Jude the Obscure is similar to several other books on the list in that it was originally published as a serial; was later revised several times in the process of putting it into book-form; is making un-subtle points about society at the time of writing; and is definitely, absolutely, in no way about the author himself, why would you ever say such a thing?
I'm on a bit of a tear this year with the Classic Books Reading List of Doom, which feels really good. I was stuck on Karamazov for so long it seemed like I'd never get any further, but once I got past the eponymous Brothers, I hit a little stretch of reasonably short and readable … Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray
Progress has been slow on the Classics Book Reading Project front, for all the usual reasons, which can be largely summed up as "life"- I've read a few more than indicated here, because I just haven't blogged about them, but I'm definitely still behind where I "should" be according to our five year plan. But! … Continue reading Call of the Wild
Since I know there are those of you out there waiting with bated breath for the latest news on Stephanie's and my ongoing Book Project of Doom, I figured I'd better give an update: Pilgrim's Progress puts me to sleep. I know, isn't this just riveting? This project is absolutely spellbinding in its fast-paced action and … Continue reading Pilgrim’s Progress
So, as you may (or likely may not) remember, back at the beginning of September, my dear friend and partner in over-ambition, Stephanie Whiteside, and I started a new project, specifically one where we were going to read All The Books. Well, it's been a month, and I am here to report that I am … Continue reading Don Quixote, Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
So, because I needed another project, my usual partner-in-harebrainedness Stephanie Whiteside and I decided that we are going to read our way through the classics.
Well. Some of them, anyway. 102 of them, to be exact.