* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe:
Love defies all obstacles in Edgar Allen Poe’s 1838 story Ligeia, though not in the way you might think. The tale’s narrator, a young man, is deeply in love with his beautiful wife Ligeia. She is bold and intelligent, a most unusual woman. Tragically, Ligeia dies suddenly one night. Before she breathes her last, Ligeia makes a cryptic statement to her devastated husband about the difference between life and death being a matter of sheer willpower. Not taking much comfort in his wife’s last words, the inconsolable man buries her and moves abroad. Years later, he comes to marry another woman, although not with the same sense of passion and connection that he enjoyed with Ligeia. When his second wife, Rowena, also dies unexpectedly, the narrator sadly wraps her cold and lifeless body in cloth, in preparation for the grave. To his great amazement, however, Rowena’s body seems to stir, as though somehow coming back to life. As only the bravest of readers will find, the narrator is in for a surprise that can only be called out of this world.
Join me for a month of mystery and thrills by Poe – information HERE.
I’m also still reading The Arabian Nights by Anonymous – I’m receiving this in installments direct to my email inbox from DailyLit. There are 633 parts and as of this morning, I am up to part 60 (I get 4 parts sent every morning). As you can see, I have a long way to go yet, but it’s wonderful so far.
I’ve put Vanity Fair and Persuasion on the back burner for a little while and only reading them sporadically when the mood takes me (which, at the moment, isn’t very often, I’ll confess!).
What did you recently finish reading?
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. You can see what I thought of it HERE.
I’ve also just finished reading Denied by Pat Brien, which was rather unusual. You can see my review HERE.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ve been dying to get started on Remix by Lexi Revellian. I have a copy for review and it’s been waiting so patiently for me to finish Denied! I’m three chapters in and so far, so good – I hope it delivers…