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Reading Challenge 2017: Eleventh Book Review

The eleventh book I read in the Back to the Classics Challenge fits into the category of a classic about an animal. Whether or not this book technically is a classic or not I won’t say, but since it satisfies the requirements of having been written at least 50 years ago and it’s about an… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Eleventh Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Tenth Book Review

The tenth book I read for the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge was in the category of a Russian novel. I have a read a few Russian novels over the years but admit to being mostly ignorant of the genre. That is one of the things I appreciate about the Reading Challenge; the opportunity… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Tenth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Ninth Book Review

The ninth book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge is So Big by Edna Ferber. Published in 1924 Ferber won a Pulitzer for the novel in 1925. And therefore this book falls under the category of an award winning classic. Anyone who’s ever had a baby has played the game “so… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Ninth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Eighth Book Review

Slowly, but surely I am moving along with the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge and I recently completed my eighth book, The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope. It is the fifth of six novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series. This was my third Trollope novel this year, originally published in 1864,… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Eighth Book Review

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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