Monday, June 11, 2012

too many options...

aah! So much to read... and I don't know where to begin.

Current rundown:
The Complete Fairytales by Oscar Wilde*
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury*
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens*
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon
haha... that should be Moments of Being [not Mrs. Dalloway] by Virginia Woolf*
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie*
Sherlock Holmes, Volume I by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*


Some random notes on this particular list... 
- a lot of 1890's-1910's... coincidence? not sure yet.
- short stories? at least 3 of those comprise of short stories--I totally expected myself to get sucked into a novel when I finished school. This is a pleasant surprise.
- Barrie and Doyle were friends and played on a cricket team together =) I happen to be fond of cricket, but am a bad observer--I was way too American in my tendency to clap and cheer throughout the match.
- this is why I should always finish a book before starting a new one =/
- all of these are British except Bradbury (because he was is a genius who transcends being an "American Author")

Well, if there's one you think I should dive (back) into, let me know. Go figure, but Sherlock is definitely the one I feel most drawn to right now...:)


  1. Sherlock! Sherlock is the only one I've read out of that bunch :) This is probably the only downside to starting school: being able to have the time to read whatever you want to. (Though I am reading some very great books.)

    P.S. what you said about Bradbury made me chuckle ;)

  2. OH! WAIT! You NEED to finish The Woman in White! (if you haven't already)

  3. I see 2 of my favorites :)
    Of course you know what I think you should read!