Last week, I missed my Monday post entirely, because I was off traveling. And this week, I have no real reviews to post! I finished two books in the last two weeks, though:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read this one because I really should have read it ages ago. I understand why it's significant, and I enjoyed reading it--but it definitely went much slower than I'm used to, despite being very short. I kind of wanted it to either be much shorter (like Chopin's Story of an Hour, which plays with similar ideas but in the space of a page or two) or longer and therefore more detailed and engaging (like Edith Wharton at her best.)
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I mentioned this one in my last post; I really enjoyed it and I think it's convinced me to read some more non-fiction this summer. This was a very quick read.
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Also, I've started my summer reading club with the students from my old school who read Great Expectations with me last summer. This summer, we're tackling a more popular read: Little Women. It's definitely one I've come back to over and over, and one I hope everyone will read at some point. If you want to read along, I've created another blog: Little Women Readalong. Check it out--we just started today with Chapters 1-2. New posts will go up every weekday in July, and at 20-25 pages per post, that will get us through the whole book!