Time to join in again for the Book Journey meme, “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”
Right now I’m in the middle of My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, because I love her most famous book, Rebecca. I first heard about this one years ago, and thought I didn’t want to read it because it was too much like Rebecca–another mysterious woman who may be good or may be monstrous, though in this case it’s her husband who died under mysterious circumstances. So I put that one at the back of my mind and read three other, very different, books by du Maurier…and didn’t find them to be all that good. Yet I’m convinced by Rebecca that du Maurier is absolutely brilliant! And thus I’m deciding that maybe it makes sense after all to read her most Rebecca-like other book. So far, I’m liking it better than the others!
After this one, I have a big stack of fantasy I’m eager to jump into. The Once Upon a Time “challenge” runs every spring, and I may just start in on the fantasy a few days early. I have a number of rereads piled up, but I want to take a new perspective on them: Chalice by Robin McKinley, because I want to look at it as a Beauty and the Beast retelling; Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, because it was only the second “12 Dancing Princesses” story I ever read, and now I’ve read eight or ten, and written one; The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien which I haven’t read since I was maybe twelve. And I am vowing and swearing to read Lord of the Rings this spring, and The Hobbit seems like good gateway-Tolkien.
And last, I have been meaning to read Good Omens pretty much forever. Because, I mean, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman!
I’ll let you know how it goes. Happy Spring and Happy Reading this week!