Is anybody else tired of winter yet? I sure as heck am, but luckily, I have some reading challenges going on to keep my mind off of things. I enjoy reading classics. They make me feel like I’m filling in gaps left by my education. Now that I’ve been blogging a while, though, I find that classics take me longer to read and digest than contemporary reads, especially when they’re both classic AND ginormous. Sometimes I need a little motivation, you know? I’ve decided to join in with The Estella Society and Fig and Thistle in their readalong of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
This sumbitch has been sitting on my kindle forever (it’s one of the freebie downloads you can get because it’s old school) but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. It weighs in (at least according to my kindle) at 658 pages. It’s been taunting me because everybody raves about how great it is, but I continue to be a lazy-saurus-rex and avoid it. Seriously you guys, this challenge has already made me smarter. Before I saw the graphic for Wilkie in Winter, I TOTALLY thought “Wilkie” was a lady name. Seeing the hirsute gentleman in the photo there set me straight. What other misconceptions could I be having?! This is why I need to read ALL THE BOOKS.
Have any of you read The Woman in White? Have you words of encouragement?