May Reading Challenge: Villette
Our narrator introduces herself a few pages into the novel, although we know she is speaking to us right away. Lucy Snowe is an Englishwoman who takes a position at a boarding school in an attempt to escape her loneliness. I’m not convinced that she succeeded in that attempt, however, the most captivating part of Charlotte Brontë’s last work for me was not the actual story. Rather, Lucy Snowe’s speeches, inner feelings and thoughts, and general descriptions of what she sees or witnesses were enough to keep me moving through the pages with ease.
May Reading Challenge: An Introduction
Happy May Day! Whether you’re celebrating with baskets or treating this as just another day, thank you for taking some time to find out what I’ll be reading this month. The first book is one of short stories by Ron Rash entitled Nothing Gold Can Stay. Ron Rash’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, the Washington Post, in Slate magazine, and other publications. I chose these short stories because 1. Short stories are my favorite medium to read, and 2. Because they will nicely complement my additional Reading Challenge selections. This year, the literary and writing communities have been celebrating Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday. Most know her as the…