Hello my fellow bookworms and classic lovers, it is time for the third check-in for The Women’s Classic Literature Event. Since the April check-in I have read:
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
I’ve long wanted to read something by Gaskell and I was not disappointed. This was a comforting, meticulous and personable tale of the lives of the women of a small rural town.
The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit
The second, charming set of magical adventures with the siblings: Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and the ‘Lamb’ – this time no ‘It’ but there is a phoenix and a flying carpet.
The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit
The final adventures with Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their cantankerous friend ‘It’. Another charming, magical children’s classic and a fitting end to the Psammead series – I’m little sad it is all over.
That is 3 books read in 3 months which I am really pleased with and it brings my total, so far, up to 6 books. Now it is time for July’s group question:
‘Describe the writing style of your current author for this event, or if you prefer, your favourite author for the event so far. How does she form a sentence, or get to the next scene, or keep readers riveted?’
I am not currently reading anything for this event, as I am reading my result for The Classics Club 13th spin event: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. The last author I read, and who I have read the most by too, for this event is Edith Nesbit. So far for this event alone, I have read 4 of Nesbit’s books which include: The Railway Children and the 3 instalments in her Psammead series. I have found her children’s book charming, magical and comforting reads, and after recent busy days of work that is sometimes just what my tired mind needs.
What classic female authors are you currently reading? Who are your favourite classic female authors?