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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 42

A book written by someone younger than 30, Evelina by Fanny Burney This book made its way onto my 2017 challenge out of pure fan girl holdover from graduate school. I registered late my first semester of school and missed … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 37

A book written by a female, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot I am super excited to have read my first ever George Eliot novel! She has long been on my shelf, but I never got around to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 29

A recommended book, Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh “All that succession and repetition of massed humanity…Those vile bodies…” Vile Bodies has been on my to-read list for a long time, so I feel very privileged to have the time to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 26

A book at least 100 years old, The Golden Ass by Apuleius I feel like I’m really failing here with the ancient literature, but I just couldn’t even finish this one. I got about a quarter of the way into … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 25

  A translated book, Metamorphoses by Ovid As a young girl, I used to love reading about Greek mythology. The different Gods and Goddesses, and all of the tales of mayhem, tricksters, and romance fascinated me. Even when I was … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 22

A Pulitzer winner, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton *Review contains spoilers While I have labeled this novel as a Romance, I must warn readers that it definitely isn’t the type of story with a pleasant, happy ending. Be forewarned that this novel … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 16

Book 16, a book from your childhood, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson I’m going to sound stupid admitting this, but I truly had no idea how pervasive Treasure Island was in American culture until I finally read this book. … Continue reading

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