Classics Club Spin #31

Who can resist a CC Spin? I can’t, even though I have very spotty success, I did finish the last two I entered. And since three is a charm I am back for more! The Bare-Bones Basics: Go to your Classics Club list. Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read. Post that list, …

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Persuasion, Jane Austen (1817)

I didn’t expect to go from Mansfield Park to Persuasion, but it turns out I wasn’t ready to leave the Austen universe. Persuasion was the only book I hadn’t read and it was a pleasure to get to know Anne Elliot and the characters that make up her world.I found the premise to be fairly …

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The Classics Club | 10 Year Celebration Questionnaire

One of the best things I have experienced through the Classics Club is that it helped me organize my reading-lists!-as well as gave me a start and finish line. It has been so nice, not only to see how much reading I have accomplished, but the variety, too. I am on my second list and …

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Mansfield Park (Jane Austen) Round Two

This reread was a challenge to myself to see if my initial reading of the character Fanny Price in Jane Austen’s, Mansfield Park, would change. In that first reading I found her moralizing tone and timidity quite tedious.  Although I have softened that assessment somewhat—and I wouldn’t call her conniving now, either—she remains one of …

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Life with Father, Clarence Day, Jr. (1935) Classics Club Spin #30

This is an intimate study of the dynamics of a New York City family in the late 19th century. Clarence Day, Jr., the eldest of three boys, writes descriptively and honestly about his parents, especially the control of his father-his word is law and that is it. However, his mother Vinnie is not a meek …

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Classics Club Spin #30

Can anyone resist a CC Spin? I know I can't, even though I have very spotty success. I did finish the last one, albeit a few days late. But I did finish! For the uninitiated: Go to your blog.Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.Post that list, numbered …

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Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse (1922) #JazzAgeJune

Siddhartha, to his best friend, Govinda: “When someone is seeking it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed …

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Jazz Age June 2022! Reading Books from 1922

It is hard to believe June is upon us Unlike last year, at least for me, this year is speedily rushing by. My reading and blogging has picked up, my health issues have stabilized and I have been out and about, taking long drives and exploring historic sites, something I love to do. Olinda Oil …

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