Fanda at Fanda Classiclit is hosting a month long event in April to celebrate Emile Zola — Zoladdiction. Emile Zola is an author I have heard about but not yet tried. I blame his daunting Les Rougon-Macquart.
Anyway, I’ve decided to join in, and there are three levels to play along.
1st level: Maheude (reading 1 book)
2nd level: Gervaise (reading 2-3 books)
3rd level: Nana (reading 4 books or more)
Notes: The levels were named after three of most popular female characters in Zola books. Maheude is from Germinal, Gervaise is from L’Assommoir, Nana is from Nana.
All you have to do is…
I found (as I did with Leo Tolstoy) is when an author is thought to be intimidating it is best to start small so I am choosing Level One: Maheude I will also be reading a small book The Dream the 16th book in his Les Rougon-Macquart series.