I recall being assigned it in graduate school (too long ago now) in a course on Russian government/history. (There’s a real shocker, eh?)
My favorite men in novels? That was actually a much tougher question to answer because as I thought about it I realized I tend to find women characters more interesting.
I feel it’s a book for adults. Re-reading it I realize increasingly why I was bored with it as a teen. The issues and problems are more adult than I think register with kids.
Since starting my first book in 2012 I have also written many women, so how women are portrayed generally in novels (particularly by male writers such as myself) has become of great interest to me.
For a Christmas post, how about a series of short – a few seconds each – videos. So you know, they contain SOUND.
I’m avoiding blogging “officially” for a time, of course. Then I thought, “Eh, I might as well share this prominently with all of you too!” No secrets here! 🙂
I’ve set my phone alarm for just before 11am on Sunday. We should just take that moment at least and remember.
I present myself on here, note my books, and share insights and bits of my writing. You may choose to read one (or more) of my books. Or you may choose not to do so.
So that’s now ten “books.” As I look at that list again, I can only but smile. As if it is any surprise now about what my writing influences have been!
Macmillan grumbled that life had lost a huge joy if one is unable to read. Whenever I have those moments, I understand that feeling. It’s truly awful – an isolating and even lonely feeling – being unable to enjoy a book.
I thought, too, that she seemed to be about my niece’s age – in her young 20s. To feel/be so “alone” in her view of the world at that age as to even remotely consider doing that to herself? Her whole life ahead of her? With the whole world out there?
Let’s keep her busy. Please consider following her and commenting. Please like her post. Let’s make her phone buzz endlessly.
And if I run into the “aspiring author” stuff one more time on social media, or well, anywhere, I may, uh, well… I just hate seeing it.
And if Amazon can bury us all in Prime Day emails and ads…
My first Kindle reader years ago (it was one of Amazon’s first Kindles) had the capability to “speak” the text electronically. You may remember, or even still have one.