I picked this book up a few days ago and finished it Friday afternoon. A quick and dynamic read– Meridian offers lyrical prose and lots of details to keep a reader moving. Meridian Hills is a revolutionary who is literally giving her body and spirit to the fight. The book ebbs between time periods– opening with
Category: Winter Reading 2020
Hello, friends. I do not have an organized stack of books this reading season, but I do have two in my possession and several on reserve at the public library. Reserved books take longer to arrive since late fines were eliminated, so I may need to dip into the unread stack of books I own.
Hello all ~ Happy New Year and Happy Winter! So nice to be back- I haven’t posted in awhile, and have had a hard time keeping up with this page.. but I am looking forward to peeking at some of the previous posts and (hopefully!) adding some of my own… So, this is my current
I am a huge fan of Jane Austen novels so when I saw this was coming out I knew I simply had to read it! It’s not a retelling exactly and Jane Austen and her novels are frequently talked about throughout the book as Lady Victoria Aston aspires to be strong-willed and witty like some
I have just finished IF I LIVE TO BE 100. Lent to me by my father, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, it is a quick and enjoyable read. Originally a radio show on NPR, the book was published in 2004. The stories are, for the most part, delightful and fascinating. A warm look at
I’d like to open by thanking this community for supporting our collective reading endeavors. Sometimes it helps me to commit “out loud” in order to create a sense of commitment within myself– and acknowledging my intent to read Middlemarch as part of the Winter Reading Session certainly helped me follow through. So thank you! I started
I have just finished reading this academic work written about Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain (1634-1696). It was recommended to those of us who attended a gallery talk given by Rebecca Quinn Teresi at the Meadows Museum on the campus of SMU. The museum has a painting of Mariana early in her life by
I read this book in 2 evenings, and if I had started earlier in the day I would have finished it in one go. Then I lent it to my bedridden cousin and she finished it in one day as well. We both loved it. It tells, through a series of Government Inspector interviews with
I struggled– really, failed– with Shakespeare when I was first introduced in the American tradition through high school required reading. I think we read Hamlet and I had zero interest, but I always felt left out or somehow incapable since plenty of my peers seemed to have no issue and perhaps even enjoyed this reading.
Well, as promised, I am starting Winter Reading early! I hope you feel free to as well. This book came to me from fellow reader Gina who sent it as a Christmas gift that I carried along with me to Poland. This book is certainly not something I would have picked up on my own,