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Reading Challenge 2017: Seventh Book Review

I have vivid memories of my husband lying on the floor next to our youngest son, who was maybe 5 or 6 years old at the time, reading to him. Together they were enjoying The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis, experiencing Narnia with all its Magic. I was in and… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Seventh Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Sixth Book Review

The sixth book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge was Shirley by Charlotte Bronte. This book fits into the category of A Classic by a Woman Author.  I chose this book because I had recently watched a docudrama,  To Walk Invisible; the Bronte Sisters which was quite an eye opener. I highly… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Sixth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Fifth Book Review

I just finished the fifth book in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge for 2017. And it was a joy to read. Another Anthony Trollope book. Anybody who knows anything about me knows I am a Trollope fan and this most recent title was another winner! The Three Clerks, published in 1857 in three… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Fifth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Fourth Book Review

I just finished my fourth book in the Back to the Classics Challenge 2017. Our Friend Manso by Benito Pérez Galdos was originally published in 1882 in Spain (translated by Robert Russell), and falls under the category of a classic in translation. This is my third Galdos title and my favorite of the three I’ve read.… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Fourth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Third Book Review

The third book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge falls under the category of a Gothic or Horror classic. Now before I go any further with this review I need to give you some background … I do not like scary stories or being scared … at all. I have been… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Third Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Second Book Review

The second book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge is The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith first published in 1766. This book falls under the category of a classic originally published before 1800. The book became very popular at the time of publication and was read and appreciated by many readers… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Second Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: First Book Review

The first book I read for the Reading Challenge is authored by my favorite, Anthony Trollope. I actually downloaded the book to my Kindle and began reading it in December. I was looking for some fun reading and hadn’t planned to include it in the 2017 Challenge. But December is a very busy month and I… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: First Book Review

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Reading Goals 2017

This will be my third year participating in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. I am excited to begin and have a general idea of most of the books I hope to read. I’ve chosen titles for nine of the categories and of those nine three are authored… Continue reading Reading Goals 2017