Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reading Update - The Mill on the Floss

I'm flying to a sunny destination tomorrow! But before that happens, I thought I'd jot down what my current read is as it's excellent indeed. One of my favourite authors is George Eliot - my favourite time period, extremely intelligent female author, compelling and intricate style, insightful, wise, feminist, political, emotional, and I could go on and on :) Seriously, 'Middlemarch' changed my life :)

So at the moment I am reading the Penguin edition of 'The Mill on the Floss' for the very first time. I bought it in a small bookstore in London, England (they had so many Penguin books - heavenly!) but didn't have a chance to finish it as travelling proved to be quite the busy activity. So I'm about a third of the way through and the writing is as detailed, witty, and brilliant as I expected. Her characters are so real, it's extraordinary!

Hopefully I will be able to post regularly while away. Wishing everyone a splendid start to the new year! So far so good :)


  1. Another kindred spirit I see - Middlemarch is one of the greatest Victorian novels ever written, in fact probably THE greatest. Mill on the Floss not my most favourite GE but she is such a staggering writer. I discovered Adam Bede last year after ignoring it for most of my life and then when I eventually read it was totally and utterly knocked for six - sat up till the small hours of the morning to finish it off.

  2. I can't wait to read the rest of her novels - it's like the feeling you get before Christmas, all that lovely anticipation :) After I finish The Mill, I may go for Adam Bede...I'm not sure if I should read the books in a more deliberate order though. I also really want to read her biography, it sounds like her life was very interesting too!