Friday, November 1, 2013

#readWilkie

It's the 1st of November, and usually that would mean NaBloPoMo around these parts. But given that I'm going to be out of the country for the last two weeks of November, and will be too busy chasing hobbits having fun to blog every day, I figured that I'd do something else instead - a read-along of Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone with LitNerd!

I've been a big fan of Wilkie Collins since I had to read The Woman in White for a class on the classic Victorian novel in first year uni. I loved it so much that I immediately went out and read The Moonstone, No Name, Armadale, and whatever else my university library had lurking in the 823.8 C713 section of the library.

It's been a long time since I last read The Moonstone, and a couple of days ago I added it to a list of books I need to re-read, so it was kind of perfect that I stumbled across #readWilkie later that same day! I might end up switching to the free Kindle edition half way through the month when I go to New Zealand, but for the meantime, I'm reading the 1998 Penguin Classics edition:
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It's not the prettiest edition out there, but it DOES have a multitude of end notes, and I'm a sucker for a good end note. (I learnt the hard way after buying one of those $2 editions of Emma when I was 15 and struggling through it)

It's not too late to join in - you can grab a e-book copy for free from Amazon or Project Gutenberg and start reading! And don't forget to check out #readWilkie on Twitter.

K xx

8 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for those Penguin Classics covers, they look so darn pretty on shelves. I too have it as a kindle and a book but I think, as I don't have any exciting travelling plans like you do, I'll be sticking to the book. I hope you enjoy the re-read!

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    1. I love the newer Penguin Classics, but I adored the old ones that had the little bits of colour coding at the top of the spine - red for English/American classics, yellow for European, purple for ancient Greek/Roman etc etc.

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  2. Hello, fellow Wilkie enthusiast :) I first thought of getting the same edition of The Moonstone, but then I saw in my local bookstore another one, which I like better (plus was cheaper), so I got that instead. But I'll make a post about my book later tonight as well.

    Happy Wilkie-reading month :)

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  3. Oooo! Where are you going at the end of the month?

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    1. New Zealand!! I'll be posting while I'm away, but not regularly.

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  4. Hello! I signed up to read Wilkie at the very last minute, deciding to check it out of the library this afternoon. (The library edition really IS the dullest cover on earth, but never mind.) New follower.

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    1. Welcome!! And libraries always seem to choose the dull covers. Sigh.

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