Category: Classic Literature

Retelling Other Writer’s Stories

Some of my favorite posts come out of Sunday morning conversations with my husband.  Yes, we do sit around on Sunday mornings reading the paper, drinking coffee, and discussing world events.  It’s old-school but I love it. I saw a Tweet from writer John Scalzi about Ryk Spoor, who’s raising money on Quickstarter to publish…

Reading Huck Finn, Part I

Okay, not surprisingly, I didn’t hear a ton of interest in reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  But even if I’m talking mostly to myself, here’s my schedule in case you’re thinking about it. November 9: discuss Chapters 1-16, post questions on chapters 17-30 November 16: Chapters 17-30, November 16 November 23: Chapters 31-43 and…

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

It’s hard for me to say I didn’t like a Jane Austen novel.   It would be easier to say, in a very nonjudgmental way, it just “wasn’t my favorite Austen.” Austen only wrote six novels after all.  Where would English literature be without Pride and Prejudice or Emma?  How many writers has Austen inspired over…