there is no frigate like a book

Now I shall post some updates on what I’m reading.

pullmanCount Karlstein by Philip Pullman, for fun.  I started this in Oxford the day before I met Philip Pullman.  It’s so different from His Dark Materials.  It’s a combination of Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman.  I’m almost finished.  I like the quirky pictures of the characters too.

Interesting note.  I just found out that Henry Selick, who directed the film version of Coraline (as well as Nightmare Before Christmas, with Tim Burton), is also planning on making a film of Count Karlstein.  I’m not the only one who sees the connection then…

Beloved by Toni Morrison, for English class.  This is probably the most confusing and most complicated novel I have ever read.  What is impressive about it is that it is about slavery, but it doesn’t hit you over the head with the theme.   The emotions of the characters are expressed in a stream-of-consciousness that jumps around a lot.  Modernist literature to the extreme.

Persuasion, Jane Austen, for my Jane Austen independent.  I couldn’t find a large enough image of the edition I am reading, which is the Norton Critical Edition.  Oh well.  This is Jane Austen’s last novel.  It was published after her death and was never edited.  It has a different feel from the others; it is heading toward the Romantic style of literature.  But the classic Austen wit and charm is still present :) It makes me want to go to Lyme Regis and take a long walk on The Cobb:

That is all for now.  I’ve also added a page with answers to the title references of my posts :)

I’ll leave you with a style diary update for today also:

photoshirt, dress, Anthropologie; tights, Betsey Johnson; hairband, Dajuli Sparkles; shoes, Aerosoles; necklace, gift


One thought on “there is no frigate like a book

  1. you should totally be a literary criticism person that i always see on the proquest thing. trust me, high school kids would love you.

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