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The Classics Club – May Meme

02 May

classicsclub1I haven’t really participated in the monthly meme’s being held by the Classics Club before, but I happened to be sitting at my computer pondering a blog post for today (to review or not to review is the question?) – when the email popped up with this months topic/discussion point. So what the heck – here it goes:

Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in May, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).

For the most part since I have been doing this challenge, I have been picking books at random to read, depending on what kind of mood I am in. However, the stars seem to be aligning and I have 2 books on the pile that I plan to read/listen to this month – Dracula and Middlemarch.

Middlemarch is one of those books that even though it is on my list, I am scared to read since it is a chunker. However, it was voted on as a monthly group read in one of my Goodreads groups – and we have a whole reading plan laid out for it – so hopefully, I will finish. I plan to read it, however, I also have the audiobook cued up on my ipod should the need arise to listen (I tend to enjoy classics more that way).

The second book I have lined up for May is Dracula. I was originally going to hold off and do this one around Halloween and line it up with horror as a theme for the month. However, the audiobook of this popped as a nomination for the annual audiobook awards in the category that I am reviewing (multi-voiced narration) – so I plan to start listening to it as soon as I finish my current listen. I have to admit that I am excited but skeptical at the same time – I’ve never listened to a classic that has had more than one narrator before. So it will be something completely new for me.

Hopefully, May will be a successful month in working towards my classics challenge goal.

 
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7 responses to “The Classics Club – May Meme

  1. Loni

    May 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I read Middlemarch a long time ago and I remember liking it very much.

    I read Dracula last year and thought it was great. I really enjoy horror classics.

     
    • Dee

      May 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      I’m looking forward to it – even if it is a chunker 😉

      I like the social commentary type books from then – like Cranford (Gaston) etc

       
  2. Brona

    May 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I’ve been meaning to work out how to get more audio books into my life. I think it would help me on those nights I wake at 3am and can’t get back to sleep. I just have to take the time of setting it up on my new iphone!

     
    • Dee

      May 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      I use them mostly when driving around – but I know lots who work out with them; chores around the house etc

      I use the audible app on my iphone

       
  3. lauratfrey

    May 11, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I need to read Middlemarch. Also intimidated by it’s length and reputation!

     
    • Dee

      May 11, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Are you on goodreads – one of my groups that focuses on dead authors is reading it – if you want to join

       
      • lauratfrey

        May 11, 2013 at 4:36 am

        I am, but there’s no way I can start it till after the summer – as you’ve seen, I’m starting Moby Dick right away. I’m no good at reading multiple books at once!

         

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