Anonymous asked: We were reading Krapp's Last Tape in my English course in university. We talked about for an entire two hours, and all the while I kept thinking "are these homosexual undertones actually there or do I just spend too much time on tumblr?" Have you read it, and do you have any insight on if that is actually there? (I felt a little awkward about bringing it up to my professor if I was just imagining it). I can be more specific if you have read it.
I have not read it. The interesting thing I find in a lot of literature debate/discussion/dissection is that there is often a lot of wondering about what’s really meant by the writer whether it’s a feeling, an allusion to something like homosexual undertones, or a projection of feelings on a character or place.
We can’t really know unless we can ask the writer, right?
I once read that a good book reviewer will tell you how a book changed them and a bad book reviewer will tell you about the book. If you look at it that way, you may see undertones that other people don’t because that’s what you’re thinking about…probably because you’re on tumblr so much. :D
Anonymous asked: Rachael, You are absolutely right! You don't need to stop reading but you should start writing, A BOOK! will be looking forward to read your book soon. Have a greatest and prosperous New Year 2014!
I am actually working on a book. And I have another manuscript someone is reading RIGHT NOW.
Maybe someday I will get to share them with the world.
I will Pay Pal you monies! I want it’s so pretty! SEE:
reads-with-dogs asked: 55 reading questions 3 8 9 15 20 33 37 39 41
3. Nothing at the moment, I’m ashamed to say. When your TBR pile threatens suffocation, you stop putting things on hold at the library for self-preservation.
8. No. Reading is central to my life. It comes before everything else.
9. *whispers* I’m reading an ARC right now that I don’t love but requested because I was really excited about it. I don’t want to bad mouth it by name, but it is slow.
15. I like to book lend! I like it even more when I get the books back. *glares at Cates*
20. It can be a turn of phrase, a character, an image. My favorites have always been imagery though, I think. If I feel like I can smell the setting in the back of my nose, that’s a good book.
33. Moby Dick which I read for fun the summer between years of graduate school.
37. Only once and that’s because they wouldn’t let me take anything else out until I brought it back.
39. Oh Mrs. Danvers
41. I read all the time. That question is irrelevant.
Crime and mystery novels are not normally my genres of choice. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good who-done-it, but I’m more likely to grab a little literary fiction or fantasy when set loose in a bookstore. But when I heard that best selling and…