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…

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