This is the second of two year-long challenges that I'll be participating in during 2013 (the other being my own 2013 TBR Pile Challenge). I'm taking part in this one because 1) Sarah is awesome; 2) The challenge has some great twists, including selecting books based on categories within the massive "Classics" canon; and … Continue reading Back to the Classics 2013
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!
Hi, Hey, & Hello There, all TBR Pile Challengers! It is July 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 has been outstanding! I really have been impressed by you guys - … Continue reading TBR Pile Checkpoint #7 – July Progress!
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 am hopeful that this year will be another knock-out! Why is … Continue reading Austen in August: Sign-Up Post! (#AustenInAugustRBR)
Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! It is June 15th and, ready or not, we are now officially HALF-WAY through 2013 and half-way through our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I have been very impressed by all the progress being made through these challenge lists - the monthly updates have been so much fun. I hope you all … Continue reading TBR Pile Checkpoint #6 – June Progress!
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 54 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage is a story about an orphaned, crippled boy's journey into manhood. These journeys are rife with humor, sadness, wit, despair, and sometimes downright exasperation (stop going … Continue reading Review: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham