Tag Archives: the classics

July 21, 2011: Bad Classics

PAGES READ since July 4: 300 YEAR TO DATE: 6,233 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards and Atonement by Ian McEwan BOOKS COMPLETED: 16 -3,867 PAGES A recent post on Huffington Post Books listed five classic works of literature that are … Continue reading

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May 15, 2011: Or These…

PAGES READ: 90 YEAR TO DATE: 4,945 CURRENTLY READING: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson BOOKS COMPLETED: 12 -1,805 PAGES All families are unhappy – especially the ones in this book. Boy meets girl; boy gets girl; girl meets train. … Continue reading

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May 14, 2011: If Tolstoy Was Japanese…

PAGES READ Sunday to Saturday: 514 YEAR TO DATE: 4,855 CURRENTLY READING: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson and The Help by Kathryn Stockett BOOKS COMPLETED: 11 -1,845 PAGES Follow your heart at your peril; society might not be ready.

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May 7, 2011: Ding Dong!

PAGES READ Wednesday to Saturday: 34 YEAR TO DATE: 4,341 CURRENTLY READING: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson BOOKS COMPLETED: 11 -2,009 PAGES That’s right people, ding dong. As in, ding dong, the witch is dead. Also, ding dong, the … Continue reading

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The Russian vs Paradise Lost

I think it’s interesting that both Amy and I decided to wrestle with literary beasts this winter. But, oh, how the tactics have differed. Her approach to the Russian has been steadfast and dedicated. She’s been honest in admitting her … Continue reading

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February 6, 2011: Two-Timing The Russian

PAGES READ on Friday: 3 PAGES READ on Saturday: 7 PAGES READ on Sunday: 12 YEAR TO DATE: 1,240 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 -610 PAGES Don’t tell anyone (especially not Catherine), but I’m cheating on … Continue reading

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January 18, 2011: Anna Karenina

PAGES READ: 50 YEAR TO DATE: 925 CURRENTLY READING: Netherland by Joseph O’Neill and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy BOOKS COMPLETED: 3 +25 PAGES I’m taking the plunge and starting Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa … Continue reading

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