Thursday, January 9, 2020

Challenge Link-Up Post: Place in the Title


Please link your reviews for your Classic with a Place in the Title here.  This is only for the Classic with a Place in the Title category.  It can be a country, a city, a street, or a building, but it must include the proper name of a place. 


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 (The Belly of Paris). "





17 comments:

  1. I've chosen Bleak House for the place name category. A great read.

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  2. I didn't plan Treasure Island for this prompt, I realized it fit about halfway through! Really enjoyed it! This makes me 6/12 for the challenge, and February's not even over yet. Who am I??

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    1. Oh well done! And it could count for several categories if you need to change it!

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    2. Turns out I had it planned for 19th Century Classics and all my other planned reads were 20th, so guess what- I gotta change it on here hahaha! Haven't read anything for this challenge since, but I hope to get back to it soon! Got The Secret Garden lined up for May so!

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    3. I always think of The Secret Garden as Victorian, I forget that it was actually published later -- and that Burnett moved to America! I also recommend her The Shuttle, one of her novels for adults. They don't get much attention but are quite good.

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  3. Northanger Abbey. I enjoy this book every time I read it!

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    1. You can never go wrong with Jane Austen! I'm listening to all her books again on audio as I walk the dog, they are very comforting.

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  4. My choice J.B. Priestley's Black-Out in Gretley (1942) turned out to be a little too close to comfort as the world locks itself down.

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    1. I have not heard of this one, might have to wait until after the pandemic to read it! I recently read On the Beach by Nevil Shute and it was very bad timing, I should have known better.

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  5. Would Martian Chronicles fit for this category?! I've already used the genre one for Fahrenheit 451. If it doesn't count, it doesn't count. It won't be time wasted.

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    1. Sure, why not? Mars is definitely the proper name of a place -- I hadn't thought of planets when I chose the category but it works for me!

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  6. There were several subtleties to The Haunting of Hill House that have me intrigued.

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  7. I finally read The Red House Mystery for this prompt, and really enjoyed it!

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  8. I decided on a whim to read Dorothy Sayers' The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, then realized it would fit in this category. Yay! I think that makes 3 books in the mystery genre for this challenge, which is not necessarily my norm...but it has definitely been fun!

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  9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is on every book list I have been saying what an educated American is supposed to have read, but growing up in the UK I knew nothing about it. Now I have read it for this challenge I can understand why is called a Classic. A wonderful reading experience!

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  10. I really enjoyed Home to Harlem by Claude McKay, the most fun of the Harlem Renaissance novels I read.

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