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One for the Bibliophiles

The reading list for my second semster of Uni is luscious if heavy. We are looking at poetry and novels exclusively and I thought I'd share the list between my journal and the bookish user group :) Comments and observations are always welcome.

Robert Burns:
Holy Willie, Tam o’shanter

James Hogg:
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner ~ I just finished this novel last night and all I can say is it is 'head-trip'.  I'm hoping the lectures are helpful to analysis!

William Blake:
Song’s of Innocence and of Experience

Mary Shelley:
Frankenstein ~ I reads this ages ago when I was still in high school and enjoyed it.  I'm hoping that the intervining 15 years will lend me a different insight.

William Wordsworth:
Lyrical Ballads

Emily Bronte:
Wuthering Heights ~ Guilty confession time:  I have been avoiding anything by Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters like plague during my adult reading life (mostly because their writings are classified as Romance) yet I am already half way through this novel and I like it, a lot   >.<

Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, ‘Christabel’, ‘Kubla Khan’

John Keats:
The Eve of St. Agnes, Endymion, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn ~This gave me uncontrolable squees.  I've been a fan of Keats for ages!

Robert Louis Stevenson:
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ Again a childhood read, so I'm looking forward to a perspective shift.

Oscar Wilde:
The Picture of Dorian Gray ~ I've read the first chapter and am intrigued although it's giving me funny thoughts about Stuart Townsend's portrayl of Dorian in LXG.

Bram Stoker:
Dracula ~ I've read this novel several times so I'm looking forward to an academic slant.

I'll post about my non-Academic readings another time.  I do make time for non-studious reading, if I didn't I'd probably go barking mad.


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    A sequel to 14, in which the Great Old Ones arrive to eat the world. Kavach Press, 2020, 333 pages Murdoch’s past has finally come…

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