Category: CBAM2017

June’s Classic: The Confidence-Man #CBAM2017

As May comes to an end and we complete this month’s Classic Book-a-Month (A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry), it’s time to look toward June and our next read! This month, we’ll be reading The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville. Don’t forget: We… Continue Reading “June’s Classic: The Confidence-Man #CBAM2017”

Thoughts on 3 Classics

This year, I am hosting a “Classic Book-A-Month Club,” hosted on Goodreads. So far, we have read: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; the Oedipus Cycle (Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) by Sophocles; The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton; Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald; and A Raisin… Continue Reading “Thoughts on 3 Classics”

March’s Classic: The House of Mirth #CBAM2017

Hello, March! I hope you enjoyed last month’s classic read, The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles. It’s a new month, which means it is time for a new classic. This month, we’re reading The House of Mirth!  Don’t forget: We have a Goodreads group! And we’re… Continue Reading “March’s Classic: The House of Mirth #CBAM2017”

February’s Classic: The Oedipus Cycle #CBAM2017

  Hello, February! I hope you enjoyed last month’s classic read, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It’s a new month, which means it is time for a new classic. This month, we’re reading The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles!  Don’t forget: We have a Goodreads… Continue Reading “February’s Classic: The Oedipus Cycle #CBAM2017”

Little Women Discussion #CBAM2017

Hello, Classic B00k-a-Month Readers! Today is the day for the grand “posting of the questions.” Spoilers below! To be honest, I’ve borrowed and modified these from a number of sources because 1) I’m not finished with the book yet and 2) I honestly knew… Continue Reading “Little Women Discussion #CBAM2017”


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