Greetings to you all, my fellow bookworms, on this sunny Bank Holiday weekend! I hope this post finds you all well? I have good news to share, which is that the lovely Ali, over at Heavenali, is again hosting her brilliant Daphne du Maurier reading event, next month on their shared birthday week. 🎁
Before we go any further, I have to hold my hands up and admit I have never taking part in this reading event before – shocking, I know, what with me loving du Maurier – however I have long wished to, but just never managed to find the time! No excuse this year, I am currently stuck at home (like many of you) so no time issues, and I thought if I share this sign up post then I am pledged and won’t try to wriggle out of it. 😅
All you have to do to take part is to read one (or more) of Daphne du Maurier’s wonderful gothic novels; her celebrated, historical non-fictions; or any of her numerous short stories and collections. I know, it is a hard job, but someone’s got to do it! 😉 And once you finish, share what you read at Ali’s dedicated review page, during the week of 11th – 17th May, 2020. Simples! If you don’t have a blog to share reviews, then check out Ali’s introduction post, as there are other ways to share.
Now for the really important bit: what am I going to read?! Well fortuitously, I have du Maurier’s debut novel, The Loving Spirit on my to-be-read shelf, so that is a definite for the event I think. However I am also very tempted to go back to where my passion for this author all began and re-read her stunning, fifth novel, Rebecca. That I could neatly, follow up with a re-watch of Hitchcock’s classic film adaptation, Rebecca (1940), which stars the brooding Laurence Olivier and beautiful Joan Fontaine. Sounds like a plan, methinks!
Now over to you: What do you think of my reading plans? Are you tempted to take part in this event, too? If so what are you planning to read?