Tag: readalongs

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House was written by Shirley Jackson in 1959. A finalist for the National Book Award, it’s considered by many to be one of the best horror stories out there, at least in the ghost story/haunted house category. It’s been remade…

East of Eden Read-along Wrap-Up

It’s been nagging at me that I never posted a final review of East of Eden for the East of Eden Readalong (I posted a review of the first half here). This book was too good to only write half a review.  I know…

The R.I.P. IX Challenge

It’s September, which means it’s time for Stainless Steel Droppings’ R.I.P. challenge (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX) (note the cool graphic by Abigail Larson.) For this challenge, you simply read books from any of the following categories: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural….

Reading Huck Finn, Chapters 1-16

The good news is, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is everything I hoped (and expected) it would be.  The bad news is, I’m not feeling terribly academic these days, so I haven’t been able to motivate myself to be really thoughtful about this book. …

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…

Reading Huck Finn, Want to Join Me?

I’ve been reading light lately, but the last classic I’m tackling this year is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.  This is a book most people read in high school or college, but it passed me by and I’ve always meant to…

Reading a classic? Some blogs to check out…

Happy Friday!  I’m getting ready to post my review of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I was thinking that August seems like a good month for reading a classic and wondering what I should pick up next.  Things seem to slow down in August…

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