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
Category: Winter Reading 2020
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,