Book #21: The Castle of Otranto

So, Tokyo Cancelled isn’t really working out. It’s not that it’s not good, it’s just that it’s not what I want to be the only book I’m reading right now. If that makes sense. So I’m going to go ahead and go on to the next book on the list. Maybe that’ll get me reading more. I think I just need to resolve to read for at least 30 minutes a day, even with lesson planning and spending 12 hours at school.

Anyway, I’m about to start reading The Castle of Otranto. I’ve heard a lot about this book, but I still don’t know what it’s about. Here’s what I know:

It’s Gothic.
Jane Austen references it in Northanger Abbey.
If it’s Gothic, there’s going to be stuff about desire and hidden lust and all that super-secret stuff that we’re not “supposed” to talk about in it.
It might be horribly (read: ridiculously and dramatically) written.

So, I’m not really expecting to enjoy The Castle of Otranto. But I haven’t been reading enough and I’m hoping that jumping back on board with this project will get me reading again. I really miss reading.


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