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 a collection of short stories (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes). It … Continue reading Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

TBR Pile Checkpoint #10 – October Progress!

Congrats to last month's winner, Sarah of The Everyday Reader! Hi, There, TBR Pile Challengers! And Welcome to Another Checkpoint! It is October 15th, which means we are now officially in the final quarter our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I continue to be impressed and excited by the participation in this challenge - it's enough … Continue reading TBR Pile Checkpoint #10 – October Progress!

TBR Pile Checkpoint #9 – September Progress!

Congrats to last month's winner, Karen from Karen's Books & Chocolate! Hi, There, TBR Pile Challengers!  And Welcome to Another Checkpoint! It is September 15th, which means we are now officially in the final quarter our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! So far, the overall progress and participation in this year's challenge has been outstanding! I … Continue reading TBR Pile Checkpoint #9 – September Progress!

TBR Pile Checkpoint #8 – August Progress!

Congrats to this month's winner, Karen from Karen's Books & Chocolate!  Dearest TBR Pile Challengers - Welcome to Another Checkpoint! It is August 15th, which means we have crossed the half-way point and are now officially on the downslope for our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! So far, the overall progress and participation in this year's challenge … Continue reading TBR Pile Checkpoint #8 – August Progress!

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 was written, “in order to purge the disgust and nausea caused … 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 much more applicable to “Part Two” than it is to “Part … Continue reading Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part One by Miguel Cervantes