The Purpose of the Challenge There are a few reasons I decided to run this challenge: * I enjoy the community aspect of blogging about books & thought it would be fun to host a challenge with a link-up & get to visit & comment on other blogs. * I have a number … Continue reading Announcing the '2019 Christian Greats Challenge: Past & Present '
1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1878) 2. 20th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1900 and 1969. In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (1969) 3. Classic by a Female Author.A Josephine Tey title…or George Eliot?? … Continue reading Back to the Classics Challenge 2019!!
These are the books I\’ve read this year for the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Karen at Books & Chocolate. I finished all 12 categories so have 3 entries in the draw. This is my fourth year to complete this challenge and I plan to sign up again for 2019. If you are … Continue reading Back to the Classics 2018 – Final Wrap-up
Catriona continues the story of David Balfour who was introduced in Stevenson’s well-known book, Kidnapped. Kidnapped was published in 1886 but Stevenson’s ill health at the time prevented him from bringing the story to the conclusion he originally intended so he left the door open for a sequel. Catriona didn’t appear until 1893 and it … Continue reading Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson (1893)
‘Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine… One little soldier boy left all alone;He went and hanged himself and then there were None.’ An old nursery rhyme forms the backdrop to Christie’s murder mystery, And Then There Were None.Ten strangers, … Continue reading And There There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)
This is the fourth year in a row that I\’m participating in the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Karen @ Books & Chocolate because I love reading old books and there are so many I keep discovering. I\’ve listed some titles I\’m thinking of reading, but as is usual I\’ll end up reading … Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenges
When I was 13 years old, I heard a girl in the year above me at school reciting what I thought was a poem. It appealed to me so much that I remembered some fragments over all the intervening years up until a few years ago when we read them in Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, … Continue reading Confessions of a Shakespeare Illiterate
The Classics Club I found out about this at Worthwhile Books and thought having a goal like this would be a good challenge. Ten books a year is doable as long as they\’re all not as dense as The Brothers Karamazov. Some of these are books I\’ve been wanting to read for a while, some … Continue reading 50 Classics in 5 years