Eclectic Ponderings is a new feature here on eclectictales.com in which I pose questions to readers and fellow bloggers on a variety of subjects (hence its eclecticism) that I can’t fit in any other blog post.
2 ponderings posts within a month? I am shocked! Haha, but no, really, I come with questions 😉
- Who are some of your favourite poets or poetry books? I’m looking to pick up some Rilke after reading The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge lately but I’m keen to read more (to date I’ve read mainly Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, some T.S. Eliot, Poe, Neruda, Shakespeare) 🙂
- On the subject of classics, what are some of your favourite plays? Who are some of your favourite playwrights? It’s been a while since I’ve read a play now that I’ve finished reading Shakespeare’s body of works and some other classic titles.
- This summer is shaping up to be a summer of reading historical fiction (summer TBR list to be posted next week). Some of the titles included are Hannah Kristin’s The Nightingale, Kate Williams’ The Storms of War, and Priya Parmar’s Vanessa and her Sister. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think about it/them overall?
- I also have Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries on my TBR that I think I will be tackling at long last this year. However I did start reading it a couple months back and I dunno, I’m not exactly gripped by the story. It’s also a long one, so to those who have read this title I pose the question to you: is it worth reading through it?
- To reiterate from my last post: To those who have read Elena Ferrante’s standalones, which book was your favourite: The Days of Abandonment, Troubled Love, or The Lost Daughter? I plan on reading all three eventually but I’m debating as to which one to check out first…
- And another question to re-hash from my last post: when travelling outside the city/outside the country, would you rather bring a chunkster of a physical book or an eReader?
And that’s about all the thoughts I have for this Eclectic Ponderings entry! If you have any input about the above questions, I’d love to hear from you 🙂