Category: 2013 Challenges

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”

Austen in August: Sign-Up Post! (#AustenInAugustRBR)

Welcome to the sign-up post for AUSTEN IN AUGUST, an annual reading event celebrating one of literature’s greatest writers! This event was inspired by a Twitter conversation that took place between three founders of The Classics Club.  Last year was a huge success, and I… Continue Reading “Austen in August: Sign-Up Post! (#AustenInAugustRBR)”

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!”

TBR Pile Checkpoint #5 – May Progress!

  Congrats to this month’s winner: Jean of Howling Frog Books!  Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! It is May 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #5 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge!  Can you believe we’re  almost half-way through our challenge?  Congrats to all… Continue Reading “TBR Pile Checkpoint #5 – May Progress!”

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