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Wrap-up: Gone With the Wind Read-Along

This is the last check-in for our read-along of Gone With the Wind. What a ride it has been! Thanks to Corinne for sending us off, thanks to… 815 more words


GWTW: Final Thoughts – All About the Girls

What a journey. When I added Gone With the Wind to my Classics Club list, I did so with the same attitude that guided me in adding other books: I’ve heard it’s a classic, I knew I wanted to read it, I didn’t know what it would be like. 1,382 more words


Five on Friday

A weekly roundup of five of the most entertaining, but useful tips, tools and sources for historical research procured for your consumption and imagination

Jamestown Colony… 832 more words


Harriet the Bookaholic: July 2015

Over the last few weeks I have continued my obsession with Russian Literature and the history of the Romanov family. I still have a fat biography of Catherine the Great that I need to tackle, but after that I think I’ll have exhausted my current stash of books about Mother Russia. 1,682 more words


It's Their Party

Sometimes the universe seems to nudge you in the direction it wants you to go. And sometimes the universe gets downright pushy.

Lately, I’ve written a string of blog posts about the treatment of classic literary characters, some after the authors’ passing, and some while the author’s still alive, but maybe not as on top of things as before. 198 more words


So as a request from my husband my #tbt for this week is going to be Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I read this book in high school in the 11th grade. 252 more words


Mirror, Mirror, in the Wood: A Review of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

     In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare interweaves several convoluted plots in which the human world and the ‘Green Wood,’ or fairy world, meet. Critics often interpret the human world, under the leadership of Theseus and his wife-to-be Hippolyta as the world of order, and the kingdom of the fey couple Oberon and Titania as that of disorder. 2,483 more words