Well, these spins have 2 out of 3 + success rate for me (I say over 2 out of 3 because I at least started The Idiot which I’ve again put on this list) which is pretty good. An Anton Chekhov novel A Good Man is Hard to Find or other Flannery O’Connor novel A… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #27 List
Prepare yourselves. I remember my sister telling me the synopsis on this story oh, a decade ago, so I knew the siblings died, I couldn’t remember anything much else, just vague things like there was a love interest. I didn’t have any connotation of the author then, and her name didn’t stick. Years later I… Continue reading The Mill on the Floss Review
My number 11 is Mill on the Floss. I’ve borrowed it multiple times and started to read it one of those times. I’ll have to see if I can get in on Kindle and start sooner than I did for all my other spins.
I’m joining in the Classics Club spin #26, I put The Idiot on again, maybe if it gets picked this time I will finish since I’m at least 1/3 through. A Thomas Hardy novel Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas Cymbelline Henry VI,… Continue reading Classics Club Spin
My General Reading Goals (present to March 20) Try to keep my books borrowed from the library to 12. Try to keep any other borrowed books to far fewer. Join an online book group, I’d like to join The Enchanted Book Club deluxe, maybe in March, depends on what they are reading. Work through important… Continue reading Winter Reading Plans 2021
So, this is very late. I’d definitely skimmed or read the story version of this play as well. I wrote my notes as remarks, so I’m going to have to pull my brief reviews from these somewhat cryptic responses. Ugh. There is a reason this one is not one of Shakespeare’s super popular plays. Coriolanus is… Continue reading Coriolanus: Play and Performance Review
I’m reading The Idiot by Dostoevsky for my Classics Club spin. I’m using this character list, someone took the Sparknotes version and took out the spoilers (why do these character lists have spoilers in the first place?!!!!). I printed it out, so I could have it handy. I’m reading on the Serial Reader app. I did… Continue reading The Idiot Part One
I was thrilled that I actually participated and read a work off my list the last time, and I’m happy to participate in this newest spin. An Anton Chekhov novel The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy Sayers A Good Man is Hard to Find or other Flannery O’Connor novel A Portrait of A Lady and/or… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #24 List
I read Frankenstein this month for The Classics Club October Dare. I’m a procrastinator, so I’m really lucky that I have a review done at all; I’m actually proud of myself since I did think ahead, takes notes, and make an outline. I just didn’t leave myself enough time for a couple drafts. And I… Continue reading Review of Frankenstein
The Classics Club spin number for this spin is 12 so my book is Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell. Phooey. This is not one I particularly wanted to read nor do I think it particularly important to read. I was 22 when I first started this list; I’ve learned to be a bit more realistic and mature… Continue reading My Classics Club Spin Book Is . . .
I updated my reading challenges page (adding way too many challenges, but hey, lets have fun), and I also decided to participate a bit more in the Classics Club while I finish up. Perhaps I may do participate with another list after all. A more reasonable list . . . with more reviewable books. Anyway,… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenges and Classics Club Spin 15
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern GeekMy grandmother clipped an article about this book, the author, and the inspiration book years ago, and I finally ordered the book from the library. I wanted the inspiration book too, but our library does not have it (I guess I could have suggested a purchase; all of my… Continue reading Mini Book Review Collection 3