frahealee in 2019 eats 15x150,000+words
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I am starting the year with three gothic literature options left dangling from last year, none of which qualify for this group, so here are some of my options for juggling in the near future;
Anna Karenina (864p. hardcover)
Crime and Punishment (720p. hardcover)
Metamorphoses (768p. hardcover)
Middlemarch (880p. hardcover)
The Arabian Nights (The Thousand and One Nights)
The Brothers Karamazov (840p. Knopf paperback)
The Woman in White (720p. hardcover)
War and Peace (1440p. OUP paperback)
Keep in mind, my book TBR or wish lists are constantly revamped so plans change on a whim. I will simply keep track of a few that I have on hand, a few that have been of interest for a long time, a few recent suggestions, or some wildly out of reach but hopefully some day. They will not all settle into this calendar year, but I like to remember what on earth I was thinking when I plunged into a new year with nothing but good intentions.
JAN: Melmoth the Wanderer by Maturin = 659p. (Kobo/ebook with audiobook interspersed)
FEB: Varney the Vampire by Rymer = 814p. (Kobo/ebook with audiobook for some of the 200+ chapters)
MAR: By Gaslight by Price = 752p. (paperback)
APR: The Woman in White by Collins = 720p. (Penguin, hardcover clothbound)
MAY: Jamaica Inn / Rebecca / My Cousin Rachel by du Maurier = 1088p. (audio and ebook)
JUN: Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky = 720p. (Penguin, hardcover clothbound); Kobo/ebook with 22h02m audiobook
JUL: Ivanhoe by Walter Scott = 624p. (Oxf.Univ.Press, paperback); UofA archive with 19h25m audiobook
AUG: Bleak House by Dickens = 1088p. (Penguin, hardcover clothbound); UofA archive with audiobook
SEP: The Divine Comedy; Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri = 752p. (Penguin Classics deluxe edition, paperback); 12h23m audiobook
OCT: War and Peace by Tolstoy = in progress / 1400+p. (Kobo/ebook alongside occasional audio)
NOV: The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies = 1136p. (Penguin paperback, 1992)
(The Rebel Angels 311p. / What's Bred in the Bone 312-737p. / The Lyre of Orpheus 738-1136p.)
DEC: Middlemarch by George Eliot = 880p. (clothbound hardcover)
13. The Touch: A Novel by Colleen McCullough = 624p. (Kobo/ebook)
14. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky = 840p. (Kobo/ebook)
15. Holy Bible, Scepter/RSV Catholic Edition = in progress / 1255p. (250p/NT, 1005p/OT); imitation leather covered paperback
Current total: 10 books of 6128 pages x 250 est.words/page = 1,532,000 words
Goal: 15 books of 600 pages x 250 est.words/page = 2,250,000 =(
Owned: The Portable Thoreau, 610+p. (paperback)
Bought: The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies, 1136p. (paperback)
To Buy: The Divine Comedy: Inferno/Purgatorio/Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, 752 p. (paperback)
ATWOOD, Margaret (The Robber Bride/paperback, 624p.)
CARTER, Angela (Magic Toyshop/Circus/Bloody Chamber/collection?)
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (ten in Kobo/ebook collection)
KING, Stephen (The Shining/Knopf m.m.pb, 688p.)
LAWRENCE, D.H. (full collection including poetry)
MELVILLE, Herman (partial collection; Typee, Omoo, Mardi/hardcover, 1333p.)
MISTRY, Rohinton (A Fine Balance, 604p.)
RUSHDIE, Salman (Joseph Anton: A Memoir/paperback/656p.)
WHARTON, Edith (full collection)
DICKENS, Charles x6 (Dombey&Son/1004p. Penguin paperback, Little Dorrit/864p. Penguin paperback, Martin Chuzzlewit/768p. OUP paperback, Our Mutual Friend/880p. OUP paperback, The Pickwick Papers/784p.OUP paperback, Barnaby Rudge/752p. OUP paperback)
FIELDING, Henry (Tom Jones/976p. OUP paperback)
GASKELL, Elizabeth x2 (North and South/Mary Barton?)
GREENE, Graham x4
MCCULLOUGH, Colleen (The Thorn Birds/704p. HarperCollins m.m. paperback)
RICHARDSON, Samuel x2 (Clarissa 1747, Pamela 1740)
Hope life and reading is going well for you !
I loved Crime & Punishment because I expected to hate it. As with Moby Dick last year, both were a wonderful surprise. Although an investment in time, with odd subject matter, both hit me on many levels and both I would read again. I will happily tackle War & Peace and The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina now that this one has been conquered!
My Walter Scott binge, whether they qualify for 600+ pages or not, landed Ivanhoe in the middle of three. The Monastery was right up my alley, Rob Roy was known to me through my dvd, but Ivanhoe was dismal with the overkill treatment of Rebecca and her father Isaac. The novel's end did not come soon enough. I hope to read John Buchan's book on Scott in due course.
Now, Bleak House was simply one of ten Dickens on this 1001 btrbyd list:
A Tale of Two Cities
Our Mutual Friend
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
A Christmas Carol
Hard Times came first, only since it was shorter, and I was pleasantly surprised by the humour/satire. I watched bits of Gillian Anderson in her Bleak House role, and that helped me get into the mindset of an endless court case, which would be my worst nightmare. I dislike lawyer/court themes immensely, but you cannot seem to escape it. After reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, who used to be a lawyer, and liking both it and The Moonstone, and him a buddy of Dickens, it made sense to wade in to another long novel while the others were still fresh in my mind. I liked it better than I expected, but it would not land in my top five by Charles Dickens. I still have two of the above to go, Our Mutual Friend and Martin Chuzzlewit. All in time. I would not read Bleak House again.
Your thread seems to be keeping you busy, with a lot of progress on many fronts, which is exciting to see. I am still having trouble just tracking my reading, let alone commenting on it or offering formal/informal book reviews. With the first six months of the year, my research usurped my actual reading time, so I scaled back both research and discussion. That doesn't mean the enthusiasm is dormant! Onward and upward =) My attempt is one BFB per month, with a few extras to get to the goal of 15 for 2019. Success is still within sight! Keeping those ducks in a row is the problem...
One constant for me is my reading and I think it helps with life's ebbs, flows and tidal waves, hope things settle for you.
Can I recommend Dostoevsky's The Idiot which I enjoyed more than The Brothers Karamazov.
Have only read Waverley by Scott, cannot remember anything about it...
I also didn't love Bleak House, my top 5 Dickens...
The Pickwick Papers
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
either Bleak House or Dombey and Son or A Christmas Carol
I enjoyed both the Wilkie Collins novels, can't remember if I have asked you about George Eliot, great novelist from 1860-70s.
Happy reading !