Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

How nice it was to set aside a weekend just for reading! I was able to read about 200 pages of Stoker's Dracula, 20 chapters (they are very short) of Anna Karenina, and begin Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

I had full intentions of finishing Dracula, but I failed. I cannot bring myself to finish this novel. . .so frustrating! I have about 50 of the 416 pages left. It was such a slow read for me. I believe I had a shoddy edition of this novel because the grammatical errors were distracting me from the story! That has never happened to me before. In trying to assess my disappointment with the novel, I guess the modern vampire legends may have influenced my expectations more than I realized.

Has this every happened to my fellow readers? It just sounds absurd to toss the book aside with so little left. I wonder if the ending would sway my opinion any?

On a better note, I am completely enthralled by what I am reading in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. I will be reading this book until the end of the year, but so far I am really liking it.

For a change of pace, I picked up Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. I have been wanting to read this for a long time and hope that I can set aside the time to get it read over the next couple of weeks. I haven't read enough to form an opinion of the work so far. Have any of you read and particularly like this novel?

1 comment:

  1. HI,

    it is Svenja from Happyblue Book Club.

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    Thank you & have a good weekend!