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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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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 12

Reading Challenge, book 12, a classic romance: The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette Who doesn’t love a good romance during the most romantic month of the year? I picked this particular love story based on suggestions from Goodreads … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 8

Reading challenge, book 8, a book with a love triangle: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy’s novels make me want to run away and live on the heath. His rich descriptions of the luscious vegetation, the … Continue reading

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