Welcome to the Sign-Up Post for the 2018 Reading the Bible Event! About the Event: The Christian bible is one of the most influential texts in western literature. As someone who reads literature for pleasure/edification and who teaches Literature in English at the college level, I frequently re-familiarize myself with many historically rich texts from … Continue reading 2018 Reading the Bible as Literature Event
I'll never catch-up on all the reviews I need to write for books I've read in the last 5 or 6 months. That's that. But, I am going to make an effort to catch-up on the recent and then stay current moving forward. I do not intend to write a full review for every book … Continue reading 5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton
For about two years (wow!), I've been participating in a private book swap with about 15 friends/participants. The host schedules about 3 swaps per year, so every few months we get a new partner, time to shop, and time to ship. I have participated in every round so far because it is just so much … Continue reading October Book Swap
As you all know, August was the month of all things Austen! While running the event and moving across country, I somehow managed a re-read of Northanger Abbey, which was even better and funnier than I remembered. I hope you all enjoyed the annual Austen reading event, whether you were a participant or an observer. … Continue reading The Folio Society’s New Northanger Abbey!
The last book review I posted was for Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, way back in February. Since then, I’ve read “a few” books, but haven’t had time to get my thoughts down about any of them. This post is going to serve as a very brief, rather frantic “catch-up.” I want to at … Continue reading Tiny Thoughts on a Bunch of Books
Hello, Ladies & Gents! Today's guest post is all about marriage (that inescapable theme) in the works of Jane Austen. It comes to us from the wonderful Sarah of The Every Day Reader. Please give her a warm welcome! Austen's major works have many commonalities, but there is one glaring similarity that stands out above the … Continue reading What Marriage Really Meant to the Women of Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)
Hi, Everyone! This is the first check-in post for our read-along of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. In this post, we cover chapters 1-11 (or "Part One" of the book). Check-in #2 will cover chapters 12-21 and will go live on Thurs., July 25th. Check-in #3 (or final review) will cover chapters 22-31 and … Continue reading TKAM Read-Along: Part 1 (Ch. 1-11) (#MockingbirdReads)