Well it’s been a while, hasn’t it?
So much for “My New Year’s Resolution is to blog more.” Though, technically, I started a new job about two months ago, and I’m writing some professional blogs for it now, so I kind of am blogging more.
I’m about halfway through War and Peace. It’s fantastic (and the battle scenes aren’t as dry as some other classic novels with war scenes). I am almost done with Candide, which I started reading about a week before my friend and I saw the operetta at the Kennedy Center. I’ve started reading a collection of William Blake poems. I was amazed when I read in the introduction that he was actually a pretty radical guy. The writers of the Romantic Era were the same ones rebelling against their governments and starting revolutions. I’m looking forward to getting to his later poems when his politics and hopes shine through, because they sound more interesting than simple poems about the seasons.
This month’s Vogue had a review of Caroline Weber’s nonfiction book Proust’s Duchess, which is, of course, about Marcel Proust. So now I’ve downloaded all the volumes of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu. Seems like it could be an interesting read. Actually, I want to read Proust and Proust’s Duchess.
Are you reading anything interesting at the moment? What suggestions do you have for my reading list?