Update

It seems like ages since I posted here. I’ve not really had the enthusiasm to post reviews recently, which is why I’ve not bothered to do it.

I will be starting an online course next week,  Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World and I’ve been doing some background reading on the books I have to read.

These are the books we are reading:
Grimm — Children’s and Household Tales
Carroll — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Stoker — Dracula
Shelley — Frankenstein
Hawthorne & Poe — Stories and Poems
Wells — The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, “The Country of the Blind,” “The Star”
Burroughs & Gilman — A Princess of Mars & Herland
Bradbury — The Martian Chronicles
LeGuin — The Left Hand of Darkness
Doctorow — Little Brother

I have already got through Dracula and I am starting on Little Brother, as these books were ones which the course lecturer suggested that we read before the course starts. I don’t normally do English literature courses, but I thought it would be interesting to do this because the books are in the genre that I tend to read and well, it is nice to get some suggestions of authors to read because I’ve been so disappointed by the books I’ve been reading over the past few years. Hopefully, this will get me into reading again. Sadly though, for me, it comes at a time when I am fangirling about the Hobbit and I would much rather be doing that – *laughs* and I want to write fan fic about Kili…. This will have to wait, though. I may allow myself to do some writing when I’ve done some of the work for the course as a break, or something. In some ways it is a shame that the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings aren’t in there, but then, I guess the course would have to be twice as long just to fit them in. Wish my luck….

 

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