Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.
I am a project reader. I have started a post about my ongoing reading projects, which will, I am sure, get posted sooner or later.
But right now, I want to talk about one of my look-ahead projects for 2014: The Bronte Project.
I am going to read all of the Bronte sister's major works:
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
Emma (fragmentary) by Charlotte Bronte
As well as at least two biographies:
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors by Juliet Barker
With supplementary material from:
The Oxford Companion to the Brontes by Christine Alexander and Margaret Smith
And (maybe) some of the juvenalia, which is available for free on my kindle.
Of those, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are rereads. The rest are new to me. And I can't freaking wait! Can it be 2014 already? Please?