Books and Chocolate
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Owned and Unread Project
My Favorite Books
75 Classics in 5 Years
A Second Classics Club List
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Fortune of the Rougons: The Rougon-Macquart Origin Story
"A new dynasty is never founded without a struggle. Blood makes good manure. It will be a good thing for the Rougon family to be fou...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Classics Club Spin #20
It's time for another Classics Spin ! If you're not familiar, it's a periodic mini-challenge created by The Classics Club ....
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Terms and Conditions: I Am SO GLAD I Never Went to Boarding School
I grew up in a very dull middle-class Midwestern suburb, so I traveled the world vicariously through books. I adored reading anything s...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" Letters, 1936-1939
One of the nicest perks of working in a library was getting first pick of the donated books for the semi-annual Friends of the Library ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Gone With the Wind: Problematic, But Still Wonderful
The lovely 75th Anniversary edition. Possibly the ultimate in Big Fat American Novels, I first read Gone With the Wind as a youngste...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Fenny by Lettice Cooper: An Expat Living in Italy
I bought Fenny almost three years ago, after reading and loving Lettice Cooper's National Provincial . I never got around to reading ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller by Jennifer Kloester
I'm not much of romance reader, but back when I lived in Texas I read The Grand Sophy for my Jane Austen book club and was pleasan...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Children by Edith Wharton : Lifestyles of the Rich and Selfish
"If children don't look after each other, who's going to do it for them? You can't expect parents to, when they don...
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Six Degrees of Separation: Fight Club to The Age of Innocence
I don't post about as many memes as I used to, but I'm in the middle of several different books. Six Degrees of Separation is a cha...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
European Reading Challenge 2019
I have SO MANY British books, both fiction by British authors and British social history. I love the European Reading Challenge hosted...
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