Book #22: Cranford

There are people out there who absolutely love Victorian novels.

I am not one of them.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this more than once.

Next up, though, I’m reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. Maybe I won’t dislike this book as much as I think I’m going to, but my hopes are not high.

As far as I can tell, Cranford is about two spinster sisters living their lives. I’ve read that it’s more of a series of vignettes than a book with a linear plot. So maybe that’ll make it a bit of an easier read.

Either way, I guess I’m diving in. It’s going to be a bit of a rough stretch as far as reading goes. I ordered a Kindle before I moved to Prague. I have always been vehemently against e-readers (more on that in another post, perhaps), but I decided that having an e-reader with a lot of books would be better than living in a foreign country with only the 3 or 4 books I could bring with me.

It is, but I didn’t want to actually buy a lot of books, so I mostly have books that are no longer under copyright, because I can have them for free.

Anyway, here goes Cranford.

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One response to this post.

  1. Cranford is slow but I love 18th and 19th century novels so I adored it! Maybe let me know what you think when you finish it?

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