Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Challenge Link-Up Post: Classic With a Single-Word Title


Please link your reviews for your Classic with Single-Word Title here.  This is only for the Classic with a Single-Word Title category. Examples include Emma, Germinal, Middlemarch, Kidnapped!, etc. (Titles with articles such as "a," "an," and "the," do not count.)

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Candide)."


27 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I wasn't too thrilled with my choice for this category. Ramona was too much romance for me.

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  2. Mother by Norris was a bit to saccharine and I like saccharine! ;) However, much of it had to do with the time period it was written in and the authors point of view on life. Overall, it was a nice look at the influence mothers have on their children. Amy @ HearthRidgeReflections

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  3. I just finished reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare. I thoroughly enjoyed this play and was completely drawn into the tragedy and heartache of each of the characters. Loved it!

    My review is at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2289518034

    Shirley (stampartiste)

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  4. I chose Middlemarch and was surprised in more than one way with it! First its length, and then how much I loved it.

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    1. One of my top 5 books of all time--I've read it at least 5 times and love it more than ever.

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  5. Celestina is quite a book, 519 years old and still going strong. I liked this modern translation a lot, but it's really a book you read for its historical value. Called the first European novel.

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  6. I read Candide for this and thought it was great. Surprisingly funny and fast-paced.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, as I just bought a copy of Candide and was a bit hesitant to jump in!

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  7. Made it through Middlemarch - woot!

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  8. Emma was a great choice for this one. Not all classics are lighthearted, so when we find one that is, we should go for it.

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  9. Ooops. I just realized that I didn't post the correct link above in the Linky. Somehow I had https:// twice... I don't know how to fix it, but here is the real link.

    https://toworkwonders.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/manalive-by-g-k-chesterton-1912/

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    1. If you make a mistake with the link, just add a second link and I can delete the first. No problem!

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  10. Vathek, by William Beckford. I was surprised how much I liked it - I hadn't expected to, going in!

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  11. I read Manalive, a light-hearted read about serious topics. It was a welcome break from denser reads.

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  12. I read Thomas More's Utopia as part of a group read. I wasn't thrilled with it but it was worth reading.

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  13. I read Persuasion - it was a pretty breezy read!

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  14. Finished Cranford at the end of July. I really liked this one more than I expected to.

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  15. George Eliot's Romola. Not her best, but, hey, it's still George Eliot...though the Middlemarch readers for this category got the better deal!

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  16. I read Kallocain by Karin Boye. It was a little bland, but the story was interesting. Since it was a totalitarian dystopian novel, it made me want to read 1984 by George Orwell again.

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  17. Phantastes has been sitting on my TBR for too long. Finally read it!

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  18. Linked my review to Catriona by R.L. Stevenson. Published in the USA as David Balfour just to confuse everyone.

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  19. Just finished Middlemarch. It started slow, but was worth it. https://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2018/10/middlemarch-by-george-elliot-novel-110.html

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  20. It had been a long time since I had read a book by Anya Seton. Reading "Katherine" reminded me how deep the research is behind her very enjoyable historical romances. A good book to curl up with.

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  21. I appreciated Ivanhoe but didn't especially enjoy it.

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  22. I read Night by Elie Wiesel for this category. Incredible read, horrifying tale, as are all tales of the Holocaust. Left me numb.

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