Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wuthering Heights: Read Along Blues

This is the last week of the Wuthering Heights Read Along hosted by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts. I only made it through Chapter 15. What happened?

The story just didn't hold my interest. Every time I tired to get back into it, I realized the words were not sticking. I was reading but not comprehending. My thoughts seemed to be elsewhere.

I do plan to finish Wuthering Heights and post a review; in time. I'm glad I made an attempt at the book. It's hard for me, however, to not complete something I started..

Thanks to Jill I learned more about Emily Bronte too. This also helped in my appreciation of The Brontes Went To Woolworths which I recently reviewed. A favorite line from that book is when Emily announces her new novel, "Swithering Depths." How appropriate.

Heathcliff and the Heights will have to wait for now. I have a feeling we'll meet again.

What's the last book you started and never completed? Do you think you'll come back to it later?

My posts on Wuthering Heights are here:

Wuthering Heights: Chapters 10-15 
Wuthering Heights: Chapters 4-9
Wuthering Heights: Chapters 1-3

Joining me on The Wuthering Heights Read Along are the following friends:


  1. I toootally understand your predicament. I had three failed attempts when I tried it, but I finally made it through on the fourth.

  2. Well, at least you put a big dent in it! Thanks for joining in and trying!

  3. There were definitely times during the readalong when I was reading but not really reading--the words just going in and out of my brain.

    Swithering Depths. Yup, I'd have to agree with that!

    Lately I've been starting and stopping lots of books. Sometimes I think it's just timing--I think mood plays a big part in the enjoyment of a book.

  4. I had to read Wuthering Heights for my A'Levels in Literature, so I did make it to the end of the book. :) It's not an easy read, though. I think I'll post a review of it on my blog - thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Can just understand what you are feeling about this book. For me Wolf Hall was a huge problem and I like historical fiction! I did finish it though but as you said the words did not stick in my mind - lots of people thought it wonderful but for me it did not do anything.

  6. Aloha Rob, I'm trying to remember if I ever read Wuthering Heights or if it's just the movie I'm remembering! If I did read it, it was quite awhile ago.

    I mentioned you in the Blog Hop as one of my favorite new blog finds.

    Happy Aloha Friday, Bonnie

  7. Hia. I read Wuthering Heights a little while ago and struggled with it too (although in terms of classics I found it quite easy, and certainly better than The Hunchback of NotreDame which I kept wanting to throw across the room and never finished). I did enjoy it right at the end though, so do keep at it.

    (and thanks for visiting my blog btw)

  8. I vaguely remember forcing myself through the reading in High School and since then I've blocked out most of the plot/characters. I keep intending to give it another chance now that I'm more "mature", but I just haven't found the time or the motivation to do so.


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