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44. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming

First published: 1959.

Edition read: Penguin Modern Classics.

Provenance: borrowed from my workplace.

Read: September 2014, scuffing through leaves on Marston Ferry Road as I walked to and from work. 1,464 more words


Classics Club questions, part two

  1. Which classic character reminds you of your best friend? Oh, she’s too complicated for that sort of reduction. That said, her nickname “the Duchess” comes from the fact that her chin is as sharp as the Duchess’s in Alice in Wonderland is said to be.
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14. A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe

First published: 1722.

Edition: Signet Classics ed. 1960, J.H. Plumb.

Provenance: found on my mother’s bookshelves and “borrowed” about 2 years ago, never to be returned. 1,419 more words


2014 Challenges Wrap-Up

In 2014, I completed three reading challenges. The first, and least specific, was to read at least 50 books over the course of the year. The second was to read one book considered to be “classic” literature per month, and the third was to read one Shakespeare play per month. 350 more words

Review: Dracula

January: Dracula, by Bram Stocker 

Original Publication Date: May 26, 1897

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

Dracula is a 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. 279 more words

Reviewed In 2015

Classic # 12: Anne of Green Gables

Originally published in 1908, Canada.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings who wanted to adopt a boy to help on their farm but are saddled with Anne instead. 144 more words