Tag Archives: classic

8 Months, 14 Days or 258 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Dear Reader: It has been 8 months, 14 days since I started this blog on July 17, 2011.  Seems like a good time to take stock! Reading Spot Central When I started, my goal was to a) limit myself to buying no more than 20 books in a year, b) read my own books at …

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Making It to the Top: The Big 2-0-0…

Dear Reader: Jillian has started a great new Classics Club over at Room of One’s Own.  Yay Classics!  And sorry – I accidentally hit publish when I meant to hit save draft – email subscribers, note that this post is/was not done… The idea is that you set a personal goal of reading a certain …

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Whoops – here’s a title: Sex, Literature, and the Volga (George Eliot, Edith Wharton, bell hooks, Helen R. Hull, Nicola Humble, Susan Richards)

Dear Reader: Book Journey is hosting It’s Monday, What are You Reading? So, seemed like a good chance to tell you what I’m in the middle of…  I have seven books going – violating my own “2 books at a time” informal rule…  Three are from the library for limited times, one’s for a readalong, …

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It’s Monday, What are YOU Reading?

Dear Reader: Book Journey is sponsoring It’s Monday, What are You Reading? where we talk about what we just finished reading, what we are currently reading, and what we plan to read next. So, I just finished reading #175) High Wages by Dorothy Whipple and #176) A Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (in honor of …

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Challenges: Am I Up to It?

Dear Reader: I thought it would be fun to sign up for a few challenges this year.  Various book bloggers host different challenges – they are a great way to meet like-minded readers, keep yourself motivated to read great stuff, get some thought-provoking discussion going, and build a community of readership for your and others’ …

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Yooper Scooping and It’s Monday! What are you/am I reading?

Dear Reader: It’s an unseasonably warm, sunny and blustery winter day up here on the shores of Lake Superior.  Still far below normal lake effect snow levels for us – seems to be striking fear or glee in the hearts of all our long-term local citizenry.  In 17 years, this is the mildest winter I’ve …

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Happy month before your 200th birthday, Charles Dickens!

Dear Reader: Jillian at Room of One’s Own, a terrific classics blog (and Jillian regularly reads and comments on my blog – thanks!) alerted me to not just the Ten Books for 2012 challenge but also a Charles Dickens challenge at Fig and Thistle in honor of Charles Dickens’ upcoming 200th birthday on February 7th …

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TMOTF Discussion

Dear Reader: Ah youth, so many shortcuts, so little time, so many missed opportunities to read great books and learn important lessons… Happy New Year! Continuing on with the book you see in the picture below by the author whose name I dare not write as doing so appears to make my blog posts ripe …

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Books I’m Reading: Anthony Trollope Biography and Mill on the Floss

Dear Reader: I’ve been focusing on writing posts once I get done with a book, but I’m in the middle of a couple of good ones and not sure when I’ll be done, so I figured I’d tell you what I’m reading. #141) The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (hard copy) I’m about …

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My Reading Life: How Many Books?

Dear Reader: I’m starting week three of this blog.  Thank you to all of you who are reading, commenting upon, and linking to my blog!  I’ve enjoyed making new book fiend friends. This blog has been my first foray into blogdom and I’m having a lot of fun.  It continues to motivate me to make …

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