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W…W…W…Wednesdays – February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011

W… W… W… Wednesdays are hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and asks the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers …

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk.

Agaat

Excerpt from Goodreads:

Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the unique relationship between Milla, a 67-year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat.

What did you recently finish reading?

King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes.  My remarks on the book can be found here.

King Kong Theory

What do you think you’ll read next?

As part of the Year of Feminist Classics Challenge I’ll be reading The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill within the next week or two.
Subjection of Women

Excerpt from Goodreads:

In this essay Mill assails a system of inequality that supports and encourages the subjection of one individual by another and raises questions about the nature and relation of power and liberty.

As part of the Back to the Classics Challenge and The Age of Innocence Readalong I’ll be reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton also within the next week or two.


The Age of Innocence

Excerpt from Goodreads:

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 1:26 pm

    Agaat sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Also The Age of Innocence. Enjoy your books!

  2. Donna/BLHmistress permalink
    February 2, 2011 2:23 pm

    Sounds interesting, hope you get to enjoy it soon.

    Our WOW

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