Tag: classics

2019 Reading Challenges

This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been on your TBR list for over a year.  I often find…

The Women’s Classic Literature Event

In 2016, the Classics Club is hosting the Women’s Classic Literature Event. This year long event will have quarterly check-ins where we can share thoughts and posts. The Classics Club describes it in this way: This event is way more a celebration than a “reading challenge.” It’s about hunting out those forgotten titles which didn’t…

Spooky Halloween reads: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Every year, the RIP challenge encourages bloggers to review Halloween-themed reads (paranormal, mystery, horror).  This is my first review for RIP X. I appreciated Portrait of a Lady, even though I didn’t enjoy it, nor did I sympathize much with its heroine. With this book, however, I may have decided that I dislike James’ writing…

Ready for 2015: Reading Challenges

Happy New Year! Last night the husband and I stayed in, cooked a nice dinner, drank a “special occasion” bottle of wine. A pretty good New Year’s Eve as far as I’m concerned!  Today I worked on getting the blog ready for the new year – updating links, cleaning up my TBR list, etc. I…

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…

Lost in Storyland

I read, breathe, and live in bookish worlds.

Subakka Bookstuff

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thebookbrief

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

Lola Et La Vie

*somewhere to collect my (mostly) bookish thoughts*

She Reads Novels

"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Relevant Obscurity

A Classic Literature Journey

Word by Word

Thoughts on Literature, Expressing Creativity, Being Authentic

Spines in a Line

books, libraries, life

Speedy Reader

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