Back to the Classics 2019 · Books

The Country of the Pointed Firs

The Country of the Pointed Firs falls under the category of a classic novella. It was first published in 1896 by Sarah Orne Jewett and tells the story of a summer along the Maine coast at the maritime village of Dunnet Landing. The narrator of the story is a writer (whose name the reader is… Continue reading The Country of the Pointed Firs

Back to the Classics 2019 · Books

Wuthering Heights

I am off to a good start having finished my first book in the Back to the Classics Challenge for 2019. In the Tragic Novel category I read Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Bronte and published in 1847. Wuthering Heights is beyond any shadow of a doubt a tragic story; a story of bullying, cruelty,… Continue reading Wuthering Heights

Back to the Classics Challenge 2019 · Books

Reading Plans for 2019

While 2018 wasn’t an especially good reading year I have high hopes that 2019 will be much better. And while I did not complete the Back to the Classics Challenge in 2018 for various reasons, I’m looking forward to doing so with the 2019 Classics Challenge. 1. 19th Century Classic ~ That’s easy. The Eustace… Continue reading Reading Plans for 2019

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 · Books

A Room with a View

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but it doesn’t mean I’ve not been reading… I’ve actually read or listened to a number of books but haven’t reviewed any of them yet, at least not officially here on the blog. A Room With a View by E. M. Forster, published in 1908, falls under the category… Continue reading A Room with a View

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 · Books

Three Men in a Boat … to say nothing of the dog

The first book I read in the Back to the Classics Challenge (category: New To You Author) was so entertaining! Virtually every page made me smile; many made me laugh out loud! This was another book in which I begged my family members to PLEASE let me read a passage to them. This book was… Continue reading Three Men in a Boat … to say nothing of the dog

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A Crochet Crossbody Bag

Last spring I crocheted a crossbody bag for my daughter Molly. I followed the Mooglyblog pattern, The Everyday Crossbody Bag and was pretty happy with how it turned out. All except for the zipper. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault. I just didn’t feel I did a very good job with it, especially since I didn’t use the… Continue reading A Crochet Crossbody Bag

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 · Books

Reading Goals 2018

For the past three years I’ve participated in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge and in 2018 I plan to continue. Here are the categories and some of my possible choices. Nothing is written in cement and I reserve the right to change my mind at will … as usual. A 19th century classic… Continue reading Reading Goals 2018

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Yarny Accomplishments 2017

In 2017 I attempted to track my completed projects, something I wish I’d done in previous years. Thanks to my bullet journal I found it to be a fairly smooth process … that is, when I remembered to write down what I’d finished! So, my completed list may not actually be 100% accurate. There may… Continue reading Yarny Accomplishments 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: Final Wrap Up

What a great year of reading! I’m so glad I participated in the 2017 Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. This was my third year doing so, and I’m looking forward to participating in the 2018 Challenge as well. So, the books that I read as part of the Challenge in 2017 are the following:  A… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Final Wrap Up