Clive Owen reading.
I know I have.
A interview with John Irving brought this to mind when he spoke about reading THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE as a young man. I used to read books like that all the time in my twenties and thirties. I went through all of Thomas Hardy, George Elliott, Theodore Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis, Jane Austen, John Dos Pasos. Well, you get the idea. Oh sure, I read what we called mysteries then too--read them all the time, but I also managed a sizable number of literary books and not just contemporary lit. So what happened? Have you noticed a drift toward simpler fare in your reading or is it just me. Lisa Kenney reads book like this still. What about the rest of us?
What was the last 19th or early 20th century book you read by choice? For me, I wouldn't have a book to name if it wasn't for my book group: Madame Bovary, whew!