This is a very fly-by blog post, mainly because my last few posts have been "reviews" (of sorts" only and I always like to say hello! On a road trip today, a little unexpected, today was going to be catching up with paperwork, so I'm most pleased.
I've got quite a few posts pending: a summary of Book III of The Faerie Queene, which I've been writing as I read (although I am behind), one on An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope (loved it!), and finally one on Abbé Mouret's Transgression by Émile Zola, with a few notes on the translator (almost entirely written. Almost). But today we're out, and that means I get a lot of time to read. I've been thinking all morning of what to take, and I've finally decided today will be a sort of "catch up" / "duty read" day. So here's what's coming with me:
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft for my "Ought to have read by now".
- The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (Penguin Greats)
- The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard. (Penguin Greats)
- Of Mistresses, Tigresses and Other Conquests by Giacomo Casanova (Penguin Greats)
- Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (Penguin Greats)
- The Eaten Heart: Unlikely Tales of Love by Giovanni Boccaccio (Penguin Greats)
- Deviant Love by Sigmund Freud (Penguin Greats)
- His Excellency by Émile Zola (Rougon Macquart, but not a duty read obviously)
- The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer (Narrative Poems)
Obviously I won't read them all today, but I will manage a few. I'm most looking forward to Vindication, I think. But I'll see how it goes.
It's like a little "On the Road Readathon"!
Anyway, must dash. Hope everyone has a lovely day, and I shall post my Zola thoughts tomorrow!