Thursday, June 26, 2008

reading challenge 2008

Today I read Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.  It was recommended by my PhD in English lit friend Jenny.  She said I should read a real book instead of just fluffy princess books.  :-)
It's a classic, of course...well written, real literature.  Compelling story, only a few typos in my copy (but they did irritate me).  Predictable ending, unfortunately.  But overall good.  I haven't seen the movie (a Hitchcock) and am not likely to, but I did spend an enjoyable day reading, even if I was annoyed at how nameless new girl is a doormat and how the dead Rebecca runs (and ruins) everyone's lives.  

Anyway, if you're in need of a serious-literature break from the fluffy princess books, this is a good choice.  but for a hurty-mouth day blurred by various kinds of prescription drugs?  Decide for yourself based on how vicodin works for you.  (for me?  not much.)  The book's recommended.  


  1. I adore that book.
    Sorry the vicodin didn't help much.

  2. I'm glad you liked it, although I'm not entirely convinced that Rebecca counts as "serious" literature! I have it on my Women and Romance syllabus for the fall, when we will debate just what qualifies as "fluff" or "chick lit." Come take my class! =)

  3. compared to the tasha alexander stuff, this was real. just saying. :-)