Or, more like, Vanity Fair, Gentle Reader, which I am reading for class tonight. I love this novel, as I love most 19th-century novels (so much so, I got a degree in them!), but the reading of it is a bit hard. It’s been a tiring week, not so much with meetings but more with recovering from meetings, and playing catch up with work and sleep.
But Vanity Fair is a novel that holds a special place in my heart because I wrote one of my best dissertation chapters on it, now a book chapter in a beautiful collection. This novel makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me angry, all the good emotions one should feel when reading a book.
I love being able to read again, not just for school but for fun. It is an essential part of my life, and it had been as if a little piece of me was gone. Sounds dramatic, no? Rather! But it’s true, Friend, that I felt lost for the year and a half I couldn’t read very much.
What are you reading now?