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
Classics Club II
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Zoladdiction 2022: His Excellency Eugene Rougon
To his father he owed his massive, square shoulders and heavy features; from his mother, the fearsome Felicite Rougon, who ruled over Plassa...
Thursday, April 21, 2022
1954 Club: Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns
Within a few weeks funerals were to become a common occurrence in that village; but at this time they were rather scarce and looked forwar...
Sunday, April 17, 2022
1954 Club: Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by P. G. Wodehouse
It is both amusing and amazing to me that P. G. Wodehouse was able to recycle his own plots and characters over the course of his seventy ye...
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford: An NYRB Classic with a Dark Twist
Detail of "The Shower" by William Herbert Dunton. The original is in the American Museum of Western Art in Denver, Colorado The M...
Friday, March 18, 2022
Last Year When I Was Young by Monica Dickens
Wow, this cover is TERRIBLE. I'm not going to spend too much time on this post, because to be perfectly honest, I don't think anyon...
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Classics Spin #29
I've been very bad the past year or so about my Classics Club list -- I have thirteen books left on the list, and just about a year lef...
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
It is impossible that these volumes should be graced by any hero, for the story does not admit of one. But if there were to be a hero, Herbe...
Friday, March 4, 2022
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster: Metafiction Mysteries
Everyone knows that stories are imaginary. Whatever effect they might have on us, we know they are not true, even when they tell us truths m...
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Last May I wrote this post in which I described my desire to complete reading all of William Shakespeare's plays in a year. At the time...
Monday, February 21, 2022
The Matador of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
Years ago while living in Texas I was at the Half-Price Books in San Antonio whereupon I found this bought this adorably wee little volume o...
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