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… Continue Reading “Review: Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway”

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… Continue Reading “2012 TBR Pile Challenge – Final Stretch!”

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… Continue Reading “The Literary Others: An LGBT Reading Event (Sign-Ups)”

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… Continue Reading “Austen in August: Master Post!”

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… Continue Reading “Review: The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman”

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