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Penguin Books ‘Great Loves’ series: Leo Tolstoy and The Kreutzer Sonata

Today’s post on Leo Tolstoy means a return to my occasional Russian theme, though yet again it is a digression from the TBR Pile. There is however, a good reason for the latest diversion from the straight and narrow as it resulted from my first ever visit to… 1,069 more words

Classics

Year of Giant Novels Part 2: Don Quixote

I’ve made it into Part 2 of Don Quixote. I’ll fully admit upfront that it has become a bit of a slog. I find it difficult to get motivated to keep reading. 570 more words

Literature

The beginnings of a classics collection

I’ve been watching Jean Bookishthoughts’s videos on her different collections of classics, like the Vintage red spine and the Oxford World’s Classics. And then I remembered: I’m building a similar collection, so why not share it? 1,025 more words

Book Talk

Forbidden Tomes: SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER by THOMAS LIGOTTI

It’s a terrible shame that so many great genre authors active in the 70s and 80s – Ted Klein, Karl Edward Wagner, and Kathe Koja, to name a few – have gone out of print and are so difficult to find. 456 more words

Horror

The Winter of Our Discontent

“The Winter of Our Discontent” by John Steinbeck
(First publication: 1961 / This edition: Penguin Classics 2008)
Taken during a coffee break at Rocket x Siwilai.
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Classics

What's On My Shelf? (Part 8)

This week, we conclude our tour of our shelves of classics with some Penguin pet peeves.

On this shelf we have:

Typee, by Herman Melville… 1,063 more words

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