What’s on Dr J’s book shelf this week?
Aah..nothing spectacular folks! It’s time to dust off old undergraduate books and start pouring over the “basics” again. Whole bunch of exams coming up 😦
The “reading- for- pleasure” books will soon dwindle, and probably become non- existent again in the near future. The magazine subscriptions will keep me abreast of all the political ruckus and the current fashion/ style ballyhoo.
Occasionally, I have this uncontrollable urge to re- visit an old classic. I rummaged through my half- a- dozen- cartons and found this one in the last one…
I was 13 I think, when I first met Catherine and Heathcliff. Ill fated though their romance was, the book made me crave for a Heathcliff in my life….
Next, Anna Karenina is calling out to me from the depths of carton no. 4.
And yeah, I do try and read to Zoe, but she is more interested in grabbing and ripping the book apart!
On another note, there have been a couple of books that I have read recently which were immense let- downs.
These books have received rave reviews and have topped several best- seller lists. But I cannot for the life of me, see what the fuss is about. They are average books. Run- of- the- mill even. With predictable plots and endings. Even the prose is nothing extraordinary. Or so I think. Of course I am no expert. Just an average, run- of- the- mill reader.
I guess an 18 year old Dr J might have thought otherwise. She might have enjoyed them more.
I might review them, I have not done a book- review for a while now.
So folks, any book recommendations for the week? Please don’t mention anything from those weird, fabricated “bestseller” lists. I am looking for an obscure, hidden gem that not many know of or have read. Preferably something dark and moody; convoluted. J is in the mood for something dark and convoluted!
Till next time…