Category: Classics Club

Me and Jane Austen

This month’s meme from The Classics Club is all about Jane Austen.  Do we love her?  Hate her?  What’s our favorite work, if any?  I thought I’d start by sharing some delightful thoughts on Austen, from one of my favorite writers, Mark Twain. In…

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…

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…

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…

Thoughts: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 3 Siddhartha is the story of, well, Siddhartha. It begins when he is a young boy in India, well-liked and well-respected by his peers and elders. He is on the path to holiness,…

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. …

Classics Club Readathon #1

As many of you know, I’m one of the moderators of The Classics Club.  Today marks our very 1st Readathon!  Clubbers around the world will be spending 24-hours reading books from their lists of Classics (Here’s my list, if you’re curious!).   The reading…

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