Tuesday, March 1, 2016

NaNoReMo 2016

For a number of years the excellent John Wiswell creation The Bathroom Monologues has led the charge on National Novel Reading Month (NaNoReMo). The basic idea is that you will read a novel by the 31st of March that you've been meaning to read for too long, but putting off. Some work on the shelf that it's never been quite the right time for, or that classic tome you always said you'd get around to. For the month of March we set aside excuses and read the thing.

For the past few years I've been reading 19th century French authors of which there are quite a few and whom I don't usually seek out. Diderot, Balzac and Hugo have all come up (Dumas and Zola I'll get to you yet...) This year is no different with Stendhal joining the ranks, specifically his novel The Red and the Black. So far, three pages in, I can affirm that it is pretty interesting.

What novel or classic have you been meaning to read?

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