I’m a morning person, so even though we have a two hour delay, I was up at the usual time. I love having time to read and reflect in the morning, and I hate feeling rushed, so I’m enjoying every minute of this time. I finished Howards End yesterday morning, and I liked it more than I thought I would. It had a “rich people are horrible and ruin everything” vibe that made me think of The Great Gatsby, and Forster’s writing wasn’t quite as dense as other literature from that time period. Howards End was published in 1910, so it’s a bit past the Victorian era. For some reason, anything written in that time period has either been a massive struggle for me or a DNF. Even contemporary works set in that time period irritate me. I’m not sure why because I know there’s a lot of brilliant Victorian writing. It’s just not my thing. Howards End satisfies “published 100+ years ago,” “on your TBR 5+ years,” and “an unexpected inheritance” on the Beat the Backlist Challenge.
Now for shelf #13!
I’m sure people who know me well will be shocked that I haven’t read everything I own by Neil Gaiman, so I’ll get to work on that. I’m reading Beowulf: The Script Book because I’m in the mood for some classic fantasy, and I’ve always been curious about this adaptation. I’ve not seen the movie, so that will have to happen. This also satisfies a bunch of challenge categories!
Books I’ve read:
- American Gods
- Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
- Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
- Neil Gaiman’s Make Good Art Speech
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
- The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
- The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
- Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
- Grendel by John Gardner