Saturday, January 05, 2013

Classics Club Readathon


The Classics Club Readathon is here! Unfortunately, I won't be able to dedicate the whole day to reading literary gems, but I'll spend as much time as I can indulging in snippets of genius here and there.

After much indecision and abrupt changing of mind on my part, I've finally decided on The Warden by Anthony Trollope.


Funnily enough, the novel's successor, Barchester Towers, has been sitting on my shelf for far too long. I bought it thinking it wasn't necessary to read the series in chronological order, but some astute reviews on Trollope convinced me otherwise. Once my painful ban on book buying was lifted, The Warden was one of my first purchases. I can't wait to properly dig in, so to speak, and only hope that I like Trollope as much as I hope I will.

I might not update this post again during the readathon and opt instead to focus on the literature. Nevertheless, I'll try to share a few thoughts on twitter. Yet even as I write this, fatigue is quickly setting in, so I best get going.

Happy reading, fellow Classic Club members! I look forward to hearing about your reading choices. So many wonderful classics, so little time....

10 comments:

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Happy reading! I've not read anything by Trollope so I'll look forward to seeing what you think about it.

I'm starting the day with Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald. It's miserable, but very good.

o said...

I LOVED The Warden :)

Cassandra said...

Let me know how you like Trollope, I've never read anything by him.
Unfortunately I have to start the readathon with Faust *sigh*

Happy reading! :)

Whitney said...

I've never read anything by Trollope, so I'll look forward to reading your thoughts after you complete it and maybe reduce my fear. Happy reading!

Caro said...

Add me to the list of people who've never read any Trollope. This book does sound intriguing, and I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

Happy reading to you too!

Patty said...

happy reading Diana - I'll wait for your post on this book, as I've never managed to read it!

charlottereadsclassics said...

Ooh good, please post what you think as I bought this recently (ish) but haven't read it yet!

amanda @ simplerpastimes said...

Happy reading, Diana! I'd like to try to get to The Warden later this year. I haven't read any Trollope yet, but I have a feeling I'll like his novels. Enjoy!

Diana said...

O: I know! You were one of the people who (unwittingly) convinced me to read it before Barchester Towers.

Diana said...

Based on all these comments, it sounds as though we've not read Trollope. If I like him as much as I think I will, hopefully he'll spread like wildfire throughout our little blogging community. :)