Tag Archives: George Eliot

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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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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George Eliot by Kathryn Hughes

Dear Reader: As part of my reading of the Victorians, including George Eliot, I’ve been reading their biographies.  I recently finished a magnificent Trollope biography by Victoria Glendinning discussed here.  And I was excited to move on to this #153 George Eliot: The Last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes. George Eliot was the pseudonym under which …

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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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WWGD? George Eliot: The Plagiarism Edition

Dear Reader: It has come to my attention that a sleazy plagiarism – oops, I mean “student assistance” website is pulling material from my blog and listing it there with links back to the blog.  I guess that’s what I get for discussing The Mill on the Floss (wait til I get to Middlemarch!). So, …

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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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Learning how to read a book: Silas Marner by George Eliot

Dear Reader: I’ve been seeing George Eliot’s Middlemarch on lots of lists of best books ever and must read book lists, sometimes at the very top.  So, I decided that I wanted to read it.  I had a public domain version on my kindle, but one of the things that you miss with this is …

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