The Canterville Ghost Book Review #24

I needed something light and easy to read to help me get back on track with my Goodreads challenge and to give my brain a bit of a rest and The Canterville Ghost novella was perfect.

I’ve only managed to read about 150 pages of the third Game Of Thrones book this week as we’ve had some family illness that’s resulted in numerous hospital visits and lots for us to do that we don’t normally do.
We don’t mind one bit because it’s family, which is obviously a whole lot more important than finding time to read!

The Canterville Ghost

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

This is Oscar Wilde’s tale of the American family moved into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance of its tired ghost. The family — which refuses to believe in him — is in Wilde’s way a commentary on the British nobility of the day — and on the Americans, too. The tale, like many of Wilde’s, is rich with allusion, but ends as sentimental romance…

My Thoughts

I always loved watching this movie with my mum when I was younger.

I’ve never thought about reading the book, though, until I saw it came as a free audiobook from Loyal Books 🙂

It’s only a novella with just over 100 pages but it was totally what I needed while I carried on with a craft project I’m working on.
I’m getting used to audiobooks now and I’ve decided I’m not going to rush to finish the Game Of Thrones book I’m reading because I want to enjoy reading it, but to help keep up with my Goodreads challenge, I’m going to listen to audiobooks while I’m working and read my GoT book at night when I’m in bed and whenever I get chance to grab a quite half hour 🙂

The Canterville Ghost
Goodreads 2019 reading challenge 24 books read


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  1. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 30th June 2019 at 8:16 am

    Do you know I don’t think I’ve read anything from Oscar Wilde before, perhaps this is something I should #readwithme

  2. mumjd 27th June 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve not come across this Oscar Wilde although have read a few a long time ago. And you’ve made me think that I should investigate whether audiobooks would work for my mum, as she can’t see well enough to read a book now. Hope your family member is better soon #readwithme

  3. sarahmo3w 25th June 2019 at 11:52 am

    Sorry to hear about your family member.
    I’ve never read anything by Oscar Wilde or seen this film. I agree that sometimes it’s important to have an easier read and it sounds like you’ve found a good solution for getting through your Game of Thrones book!

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 25th June 2019 at 9:57 am

    This is a brilliant story. I read a simplifies version with my EFL students who thought it was great :o)


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