There are always books that present or feel like a certain season to us. The reason for that is either because they explicitly state that this is the season the book is set in, or that this is the season the book is about. But the other reason that this may be is because of the way the book feels. Certain books feel like autumn, certain books feel like winter and certain books feel like they could be great for every season at any time and whatever the whether is like. For example, I bet that you have a book or two that you call your rainy-day reads, or books that you like to read at Christmas. It's the same basic concept but with autumn.
We’re almost there when it comes to our part 60 milestone and I want to say thank you for sticking around as long as you have. I want to say a huge thank you if you remember the teens and I want to say sorry if you’ve been here since part 1. Today’s subject, since last time we spoke of English Historical Non-Fiction, is favourite contemporary authors. Now, my favourite is Philippa Gregory and so, I will talk about her today.
As we carefully approach the next milestone of 60, I want to say thank you once again to everyone who has made it this far and a special thank you to anyone who remembers the single digit lists. I have still got a fairly long way to go with these things, giving you more books to read and hopefully inspiring you to make your own lists of special books. I’d love to read them if you’re interested in writing your own!
Part 53, and we’re still nowhere near done with our lists. If you’ve been here a while then I apologise for all the reading I’ve probably been giving you. But of course, I don’t expect you to read them all—If you take away just one or two books from all of these lists, then that’s good enough for me. But, if you’re reading through them, then I honestly say, from the bottom of my heart—Good luck, because it took me forever. No, seriously. It took me over 10 years to read all these books. Anyways, I feel like the next topic that’s coming up is a pretty important one. Today, we’re discussing the importance of reading from an early age.
Oh my, we’ve really come a long way haven’t we? Last time, we talked about what we think the Great American Novel is and why America has such a hard time deciding its representative text. Today, we’re going to look at something slightly different but along the same path. Last week, I told you that the novel England considers the “representative” text in most cases is Middlemarch. To some extent, I agree with this—but I want to show you some other novels that could also represent England in a good and overall, very meaningful light.
I feel like we’re moving quite nicely towards our next milestone, and multiple of thirty, part 60. Now on part 51, I want to thank everyone who stuck around this long once again, and yes, we’re going to say hello to any newcomers. I like to think that some people are getting some good reading material out of this, and that’s why I keep on writing them ultimately. I will probably be here for the rest of my life, but I really don’t know—or I may just stop when I reach 100 or something. In this piece I want to discuss the topic of The Great American Novel. We touched on this a little bit before, but I think I’ve got some new ideas some of you may be interested in.