013

Quick Update: Reading plans, blogging plans and nurse duty

I meant to dedicate more time to my blog this month but things didn't turn out exactly the way I expected, so here's a quick update of what's been going on, what I have been reading and my blogging plans for the next few weeks.

I finished reading Villette the past week. I took my time with it and I really loved it. I do think it is superior to Jane Eyre in its character development: Lucy Snowe has a far more complex internal world and development than Jane Eyre, but I still like Jane Eyre a little more. I'm not exactly sure why. She's a little bit more likable, I guess. I will go into further details in the post I'll dedicate to Villette next week.

I'm currently reading The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I loved The Woman in White so I definitely wanted to read more from this author. I'm also working a little on My Shakespeare Project, I have been slowly reading The Tempest

I'm really busy right now, not only with work, but I'm also on nurse duty. My mom had an accident last Monday and had her entire right leg put in a plaster. It is not broken, thank God, but her knee was compromised and hurts like hell, so she's currently immobilized. We are going to the doctor again tomorrow  and let's hope she recovers soon. She's a very active person so she absolutely hates being in bed all day long. 

I plan to at least write my review of Villette in the coming week and if I have a little more time, I'll write a couple more reviews I have pending and work more on My Shakespeare Project.

Til next week!


Lucy said...

I hope your Mum is up and about again soon - it's horrible having to stay in bed all day.

I was next to someone on the train recently who was reading The Moonstone. He only had good things to say about it, and I've been meaning to read it since.

Vilette is also a classic I really should read! I loved Jane Eyre, and so I imagine Vilette would be my kind of book. As you've mentioned, however, it's hard for a book to beat Jane Eyre!

I look forward to your thoughts on The Tempest too.

All the best, for you and your Mum.

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Thank you so much Lucy! I'm crossing my fingers hoping that tomorrow goes well and the doctor tells us only good news.

You should definitely read Villette if you like Charlotte Bronte. After reading a lot about the Bronte family and Charlotte, I find there is something very autobiographical in this novel. It is an amazing book.

All the best for you too!

Lucy said...

I hope so too.

Vilette is definitely on my list now - particularly as there's a free Kindle download!