20.Jul.2008 Sunday Salon Week #8

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I’ve been reading Wuthering Heights since last Saturday. Slowly. I’m on page 122 now (of 323 pages), chapter XII. I agree that characterization in this book is very strong, but the old English surely slows me down a lot, hence deter me a bit from fully enjoying this piece of literature. I’m reading along with some BC members and that helps.

On the other hand, my grandma (of 84 years old) and my auntie are visiting for the weekend, so I spent practically my entire weekend with them, cooking and going around. My auntie loves Daisho (the $2 Japanese shop) and Ikea. She could spend hours at each place and bought quite a lot of stuff too.

Needless to say, not much reading was done this weekend.

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There are 5 Comments to "Sunday Salon Week #8"

  • It is a standing joke that I, an English University Lecturer have never been able to read ‘Wuthering Heights’. Don’t feel too bad if you can’t make it either!

  • I wouldn’t worry about the speed at which you’re reading the book. As long as you’re enjoying it. That’s the main thing. I just finished Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe and it took me nearly a month to finish. Little by little, but I got through it and it was worth it.

  • Anni says:

    Hello,

    I’ve read WH at least three times in my life, of course in translated version, and I would have never thought that it’s so hard to read on the original way. It sounds a bit strange for me now.

    Anni

  • mrdes says:

    I read E.M. Forster’s, and it took me more than a month…but it’s the process of exploration, of meditation that is rewarding.

  • mee says:

    All: I used to read fast before I entered University. Then there was a period of time when I read slow, around a month or more per book. But recently I’ve been reading a lot more, hence faster too. So a few weeks for one book feels slow now :)

    Ann: Yea you do make me feel better lol. But so far I’m sure that I will finish the book. Maybe in 2 weeks from now.

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