Category: 2013 Challenges

The Classics Club Spin – Let’s Play!

I’m playing The Classics Club Spin! Directions: Go to your blog. Pick twenty books that you have left to read from your Classics Club List. Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you… Continue Reading “The Classics Club Spin – Let’s Play!”

Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 12 Graham Greene is considered by many to be one of the most important 20th Century English writers. His novels are always highly masculine and usually carry a complicated… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene”

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”

Thoughts: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott Final Verdict: 2.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 4 The Alchemyst by Michael Scott is book one in “The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel,” a YA fantasy series often likened to Harry Potter. Sophie and Josh Newman, teenagers and… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott”

Review: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 2 What can I say about Willa Cather?  Not enough, certainly.  She is known as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, chronicler of American Pioneer life, and for good reason. … Continue Reading “Review: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather”

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