Friday, October 2, 2020

An update (of sorts) on The Woman in White and #SomethingWickedFall

Yeah, so this event has not been going as planned. As many of you know, I moved from Tennessee to Michigan in August. It was a big move and not a fun one. Also, my grandfather passed away in September. My sister, my nieces and I traveled to Tennessee last week for the funeral. Needless to say, it has been a hard couple of months. My reading is suffering, as I'm still trying to get this house in order. Those who have moved house know the difficulties of continuing to work while unpacking/arranging. It's hard enough without a death in the family, and then trying to unpack and shelve 3000+ books. 

Anyway, I have not made it very far into The Woman in White. I'm on page 157 which is WAY behind the read-along schedule. You know what though? I'm giving myself a pass and that means you get one too, if you're also behind. 

My thoughts so far...

This is a beautifully written book. Collins definitely had a way with words. It's also a bit slow though I am enjoying it to a certain extent. I'm intrigued by what the story of the woman in white is going to turn out to be. I know I don't trust Sir Percival because the dog didn't like him. That's always a true sign. lol Also, wondering what's going on with Mr. Hartright, in light of his disheveled and downtrodden appearance when encountered by Vincent Gilmore. 

I will keep plugging away and hopefully will finish by the end of the month. Let me know your thoughts, if you're still reading, and how far along you are in the comments.

Gothic Stories in September 

Unfortunately, I didn't get around to any Gothic short stories in September, but plan to try to read a few in October. The three books we are reading for my TrueBookTalk book group (on Goodreads) would be considered Gothic so I will probably share thoughts on those as I finish. I'll keep the Gothic stories master post tab open in the menu for continued thoughts through the end of the event.

Horror Stories in October

I will create a horror stories master post and put the link in the menu for any thoughts you would like to share on what you're reading. I'm hoping to get to at least some of the stories in Stephen King's 
Bazaar of Bad Dreams.


Our first of three movie watch-alongs is tonight. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 9:00 pm ET. Visit the schedule post here for the Slack invite link. We discuss there while we're watching. The movie can be watched for free on Amazon Prime Video (if you're a Prime member) or on Pluto (which is completely free, but may have commercials). 

That's it for now. As always, thank you for bearing with me and Happy October!

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  1. I'm behind as well. I'm on page 94. It's a really slow book. Argh. I do want to know where it goes but it's a struggle to get there! lol.

  2. No worries, Michelle. You’ve had a lot on your plate and 2020 is 2020.
    I’m also not on schedule but enjoying the book, a reread for me.

  3. I actually started listening to The Woman in White a couple of days ago. I wasn't planning on participating in the read-along, but if everyone is behind, I can join in. I've tried reading it before and found it slow-going, but the audio is working well for me.

    1. Hi Carol, I'm only on page 209 so you certainly could catch up. Would love to have you!

  4. I think I've given up. I got to page 30 and realized I wasn't quite in the mood for a classic right now especially one this long. I totally understand! We're just glad to be here! I'm so sorry about your grandfather. So hard right now and the traveling and moving. It's so much. It's just fun to follow along no matter where anyone's at. I do want to finish this book. I think I might pick it up for my next classic read after I finish Emma. Thanks again and no pressure!

    1. Thank you, Heather. Hug <3 I'm plugging away, but hoping I can squeeze in some other reads during the 24 hour readathon. :)

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