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January Wrap-Up and February TBR

Hi everyone!

I’m a bit late on this update but excited to share my plans for this month’s reading!

January ended quite well for my reading goals: 324 more words


The Classics Club: Moll Flanders

  • Author: Daniel Defoe
  • Pages: 319

This is one of the many Classic novels I got for free from Barnes and Noble for my Nook so many years ago.   355 more words

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Review: Dispatches by Michael Herr

Dispatches by Michael Herr, Picador Classics Paperback, 1977, p. 272.

5 stars.

It is really tough to review those books that touch you on such a deep level, change your thinking regarding a topic and leave you a different person. 748 more words


Today is the day! Did you finish your spin book?

All right, clubbers! Back in early December, we announced The Classics Spin #11, challenging you to read Book #19 on your spin list by February 1. 64 more words


Review: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, Wordsworth edition paperback, 1911, 117p.

4 stars.

I picked up this Wharton in the wrong season – sweltering through a series of 40C days in Australia while the cast of characters in Ethan Frome were freezing through snow and a general feeling of melancholy. 267 more words


War and Peace, Book 1: A Review

I am super pleased to report that I am plugging along on War and Peace!

I gave my brother in law a War and Peace… 540 more words


The Importance of Reading Classics

I still remember the first classic Chinese novel Sanguo Yanyi, or The Romance of Three Kingdoms, I read in elementary school. Perhaps the battle scenes it depicted were so alien to a little child and they ignited my imagination so much that for a long time it remained my favorite novel. 1,045 more words