I got to chapter 18 of 'Howards End' and realised i hadn't actually been focusing on the book like i should have so i restarted it, and it's been a slow read because of lifes distractions (CHILDREN HAHA) but it's proving worth it!
I'm enjoying this novel very much! I can't wait to read more by E.M Forster! ☺️🥰
Last months book club read (I‘m a bit behind!) Jumping from dystopia to classic has been challenging but a nice change - I do love a classic! I‘ve enjoyed the themes of femininity and class vs culture that are explored in this one but feel they could‘ve been developed a bit further. I‘ve really enjoyed the characters and how they develop too.
#BlackIsTheColor #NoFemmeber I asked Rhiannon Giddens to pick out a few selections for a stack the color of her true love's hair. There is a good variety of material here, but happy love stories aren't well-represented (haven't read Howard's End yet, but doesn't sound like it 😀). So, Giddens' tune will have to fill that void, a song that is impossible not to dance to- you can feel her joy in singing about her love, and it is contagious. @Cinfhen
Two sisters, so very much alike and yet so very different. It is their relationship that propels the story. There is a second family dynamic and though they are the folks of telegrams and industry, the energy of decision making, I found that family unlikeable. It is difficult to fathom how one family can fit inside the other. E.M. Forster captures beauty, intelligence and depth of an artistic soul in the characters of the two sisters.👇🏽
I enjoyed this book and felt it was ahead of its time as far as some women‘s and social issues are concerned. I liked the intellectualism as well as still mostly happy outlook on life as this was pre-WWI. I think the theme of this book is connection and also felt the “now” quite strongly. I felt some of the syntax to be muddled or particular to the timeframe and I‘m comfortable reading a range of authors as i have a BA in Eng. but it might be me.
Saturday morning. Still taking my time with this book. I advance a few paragraphs and then regress several pages because life lessons are dripping from every page and I want to saturate my soul.
I don't know if this #novel has the #mostgruesomecrimescene, but it might be the most horrifying to a bookworm. It takes place in a #building and involves more than one #family. #maylovesclassics #litsyclassicshost #oldcoolbooks #catchingup
Purple tulips always remind me of my mom. Happy Mother's Day to all who are celebrating the day themselves or thinking of the mothers in their lives. 💜💜💜
So there‘s a new mini series starring Hayley Atwell coming up, and the book description is everything: a strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretentiousness of her husbands smug English family to ruin her life.
I've not read the book but I am so enjoying the TV series.
So pretty! These are Penguin English library paperbacks. I‘ve seen the hardback versions, and I know a lot of people on here have them. I‘d never seen the paperbacks before, but apparently they‘ve been out just as long as the hardbacks...
I didn‘t stroke them all, honestly!
A classic that I am glad I finally got around to reading. I chose it for a #5book5bingo book over 105 years old. It talked a lot about how people should and did act in England at the turn of the century, which is now not relevant. But the way people act and interact is timeless.
A cozy cardigan, a pot of tea, and Howard‘s End ( Thanks Netflix!). I have never read any of E.M.Forester‘s books- are they any good? This, “where Angels fear to tread” and “ A Room with a view” are all on my TBR list for this year.
Loving this book so far. Only about 45 pages in ,but it's such an easy read. Felt the exact same thing with A Room With a View. I'm immediately into the story and want to know more. Love his humour. I know mostly what happens because I watched the movie a while ago, but they always change a bit and I don't remember everything anyways!
The final part of my book depository order finally came in...after 6 weeks! Can't wait to read this. I used to own an omnibus of all his works, but decided I preferred reading the books individually. Much easier to carry around. #bookmail #TBR #penguinenglishlibrary
I may just have been too young to appreciate it, but I read A Room with a View in high school and remember only being equal parts bored and annoyed. Then I read Zadie Smith's On Beauty in college, loved it, and read that it was inspired by Howards End -- and I am happy I gave Forster another chance by reading this book. The film with Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anthony Hopkins certainly helped matters :)