‘The Tale of Genji’ Readalong Update

April has not been such a prosperous reading month for me, so I’m sad to say I couldn’t finish reading ‘The Tale of Genji’. I thought maybe it would be best to give some extension to the readalong and have it last until June. Given that the text is rather dense and contains a lot of different characters, I wouldn’t want to spoil my enjoyment of it by rushing through it just to finish it within the month.

So, if any of you still want to hop on and join us, you still have time to do so. 🙂


Classics Club: Slight Amendment

I have had to make a couple of slight amendments to my Classics Club list, as follows:

31. Instead of John Steinbeck’s Sweet Thursday, I will now be reading the prequel, Cannery Row.  I still hope to get to Sweet Thursday this year, but it will not now be part of my list.
90. Instead of John Buchan’s Greenmantle, I will now be reading another of his novels, Midwinter.  I had originally decided to borrow Greenmantle from my library, but the copy is no longer on the catalogue, so I have decided to replace it.


Classics Club Update

I mentioned last November that I was taking part in the wonderful Classics Club blog.  I challenged myself to read one hundred classic books, eight of which are re-reads, over a fourteen-month period.  I have posted a few reviews already and have several more scheduled, so I thought it would be a good idea to create a little update post.

Already published:
22. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery – thoughts
26. Poetry by Sappho – thoughts
35. Nana by Emile Zola – thoughts
74. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon – thoughts
87. The Bell Family by Noel Streatfeild – thoughts
93. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (re-read) – thoughts
96. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (re-read) – thoughts
99. Daisy Miller by Henry James (re-read) – thoughts

Forthcoming reviews:
8. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf (BookTube)
28. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (BookTube)
40. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
50. Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
63. Maus by Art Spiegelman (BookTube)
84. The Histories by Herodotus
95. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (re-read)
Of 100 books, I have read 16 to date.


Update on The Literary Sisters

Just to let everyone know, I have taken the decision to remove April from the blog.  Having not heard anything from her in six months, and receiving an incredibly rude message from one of her friends, I do not believe that keeping her as a contributor on The Literary Sisters is a good idea for anyone.  Moving forwards, the blog shall continue to be moderated by myself and Akylina, and it should hopefully be a far more cheerful place to boot.