Category: 2012 Challenges

Review: Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 1 Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream was published posthumously and was expurgated by Hemingway’s wife.  A note in the preface states that she removed certain portions of the book…

2012 TBR Pile Challenge – Final Stretch!

As we head into the final few days of 2012, I wanted to post briefly about the challenge and peoples’ progress, including my own.  Unfortunately, it looks like I’m only going to get through 11 of the 12 books I need in order to…

The Literary Others: An LGBT Reading Event (Sign-Ups)

 Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Literary Others: An LGBT Reading Event! October is LGBT History Month, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to host my second full-blown reading event, following the success of Austen in August. I know my…

Austen in August: Master Post!

Welcome to the Master Post for Austen In August! This is a one-month event focused on all things Jane Austen, including her primary texts, any re-imaginings of her works, biographies, critical texts, etc.  In early July, I announced sign-ups for the event, and was…

Review: The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 27 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting, believable and impactful. The Golden Compass (also known as Northern Lights and/or His Dark Materials, Book 1) is the first in the world-famous fantasy…

Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 21 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Cranford tells the tale of an oft-overlooked portion of Victorian population, the middle class.  Many novels of the Victorian era focus exclusively on the…

Don’t Miss It Monday!

Hi, Folks! I’m not typically one for monthly or weekly “recap” posts, but there is SO MUCH happening at RBR.net this month and this summer, that I thought it would be a good idea to put it all together in one post and remind everyone…

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