My darling followers, I have a question for you!
One of my friends was wondering if there are any good podcasts out there that focus on science fiction and fantasy. Do you guys have any suggestions for her?
As requested, the reading list for my English literary canon class (I need to have read 190 hours’ worth). I’ve bolded the ones I’ve already read (307 hours).
Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God (11 hrs)
Martin Amis, Money (20 hrs)
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (23 hrs)
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (20 hrs)
Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (15 hrs)
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (4 hrs)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (24 hrs)
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (18 hrs)
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (11 hrs)
Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness (6 hrs)
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (7 hrs)
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (25 hrs)
George Eliot, Middlemarch (45 hrs)
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (10 hrs)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (9 hrs)
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (18 hrs)
John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (20 hrs)
William Golding, The Spire (11 hrs)
Nadine Gordimer, Burger’s Daughter (19 hrs)
Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That (17 hrs)
Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter (13 hrs)
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (23 hrs)
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 (23 hrs)
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun also Rises (11 hrs)
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (14 hrs)
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady (29 hrs)
James Joyce, Dubliners (11 hrs)
Sarah Kane, Blasted (4 hrs)
D.H. Lawrence, The Fox (3 hrs)
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (14 hrs)
Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing (11 hrs)
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (36 hrs)
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman (4 hrs)
Toni Morrison, Beloved (25 hrs.)
V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas (29 hrs)
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (17 hrs)
John Osborne, Look Back in Anger (4 hrs)
Harold Pinter, The Homecoming (4 hrs)
Salman Rushdie, Satanic Verses (29 hrs)
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (18 hrs)
George Bernard Shaw, Mrs Warren’s Profession (4 hrs)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (17 hrs)
Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (6 hrs)
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (23 hrs)
Laurence Sterne, Sentimental Journey (7 hrs)
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (6 hrs)
Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn (18 hrs)
Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One (6 hrs)
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (15 hrs)
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (13 hrs)
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (10 hrs)
I just got the reading list for the “knowledge of the literary canon” class I’m taking next semester, and… If I want, I can pass without having to do any work at all because I have already read enough of the books on the list to meet the requirements of the class.
Kids, this is why you should always read more than just whatever’s listed on your syllabus. It pays off.
(Well, the ‘Hemingway and Fitzgeralds with a bit of Gertrude Stein and Dorothy Parker’ tag.)
I think we should have another ask party!
It’s been a while since I’ve had one, and I’ve got some time to spare. The Top 5 questions were a lot of fun last time, so I’d love to make more of those lists.
So send me Top 5 suggestions! Top five plot twists? Top five characters I love to hate? Anything goes!
My apologies for the lack of posts, guys. I’ve got thesis deadlines and volunteer work and personal things and tutoring, and it’s all a bit much right now.
I’ll be back on track soon though! Bear with me!
You know what you should never ever do?
Do a quick calculation of how much you spent on the books in your home library, just to see how much money you’d lose if your bookshelves ever caught on fire.
So as some of you may have noticed already, I started a new series: Modern Twist.
I have a lot of inspiration for future posts, so I hope you guys will enjoy it!