Today I am featuring Chris from Eclectic Indulgence. I enjoy this blog because it is about the classics, books that are important and interesting but that are under appreciated in the blogging world (in my humble opinion). The reviews are also of a great quality; this is one blog that is worth following.
Tell us something about yourself
I'm the slowest reader in the history of the planet. It partly has to do with the fact that I hear myself speaking the prose in my head as I read and when the book is not to my liking or I'm particularly busy in 'real life', I tune out quite a bit. I have a passion for leather books and books with slipcases (the former because I like the feel and smell and the latter for the structure).
My perfect moment would be sitting in a hammock by a quiet lake, reading a book while the wind dances with the trees and caresses my skin. There is nothing better in the world. Add a coffee to this and the warmth of the sun and I just may cry due to happiness overload.
What was your favourite book as a child or young adult, and why?
I loved “The Hobbit” the most of the Tolkien books. I have read it twice and I still have many fond memories that will never be affected by the movies. I long to attend the table of Beorn and watch him shapeshift. I would like to whistle with Tom Bombadill, roving through tall grasses and sitting by willow trees. I long to sit by the fire and eat sweetcakes with Bifor, Bofur and Bombur... and all the other dwarves. When in a rut, I’d love to go adventuring on the downs (despite the danger) and see what prizes can be found there. In short, the world Tolkien created fascinated me and appealed to me on a level that I never knew existed. It took me to places I had never been before and I continually want to grab the book from my shelves and dive back into it.
Why do you love to read?
How do you choose your books?
(Parenthetically, I never read synopsis', because I feel they will change my perspective on books).
What are you currently reading and what's been the best book you have read in the last 6 months?
The best book I have read in the last six months is Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure." Thomas Hardy is a genius, but he takes an emotional toll.
The third is tough, because I have only read one by each, but I'm going to have to go with either Boris Pasternak or Vladamir Nobokov.
"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
"Notes from Underground" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak
The talent here is so dense, it is painful to pare it down to such a small list.
When and why did you start your blog?
How did you choose your blog's name?
Thus, my blog's name is "Eclectic Indulgence."
What do you love about book blogging?
What tips do you have to offer to other book bloggers?