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What I Read in July 2015

Allegra Goodman, Paradise Park. In this novel by the author of Kaaterskill Falls, young Jewish drifter-girl seeks spiritual enlightenment. I enjoyed this picareque account of her 20 years of journey from Christianity to Buddhism and back to several flavors of Judaism. 323 more words


I’m sorry I haven’t been as active on this website as I should be. I have recently started marking a point of being more active on my… 168 more words


"Remarkable Characters" (Nathaniel Hawthorne's July 29th, 1838 journal entry)

July 29th.–Remarkable characters:–A disagreeable figure, waning from middle age, clad in a pair of tow homespun pantaloons, and a very soiled shirt, barefoot, and with one of his feet maimed by an axe; also an arm amputated two or three inches below the elbow.

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The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I recently read the classic novel The Scarlet Letter. I really enjoyed the dramatic story of Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl as they live in a strict Puritan society. 321 more words

Book Reviews

Old Salem Gothic: The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ 1851This edition: Aerie Books, 1988. Foreword and Afterword by Andre Norton. Paperback. ISBN: unknown. 1,815 more words

Read In 2015

The House of Hawthorne: A Review

A Goodreads giveaway, Erika Robuck’s The House of Hawthorne, was the latest ARC this pedometer geek read. In the past, she has written about the lives of other famous authors (Ernest Hemingway, F. 375 more words

Book Review

The Ocean

The Ocean

The ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep… 72 more words