Category: 2013 B2tC Challenge

Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 55 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is the third in the Sherlock Holmes series, following two novels (A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four) and… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle”

Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part Two by Miguel Cervantes

  The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part Two by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 The Second Part of Don Quixote was published in 1615, exactly ten years after the first. According to Cervantes’s dedication, it… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part Two by Miguel Cervantes”

Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part One by Miguel Cervantes

  The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part One by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 Don Quixote is considered by many to be the first example of the contemporary novel-as-we-know-it, though I believe this is… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part One by Miguel Cervantes”

The Classics Club Spin #2!

  The Classics Club Spin! Well, I attempted to play the first Classics Club Spin and completely failed (didn’t even OPEN the book).  And… I’m one of the moderators of The Classics Club!  Shame on me. Anywho – school is out for the summer,… Continue Reading “The Classics Club Spin #2!”

Thoughts: Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 5 Orlando is Virginia Woolf’s sixth major work and was written in a year, between To the Lighthouse and The Waves. It is an epic novel and historical biography which follows… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Orlando by Virginia Woolf”

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