Wednesday, January 23, 2013

French February

Actually I have made a reading schedule for February, which contains:

Little Dorrit (Dickens)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Dickens)
Richard III (Shakespeare)
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets—reread
Mrs. Dalloway (Woolf)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Smith)

I have been determined to finish them all, although I doubt I can do it.

And today…I suddenly received an invitation from Goodreads from o (Delaisse). She is hosting an event to read as much as classics from French authors: French February. Well, ‘French’ has always been my weakness (and I love o’s Eiffel button…!!), so I think I can’t prevent myself from joining anyway. But…wait… If I can’t be sure to finish those 6 books in my schedule, how can I add one more? Oh, by the way, I’m going to take Voltaire’s Candide—it’s a novella, and I’ve been wanting to read it for sometime.

That means I must scrap one of those 6 books and move it to next month(s) to make room for Candide. The question is, which one?.... Considering that I planned to read 2 books for WEM Self Project (Richard III and Mrs. Dalloway) which would slow my readings a lot, I finally I decided that Mrs. Dalloway must step out of her previous group to enter March group :)

So, here I am….ready to visit France! I wish I could be there right now…:(


  1. I'm glad you're joining in :D I'm actually looking forward to Candide, but - well, I read it ten years ago and hated it, but I honestly cannot remember why! (Same with The Trial by Kafka, can't remember why I hated that either, although I read it at a tough time, so I wonder if I'm associating the bad time with Kafka). So, it should be interesting, anyway! :)

    1. Thanks for hosting, o.
      Yeah, I guess our state of mind affected our reading mood, and thus our judgement also. I hope you'll reread and appreciate Candide this time.


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