Tag Archives: History

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 34

A book about race/identity, Absalom, Abasalom! by William Faulkner I have a long-lasting love affair with William Faulkner. It started back in college when I was working at the library shelving books. I caught a glimpse of As I Lay … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenge: Book 32

A non-fiction book, Dead Wake by Erik Larson Erik Larson has an uncanny ability to take an historical event and breathe an element of life into that transfigures the event from an abstract “event” into a fully-fleshed out story, one … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 31

A book set in a place you’d visit, A Town like Alice, by Neville Shute Back in high school, I read Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach. It has haunted me ever since—literally, it haunted my dreams,—it gave me horrific … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 27

A book at least 500 pages long, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Confession time: I actually listened to this book on audio disk; I did not read it in the traditional sense. Normally, this feels a little like cheating to me, … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 19

Book 19, a book about travel, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck “I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found, nor much identification from shapes which symbolize continents and states” (Steinbeck 71). I am one of those … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment