I am so excited that Caroline (at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat) and Delia’s (at Postcards From Asia) Angela Carter Week has finally come around, lasting until the 15th June. Not only do I love Angela Carter, but this is the perfect opportunity to make some more progress on my personal project to read all of the work she produced in such a prolific, yet short, career as a writer.
I mentioned a while ago that I would like to read Carter’s work in order of publication, however, as I have severely restricted my book buying I will have to make do with the books I already own, which, thankfully, happens to be quite a lot! My aim for this week is to read at least three of Angela Carter’s books – hopefully a mixture of her fiction, short stories and essays/journalism. I have already kickstarted the week by reading Bluebeard – a small selection of subversive retellings of Charles Perrault’s classic fairytales, which I acquired in the newly refurbished Foyles shop on the Charing Cross Road this weekend! I look forward to reading everyone’s reviews in the upcoming week!