Plans. They all go awry at the last minute.
Due to a sudden convergence circumstances, my reading has gone off the rails: even my finishing up Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy hasn’t happened yet! However, back at the beginning of September, I thought I could plot out the remainder of my reading for this year. The October plan:
October reading: the spooky!
Sometimes it is fun to read spooky things. Ghosties and goblins and weird kinds of beasties! Witches and murder and potions by the gallon!
I don’t know if I’ll manage all of them, but I’d like to get through at least three–as it will start ticking books from my Classics Club list. [Although, in the case of the plays, it will just get me closer to finishing the compiled works.]
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Macbeth by Shakespeare
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Whether I manage to get through any of the books I planned to read remains to be seen. I started Udolpho, but am in the middle of cleaning the house and rearranging for a housemate, handling a very old Great Dane who will probably need to be put down in the next few weeks, taking a mandatory faculty intensive workshop detailing new guidelines, plotting my Nanowrimo novel, and trying to get rid of a cold. All in all this does not make for a promising month of reading! Most of my spare time is spent on sleep.
I am hoping that the last weekend of the month and beyond will be much better for reading, but Nano starts that Thursday! Can I manage to squeeze in a book or two in a spurt of reading madness? Maybe I’ll sit at the end of the driveway in a comfy chair with my Kindle handing out Halloween candy…