"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov

First, let me apologize to myself and to my readers for reading such an inappropriate book during the week leading into Valentine's Day.  I didn't even realize it until yesterday, when shopping for Valentine gifts for my boys and husband.  I just felt it was time to tackle a book in my "To Be Read... Continue Reading →

"A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

I could have sworn I'd read this before... maybe in school?  Maybe during some long summer vacation?  But no - I would have remembered this one. This is a beautiful coming-of-age story about boys in a New England boarding school.  The year is 1942, and World War II looms in the background for these 16... Continue Reading →

"The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton

I finally finished it.  There were good reasons for me to read this so slowly:  vacation, illness, and the book itself. The novel follows Newland Archer in 1870s New York as he prepares to marry into another well-to-do family.  Everything Newland has ever known has been dictated by tradition and society.  His life is filled... Continue Reading →

Preparing for the Challenge(s)

Before life takes over and gets all crazy with the holiday stuff, I really needed to sit down and think about all of these challenges I have signed up for.... as they all start in one month.  My focus will be my own Challenge, The Back to the Classics Challenge of course.  There are over... Continue Reading →

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