For September, the Classics Club's question is slightly more difficult: from the reviews already published on the blog, pick the one that gets me excited to read the book in question, and offer a quote that will demonstrate this.
Why this is not easy? Because in all the reviews I read and the blogs I follow, I always find something that will intrigue me, something that will show a new aspect to a plot, that will shine light to a part of (simingly) lesser importance. Every time I read something, I'm bound to go and put yet another book in my TBR list...
For this meme, however, I will restrict myself to one blogger: Sarah, from Sarah reads too much. Sarah, in addition to a plethora of activities at home, is also involved in the Classics Club AND she hosts the Back to the Classics challenge (a great one for a newbie like me...). She is a seasoned reader, someone who knows her way around complex, diverse, dark - why, even difficult books at times, and I've come to regard her as a reviewer worth paying attention to. So, imagine my surprise when I read a post of hers like this:
Help me with Mrs. Dalloway! Please!!
(To her rescue came several bloggers, who provided comments - these I have not yet read)
Later on, when Sarah posted her review of Mrs. Dalloway, she started like this:
Reading Mrs. Dalloway involved learning a lesson that I didn't expect
and ended like this:
This was so far out of my comfort zone that I am going to need to be gentle to my mind for a bit
Now, some could may call this masochistic, but trust me - what better fun than to actually step outside your comfort zone? to challenge your intellectual ability? to change your thinking stream? In a nutshell: What better fun than to read a book, that you will remember forever (whether in the end you enjoy it or not).
I very much appreciated Sarah's review of Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, because she made me realise that this is a book I want to read - asap... I've already put it to the top of my TBR list!