Some Projects

Summer is almost over, but there are still a few weeks left and I desperately need something to keep myself busy or else I will be catatoniac when the new academic year starts! After five years busy as a bee, skipping lunch more than a few times a week and being completely happy if I could get six hours of sleep a day, I have found myself with more free time than apparently I can manage. So, I have decided to keep myself busy by setting some deadlines:

  • When Sam from Tiny Library posted about the Redathon many of you are also into, I saw she was about to read A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick saying:

I’ve had this book for a loooong time. Β It’s a gothic story about a mail order bride and I know I will love it, I just need to actually read it.

Same happens to me! The book has been sitting on my shelf for a year now and I know I have to read it because the gothic and wintery setting will be perfect for these last summer days. So, the lovely Sam and I are doing a read-along and will post our reviews next week.

  • The other projet came to my mind last night. I received a review copy of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman. It is a compilation of crime and psychological short stories by women that were forgotten but who laid the foundations for nowadays’ crime fiction. The book has 14 short stories, so I will read one every night, also inspired by all of you who have a special book assigned for your bedtime.

Happy reading!



8 thoughts on “Some Projects

  1. I have books like that sitting on my shelf; I bought them thinking I would absolutely love them, but other books managed to take president. Enjoy your readathon, hopefully this will keep you occupied until you find yourself back at school.

    1. Thanks, Alice! This year I made the decision of looking at my TBR pile and remember at least one reason why I spent money on that book. With this I pretend to read books I was once passionate about πŸ™‚ I hope it works for you too.

  2. I hope you enjoy your last few weeks of summer! I’ll be interested to read your reviews of A Reliable Wife – I’ve read Robert Goolrick’s other book, Heading Out to Wonderful, but haven’t read that one yet.

    1. Thanks, Helen. Enjoy yours too! I hope you come back when I write the review, because I’m on page 150 and have some strong opinions already!

  3. I love reading books together, but next time we should pick a better one! πŸ˜›
    I’m taking a course on canvas network about fairy tales, it’s keeping my brain occupied in the run up to going back to work, and is very interesting too.

    1. How cool! I should definitely sign up for something until lessons start in September, but for now our reading is keeping me quite happy (so thank you!) And yes, let’s pick up a better one next time! Maybe some Gaskell? πŸ™‚

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