A second Summer Reading Project is being hosted over at The Valve, and the book for this summer is Charlotte Brontë’s Villette. Since I’ve been jonesing to read more Brontë anyway, this seemed like a great opportunity. Plus, a couple people over at WoTMUD.org are reading along, too. It’s a big reading frenzy!
I started a couple of days ago, between Black Alibi and the rest of my life, and I am on Chapter V now, so am making good time. When I read a literary classic,I always read the Introduction or Forward (I would do this for any book, but classics tend to have them more often than pop fiction), though I know some people feel that this can ruin enjoyment due to spoilers; do you prefer to read supplemental information before or after you finish a book? I also really enjoy footnotes and endnotes, and read them as they come up in the text. I have heard complaints about them, but that just seem odd to me; I feel that notes enhance a reading. Do footnotes or endnotes bother you? Well, off to work and more Villette!
Have a happy Fourth!