I realized I dislike both Thomas Hardy novels and American classics for the same reason. Perfectly capable characters make mind bogglingly stupid choices over and over and over and over and over again and the record of the consequences is presented as a tragedy. No it ain’t, it’s a farce.
“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside
I’m joining in the Classics Club spin #29, here. I’ve not done great on this list, and I’m reeaaaallly not doing great on reading period, so we’ll see. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Cymbelline Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Henry VIII House… Continue reading My List for Classics Club Spin #29
I’m linking up here for A Literary Christmas. I think I’ll also make this list a page. Whew, this list took well, hours I think, because I wanted to format it, so that if I went to the library, I could find books faster. I also wanted plenty to choose from this year and beyond.… Continue reading A Literary Christmas
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Awesome, one I really didn’t want . . . I’m also going to see if I can read Cymbeline (my last spin pick), Dracula, The Moonstone, The Crucible and maybe Irish Faerie Tales and Turning of the Screw, since all these are very Autumnal and I’m quite behind on my… Continue reading My Classics Club Spin #12 is . . .
I’m going to attempt another spin. I had a play the last time which if I hadn’t essentially forgotten I could easily have read. I’ve put it on this list along with The Idiot and anything I felt was Autumnal feeling or at least not as Spring-y or Summer-y. An Anton Chekhov novel The Wimsey… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #28 List
Every so often I look for Goodreads alternatives, if I knew they’ve been owned by Amazon for 8 years, I’d forgotten, that explains the monopoly. Their export option messes up read dates and doesn’t track rereads and doesn’t have enough data. In frustration I found the spreadsheet I mentioned in this post. But I’ve not… Continue reading Bookish Sites and Such
I read a lot, but not necessarily well, I wasn’t thrilled with a lot of my fiction, however, I think it again helped me to think about my fiction. And the two non-fiction books I read were EXCELLENT! Nonfiction Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You… Continue reading What I Read: August 2021
I found this tag here on Maribeth’s blog. I’m going to try to exclude rereads from this mostly. I’m afraid I can’t keep duplicate answers off though. Best book you’ve read so far in 2021 The best fiction is Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy (the essence of summer in a set of books). And the… Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag
I watched these two Wired videos (here and here) in which a Tolkien expert answers a bunch of questions a couple months ago. It is a Tolkien nerd’s dream. And of course I’ve also gotten touches of Lord of the Rings when listening to The Friendship Onion as well. I’ve always wanted to reread The… Continue reading Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness
I’d like to get a few of these crossed off, but I know some of these will be rolled over into August. Borrowed Physical Books Factfulness from my dad Read the state history I borrowed from Papau The summer section from A Year in Mississippi from my sister Possibly the state history I borrowed from… Continue reading August 2021 Reading Goals
I got so many great quotes from this month, so I’m going to be doing some separate posts. Movies People will Talk. Another hilarious yet sweet Cary Grant film. Guys and Dolls. My first ever Marlon Brando movie. Loved the Sky and Sarah parts, skipped over a lot the Nathan and what’s her face… Continue reading What I Watched July 2021