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Challenge #3.    A classic by a woman author- Strong Poison, by Dorothy L.  Sayers.

The first Lord Peter Wimsey detective story I ever read was Five Red Herrings.  I have to admit that I mainly read it because it took place in a Scottish town full of artists, my dream dwelling (minus the murder).  599 more words


Challenge #2: A 20th century classic- The Problem of Pain, by C.S. Lewis

My copy- correction, my Grandparent’s copy- of the Problem of Pain is a beautifully vintage book.  The tawny pages have become velveteen along the edge, the covers are wrinkled, and the spine is all but gone.  596 more words


Challenge #7: A Gothic or horror classic- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde


I picked up The Picture of Dorian Gray because the idea of the story intrigued me.  It’s certainly an original concept, a portrait taking on a person’s ageing process as well as coming to represent their growing corruption.  381 more words


Challenge # 11: An award-winning classic - Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell

The idea of a youth making survival in the wild world, animals as their companions, has always intrigued me.  I loved My Side of the Mountain… 493 more words


Challenge #8: a classic with a number in the title- The Big Four, by Agatha Christie

I knew I wanted an Agatha Christie for the Back to the Classics challenge #8: to read a classic with a number in the title.  There were so many tantalizing titles to choose from.  437 more words


Cyrano de Bergerac- Review

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, so I figure it’s fitting that my first review for the Back to the Classics Challenge be the book I chose for the romance category:  Cyrano de Bergerac.  750 more words