So there’s not going to be a real article today about stitching related stuff because my queue ran out two days ago and I have yet to build up another one. And instead of doing any stitching or writing I spent all of today reading, which I haven’t done in a very long time.
When I was a kid I used to be an avid reader, I read novels probably every day. And sometimes I finished those novels on the same day. (I’m a very fast reader.) I used to challenge myself to see how many chapter books I could finish in a week.
Now, even though I write constantly (usually between 1,000 and 7,000 words a day between the blog and other pursuits) the last time I read a new novel, one I haven’t read before, was April, I think? I’ve re-read several of my favorites and the last novel I re-read was early August or so. I don’t read actual novels so much anymore. I read blog posts, news articles, Facebook updates, etc., but I don’t read books.
Very late last night I was bored lying in bed, and so I started in on Sense and Sensibility. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice a year or so back and was surprised to like it. I don’t know why I was surprised. I prefer a lot of the classics – Jules Verne is one of my utmost favorite writers, Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle following closely behind. But anyway, I bought a collection of her novels on my Kindle after finishing Pride and Prejudice, which I may read again since it’s in this collection, and so last night I thought, “why not read some Jane Austen?” Sense and Sensibility was the first book in the collection.
It was decent enough, and a very fast read, as I read for about two hours last night and finished it in about four hours today. I think I like Pride and Prejudice more, but it was fun to see who ended up with who, as I knew a lot more about P&P before I read it than I did about Sense and Sensibility. And then, when I finished, I saw I had Wuthering Heights on my Kindle also, so I thought, “why not? I’m in a reading mood today.”
I will say, other than knowing the title and that it’s a classic, I knew absolutely nothing about Wuthering Heights before starting. I knew some guy named Heathcliff was in it. I’m more than halfway through the book as of this writing. It’s definitely not anything like I thought it was going to be. It’s also not incredibly compelling, like I can’t put it down. It’s one of those stories where the outcome of the plot is revealed in the first chapter, and the rest is an explanation of what led to that point, and I’ve seen both novels and movies done in spectacular fashion with this story type.
Wuthering Heights, in my opinion, is not one of those spectacularly done stories. Not that it’s boring, it’s just… I’m more reading to get to the end and see what the conclusion is because obviously I already know what happens in terms of the back story.
So there is the explanation behind no article today! I’m reading. I should be back with all my stitching related stuff tomorrow. See you then!
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