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Reading Goals 2015: Wrap Up

I wasn’t too sure I’d actually complete this challenge and am so pleased with myself that I did. Below are the books I read in each category. 1. A 19th Century Classic: Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope2. A 20th Century Classic: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather3. A Classic by a Woman Author: Sense and Sensibility… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Wrap Up

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Reading Goals 2015: Twelfth Book Review

I did it; in the nick of time at that! I finished twelve books (and even several more) in the twelve categories of the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2015. The final book I read was An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope from the nonfiction classic category. I was introduced to Trollope through the Reading… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Twelfth Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Eleventh Book Review

I just finished reading Barbara Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson, published in 1934, and the eleventh book in the Back to the Classics Challenge. This book falls under the category of Humorous or Satirical Classic. I’d never heard of either the title or the author prior to reading it. When I looked up more… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Eleventh Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Tenth Book Review

This afternoon I finished my 10th book in the Back to the Classics Challenge in the category of the children’s classic. And I didn’t read this book alone. Every single word of the book was read out loud by me to several of my grandchildren. Coordinating that wasn’t as easy as you would think. But… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Tenth Book Review

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Reading Goals: A Little Detour Along the Way

Up until now, the only books I’ve reviewed this year have been the “official” ones in the twelve categories of the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. But recently I took a bit of a detour and decided to read Dr. Thorne, the third book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series by Anthony Trollope. This… Continue reading Reading Goals: A Little Detour Along the Way

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Reading Goals 2015: Ninth Book Review

The ninth category of books from the Back to the Classics Challenge that I read was the Forgotten Classic. This one was challenging. If any category was going to discourage me or slow me down or tempt me to forego the rest of the challenge it would be this one. As with the Classic Play… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Ninth Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Eighth Book Review

This category, A Classic Play, was the first time that my initial book selection turned out to be disappointing. I hemmed and hawed about whether to push through the reading or ditch it for something else. In the end I decided to go with another choice. My original plan was to read “The Importance of… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Eighth Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Seventh Book Review

I’m moving right along in the Back to the Classics Challenge. I’ve just finished the seventh book, The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope. This book falls under the category of a L  O  N  G book. Yes, very long book, 842 pages, of which 802 pages was the story itself! I met Anthony… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Seventh Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Sixth Book Review

I’m halfway through the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge  now that I’ve finished my sixth book. This book, Madame Bovary falls under the category of A Classic With a Person’s Name in the Title. Madame Bovary, written in 1857 by Gustave Flaubert, is the story of Emma Bovary, a married woman who engages in… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Sixth Book Review

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Reading Goals 2015: Fifth Book Review

The fifth book on my list of reading goals for this year is The Pearl by John Steinbeck, published in 1947, a short little novella of only 87 pages, practically a short story.  I had originally planned to read The Metamorphosis by Kafka but decided Steinbeck would be more enjoyable. I began to read the… Continue reading Reading Goals 2015: Fifth Book Review